The Rebel Alliance stood bravely against the evil of the Galactic Empire, never backing down despite overwhelming odds. Formed from resistance movements that arose during the Clone Wars, the Rebellion worked in secret for decades to overthrow the Emperor and restore democracy to the galaxy. Eventually, armed with the firepower of ships like the X-wing and A-wing, and the leadership of figures including Princess Leia and Admiral Ackbar, the Rebel Alliance triumphed over the Empire at the Battle of Endor.
The uppermost ranks of the Rebel Alliance are known as High Command, and include both military officers and a cabinet of senators who serve as ministers. As Alliance chief of state, Mon Mothma sits at the pinnacle of High Command, but encourages open discussion and even debate among her military and civilian advisors.
At the height of its rule, the Galactic Republic was governed by a body of Senators representing the many worlds of the galaxy. Within the cavernous Senate rotunda, hundreds of politicians would fill the viewing platforms that lined the curved walls. The Senate’s power gradually eroded after it voted emergency powers to Supreme Chancellor Palpatine during the Clone Wars, and the body was sharply divided between supporters of the war and those seeking peace. After Palpatine declared himself Emperor, power was increasingly wielded by regional governors. Shortly before the Battle of Yavin, Palpatine disbanded the Senate.
Nower Jebel speaks for the agricultural world of Uyter, and secretly serves as the Rebel Alliance’s Minister of Finance. Despite the Empire’s depredations, Jebel continues to believe in the Senate and the possibility of a negotiated settlement between the Emperor and his political foes. Senator Jebel finds the idea of open warfare appalling and is determined to avoid another galaxy-spanning conflict.
A veteran of the Clone Wars, Davits Draven represents Alliance Intelligence on the rebel council. With the Alliance too ill-equipped to oppose the Empire directly, Draven and his operatives work in the shadows, waging war through sabotage, infiltration and assassination. Draven makes no apology for his methods, regarding them as necessary responses to the Empire’s power and cruelty.