The Story So Far…
Despite the battle of Yavin IV being a great victory for the struggling Rebel Alliance, the Empire seems to grow ever stronger. However, now is the time to strike, while the destruction of the Death Star is still fresh in the minds of the peoples of the Galaxy. So in order to hopefully drum up some support from a few of the outlying systems, the Rebel Command has sent a small envoy to travel the rim and find support where they can. After a particularly satisfying ‘maybe’ from the governor of a small mining asteroid, the crew sets off to the next system.
Aboard the brand new YT-1930 transport is a diplomat, his protocol droid, and their bodyguard.
The Republic, which had lasted for at least 25,034 years, ended following a period of intense political turmoil and the devastation of the Clone Wars. After General Grievous was defeated at the Battle of Utapau, and shortly after the leaders of the Confederacy of Independent Systems were killed on Mustafar by Darth Vader, Chancellor Palpatine (by then ruling with near-absolute power), began a purge of the Jedi Order, and then proclaimed himself Emperor of the galaxy and reorganized the Galactic Republic into “the first Galactic Empire”.
The Rebel Alliance
A loose alliance of planetary-, system-, and sector-level forces formed in direct military opposition to the Galactic Empire. It was originally formed by a group of Loyalists, united by Galen Marek, determined to preserve the ideals of the Galactic Republic. The Corellian Treaty and the Declaration of Rebellion formally organized the Alliance, and the crest of the Marek family stood as the symbol of the Alliance after his act of redemption on the Death Star. AKA: Who you are aligned with.