Name: Moff Tiaan Jerjerrod
Type: Imperial Moff
Homeworld: Tinnel IV
Height: 1.7 meters
Mass: 80 kilograms
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Green
Brawling Parry: 5D
Melee Combat: 3D+1
Melee Parry: 3D
Vehicle Blasters: 5D+2
Planetary systems: 4D+2
Capital Ship Piloting: 4D+2
Capital Ship Shields: 4D+1
Capital Ship Weapons: 4D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 5D+1
Space Transports: 5D+1
Starship Gunnery: 5D+2
Capital Ship Repair: 5D
Computer Programming/Repair: 5D+2
Droid Programming/Repair: 5D
First Aid: 4D+1
Force Points: 3
Dark Side Points: 3
Character Points: 8
Equipment: 500 Credits
Imperial Moffs Uniform, Blaster Pistol (4D), Commlink, Imperial Code Cylinders
Description: Tiaan Jerjerrod (pronounced /dÊ’Ã¦rËˆdÊ’Ã¦rrÊŒd/) was a Human male Imperial officer who hailed from a wealthy family from the Core World of Tinnel IV. Considered unambitious yet efficient by his peers, Jerjerrod worked as a desk general in Logistics and Supply before becoming Moff of the Quanta sector by 1 ABY. His sector operations were based in a family estate in Val Denn, the capital city of Tinnel IV. By 3 ABY, Jerjerrod had been assigned to oversee the construction of the second Death Star above the forest moon of Endor, appointed to that position by Emperor Palpatine himself. To hide the existence of the new Death Star, records claimed Jerjerrod had been made Director of Imperial Energy Systems and assigned to oversee the construction of large-scale power generators. Jerjerrod frequently had to brief the Emperor's enforcer, the Sith Lord Darth Vader, on the station's construction; on one occasion, the Moff traveled to the Star Dreadnought Executor during the Galactic Empire's occupation of Bespin to report to Vader.
Whereas the first Death Star had taken around nineteen years to complete, the construction of the much-larger second Death Star had moved into its final stage of assembly by 4 ABY, after approximately two to four years. However, the construction crews had fallen behind schedule; Vader ventured to the battlestation to inform Jerjerrod that the issue needed to be rectified. Vader announced that the Emperor would be arriving to personally oversee the last stage of the Death Star's construction. Jerjerrod informed Vader that his men would double their efforts, as he was afraid of reporting his failure directly to the Emperor. Jerjerrod was among those assembled to greet Palpatine when he arrived.
The Rebel Alliance had learned of the second Death Star's construction and the Emperor's presence aboard it via the Bothan Spynet, and they launched an attack based on false information released by the Emperor himself. When the Alliance Fleet arrived, they discovered that the planetary shield protecting the Death Star was still activated and that the Imperial Navy was situated to prevent the Rebels from escaping. Palpatine had ordered Admiral Firmus Piett not to directly engage the Rebel capital ships, a move that confused personnel on both sides. The reason behind this became clear when the Emperor ordered Jerjerrod to fire the Death Star's operational superlaser at the Alliance Fleet; many Rebel capital ships were obliterated. When the Alliance gained the upper hand in the conflict, Palpatine commanded the Moff to fire on the forest moon. Before he could complete his final order, Jerjerrod perished when the Death Star was destroyed.
Tiaan Jerjerrod was a Force-attuned Human male who hailed from a wealthy family native to the Core World of Tinnel IV. His grandfather had served as an admiral in the navy of the Galactic Republic; Admiral Jerjerrod's connections with then-Supreme Chancellor Palpatine greatly benefited his family. Tiaan Jerjerrod started his Imperial career in Logistics and Supply as a desk officer, and he eventually rose to the rank of general. Because he was not ambitious and took great pride in destroying his enemies, he became a Moff by 1 ABY, commanding his home sector, the Quanta sector, from a family estate in Val Denn on his homeworld of Tinnel IV. His estate included a vault of artwork, several pieces of which were stolen by the master thief "Tombat." The thefts were investigated by an Imperial investigator named Cammel Atarul.
