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"…while the fanatical Grand Admiral Il-Raz committed suicide by plunging his flagship into the heart of the Denarii Nova."
The Essential Chronology[src]

The Emperor's Disciple was a Star Destroyer in the Imperial Navy that served as the personal flagship of the Imperial Grand Admiral Ishin-Il-Raz. Seeking the approval of Emperor Palpatine following his appointment to the rank in 2 BBY, Il-Raz commanded several[1] successful[3] missions from the bridge of the Emperor's Disciple, including the Massacre of Myomar and the bombardment of Shalam.[1]

When Palpatine was killed at the Battle of Endor[1] in 4 ABY,[4] Il-Raz spiralled into a suicidal depression. Eight months later, the grand admiral acted on his emotions, flying the Emperor's Disciple into the firestorm of the Denarii Nova, killing all 37,000 people aboard, including himself.[1] His death was later referenced in The Essential Chronology, a historical document compiled by the New Republic.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Emperor's Disciple was first indirectly mentioned in the 2000 reference book The Essential Chronology, written by Kevin J. Anderson and Daniel Wallace, as the flagship of Grand Admiral Il-Raz.[2] The 2003 article "Who's Who: Imperial Grand Admirals," also written by Wallace along with Abel G. Peña, and published in Star Wars Insider 66, was the first source to name the ship.[1]

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