The most covert division of The Galactic Empire, it may be loosely compared to the Imperial Security Bureau, as it is one of two divisions which strive to protect the integrity of the Empire. While the ISB takes overt action to neutralise internal threats, Intelligence takes covert action to neutralise external threats.
During the time of the self proclaimed "New Republic", this was one of the best–trained and professional portions of the Empire to survive the Battle of Endor and its consequences. It gladly gave its full support to Grand Admiral Daemon's war effort, and continues to do so under Fleet Admiral Tiberius Fel...
Imperial Intelligence, or "II", consists of four distinct branches:
- Internal Organisation Bureau
- Analysis Bureau
- Bureau of Operations
UBIQTORATE: The Ubiqtorate oversees all of
the activities of Imperial Intelligence at the highest levels. It is
considered the true center of II by most operatives and
military leaders. Fine details and tactical considerations are decided
by the appropriate bureau of Imperial Intelligence. The Ubiqtorate
never concerns itself with those. The Ubiqtorate usually formulates
strategies for the bureaus of Imperial Intelligence or, on some
occasions, presents the bureaus with a set of goals and very broad
grand strategic considerations and asks them to plan an effective
The Ubiqtorate is composed of the Director of Imperial Intelligence,
who presides over Intel dictatorially, and a classified number of other
members, each with their own function. Ubiqtorate members are
anonymous, often unknown to their subordinates.
INTERNAL ORGANISATION BUREAU: The Internal
Organisation Bureau (or IntOrg) protects the rest of Intelligence from
internal threats. This branch performs the ISB's regular duties for II
only, as ISB agents do not have appropriate privileges or facilities to
police Intel. IntOrg agents police other Intel agents to verify loyalty
ANALYSIS BUREAU: The Analysis Bureau takes
the data gathered by other divisions and examines it for patterns and
other relevant information. It also looks for trends in social data,
and watches for hidden messages in the carrier–wave codes of comm
broadcasts. Its decryption experts can break most coded communications
in very short periods of time.
This bureau records and preserves all information
brought back by agents, examines it for patterns and occurances, and
makes appropriate reports to the Ubiqtorate.
BUREAU OF OPERATIONS: The Bureau of
Operations handles all covert operations beyond the scope of resources
of other divisions. It is composed of Intel's "field agents", who
participate in surveillance and infiltration operations,
counter–intelligence, and assassination missions.
Agents of the Bureau of Operations will observe and
gather data, and report to the Analysis Bureau. They may also receive
instructions for response actions (from the Ubiqtorate) after analysis
of recently collected data...
Rebel propaganda has quite often given Imperial
Intelligence a bad reputation. It is not a large body composed solely
of ruthless assassins as some would have you believe. Like all
divisions it serves a purpose, and indeed the Empire would not have
thrived without it. Perhaps II is the most structured and organised, but all factions implement Intelligence in some form, be they Imperial, rebel, or neutral. It is not an option, but a necessity.
The information given publicly is so limited that it
may be questioned if this document has any usefulness. The answer is
yes. It is to alert all loyal Imperials to the fact that they are being
protected from external threats. It is also to warn rebels, rivals, and potential defectors to be wary. You are all
being watched. The ISB makes examples via public investigations. When
you invoke Intel, you do not know from which direction the next blow
will come. Your commanding officer may be an infiltrator, or an
inconspicuous Ensign may be the Director of Imperial Intelligence. Be
wary and be warned – loyalty is golden.