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A loyal and kindred friend. Whenever I fear for our future, I look to Cogsangui like Valna'leh and my fears dissipate.

- Voro Acetenus

Voron Valna'leh is a male Cogsangui serving in the battlefleet of the Unified Order of Cognalorilos, having served under Voro Acetenus ever since the dark days of the Intergalactic War. A pragmatic and cunning tactician, Valna'leh is perhaps best known for his exploits in the service of the Cognatus Remnant during the Great Cyrannus War, where he served alongside the forces of the Cyrandia Alliance against foes such as the Neraida Gigamatrix and the Confederacy of Allied Systems. After many years in exile after the disappearance of Voro Acetenus and the rise of the Cognatus Empire, Valna'leh reappeared upon the rise of the Cognethril and now serves as the Fleetlord of the Fleet of Radiant Splendour from his flagship, the Surveyor of Allegiance.

BiographyEdit

Intergalactic WarEdit

Born on the Cogsangui colony of Carthaniapian in 38 BNE, Voron Valna'leh quickly enlisted in the armed forces of the First Cognatus Empire just as the Intergalactic War began. To his pride, he was posted on the assault carrier Placidi Itiniere, flagship of Voro Acetenus, one of the most notable Cognatus commanders in the ongoing crusades against the United Republic of Cyrannus. Over the course of the conflict, Valna'leh developed a healthy respect for the Libertus and Rambo Serindia in particular and was somewhat confused by the decision of Xae Vandon not to allow them entry into the Cognatus hegemony. Nevertheless, he followed his orders and continued his service under Acetenus up until the end of the war, when much of the Cognatus empire vanished during a cataclysmic event triggered by the discovery of an Oikoumene installation deep beneath the surface of Capricaerón.

Great Cyrannus WarEdit

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Valna'leh aiding the URC against the Neraida during the Great Cyrannus War.

With the Cognatus severely depleted of resources and manpower, Voro Acetenus promoted Valna'leh to the position of Shiplord of the battlecrusier Song of Freedom and tasked him with patrol missions throughout the space of the Cognatus Remnant. Several years later, Valna'leh was told of the Great Cyrannus War fought between the newfound Cyrandia allies of the Cognatus and various factions such as the Confederacy of Allied Systems and the Cyrannian Neraida. Pleased that he could fight alongside his former enemies, Valna'leh took the Song of Freedom and coordinated with URC and Rambo forces during many battles. The first of these conflicts occured when the Song of Freedom aided URC General Sesoka during the Battle of Temomyho, during which the two commanders managed to destroy a Neraida Cube attacking the innocent planet.

Several weeks later, Valna'leh fought in the Battle of Carthaniapian, his own homeworld. Though he fought valiantly to prevent the planet falling into the clutches of the Neraida, he failed to prevent the cyborgs from destroying most the cities on the planet's surface, to the extent that the world was ultimately abandoned. This defeat infuriated Valna'leh, who pledged to make the Neraida pay in kind for the innocent blood they spilt. After the fall of his homeworld, he fought in many further battles with an increased vigour including the Second Battle of Nosiso before being assigned to the Quadrant Galaxies to aid the Rambo in their battles against their enemies.

Dark Times and the New Cyrandia WarsEdit

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Valna'leh, on the right, fights with the Cyrandia against desperate URC forces.

After the formation of the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus at the end of the war, Valna'leh was frustrated with the lack of orders coming through the wormhole from Cognalorilos. Over the next three months, he remained in Chavelli space before taking action along with a unified Cyrandia fleet during the Battle of Angforst against the desperate forces of the Republic in Exile. Though he felt sympathy for the Republic remnant, he nonetheless managed to disable several ships before the arrival of the Empire through the Cyrannus-Quadrantia Wormhole. Fighting alongside both the Cyrandia and the Republic in Exile, Valna'leh played a part in driving off the Imperial invasion before returning to Cognatus space. However, the apparent assassination of Voro Acetenus and the rise of the Cognatus Empire, both the Chavelli and Valna'leh left the fold, with the Shiplord remaining in Chavelli space for two years before returning to Cyrannus.

