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Zhaff Orikan is the Grand Moff of the Emerald Region, a position he's held since mid-Year 18. He also serves on the Sith Council in the Order of the Sith. He has a spent the majority of his life serving the Empire in a variety of roles and has traveled the galaxy both for his duties and leisure.
| Zhaff Orikan
|Mother|| Catherine Orikan(Deceased)
|Father|| Ben Orikan(Deceased)
|Spouse|| Serena Moon(Fiancée)(Missing in Action)
|Siblings|| Jace Orikan(Deceased)
|Born|| Y-40 D173
|Positions|| Army: Army Executive Officer
Order of the Sith: Sith Master
|Prior Service|| Navy: 5th Fleet Signals Officer; 5th Fleet Activity Adjutant; Task Force Commander; Group Training Officer
COMPNOR: Senior Training Officer; ISB Chief of Surveillance; Imperial Centre for Recruitment Deputy Director; ISB Deputy Director; ISB Sector Liaison to Corellia, Tapani, Kuat, Deep Core. Army: Army Executive Officer
- 1 Humble Beginnings
- 2 Imperial Life
- 3 From Rags to Riches
- 4 Love Life
- 5 Family
- 6 Priefaus Ardytifaus
- 7 Ranks Held
- 8 Positions Held
- 9 Awards
- 10 Qualifications
Orikan is the only surviving offspring of Catherine and Ben Orikan, small business owners on the planet Corellia. While owning a small business provided his parents the freedom of being their own boss, the business climate at the time infringed on their success, with them bouncing between lower-middle class and poverty throughout Orikan’s youth.
This trial by fire of living on a tight budget forced Orikan to not only help out in his parents shop, but also turned him to a life of petty crime. He quickly grew in the Corellian underworld, making a name for himself for small thefts and dubious, but ultimately placid, cons. Seeing a modicum of success, Orikan pounced and turned his solo operation into a small enterprise, bringing on several like-minded individuals to do the theft for him.
While he employed their assistance in some of the more complicated cons, manipulating unsuspecting individuals became a signficant love of Orikan’s; a love that he wasn’t willing to give up. He continued his avid pursuit of the next con, before being caught and summarily charged by Corellian security forces.
Seeing an end in sight, but also the opportunity for one last con, Orikan approached the local adjudicator and proposed the opportunity to give back by joining the Empire instead of jail time. The adjudicator agreed, and Orikan was off to the academy the next day.
While his enrollment in the academy was designed as a con to get out of jail time, Orikan soon began to be swayed by the indoctrination of the academy, and grew to love the order and potential that came with being an Imperial. He increased his studies and set his sights on the Imperial Navy with dreams of one day commanding a star destroyer.
However, his poverty and lack of formal education presented a sizable roadblock for him. He wasn’t at all familiar with how the military worked, and that lack of understanding forced him to retake his military operations course several times.
He graduated from the academy without honours in year 11.
Where his shortcomings in the academy were pronounced, he quickly find his niche as a fighter pilot for the Navy. Alongside former classmate Eeshol Jaro, Orikan helped the 4th Imperial Fleet during a time of active war, acting as a scout for security enforcement operations leading to the arrest of countless terrorists.
He soon found himself moving up the ranks and position, coming to rest as the senior enlisted officer in the 5th Imperial Fleet and Activity Adjutant. There he helped mold newer Imperials and help them learn their way in the navy, as well as meet his future girlfriend Lyra Dufay.
Coalition for Progress
While working in the navy, Orikan heeded a call for assistance from the Imperial Academy. They were in desperate need of academy instructors and recruitment staff, and Orikan was more than happy to lend a hand, despite their issues in the past.
Orikan quickly fell in love with teaching and recruiting, finding enjoyment in helping people make the decision to serve the Empire, and then being able to lend a hand in training them to be model Imperials through quality, caring instruction. Orikan worked his way from Junior Training Officer to Senior Training Officer in Imperial Basic Training, and from recruiter to deputy director of the Imperial Centre for Recruitment before tendering his resignation to focus on his career in the Imperial Security Bureau.
Imperial Security Bureau
After turning his life around from one of poverty and crime to one of means and purpose, Orikan found himself drawn to the world of law enforcement. Due to his only apprehension as a youth being deferred for his successful academy graduation, Orikan was welcomed into the Imperial Security Bureau in year 12 by then-Director Mikel von Bianchi.
Orikan worked his way up the ISB ranks, holding positions in adjudication, operations, deputy director, as well as reforming the office of surveillance. He spearheaded the apprehension, conviction, and execution of some of the most notorious criminals in recent times, including Lucmark Warren, Phoebe Doxa, Arku Feetoc, and Jorel Talas.
