“Apollo and Apaltar are great men, though they are men of peace. Some things are out of their depth. That is where I come in.”
- - Aev Tempaere
Aev Tempaere was a male Libertus who served as the Director of New Republic Strategic Intelligence. A veteran of various espionage organisations in the days of the United Republic of Cyrannus, Tempaere earned a reputation as an enigmatic, efficient, somewhat zealous though always duty-driven individual loyal to the tenets of the New Republic above his own life.
A figure of exceptional intelligence, Tempaere was considered by some within the Republic's government as having a near autocratic control over the organisation he leads, having a direct hand in organising most of Intelligence initiatives and operations throughout the galaxy and beyond. During the Second Great Cyrannus War, Tempaere played a key role in the survival of the Republic after the Mou'Cyran Cataclysm, though he was ultimately killed during the Fall of the Twelve Worlds.
Born on the Core World of Acrocanthaí in 98 BNE, as a young man, Aev Tempaere volunteered in the planetary defence force, working alongside the fleets of the largely ineffective Federation of United Worlds in policing the Acroa Sector, of which Acrocanthaí was the capital. However, it soon dawned on the energetic fellow that hunting down pirates and vagabonds had no appeal to him and instead he sought employment in the Intelligence services of the Acroan Union, which soon translated into a career in the military intelligence of the newly formed United Republic of Cyrannus in 53 BNE. Throughout the following decades, Tempaere became known for his efficiency in intelligence operations though was never willing to put the ideals of the Republic on the line if it meant completing a mission, to the chagrin of more pragmatic superiors.
By the outbreak of the Great Cyrannus War in 03 BNE, Tempaere was one of the highest ranked officers in Republic Naval Intelligence, overseeing and conducting countless operations against the Confederacy of Allied Systems. Indeed, the war also brought him into contact with the United Lanat Empire, which he fought against in an effort to liberate the conquered Acrocanthaí. The horrors inflicted by the Tralor on the civilian population of Acrocanthaí sickened Tempaere to his core and by the time the battle ended, his closest friends noted that he had become distant and cold, or at least in comparison to how he once was.
Indeed, like many loyal supporters of the Republic, Tempaere went rogue after the end of the war, refusing to accept the legitimacy of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. Though Apaltar offered him a place in the Republic in Exile, Tempaere instead embarked on missions in the Outer Rim, damaging the Empire wherever and whenever he could, earning him a reputation as a terrorist to the Imperial leadership on Orbispira. However, the formation of the New Cyrannian Republic prompted Tempaere to lay down his arms and join the newly formed New Republic Intelligence Service, an organisation above which he was soon prompted Director.
- New Cyrandia Wars
“Please understand that this is above top secret. Not even the President is aware of the full details of this operation. The Republic cannot be seen to be involved in this and neither can the Alliance. War with the Empire must be fought from the shadows... At least for now.”
- - Director Aev Tempaere during the Borealis Rebellion
During the New Cyrandia Wars, Tempaere travelled on the Allecto, the Venator-class Star Destroyer under the command of Captain Nerazachi to the Borealis Galaxy. There, he met with representatives of the Polar Crystal Alliance, who likewise sought the end of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. Though he stressed that the President was unaware of this operation, he made clear its importance. Though the initial assassination attempt against Grand Mandator Harana was a failure, the allies ultimately managed to provoke a war between the Empire and the Cognatus, which resulted in the death of Harana and the destabilisation of Imperial space in Borealis.
Second Great WarEdit
“Strategic Intelligence have determined a safe approach vector to allow our assembled strike team, in addition to the Admiral's flotilla, to hit the target.”
- - Tempaere, prior to the Battle of the Ecimaex Wall
During the closing days of the Cyrannian Cold War, Tempaere aided in planning the Battle of the Ecimaex Wall, seeking to put an end to the threat it posed for the Republic Navy. In doing so, he travelled to Aldár, where he assigned his favourite Agent Rhavor Aldorón to join the team to destroy the Ecimaex flagship, Silencer. After the end of the battle, and the subsequent Cataclysm which brought about the beginning of the Second Great Cyrannus War, Tempaere worked closely with President Apollo to prevent the fall of the New Republic. Though he was successful in keeping the Republic on its feet for over two years, Tempaere failed to anticipate the Fall of the Twelve Worlds, and was killed during the final stages of the battle.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Aev Tempaere had a highly complex personality. He could be serious, dangerous, overzealous, affable, witty and practical; depending on the situation. Though he was noted by many to have developed an icy cold demeanor after the events of the Battle of Acrocanthaí, this primarily manifested itself in a considerable distaste for autocratic governments, especially the United Lanat Empire, but more recently the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. This hatred prompted his actions during the Dark Times, when he ruthlessly attacked Imperial holdings with the somewhat irrational expectation that they would decide against continued Imperialism in the region. Since joining the New Republic, he has warmed considerably to his most immediate subordinates, illustrating his interpersonal skills, while simultaneously cultivating an image of a distant and enigmatic leader.
- Apollo: He's a good kid. The things he has done at such an age is astonishing.
- Apaltar: A good man. Completely out of his depth when it comes to dealing with aggressive powers, however.
- Val Niathan: I'm rather fond of him.
- Nerazachi: We worked well together.
- Thonaloc: I have yet to form an opinion. Come back in a few seconds.
- Aeralon Temer: I don't trust him. And I never distrust people for no reason.
“I've no personal problem with him, though we must always ensure that organisations in the shadows are still held to the same degree of accountability as those which operate in the light.”
- - Apollo
- Originally, Aev Tempaere's character was known as Ahernobarbus.
- New Cyrandia Wars
- Borealis Rebellion (First appearance)
- Cyrannian Cold War
- Second Great Cyrannus War