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  1. Emil Ro

    Ask Coruscant Consequence

    Emil didn't even feel the pain of the shot that killed him. Instead it felt as though he had been hit with a heavy stone, and then cold rapidly spread through his body like ice. Darkness crowded the edges of his vision. He didn't register falling. Nor hitting the hard pavement of the...
  2. Emil Ro

    Ask Coruscant Consequence

    A stray gust of wind brought Emil out to his balcony. His speeder was there, though he didn't climb in. The temptation to escape his apartment and head to the office to work was flitting and brief, dying with the breeze. The Supreme Chancellor's Office at the main Senate District was not ever...
  3. Emil Ro

    Ask Coruscant Consequence

    Emil was working a long night at his desk in his apartment at 500 Republica. The news cycle was aflame and he was barely able to keep ahead of it. The Jedi had won a battle at Denon, a battle he himself had not won. The Syndicates had struck and critically wounded Mon Cala. The Hutts had taken...
  4. Emil Ro

    Ask Business And Pleasures

    Emryc Thorne never ceased to be an interesting man. Emil had pegged him as the type to immediately try the more difficult slope. Which meant this day was not going to go down any path the Chancellor had anticipated. As they approached the easier slope, they crossed a stall with boots of varying...
  5. Emil Ro

    Ask Business And Pleasures

    Emryc was exactly right. These Senators weren't the right people for the job. Their loyalty was fickle, their votes lazy and haphazard. He sometimes wondered what it would be like to have a Republic without a Senate. It was a thought he didn't ever air publicly. Not just because it would make...
  6. Emil Ro

    Ask Business And Pleasures

    Emil had not been kidding himself during his half-drunken dance at the last Senate social. He did want to meet with Emryc. He also wanted to take a break from the increasingly toxic galactic political scene. But when the invitation had come into his office that the President was scheduled to...
  7. Emil Ro

    Open Onderon An Onderon Outing

    Chandrila. Swoop biking and hover-sledding. Emil could barely believe he was hearing the words. When was the last time he took a vacation? He was sure the media liked to see his opulent dinners with other politicians in such a light. And he could hardly blame them. But to Emil, those dinners...
  8. Emil Ro

    Open Onderon An Onderon Outing

    Emil was an excellent lead. Their conversation had not distracted him from the rhythm of their dance once. Emil often didn't admit when he was having fun, even to himself; but he couldn't deny it here. This was fun. Less fun was considering Emryc's question. Not that it was a bad one. The...
  9. Emil Ro

    HoloNet News ISC Governors Push Bill To Extend Presidential Term

    Emil was back on Coruscant thinking about his own reelection prospects when the news came to his attention, as it sometimes did, via a mob of reporters outside his office. Even as a Senator, he sometimes underestimated the media's hunger for drama between the galaxy's various leaders. Sometimes...
  10. Emil Ro

    Open Onderon An Onderon Outing

    Emil stared up into the President's simmering slate grey gaze and smiled despite himself. There were certainly worse ways to be roasted in public. And was that a twang of jealousy he felt? He imagined Malik got to dance in this way, with this man, on numerous occasions. He harbored a brief...
  11. Emil Ro

    Open Onderon An Onderon Outing

    Dancing tipsy was always an interesting experience. One he seldom got to experience as Chancellor, and one he didn't think he would get to share with the President of the bloody Consortium. Emryc had allowed Emil to lead him onto the floor, but that was where the Chancellor's lead ended. To...
  12. Emil Ro

    Open Onderon An Onderon Outing

    Careful not to choke on all that envious spittle flying from your neck flaps, Hergalor, Emil thought after... how many shots had he had? He wasn't kidding when he said he needed something strong. But where drunkenness made some weep with unburdened emotions, some drag their partners to the...
  13. Emil Ro

    Ask Coruscant Hammer and Sickle

    Emil suspected the waiter immediately. It wasn't the seafood platter that tipped him off. It was that phrase. "The Bith." The Magistrate was a well known figure, and a frequent patrol of the rail system. He would have been a familiar face. Whoever the waiter was, he'd probably been hired for the...
  14. Emil Ro

    Ask Petty Is as Petty Does

    "Relax, Senator," Emil huffed. He was used to other politicians underestimating him; but Jin, for all their animosity, should know better by now. "Frantic and unpredictable is exactly how we want her. For starters, she knows we're after her adoring fanbase, which means she'll spend more time in...
  15. Emil Ro

    Open Onderon An Onderon Outing

    Emil arrived fashionably late as usual. Only this time, his tardiness wasn't motivated by a disdain for public events, but rather confusion. The invitation had it taking place in an apartment. That couldn't be right. He had been to his fair share of seedy hotels over the duration of his...
  16. Emil Ro

    Open Galactic Senate Onderon Congregation of Planets and Nations

    "Allow me to answer that question, if I may, Madame Speaker," Chancellor Ro spoke up, standing to take his place at the central podium. In the chaos that had erupted in the few minutes since Alex had touched his mind, Emil had been to overwhelmed to speak. It wasn't just the number of people...
  17. Emil Ro

    Open Galactic Senate Onderon Congregation of Planets and Nations

    The Jedi were proposing peace with the Sith. No, not just that, they were purposing to let the Sith back into the halls of galactic governance. Had seven thousand years of history taught them nothing? Had recent history taught them nothing? Emil had planned to remain silent for most the session...
  18. Emil Ro

    Ask Petty Is as Petty Does

    Emil had frankly grown tired of this line of thinking. It was prevalent in the Galactic Senate too. This notion that the New Republic was in decline, close to collapse, as if the Free Worlds Alliance was not just a loose conglomeration of rural backwaters or the Consortium wasn't mostly barren...
  19. Emil Ro

    Ask Petty Is as Petty Does

    Emil was only slightly taken aback. He and Vaisra had rattled the bear's cage so-to-speak. It shouldn't be surprising that a caged animal would want to bite back. Still, he cursed their predicament. They weren't ready for a confrontation yet. They needed more time to get their hand in order...
  20. Emil Ro

    Open Galactic Senate Onderon Congregation of Planets and Nations

    For Supreme Chancellor Emil Ro, the Galactic Senate meetings were beginning to bleed together. The Senate met once a month, but each session felt like a month long and usually devolved into squabbling more often than not. He was only mildly convinced that this one would be any different. The...
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