- Commandant of the Marine Corps, Imperial Marine Corps
- General, Imperial Marine Corps
- Suspected member of the Dark Jedi Order
Piloting: General Cappadocious is known to be highly proficient in the operation of a wide range of starfighters, shuttles, transports, and freighters. He is also able to perform the duties of most of the positions on a typical captial ship bridge owing to his tenure in the Imperial Navy.
Linguist: General Cappadocious has demonstrated a great facility with languages. He has publicly demonstrated the ability to speak (or otherwise employ) Imperial Basic (native, which he speaks slightly accented as his primary language), Galactic Basic Standard, Inoran (a language of his home planet prior to Imperial rule), Huttese, Kuati, Coruscant Charm Signing, High Galactic, and Zabraki. Japheth has never shown any indication of having any trouble understanding what another being is trying to say to him. This merely feeds the rumors that the general may, in fact, be Force sensitive.
Strategy and Tactics: During his time as Fleet Commander, Admiral Cappadocious repeatedly demonstrated flexible and novel strategies that were designed to off-balance foes, allowing for an easy defeat. When asked about it, Japheth will describe each battle as a great game in which commanders are pitted against one another. He would often issues orders that made little sense except in retrospect, but were pivotal to his overall strategy. Those who worked with him for any length of time grew accustomed to these tactics, though many remained apprehensive about them.
Though Japheth is not a very large man, he carries himself with a noble bearing. He has sharp, aristocratic features and neatly cut regulation-length hair. His face is unmarked and clean shaven at all times. He is a touch on the pale side which can lead to him looking rather gaunt under certain lighting. In reality, he is well muscled and in excellent physical health. He attempts to always project an image of himself as a model Imperial officer in order to provide an example for those under his command.
When on the bridge of a starship or otherwise on duty in any fashion Japheth is always fastidious and proper as befitting an Imperial officer. He is unfailingly polite to everyone, including his subordinates. Since rising to command positions Japheth has never appeared to be surprised by anything that has happened around him. He is often remarkably forgiving of those who bear bad news, a relief for some Imperial officers who still remember the times of rapid advancement via sudden Vader-inflicted job openings. That said, Japheth expects nothing less than perfection from those under his command. He has never, however, levied a punishment more severe than an icy stare for failures (He has, on several occasions, had people executed when such a thing is appropriate, such as treason, murder, or mutiny. He has not executed people for merely failing at a task he has set before them. Those people get the stare.). Recipients of this chilling glance are often shaken for days or weeks thereafter and are always highly motivated to avoid any further ire from their commander. Japheth is also prone to a sort of wry humor.
He is highly educated, as befits his aristocratic background, and is quite knowledgeable on many varied topics. Those who frequent his office would note shelves filled with datacard boxes. Some of the shelves even contain printed books. All of these vary in topic from anthropology to wartime tactics and from economic theory to hyperspatial principals. While Japheth does not claim to fully understand some of the more technical topics, he is at least versed enough in them to understand what the chief engineer on a starship is telling him when something is broken.
Japheth remains an avid pilot, though mostly in simulators anymore. He takes his personal TIE Interceptor any time he transfers to or from a ship, preferring his starfighter over taking shuttles. Additionally he can occasionally be seen in the ship's gym working out, particularly with swords. Japheth will almost never fight other people, preferring to practice alone or against droids. Those with any knowledge about armed combat would observe that his style revolves around quick, decisive cuts made with a long double-bladed sword. Those with an awful lot of knowledge would recognize it as a blend of very old Courscant and Kuat styles and one of the newer more popular styles being taught across much of the galaxy.
Japheth Cappadocious was born on the planet Inorae, and lived there in relative peace for many years. His family was well-to-do and had many interests in the economy - mostly in the mining industry with focus on precious metals and gems. They had a strong working, and social, relationship with the Nizitril family, who sold most of what the Cappadocians mined.
Shortly after starting school at a local university he was offered membership in a potent secret society for those with large and influential families on Inorae. He accepted and began to learn their methods. He learned that they had maintained the power and influence of their families via means that Japheth found distasteful, and when he was ordered to assist in this, he declined, and contacted the authorities.
Through a complex web of contacts and deals the authorities were distracted and diverted, and units were deployed to take care of Japheth. He was captured and brought back to them. Following some negotiations, he agreed that he would leave the planet, and there would be adverse consequences if he should return.
He left in a small transport headed for nowhere in particular. He had enough money to last him for a while, but he knew he would need to find some sort of work. Weeks went by without any real prospects. He moved from region to region and encountered many different governing bodies. Space had fragmented considerably since the death of the Emperor, and many smaller groups were fighting for dominance. He was forced to fight off many pirate gangs who attempted to loot everything he had. He worked odd jobs for what seemed like, and probably was, years.
Eventually he found one he considered to be a bit more stable and to his liking than the others, and Imperial faction called the Vast Empire. Inorae was more or less independent, but Japheth had always preferred the Imperial style. He signed up at the Naval Academy and began his training and testing. Japheth surprised himself and his instructors with his skill in the cockpit. They had seen few pilots of such natural skill. While all admitted that he probably wasn't the best, he was still regarded as one of the most proficient they'd seen. He was assigned to the newly founded Aegis Squadron under then Officer Candidate Riel Fury. He served there for quite some time as Aegis 4, flying his TIE Fighter for the glory of the Empire.