After serving for the majority of his career, in year 16 Orikan stepped down from ISB, moving over to the Imperial Army as Army Executive Officer.
If you’d asked Orikan between his birth and perhaps late year 15 whether he would ever join the Imperial Army, his answer wouldn’t have just been a resounding no, he’d have laughed in your face. He viewed the army as an inferior branch suffering disorganization, some corruption, and one that had never lived up to its potential.
All that changed after a talk with Lord Seele, a mentor of Orikan’s, former Executor, and Director of Imperial Intelligence. He learned that the army commanding officer wasn’t merely looking for a right hand in hiring her AXO, but an eventual replacement. While he’d grown to be friends with the apparent outgoing ACO, Orikan also saw that the move would not only bring him a change of scenery from the stressful job he had in ISB, but also the ability to make the changes he’d been gritting his teeth due to the need for in the army for years.
Once selected, Orikan wasted no time getting to work even before even leaving ISB. He was determined to breathe new life into the troubled branch and turn it into the strong military force he’d been wanting to see since he first joined. His choices were rarely supported, but by harnessing his former con-man skills he managed to provide weighted, convincing arguments for why his changes would be better for the army, even if they saw temporary hurdles in the beginning.
If asked how he likes his job in the army, Orikan can provide but one answer: “I love it.”
Order of the Sith
Growing up in the Imperial worlds, it’s difficult not to dream of one day becoming a powerful Sith Lord. They’re a small group, representing around one millionth of a percent of the population, but are well known enough that when one passes through town in full regalia, it’s the talk around every dinner table in every house for weeks.
Sadly, while the dreams may have visited him frequently at night, Orikan has come to terms with the fact that it was extremely unlikely he’d ever be found to be sensitive to the force himself. He didn’t, to his knowledge, have the benefit of a bloodline of force users, and the only times things unexpected happened around him, he was quickly able to find likely causes outside of a invisible force binding the universe together.
To his surprise, while meeting with a friend and Sith Lord Tyler Struan, Orikan was told he was indeed sensitive. Stumbling back in disbelief, Orikan quickly embraced his new powers and set himself to training hard in the ways, finding himself with a particular gift for lightning and choke.
While taking time to study the background of the order, Orikan was surprised to find a file on his father, Ben Orikan, or as he was secretly known to some but not even his family, Darth Ignatious. Despite exhaustive searches, Orikan could never find a reason why his father’s true identity had always been kept a secret, but the revelation certainly explained his current power.
Orikan dedicated himself to helping other worthy Sith, moving up the ranks to Sith Master and onto the Sith Council.
Soon after joining the ranks of the Imperial Navy, Orikan became involved in the Planetary Audit, an Empire-wide operation that involved collecting information on every city on every world in Imperial territory. It was a long, grueling process that took months, but was a great introduction into long duration piloting.
While working with ISB, Orikan was briefly involved in Operation Sovereign Canopy on the planet Derra IV. He briefly engaged in combat operations, but limited his interaction to information gathering and ISB activities.
As a matter of inter-branch cooperation, Orikan assisted the Army, Navy, and RGov as ISB during the war on Illabeth for revolution to bring it under Imperial control. During the operation, Orikan participated in the execution of several low-level terrorist group members.
One of the most notable operations in Imperial History, Operation Heartbreak was the Imperial response to intelligence on enemy operation Operation Romance which sought to take over territory held by the Empire.
The operation saw Imperial operatives boarding enemy ships to make arrests of high ranking terrorists leaders from the New Republic and Holowan. The actions of those involved were notable enough to gain them three different awards: Operational Success Award, Battle Efficiency Medal, and Medal of Valor.
From Rags to Riches
While Orikan may have grown up in poverty, once he joined the Empire he became determined to turn that around. He bought his first ship within months, and currently has a net worth totaling into the billions, a small personal army, a fleet with fleet support staff, as well as a personal museum of rare and restricted items.
His flagship, the Ex Tenebris, is a flying fortress and acts as his personal command center. A decommissioned Imperial Navy flagship, the Ex Tenebris underwent an extensive overhaul resulting in the current ship having very few, if any, of the original parts.
The exterior had its armor completely replaced, while the interior was transformed into a luxurious personal transport more resembling a spacious mansion than a battleship. The exception is the bridge, which Orikan insisted maintain that hardened militaristic feel, and his force meditation chamber which is colored in dark woods and is sparsely decorated to avoid distraction.
