Human Grand Moff of the Empire
Standing 6’ 1" the imposing form of Grand Moff Tarkin can strike terror into those he gazes upon. With lean, skeletal features and eyes as blue as ice (and just as cold), he has a withering gaze which seems to pick apart those he looks upon, revealing their secrets and leaving their souls laid bare before him.
An ambitious, ruthless proponent of military power, Wilhuff Tarkin became a favorite of Supreme Chancellor Palpatine and rose rapidly through the Imperial ranks. Shortly after the Empire’s creation, he was put in charge of the some secret project of the Emperor’s that remains undisclosed to this day.
A proponent of Rule through Fear, his manifesto, The Tarkin Doctrine, became the basis for current Imperial control, and though total domination of the masses is held in check by the Imperial Senate, regional Governor’s across the galaxy have adopted his totalitarian method of governance.
Seen to be second only to the Emperor’s personal emissary, Darth Vader, Tarkin has almost complete control over the Imperial military, and exercises that control with a frightening skill, bringing those worlds of the Republic that didn’t endorse the rise of the Empire into line within a decade. It was this work that caused the Emperor to create the title of “Grand Moff” as a symbol of Tarkin’s stature as the first among the governors of the Galactic Empire.