He advanced quite quickly through the ranks, and when his squadron commander was promoted to be the Naval Executive Officer he gained an appointment as his adjutant for a time. Shortly thereafter the Special Operations Fleet and Wing were formed, and Venom Squadron was created. Japheth was appointed as Venom Squadron's commander, and later the SpecOps Wing Commander, and was replaced as the NXO's adjutant. After a two month stint he was promoted out of the SpecOps fleet and served for a time as the Naval Executive Officer.
After the retirement of Riel Fury, Japheth became the Naval Commander in Chief. He remained at this post for nearly a year before stepping down to be the Naval Executive Officer again, instead diverting much of his attention to other, personal pursuits. When he had finished these he returned to the post of Naval Commander in Chief where he remained for many years.
He spent several years in retirement, out of the public eye and in places unknown. Nearly two years after his retirement he reappeared and entered into secretive talks with the High Council. He emerged from the talks as the Commandant of the Marine Corps and set about organizing this new expeditionary force.
It is widely speculated that Japheth Cappadocious harbors some potential with the Force. He carries the renowned weapon of the Jedi, a lightsaber, though there are no verifiable stories of him ever employing it, or even igniting it (when he was on the bridge of a capital ship, Japheth frequently became aware of betting pools regarding the color of the weapon's blade). Some rumors speculate that he doesn't actually have any Force affinity, but instead won the artifact in a duel. Several months after he began carrying the lightsaber, there was a noticeable and sharp change in his demeanor. He began to speak in a much older fashion, his accent slightly altered and speech patterns changed. He became a lot more reclusive and seems to have lost at least some of his more youthful behaviors.
|Insignia||Rank||Start||Until||Reason for Promotion|
|Leading Crewman||November 15, 2001||December, 2001?||Joined/Finished Flight School|
|Petty Officer, Second Class||December, 2001?||January 5, 2002?||n/a|
|Warrant Officer, Second Class||January 5, 2002?||January 15, 2002||Appointed as an Adjutant to the Naval Executive Officer|
|Chief Warrant Officer||January 15, 2002||Feburary 28, 2002||Appointed to Commander of Venom Squadron|
|Ensign||Feburary 28, 2002||March 17, 2002||Appointed to Commander of Special Operations Wing|
|Captain||March 17, 2002||May 26, 2002||Appointed to Naval Executive Officer|
|Rear Admiral||May 26, 2002||October 17, 2004||n/a|
|Vice Admiral||October 17, 2004||Feburary 13, 2005||n/a|
|Admiral||Febrary 13, 2005||May 21, 2006||n/a|
|Fleet Admiral||May 21, 2006||June 22, 2008||n/a|
|High Admiral||June 22, 2008||Present||n/a|
|General||December 2, 2011||Present||Formation of the Imperial Marine Corps|
|Aegis Squadron - Flight Member - Aegis 4||November 20, 2001||January 15, 2002||n/a|
|Adjutant to the Naval Executive Officer||Janurary 5, 2002?||February 20, 2002?||n/a|
|Venom Squadron - Squadron Commander - Venom 1||January 15, 2002||March 17, 2002||n/a|
|Wing Comamander - SpecOps Wing||February 20, 2002?||March 17, 2002||n/a|
|Naval Executive Officer||March 17, 2002||November 7, 2002||n/a|
|Ship Captain: ISD Overlord||March 17, 2002||November 7, 2002||n/a|
|Ship Captain: mSSD Atrus||November 7, 2002||October 15, 2007||n/a|
|Naval Commander in Chief||November 7, 2002||November 15, 2009||Retired|
|Fleet Commander||October 15, 2007||November 15, 2009||Retired|
|Commandant of the Marine Corps||December 2, 2011||Present||Formation of the Imperial Marine Corps|
|Ribbon||Award||Award Name||Date Received||Reason|
|=A=||Aviator's Award||November, 2001||n/a|
|=SA=||Senior Aviator's Award||Janurary 4, 2002?||n/a|
|=MA=||Master Aviator's Award||TBD (2005?)||n/a|
|=FCO=||Field Commissioned Officer's Award||March 17, 2002||n/a|
|=JCPA=||Junior Combat Pilot Award||December, 2001?||Ribbon an approximation|
|=SCPA=||Senior Combat Pilot Award||December, 2001?||Ribbon an approximation|
|[BWC]||Bronze Writing Commendation||TBD (2004?)||n/a|
|[BRC]||Bronze Recruitment Award||March 31, 2002?||n/a|
|[LSM]||Long Service Medal (8 Years)||November 15, 2002||n/a|
|[MC:1]||Merit Cross, 1st Class||January 13, 2002||n/a|
|[NC]||Naval Cross||August 5, 2007||Downgrade (see note below)|
|[KC:DE]||Knight's Cross, Oak Cluster, Silver Swords, Diamond Eyes||May 26, 2002; August 5, 2007||n/a|
|[IGC]||Imperial Grand Cross||June 26, 2005; May 21, 2006; August 5, 2007||n/a|
|[MoH]||Medal of Honor||June 26, 2005; May 21, 2006; August 5, 2007||n/a|
Note: Japheth recieved the Medal of Honor and the Imperial Grand Cross three times each. On August 5, 2007, Japheth recieved these medals for the third time and voluntarily downgraded two of each award to complete his Knight's Cross decorations and to recieve the Naval Cross.