To: Lord Vader From: Admiral Piett Re: My Recent Promotion May the Force be with you, Lord Vader. For starters, I would like to thank you for my recent elevation from lowly captain to Admiral of the Emperors fleet. I promise that I will do everything I can to avoid the mistakes of my predecessor, Admiral Ozzel. Death to the Rebel Alliance! However, I must make you aware of a number of issues regarding my sudden promotion. Please be patient and understanding as you read the following list. 1. While my rank has been increased, this information apparently has not been given to the Imperial Payroll Department. Please notify them of my promotion, and if I may be so bold, have them adjust my pay retroactively to the date I was promoted. I, myself, am perfectly satisfied to do this job while being paid a scale commiserate with what one should expect of a first-year Captain... unfortunately Lord Vader, my wife is not. 2. My sudden promotion has apparently sparked an internecine debate that I am unable to quell. Many people of higher rank are refusing to obey my orders, declaring that you did not follow the established procedures set up by the Executive Committee. I am too busy chasing and fighting the rebel scum to worry about their petty concerns, and I was thinking a word or gesture from you, Lord Vader, would do much to bring order within the ranks. 3. I am concerned by reports that indicate that you might have a familial relationship with the person or persons involved in the destruction of the last Super Space Station, the "Death Star" as the system techs have called it. While I am sure that this has the potential to be quite a touchy subject, in my new duties as Admiral I have no choice but to bring it to the Emperors attention. Thank you for taking your time in addressing my concerns. I'm sure that everything will be resolved shortly with you by my side, Lord Vader! Death to the Rebel Alliance! Most faithfully and always yours, Admiral Piett CC: The Emperor Palpatine, The Executive Committee, the Imperial Payroll Department.