Name: Neria Derycke-Black
Rank: Star Colonel (10)
Duty: Flotilla Command
Dept.: Military / 2nd Fleet
Faction: Tion Hegemony
Neria and her twin sister Lilly were born in a freighter that was traveling through deep space. Neria learned the the skills necessary to become a pilot at an early age. Neria's father was from Kiffex, homeworld of the Kiffar and her mother was a Zeltron. It was a place the twins only heard of from the holovids and the stories their parents shared with them. It was difficult for the twins to make friends as they were the only children on the ship. Sometimes they would stay over on a space colony with their mother while their father would haul goods for the local companies in the area. It was easy to make new friends for both sisters, but keeping friends was more difficult as they would never stay long at a space colony. So the twins really had only each other to share their stories and secrets. Their bond was strong and nobody could come in between them.
At the age of 16 a small pirate gang entered the freighter of her youth. The rogues proceeded to loot the ship and execute everyone on board. Neria's father led the resistance, but it was no use. The pirates were far more skilled in the arts of war. They soon overwhelmed the crew. Neria's sister got separated from the group, while Neria was with her parent fighting off the pirates. Having no contact with her sister they didn't know if Lilly was still alive. With one last act of defiance Neria's father told her to run for their shuttle and get it ready for launch. Her father and friend Enrius covered her run for the ship. Her mother followed close behind. Neria reached the shuttle, boarded it and fired up the engines. She ran back down the ramp at the back of the loading bay just in time to see her mother gunned down by the pirates. Her father yelled at her to go on without them. Neria saw him and Enrius being executed by the rogues just as the shuttle left the docking bay. She didn't know what happened to her sister.
Neria escaped the carnage and flew away in tears. She decided to go to the desert planet close to where they were: Tatooine, a hot, dusty hideaway. From there she started her search for her sister. First she looked on Tatooine with the help of a little Jawa. She followed rumors about pirate gangs selling people off into slavery. She kept telling herself her sister was still alive.
Eventually Neria found a lead about her sister; she followed it and it took her back to the galaxy. Visiting many places and doing small jobs, she came closer to the pirate group. After 4 years of chasing leads, she found the group in a trading station in Hutt Space. She flew to the station and searched the docking bay, where she saw a very familiar ship. There was no doubt the pirates were there. It was the ship Neria and her sister grew up on. She smuggled herself onto the ship and waited for it to leave the station. Neria had gained new skills from her rough life after that event; she learned to be sneaky and to fight and she killed the pirates one by one, only the leader she kept alive. She questioned him and found out her sister was sold off as a slave. But he had no clue of where she would be, it was such a long time ago. This was a terrible blow for Neria's morale as the only lead to find her sister came to a dead end. She killed the pirate leader. She had no clue about what to do and her search for her sister diminished. However she would still hire mercenaries or freelancers to search for Lilly to keep the hope alive that she and her sister would be reunited one day...
Rev Cozmoz and joining Byblos Drive Yards
She starts to work for Rev Cozmo, a skilled business man building up his company, who is in need of pilots. Thus, Neria goes to the Starport of FFC Budnik and waits for her ride. There's not much to see in Budnik and the starport is clearly not the most important one on Tatooine and there's barely any entertainment in the city, thus Neria is sitting there staring out in front of her, when suddenly a YT-1210 called the Sledge Hammer arrives. A rather handsome man steps out and heads to the Admin. post, then heads to the cantina where Neria is waiting for days now.
He enters the cantina and sits down on the other side of the bar where Neria is sitting; he looks up and see her and smiles at her, and she gives a small smile back. He orders a Whiskey and tell the barman to bring that girl a glass of wine. The barman gives Neria a glass of wine and says from who it comes; she looks at him and accepts the drink. The man then sits next to her and they start to talk; his name Hemi Cuda, a freelance pilot, so the whole evening he tells her of his journey in space and she tells about her life on Tatooine and how eager she is to leave this place. He has to stay a few days on Tatooine so in those few days they talk and start to get feelings for each other... He offers her a place at his side but she can't, she wants to work on her own path to fame, but they will meet and spend time together every time they get the chance. And who knows maybe she will join him on his journeys
Finally her transport arrives and she's off to pick up her ship, and to start her first job as a freelancer.
