Joshua Chamberlain to re-enter the Galactic Civil War; this time alongside the Galactic Alliance
Earlier this week, the Central Krath Recruitment Office had received a request of citizenship signed by one Joshua Chamberlain, the same man whose curriculum vitae contains such important terms as COMPNOR, Task Force Delta and the Kashyyk Massacre, making him one of the most prominent and controversial men in the Galaxy. Initially disregarding the application as a practical joke carried out by an anonymous individual, the CKRO soon discovered, that the man behind it and his intention were both genuine, and that Mr. Chamberlain was in fact interested in making his return to the frontlines. After receiving a response, Mr. Chamberlain was put through the motions of becoming a certified citizen of Krath, although with far more extensive background checks thanks to his past ties to the Empire.
A master tactician with a soft side
Indeed, Joshua Chamberlain’s life story would make for a very interesting read (although he isn’t planning on publishing an autobiography just yet). Born on Obroa-skai, he soon abandoned his academic pursuits thanks to his newfound passion for the military, eventually ending up as one of the many recruits of the Imperial Army. There he had shown his natural affinity for martial leadership, expressing great talent in tactics and operative problem solving, as well as a strong sense of humanity and compassion.
After the tumultuous events surrounding the death of Emperor Charon, the young officer was granted a commanding position, reaching the rank of Colonel quickly. He was soon reassigned to a brand new unit tasked with eliminating the enemies of the Empire, both internal and external: Task Force Delta. After Delta’s assimilation into the COMPNOR, Chamberlain was relieved of his leadership position, albeit temporarily. The fervor and skill exhibited by the officer eventually led to him being appointed as de facto commander of the Commission. It would seem that there was nothing that could stop Mr. Chamberlain’s meteoric rise in the ranks. But that was soon to change.
On Year 6 Day 356, Task Force Delta was ordered to carry out the most infamous operation in the Empire’s recent history: the Kashyyk Massacre. As effective commander of the Task Force, Chamberlain had to follow the orders set by Emperor Bonias, ordering the strike on the native Wookiee population to commence. Despite it being heralded as a victory for the Empire, Chamberlain couldn’t bring himself to celebrate alongside his peers. This later formed a rift between the esteemed Brigadier General and the Empire as a whole, leading to his resignation and departure from Imperial space.
Back into the fight
Mr. Chamberlain had gone under the wing of the Invid Order, a neutral group, in order to escape the spotlight that had been aimed at him for the better part of his life. However, after over a decade of political seclusion, he has decided to step into the fray once more, claiming that “… after a while that sort of space allows you to examine who you really are and what you really want. I knew I had to throw off neutrality and get back into the fight.”
When asked about his decision to join the Krath Empire specifically, he praised the state for “still having fire”, expressing his opinion that after a while, larger governments “get complacent.” He intends to put his extensive internal knowledge of Imperial structures forward and assist the Holy Krath Legion in matters advisory and, of course, martial. The Krath Imperial Council and Legion High Command have already applauded Mr. Chamberlain’s decision, offering him the position of Martial Consultant. Should he accept, he will report directly to Lord Imperator Kasra, who’d said his first order of priority would be using Mr. Chamberlain’s extensive knowledge of the Empire’s military to optimize the army structure and battle strategies. Lord Protector Kalzel Gryjiss, the commanding officer of the Qel-Droma United Assembly, also expressed his thrill at the opportunity to “learn how the Empire clicks from the insider’s perspective” and that Mr. Chamberlain’s offer of assistance in exchange for employment and citizenship was “the best deal in the history of deals, maybe ever.” Mr. Chamberlain’s entry into Krath politics has met with mostly positive responses from the public as well. His appearance is regarded to provide a welcome benefit in tandem with the large-scale reforms of the civilian sector, that are to be implemented in the early future, as issued by Emperor Kell and the Imperial Council.