New Republic Wins String of Victories as Empire Goes Dark
Following the unexpected victory at Akiva, the New Republic military has won a string of victories throughout the galaxy, as a second wave of desertions and defections take place. Chandrila is facing a crisis due to its current inability to handle all the prisoners of war that are being shipped there for trial.
Geonosis: Shortly before the Battle of Akiva, New Republic forces secured a Geonosian Droid manufacturing center left over from the Clone Wars. The Geonosians, which were believed to have been killed in masse at one point by an unknown Imperial super weapon, were not present to be liberated. New Republic officials have found a Geonosian Queen, but unfortunately she appears to be infertile.
Fondor: The last Imperial forces on Fondor have surrendered or been defeated by Alliance marines, fighting across the shipyards. Many feared that the Empire would attempt to destroy the shipyards before giving them up, but after several weeks of hard fighting, fatigue and hunger eventually caused the remnants of Inferno Squad, to surrender.
Kuat: Admiral Ackbar and Commodore Agate of the New Republic have begun a Campaign to capture the planet Kuat, or more specifically the massive industrial assets of Kuat Drive Yards. The New Republic has utilized its starfighter advantage to pick apart the defenses at Kuat, which were designed to defend against larger starships. So far the B-Wing has proven itself to be devastating against the Kuati defenders, who have watched helplessly as their own starfighters have been dwindled down by the Republic assault.
Vorlag: Vice Admiral Perwin Gedde of the Empire was captured by bounty hunters working for the New Republic, but unfortunately died in transit to Chandrila. Gedde was apparently being protected by a Vorlaggn crime lord, where spice and narcotics were widely available. It is believed that Geddle died from an overdose. The main story however, is the number of Imperial leaders have recently been found fleeing to Criminal leaders for protection, both from the New Republic and the Alliance. This has allowed a number of criminal organizations to gain large stockpiles of Imperial weapons and equipment.
Naalol: New Republic Chancellor Mon Mothma surveyed damage to a city on the remote planet of Naalol, after a battle there resulted in large numbers of civilian casualties. It is believed that the Imperial forces purposely used the city to defend, so they could use the civilians as human shields. The fighting then became a tough urban battle, where the New Republic suffered disproportionally higher casualties than the Empire. Mon Mothma restated that she planned on disbanding a large portion of the military once the conflict was over, and seemed visibly distraught by the tactics the Empire was now taking.
Anoat Sector: Smugglers have managed to break the Iron Blockade, sparking widespread rebellion in the Anoat Sector. At the moment, Governor Adelhard remains in power, but the various political leaders in the sector have managed to rally forces on their individual planets. It is believed that the spark that set off the uprising was on the Hutt controlled planet of Mataou, where forces of Gnuda the Hutt first drove away Imperial defenders. One anecdote from this conflict is that the planet Hoth, perhaps the scene of the most notable defeat of the Rebel Alliance, has been liberated from the Empire by the Anoat Sector rebels.
Wretch of Tayron: An ISB Blacksite was reportedly raided by New Republic commandoes, resulting in the capture of a great deal of Imperial intel.
Vetine: Luke Skywalker, Hero of the Battle of Yavin, was seen on the planet Vetine, where he participated in an unknown operation. Skywalker has so far been absent from the majority of the major battles, after surviving the destruction of the Death Star at Endor.