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Imperial Diplomat

A member of the Imperial Diplomatic Corps

"The Empire's diplomacy branch is an oft-overlooked but necessary function when dealing with hostile worlds. The ambassadors and negotiators attached to the Diplomatic Corps ensure that occupied populations adhere to the Emperor's dictates, reducing the need for pacification by force."
Admiral Wullf Yularen, Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide[src]

The Imperial Diplomatic Corps, also known as the Diplomatic Service or Diplo-Serv, was a much-honored albeit overlooked branch of the Imperial Military that functioned as a diplomatic body, bringing new worlds into the Galactic Empire and enforcing Imperial standards during Emperor Palpatine's New Order. They often deployed ambassadors and negotiators to hostile worlds to ensure that the occupied populations adhere to the Emperor's orders, and as such reducing the necessity for pacification by force. However, the ambassadors and negotiators are notoriously corrupt, which also ended up costing the Empire by having them accept bribes by Rebel agents.


"Notoriously corrupt, every one of them. Their willingness to take bribes has been a huge asset for the rebels."
Leia Organa, commenting on Imperial Diplomatic Corps members in the Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide[src]

In 3 BBY, Imperial Intelligence agent Jahan Cross' cover story was that he was assigned to the Diplomatic Service.[1]

Captain Zeta Traal was a member of the Imperial Diplomatic Corps and was assigned to act as an official attaché to the royal regent Zelor on the planet Velmor in 3 ABY.[2]

Following the death of Palpatine at the Battle of Endor, the Imperial Diplomatic Corps found it had acquired a new role—keeping worlds already in the Empire from leaving. This task strained the resources of the Corps, and junior diplomats that would have been closely-supervised in the past were given greater autonomy as a result.[3]

In the Fel and Sith Empires, the Diplomatic Corps was under the control of Moff Fehlaaur'aitel'loro, a Chiss. The organization knew Jedi Master Kol Skywalker but knew nothing of his son.[4]



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