Salamku Derov

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Biographical Information
Full Name: Salamku Derov
Homeworld: Deku Neimoidia
Born: -Y26 D224
Physical Description
Race: -
Gender: Male
Height: 2.05 Metres
Colouring: Green
Hair Colour: Bald
Eye Colour: -Green
Trade Federation Service
Status: Active
Ministry: Production
Position: Duceroy
Prior Service: Falleen Federation
Ailon Nova Guard

Salamku Derov is the current Duceroy.


Early Life, and Early Education

Salamku Derov was hatched on D224, Y-16 to a relatively wealthy, and therefore privileged, family on the agricultural Neimoidian Purse World of Deko Neimoidia, located on the Trellen Trade Route. Deko Neimoidia and the surrounding Purse Worlds were, at the time of his birth, then under the control of the Galactic Republic. Born to parents Manehvaz Derov(father), and Uparmiya Derov(nee Nadd, mother), Salamku's father was the head of the notable line of Derov's, responsible for large plantations of Manax tress and fungus farms on the equatorial plateau. Consequent with this trade in the valuable staple export of the Neimoidian Trade community, Manehvaz Derov and his lineage were regarded as minor 'Trade Barons' on the planet. Uparmiya Nadd, as she was before her marriage to Manehvaz, came from a relatively obscure but prosperous merchant family from Koru Neimoidia. Known for its 'avaricious' atmosphere, even among Neimoidians, the political and economical benefits of the proposed union prompted the Derov family to accept a marriage to the commercial classes.

The avaricious, even rapacious nature of Neimoidian society left its impression on Salamku Derov. His father, when asked by the developing grub what the Force was, notably replied "A Grand display of non-sense. It is, son, nothing for men like us to worry about, for we do not require the crutch of mysticism and superstition to get on in life, particularly where life includes a healthy credit book, and substantial tax diversions. If I wish to believe in a, Force, then perhaps I should be polytheistic, and believe in the God of Money, the Intergalactic Banking Clan, and the God of Trade, our very own Trade Federation. Or perhaps I should believe in THE, Force. And son, if there is one constant force in the galaxy, then perhaps it is in the form of the Galactic Credit Transaction System, and not in mumbo jumbo.". It was in the form of didactic imperatives such as this in which his father wished to instil the formative ideas, and in future idee fixee, that would see Salamku solidly grounded in the basis of Neimoidian culture. The secular, even atheist nature of his family, not a-typical for Neimoidians, would impart to Salamku lasting impressions for him, of how the galaxy worked, or, how he would have it work, given the chance.

Little is known generally, of Salamku Derov's early childhood, to his completion of commercial apprenticeship. He is however known to have remarked that "What one's friends do not know, they cannot blackmail one with.", and remained tight-lipped as to the status of the Derov patrimony, other than his patronising of the lineage as the head of the family. What is known however, either by admission or by fault, is that Salamku Derov was despatched to one of the Purse World Grub Hatcheries with the intention of spending the first seven years of his life learning the necessary attributes of a Neimoidian. The onset of the Clone Wars in the year of Salamku's birth had little immediate impact upon his education. The arrival of the war, actively, to the Neimoidian Purse Worlds during the later stages of the war and the resulting disruption to the local economy and civil society caused the near breakdown of the societal hierarchy on the Neimoidian colonies. It was however the dissolution of the Confederacy and the nationalisation of the Trade Federation which brought the remaining edifice of Neimoidian control over Home Affairs, and the subsequent establishment of a protectorate by the Galactic Empire, tumbling down. The years following proved particularly difficult for the Derov family to adjust to, and the patrimony soon collapsed under the Xenophobic rule of the Empire, and with it, Salamku Derov's prestigious education.

At the age of maturation, in Y-8, Salamku Derov made preparations to travel to the city of Zarra, on Cato Neimoidia, with a view to undertaking a commercial apprenticeship in the formerly dominant Purse World, then a mere component of the 'Inner Colonies'. A substantial loan from the family's remaining capital pool was made to Salamku by his uncle, Amestris, and Salamku Derov subsequently made the trip to Zarra. His personal accounting book noted with apparent disdain the terms of the loan "18% travel loan, payable monthly over two years".

