Aeranyeos is a male Apationagtus officer serving in the Navy of the New Cyrannian Republic, commanding the Venator-class Star Destroyer Behemoth. Aeranyeos was but one of many recruits given a fast-tracked progression through the ranks of the navy of the United Republic of Cyrannus during the Great Cyrannus War, both to increase the number of loyal officers and to make up for the losses of those on the front lines of the conflict against the Confederacy of Allied Systems.
Though these officers were often looked down upon by more experienced commanders in the Navy, Aeranyeos would make a name for himself, ultimately gaining command of the Star Destroyer Behemoth. During the galactic conflict, Aeranyeos fought most notably in the Quadrant Galaxies, where he fought at Rametru Nui and Yudumarth before returning to Cyrannus to fight in the Second Battle of Nosiso. After the end of the conflict, Aeranyeos retained command of the Behemoth, fleeing from the Empire to the relative sanctuary of the Republic in Exile. There, he served as the commander of a defence fleet over New Capricaerón. When the New Cyrannian Republic was formed in 03 NE, Aeranyeos and the crew of the Behemoth rejoiced in the rebirth of the Republic, continuing to serve admirably in the fleet of Republica Elen'Nanethia.
Born on Apheria in 28 BNE, Aeranyeos grew up with tales of brave Apationagtus pilots and explorers who sought out fame and adventure in many of the most beloved Apationagtusan tales. Longing to play a role in the history of his people, Aeranyeos sought to emulate these ancient explorers, ultimately joining the Apherian Defence Force before joining the navy of the United Republic of Cyrannus in 03 NE, the year the Great Cyrannus War erupted across the galaxy. His early promotion to captain was due to the need for officers as the Confederates and Republic clashed at the frontlines. Upon his promotion he was given command of the Venator Star Destroyer Behemoth.
Captain of the BehemothEdit
- Great Cyrannus War
One of his first missions was in the fourth month of the conflict, when he was to escort the Rambo vessels USS Contact and the Krakana-class, Impavid, away from the Rambo planet Rametru Nui. Confederate Admiral Lizaconda attacked with the Liberty II and defeated all three ships using his new vessel, which had been stolen from the Republic a month prior. After the loss, Aeranyeos resented Lizaconda, vowing to bring him to justice.
Months later, in the ninth month he joined Captain Ramniels of the USS Majestic to attack Yadumarth. During the battle he engaged various Confederate Frigates and drove them away. The third battle of Yadumarth was a victory for the URC and Rambo forces. However, in the tenth month, after a month long blockade, the Confederacy under the command of Captain Nirndal of the Terror of Stars attacked and drove the URC/Rambo fleet away. After the battle he retreated back to Cyrandia space and remained on patrol duty for many months.
However in the year 05 AQF, during the 4th month of the third year of the Great Cyrannus War, Aeranyeos followed Vice-Admiral Rambas II to secure Nosiso, a key Confederate planet. During the Second Battle of Nosiso the Behemoth took heavy damage and was left driftless in space, though Aeranyeos survived, with the Behemoth being towed to the nearest starbase, where she was repaired and sent to Apatalore, just as the Great Cyrannus War ended.
- Dark Times
“We will aid you, Rambo allies! All cruisers, back up the Rambo and Hutter ships, do not let them face the cannons of the Imperial star destroyers!”
- - Captain Aeranyeos during the Battle of Angforst
Like most Republic captains in the Quadrants, Aeranyeos remained loyal to the ideals of democracy, refusing to have any part in the Galactic Empire of Cyrannus. Soon after the establishment of the Empire, Captain Aeranyeos was tasked with joining a fleet to prevent Rambo Nation from utilising the Angforst superweapon to close off access between Cyrannus and the Quadrants. Though he hoped that they could negotiate with the Rambo, tension between the two powers erupted into a battle. To his horror, Cyrandia states such as the Cognatus Remnant and the Hutter Kingdom joined with the Rambo against what they now referred to as the Republic in Exile.
During the battle, the Behemoth was heavily damaged, but continued the fight with ferocity, particularly when the Phoenix-class flagship sacrificed itself to destroy Angforst's main cannon. Now in command of the fleet, Aeranyeos rallied the fleet when the Empire arrived with their new Imperator-class Star Destroyers. After the battle, the Behemoth and the surviving Republic ships returned to their home territory for extensive repairs. For three years, Captain Aeranyeos would remain in the Quadrants, serving as the commander of the New Capricaerón defence fleet under Admiral Laege Shavalera.
- Cyrannian Cold War
Remaining as the captain of the Behemoth into the rise of the New Cyrannian Republic, Captain Aeranyeos was twice offered a promotion to Commodore during and after the New Cyrandia Wars, but ultimately decided that he could not bring himself to leave his beloved Behemoth and the crew who serve her. With the recent Torment rearranging vast portions of Quadrantia space, Aeranyeos feared for the future of the Quadrants—space which he now considered to be home more than Cyrannus.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Affable and well-respected, Captain Aeranyeos is one of the most decorated officers in the Republica Elen'Nanethian fleet, serving with distinction since the early months of the Great Cyrannus War. Almost the entirety of this service has been from the helm of the Venator-class Star Destroyer Behemoth, with Aeranyeos retaining many of his original crew from the days of the Great Cyrannus War to the Cyrannian Cold War. Indeed, Aeranyeos is a starship enthuasist who believes that the Venator-class is the greatest example of Cyrannian shipbuilding in modern history. In Aeranyeos' view, newer vessels such as the Pheobus-class lack the ingenuity and beauty of the Venator, while Imperial vessels developed since the fall of the United Republic are lacking utterly in style.
- Class: Venator-class Star Destroyer
- Launch year: 03 BNE
The CRS Behemoth (VSD-513) is a Venator-class Star Destroyer of the New Republic Navy first commissioned by the United Republic of Cyrannus during the Great Cyrannus War. The Behemoth was the five hundred and thirteenth Venator-class Star Destroyer commissioned and was soon placed under the command of Captain Aeranyeos. During the Great War, the Behemoth played a crucial role in many battles, such as the Battle of Rametru Nui, the Third Battle of Yudumarth and the Second Battle of Nosiso. Though the ship would be damaged during all of these engagements, it would always survive to fight another day, earning the nickname 'Old Lucky'.
The Behemoth has continued to serve admirably since the fall of the Republic, playing a crucial role in the pivotal Battle of Angforst before returning to the Quadrantia colonies of the URC to patrol the borders near New Capricaerón. The Behemoth is currently assigned to escort duties along the Caldarian Run in Republica Elen'Nanethia.
- Battle Gallery
- Rambas II: It would be an honour to fight with you again.
- Laege Shavalera: What are your orders, admiral?
- Lizaconda: I hope the rumours about your demise are true.
“A capable officer who has long served the Republic with pride and distinction.”
“A true example of a fine and great Apationagtus!”
- - Apaltar
- Aeranyeos was first created by Dinoman82 in 2011 as the "Unidentified Apationagtus Captain" before being reintroduced with a name in 2016.
- Great Cyrannus War (First appearance)