Navarro de Molay
- "High Colonel De Molay is a combat-decorated officer who has proven adaptable and quick thinking in the field and is known for instilling high morale with his troops."
- — Lord General Graeda L'Annan, Year 15.
|Navarro “Demo” de Molay|
|Mother||Marie Claire de Molay|
|Father||Jacques de Molay †|
|Born||Year -11, Day 237|
|Eye Color||Dark Brown|
|Title||Imperial Security Bureau Agent|
Navarro de Molay, also known as Demo, is an Agent at the feared and respected Imperial Security Bureau. He is perhaps better known for his past where he served at the Army Command as the Army Signals Officer.
- 1 Personality and Traits
- 2 Biography
- 3 Imperial Career
- 3.1 Enlistment at the Galactic Empire
- 3.2 6th "Pathfinders" Brigade
- 3.3 Operation Andromeda
- 3.4 Operation Isolated Axiom
- 3.5 Operation Sovereign Canopy, Derra IV
- 3.6 Department of Military Intelligence
- 3.7 Operation Silent Night, Whelori Discovery
- 3.8 Imperial Centre of Recruitment
- 3.9 Army Command
- 3.10 The Army Ball
- 3.11 3rd Legion Commanding Officer
- 3.12 Retirement
- 3.13 Reinstatement
- 3.14 Back into the Pathfinders
- 3.15 Legion Signals Officer
- 3.16 Operation Serroco Spearhead
- 3.17 Imperial Security Bureau
- 4 Qualifications
Personality and Traits
Standing at 178 cm and weighing 78 kg, Navarro de Molay is of generally average height and weight for his world of birth and species. He is very fit from his military training and makes an effort to stay healthy. He has brown hair, which he keeps cut to a moderate length. His eyes are a dark brown, similar to both his mother and father. Navarro has no distinguishing marks or scars, however, he is known to wear his Neo-Crusaders cross at all times; a memento he was given by his father shortly before leaving on his final raid.
Since the day his father perished, Navarro has taken to wearing a white mask with black facial features, and facial hair. The mask was his father's and is an abstract representation of Jacques' face. It was customary for Neo-Crusaders to wear such masks when performing actions upon their targets to partially conceal their identity, and to strike terror into the hearts of their enemies.
Xenophobia, Humanocentrism and Speciesism
Having been raised in a somehow traditionalist Imperial family, Navarro understood his place in the social strata of the Empire and the advantages that the Class A status afforded him. Despite this, Navarro had not cared for the species policy enforced by the Empire and his parents. However, everything changed when he returned from his deployment at Derra IV for the Operation Sovereign Canopy. The Metamorphosis Plague (see: Derra Virus) infected two officers of the 3rd Legion, who happened to be close friends of Navarro, Cora Ersin, Tyler Smyth, and other several imperial stormtroopers that were deployed as well. It was at this point that Navarro’s xenophobia and speciesism began to develop.
Just a few months after his appointment as 3rd Legion Commander, an incident arose on the planet of Selonia of the Corellia system in which the indigenous population were protesting recent decrees which authorized longer working hours for Class B & C citizens. The protests soon turned to riots and became violent prompting local police forces to call upon the Sector Moff for assistance. Moff Everard de Montfort mobilized the 3rd Imperial Legion in response to the riots and tasked Navarro with discretely securing communications arrays while the local police forces restored order. It was during this operation that Navarro witnessed the savagery and lack of civility inherent in other species.
Despite having a radical view on the Imperial Species Policy (SP-14), Navarro has a few alien friends including Ferat Josao and Mingolo Mingolonio. Those individuals on his belief overcame their species restrictions and therefore are worthy of such respect.
Religion and Beliefs
- "I trust my E-11 more than in the Force."
- — Navarro on the religion topic.
Because Navarro was raised by both his parents, Marie and Jacques who were true believers of The Force, during his childhood Navarro believed in the ways of the Force, but all his belief died followed by his father's death. He couldn't understand how the Force failed to protect his father and spare his life regardless of how religious Jacques was.