Neria and Rev Cozmo become close friends, and she tells him about her life and her dreams. After a while Rev tells her to go own her own and pursue her dreams, so with her ship Rev has given to her she sets out. But freelancing is difficult if you don't have a reputation. So after a while and some ungrateful jobs she contacts Hemi and he brings her in contact with Anax Noctru. Mr. Noctru, who is planning to start up a new company, offers Neria a spot in Byblos Drive Yards. There she quickly rises up in the ranks and becomes Head of Sentient Resources, but most important Neria is close to the man she loves. Hemi Cuda, who is the Head of Prospection spoiles her with many gifts, one of them is a YT-2000 called Neo.
She starts to get a reputation of being among the best recruiters in the galaxy, some don't like her because of snatching those still green in a cockpit, but many respect her for it. Most of the recruits are grateful for her help and the care and time she puts in training them. She guides and helps every recruit personally. She gains the trust of most members of Byblos Drive Yards and the members count quickly rises to more than 40. But after a while she feels HC isnt that active; she becomes frustrated by the lack of leadership plus her current relationship is slacking as well and decides to leave BDY. Followed by 3 other members, she joins Tresario Star Kingdom. Meanwhile she met Redjon Mirrabel, and he becomes a close friend to her along with Davos Markus, Kaal Derycke, Eira Cardas, Ghecko Hex, Eta Carinea, and others.
Tresario Star Kingdom
She decides to do something completely different and join the navy of TSK, where she has yet to prove her skills. She isn't a recruiter anymore, which is something she does miss doing in her previous organization. She joined TSK with Davos Markus (one of her first recruits and friends from BDY), Kaal Derycke (her little Jawa friend from Tatooine), and Redjon Mirrabel who she met in a tavern on Polis Massa and joined BDY for a short while. After one month in service she receives a promotion for her work; she gets promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade Her CO notice her work ethos and recommends her for anther promotion. At the ceremony she takes the oath and pledges her loyalty to Tresario Star Kingdom, its citizens, the King and Hall of Ministers. The Tresrian Navy undergoes some changes, Neria gets a new CO and is assigned in a special task group, under command of Barnaby Black. Both grow close to each other and start a relationship, despite deep feelings for each other, they keep their relationship separated from their assignments. However Neria would do everything BB asks and she cares allot for him Meanwhile Neria gets promoted to Lieutenant Commander and is rewarded for her hard and excellent work, Admiral Zeff Traner awards her with the next words: "Lt. Com. Derycke, your work within the navy has been fantastic. Your dedication to the tasks assigned has been of a character rarely seen. It is with that spirit that I award you the Expediency Point of the Kingdom Star."
Neria receives her first Kingdom star point, and hopes to receive many more.
However, Tresario is not what Neria though it was. Despite her hard work, she feels HC limits the freedom of its citizens and those defending Tresarian space too much. Her attempts to make the government less bureaucratic and ways to motivate those working for the said government are either limited or just refused without consideration. The paranoia towards those that proven to be loyal and effective is frustrating Neria. After a small fallout with HC and HoM Neria leaves Tresarian space. She still feels she is a Tresarian, but this Tresarian doesn't like the way how she is beeing treated by her king and Hall of Ministers. Officially Neria is no longer a Tresarian and has no home to go to. After some wandering around in this large Galaxy she joins the Trade Federation as Citizen. Barnaby Black remains in Tresario, but their love is still burning strong. Even if they will be so far away from each other.
A return to Byblos Drive Yards
On Year 14 day 10 Neria receives yet again a offering to return to Byblos Drive Yards by Anax Noctru. This time as leader of Byblos, Byblos that has been in decline since she left Byblos for Tresario. Neria has free reign of command and can decide how BDY runs, she accepts the offer from Anax and heads back to Polis Massa. Once she arrived she starts to reform the company with the goal to create a tight knit community and to make Byblos one of the biggest ship producers there are. At first Neria was a bit frightened for the reactions of the members in Byblos towards the sudden change in command, but most accepted her as they knew her still as the person that took care for the employee's of Byblos almost a year ago. She gets rid of the micromanagement that slows down the production progress of Byblos, place new people in directive positions and reforms the recruitment division. After one month of hard work everything that needs improvement, scrapped or reformed is almost completed. Each department has the freedom to work how they see best, as long the results are positive. Soon after the company starts to grow again and slowly the sales improve, plans are in progress to expand the Byblos Community.
