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Igneus Esh

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Igneus Esh
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Biographical Information
Race Corellian
Homeworld Kuan (birthplace), Soronia (current residence)
Mother Sarah von Fanel
Father Petrus Esh
Spouse None
Siblings Alina Esh and another brother
Children None
Born Year -37
Imperial Service
Branch navy.png
Imperial Navy
Positions None
Prior Service 3rd Imperial Fleet, Training Officer

8th Group, Commanding Officer
8th Group, Executive Officer
1st Imperial Legion, Executive Officer
2nd Imperial Legion, Executive Officer
Myorzo Weapon Systems, Leader
5th Imperial Fleet, Chief of Staff
4th Imperial Fleet, Commanding Officer
4th Imperial Fleet, Executive Officer

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Igneus Esh is a Senior Captain in the Imperial Navy. He was also a civilian for several months and a soldier in the Imperial Army. "Ig", as he is called by his friends, was born in planet Kuan on year -37, and together with his family moved to Soronia when he was a kid. Son of Petrus and Sarah, he also has a younger brother and sister.

Biography

Before birth

Leaving all her wealth and status, Sarah von Fanel married Petrus Esh on Coruscant two years before Igneus was born. Petrus was a simple worker, but very charismatic. Sarah belonged to a wealthy family, the von Fanels, and got captivated by Petrus. The Republic's economy was in decline, and many people suffered from the grave economic situation on the Inner Rim and the Core, even in Coruscant. As a consequence of the grave crisis Petrus lost his job, leaving the fortune of the von Fanels as the only sustenance of the couple.

Months after Petrus became unemployed, they realized Sarah was pregnant. Knowing it wouldn't be fair for her parents to keep using their fortune to sustain her evergrowing family, Sarah looked for solutions. The Esh family decided to ask Sarah's parents for a loan, and became colonists in Kuan, a remote world in the Taroon system.

The loan helped them build their new home and start a new life. Petrus learned about construction and mining, knowledge he would later transfer to his son, and founded a building company with some associates. The couple lived happily for months. The barren planet Kuan was indeed a paradise for them, and made them forget the last awful times they spent on Coruscant.

Early Life

Igneus was born almost 15 years before the formation of the Empire. During that time Kuan, as most of the rest of the Outer Rim planets, became a dangerous world. Conflict with neighbor planet Bordal slowly escalated and lasted more than 10 years, and as the conflict turned to be a bloody war, the Esh family started to wonder if they made the right decision changing a bad place for living for another worse.

The Republic inability to stop the war, the misery he lived during his first years of life and all the suffering the conflict caused stayed latent in Igneus' memory, until the Galactic Republic died and the Galactic Empire was born. The resolute Empire with its superior military war machine quickly finished a war that lead to the annihilation of a huge amount of both Kuani and Bordali citizens. Having seen how quick and effective the Empire was pacifying the system, Igneus dream instantly became clear: he wanted to be an Imperial soldier.

However, even with the planet pacified the living conditions didn't get much better. The Esh family sold all what owned, and with part of the money bought a freighter called "Leira". With the rest of the money they bought a residence in planet Soronia, on the Corellian system. Even if the planet had some resemblance with Kuan, all the misery and pain Igneus suffered on Kuan caused him to hate and quickly forget about that remote planet. Although he wasn't born there, Igneus considers Soronia, or even Corellia, his homeworld.

Youth

Igneus youth soon was influenced by the Corellian environment, and as most Corellians he got fascinated about all things related with spaceships. His father started working in the Corellian Engineering Corporation, what made Igneus' interest on spaceships increase even more. The first decade of his life his interest fell most of all in the technical side of the ships, and Igneus studied all the basics.

At the age of 22, his father was planning to sell the old family personal freighter ship, the Leira, because it was not having any use, it was broken and needed complete and expensive repairs, as it couldn't even fly. His father stated the cost of the reparation wasn't worth it. Igneus begged his father not to sell it and instead letting him do the repairs. Igneus worked hard day and night at various jobs to afford the rare replacement pieces needed and tried to repair the ship. When his father saw this, he helped the young Igneus to repair the ship, and after a month the ship was operational again. As a reward for his hard work, Petrus made over the ship to Igneus, and he renamed it Buster. This is one of the happiest moments Igneus retains in his memory.

COMPNOR's propaganda affected a teenager Igneus, converting him in a completely loyal Imperial citizen. Although it is located on the Corellian system, being the smaller and farthest planet from Corell, Soronia didn't receive much attention from the Empire, so Igneus often found himself traveling to Corellia to attend Sub-Adult Group meetings, organized by COMPNOR. As years passed Igneus started to learn more and more of the galactic situation, and as a war environment started to reach the Corellian system and the Rebellion became a threat big enough and the war against the Rebellion started to be of common knowledge and reached Igneus' ears, Igneus convinced himself his future was as a pilot in the Imperial Navy.

Imperial Service

First months on the 4IF

As soon as he had the opportunity, he left his small and frozen world and traveled to Corellia to enlist in the Imperial Naval Academy. His application was processed and accepted in Year 7 Day 245. He attended class "06-001" under Lieutenant Deirdreann Moris' tutorship, who would later be his Group Commanding Officer.

