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Wilhuff Tarkin

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Name: Wilhuff Tarkin
Type: Imperial Grand Moff
Species: Human
Homeworld: Eriadu
Gender: Male
Born: 64 BBY (936 GC)
Died: 0 BBY (1000 GC)
Hair Color: Auburn / Gray
Eye Color: Blue
Height: 1.8 meters
Skin: Light

Blaster: 5D
Dodge: 6D+2
Melee Combat: 4D+2
Melee Parry: 5D+2

Alien Species: 7D
Bureaucracy: 9D
Cultures: 7D
Intimidation: 7D+1
Languages: 6D+1
Planetary Systems: 6D
Tactics: Fleets 9D
Tactics: Seige 10D
Technology: 5D
Value: 5D

Astrogation: 5D
Battle Station Piloting 5D
Beast Riding: 5D
Capital Ship Gunnery: 4D
Capital Ship Piloting: 5D
Capital Ship Shields: 4D+1
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D+1
Space Transports: 4D+1
Starship Gunnery: 4D
Starship Piloting: 5D
Starship Shields: 5D

Bargain: 6D+2
Command: 10D+2
Con: 6D+2
Gambling: 5D+1
Search: 5D

Brawling: 4D+1
Stamina: 5D
Swimming: 5D

Computer Programming/Repair: 3D
First Aid: 3D
Medicine: 3D
Repulsorlift Repair: 3D
Security: 5D

Special Abilities:

Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 4
Dark Side Points: 5
Character Points: 22
Move: 10

Equipment: Datapad, Blaster Pistol (4D), comlink, rank code cylinders

Background: Wilhuff Tarkin was a Human male who was one of the most powerful individuals in the Galactic Empire, a Grand Moff who shaped Imperial doctrine and was the driving force behind the creation of its key embodiment, the Death Star. Born on Eriadu to the powerful and militaristic Human Tarkin family, the ambitious Tarkin began his career by serving in the Republic Outland Regions Security Force. He then retired and entered politics, becoming lieutenant governor of Eriadu and the Seswenna sector, before returning to the military to serve Supreme Chancellor Palpatine as an agent of the secret Sith Lord’s New Order movement. It was in that time that Tarkin learned of his friend Raith Sienar’s designs for the Expeditionary Battle Planetoid and, convinced of the potential of the design, presented Palpatine with the plans for what would become the Death Star.

Tarkin gained increasing stature as a vocal supporter of Palpatine and received notice as the Seswenna sector’s governor throughout the Clone Wars. At one point, he served as a captain under Jedi General Even Piell, where he and his crew were held in the Citadel, a Separatist prison, and escaped with the help of a strike team of Jedi and clone troopers. Later on, he was promoted to Admiral. He was present during the capture of Boba Fett after the Battle of Xagobah. In the last days of the Clone Wars, Palpatine appointed Tarkin as the first Moff, and when the Galactic Republic became the Galactic Empire, the new Emperor Palpatine gave him oversight of the construction of the Death Star. Tarkin soon formulated the Tarkin Doctrine, which helped solidify his reputation as the greatest architect of the Empire save Palpatine. The Tarkin Doctrine called for the rule of the galaxy through fear of overwhelming force. It recommended the creation of superweapons such as the Death Star to create terror of Imperial reprisal that would stifle any thoughts of rebellion. Delighted, Palpatine made Tarkin the first Grand Moff, giving him control of nearly the entire Outer Rim.

As Grand Moff, Tarkin ruled with the same unyielding ruthlessness he had helped enshrine in Imperial doctrine, often cooperating with Darth Vader. As the long-delayed construction of the Death Star stalled, Tarkin created the secret Maw Installation to refine the design, placing it under the control of his mistress and protégée, Admiral Natasi Daala. With the aid of the Maw Installation’s scientists, the Death Star was finally made operational in 0 BBY. Confident he could destroy the Rebel Alliance opposing the Empire, Tarkin began his fear campaign by destroying Alderaan, a hotbed of Rebel sentiment. Tarkin then allowed prominent Rebel Princess Leia Organa, captive aboard the Death Star, to escape and lead the Death Star to the secret Rebel base on Yavin 4. There, seconds away from annihilating the Rebel headquarters, Tarkin died when Luke Skywalker destroyed the Death Star, a victim of his own belief in the Death Star’s invincibility.

Appearances: The Clone Wars, Episode III Revenge of the Sith, The Bad Batch, Rogue One, Episode IV A New Hope

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