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A list of characters affiliated with the Valkoran Empire. Click here to return to the main characters page.
- Ancient Conspiracy: This organization has been around since the end of the Mandalorian Wars and operating off the galactic radar until the end of the Yuuzhan Vong invasion.
- Anti-Villain: Most of them can be all over the scale. Other ones however are a bit more self-interested or dogmatic and this eventually leads to political division.
- N.G.O. Superpower: Zigzagged. They seem to be this at first on the merit of being an unexpected terrorist group with military-grade technology comparable to the Galactic Empire. Then it turns out they actually have their own government centralized in the Unknown Regions. After the Valkoran Empire divides, what's left is defeated at Ockla Prime and the Forceless Collective becomes a more active threat, these remnants, now known as the Valkoran Order, are little more than a subservient cult to the Collective.
- Really 700 Years Old: The main Valkoran leadership are made up of people who date back to the ancient Republic era.
- Undying Loyalty: If they're working with Maesterus. When it comes to Valkor, the loyalty of some of the troops gets shaken after the massacre of Christophsis, and the Empire gets split into two factions as a result: one that follows Maesterus and the other follows Valkor.
- Villain Decay: By the time of Episode III, what's left of the Valkoran Empire isn't even pretending to be its own government. While some rather incompetent Galactic Alliance politicians try to play them up as the biggest threat, Zolph and company acknowledge that ultimately, the Forceless Collective is at the top of the totem pole.
- Well-Intentioned Extremist: They don't seek to rule the galaxy. They mostly seek to repair it more effectively after the damage the Yuuzhan Vong did and trim down the number of galactic wars. Unfortunately, they are Unwitting Pawns to the Forceless Collective and many of them are subscribing to cult-like dogma. After the Empire splits into factions, the half loyal to Valkor drops most of the pretense of trying to repair the galaxy.
Emperor ValkorSee his character entry on the [[Star Wars Paranormalities/Forceless Collective Characters Forceless Collective]] page.
Seferin Vaelor (MaesteursSee his entry on the Seferite Order page.
A former member of the Jedi Order, as well co-apprentices and long-time friends with Zolph Vaelor. She went missing in action during the Battle of Ossus when her fighter crashes into the hangar of a Valkoran warship, and then joined the Valkoran Empire as a double-agent. Unfortunately, she ran into some complications when she was given a prosthetic arm made from a Forceless symbiote.
- Ace Pilot: Shows it during the Battle of Ossus, and her cousin, Hiriss thinks she was a better pilot than she could ever be.
- Action Girl: She is a Jedi, after all. Even losing an arm doesn't put her down.
- An Arm and a Leg: Zolph cuts her right arm off on Tatooine (when he learns of her betrayal), but then gets replaced with a Forceless symbiote. Months later, Zolph cuts off the symbiote after it completely possessed her and mutilated her body, but kills her in the process. After the Forceless Collective resurrects her with the same arm, she tries to cut it off herself before it can possess her again (which is initially hard to do without causing her to lose too much blood due to a lack of lightsabers or proper medical equipment to stop the bleeding), eventually succeeding with help from Admon Onae.
- And I Must Scream: After refusing to kill Zolph for so long, her Forceless arm eventually takes full control of her body but leaves her conscious of it does with it after it learns of her feelings for Zolph. The arm even lampshades it when she refuses its offer of willing servitude to the Forceless Collective, with bonus points for putting a second layer of skin to seal her mouth. She gets out of it when Zolph severs the arm, but due to the physical damage it had done to her, she dies because of it.
- Anguished Declaration of Love: Like Zolph, she had feelings for him too. And she didn't really reciprocate those feelings until she was about to die.
- Anti-Villain: A mix of Type I, III and IV. Like Maesterus and most of the Valkoran, she's only interested in bringing the galaxy out of its state of disrepair. Subverted later when General Choi reveals that she was sent as a Reverse Mole to get a better understanding of the Valkoran Empire early in the war, but she was unable to contact him after she got the Forceless arm.
