Gorn Veynom

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Gorn Veynom
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Biographical Information
Race Human
Homeworld Unknown
Mother Moira Toikalen
Father Ulrich Toikalen
Siblings Black Leader (brother)
Born Unknown
Physical Description
Gender Male
Height 1.86 meters
Hair Color Short black
Eye Color Green
Political Information
Affiliation Galactic Empire
Positions Grand Admiral

Contents

Overview

left His parents being killed by pirates, Gorn Veynom, together with his twin brother, Black Leader, was literally raised by the Galactic Empire. At least until the Empire drifted into chaos, which forced the two boys, barely in their teens, to eke out an existence as smugglers.

It was the rebirth of the Empire under Warlord Vodo Bonias that brought Veynom back to where he belonged. He believed in the Empire so much that he even turned against his own brother when his rebellious intents became a threat to the Empire.

The career of Gorn Veynom in the Empire is closely linked to the European Division, which was created by Colonel Rahvin. Veynom soon became the leader of the naval division, the famous 3rd Recon and Strike Fleet (later 2nd Imperial Fleet). During this time, Veynom became concerned about the policy of rapprochement under Emperor Spytek; a policy which he felt would only weaken the Empire.

When Spytek stepped down as Emperor, Veynom contended for the Imperial throne. Very soon another contender stepped into the ring: Trey Connel, who was CO of the Imperial Army back then. As it was easy to see that a prolonged civil war would harm the Empire, Grand Admiral Piett decided to use his superior military strength to end the war before it began.

Eventually both Veynom and Connel accepted Piett as Emperor. Connel retained his position as Army CO, while Veynom succeeded Piett as supreme commander of the Imperial Navy. For about a year the Empire flourished under the reign of Emperor Piett. The Imperial Navy under Grand Admiral Veynom rose in strength and became an efficient weapon in the service of the Emperor.

Following this period of stability and peace, however, a series of crises began to plague the Empire. It started with Connel accusing Veynom of plotting against the Emperor. In response, Piett chose to relieve both Veynom and Connel — as well as their suspected fellows in crime — of command.

In the end both Veynom and Connel were acquitted of all charges. Soon after Piett left the Galactic Empire. He placed Connel, his Chief of Staff, in charge, who soon assumed the position of Emperor. Immediately before Veynom could be appointed Chief of Staff, he left.

He set out for the Unknown Regions, for he received a call as well. He was summoned to fight a danger that was threatening the existence of the whole galaxy.

Although he has not returned so far, the whole galaxy received a message from him on Y2 D326 that caused a frantic race for the technology Veynom had discovered in the Unknown Regions.

Biography

Early Days

L-500 Liner Odyssey

In the beginning there were twins, both boys. They were born onboard the civilian Super L-500 Liner Odyssey of the Galaxian Stars Line on its way from Coruscant to the Outer Rim. Their father, Ulrich Toikalen, was a young engineer, just promoted as director of an important Tibanna Gas mine on a far away planet. So he and his family had to leave Coruscant with Moira, his wonderful wife and his two sons, Gorn and Enlil.

But their destiny it was not. After two thirds of the journey, the Odyssey had to jump out of hyperspace for mysterious reasons. It was not an accident but a trap. Space pirates ambushed them. They wanted gold, money, rape and blood.

Nebulon-B Frigate Gloria

The Imperial Nebulon-B Frigate Gloria arrived twelve hours later. By that time, the Odyssey was nothing more than a wreck or, worse, a huge coffin. The ship's log of the Gloria indicates that it was a wild massacre. His crew speaks about raped girls and mutilated bodies. An ocean of blood, a mountain of horror. None survived.

