*An image of the Master of the
Dark Side appears over the holo-screen*
**He is dressed in black.
Only his face is visible. To his right stands the Dark Lord of the Sith,
Darth Knyte. He is dressed in black armor. Darth Knyte wears the
black mask made famous by Darth Vader. To his left stands Darth Sedules.
Darth Sedules is also wearing black armor. However, he does not cover his
face with a mask. Instead, his face is covered with the tattoo markings of
the Order of the Dark Hand**
**Dark Master Vodo steps
forward to address the galaxy. A shadow is cast onto Darth Knyte and
Sedules as the lighting shifts to focus on the Venerable Master of the Dark
Side. As the camera pans out, you see that beyond Darth Knyte and Sedules,
the Dark Master is flanked by hundreds of Storm Trooper. They appear to be
standing inside the docking back of an Imperial Star Destroyer.**
**The Dark Master begins to
Greetings... My servants
of the Dark Side. It is with sadistic pleasure that I inform the Galaxy of
the most unholy of alliances.
**Vodo\'s eyes are bloodshot.
The dark bags under his eyes cannot hide the demands of the Dark Side on his
Let me start with a
frightening walk down memory lane... Many years ago, an Emperor of the
Galactic Empire stepped down while being bombarded with accusations of sexual
This Emperor was the most evil
of all the Emperor\'s before him. As an Imperial Admiral, he used his then
secret powers of the Dark Side to manipulate the galaxy. He organized the
dismissal of two weak and impotent Imperial leaders. This is how this
Emperor gained control of the galaxy.
This Emperor, having stepped
down, accepted a position as the leader of Imperial Security and Intelligence.
The mandate was to maintain the security of the Galactic Empire from both
foreign and domestic threats. This mandate made public the existence of a
shadow organization known as Majestic 12. This group operated under the
code names Majik12 and MJ-12. Majestic 12 was given sweeping power over
every other Imperial Branch. Their authority was given to them directly by
a former Emperor, using executive order. This order was not easily
overturned. For Majestic 12 held the secrets of the Empire, the control
codes of Star Destroyers, classified documents, etc.
The most evil of the
Emperor\'s, now charged with Imperial Security and founder of Majestic 12, was no
longer trusted within the inner circle of the Empire. The Emperor feared
that this man had grown far too powerful. He believed that this former
Emperor lied about his understanding of the force. He believed that this
person held far better understanding of the Dark Arts than he let on. This
caused the Emperor to become fearful of this man. This fear resulted in
his being banished from the Empire.
Years passed, and this man was
asked to return to the Empire. His powers were needed, for the Empire had
fallen under hard times. Poor leadership had driven the Empire into the
ground. This former Emperor felt sweeping changes were needed to restore
the Empire to its former glory. The Emperor must be dealt with. He
was no longer fit to serve the desires of the Gods of the Dark Side. This
former Emperor enacted internal security protocols that he had created through
Majestic 12. The current Emperor would not go quietly. He
immediately ordered the arrest, death and execution of this former Emperor.
The same Imperial officers that were asked to participate in the arrest of this
man, assisted this man in his escape.
Within months of his escape,
those Imperial Officers working within the protective darkness of this Imperial
Shadow Organization known as Majestic 12 had organized an exodus of many senior
ranking Imperial officers and government officials. This exodus resulted
in the formation of what was then known as the Imperial Core. The Imperial
Core, led by Admiral Simms and Admiral Piett spent many years organizing around
the most fundamental of business plans. Expand power and maintain power.
Soon, Admiral Simm\'s dark side powers were revealed to the members of the
Imperial Core. Within months, a relationship was forged between the Master
of the Dark Side of the Force and the men and women of the Imperial Core.
A re-branding then took place. The Imperial Core, known for their hard
line Imperial politics, officially merged with the power source that would
make their politics successful. This merger resulted in what is currently
known as the Dark Empire, under the leadership of that former Emperor. The
Emperor that created Majestic 12, the Emperor that was banished for his
teachings of the Dark Side of the Force.
Yes... That former
Emperor, was me...
But... I started this speech
by revealing my pleasure with the most unholy of alliances. The supreme
forces of the Inter-Galactic Empire and the Dark Side forces of the Dark Empire
have officially merged. The politics of the Galactic Empire have been
calibrated with the fundamental truths of the Dark Side. Our objectives
are the same. The threat of weakness that existed within the leadership of
the Galactic Empire no longer exists. That threat has been dealt with.
The powers of Darkness have triumphed. The result will be a mourning of
While the Dark Side and the
military powers of the Empire were at odds with each other, the threat against
the Jedi had been stratified. This allowed the Jedi to maintain their
leverage on key systems in the outer rim. That threat has now been
consolidated and our objectives re-calibrated. Our combined strength will
begin to write the final chapter of the existence of the Jedi. Their
legacy will become a distant memory. Order and Darkness will befall the
galaxy. The power of the Dark Side will NO LONGER be underestimated.
The end is now upon us.
**The camera begins zoom out
on Imperial Warlord Vodo and capture wide shots of the Imperial hangar bay.
You see the hundreds of troops turning to march in perfect order through the
corridor of the ship. The picture switches to a camera angle outside the
destroyer. You see dozens of Imperial fighter squadrons, engaged in patrol
routes around the destroyer**
**The Imperial broadcast is
immediately followed by an Imperial news anchor woman. Her hand is holding
a mini speaker in her ear as she tries to make sense of the com-link chatter
that has followed this most surprising address by Dark Side Master Vodo**
Friends... We were not
prepared for this announcement by the Dark Empire. We are looking to
obtain confirmation to this story from inside Coruscant.
We have just confirmed that a
merger between the Dark Empire and the Galactic Empire has indeed took place.
We do not have any information on organizational infrastructure.
We have Imperial Intelligence
Director Voor on a com-link transmission.
Director Voor. This is
Jenna Amos with GNS. Can you please confirm that a merger has indeed took
Director Voor: I can
confirm that a merger has taken place.
Director Voor. Is Master
Vodo now the Emperor of the Galactic Empire?
Director Voor: Charon
is still the Emperor of the Galactic Empire. Master Vodo reports directly
to the Emperor. His title as Warlord has been reconfirmed by our High
Courts. That\'s all I can share at this time. Trust me. There
will be additional announcements concerning this merger. All the facts
will come out.
Director Voor. One more
**The line is silent.
Voor has already disconnected from the communication**
There you have it Galaxy.
The Dark Empire and the Galactic Empire have merged. All we know right now
is that Charon is still the Galactic Emperor and that Warlord Vodo is a direct
report. We hope to bring you more of this developing story as information