Around 1 ABY, Jerjerrod dispatched an encoded transmission stating that a Rebel operative had intercepted encrypted documents related to the research initiative known as Project Dead Eye. The Moff authorized the recipients of the message to eliminate any Rebels involved in the theft, adding that security was being increased for the project and its leader, Doctor Vacca. Jerjerrod concluded his transmission with a personal note, stressing the importance of Project Dead Eye and the need for absolute secrecyâ€”and that should anything go wrong, the Sith Lord Darth Vader would have the Moff's head. At one point, Jerjerrod was featured in an advertisement for Kuat Drive Yards's All Terrain Scout Transport, giving the corporation a thumb's-up.
As early as 0 ABY, the Empire had been in the process of constructing a second Death Star battlestation to replace the one lost in the Battle of Yavin. In selecting a lone commander for the new battlestation, Emperor Palpatine looked for someone weak and unambitious, not wanting the new Death Star to be commanded by a triumvirate of ambitious men like Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin, Admiral Conan Antonio Motti, and High General Cassio Tagge aboard the first. Palpatine chose Jerjerrod for the position. Within the throne room of the Imperial Palace on the Imperial capital of Coruscant, the Emperor informed Jerjerrod that he would be transferred from Logistics and Supply to his new assignment. The Moff was somewhat upset with the news, and though he did not voice his opinion, the Emperor read his mind and informed him that his talents would not go to waste with his new assignment.
To hide the existence of the new battlestation and create a plausible reason for the Moff's reassignment, Imperial records were doctored to indicate that Jerjerrod had been promoted to Director of Imperial Energy Systems, a branch of the Imperial Ministry of Energy. IES was a manufacturer of large-scale power generators that, officially, were used to provide a source of power for refugees; unofficially, the generators were built for use aboard the second Death Star. As Jerjerrod departed the Emperor's throne room after being given his assignment, he was confronted by Imperial advisors Bregius Golthan, Alec Pradeux, and Kren Blista-Vanee, all of whom believed that Jerjerrod was a Moff of little importance, too insignificant to earn the attention of the Emperor. The Moff responded by giving the fabricated story for his reassignment, informing the advisors of his new position as head of Imperial Energy Systems. As the trio taunted the Moff about his apparent demotion, Jerjerrod silently told himself that he had essentially been entrusted with overseeing the destruction of the Rebel Alliance.
As overseer of the new Death Star, Jerjerrodâ€”now simply addressed as "Commander"â€”was stationed at the battlestation's construction site in the Endor system of the Outer Rim's Moddell sector. He had been given the overall responsibility of organizing the defense of the Death Star's planetary shield and its control bunker on the Forest Moon of Endor. In this role, he worked worked closely with Colonel Dyer in planning the defenses and assigning personnel. Jerjerrod also charged the V-series supervisor droid AV-6R7 with overseeing the various labor droids that aided in the construction of the battlestation. In 3 ABY, Jerjerrod traveled to the Star Dreadnought Executorâ€”at the time present in the Bespin system during the Empire's occupation of the planet Bespinâ€”to report to Darth Vader on the ongoing construction of the second Death Star. After Vader dueled with his son, the Rebel commander and aspiring Jedi Luke Skywalker, on Bespin, Jerjerrod greeted the Dark Lord of the Sith when his shuttle landed in the Star Dreadnought's hangar bay.
By 4 ABY, the crews responsible for the construction of the second Death Star had become lax in their work. Because his crews were behind schedule, Jerjerrod had no time to inspect a new computer core that had arrived for installation aboard the Death Star, instead cursing Supervisor Gurdun for not accompanying the unit to the battlestation as planned. Unbeknownst to the Moff, the rogue assassin droid and bounty hunter IG-88A had uploaded his consciousness into a duplicate computer core as part of his plot to use the second Death Star as a makeshift "body" from which to initiate his Droid Revolution. In truth, Gurdun had accompanied the computer core until IG-88A killed him and replaced his stormtrooper escorts with droid replicas, but Jerjerrod preferred not having the supervisor there to complicate the already delicate matter of bringing the Death Star's construction back on schedule. As the stormtrooper droids unloaded the core, the Moff noted that they moved with near-mechanical precision and silently wished that all his men would be like them. However, when one of the stormtrooper droids was damaged by a falling cargo crane and activated its self-destruct, the resulting explosion took out an entire construction crew, much to Jerjerrod's chagrin.