Commercial Enterprising and a Change in Direction

Public commercial records from the period show Salamku Derov as having arrived at the starport in the main thoroughfare of Zarra, Cato Neimoidia, four days later on D242, Y-8. Upon arrival at Zarra, Salamku Derov was noted for having immediately secured an apprenticeship with the 'Rare Goods Mercantile Association', an event in hindsight from which Salamku later noted "It would seem, to my utmost surprise I should add, that the family name is not entirely bankrupt of use after all". The nature of the 'Rare' goods the Mercantile association dealt in were never clarified by Salamku Derov, but the nature of his rapidly increasing visibility with-in the Zarra Regional Palace of Trade and Industry in the short space of time after his placement within corporate management indicated a mix of legal, and as Salamku later clarified "creative" return on investment methods.

Salamku Derov began his apprenticeship with Nodd Harvik shortly after his arrival, the initial promise that Salamku's prestigious early education and family name had held out to be realisable was not so forthcoming. After three months of disappointingly average returns on investment from Salamku's portfolio of clients, he was recorded as having been transferred to the substantially less lucrative, and hence less prestigious role, of General Accounts and Wares Strategy. It was in his role as a general analyst that Salamku Derov began to perform adequately according to his superiors. Indeed, his relatively rapid rise to a senior post in Corporate Management and Wares policy attested to this fact. Little is known of the minutiae of Salamku Derov's working at company headquarters, but his regular appearances before the Palace directory of tribunals in defence of the associations trading practices show that his role was certainly not meagre, even if not overwhelmingly preponderant. By Y-4 therefore, at the young age of twenty-two, and approximately four years after his apprenticeship, Salamku Derov had become an important member of the syndicates bureaucracy. Of his early career Salamku Derov publicly noted very little, but was over-heard at a Trade Federation Directorate function in Y12 declaiming humorously, "I found myself almost an Ifwellian character! The anti-hero, I suppose. Just without the hero bit. Sibylline, no?".

Further public records from the Palace tribunals and trade directory's indicate that Salamku Derov remained a fairly public figure for the organisation. A recondite turn was taken when in Y-1 Salamku Derov is known to have simultaneously joined the planetary defence force on Neimoidia as a reservist, and, begun taking a degree in Commercial History, and History from the rebuilt Gunray Merchantmen and Exchanges Complex, on Cato Neimoidia. The abrupt change in professional direction and academic qualification was followed by a reducing capacity as the Mercantile Associations representative to the Palace trade tribunals. Public record of Salamku Derov's activities after this period of diminishing presence was left un-explained, and simply noted in one public statement afterwards among his Directorate colleagues when queried, "I find that the multitudinous paths of life deserve the smallest part of exploration to discover the qualities they are lacking. Subsequently, striking against those paths is, perhaps, even smallest percentage easier, often the gap between success, and failure. Commercial, or otherwise, I should note.".

Salamku Derov's appearance on the matriculation list of Y3 indicates his success in the field of academia to which he aspired, as a method of assisting his bureaucratic, rather than commercial, talents. In Y4 therefore, after amassing considerable wealth and attendant qualification, Salamku Derov's public appearances for the Rare Goods Mercantile Association abruptly ceased, and the public transit records, later confirmed by Salamku Derov, show him leaving, bound for Pure Neimoidia. He was later recorded as saying about Neimoidia, "There is nothing 'pure' about it! Though, it must be said, that the bombardment during the Clone Wars has made available the potential for large administrative, and I suppose, commercial units due to the 'devastation'. As I see it, behind every bomb, is a crater. And what tell me, do you need to build something, foundations!". Upon arrival at Neimoidia Salamku Derov began working for the local government bureacracy on Neimoidia. Despite the descriminatory policies of the Empire towards, and indeed, it has been speculated because of, what have since been referred to as 'Class C' subjects of the Empire, that Salamku's stern work ethic and determination to succeed were moulded with greater concision than even his Neimoidian education, and nature, had done so. A telling phrase let slip by Salamku has assisted in bearing out these speculations, "It seems to me, that living in adversity will nearly always bring out the desire to overcome it. Sometimes that obstacle is too great, other times it Is, surmountable.".

