Star Wars: The Shatter
The Galactic Civil War
This campaign will begin a few years before the events of Episode IV, A New Hope. The Empire is in the process of consolidating its political, economic, and military gains over the tattered remnants of the Republic, and organized resistance is uneven and dispersed.
Darth Vader is the Emperor’s right hand, and the Galactic Senate, while still technically empowered as a lawmaking body, meets infrequently and most often to vote to give more discretionary power to the Emperor. The Core Systems, and those along the Perlemian Route and Corellian Run, are almost entirely dominated by the Empire’s power, while those regions toward the Outer Rim enjoy spotty opportunities of greater liberty, depending on their location and strategic or economic value.
The Shatter – that is, the Desariun system – is located at the outer edge of the Outer Rim, nearer to Wild Space than anyplace else, and therefore has been left out of much of the Empire’s expansion.