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

Today we are opening a brand new segment we call Faction Watch. An indepth look into the many other factions in the galaxy so that our viewers are more aware of what is out there.

*Cut to an interview within the orbiting station of Bastion with a sovereign-Class Super Star Destroyer (SSSD) named the Autarch in the background of the viewing window. Her guest is wearing her ceremonial Moff's unifrom with ranking and honors prominently displayed.*

"Today with me is Supreme Moff Viera Kisep of the Imperial Remnant. Thank you for agreeing to this interview."

"It is my pleasure, Melissa and we welcome the opportunity the Hydirian Way News allowed us to reach your billions of viewers."

"Ok, to start things of our viewers would like to know why was the Imperial Remnant formed? Why not join the Sith Empire or one of the other factions in the galaxy?"

"The Imperial Remnant was formed on the idea of the true Empire, I look at the Sith Empire, and all I see is a bunch of sith, and no place for the common man. The idea was formed when wanted a faction that fought to protect people from the horrible war that is between the Republic and the Sith Empire. We want to be a place for all people not just a bunch of force users. We also believe that it is not stable to have a sith lord as an ruler, look into the past, and you can see that much of the problems in history have been because of fights between sith lords and their apprentices and Jedi. We want to be clear of that."

"Very brave words madam considering the ongoing escalating conflicts between the Sith Empire and the Republic. With that in mind, what are the goals of the Imperial Remnant?"

"Our goals are to build up the strength of the Imperial Remnant and to obtain trade relations with any faction that will agree to. We don't want to involve our selves in the petty war that is between the Sith and the Republic. We desire at least for the foreseeable future to live in peace and to prosper. We invite any former planet or ships with ties to the Empire to join the Imperial Remnant, and will continue accepting worlds into our treaty, and then do what we can to protect them as we do for our current member planets."

"What is your political stand to the various factions in the universe?"

"We wish to remain neutral and establish relations with everyone, we don't favor any one side though and seek only to establish trade with each faction. We of course are subject to change this stance at any time, but for the foreseeable future we plan on establishing our presence in the galaxy."

"So you are telling me that the Imperial Remnant claims to be a peaceful faction? Many would find that hard to believe considering the old stories of how things were run during the height of their power. What kind of government do you have?"

"Our Government has a Civilian side and a Military side. We have the Emperor who is the man our people look up to, but the day to day operations of the Imperial Remnant is operated by the Council of Moffs, which I reside over as the Supreme Moff. I am personally responsible to speak for the Council and take action on what we decide is necessary."

"A heavy burden, I am sure. One last question, as Supreme Moff, how do you react to the ongoing war between the Sith and the Republic? How will affect your future relations with either faction?"

"We think that the war has harmed far too many innocents and have seen first hand how both sides seem to ignore the rest of the galaxy often putting bystanders in harms way. We wish to provide a safe haven for those who wish to escape the mindless bloodshed that has seemed to posseses both sides of the war."

"Thank you again Supreme Moff Viera Kisep. We do wish you luck on your future endeavors."

You heard it first on HWN, an exclusive look at what makes the Imperial Remnant tick. Will they succeed? Can they remain neutral in the war between the Republic and the Sith? Which faction will be featured next on our show?

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.