The ship also contains many state-of-the-art security features including classified weapons, its own dedicated security force, specially designed electronic and conventional countermeasures, as well as millions in undisclosed electronic security enhancements on the interior.
Acting as Chief of Staff for the Ex Tenebris, as well as personal aide, is Cynthia Romero, a bodacious young Corellian who has been in the employ of Orikan since his days on the street of Corellia, and has been thought to serve Orikan’s more personal and private needs for company as needed.
Orikan has had numerous sordid affairs, most notable of which was with former Imperial rising star Serena Moon. The romance began during a formal ball for Imperials and lasted a considerable length of time. Months after the ball, it was announced to the Corellian people that the two had become engaged. Shortly thereafter, Moon disappeared without trace.
In the realm of controversial romance, a young Orikan once dated a junior Naval officer by the name of Lyra Dufay. They got along swimmingly until he learned she was being unfaithful. As he investigated the situation he learned that the instance he learned about was one of many. Shortly after the discovery, Dufay mysteriously disappeared.
Orikan also briefly dated Rue Sylera, a naval pilot from his fleet in year 12. The two were sometimes seen having disagreements, including one large blow-up outside of an exclusive club in the heart of Coruscant. Shortly after the incident, Sylera disappeared, going AWOL from her naval unit and has not been seen since.
Notable family members include the late Jace Orikan. Born in secret on Corellia, Jace grew up without the benefit of his parents, having been given up for adoption shortly after birth. Years later, Jace approached Orikan having researched his origins with claims of being Orikan’s brother. A DNA test showed the claim to be true.
After being embraced into House Orikan, Jace slowly began to become associated with terrorists. He got involved in deals with the Zann Consortium resulting in his dishonorable death.
Before dying he’d managed one offspring, Haiza Sarka-Orikan. As Orikan’s niece, Haiza was embraced into the Orikan family as well. She’s kept out of the limelight and, thus, little information is known about her.
Having grown up on Corellia, the system was always held a special place in his heart. Throughout his tenure in ISB, he ensured he stayed in Corellia, setting it as his unofficial base of operations.
In mid year 17, Orikan began getting involved in the real estate market in the Corellian system planet of Tralus. Identifying a city in the eastern region, he acquired ownership of the land and began going to work developing it into a crown jewel, featuring numerous office buildings, luxurious hotels, an industrial center, the Orikan Family Wildlife Preserve, and the brand new House Orikan palace.
The point of pride in the city is his Orikan Family Wildlife Preserve, home of some exquisite animal specimens from all over the galaxy, including but not limited to beasts as large and vicious as the acklay, all the way down to the rather placid jawa and gungan. The Orikan Family Wildlife Preserve is geared towards the care for these sensitive creatures and provide them with enrichment opportunities that the public can observe. Popular among these opportunities is the wookiee fight, which takes place every day at noon galactic time.
The chiss, while perhaps not as enthralling with their violent play, are popular for their seeming similarity to humans. Visitors are given information about these creatures and how, while perhaps similar in appearance, they and others like them lack some of the important genetic traits that allow humans deductive reasoning and judgment skills, but that the creatures provide excellent miners and domestic servitude.
|[E-1]||Recruit||- Year 11 Day 246 - Year 11 Day 246|
|[E-2]||No Image Available||Cadet||Year 11 Day 246 - Year 11 Day 283|
|[E-4]||Flight Corporal||Year 11 Day 283 - N/A(Rank System Change)|
|[E-4]||Flight Sergeant||Year 11 Day 308 - Year 12 Day 36|
|[E-5]||Master Flight Sergeant||Year 12 Day 36 - Year 12 Day 220|
|[E-6]||Command Flight Sergeant||Year 12 Day 220 - Year 12 Day 285|
|[O-1]||Ensign||Year 12 Day 285 - Year 13 Day 48|
|[O-1]||ISB-2nd Lieutenant||Year 13 Day 48 - Year 13 Day 66|
|[O-2]||ISB-1st Lieutenant||Year 13 Day 66 - Year 13 Day 108|
|[O-3]||ISB-Captain||Year 13 Day 108 - Year 13 Day 241|
|[O-4]||ISB-Major||Year 13 Day 241 - Year 13 Day 329|
|[O-5]||ISB-Lieutenant Colonel||Year 13 Day 329 - Year 14 Day 84|
|[O-6]||ISB-Colonel||Year 14 Day 84 - Year 14 Day 249|
|[C-1]||ISB-Brigadier General||Year 14 Day 249 - Year 14 Day 336|
|[C-2]||ISB-Major General||Year 14 Day 336 - Year 15 Day 238|
|[C-3]||ISB-Lieutenant General||Year 15 Day 238 - N/A(Transfer to Army)|
