Dain Vel Iblis
|Dain Vel Iblis|
|Homeworld||Comra (former), Kiffar (current)|
|Born||Year 12 (BCGT)|
|Languages||Professional: Galactic Basic, High Galactic, Kiffu, Blackguard Language|
Basic: Binary, Hapan
|Quote||"During the darkest hour, we must find the light|
because only evil will triumph if good men do nothing."
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Current Positions||Operations Manager of Vargheim Enterprises, Nocturnus Nobilis of Alsakan Nocturnal Palace|
|Past Positions||Legionnaire, Galactic Empire|
|Prior Affiliation||Galactic Empire|
- "How ironic that things we love are always our downfall."
- — Dain Vel Iblis
Dain Vel Iblis was born as Spencer Wagner on Year -12 Day Unknown CGT on the war-torn planet of Comra, being later adopted into the Vel Iblis family. He is a professional mercenary by trade, specializing in unconventional strategies and tactics for mechanized and armoured warfare. He served for a short stint in the Galactic Empire, before retiring due to personal reasons and later on, pursuing his personal political and economic endeavors. He spent short periods of times with various groups, such as Endless Endeavors, Veilhal Nomands, and Tresario Star Kingdom. Dain is currently searching for Nerfs to herd.
Most, if not all, records of Dain Vel Iblis's birth and early years of his life have been destroyed by the massive civil war that erupted on Comra a few days after he was born. Nothing is known of his relatives, with exception to Dain's personal recollection of his mother, Catherine Wagner. Rebel-funded and supported insurgents fought the Imperial-aligned planetary government throughout the entire planet of Comra, causing millions of non-combatant casualties and displacing billions. Dain's mother was one of those displaced refugees, unable to escape the planet due to the lock-down of off-world travel by the insurgents and the Atomic technology level of the planet. As Imperial evacuation efforts were targeted and halted by terrorist attacks, the only method of off-world evacuation was desperately begging or bribing off Rebel-brought mercenaries and smugglers. And the likelihood of lawless contractors bothering with any of the refugees, with the exception of exploiting them, was nill.
Despite the raging battles on the streets of Comra's cities, Catherine was able to escape the brutalities of war with her son for the large part and avoid becoming victim to the tragedies and crimes of war. Carefully searching each city for a means of transportation and dogmatically asking people to bring her and her son off-world, Catherine was relentless in seeking sanctuary for herself and her child. One such mercenary, named Victor, claimed that he would marry her and safely bring Catherine and her son off-planet, and they got married within days. In the end, however, Victor betrayed Catherine after using her and continued his mercenary service on Comra. Victor's ruthlessness and brutal coldness to manipulating desperate women and abandoning them after using them left a deep scar upon Dain, who vowed and bitterly promised himself to never allow himself to fall to such depravity. As such, Dain began his practice of celibacy to steel his heart from the temptation and lust that fueled the existences of people like Victor.
Pregnant with the daughter of Victor, Catherine chased after the father of her daughter across dozens of battlefields with her son in hand. As Catherine traveled across the war-torn landscape of Comra, she would regale Dain with stories of his father's great hunts and charming nature in the past in order to distract Dain from the violence of war. Furthermore, Catherine would speak of her once noble backgrounds on Alsakan, meticulously teaching Dain the matters of etiquette, politics and economics according to the cultural protocols of Alsakan in hopes that Dain would be able to escape the brutalities of war and survive to become successful. Dain would cherish the times he had with Catherine fondly, with his memories being the only tether to his family and heritage. The stories and lessons taught by Catherine would fuel his near-obsession over discovering his ancestry and family, and Dain would later on install a cybernetic chip to save his memories. Eventually, however, Catherine was unable to endure the intensity of war and pregnancy, passing away after pre-maturely giving birth to Dain's younger sister on a backward battlefields in the Outer Rim. After she gave birth to Dain's sister Noel and was losing consciousness, Catherine passed Dain an amulet of his father's clan, on the off-chance that he would encounter a member of his father's clan. An unfortunate result of the ongoing galactic conflict, Dain was abandoned in the war-torn galaxy with his younger sister.
