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this pro-Imperial faction rose to power in the wake of the Battle of Endor. It was opposed by the Imperial Council chaired by Sate Pestage and commanded by Ysanne Isard. Much of the Cabal had holdings on Brentaal IV, which was why Isard and Pestage tried to draw Rogue Squadron to the world. They hoped to "rescue" the Cabal and its holdings, thereby proving that the Cabal was unable to control its own holdings, not to mention an entire Empire. Isard retained Lon Isoto in the position of control, to guard the moon against attack from the New Republic, knowing that he was favored by the Cabal but largely ineffectual.