Secret Order of the Empire
the elite group of Imperial servants who are sworn to protect Emperor Palpatine at all costs, the Order consists of a number of people at varying stages of development and loyalty. The newest members of the Order are known as First Initiates. First Initiates move upward in the Order through the Second, Third, and Fourth Circles, then they can become members of the Inner Circle. Those individuals who are the most dedicated and trusted can reach the level of Emperor's Hand.