- Back from the Dead: She was resurrected by Valkor sometime after the Battle of Krantisi, but it happened so far away from the galaxy that nobody knows about this for months. When Valkor tells Zolph about this at the end of Episode II, he only does so just to torment Zolph further (because Zolph suspects he's most likely lying just to crush his spirit later or telling him the truth but taunting him with the unlikelihood he'll ever see her again (or if he does, lose her again). Episode III's prologue reveals that the Forceless Collective revived her one month after Krantisi with the intent of using her as a psychological weapon against Zolph again. However, she wasn't letting it happen that time and escaped with Admon Onae and few other Sleheyron victims.
- Badass Transplant: Her Forceless arm gives her a whip. Unfortunately for her, it also has a mind of its own. When the Forceless Collective resurrects her with the arm, she wastes no time trying to get rid of it before it can mutate her again.
- Belly Mouth: Develops one when she gets forcefully mutated by the arm.
- Benevolent Boss: She's very friendly towards the lower rank-and-file, as shown when Zolph is disguised as a trooper to raid the Doomsayer.
- Body Horror: If having a sentient arm with an eye, teeth and a tongue grafted onto her wasn't already freaky enough, the arm eventually does even worse things to her once it has had it with her, such as turning her torso into a grotesque imitation of a face (with her breasts turned into eyes and and her abdomen turned into a mouth), shifting her internal organs around, and breaking her bones repeatedly.
- Brainwashed and Crazy: She seems to go through this the first time her Forceless arm is revealed. Zolph eventually reaches out to her, and resumes control of her body. The next time it takes over her body, however, she isn't so lucky.
- Break the Cutie: Goes through a severe case of this once her symbiotic arm decides to torture her. Getting resurrected (with the Forceless Collective intending to do the same as before) and stranded on a planet outside of her home galaxy (and that hasn't even reached its space age) doesn't do wonders for her psyche either.
- Chainmail Bikini: While more reserved (and practical) than most examples since she does have a body glove to go with it, her Valkoran commander armor has signs of this.
- Cool Helmet: Episode I - Chapter 4 mentions her having one. It's the only time it is ever mentioned.
- Cruel and Unusual Death: Having your body mutated and unable to control it, and then being mercy-killed by your love interest.
- Dating Catwoman: Between her and Zolph Vaelor after she sides with the Valkoran.
- Deadpan Snarker: Following her resurrection, she points to the Forceless Collective just how unlikely their plan to use her to psychologically torment Zolph is to work after they already to do so once.
- Death Equals Redemption: She and the Valkoran weren't really all that evil in the first place, but their actions were kind of extreme. As she's dying, she tells Zolph to make sure the Valkoran understand the errors of their ways. Subverted in that not only was she actually working undercover for the Galactic Alliance the whole time, the Forceless Collective resurrected her and she is now working with a small resistance movement on their homeworld.
- Double Weapon: Wields an orange double-bladed lightsaber.
- Died in Your Arms Tonight: Zolph's arms specifically.
- The Dragon: To Maesterus. Chronologically speaking, she may be Co-Dragons with Arcidus.
- Dying as Yourself: She refused to be a lackey for Valkor's Forceless Collective and paid with her life for it.
- Eyes Do Not Belong There: Her Forceless mutations include this. Aside from the eye on the back of her right hand, her breasts get turned into eyes.
- FaceHeel Turn: She was once a member of the Jedi Order.
- Famous Last Words: She tells Zolph to try to let the Valkoran know they are tools for the Forceless Collective and that Maesterus wasn't entirely responsible for the deaths of Zolph's parents.
- Friendly Enemy: Even when she's trying to incapacitate Zolph, she still insists on being friends with him.
- I Just Want My Beloved to Be Happy: Her attitude when she's dying, not wanting Zolph trying to avenge her death. She also tells him she doesn't care if he finds himself another girl. If Episode II is anything to go by, her dying words didn't really stick that well. Zolph's hallucinations of her on the other hand, contrast this attitude greatly.
- Nightmare Face: Aside from gaining a creepy smile when she's briefly possessed by her arm in the appropriately-titled chapter "The Arm", she gains one when she's completely taken over (save for her mind) in "Parasite" that has no visible features except for her glowing eyes.
