STAR WARS: Junkyard Heroes
The galaxy is in turmoil. It has been two years since Supreme Chancellor Palpatine of the Galactic Republic instituted the creation of the first Galactic Empire, and declared himself Emperor. With the assistance of the Emperor’s new apprentice Darth Vader, the Jedi Order has been all but wiped from existence, and the rebellion against the Empire is only but a dream.
Skirmish battles have occurred across the galaxy, with the majority of the fighting happening within the Outer Rim Territories as separatists factions now realise that they were themselves deceived by Dooku. Several crime lords, governments and warmongers have taken control of regions formerly controlled by separatist forces using the supply of battle droids left behind. Each has begun resisting the Empire’s demands in their own way, while others have sworn allegiance to the Emperor’s New Order.
The Emperor has secretly begun forming the Imperial Inquistorium to deal with the hunting down of any remaining Jedi using surviving Jedi who have fallen to the dark side, along with secret apprentices tutored by Dooku. The Imperial Security Bureau (ISB) has taken control of all intelligence operations in order to root out any signs of rebellion, and COMPNOR has begun its marketing machine to convince the galaxy that the Emperor is the only way forward.
The underworld has relished at the opportunity that the creation of the Empire and the apparent civil unrest has caused. Business is booming for crime syndicates and would-be warlords across the galaxy, their coffers helping supplant themselves within strategic areas and enabling them to help stave off the Empire’s interests through bribery and corruption.
Poverty amongst the Empire is now common place, with hundreds of thousands of planets being forced under Imperial Law, causing billions of aliens to be displaced. As the Empire’s anti-alien movement gains momentum, racial tension is high and crimes against alien populations has become the norm, in particular amongst the Core Worlds.
A suppressed galaxy is on the brink of civil war.