The Emperor's Will was a campaign by the Galactic Empire to finish off rogue Grand Admiral Demetrius Zaarin and his his splinter government once and for all, after an attempt by Zaarin to capture Emperor Palpatine aboard his C-3 passenger liner, the Excalibur, had resulted in failure and retreat. One of Zaarin's commanders, Namuura Din attempted to defect to the Rebel Alliance and warn them that their planned assault at Endor was a trap, and gave them a Missile Boat prototype called Sealion. But the defection was thwarted by Darth Vader and the prototype was recovered. Zaarin would then proceed to To-phalion Base to steal the Vorknkx Project testbed, which was guarded by loyalist Grand Admiral Thrawn. Zaarin was ultimately killed there, largely due to the efforts of TIE pilot ace Maarek Stele. After the campaign, Stele was awarded the Medal of Victory medal for saving the Emperor's life and ending the Zaarin insurrection.
The Campaign[edit | edit source]
Surprise attack[edit | edit source]
Capture the turncoat[edit | edit source]
Track down rebels[edit | edit source]
Missile Boat trouble[edit | edit source]
Return to Vorknkx[edit | edit source]
Corvette attack[edit | edit source]
Zaarin takes the bait[edit | edit source]
The trap is sprung[edit | edit source]
Aftermath[edit | edit source]
Stele's participation in the pursuit earned him the Medal of Victory, but prevented him from participating in the Battle of Endor. Zaarin's death was the first of Palpatine's circle of Grand Admirals. The insurrection also caused the TIE Defender, Zaarin's starfighter project, to never see mass use in the Imperial Navy, at best being restricted to pilots who had survived numerous tours of duty.