|[C-3]||Lieutenant General||Year 16 Day 168 - Year 16 Day 203|
|[C-4]||General||Year 16 Day 203 - Year 17 Day 49|
|[C-4]||Command General||Year 17 Day 49 - Year 18 Day 111|
|[HC-2]||Grand Moff||Year 18 Day 111 - Present|
- 4th Fleet
- 4th Fleet
- 3rd Fleet
- Pilot, 4GRP
- Activity Adjutant
- 3rd Fleet
- 5th Fleet
- Pilot, 11GRP
- Activity Adjutant
- Training Officer
- 5th Fleet
- Imperial Academy
- Junior Training Officer
- Training Officer
- Senior Training Officer
- Imperial Academy
- Imperial Security Bureau
- Kuat Sector Liaison
- Tapani Sector Liaison
- Corellian Sector Liaison
- Chief of Surveillance
- Deputy Director
- Imperial Security Bureau
- Imperial Center for Recruitment
- Deputy Director
- Imperial Center for Recruitment
- Imperial Art Society
- Imperial Art Society
- Army Command
- Army Executive Officer
- Army Command
- Regional Government
- Council of Moffs
- Grand Moff of Emerald Region
- Council of Moffs
- Order of the Sith
- Sith Master
- Sith Council, Kintik Enclave Head
- Sith Master
|Award Name||Ribbon||Date Awarded||Description|
|Imperial Academy Basic Graduate [IABG]||Y11 D246||- The recipient of this ribbon shall graduate from the Imperial Academy with a passing grade average on all exams (70%).|
|Mentioned in Dispatches [MID]||Y11 D359||A fleet member would be Mentioned in Dispatchers if their efforts deserve of recognition but are not worthy of a Letter of Commendation.|
|Mentioned in Dispatches - 2 [MID-2]||Y16 D173||A fleet member would be Mentioned in Dispatchers if their efforts deserve of recognition but are not worthy of a Letter of Commendation.|
|Mentioned in Dispatches - 3 [MID-3]||Y17 D138||A fleet member would be Mentioned in Dispatchers if their efforts deserve of recognition but are not worthy of a Letter of Commendation.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 6 Months [ISM]||Y11 D98||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of six months.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 1 Year [ISM-1]||Y12 D266||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of one year.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 2 Years [ISM-2]||Y13 D266||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of two years.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 3 Years [ISM-3]||Y14 D266||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of three years.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 4 Years [ISM-4]||Y15 D266||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of four years.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 5 Years [ISM-5]||Y16 D266||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of five years.|
|Imperial Service Medal - 6 Years [ISM-6]||Y17 D266||The recipient of this ribbon shall have actively served in the Galactic Empire for a period of six years.|
|Letter of Commendation [LOC]||Y12 D258||The recipient of this ribbon shall have received one Letter of Commendation for exemplary conduct in the service of the Galactic Empire.|
|Letter of Commendation - 2 [LOC-2]||Y12 D348||The recipient of this ribbon shall have received one Letter of Commendation for exemplary conduct in the service of the Galactic Empire.|
|Letter of Commendation - 3 [LOC-3]||Y13 D95||The recipient of this ribbon shall have received one Letter of Commendation for exemplary conduct in the service of the Galactic Empire.|
|Letter of Commendation - 4 [LOC-4]||Y13 D171|
|Letter of Commendation - 5 [LOC-5]||Y18 D41|
|Imperial Meeting Medal [IMM]||Y13 D53||This one time award is presented to an Imperial who has attended a minimum of six Imperial Monthly Meetings. After 12 months of attendance at an IMM, recipients are presented with an oakleaf device.|
|Imperial Meeting Medal - 12 [IMM-12]||Y13 D53||This one time award is presented to an Imperial who has attended a minimum of six Imperial Monthly Meetings. After 12 months of attendance at an IMM, recipients are presented with an oakleaf device.|
|Certified Imperial Security Agent [CISA]||Y13 D66||This medal is presented to Imperial Security Bureau Officers after their time of apprenticeship, recognising their promotion to full powers, and establishment as a Certified Imperial Security Agent.|
|COMPNOR Member Medal [CMM]||Y13 D66||This award is presented to an Imperial by the Grand Vizier upon their acceptance into COMPNOR. This award shall only be worn whilst the Imperial is actively serving within COMPNOR, unless granted special permission by the Grand Vizier.|
|Imperial Campaign Medal [ICM]||Y13 D69||The Imperial Campaign Medal is issued by proclamation of The Throne in recognition of extensive and coordinated efforts of elements of the Empire that work to achieve a set of goals of sufficient magnitude to warrant the descriptor of 'campaign' despite there being no or minimal element of combat. A clasp is awarded for each Campaign individually upon review and approval by The Throne.|
