Sins of our Fathers
The citizens of Koru Nemoidia were granted a spectacle in the form of yet another public execution of Death Watch operatives last week, this time led personally by the Lord Imperator Kasra himself. The group in question was exposed during an organized sweep on Antar performed by the Legion, promptly taken captive and moved to a secure location for questioning. During the interrogation, one of the prisoners revealed that the covert cell was harboring Elvette Rainmark, an adoptive child of Peter Max, the current leader of Death Watch and a sworn enemy of the Krath Empire. With this piece of information revealed, the entire group was transported to the Lord Imperator's private estates on Koru Nemoidia, where their fate would be decided.
Lord Kasra had decided to judge their actions against Krath as a matter of dual offence, claiming that the issue was as much a dispute between the Empire and its enemies as it was a battle between Mandalorians and Dar'Manda. This would mean that they would be eligible to a broader scope of punishments, as the charges against them would be both based on law of Krath and law of Lord Kasra's clan, the Ar'Klim. This gave the Lord Imperator the judiciary freedom he needed to sentence the entirety of the cell to slavery and forced labor on the Lord Imperator's numerous construction projects in Ar'Klim clan territories. As he would put it, "They would improve that, which they so foolishly attempted to destroy." After well over ten standard months of indentured service, Lord Kasra declared their usefulness spent, scheduling their execution date in the process.
The event attracted a large crowd to the Palace Plaza in front of the Cebatr be Ar'Klim, the designated place of the execution. In the late afternoon, Lord Kasra himself had appeared on-stage with the soon-to-be Dead Watch members. After giving a short speech on the importance of upholding the Mandalorian standards (see: Resol'nare) across all clans and weeding out pretenders, he summarily executed all seventeen prisoners before him via beheading. While each individual death solicited a positive response from the crowd, the cheers were loudest during the demise of the aforementioned Elvette Rainmark and another Death Watch officer, Billy Freeform. When approached by KrathNet journalists to share his thoughts on the occasion, Lord Imperator commented: "It is a slow process, to clear one's name. But in executing seventeen filthy Dar'manda, I certainly hope to have cleansed some of the stains from the name 'Mandalorian.' For that opportunity, I am filled with joy."