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|Founded||Year 0 Day 5|
The Wraiths is one of the galaxy's oldest mercenary organizations. They have existed as long as anyone can remember. A hybrid starfighter/commando unit originally headquartered near Endor, the organization was purportedly founded by a Mon Calamari blaster-for-hire known as Tibo Doinds circa Year 0 Day 362. As of Year 17, The Wraiths are an independent Mercenary Group led by Zao Nephalem. The Wraiths are often questioned about their loyalty to The Trade Federation. The Wraiths are owned by Navik Ikron, however, they are independently operated.
- "To categorize The Wraiths with more common mercenaries, for whom profit is the only standard against which to measure their decisions, this could not be further from the truth. For a Wraith, money is only a means to an end. A Wraith accepts payment because they must restore equipment after a fight; their fee high to ward off those who would make frivolous requests. But a Wraith is motivated only by a drive to be the best, by the joy of battle, and by an imperative to stand with honour as the galaxy's elite. When a Wraith accepts a task he sees it through to the very end..."
- — Plaque on the wall of The Wraiths Members Hall, placed by Tibo Doinds on The Wraiths founding day.
Following the brutal subjugation of Mon Calamari populace by the Galactic Empire, an outraged Tibo Doinds and his loyal comrade Nerwal formed The Wraiths mercenary unit with the sole purpose of winning back their beloved planet. In their first operation, Tibo and the newly-formed Wraiths raided a space station that held Imperial supplies and a Marauder-class Corvette. The raid's success demonstrated the assembled warriors' might. The Wraiths took possession of the corvette and munitions continuing to pummel the Imperial space station until finally a flotilla of Imperial warships was dispatched to drive them off.
Sending recruiters to the Outer Rim worlds, The Wraiths began to swell their numbers. Soon-to-be-famous personnel recruited during this early period included Venix "Fi're" Soyak, Tacitus Publius, Navik Ikron, Samus Augill, Kam Farlight, and Rygel Starshifter. Soon the best pilots and soldiers in the galaxy were flocking to the worlds of Enigma and Endor, the Wraith's strongholds. Tibo had trained the sentients driving the group well. They quickly became the strongest and largest mercenary organization in the galaxy, offering their services to those who could not fight in order to earn the money and equipment necessary to uphold their ideals.
But The Wraiths were still a young organization; misfortune struck. The Empire hadn't forgotten the damage The Wraiths had inflicted. Their agents eventually caught up with Tibo and his Mon Calamari assistant and arrested them for crimes against the Empire. They were consigned to an unknown planetary prison, and are believed to remain there to this day.
Tibo's loss struck The Wraiths to the core, but they took the blow and rebounded stronger than ever. As the Empire forgot about what they believed to be a ragtag group and focused its efforts against the Rebel Alliance, Wraith leaders took the opportunity to boost themselves to new heights unmolested. Under Tibo's second-in-command, Navik Ikron and the hot shot pilot Venix Fi're a.k.a. Venix Soyak, The Wraiths outfitted themselves with new warships and a formidable arsenal.
As The Wraiths grew, so too did their reputation, eventually spreading all the way into the remote sectors of the Outer Rim. Settlers in the Moddell Sector contracted The Wraiths to defend several planets from Sanyassan Marauders — a raider culture local to the sector. This would prove to be a turning point for The Wraiths. As they took up their defensive positions The Wraiths learned that the indigenous species of Endor, the Ewoks and the Yuzzum, were also plagued by the Marauders.
Inspired by the Ewoks and Yuzzums their tenacity in the face of their more advanced enemies, The Wraiths expanded their efforts in the sector to end all illegal Marauder activity (sometimes with the assistance of Sanyassan Marauders who had rejected their culture's predominant habits). Recognizing the need to replace the raid-based economy of the Sanyassans, The Wraiths sponsored a variety of business endeavors on the planet that would provide jobs and encourage the Sanyassans to turn toward a more peaceful lifestyle.
The Wraith's Peace
As prosperity flooded the sector with the formation of a number of highly successful corporations by the Soyak-Ikorn Consortium (later Soyak-Rainer Enterprises) a number of Wraiths began to perceive how fragile that prosperity was. Under Venix Soyak's leadership a number of Wraiths retired from mercenary life and followed House's Soyak-Ikron and Rainer to join with the settlers, the Ewoks, the Yuzzum, and even the Sanyassans to form The Avance Coalition. Applying Wraith values to the new government, they secured the sector for its inhabitants and ensured its ongoing defence.
Released from their duty to protect the peace they had created, The Wraiths went on to be led by Venix's cousin Avid Soyak, and their esprit de corps was undiminished. With their Sabaoth class capital and starfighter ships, the Wraiths need only deploy themselves in a system to see a show of respect, instead of long fighting. The group has hit an all-time high, and only The Wraiths know what the future holds.
With the Wraiths having become a mature organisation with seasoned veterans filling their ranks, they have transitioned to an organization that fights, but fights with the knowledge and experience from so many years in the field. This era of sober thought was ushered in by their now deceased leader Ralgarrch. Their seasoned members make up a War Council that helps its new members complete contracts without stepping into the same pitfalls as previous generations, led now by a Nautolan known both in political circles as well as battle zones, 'The Fish' Zao Nephalem. The War Council is a unique feature The Wraiths have when compared to other mercenaries.
Wraith Rank Structure:
The Hortator, Leader of the Wraiths, supervises the group, delegate’s assignments and is responsible for furthering the operational capabilities and overall success of the Wraiths. Though advised by the War Council the Hortator remains the final authority, the end of the line in the decision making process.
The Legatus, second in command of the Wraiths, assists the Hortator in fulfilling all aspects of their role as well as acting as a replacement for the Hortator in times when the Hortator is unavailable.
The Battle Group commanders, each Archon is responsible for maintaining and advancing the effectiveness of their Battle Group. As the link through which information is passed both ways between the War Council and the Battle Groups, Archons manage missions and handle assignments to all lower levels whilst also representing their member's opinions, wishes or concerns. They are the most trusted and respected members of the Wraiths.
The lowest command rank, Praetor’s have seen much of what the galaxy has to offer and have survived to benefit from that experience. They know what’s required in any situation and ensure that the right resources are brought to bear in the right way. Allowed to pick from both Tribunus ranks to support their own missions, Praetors are usually the senior officers, assisting the Battle Group commanders and the War Council.
- Tribunus Maior
Forged in the furnace of combat the Tribunus Maior are the hardened core of the Wraiths. Tried and tested, these Wraiths have earned the right to pilot the formidable Sabaoth craft. Capable of acting with or without instruction, as individuals or in a group, and using whatever resources they need to get the job done. Highly skilled and experienced, a Tribunus Maior is a match for any in the galaxy; often working alongside the less experienced Tribunus Militum units.
- Tribunus Militum
Having experienced the hardships and battles in the Galaxy, and having proved themselves worthy of being a Wraith, new members are granted the rank of Tribunus Militum, becoming true Wraiths and entering operational duty. Now both capable and fully equipped, regular assignments that will truly test there abilities can be expected from their Battle Group commanders.
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