Star Wars: Burning Empire
A cocky Correlian Ace Pilot with no love for the Empire and a grievance against the Rebellion... which side will he ultimately choose?
Kaelan Howland is a military brat from Correlia. He and his brother, Khol, were raised in the proper Imperial way, to despise and mistrust the Jedi for being a corrupt organization of power-hungry, religious zealots. Both boys took after their father, an Imperial pilot, who trained them to follow in his footsteps since they were toddlers. Natural prodigies, Kaelan and his brother Khol quickly became Tie pilots upon joining the Imperial Navy. Unbeknownst to them, their skills were a result of force sensitivity, never discovered nor explored. They proudly served the Imperial Navy until the destruction of Alderaan. Henceforth, they had decided to leave the service of the Empire and surrender to the Rebellion, at an opportune time. This opportunity happened just before the battle of Hoth. While attempting to defect, the brothers were apprehended. Kaelan distracted their would-be captors long enough to allow Khol to escape and surrender to the Rebels. Kaelan was senteced to rot in prison with the rest of the “Rebel scum.” After the battle of Hoth was over, he was informed that his brother, upon attempting to surrender, was killed in cold blood by a Rebel officer. Kaelan suffered in a cell with Rebel P.O.W.s for some time, until a Rebel rescue team came to retrieve them. Given the chance of freedom, and to fight against the tyranny of the Empire, Kaelan Howland stepped into the Rebel fold. However, the memory of his brothers death is always at the forefront of his mind. He feels he has chosen the lesser of two evils… only time will tell if that is true.