Adoption and Formative Years
As Dain begged on the streets of the capital city of Comra, New Comra Proper, the last stronghold of Imperial presence on the planet, he and his sister were fortuitously discovered by an Imperial Regional Government Clerk, Vince Vel Iblis, and his wife, Emily, who were visiting the planet for a government-issued survey on the local planetary government. Although both children were adopted in the Vel Iblis family, his sister was doted heavily by Vince and Emily while Dain was treated indifferently, more or less left to his own devices. Dain's sister, Noel, was a beautiful and adorable child that inherited Dain's mother beautiful, regal essenece and therefore, was highly adored by both Vince and Emily. Although Dain was a handsome child who was a genius and equally charismatic, he chose to isolate himself and allow his sister to receive the full love of his adoptive parents: Dain wanted Noel to cherish the blissful ignorance and happiness of growing up rather than facing the crueler truths of reality.
In order to have Imperial citizenship on Corellia, Dain's original name Spencer Wagner was changed to his current legal name, Dain Vel Iblis. While Dain attended and graduated the local Imperial Academy on Corellia, his sister was privately tutored and sent to the premier Imperial Academy on Coruscant. Despite the attempts at Vince and Emily to separate and isolate Dain away from his sister, the bond and relationship between Dain and Noel was inseparable and extremely close. Wanting to nurture Noel in the best possible environment and keeping Dain away from her, Vince transferred to the Regional Government of Coruscant and they moved all of the family's assets to Coruscant. As for Dain, Vince handed him a creditchip for 40,000 credits for housing and tuition at the local Imperial Academy on Corellia and said tersely, "If you want your sister to succeed and if you want to be able to see her in the future, stay on Corellia until you die."
Accepting Vince's conditions as he wanted the best for his sister, Dain continued to live in the on-campus housing of the Imperial Academy since his early teenage years until his graduation at sixteen. His sister desperately tries to contact and meet Dain through any means for the next six years, and Vince eventually allowed Noel to call him once a month. Dain looked forward to these calls, never missing them and listening to his sister's recounting of her month with great joy. One time, Dain attempted to leave Corellia to visit Noel but was immediately detained by Imperial Regional Government officers and house-arrested to the Imperial Academy on Corellia. Chuckling at his adoptive father's extreme measures, Dain returned to his studies and vowed to be successful enough to wrangle control of the Vel Iblis family from Vince.
Experiencing hardship first-hand, Dain was a humble, down-to-earth character who was well-liked by both his lower-class and upper-class peers at the Imperial Academy. Highly sociable and relaxing to be around, Dain was able to experience both spectrums of life on Corellia. During the night, he was Luthor, the fastest speederbike racer of the Corellian underworld, hanging out with his scoundrel friends and fellow racers in the ramshackled abandoned warehouses of the old Industrial District. And during the day, Dain was at the top of his class and enjoyed the extravagance and opulence of high society in the wealthy districts Corellia. Despite immersing himself within the pleasures and vices of both world, his loyalty to the Empire and strong passion for helping enforce order served as the root of his character: after facing the tragic effects of chaos and rebellion, Dain dreamed of the day where the galaxy was safe and order was restored, and the day he could proudly be apart of the Vel Iblis family.
Qualifying to be a seed student for the Imperial Academy on Prakith, Dain quickly accepted the offer and began his journey to Prakith with his close friends. Yet Dain would not be able to make it to his destination and spend eleven years wandering from his true dream.