The Emperor had become displeased with the slow progression of the Death Star project, and he sent his apprentice, Darth Vader, to order Jerjerrod to speed up the construction. Upon the Sith Lord's arrival aboard the incomplete Death Star, Jerjerrod made his way to the hangar where Vader's shuttle had landed, waiting patiently at the bottom of the shuttle's ramp for Vader to disembark. Vader was quick to inform Jerjerrod of the Emperor's displeasure with the lack of progress in the battlestation's construction, brushing aside the Moff's concerns that the project was an impossible, under-crewed effort. When the Sith Lord revealed that the Emperor was en route to personally oversee the final stage of construction, Jerjerrod announced that his men would increase their work twofold. Although Jerjerrod found conversations with Vader to have a certain quality of motivation, he had no intention of finding out if Vader was speaking the truth when the Sith Lord announced that he was more forgiving than the Emperor.
When the Emperor's shuttle landed aboard the Death Star, Vader and Jerjerrod were among the scores of Imperials present to greet Palpatine in a brief ceremony limited to the docking bay. When the Emperor and his cadre of advisors and Royal Guards disembarked, Vader informed his master that the Death Star would be completed upon schedule. As they processed away from the shuttle, Jerjerrod was one of the men to fall in line behind the two Sith Lords. The Moff was later present in the Emperor's throne room alongside the two Sith Lords and Imperial Ruling Council members Janus Greejatus and Sim Aloo, whereupon Jerjerrod received confirmation that the Emperor's seat of power was acceptable. At one point, the Moff and two of Palpatine's Royal Guards attempted to bar Vader from entering the Emperor's throne room; Vader responded by Force choking Jerjerrod before sparing the man's life.
The Emperor's arrival aboard the battlestation had been the final step of a carefully planned trap intended to destroy the Rebel Alliance. Palpatine had deliberately allowed Bothan spies to deliver the Death Star plans to the Alliance, knowing that the Rebel leadership would act upon the intelligence. With knowledge of the second Death Star's existence and the Emperor's presence aboard the station in hand, the Rebels took the bait and launched a two-phased attack on the construction siteâ€”as a strike team traveled to the Endor moon to neutralize the shield generator bunker, the Alliance Fleet would emerge from hyperspace and send its starfighters to destroy the Death Star's hypermatter reactor. Anticipating such a strategy, Palpatine had stationed his finest legion of stormtroopers on Endor and gathered the bulk of the Imperial Navy on the far side of the moon, ready to spring the trap. When the Rebel fleet did arrive in the Endor system, it was caught between an Imperial armada and a shielded Death Star. As the battle progressed, the Emperor opened a channel to Jerjerrod in the station's control room and ordered the Moff to fire the Death Star's superlaser at will.
Though the assassin droid IG-88A had assumed nominal command of the superlaser upon the installation of his computer core, the Imperials still maintained control over the station's prime weapon. Jerjerrod relayed the Emperor's orders to a nearby gunner, and in short time, the prime weapon destroyed the Mon Calamari Star Cruiser Liberty. The realization that the Death Star was fully operational despite the ongoing construction stunned the Rebel fleet, as the Alliance vessels were unprepared to deal with the bigger threat posed by the station's superlaser. Nevertheless, the Alliance continued the fight, engaging the Star Destroyers on the outskirts of the battlefield in an attempt to buy more time for the strike team on Endor to accomplish its objective, even as many more Rebel ships were destroyed by the battlestation's superlaser.
