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Orphaea Imperium
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Biographical Information
Race Corellian (adoptive)
Homeworld Corellia (adoptive)
Mother None
Father None
Spouse None
Siblings Inara Imperium

Melkhior Imperium
Actrial Imperium
Others

Children None
Born -21:213 BCGT (assumed)
Imperial Service
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Regional Government
Positions Retired
Prior Service Moff of Coruscant

Executor
Vizier of Progress
Chairman of COMPNOR
Director, Imperial News Bureau
Minister of Truth
Chief Executive Officer (Cloud City)
Imperial Navy Adjutant

Awards


"I am the wellspring of all goodness."
— Orphaea Imperium


Orphaea Imperium is known variously as an Imperial Moff, de facto head of the Imperium family, journalist, businessman, analyst, pirate, spy, revolutionary, shameless self-promoter and deviant of many levels.

Biography

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Orphaea during his years as part of the project.

Early Years

"The fun thing about being a clone - there's always more than one of us."
— Orphaea Imperium


It is unknown when, or if, Orphaea was 'born'. It is known that he was a subject of the project (not to be confused with The Project of the intelligence apparatus of the earlier Empire) commenced during the early years of Emperor Drayson's reign to develop superior leaders for the Empire by the manipulation and splicing of genetic material taken from promising young leaders of the time, from which all members of the Imperium family hail. Unsubstantiated reports exist that Orphaea's formal designation during this time was Subject O-Beta.

When the project was shut down during Emperor Spytek's reign, Orphaea, like the rest of the subjects of the project, had their memories of their time erased and false memories of families and normal childhood experienced implanted in their place. Scattered throughout the galaxy with the others, Orphaea found himself on the streets of Corellia, an 'orphan' and young man appearing twenty years.

With few other resources, Orphaea quickly acquired a job with a small security company in Corellia specialising in facility security and local shipping escorting. Here, Orphaea alternated between general administrative work, armed guard duty and escort piloting until he became a group leader in the company some years later. Orphaea was known as a demanding but casual leader, who was willing to work as equal to those under him until the situation demanded otherwise.

Feeling he had advanced as far as he could within the company, Orphaea applied to the Imperial Academy, being accepted on Year 6 Day 213, his 'official' birthday.

Early Imperial Career

Orphaea entered the academy under tutor then-Flight Officer Dilnyrae Auvryndar, a class behind Janos Korin and Marcus Veers and in the same class as Ben Camden. Another valuable contact was made with Guinar Ndengin, in charge of collecting and transporting Orphaea to the academy. Orphaea performed generally well at the academy, graduating with an overall score just below that required for honours.

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Orphaea while at the Imperial Academy.

Upon graduation, Orphaea was assigned to Carrier Group Two of the First Imperial Fleet. Here, he would meet then-Lieutenant Prijo Sacha, a prominent figure in his later Navy career. Orphaea's early Naval career was not remarkable, being admired for his high level of activity and general competence, if not for any notable tactical skill at the time.

For an unknown reason, Orphaea was (perhaps fortuitously) unable to be located when the revolt against the Emperor and Grand Moff Zerk occurred. By the time he was found some weeks later, working quietly at the same post he had been assigned to before the revolt started, the immediate aftermath was over. However, many of those he had become familiar with and admired had remained outside the Empire, joining the New Imperial Order on its formation. Orphaea, however, continued in the First Imperial Fleet, serving with distinction in Operation Warspite, as well as providing technical support for other participants in the campaign.

It was during his time in the First Fleet that Orphaea, Ben Camden and Roth Jalis, all lower ranking enlisted, came together to form the Imperial Collaborative Investment Group, selling 'shares' and making money for investors through clever trading on the galactic market. The group was highly successful in its two months of operation, before an Imperial decree outlawed all but Combank's investment program.

Orphaea progressed reasonably through the enlisted ranks within the First Fleet until Commander Sacha was transferred to the Second Imperial Fleet. Needing a general right-hand man, Sacha offered the then-Sergeant the opportunity for advancement with him within the Second Fleet. Orphaea accepted, transferring to the Second Fleet and the Outer Rim.

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Orphaea during his service in the Outer Rim.

