Imperial Knights |
"We are Imperial Knights. We do our duty by the Emperor and by the Force—no matter the cost."
The Imperial Knights, formally the Knights of the Empire, were an order of Force-practitioners loyal to Emperor Roan Fel of the Fel Empire from 130 ABY. They were fully trained in the ways of the Force and, unlike previous Imperial Force-based organizations, rejected the dark side of the Force.
帝国武士（Imperial Knights），正式英文名称为“Knights of the Empire”，是130ABY起由忠于罗恩•费尔（Roan Fel）皇帝及费尔帝国的原力修炼者所组成的武士团。他们训练有素，深谙原力之道。与之前帝国中使用原力的组织不同，帝国武士拒绝使用原力的黑暗面。
However, the New Jedi Order considered them as Gray Jedi, as they swore loyalty to the will of the Emperor above all else, including their devotion to the will of the Force. Meanwhile, the One Sith considered them as forcelings inferior to the Jedi.
During the Sith-Imperial War, Emperor Roan Fel forbade them from participating in the hostilities.
1 Organization 组织结构
2 Anti-Sith Insurgency 反西斯叛乱
3 Armor and equipment 盔甲和装备
4 Notable Members 著名成员
5 Behind the scenes 幕后花絮
Emperor Roan Fel and three of his Imperial Knights, Antares Draco, Ganner Krieg and Sigel Dare, on Bastion.
Little is known for sure about the Imperial Knights' internal organization and origins. By 137 ABY, their leader, Antares Draco, bore the title of Master, but it is not known if this indicated a rank analogous to Jedi Master; on the one hand, it may have simply been an informal title of respect that had nothing directly to do with his status among the Knights, but alternatively, the style may have indicated a unique leadership position, equivalent to the Grand Master among the Jedi.
In the aftermath of the Sith-Imperial War, a number of Jedi who surrendered to the Empire joined the ranks of the Imperial Knights. Such was the case of Padawan Azlyn Rae.
Imperial Knights are in service of the Emperor for life. Any who decide to leave are executed. Only one Knight has ever left, and in the words of Marasiah Fel "his life proved short".
帝国武士团为帝国皇帝终生效力。 任何决定退出者都会被处决。有史以来，只有一名武士退团，而正如玛拉西娅•费尔（Marasiah Fel）所言：“他没活多久”。
Imperial Knights! Save your Emperor!"
In 130 ABY, when Darth Krayt declared himself the new Emperor, all of the Knights present in the New Imperial Palace, including Fel's cousin Mohrgan, were slain, along with Roan Fel's decoy. The surviving Knights sought out former Emperor Fel and worked alongside him in his insurgency against the new Emperor. Three Knights—Antares Draco, Ganner Krieg, and Sigel Dare—escorted Fel to Bastion in 137 ABY and were at his side when the deposed Emperor took control of the planet away from the forces loyal to Darth Krayt.
130ABY，当达斯•克雷特（Darth Krayt）在新帝国皇宫自封为新皇帝时，所有在场的帝国武士，包括费尔的表亲兄弟摩根，都与罗恩•费尔的替身一同遇害。其余的帝国武士继续追随前皇帝费尔，与其并肩作战，掀起对抗西斯皇帝的叛乱。 在137ABY，三名帝国武士：安塔尔•德拉科（Antares Draco），加纳•克里格（Ganner Krieg）和茜格尔•戴尔（Sigel Dare），护送费尔前往巴斯提恩堡（Bastion），并与这位被废黜的皇帝一同，收编了行星的驻军，使巴斯提恩堡脱离了达斯·克雷特的势力控制。
Although completely loyal to Fel, both Draco and Krieg undermined the former Emperor's authority and mounted a mission to rescue his daughter, Princess Marasiah Fel. They knowingly entered a trap set by the Sith on Vendaxa, which resulted in Princess Fel receiving a fatal wound during battle. Cade Skywalker then revived her using the Force.
Ganner Krieg, Marasiah Fel and Antares Draco.
Weeks later, Emperor Fel dispatched Sigel Dare and her Master, Treis Sinde to Mon Calamari in order to sabotage the Advanced Star Destroyer Imperious. After the ship was hijacked by the Galactic Alliance Remnant, the two Knights sought Monia Gahan to inform her of the three sets of explosives they had placed within the Imperious. The two agreed to help Monia rescue her fellow Rogue Squadron members. However, they were attacked by the Sith Lord Darth Azard, forcing Sinde to stall Azard long enough to allow for the others to escape. Dare escorted Monia Gahan to Admiral Gar Stazi in order to inform him of the explosives. Stazi then sent Dare back to Bastion with a message for Emperor Fel of a proposed alliance between the Alliance forces and those of Fels faction of the Empire. It is believed that Treis Sinde survived his battle with Darth Azard, and began to aid a growing resistance force on Mon Calamari.
