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Julian Valendrift

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Julian Valendrift
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Biographical Information
Race Human
Homeworld Dakshee
Mother Madeline Valendrift
Father Elias Valendrift (deceased)
Spouse Bailley Zion (divorced)
Siblings Dante Valendrift (deceased), Aalaiyah Valendrift (deceased)
Children none
Born D255 Y -10
Imperial Service
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Imperial Army
Positions
Prior Service 2nd Brigade/2nd Legion, 3rd Imperial Legion*Legion Commanding Officer
  • Brigade Commanding Officer
  • Brigade Executive Officer

Imperial Army Legionnaire

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"You can pay a soldier to fire a gun. You can pay him to charge the enemy and take a hill. But you can't pay him to believe."
-Anonymous


Julian Valendrift is an esteemed Imperial and fiercely dedicated soldier. He is currently retired.

Character History

Born on the planet Dakshee, a temperate planet prospering in the peace of the Galactic Empire's rule, Valendrift was instilled with great personal pride and determination at the earliest of ages by a close knit family. The middle class family prospered with the nurturing of a computer technologies company founded generations prior. Julian's interests, however, lay in the military, perfect for his self-taught skills with a blaster, natural athleticism and a sense of duty he felt expanded beyond his family. Whenever not excelling in his studies he would slip away to watch Imperial Stormtroopers march, contrary to his group of friends that found themselves vying for a seat in a cockpit. He would stay up countless nights reading the most recent events in the Galactic News, always pondering what his life would be like out of his protected system. Despite his passion for a different life, he dreaded that he would inevitably find himself in the family industry.

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Julian's home city


With the passing of their father, the Valendrift children were further pressed to resume the expansion of contacts in the Corporate Sector while their mother managed the rest of the growing business. He had indeed found a way off of Dakshee to systems he had never thought of seeing, but unlike his older brother and younger sister, Julian abhorred the often grueling processes of their industry. Though micromanaging and administration were not alien to him, it lacked the activity he so greatly desired. Refusing to participate in any more business related travels, he ignored his family's scorn and returned home. His reunion with the few old friends either reluctantly stayed or were waiting to leave was soon shattered. Weeks after his abrupt 'retirement', the planet-side starport many stars away suffered from a New Republic incursion into the system. While the attack was a failure, the damage was done. Among those killed were his dear siblings, and the effect of it was not lost on the remaining Valendrift's lightyears away.

His spent weeks in denial, eventually grieving for months, prompting Julian to provide her care. Julian made sure she was situated at home and hosted a memorial ceremony for the his siblings once it was clear their bodies could not be retrieved. In the time of recovery that followed, Madeline Valendrift returned to managing the company somewhat obsessively. It was now a shell of what it used to be; though still profitable, it became isolated to Dakshee once again. With the expression of his desire to join the Army, Julian received no harsh rebuke nor was pleaded to reconsider. Ensuring the security of her support structure before his departure, he reported to the local recruiter and found himself on a shuttle to Coruscant days later.

Imperial Service

Imperial Academy

Julian arrived at the grand Imperial Academy with budding ambition and fierce determination. Academics came second nature to him and he finished his studies and submitted his exams relatively quickly. Despite his shorter tenure in the pristine center of Imperial knowledge and growth, he had been the pupil of Draelor Nah`utal, former Commandant Krakonico Petermind and former Dean Kent Amba.

Imperial Army

Upon completing basic training, Julian became an enlisted trooper in the Imperial Army. Within days of his new status, he was on the battlefield as a participant in Operation Sovereign Canopy on Derra IV. His first days were marred by the combined pressures of ferocious Krayt Dragons and misguided Alliance combatants. Demonstrating a curious balance of tactical sense and ferocity, he quickly become a non-commissioned officer whilst further developing as a professional soldier. Julian lead hardened stormtrooper platoons through the smoke choked streets, hostile jungles and over the blood-soaked plains. Julian received his officer's commission shortly after the conclusion of Sovereign Canopy for his noted valor and distinguished ability to lead on the field.

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Julian experimenting with Storm Commando armor


Following his tour of active combat, Julian engaged in every facet of Army life. He honed his combat skills with nearly every second of spare time. He purchased a defunct foundry with half a career's worth of savings for firing ranges to broaden his understanding of various weapons. Before he became engaged, he actively searched for arenas ranging from the military barracks to private studios to refine his hand to hand disciplines. A veteran Julian engaged planet side threats in the brigade's enforcement of Imperial law. He qualified for elite combative status during one of his numerous assignments.

His brigade encountered a fair amount of challenges, especially an tremulous period within its command structure. The departure of numerous Brigade Commanders Julian pursued opportunities as they emerged, gladly accepting the responsibilities that came with them. He served dutifully as the 2nd Brigade's Executive Officer under his fellow legionnaire and long time mentor Mikal Blak until the aforementioned's transfer to COMPNOR.

Service Record

Ranks Held

Grade Insignia Rank Time In Grade Promoted By
[E-1] E-1Recruit.gif Recruit Y14 D150 - Y14 D160 Enrollment into the Imperial Academy
[E-2] E-2Private.gif Private Y14 D160 - Y14 D194 Chief Engineer Kent Amba
[E-4] E-4Corporal.gif Corporal Y14 D194 - Y14 D226 Brigade Command
[E-5] E-5Sergeant.gif Sergeant Y14 D226 - Y14 D289 Brigade Command
[E-8] E-8MasterSergeant.gif Master Sergeant Y14 D289 - Y14 D332 Brigade Command
[O-2] MO-2.png First Lieutenant Y14 D332 - Y15 D21 Brigade Command
[O-3] MO-3.png Captain Y15 D21 - Y15 D219 Brigade Command
[O-4] MO-4.png Major Y15 D219 - Y16 D14 Legion Command
[O-5] MO-5.png Lieutenant Colonel Y16 D14 - Y16 D198 Legion Command
[O-6] MO-6.png Colonel Y16 D198 - Y17 D49 Lord General Graeda L`Annan
[C-1] MC-1.png Brigadier General Y17 D49 - Present Command General Zhaff Orikan
Current ID

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Positions Held

2nd Brigade Executive Officer
Preceded By:
Ivy Yethoron
Julian Valendrift
Day 284 Y14 to Day 219 Y15
Succeeded By:
Nathaniel Durane
2nd Brigade Commanding Officer
Preceded By:
Mikal Blak
Julian Valendrift
Day 219 Y15 to Day 214 Y16
Succeeded By:
Saresha Williams
3rd Imperial Legion Commanding Officer
Preceded By:
Navarro de Molay
Julian Valendrift
Day 214 Y16 to Present
Succeeded By:
Wilhelmy Quel-Sara