Star Wars: Bright Future
The Imperial Knights are the Galactic Empire’s counterparts to the Jedi Knights. Unlike their Jedi cousins, the Imperial Knights serve the will of the Force as embodied by their Emperor. The silver-lightsabers and red battle armor of the Imperial Knights present a striking visage in combat, one that is matched by their martial prowess and proficiency with the Force.
The Imperial Knights serve a dual function in Roan Fel’s Empire; protect the life and interests of the Emperor, and preserve order in the Empire. In the days after Darth Krayt’s coup, the Imperial Knights have; another purpose oppose Darth Krayt’s empire and restore Roan Fel to the throne.
The Imperial Knights welcome few to their ranks because of their restrictive nature compared to similar orders such as the Jedi. To join the Imperial Knights, a candidate must be a Force-User and be willing to swear allegiance to Roan Fel and his Empire. Anyone Force-User who can commit to the ideal of serving Emperor Fel is welcome to begin training with the Imperial Knights.
While technically led by Emperor Roan Fel, in day-to-day practice, the Knights are commanded by the most powerful among them next to the Emperor. This highest-ranking Knight is the Grand Master of the Order, although many other Knights carry the title of “Master”.
Due to their limited numbers, the Imperial Knights are able to operate on only a few worlds at one time. A significant portion of the Knights are constantly with Emperor Fel’s entourage, while the remaining Knights travel through the galaxy serving the Emperor’s will, undertake personal missions, or train the next generation of Knights.
After the coup by Darth Krayt, the Imperial Knight’s power-base was significantly reduced. The Knights must now tread lightly through their Emperor’s former holdings; traitors to Emperor Fel lurk in every corner of his old empire. Still, there are some still loyal to Emperor Fel, and the Knights can count on occasional support. Due to their long relationship between the two factions, the Chiss Ascendancy is secretly supporting and sheltering the Empire-In Exile until Fel is able to secure his former capitol; Bastion.
Type: Force Tradition; Knowledge (Galactic Lore) to learn more about the order.
Allies: Emperor Fel’s Empire-in-Exile, Chiss Ascendancy
Enemies: Darth Krayt’s Empire, The Galactic Alliance
Rivals: The Jedi Order
Scale: 10 (Multiple Planets; as a small order, the Imperial Knights can only bring a small amount of influence to bear in the galaxy at any one time.)
POSITIVE CRITERIA and ORGANIZATION SCORE MODIFIER
|Character Level||+(½ Character Level)|
|Completes a mission for the Emperor||1|
|Defeats an enemy of the Emperor in combat (CL must equal or exceed character’s level)||+(¼ Opponent’s CL)|
|Base Attack Bonus +5 or higher||+1|
|Base Attack Bonus +10 or higher||+1|
|Base Attack Bonus +15 or higher||+1|
|Trained in Use the Force||+1|
|Has the Armored Defense Talent||+1|
|Has the Force Training Feat||+1 per time taken (Max +5)|
|Has at least 1 level in the Imperial Knight Prestige Class||+2|
|Character is human||+1|
|Character is from the Fel bloodline||+2|
|Spends a Destiny Point take damage intended for the Emperor||+3|
NEGATIVE CRITERIA and ORGANIZATION SCORE MODIFIER
|Is not Force Sensitive||-5|
|Reviled||-(1/4 Dark Side Score)|
|Known to be friendly to an Enemy Organization||-3|
|Fails a Mission assigned by the Imperial Knights or the Emperor||-2|
|Kills another Imperial Knight intentionally||-10|
|Betrays the Emperor||-20|
|0||3 or lower||None|
|1||4-10||Squire: The first position attained within the Imperial Knights, the Squire is akin to the Jedi Order’s Padawan Learner. It’s during this time that a Squire learns how to use the Force as another weapon to serve the Emperor. Once per Encounter when the character spends a Force Point to modify a skill check made against an Enemy Organization, you may roll another Force Point die and take the best result.|
|2||11-20||Imperial Knight: After completing the Trials of Knighthood, the Squire is sworn in as a full-fledged Imperial Knight. He is now a skilled swordsman and talented Force-User. He is expected to be able to handle himself and undertake missions for the Empire. Once per month an Imperial Knight may gain access to a starfighter for one week (usually a Predator).|
|3||21-24||Senior Imperial Knight: The rank of Senior Imperial Knight is an Honorific that carries no mechanical benefits.|
|4||25-30||Master Knight: Imperial Knights with the title of Master are highly skilled and motivated masters of the Force. They have great proficiency in martial combat, Force Techniques, and the experience to know when to use them. Master Knights are expected to successfully execute any mission they are given by the Emperor. Imperial Master Knights gain a +1 circumstance bonus on attack rolls against an opponent belonging to an enemy Organization.|
|5||31+||Grand Master Knight: There is only one Grand Master Knight of the Imperial Knights at any one time. The Grand Master is the right-hand of the Emperor, and manages the day-to-day operations and assignments of the Imperial Knights. Once per month the Grand Master Knight may gain access to a Capital Starship (usually an Ardent-Class Frigate or Paelleon-Class Star Destroyer) and crew for one week.|