数周后，费尔皇帝派遣茜格尔•戴尔和她的师父特雷斯•辛德（Treis Sinde），前往蒙卡拉马利破坏“专横号”高级歼星舰。在“专横号”被银河同盟残余势力（Galactic Alliance Remnant）劫走后，两名帝国武士追寻到莫妮亚•加恩（Monia Gahan）并告知她“专横号”上已经被安置了三枚炸弹。两人同意帮助莫妮亚营救她的侠盗中队成员，但是却遭受到了西斯尊主达斯•阿扎德（Darth Azard）的袭击。辛德不得不尽力拖住阿扎德，以便其他人逃走。戴尔护送莫妮亚•加恩前去与加尔•斯塔齐（Gar Stazi）上将会合，以便通知他歼星舰上已被安放炸弹。斯塔齐让戴尔回到巴斯提恩堡，向费尔皇帝转达银盟军愿与费尔派帝国军建立同盟的提议。据信特雷斯•辛德在与达斯•阿扎德的战斗中活了下来，并且开始在蒙卡拉马利支持不断壮大的反抗势力。
Soon, Sia fulfilled her training and became a full-fledged Knight. She, Krieg and Draco were sent by Emperor Fel on a mission to track down Cade Skywalker and any remaining Jedi with the aid of Azlyn Rae, a former Jedi Padawan turned Imperial Knight and bounty hunter, who revealed the location of the Hidden Temple. The Knights then tried to negotiate an alliance with the Jedi High Council, but Jedi Master Tili Qua didn't trust them due to Emperor Fel's role in the Sith-Imperial War. The Council then considered on the Knights' offer.
很快，西娅（玛拉西娅的昵称）完成训练，成为了一名合格的武士。她和克里格、德拉科被费尔皇帝派去寻找凯德•天行者（Cade Skywalker）和残余绝地，协助他们的是阿兹琳•雷（Azlyn Rae）。阿兹琳原为绝地武士的帕德万学徒，后成为帝国武士兼赏金猎人，她透露了“秘密圣殿”（Hidden Temple）的方位。帝国武士试图与绝地最高委员会协商结盟之事，但由于费尔皇帝在西斯－帝国战争（Sith-Imperial War）中支持西斯的立场，绝地大师蒂利•夸（Tili Qua）对帝国武士并不信任。绝地委员会后来表示会考虑帝国武士的提议。
Armor and equipment 武器装备
"Pure cortosis gauntlet. All my knights have them."
―Emperor Roan Fel to Darth Kruhl
Each Imperial Knight carried a standardized silver lightsaber that produced a silver blade. They wore matching red armor that bore some resemblance to that of the Coruscant Guards and Emperor's Royal Guard of Palpatine's Galactic Empire. The Imperial insignia was printed on the left shoulder pad and the right gauntlet. The gauntlet was composed of pure cortosis, rendering any lightsaber blade that touched it useless for several minutes. The black material that made up part of the Imperial Knights' armor was reminiscent of the ribbed, multi-ply material that Darth Vader once wore underneath his armor. Roan Fel wore a more elaborate variant of this armor, along with a royal cape.
Notable Members 著名成员
Roan Fel 罗恩•费尔
Sigel Dare 茜格尔•戴尔
Antares Draco 安塔尔•德拉科
Marasiah Fel 玛拉西娅•费尔
Ganner Krieg 加纳•克里格
Treis Sinde 特雷斯•辛德
Elke Vetter 艾尔珂•维特
Mohrgan Fel 摩根•费尔
Azlyn Rae 阿兹琳•雷
Behind the scenes 幕后花絮
When asked in a chat, Jan Duursema seemed to consider that Adalric Cessius Brandl or a descendant may have played a part in the Imperial Knights. Significantly, Brandl bears a white lightsaber, similar to the silver sabers borne by Imperial Knights.
在一次聊天中被问起时，黑马公司的漫画家Jan Duursema似乎认为阿达里克•塞修斯•布兰德尔（Adalric Cessius Brandl）或其后人，可能与帝国武士有所关联。重要的是，布兰德尔持有一把白色光剑，与帝国武士的银剑不无相似之处。
According to Randy Stradley, it was originally decided that there would only be around a dozen Imperial Knights, although this might have been re-evaluated.
The notion of a Jedi personal bodyguard to the Emperor is not new. In the rough draft of A New Hope, the Jedi are the protectors of the galactic ruler. A revolution occurs, and the Empire is replaced by the "New Empire". The Black Knights of the Sith hunt down the Jedi and supplant them as the Imperial guard and true power behind the throne.
让绝地担任皇帝贴身护卫并非是新概念。在《新希望》的草稿中，绝地就是银河系统治者的护卫。后来爆发革命，帝国被“新帝国”取而代之。西斯的黑武士（Black Knights of the Sith）剿灭了绝地，并取代他们成为帝国护卫，成为在幕后操纵皇帝的，真正握有实权的组织。