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General Japheth Cappadocious
Name: Japheth Cappadocious
Weight: 130 lbs
Hair Color: black
Eye Color: green, splintered with brown and yellow
Place of Birth: Inorae
Current Ranks: General (IMC), High Admiral (NAVY), Krath Scholar (DJO)
Positions held: Aegis 4, Venom 1, SpecOps Wing Commander, Adjutant to the Naval Executive Officer, Alpha 5, Ship Captain (many times), Fleet Commander, Naval Executive Officer (twice), Alpha 1 (twice), Naval Commander in Chief (twice), Commandant of the Marine Corps
Notable Awards: Naval Cross, Knights Cross: Diamond Eyes, Imperial Grand Cross, Medal of Honor
Languages Spoken: Basic, Inoran, Huttese, Kuati, Old Coruscanti
Languages Understood: Japheth has never shown any indication that he has or has ever had any trouble understanding what another being is trying to say to him. This merely feeds the rumors that Admiral Cappadocious may, in fact, be Force sensitive.
Though Japheth is not a very large man, he carries himself with a very noble bearing. He has sharp, aristocratic features and neatly cut regulation-length hair. His face is unmarked and clean shaven at all times. He is a touch on the pale side which can occasionally lead to him looking somewhat gaunt under certain lighting. In reality he is well muscled and in excellent physical health. He attempts to always project an image of himself as a model Imperial officer in order to provide an example for those under his command.
When on the bridge of a starship or otherwise on duty in any fashion Japheth is always fastidious and proper as befitting an Imperial officer. He is unfailingly polite to everyone, including his subordinates. Since rising to command positions Japheth has never appeared to be surprised by anything that has happened around him. He is often remarkably forgiving of those who bare bad news, a relief for some Imperial officers who still remember the times of rapid advancement via sudden Vader-inflicted job openings. That said, Japheth expects nothing less than perfection from those under his command. He has never, however, levied a punishment more severe than an icy stare for failures (He has, on several occasions, had people executed when such a thing is appropriate, such as treason, murder, or mutiny. He has not executed people for merely failing at a task he has set before them. Those people get the stare.). Recipients of this chilling glance are often shaken for days or weeks thereafter and are always highly motivated to avoid any further ire from their commander. Japheth is also prone to a sort of wry humor.
He is highly educated, as befits his aristocratic background, and is quite knowledgeable on many varied topics. Those who frequent his office would note shelves filled with datacard boxes. Some of the shelves even contain printed books. All of these vary in topic from anthropology to wartime tactics and from economic theory to hyperspacial principals. While Japheth does not claim to fully understand some of the more technical topics, he is at least versed enough in them to understand what the chief engineer on a starship is telling him when something is broken.
Japheth remains an avid pilot, though mostly in simulators anymore. He takes his personal TIE Interceptor any time he transfers to or from a ship, preferring his starfighter over taking shuttles. Additionally he can occasionally be seen in the ship's gym working out, particularly with swords. Japheth will almost never fight other people, preferring to practice alone or against droids. Those with any knowledge about armed combat would observe that his style revolves around quick, decisive cuts made with a long double-bladed sword. Those with an awful lot of knowledge would recognize it as a blend of very old Couscant and Kuat styles and one of the newer more popular styles being taught across much of the galaxy.
Japheth Cappadocious was born on the planet Inorae, and lived there in relative peace for many years. His family was well to do and had many interests in the economy - mostly in the mining industry with focus on precious metals and gems. They had a strong working, and social, relationship with the Nizitril family, who sold most of what the Cappadocians mined.
Shortly after starting school at a local university he was offered membership in a potent secret society for those with large and influential families on Inorae. He accepted and began to learn their methods. He learned that they had maintained the power and influence of their families via means that Japheth found distasteful, and when he was ordered to assist in this, he declined, and contacted the authorities.
Through a complex web of contacts and deals the authorities were distracted and diverted, and units were deployed to take care of Japheth. He was captured and brought back to them. Following some negotiations, he agreed that he would leave the planet, and there would be adverse consequences if he should return.
He left in a small transport headed for nowhere in particular. He had enough money to last him for a while, but he knew he would need to find some sort of work. Weeks went by without any real prospects. He moved from region to region and encountered many different governing bodies. Space had fragmented considerably since the death of the Emperor, and many smaller groups were fighting for dominance. He was forced to fight off many pirate gangs who attempted to loot everything he had. He worked odd jobs for what seemed like, and probably was, years.
Eventually he found one he considered to be a bit more stable and to his liking than the others, and Imperial faction called the Vast Empire. Inorae was more or less independent, but Japheth had always preferred the Imperial style. He signed up at the Naval Academy and began his training and testing. Japheth surprised himself and his instructors with his skill in the cockpit. They had seen few pilots of such natural skill. While all admitted that he probably wasn't the best, he was still regarded as one of the most proficient they'd seen. He was assigned to the newly founded Aegis Squadron under then Officer Candidate Riel Fury. He served there for quite some time as Aegis 4, flying his TIE Fighter for the glory of the Empire.
He advanced quite quickly through the ranks, and when his squadron commander was promoted to be the Naval Executive Officer he gained an appointment as his adjutant for a time. Shortly thereafter the Special Operations Fleet and Wing were formed, and Venom Squadron was created. Japheth was appointed as Venom Squadron's commander, and later the SpecOps Wing Commander, and was replaced as the NXO's adjutant. After a two month stint he was promoted out of the SpecOps fleet and served for a time as the Naval Executive Officer.
After the retirement of Riel Fury, Japheth became the Naval Commander in Chief. He remained at this post for nearly a year before stepping down to be the Naval Executive Officer again, instead diverting much of his attention to other, personal pursuits. When he had finished these he returned to the post of Naval Commander in Chief where he remains to this day.
It is widely speculated that Japheth Cappadocious harbors some potential with the Force. He carries the renowned weapon of the Jedi, a lightsaber, though there are no verifiable stories of him ever employing it, or even igniting it. Some rumors speculate that he doesn't actually have any Force affinity, but instead won the artifact in a duel. Several months after he began carrying the lightsaber, there was a noticeable and sharp change in his demeanor. He began to speaking more cryptically and in a much older fashion, his accent slightly altered and speech patterns changed. He became a lot more reclusive and seems to have lost at least some of his more youthful behaviors.