It was around this time that Orphaea came to the attention of Director of Imperial Intelligence Zee Wolf. After a few staggered conversations, Orphaea agreed to some general technical work on behalf of the Director, without entering Imperial Intelligence proper. This was Orphaea's first step into the the darker aspects of the galaxy.

Quickly establishing himself as a respected senior enlisted within the fleet, Orphaea progressed to officer rank and Executive Officer of Beta Group within the fleet under Lieutenant Wrathraven; the senior officer often unable to complete his duties and leaving the junior Orphaea to oversee the group.

It was here, surrounded by unoccupied territories in the Elrood sector, that Orphaea saw the potential benefit of 'Fleet Cities', cities financed, built, and owned entirely by a fleet. Not only would this provide a source of income for fleet members, it would also help establish outposts on worlds, and give fleet members valuable construction experience that may be of use in the future. As a test, Orphaea was tasked with overseeing construction of 'Secundus Prime' on Khuiumin, the first city built entirely by military forces. This project was a complete success, with other fleets designing and breaking ground on their own fleet cities, and in part inspiring the wide-scale use of military forces on construction efforts as is common today.

Having quietly worked for intelligence, Orphaea approached Zee's successor, Alexander Fel, and offered his services as a more permanent intelligence asset. Fel accepted, incorporating Orphaea into his intelligence structure. It was here that Orphaea observed and contributed to Fel's personal project: a privately owned faction, to declare itself a government, free of the sometimes painful bureaucracy of the Empire. Orphaea eagerly worked on development plans for the future faction, despite secretly harbouring doubts about the viability of the faction.

When the time came for the faction to be created, Orphaea resigned his commission in the Navy and departed for the Lyran Union, to guide it's development, and secretly to observe and ensure the ex-Deputy Director didn't engage in conduct that could be considered anti-Imperial.

Lyran Union

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Orphaea as Chairman of the Central Committee of the Lyran Union.

With the Union established, Orphaea became Chairman of the Central Committee and second-in-command of the Lyran Union, with the duties of acquiring hardware for the Union, developing the Union's resources and consolidating the Union's control over the planets nearby the ones in Dolomar Sector the Empire had granted the Union. The latter required an even greater effort when a bizarre galactic anomaly cut power from all the newly established Lyran outposts in the sector, requiring a massive effort to build new power generators for all the colonies with the limited shipping and construction resources available at the time. At the same time, he worked for the Imperial Navy as Adjutant with authority of a Captain (while officially remaining a Lieutenant), a position created for his unique circumstances to keep him in Navy service, filtering the minor reports and proposals sent to Naval High Command.

Despite a long and detailed plan for development, Orphaea soon realised that the leaders of the Union possessed little will to accomplish any goals. The bureaucracy of the Empire had been replaced by one of Secretary Fel's design, and the initial populace of the faction largely considered of veteran Imperials tired of working in bureaucracy, or low-ranked Imperials disgruntled at their lack of immediate success in the Empire. Recruitment efforts did little to improve the situation, and various reforms proposed by Orphaea and others were fruitless. The Union also struggled against the galaxy at large, who did not recognise the Union as a government, but considered it merely a bizzare cult.

Even more concerning, however, was the gradual trend towards close association with criminal figures and organisations such as Eidola. In weaker moments, or after a heavy night of drinking, various leaders even considered acquiring badly needed resources through closer association with anti-Imperial forces.

It was these progressions that saw Orphaea report to his high-level contacts in the Empire his concerns that the Union under Fel was no longer viable, and the only way of ensuring pro-Imperial interest in the Union would be to remove Fel from leadership. For the Empire, Orphaea developed several plans for an assassination of Fel which would leave Orphaea able to seize control of the Union.

It was also at this time that Orphaea and Pirate Queen Teniel Djo came into private contact. At some point, discussion progressed to the point where both were entertaining the chance for Djo to assassinate Fel: Djo for the publicity of assassinating an ex-Director of Imperial Intelligence; and Orphaea for the chance to seize control of the Union and restore it to the Empire, ironically conspiring to assassinate Fel with the same people Fel was being removed for conspiring with.

Before Orphaea and Djo set their plans in motion, he sent a final request for orders to the Empire. He recieved the 'all-clear', but a crucial part of the return message, 'Keep your own hands clean', was not recieved. This would not have mattered had all gone to plan and Djo been able to board Fel's ship. However, Fel appeared for an incidental reason where he was not meant to, and was able to change the access codes to the ship before Djo was able to board. Djo fled, but not before offering Orphaea an invitation to Eidola.

