- "Not the most brilliant bunch of plant-heads in the galaxy, but certainly the most trigger-happy. Saw a whole squad of them take out a speeder taxi once because they thought it moved suspiciously …"
- ―Roark Slader
Protectorate was a part of the Order branch of the Pentastar Alignment. Protectorate took on the duties of the Ubiqtorate's Internal Security Branch and the Imperial Guard Corp. Their main concern was the protection of Alignment personnel and equipment. Protectorate drew their recruits mainly from former CompForce units rather than standard Army or Navy troops. The training methods and operational procedures were kept secret. Protectorate agents were graded by number from "10" for the most general of troops to "1" which designated elite Guardians who protected members of the Chamber of Order. Command officers received the designation of "0."