Space Patrol was a law enforcement agency charged with investigating interstellar crimes. It had liaisons on every planet in the galaxy as well as an interstellar force of agents. Its agents had tremendous privileges within the galactic empire; they could carry weapons anywhere in the galaxy, and could conscript local law enforcement agencies into their investigations. However, they did not have diplomatic immunity, were subject to local laws, and could be imprisoned by planetary authorities. Rufus Q Shupilluliumash was a Space Patrol Cadet who investigated, and solved, the crime wave of throne room and antechamber thefts throughout the galaxy.