Founded on January 1st, 1997, the Imperial Order is an online Star Wars group based upon the Empire. Since its beginnings in 1997, the Imperial Order recruited members from all over the globe and every walk of life. Our members contributed their time, effort, and in some cases monetarily, to the continued operation of the group. The Imperial Order is a creative outlet; not only does the Imperial Order provide a productive and safe atomsphere where members partook in their favorite games and allowed them a chance to play the role of a loyal Imperial, it also provided a learning center where our members could learn new skills, many of which carried over into the real world.
The Imperial Order was founded on Star Wars gaming, and as such we support the following LucasArts titles: TIE Fighter, X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter, X-Wing Alliance, Jedi Knight, Jedi Outcast, and Jedi Academy. Under the old structure, members took part in gaming competitions, tournaments and challenges in order to increase their game playing skill with the platform of their choice. They were also able to learn and utilize game editing skills, as we built custom missions and levels for each of the game platforms; in addition they also assisted in building websites, creating graphics, writing stories and participating in Star Wars and Imperial Order discussions on our Holonet communication forums.
With a new decade bring news change. Gone are the ways of the member-based structure; the Imperial Order is now project-based. When I founded the Imperial Order fifteen years ago, I had a very specific story arc and plotlines in mind for it. Those of you who were part of the IO, and those who have yet to be, can sign up to take part in completing several of the projects I have in store: editing and creating new missions/battles, creating new JK levels, updating the website, writing stories - the core functions and heart of the Imperial Order. If you want to take part, that's great I'd more than welcome the help, if you want to sit back and play the missions and read the stories, that's fine by me, I always like to play to an audience.
- Ged Larsen, Corusant, 01.01.12