From that day on and after his assignment to the 6th Brigade at the Imperial Army, Navarro became an atheist and sometimes sarcastic whenever the religion theme was brought to the table. His sarcastic vision of the Force would often get him in trouble with members of the Sith Order, which condemned his attitude blaming heresy.
Born on Coruscant to parents Jacques de Molay and Marie Claire de Molay, Navarro de Molay was a middle-class citizen. He attended school at the local elementary and was raised by both his parents until the age of 16 when his father was killed by a Rebel insurgency team. Navarro had few other relatives and was very close to his father. He had learned many things from Jacques, especially about his father's way of life as Mandalorian Neo-Crusader.
Jacques de Molay was a member of a recently resurging group of Neo-Crusaders who fought for an ancient order of Mandalorians. This group of religious warriors fought to overthrow the Republic, in favour of a more direct government. After the birth of the Empire, Jacques was the leader of one of the group's warrior battalions, and routinely took soldiers on raids against diplomatic embassies who publicly supported the Rebel movement who, in turn, supported a return of the Republic. During one of these raids, Jacques' team was ambushed by Rebel forces and the entire group slew. This event, recorded in full holo, by Rebel barbarians was then distributed to the rest of the Neo-Crusader movement, and deeply scarred Navarro. He vowed revenge, and began training to take his father's place.
- "The only verdict is vengeance; a vendetta, held as a votive, not in vain, for the value and veracity of such shall one day vindicate the vigilant and the virtuous."
- — Navarro's vow.
Before he could do so, however, the group's base was discovered and destroyed by Rebel terrorists, forcing the survivors to give up their quest, and disband. Navarro, fueled with rage directed at the Rebel scum, decided to join the Galactic Empire.
Enlistment at the Galactic Empire
- "No de Molay fails as a citizen, as a leader or as a man."
- — De Molay family motto.
After the death of his father, Navarro still fueled by his hatred and seeking revenge over the rebels, decided to enlist in the Galactic Empire. His application was accepted and he was sent to the Imperial Academy, where he was assigned to Training Officer Ensign Raffael Goschmitt. Navarro was an average recruit, being relatively young and with all the hatred in his heart, all he wanted was to graduate as fast as possible to start making the difference in the Galaxy.
He decided his talents would be best put to use in the Imperial Army; his father had taught him many skills befitting an infantryman and soldier. Navarro used these skills during training and quickly showed great potential as an Imperial soldier.
6th "Pathfinders" Brigade
- "Greatness doesn't mean receiving honours, it means deserving them."
- — Private de Molay.
After graduating from the Imperial Academy as a Private on Y12, Navarro was assigned to the 6th Brigade, the Reconnaissance Brigade of the 3rd Imperial Legion. His devotion to his unit, dedication to the Imperial Army and loyalty was soon observed among his superiors. His hard work was soon recognized and rewarded when he received his promotion to Corporal despite being relatively new, in terms of Imperial Service.
- "So, are you excited to fly an Imperial TIE/Fighter?"
- — Sergeant de Molay and Command Sergeant Trex Varax.
The Operation Andromeda was a war-game scenario in which soldiers of the 3rd Legion joined Naval units to promote inter-branch cooperation and experiment with joint-force tactics. First Lieutenant Tyler Smith of 3rd Brigade was the leader of the Operation. Sergeant de Molay was assigned to the 9th Infantry Battalion, Alpha Company, where he served at the time as a platoon executive officer. It was the first time Navarro was inside an Imperial Star Destroyer and also the first time Navarro flew a TIE/Fighter. For the success of the training operation, Navarro received his first Mentioned in Dispatches and his Starfighter Corps qualification.
Operation Isolated Axiom
- "Ordinis atque Procursu."
- — 2nd Lieutenant de Molay.
