Star Wars: Silent Destiny
Aspect: Order Through Fear
The Galactic Empire, also known as the New Order, the Old Empire, the First Galactic Empire, Palpatine’s New Order, the Imperium or simply the Empire, was the galactic government established by Supreme Chancellor Palpatine to replace the Galactic Republic in 19 BBY and bring Sith rule to the galaxy.
Corruption led many worlds of the Old Republic to secede and form a Confederacy of Independent Systems. The Clone Wars (22-19 ABY) ended with the Confederacy’s defeat and Supreme Chancellor Palpatine’s declaration of an Empire, modifying or dismantling all institutions of the Old Republic. The dissolution of the Jedi Order was only one such change made under the New Order.
Imperial society is mildly misogynistic and strongly Humanocentric, ruling its scattered worlds by cultivating a culture of fear.
Emperor Palpatine rules the Galactic Empire from the capital world of Coruscant. The galaxy has been organized into sectors and oversectors, under the control of Moffs and Grand Moffs. Imperial authority is diminished as one travels away from the galactic core, but it is seldom absent.
Imperial agents who have encountered Silent Destiny’s crew include customs bureaucrat Adan Maral (Ord Mantell) and Lt. Jagen Straden (Dexus-12). They had an uneasy working relationship with Captain Irene Hayes, last seen in the Sidori Star Cluster.