None? Not exactly. But listen to Lieutenant Zack, the Security Officer of the Imperial Frigate:

"As my section and I were exploring the wreck of the Odyssey, hoping discovering some survivors. I was shocked by the violence and the atrocities of those pirates. How can it be possible ? The ship was full of silence as none of my soldiers dared speaking. The Odyssey has become a coffin. Suddenly, we heard crying. After hard investigations, we finally discovered 2 little babies hidden in a ventilation duct. As they were sleeping during the pirates' assault, none could find them and hunger just saved their life. It was not less than a miracle." — Lieutenant Zack - Nebulon-B Frigate Gloria Security Officer

The twins were brought to Carida. Many Imperials were touched by the tragedy of the twins and all was done to assure their future. The twins were taken in charge by an Imperial institution.

Six months later, the Naval Intelligence discovered the hidden base of the nicknamed "Bloody Mad Killers." The Imperial Navy desired to make an example. The Victory Class Star Destroyer Vindicator was sent to annihilate the mighty base. The orders were: "No mercy for that scum." The pirates were surprised when they saw the shadow of the Vindicator in the sky and knew their last hour coming. The surprise was so that stormtroopers' squadron could land with particular ease. The Commanding Officer was someone named Captain Zack. All pirates died; there were no prisoners.

The Empire had planned to send the twins for their 12th birthday to an Imperial Training Academy on Yinchorr, near the center of the galaxy. But a few days before leaving Carida, Yinchorr was struck by a terrible earthquake. The almost total destruction of Yinchorr severely damaged the Imperial Training Academy.

One consequence among others was that the twins had to survived by themselves as nobody had time to take care of them. It was a dark time for the Empire. They joined a bunch of smugglers and gained experience. From this time, their personalities began to be revealed. One was taciturn but an excellent leader. He was quickly nicknamed Black Leader. The other revealed excellent tactical aptitudes and leadership, loving justice and order. He was as courageous and clever. He was Gorn Veynom.

Joining the Empire

A few years later (circa Year -2 Day 315), they decided to join the emerging new Empire lead by Warlord Vodo Bonias. A new order seemed to be rising. This was exactly what they were waiting for. Their ways separated there.

As Black Leader did not find that Empire as strong, powerful and active as he wished, he planned to overthrow Warlord Vodo. He discretely contacted some young Imperials and was preparing nothing less than a revolution.

For the first time, Veynom did not follow his brother. For him, all this was putting the Empire in a state of weakness and he had other ideas in mind. At this time, he met an Imperial named Rahvin. Both wished to create a new special elite squadron.

But dramatic events were going on. Black Leader made an alliance with other young Imperials lead by Wicket. Fortunately, the officers' majority was against them. The Empire was near to split. Veynom could not support that, he could not support a second fall of the Empire.

There was only one solution. One night Veynom came talk to his brother. He used all of his talented psychological capacities but he was losing his time. Black Leader's aim was the full control of the galaxy, ruling by terror and chaos. All that was far from Veynom's ideal. Veynom had no choice yet. Two days later, Warlord Vodo received a strange heavy pack with a letter.

"Your Highness, My trial to create a powerful Empire went down. All I did was splitting the Empire. I decided to avoid such awful situation. All I ask is the pardon for my allies. From now, they will be loyal to your Empire. As prove, you will find my head in this box." — Black Leader

In fact, things did not happen exactly like that. Veynom has had to kill his brother. Then he contacted Wicket and all dissidents and promised them to spare their life if they forgot their ideas of rebellion and loyalty serve the Empire. That day, Veynom saved many lives and maybe the Empire too. But he lost his brother. His pain was indescribable. From that moment, he promised to always hide his secret. None knows the true, except Wicket maybe who is now Commander in the Imperial Navy.

The European Division

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During this dark period of time around Year -1 Day 65, Rahvin contacted Warlord Vodo and asked for permission to create a new search & destroy elite squadron. This squadron would practice round-the-clock war principles. Warlord Vodo agreed. The European Division was born. It was under direct authority of Defense Minister Spytek. Rahvin was promoted to Colonel and CO of the Army squadron. Later, he promoted Veynom to Major with charge of leading the Naval composent of the European Division

A Career Dedicated to the Imperial Navy

Around Year -1 Day 95, the European Division had to split into an Army division led by Colonel Rahvin (under the authority of General Nlyn) and a Navy division led by Commander Veynom (under authority of Admiral Piett). Commander Veynom was assigned a Bulk Cruiser as flagship of the unit.