Blood Syndicate and Ironvein
While he and his fellow classmates were on route to the Imperial Academy on Coruscant for Imperial Basic Training, the StarSpeeder 3000 was seized by the Blood Syndicate and all of the students were captured to be apart of the Rebellion. While the lower-class students all agreed to join the cause after verification of the kidnappers' identities as rebel agents, the Imperial-loyal and upper-class students refused to submit and become rebels. After being separated by the "converted" students who joined the cause, Dain and his fellow non-compliant peers were enslaved by the Blood Syndicate and forced to be cannon fodder. Coincidentally or perhaps by fate, Dain was sent back to his birthplace, Comra, and forced to serve the insurgents. During his months of impressment, Dain was assigned the dangerous duty of ferrying ammunition across the battlefield to rebel soldiers, constantly being at risk of being unjustly killed in midst of the civil war by either side. Dain was also forced to scout out areas for hidden explosives and traps without being trained or given any equipment; Dain had to watch as he and his fellow slaves were brutally blown up by mines and booby-traps as the mercenaries and insurgents of the Blood Syndicate walked over the remains of their bodies.
Dain knew that he would eventually be killed during the conflict or silently executed at the end of the civil war to prevent the idealist and pure reputation of the Rebellion to be untarnished. Over the course of multiple battles, Dain gathered the parts necessary to construct a working E-11 and hid them across New Comra Proper. And after seven years, Dain finally was able to reconstruct a working E-11 and slaughtered the dozens of rebel soldiers who enslaved him. Finally freeing himself from his slave collar, Dain quickly left New Comra Proper and roamed the nearby cities of Comra for transportation. Stumbling across one of the few remaining loyalist strongholds, Dain entered the stronghold and signed up to be among the ranks of the mercenaries posted there. These mercenaries were apart of the pro-Imperial government-contracted mercenary group, the Ironvein.
The Ironvein's position on Comra would eventually collapse, and with the retreat order from the Galactic Empire, the Ironvein and Dain left Comra, returning back to their headquarters on Kiffex. However, his ordeals on Comra left Dain heavily scarred, both physically and mentally, leaving him an empty shell of his former self. Dain became much more strict with his personal discipline and reserved when interacting with others; he only truly opened up with his close family and friends. As the Ironvein regathered their fighting force on Kiffex, Dain would continue to serve with the Ironvein on Kiffex, eradicating small groups of bandits and criminals. Dain, along with other Ironvein recruits, participated in brutal basic combat training with veteran and war-hardened mercenaries as their instructors. Dain managed to significantly bulk up his physique and gain proficient combat skills, rivaling those of a trained rifleman. However, Dain's strengths in driving made him the primary driver for the Ironvein, spending most of his time escaping from or ramming into enemy lines in the group's Heavy Transport Barge. In addition, Dain was involved with the various criminal groups and mercenaries of the underworld during his professional work: these contacts would later on prove to be valuable in eradicating the Blood Syndicate.
Eventually, the Ironvein returned to Comra after recovering their strength and assisted the newly-landed Imperial forces re-establish order and Imperial governance on Comra. The last pockets of resistance was wiped out with the help of Dain's memory of the Blood Syndicate's hideouts and activities as well as connections and contacts with the underworld. After all the insurgents were either captured or killed in action, Comra was finally able to flourish and return to its normal livelihood. The civil war, however, left visible scars within the peoples and the landscape, leaving much work for rehabilitation and restoration. The end of the Comra campaign with the Ironvein marked Dain's fourth year with the group. Over the past few months, Dain rose up the ranks within the Ironvein and was eventually its de-facto leader. However, with Comra finally at peace, Dain said goodbye to the blood brothers and sisters of the Ironvein and dissolved the Ironvein, splitting the assets of the group amongst its members. After receiving his million-credit share of the mercenary group, Dain returned home.
Now, at seventeen years old, Dain set out to make a name for himself and wrestle control of the Vel Iblis family out of Vince's hands. Choosing to stay in the shadows and not revealing his survival, Dain chose to first meet with his sister, Noel Vel Iblis. Breaking into her room with relative ease at the Imperial Academy on Coruscant, Dain was physically reunited with his sister for the first time in many years and happily listened to her times over the past year. Handing her a few thousand credits and a secure comlink that directly connect to his own, he nodded and informed her of his decision to go establish himself in society. Tearfully departing from his sister, Dain turned to the underworld of Coruscant and sought out an old contact of his, Atlas. Meeting with Atlas and discussing his business proposal of starting a small private security company focusing on providing bodyguards to high-profile clients, he agreed to seek out information of properties to buy for the company as well as potential members.
