Location: Kuat City, Kuati Aid Distribution Center, City Center
Allies: The Republi, Abigail Meredydd, Aston Jacobs
Others: N/A for now.
As the Galaxy continued to move on, one world was stuck picking up the damage left behind.
Ignorant to what had happened, and with the world in a state unable to even fend for itself as far as supplies go, Kuat was in a state of barely holding on. After the last invasion by the Sith, and the decimation of the Planet's famous rings, meant for building grand vessels capable of great destruction, the planet had come to find out what happens when such things fall to the planet. So much damage that the planet would have been unrecognizable in the months that followed.
And now, even years later, barely had things even come close to being repaired. The great cities of Kuat could not be repaired in seven years, and its shipyards even further in a state of destruction. The Planet still crawled by, but it was no shining example for the Galaxy and that was all due to a battle that these people likely never even signed onto. That was probably why they did not join the Republic, hoping that their neutrality would afford them the decades they needed to even bring a shred of a sense of normality to the planet.
But just as quickly as the invasion had taken place before, news came in the form of some video that no one could honestly explain. It was odd though, while citizens of the Confederacy screamed in outrage, the people of Kuat would come to be as confused as the rest of the galaxy most likely.
For eight years now, since the Republic returned to the core, it had brought with it the promise of a better life. And while Kuat join the Republic part way into the Government's time in the Core, it did not rejoin the government in full after the Charter for the New Republic had been finalized. While it would not join in full, the planet would choose to join as a economic member, one not beholden to the laws of the republic but with preferential treatment in trade deals and part of the Republic's regulations on trade and travel. The Planet would not gain forces, or ships to defend it, the leader of the planet quite clear about that, but foreign aid and republic citizens were welcomed to help rebuild where they could. Transports were sent with food, water, clothing, and all the goods necessary to help the process of rebuilding jump start. After All Kuat had been a massive economic giant and while it had the money prepared for disasters, it had not expected the damage left behind by the Sith.
That was why when news of the ship being torn apart came to the world, the people there were skeptical. The Republic had no ships that could do that in the sector, Kuat's own security able to confirm that without a second's hesitation. As for their own craft attacking, the problem came about as to why? Just as the Republic recorded everything about its fleet, investigators would find easily the Kuati Security fleet was even more bogged down by procedure, most of their ships docked in the remaining portion of the rings or even stationed just around it. Unless a ship tried to ram the ring, the Kuati Forces would not react.
And even then, from the ground with the lights of the planet dimmed, and the rings so close, it would be easy to see what happened and yet, nothing. There would be no videos of this supposed attack from Kuat, no eye witnesses, no video feeds from the shipyards or the Kuati Security Forces. There would be absolutely nothing from Kuat to provide any hint that the ship had even reached the planet.
Quickly, the people of Kuat became just as suspicious, but for other reasons. The did not blame the Republic, nor did they imagine it was the Confederacy at fault, instead the blame was aimed at Imperial infiltrators. The Republic for years at this point had been at war with Warlord of Anaxes, unable to break through the line but also holding it against the Warlord who sent people to die. Corellia, Dorsis, and Cambria all understood what the Imperials would do to win and Kuat had long seen imperial war machines at work, having made many of them.
Blame was quickly shifted from the Republic to the Imperials of Anaxes on Kuat itself, seeing only them as the possible culprits for what had happened.
And Alexandra in all this time, filmed every second of the changing attitude, from silent rebuilding to hateful speech thrown at Imperials who likely killed the ones they loved. The Republic was quickly absolved of the blame, atleast, for most people. With the Republic keeping all records of fleet movements and weapons discharges open to scrutiny, thousands upon thousands of hours of video feeds and recorders, droids quickly combed through and found nothing, there was no Republic fleets in that area, much less having shot at the ship.
Alexandra while all this happened just filmed, recorded people's words on video and on paper, and continued on, helping those she could, and taking the words of hundreds upon hundreds, slowly as the days passed and things became slowly clearer.
[12 Hours Prior]
Things were progressing wildly, Alexandra sitting hunched over in the Distribution center within Kuat City, listening to people and trying to answer their questions. People were worried all this would stop supplies, stop the years of work on the Rings above. Alexandra wasn’t a Republic diplomat, and could only gather up so much information which made distributing it even harder. What documents she did have sat infront of her and she scrolled through them on the datapad, listening as more questions came.
What was she to say when these questions came, that she could rewind time and stop the world from being destroyed. For seven years, the republic had been at war with the Imperial Warlords from Anaxes, the ones the Republic wanted too spin for the tragedy but now the CIS actually claimed ownership of the deaths. Did this mean the Republic would be attacked and would Kuat be attacked again… no the planet wouldn’t be attacked. It was in the middle of republic territory, the only path through the Silver Jedi and the Jedi would not let a fleet come through and wipe out a civilian world at this point.
Her eyes drifted to the Kuati Representatives, members from the king’s government and they looked back at her just as lost on what to do, how to tackle this. Her own eyes quickly returning to the information and the tables on where goods would be delivered next.
Kuat City itself was in disrepair, not as greatly as when the sith invaded thanks to the Republic’s efforts but it still had along way to go. And thanks to deals on Cambria on Rendili in the past years, things would become easier for the people of Kuat. Those worlds were providing food and water, as well as material good like clothes, tech and vehicles to rebuild, as well as the materials themselves.
