of the Imperial Order, citizens of the Empire, friends, I bring you
greetings on this joyous and momentous occasion. Today we celebrate
the 5th Anniversary of the Imperial Order, 5 years of Imperial power.
On January 1st of 1997, the Imperial Order came online. It began with
one person, myself, but I soon recruited others to aid me in bringing
the Imperial Order to be the premier Star Wars organization on the net.
That first year was the other, but looking back, it was one of the most
fulfilling. During that year, the basic principles and operations of
the Imperial Order were formed and still hold to this day, as they will
continue to do so in the future.
Over the next two years the Imperial Order continued to grow and expand.
The expansion was not without its hardships however, there were instances
of treachery and betrayal. The Imperial Order weathered these tumultuous
times and emerged a stronger and closer group.
Over the years we have had many changes and major additions to the Imperial
Order. With the release of new gaming platforms, the Imperial Order
continues to adjust and improve on these additions to the Star Wars
Our battles against the Rebellion and other rogue factions in the known
Galaxy brought us glory and prestige. As we continue to exterminate
these last pockets of resistance, we will also focus on unknown places
outside the Empire, such as the Unknown Regions and Wild Space. Even
though we may not win every battle and confrontation placed before us,
we are triumphant in spirit and our will cannot be suppressed.
For the future years of the Empire, I foresee a Golden Age; with our
Dark Jedi at the forefront, our authority and presence will guide the
Galaxy. There exists only one true good solution: Imperial domination
throughout the Galaxy. With our loyal forces of the Navy, CompForce
and Intelligence and the Dark Side guiding us, this goal will become
Now, I have some awards to make.
Grand Admiral Naizarian Kamin, mere awards cannot express my gratitude
to you. During my absence, your leadership of the Empire has pleased
me greatly. You constantly update me on the Fleet's activity and act
as an intermediary for me. Your devotion to the Imperial Order is unrivaled
and I foresee great things in your continuing career.
I hereby present you with two tokens of my appreciation, the first is
the Legion of the Empire medal, you are the only officer in the history
of the Imperial Order to receive this award twice, my congratulations
The second is a copy of an order form from the Kuat Drive Yards. I contacted
the Kuat Drive Yards a few weeks ago, and they have begun construction
of a new Super Star Destroyer to lead the First Fleet, the Dark Jedi
Order and serve as your flagship. This ship will not be completed until
June, when we will have a proper christening and commissioning ceremony.
Once again, congratulations my friend, you have earned and deserve it!
Grand Admiral Marcus Wulfman, time and again you have proved your devotion
and intensity for everything the Imperial Order stands for. In the past
two years, you have played a key role in helping to lead the Imperial
Order with your thoughts, ideas, and devotion.
I cannot express my thanks enough to you for your integrity and support.
Your efforts and work are legion and your motivation continues to drive
the Empire and its officers. I foresee vast things to bolster your already
grand career. Wulfman, I hereby award you with the Legion of the Empire
medal, the highest award throughout the empire. Congratulations my friend,
your undertakings merit only the best.
Grand Admiral Merlyn Gabriel, my stalwart and resolute Emperor's Hand,
my longest standing member of the Imperial High Command. Since year
one you have stood at my side and assisted me in bringing the goals
of the Imperial Order into being.
I owe a lot to you for your support, perceptions, and keeping me rational
when the Dark Side got the better of me. Even in the darkest of times,
you helped me focus on and achieve goals and for that I will be forever
indebted to you.
Merlyn, I hereby award you the Legion of the Empire medal, the highest
award that can be given. I also declare that your title of Emperor's
Hand is forewith a title for life. Congratulations, my friend, I thank
you for your sincerity and devotion.
Fleet Admiral Tar-Atanamir, the foundation for all members of the Imperial
Order and an officer whose work is the most demanding in the Galaxy.
Through you and your expertise, you train our new recruits to be the
best there are and help form the platform for new generations of officers.
Your tireless and exacting efforts to help sustain the Imperial Order
to be the unequaled force in the Galaxy.
It is with great pleasure that I add the Gold Cluster to your Imperial
Medal of Honor. Congratulations, my friend!
Admiral Max Porteous, always eager and zealous in your work for the
Imperial Order. Your adherence and allegiance to the Empire is standard
for all of our officers. Your earnest endeavors help to draw in participation
and increase our activity levels.
For this, I hereby promote you to the rank of Fleet Admiral. Congratulations!
Rear Admiral Azrael Dark Sun, your unbridled, and perhaps unrivaled,
passion for the Imperial Order instill in everyone a sense of purpose.
Always adherent to our principles and procedures, you are an archetype
for all Imperial Order members. I hereby promote you to the rank of
Vice Admiral. Congratulations, my friend!
Major General Arcturus Kiner, for your continuing role in the realm
of covert operations and your ability in the field of Imperial Intelligence,
I hereby promote you to the rank of Rear Admiral and appoint you Bureau
Director of the Bureau of Operations. Congratulations, Rear Admiral!
Special Agent Ganner, for your loyal work in helping to keep the Imperial
Order safe from internal threats and your ability to root out spies
in our midst, I hereby promote you to the rank of Rear Admiral and appoint
you Bureau Director of the Internal Organization Bureau. Congratulations,
Colonel Thrawn. Where to begin? The longest standing member of the Imperial
Order, and an officer who somehow managed to stay the same rank for
the past five years. Even though you hold the rank of Colonel, your
skills and activity far surpass that rank.
Since you have graciously turned down promotions in the past, I hereby
award you with the Imperial Order's Lifetime Achievement Award. Congratulations
Thrawn! Being the oldest member definitely counts!
To every officer of the Imperial Order, without each and everyone of
you there would be no Imperial Order. I thank you all for your dedication,
loyalty and work to keep the Imperial Order at the top where it belongs.
As a token of my appreciation, I have authorized Grand Admiral Kamin
to deposit into everyone's account the sum of 500,000 Imperial Credits
from my own account. Don't spend them all in one place!
The Imperial Order has had a great five years, let's make the next five
May the Dark Side defend you all, long live the Imperial Order!
Emperor Ged Larson
Ruler of the Empire
Fleet Commander of the Imperial Order
Supreme Overlord of the Dark Jedi
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