Over the course of a few years, this small private security company, called Blackguard, would gain infamy among criminals as being one of the toughest security firms in the galaxy to combat against. Providing elite bodyguards specializing in urban warfare and counter-terrorism, Blackguard became one of the top rated private security companies. Providing contracts to only the highest payers, Blackguard agents were most extensively hired by intergalactic Muun investment bankers and corporate executives having access to confidential datacards and corporate secrets. On its tenth fiscal year, Blackguard earned millions of credits and became one of the largest corporations based in Coruscant.
However, Blackguard's prosperity did not last forever, with all Blackguard agents being targeted and assassinated by a coalition of Galactic Alliance-aligned criminal groups. After four years of slowly being killed off and Blackguard now only having a few dozen agents, Dain finally decided to suspend the rest of Blackguard's operations and contracts in order to prevent the death of more members and went on a personal search for instigator of the execution of hundreds of Blackguard agents. After months of investigation and hiding from the public's eye, Dain managed to track the instigator to the planet of Tatooine but was unable to further investigate with the planet being shielded off completely to non-Galactic Alliance members. With nothing left to do and Blackguard fully suppressed, Dain made his way back to Coruscant and decided to enroll in the Imperial Academy.
At the Imperial Academy on Prakith, Dain was able to quickly excel past his peers and become top of his class. After acing the courses of Imperial Basic Training and scoring over 95%, Dain perfectly executed the training exercises and practice drills assigned to him by his instructor and mentor, Captain Terak Falcor. Captain Falcor was the first Imperial Dain interacted with during his time at the Galactic Empire and left a deep impression on Imperial conduct and professionalism, which Dain remembers to this day.
During his time at the Imperial Academy, Atlas, an old acquaintance and contact of his, informed Dain of murmurs of the Blood Syndicate, specifically tied to the kidnapping and extortion of one of the staff members at the Imperial Academy, janitor Paul Waters. After privately calling in a few brothers from the Ironvein to investigate and to ensure the safety of Paul's wife and daughter, Caterina and Iris Waters, Dain reported the matter to the Imperial Security Bureau with the intelligence necessary to rescue Caterina and Iris safely. However, the sudden re-appearance of the presumedly destroyed Blood Syndicate surprised and made Dain nervous of the upcoming chaos and mayhem that would follow. Although Dain was preoccupied with worries about the reemergence of the Bloody Syndicate, Dain was able to successfully complete Imperial Basic Training and was awarded with the Imperial Academy Basic Graduate with Honours [IABG-H] Ribbon. After graduation, RADE permanently decided Dain's fate as an Imperial by assigning him to the Imperial Army...
Newly promoted Second Lieutenant Dain Vel Iblis began serving under Captain 'Chaplain' Armand Cross. Armand Cross, or better known in the unit as "The Chaplain" was an enigmatic figure who rarely revealed his identity or showed his face. Maintaining rigid professionalism and etiquette during his interactions with subordinates, but having highly unconventional and almost scoundrel-like tactics, Captain Cross's true identity was largely unknown by all in the unit. Most of the enlisted in the unit wildly speculated that Captain Cross was the bastard child of Serenno nobility, coming from an extremely wealthy background yet experiencing the chaotic underworld as well. However, Captain Cross's story was much less dramatic and much more tragic. During a short service stint on Derra, Captain Cross was nearly incinerated alive by a thermal detonator and spent almost an entire year in extensive recovery and physical training. Although Captain Cross has recovered to full health and passed rigorous physical testing, Captain Cross remains traumatized by the event and prefers to remain protected by his combat armour than exposed to possible danger.