Old Habits Die Hard and The Central Focus

Salamku Derov was reported to have begun making preparations for leaving the planet Neimoidia in early Y9. The bureaucratic procedures of the Empire's government at the galactic, rather than the local level, proved to be an obstacle which delayed his departure for over two months however. Despite the career Salamku Derov would later lead in the Trade Federation as one of its chief bureaucrats, he was recorded notably declaiming at the time to an Imperial adjutant "I do verily appreciate the necessity of allowing a decision to reach a mature and well-thought out conclusion, proceeding through the processes and committees relevant to its passing. Usually I would agree that this is many months of fruitful work, in this instance however I do not see the virtue in the Transport Authorities neolithic speed of decision-making.". It would be noted by several sources that the later Minister Derov's views, when outlining his own position on the virtue of speedy decision, were perhaps in contradiction to his earlier remarks of the Transport Authority.

On D78, Y9 disclosed public records of the Neimoidia Traffic Control Authority show that Salamku Derov boarded a YT-1210 under contract with the Ailon Nova Guard, bound for an unknown system in the Bormea Sector. A legal loophole of Imperial law at the time which forbade general leave of the planet for 'Class C' citizens, allowed permits of exit for those uptaking employment beyond Imperial frontiers. It was speculated therefore that Salamku Derov, from his understanding of the Imperial bureaucracy during his employment there, undertook to exploit this loophole in order to facilitate his leaving Neimoidia. What is not clear however, is why on D94 Salamku Derov's public association with the Ailon Nova Guard ceased. When on the topic of his previous employment, Salamku Derov was noted to have remarked, "I wonder if this isn't a case, where old habits die hard.". Whatever the precise reason for his, however brief, affiliation with the Ailon Nova Guard, it had succeeded in relieving his responsibilities to the Imperial government.

Almost immediately after withdrawing from his non-binding work contract with the Ailon Nova Guard, Salamku Derov was shown to have turned to work for the Falleen Federation on D96, appearing on several recruitment records for the bodies admissions office. Applying for a position within the Falleen Navy upon graduation of the Falleen academy, under the tutelage of then Minister of Defence Swaasa Gaal. Subsequent to his service within the Falleen Navy, Salamku Derov appears from a notice in the Falleen government declaring that the Rand Tax Planet was nearing completion and that several individuals would be undertaking construction of the final stages of the metropolisation of the Gas Giant, to have undertaken work in the lower levels of the Federation's bureaucracy. Public record of Salamku Derov's service with the Falleen Federation was never particularly forthcoming, words of description by Salamku were reportedly uttered with the phrase, "Soldiery. Digging holes in the ground. The Galactic Alliance. Among all the facets of my work, perhaps it would not be naive to assume, that one of those three prompted my leave.". Public records show that on D219, Y9 Salamku Derov was honourably discharged from the Falleen Federation, indicating the continued wanderlust Salamku Derov had exhibited since leaving Imperial space several months earlier.

Of Salamku Derov's turn to the Trade Federation, some has been noted. A brief interlude from Salamku's resignation from the Falleen Federation and his subsequent joining the Trade Federation followed, whereby reports of his presence on Falleen itself diminish. Appearing at Taanab five days later on D224, Y9, and landing in the Hapan influenced architecture of the Capital, Salamku Derov submitted his application to join the government. His career in the Trade Federation would span the rest of Salamku Derov's professional life, and is noted as a part of his life for a profusion of records as to his activities and statements. Public records from the Trade Federation's Department of Admissions show that upon the completion of the Basic Training Standard Exam, Salamku Derov began working for the Trade Federation's Ministry of Defence, assigned to work for the Colla Taskforce under the then Commanding Officer, Kiloku San. The restricted nature of the Colla Taskforce, then a hidden system of the Trade Federation, forbade any public discussion of his role in the Defence forces until much later in Salamku Derov's career.

Further service in the Trade Federation's Ministry of Defence for the Colla Taskforce earned Salamku a promotion to the second enlisted rank of Guardsman, on D001, Y10. Nevertheless, continued efforts on behalf of the Ministry of Defence by Salamku Derov would prove to be short-lived. On D066, Y10, Public records in the Techno Union made available, show that Salamku had submitted an application to an advertisement made by the then CEO of the Techno Union(ships), Olwin Froon, as regards the opportunities new workers could receive in that company. The transferral of Salamku Derov to the Techno Union, a nationalised company of the Trade Federation, inaugurated a return to the bureaucratic service to which he had become accustomed in his earlier years, and to which he was to devote most of his energies in years thereafter. A telling phrase mentioned by Salamku at a Ministerial function some days later would clarify the significance he attached to his move to the Techno Union, "I have taken the liberty of mentioning in the past my concern, and indeed interest in, the various intricacies of the bureaucratic process. Decrying the institution as lazy, corrupt or otherwise incompetent is a common, and well enjoyed past-time of many citizens. What is clear however, is that the functions performed by the bureaucracy are indispensable, and allow for the modern conveniences, some of which have even been designed by the governments R&D offices themselves, to be proffered so widely among our society."

