Trey Connel (reign Y1D212-Y1D320) was the sixth Emperor of the Galactic Empire. He is most famous for his rivalry with Grand Admiral Gorn Veynom, which culminated in the formation of the Imperial Core by pro-Veynom Imperials during his reign. Connel is the only Emperor to have started his service in the Imperial Army.
Connel was Commanding Officer of the Imperial Army when Spytek abdicated the throne. In the absence of a clear successor, the Empire quickly divided into those supporting Connel's claim and those supporting rival claimant Admiral Gorn Veynom. However, while Connel's forces engaged Veynom's in orbit above Coruscant, Grand Admiral Piett's fleet appeared out of hyperspace and proceeded to engage and destroy both Connel and Veynom's forces. Connel was spared further punishment and remained in his position under Piett, gradually ascending to Piett's Chief of Staff and second-in-command of the Empire.
Ascencion to throne, stepping down
Connel remained as Mccarthur's Minister of Defence for several months before finally retiring from Imperial service. He briefly returned under Vodo Bonias to again lead the Imperial Army before retiring for a second time.
Year 1 Day 212-Year 1 Day 320