Despite this oddity, Captain Cross was one of the most innovative tactics officer ever encountered by Dain, and under his tutelage, Dain honed his commanding abilities, tactical knowledge and strategies, and critical analytic skills. As Dain had no formal Army experience, Dain was temporarily assigned as the squad leader of twelve Stormtroopers and was personally trained by Captain Cross in the protocol, regulations, and drills of the Imperial Army. Upon his first live training exercise in the wilderness, Dain came across a pack of four howlrunners. Fascinated by the natural beauty of their brutality and cunning, Dain requested to extend his training exercise so that he could continue to study and hunt these creatures. He was able to hunt and dissect hordes of howlrunner packs as well as other miscellaneous creatures such as Draigons, Wampas, and occasionally Tauntauns.
During his time at the Imperial Army, Dain officially petitioned and published his given name as his legal name to the Galactic Empire's records. He took on the name, Dain Vel Iblis, that given to him by his adoptive parents Vince and Emily Vel Iblis. It is alleged that Generals Fede Vonrico and Vladamiur Veselov wished for more V-named Imperials and strongly suggested to Dain to take up his adopted name. Discarding his birth name, Spencer Wagner, and all the terrible history associated with it, Dain felt liberated from his past sins and fully embraced life as an Imperial.
Although Dain became addicted to the rationing of ice cream and bacon (produced from the eclectic animals hunted by fellow legionnaires) provided by RAD-IA, Dain's weirdest fixation and fascination was with plushies. Dain started his plushie collection with the Absurd Army Plushie that he received as a gift from Fede Vonrico and obtained his next plushie, the Tauntaun Plushy, as a prize from the Tresarian Dawn. He gave away his personal plushie, the Handle Dog Plushie, to Shiraishi Tadayoshi as a get-well present after being mildly sick during the line of duty. It was only until much later that he found out that the Handle Dog Plushie was made by Fede Vonrico, cementing Dain's high opinion of General Vonrico.
Reclusion from Society
Dain was happy to serve in the Imperial Army, completing his assignments with zeal and earning the approval from his peers and superiors. He was dedicated, driven and motivated to be apart of the Galactic Empire: his true motivations lied in making the galaxy a safer place for his younger sister, restoring order and law to the galaxy. Unfortunately, his sister was swiftly diagnosed with terminal disease and died as Dain spent his days happily serving in the army. Dain's adoptive parents hid the news from him, and Dain only discovered the sad reality of his sister's death when an old friend, Atlas, informed him while he was on duty. Heartbroken and devastated, Dain spiraled into work until it broke him completely, unable to continue working for the place that reminded him of his sister with each breath and step. Choosing to retire into solitude rather than continue to agonize within the Galactic Empire, Dain moved to the cesspools of Deadend, Kiffex and drowned himself in the galaxy's many vices and indulgences to try to forget.
After his exit from the Galactic Empire, Ylvia Skelgard soon offered him a position as 2IC of her new business, Vargheim Enterprises. Dain accepted her offer, but isolated himself from the business and Clan Skelgard.
He broke his destructive stupor when suspicions of his sister's sudden death was brought to him by his Clan Skelgard retainer, Oyuna Corr, and Dain began finding a new purpose in his life, searching for his younger sister. Weeks of investigation simply led to dead end after dead end, but he did discover the existence of his Kiffar half-sister, Dawn Kim, who served as apart of the Kiffar tribe, Wings of Kiffu. Eventually, Dain found a vital clue, but as he obsessively searched for his sister, Dawn unsuccessfully tried to claim her life and became amnesiac. Struggling between helping Dawn recover and continuing his search for his sister, Dain decided to help Dawn attempt to recover.
Taking a short trip to Nimban in order to seek alternative medical remedies that could be offered at Year 18's swap meet, Dain gave up after being robbed and quickly returned to base of operations, Aldreham, in Kiffex. With both new and veteran members of Blackguard ramping up their efforts in recreating the corporation, Dain had no choice but to return back to work. Properly joining up as Vargheim Enterprises's second-in-command, Dain began working in earnest in helping Ylvia Skelgard realize her dreams in establishing Clan Skelgard and Vargheim Enterprises in the galaxy.
