Envoy Shot Down over Coruscant!17/03/2017
The Emancipator was ferrying Director Voda Tsark of the Intelligence branch of the New Republic who was acting as an envoy to reopen diplomatic channels with Corellia. Tsark refused an escort of X-wing Starfighters into corellian space, saying that she put her faith in the Protectorate to ensure her security in Corellia during the talks.
The negotiations proceeded fairly, with a free trade agreement being settled as well as a combined training operation between republican and corellian pilots to strengthen bonds. However, during the talks, a lone imperial Star Wing bomber illegally intruded on the discussions, demanding information on the non-existent Republic escort that flew with the Emancipator. Voda Tsark informed the pilot that this was a mission of peace, and the corellian security force intercepted and escorted the craft out of the system without violence.
After the conference, the Emancipator was escorted by corellian security vessel Vanquisher as a measure of increased security due to the appearance of the unwelcome imperial bomber. The Emancipator proceeded through the Kuat system and entered Coruscant, eager to return home to cement the agreements amongst the senate.
But the crew of the Emancipator were in for a terrible surprise. Upon entering orbit of Coruscant, an imperial raider managed to slip past the security measures of the planet and prey upon the virtually helpless Emancipator and its crew. The raider killed 27 people and injured dozens, including Director Voda Tsark in its brutal attack. The Emancipator fell into the atmosphere of Coruscant and if not for the efforts of the security tug crafts would have crashed into Galactic City, injuring countless innocent people.
After being treated by paramedics at the rescue site of the survivors, Voda Tsark regretted her decision to leave without an escort, saying “I shouldn’t have been so naïve to think that the Imperial Remnant would have a shred of respect for a mission of peace and cooperation. I’ve learned my lesson, but at such a terrible price.”
The Emancipator has been transported to an on-planet repair bay to begin mending the catastrophic damage it received.