Star Wars: Ashes of the Old Republic
Once a Senator from the Mid-Rim system of Naboo, Palpatine is now leader of the Galactic Empire that rose from the ashes of the Old Republic.
Little is known of his early life. He first rose to galactic prominence when he defied the separatists that dominated Outer Rim politics and thew the support of Naboo firmly in the direction of the Old Republic. He was a frequent sponsor of bills that promoted the consolidation of power within the office of the Supreme Chancellor, and was an ardent supporter of clone rights, often saying that “moderation in the pursuit of justice is no virtue.”
Cunning, ruthless, and without conscience, his early reign as Emperor was concerned primarily with consolidating power among the Core Worlds. That accomplished, he has lately turned his gaze on the former rebel worlds, who in the years since the Clone Wars had been left largely free to govern themselves so long as they made no trouble and raised no armies.