- O.O.C. Is Serious Business: The real Dynn Manthis is a nice and understanding girl, but Zolph's hallucination of her following her death is terrifyingly possessive.
- Possession Burnout: The longer she has the Forceless arm grafted on her stump, the more it becomes part of her body. It even goes so far as to mutate the rest and make her dependent on it.
- Black Right Hand: Her replacement arm. Subverted in that Dynn herself isn't really evil, but the arm itself is and eventually takes over her body.
- Reverse Mole: She claims to have been playing this when she got captured before legitimately joining their ranks. According to General Ven Choi, this is actually true to some extent, as he assigned her to infiltrate the Valkoran Empire and gather some intel on them, even if it meant actually switching sides. Unfortunately, this was before the Forceless Collective became a known element of the Valkoran War, and once she got the Forceless replacement arm, she stopped feeding them intel in case the arm ratted her out as a spy.
- Walking Spoiler: Being the source of Zolph's PTSD in Episode II and just being the lead character in Episode III's prologue spoils the fact that she died and was resurrected.
- Whip It Good: She's capable of using the Forceless arm's tongue like this.
Aiken Cremas (Arcidus)See his entry on the Seferite Order page.
Argem Nylek (Juganak)See his entry on the Seferite Order page.
NeurSee her character entry on the Seferite Order page.
Cid Geero (Machinus)See his character entry on the Seferite Order page.
Another one of the Valkoran leaders and a former Sith Lord. He is said to have been responsible for grafting Dynn's Forceless Arm.
- Ambiguously Human: It's officially confirmed that he is an inbred member of the Sith species, but In-Universe, there is only speculation as to what species he is, due to the fact that very people have seen what he looks like before he flayed himself.
- Ax-Crazy: It's implied he was already mentally ill, but the Dark Side's influence and the teachings of the Sith just made him worse.
- Bad Boss: According to Will Helms, he has Mind Tricked other Valkoran soldiers into committing suicide. He's also experimented on his own allies, dead or alive.
- Berserk Button: Just say "Moraband" or any other name for Korriban in front of him or challenge his philosophy on who can use the Force, and he'll just lose any marbles he didn't lose before. However, seeing as he needs his hate to keep him alive and he hates everyone, these could just be blatantly-made-up pretenses for satisfying his blood lust.
- Body Horror: He skinned himself down to the bone, and he only has his sensory and vital organs, connective tissue and a few muscles left. Even more, he relies on the Force to move his own body and to talk.
- The Caligula: According to Will Helms, he also kidnapped and killed him just so he could use his corpse to make an organic astromech droid. When he's finally introduced in the story, he also killed Helms over and over again just to make an undead army from his corpses. This is deconstructed in his backstory, where he was this even during his time as a Sith Lord, to the point that the rest of the Sith took action against him and exiled him.
- Card-Carrying Villain: Compared to the other Valkoran leaders, he doesn't even hold any pretensions of being a Well-Intentioned Extremist nor is he an Anti-Villain. And the excuses he makes up for killing people come off as petty and/or hollow.
- Cold-Blooded Torture: Peformed this a lot on his victims, Armogeist being one of them.
- Combat Sadomasochist: Not only did he skin himself, he also takes great pleasure in his own and other people's pain.
- Country Matters: He almost calls Grein by the c-word when he attempts to cut her breasts off, but he's unable to finish saying it when Armogeist interrupts by cutting his arm off by surprise.Armogeist: If you're going to talk that way to her, it would be most appropriate that I cut your tongue out next.
- Creepy Souvenir: His character artwork shows that his lightsaber has what looks like a severed skeletal finger attached to it and an eyeball on the base of the hilt.
- Dark Is Evil: He's a former Sith Lord.
- Eunuchs Are Evil: After seeing him "in his lack of a birthday suit", Gahmah Raan describes him as "infertile". Word of God confirmed that Grein castrated him in retaliation for raping Emilin after she was possessed by Facadma. Unfortunately for Grein, this led Masochus to cutting off Emilin's breasts in retaliation and try to do the same to Grein once he got the opportunity.
