Where Anyone is Possible
born Variona Drea on december 24, 2435 Earth Calander, I was not yet determined that this young woman was to ascend the throne. While the Drea Family was attached to the royal family by marriage. As great niece she was 12th in line to the Throne. this didn't concern her growing up as she had an avid fascination with the Galaxy and dedicated herself to her studies to make herself the best.
At the age of 8 she began to test her abilities to hold out the thoughts of her Ilorian Tutor. The Ilorians were tall Humanoids that were slim and all were telepathic. over the years Variona, developed a mental shield that was nigh unbreakable. She also learn the Culture of Every Species in the Empire. Yet this was not her only field of study.
An Ancient Earth warrior once said "a sound body equals a sound mind". She took this to heart. Studying Martial Arts she perfected the arts know as Ken'Dal. This art tends to be used by the Royal Guard and Imperial Special Forces. It focuses on Fast movement and Evasion. A Master of Ken'Dal is said to move faster than any a Rivania Lizard. Needless to say she was not a True master but is quite capable of dodging Plasma fire and to this day she practices her skill one hour everyday.
She also studied swordsmanship which most of the Galaxy considered Obsolete.
In Drea Family, they have a ritual as old as the Empire Itself called the Blood Oath. It is a Scarid Magical Oath.
We here the True Knights
We who will stand for the Empire
We Stand for all Species of the Empire.
We now offer our blood, For the Empire.
The tattoo of a Raven is forever etched on the nape of the neck.This mark makes the True defenders of the Empire and Unquie among the military. A metal was developed for the people to earn. Order of the Raven.
Variona took this Oath before Joining the Zalanta Military. The Navy took her into the Academy. Her advanced training placed her above the rest of her class.she took command of the Fencing team her Senior year and applied for an advanced shipboard train exercise.
The ZCS (Zalantan Combat Ship) Fenay was a Frigate of the Line. it was turned over to us for a training cruise and each cadet had to take a turn in each post. it was Variora who was in command when 3 Zalgorn Raiders defolded right next to the Fenay. The record shows that The Cadets hailed the Zalgorn and raised shields. it is clear that if the Fenay would have been destroyed in the first volley. As it was the frigate was no match for the 3 raiders.
Acting Captain Drea lead her crew to Send a distress call and disable one of the raiders. Then she ordered her crew to abandon ship as there weapons were disabled and shields were at 20%. The raiders targeted the escape pods. Acting Captain Drea put her sheilds forward and rammed one of the raiders. at that time the ZCS Durnhelm moved in and destroyed last raider on arrival.
When they towed the Fenay In they found Variona half dead on the bridge. She underwent a major Cybernetic Refit. Her leg were replace complete her chest was reinforced and her right arm replaced. She also opted for enhanced eyes.
it took 6 months for her to fully recover and by that time her class had graduated. but the Academy board had a surprise. She was Graduated with the Imperial Medal of Honor and the Rank of full Commander. The Commandant explained it to her in a simple manner.
"The Cadets you saved all unanimously agreed that they follow into fire. You did the Imperial military a great service. In response however we are now At War with Zalgorn. you are an Experienced commander having fought them already. Thus we give you command of a new destroyer the ZCS Bullrun and most of the crew will be your former classmates. All they are waiting is you."
She took command of the Bullrun and survived 53 separate engagements and was described as a tactical Genius which she shrugged off as luck and daring. Still she was promoted to full captain before the war was over.
Soon an attack was lead to the Zalgon Homeworld of Zalgana. Once the Empire had disabled all defenses the fleet began and orbital bombardment as we had done in the Yisini Crisis. After 3 days a full surrendered. The Zalgorn were then offered a place in the fold.
about a Year later the Empire made contact with the Conduits and Variona met the love of her life and as soon as she ascended the throne and married her,
in 2478 earth calendar she ascended the Throne as the 35the Emperor without an heir.