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Commodore '''Lamin Draconi Zykara''' is a member of [[FireClaw Squadron]] and serves as an [[Alderman]] on [[High Command]].  He served as the first [[Chief of Staff]] to [[Fleet Commander]] [[Gavin Cantorph Kravis]].
Commodore '''Lamin Draconi Zykara''' is a member of [[FireClaw Squadron]] and serves as an [[Alderman]] on [[High Command]].  He served as the first [[Chief of Staff]] to [[Fleet Commander]] [[Gavin Cantorph Kravis]].

Revision as of 20:17, 22 December 2011

Member Profile
Lamin Zykara
Member Information
Full RS NameLamin D. Zykara
Call SignZyke, Zee
Past NamesLamin Fresca
Current RankCommodore
Date JoinedMarch 2000
Current SquadronFireClaw 10
Other Current PositionsAlderman of the High Command
Past Noteworthy PositionsRebel Squadrons Chief of Staff
Renegade Fleet Second Officer
Redstar Squad Commanding Officer
Twilight Squadron Commanding Officer
Guardian Wing Commanding Officer
Character Information (Fictional)
Status Deceased
HomeworldSluis Van
Height1.77 meters
Weight76.1 kilograms
Hair colorBlack
Eye colorGreen
Personal Information (Real Life)
LocationCleveland, Ohio

Commodore Lamin Draconi Zykara is a member of FireClaw Squadron and serves as an Alderman on High Command. He served as the first Chief of Staff to Fleet Commander Gavin Cantorph Kravis.

Career History

Lamin joined the Rebel Squadrons in March of 2000 under the name Lamin Fresca, requesting postings to the Renegade Fleet and Rebel Squadrons Commando Division. After graduating with honors from the Academy, Lamin was posted to Wyvern Squadron in the Renegade Fleet and Talon Squad in the RSCD. Eager to move up in ranks, then-First Lieutenant Fresca began work on Operation Hammerblow, a squadron-level ITOD. Through this work, Lamin impressed his CO, Cole Landfarer, who promoted him to Captain. Lamin was then assigned by Cole as the Wyvern Squadron XO, and subsequently promoted to Major.

Lamin applied for the position of Guardian Wing CO during this time period and was granted it. He also began serving as part of the Aurora Force while continuing to work in the RSCD. While serving as Guardian Wing CO, Lamin ran Operation: Viper, detailing the efforts of his wing to free the Ynia Cluster from Imperial control. These stories would later be integrated into canon Rebel Squadrons fiction by David Vaughan. Lamin served as Guardian Wing CO until December 2001, when he was promoted by Gavin Cantorph Kravis to the post of Renegade Fleet Second Officer. For his service as Guardian Wing CO, Lamin was promoted through Lieutenant Colonel.

Lamin truly enjoyed his time as Second Officer, working with Trate Daxson as XO and Gavin as CO. He continued Operation: Viper by turning it into the Zodiac series of missions, helped in pioneering the Renegade Flats Imperative, and competing in ORWI and ORWII. During this time, Lamin was also becoming established as a prominent writer within the Aurora Force, where he served with Trosa Aldair as a member of Redstar Squad. He would later be selected as Redstar XO and then CO. By the end of his service as Renegade Fleet Second Officer, Lamin had been elevated to the grade of Brigadier General. During this period, Lamin also left the RSCD as his life grew more hectic.

In November 2002, as Taan Ronar left the office of Minister of External Affairs, Lamin approached Fleet Commander Rahj Tharen regarding the position. Rahj selected Lamin for the position and welcomed him to the Executive Staff. In preparation for his new duties, Lamin resigned his position as Renegade Fleet Second Officer. This move began Lamin's ascent towards club-level prominence, but he later told others that he regretted not staying in his Fleet position, where he could have eventually achieved a Fleet Commanding Officer role.

As MoEA, Lamin quickly established himself as a hard worker who brought energy back to the once-dead Office of External Affairs. Rahj expanded the duties of the Office as Lamin continued to demonstrate a strong work ethic. As Minister of External Affairs, Lamin presided over a renewal of formal diplomatic relations with the Emperor's Hammer and also spearheaded efforts to establish an "umbrella organization" to assist with ORW and other inter-club activities. Although these efforts were ultimately in vain, Lamin was recognized for his work by promotions through to General. While serving as MoEA, Lamin also rejoined the RSCD for a short time at the request of Rahj Tharen. He served as RSCD SO and Recruit Orientation Center Commanding Officer (ROC CO) during a period of rebuilding for the RSCD.

Rahj Tharen was eventually replaced by Gavin Kravis as Fleet Commander. Lamin convinced Gavin of the validity of a position he had originally suggested to Rahj Tharen: the Chief of Staff. Gavin selected Lamin as the first Chief of Staff and promoted him to Rebel Squadrons Second Officer, directly behind the Fleet Commander and Executive Officer. Lamin thus found himself in a position of considerable authority without having ever served as a Fleet CO.

Lamin's time as Chief of Staff was not entirely successful. His own life was becoming more and more complicated due to his enrollment in college and increasing real-life responsibilities. In addition, Lamin had little experience as a member of the High Command, and had never served as a Fleet CO, limiting the amount of relevant RS experience he could bring to his position. Finally, Lamin's personality, along with the fact that he lacked experience as a Fleet CO, led to some friction with members of the High Command. Nonetheless, Gavin felt that Lamin's service merited a promotion to Rear Admiral (before the reintroduction of the grade of Commodore). While serving as Chief of Staff, Lamin remained active in other parts of the RS. He served as Commanding Officer of Twilight Squadron in the Renegade Fleet and continued to write in the Aurora Force.