- Evil Cripple: Since he's almost completely skeletal, he's unable to move without assistance from the Force.
- Evil Is Petty: He dipped a pregnant woman into an acid pool just for calling Korriban by one of its other names. And he tries to kill Gahmah Raan for mentioning that trees can use the Force.
- Faux Affably Evil: On one hand, he can be really funny, but on the other, he's an unrepentant psychopath that constantly mocks his enemies.
- Flayed Alive: Self-inflicted. He's also been known to do this to others.
- Gonk: Even for a man without skin, his artwork depicts him as really ugly. This is implied to be a result of the inbreeding that created him.
- Handicapped Badass: A man without skin and muscles should be an invalid (and dead realistically), but Masochus works around his disability through his Force mastery.
- Hates Everyone Equally: His hatred for everyone and everything is compulsive, since it actually is a necessity to keep him alive.
- Hate Sink: He was written to be, bar none, the most despicable member of the Valkoran Empire. He is not even the Big Bad of any part of the story, yet he's also caused a lot of pain for some of the protagonists.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: By both Grein and Armogeist at the same time, also resulting in him [[Half the Man He Used to Be getting cut in half.
- Insane Troll Logic: He tries to claim that Emilin herself and Grein are at fault for the former's possession by Valkor, even though Masochus sold her out and later he claims Grein to be a terrible sister for being unable to Mercy Kill Emilin herself, when Emilin as Mortaqa would have killed her very easily if within a certain proximity of one another. Fittingly, this warped logic is justified as Masochus is both very insane and he's a massive Troll.
- Jerkass: That doesn't even begin to describe him.
- Karma Houdini Warranty: Played with. He got away with most of his atrocities scot-free throughout his life, but the only times before the war he's suffered Laser-Guided Karma are when the Sith exiled him for being Stupid Evil and when Grein castrated him in retaliation for cutting Emilin's breasts off. When it seems he suffers what would be a Karmic Death at the hands of both Armogeist and Grein, he's a Houdini from his own perspective because being devoured by Valkor's Black Matter is just free immortality (for everyone else, it's a Fate Worse than Death). Armogeist laments this, but Grein reminds him that at least he can't harm anyone anymore.
- Kick the Dog: He's quite prone to this, such as cutting off Emilin's breasts and taunting Grein over her not Mercy Killing Emilin herself and only communicating with her one last time via hologram.
- Know When to Fold 'Em: He quickly fled from Guaymar once Stythanyx was killed and he learned more about Zolph's transformation properties.
- Lack of Empathy: Aside from being incredibly sadistic, he doesn't see anything wrong with skinning or experimenting on people.
- Large Ham: He can be rather over the top when he's demonstrating his power. Then again, he is a Sith.
- Last of His Kind: He was the last pure-blooded member of the Sith species (whereas all other so-called "Sith Purebloods" were at least partially human) after he murdered his relatives, but this is only a result of eugenic inbreeding. By the time of the Valkoran War, he actually is the last of the Sith species.
- Laughably Evil: He can seem hilarious one moment before he reveals his true colors.
- Mad Scientist: One of his experiments includes an "astromech droid" made from human body parts.
- Marionette Motion: Because he trimmed away his own muscles, he has to use the Force to perform even basic body motions, making his movement almost puppet-like.
- Moral Myopia: He thinks he did nothing wrong by raping Emilin, but he feels like he was wronged when Grein castrated him and that she and Emilin deserve to have their breasts cut off in retaliation.
- Necromancer: He's able to puppeteer corpses through the Force, but creatures with more complex biology such as Stythanyx are harder to control.
- Nightmare Fetishist: According to him, he found Dynn Manthis to be more beautiful when she was transformed by her arm. However, given that he wasn't actually present on Krantisi and his personality in general, it was obviously part of his attempt to irk Zolph.
- No Name Given: Unlike the other Force-sensitive Valkoran leaders (or formerly Force-sensitive in the case of Machinus), Masochus has no real name revealed so far, and his codename is a trimmed-down version of his full Sith title, Darth Masochus.
