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Bestine had a local [[Law enforcement agency/Legends|police force]] responsible for investigating crimes,<ref name="Politics" /> and Imperial [[security guard]]s and other officers were stationed throughout the city. However, it was the Imperial stormtroopers who patrolled the streets, protecting the local populace from common thugs and Tusken Raider attacks. These stormtroopers also guarded the routes to and from Bestine.<ref name="AED" /> The Officer of Defense was at least partly responsible for regulating the amount of stormtrooper defenses in Bestine.<ref name="Politics" /> Aside from the more common stormtroopers and sandtroopers, [[storm commando]]s and various types of dark troopers guarded the city in a limited capacity, including two which guarded the front entrance to the capitol. Many of the Empire's activities in Bestine were directed from the Imperial garrison,<ref name="AED" /> a military base<ref name="Insider68">{{InsiderCite|68|Gamescape}}</ref> situated on a hill overlooking the city<ref name="Insider65" /> to the north. A number of stormtroopers and Imperial officers were stationed there, including Captain [[Jasha]] and [[Major/Legends|Major]] [[Caleb Knolar]]. Bestine was a significant Imperial recruitment station, and [[Imperial recruiter|recruiters]] could be found at the garrison and in other areas throughout Bestine. Despite Bestine's distinction as one of the most orderly and safe cities on the planet, it was not completely devoid of crime,<ref name="AED" /> and the Imperial authorities were largely ineffective when it came to resolving murder cases. During one season, a man's son was ambushed and killed by thugs while heading out to Anchorhead for [[Power converter/Legends|power converters]] and other supplies. When the father reported his son's murder to the Imperial authorities in Bestine, they said they could not find the killers. The father doubted that they had even looked, as it only took him two days to find the band of theives himself. Seeking revenge, the father attempted to hire an assassin to wipe out the band of murderous thugs.<ref name="HeartsickFather">{{SWG|An Empire Divided}}—Mission Terminal: "A Heartsick Father" on Tatooine</ref>
 
Bestine had a local [[Law enforcement agency/Legends|police force]] responsible for investigating crimes,<ref name="Politics" /> and Imperial [[security guard]]s and other officers were stationed throughout the city. However, it was the Imperial stormtroopers who patrolled the streets, protecting the local populace from common thugs and Tusken Raider attacks. These stormtroopers also guarded the routes to and from Bestine.<ref name="AED" /> The Officer of Defense was at least partly responsible for regulating the amount of stormtrooper defenses in Bestine.<ref name="Politics" /> Aside from the more common stormtroopers and sandtroopers, [[storm commando]]s and various types of dark troopers guarded the city in a limited capacity, including two which guarded the front entrance to the capitol. Many of the Empire's activities in Bestine were directed from the Imperial garrison,<ref name="AED" /> a military base<ref name="Insider68">{{InsiderCite|68|Gamescape}}</ref> situated on a hill overlooking the city<ref name="Insider65" /> to the north. A number of stormtroopers and Imperial officers were stationed there, including Captain [[Jasha]] and [[Major/Legends|Major]] [[Caleb Knolar]]. Bestine was a significant Imperial recruitment station, and [[Imperial recruiter|recruiters]] could be found at the garrison and in other areas throughout Bestine. Despite Bestine's distinction as one of the most orderly and safe cities on the planet, it was not completely devoid of crime,<ref name="AED" /> and the Imperial authorities were largely ineffective when it came to resolving murder cases. During one season, a man's son was ambushed and killed by thugs while heading out to Anchorhead for [[Power converter/Legends|power converters]] and other supplies. When the father reported his son's murder to the Imperial authorities in Bestine, they said they could not find the killers. The father doubted that they had even looked, as it only took him two days to find the band of theives himself. Seeking revenge, the father attempted to hire an assassin to wipe out the band of murderous thugs.<ref name="HeartsickFather">{{SWG|An Empire Divided}}—Mission Terminal: "A Heartsick Father" on Tatooine</ref>
   
Bestine's slums were especially susceptible to criminal activity, and the area was not afforded the same level of protection as the rest of the city. As the Tusken Raiders became more daring, they launched constant attacks on the outskirts of the city. During one particular night, the Tuskens attacked the outer walls of the slums, killing several and kidnapping the son of one of the poorer women there. The Empire kept quiet about the incident, hiding news of the attack from the common folk of Bestine in order to prevent panic. While the Empire failed to prevent the attack, the Officer of Defense took pity on the mother of the kidnapped son. Victor took his own [[Soldier/Legends|soldiers]] and managed to destroy the Tuskens, and successfully returned her son back to Bestine safely. News of this success proved helpful to Victor's campaign prospects during his election against Sean Trenwell.<ref name="AED" /> However, Victor was also known to use less than reputable means to maintain law and order in Bestine. Despite Bestine's Imperial inclinations, the local police force was alleged to contain a number of Rebel spies.<ref name="Politics" /> Victor secretly ordered the summary execution of such individuals, including a known Rebel informat named [[P'lya Hera]], a Rebel [[Commander/Legends|commander]] named [[Petre Fairlight]], and a Rebel operative by the name of [[Tyanna R'khila]] who headed smuggling efforts in Bestine. Victor believed these killings were justified in order to prevent supplies from being stolen, and to keep Bestine clean. Victor viewed members of the Rebel Alliance as a [[disease]] which needed to be eliminated from Bestine as quickly as possible. One of Victor's campaign proposals included establishing a [[Special forces/Legends|special force]] of troopers to eradicate more of these kinds of individuals.<ref name="AED" />
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Bestine's slums were especially susceptible to criminal activity, and the area was not afforded the same level of protection as the rest of the city. As the Tusken Raiders became more daring, they launched constant attacks on the outskirts of the city. During one particular night, the Tuskens attacked the outer walls of the slums, killing several and kidnapping the son of one of the poorer women there. The Empire kept quiet about the incident, hiding news of the attack from the common folk of Bestine in order to prevent panic. While the Empire failed to prevent the attack, the Officer of Defense took pity on the mother of the kidnapped son. Victor took his own [[Soldier/Legends|soldiers]] and managed to destroy the Tuskens, and successfully returned her son back to Bestine safely. News of this success proved helpful to Victor's campaign prospects during his election against Sean Trenwell.<ref name="AED" /> However, Victor was also known to use less than reputable means to maintain law and order in Bestine. Despite Bestine's Imperial inclinations, the local police force was alleged to contain a number of Rebel spies.<ref name="Politics" /> Victor secretly ordered the summary execution of such individuals, including a known Rebel informat named [[P'lya Hera]], a Rebel [[Commander/Legends|commander]] named [[Petre Fairlight]], and a Rebel operative by the name of [[Tyanna R'khila]] who headed smuggling efforts in Bestine. Victor believed these killings were justified in order to prevent supplies from being stolen, and to keep Bestine clean. Victor viewed members of the Rebel Alliance as a [[disease]] which needed to be eliminated from Bestine as quickly as possible. One of Victor's campaign proposals included establishing a [[Special forces/Legends|special force]] of troopers to eradicate more of these kinds of individuals.
   
