Challenge

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Example of a Challenge uniform; the uniform of GN Silwar Naiilo during their time as Tempest CMDR. Challenge uniforms feature blue piping and blue lapels featuring a silver "X".

The Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Challenge is a ship of the Emperor's Hammer TIE Corps. It is currently assigned as the Command ship of Battlegroup III, and is home to Wing X.


History and Lineage[edit]

Opened February 7th, 1996, the Challenge was a member of Battlegroup II with its sister ship, the ISD Relentless. Split apart as part of a fleet realignment, the Challenge eventually settled in the TIE Corps Battlegroups, where it was the TIE Corps Flagship from 2006-2010. The TIE Corps Commander and the Strategic Operations Officer previously had their Command Offices on the ship. The Challenge is now, and has historically been, host to Wing X.

In June 2020, the Challenge was re-activated along with its assigned wing, Wing X. High Admiral Anahorn Dempsey was assigned as the ship's Commodore. Soon after its commissioning, HA Dempsey brought in former Typhoon pilot Denys Elara to be the ship's Wing Commander, who received the appointment rank of Lieutenant Colonel.

In July 2021, High Admiral Anahorn Dempsey retired and Vice Admiral Silwar Naiilo took the helm as commodore. In November 2021, the Challenge once again became the TIE Corps Flagship.

The Challenge has long been manned by some of the more unique personalities in the fleet, including but not limited to VA Zósite Kónstyte Styles, GN Elwood the Brave, RA Kate Cantor Flyer, HA Daniel Bonini, VA Corran Force, VA Locke Setzer, and HA Anahorn Dempsey, making it home to the most prodigious supply of liquor in the fleet. Chalquila is said to be some of the most feared alcohol in the fleet, used to power both the Challenge's pilots and their ships, as well as their enemies' fear.

Much of the Challenge's history is archived on the ISD-II Challenge Website, last updated in 2010.

Competition History[edit]

  • Raise the Flag 2021. The ISDII Challenge took first place and became the TIE Corps Flagship for 2021, hosting the TCCOM and SOO. Tempest Squadron took first place, becoming the TCCOM's Escort Squadron, and Phalk Sturm was the first-place pilot, earning the title of TCCOM's Wingman. The Challenge had nearly 100% participation from her pilots.
  • Squadron ReMobilization 3. Tempest Squadron took second place and Firebird Squadron took third out of twelve squadrons. Participating members from both squadrons earned an MUA.
  • TIE Corps in Battle Season 3. The Challenge took first place with 457 points; the Warrior was second with 330, and the Hammer third with 265. All participants earned an MUA.
  • Imperial Storm 3 (Results). The Challenge took first place with 30,355 points; the Hammer was second with 22,490; and the Warrior was third with 20,225. All participants earned an MUA.
  • EH TIE Corps Flagship 2009/2010
  • EH TIE Corps Flagship 2008/2009
  • EH TIE Corps Flagship 2007/2008
  • EH TIE Corps Flagship 2006/2007
  • Defeated MC-80B Redemption (April/May 2007)
  • TIE Corps Battlegroups Flagship 2006/2007
  • TIE Corps Battlegroups Flagship 2005/2006
  • TCCOM's Own (December 2005)
  • TCCOM's Own (November 2005)
  • TCCOM's Own (October 2005)
  • TCCOM's Own (September 2005)
  • TCCOM's Own (July 2005)
  • Defeated ISD Relentless (March 2005)
  • ECR VI Champions (October 2004)

Notable Fiction[edit]

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Former Commodores[edit]

