For other uses, see Imperator (disambiguation).
"'All' the pieces of the demesne are here to protect the Imperator. If the Imperator falls, the game is over."
Sheev Palpatine, explaining Shah-tezh to Gallius Rax[src]

The Imperator was a piece in the ancient board game known as Shah-tezh. The piece was represented by a robed figure on the demesne. No matter how many pieces remain in play, if the Imperator is lost, the game must begin anew to continue.[1]

Behind the scenesEdit

The Imperator is similar in function to the King in chess. In addition, in real life, the term "Imperator" acted as the namesake for the term Emperor (the latter being the Old French spelling of the term).


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