Lamin served for nearly a year as Chief of Staff. He resigned in August 2004 and requested a demotion back to the grade of General. He felt that he did not deserve the grade of Rear Admiral because he had not met expectations for the role of Chief of Staff. While Gavin Kravis disagreed with this assessment, he bowed to Lamin's wishes and reduced him in grade to General; he also decorated him with the Fleet Commander's Medal of Execllence. In addition, Lamin was awarded the Tatooine Suns and the Kessel Cup by incoming Chief of Staff Licah Fox.

Lamin was granted a position on the Honorary High Command shortly after his departure from being Chief of Staff. He continued to serve in the Renegade Fleet for some time as Twilight CO, XO, and then as a regular member. He eventually left the fleet entirely in 2005, though he continued to write in the Aurora Force until late 2006, when his character was killed in a freak accident. After several months in inactive status, Lamin returned to active duty with the Vigilance Starfighter Group in July of 2007 upon receiving notification that the new VSG CO was his longtime friend Kirghy Lommax. Shortly thereafter, Kirghy convinced him to also join up with the Zealot Special Operations Unit.

After the election of Kaz Falcion as Fleet Commander in 2008, Lamin was asked to step down from his seat on the Honorary High Command. He continued as a pilot and writer, but his activity levels waned throughout 2008. By January of 2009, Lamin had resigned from the Zealots, though he continued as a member of Ragnarok Squadron. Upon the election of Sienn Sconn as Fleet Commander, Lamin was invited to return to a newly constituted Honorary High Command. Lamin accepted Sconn's offer and served as a member of Honorary High Command until May of 2009, when Sconn appointed him an alderman.

Lamin has served as a voting member of High Command since May 2009, and was promoted to Commodore in 2010 in recognition of his work on revising the bylaws.

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Fictional History

NAME: Zykara, Lamin Draconi
RANK: Brigadier General
SERIAL: 417722341-AXC
STATUS: Deceased
BRANCH: Rebel Squadrons / Task Force Republic Shield
PREVIOUS NAMES: Fresca, Lamin Draconi

HEIGHT: 1.77 meters
WEIGHT: 76.1 kilograms
HAIR: Black
EYES: Green


  • Command Pilot Badge
  • Instructor Pilot Badge
  • Bomber Qualification Badge
  • Qualified on all major Republic starfighters
  • Jedi Knight and Member of the Jedi Council of the Aurora Force


  • Joined Rebel Squadrons at age 24, entering Renegade Fleet Academy as Lamin Draconi Fresca


  • Graduates as Master Cadet with Honors from Renegade Fleet Academy
  • Posted to Wyvern Squadron, Renegade Fleet, Rebel Squadrons; promoted directly to Second Lieutenant
  • Promoted through Captain
  • Assigned Wyvern Squadron Executive Officer by Commander Cole Landfarer
  • Receives promotion to Major
  • Travels to Sith artifact with Jedi Pasco Nervan; is imparted with Jedi powers
  • Friend and former commander Janus Arcadia is killed by an unknown assailant
  • Offered position of Guardian Wing CO by Renegade Fleet Commanding Officer, Doth Raandu; accepts and is transferred to HQ, Guardian Wing
  • Promoted through Commander
  • Requests transfer to Aurora Force; transfer approved after Commander Fresca accepts demotion to Major


  • Begins serving in Redstar Squad, Backlash Wing, Aurora Force under Major Trosa Aldair
  • While serving in Operation: Storm, captured by rogue Imperial elements; believed KIA by HQ, Aurora Force
  • Receives posthumous promotion to Commander
  • During Operation: Damocles, rescued by elements of Redstar Squad and Tigress Squadron; other Redstars rescued include Trosa Aldair
  • Officially changes name to Lamin Draconi Zykara; Zykara based off Sluis Van word 'zykaarai', meaning "he who is born again"
  • Assigned by Trosa Aldair to infiltrate the upper society of Kamicolo in pursuit of Alec Jaggers
  • Defects with Alec Jaggers under the orders of the Aurora Force CO, Indiana Bridger, beginning deep undercover assignment
  • Unable to maintain his legend, reports back to Commander Thuku and requests transfer back to Renegade Fleet


  • Appointed Renegade Fleet Second Officer and promoted through Colonel
  • Leads forces of the Renegade Fleet to free the planet of Dantuk IV
  • Receives promotion to Brigadier General; meets with Fleet Commander Rahj Tharen at promotion ceremony

FOURTH TOUR OF DUTY: AURORA FORCE General Zykara served with the Aurora Force during the events surrounding the rise and fall of Grand Admiral Thrawn

  • Requests transfer back to Aurora Force
  • Transfer approved, contingent upon demotion to Lieutenant Commander
  • Appointed Redstar Commanding Officer by Trosa Aldair and promoted to Commander
  • Appointed Backlash Wing Second Officer and promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
  • Accidentally killed by power coil malfunction on Xenen, age 28
  • Posthumously restored to rank of Brigadier General

The Real World

In the real world, Lamin works for a major university as a clinical data manager.