Colonel Hav Antiel is the Squadron Commander of Rho Squadron aboard the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Warrior. At the time of his birth, he was third in line of succession to his grandfather, King Van II, as King of Dosuun, but is currently sixth in line after his mother, Princess Mair, Dutchess of Sosuuna, his older sister Princess Morii, Dutchess of Seelona, and Morii's three children.
After an education in the Core Worlds and a sabbatical year touring Wild Space, Hav chose a military career, undergoing officer training with the Emperor's Hammer on the Modified Platform Daedalus in the Phare System. He was commissioned as a TIE pilot into the TIE Corps' Epsilon Squadron and served as Squadron Commander of Epsilon and Sin Squadron, as well as Commodore of the Warrior.
Upon his commission, Hav received the title Commodore-in-Chief of the Dosuun Planetary Naval Auxiliary, an honorary title inherited from his father who served in the Imperial Navy during the Galactic Civil War. Hav adopted his paternal grandfather's surname Antiel as a sub-lieutenant aboard the Daedalus.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Military Career
- 3 Titles, styles, honors, and arms
- 4 TIE Corps Career
Hav's great-great-grandfather, Van I, was the first King of Dosuun, one of the first human inhabitants of the planet, and founder of the royal House of Sosuuna. Van I issued letters patent in 120 BBY declaring his heirs as members of the House of Sosuuna and bearers of its name. Hav's great-grandmother, Maur, the first queen regnant of Dosuun, oversaw the increased presence of the Republic on the planet. The policies Maur put in place allowed an easy transfer of executive power to the Empire during the reign of her son, Hav's grandfather, Van II. After taking the throne following Maur's death in 50 BBY, Van II has become Dosuun's longest-serving sovereign. Although Van II witnessed the rise and fall of the Empire, Dosuun has remained relatively unaffected by the turmoil and changing political climate of the galaxy during his reign.
Ancestors on Hav's father's side trace their lineage to Corellia. His paternal great-great-great-grandfather, Rebus Antiel, was a wealthy Corellian merchant who emigrated to Dosuun following the fall of the House of Solo. Hav's paternal great-grandfather, Ran Antiel, worked to increase then-Senator Palpatine's support among Wild Space sectors. During the Clone Wars, Ran supplied infrastructure support to the Grand Army of the Republic during the Outer Rim Campaign. During this time, the royal family was eager to prove their loyalty to the nascent Empire. Sovereign Queen Maur, Hav's maternal great-grandmother, granted Ran the dukedom of Seelona and, by extension, proximity to the royal family. The next thirty years would witness the Antiel family intertwine with the House of Sosuuna, and it was little surprise when King Van II announced Princess Mair's bethrothal to Robus of Seelona in 10 BBY.
Hav was born on the royal yacht Aledama on the 7th month of 7 BBY as the second child of Mair and Robus of Selona. He was christened with the royal name Hav on return to Meer Castle by his grandfather, Van II. His symbolic regents at the time of his birth were his paternal grandfather, Rebus of Seelona, his sister Morii, Dutchess of Seelona, his paternal uncle Garm (a former Imperial pilot), Lady Lynadim (his maternal cousin), and Sector Admiral Grek DeGrond.
Like their royal precedessors, Hav's parents eschewed the Core World tradition of excessively-long royal names, settling on the monosyllabic "Hav" that would be their son's name both inside and outside of Meer Castle. Because he has not been granted a dukedom (a title traditionally bestowed shortly before male heirs are married), Hav retains the broad title Prince of Dosuun.
Hav's paternal grandfather, Rebus of Seelona, wanted his grandchildren to have a broad range of experiences before settling into the relative monotony of royal life. Hav's Uncle Garm played an important role in this regard, encouraging Hav to study art, music, sport, and flying, frequently inviting young Hav to join him on his flying exploits. Hav frequently joined his parents on tours of the Core Worlds, and he eventually developed an interest in exploring Wild Space. As Hav approached adulthood, he found it difficult to choose between a future spent in space or on Dosuun.