The plan foiled, Orphaea transferred his remaining assets to various close associates of times past in case of the unforeseen, and fled to hyperspace in a Lyran fighter towards Coruscant before the Lyrans disabled his access to ship controls.

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The Pirate Regent of Thar.


Pirate Warlord

"Eidola thanks you for your donation... I always wanted to say that."
— Orphaea Imperium

While if it had no other concerns, the Empire would accept his return, with the Union still a question mark, the Empire could not afford to harbour a known Lyran fugitive, and should his presence in Imperial space be officially detected, Imperial forces would have no choice but his summary execution. Thus, Captain Darvock Tarion was secretly dispatched to pick up the wayward officer and transport him to the Denevar system, where he would remain under the protection of Dark Jedi Asaraya'katr.

Orphaea spent the next week flying idly in a borrowed freighter. While he had briefly remained on Imperial channels maskerading as a relation in the Empire, he was soon discovered. It was unlikely he would be able to return to the Empire in the foreseeable future. Recalling Djo's parting invitation and the exclusivity of such an offer, and considering his chances at survival were marginally better with the pirates than with the Empire, Orphaea headed to the Eidolan stronghold of Sevarcos, where Djo accepted him and gifted him with a YT-1210 which Orphaea rechristened Kaibuki.

The next few months saw Orphaea settle into his new life as a pirate. He had already been exposed to a great part of the galaxy as Chairman, a part that had been hidden from him during his service in the Navy, but he now explored the depths of the underworld. While refusing to work as a scammer or crooked middle, Orphaea was not averse to other illicit activities, in one instance personally leading Eidolan construction teams building slave camps on Anzat itself, despite multiple arrest attempts by Anzati security forces.

Around this time, Fel sent a message to Orphaea. Recognising now the difficulties the Union was facing, he invited Orphaea to return to his former post as Chairman and second in the Union. Orphaea considered this, but felt the risk was too high, declining but offering his services as an analyst and planner.

Orphaea had finally settled into his life as a pirate and had been appointed Regent of Thar when he recieved a recall notice from the Empire: Uther von Kaldreon had looted Cloud City and BST, the mining faction of the Empire, and required a new leader to restore it.

Legitimate Businessman

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Orphaea as Chief Executive Officer of Cloud City
"CEO nowadays, or Eidolan warlord, whichever suits the current situation."
Andhers Jakhim

Orphaea had a difficult decision. He had been accepted by the Eidolans, and had established himself with them. However, without the will to scam and steal, there was little challenge in his work. Here was a great challenge for him, to restore the Empire's mining faction to productivity, as well as the opening back into the Imperial fold he had once wished for. Ultimately, Orphaea apologetically left the pirates and headed for his new challenge.

Cloud City and BST was a shambles when Orphaea arrived. Kaldreon had appropriate all the mines, most of the cities, and all but the primary freighter fleet and a handful of prospecting vehicles. At the same time, staff were departing from all sides, whether siding with Kaldreon against the Empire or taking advantage of the confusion to seek new horizons.

Fortunately, Orphaea had the wealth of the Empire to back him in his reconstruction efforts. Surprising many observers (who had not been made party to the truth of earlier events), he did not immediately strip the faction even further as would be expected of a pirate, but started a massive recruitment drive and collecting materials from the open market. With all new recruits, reconstruction would be a difficult, though not insurmountable, task.

A month or two in, with things starting to settle into some degree of normalcy, Orphaea approached Imperial High Command with a new idea: Cloud City and Centarra Mining develop a planet of their own. Centarra had stepped in to provide mining services while Cloud City was being rebuilt, and a large planet built by the two factions would not only help consolidate the Empire, but the income from the completed planet could provide a huge percentage of both factions' budget. Scouting for planets, both factions eventually started prospecting and preparing construction on Tarorasuil, in Bortras system in the Coruscant sector. It would, of course, not prove that easy, and the constant rotation of new staff through Cloud City and the assassination of Centarra leader Quard Ithan saw the project handed over, half-completed, to the Empire.

