View Full Version : Need help from Star Wars buff

05-18-2002, 06:40 PM
Ok in ROTJ when luke meets the sith lord in the death star who are those guys in red cloaks with the swords nxt to the lift, In AOTC they are there again when palp i think is saying he wont let the republic break up they are right at the back of the room, just wondering who thye are what they do.


05-18-2002, 06:42 PM
theyre the imperial royal guards

dunno how much i can tell u without spoiling but theyre EXTREMELY deadly and loyal to palpatine .... in the newer 1's theyre the best stormies

05-18-2002, 06:47 PM
I odnt mind being spoiled just put it in a spoiler quote thing, i thought they where gaurds i was just wondering why there where with Palp as he was supposed to be good but with the corruption i get it now.

05-18-2002, 06:51 PM
having said that im not sure i know much else ... havent read much on em

05-18-2002, 07:00 PM
This is taken from the SW Databanks on the official site...

Elegance and deadliness –- these are the hallmarks of the crimson-clad Royal Guard that accompanied the galaxy's sovereign at all times. While the guards can trace their origins to the cerulean-clad Senate Guards of the Republic, Palpatine crafted an order of protectors that stood apart from the rest of his forces.

Only the most promising of the Imperial ranks were selected for Royal Guard duty, based on stringent requirements of size, strength, intelligence, and loyalty. A Royal Guard was completely covered in flowing red robes and a sleek, featureless scarlet mask obscures their faces.

This is from the site, but is from the Expanded Universe...

While the helmet and robes of the Royal Guard draw inspiration from the Old Republic Senate Guard, the sleek armor underneath has more martial underpinnings. The Mandalorian Death Watch and the Thyrsus Sun Guard are said to have inspired the form-fitting armor. In terms of maximum protection with minimal encumbrance, the Royal Guard armor is a quantum leap beyond that worn by Imperial stormtroopers.

After impeccable and impressive performance, candidates have their training advanced to achieve the rank of Royal Guard. On the barren world of Yinchorr, Guardsmen undergo grueling tests of combat reflexes and stamina. They are trained in the deadly martial art of echani.

In Palpatine's fanatical drive to draw the most from his followers' ambition and greed, he constantly added levels of achievement beyond the highest rank. That said, the best Royal Guards aspired to become Imperial Sovereign Protectors. Their armor was more ceremonial and ornate than that of the standard Royal Guards, and their skills were said to have been augmented by the dark side of the Force.

After the death of Palpatine at Endor, the ranks of the Royal Guards scattered. Since no one but the highest ranking officials knew the exact number of guardsmen, they could not be accurately accounted for. Some followed the warlords that appeared to fill the void of the Emperor's passing. Others retreated into the Deep Core, following more sinister plans.

Hope that helps


05-18-2002, 07:12 PM
cool thanks that clears it up.

05-21-2002, 08:12 AM
Are they potentially a secret batch of clones Palpatine produced for himself, as their helmets reflect the Mandalorian helmet Jango has, and the Clone troopers have..