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[The Rebellion]
Events that occur from 2 years before to 5 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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Star Wars Adventure Journal #6:

[Star Wars Adventure Journal - issue 6]

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Kella Rand, Reporting...
Laurie Burns
West End Games
Story published as:
Short Story (1995, 2006)

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For two weeks, Galactic News Network reporter Kella Rand has been yawning through the torturous negotiations between the New Republic and the Indu San system. Just as he is about to vote against the system joining the New Republic, Indu San Chief Councillor Shek Barayel literally explodes in the Council Chamber. It is a race against time to report the story - competing network's news couriers are racing themselves into the system. As she brings her bureau chief up to date on the events, Kella spots Tev Aden (an aide of New Republic Ambassador Dictio L'varren) being dragged off by Council Authority officers. She follows after them, getting held up by Authority officers - until a blaster shot is heard. She finds Aden's corpse and an officer with a smoking blaster. The officer claims self-defense. The officers find a detonator on Aden's corpse and runs Kella and her holocam out of there in a hurry. Media access is revoked to all networks and the Council hall sealed. 
The Council Authorities later give a short, uninformative press conference, where they all but accuse the New Republic of murdering Barayel for his opposal of the New Republic - Indu alliance. It seems Indu San is going to sit out the rest of the war - or worse, invite the Empire back in. Kella reviews her holo-tapes, and finds someone planting the bomb that killed Barayel - the same officer who killed Aden. It is a frame job! She gleefully reveals her scoop to the rest of the GNN news team, then goes to show the clip to L'varren. She finds herself being hunted on the street on the way there by Kaleb Darme (the officer / assassin) and Juloff (one of the GNN reporters?!?). On the elevator up, she slips the incriminating holoclip in her hovering holo-cam to get it to L'varren if she does not make it. Sure enough, Darme's waiting for her at the top with a knife. He takes what he thinks is the holo-clip (it's a blank) and tells her that Juloff - who, like him, is an Imperial sympathiser - has already erased Rand's report and the other copies of the vidclip. Nothing is going to stop the Empire from moving back into Indu San, he claims. He shoots her with her gun, not knowing she would pre-set it to stun…
She wakes up in L'varren's quarters. He got the holoclip and captured Darme. She races against the clock to make up a whole new report before the newsdroid arrives.

This story occurs approximately 3 years after the Battle of Yavin.

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