Post by Marcus Starmane on Nov 4, 2019 19:48:47 GMT -8
Located at the top of the central most tower within the bay, the office of the Prime Minister of the Corellian Coalition was a large open space with windows overlooking the surrounding district and the sea. Set in front of the window, was a large wooden desk with a work station set up on it. A pair of chairs are located in front of the desk, while the rest of the room has several couches and tables littered about to serve as meeting spots and areas to conduct meetings with important ministers and the like. A small apartment area is located oss to the left side of the office where the Prime Minister can live and rest when government sessions require longer work hours.
Outside of the office space is a small reception area that has some seating allowance for visitors and a turbolift to allow people to travel to and from this level
Post by Graemon Gorgano on Nov 14, 2019 19:46:24 GMT -8
Shortly before the Osarian and Rhommamool operations were scheduled to begin, Graemon Grogano arranged with the Prime Minister to have a key meeting with military personnel. Given the recent intelligence that his agents had gathered, the Baron felt it wise to let others know what was going just a few jumps away. It would give a sense of urgency, once revealed, of the Coalition's need to expand and strengthen themselves on a quicker schedule.
Post by Marcus Starmane on Nov 14, 2019 22:01:58 GMT -8
Being that the meeting had been called within his office, Marcus was already seated at the head of the long meeting table that had been set up and prepared for the occasion. Moderately comfortable setting was prepared, while small work stations were set up in front of each seat to display what ever information Baron Gorgano had to deliver to them all
Since arriving to Corellia after being saved by the Coalition forces over Froz, life had been rather busy for the newly promoted Rear-Admiral Erso. The Republic-class Star Destroyer and pair of Bothan Assault Cruisers had lasted the trip to Corellia, but their days of service were over for the time being. They were dry-docked and marked for repairs. In the meantime, a new series of new ships had finished being constructed that would made up the Coalition's 8th Fleet, to which Eain had been assigned the command of.
A task that the former Galactic Alliance Captain had taken to with great respect. Unlike some of his contemporaries, He had seen the Galactic Alliance fail the people of the galaxy and grow weak in it's final days. Infighting and both tactical political decisions had left the Alliance without the strength it could have had. Thus, when the First Order attacked Mon Calamari, thousands had died and the Galactic Alliance was smashed apart. A failed government that was not fit to protect the people nor be held on to.
As such, he proudly wore the uniform of the Corellian Coalition and displayed it's emblem as he made his way into the Office of Prime Minister Starmane. Taking a brief moment to offer a salute to those gathered, Eain then took his seat at the table and waited for the others to arrive
Post by Thomas Carter on Nov 26, 2019 10:04:28 GMT -8
Admiral Thomas Carter, newly appointed Admiral of the Coalition First Fleet and commander of the Redemption made his way into the Prime minister's office shortly after Admiral Erso's arrival. With a quick salute to the Prime Minister and a short bow for Baron Gorgano Thomas nodded to Erso as he sat down at a place apparently reserved for him near the head of the table. He sat rigid in the surprisingly comfortable chair as he logged into the workstation and started going over more reports from the his fleet. Having been assigned to command the Coalition's new flagship he had been spending most of his time reviewing reports from the fleet at large as well as familiarizing himself with the progress of the last stages of Redemption's testing as well as the capabilities of the ship itself, as well as the two new Corellian Dreadnoughts that had been assigned to escort the battlecruiser. While he had commanded a variety of ships in his career with the CDF these three ships were entirely foreign to him, and in truth to the crews now on them. It was a mountain of headaches piled on top of each other, but he was enjoying the challenge before him, even if it did require him to attend endless briefings and cramming travel time and down time with equally endless report reviews and other paperwork.
Post by Lynne Jameroo on Nov 26, 2019 14:37:51 GMT -8
Having seen Admiral Carter enter the office of the Prime Minister from down the hall, Lynne wasn't far behind. She entered the room in her new Coalition Blue uniform, caf in one hand, a data pad in the other, and a lot more data pads in a bag hanging from her shoulder. She had pulled reports on how the populations of the two worlds were doing and it wasn't good. A reason Lynne was in support of this expansion, even though annexing two planets seemed rather aggressive for the democratic Coalition, it would be better for the populations in the long run, or at least that's what her studies and projections told her. Taking a seat next to Graemon, Lynne gave a softly spoken "Hi" and nod to the rest of those gathered.
Post by Graemon Gorgano on Nov 26, 2019 18:02:30 GMT -8
As people came in, and after Graemon gave his own 'hello' back to Lynne, he would key his datapad causing lights within the Prime Minister's office to dim before a holoprojector rose from the floor. It came to life, revealing the world of Coruscant to all who gathered. He turns to those who had come.
