DUNE SEA GARRISON ACTIVITIES
Description: Royal Guard, Return of the Jedi
Detachment: Sovereign Protectors
Context: Return of the jedi
- "A Royal Guardsman never seeks special privileges, ever. His entire goal in life is to serve the Emperor, and the New Order he created. This is his goal in life, and his desire in death."
- ―Grodin Tierce
The Emperor's Royal Guard, sometimes referred to as the Imperial Royal Guard or Imperial Guard, was an elite unit of the Galactic Empire's armed forces tasked with the protection of the Emperor, Palpatine. Palpatine was almost never seen without a detachment of Royal Guards at his side, so much that they usually accompanied him to his bed chambers and his office within the Death Star. The exact number of Royal Guardsmen serving the Emperor was unknown, with speculations ranging from less than fifty to tens of thousands, although their numbers were estimated to be at least four hundred at any one point. Like the stormtroopers of the Stormtrooper Corps, the Royal Guards formed a military unit independent of the Imperial Military and answered directly to the Emperor.
The Royal Guard was based out of the Imperial Royal Guard Academy on Yinchorr, a barren planet rendered lifeless by genocidal airstrikes by the Empire. Candidates for tutelage under the Academy, picked from various units in the Imperial Military, underwent rigorous training programs designed to build a sense of extreme loyalty to the Emperor, with students often being forced to kill each other in live combat. Guardsmen were trained in various forms of martial arts, including Echani. Guardsmen were commonly equipped with vibroswords and force pikes, in addition to heavy blaster pistols for ranged combat.
The Royal Guard was the successor of the Red Guard of the Galactic Republic, also taking influence from the Sun Guard, Palpatine's personal Sith military unit led by his alter ego, Darth Sidious. Following the first death of the Emperor during the Battle of Endor, the unit, without a leader, was scattered for several years. However, during the Emperor's subsequent reincarnations in the form of cloned bodies, the unit was reconvened on Byss, fighting for the reborn Palpatine and being nearly destroyed by the destruction of Byss by the Galaxy Gun and Palpatine's flagship, the Eclipse II. When a member of the unit, Carnor Jax, was implicated by Palpatine's personal physician with ensuring the failure of his clone bodies in a bid to become Emperor, he led a slaughter of the unit's survivors on Yinchorr, leaving only Kir Kanos. Jax made a bid for the empty throne previously held by Palpatine before being assassinated by Kanos, whose undying loyalty to the Emperor and his ideals led him on a crusade to murder anyone involved with his death.
October 2052 likes
The Jundland Wastes Squad at the Tucson Leukemia Light the Night Walk!
October 1856 likes
The DSG's first deployment of the day. We'll be at the Phoenix Central Library until Noon for Star Star Wars Reads Day.
October 1134 likes 1 comment
October 11th Happy Star Wars Read Day. Dune Sea Garrison way to go! https://www.facebook.com/events/1508299666080542/
- Happy Star Wars Read Day. Dune Sea Garrison way to go! https://www.facebook.com/events/1508299666080542/
October 0668 likes 1 comment
October 6th Awesome job!!!
- Awesome job!!!
Mike, TK-18111, Squad Boss for an Arizona forest fire fighting team.
He takes his love for Star Wars with him everywhere. Here he is with his sidekick TK Joe Joe all the way out in California helping with the King Fire.
September 2986 likes 3 comments
3 people like this. Cary on trooper. Much respect.
1 person likes this. Jealous
1 person likes this. Stay safe brotha
- Cary on trooper. Much respect.
This was a fundraising event and bake sale for a 7 year old who was diagnosed with Embryonal Sarcoma, a rare liver Cancer.
September 2152 likes 1 comment
1 person likes this. Good jobs guys..501 P.R.Garrison
- Good jobs guys..501 P.R.Garrison
September 2159 likes 2 comments
1 person likes this. Awesome
1 person likes this. Thanks for giving back to the communtiy guys.
Thank you for showing me this, Will Rogers. Awesome history.
September 1213 likes
September 1010 likes 1 comment
September 10th Congratulations Clint Randall!!!
- Congratulations Clint Randall!!!
September 1015 likes 1 comment
September 10th WOOHOO ANOTHER RC! Congrats!
- WOOHOO ANOTHER RC! Congrats!
September 109 likes 1 comment
September 10th Congratulations Michael Voyk!!!
- Congratulations Michael Voyk!!!
TK-64216 Luna (Mark)
September 1020 likes 3 comments
3 people like this. Luna, Too?!?! Congrats~
2 people like this. Congratulations Mark Luna!!!!
2 people like this. What!!! Lol way to go buddy!!!
- Luna, Too?!?! Congrats~
September 0922 likes
That's how it starts. Before you know it 'they' form a council and start to think they're in charge of everything. 😜
September 0316 likes 2 comments
September 3rd LMAO!!!!!
September 3rd Those Rebel Scum...
Why is Lando Calrissian playing sax on this song? LoL
Eddie & The Cruisers - On The Darkside (HQ Audio): http://youtu.be/tshV-ZyEJpw
August 301 like
Arizona's Dune Sea Garrison were challenged by the South Texas Squad of the Star Garrison and we accepted the challenge! This took place during our Make-A-Wish "Walk For Wishes" kickoff celebration last night in Tempe, AZ. Enjoy! http://www.personalpaparazziphotographers.com/img/s5/v131/o958575654/c1/p700106862-200.mp4 We are now challenging the Mountain Garrison, 501st Dewback Ridge Garrison and the Alpine Garrison.
Dune Sea Garrison
First Imperial Stormtrooper Detachment | Fire Team Desert Storm
(Thank you, Billy for writing this up and posting the video)
August 1813 likes 4 comments
3 people like this.
2 people like this.
August 19th http://time.com/3136458/viral-als-ice-bucket-challenge-funds-raised-15-million/
1 person likes this. Happy to challenge you all. Keep up the great work over there.
A very honorable day for the DSG. 3 of our members took valuable time out of their weekend to go visit a child cancer patient today and give him some smiles. I'm so proud to be a part of this Garrison and the 501st Legion. (PRO, Keith G.)
August 1790 likes 3 comments
2 people like this. It was my pleasure. Glad I could be part of it.
1 person likes this. Amazing guys great work!
August 17th Awesome, as Keith said it's an honor to be part of this with you guys!
- It was my pleasure. Glad I could be part of it.
From our record breaking troop yesterday! Over $1000 in 2 hours!
August 15118 likes 6 comments
4 people like this. Awesome job troopers.
3 people like this. I need to come out and see you guys I want to join
August 15th How can storm troopers eat ice cream with their helmets on?
August 15th Good job!
August 15th WAY TO GO DSG!!!
1 person likes this. That officers knees seem out of wack o.o is he okay
- Awesome job troopers.
The DSG has deployed to the Barnes & Noble at Desert Ridge Mall in support of Kids Need To Read. Come and get a picture with us and donate a book to a great cause!
August 0919 likes 1 comment
The 501st Legion has a great relationship with Weird Al, so this would be awesome to see happen.
Sign this petition!
And share the link too. Thx!
For decades Weird Al has entertained fans, young and old, with his popular clever parodies and unique sense of humor. Having him headline the Super...
August 0725 likes
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