Campaign of the Month: October 2014
The Dark Star Chronicles
Imperial Intelligence, abbreviated as Imperial Intel or I.I., and also known as Military Intelligence, was the central intelligence service of the Galactic Empire and its successor organizations. It was dedicated to collect information, secret and otherwise, for the Imperial government and was a rival to the Imperial Security Bureau.
Organized into central bureaus, themselves divided into divisions, and with various other units and operations in addition to the central bureaus, Imperial Intelligence was at its peak performance during the twenty-three year rule of Galactic Emperor Palpatine from 19 BBY till 4 ABY. The agency lost its prominence in galactic affairs after the death of Palpatine at the Battle of Endor and after its leadership, central bureaucracy, and most of its top level operatives were killed during the Imperial Civil War which lasted from Palpatine’s death till 12 ABY. Though Imperial Intelligence’s central organization was largely gutted, individual agents and analysts continued their operations in the following decades providing information and services for the various Warlords, Moffs, Heads of State, and other leaders of the Imperial Remnant. Its size and strength returned under the Fel Empire and the later New Galactic Empire.