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    Darth Vader is dead. Emperor Palpatine has been vanquished. The Empire is in ruins; or is it? Throughout the galaxy, Imperial Warlords strive to regain the Empire's former glory. The forces of the New Republic are stretched ever thinner, trying to maintain the fragile alliance. Despite their seeming victory seven years earlier, the Republic is in danger of unraveling.

    The officials of the New Republic respond by forming small groups of individuals dedicated to protecting the people of the alliance. They're known as the Elite Squadrons. The Elite Squadrons are women and men, specialists in their field, who accept the missions no one else would dare. Daring rescues, commando strikes, first contacts, delicate negotiations. None are too difficult for the members of the Elite Squadrons.

    At the same time, the mythical Jedi Knights begin to slowly rise. Despite years of persecution at the hand's of Vader and the Emperor, a small number of Jedi Masters emerge. Potential Jedi find themselves called to study the way of the Force. As in the days of old, the Jedi offer their services to the Republic. They form the Jedi Task Forces.

    Throughout the history of armed conflict, there have always been those loyal only to themselves: mercenaries. The present state of the galaxy is a mercenaries’ paradise: Imperial Moff’s at war with each other; the New Republic at war with the remnants of the Empire; crime lords at war with each other; planets at war with rival planets. There’s a lot of action out there for those willing to put their life on the line for a few credits. These fortune hunting individuals comprise Elite Forces: Mercenaries.

   Darth Vader, fallen from grace. Emperor Palpatine, treacherously betrayed and assassinated. The insidious New Republic continues to preach its vile message of anarchy. The Empire is in ruins; or is it? Despite the seeming defeat eight years earlier, the Empire struggles to restore order to the galaxy. The remaining leaders of the Empire respond by forming elite squadrons of Imperial officers dedicated to bringing order back to the galaxy. They're known as the Imperial Assault Forces. The Imperial Assault Forces are women and men, specialists in their field, who are assigned the missions no one else would dare. Political intrigue and espionage, demolitions, reconnaissance, escort duty, search and rescue, and delicate negotiations. None are too difficult for the members of the Imperial Assault Forces.



1998 William Sossamon and Ryan Kerick

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