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From hero to Supreme Chancellor


The Golden Age of the Republic was a prolonged period of peace and prosperity following the Ruusan Reformation. Minor skirmishes and other battles still occurred throughout the galaxy, although nowhere near devastating. Anwis Eddicus was a general in the Judicial Forces who lead a squadron of fighters against pirates who had attacked his home planet of Taanab. The pirates attacked Taanab annually, but in 729 BBY, Eddicus lead a squadron of fighters against the pirates. His tactical skill devastated the criminals, destroying vessels and attacking their bases on Norulac. The set back spared Taanab for eight years, but it Eddicus was vilified by Core politicians for his actions. Weary and unsatisfied with the attack, Eddicus withdrew to focus on his personal life and to spend time with his wife and, later, his daughter.

Riding the wave of the heroic stand against the Norulac pirates, Eddicus was convinced by local politicians that he could do more good for the people of his planet if he served as their Senator. Believing his experience in the military and strong will to serve, the people of the Taanab sector willingly elected him in a land-slide. In the Senate, however, many did not believe the aging general was wise-enough to the political game. In truth, he had no desire for the politicking and patronage of the Senate. He fought hard on issues that effected his sector as well as a strong support for the military and policing agencies in the Republic, but largely stayed out of the way of the bureaucrats. Yet, he built strong relationships with many Senators, offering insight to all political factions.

By 704 BBY, nine years after being elected Senator, he had earned the reputation of being a solid mediator and non-biased observer who worked for fairness and balance. As a result, he was nominated to run for the chancellery. Most did not take his candidacy seriously, and the general himself acknowledged that he was a long-shot candidate. A few notorious Senators openly vilified him for being "too clean" and therefore inexperienced with the messiness of politics. In a surprising upset over two strong candidates, Eddicus was elected chancellor by one vote. Ironically, he did not even vote for himself.

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Bathed in light


In the Moddell Sector of the Outer Rim existed the Qina system. The system derived its name from the one habitable moon of the gas giant Hanchin. The moon, Qina, was rarely known, due to its obscure location and difficult access. Only minor hyperspace trade routes connected to Qina, as the location was deemed useless by the broader galactic community when it was first—albeit accidentally—discovered around eight centuries before Ruusan. The purple soil, however, set the moon apart from other habitable bodies. Near the equator, the surface dust was loose and often clung to individual's clothing or even to spacecraft.

Nonetheless, the moon would not be ignored forever. Pious members of the Vashan religious communities established retreats such as Inicus Mont on Qina 6,472 years before the Ruusan Reformation. The retreats were intermittently abandoned as the religious population of Vasha waned and expanded over time. By the year 47 ARR (after Ruusan Reformation), the spaceport known as Rin was established. It offered a central location for those traveling to Qina for religious purposes, as well as provided supplies and connections to the broader galaxy to support the retreats. The Rin spaceport attracted archaeologists to the moon, who soon thereafter discovered mass graves and catacombs beneath the settlement. The discovery offered rampant speculation about the true nature of the Vashan religion.

Astrographically, the moon was most noted for its very short, and scattered nights. Due to the high eccentricity of its orbit, Qina was almost always bathed in light. Whether it be from the primary star, Minha, or reflection of the sunlight off of the orange gas-giant Hanchin, the majority of Qina experienced nearly complete light for much of the local year. Periodically, however, the gas giant would fall below the horizon. This phenomena, known as a Hanchin-set, allowed the moon to be covered in partial, receiving light only from Minha.

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Newer model, classic assistance


By five hundred years after the Jedi Civil War, the T3-series of droids began to fall out of production. Within one hundred years, the droids were all but extinct. In 150 ARR, the companies of Industrial Intellect and Automata Galactica merged to form the droid manufacturer Industrial Automation. The company, looking to gain a larger foothold in the droid market, developed a personal astromech series of droids which was modeled off of the ancient designs. The "retro" design of the MR-series droids was an instant success, securing the manufacturer as the second largest in the galaxy behind Cybot Galactica.

The MR-series droid was designed to look and operate nearly identical to the ancient T3-series droids of the Jedi Civil War. The reason for this model was the efficiency in size and versatility. The droids were able to be made with limited expense and sold to a wide-range of beings for numerous jobs and services. One such droid, MR-A7, was purchased by Servius Valorum and given to Evening Delwynn as a wedding gift. The droid would eventually become an integral part of her investigative team.

Colloquially known as "Emra," the MR-series droid was modified by Delwynn over the years to include a wide array of tools and self-defense mechanisms. During the search for Senator Regueny, it was equipped with the weaponry of a fire-canon, an ion blaster, and a repeating blaster. It also featured an expanded processor, memory, and various tools for repairing objects. Due to the nature by which she used the droid, it learned ways to bypass security protocols and was able to access nearly any foreign computer in the Republic.

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