Nicholas plays the "Imperial" Strategy Card.
He draws the top card from the Objective Deck and places it face up in the common play area next to the other Public Objective card.
Each player can see this new Public Objective and may plan to achieve it in the Status Phase of the game. There are now 3 Public Objectives.
Nicholas receives 2 Victory Points.
Steve has the option of performing the "Imperial" Secondary Ability even though he "passed".