Hav received a private eduation from tutors at Meer Castle during his primary years. At age 13, Hav enrolled at Cruthers School, an independent boarding school founded by Sector Admiral Grek DeGrond. At Cruthers, Hav took up smashball and joined the school's strings ensemble. Hav studied literature, history, art, music, and engineering at high level, obtaining certifications in all except engineering. Admiral DeGrond took an interest in young Hav during his time at Cruthers, often granting Hav special privileges and at one point inviting the young prince aboard his Victory-class Star Destroyer Auspice.
Following his matriculation from Cruthers, Hav was torn between his interests in music and education and the desire stoked by Admiral DeGrond to serve in Dosuun's Planetary Naval Auxiliary. As an 18-year-old, he was old enough to earn flight certification, but Hav's family pressured him to continue his education in the Core Worlds like his mother and grandfather. It was Hav's Uncle Garm who convinced the young prince to enroll at Dammon University on Corulag due to its proximity to the Sienar Advanced Research Division facility.
At Dammon University, Hav embarked on a degree course in music but later changed his main subject to history, going on to earn mastery certification with honors. While at the university, he represented Corulag in Quetarra Center's Quetarra-Thon in 13 ABY, placing as second runner-up. It was during his time at Dammon that Hav began using the name "Antiel" among his classmates. Proximity to the Sienar Advanced Research Division provided opportunities to witness experimental craft, which regularly flew over the university. This experience cemented Hav's desire to become a pilot, even as he was dedicating his time to his studies.
In addition to his exploits in command of Sin Squadron and the Warrior, Hav is an accomplished artist, musician, and athlete. He designed and created Sin's squadron patches, and he has painted TIE pilot helmets for a number of his TIE Corps colleagues. During his sabbatical in Wild Space, Hav played quetarra, quintolium, and hallikset in the b'ssa nuuvu band The Pink Banthas, a name that Hav later used for his personal ships in the TIE Corps. It was during his time touring with the group that Hav was kidnapped by Zabrak pirates and held for ransom, ultimately losing both hands (and his musical aspirations).
After his sabbatical tour of Wild Space and subsequent kidnapping, Hav decided on a military career, undergoing officer training with the Emperor's Hammer on the Modified Platform Daedalus. While onboard the Daedalus, Hav completed practical training in the TIE/ln, TIE/sa, and TIE/IN and simulated training in the TIE/ad, TIE/D, and Alpha-class Xg-1 Assault Gunboat and Missile Boat. The young pilot developed an appreciation for the classic unshielded TIE craft that his uncle had piloted during the Galactic Civil War. He found that the simplicity of the earlier TIE Series models demanded creativity and ingenuity in battle, whereas later models (the TIE/D and Missile Boat in particular) relied more on technical superiority and less on pilot skill.
Upon earning his flight certification, Hav was assigned to Epsilon Squadron aboard the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Hammer. Under the command of CMDR Dunta Polo and flight leader Jarion Renalds, Hav began taking missions in a Missile Boat Mk.II designated Epsilon 3-2. Hav earned a promotion to full lieutenant in his first month of service by winning a contest to design the squadron patch for the newly-reactivated Sin Squadron. Within a month, Hav had earned his first merit award, an Imperial Security Medal for completing 14 missions.
A voracious student, Hav took the opportunity to further his training and certifications through the Imperial Weapons and Tactics School, earning his first Iron Stars for leading Epsilon in number of missions and courses completed. He quickly earned the Commendation of Bravery for completing 30 missions, and he was soon challenging Hammer veterans at the top of the Kill Board.
After a promotion to lieutenant commander, Hav was assigned as the lead for Epsilon's third flight. To celebrate, Hav christened his Missile Boat the "Pink Bantha" after his former music group. However, the celebration would be short-lived: during an escort mission, Hav crashed into debris, damaging his ship and causing severe injuries to his upper body. The young pilot was rescued by a shuttle from Tweezers squadron. The injury grounded Hav for ten months and caused lingering trauma that left Hav less eager to take missions.
