FATE OF THE JEDI
“We stand on the threshold of a new beginning. In order to ensure our security and continuing stability, the Republic will be reorganized into the first Galactic Empire, for a safe and secure society, which I assure you will last for ten thousand years. An Empire that will continue to be ruled by this august body and a sovereign ruler chosen for life.”
The Galactic Empire ruled the Galaxy for a generation. At the end of the Galactic Civil War, the Republic called for its end once and for all. The Imperial Remnant successfully stationed itself on the planet Bastion in the Outer Rim to escape the Republic Forces.
The Fel Dynasty that followed reestablished The Galactic Empire into a major political power through its bold new leadership exemplified in its “Victory Without War” campaign.
But, despite the progressive reforms by the new Emperor Fel, the New Galactic Empire is not a Democracy or a Republic. It is still an empire ruled by the few and powerful, through cunning, ambition and ruthlessness.
THEME: THE SHADOW OF PALPATINE
Even 70 years after his death, Emperor Palpatine aka the Sith Lord Darth Sidious continues to influence the politics, philosophy and daily lives of everyone in the Empire.
Publicly, Palpatine is a topic of the highest taboo. Within the New Empire there are no statues of him and Imperial Ambassadors try their best to avoid Palpatine as a talking point but the Republic will never forget what Palpatine did. Most of Palpatine’s original supporters have either been ousted from power or have openly denounced him in hopes of preventing more rebellions within the Empires borders. Use of The Force within Imperial has even been banned to all but those most loyal to the current Emperor.
Behind closed doors Palpatine is still a symbol of victory to aspire to. Imperial Intelligence has ensured that all of the Histories disseminated throughout the Empire to its citizens depict Palpatine as a tyrant who began as a success story. The lone Senator from a small insignificant planet who became a democratically-elected Supreme Chancellor. The books don’t mention his political manipulations, his starting of the Clone Wars, his corruption of Anakin Skywalker or Count Dooku or his identity as a Sith Lord.
However, the war machine that is the Imperial Military and the ruthlessly pragmatic traditions that Palpatine built are what has kept Empire alive this long. Even the Moffs that follow Emperer Fel’s “Victory Without War” plans follow Palpatine’s examples if only as a warning.
IMPENDING ISSUE: “THE DEATH STAR WAS JUST THE BEGINNING…”
Emperor Fel may continue to seek peace, but the hawks that rule the Moff Council continue to build up the Imperial War Machine.
Not just superweapons capable of destroying planets, many Moffs build their might. Stormtroopers are still being trained and deployed on the streets. AT Walkers and Tie Fighters roll off the assembly lines. New War Droids are experimented within the secretive Maw Cluster…
Among the ongoing projects is the widespread adoption and development of Genetic Engineering and Cloning technologies among the general public. Citizens of the Empire have begun to contribute their DNA to a common bank and alter themselves to root out impurities and improve their well-being through gene splicing.
Contributing to the Empire’s growth is the Imperial Labor Forces, an army of Cloned Workers grown like the Clone Army before it to be obedient, efficient and to love the Empire more than Life itself. The ILF has allowed the Empire to rebuild their holdings and colonize new worlds faster than any before it.