Name: Prefect Vanis Tigo
Hair color: Dark blonde
Skin color: Light
Blaster Artillery: 4D+1
Brawling Parry: 4D+2
Vehicle Blasters: 4D+1
Planetary systems: 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
First Aid: 3D+1
Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 2
Dark Side Points: 1
Character Points: 4
Imperial Uniform, Imperial Prefects Cape, Blaster Pistol (4D), Comlink, Imperial Code Cylinders
Description: Vanis Tigo was a human male who served as a captain in the Galactic Empire. In 5 BBY, Tigo was put in charge of the new Imperial garrison on the planet Ferrix at which point he was promoted to the title of Prefect. He was ruthless in his rule over Ferrixians, specifically requesting to hang Salman Paak even after he had already confessed to his crimes and was left sickly and traumatized from Imperial interrogation. He also indirectly caused the Rix Road riot by attempting to silence Maarva Carassi Andor's droid B2EMO while it was broadcasting her holorecorded speech during her funeral.
Assigned to Ferrix
During the reign of the Galactic Empire, the human male Vanis Tigo served as an Imperial officer with the rank of captain. In 5 BBY, the Empire took over jurisdiction of the Morlani system from the local Corporate Authority as a result of an incident where the corpos failed to serve a warrant on the orbiting planet Ferrix, which led to multiple deaths. Tigo was was placed in command of the new garrison as the Empire begun establishing its presence there. The operations were managed in part by Lieutenant Supervisor Blevin from the Imperial Security Bureau, who supervised Ferrix's sector, the Free Trade sector.
The Empire seized a hotel in Ferrix's local town. Tigo oversaw the clearing out of the hotel before he was hailed by the nearby Blevin, who asked him if he wanted the hotel. The captain confusingly thought the supervisor meant the assignment to Ferrix, which he already had, but the ISB officer clarified that he meant Tigo having the hotel as a headquarters. Tigo then asked if he could be given the title of Prefect. Blevin was unconcerned with such matters and simply wanted the captain to get Imperial operations up and running on Ferrix by the time of his next staff meeting.
Tigo ultimately received his promotion to Prefect. In the meantime, the supervision of the Free Trade sector was taken off of Blevin and given to Lieutenant Supervisor Dedra Meero, who wished to pursue her suspicions that the incident on Ferrix was related to rebel activity. One night, a radio transmission was tracked to a fractal radio unit used at the Repaak Salyard, owned by the proprietor Salman Paak. Paak was taken into the hotel and tortured overnight by Doctor Gorst, in which the subject admitted to keeping the radio as a point of contact between the mechanic Bix Caleen and an unidentified contact, in reality the rebel coordinator Luthen Rael.
With Caleen identified to him Tigo consulted the Repaak Salyard with Lieutenant Keysax. Wilmon Paak, Salman's son, demanded to know where his father was, only to be restrained as the captain exited the establishment with Keysax, ordering for the boy to be silenced. Tigo had the guarding stormtroopers form a perimeter to move back the many watching residents. That was when he noticed Caleen in the audience, taking a datapad from one of his lieutenants to confirm his suspicions. The captain called out to Caleen, leading to the suspect fleeting for Zorby's Western Shiplot. Tigo ordered for the mechanic to be captured, Keysax and his men making pursuit.
Caleen was apprehended and taken back to the hotel, where Meero awaited with Gorst and the traumatised Salman. Tigo informed the supervisor of their suspect's imminent arrival and was advised to allow Caleen to see Salman in his frail state as she arrived. Keysax and his men then arrived with the mechanic, Meero pretending that the proprietor's presence was a mistake and ordering Tigo to have him taken away. Caleen was then tortured by Gorst and gave up information on "the buyer," Rael, and Cassian Andor, a Ferrix resident and thief who had fled with Rael.
Following the interrogation, Meero ordered Tigo to keep her alive as she was still an asset to them. The captain questioned what was to happen to Salman, to which the supervisor replied that she didn't care what would happen to the proprietor. Tigo resultantly revealed his intent in hanging the prisoner as a power assertion over the Ferrix residents. He was then ordered to keep an eye on Maarva Andor, Cassian's mother, as Meero suspected that it was possible that her son would attempt to come in contact with her.
Rix Road riot
Soon after Paak's execution, Maarva Andor passed away due to illness. The Daughters of Ferrix, whom Maarva had been a president of, requested that a public funeral be held in her honor, which Tigo initially denied. After informing Meero though the Supervisor demanded that he allow the funeral to proceed while also relaxing most of the security measures in the city to give Cassian Andor a chance to visit the planet and possibly the ceremony itself and subsequently be arrested. Reluctantly, Tigo gave his permission to the Daughters to go ahead with the ceremony, although the Prefecture limited the number of attendants to 40 and pushed the time from midday to two hours later. The very same night Meero personally arrived to Ferrix to oversee the preparations, accompanied by two death troopers to assist her with arresting Andor and, if possible, Axis. Tigo invited her to dinner but the Supervisor declined, preferring instead to take a walk around the town accompanied by Attendant Corv who was the ISB agent assigned to keeping an eye on Maarva's family.
The next day, Tigo, along with Keysax and other Prefecture officers briefed Meero on the security precautions they had taken to ensure a smooth ceremony. Meero ordered that some changes be made, including the removal of a sniper unit. She also demanded that all troopers down the command line be informed that Andor was to be taken alive as he was extremely valuable to the Bureau. As the briefing was underway, music was heard from the direction of the city; asked by Meero, Tigo answered that he didn't know what it was and he hurriedly put on his cap and went outside to investigate. Consulting with Keysax, they concluded that the locals must have started the ceremony earlier than expected. Confirming their suspicions, an Honor Guard band accompanied by Daughters of Ferrix as well as hundreds of Ferrixians appeared on the end of Rix Road below the Ferrix bell tower. Shocked, Tigo ordered that an Army trooper containment perimeter be formed around the end of Fountain Square to contain the locals inside it; he then hurried along with them to more closely monitor the ceremony. During it, Maarva's droid B2EMO broadcasted a holorecorded speech in which she openly accused the Empire of being a "disease" infecting the galaxy and urging her fellow Ferrixians to take action against it. Enraged, Tigo entered the crowd, covered B2's projector with his cape and furiously kicked the droid down.
This action drove the crowd to a frenzy. Brasso immediately kicked Tigo and sent him flying back to the ground, and other Ferrixians wrestled with the Army troopers who attempted to rescue their Captain. The crowd then moved towards Tigo who hurriedly crawled under their feet to try and escape. Keysax, panicked, ordered the line to let the Prefect through, and Tigo was finally able to reach the hotel, where he hid among the troopers and the crowd was kicking and bashing against their riot shields trying to lynch Tigo. In the chaos that followed, Salman Paak's son Wilmon pulled a homemade bomb from his satchel and threw it towards the direction of the hotel. The blast instantly killed many Imperials, destroyed two speeders and caused the hotel patio to partially collapse. Injured, shaken and covered in dirt, Tigo immediately ordered the stormtrooper units around the Square to fire at will against the Ferrixians, which they immediately did, killing and injuring dozens of bystanders including Xanwan. Too injured to move, Tigo instead braced against a door frame as Imperials and Ferrixians were clashing around him.
Tigo wore a black Imperial officer's uniform with a black Imperial kepi, two code cylinders in the right pocket and a rank insignia plaque with three blue tiles. After being promoted to the rank of Prefect he wore a different plaque with four blue tiles while adding a black cape over his uniform.