While at Cloud City, Orphaea worked on the side to build his wealth. Eventually, he invested some of this wealth into the creation of Galaxywide NewsNets, an information corporation which he hoped would eventually supplant all the mediocre broadcasters and tabloids dominating the holonet at the time.

After a time at Cloud City, Orphaea was offered the position of Minister of Truth for the Empire proper, and a seat on Imperial High Command. However, the strain of taking Cloud City from the brink to a large and busy faction had broken Orphaea, and he retired from Cloud City, leaving former Centarra second Eric Zahm as the next CEO.

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Orphaea Imperium, Minister of Truth


Back to the Empire

"Here's for anarchy, sleaze and beach parties."
— Orphaea Imperium

In a year, Orphaea had moved from the Empire, to the Union, to Eidola, to Cloud City, to end up back within the Empire, working quietly in the background on small developments, as well as diplomatic works and military struggles.

Orphaea's first great victory since rejoining the Empire was the planning, and execution with Admiral Calor Assam, of the operation to eliminate Renegade Inc as a threat through removing their ability to develop within their Meridian sector. Drawing in part on his experiences in the galactic underworld, a small fleet scattered in strategic positions around the sector established so many footholds within the sector that it became no longer economically viable for Renegade Inc to continue substantial development in the sector, as well as hijacking fully two thirds of the Renegade fleet.

Otherwise, while remaining in the public view, Orphaea operated largely in the shadows, doing little of knowledge to the public except continual supervision of the Imperial News Bureau and associated duties within the Ministry of Truth.

Oversector Dolomar

"We'll need to rename it... Oversector Friggin' Huge."
— Orphaea Imperium

Upon the declaration of Goth as Regent of the Empire, one of the many changes was the dissolution of the Ministry of Truth and incorporation of the Imperial News Bureau into the recreated COMPNOR. While remaining Director of the Bureau, Orphaea was promoted to Moff of the newly created Oversector Dolomar, ironically returning to govern the same sector he had once fled and been outlawed from.

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Semi-legitimate ExO of the Corporate Sector Authority

Less than a month after his appointment, Orphaea saw his next great achievement. He had discretely expressed to the leadership of the Corporate Sector Authority his support for their government and expressed his desire to support their growth from a relatively minor backwater government into a large and prosperous government, with the (unmentioned) potential for later membership in the Imperial Union. However, having been granted access to the Corporate Sector's networks and plans, it was revealed that despite the many advantages the Authority possessed, it was plagued internally with mismanagement and lack of adequate staffing on all levels, not to mention being in talks with various groups belligerent towards the Empire.

Knowing this, and after consultation with several members of Imperial High Command, Orphaea made the decision to re-nationalize the Authority and its subsidiaries for the Empire. Using his newly granted privileges to slice access codes to ExO Max Solusar's ship and removing higher ranking Authority officers from government access lists, he dispatched a loyal officer to detain Solusar while he seized control of the government apparatus. Unfortunately, the officer perished; having failed to best the Wookie in combat, he had set the ship on a locked course towards the system sun, killing himself and Solusar. This resulted in the movement to seize government being delayed by several hours, although all properties and other assets were restored shorty after.

As de facto leader of the Authority, the Corporate Sector promptly swore allegiance to the Empire and the Authority's corporations stripped and sold off or incorporated into the Empire. The territories of the Authority were incorporated into Oversector Dolomar while more permanent arrangements for their governance were decided.

Shortly afterwards, Regent Goth appointed Orphaea Chairman of COMPNOR, replacing Sith Lord Kiger Wulf, who had long expressed a desire to return to retirement, in the position.

Chairman of COMPNOR

"By decree of COMPNOR, the next person to call me 'Sir' will be spanked. That is all."
— Orphaea Imperium


The early days of Chairmanship were busy, having to rapidly become familiar with government structure while assisting the coordination of campaigns against uprisings in the Corporate Sector. At the same time, Alexander Fel had stolen various assets from Primus Medical during the confusion and fled the Empire, reforming the Lyrans in the form of the Lyran Seperatists and starting a resistance movement against the Empire in Dolomar.

