Bal`demnic (TNN) – It is with deep sadness and extreme sorrow that we announce the passing of His Majesty, King Jude Vatz, Sovereign of the Tresario Star Kingdom, Sovereign of the Sentinels of Tresario, Marshall of the Order of Tresarian Freedom, Peer of the Order of the Noblest Rukhar, Nathran of Clan Eu’maios, Patron of the Tikiars, and Citizen of the Tresario Star Kingdom.
King Vatz devoted his life to the cause of Freedom for the people of the galaxy. Beginning his career in the Falleen Federation, he was drawn to the Tresario Star Kingdom by his friend Landion Domic, then Viceroy of the Kingdom. Rising through the ranks, he became Minister of Governmental Affairs, and later had a short tenure as Premier. With the retirement of Viceroy Domic, King Vatz was chosen to succeed him. He lead the Kingdom from a small nation to one of great galactic prominence and influence. His leadership extended beyond the borders of even the Federation, becoming Secretary-General of the Galactic Alliance. As the Kingdom grew, King Vatz knew Tresarians needed their own voice in galactic affairs. After unsuccessful conversations with the Federation, he led the Kingdom to independence, forging Tresario into a galactic powerhouse. Working with new allies to secure Tresarian influence and security, he aided in the rebirth of the Imperial Union, overseeing the continued growth of the Kingdom.
In these final years, King Vatz was diagnosed with a rare disease. Keeping this information to a handful of advisors and friends, he continued his work overseeing the government. His mind remained his most powerful weapon as he saw to the protection of the Kingdom. On Day 47 of Year 19 he eventually crossed the great divide, leaving a legacy unrivaled in Tresarian history. A funeral was recently held in the capital of the Kingdom, where countless Tresarians paid their respects to the Sovereign of seven years.
Upon hearing the news, Tresario’s allies have sent statements of support to the Kingdom. Emperor Seele stated that, “[King Vatz] was one of the most staunch and capable leaders we have enjoyed within the Imperial Union. His intellect, insight, and strong sense of strategic purpose was a source of counsel to myself and also Lord Ndengin when he was Emperor. This is a loss that is felt not just by the citizens of the Tresarian Kingdom, but also the entire Imperial Union.” In a release from Black Sun, Dark Prince Knight said “The news of King Vatz’s passing has sent ripples through the galaxy. When someone of such immense character leaves us, we are never the same. To the citizens of the Tresario Star Kingdom, Black Sun is with you in this time of sorrow.”
Aside from allies, beings across the galaxy have reached out upon hearing the news of the King. Dac Kain, galactic businessman and friend of King Vatz issued this statement upon hearing the news: “Both Aly and I are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of our dear friend, [King Vatz]. While aware this day could come, that does not soften the blow nor ease the pain of loss. [King Vatz] was a wonderful friend and will be greatly missed. Friends like [King Vatz] are hard to find, even harder to lose, and impossible to forget. The entire Mecrotica family extends our deepest sympathies to the Tresarian people and all those he left behind.”
In a historic occasion, the nobility of Tresario are assembled to confirm the succession of the heir to the throne. As they meet, the legacy and vision of King Vatz remains a steadfast guide. They are expected to make an announcement in the coming days. A memorial honoring the late Sovereign will be held in the following weeks.