To make himself useful as he healed, Hav sought more leadership within the squadron, and Polo assigned Hav as the lead of Flight III. This temporary "downtime" eventually stretched out to nearly a year of desk duty for Antiel. As he healed up and earned clearance to resume flight activity, Antiel found that his nerves were keeping him from flying. Merely approaching his ship caused tremors in his hands, and he sought inventive reasons to explain his flight absences. Hav knew that his career was at a crossroads; he would either need to start flying or find another way to make himself useful to the Emperor's Hammer.
When Polo announced that he would be resigning from the lead of Epsilon after eight years in command, Antiel saw an answer. His application for command of Epsilon was met a reply from then Hammer Commodore Anahorn Dempsey noting that Antiel had been "a wee bit invisible" over the last year. Despite Dempsey's reservations, Antiel was selected to succeed Polo as Epsilon CMDR, and the newly-minted Commander rang in 25 ABY as Epsilon 1-1.
However, Antiel's tenure got off to a rocky start. His plan—focus on the desk duties and hold fast to regulation and decorum—quickly proved unpopular with both his pilots and the Commodore. Weekly squadron reports were met with complaints about formatting. At one point, the only pilot to participate in Antiel's intra-squadron competitions was the Dempsey, the Commodore. Antiel knew his best bet was to start flying again, but his old fears kept him from jumping back in the cockpit.
After less than two months in command, Antiel requested a transfer back to flight member status, thus resigning his commander rank commission. At the time, Antiel regarded the move as the low-water mark of his career but would later rate it as a career-making decision. Epsilon's new commander, Lieutenant Commander Miles Prower, was a former Wing Commander who had returned from the Reserves to helm Epsilon after Antiel's unexpected retirement. Curious about Antiel's change in form from his first years as an active flight member to a desk-bound commander, Prower reached out to Antiel, pushing him address the incident that caused him so much trepidation. Prower took time to get to know Antiel and even flew missions alongside the former commander to help him find his strengths again. The two developed an easy friendship that went beyond commander/flight member and would last as they both eventually rose to lead sister Star Destroyers for the TIE Corps.
With Prower's guidance, Antiel started to take on missions in the Missile Boat Mk.II christened "Pink Bantha III." After nearly a year of attempts, Antiel returned to the cockpit for his first active duty mission. A few months later, Antiel earned his first Bronze Star of the Empire for his flight activity and he began to make his way through the Fleet Commander's Honor Guard rankings. Halfway through 26 ABY, Antiel was stronger than ever, flying regular missions and challenging for the title of "Ace of the TIE Corps." Leaders within the TIE Corps were starting to take notice, and despite Antiel's insistence that he focus on flying, it wouldn't be long before he was called to lead again.
At Lieutenant Colonel Prower's insistence, Antiel applied for command of Sin Squadron aboard the Imperial II-class Star Destroyer Warrior. Sin held some significance for Antiel at that point; he had earned his promotion to full lieutenant by winning a contest to design Sin's new patch when the squadron was reactivated in 23 ABY. After three years aboard the Hammer, Antiel had some hesitation about his new ship. The Warrior had a reputation for skilled ace pilots who had little patience for inexperience. The Warrior and her pilots had won the annual Raise the Flag wargame competition for the last three years, thereby earning honors as the Flagship of the TIE Corps.
When Antiel assumed command of Sin, the once-mighty squadron was in a state of disrepair. Under command of Colonel Plif, Sin had challenged Theta for top squadron honors in its first two years of reactivation. But by the time Antiel inherited command, Sin was languishing in eighth place in activity, second only to Epsilon. In the words of previous commander Jarek La'an, Sin was in "real danger of becoming unsustainable." It was clear that something needed to change. Antiel had been given a second chance with this command, and he knew the trajectory of his career was at stake.
In his previous failed attempt at command, Antiel had focused on strict adherence to regulations and decorum. He largely kept to his office and relied on his flight leaders for communication with the pilots of Epsilon Squadron. As Sin Commander, however, Antiel make a conscious decision to humble himself to his pilots. He focused on flying missions and building relationships with his crew. He spent time meeting with pilots in the Warrior's cantina, regaling them with stories and listening to their ideas. He quickly identified a core group of pilots—AKA "Sinners"—whom he could trust and rely on.