In the beginning, it was just a little squadron. Step by step, it became a full fleet. Commander Veynom could find very efficient help at that time with Imperials like Spookie and Eole.

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The European Navy soon become the 3rd Naval Recon & Strike Fleet and Commander Veynom was promoted to Commodore by Grand Admiral Piett on Year -1 Day 112. Eole was the Fleet's lieutenant while Spookie was promoted to Commander and led the Escort & Supply part of the fleet.

New recruits joined the 3rd Naval Recon & Strike Fleet. Others Imperials proved their efficiency and their loyalty, such as Lieutenant Ptjedi, leader of the Escort Company, Ensign Cohosh, Commander Wicket, leader of the Assault Company and all the others. With the growth of the fleet, Veynom's Bulk Cruiser flagship was replaced by a Victory Class Star Destroyer around Year -1 Day 180. However, this VSD was replaced around Year -1 Day 210 by an Imperial-class Star Destroyer: the Blitzkrieg. The 3rd Naval Recon & Strike Fleet had become an elite division, creating respect and fear among the Empire's enemies while most of the upper names became part of the Imperial legend.

A change in the Imperial strategy forced the 3rd Naval Recon & Strike Fleet to be dissolved and most of its members where assigned to the 2nd Imperial Fleet. These times around and after Year 0 Day 40 saw the emergence of even more dedicated officers such as Gunther von Esling or Jennifer Dreighton who could help Veynom who was promoted to Fleet Admiral On Year 0 Day 45.

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But his command at the head of the 2nd Imperial Fleet did not last long. As a few months later, Emperor Spytek decided to leave the throne. The Empire was thrown into chaos. Grand Admiral Piett could re-establish the situation by seizing the throne and imposing his vision of the Empire. To succeed him at the head of the Navy, he chose Gorn Veynom, his loyal, dedicated and efficient Admiral. On that day, Gorn Veynom became Grand Admiral and commanding officer of the Imperial Navy in service of Emperor Piett.

It was the golden age of the Imperial Navy. With the assistance of his Executive Officer, Fleet Admiral Simms, it grew to a never seen before size and the organization reached an unequaled level of efficiency and accuracy. Many department were born and worked hard for that: The Naval Personnel Assignment Office (INPO) of Commodore Jennifer Dreighton, the Naval Intelligence Services (INIS) of Admiral Gunther von Esling, the Naval Academy (INA) of Directors Machkhit and Jodo Kast. During this time, the Headquarters of the Imperial Navy were transferred to Kuat.

All this did not happen without problems and many of these problems came from internal rivalries inside the Imperial High Command. Worse, at some time, the Dark Side called for the Emperor. And with him a good part of the Empire's glory faded. And even as it was not enough, barely a few months later, Gorn Veynom himself was summoned in the Unknown Regions by the Dark Side. He is currently still there, appearing from time to time on the Imperial Holonet or at a banquet but the date if his potential return is always in motion.

Departure for the Unknown Regions

On Year 1 Day 305, Veynom resigned from his position of Imperial Navy CO, leaving Fleet Admiral Simms in charge of the Navy and left for the Unknown Regions onboard his personal Lambda shuttle: the Overlord. His loyal aide-de-camp, Lieutenant Tarlik decided to resign from the Imperial Navy and follow his master come with him throughout this long and uncertain journey. Technicians who prepared Veynom's shuttle also reported that a Mouse droid was present in the Overlord shuttle prior to departure.

