Rico Starblazer stood, buttoned his jacket, and walked calmly before the tribunal. Nodding respectfully to Darth Attorney, he took a deep breath and began. "Ladies and gentlemen, over the course of this trial the prosecution will prove, beyond the shadow of a doubt that Presiden Yarlik was responsible for inflicting cruel and unusual punishment on one General Zaarin, but also for causing the deaths of still untold lives about Zaarin's ship, the Tiger. The defense will attempt to sway you with tales of Yarlik's heroism, bravery, and commitment to duty. They will attempt to build his character so great that he will seem unblemished by even the thought of an immoral action, but I assure you that it will all be nothing but a facade. Yarlik is a murderer, a killer who strikes without warning and uses his office and power as a shield to hide behind. Because of the treaty between his organization and the Empire, Yarlik was unable to hide behind his office and play cat and mouse to avoid being held responsible. "I do not need to remind the panel of their responsibility to see through the smoke and mirrors which will be presented by the defense to observe the truth at hand: That President Yarlik is responsible for countless deaths and immeasurable agony to Admiral Zaarin. Under the treaty he is guilty, and more importantly, in the standards of all moral men he is guilty. The prosecution will make this clear." Rico nodded again to the panel, and took his seat.