*Cut to video of Melissa wearing a modified storm trooper armor with her mic and helmet in her hands*

Welcome to this episode of Hydiran Way News, all the news worth reporting, I'm your host Melissa Clairborne.

We are reporting to you live aboard Sith Warship Doomhammer. According to the Sith Military commander, they received word the Republic was attempting to seize the abandoned Naval Station Validusia and use it as spring board for their offensive.

*cut to video feed of the battle raging outside*



*cut back to Melissa as the ship rocks from a glancing hit*

Majority of the Sith fleet has been deployed to counter the Republic forces attempting to seize the station. We have just received word that Sith ground troops are engaged in combat with Republic troops to secure the hangar bays. Fighting has been brutal, we have gotten reports that entire sections have been breached and exposed to the vacuum.



A new development has just occurred with the arrival of the Mandalorian battle fleet. It would seem that they responded to the threat posed should the Republic seize the station and use it against them. They appear to have moved their ships and now are bombarding it heavily, although it would seem to little effect.

Suddenly without warning, the Republic fleet begins to retreat from the space station, followed by Sith ships heading to their battle line, before explosions blossom like fire cherry flowers in spring all over the abandoned station.

*All around her troops begin cheering as the Republic and Mandalorian fleets enter hyperspace. *

Once again the Sith Empire has halted the Republic's aggression and prevented them from obtaining the space station as weapons platform for their plans for conquest.

Will this be the end of the Republic threat or a precursor of things to come? Will the Republic seek revenge against the Mandalorians for aiding the Sith? Will the Sith be able to stop them in time?

These questions and more will be answered by this reporter in future episodes. My name is Melissa Clairborne and this has been the Hydiran Way News.