Grand Moff Tarkin is an overview of the life of Wilhuff Tarkin written by Daniel Wallace and published in Star Wars Insider 113. It started with Tarkin's origins from the planet Eriadu, where he was elected as the Lieutenant governor of the Seswenna sector and his involvement in the deaths of the Trade Federation directorate which resulted in Nute Gunray's appointment as the Federation's Viceroy. The article continues on with his rise to power as a Grand Moff and his contributions to the construction of the Death Star and the Maw Installation. It concludes with Tarkin's decision to destroy Alderaan and his subsequent death at the Battle of Yavin.