OZLYN GOX, GRAVLEX MED - Bringing an end to over five decades in politics, revered Senator Horox Ryyder retired in a quiet and informal gathering of friends and colleagues in his family compound on Gravlex Med yesterday.
"I trust the younger generation to bring about peace where we have failed," said Ryyder. "My fuel has been spent keeping what order I could. Fresh talent can now continue where I have left off."
To that end, Ryyder appointed former Gravlex Med President Zo Howler and his Secondary, Fo Kuna, as his successors. The two will begin Senatorial duty on 3:30, continuing Ryyder's campaign against the Military Creation Act.
Bail Antilles (left) and Senator Bail Organa
salute retiring Senator Horox Ryyder.
Among the politicians present at the gathering were Senator Bail Organa and former Senator Bail Antilles of Alderaan. Organa presented Ryyder with the Royal Chalcedony Shield, a medal of recognition typically given only to Alderaanians.
"For your peerless championing of civic virtue and uncompromising moral convictions, Alderaan looks to adopt you, Horox Ryyder, as a heroic son. While she is saddened by your departure from the government, she and all her people are indebted to your countless contributions to peace and freedom," said Organa.