Saber Slayer Findings
In this issue we have an in depth interview with the primary
investigator on these murders. Important political figures are dying
and we as the public need to know what the Jedi are doing to protect our peace.
What about our peace of mind and our trust in our judicial system? Thank you for your questions regarding the investigation into Senator
Marn's death. Before I answer your questions, I must stress that
this is an ongoing investigation, so I don't necessarily have all the
answers to your questions yet. Please be assured that we are working
as quickly as we can to resolve this matter.
Here are the hard hitting questions and answers for the public, answers
are gratefully received from Master Healer Ynana Kidul, Intergalactic
Healers Guild Special Investigation Unit:
1. Why are the Jedi involved in your investigation?
The Jedi are assisting in this investigation because there have been some
issues raised about the possibility of a Jedi being involved in this in
some way. Their help and resources are most appreciated in this investigation.
2. Could a Jedi really do the killings? Could anyone but a
Jedi do the killings?
While it is possible that a Jedi could do this, it is highly unlikely.
Jedi do not kill unless it is in self-defense. It is possible that
someone is trying to make it look like a Jedi is involved to throw
suspicion off of themselves. At this point, we are considering many
3. Do you think the Jedi are covering up their involvement?
The Jedi Council have been cooperating fully with this investigation. As
the lead investigator, I can assure you that no one is trying to cover
anything up. Right now, we are doing are best to uncover as many
facts as possible.
4. Why has there been no official statement on the victims?
We are still investigating Senator Marn's death and the possibility that
it may be linked to some previous deaths. We have not issued
an official statement because we have not conclusively linked the other
deaths to Senator Marn's at this point.
5. How are the Victims related?
We are looking at a number of possible connections between the victims at
this time. The main connection that we have found so far is that
they are all government officials from the same region of the Republic.
6. Since these are government officials is there a conspiracy
Unfortunately, we don't have the answer to this question yet. While
they are links between the victims socially and professionally, it is
too soon to tell if there was any collusion involved in the other deaths.
I must point out that some of the other possible victims have had their
deaths declared accidental.
7. Is the Chancellor a target?
Based on the information that we have, we do not believe the Chancellor is
a target. He is not from the same region as Sen. Marn, and his
contacts with the late senator appear to have been rather limited.
8. Are there any more targets in the senate?
We have identified some people with links to the victims that may be at
risk. They have been notified of the risk and appropriate security
measures have been taken.
9a. Has security been increased to those senators?
Yes, security has been increased to those senators and other government
officials that might be at risk.
9b.What is being done to protect senators from attacks like these?
Security in and around the Senate complex on Coruscant has also been
increased to ensure adequate protection for all Senators so that the
Senate can continue to conduct business as usual. Details of the new
security measures at the Senate complex have been posted in numerous
publications and are printed on flyers posted at various important
10. What has forensics come up with?
Forensics has helped us determine the cause of Sen. Marn's death. Specific
details of those forensic reports will not be available until the
investigation is complete.
11. Can we have access to crime photos?
No photos will be available until after the investigation is completed.
After that, only photos included as part of the public record will be
available for viewing.
12. Is there anything else you can tell us about the Saber Slayer?
Please assure your readers that we are doing everything we can to make
sure that anyone involved with Sen. Marn's death or the death of anyone
connected to him will be brought to justice. We appreciate your
patience and support as the investigation continues.
WHERE IN THE
to our latest feature on traveling and dining around the Galaxy!
In this article we will be bringing you the best and brightest
places to travel around the globe. We
will be featuring articles on the hottest nightclubs, the best beaches,
the fun family spots, the best in gourmand dining, the best adult
attractions and the most fun kids vacations.
We are working very hard with the Pleasure Planet Guild, the
Tourism Guild, the Restaurateurs Society and others to make sure you have
all the best information to make your vacation and travel plans (donít
forget some of the best traveling is right on your own planet as well.
Be a tourist in your own area as well as the exotic locales).
every year in the late Spring, the beautiful people of Alderaan have the
best Flower Festival in the Galaxy. Beings
from all over the Galaxy come just to come and dance under the Alderaanian
moon. Prince Bail Organa
presides over the Flower Princess Ball, which is the culmination of the
weeks festivities. In addition
to the Princess Ball, there are beautiful boat trips on
and food delicacies all using flower bases from all over the galaxy.
Chefs come in and try to create the most beautiful and edible
dishes using flowers from all over. Flower
Wines and juices are also in abundance.
The Flower Prince crowns the Princess at the Flower Princess Ball.
The Flower Prince is elected by the committee of Floral Adoration,
which is appointed by the ruling family of Organa on Alderaan.
This is the most romantic of all folk festivals in the galaxy as
well with many things for grown ups to do after dark.