He spent 21 days learning about the military procedures, flight tactics, and how to fight. He Passed the Imperial Academy with a score of 85%, becoming a crewman and being assigned to the 4th Imperial Fleet.

Two months after finishing the academy and doing constant routine patrol missions Igneus was promoted to Crewman First Class. During this time he participated in the defense of the Corellian system against a small New Imperial Order strike force, which had lots of repercussions on the Galactic News Service.

A month later he was promoted to Flight Corporal. At that time he volunteered as the 4IF news adjutant, and he daily informed of what happened in the fleet, the Empire and the entire galaxy.

When he was promoted to Flight Sergeant he was assigned as Beta Group Executive Officer, and not long after he was put in charge of the Beta Group as Commodore Morbelis, its CO, was on an extended Leave of Absence.

On Year 8 Day 37 Igneus was promoted to Chief Master Sergeant and assigned as Fleet Executive Officer, with who was at that time a Rear Admiral, Ramos Rob as Fleet CO.

The promotion that followed, was when he reached officer grade (Lieutenant JG) only 7 months after joining the Navy, something achieved by few and highly uncommon at that time. At that time he had to drop the News Adjutant position after releasing 11 issues.

Eventually Ramos Rob was assigned as Navy XO, and Captain Sarod Jaeger was assigned as FCO to replace him. During this time Igneus was promoted to full Lieutenant and led the 4IF elements on the Thyferra Mission. There were more than 300 rebel builders arrested by the 4IF alone on that operation, of which also participated Lord Maxamillion Power and several army soldiers. He also lead the 4IF on the Talus/Tralus Mission, an operation meant to recover those worlds from rebel occupation, by taking them before the rebels could install power generators on the planet.

Commanding the 4IF

Finally, after Captain Jaeger went into reserves Igneus was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and assigned as CO of the 4th Imperial Fleet on Year 8 Day 254. At that time Igneus led the 4IF on the Zelos Mission, a reconnaissance and intelligence gathering mission on a hidden system owned by pirate factions.

On Year 9 Day 196 he was promoted to the rank of Commander. During this time he led the 4IF on the "Operation Common Goal" on the Empress Teta system, an operation with the Trade Federation, a neutral faction at that time. This was the first joint operation between Imperial and Federal forces, and it could be arguably said that this operation laid the foundations for them to later join the Imperial Union.

Some days before Year 9 Day 344 a rare illness started menacing his life, and he was forced to resign from command of the 4IF. He spent several weeks on Coruscant being examined by the best doctors and recieving bacta treatments, waiting for a cure to be synthesized, something that happened two months later.

Brief duty tour on the 5IF

Igneus returned to duty as Chief of Staff (and 3rd in command) of the 5th Imperial Fleet, with Vice Admiral Overmind as FCO. In the 5IF he was the leader of the Beta Wing, and also suggested the creation of a newspaper similar to the one he created in the 4IF, and participated in a battle simulation.

After two months serving in the 5IF, he decided to retire from the military. What he learned from his father during his childhood and youth about prospecting and building made his mind: he wanted to follow his father's steps as a builder.

Running a faction

He applied for a spot in the Imperial government, but Vizier Orphaea Imperium came to him with a better offer: he wanted Igneus to become the leader and CEO of a recently nationalized faction, Myorzo Weapon Systems. After considering the offer for a couple of days Igneus accepted. He worked in MWS for almost 3 months. He recruited half a dozen new workers and set it up running, before returning to the Imperial military once again, where his skills would be more valuable.

Life as a soldier

He considered if returning to the Navy, or trying something new. He discussed in private with Brigadier General Bacara Kex, Army CO at that time, about joining the Army. On Year 10 Day 181 he got a notification letting him know that he was accepted, and was to join the 2nd Legion as its XO, with Graeda L'annan as Legion CO. On Year 10 Day 244 he was transferred to the 1st Legion as its new XO, with Inara Imperium as Legion CO. On Year 10 Day 314 was his first promotion in the army, to the rank of Colonel. On Year 11 Day 309 he was promoted to Brigadier General to adjust his rank due to the removal of 4 enlisted ranks.

On Year 12 Day 57 he retired from the army and went into reserves.

Second service time on the Navy

On Year 12 Day 142 he briefly returned to the Navy and was granted the rank of Captain. He was assigned to the 6IF, with Markus Saretti as Fleet CO. Two months later he again went into reserves.

Man out of time

On Year 16 Day 360 he officially returned to service after more than 4 years of being retired of the military life, and was reinstated the rank of Captain.

