Vast Empire Naval Intelligence is a secretive department of the VE Navy, involved in countless operations both within and without VE space.
The Vast Empire's Naval Intelligence service is tasked with internal and external security for the Navy Division, and is ultimately responsible for securing the Vast Empire by any and all mean necessary. This latter goal is accomplished by working with other intelligence-gathering branches to study the VE's enemies, and through concerted propaganda and misinformation efforts, and through the limited use of special forces Galaxy-wide on assassination and sabotage missions.
Also within VENI’s purview is counter-intelligence within the Navy, routing out spies and traitors in the Fleet and exposing them.
The Head of VENI
The Head of VENI, and also a member of Naval High Command, is the enigmatic figure known as Captain Grey. All high ranking members of VENI sport the codename ‘Grey’ (though lower level operatives work under a variety of handles) and he is their most senior member. Those serving as the Head of VENI work under the title of Captain Grey, with their true identities only being revealed after they have stepped down.
The First Captain Grey (Wyl Trykon)
Under the First Grey, VENI was reformed and remade into its current incarnation. The current system of Grey agents was established and he recruited and trained a new generation of Intelligence operatives from the Navy. The most notable achievement of his administration is the famous two-way trap at the Second Battle of Belgaroth, leading to heavy losses for both the Imperial Remnant and the New Republic.
The Second Captain Grey (Pherik Zail)
The Second Grey built on the structure and growth of his predecessor. He was infamous for wearing a hood woven with hologram technology, covering his entire head and face in constantly shifting static, in order to completely disguise is identity. The first act of this new Captain Grey was to help thwart an Imperial Dominion attack on Abrae. Following that he put in motion a plan to put a deep cover agent at the heart of the Imperial Remnant, and then organised the assassination of the leader of the Imperial Dominion, contributing to its downfall.
The Third Captain Grey (Identity Unknown)
The current Grey was promoted to the position just before the Battle of Absit.
VENI Headquarters is known simply as ‘The Tower’, a dark and haunted part of the Naval High Command building on Abrae, which stands apart from the rest of the fortress maintained by the VEN there. The whole building is rumoured to have once been a prison and torture facility maintained by the Galactic Empire.
VENI staff come and go from the Tower all the time on various assignments with different Fleet branches, and even Captain Grey is not in permanent residence. One member of VENI is always there, however, and that is the Captain's adjutant, Ensign Grey. This woman (blond haired and strikingly beautiful, though cold and utterly professional) spends her time amassing the intel gathered by VENI, preparing reports for the Captain and the agents. Indeed, in the Captain's absence, it is Ensign Grey who operates as the de facto Head of Intelligence and does so with the Captain's full trust.
Though the Tower is VENI's central hub, it is far from the only planet-based installation controlled by the division. VENI operates a number of safe houses throughout VE space and beyond. Some are mundane buildings converted from homes or apartments, where others operate under the facade of dummy cover companies, and contain elaborate communications and computer systems for the use of Agents working there.
Aside from these installations, VENI has access to many ships of various sizes, ages and configurations, to enable their operatives to travel a variety of places undercover. These ships run from small fighters and freighters, up to larger capital ships, representing vessels favoured by a plethora of different species and regimes. Collectively known as the 'Seventh Fleet', the true extent of this shadowy taskforce is unknown.
Known VENI Operations
|Story Image||Story Name||Agent(s) Involved||Start Date||Finish Date||Notes|
|Naval Intelligence: Grey||The First Captain Grey||June 12, 2011||June 14, 2011||Debut of Captain Grey and start of VENI’s reorganisation|
|VENI: A Holo’s Worth a Thousand Words||The First Captain Grey||June 16, 2011||On-going||A Grey matches wits with an Imperial Intelligence agent on Corellia|
|VENI: Underboss for none||Agent Blades||July 1, 2011||On-going||Debut of Agent Blades, as he tangles with the Hutt Cartel|
|2nd Fleet: High Stakes at Belgaroth||Various||August 8, 2011||December 2, 2011||Not a VENI story, but influenced by VENI. The First Captain Grey manipulates Republic vessels throughout the Second Battle of Belgaroth.|
|VENI: Serpent’s Political Meddling||Agent Serpent||September 29, 2011||December 17, 2011||Agent Serpent’s VENI debut as he influences politics on a neutral world|
|VENI: Exodus||Agent Exodus||December 15, 2011||January 21, 2012||Debut of Agent Exodus|
|VENI: The Commandant||Agent Exodus||December 20, 2011||On-going||Agent Exodus tangles with pirates attacking a VE vessel|
|VENI: Operation Harvest||Agent Blades||December 21, 2011||On-going||A glimpse into the intelligence work behind the Second Battle of Belgaroth|
|||VENI: Serpent’s Hunt for Red Star Nova||Agent Serpent||February 12, 2012||September 9, 2012||Agent Serpent hunts for a lost Imperial Torpedo Sphere|
|VEN: Out of the Invisible||Various||March 1, 2012||June 28, 2012||Not a VENI story, but contains revelations about how the First Captain Grey influenced the Second Battle of Belgaroth, and how he has stepped down and the Second Captain Grey has taken his place|
|VENI: Divided We Stand||Agent Hades||July 9, 2012||July 17, 2012||Debut of Agent Hades, where he investigates a possible uprising on a VE fortress world|
|||VENI: Deep Cover and Deep Trouble||The Second Captain Grey||July 17, 2012||March 8, 2013||A Navy pilot is sent undercover by the Second Captain Grey|
|VENI: Snake Pit||Agent Raivor||July 29, 2012||On-going||Debut of Agent Raivor, as he aids a rebellion on the planet Xaafir|
|Tuk'ata: Counterpunch: Pestilence||Various||September 28, 2012||November 30, 2013||Not a VENI story, but VENI is heavily involved in the war against the Imperial Dominion|
|VEN: Counterpunch: War||Various||December 4, 2012||February 8, 2013||Not a VENI story, but heavy VENI involvement. While the 2nd Fleet engaged Imperial Dominion ships, a VENI strike team raided the Bloodmoon Chemical Weapons Facility, kidnapping several scientists, and then nuked the installation with a Fission Bomb.|
|Peace of Mind||Agent DeepSix||February 9, 2013||February 9, 2013||Agent DeepSix is tasked with recovering a captured VENI agent.|
|VEN: Counterpunch: Death||Various||February 9, 2013||May 10, 2013||Not a VENI story, but heavy VENI involvement. While the 2nd Fleet battles at the Sollamens Asteroid Field, a VENI team heads to Tilsec Prime, capital of the Imperial Dominion. There they hook up with the local resistance and kill Dominion leader Governor-General Karstok.|
|Pits of Passion||Agent DeepSix||February 24, 2013||February 24, 2013||Agent DeepSix attempts an unsuccessful exfiltration.|
|Unwavering Strength||Agent DeepSix||March 10, 2013||March 10, 2013||Agent DeepSix breaks out of a Remnant prison colony.|
|Fall from Power||Agent DeepSix||May 8, 2013||May 8, 2013||Agent DeepSix thwarts a rogue agent's sabotage attempt.|
|Next Image||Chapter 9 Notes: Navy||Various||June 28, 2013||Ongoing||Not a VENI story, but details the stepping down of the Second Captain Grey.|
|A Pyrrhic Victory||Agent DeepSix||July 2, 2013||July 2, 2013||Agent DeepSix ends up interrogating a captured rogue agent.|
|Unchained!||Agent DeepSix||July 19, 2013||July 19, 2013||Agent DeepSix tracks down and neutralizes the rogue mastermind.|
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