If he had been more vocal, even willing to take his complaints to the Emperor himself, Tagge might be alive today and might even be a 'military hero' for a victorious Empire.—Excerpt from Voren Na'al's profile of General Cassio Tagge[src]

General Cassio Tagge served as the head of Imperial Army operations aboard the Death Star battlestation in the years leading up to and including the Battle of Yavin. Born into the powerful House of Tagge, Cassio Tagge grew up on Tepasi with his three brothers—Orman, Silas, and Ulric, as well as his younger sister Domina, who was sent away from Tepasi by Orman at an early age. Boasting a tactically astute and cautious mind, Tagge had enlisted for officer training in the Imperial Military by 18 BBY, against the wishes of Orman, who had ascended to the position of Baron of the House of Tagge. Cassio Tagge ultimately ascended to the rank of general, and became an influential figure within the military, strengthening the organization's ties to his family's TaggeCo corporation, and holding sway with Emperor Palpatine himself. Tagge was ultimately followed into Imperial service by Ulric, and among the general's earlier assignments was the subjugation of the Fallanassi people on Lucazec—when the general failed, he managed to drive the obstinate people off their planet and into hiding.

Tagge's military nous, combined with his standing with Palpatine and the House of Tagge's considerable influence on the Imperial capital world of Imperial Center resulted in him being given command of all Imperial Army activities on Grand Moff Wilhuff Tarkin's Death Star. As the project was steered towards completion, Tagge was given numerous administrative duties, and developed a fierce rivalry with his Imperial Navy counterpart on the station, Admiral Conan Antonio Motti. Tagge also had to endure the presence of Palpatine's personal emissary, the Dark Lord of the Sith Darth Vader, with whom he felt compelled to avoid direct confrontation, but was critical of nonetheless. Tagge's criticisms of Vader and the Death Star project reached a fever pitch in 0 BBY, when the battlestation's plans were stolen by the Alliance to Restore the Republic, an entity that Tagge controversially had great respect for. Tagge's own organization of the battlestation's defensive arrays proved inadequate against the Alliance's later attack on the battlestation at Yavin Prime, and the general perished along with Tarkin and Motti when the Death Star was destroyed by Luke Skywalker.



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