By Kesare Sauvage
TARIS – A triumphant parade celebrating ‘new and strong leadership in the Republic, the strides made to better their people and spread the gift of democracy across the galaxy. To celebrate our vocal stand against the crimes and atrocities of the Sith, and our constant strive for peace’ ended with Acting Chancellor Kamrodius Vance fighting for his life after an assassin fired from the packed crowd severely wounding him.
Rushed to a secure location, the Acting Chancellor is said to be out of surgery but has not yet awakened inciting fears in more than one Senator with one in particular overheard to say, “Oh fuck I think I’d have to take over.”
Protesters and supporters alike lined the streets of the Upper City, draping it in a variety of competing banners and posters.
Shouted Acting Chancellor Vance before tragedy struck, “I took this office not for my own benefit but to ensure the Republic thrives and doesn’t succumb to corruption, greed, and destruction. Because I have been steadfast on these matters, and my position for a strong Republic. Because of this….” he’d slightly adjust and pause for dramatic effect, “I welcome this vote! I welcome any citizen of the Republic to step forward and stake their claim in a Chancellery Election. If the people of the Republic see me unfit to hold office and another should take my seat I will bear no ill-will for my goal has always been for a strong Republic, and a strong democracy.”
Senator Iota, representative of the Tsil of Nam Chorios then announced their candidacy for the position of New Republic Chancellor. “The Tsil have long been loyal to the New Republic and never forgotten what they have done for my kind, we will not waver in our efforts to uphold the values the republic stands for.”
Standing alongside the Acting Chancellor, the Senator was one of the first to defend him and offer medical aid
The lone shooter has been identified as possibly belonging to the Black Sun organization though it is too early to tell for certain and questions have been raised concerning the rooftop sniper teams intended to prevent just such an occurrence.
No other injuries were reported other than the assassin who was killed instantly on site.