From balls and feasts to moonlit rides, walks and boats.
There is something for everyone.
We give The Flower Festival 5 stars out of 5 in our Galaxy of Fun!
Making the most of the Flower Festival
Alderaanian Flower Festival is one of the most popular and colorful
festivals of the season. There
are many wonderful places to stay on Alderaan, and here is our guide to
the best of the best! All
these places rate 5 stars out of 5. Truly
the most luxurious hotel on all of Alderaan is the historic Astoria House
located in the heart of the capital. Spacious
rooms, great service and a wonderful pool with views of the whole capital
makes this a great place to take in all the action during the Festival.
More moderately priced is the appropriately named Blossom Suites
located near the castle. This comfortable, cozy hotel is close to
and has a terrific spa on site. The
Bock Arms on the outskirts of the capital city offers a more relaxed,
family oriented way to enjoy the festivities.
There are plenty of activities for children at or near the hotel,
and a number of good restaurants are nearby.
Speaking of food, Alderaan is culinary melting pot.
For traditional Alderaanian fare, Strala is the place to go.
It features many local delicacies like Flarn and Vusi, as well as
regional specialties. A
favorite of the royal family and many celebrities, Culan is another great
restaurant to check out-both for the extensive menu and for the great
stargazing. For the more
adventurous type, Gravo
many exotic dishes from around the galaxy, and the chefs put on quite a
show! Alderaan also has no
shortage of great nightlife. Esero
is a great dance club featuring many types of music on three different
levels. Teelaís offers live
music and some of the top singers in the region.
Plakan is a cozy nightspot with a great drink menu that is
checking out. Alderaan has
something for everyone, and the Flower Festival is a great time to
experience all of it!
Unite! The Fight for Endor & Ewok Equality
The plans recently announced by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to create
commercial developments on the small forest moon of Endor have drawn much
criticism from some sectors of the Senate. The Chancellorís plan
calls for a large complex of housing, shops and recreational facilities. This
would bring much-needed jobs and economic development to the area, which
has few revenue producing industries. Critics of the plan consider
it to be not only environmentally unsound, but also in conflict with
the Ewoks, the native inhabitants of Endor, many of whom would be
displaced by the development.
As reported in last monthís edition of the Courier, a benefit was
recently held on Coruscant to raise awareness of this issue and raise
money to protect Endor from development. A protest of the
Chancellorís plan was held on Endor last week. The Ewoks carried
signs written in both Galactic Basic and their native language saying Just Say No To Palpy,
Love Trees, Donít Kill Them, and Leave Endor Alone! The peaceful
but lively protest included chants of Hey, hey, ho, ho, Palpatine has got
to go and remarks from a number of speakers that supported the Ewoks
Speaking through their interpreter and official spokesdroid, C3PO, the
Ewoks released this statement: We believe that this plan would
destroy our entire way of life. We have lived peacefully in
harmony with nature for centuries. This development would be harmful
to us by increasing pollution to untold levels, as well as sacrificing many
thousands of trees, which are sacred to us. We feel that the impact
on both ourselves and to Endor itself would be too great for us to support
a development of this type. While we appreciate the Chancellorís
desire to create economic opportunities in this area, we do not
believe this plan is the right one for us.
Sava Tuya, a representative for Chancellor Palpatine, stated that while
they understand the Ewoks concerns, any development plan would have as
little environmental impact as possible, and that every effort would be
made to keep the Ewoks in their native area. Tuya stressed the
positive benefits of the plan, including the creation of 1,000
manufacturing and construction jobs over the 2-3 years needed to
build the complex, as well as 250 permanent jobs once construction was
complete. An economic impact study commissioned by the Chancellor
shows that up to 10 million credits a year could be brought into the area,
with the revenue coming from gaming, recreation, and new tourism on Endor.
Next up for the Ewoks will be a trip to Coruscant by Princess Kneesaa,
daughter of Ewok Chief Chirrpa. While there, the Princess plans to
increase support for the Ewok cause by meeting with a number of Senators sympathetic
to their plight. These include Senators Organna and Amidala, as well
as members of the Wookie delegation eager to support their distant
cousins. For more information on these furry but fierce little
creatures, please see next monthís article, So you want to be an Ewok.
or Trained Assassins? The Unveiling of the Mysterious Monks Part II (this
interview is continued from the last issue)
In my final installment of my interview with Jedi Master Mace Windu, we
find out more about the training and philosophies of our most famous Peace
How does the Council and the Jedi deal with the recent allegations of
Corruption and Murder in your ranks?
The Official response is none at all. If the Jedi or the Council
felt that we had been corrupted, we would investigate and take care of the
problem. That being said, there are always those that wish to harm
any institution, even one that dedicates itself to helping others.