Gentlemen and ladies, a few days ago, I received word from Coalition agents, stationed on Coruscant.
Graemon keys his datapad once more, revealing images of First Order Stormtroopers, officers, vehicles, starfighters and more.
The Empire has made its move upon Coruscant. Though the military activity is high, my agents also saw commerce transports, bearing the Imperial emblem, arriving to the planet too. It seems that the Empire is fully annexing the planet and reviving it from its neglected state.
All knew how the Empire wrapped its territories around the planet, but before that, Coruscant had been left to its own fate. Once the Republic fell, it was abandoned by the Galactic Alliance and left within the Core. Its capture, by the Empire, was certainly a big statement to the galaxy. However, there was more to show. An even more important detail that should be known.
Graemon brings up several new images of a long dagger-shaped vessel that overshadowed the rest and hovered over the Galactic City.
My agents took several images of this, an Executor-class Star Dreadnought. The first of its kind to be seen in many years. We are unsure of anything involving the vessel, beyond what we already know from the past... however, with its presence, my agents are assuming that the Emperor is on the world.
Graemon turns to the Prime Minister, Marcus Starmane, as he continuees speaking.
Senator Camalon will be proposing Security Measure 437, Funding for the Froz Outpost, tomorrow. It is a high priority that this outpost be set up as soon as possible, and with the Empire's presence of Coruscant, we must use our time wisely to expand and strengthen our position. Osarian and Rhommamool are the beginning, after all.
Post by Marcus Starmane on Dec 1, 2019 12:53:45 GMT -8
Marcus sat silently as people filed in, giving salutes and bows of his head in response, waiting until everyone had arrived. At that point, Graemon began the presentation as the lights dimmed within the room. He steepled his fingers upon the table and gazed at the projection of Coruscant along with the ensuing images of First Order forces upon the planet. So, the Empire had finally made its move and taken the former galactic capital. A role it had not served in several years since the Republic had fallen. But one he suspected the First Order intended it to fill once more.
He remained still as the image changed then, showing the Executor-class Dreadnought. As always, the Empire seemed to be leaps and bounds ahead of what ever could be fielded by its opponents. A fact he suspected they were counting on using to prevent any resistance. But not one that would work against the Coalition. Marcus sat up a bit as Graemon addressed him, responding with a simple nod of his head at the mentions of Security Measure 437 and the impending Osarian and Rhommamool campaigns I have faith in Senator Camalon to get the bill through. With the strength the First Order is amassing, we would do well to keep a closer eye on them. In fact, in the interest of time, think it's worth taking this moment to address why we are still looking to liberate Osarian and Rhommamool, instead of turning our attention toward Coruscant... To put it simply, we need allies and resources. The Coalition may be strengthening now that we have managed to resettle many of the refugee's and welcomed a number of new worlds, but the might of our Imperial adversaries is vast. And unlike those that came before us, I don't want us running in half-cocked. The more support we gather to the south, the better position we will be in... Marcus touched his own console, bringing up a map of the galaxy, with the intended expansion path down toward Bothawui and across toward Endor. Several areas were coloured in different shades to denote known governments and suspected areas of control For the time being, it appears the Imperials have eased up on expanding their borders beyond what they control now. Which is why we have to act swiftly to secure what we can. I have already secured the senate's agreement to move ahead with this plan. It's now a matter of moving ahead and taking one more step closer toward being able to fight back against and defeating the First Order... Any questions so far?
Post by Begum Dilan on Dec 3, 2019 17:17:52 GMT -8
Rear-Admiral Dilan paused outside the door to calm her nerves. She hated that she was late, as unavoidable as it had been. She was honestly just glad that no one had been hurt in the speeder accident. It was a moment before she had collected herself, and smoothed down her slick black fur. She stepped into the room and took her seat quietly, but was keen to notice the display showing the galactic geo-political scene. She had been studying the shifting scene the last few weeks in particular. This one showed more detail than hers had, and her keen grey eyes were quick to note the differences, and what it might mean in the years to come.
It's now a matter of moving ahead and taking one more step closer toward being able to fight back against and defeating the First Order... Any questions so far?
Dilan had a few queries about the how and the who of this operation, but wasn't eager to jump in having been late to the meeting. She was most keen to know how the CC planned to defend against an all out offensive from the FO, something that might be an all to real fear if it was expanding again. Her primary concern was how the coalition would respond to the threat of the First Order, would they rally or scatter? The politicians liked to bicker, but the navies seemed to be working well together so she had hope that things would work out. Though, if she were honest, her concern was mostly selfish because she knew that the Corellian worlds couldn't hold back the FO alone. She knew the threat before them could easily crush them, it brought it's full militant attention crashing down upon this coalition.
