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The Emperor's throne room was a formal room in the Imperial Palace of Coruscant that contained the throne of the Galactic Emperor Sheev Palpatine. The throne itself was raised four steps above the floor and, while massive, was solid black and unadorned. At the side of the chamber, there was a garden area that the Emperor had designed himself. While small, the garden contained a variety of plants, most of which grew in pots or in floor trenches lining curved flagstone walkways. Small trees that stood at its periphery and the distance from garden to throne ensured a degree of privacy.[1]


The Mon Cala ExampleEdit

One year after coming to power, Emperor Palpatine summoned Darth Vader before him. As his apprentice knelt before him, the Emperor informed Vader that the time had come for the Empire to evolve and show the galaxy that his voice was the sole one in governing. When Vader asked how this was going to be done, the Emperor stated that the planet of Mon Cala would serve as an example. When Vader stated that he was no longer a general, the Emperor informed his apprentice that he had another task for him to handle. Vader and his team were to investigate if a Jedi was aiding the Mon Cala King and destroy them if it was so, while another would oversee the military part of the operation.[2]

Moving the InquisitoriusEdit

The Emperor moves the Inquistorius

The Emperor stating that he will move the Inquistorius off world.

Following the rogue Inquisitor chase, Darth Vader knelt before Emperor Palpatine, who was sitting on his throne, to explain his reason for killing two members of the Inquisitorius. Three Imperial Royal Guards were present in the throne room. While the Emperor agreed that Vader’s reasoning was fair, he demanded to know what his apprentice’s evidence was. Vader explained how the female Inquisitor had allowed the wife of Eeth Koth and his child to escape before abducting the child once she had been seen. Vader went on to state that she had ensnared another Inquisitor and was building a collation against them as his reason for killing the both of them. The Emperor’s reply to this was gesturing to the window behind the throne and point out the path of destruction Vader had created in his pursuit.[3]

Rising from his throne, the Emperor pointed an accusing finger at Vader, reprimanding him for his actions because they had led to the death of a senator who was important to his plans. He was concerned that Vader’s actions could cause whispers to circulate that he was incapable of maintain order on other worlds if he could not keep order on the capital. Still kneeling, Vader replied that the Inquisitorius had been given to him to which the Emperor stated they were his but no longer would be stationed on Coruscant. Emperor Palpatine stated that he would move the Inquisitorius off-world to a new base so that there would not be a repeat of what had occurred. He then turned to face the window behind the throne, commenting that it would not happen again on his world. After a moment passed, the Emperor ordered his apprentice to rise so they could discuss other matters.[3]

Turning to face his apprentice, Emperor Palpatine relayed his pleasure at learning of the death of Koth then asked how the former council member was hiding. As Vader rose, he answered that Koth was hiding as a priest which received a laugh from the Emperor. Descending from his throne, the Sith Lord mocked at Koth’s foolish attempts to hide, stating how the Jedi deserved their extinction. Complimenting Vader’s hunting of the Jedi, Emperor Palpatine revealed he had an reward for his apprentice as the two Sith Lords left the guardsmen behind and made their way of the throne room. As they walked towards the entrance, the Emperor was amused at Koth’s hubris and let out a chuckle.[3]

Finding one true thingEdit

Vader contacted his master via hologram in the throne room after he had returned from his journey through the Force portal on the planet Mustafar. The Emperor sat on this throne and was flanked by two royal guards as Vader’s hologram appeared before the throne. Palpatine voiced his pleasure at finally hearing from Vader, commenting that he was almost on the verge of seeking out a new apprentice to which the Sith Lord affirmed that he was still alive. Commenting on his apprentice’s damaged appearance; Palpatine suggested that Vader’s quest on Mustafar had resulted in him learning something of value. He went on to describe how the galaxy was built upon lies which meant that nothing was more difficult than finding just one true thing. After asking Vader if he learned what he had needed on Mustafar, Vader terminated the holo-connection with the throne room. To himself Vader answered the question with "yes."[4]

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Behind the scenesEdit

The Emperor’s throne room first appeared in the multimedia project Shadows of the Empire novel published in 1996 and was later depicted in the comic book adaption of the novel. It was located in the tallest tower of the Imperial Palace which had once been the Presidential Palace of the Galactic Republic. The Emperor's throne room made its first canonical appearance in Timothy Zahn's novel Thrawn.


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