Supported primarily by the InterGalactic Banking Clan and Techno Union, who operated private HoloNet alternatives prior to the Clone Wars, the Cartel broadcast Confederacy propaganda and anti-Republic news on its signal, presumably under the CIS Shadowfeed label.
After Po Nudo brought Ando and its loyal systems into the Confederacy fold, he was rewarded with control of the Cartel. The Cartel was responsible for the creation of the Skytop Station listening post during the war.
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- Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith: The Visual Dictionary
- The New Essential Guide to Droids
- The Essential Atlas
- The Essential Guide to Warfare
- The Official Star Wars Fact File Part 47 (RUU5–6, Skytop Station)