Krath Holonet News Stream
Greetings citizens of Krath, and welcome to KrathNet News.
New Lord Imperator
We open up this update with the advancement of Zilak Pindall to the title of Lord Imperator of Krath. Following a period of exceptional development with our legionnaires, as well as their innovative use of Krath tactics, he has proven himself to be an astute and intuitive commander and a worthy recipient of such a title. The official formal ceremony took place to triumphant scenes outside the Tetan Royal Palace on Shesharile III, as the new Lord Imperator met with others of the council before formally taking his place as Right Hand of the Emperor.
This advancement makes Lord Pindall the third Lord Imperator since the reformation of the Empire.
Automation for Koros
It’s been announced that Choruk Metalworks have begun work on a major infrastructure overhaul in the Askaj system, introducing new automated technologies to transform the supply chain and bring it in line with modern commercial needs of Koros Spaceworks. Lord Aedile Cuyan Hulo was unavailable for interview, however a spokesman for the Lord Aedile told us:
“These changes continue to ensure that we are at the cutting edge of manufacturing and development. We expect to see a significant growth in job opportunities for both Krath Engineering Corps, as well as openings for the private sector as we set about with changes that will strengthen Krath and protect her citizens. There are plenty of opportunities for anyone willing to be involved in these exciting changes.”
Marasa Agreement Signed
Turning to diplomatic news, senior officials finalised the agreement between Krath and Deep Automation Mining Nexus (DAMN) over the transition of power of the Marasa Sector. Marasa, located within the Inner Rim of the Galaxy, has long been a region perfect for further development and with strong central positioning. The discussions concluded as Emperor Kasra met with CEO Juggalo in a formal state event to sign the agreement. In an interview following the signing, Emperor Kasra and CEO Juggalo both provided a statement to KrathNet:
“While it is uncommon for Krath to relinquish control of any territory it holds in the name of our glorious deity, [DAMN] has proven both responsible and reliable in maintaining the industrial infrastructure of our colonial territories. I see this as an excellent opportunity to expand their influence and provide them with a reward for their loyalty. May the people of Marasa flourish under their care.”
~Emperor Talak Kasra
“[DAMN] extends its heartfelt gratitude to The Krath for their cooperation and trust in facilitating the full control of the Marasa Nebula. This historic achievement underscores the strength of our partnership and the limitless potential it holds for our collective futures.”
~ CEO Machiezmo Juggalo
Shesharile 3 (KNN) – Southern sectors of the galaxy have seen yet another major step towards ongoing peace in the region with the Krath Empire recently entering the Endor Pact.
While the citizens of the galaxy were enjoying the revelry of the inaugural Galaxy Festival on the surface of Ord Mantell, deliberations of a more serious nature were unfolding in orbit. Representatives from the signatories of the Endor Pact met with the Emperor of Krath, Talak Kasra, aboard the Lucrehulk-class Battleship Prosperity, personal flagship of Trade Federation Viceroy Jacob Jansen. Discussions were held around ensuring the security of the south-eastern quadrant of the galaxy where many of the constituents of the pact hold territory. In spite of the exclusive but popular party the Viceroy was throwing for select guests in the Prosperity’s well-stocked bar, delegates were able to find time to come to a firm agreement on their common goals of mutual defence and neutral independence.
Speaking to the press, Trade Federation Viceroy Jacob Jansen said “It was an honor to meet with Emperor Kasra and his delegation to discuss the future of the south-eastern quadrant of the galaxy. Goals of the Trade Federation and our allies in the region correspond with that of the Krath and we are excited to build on this.”
Emperor Kasra signed the treaty in short order, cementing the Krath Empire’s entry to the Endor Pact on Y21D268. With the formalities concluded, he only made brief comments to the press. “While Krath has dedicated itself to remaining neutral and keeping out of all surrounding interests, we found ourselves discontent with simply building martial power and guarding our own borders. We determined that, while we should remain neutral, we can still assist other neutral organizations in protecting innocent life. We join the Endor Pact with open minds and hearts, grateful that we would be afforded the opportunity to join the other noble factions of the Pact in the pursuit of the preservation of innocent life.”
The Endor Pact is a collective defense treaty primarily intended to provide a united military response against aggressors to signatories. Established in Y19, it initially comprised the Trade Federation, super-business Czerka Corporation and its affiliates and the Kaleesh nation of Kolkpravis. Other territory-holding states from the region have since joined such as Alpha Medical Corporation. Signatories gained experience working together in the Western Reaches land-rush following the discovery of Jakku and proved their combined strength with successful operations in several theatres.
With the addition of the Krath Empire to the Pact, the territory it shields has expanded significantly to include sectors in the deep south and far east of the galaxy. Significant military expansion within the Holy Krath Legion promises to add a valuable resource the Endor Pact arsenal as well as serving as another powerful deterrent to would-be aggressors in the region.
Kolkpravis leader Rael sul C`anl noted to the press that, “Along with more opportunities for all those involved, it will also add stability and security to the region,” with Alpha Medical Corporation representative Lister O`Smeg adding, “We welcome the latest members to the Endor Pact with open arms and look forward to years of peace, prosperity and cooperation together.”