Recess, politics and family
By Year 14 day 150, recess has struck the market and many smaller companies struggle to survive or dissolve. A violent virus breaks out on Derra and plunge the system into chaos. A wave of fear hits the galaxy, fear that the violent may spread out, both the IU and GA forces as many others try to contain the problem. Resulting in a clash between the the IU and GA and many other groups. The Galactic Concordiate is formed by former IU members and promotes neutrality and free trade. The galaxy meets many new changes and continue's to change. Neria constructs a new station in Polis Massa for herself to call home. She decides its time to plan for the future of Byblos. Byblos manage to keep its head up during the reces and aims more to preorders while keeping a presence on CPM. Neria also maneuvers Byblos into galactic politics with the aim to keep a neutral stance and for support when it is needed in case someone decides to attack the group. She starts setting up embassy's, although Byblos is a company. It has a governmental structure, with Anax Noctru as head of state. On year 14 day 140 Neria creates The Byblos Corporation, a group that has Byblos Drive yards, Byblos Resource Extractions and Byblos Security Division under its wings. Setting the base for future plans for the group. On a more personal level, Neria needs to deal with disaster. Casis Derycke, a uncle of Neria and Lilly, and a member of the Darkstar Hellions is killed by Xakic Jix, the man who he was supposed to guard with his live. The Hellions claim he was a spy for the Krath Dynasty, Neria investigates to find out if this is true or not, the investigation eventually gets stuck and the the truth remains in the middle. Not much later her sister gets abducted by Kamanina Ye, she holds Lilly hostage until her husband Scott pays the ransom. Kamanina Ye escapes into the unknown, but Neria who stayed out of the negotiations releases a bounty of 100 mill for capturing Kamanina Ye alive. But not all is bad, as President of Byblos she gains respect. Meets new people, people with the power to change the face of the galaxy. slowly she enters the higher echelons of the galactic community. Welcomed by many, despised by some. However...
The Navy calls
Neria's second ship, a YT-2000 she got as a present from Hemi Cuda. She auctioned a second version of this on CPM with a record of 20 million credits
Neria is a cheeky girl who speaks her mind. Mostly she gets away with it, but from time to time it gets her in trouble, especially after speaking up against important sentients. Luckily she can count on her many friends to support her and speak up for her. While she may go too far from time to time, she is loyal to those she considers friends, and more importantly, to the citizens and king of Tresario.
Neria has many big dreams. She reaches for the stars, and if she can, she will share her luck and success with those who are dear to her. She does not pursue wealth, but instead seeks to prove that she is more then just a space kid. She proves herself by rising through the ranks of Tresario's navy, and previously by becoming Head of Sentient Resources in Byblos Drive Yards. Another dream is to have her own house. Although she has been mocked for her goals by some, these reactions only increase her determination to succeed, to spite those who criticize her.
She is trained to serve in the Navy, and while growing up on a freighter gave her a head start in piloting ships, she also learned Navy tactics and procedures quickly.
Her fighting skills come primarily from her search for her sister.
Neria and Lilly Derycke are twin sisters. They grew up on a freighter together until a pirate party raided the ship. After 8 years of searching, Neria received a tip about where her sister might be. She requested a search and rescue mission from High Command, and they agreed, provided she remained undercover. Under the command of Lieutenant Commander Barnaby Black, the Tresarian navy set out and boarded the vessel. Lilly was found and rescued. Now the sisters are reunited and both are serving Tresario with proud and dedication.
They both are in the progress of setting up a house, so the Derycke family will have a home and can leave their physical mark on the galaxy.
Neria and Lilly have found each other again, and know they are not alone in this galaxy as long they take care for each other. Plans for a private business where in progress but both Lilly and Neria had other things on their mind. On Year 14 Day 10 Neria became the new President of Byblos Drive Yards While Lilly met one of Neria's friends and fell in love with him. Lilly married Scott Hood on Year 14 day 35, Lilly gave birth to a healthy daughter called Kyra on year 14 day 36. A proud day for the Derycke and Hood family
Awards and achievements
Byblos Drive Yards: Head of Sentient Resources, Head instructor and recruiter
Last updated on Year 14, Day 332, 05:51:27.