"The Supreme Guard fills its ranks from the best trained and most devoted members of the Republic’s armed forces for one specific purpose: to protect the life of the Supreme Chancellor. Grandiose as their formal title sounds, most members of the Supreme Guard operate inconspicuously so as not to interfere with the chancellor’s routine. But they are always watching, and a detail of fully armed and armored soldiers is never more than a room away from the leader of the Galactic Republic. Candidates for admission into the Supreme Guard are rigorously tested for all manner of skills, but aptitude alone is not enough to be accepted. Before even being considered, a candidate must have proven his willingness to sacrifice his life for the life of another. Every Supreme Guard member has a story of sacrifice and selflessness–whether in the line of duty or elsewhere–and for many, that story defines them."