Theta Squadron

From Emperor's Hammer Encyclopaedia Imperia

Theta Squadron is a Special Insertion/Extraction squadron attached to Wing II of the Imperial-II Class Star Destroyer Warrior in Battlegroup II in service of the Emperor's Hammer TIE Corps. Theta is a squadron with a long history beginning in 2014 and including 5 consecutive Raise the Flag Victories.

Roster[edit]

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Theta Flight I[edit]

Nickname - The Kraken's Maw

Motto - The End Brings Glory

  1. CMDR/LC Vapen Van'an
  2. FM/LT Alton Sureshot
  3. FM/LT Ty Saunderez
  4. FM/LT Bjornyorn

Theta Flight II[edit]

Nickname - Theia's Children

Motto - Strategic Radiance Prevails

  1. SQXO/CM Nix Varro
  2. FM/LT beach89
  3. FM/CM WhatsUpDock
  4. FM/LT Wheelzmckay

Theta Flight III[edit]

Nickname - The Rear Guard

Motto - We've Got Your Six

  1. FL/LT Jai Thorne
  2. FM/CM Lobsord
  3. FM/LT Matt Brass
  4. FM/LT Jafan Dallo


Crew Chief: Lourin Calis

Astromech: R5-T3 "Spotter"

Squadron History[edit]

Theta has a long history in the TIE Corps, predated the records listed below. However, the archives that contain this information are encrypted in cold storage.

Reactivation[edit]

Jarek La'an took Command of Theta squadron when it was reactivated in the third month of 22 ABY (March 2014). The squadron was filled with transferred members of Lambda Squadron. In that first year, Theta took first place in Raise the Flag. They continued this tradition for 4 more years, winning RtF through 2018. As the years went on, some of the more veteran players with significant experience in the single player games started moving to the reserves. In 28 ABY (2020), HA Pete Mitchell took command of Theta Squadron. During his tenure, he would see a new generation of pilot join, competitive Squadrons players that originated from a small group of willing pilots called the Cobra TIEs.

Remobilization[edit]

In 30 ABY (2022), Vapen Van'an was assigned as Commander of Theta when GN Mitchell stepped down. This solidified Theta's transition to a more multiplayer focused squadron. The squadron never forgot its' roots, still flying the older games, but generally moved toward more PvP and PvE focused. In 31 ABY, when Battlegroup II was expanded with the addition of the ISDII Relentless, pilots from Sigma Squadron moved to Hammer Squadron. After ReMob in 31 ABY, and a brief period aboard the Relentless, the pilots of the new squadron moved back to the Warrior in Theta Squadron.

Progession (32 ABY)[edit]

The next year, 32 ABY, brought many changes for Theta. After the XO spot being vacant for a few months, LCM Nix Varro transferred from Sin Squadron to fill the vacancy. He brought a strong strategic mind as well as a desire to bring a new identity and enthusiasm to the squadron. Shortly after this, LCM Jai Thorne joined the TC and Theta as a Flight Member. His drive and notable performance quickly earned him the Flight Leader position. The addition of these officers filled out Theta's leadership as they rolled into Squadron Remobilization VI.

They were not the only notable addition to Theta in 32 ABY; Jai had noticed that Theta's Crew Chief, while exemplarly, was in need of some assistance, so he requisition a new R5 unit, R5-T3 to help maintain, fix, and spot issues with the squadron's fighters. The droid quickly proved itself by finding and fixing some minor, and some not so minor issues on the squadrons' craft. For this, they dubbed the droid "Spotter".

Of minor note, this was also the year that the squadron patch received an update, not just increasing size and resolution, but updating the font to match Imperial Standard, Aurebesh. The Kraken still featured, now with high res tentacles and sharper lines.

Squadron Achievements[edit]

  • In the 2014 Raise the Flag competition, Theta Squadron took first place among the eight squadrons in the TIE Corps with 3,335 points, earning the title of the TCCOM’s Own Escort Squadron.
  • In the 2015 Raise the Flag competition, Theta Squadron took first place among the eight squadrons in the TIE Corps with 2,913 points, earning the title of the TCCOM’s Own Escort Squadron
  • In the 2016 Raise the Flag competition, Theta Squadron took first place among the eight squadrons in the TIE Corps with 5,450 points, earning the title of the TCCOM’s Own Escort Squadron
  • In the 2017 Raise the Flag competition, Theta Squadron took first place among the eight squadrons in the TIE Corps with 2,595 points, earning the title of the TCCOM’s Own Escort Squadron
  • In the 2018 Raise the Flag competition, Theta Squadron took first place among the eight nine squadrons in the TIE Corps with 2,478 points, earning the title of the TCCOM’s Own Escort Squadron

Squadron Commanders[edit]

# CMDR Took office Left office Time in office Location Starting Rank Ending Rank
1 Jarek La'an March 31, 2014 October 10, 2015 18 Months ISD II Warrior Colonel General
2 Mark Schueler October 10, 2015 July 4, 2018 32 Months ISD II Warrior Colonel General
3 Jarek La'an July 27, 2018 April 22, 2019 8 months ISD II Warrior General General
4 Nile Rosenau April 22, 2019 September 11, 2019 4 months ISD II Warrior Lieutenant Colonel Lieutenant Colonel
5 Jarek La'an September 11, 2019 December 16, 2019 3 months ISD II Warrior General General
6 Handril Madon December 16, 2019 April 2, 2020 3 months ISD II Warrior Colonel Colonel
7 Charlie X April 4, 2020 June 28, 2020 2 months ISD II Warrior Commander Commander
8 Pete Mitchell June 28, 2020 May 5, 2022 23 months ISD II Warrior Major General
9 Vapen Van'an May 5, 2022 Present Current CMDR ISD II Warrior Commander N/A

Historic Graphics[edit]

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