Following the press release of the Zhellic Ecclisiarchy, massive public protests have arisen in the Krath Empire, the protests primarily calling for the religious sect of the government to declare the Ecclesiarchy as heretics and to eliminate them as the great Krath demands of all heretics. As protests reached the capital world of Shesharile 3, officials within the government began to make statements in regards to the protests and the general upheaval caused by both Sanctuary Prime and the Zhellic Ecclesiarchy, sparking rumors that the Emperor himself was seen consulting with none other than Grand Master Tapar Craken, the Chosen One of Krath. Rumor has also been abound of Emperor Kasra making additional moves to return The Krath Empire to the old ways, a movement largely started by former Emperor Kell with the withdrawal from the Galactic Alliance. While many of the protests have gotten heated, local law enforcement responding did little more than monitor the situation, prompting the protests to grow not only in size, but also in fervor. Government officials have been quoted saying that law enforcement is only in place to make sure no one is hurt, but that so far the protests have not broken any laws and are instead seen as patriotic in nature.
On the note of the protests, some more recent protests have seen the presence of Order clerics coming out to show their support, some going so far as to write various scriptures from the apparent Zhellic religion and then burn the material. One such writing was briefly captured by a KrathNet reporter before being burned and stated that it said “The Thirteen are known by many names, yet no matter which of them you were raised uttering, know that They are your Gods as much as they are ours.” The particular cleric who wrote and subsequently burned this piece of heretical scripture stated that “These [Zhellic] heretics who dare to spread this filth should all be gathered up and sacrificed to Krath, just as the Great God demands! They claim that their gods are not only the only gods, but that all others are simply mirrors of their own!” This statement seemed to drive that particular protest to an even greater height, with some calling out to the highest branches of the Church and Government to do or say something.
On the morning of D 264, the protests ground to a halt as all across the Krath Empire a holotransmission was broadcast as part of a state address, overriding all previous scheduled viewing. It depicted Emperor Kasra himself, who then made a statement on the protests and the Ecclesiarchy matter.
“People of the Krath, I appear before you today to acknowledge your words and your patriotism. After extensive thought on the matter and consulting with the clergy of Krath, I have decided that we will hereby be going to war with the heretics that wear the face of an ancient enemy. They wear the face of the ancient Zhell, the predecessors to Coruscanti Humans who long ago attempted to exterminate the Taung and drove them off the planet in search of a new home. The Taung, the ancient founders of the Mandalorian culture who waged war with the Zhell for hundreds of years before finally succumbing to the inflicted wounds and fled, lest they be wholly destroyed. The Zhells who worship their false gods and declare unholy crusades. The Zhells who will today know fear as the united Krath and Mandalorian assembly of Krath join together to stop their hypocrisy and paint their homes red with blood, as the Gods of Chaos and Destruction demand! Today the Legions march to war, tomorrow the Zhells march to death! We will not allow them to continue with their heresy or their hypocrisy! Their genocide to those who had shown them mercy has not been forgotten and Krath will ensure that they are not able to continue that tradition any longer!”
Following the address, the Department of War reported a steep increase in recruitment rates from among the populace, showing that the protestors had turned their attention away from public demonstrations and instead to public service in an effort to smite the heretics. One military official, Praetorian Raidan Spike spoke on the matter “As a very wise man once said, ‘Faith without works is dead.’ Well, the men and women of Krath have shown today their fervor is not restricted to platitudes. It is most pleasing to see holy zeal being expressed not only in service to Krath and the Empire but also in devotion to our gracious Emperor in answering his call.” Praetorian Spike, noted to have spent significant time working closely with the Emperor, is rumored to be potentially taking on a larger role within the Empire, rumors that have so far received positive feedback according to a recent poll. One such person who was polled, Decurion Zilak Pindall of the Ori’Ramikade stated that “I like easy wars, they keep discipline on point and they are good practice for new officers. But this is deeper than that, the Ecclesiarchy has offended us both as Krath believers and followers of the Resol’nare. All service to the state, according to Krath religion is a service done for Krath herself, but that has never been more clear to us than now.”
KrathNet also endeavored to speak with a representative of the Order of Krath and First Paladin Calgor Grim stated that “The words of the Zhellic Ecclesiarchy are nothing but extremist propaganda. Their very doctrine, if it can even be called such a thing, is nothing but a recipe for anarchy with the supposed thirteen representing, among other facets, the concept of genocide and destruction, instability and insurrection, even feudal beliefs such as the symbols of basic elements. These are not people with whom you should place your faith. These people represent barbarism, fanaticism, archaic and backward traditions and quite simply disorder and chaos. Krath brings us wisdom, brings us understanding, knowledge but also brings us unity and we must unite in these times to stand true against these heretical outcries from these people who would do us ill and we must be strong for Krath guides us always.”
The Krath State Department was keen to point out that, while not addressed, the Throne is content to leave Sanctuary Prime to their devices so long as they do not bring their genocide to Krath territory or otherwise threaten Krath interests.