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Old August 26th, 2019, 02:07 PM
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Yes indeed: the Ministry of Justice Special Branch first appeared in High Passage #1.
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Old August 26th, 2019, 04:06 PM
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Boy, they really did a sloppy job when Archduke Dulinor was paying a visit, huh?


IRIS Guard: Excuse me, your excellency Archduke Dulinor. But is that a fully-loaded Gauss Pistol in your pocket, or are you just happy to see the Empress?

Dulinor: Uhhh.... no no, that's just my pipe-lighter, yeah that's the ticket! You know how me and Strephon love to smoke together. Nothing beats a nice puff of Denebian tobacco, right?

IRIS Guard: A pipe-lighter, of course Sir. Carry on.
IRIS methods were quite discussed just before the Assasination and they had to get rid of some of them. And after all, an Archduke and personal afriend of the Emperor was probably not under the label of "unrliable people", and the magnum revolver he used is told in several sources to be part of its ceremonial dress (as Archduke) when meeting the emperor

For more information about IRIS, Challenge #33 describes it, while Challenge #34 gives the CharGen method for them.

In any case, this is all a variant for the Rebelión timeline, and in no case has it connections with the MoJ , that is an open imperial agency (in the sense everyone knows it exists and have open offices and officers, probably has hot so open branches). For what I've read in this board it is better described in GT:Nobles, but Idon't own it.

I'd advise you to read this thread about the MoJ.
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I believe the Special Branch was the invention of one or more of the Keiths in one of the non-JTAS magazines or a FASA adventure.
I find an off-hand reference in the Signal-GK fanzine, issue 3.

SGK isn't Keiths, it's Jae Campbell.

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629 Empress Arbellatra establishes the Imperial Ministry of Justice Special Branch (JSB) with Colonel Daranth
En La as director. High Passage #01, FASA, 1981, p. 32.
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815 c As a result of the Psionic Suppressions, the covert operation powers of the Imperial Ministry of Justice Special Branch (JSB) powers are expanded. High Passage #01, FASA, 1981, p. 32.
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850 In a major reorganization of the Imperial Ministry of Justice pecial Branch (JSB), the Investigative Office is added. High Passage #01, FASA, 1981, p. 32.
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850 Imperial Ministry of Justice, Special Branch, formulates its "Doctrine of 850", ultimately becoming the most
elite security force in the Imperium. High Passage #05, FASA, 1982, p. 42.
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1080 Emperor Strephon announces the appointment of Commodore Torrence Beem as the new director of the
Imperial Ministry of Justice Special Branch (JSB). High Passage #01, FASA, 1981, p. 32.
High Passage isn't in the stuff I have OCR of on my HD, but the Kieths were mostly doing GDW and their own imprint, Gamelords.
FASA was a different bunch...
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Aside fro mthe various references to MoJ (with or without Special Branch) , there are two things that show such agency (with this name or another) should exist:
  • All references (AFAIK) to 3I law system talk about High Crimes being Imperial Crimes, and High Justice being administred by the Imperium.
  • I cannot remember about a civilization without some form of judicial system, as enforcing laws (and punishing lawbreackers) is one of the main goals of them. As Imperium rules "the sapce between planets", and crimes amy be commited there, someone has to pursue them, and it's unlikely that only IN does that.
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