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Imperial Survey Corps
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Pilia Tonth

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The Imperial Survey Corps was a branch of the Imperial Military, more specifically the Imperial Navy, whose duty was the exploration of the galaxy. They were a sister organization of the Imperial Exploration Corps, also a branch of the Imperial Navy.[1] To allow this organization to fulfill its mission, it was often staffed with scientists and scouts; however, it never achieved much importance during the height of the New Order and thus there were always manpower shortages within the Corps. Gradually, the Empire planned to pare back the size of the ISC and eventually disband it altogether[2] due to Emperor Palpatine's inability to control the corps—many ISC members had spirits too independent for the Empire, and some even ran information and supplies for the Rebel Alliance.[3] Regardless of the ISC's gradually reduced status, it was often claimed that the Corps were responsible in discovering a new planetary system every 207 minutes.[4]

The ISC's preferred scout vessel was the MRX-BR Pacifier, which embodied the Imperial scout's mindset with its powerful weapon systems.[3] However, some crews, such as those under Captain Pilia Tonth, used the Far*Reach IV PQR. According to the Rebel Alliance general Carlist Rieekan, most of the scouts were unaware of what the Imperials would do with the data they sent back and were only in it for the adventure, and as such they got several defections from the branch as a result.[1]



Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 Star Wars: Imperial Handbook: A Commander's Guide
  2. Rebel Alliance Sourcebook
  3. 3.0 3.1 Galaxy Guide 8: Scouts
  4. Imperial Sourcebook
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