- Obviously Evil: A former Sith Lord that looks like a flayed zombie perpetually sporting a Slasher Smile, reanimates corpses and takes perverse joy out of torturing people? It's not much of a surprise that he's still sided with Valkor after the Empire splits.
- Politically Incorrect Villain: He's shown to be explicitly racist towards other species that aren't human or Sith, and his attitude in the later chapters of Episode II show him to be somewhat sexist too. However, he hates everyone anyway.
- The Power of Hate: Exaggerated compared to other examples of this throughout the Star Wars universe. The Dark Side let him survive as a skinless man. However, this has also made him very insane and led him to do evil things even when it's counterproductive.
- Psycho Electro: He really likes to use Force lightning.
- Psycho for Hire: Even though he doesn't get paid for what he does, he takes perverse pleasure in it.
- Psychopathic Manchild: He will act like a spoiled child to get whatever he wants or when he doesn't, and will kill people horribly for the most trivial of reasons, such as the name of the Sith homeworld.
- Psycho Supporter: To Valkor.
- Red Eyes, Take Warning: He's got the classic Sith eyes.
- Royal Inbreeding: He is the product of a Sith eugenics program to preserve the blood-purity of the Sith species.
- Royally Screwed Up: Because of the aforementioned inbreeding program, he's violently insane and murdered his parents and siblings. And then it got worse from there and eugenics program was completely shut down.
- Sadist Teacher: Towards Armogeist. Not only did he destroy his body and keep him from becoming one with the Force, he made him skin his own parents alive.
- Smug Snake: He's very contemptuous and mocking towards his enemies and takes pleasure watching them get angry, but it doesn't take that much for him to turn into a frothing mess.
- The Sociopath: He gets many people to submit to him out of fear and thinks the entire galaxy revolves around his opinions.
- Squishy Wizard: Thanks to his self-mutilation, his body is very frail and relies on the Force to do everything, including moving his own limbs since he doesn't have the muscle strength to move them naturally.
- The Starscream: Subverted. Valkor suspects him of being this to him due to the Sith's Chronic Backstabbing Disorder tendencies, but it hasn't been confirmed if Masochus actually planned or is planning to backstab Valkor. As a countermeasure, Valkor places a Forceless sleeper symbiote inside his body to ensure his loyalty. However, Masochus confirms to Grein that he has no such ambitions and is only drinking Valkor's Kool-Aid because he just wants to satisfy his own bloodlust.
- Stupid Evil: For how vicious he is, Masochus's love for inflicting pain on his own allies can - in addition to making nearly everyone he's met hate him - be counterproductive for Valkor's long-term goals, especially after the Empire splits in half and he needs to be extra careful about casually wasting minions. Some of these actions are partially justified in that he needs to be evil just to keep himself alive.
- Sycophantic Servant: In contrast to the common Sith Lord, Masochus mindlessly follows Valkor solely as an excuse for satisfying his desire to inflict pain. However, given his history as an ex-Sith Lord, most suspect him of trying to butter up Valkor before backstabbing him. And since Valkor has very little patience for both backstabbers and sycophants, he puts a sleeper symbiote in him to keep him in check.
- Technically Living Zombie: Discussed. He looks very skeletal due to skinning himself, but he never actually died to begin with. However, since he got rid of his muscles too, he's essentially an invalid without the Force to move his body and only hasn't died from his self-mutilation because of the Dark Side.
- Token Evil Teammate: He is this in a faction where most of the leaders are Anti-Villains. He's also an ex-Sith Lord.
- Troll: He really gets off on tormenting people emotionally, especially Zolph and Grein. Gahmah Raan turns this against him when he says "Moraband", and as Raan points out to Grein, this is a common tactic to throw opposing Force users off balance.
- 0% Approval Rating: There are a lot of people in the Valkoran Empire, both in the lower ranks and the leadership, that hate his guts. Even Valkor himself is wary of him.
Balos OirenSee his character entry on the Seferite Order page.
