I wouldn't worry too much about roles. Play the character you want to play. The game will develop around that. Also, the bulk of player action within the empire will typically want to revolve around a core approach of 'secretive and subversive'.I might also revise for more of a combat tactician, if we've just lost the harbinger who was going that route, so then the soft-power advice would be even more helpful.
OK, the OOC thread is up. Lets take further conversation over there. IC thread will likely not be going up before tomorrow. Once it does, I will stop following this thread entirely.