Operation Isolated Axiom consisted of a series of training manoeuvres where the Imperial Army furthered its capabilities and understanding of combat in preparation for potential upcoming hostilities. Navarro a Command Sergeant at the time, serving as Acting Executive Officer of the 6th Brigade worked in the preparation of the 6th Brigade for the training manoeuvres. Being a platoon CO of the 9th Infantry Battalion, Alpha Company, Navarro was the responsible for securing of the Landing Zone (LZ), providing vital protection to the whole Brigade. As the Operation Isolated Axiom concluded, Navarro was awarded its Imperial Campaign Medal and a Letter of Commendation for his dedication and professionalism during the Operation.
Operation Sovereign Canopy, Derra IV
- "Leaders don't have the luxury of a glorious death. Glory, for a leader, is bringing his men home in one piece."
- — Discussion between 2nd Lieutenant de Molay and his Commanding Officer.
[ Soldiers of 6th Brigade including CPT De Molay and CPT Montari taken during Operation Sovereign Canopy ]
The 3rd Legion was deployed to Derra IV for Operation Sovereign Canopy. Engagements against the forces of the Galactic Alliance were fierce and highly contested, the enemy having had substantial preparatory time to develop a deliberate defensive position within the primary urban locations on the planet. The 9th Alpha Infantry Company, under 1st Lieutenant de Molay's command, suffered notably fewer losses than expected for an infantry company in a fierce warzone, and even those setbacks were tempered by the achievements they made against enemy forces, including engaging and neutralizing several known senior Alliance combatants.
Navarro proved his dedication and valour in the face of great adversity and was appropriately honoured for it. He received a field promotion to Captain, and the 3rd Legion was awarded the Unit Distinguished Service for consistently distinguishing themselves in their actions on Derra IV, accomplishing great strides in combat against an entrenched enemy with superior numbers and the Battle Efficiency Medal for demonstrating highly effective and efficient skills in the advance to contact, engagement, and withdrawals involving enemy combatants during several combat engagements on Derra IV.
He was later awarded the Imperial Campaign Medal with a Bronze Star Device for his efforts during Operation Sovereign Canopy. After Major Tyrren Montari transferred over to Imperial Intelligence, Captain de Molay succeeded him as the commander of the 6th Brigade.
- "Hello; Captain, Captain, Captain, Captain."
- — Amne Zailyn, Navarro de Molay, Lane Rendell, Tyrren Montari, and Draco Creed on Derra IV.
Department of Military Intelligence
- "There are only two powers in the world, sabre and mind; at the end, sabre is always defeated by the mind."
- — High Colonel de Molay, Military Intelligence Officer.
The Department of Military Intelligence is the primary link between Imperial Intelligence and the military branches of the Galactic Empire. As a Military Intelligence Officer, Navarro served in the capacity of advising military commanders on matters pertaining to their current missions and operations through the provision of battlefield intelligence, force capacity assessments and the identification of priority targets.
Unfortunately, most of the information related to Imperial Intelligence is classified, therefore, nothing much is known about it.
Operation Silent Night, Whelori Discovery
- "Navy and Army on the job... Sounds like the recipe for success, just like when we found Whelori!"
- — Navarro de Molay and Tonan Brang on the topic of joint operations.
A few days into Year 15, under the orders of Moff Skyron Cyneran of the Tapani Sector, the 6th Brigade was sent to investigate the rumour of an undiscovered system in Herglic Space. Though this type of mission would typically be assigned to a Navy group in the sector, the brigade was in a position to respond much more quickly than their Navy counterpart. The weak scanners of the brigade's shuttles, in comparison to the Navy's TIEs, slowed the pace of their reconnaissance of the system. Navarro was able to coordinate with Brigadier General Edward Canfield, the Legion Commanding Officer, to supply the brigade with additional shuttles from Corellia.
The brigade successfully discovered Whelori, a previously unknown system in the middle of Herglic Space, and assisted Regional Government in securing the territory. Upon the conclusion of the mission, which lasted a total of two weeks, the 6th Brigade received compliments from the Inner Circle and the Throne. As a successful result of Operation Silent Night, the 6th Brigade was awarded its second Unit Distinguished Service Medal.