Peace and Harmony are the greatest laws we live by. We administer to
those that others would ignore or rather hope to ignore. Beings have
themselves, their loved ones and their small worlds to contend with.
The Jedi deal with everyone as equally as possible. No one is too
important or too unimportant for us to help. That is what sets us
apart from many organizations. That is also why our life is not
an easy life
to lead. One has to dedicate oneself to others, give up all
their worldly desires and replace it with a desire to help others.
So corruption would be virtually impossible in your opinion.
I would not say impossible. Anything is possible given the right or
wrong set of circumstances. However, I will say that corruption and
all the things that go with it are highly improbable. Since it
takes years of dedication and practice to make it as a Jedi Knight
and even more to make it as a Jedi Master, the chances of someone
turning to the
Darkside are so slim that it is not really needed to be thought about.
What about the Saber Slayer then? Why use a Saber? How would
someone know how to use a saber?
I feel that the person or persons responsible for these murders wants to throw
suspicion off of themselves by putting suspicion on the least likely
suspects of all, the Jedi. The person might have experience with a
light saber for any number of reasons. I have heard of private
training facilities training in Jedi techniques as we are very much
admired for our skill and stamina. I would not recommend someone
using a lightsaber without proper training but it is possible that someone
Are there Rogue Jedi? Would a Jedi take justice into his or her own
A Jedi would never take the law into his or her own hands. We hold
the laws of nature and peace and harmony as sacred. We would never
do such a thing. A rogue Jedi would have to disregard everything he
loved and cherished about his life. For someone to do that would be
virtually impossible given their dedication to the life we lead.
We at the Coruscant Courier would like to thank the Jedi Council and Jedi
Master Mace Windu for their time and energy for our multipart Jedi series.
Look for upcoming interviews with Jedi Master Luminara Unduli and Jedi
Master Kit Fisto in our next few issues.
EYES ON THE
Millions and Lady Asta~
the real story behind Naboo Senator Jar Jar Binks recent hospitalization?
Representatives for Sen. Binks will only say that he was checked
medical center for exhaustion. However,
there are other sources that say Binks has been fighting problems with
alcohol and spice for the past two years.
on Coruscant and the stress of his new position have been cited as reasons
for his problems. Perhaps we
will have more information once Sen. Binks is available for comment.
For now, we will wish him a speedy recovery.
are circulating that Senator Orn Free Ta might be in danger of losing his
position due to the fact that he is a slave owner.
Ta, a Twilek, openly keeps other Twileks as his slaves.
They are often seen in his company at official events and in the
Senate building. Since slavery
is outlawed in the Republic, this could be a key issue in the next
JEDI: What is it like to become a JEDI KNIGHT? (Part
I of our series)
What a lucky woman I am to be able to be sitting in one of the most fun
diners on all of Coruscant talking to one of the most entertaining up and
coming Jedi Knights Obi Wan Kenobi. As charming and eloquent as Obi Wan
is, one must remember that he is a Jedi and therefore he too lives by the
rules that we have come to expect in the generation before him. How
is it to be a young person and have to try and live by all those rules? How is it to give up your whole life for the benefit of
others? Obi Wan was sweet enough to answer these and other questions
for the next generation of Coruscant readers.
How far are you in your training? Weíll start off with the basics.
I am almost finished with my training. I have completed all of my
coursework and am assigned to my Jedi Master to finish up my training
before I achieve my knighthood, which will hopefully be quite soon.
I feel I am ready to take the trials but only my master can make a
recommendation to the Council about my Trials time. Obi Wan answers.
Youíre obviously very handsome and active, how do you handle the quiet
monastic life of the Jedi? I ask delving into his private life.
It isnít quiet and monastic at all. You make it seem as if we sit
around and only contemplate the essence of the world. We are
incredibly active. Instead of talking about solutions to
galactic problems we are out there solving them. Our agri corps
grows food for the poor and needy. We help deliver medicine to the
sick. We go out and help settle disputes before they turn into
civil war and people get killed. We make sure the government can do
what they need to keep people healthy. We are the solution makers.
He passionately replies about his work.
What about companionship for yourself in your life? I had to know
the answer to this one.
Companionship? I assume you are talking about dating and
relationships. We, in the Jedi Order, are focused on higher goals.
Yes it would be nice once in a while to have a private relationship I
suppose. However, as I speak for myself, and friends of mine, I
just donít have time. My work keeps me so busy I barely have
time to grab a bite to eat and decent nights sleep sometimes. A disappointing answer for me dear
readers, to be sure.
So do you mean to tell me that Jedi never have relationships? I ask
I didnít say they never have them. I know I donít have time.
