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Kef Drenall

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Kef Drenall
Biographical Information
Race Hapan
Homeworld Charubah
Mother Dia Drenall (née Lyell) †
Father Almir Drenall †
Siblings Bravi Drenall (brother)
Born Year -10 Day 001
Imperial Service
Branch navy.png
Imperial Navy
Positions Navy Command - Navy Commanding Officer
Prior Service Navy Command - Navy Executive Officer;

Navy Command - Navy Signals Officer; 1st Imperial Fleet - Fleet Commanding Officer; 1st Imperial Fleet, 9th Group - Commanding Officer; 1st Imperial Fleet, 9th Group - Member

Awards 8644_drenall.png

Kef Drenall is a Hapan male who served in the Imperial Navy. Despite being born into what is traditionally an isolationist culture, Drenall was one of a growing number of young Hapanii to venture beyond their native Cluster in the post-Republic era; departures which local media routinely dismissed as the result of the level of outside intervention the Cluster became subject to. Typically quiet and dutiful, Drenall portrayed a strong sense of honour and a deep-rooted desire for order.


Early life

From the planet Charubah, a ecumenopolis and prominent industrial centre located amongst the Rifle Worlds of the Hapes Consortium, Kef spent the early years of his life in a fairly typical family existence. A bright child born in an age when the Cluster was becoming increasingly exposed to wider galactic culture and politics, he quickly discovered an interest in the galaxy beyond the Transitory Mists. By the age of fourteen he was already a decent pilot, but a more impressive aptitude for strategy was becoming apparent through his studies of galactic warfare.

Sadly, life at home became strained after his father died suddenly from an apparent heart defect. His mother Dia, whom Kef knew only as a kind and loving parent throughout his childhood, dealt poorly with the emotional turmoil and additional stresses of inheriting the role of main earner, becoming addicted to pills and retreated into herself. When she was consigned to a psychiatric institute, Kef was left to balance earning his own way alongside his duties as guardian to his younger brother, Bravi. As a result, the young man developed a habit for missing social occasions and avoiding anything outside his current responsibilities. Still devoted to their mother, the pair continued to visit Dia regularly - listening to her rants and ravings about how the Lyell’s were a noble family once-upon-a-time - until her body failed as a result of her drug misuse and she succumbed to an early death.

Parentless, the two brothers lived in relatively peaceful cooperation over the following years. While Kef had long been expected to enlist with the Hapan military by his educators, instead he took small jobs in the production of electronics and repairing starships. However, once Bravi graduated the two parted ways; the younger sibling beginning along a path to join the Hapan military, an honourable course much encouraged by his brother.

Kef however, would take a different path. Restless from living in an isolationist society when his interests lay in the wider picture of the galaxy, he finally set out to seek his fortunes beyond the Consortium’s borders. Finding the idea of a galaxy in disarray disquieting, Kef had long since come to embrace much of the ideology of the New Order and found work on a charter to pay his way to the Core Worlds. His time spent navigating the unexplored voids of space was not wasted; allowing him to develop an extensive knowledge of cartography and hone his piloting skills on larger capital ships. Finally he ventured to Coruscant; enlisting in the Imperial Navy upon arrival.

Service Extracts

  • In early Year 17, Drenall flagged a Star Tours commercial shuttle carrying an enemy agent to the Coruscant Starport. Able to identify the NIE as Shaan Sull of the Jedi Academy, he continued to track the enemy with the aid of other officers of the 9th Group until ISB placed him in detention. [1]
  • On Day 92 of Year 17, then-Lieutenant Commander Drenall raised an alert after the Uviuy Exen system was discovered by a foreign force within the Coruscant Oversector. He organised an immediate response to the situation from the 9th Assault Group, soon-to-be known as Operation: Sway. Over the course of the month-long mission Imperial Forces would include the 1st Fleet and 1st Brigade of the 1st Legion, as well as personnel from Regional Government and the Army and Navy Command staffs, with Drenall given battlefield command. The Task Force was able to achieve all its objectives and far surpass the limited expectations of Sector and Navy Commands before it reined in its efforts to a policing role against criminal elements while Imperial High Command entered ultimately successful negotiations to secure the world for the Empire peacefully.

Service Record

Imperial Navy Ranks Held

Grade Insignia Rank Time held (Combine Time)
[O-1] MO-1.png Ensign Year 15 Day 207
[O-2] MO-2.png Lieutenant Junior-Grade Year 15 Day 317
[O-3] MO-3.png Lieutenant Year 16 Day 134
[O-4] MO-4.png Lieutenant Commander Year 16 Day 287
[O-5] MO-5.png Commander Year 17 Day 105
[C-1] MC-1.png Commodore Year 17 Day 203
[C-2] MC-2.png Rear Admiral Year 17 Day 316
[C-4] MC-4.png Admiral Year 18 Day 23
[C-5] MC-5.png Fleet Admiral Year 19 Day 13
[HC-3] MHC-3.png Lord Admiral Year 19 Day 327

Positions Held

Navy Commanding Officer, Navy Command
Preceded By:
Graeda L`Annan
Kef Drenall
Year 19 Day 327
Succeeded By:

Navy Executive Officer, Navy Command
Preceded By:
James Hudson
Kef Drenall
Year 19 Day 84 - Year 19 Day 327
Succeeded By:
Fenris Soontir

Navy Signals Officer, Navy Command
Preceded By:
Tec Vaan
Kef Drenall
Year 18 Day 257 - Year 19 Day 84
Succeeded By:

Fleet Commanding Officer, 1st Imperial Fleet
Preceded By:
Tec Vaan
Kef Drenall
Year 18 Day 23 - Year 19 Day 90
Succeeded By:
Fenris Soontir

9th Group Commanding Officer, 1st Imperial Fleet
Preceded By:
Califf D`Troit
Kef Drenall
Year 16 Day 287 - Year 18 Day 34
Succeeded By:
Otto Kipler

Fleet Training Officer, First Imperial Fleet
Preceded By:
No information
Kef Drenall
Year 16 Day 186 - Year 17 Day 233
Succeeded By:
No information


A member of the famously handsome Hapan race, Drenall has striking facial features topped by darkening blonde hair and sometimes accompanied by a beard. He is usually found in uniform; his smart, authoritative dress and athletically built figure perhaps typifying the public image of young Imperial officers.

Mostly quiet and dutiful, the average spectator might come up short if creating a list of the Hapan's character traits due to his tendency to forgo social occasions in favour of focusing on his responsibilities.


  1. Imperial News Bureau: "Jedi Sympathizers Arrested on Coruscant"