Hope is The Start to Great Things
THE GALACTIC EMPIRE
The Empire is in total control of the galaxy in a way that the Old Republic never dreamed they could be. While on the Outer Rim and in Hutt space the Empire has only a nominal hold, they are still a force to be reckoned with and many crime syndicates are in their back pocket. Organizations like Black Sun try for Emperor Palpatine’s favor with just as much craft, wit, and guile as any politician or regional governor (who will soon have direct control over their provinces).
In recent years, Emperor Palpatine has enacted what he calls a progressive Humans First campaign. While non-humans are not slaves, they are, at best, second class citizens. Some races suffer worse than others (the wookies) while others fare better (twi’leks, especially the girls).