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Suntzu was the second Emperor of the Galactic Empire and the earliest known commander of the Imperial Navy. He is perhaps best known for the brevity of his reign, which lasted only one month. He retained his position of Commander of the Imperial Navy throughout his reign.
Suntzu's tenure as Emperor occurred during the so-called "Dark Years," a turbulent era many Imperial chroniclers choose to forget. In the eyes of Charonist historians, Suntzu was a weak ruler and, during his brief reign, the Imperial spirit itself was crushed beneath acts of corruption and treason. While the reliability of these sources is difficult to assess, what is known is that Suntzu enacted unpopular policies which caused dissent within the Galactic Empire.
The commander of the Imperial Army, General Diablirus Balseraph, accused Emperor Suntzu of implementing policies that favored the Imperial Navy, likely under the influence of Vodo Bonias. Balseraph soon gained the support of the former emperor, Hiram Drayson, who had been banished by Suntzu and Bonias. Together, Balseraph and Drayson formed the Order of Darkness. This latter collective claimed that Suntzu was a puppet of Vodo Bonias. As these beliefs gained prevalence, Suntzu was viewed as weak by his subjects and was eventually forced to abdicate. Unsurprisingly, he was succeeded by Vodo. Suntzu himself would be forgotten, rarely mentioned in historical records.
|Emperor of the Galactic Empire|
| Preceded By:
Year -2 Day 306 - Year -2 Day 350
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