Name: Wullf Yularen
Type: Imperial Admiral
Height: 1.81 meters
Hair color: Brown, later white
Eye color: Blue
Skin color: Light
Alien species: 5D+1
Planetary systems: 5D+2
Capital Ship Piloting: 5D
Capital Ship Shields: 5D
Capital Ship Weapons: 4D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
Space Transports: 4D+2
Starship Gunnery: 4D+2
Capital Ship Repair: 4D+1
Computer Programming/Repair: 6D
Force Points: 2
Dark Side Points: 2
Character Points: 14
Imperial uniform, Blaster Pistol (4D), Commlink, Imperial Code Cylinders
Description: Wullf Yularen was a male human who served as a high-ranking officer in both the Galactic Republic and its successor state, the Galactic Empire. Serving the Republic during the Battle of Malastare Narrows, he was given an admiral's commission in the Republic Navy following the outbreak of the Clone Wars, assigned to Jedi General Anakin Skywalker. Yularen overcame an initially-rocky relationship with his Jedi superior to successfully combat the Confederacy of Independent Systems in several battles throughout the conflict, including Christophsis, the Kaliida Nebula, and Geonosis. Narrowly escaping the destruction of his flagship, the Resolute, by 20 BBY he was considered one of the preeminent naval officers of the time.
With the Republic's transition into the Galactic Empire, Yularen resigned his commission in favor of becoming a colonel in the Imperial Security Bureau, and in this capacity rooted out sedition in the Imperial Senate as well as served as a liason to the Naval Intelligence Agency. Following the events of the Berch Teller campaign, Yularen was eventually promoted to head the reformed NIA, with the rank of Deputy Director. However, he continued playing an important role in the ISB, and became an early ally of the Chiss Thrawn as he rose through the ranks of the Imperial Navy, assisting him in his campaigns against the rebel agent Nevil Cygni.
In response to the growing rebellion, Colonel Yularen assisted now-Grand Admiral Thrawn in hunting for the rebel mole Fulcrum, who leaked Imperial intelligence to the rebels. Working with Thrawn, Yularen discovered that the rebel mole was his former student Agent Alexsandr Kallus. Following the Battle of Scarif, Yularen was one of the officers assigned to the Death Star battle station, where he would be killed during the Battle of Yavin.
Wullf Yularen was a human male born on the planet Coruscant. Prior to the start of the Clone Wars, Yularen served as an officer in the Republic Navy. He participated in the Battle of Malastare Narrows, a conflict in which a fleet organized by the Corporate Alliance blockaded the planet Malastare. Despite his best efforts, the enemy fleet, led by the brilliant Harch tactician Admiral Trench, proved impossible to break, and Yularen lost many of his own forces. Eventually, a dispatched Jedi task force turned the tide of the battle, defeating the Corporate fleet, vaporizing Trench's flagship, and seemingly killing him in the process. Despite the victory, Yularen left the battle with a lasting fear of the Admiral's tactical capabilities. He served in the Republic Senate Bureau of Intelligence for a time, until he retired.
Following the eruption of the Clone Wars in 22 BBY and the formation of the Grand Army of the Republic, Supreme Chancellor Sheev Palpatine encouraged Yularen to join the brand new Republic Navy, awarding him the rank of Admiral, making him the youngest member of the naval corps to achieve this rank. Since a war bargain struck between the Jedi Order and Chancellor ensured that the new Jedi Generals would be paired with veteran naval officers, Admiral Yularen was assigned to Jedi Knight Anakin Skywalker. Initially in command of a Venator-class Star Destroyer, this starship heavily damaged in the Battle of Teth, after which he would be posted to the cruiser Resolute, the flagship of General Skywalker.
Following the conclusion of the war, Supreme Chancellor Palpatine transitioned the Republic into the Galactic Empire, with himself as Galactic Emperor. With this New Order, Yularen resigned his admiral's commission in favor of pursuing a career with the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order's Imperial Security Bureau (or ISB) with the rank of colonel. His first assignment was heading a division whose purpose was to expose instances of sedition in the Imperial Senate.
By 14 BBY, the fifth year of the Empire's reign, Yularen had been appointed the head liaison between the ISB and its main rival, the Naval Intelligence Agency, and was responsible for ensuring cooperation between the Empire's different intelligence agencies. During this time, he personally reviewed the reports of Naval Intelligence operative Commander Gallius Rax, bypassing NIA Vice Admirals Dodd Rancit and Terrinald Screed. Along with his direct superior, Harus Ison, he represented the ISB on Coruscant when Moff Wilhuff Tarkin arrived to give his report about the attack on Sentinel Base. As the Berch Teller campaign progressed, he continued to play an active role in the Imperial response from Coruscant, conferring with both Tarkin and the Joint Chiefs. After the death of Vice Admiral Rancit at Carida, the Emperor promoted Yularen to replace his rival's former role as head of the NIA when it was folded under Imperial Intelligence, with the position of Deputy Director. In this role, he continued to receive Gallius Rax's top-secret intelligence reports, which were marked "eyes only" for himself. By 4 BBY, Yularen had returned to the ISB, again with the rank of colonel. ISB Agent Kallus, Yularen's "star pupil" from the Imperial Academy, was after a crew of insurgents known as the Spectres, and answered to Yularen at this time.
Personality and traits
Even by the outbreak of the Clone Wars, Wullf Yularen was regarded by his peers as a crisp, efficient veteran naval officer. Despite his disagreements with the brash and reckless General Skywalker, he held a sacred respect for the chain of command, a trait which made him assist his Jedi General in any way he could.
Colonel Yularen respected the Chiss Imperial Navy officer Thrawn's creativity and ingenious tactics enough to consider him worthy of joining the Imperial Security Bureau. Knowing that Thrawn was an outsider in a xenophobic Imperial Military, Yularen went out of his way to cultivate civilian allies for the alien officer. Still, Yularen was disturbed by Thrawn's unorthodox tactics and willingness to negotiate with the enemy. While Yularen recognized that Thrawn cared about avoiding excessive civilian casualties, he warned Thrawn that his attempt to negotiate with Nightswan could be misconstrued as treason. As a member of the ISB, Yularen actively led Imperial counterinsurgency efforts against undercover insurgents. As a veteran of the Clone Wars, Yularen was horrified by the high civilian death toll during the siege of Creekpath mine, which brought back dark memories of that conflict.
Yularen took pride in the achievements of one of his former pupils Agent Kallus, a promising Imperial Security Bureau Agent. Yularen's investigative skills led Thrawn to enlist his help in exposing the rebel spy Fulcrum. Yularen's trust and respect in Kallus led him to overlook the ISB agent as a suspect. Kallus manipulated Yularen's trust by fabricating evidence which implicated another officer Lieutenant Yogar Lyste. While Yularen privately doubted that Lyste was Fulcrum, he was initially convinced by the presence of Lyste's cylinder code. Yularen was shocked that Kallus could become a traitor to the Empire.
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