Ze'emilin'asana (spoiler:Emilin, Mortaqa)
Younger sister of Ze'grein'aradi (Grein) and by extension, Seferin Vaelor's (Maesterus) sister-in-law and Zolph's distant aunt. She was kidnapped and possessed by the Forceless Archfiend Facadma more than 3000 years ago. Was believed to be dead until the Battle of Christophsis, in which Valkor used her (or rather Facadma), to annihilate the entire planet.
- And I Must Scream: She's suffering from this due to Facadma's possession. She can't even telepathically communicate due to the inhibitor horns (until they're cut off).
- Anti-Villain: Type II. She's a possession victim.
- Body Horror: Downplayed compared to other instances of Forceless possession, as she's being possessed by an Archfiend and has not suffered any unusual alterations to her body except for the telepathic inhibitor horns.
- Breast Attack: Masochus cut off both of her breasts after she was possessed, possibly in retaliation for Grein castrating him (who did so in retaliation for implicitly raping Emilin).
- Character Death: The first of the Valkoran leaders in Episode II to be killed.
- Death Seeker: Considering that she's been possessed by an Archfiend for at least three-thousand years, you can't blame her for wanting to die already.
- Demonic Possession: By Facadma
- Dying as Yourself/I Die Free: Both Zolph and Grein made sure she died free of Facadma's possession. She also got to see Grein one last time.
- Extra Eyes: Her mask has three eyes on it, but she only has two underneath.
- Green-Skinned Space Babe: She's Grein's sister, so she's a Chiss, who have blue skin.
- Grim Reaper: Considering she wields a Sinister Scythe, wears a black cloak and can kill people almost instantly, she has this motif.
- Horned Humanoid: Except the horns aren't natural, and they are for blocking off telepathy.
- Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: How she's mercy-killed by Zolph.
- Life Drain: She is capable of doing this on a planet-wide scale, as she demonstrates on Christophsis. However, this is actually Facadma's power and she's using a natural Force user to bolster her own power.
- Person of Mass Destruction: Through combination with Facadma's powers.
- Purple Eyes: Has them just like her sister, Grein.
- Samus Is a Girl: Horrifically deconstructed. To Zolph, her gender wasn't immediately obvious until Maesterus pointed it out, but according to her sister, Grein, Emilin wasn't androgynous or flat-chested and her breasts were cut off sometime after her possession.
- Sinister Laser Scythe: Her weapon of choice is a lightsaber scythe with a metal blade that coats itself in superheated plasma. The purpose of the metal is to give the blade a specific shape. It's also based on the plasma-coated blades from Muriga.
- Stockholm Syndrome: When Zolph fights her on Chilades, she seems to invoke this. However, Zolph knows better and Facadma never fully broke her mentally.
- Story-Breaker Power: When you have the power to kill an entire planet with little effort, this is definitely in effect. Also invoked in that she scored several effortless victories against the Galactic Alliance over the course of a month, and prior, Valkor kept her existence a secret until the Battle of Christophsis. This is also one of the reasons why she was killed off after only two chapters of being on the scene.
- Walking Spoiler: You can't talk about her without bringing up her true identity.
- White Mask of Doom: That mask is actually Facadma.
- Woobie, Destroyer of Worlds: She didn't really ask to be a superweapon in humanoid form.
- You Gotta Have Blue Hair: Like her sister.
- Badass Normal: Some of the more elite troopers, especially those that can put up a good fight against Jedi.
- Blade Below the Shoulder: The basic troopers have wrist bayonets.
- Expy: Their military forces are very much like the Galactic Empire's.
- Faceless Mooks: Not a single Valkoran trooper takes off his/her helmet throughout Episode I. This is then averted starting in Episode II, where some of the Valkoran non-leader personnel were given moments of character, names and in the case of the troopers, some even took their helmets off.
- Humongous Mecha: The Gundark-class combat walkers. Taken Up to Eleven with the Fortress Tank.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Zigzagged. They're stated to be better marksmen than the Trope Namers (and early in Episode I, one trooper's shot just grazes Zolph's clothing), but they miss most of the time.
- This gets deconstructed in "The Weapon" after Emperor Valkor orders the destruction of all life on Christophsis and tries to execute Zolph in the most torturous way possible. When the Emperor orders General Isen Kosar to have Zolph removed (dead or alive), most of his troops are reluctant to kill Zolph due to losing faith in their patriotism and try to miss their shots on purpose.