The Republic had to shoulder alot of burden in doing this in the first place, due to the lack of Kuati ships in their arsenal. It was a fact of strategic reasons over business, wanting to keep the planet from being a military target for those like the Anaxes Warlords. It would bring alot of work to nothing if the planet was attacked again before it had been rebuilt and uplifted back to its original greatness, or something close to that.
Rendili was the one most useful in that regard.
While KDY itself could replace certain sections and rebuild, they still had contracts to handle and if they focused too many resources, that could cause disruptions to what capacity for ship building remained. Rendili provided the ability to create the larger portions of the shipyards, which would then be tugged to Kuat via hyperspace tugs. It was a plan that honestly, went a bit over Alexandra’s head but the simple parts were there.
She was happy to play the part of messenger though, as it put her right where she was needed in the first place and among the people she could actually help. She had spent just as much time healing people as she did being the mouth piece and keeping records, but that was part of it. Sure, she was not there every day, other things needing her attention and the Galaxy was a big place but there were tens of thousands on Kuat helping the people there.
Some created the bunkers and buildings people needed for sleep, and to store the resources that the Republic brought to the planet, some simple came to help where they could, no marketable skill, no great ability. The small help of bringing food to others, bringing water and clothing out to those who could not come to the center itself. That was enough for thousands who came to help.
Of course, the Republic supplemented volunteers with a group of their own. While you would not look at the helpers and people who came to Kuat and see soldiers, soldiers were there. Most had registered their side arms, allowing them to be carried in a concealed manner as long as a marker showed them to be Republic citizens. This helped from some idiot trying to pretend to be a republic soldier, in addition to that, all soldiers made sure to stop by their armoury at the end of the day and deposit their sidearms, that way all can be accounted for on a constant basis. These soldiers numbered in the thousands, but other than the pistol or occasional rifle for those helping to transport the supplies to the surface, no one would even notice unless they looked for it.
No one cared though, these soldiers were picked for this job, members of Special Operations units that could be trusted to do their job and not muck up the whole situation and for five years there were no incidents, atleast, none that weren’t handled with a quick trip to the med bay for drinking too much off duty and on their free time. Soldiers were still soldiers, and even the best did a dumb thing once in a while.
She sincerely hoped that things would stay well.
Alexandra rubbed her eyes, thinking on how this day would go on.
She had gotten some sleep after her shift a twelve hours before, only six hours of sleep though so she wasn’t too awake as it was, but there was something more on her mind.
First there was the news of a Confederate Armada appearing over Kuat and instantly cutting off all supplies to the distribution centers, and the Confederates putting up shop as if the Republic had never been there. Aside from the fact they stepped in and disrupted the whole chain of supplies, there was now problem that the literal train of resources that had been shipped in on a constant and regular schedule was now significantly interrupted.
There was first the problem of keeping supply lanes, and the Republic immediately closed off the hyperspace lane leading into the interior, meaning the only way to get to Kuat now would be through Silver Jedi space, open space, and then Confederate space, with less reliable, slower and uncharted paths through hyperspace. This was a significant reduction in the timely arrival of supplies if the Confederates expected to take control of the world like Eshan was in the previous years… which came the second problem.
A literal army, with military grade equipment, vehicles, and more destroyers than one had seen in years in the skies above. It hadn’t let loose those armies, not quite yet, but the people in the main center were in a big enough craze and those she knew were republic citizens and soldiers looked at eachother with a clear sign of worry. No one had made a sprint for the Armoury, not yet, but the guards there were just as on edge as everyone else. Thankfully, one of the Kuati Reps were taking charge, getting people back to work.
Even if there was now a confederate fleet, in the skies, they had jobs to do.
Alexandra could not ignore the datapad though, quickly sending off a message to Noah Corek, another on the planet before leaving her office and pushing out into the main area of the distribution Center. She needed to find someone to talk to and there was something telling her that soon things would become far more violent, the last thing she needed was Confederacy agents stepping in on the operation here and harming more people than they help through misuse of supplies and giving too much to certain areas, while others go significantly under supported.
After all, they for some reason refused to contact the infrastructure already in place and if the word about this Prefab being set up is true, thats going to trouble.
Little bit more plain, we sadly don't have special graphics.
For Ground Forces/Personnel: Continue operations helping people and distribution of supplies. Avoid contact with Confederate soldiers and individuals but ensure the peace and security of the people is upheld. We are here to ensure that the civilians lives are protected, and that the supply lines we have set up remain capable to continue the growth of the planet. You are not to fire on Confederate soldiers, and conflicts will be avoided unless Kuati Civies are harmed, or supplies meant for them are seized.
For Naval/Starfighter Personnel: Hold on the strike of Confederate assets. Allow the blockade for now and protect the shipments that are coming and leaving the planet. Any further shipments will be stopped, do not force them through as that will only start a fight, you are to ensure the ships are not seized though, as those that made it to the planet are meant for the people of Kuat. Once more, Do not fire on the CIS unless they intend to take over the Kuati Drive Yards and harm reconstruction efforts, Civilians, or fire upon yourselves.
Reinforcements/Allies: Link up and help with investigation of the incident involving the original CIS Civilian Liner, provide all Republic records for operations and areas, as well as firing authorizations to the Confederate officers where you can and if they decide they require access into Carida’s records, oversee their entrance into those files. As with the other objectives, do not fire on the Confederates unless you are fired upon.
Bring your own objective… you know that last bit.
Edited by Alexandra Feanor, 23 March 2019 - 03:48 PM.