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"The New Republic is still merely the Rebellion, thinly disguised as an official entity. They are outlaws, and they will continue to think and do as such. In the Pentastar Alignment, there will be no tolerance for any Rebel insurrection."
―Grand Moff Ardus Kaine[src]

The Pentastar Alignment of Powers[4], best known simply as the Pentastar Alignment, was a splinter movement in the Galactic Empire and a political conglomerate in the Outer Rim, centered around the "Velcar Free Commerce Zone".[1]


After the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, the Galactic Empire fragmented into many pieces. Instead of trying to keep control of the complete Outer Rim, Grand Moff Ardus Kaine, who had earlier replaced Grand Moff Tarkin at the head of the Oversector Outer, concentrated his forces in fourteen sectors of the New Territories.[2]

Grand Moff Ardus Kaine.

Kaine used his personal Executor-class Star Dreadnought, the Reaper, for some none-too-subtle intimidation as a venue to hold talks with representatives of multiple star systems and five major Imperial corporations.[1] The talks were successful, and the Pentastar Alignment was founded in 4 ABY.[3]

The Alignment largely maintained an isolationist position, and sought to be on peaceful terms with all parties. This lead to the New Republic reciprocating and largely ignoring the Alignment[2]; although pirates and mercenaries such as the Red Moons continued to harry the Alignment.[5]

In 8 ABY, Grand Admiral Thrawn returned from the Unknown Regions in a last-ditch attempt to reunite and consolidate the faltering Empire. The Alignment contributed some forces to Thrawn's efforts but did not formally join him[2], preferring to continue its militarization in anticipation of conflict with the New Republic.[5]

One year later, the resurrected Emperor Palpatine began to reunite various Imperial splinter factions as part of Operation Shadow Hand, an effort to topple the New Republic. The Emperor was more successful than Thrawn in recruiting Kaine, and the Pentastar Alignment forces eventually attacked the New Republic. Joining Thrawn's remnant forces, Ardus Kaine made a successful campaign against the New Republic forces, winning a dozen victories until penetrating the Core Worlds. However, the conflict was a failure, with Kaine killed and Palpatine defeated for the last time.[2]

The Reaper leading the Pentastar forces.

The Pentastar Alignment was annexed by Admiral Gilad Pellaeon in 12 ABY, becoming part of the Imperial Remnant. The Reaper became Pellaeon's flagship until its destruction at the Battle of Celanon in 13 ABY.[2] Before 19 ABY, Kaine's homeworld Sartinaynian—renamed Bastion—became the Imperial Remnant's capital, remaining thus for over a century.[6]

Government and politics

An Empire-in-miniature, the Pentastar Alignment nevertheless differed in organization, as it was administratively split in two: "Order" and "Enforcement". Order comprised the Politorate, Insurrection, Judgment, and Protectorate branches; Enforcement was simply the Pentastar Patrol police force (which would design, along with Kuat Drive Yards and Sienar Fleet Systems, the Enforcer-class picket cruiser).[1]

The Alignment utilized the services of several former Inquisitors in its Judicial Branch. They were known as the Great InQuestors of Judgment and included the Dark Jedi Jerec among their roster.[7]


The Alignment was made of fourteen sectors and held the allegiance of hundreds of planets.[2] Many of the planets were part of the former Confederacy of Independent Systems, including the "Velcar Free Commerce Zone" (containing Capza, Entralla, and Bextar)[1] and the worlds Jaemus,[8] Cantras Gola,[5] Gabredor III,[5] Bescane, and Criton's Point.[1]

Map of the Pentastar Alignment including the future Imperial Remnant.


Other supporters of the Alignment included Dynamic Automata,[1] PowerOn Conglomeration,[5] and Galentro Heavy Works.[1]



Notes and references

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