The setting skies over Taanab marked the end of a historic day for the Trade Federation as Viceroy Jansen announced that he would be retiring. The Federation fleet had assembled for manoeuvres above the planet, clearly visible from the cities below, guiding dignitaries from across Federation space to the palace and putting on a display for the bustling crowds. In a ceremony held at the Royal Palace, Salamku Derov was invested by the Cabinet as the Trade Federation’s ninth Viceroy.
Speaking from the “Esco Banquet Room” aboard the Trade Federation flagship, Prosperity, Viceroy Jansen began: “Today is a profound day both for the Federation, and for me personally. We mark Federation Day, a celebration of everything that we have achieved, not only over the past year, but throughout our history. From Viceroy Esco’s formative rule of our Federation through to my own administration beginning nine years ago. These celebrations throughout our vast community mark not only the tireless efforts of those who have built our Federation, they have another, more significant place in our history.”