Rejoining Voro Acetenus, Valna'leh became one of the first fleetlords of the Unified Order of Cognalorilos commanding the Fleet of Radiant Splendour from his new flagship Surveyor of Allegiance, a Diabolus-class Light Cruiser. After the end of the New Cyrandia Wars, Voron Valna'leh was called upon by the Primarch to fight with the Republic and the United Persan Descendants against the nefarious Mirusian force known as the Scelus Purification, which had attacked several New Republic colonies on the outlying fringes.

Physical AppearanceEdit

A typical male Cogsangui in most respects, Voron Valna'leh stands tall and erect and is usually garbed in the traditional combat armour of his kind, albeit coloured purple symbolising his high rank within the meritocracy of the Cognethril. This armour allows him to withstand great punishment in battle, with highly advanced energy shielding protecting him from most forms of weapons fire, symbolising the psychology of a Cogsangui officer who knows that danger lurks beyond any corner, even from the bridge of a Cognethril cruiser.

Personality and TraitsEdit

Unlike most Cogsangui, Valna'leh cares little for tradition or the core tenets of Cogsangui honour and instead wishes to see his kind embrace their natural intelligence for means other than constant warfare. As such, he is amongst a growing number of his kin in the Cognethril to espouse the ideals of diplomacy and politics as well as knowledge about alien cultures. As such, Valna'leh has a great interest in the culture and society of species such as the Libertus, Rambo Serindia, Chavelli and the Tenerensis and is often considered by members of these races as amicable and curious, devoid of the smug sense of superiority that many Cogsangui are accused of having. An incredibly loyal individual, Valna'leh is one of the closest followers of Primarch Voro Acetenus though is not afraid of acting against his wishes if he considers them to be incorrect.

StarshipsEdit

Surveyer of AllegianceEdit

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  • Class: Diabolus-class armored cruiser
  • Launch year: 5 NE
  • Engagements:

The Surveyer of Allegiance is a Diabolus-class armoured cruiser launched in 05 NE from the shipyards above Cognethril. Succeeding a CCS-class Battlecruiser utilised by Valna'leh since the Intergalactic War, the Surveyer of Allegiance is significantly more powerful than his earlier flagship, both in terms of firepower and longevity in battle. Equipped with the Cognatus-developed deconfinement disruptors made infamous by their role during the Crusades of the Milky Way, the Surveyer is a mighty ship indeed, which Valna'leh looks forward to testing against the forces of the Neraida in particular, still harbouring a grudge over their role in the destruction of his homeworld Carthaniapian during the Great Cyrannus War. True to his nature as a progressive Cogsangui, Valna'leh chose a Vevilog known as Yapnap as his second in command.

AcquaintancesEdit

FriendsEdit

Green faceGood tidings and fortune, friend.

  • Voro Acetenus: He represents all that is good about our kind.
  • Valchi: He and his kind were wise to step away from the corruption of the Cognatus Empire.
  • Sesoka: We fought together well against the fiendish Neraida.

LikedEdit

Blue faceYou have earned my respect.

DislikedEdit

Orange faceWatch your tongue!

HatedEdit

Red faceYour future is bleak.

  • Vos Adamae: We are the heretics? Your very existence is a poison to our race.
  • Primercer: You are no god.

QuotesEdit

A loyal and kindred friend. Whenever I fear for our future, I look to Cogsangui like Valna'leh and my fears dissipate.

- Voro Acetenus

I never thought I'd respect a Cogsangui, but you and I have a bond forged in the fires of war. Such a bond can never be broken.

- Sesoka

GalleryEdit

TriviaEdit

  • Valna'leh's name comes from the earlest Cognatus character in Cyrannian's Sporepedia from early 2010. Though the character was never used, he was planned as the leader of the Cognatus forces in the Intergalactic War.
  • Valna'leh also represents an unseen Cognatus commander involved in most battles involving the Cognatus Remnant during the Great Cyrannus War.

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