As time passed by, Dain slowly kicked his drug addiction and worked up the self-discipline to finally return to the galactic scene. Leaving Vargheim Enterprises, Dain wandered the galaxy in an attempt to refine his goals and ideals, as well as gather the manpower and wealth to outfit his personal retinue. Over the coming months, Dain was involved in the fortuitous galactic conflict between GenSci and Twilight: despite siding with the losing GenSci side, Dain managed to secure a vast amount of wealth from the endeavor by selling GenSci's military droids to private hands. The conflict exposed him to many figures he was blissfully unaware about, involving him more with the trading community and Dain eventually managed to secure over a billion credits worth in assets. However, this wealth made Dain jaded and bored with material wealth and he decided to give most of it away, giving a Mammoth-class Heavy Hauler filled to the brim with meleenium to Endless Endeavors as well as several hundred million credits for the expansion of production stations for its membership. Taking up a humble role as a transportation pilot with Endless Endeavors, Dain began shedding his military roots and took up academics, spending most of his time in hyperspace reading and studying the vast hololibraries of knowledge and information compiled by the galaxy over thousands of years.
In the midst of this peaceful cycle, Dain was struck with the Metamorphosis Plague and was mutated into a Codru-Ji, which some say is the reasoning for Dain's massive changes in personality while other say Dain was always the same, albeit less honest with his true self. Either way, his mutation into a Codru-Ji marked the beginning of the most chaotic times of Dain's life; despite doing little during these times and having an adorable puppy facade, Dain managed to accumulate a large amount of infamy and hatred throughout the galaxy.
Due to his good work as a transportation pilot, Dain received greater responsibilities with Endless Endeavors, in particular the complete redevelopment of one of their planets Daltarra as its overseer. During this time, Dain wanted to re-organize and re-create a security organization to gather wealth and power, and started up a crew called Midas based on some ancient lore found on a derelict monastery on Kinyen. While the validity of the lore and its religious beliefs were questioned by many, Midas's core economicentric goals were suitable for Dain's alignment and philosophy at the time. Working diligently to enhance his personal forces and wealth, Dain worked towards making Midas a well known organization throughout the galaxy.
The first step for Midas was entering the market through a caravan sent to Year 18's early swap meet. Here, several rare artifacts, art pieces, artisan jewels and jewelry, and military equipment were sold to participants at the swap meet. During this time, Zao Nephalem boarded one of the caravans and loitered within it. Shutting the caravan down and locking its doors, Dain negotiated with Zao's freedom due to this infringement, ending up paying a penalty fee of a rancor--which he later gave away to a friend--, a Draigon--which he later sold for 750 million credits--, and 300 million credits. Although Zao was friendly during negotiations and Dain even explicitly charged a minimal price for his release, Zao immediately turned hostile after being freed and called for his death. Dain has stated that this maybe due to the massive humiliation Zao faced as he had a supposed "excellent" reputation as a mercenary, while Zao stated that the members of his organization, The Wraiths, were free to enact their personal revenge and vendettas, even if the large majority were against Dain. The bounty was set at a Saboath Destroyer, and at some points, Zao offered a billion credits instead. The current bounty amount is assumed by most to be a Saboath Destroyer, and although people have claimed numerous attempts have been made on Dain's life, none have actually occured.
Things would not work well, however. After leaving control of Midas to COO Randall Blackheart to manage, Dain moved onto Tresario Star Kingdom in an attempt to return to the military life he had at the Galactic Empire and reaffirm his Imperial alignment. During these short few months, Randall Blackheart captured several key corporate executives within the ranks of Midas and threatened to kill them if he did not receive ownership and full control of the group. Dain acceded, losing more than a billion credits worth in infrastructure, ships, raw materials, and personnel contracts. Afterwards, Dain and these key corporate executives left, slowly preparing and planning for their next endeavor; things stalled as morale was rock bottom and as the betrayal left Dain broke.
