The Death Star conference room or meeting room was located in the overbridge of the first Death Star. It was one of the many places onboard the Death Star where the military and political hierarchy of the Galactic Empire could meet. Prior to the destruction of the first Death Star, the commanders of the station met in the conference room. Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin announced the dissolution of the Imperial Senate and the participants discussed the threat posed by the Rebel Alliance.
There was a high level of security around the conference room. Four security points, each requiring a higher level of security clearance than the last, had to be passed in order to reach the room from general areas of the space station. The room itself was constantly guarded regardless of whether it was in use or not. Two Navy troopers remained in the room during meetings. One reason for the high level of security was that the Empire was fearful of surveillance infiltration by the Rebels. Another more obvious reason was the fact that high level Imperials would meet in the conference room which made it an obvious target for Rebel spies to plant a bomb or perform a suicide attack.
The room had gray, metallic walls and a polished black table that gave it a menacing look that reflected the strength and ruthless ambition of the Empire. The table in the center of the room had twelve seats arranged around it. During the conference immediately following the capture of Princess Leia Organa, only nine of these seats were occupied. Although the table was round the seating arrangement had a distinct hierarchy. One of the chairs around the table had an extended back and was occupied by the senior Imperial official. During the period before the Battle of Yavin, Grand Moff Tarkin held this position. The officers next in the chain of command would sit either side of this chair and the most junior of attendees would sit opposite. When Darth Vader attended meetings held in the conference room he would rarely take a seat at the table preferring to hover menacingly around the backs of the other delegates.
There were computer terminals installed at each position on the table that were linked to the Death Star central command computers. In the center of the table there was a highly polished holoprojector that was operated through the computer terminals. It could be used to display three-dimensional models of potential targets, as well as providing holographic tactical readouts for evaluations by Tarkin and the various Imperial strategists within the Military.
- Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin
- Supreme Commander Darth Vader
- High General Cassio Tagge
- Admiral Conan Antonio Motti
- General Moradmin Bast
- Colonel Wullf Yularen
- Officer Siward Cass
- General Trech Molock
- General Hurst Romodi
- Tajis Durmin
- Nova Stihl
The conference room had been contacted by X1 by hologram reporting that the Tributary beam component for the Death Star's superlaser was ready and on its way. However, the staff had not been present due to a firefight with the Rebel Alliance member X2, who had infiltrated the battle station on a reconnaissance mission regarding the station's capabilities.
It was later used after the Death Star's completion several times: Once by the commanding officer of the station, Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, to announce that Palpatine had dissolved the Imperial Senate, although only Admiral Conan Antonio Motti and High General Cassio Tagge had heard this announcement, as they were in the middle of an argument regarding the effectiveness of the Death Star on wiping out the Rebel Alliance or its legality. It later had another meeting, of which all the high members of the Imperial Military attended, where they debated whether to use it immediately or not. The meeting also resulted in Darth Vader briefly strangling Motti with the Force after the latter insubordinately retorted Vader's warning that the abilities of the Death Star were miniscule compared to the Force.
- Star Wars: Battlefront II
- "Prey"—Star Wars Tales 11
- Death Star
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope novel (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope
- Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope junior novel
- Star Wars 1
- The Rise and Fall of Darth Vader (Appears in flashback(s))
- Death Star Technical Companion
- The Official Star Wars Fact File 60 (Death Star - Imperial Conference Room)
- Star Wars Insider 96
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- Star Wars: Force Collection (Card: Grand Moff Tarkin (★★★★)) (Picture only)
- "The Death Star Coup"—Star Wars Insider Special Edition 2014
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ Death Star Technical Companion