Post by Graemon Gorgano on Dec 29, 2019 20:49:02 GMT -8
Graemon nods to the Prime Minister before keying up a new display of the galactic map. Several planets were flashing gold, indicating future expansion options for the Coalition, both through diplomacy and by force. The Fondorian proceeds to name off the targets known currently.
With the operations of Rhommamool and Osarian scheduled, these opening actions will push the Coalition into the Expansion Region.
A projection of the Coalition's borders were made in the post operation period.
With these secured, our hopes is to get closer to Bothuwai and Naboo. Naboo is presently a member world and is well situated for taking the systems of Vandelhelm and Malastare. Bothuwai will require a diplomatic venture, but given our borders, they may feel more secure knowing that the Coalition is nearby. Plus, the addition of its shipyards would bring further bones to our military industry.
An estimated projection of these expansions was made, indicating the furthest expansion would be the Mid Rim, just ahead of the Outer Rim territories. These regions were quite lawless and would be too far from the Coalition's center of power. Graemon knew the Prime Minister didn't want them to be overextended.
This should help secure our borders into the Mid Rim and ensure a strong industry to back the Coalition. Such industry will make the Imperials think twice and, hopefully, secure future allies and members for the Coalition's government.
Post by Marcus Starmane on Jan 18, 2020 18:45:16 GMT -8
Marcus had listened attentively as Graemon expanded further upon the expansion plans and the intended operations for several planets. He leaned forward then, steepling his hands to rest his elbows upon the table I won't sugarcoat it for any of you... we live in troubling times, where our enemy vastly outnumbers us a hundred to one. They could decide to turn their full focus upon as at any moment, and everything we have worked so hard for and built would be washed away... But we cannot let these Imperials strike fear into our hearts. They claim to bring order and stability, yet they take away all freedom. Any non-human species is persecuted and viewed as lesser beings. They have committed acts of terror. They have slaughtered innocents... These horrors cannot go unpunished. They laud a few good acts of charity as the good they do on all worlds, and yet say nothing of the Jedi they slaughtered, or the worlds they have burned since the days of their formation... Dantooine, Naboo, and countless others we may never know about... The enemy sits at our gates, and we must build our strength so that when they do try and attack, we can weather the storm and prove to them that freedom is worth fighting for. That their tyranny will not go unchallenged. Failure is not an option, ladies and gentlemen... We must stand together and prevail, lest the First Order prevail and snuff out all Light in the galaxy...
Post by Voon Ostrenis-Massa on Feb 2, 2020 11:43:58 GMT -8
After being notified, few days after meeting with Gorgano, that Starmane himself was available for bussiness, Voon made his way back to Corellia, using the given clearances to get access to the Prime Minister. He donned a garb befitting a senator, including badge of office. The leader of the Resistance nods politely to the Coalition's leader and stands both hands clasped behinf his back, waiting for the politician to address him first.
Post by Marcus Starmane on Feb 9, 2020 23:18:26 GMT -8
Marcus was in the middle of reviewing the after action reports of Osarian and Rhommamool, when Senator Ostrenis-Massa was shown in. Despite his office being at the literal center of the Coalition, Marcus remained cautious about the meeting he was about to have. C-sec and CorSec conducted daily and routine checks of his office for any potential bugs or wires. And although they usually came up clean, Marcus did not fool himself into believing that either group was flawless. New technologies could be developed at any moment to avoid detection. Especially in the state of war that the Galaxy found itself in.
As such, he remained busy reading the reports as he slipped his hand beneath his desk and activated an array of devices meant to create a sphere in which no signals could get out and no outside observer could listen into. He motioned for the Senator to take a seat then, finishing up the last action reports. The rogue Warlord Kazdan Tai had been captured and made to stand trial before the new government which named itself the Merthian Commonwealth. Adjudicators from the Coalition had overseen the process to ensure as fair a trial as possible, before Kazdan was sentenced to death. Rebuilding works had begun to repair the damage inflicted during the reign of Kazdan and the liberation of Osarian by Coalition forces.
Scholarship programs and financial assistance for medical services had been set up to help provide cover to those who had been injured during the battle that had been fought, and to help provide education to the survivors. They were, as best described in Dr Jameroo's report, relief efforts. After all, nothing could bring back those that had lost their lives on Osarian. At the end of the day, Marcus would have to shoulder the burden of the lives lost. Almost four thousand confirmed dead on both sides, with an estimated thousand or so more still unaccounted for. As the dust settles and the rubble is cleared, it was expected the total would rise.