A Career filled with Controversy

Historians agree upon stating that while Gorn Veynom's career in the Imperial Navy has been quite phenomenal, it still includes a few shadows and his records are not exempted of troubled times. During his exceptional career, Gorn Veynom indeed underwent three different trials, each time under the same accusation of High Treason but each time, he got cleared of the charges.

The first accusations were raised on Year 0 Day 25 by none else that his own right arm: Commander Fox Spookers, XO of the 3rd Recon. Emperor Spytek himself cleared Veynom of all charges of treason around Y0 D40.

Around Year 1 Day 170, Chief of State Trey Connel accused Veynom of high treason and relieved him of command - before being himself also accused of treason and also relieved of command. After barely avoiding an Imperial civil war between the Imperial Navy and Army, a long trial started under administration of High Inquisitor Thomas Cherokee. Veynom's defense was ensured by Lieutenant Adar Machkhit. This trial is often referred to as being the deep root cause and the trigger for the later Imperial Core sedition. Ultimately however Emperor Piett cleared them both of all charges around Year 1 Day 200.

The third case started quickly after as, almost immediately after accessing the throne - around Year 1 Day 212 - Emperor Trey Connel accused again Veynom of disobedience and high treason, this time using a fallacious pretext concerning the supposed liberation of Captain Michael Pangborn. Another long trial was expected and the just buried animisities between the Navy and Army quickly started to resurect. Emperor Connel even suspended Grand-Admiral Veynom from duty for 14 days starting Year 1 Day 277 and also permanently denied him consideration for the position of Vice-Emperor. This last humiliation was extremely badly received by the Imperial Navy Command and particularly Fleet Admiral Simms and Admiral Gunther von Esling. It also probably explains Veynom did not stay to attend his trial as he had for the previous one. Instead he gave into the powerful call of the Dark Side and left the Empire for the Unknown Regions on Year 0 Day 305. Despite Veynom's departure which took place before the Imperial Core creation of Year 1 Day 307, Emperor Connel announced on Year 1 Day 310 that Veynom was cleared of all charges against him. This late announcement did not solve the Imperial Core crisis as the damages were too deep.

Known Appearances

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From The Ashes

A message sent by Veynom on Year 2 Day 326 from the Unknown Regions is at the origin of the From The Ashes battle and its consequences. His third transmission from the Unknown Regions clearly demonstrates that at that time he was not aware of the the great crisis among the Galactic Empire, the departure of many Imperials and Sith, and the creation of the Imperial Core.

Spotted by Rebels

On Year 3 Day 231, Gorn Veynom was spotted by Lacey De Vries, a Noghri reporter from Omega Order Vehicles. Upon an attempt to interview him, Lacey witnessed firsthand what he later mentioned as the brutality and anti-alien sentiment of the Galactic Empire. Witnessing the scene, Acria Larkin former member of Rebel Alliance High command stepped forward to defend the young interviewer, as did her fellow Noghri. A heated discussion ensued between Acria Larkin and Gorn Veynom. Acria Larkin approached the former Admiral staring him directly in the eye before addressing him. The ensuing discussion involved Acria appealing to the humane side of the former Admiral.

These two biased witnesses reported later that Gorn Veynom drew a blaster and aimed it directly for Mrs. Larkin. It was at this point that Lacey De Vries stepped between the two and managed to save Acria’s life but in doing so was herself injured. A further unconfirmed admission from Admiral Veynom that he felt no remorse or sympathy for “that animal” referring to the injured Noghri enraged Acria Larkin and the standoff continued.

At this stage Rostar the owner of Biotech Solutions Inc and high priest of the Tafanda Bay Herdship arrived on the scene to give medical attention to the injured Lacey. Tembre Fe`ll also joined the scene at this point to offer the wounded Noghri aid.

From this point the situation degraded into an all out pub brawl in which Admiral Veynom used his force powers to choke Acria Larkin. Flocking to her aid were a Noghri, Tembre Fell, an injured Lacey De Vries and many others in the ensuing chaos Tembre Fell and Acria Larkin were severely wounded and transported to the medical bays of BSI. Derfflinger Von Seydlitz and Lacey De Vries were heavily wounded but capable of leaving the scene under their own accord.

