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A GUIDE TO THE HIDDEN WARS CHARACTERS

Gothar Palpatine Mark Todd Nag Skarr Delya Correen Duncan Devries Red Annyd Lord Vladius Tion Jaee-Em Soto Myranda Thaylon Ogun Vangrovius


GOTHAR PALPATINE
Age: 27
Height: 1.83
Hair: Black
Eyes: Yellow
Sex: Male
Loyalty: to himself, then the Emperor

Background: Raised in the Imperial Court and introduced to everybody by Emperor Palpatine himself as a member of the reigning house and a possible heir to the throne, Gothar spent his youth in the Imperial Palace in Coruscant as a spoiled nobleman bringing the title of first Imperial Dignitary and even started as an apprentice to the Emperor in the ways of the Dark Side of the Force.

But soon his mind proved too wicked and needlessly elaborate, often lost in delusions of grandeur and overestimating his own abilities and underestimating the task and the enemies. Young Palpatineís actions proved more of a threat than a benefit to the Empire. Soon the Emperor grew tired of the uselessness of his assumed "nephew" and banished him from the Court, stripping him of any power, property and title and forbidding him to ever return in the Empire.

Since then Gothar has known a very different life: spent in hiding, sneaking in the shadows and constantly trying to regain his lost position and prove himself worthy of learning at the feet of the Emperor. So far, he has only succeeded in worsening his situation, as plan after plan fails and he quickly gains positions on the Empireís most wanted list.

Either for some unknown cause present since his birth, or as a last legacy when being exiled by the Emperor, Gotharís body decays and grows old very quickly, much like his former masterís. At age 27, Gothar shows still a lean and tall figure of a young man, but his skin is wrinkled and devastated, and the minimal physical effort leaves him exhausted.

After Gotharís exile the place of first Imperial Dignitary has been taken by Lord Vladius Tion, from the Tions of the Tion Cluster, a skilled and ambitious politician and Gotharís sworn enemy and rival since his time at the Court.

Objectives: Gothar constantly struggles to find a way to prove himself worthy of attention in the eyes of the Emperor, either by providing him with the means of crushing the Rebellion or by saving up the day for the Empire somehow. So far he has only met with failures and worsened his list of crimes, but he is persistent, convinced that his exile is some sort of trial the Emperor is putting him through, and that if he proves strong he will be readmitted at his rightful place.

After that comes the destruction of Tion, whom Gothar hates above everybody else: Tion had to suffer many slings by Gothar when he was in the court, and now that their positions are reversed, Tion relishes the power and the success he has gained at the expense of his rival.

Finally, Gothar is desperateley seeking a cure for his own quick aging, aware that at this pace, he will have only a few more years to live.

A quote: "This time it canít fail!"

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