 
The Hutts, however, maintained a different level of respect among Bestine's political elite. Victor officially acknowledged that questionable activities conducted by approved members or affiliates of the Hutts would be rendered "unseen" to the authority of the Officer of Defense and his official troopers. However, in return for Victor's complicity, the Hutts were expected to do nothing to damage Victor's reputation in the the [[Eye/Legends|eyes]] of the voting public.<ref name="AED" /> The Director of Commerce was also beholden to the Hutts as a result of blackmail,<ref name="Politics" /> and even Governor Tour Aryon proved willing to mostly ignore the criminal activities of Jabba Desilijic Tiure's criminal empire as a means by which to keep the peace on Tatooine.<ref name="Eisley" /> However, to avoid unwanted scrutiny from the Imperial capital of [[Coruscant/Legends|Coruscant]], Aryon had long attempted to guide Jabba the Hutt away from using violence to solve his problems, albeit to little avail.<ref name="AED" /> Because Bestine had become a key base of operations for Imperial Naval activities in the Outer Rim, many ships and men were moved through the region on a daily basis. Colonel Gert Talnin, the Imperial officer in charge of Bestine's starport, was responsible for authorizing all incoming and outgoing space travel. In order to ensure uninterrupted delivery of critical supplies, the Empire's Storm Squadron patrolled the [[Bestine Orbital Region]] and Primary Commerce Route to scan for illegal cargo and to protect the commerce lanes and supply transports from [[Pirate/Legends|pirate]] attacks. Emboldened by the recent successes of the Rebel insurgency against the Empire, the [[Commerce Raiders]] became more inclined to disrupt Imperial Naval operations in the [[Tatoo system/Legends|Tatoo system]]. Working with [[Imperial Intelligence/Legends|Imperial Intelligence]], the Storm Squadron aimed to eliminate pirate leaders in order to restore order in the [[Star system/Legends|system]]. Another group known as the [[Bestine Pirates]] could also be found flying around a region of the Tatoo system named [[Pirate's (Muon) Gold]]. Although they named the region after their favorite [[Spice/Legends|spice]], the pirates were themselves named after the city.<ref name="JTL" />
 
The Hutts, however, maintained a different level of respect among Bestine's political elite. Victor officially acknowledged that questionable activities conducted by approved members or affiliates of the Hutts would be rendered "unseen" to the authority of the Officer of Defense and his official troopers. However, in return for Victor's complicity, the Hutts were expected to do nothing to damage Victor's reputation in the the [[Eye/Legends|eyes]] of the voting public.<ref name="AED" /> The Director of Commerce was also beholden to the Hutts as a result of blackmail,<ref name="Politics" /> and even Governor Tour Aryon proved willing to mostly ignore the criminal activities of Jabba Desilijic Tiure's criminal empire as a means by which to keep the peace on Tatooine.<ref name="Eisley" /> However, to avoid unwanted scrutiny from the Imperial capital of [[Coruscant/Legends|Coruscant]], Aryon had long attempted to guide Jabba the Hutt away from using violence to solve his problems, albeit to little avail.<ref name="AED" /> Because Bestine had become a key base of operations for Imperial Naval activities in the Outer Rim, many ships and men were moved through the region on a daily basis. Colonel Gert Talnin, the Imperial officer in charge of Bestine's starport, was responsible for authorizing all incoming and outgoing space travel. In order to ensure uninterrupted delivery of critical supplies, the Empire's Storm Squadron patrolled the [[Bestine Orbital Region]] and Primary Commerce Route to scan for illegal cargo and to protect the commerce lanes and supply transports from [[Pirate/Legends|pirate]] attacks. Emboldened by the recent successes of the Rebel insurgency against the Empire, the [[Commerce Raiders]] became more inclined to disrupt Imperial Naval operations in the [[Tatoo system/Legends|Tatoo system]]. Working with [[Imperial Intelligence/Legends|Imperial Intelligence]], the Storm Squadron aimed to eliminate pirate leaders in order to restore order in the [[Star system/Legends|system]]. Another group known as the [[Bestine Pirates]] could also be found flying around a region of the Tatoo system named [[Pirate's (Muon) Gold]]. Although they named the region after their favorite [[Spice/Legends|spice]], the pirates were themselves named after the city.<ref name="JTL" />
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