- "My sources tell me that Fleet Admiral Sartan of the Seventh Fleet is going to be replaced soon. Batonn is just the kind of victory that could put you in line for that command."
- ―Arihnda Pryce, to Thrawn
Sartan was an individual who held the rank of Fleet Admiral within the Imperial Navy, and acted as the commanding officer of the Seventh Fleet until the year 2 BBY. In the wake of Admiral Thrawn's victory at Batonn and promotion to Grand Admiral, Sartan was replaced with Thrawn. It was Arihnda Pryce, the Imperial governor of Lothal sector, who recommended the position to Thrawn after she heard that Admiral Sartan was soon to be replaced.