Name: Bren Derlin
Born: c. 44â€“41 BBY
Hair color: Brown
Eye color: Brown
MOVE - 10
Blaster Artillery: 5D+2
Brawling Parry: 4D+2
Vehicle Blasters: 4D+2
Planetary Systems: 3D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
Starship Gunnery: 4D+2
Computer Programming/Repair: 5D+2
Droid Programming/Repair: 4D
First Aid: 5D+2
Rebel Uniform, Arctic Survival Gear, Blaster Rifle (5D), 4 x Grenades, Grappling Hook & Rope
FORCE SENSITIVE - N
FORCE POINTS 4
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 6
Description: Bren Derlin was a male Human officer of the Alliance to Restore the Republic. He joined the Alliance military after his father, anti-Imperial Senator Galen Derlin, was assassinated by agents of the Galactic Emperor. Showing his talent, Bren Derlin became a captain and served during the Battle of Ralltiir. His heroic actions saving lives during the Evacuation of Nentan merited him a new promotion, and Major Derlin served both in Alliance Intelligence and as the operations and security chief at the Alliance headquarters on the planet Hoth, Echo Base, under the command of General Carlist Rieekan. Derlin, in this post, gave the hardest orders in his life by closing the base door risking the lives of two valuable Rebels whom he himself considered his friends, to avoid putting the whole base in risk. Soon after this event, Derlin served during the Battle of Hoth.
A year later, Alliance General Han Solo asked Major Derlin to gather a commando team of Hoth veterans for a dangerous, yet vital, raid on an Imperial bunker on Endor. This would give the Alliance fleet a chance to fight the Empire during the Battle of Endor. Derlin was the planet-level unit leader during the operation and, while his team was captured, they made use of a diversion to obtain a victory.
During the years of the New Republic, Derlin worked with New Republic Intelligence, opposing crime lord Torel Vorne on Reuss VI. Derlin was then promoted to colonel and, during the Thrawn campaign, managed a difficult operation to mislead the forces of the Empire: While Admiral Gial Ackbar and General Crix Madine staged a raid to the well-protected Bilbringi, Derlin moved starships to pretend that the New Republic was really targeting Tangrene. Imperial Grand Admiral Thrawn was not fooled by this maneuver.
Derlin became a Brigadier and then retired from active services. By 16 ABY, Derlin was the commander of the Alliance Veteran's Victory Association, a retiree's club that hoped to become active in reserve.
Personality and traits
Bren Derlin sported different styles of mustaches through the years. He had several characteristic tics, including massaging his left hand with the right one, clasping both of them to his back, smoothing down his right eyebrow with two fingers, and cocking his head slightly to one side. Sometimes, he sent people to action wishing them good luck and the company of the Force.
As a military officer, he was devoted to the lives of people under his command or his protection, and he obtained the respect of any soldier serving under him, as well as of several of his superior officers such as Generals Rieekan and Madine. When forced to give an assignment to off-duty officers, Derlin was known to apologize.
In opposition to many young soldiers, Bren Derlin rejected the widespread use of jetpacks because this technology was prone to fatal failure when receiving only one shot, and this was potentially lethal for the user in his opinion. Instead, he used more widespread technology including a BlasTech DH-17 blaster pistol during his service on Hoth, as well as macrobinoculars and a comlink. While on Endor, he added a low-feedback scanner, sensor scramblers and camouflage fatigues to his gear. During the siege of Coruscant, he replaced his comlink with an encrypted one, his fatigues with a New Republic uniform, and his weapon with a heavy blaster pistol. He also carried with him a datapad containing Klawthra's Military Tactics Journal.
While Bren Derlin was the son of a Senator, he disliked talking about his high birth and would rather let his actions talk for him. Derlin was considered a quiet and unassuming man; nonetheless, he befriended several fellow officers, including Wing Commander Diblen Harleys during the days of the New Republic, and Commander Luke Skywalker and Captain Han Solo during their service on Hoth. The usual patrons at Chalmun's Spaceport Cantina on Mos Eisley, Tatooine, were familiar with Derlin and knew him by name.
From his beginnings as an officer, Derlin became an expert in survival and in tactics, specializing in squads. He was also an excellent fighter, be it in a melee, with a blaster or using artillery, and was an able rider and repulsorlift pilot, while at the same time being able to command a starship. His skills improved with time, with him becoming a better leader by 4 ABY. As a New Republic officer, he was already familiar with many further skills, including the operation of ground vehicles, computer sciences, the bureaucracy of the New Republic, a second specialization in ground assault tactics and many knowledge skills; he also became an expert commander for the New Republic ground forces of Coruscant.