Colonel Navarro de Molay was the scout responsible for finding the hidden system and planet Giju System, homeworld of the Herglic species.
- "Congratulations, Colonel. You have discovered a new species."
- — Director of Imperial Intelligence Elvira Falston.
Imperial Centre of Recruitment
- "We are the dedicated, the intrepid, the perseverant."
- — Emperor Guinar Ndengin.
As a result of being officially welcomed into the ranks of COMPNOR, Navarro received his COMPNOR Member Medal award on Year 15 Day 233 upon his appointment as the new Director of the Imperial Centre of Recruitment by the Grand Vizier Inwe Ventidius. Navarro had never expected to return to the Imperial Academy again. During his assignment as Director of ICR, Navarro had the opportunity to work with his old friend Dratt Darkstar which was the Deputy Director of the Imperial Centre of Recruitment.
Together, both Navarro and Dratt, senior military officers guided the Imperial Centre of Recruitment to shine the success of the recruitment field. Navarro and Dratt had worked together previously at the Department of Military Intelligence. Navarro stepped down from the position of Director of ICR being replaced by a fellow Imperial, Leole Mahou on Year 16. For his efforts as the Director, Navarro was awarded by the Grand Vizier herself the Imperial Recruitment Medal.being replaced by a fellow Imperial, Leole Mahou on Y16. For his effords as the Director of ICR, Navarro was awarded by the Grand Vizier herself the Imperial Recruitment Medal.
- "Our Signals Wins Battles!"
- — Office of the Army Signals Officer.
[ ACOMD Y16; HCOL Navarro De Molay (ASO), LGEN L`Annan (ACO), MGEN Agramon Kane (AXO), HCOL Icarus Carinae (ALO) ]
On Year 15 Day 260, Navarro was appointed the Army Signals Officer, succeeding High Colonel Amne Zailyn after her forced retirement of the Imperial ranks. He was appointed by Lord General Graeda L`Annan. With his appointment, Navarro received his first Office at the Imperial Army Headquarters at Carida, home of the Imperial Army. He was often seen in his office working on new projects and developments to improve his Majesty's Imperial Army.
The Army Ball
A few months after his appointment as the Army Signals Officer, with the end of the year approaching, Navarro and Bailley Zion decided to organize the Annual Army Ball (page 6.), a tradition not forgotten but quieted until recently. Imperials from all corners of the Galaxy have taken a rare opportunity to commune in such structured event, where the floor is silent and the procedures succinct. The Ball has served as a needed outlet for a diverse group of Imperials to come together and mingle with many whom they would not otherwise, and it is was socializing gathering.
The Y15 Army Ball had a notable event, where the so Executor of the Empire Lord Seele speeched regarding his incoming retirement. The event as a whole was a total success and had a major media broadcast, mainly because of the honourable presence of the Emperor of the Galaxy Guinar Ndengin. The security structure was massive, from Stormtroopers to Royal Guards making sure only those invited were allowed in. The event was held at the Imperial Army Headquarters at Carida, birth and home of the Imperial Army.
Navarro received his first Imperial Activity Medal for his efforts into organizing the Annual Army Ball.
3rd Legion Commanding Officer
- "We invite our enemies to...come from Darkness...and witness the ivory flood of inevitable domination."
- — Emperor Guinar Ndengin.
Upon the retirement of Brigadier General Edward Canfield and following his recommendation, Army Command decided to offer Navarro the position of 3rd Legion Commanding Officer, and feeling honoured, he accepted. After his appointment, the newly-appointed commander was quoted as expressing this rousing statement:
It is with a solemn duty that I accept and vow to do the best of my abilities, to ensure the 3rd Legion and both of its embracing Sectors are kept at the best of the Imperial Army standards.
Since he took Command of the 3rd Legion early in Year 16, Navarro has worked towards the improvement of the internal organization and overall effectiveness of the decorated Legion and its two Brigades.