Grand Moff

Year 11 Day 291

"I do this, not so the Empire will fall, but so the Empire shall rise greater than ever."
— Orphaea Imperium


See Main Article: Year 11 Day 291

Aftermath

Personality

"I could be replaced with a droid that spouted random quotes, randomly flirted and said 'Your mother' a lot, and nobody would notice."
— Orphaea Imperium


Relationships

"Keep being naughty, that's a good girl."
— Orphaea Imperium


Business

"I like money."
— Orphaea Imperium


Aside from pursuits in the Empire, Orphaea has also engaged in a number of private business endeavors. By far the most reputable of these was the creation of Galaxywide NewsNets, a news and information services provider led by a former Lyran Union associate, Jace Walters. This corporation was well received by the galactic public until its sale and eventual dissolution some months later.

During his brief tenure as ExO of the Corporate Sector Authority, he came into de facto ownership of the Authority's six subsidiary corporations. Two of these were sold off in the days following nationalisation, and three others became nationalised corporations of the Empire. The final corporation, Universal Network Bank, briefly restored operations under Orphaea's ownership with Mikel von Bianchi as Chief Executive Officer (a position he had held some years previously) until it merged with the Galactic Bank. With the loss of its territory and subsidiaries, the Authority itself reverted to a paramilitary force based in the Corporate Sector until it too was finally dissolved.

The most notorious, though shortest lived, of Orphaea's enterprises is unquestionably Nilar MedTech, a medical business ostensibly created to provide direct access to medical technologies, but in reality served as a front for Orphaea's coup d'etat against Vodo Bonias in Year 11. Created days before, its purpose was served after Thomas Cherokee's ascent to the throne and was merged with Primus Medical, becoming Imperial Resource Medical.

Factions Orphaea has owned at some stage include:

Imperial Awards

  • Letter of Commendation II
  • Mention in Dispatchers
  • Imperial High Command Bar
  • Imperial Duty Bars, 5 Years
  • Second Imperial Fleet Veteran
  • First Imperial Fleet Retired Veteran
  • Navy Medal of Progress
  • Navy Betterment Award
  • Group Command Proficiency Award
  • Imperial Academy Basic Graduate
  • Operation: Warspite
  • System Failure
  • Meridian Campaign Medal
  • Corporate Sector Authority Medal, First Class
  • Imperial Cross
  • Supporter of the Empire
Positions
Preceeded By:
Himself
Moff of Coruscant
Year 11 Day 292 - Year 13
Succeeded By:
Tanez Kalrade
Preceeded By:
Thomas Cherokee
Executor
Year 11 Day 291 - Day 292
Succeeded By:
Guinar Ndengin
Preceeded By:
Goth (de facto)

Vero Thrawn (de jure)

Moff of Coruscant
Year 10 Day 164 - Year 11 Day 291
Succeeded By:
Himself
Preceeded By:
Position Created
Chairman of the Council of Moffs
Year 10 Day 164 - Year 11 Day 291
Succeeded By:
Tanez Kalrade
Preceeded By:
Azrakh Raleep
Vizier of the Coalition for Progress
Year 10 Day 164 - Year 11 Day 95
Succeeded By:
Tec Vaan
Preceeded By:
Kiger Wulf
Chairman of COMPNOR
Year 10 Day 80 - Day 164
Succeeded By:
Matrel Byden
Preceeded By:
Max Solusar
ExO of the Corporate Sector Authority
Year 10 Day 72 - Day 102
Succeeded By:
Government Dissolved
Preceeded By:
New Creation

(Jake Kiltar as Moff of Darpa Sector)

Moff of Oversector Dolomar
Year 10 Day 53 - Day 164
Succeeded By:
Oversector Dissolved

(Charles Slayden as Moff of the Corporate Sector)
(Ralic Feali as Moff of Darpa Sector)
(Frank Bach as Moff of Kanz Sector)
(Tanez Kalrade as Moff of Dolomar Sector)

Preceeded By:
Position Created
Director of the Imperial News Bureau
Year 10 Day 53 - Day 151
Succeeded By:
Josef DeLaurel
Preceeded By:
Garen Karrade
Minister of Truth
Year 9 Day 177 - Year 10 Day 53
Succeeded By:
Position Abolished
Preceeded By:
Uther von Kaldreon
Chief Executive Officer of Cloud City
Year 8 Day 341 - Year 9 Day 227
Succeeded By:
Eric Zahm