As the commander of Inferno Squad, a special forces unit of elite Imperial soldiers, Iden protects the Empire from potential threats, erases its enemies, and buries its secrets. Her unconventional tactics test the limits of the Empire’s rigid protocol, but her success as a leader is undeniable. Daughter of Admiral Garrick Versio, Iden gained a mastery of combat and flight at the Future Imperial Leaders Military Preparatory School on her home world of Vardos.
Inferno Squad’s primary vessel and home, the Raider II-class corvette Corvus was assigned to Captain Iden Versio following the Battle of Yavin. Outfitted with turbolasers, a hyperdrive, and room for a sizable crew, the agile Corvus is a dangerous enemy for Rebel starfighters. Since Yavin 4, the Corvus has been on hundreds of black operations, as well as plenty of known battles such as the Battle of Endor.
An orphan from Kuat, Gideon Hask found a family with the Empire. Having honed his combat skills from a young age, he was selected by Admiral Garrick Versio to join the special forces unit Inferno Squad. His bravery and dedication to the Empire are matched only by his disdain for those who would stand in its way.
A versatile veteran of the Galactic Empire, Del Meeko witnessed the fall of the Jedi Order on Coruscant as a young boy. Del was so effective as a stormtrooper that he was chosen to serve as a shoretrooper on Scarif and eventually as chief engineer aboard a Star Destroyer. Del’s versatility was rewarded with recruitment into Inferno Squad, where he plays numerous roles: scout, sniper, pilot, intelligence officer, and whatever else Commander Iden Versio needs from him.
An accomplished naval officer who brought his home world of Vardos under Imperial control, Garrick Versio was reassigned and promoted to Admiral following the destruction of the Death Star over Yavin 4. Garrick formed Inferno Squad to ensure nothing of the sort would happen again. Loyalty to the Empire is Admiral Versio’s first priority.
Once an independent planet, Vardos was brought under Imperial control shortly after the end of the Clone War. A young Garrick Versio united the Jinata System under the Emperor’s banner, and Vardos became an Imperial utopia. Populated with Imperial installations, training grounds, and military bases, Vardos is also home to millions of loyal citizens. The stunning red soil of Vardos can be seen from space, as can its mountain ranges and oceans. But the planet’s jewel is Kestro, the capital city and Imperial hub. It is also the location of Vardos’ seminal Future Imperial Leaders Military Preparatory School, as well as Jinata Security’s headquarters.