name tour of duty time held
AD Silwar Naiilo Jul 1 2021 current
HA Anahorn Dempsey Jun 27 2020 Jun 30 2021 12 months
RA Angel May 29 2008 Jan 25 2008 8 months
VA Maverick Feb 2008 Mar 2008 1 month
RA Darklord Jun 1 2007 Jan 23 2007 8 months
HA Daniel Bonini Oct 10 2006 Apr 14 2007 7 months
VA Coranel Both Jul 24 2006 Oct 10 2006 3 months
RA Granite Mar 28 2006 Jul 24 2006 3 months
RA Kate Cantor Flyer Jan 16 2006 Mar 11 2006 2 months
VA Maverick Aug 2005 Nov 2005
RA Prost Varseis July 2005 Aug 2005
VA Locke Setzer Feb 19 2005 Jul 24 2005 5 months
VA Stuart Aug 28 2004 Feb 19 2005 6 months
RA Locke Setzer May 29 2004 Aug 22 2004 3 months
RA Phantom Dec 12 2003 May 29 2004 5 months
RA Sephiroth Apr 18 2003 Dec 8 2003 8 months
RA Charles Spencer Apr 8 2003 Jun 2 2003 2 months
RA Mairin Astoris Oct 27 2002 Mar 30 2003 5 months
RA Corran Force Jun 16 2002 Oct 20 2002 4 months
RA Mell Kerrigan May 6 2002 Jun 16 2002 1 month
RA Locke Setzer Feb 2 2002 May 2 2002 3 months
RA Manitsas Apr 19 2001 Dec 1 2001 8 months
VA Corran Force May 1 2000 Apr 17 2001 12 months
RA Torres Aug 11 1999 Apr 1 2000 9 months
HA Striker May 8 1999 May 10 1999 2 days
FA Kessler
Stretch
GA Rapier Jan 1998 Mar 1998 2 months


Former Wing Commanders[edit]

name tour of duty time held
LC Denys Elara Aug 19 2020 current
COL Domi Jun 14 2008 Aug 3 2009 14 months
GN Angel Jun 26 2007 May 29 2008 11 months
COL Darklord Oct 17 2006 Jun 1 2007 7 months
COL Daniel Bonini Mar 5 2006 Oct 10 2006 7 months
COL Locke Stezer Dec 7 2005 Jan 11 2006 1 month
GN Coranel Both Nov 20 2004 Nov 1 2005 11 months
VA BubbaX Sep 19 2004 Nov 16 2004 2 months
COL Bill Kelso Jun 29 2004 Sep 19 2004 3 months
COL Sephiroth May 29 2004 Jun 22 2004 1 month
MAJ Exar Kit Apr 11 2004 May 29 2004 1 month
COL Master Sep 27 2003 Mar 30 2004 6 months
MAJ Frey Gallandro Apr 21 2003 Sep 21 2003 6 months
LC Sephiroth Nov 11 2002 Apr 18 2003 5 months
GN Mairin Astoris Dec 17 2001 Oct 27 2002 10 months
SL Corran Horn Dec 9 2001 Dec 11 2001 12 months
GN Darklord Apr 20 2001 Dec 3 2001 8 months
COL Manitsas Mar 15 2001 Apr 19 2001 1 month
GN Darklord May 13 2000 Mar 14 2001 10 months
AD Nighthawk Jan 6 2000 May 13 2000 2 months
RA Corran Force Aug 20 1999 Jan 5 2000 4 months
HA Striker May 10 1999 Aug 18 1999 3 months
HA Striker Mar 23 1999 May 8 1999 1 month

NPCs of the ISDII Challenge[edit]

See also: NPCs of the ISDII Challenge

Order of Battle[edit]

The ISD-II Challenge is an Imperial II class Star Destroyer, and as such is fully equipped with up to six full squadrons of twelve starfighters each. Currently, there are six starfighter squadrons assigned to the ship:

Squadron Nickname Objective Commander Flight I Flight II Flight III Commissioned on
Eagle Birds of Prey Infiltration CM Drummer Nate T-65B X-wing T-65B X-wing T-65B X-wing Dec 19, 2020
Firebird The Lyin' Eyes Reconnaissance CPT Taurus T-65B X-wing RZ-1 A-wing RZ-1 A-wing Oct 7, 2020
Inferno Great TIEs of Fire Special Forces CM LQC-75-3 TIE/IN Interceptor TIE/IN Interceptor TIE Reaper Jul 3, 2020
Raven The Unkindness Heavy Support GN Stryker Shadow-class Y-Wing Shadow-class Y-Wing Shadow-class Y-Wing Jul 10, 2022
Tempest Riders on the Storm Deep Strike LC Honsou TIE/D Defender Tempest-class TIE Punisher Tempest-class TIE Punisher Sep 16, 2020
Thunder Stormbringers Assassination MAJ LegionX TIE/Ph Phantom Mk.I TIE/Ph Phantom Mk.I TIE/Ph Phantom Mk.I Jul 10, 2020


As part of a Battlegroup, the ISD-II Challenge has many support craft: