Imperial Seal

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The Imperial Seal (797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE))

The Imperial Seal (Japanese: 国璽) represented the authority of the Emperor of the Galactic Empire. Used for the signing of official documents, declarations and laws, the Seal was the physical embodiment of the state, and lent imperial authority to whomever owned it.

History

In late September 797 UC (488 IC / 3597 CE), following the end of the Imperial Civil War, Paul von Oberstein dispatched most of Reinhard von Lohengramm's forces under the overall commands of Oskar von Reuenthal and Wolfgang Mittermeyer to Odin. Landing directly in the Imperial City, their troops surged through the streets of the capital. Reuenthal forced the Prime Minister, Klaus von Lichtenlade, to commit suicide as punishment for his alleged culpability in the assassination of Imperial admiral Siegfried Kircheis. Mittermeyer, meanwhile, stormed Neue Sanssouci and seized the Imperial Seal.

When Reinhard von Lohengramm returned to Odin several weeks later, Mittermeyer gave him the Imperial Seal, granting Reinhard full dominion over the sole physical accoutrement of the Goldenbaum Dynasty's right to rule the Empire. (LOGH: 'Farewell, Distant Memories')

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