In this topic, I want all members of Gladius to write a little bit about thier characters. I want to know where your character comes from. Where they an only child? What kind of childhood did they have? Is your character wealthy or homeless? Do they have any phobias or any personal traits? What do they look like? And other things like that.
I wanted to do this for awhile, but just now am able to. I want this to be a thread that people in Gladius can come back to over and over to read about other member's characters so they know more about them so they are enabled to write better in thier fiction and run-ons.
And just to be a good sport, I'll go first.
My character has an odd history, especially concerning the DJB/EHDB and Emperor's Hammer in general, but I'll start from the beguinning and try to be brief.
Hades (as he is commonly known, though his real name is Joseph Knight) was born on Danthomir at 18 years BBY. He was taken as a small child, around 3 years old, by a passing smuggler to be sold into slavery. But before that event could occur, the smuggler was boarded by an Imperial starship at a checkpoint. He was found and rescued. The commanding Moff of the system, Lord Xavier Knight (whom just lost his wife and child a year earlier at childbirth) took pitty on him and took the boy as his own to raise.
Once Hades was 17 years old, he applied and was accepted to the Imperial Academy on Courscant. He finished in the top 3% of his class and was selected for starfighter pilot training. After completion of training, and in no small part to his father's position, Hades was assigned to the Super Star Destoryer Executor, which was still rather new. There he trained in different starfighters from the regular TIE/ln or T/F, TIE Bomber and later TIE interceptor.
Hades first taste of action was at the Battle of Hoth. While flying a TIE Fighter he helped seal the blockade of the planet below. During the quick battle he scored his first kill of an Rebel Y-Wing starfighter. A few months after Hoth and countless battles later, Hades was transfered to his father's sector to help strengthen the number of combat veteran pilots in his squadrons as well as test out new starfighters the Empire was now attempting to Field. The first of which was the fast TIE Advanced. A full year of testing went into this deadly craft if not more.
As Hades continued his testing, a new fighter appeared in his briefing. The TIE Defender. The specs on this new starfighter was more than he dreamed. His father, seeing his son's interest in the new starfighter requested two TIE Defenders for testing. Though the recent Zaarin turmoil had cut a deep gash in the trustworthy of many Imperial Officers, Moff Knight was not amoung them. Soon, Hades had his new fighter. It was all they could do to keep him out of the new toy. Catching the young man napping in the fighter was rather common.
As the testing continued, Hades was surprised at how far the Defender could travel in hyperspace. With his father's blessing, Hades drew up plans for a long range test. Knowing that a small task force of his father's command was in a nearby system him and his wingman soon made the jump. Though a problem with his wingman's port solar panel delayed thier return for two hours, it proved to be a pivotal event.
Upon arriving back home, Hades could not believe his eyes. A large Rebel task force, at the core of which were several large Mon Calamari vessels, were engaging his father's flagship, the ISD Furiel
. Preparing to engage in what was sure to be a suicide run, Hades opened a comm channel to his father. His father, though seriously wounded, was still attempting to command the badly listing ship from the bridge. He ordered Hades to withdraw and sent him and his wingman a set of distant coordinates to a place far out on the rim along with a small letter that was downloaded into his datapad. Moff Knight said his goodbye just as the ISD Furiel
exploded. Though he wanted revenge, Hades had an order in hand. Because of how much he loved his father, he followed it.
Hitching a ride on a fleeing Strike Cruiser, Hades started off on his trip towards the coordinates his father sent him. Being forced to travel the last leg by themselves, the two TIE Defenders finally dropped out of hyperspace near the planet Aurora Prime, home of the Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet. With the letter on his datapad quickly transmitted, he waited until he was escorted to the largest ship he had ever seen, the Sovereign-class Super Star Destroyer Sovereign
. It was at that point on that Hades joined the Emperor's Hammer under his real name, Joseph Knight.
Rising up through the ranks as a starfighter pilot, Joe (as he was normally refered to) eventually was promoted to Major. It's at this point that he finally decided to join the EH's sister group, the Dark Brotherhood. Since he was a boy when his father first discovered his son's talents for the Force, Hades had never practiced his gifts in public. His father had taught him early on to never do so. Taking that to heart, Hades had always practiced the arts when seculded in his father's recreation room, where he knew he would be safe from prying eyes. Keeping his talents well hidden had saved him from certain death, but now he knew he needed to learn more. So submitting his application, he was quickly accepted and began training. He was assigned to Clan Tarentum and was quickly taken in along with other new recruits. His time in Tarentum would be a long and hard one.
**This takes us up to the time of the Exodus from the Emperor's Hammer. It's at this point where ill leave off due to some errands I have to run. But ill be back this week to contine this on. I had this on my Wiki (most of it) so it was easy to post.