Even for a Herglic, Galen Darksol is extraordinarily large. Sturdily built and only slightly overweight, his size lends him a presence which is rarely ignored. Curiously, instead of the grayish skin tone typical of his species, Galen has a rare skin defect which renders his flesh a very dark shade of grey with various patches of white around his eyes, lower jaw, and stomach. Notwithstanding this eccentricity, he favors humble clothing and plainly-colored starships. Overall, Galen maintains a practical yet professional demeanor and is often seen with a large welcoming smile.
Like many of his pod-mates, Galen spent his youth swimming in the seemingly endless oceans of Giju. However, he would often look skyward and dream of one day reaching the bright points of light beyond his home. Frequently, he would ponder the ancestral stories of when his people governed a small but peaceful empire.
As an older youth, Galen witnessed the arrival of the despotic Empire their ruthless annexation of his peoples' industries. A large portion of his youth was spent beneath the planet's surface smuggling Herglic cookies while trying to avoid the tireless Imperial recruitment patrols searching for "volunteers." Unfortunately, he was found, but he found favor with a Herglic recruiter who gave Galen a choice: factory labor or the Imperial Academy. He opted for the relative freedom of the Academy.
Galen’s brief time at the Imperial Academy was spent in training. It took Galen all of a week to realize that life in the Empire was not for him. He did not mind structure or discipline, but the constant grind of saluting, bowing, and groveling was something he could not stomach. During a training mission, Galen was left alone to guard a fence at the edge of a dense forest. Using his bulk, he forced his way through the thin fence and slipped into the forest beyond it. After a few hours of running, he was surprised that Imperial gunships were not in pursuit, but Galen realized the Empire considered him worthless. At the edge of the forest he found a large clearing with a small deserted landing pad, and inside an old but functional communications terminal. Smart enough to avoid Imperial frequencies, Galen contacted a local Herglic cookie smuggler who graciously helped Galen escape to an unaffiliated trading station in neutral space.
On the trading station, Galen browsed the advertisements for employment. Remembering the dreams of his youth, he narrowed his selection to two prominent ship manufacturers: Incom Corporation and Falleen Naval Contracts. Impressed by the ship designs held by both groups and convinced that either would be an excellent choice, Galen closed his eyes and pointed, letting fate guide his hand to Incom Corporation. He was readily accepted by then CEO Cyrus Vasch. Soon thereafter, Galen boarded a ship to New Republic space.
Galen was happy working for Incom Corporation as it was far less confining than the Imperial Academy. After a few promotions, Galen sought a change in duties and transferred to Juganoth Mining Corporation. After a time, he was invited back to serve as second-in-command of Incom Corporation by then CEO Harton Mash. After the retirement of Harton, Galen was appointed CEO of Incom Corporation, a position for which Galen still considers himself unworthy.
Outside of Incom Corporation, Galen found favor within the New Republic and was even elected Senator on several occasions. Grateful for the freedom of the New Republic, Galen volunteered to search the galaxy during the Unknown Signal event, and after personally locating one of the disabled vessels Galen received a YT-510 from the New Republic. Naturally, Galen renamed the YT frigate “Meredian Scout.”
Nowadays, Galen travels where he is needed to further the cause of the New Republic and her allies. He longs to one day liberate his people from the grips of the Empire and invite them to join him among the stars.
Civilian Service Record
|Ministry of State|
|C-5||Year 20 Day 284 — Present||Minister of State|
|-||-||Year 19 Day 95 — Present||Senator|
|-||-||Year 18 Day 277 — Year 19 Day 88||Senator|
|-||-||Year 18 Day 95 — Year 18 Day 270||Senator|
|-||-||Year 14 Day 98 — Year 14 Day 270||Senator|
|-||-||Year 13 Day 277 — Year 14 Day 91||Senator|
Military Service Record
|Armed Forces Reserve|
|O-2||Year 19 Day 292 — Present||1st Lieutenant|