Most of the Jedi I know are the same way. Whether they are Padawans
or Knights or Masters, there is too much to do in a day and never enough
time to do it. He replied.
What would happen if you met someone you found yourself romantically
attracted to? I ask rephrasing my question.
It wouldnít happen. Even if it did, like I have said before, I
never have the time. Having this dinner with you is the most free
time I have had in three months. He replied.
So you have never had a companion? I know it was a bold question,
but weíre all curious arenít we?
I think that is rather a personal question. I will answer it the way
I did before, I donít have time. I got him in a corner here.
No Jedi Marry then? Perhaps he will give me a different answer than
Master Windu did.
No, Jedi do not marry. It is a beautiful institution but we have so
many other things to do we just canít afford to take the time off to go
and get married. We are married to our lifestyles. He
responds not budging on this point.
What about Padawans or Jedi dating each other? Doesnít that
happen? I ask again trying to
get our readers the true inside scoop.
It is forbidden by our rules. They keep us busy and anyone who is
thinking about dating doesnít have enough to do. He laughs a bit
at my question. Canít blame a reporter for trying can we dear
readers. Then he leans in closer to me. What about you?
Do reporters have time for companions? Let me tell you that
threw this reporter off to be sure.
Well, I thought this interview was with you? I returned the
Now you know why my answer hasnít changed. You, like me, are too
busy to have any sort of time for someone besides your work in your life.
He smiled a smile that could truly warm up the Hoth System.
Growing up a Jedi did you find it hard to live without things that normal kids
take for granted like vacations and family gatherings, and toys and money.
I asked switching my
interviewing techniques to try and get him to open up more.
I travel a lot. I still see my family. Granted I do not see
them like many people see their families, but I also donít have the
problems with my family that I know my cousins and others I know
have. I respect and care for my parents. I have a brother.
I just happen to have a gift with the Force. I consider myself to be
privileged to help others with
my gift. If others tried to use their own Force given talents for
the help of others, this Galaxy would be a lot better place. He
You donít feel that you missed out on anything in your childhood by
becoming a Jedi? I asked.
Becoming a Jedi is a calling, it is what you are. You no more choose
it than you do what color eyes you have or what planet you are born on.
You either are a Jedi or you are not. I was born a Jedi and I am
proud of that. He says.
With a heavy sigh I finish up my quick meal with the stunning young Jedi and
am off to write my column. While it is wonderful he is so dedicated,
and no doubt the galaxy is safer with him in it, I still wish the
rules were not so strict on companionship. Thanks once again to the
very charming Obi Wan Kenobi, and good luck with achieving his Jedi Knighthood soon. The rest of
the interview will be in Issue #5 of the Courier.
THE FORCE HAVE IN MIND FOR YOU?
Metal - If your birth Year ends in a 0 or 1 you are strong like steel and
just as flexible. The beginning of the Summer time sees you sharper than
the greatest blades. You will be able to cut through all the red
tape that people throw at you. Your rapier wit will have them eating
out of your hands. The galaxy is yours, follow your instincts and
you will not go wrong. Go ahead and shine! Water - If your birth Year
ends in a 2 or 3 you are able to flow and change like the rivers and
lakes. You can feel to the depths of the
oceans and see all the colors of the rainbow. Let your feelings wash
away the blues that you have been feeling since the spring started.
Let the waters of the summer storms tumble down on you and create a
whole new you. Perhaps a new look or new clothes or a change of
house would do you well. Take a long needed rest. Whatever you
do, just remember to clear away the old for good.
Wood - If
your birth Year ends in a 4 or 5 you are like the trees. You know
how to see and listen without causing too many rustling leaves. The Summer
warms you to your roots and feels so good. Stretch your leaves to
the heavens and breathe in deeply. Awaken your senses to the beauty
of the world around you. Soak up the warmth of your sun(s), bask in
the glow of a moon or two, play in the morning dew. Just look
see how good everything is. It is a time to join with your Earth
friends and play.
Fire - If your birth Year ends in 6 or 7 you burn with Passion for
everything. After all that passion from last month you need to catch
your breath. Everything is warm and ripe for the season. You
just need to make sure you have everything lined up for a fun summer.
If you make your plans, you will be able to get out and do whatever you
like. After your plans are carefully laid down, you can just take it easy and
have the most fun roasting marshmallows this summer. Donít get too
Earth - If your birth Year ends in an 8 or 9 you are solid and grounded.
As the flowers all come into bloom at this time you can really appreciate
the effort that you had put into planting earlier this Spring.
Everythingís coming up roses for you. Follow your favorites and
enjoy the Summer. This is going to be a nice happy place for
you this Summer. It is a nice relief after the hard Winter you just
went through. You can just feel yourself sighing with relief.
Smile and the rest of the world will smile with you.