Somewhere in the middle of Y16, Navarro was last seen at the Army Headquarters at Carida leaving the Office of Army Commanding Officer Lord General Graeda L`Annan after supposedly turning in his Letter of Resignation. As he left the General's Office, there were rumours of him wearing his father's mask and walking away from the Headquarters, since then he was never seen again until recently. No reasons were given and no further comments happened.
There was no room for farewells.
- "You wear a mask for so long, you forget who you were beneath it."
- — Demo's reflection.
As the first dawn of Year 17 happened, Navarro was seen entering The College of Land Warfare located on Carida and entering the Army Executive Officer's Office, a quite familiar place for him. That was his official reinstatement as a Colonel into the ranks of the Imperial Army, this time as an experienced legionnaire.
Back into the Pathfinders
- "Oculi Exercitus / The Eyes of the Army"
- — 6th Brigade motto
Navarro was once again assigned to work with his old Brigade, the 6th 'Pathfinders' Brigade. As a senior officer, Navarro was often seen helping out the junior imperials from his Brigade and the Imperial Army as a whole. Such attitude led him to be invited for a Military Exchange Program (MAAP) into the Imperial Academy. Navarro served as Military Liasion for the Imperial Army at the Imperial Academy mostly giving out speeches about the Imperial Army to cadets. He was awarded his second Mentioned in Dispatches for distinguishing himself on the Military Exchange program.
As Navarro returned from his Military Exchange he was invited to be once again the 6th Brigade Executive Officer, an invitation he gladly accepted.
Legion Signals Officer
Navarro being one of the senior officers at the 3rd Legion was appointed by Army Command to serve at the Legion Command as the Legion Signals Officer in Y17. Followed by his appointment, Navarro was promoted to the rank of Brigadier General being officially at the Command Grade for the first time in his career.
During though moments and several leadership changes at the Legion, Navarro was called in to assume the temporary command of the Legion and the 6th Brigade a few times. For this dedication and commitment to the 3rd Legion, he received a Letter of Commendation from the Army Commanding Officer himself. Later on that same year, Navarro was promoted to the rank of Major General.
Operation Serroco Spearhead
Operation Serroco Spearhead was a military exercise that consisted of a series of combat manoeuvres and simulations with allied forces from Tresario Star Kingdom in the planet Serroco organized by the Army Command and coordinated by the 3rd Legion Command. The Army detachment dispatched for the Operation was composed by the 2nd Brigade and 6th Brigade forming the Task-Force Serroco. The exercise was a great opportunity for both factions to strengthen up their relations as well as for the military commanders to get even more battlefield experience. The overall operation was a success and despite the odd results, its main objective was achieved.
For his dedication and hard work, Navarro was awarded a Mentioned in Dispatches (MID) as well as a Letter of Commendation (LOC) by his superiors. Shortly after returning from the exercise, Navarro received a promotion to Lieutenant General.
Imperial Security Bureau
- "We're the Imperial Security Bureau. What we say is principle; what we decide is regulation; what we do is law."
- — Unknown.
Navarro had served on His Majesty Imperial Army for six years. Seeking a new path on his career in the beginning of year 19, Navarro applied and transferred over to the Imperial Security Bureau, the counter-intelligence division of Imperial Intelligence. Being accepted and selected to serve in such auspicious branch was a highly competitive process where the vast majority of applicants were unsuccessful.
After being successfully accepted, Navarro was sent to the ISB Central Office, Byden ISB Complex in Coruscant where he began his training under the supervision of ISB Directorate. His training included the study of law, policy, analysis, investigation, risk management, intelligence gathering, counter-intelligence measures, interrogation and physical training to prepare him for future, both overt and covert operations within The Bureau.
Navarro is an experienced Imperial, serving the Imperial Army in the frontlines as an infantryman for most of his imperial career. Official recognition of his qualifications are below:
- Elite Infantry Corps
- Basic Armoured Corps
- Imperial Navy Starfighter Corps
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- Imperial Security Bureau
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