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In Star Wars: Empire at War — Forces of Corruption a new faction has emerged with the ability to exploit and corrupt weakened planets left defenseless while the Empire recovered from the destruction of the Death Star. The Zann Consortium, named after Tyler Zann, leader of the underground organization, has the ability to send saboteurs and heroes like Bossk or IG-88 to planets from the original game, and 13 more environments added with the expansion. These undercover terrorists can slowly corrupt Empire- and Rebel-oriented planets such as Kamino, Bespin, and Mustafar, to steal cash and resources directly from the planet's revenue. However, the Zann Consortium's ultimate goal is to commandeer the Super Star Destroyer, a behemoth of a galactic cruiser that is 11 times the size of the Death Star, and packs the destructive ability equal to the blast that turned Alderaan into space dust.
To make it anywhere near the Super Star Destroyer, you have to take over Empire-influenced planets and cut off all supply and production outlets to effectively weaken and overtake the world. Once a planet is debilitated, you can begin deploying ground units and claim a new territory in the name of Zann. Sending in saboteurs to impair a planet opens eight options of corruption that will affect your progress in a variety of ways. In an attempt to add a risk-and-reward element to the game, selecting kidnapping, intimidation, or space piracy will trigger one of 30 tactical combat missions with such objectives as racketeering, bribing officials, or making your way to the governor for a little pain-induced persuasion.
When and if you do manage to corrupt a world, rewards and special items are offered including ship designs. You may play as each of the three factions, and each side has its own group of heroes, transport vehicles, and units. For example, the Empire cruises the Juggernaut through space, while the Zann Consortium has to rely on the black market for all their transport, technological, and combat needs. ~ Gracie Leach, All Game Guide