Contemplating his next choice, Dain left the Tresario Star Kingdom and joined back to the now Veilhal Nomads, which was once the place he called home. Here, Dain stated he was disgruntled by the “extremely selfish and authoritarian attitude” of its leader, Ylvia Skelgard, which he believed to be opposite of the organization's chartered values of equality and common ownership. During his contemplation of how to best convince Ylvia to return to her former values, the Hosnian system was discovered, leaving everyone in Veilhal preparing to claim their stakes on the unclaimed land. Dain was quoted as saying, “The extreme egotistical, arrogant and downright stupidly optimistic attitudes of Veilhal's 'inner circle' of Ylvia and her cronies put-off me off further”, while Dain worked towards realistic projections of the situation at hand; many Veilhal members were unhappy about Dain's thoughts and projections. Dain further expanded, “Ylvia initially claimed to capture the system for Veilhal, a place where all members of Veilhal would equally share and own the lands through a feudal system. Then claimed to capture a planet for Veilhal as the situation fell below expectations, and in the end, simply sold all Veilhal's assets within the system. She completely re-neg'ed on her promises of equal share, and chose to pocket the credits from Veilhal's assets for herself”. During this time, Nox Callias, a long-time friend and ally of Clan Skelgard, contacted Dain to betray Veilhal and join her newly created group. Dain refused, immediately contacting Ylvia with the details, splintering the alliance between Clan Skelgard and Clan Skoria. Redjon Mirrabel, one of Dain's patrons and well-paying customers, also attempted to solicit and headhunt Dain, but he declined this request as well. Later on, Nox and Redjon formed The Flower Company, leading to Dain's suspicions of both intentions and a silent acknowledgement of another enemy.
As Ylvia kept questioning his loyalty with vague mentions of Dain's goals and desires, Dain snapped, “I confronted her of her paranoia and selfishness. I was tired and honestly hurt by her constant doubts, lies and deceit, so I told her that I would retire from leadership and active duties in Veilhal and stay within Veilhal as a civilian.” After he shut-down Ylvia's hologram and blocked further communication, Ylvia immediately expelled him from Veilhal and branded him as a traitor. The following weeks would go on with members of Veilhal calling Dain a traitor in public, and defaming his as a traitor and deserter. Ironically, at the same time, multiple members of Veilhal died - whether from betrayal or suicide (the death of Ontares Phirr and others) - while Dain continued to live with good health.
During this time, Dain met his friend Zao once again on Cardota, while Dain was apprehending and executing Veilhalian builders on behalf of Galactic Empire's bounty on hostile entities that were attempting to seize control and colonize Galactic Empire's de-jure claims on the planets of the Hosnian system: Dain ended up executing over 200 builders before being interrupted by Zao's presence. Dain and Zao had a small confrontation, but Zao soon left the system upon hearing that Galactic Empire's bounty on killed builders was no longer viable. At this time, Dain had an encounter with Nox Callias in person, and in attempt to physically settle their disputes, both parties attempted to apprehend the other. While both failed in capturing their enemies, all facades of cordiality were dropped and relations between The Flower Company and Dain soured. Feeling that there was nothing else to do in the Hosnian system, especially with Veilhal dropping out of the Hosnian conflict by selling all its colonies, Dain sold his outpost on Courtsilius and left the Hosnian system.
As Dain flew around the galaxy to start consolidating his assets, Dain liquidated most of his warships, rare starships, and vast amounts of military hardware in an attempt to start-up a new company. However, he had lost too much prior and was unable to recoup his losses, ultimately lack the funds and runway to create a sustainable business. Therefore, Dain and his remaining subordinates gathered a few supplies and descended into the grasslands of Azurbani in an attempt to find wild nerfs to tame to create a nerf farm. He one day hopes to return to the galactic economy as a businessman and corporate executive, but for now, lives his simple life as a nerf tamer and herder.