Devastating Earthquake Rocks Mareen
thousands are feared dead as a massive earthquake shatters Mareen’s
capital city and the surrounding coastline. Our reporters in Lapira
inform us that the city was struck by the massive quake at around
04:20 this morning and that it lasted for several agonising minutes
as it tore the city and coastline asunder. Large sections of the
city have been upturned and dumped into the ocean along with what is
feared to be tens of thousands of sleeping Imperial citizens.
Emergency services from across Mareen are being mobilised and
deployed to commence rescue operations, but it is already clear that
the scale of the operation is colossal and with a high likelihood of
aftershocks it likely to test the services to their very limits.
We will bring you more news as it comes in.
Grand Moff Tarkin
Pledges Mareen Support
Waking to the terrible news
on Mareen, Grand Moff Tarkin has held an emergency Holo-conference
at the Governor’s Palace on Eriadu, declaring a sector level
emergency. He has mobilised military assets from both the Navy and
the Army to assist local emergency services in the crisis, promising
to ‘bring aid to Imperial citizens as quickly as possible’.
From our sources we understand that several naval starships,
including a pair of capital class vessels, have been issued orders
to go to Mareen with all speed. The scale and speed of the response
will certainly reduce causalities and bring much needed aid to the
desperate people of Mareen.
- Galaxy News Service
Charity Ball & Auction
The Halacon Foundation have
announced this morning that they will hold a charity ball and
auction at the Grand Hall tomorrow night to raise money and supplies
for people of Mareen following the devastating earthquake which has
left thousands dead and many more homeless. Despite the short notice
of the event, a spokesman for the foundation informs us that they
have had a great response so far and that they are expecting a full
house. Many business leaders and some high-ranking government
officials have already come out in full support of the appeal and
have confirmed their attendance.
The Halacon Foundation
spokesman also confirmed that they have also received several
substantial donations from the people of Aegea including the
Foundation’s founder Cor Halacon. Please contact the foundation if
you are able to help in any way.
- TriNebulon News
Lapira: One Week On
The loss of life and the number of causalities in the
city of Lapira on Mareen continues to rise as the crisis deepens a
week on from the devastating earthquake that tore up city. The
extent of the losses is not yet known, but our sources on the ground
and those within the military are suggesting an unprecedented number
of deaths and a rapidly escalating number of injuries not see since
the Clone Wars. Embattled Naval and Army forces from across the
Sector continue to bolster stretched local emergency services and
rescue teams in an effort mitigate further losses and maintain
Grand Moff Tarkin has confirmed today that additional
resources are being committed to crisis to aid the situation and
help the desperate people of Mareen. The Grand Moff also announced
yesterday at the Sector Level Emergency Council meeting that an
expert team of Seismologists has been assembled and are on their way
from the Core to assess the quake and the long term outlook for
Aid and donations continue to pour in from across
the sector and beyond. If you’d like to help please use this
infolink to find out how you can help.
- Galaxy News Service
Clone Wars Medical
Station into Action
Grand Moff Tarkin has announced
this morning that the mothballed Medway medical station is being
brought back into service to support the ongoing situation on
Mareen. Capable of dealing with upwards of 80,000 patients, the
station is expected to take on board its first patients within the
next 48 hours. The Medway is one of twenty medical stations of its
kind that served during the Clone Wars and was instrumental in
keeping the army in the field.
Doctor Cara Simkin, head of
the medical operation in Lapira, welcomed the news and praised the
Grand Moff on his quick decisive action that will no doubt result in
greater survival rates amongst the injured. She also went on to
praise the efforts of the Imperial Army and Navy in making ‘a real
and felt difference to the people of Mareen’.
Savage Attack Leaves
Reports have just been received of a
devastating attack on a mining convoy in the Seswenna sector.
A convoy of five ships were attacked at a hyperspace jump zone in
the Moshaw system at the edge of the sector just as they exited
hyperspace. It appears that an unknown number of armed vessels were
waiting for the convoy at the re-entry point.
was one of unparalleled savagery, with no survivors left to tell the
tale. All escorts and cargo haulers were destroyed at the scene, the
only evidence being a scattering of debris and a small amount of
footage that Imperial investigators were able to retrieve from one
of the escort ships databanks. The authorities are, at this time,
unaware of the reasons for this attack. Was it a hijack gone wrong,
a political statement or just a mindless act of violence? In a
statement released earlier today from the Office of the Imperial
Security, it was confirmed that, though the assailants are currently
unknown, Imperial Agents continue to investigate the incident and
all leads will be followed up diligently.
Should anyone have
knowledge that can shed any light on this brutal and unprovoked
attack they should contact the authorities with all haste.
Billionaire industrialist Marco
Devitt of the Devitt Durasteel company, has been left nursing his
wounded pride following a lightning raid that resulted in the loss
of not only his cargo, but also his custom Freerunner starship, the
Accompanying the latest shipment of
durasteel, on route to Kuat Drive Yards, Mr Devitt and his convoy
were attacked at Gulshen before leaving the Seswenna Sector. A
mixture of heavily customised freighters and Cutlass 9 fighters ran
rings around the convoy and its escorts according to one eye
witness. With their ships outgunned and their escort outclassed, Mr
Devitt had no option other than to surrender. Fortunately for Mr
Devitt, there was none of the brutality seen earlier this month at
Moshaw. The pirates boarded all vessels and ushered their crews and
passengers into the escape pods, before making off with the cargo
and the ships.
Mr Devitt is said to be furious and Devitt
Durasteel have offered a 50,000 credit reward for information
leading to the capture of the pirates, with a bonus if the Marco’s
Prize is returned intact. The only statement we’ve had from Mr
Devitt was “If I get my hands on those stinking pirates, I’ll choke
them with their own red armbands! Don’t they know who I am!”
- Galaxy News Service
Pirate Threat Ended
The Office of Imperial Security
has announced today that the pirate group conducting the recent
brutal attacks in the Seswenna sector have been eliminated and no
longer pose a threat to our space lanes. A platoon from the
Emperor’s finest 908th Stormtrooper Legion, supported by elements of
the 42nd Imperial Army Special Missions Company, conducted a raid on
their base of operations in the early hours of this morning.
It is thought that dozens of pirates have been arrested or killed in
the operation with thousands of tonnes of stolen goods being
We also understand that their ruthless pirate
leader was killed during the raid along with her brutish alien
bodyguards. The identity of pirate leader has not yet been released
by the authorities, but it is thought that she was known to Imperial
Intelligence according to our sources.
We will bring you
more on this story as the news comes in.
- Galaxy News