When approached later on for official statements on the matter Tembre Fell refused to comment on the scuffle and Admiral Veynom was unavailable for questioning. Mrs Acria Larkin however had the following to say:

"Recently in an unplanned event, Ex-Admiral Gorn Veynom of the Galactic Empire and myself met in a public place. As a result of this meeting a heated conversation took place, which escalated into a physical fight involving both him and myself and a number of innocent bystanders attempting to preserve the peace. In response to my verbal baiting, the Admiral made use of the force against other beings and made racial and sexual comments of a derogatory nature”."
Acria Larkin


Imperial Navy on Fire

During Year 6, Grand Admiral Veynom also participated as moderator to secret negociations between Emperor Vodo Bonias and Admiral Slicer. The later non-adoption of the resulting agreement lead to the rebellion of various Imperials who defected in order to found another group named the New Imperial Order.

Rumors

Warmaster Veynom (supposition)Various rumors fly around concerning Veynom since his departure for the unknown regions. It is periodically reported that Veynom could come back one day to serve the Empire - or rule it - even if no evidence ever supported this. Other rumors tell that Veynom would have met an unknown race and discovered new technologies that would allow him to come back to devastate the known and unknown galaxy.

On a totally different level, Gorn Veynom is rumoured to own one of the very few - and rare - complete PlayImp Magazine collections.

Awards and Commendations

Galactic Empire

Award Image

Award Name

Given By

Date Received

Reason

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Battle Efficiency Award

Emperor Spytek

Y1 D12

Award given to all members of the European Division

by Emperor Piett - Y2 D221

Imperial Silver Star

Emperor Piett

Y2 D221

Imperial Navy Fleet Commanding Officer Test Award - Y1 D113

Imperial Navy Fleet Commanding Officer Test Award

Emperor Piett

Y1 D113

Fleet Commanding Officer

2 Years Service Ribbon

Emperor Piett

Y2 D1

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1 Year Service Ribbon

Emperor Spytek

Y1 D1

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6 months Service Ribbon

Emperor Spytek

Y0 D182

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Galactic Empire SWSim Veteran Service Ribbon

Emperor Spytek

Y0 D1

Veteran of SWSim

Grand Admiral Veynom did not receive the ARIT because that award was introduced during his command and reserved to new recruits or enlisted officers.

Imperial Core

Award Image

Award Name

Given By

Date Received

Reason

by Rear Admiral Uebles, Imperial Core - Y3 D47

Imperial Navy Cross

Emperor Greyson Uebles

Y3 D47

Galactic Empire - 3 Years Service Ribbon

Emperor Greyson Uebles

Y3 D1


Positions

Grand Admiral of the Imperial Navy
Preceded By:
Piett
Gorn Veynom
Year 0 Day 122Year 1 Day 305
Succeeded By:
Adric Simms
CO of the 2nd Imperial Fleet
Preceded By:
Unknown
Gorn Veynom
Year 0 Day 40Year 0 Day 122
Succeeded By:
Unknown
CO of the 3rd Recon & Strike Fleet
Preceded By:
Unknown
Gorn Veynom
Year -1 Day 95Year 0 Day 40
Succeeded By:
Adric Simms
XO of the European Division
Preceded By:
Unknown
Gorn Veynom
Year -1 Day 65Year -1 Day 95
Succeeded By:
Position Retired


Known Ships

  • Blitzkrieg: Galactic Ship ID: 1. This Imperial Star Destroyer I was used by Gorn Veynom as flagship from the day it was assigned to him and until he departed for the unknown Regions.
  • Overlord: Galactic Ship ID: 5749. Gorn Veynom's personal Lambda Shuttle, used to reach the Unknown Regions upon leaving the Empire on Y1 D305 and still used since then.

See also

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