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Major SkyShadow is currently the Squadron Commander of Sin Squadron on the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Warrior. He has held this position since November 26th, 2021. Prior to this position, he was Executive Officer and Flight Leader of Sin Squadron. He is the COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021 and also serves as Assistant to the Internet Officer.

He is well known for his efforts in the development of the TIECorps Tailoring Tool 3 (TTT3), a modern platform for generating Emperor’s Hammer member uniforms. Although a team effort, it was only through SkyShadow’s initiative that the project was started in the first place. SkyShadow served as the lead coder on the project, ultimately responsible for more than 95% of the coding within the application. Before coding could even take place, he performed significant analysis and reverse-engineering of the uniform system to determine how it could be re-implemented in the new code. Along the way, SkyShadow’s willingness to accept and implement feedback and suggestions has resulted in a tool superior to its predecessor.

For his efforts in the development TTT3 project he was awarded the Grand Order of the Emperor, becoming one of the lowest ever ranking recipients of the award at the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

A prolific PvE pilot, he is also only the seventh person in TIE Corps history to have achieved the COOP/PvE rating of Top Ace Ranger.

TIE Corps

SkyShadow joined the Emperor's Hammer prior to 26th May 2001 and started his piloting career as a Flight Member for Tempest Squadron aboard the ISDII Challenge.

After a short tour in the reserves, he returned to active duty as a Flight Member for Inferno Squadron aboard the ISDII Challenge.

A further tour in the reserves saw SkyShadow return to flying duties as Flight Leader and promoted to Lieutenant Commander serving in Pi Squadron aboard the ISDII Colossus before transferring to Iota Squadron as a Flight Member aboard the same ship when Pi Squadron closed.

After a substantial 15-year career break SkyShadow returned to the TIE Corps on 14th April 2020 as a Flight Member for Beta Squadron aboard the ISDII Hammer. Within 3-weeks he advanced to Flight Leader where he later earned an opportunity to command Epsilon Squadron also aboard the Hammer.

Transferring to Sin Squadron aboard the ISDII Warrior as a Flight Member in spring 2021, he steadily rose through the ranks, achieving promotions to Commander and then Captain while taking on the Flight Leader and Executive Officer roles within the squadron. He continues serving in Sin Squadron as CMDR to this day where he has further been promoted to the rank of Major.

Rank History

Start Date Rank Time Held
05/26/2001 Cadet 4 days
05/30/2001 Sub-Lieutenant 1 day
05/31/2001 Lieutenant 3 years, 0 months, 1 days
06/01/2004 Lieutenant Commander 15 years, 11 months, 2 days
06/20/2020 Commander 3 months, 22 days
10/11/2020 Lieutenant Commander 6 months, 8 days
05/22/2021 Commander 4 months, 1 days
09/23/2021 Captain 4 months, 25 days
18/02/2022 Major current

Position History

Start Date Position Time Spent
05/26/2001 Trainee, IWATS, Alpha Company, PLT Daedalus 4 days
05/30/2001 Flight Member, Tempest Squadron, Wing X, ISDII Challenge 2 months , 14 days
08/12/2001 Reserves, M/FRG Phoenix 7 months, 7 days
03/20/2002 Flight Member, Inferno Squadron, Wing X, ISDII Challenge 3 months, 4 days
06/24/2002 Reserves, M/FRG Phoenix 1 year, 11 months, 4 days
05/28/2004 Flight Leader, Pi Squadron, Wing VIII, ISDII Colossus 6 months, 7 days
12/04/2004 Flight Member, Iota Squadron, Wing VIII, ISDII Colossus 10 days
12/14/2001 Inactive 15 years, 3 months, 30 days
04/14/2020 Flight Member, Beta Squadron, Wing I, ISDII Hammer 19 days
05/03/2020 Flight Leader, Beta Squadron, Wing I, ISDII Hammer 19 days
06/20/2020 Squadron Commander, Epsilon Squadron, Wing I, ISDII Hammer 3 months, 22 days
10/11/2020 Flight Member, Epsilon Squadron, Wing I, ISDII Hammer 1 months, 3 days
11/14/2020 Inactive 1 month, 29 days
01/12/2002 Reserves, M/FRG Phoenix 1 month, 4 days
02/16/2021 Flight Member, Sin Squadron, Wing II, ISDII Warrior 4 months, 17 days
07/04/2021 Executive Officer / Flight Leader, Sin Squadron, Wing II, ISDII Warrior 4 months, 23 days
26/11/2021 Squadron Commander, Sin Squadron, Wing II, ISDII Warrior current

Command History

Preceded by
Elwood the Brave
Epsilon Squadron Commander
June 2020 - October 2020
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Sin Squadron Commander
November 2021
Succeeded by

Titles Held

Date Awarded Title Name
03 Jan 2021 COOP Ace of the TIE Corps 2021

Received Medals

The Grand Order of the Emperor


Intriguingly, there is very little personal information in-service, or prior, relating to SkyShadow available at the classification level of this article. It is thought that SkyShadow was an accomplished slicer before joining the TIE Corps and that his skills were soon identified at the academy. SkyShadow frequently makes use of unmarked shuttles destined for the VSD Stalwart which may suggest involvement in other clandestine projects.

Combat Record

Flight Certification Wings - 21st Echelon

As of 3rd January 2022:

FCHG rank: Legionnaire, with 461 FCHG points

Combat rating: Marksman 1st, with 193 points

COOP/PvE rating: Top Ace Ranger, with 6,100 points

Battles completed: 91 unique

Missions flown: 461 unique


Major SkyShadow's dress uniform as of 18th Feb 2022

On the right, you can see Major SkyShadow's uniform. He wears this uniform with pride to show his support and dedication for the Empire.

Completed Imperial University Courses

Total Imperial University courses completed: 27

  • [TCCORE] Core (99%)
  • [ASP] Active Server Pages (100%)
  • [BFM] Basic Flight Maneuvers (100%)
  • [COE] Combat Operations Exam (79%)
  • [CBX] Computer Basics (100%)
  • [GFX] Graphics (87%)
  • [HAD] Hades: Basic (83%)
  • [WPN] Hand Weapons General Knowledge (100%)
  • [IIC/1] HTML: Imperial Internet Communications 1 (100%)
  • [IIC/2] HTML: Imperial Internet Communications 2 (100%)
  • [IIC/3] HTML: Imperial Internet Communications 3 (100%)
  • [ICQ] ICQ (100%)
  • [ITS] Imperial Shield Technician (100%)
  • [LIN] Linux (87%)
  • [M/1] mIRC 1 (100%)
  • [M/2] mIRC 2 (80%)
  • [MCBS] Mission Creation and Beta Testing Standards (96%)
  • [MP/2] Multiplayer 2 (100%)
  • [RT] Rebellion Tactics (94%)
  • [SM/2] Squadron Management 2 (100%)
  • [SM/3] Squadron Management 3 (97%)
  • [SM/4] Squadron Management 4 (99%)
  • [SM/5] Squadron Management 5 (100%)
  • [SFW] Starfighter Weapons (100%)
  • [TT] TIE Fighter Tactics (80%)
  • [VBS] Visual Basic Script (83%)
  • [WIKI] Wiki Editing for Dummies (100%)‏