Maybe the crowd was just more of these guys?
Or else I think it’s just his personal army of Torgos. ;P
Who exactly are those guys? Anyone know?
Perfumed, arse-licking toadies. The Emperor kept them around as advisors, I think. If you’ve read the RETURN OF THE JEDI novelisation, you’ll know Lord Vader had a very low opinion of them.
I actually did read the novelization, but it was a long while ago and I barely remember it.
Time to revisit it then. It’s a well-written novel with plenty of interesting passages (expanded scenes and dialogue).