The Imperial Knights were an order of Force-users loyal to Emperor Roan Fel of the New Galactic Empire in 130 ABY. They were fully trained in the ways of the Force, but the New Jedi Order saw them as Gray Jedi, as they swore loyalty to the Emperor above all else, including their devotion to the will of the Force. During the Sith-Imperial War, Fel kept them out of the fighting. Each Imperial Knight carried a standardized silver lightsaber that produced a silver blade. They wore matching red armor that bore some resemblance that of the Coruscant Guards and Emperor's Royal Guard of Palpatine's Galactic Empire. The Imperial insignia was printed on the left shoulder pad and the right gauntlet. The black material that made up part of the Imperial Knights' armor was reminiscent of the ribbed, multi-ply material that Darth Vader once wore underneath his armor. Little is known for sure about the Imperial Knights' internal organization. By 137 ABY, their leader, Antares Draco, bore the title of Master, but it is not known if this indicated a rank analogous to Jedi Master; on the one hand, it may have simply been an informal title of respect that had nothing directly to do with his status among the Knights, but alternatively, the style may have indicated a unique leadership position, equivalent to the Grand Master among the old Jedi. At the closing of the Sith-Imperial War, a group of force-users broke off from the war, deciding to follow their own self-purposes, calling themselves The Dark Hand. Their stradegy was to absorb all untouched force-users and become the most powerfull force-users in the galaxy. Master Draco could not allow this 'unbalance of power' to occur and ordered a group of the most skilled of his Imperial Knights to search thoughout the unknown portions of the galaxy to hunt down and destroy any member of The Dark Hand. This is their story..