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Sompeetalay from www.teekay-421.be sends in more observations to our earlier post about Episode II notes from the new Official Site's Holonet News :
* Slyther Bushforb, a Nuknog background character seen last week in a picture with the 2 Dugs in Dex's Diner, is confirmed as a Private Investigator. [looks sort of like a larger Ark Roose]
* Species of Toonbuck Toora is confirmed: Sy Myrthian (homeplanet was already known). The seperation from the Republic of Sy Myrth is also confirmed, this also proves Toonbuck is part of the CIS. [Confederacy of Independant Systems]
* Techno Union Foreman Wat Tambor is mentioned in the article about Baktoid Workshop
* Intergalactic Bank Clan Chairman San Hill is mentioned
* Senators Tikkes (Calamari), Po Nudo (Ando) and Tendau Bendon (Ithor) are mentioned.
* Pabs Tyrell also pops up. He's one of Ratts Tyrell's sons and in name of the Ratts Teyrell Foundation he wants Podracing to be banned. In this article the Foundation manages to close down an arena on Caprioril. Unfortunately they never managed to close down the Swoop arena, because an Assassin Droid will murder more than 2000 spectators on Caprioril during a Swooprace. [So that explains the annoying scene with Mrs. Tyrell and kids on the TPM DVD.]
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Also, there is word that Yarael Poof has been replaced on the Council with the reptilian Sarr Labooda, seen in the attached photo. Not a whole lot of personality, but what can I do about it?