Service Record

Imperial Navy

Grade Insignia Rank Date of promotion (Combine Time) Date of promotion (Real Time)
[E-1] Recruit Year 7 Day 245 August, 2nd 2006
[E-2] Crewman Year 7 Day 264 August, 22th 2006
[E-3] Crewman First Class Year 7 Day 317 October, 13th 2006
[E-4] Flight Corporal Year 7 Day 354 November, 19th of 2006
[E-5] Flight Sergeant Year 8 Day 19 December, 19th 2006
[E-8] Chief Master Sergeant Year 8 Day 67 February, 5th 2007
[O-2] MO-2.png Lieutenant Junior Grade Year 8 Day 94 March, 4th 2007
[O-3] MO-3.png Lieutenant Year 8 Day 212 June, 30th 2007
[O-4] MO-4.png Lieutenant Commander Year 8 Day 255 August, 12th 2007
[O-5] MO-5.png Commander Year 9 Day 197 June, 14th 2008
[O-6] MO-6.png Captain Year 12 Day 143 April, 21st 2011
[C-1] MC-1.png Commodore Year 17 Day 203 June, 18th 2016
[C-2] MC-2.png Rear Admiral Year 17 Day 296 September, 19th 2016
[O-7] MO-7.png Senior Captain Year 17 Day 358 November, 20th 2016

Imperial Army

Grade Insignia Rank Date of promotion (Combine Time) Date of promotion (Real Time)
[O-5] MO-5.png Lieutenant Colonel Year 10 Day 185 June, 2nd 2009
[O-6] MO-6.png Colonel Year 10 Day 315 October, 10th 2009
[C-1] MC-1.png Brigadier General Year 11 Day 310 October, 5th 2010

Service History

Imperial Navy

  • August, 2nd 2006 (Y7 D245): Joined the Galactic Empire.
  • August, 21th 2006 (Y7 D264): Finished the Academy with an overall grade of 85%.
  • August, 22th 2006 (Y7 D265): Joined the 4th Imperial Fleet.
  • December, 19th 2006 (Y8 D19): Assigned as Beta Group Executive officer.
  • February, 5th 2007 (Y8 D67): Assigned as 4th Imperial Fleet Executive Officer and Beta Group Commanding Officer.
  • August, 12th 2007 (Y8 D256): Assigned as 4th Imperial Fleet Commanding Officer.
  • November, 9th 2008 (Y9 D345): Resigned from command of the 4th Imperial Fleet.
  • January, 6th 2009 (Y10 D38): Returns to service as Chief of Staff of the 5th Imperial Fleet.
  • March, 3rd 2009 (Y10 D94): Resigns as Chief of Staff of the 5th Imperial Fleet and leaves the Navy.

Myorzo Weapon Systems

  • March, 3th 2009 (Y10 D94): Assumes as leader of Myorzo Weapon Systems.

Imperial Army

  • June, 2nd 2009 (Y10 D185): Transferred to the Army and assigned to the 2nd Imperial Legion as Executive Officer.
  • August, 1st 2009 (Y10 D245): Transferred to the 1st Imperial Legion as Executive Officer.
  • December, 20th 2009 (Y11 D21): Resigned as Executive Officer of the 1st Imperial Legion.
  • January, 26th 2011 (Y12 D58): Went to Reserves.

Imperial Navy (second service time)

  • April, 21st 2011 (Y12 D143): Transfered back to the Navy.
  • June, 6th 2011 (Y12 D189): Went to reserves.
  • November, 24th 2015 (Y16 D361): Back into service and assigned to the 3rd Imperial Fleet.
  • January, 11th 2016 (Y17 D44): Appointed as 8th Group Executive Officer.
  • March, 19th 2016 (Y17 D112): Appointed as 8th Group Commanding Officer.
  • November, 20th 2016 (Y17 D358): Resigned as 8th Group Commanding Officer.
  • December, 2nd 2016 (Y18 D5): Appointed as 3rd Imperial Fleet Training Officer.
  • March, 18th 2017 (Y18 D111): Went to Reserves.
  • January, 6th 2018 (Y19 D40): Back into service.
  • May, 31th 2018 (Y19 D185): Went to Reserves.
3rd Fleet Training Officer
Preceded By:
Morgaur Zarka
Igneus Esh
Y18 D5 - Current
Succeeded By:
Unknown
8th Group CO
Preceded By:
Jevan Katherion
Igneus Esh
Y17 D112 - Y17 D358
Succeeded By:
Fenris Soontir
8th Group XO
Preceded By:
Dev Zirroc
Igneus Esh
Y17 D44 - Y17 D112
Succeeded By:
Charles Baslow
1st Imperial Legion XO
Preceded By:
Cyrus Minx
Igneus Esh
Y10 D245 - Y11 D21
Succeeded By:
Elysia Dragonsky
2nd Imperial Legion XO
Preceded By:
Michael Beckhart
Igneus Esh
Y10 D185 - Y10 D245
Succeeded By:
Tremec Basir
Myorzo Weapon Systems CEO
Preceded By:
Inara Imperium
Igneus Esh
Y10 D94 - Y10 D185
Succeeded By:
Kavash Orr
5th Imperial Fleet CoS
Preceded By:
Cyrus Minx
Igneus Esh
Y10 D38 - Y10 D94
Succeeded By:
Heron Nightfellow
4th Imperial Fleet CO
Preceded By:
Sarod Jaeger
Igneus Esh
Y8 D256 - Y9 D345
Succeeded By:
Karl-Heinz Tybo
4th Imperial Fleet XO
Preceded By:
Endorph Morbelis
Igneus Esh
Y8 D37 - Y8 D254
Succeeded By:
Rann Van