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Palpatine’s use of it in his office was more or less neutral, as any visiting Jedi would take it as a nod to the foundation of the order, not knowing Palpatine was instead honoring his own Sith forefathers.

Sheev Palpatine was a Sith Lord, an Emperor, and the Senate. But above all else, he was a man who appreciated the finer things. He went to the ballet, wore fabulous robes, and presents an air of culture and refinement. That’s why it makes so much sense his office was smartly decorated with impeccably chosen furniture and art. However, there’s more to that art than meets the eye.

An entire wall of Sheev’s luxurious office consisted of a multi-paneled stone mural depicting some kind of battle. The game Star Wars Galaxies reveals it’s a bas-relief that depicts the , a long-ago conflict between the predecessors of the Jedi and Sith.

Bas-relief is quite uncommon in the Star Wars universe but often seen in our own ancient world: Roman sculptures, like the , are done in the same style. Palpatine’s use of it in his office was more or less neutral, as any visiting Jedi would take it as a nod to the foundation of the order, not knowing Palpatine was instead honoring his own Sith forefathers.

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