Upon assuming command of Sin Squadron, Antiel found that a group of pilots had gone away without leave—earning pilot salaries and benefits without reporting for duty. Because of a culture of giving pilots the benefit of the doubt, previous commanders had largely looked the other way regarding AWOL pilots. However, Antiel believe that this culture was hindering the productivity of his pilots. Rather than protecting them, he found that this behavior made active pilots feel overlooked and underappreciated. For the duration of his tenure as Sin Commander, Antiel regularly shipped pilots to the M/FRG Phoenix if they failed to meet monthly expectations.
Antiel determined that a "rebrand" would help Sin return to its former glory. In the first two months of his command, Antiel designed a new squadron patch with the colors of his alma mater, the maroon and gold of Cruthers. He charged his flight leaders with determining new flight nicknames and mottoes. Antiel christened Flight I "Hell’s Own" and chose the motto "We are as good as they say." Flight II leader Rando chose "Hell’s Wrath" and the motto "Reinforcements have arrived." Major Earnim Branet designated Flight III "Winged Hell" and coined the motto "Not even hell stops us."
During his tenure as Sin Commander, Antiel began to feel comfortable in the cockpit again. He began taking regular missions and frequently challenged the Corps' top pilot on mission "Kill Boards" and began earning notice as a skilled, active pilot. He ended 26 ABY as the third-most active pilot behind stalwarts Vice Admiral Pete Mitchell and General Anahorn Dempsey and entered 27 ABY as one of the most active pilots of the TIE Corps. He developed strong relationships not only with his pilots, but also with the Warrior's Commodores: first Mitchell and then Plif.
Under Antiel's commander, Sin began the steady return to legitimacy. In the next two Raise the Flag competitions, Sin improved to fifth and third place among TIE Corps squadrons, respectively. When SOO Mitchell was named as the next TIE Corps Commander and Warrior Commodore Admiral Plif was selected as the next Strategic Operations Officer, Antiel felt friendly pressure to apply for the open position of Warrior Commodore.
Titles, styles, honors, and arms
Title and styles
Hav's full title is His Royal Highness Prince Hav of Dosuun, but he is familiarly known as Hav Antiel. He uses his paternal grandfather's Corellian surname "Antiel" almost exclusively. Although his mother and older sister have used the geographical suffix "Sosuuna" in lieu of a surname in the past, Hav occasionally prefers to be known simply as "Antiel."
Hav has continued to use Antiel as his surname beyond military purposes and is known as Hav Antiel in multiple contexts. Traditionally, male heirs of the reigning monarch receive a dukedom immediately prior to marriage, the most recent being his grandfather, King Van II, who received the dukedom of Sosuuna.
As of 27 ABY, Hav remains the only adult heir of Van II who has not received a knighthood.
Upon his commission to the TIE Corps, Hav received the honorary title Commodore-in-Chief of the Dosuun Planetary Naval Auxiliary. King Van II first bestowed the title upon Hav's father, Robus of Selola, upon his engagement to Princess Mair in 1 ABY. Robus, who served as a Naval cadet prior to the Galactic Civil War, completed his attachment to the 533rd Imperial Reconnaissance Group and later took up a staff officer role with said unit until the fall of Emperor Palpatine. Once the period of Imperial control of Dosuun began in 5 ABY, the role of Commodore-in-Chief became strictly ceremonial. However, Antiel continues to fulfill the duties of the office, including presiding over the annual fleet week festivities in Sosunna.
On his 10th birthday, Hav was granted his own personal coat of arms. Although some elements of the arms are dictated by custom (such as the durasteel frames and purple ribbed pillow), Hav was able to request that certain elements reflect his personality. The combination of the central circle and eight surrounding trapezoids resemble both the view from the cockpit of a TIE/ln starfighter and the resonator panels of a vintage Terrestrial brand quetarra per Hav's request. Traditionally, the pillow fringe for a direct descendant of the sovereign would feature a silver or gold gilded ruffle. However, Hav chose to eschew this appointment in lieu of the plain unadorned ruffle normally reserved for lower members of the nobility to reflect his dedication to civic duty.