As the battle progressed, the Emperor gave Jerjerrod one final orderâ€”should the shield generator be neutralized, the Moff was to turn the Death Star on Endor and obliterate the moon. Though Palpatine did not share the Moff's concern for the Imperial troops present on the moon, Jerjerrod acknowledged the command. Ultimately, the Alliance strike team on Endor succeeded in destroying the generating station, bringing down the deflector shield that protected the Death Star from a direct assault. Lieutenant Endicott brought word of the development to Jerjerrod, adding that contact with the bunker on Endor had been lost. Recalling the Emperor's edict, the Moff reluctantly gave the order for the Death Star to fire on the moon, and the station began rotating to acquire its new target.
With the shield down, General Lando Calrissian, flying the light freighter Millennium Falcon, led several Rebel starfighters into the Death Star's superstructure while Rebel capital ships began firing on the station's hull. The bombardment thinned Jerjerrod's crew in the overbridge, with half of the personnel being killed, wounded, or simply frightened away. The remaining men were disorganized as chaos ensued in the control room, but the Moff made no effort to restore order. As an aide informed him that the Rebel fighters were eluding their defenses within the superstructure, a stunned Jerjerrod issued orders that made little sense, as his concentration had become focused solely on obliterating Endor. With the moon still out of range, he ordered the Death Star's rotation to be accelerated before being handed the superlaser's trigger by the fleeing aide. At sixty seconds left until firing, the Rebels had already taken out the main reactor; even as the station crumbled around him, Jerjerrod sat calmly and gazed out of the viewscreen. When the countdown reached thirty seconds, the Death Star exploded, killing the Moff before he could execute the Emperor's last command.
Personality and traits
Tall and thinâ€”he stood at a height of 1.7 meters and weighed 79 kilogramsâ€”Jerjerrod had brown hair and green eyes. He was a competent administrator, having been a desk general, but he possessed very little military experience. He was arrogant and a self-described ambitious man, though others, particularly his superiors, considered him to be quite the opposite, believing him to lack creativity, motivation, and the audacity or vision to act on his ambition. Indeed, the Emperor saw him as only slightly ambitious, like any other Imperial officer. It was for these reasons that Palpatine assigned the Moff as the overseer of the Death Star's construction. The Emperor had no qualms about his selection; Jerjerrod could get the Death Star finished in short time, but he would not mimic his predecessor Tarkin and attempt to use the superweapon for his own personal gain.
Jerjerrod believed that great men such as himself never had any reason to hurry; rather, it was his job to cause other beings to hurry. But upon learning that the slow in the second Death Star's assembly had displeased the Emperor, and that he would be arriving to oversee the final stage of construction, the Moff reasoned that, on certain occasions, even great men hurried. Jerjerrod did not know how he and his men could possibly complete the Death Star's construction on schedule, but he did not make excuses for their lack of progressâ€”he had no intention of learning how Vader or the Emperor would respond to any such explanations.
When ordered to destroy the Rebel fleet during the Battle of Endor, Jerjerrod became melancholic, for he had no wish to see the war endâ€”ongoing war was one of his favorite things. However, he also loved the total annihilation of his enemy, and this gave him all the motivation he needed to order the gunners to fire the Death Star's superlaser. When the battle began turning in the Alliance's favor, Jerjerrod had time to reflect on the sudden turn of events. While his disorganized crew began to flee, the Moff simply sat and dwelt on his current situation, wondering how the Empire could possibly be on the brink of defeat. He could not believe that his patience, cleverness, and loyalty had not paid off, and his pride at commanding the second Death Star was no consolation. Jerjerrod's hatred for the Rebellion had grown as the battle progressed; though he had once viewed the Alliance as something he could easily bully without fear of reprisal, it had matured and learned to fight back. The Moff realized that the only act that could possibly satisfy him in such a despairing time was to fulfill the Emperor's final order and destroy Endor, though he died before he could accomplish the feat.
During his Imperial service, Moff Jerjerrod wore the standard Imperial officer's uniform. He was armed with an E-11 blaster rifle.