- Mooks: The Valkoran Troopers are the most common.
- Taking You with Me: Some Valkoran vehicles are capable of deliberately overloading their plasma cannons to self-destruct.
Admiral Marx GravlekSee his character entry on the Seferite Order page.
Private/Sergeant/Lieutenant Will HelmsSee his character entry on the Seferite Order page.
Doctor Cham BeneskaSee his character entry on the [[Star Wars Paranormalities/Seferite Order]] page.
General Ilen Kosar
A Zabrak general who participated in the Battle of Christophsis. His loyalty is challenged after Emperor Valkor orders the annihilation of all life on the planet.
- Anti-Villain: Kosar only antagonizes Zolph because Valkor threatened to eat his family if he didn't.
- Benevolent Boss: He understands that some of his men have been demoralized by the annihilation of Christophsis, and as such, that they'd be unwilling to fight for Valkor after that. On the flipside, he does not tolerate infighting, and executes one of his men after said soldier tried to kill Private Varson for not wanting to kill Zolph.
- Better to Die than Be Killed: Discussed between him and Zolph. He points that if Zolph were to be taken in alive, Valkor would probably torture him further or eat him (which would be a Fate Worse than Death). As such, he chooses to have their encounter be a battle to the death for one or the other.
- Everyone Has Standards: He was clearly disgusted by what Valkor had done to Christophsis. He also does not tolerate infighting among his men. He only chooses to serve Valkor because his family was in danger.
- Exact Words: Valkor threatened to eat his family if he didn't comply with his orders to capture or kill Zolph. He's not happy about serving Valkor either, so he lets Zolph kill him once he gets close enough. When Valkor tries to have Kosar's family brought to him anyway, Maesterus reminds him that Kosar died while serving Valkor, and as such, his family should be spared.
- A Father to His Men: He offers Private Varson a chance to flee when he sees how stressed he is by the annihilation of Christophsis. As he's dying, he asks Zolph to spare his men, especially those that didn't want to continue serving Valkor.
- I Have Your Wife: The only reason he continued to serve Valkor following the annihilation of Christophsis was that Valkor used his family as a bargaining chip and threatened to eat him if he didn't try to do anything about Zolph.
- Imperial Stormtrooper Marksmanship Academy: Invoked. He's ready to shoot Zolph at point-plank range, but misses on purpose to let Zolph kill him while trying to appear to make an effort.
- Small Role, Big Impact: He's only relevant for one scene before being killed off, but his actions in that scene were enough to have a part in the formation of the Seferite Order.
- Suicide by Cop: He lets Zolph kill him once he gets close enough. He didn't want to serve Valkor anymore, but if he survived and let Zolph live, he'd put his family in danger.
Private Saul VarsonSee his character entry on the Seferite Order page.
Other Valkoran Personnel
A Quarren interrogator stationed on Kratzar. She interrogated Menbar Mun when he was captured.
- Ax-Crazy: Let's face it: there is nothing remotely normal about a Quarren that eats people's brains by picking them out through their noses with her facial tentacles like an Anzati.
- Bad Boss: She has this attitude towards troops who are ineffective at their job, but she is unable to kill them because Maesterus would kill her if she tried to do that.
- Brain Food: She likes to eat people's brains by picking them out through their noses. She tried to do the same to Menbar she was done interrogating him. She didn't get very far.
- Cthulhumanoid: She is a Quarren.
- In the Back: Zolph impaled her when she tried to eat Menbar's brain.
- Morally Ambiguous Doctorate: She's more of an interrogator with the personality of a Mad Scientist rather than a medical doctor.
- Nightmare Fuel Station Attendant: Even the other Valkoran stationed on Kratzar find her disturbing.
- Torture Technician: If being a ruthless interrogator isn't enough, she also eats her subjects brains when she's done with them. She's also suspected of being a brainwashed prodigy of Masochus.
- We Hardly Knew Ye: She's only around for one scene, only to be killed by Zolph only a few lines after she's introduced.