TIE Corps Career
TIE Corps Positions Held
- Epsilon Squadron Flight Member – 23 ABY (20 July 2014 - 4 March 2014)
- Epsilon Squadron Flight Leader – 23-25 ABY (4 March 2014 - 6 January 2016)
- Epsilon Squadron Squadron Commander – 25 ABY (6 January 2016 - 1 March 2016)
- Epsilon Squadron Flight Member – 25-26 ABY (1 March 2016 - 25 March 2017)
- Epsilon Squadron Flight Leader – 26 ABY (25 March 2017 - 18 May 2017)
- Sin Squadron Squadron Commander – 26-27 ABY (19 May 2017 - 19 July 2018)
- Warrior Commodore - 27 ABY (19 July 2018 - 16 April 2020)
- Rho Squadron Squadron Commander – 27 ABY (16 April 2020 - present)
TIE Corps Career Standings
|07/20/2014||TRN/CT Hav Antiel/M/PLT Daedalus||1 day|
|07/20/2014||FM/SL Hav Antiel/Epsilon 3-2/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||4 days|
|07/24/2014||FM/LT Hav Antiel/Epsilon 3-2/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||3m, 24d|
|11/16/2014||FM/LCM Hav Antiel/Epsilon 3-2/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||3m, 17d|
|03/04/2015||FL/LCM Hav Antiel/Epsilon 3-1/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||10m, 3d|
|01/06/2016||CMDR/CM Hav Antiel/Epsilon/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||1m, 25d|
|03/01/2016||FM/LCM Hav Antiel/Epsilon 3-2/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||9m, 6d|
|12/06/2016||FM/LCM Hav Antiel/Epsilon 2-3/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||2m, 6d|
|02/10/2017||FM/CM Hav Antiel/Epsilon 2-3/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||1m, 13d|
|03/25/2017||FL/CM Hav Antiel/Epsilon 3-1/Wing I/ISDII Hammer||1m, 24d|
|05/19/2017||CMDR/CM Hav Antiel/Sin/Wing II/ISDII Warrior||2m, 19d|
|08/06/2017||CMDR/CPT Hav Antiel/Sin/Wing II/ISDII Warrior||2m, 2d|
|10/08/2017||CMDR/MAJ Hav Antiel/Sin/Wing II/ISDII Warrior||4m, 3d|
|02/10/2018||CMDR/LC Hav Antiel/Sin/Wing II/ISDII Warrior||5m,6d|
|07/19/2018||COM/RA Hav Antiel/ISDII Warrior||7m,21d|
|03/10/2019||COM/VA Hav Antiel/ISDII Warrior||1y, 1m, 1d|
|04/11/2020||COM/AD Hav Antiel/ISDII Warrior||5d|
|04/16/2020||CMDR/COL Hav Antiel/Rho/Wing II/ISDII Warrior||current|
TIE Corps Medals and Awards Earned
- Grand Order of the Emperor
- Gold Star of the Empire
- Silver Star of the Empire
- Bronze Star of the Empire
- Palpatine Crescent
- Imperial Security Medal
- Iron Star with Gold Wings
- Iron Star with Silver Wings
- Iron Star with Bronze Wings
- Iron Star with Gold Ribbon
- Iron Star with Silver Ribbon
- Iron Star with Bronze Ribbon
- Medal of Instruction
- Legion of Combat
- Legion of Skirmish
- Medal of Communication - diamond oak cluster
- Medal of Communication - platinum oak cluster
- Medal of Communication - gold oak cluster
- Medal of Communication - silver oak cluster
- Medal of Communication - bronze oak cluster
- Commendation of Loyalty
- Commendation of Bravery
- Letter of Achievement
- Order of the Vanguard
- Platinum COMPOST Membership
|Epsilon Squadron Commander
January 2016-March 2016
|Sin Squadron Commander
May 2017-July 2018
|Commodore of ISDII Warrior
July 2018-April 2020
|Rho Squadron Commander