|Imperial Campaign Medal - 2 [ICM-2]||???????||The Imperial Campaign Medal is issued by proclamation of The Throne in recognition of extensive and coordinated efforts of elements of the Empire that work to achieve a set of goals of sufficient magnitude to warrant the descriptor of 'campaign' despite there being no or minimal element of combat. A clasp is awarded for each Campaign individually upon review and approval by The Throne.|
|Imperial Campaign Medal - 3 [ICM-3]||Y16 D344||The Imperial Campaign Medal is issued by proclamation of The Throne in recognition of extensive and coordinated efforts of elements of the Empire that work to achieve a set of goals of sufficient magnitude to warrant the descriptor of 'campaign' despite there being no or minimal element of combat. A clasp is awarded for each Campaign individually upon review and approval by The Throne.|
|COMPNOR Service Award [CSA]||Y13 D186||This award is presented by the Grand Vizier to a member of COMPNOR who has actively served for a specified period of time.(Six Months)|
|COMPNOR Service Award - 1 [CSA-1]||Y13 D290||This award is presented by the Grand Vizier to a member of COMPNOR who has actively served for a specified period of time.(One Year)|
|COMPNOR Service Award - 2 [CSA-2]||Y14 D290||This award is presented by the Grand Vizier to a member of COMPNOR who has actively served for a specified period of time.(Two Years)|
|COMPNOR Service Award - 3 [CSA-3]||Y15 D290||This award is presented by the Grand Vizier to a member of COMPNOR who has actively served for a specified period of time.(Three Years)|
|Imperial Recruitment Medal [IRM]||Y14 D79||This one time award is issued by the Imperial Centre for Recruitment, to ICR staff who have demonstrated dedication, reliability, and proven success in the field of recruitment.|
|Order of the Sith Member [OSM]||Y14 D150||This medal is presented to members of the Order of the Sith after completion of their initiation, and recognises their ascension to full membership in the Order with all the rights and privileges thereof. Only public members of the Order may display this award.|
|Sith Service Award [SSA]||Y14 D245||This award is presented by the Dark Lord of the Sith to a member of the Order of the Sith who has actively served for a specified period of time. Only public members of the Order may display this award.|
|Sith Service Award - 1 [SSA-1]||Y15 D31||This award is presented by the Dark Lord of the Sith to a member of the Order of the Sith who has actively served for a specified period of time. Only public members of the Order may display this award.|
|Sith Service Award - 2 [SSA-2]||Y16 D31||This award is presented by the Dark Lord of the Sith to a member of the Order of the Sith who has actively served for a specified period of time. Only public members of the Order may display this award.|
|Sith Service Award - 3 [SSA-3]||Y17 D31|
|Sith Service Award - 4 [SSA-4]||Y18 D31|
|Imperial of the Month [IOM]||Y16 D21||Presented to an Imperial who has demonstrated a high level of professionalism and dedication to their duties, resulting in nomination for, and approval of the Select Committee for the Imperial of the Month award scheme. This is also the first time in years the award has been given.|
|Operational Success Award||Y16 D78||Awarded to Imperial Intelligence Agents or Imperial Special Operations personnel who have successfully completed a Special Operation under the direction of the Burau of Operations. Military personnel assigned to Special Operations Command may wear this award upon presentation, however only public or retired members of Imperial Intelligence may display this award.|
|Battle Efficiency Medal [BEM]||Y16 D84||This award shall be granted to the members of an Imperial Unit that demonstrated conspicuous skill and effectiveness in a combat situation. This is a one time award.|
|Medal of Valor [MOV]||Y16 D84||The recipient of this award shall demonstrate infallible courage, bravery, and valor in the face of insurmountable odds, most often awarded posthumously.|
|Imperial Activity Medal [IAM]||Y16 D294||The recipient of this medal shall demonstrate activity and commitment to their duties surpassing the normal performance of their peers.|
|Brigade Command Medal [BCM]||Y16 D349||This award is granted to an Imperial Officer who has completed the Brigade Command specialisation at the command college. This award can also be granted to a BCO who has completed a minimum of six months service as a BCO and gained a positive review from ACOMD.|
Throughout his career, Zhaff has been called upon to become qualified for a number of various duties. Official recognition for those qualifications are below:
- Advanced CAPCOM
- Advanced Infantry
- Imperial Security Bureau Agent
- No image available for this qualification.