Veritas News Inc. -- Lorell, Hapes Cluster
FIRST ANNUAL VERITAS AWARDS
Enter Lorell system, and the lush tropical gardens of the Veritas Axon, situated in the Morgarr Commercial district on planet Lorell. As former residence of Hapan House Antaria turned corporate headquarters, the equatorial location offers a scenic vista perfect for the occasion. And today it hosts the First Annual Veritas Awards (1st AVA) ceremony. An event that occurs in tandem with ongoing jubilation for the third anniversary of Veritas Press.
The livefeed now goes to Jorus Serto, hosting the ceremony from the Veritas Axon.
Welcome, sentients, to the 1st Annual Veritas Awards! A diverse offering of awards are included in today's ceremony: though one particular theme dominates our collection of winners.
It's been a momentous and rather exciting galactic year but before we reach the drama, it's time to honour those organizations deemed by our voters to have provided services of superlative quality over the last twelve months. The cogs that turn the machine that is our galactic economy, these corporations have impressed with their customer service, products, pricing and a myriad of other factors.
The nominees for Company of the Year are...
Centrepoint Mining [Holosite] - A key part of the famous Centrepoint conglomerate, this company has provided raw materials to the public speedily, unwaveringly, and at competitive prices.
CryoMed Laboratories [GNS] - Having recently celebrated its fourth anniversary with its customers, this company has formed a new branch focused on the latest in freezing technologies: Cryogenic Healthcare.
Faerytail Medical [GNS] - A somewhat newer company, and another of the medical variety, Faerytail has proved its business acumen with speedy services and sensible pricing, but has also shown it's no pushover with recent external conflicts.
And the winner of the AVA for Company of the Year is...
Our next award recognises the incredible work done by those with no monetary motivation, people willing to make personal or business sacrifices to benefit those needier than themselves.
The nominees for Philanthropist of the Year are...
Bossive Ketwol [Hololink] - A renowned billionaire and the leader of the new-look InterGalactic Banking Clan, Bossive made generous reparations for those left feeling scammed by the old InterGalactic Banking Clan.
Echuu Shen-Jon [Holocron] - Ex-Head of State of the CIS, Echuu is known for his organization of a charity fund aimed at giving those making their first steps into the galaxy a valuable head start.
Uli-ah Gafsa [Holoboards] - Leader of the pirate group Twin Suns, Uli is honoured for organizing the Jawa Swap Meet, a rare meeting between famous members of the race.
And the winner of the AVA for Philanthropist of the Year is...
Our next award is for those who have only recently emerged on the galactic scene. Rising to fame rather sharply over the past year, these nominees have made a quick impact on the galactic community.
And the nominees for Newcomer of the Year are...
Fleur`De Rouge [GNS] - A rogue bounty hunter responsible for the daring capture of New Republic leader Cheda Quche, Fleur committed a series of murders and kidnapping before being captured by Eidola's Syn.
Het Patchateeka [Holocron] - A young Jawa who began as a prospector and is now Vice President of Kerdos Company, Het is the publisher of the Jawaese-to-Basic translation tool.
Lilitu Ningaz [Holoboards] - A talented artist-for-hire and famous mercenary, Ningaz has impressed many for the quality of her artwork and ability as a hunter.
Wolfgang von Schlavendorf [Holocron] - Another Jawa from Tattooine, Wolfgang quickly rose to be the leader of the Veritas-owned Galactic Stock Exchange before leaving the company to pursue a personal venture.
And the winner of the AVA for Newcomer of the Year is...
Our next award is in recognition of those events which rose to infamy over the past year for their scope, audacity and success in scamming, cheating or otherwise dubious conduct."
And the nominees for Heist of the Year are...
The Nova Crystal [GNS] - Its sudden sharp decrease in worth, stemming from the Krath Dynasty's unpopular devaluation of the currency due to tax law changes, caused controversy and unrest for many who dealt in the Crystal.
The InterGalactic Banking Clan [Holoboards] - For supposedly scamming billions of credits from its investors under Corey Vildras, including a massive four hundred million credit investment from his namesake, Korinas Vildras.
Sven Wan [Holoboards] - His investment and raffle schemes which totalled over 2.17 billion credits and dozens of ships in alleged "donations" to Wan, which he later bragged about to the trading community. Sven subsequently disappeared under mysterious circumstances.
And the winner of the AVA for Heist of the Year is...
Syn's capture and ransom of Executor Seele
Our next category is for News Headline of the Year. One of this ceremony's most prestigious awards, this recognises the story which had the largest impact on the galactic community during Year 14.
And the nominees are...
The spread of the Metamorphosis Plague [GNS] - A disease linked to the Derra Virus that rewrites the DNA of the subject, transforming them from one species into another! The Plague affected many prominent individuals as it peaked, and localised outbreaks are still going on in newly discovered areas of the galaxy.
Syn's capture and ransom of Executor Seele [GNS] - A recurring nominee, the capture and ransom of Seele by Syn made waves in all corners of the galaxy.
The capture of the New Republic's Chief of State, Cheda Quche, by Fleur`De Rouge [GNS] - And his subsequent execution by the Galactic Empire, shocked many and raised major internal security concerns in the Galactic Alliance.
And the winner of the AVA for News Headline of the Year is...
Syn's capture and ransom of Executor Seele
Our final award honours the individual who made the most significant contribution to the course of the last year, as decided by the public. The nominees all made waves in Year 14 for extremely diverse reasons.
And the nominees for Person of the Year are...
Alex Tylger [GNS] - A giant of Hapan politics with around fifteen years in the Consortium, including three years as Rai`ix Chume, Tylger has cemented his place as one of the most influential galactic figures of recent times. After retiring this year, much to the dismay of many, Tylger was succeeded by Zayth Kadrim.
Seele [GNS] - The Executor of the Galactic Empire, enjoyed a mixed year: despite being one of the most powerful men in the galaxy, the human was thrust into the limelight several months ago when captured by fellow nominee Syn. Although largely ridiculed for allowing this to occur, Seele oversaw another year of stable Imperial government with Emperor Ndengin.
Sven Wan [Holocron] - Now believed to be dead, the ex-Leader of the InterGalactic Banking Clan ran many investment scheme scams and looted IGBC customers. His takings ran into the billions, and before he turned to thievery Wan was a rapidly emerging trader.
Syn [GNS] - The renowned Eidola Pirate who captured or killed six prominent galactic citizens and secured her own Super Star Destroyer, has been lauded by many for her skill and audacity.
And the winner of the AVA for Person of the Year is...
A ceremony dominated by the exploits of one! Congratulations to Syn, Lilitu, Bossive and Faerytail Medical, as well as all the nominees. We end the transmission here, but the revelry on location is sure to continue far into the night. Thank you to the galactic public for voting, and happy third anniversary Veritas Press!
TO THE PUBLIC
For additional information on groups and persons mentioned in this transmission:
[[ If you enjoyed the publication then please feel free to support the hard work of our freelancers and reporters at Veritas Press with a friendly donation! ]]