Name: Marcellin Wessel
Hair color: Blond
Eye color: Blue
Brawling Parry: 5D
Planetary systems: 5D+1
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
Droid Programming/Repair: 3D+2
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 3
Character Points: 6
Imperial uniform, Blaster Pistol (4D), Commlink, Imperial Code Cylinders
Description: Marcellin Wessel was a Human male who was one of the first regional governors, or Moffs, of the Galactic Empire.
Beginning as a colonel commanding Grand Army of the Republic forces on the more remote fronts of the Clone Wars, Wessel was appointed by Palpatine under the Sector Governance Decree, which authorized the creation of regional governors to administer entire sectors. Wessel's early rise to the administration of Immalia sector hints at a history of unquestioned loyalty to Palpatine, since such appointments were made only on behalf of those who had proven their loyalty, and as moffs were intended from the start to be answerable only to the Emperor, it was crucial that they be beings who could be depended on without reserve. Shortly after the conclusion of the Clone Wars, Moff Wessel, acting at the request of Sate Pestage, submitted a report outlining the "highlights" of Order 66 to Emperor Palpatine.
When Emperor Palpatine declared his Galactic Empire in 19 BBY, Wessel was made Grand Moff of the Immalia Oversector and assumed the role of commander of the 7th Sector Army.
It is not known exactly what happened, but evidently Moff Wessel's fortunes turned for the worse. In 3 ABY, at the height of the Galactic Civil War, he had been relegated to the governorship of Yinchorr, a dead-end position in a useless star system. Wessel decided that he could advance his career again by capturing Princess Leia Organa, and kidnapped the leaders of the Yinchorri Elders Council, offering to trade their lives back to the Yinchorri in exchange for Organa. With no choice, the Yinchorri agreed that their beloved elders were worth the life of one Human. They set a trap for Leia, but Wessel double-crossed the Yinchorri, angering them sufficiently to overthrow him and his regime. However, their insurrection was swiftly crushed by the Empire, ending with the killing of the Council and destruction of Tol-Kachorn.
These events did not, however, stop the advancement of his son, Redd, to becoming a general in the Imperial Army and eventually head of Central Command under Carnor Jax.