Tempest Squadron

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Tempest Squadron is a Deep Strike squadron assigned to Wing X on the Imperial-II Class Star Destroyer Challenge. On September 16, 2020, Tempest Squadron became the third squadron activated in Wing X. Tempest Squadron won TIE Corps in Battle 2020.

Distinctive Uniform Items[edit]

Example of the Tempest uniform; uniform of GN Silwar Naiilo during their time as Tempest CMDR
Zósite Kónstyte Styles's "special" uniform.

Dress Uniform[edit]

The Tempest Squadron Dress Uniform features a blue accent on the standard green TIE Corps uniform. The blue signifies Tempest Squadron's assignment on the ISD-II Challenge.

Tempest Squadron campaign Flight suit; as worn by LCM Coldsnacks during engagements versus Remnant and Republic Forces in ABY 29

Flight Suit[edit]

The Tempest Squadron flight helmet is primarily dark blue with gold accents. A gold dorsal stripe runs the length of the helmets crest along with a symbol signifying position and rank. TIE Corps cogs adorn either side of the crest, with Tempest Squadron patches on either side of the ventilation ports.

Competition History[edit]

TIE Corps Competition History[edit]

Wing and Ship Competition History[edit]

Combat Event History[edit]

Squadron History[edit]

Tempest Squadron was first activated on the ISDII Challenge on July 1, 1999, under the command of MAJ Nightflyer. It was deactivated on August 24, 2009, and reactivated on July 15, 2020 under the command of GN Dunta Polo.

Compiled by one of the fleet's more famous officers and the last Tempest Commander before its 2009 deactivation, Zósite Kónstyte Styles on the old Tempest Squadron website:

Traditional home of ISDII Challenge and Emperor's Hammer legends like Locke Setzer, Master, Oldham, Indaro Gallia, Daniel Bonini, Prost Varsis, Impulse, Gward, Rover and Sephiroth, Tempest Squadron can claim numerous credits throughout its history. Seemingly always in a competition, Tempest's calling card was its extreme participation under Locke. Then Chris and Master came to keep such participation at the highest peaks with their excellent ToDs as CMDRs. After Master moved on, Tempest remained a top squadron under the leadership of Daniel Bonini, with the capable assistance of his Executive Officer, Commander Impulse.

Even before that? Well, we have recieved response from no other than Vice Admiral Oldham himself with quite useful information on how was the true pre-Locke/Dan history of Tempest Squadron. But who am I to speak about such deeds after all? Please find here the wise verb of "Oldsta" himself:

"But onto Tempest... I think the Squad glory started with me, I don't remember them ever winning anything before, but I could be wrong. I however couldn't take credit for it all, as I had the best Flight Leaders I could ask for with Indaro and another guy I forgot the name of immediately! We recruited, trained and within 4 months became that powerful, we took on Typhoon in a BGCOM competition and won! 6 months later we were taking on Elite Squads and were taking the fight to all squadrons to challenge us! To be honest the exact details of each competition won, medals and honours are very hazy, we're talking about events nearly 10 years ago now." - Vice Admiral Neil Oldham, former Tempest CMDR

Tempest has frequently been on the cusp of greatness, very nearly claiming a "TCBGCOM's Own" and "TCCOM's Own" award over Cyclone Squadron following ECR VII. Sadly, Tempest Squadron had to be shut down, because it was leaderless, after Daniel's promotion to Wing Commander, in a time it could not be leaderless: the 2006 TIE Corps Restructure. Nevertheless, Tempest Squadron's strength kept inside its pilots, and Daniel Bonini who moved from WC to ISD Challenge Commodore, from there to be no less than the TIE Corps Commander (TCCOM - EH Group Commander of the whole TIE Corps) and from there to be the Executive Officer (XO) of The Emperor's Hammer Strike Fleet, only second in command to The Fleet Commander himself, never gave up the idea of making Wing X a seven Squadrons Wing, with the reopening of Tempest.

But time passes by and old nightmares come back to render some lifes miserable from time to time and therefore, following another of those accursed "restructures" on January 2009 with the primary purpose of making all Wings 2-Squadron Wings for the sakes of overall TIE Corps activity improvement, the proud quarters of "The Riders on the Storm" were reopened. The best pilots from the now decommissioned Cyclone and Omicron Squadrons were reassigned into the new Tempest and some crazy upper made from that madman Zósite Kónstyte Styles, former Cyclone CMDR, the new "Wicked CMDR of Tempest".

And well... Dan Bonini who left the XO job after realizing that there was no honour nor pride anymore on sorting paperwork and arguing with EH Command Staffers forever, returned where he always belonged as the true pilot he always has been. Now it's a matter of making the rest of old Tempest glories to come back as well. For the time being: Tempest Squadron has been the most active Squadron of the TIE Corps since the last Fleet Restructure, always ready to collaborate in restoring its former status. As the best proof of it, Tempest was challenged by Praetorian Elite Squadron on April 2009 and claimed victory. Nowadays it would be hard to argue with the fact that Tempest is true elite-material if NOT officially elite. Yet... ;-)

And in case that you need even more proofs, consider this: Tempest Squadron has been recently named "TCCOM's Own" after "Raise the Flag 2009 (lite)" Fleet-wide competition. Finally, we leave the mighty Cyclone behind and claim the title we couldn't get back in the day, the title that officially recognizes Tempest as the best Squadron in the Fleet!!! Did you ever doubt we would get it sooner or later?

Past Patches and Banners[edit]

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Squadron Commanders[edit]

# CMDR Took office Left office Time in office Location Starting Rank Ending Rank
1 Nightflyer 1 July 1999 18 August 1999 1m, 17d ISD Challenge Major Major
2 Oldham 20 August 1999 23 June 2000 10m, 3d ISD Challenge ??? ???
3 Absolut Vodka 30 June 2000 12 August 2000 1m, 12d ISD Challenge ??? ???
4 Kaneda Pellail 13 August 2000 6 October 2000 1m, 23d ISD Challenge ??? ???
5 Zulaan Eronaile 21 November 2000 4 February 2001 2m, 13d ISD Challenge ??? ???
6 Locke Setzer 7 February 2001 7 February 2002 1y, 0m, 0d ISD Challenge ??? ???
7 Kaneda Pellail 8 February 2002 4 May 2002 2m, 26d ISD Challenge ??? ???
8 Shakur 7 May 2002 4 November 2002 5m, 27d ISD Challenge ??? ???
9 Dirk Logan 4 November 2002 13 February 2003 5m, 9d ISD Challenge ??? ???
10 Chris McCollum 13 February 2003 8 May 2003 2m, 23d ISD Challenge ??? ???
11 Locke Setzer 9 May 2003 8 September 2003 3m, 29d ISD Challenge ??? ???
12 Chris McCollum 19 September 2003 4 September 2004 11m, 15d ISD Challenge ??? ???
13 Master 4 September 2004 5 February 2005 5m, 1d ISD Challenge ??? ???
14 Zósite Kónstyte Styles 25 January 2009 24 August 2009 6m, 30d ISD Challenge Lieutenant Colonel Colonel
15 Dunta Polo 15 July 2020 16 September 2020 3m, 1d ISD Challenge General General
16 Silwar Naiilo 16 September 2020 1 July 2021 9m, 15d ISD Challenge Colonel General
17 Honsou 1 July 2021 22 August 2022 1y, 22d ISD Challenge Commander Lieutenant Colonel
18 Colo "Coldsnacks" Delste 22 August 2022 tba tba ISD Challenge Captain tba