I've been working on the Zsinj page over at Wookieepedia, and I've run into a minor but rather confusing issue. What was Zsinj's actual rank, and what rank did he choose for himself when he went rogue? Zsinj was referred to as a captain who was promoted to admiral when he was given the Iron Fist, shortly after the Battle of Yavin. But I've only found four pictures of Zsinj as I was researching him, and the depictions of his rank plaque have me confused. Here's a compliation of all four in order of publication: [image=http://starwars.wikicities.com/images/9/9d/ZsinjRank.png] (I'm going by McEwok's work-in-progress page on Imperial insignia here, since it seems to account for all the canon evidence better than other sources.) Cracken's Threat Dossier is the earliest depiction, and it shows him wearing a plaque that's 2 rows of 3 pips, but it's not in color. The Essential Chronology shows a similar (greyscale) plaque. We can probably guess that it's blue-over-red in both cases. Both pictures are said to depict the "Warlord," but we don't know the exact timeframe they were intended to show. Neither picture shows him wearing code cylinders. The New Essential Guide to Characters (and by extension, the Official Star Wars Fact File) shows a totally different badge. It appears to be 6 blue pips on top and 2 red/4 yellow on the bottom. The New Essential Chronology repeats that layout in a clearer form. This makes little sense to me. A 6-pip badge with no cylinders is, as far as I know, not generally used. But the Rebellion Era Sourcebook lists a cylinder (in the singular) as part of his equipment, so that would make him a captain by the Imperial Sourcebook and by the insignia used by Death Squadron at Hoth. If we go by the Endor system, that could put his rank as high as Piett's, but the Endor system is problematic in itself. (And if we assume he has 2 cylinders, as the Essential Chronology picture cuts off the area of the pockets those are held in, he could be as high as a commander by the Imperial Sourcebook system.) So what was his official rank? Was he a captain or a commander with a brevet posting, or was he an admiral by the Endor system, or were those pictures just wrong, or is everything depicting him in different timeframes despite all of them calling him "Warlord Zsinj"? Then we come to the rank badge he wore after going rogue. He was repeatedly described as wearing a Grand Admiral's uniform (though none of the four pictures show it), but his rank plaque in the New Essential Guide to Characters and the New Essential Chronology isn't a grand admiral badge. I don't know what it is. Going by Saxton's rank system (which seems to infer a bit too much, and tries to apply a "formula" where there might not actually be one), it would be a Supreme Moff plaque. But I can't find any actual reference to that rank outside of Saxton's system, and I think a grand admiral would still militarily outrank a Supreme Moff (so why wouldn't Zsinj just use the GAdm. plaque?). So is there an answer for these burning (but actually totally unimportant) questions? Am I overthinking this? Is there even a theory to account for it? McEwok? Anyone?