The next report detailed Victor Marshall's recovering condition under the care of Dr Jameroo after he was shot in the shoulder and wounded while leading a charge on a rogue fortress. The final piece was a request to further expand the Coalition Navy with additional ships, which had been granted Senate approval. The Coalition 1st fleet would be receiving additional ships, while the 10th fleet would be seeing a complete overhaul while benefiting from this Naval expansion.
Marcus finally lifted his attention from the reports, certain that the countermeasures he had activated were powered up and sufficiently protecting the conversation that was about to be had. He shifted the reports to the side of his desk and placed them in a pile, leaving nothing between the pair Senator Voon Ostrenis-Massa, or would you prefer Fulcrum? Graemon has kept me abreast of the Resistance and its formation, much to my chagrin on the matter... Do not mistake my intention however. The Resistance is a worthy cause, and it will provide much needed unity to the various rebel and insurgent cells across the Galaxy. However... He reached down and picked up the glass of water on his desk and took a sip, letting the moment hang in silence as he drank. He placed the glass down and folded his hands in front of himself upon the desk As far as the Coalition is concerned, we have no affiliation. The less I know about its comings and goings, the better. The First Order's army and navy sits at our doorstep, and we are far from being equipped to take them on. The less attention we draw upon ourselves, the longer we can build up to take them on. Plausible Deniability may not be a strong defense, but it might be enough to stay their hand from wiping us out immediately... He picked up his glass and took another sip. Placing it back down again, he withdrew a bill from his desk and placed it in view for Voon to see To that end, Graemon will be your liaison going forward. Neither you, nor he, will tell me anything. Additional funding is being provided to C-sec for research and development and security operations. The spending reports will be overseen by a select committee. They will not be briefed on what exactly the money is being spent on. Where it goes once it is provided to C-sec is not of my concern. Understood?
Post by Voon Ostrenis-Massa on Feb 10, 2020 2:41:28 GMT -8
Voon had simply taken a seat and waited patiently, this was a show of force. Consciously or unconsciously Starmane was preparing the setting: I have more important matters to review, I'm more powerful, you're at my complete mercy now, know your place. But Ostrenis knew the ways of politics and power. So he didn't complain or made any gesture showing impatience or unease. "You may adress me however you prefer, Fulcrum is an adequate codename if you wish to conceal my identity under another layer of secrecy"
He said, with a sly smile.
"I understand, perfectly. You don't want the right hand to know what the left is doing behind its back, yes?"
The senator's left hand's fingers played with the signet ring on his right.
"The First Order is overwhelming, to be honest, right now be stand little chance, not even you with the whole power of Hapes, Fondor and Corellia can match them in the battlefield"
He leans forward.
"However, by unifying the cells and gathering the rebels, as I'm currently trying to do, we will be able to hinder the First Order and spread its resources further on pointless errands, thus distracting their atention from you, Prime Minister"
The Duros looks at the bill.
"Understood. I hope the relationship with Baron Gorgano will be fruitful. In return I guarantee my people will employ the funds the best way possible; my staff will handle it. We will work with intermediates and screen companies to disguise the investments. Right now we need both manpower and firepower, despite our current fleet is growing, so your funds will come in handy"
His red mirror-like eyes stare into the human's.
"However, I can guarantee you, sir, that you won't see me again nor know about my activites. From now on my relationship will be with Gorgano alone and through Fulcrom's codename. You have not to fear about the First Order tying loose ties and hunting down the Coalition"
Post by Marcus Starmane on Mar 22, 2020 5:13:09 GMT -8
Marcus sat silently and nodded as Voon spoke, preferring not to interrupt the man unnecessarily. He waited until the Duros was done speaking, before taking another sip of his whiskey as he placed the copy of the Bill back into the drawer from whence it had been produced You're an astute observer on many points Senator... Politics is a minefield and the Coalition publicly associating with the Resistance would only speed up the First Order's response. Many among the Senate would gladly make it known we are funneling resources to you, and that is something I am seeking to prevent. Secrets such as this are a necessary evil, to protect the identities and lives of those working with you and prevent swift and open retribution against the Coalition... Retribution, however, was an inevitability. The First Order would no doubt blame the Coalition for the actions of the Resistance at some point, whether the Coalition was supporting them or not Indeed, the Coalition is far from any tenable position to face the First Order. They know it, we know it... But yet we still continue to fight and resist anyway. However, this is one point I must correct you Senator... And that is that no matter what, even with all these precautions, that we should still fear the First Order hunting down the Coalition. We actively stand in opposition to Imperial ideology and government. We put ourselves in harms way whether we fund you or not. Fear keeps us from growing complacent and being smashed all that more easily... He set the glass down upon the desk For the time being Senator... good luck, and may the Force be with you...