The Techno Union

Salamku Derov began his career with the Techno Union almost immediately upon submission of his application. On D066, Y10 his application was accepted by the High Command of the Techno Union and the motions of his transfer completed. He was conferred the second enlisted rank, Recruit, and assigned to the logistics department with the company. His activities while at the Techno Union as an enlisted member were never expounded upon in great detail by Salamku Derov, but the rapid series of promotions, culminating with his officership on D123, Y10 indicate an avarice for work and intuitive command which had been characteristic of his work while on Cato Neimoidia. It was however the resignation of the then Director of Logistics Siejo Kutol, who resigned in favour of the capability to undertake a greater role in the group which he served as leader, the Nautolan Society, that Salamku was offered a role of comparable stature and pay to that he had occupied while working on the Neimoidian Homeworld, and the Purse World of Cato Neimoidia. Details of the training itself remained a private affair for Salamku Derov, his accession to the role of Director of Logistics and to the rank of HC-2 on D186, Y10 however shows that he had succeeded in his training. Accession to a command role in the Techno Union was commented upon by Salamku Derov, when he briefly stated to one of his colleagues that the opportunity had been "invaluable" to him. It would be in that role of increased responsibility during his service in the Techno Union that Salamku Derov would grow his friendships with Kator Virdian, Olwin Froon, and Vas Felix. Individuals to whom Salamku was always noted as being considerably more cordial with, than others.

Several months into his role as Director of Logistics, the Trade Federation government, during the leadership of Viceroy Jacob Jansen, undertook to disband the Confederacy of Independent Systems and reform the Trade Federation as a centralised government represented by its 'Departments'. The rapid developments proceeding from this decision resulted in the culmination of Salamku Derov's career in the Techno Union. On D250, Y10, with the abolition of the Techno Union's internal departments, another result of the consolidation effort, Salamku Derov was offered and accepted the position of Deputy Director(COO) of the Techno Union. The attendant formation of the Ministry of Production, under the inaugural leadership of CEO President Olwin Froon had seen the position of leadership of that company become vacant, and assumed by the then Deputy Vas Felix. After six months in the position of Deputy Director, internal

Techno Union records revealed that Salamku had sought to resign as Deputy of the company on D51, Y11. Salamku Derov's increasingly absent nature in the two weeks prior to his on D51 was cited in the internal records as having arisen of 'personal, and involved' circumstances, which would force him to play a less active role in the running of the company. In his stead, Director Vas Felix appointed Kator Virdian as Deputy Director of the Techno Union, and conferred upon Salamku the fourth command rank, of Colonel. After several months working in the lower corporate management level of the Techno Union, Salamku Derov was offered the role of System Manager of the Ktil system by Director Vas Felix. Salamku Derov's period as Deputy Director had seen the development of the System Manager programme, and when queried on the value of accepting a position he had helped create, answered, "Interesting. I should wonder how it works from the perspective of the manager, rather than the overseer.". Therefore, on D183, Y11 Salamku Derov was assigned the role of System Manager, maintaining his then rank of Colonel.

A Brief Sojourn

Salamku Derov's role in the creation and subsequent collapse of the Neimoidian Inner Circle has been commented upon, but never by Salamku himself, who simply noted when questioned in regards to the organisation, "The capacity of the Neimoidian peoples' to operate a 'welfare' group, however contrived, is not bound to be a task of some effervescence, or, vivacity. It's subsequent demise therefore is hardly surprising, nor worth considerable effort in discussion of the particulars thereof.". No public records beyond the groups holosite-forum remain, but what is clear however is that his role in its dissolution was significant. It was the collapse which marked the beginning of his business partnership with Martin Oberan, and has been speculated by some sources to have been two events not entirely disconnected.

Private records disclosed by Salamku Derov's personal archive revealed that on D301, Y10 he was contacted by Tal Ercrow, another important Neimoidian within the Trade Federation, about the possibility of the most prominent Neimoidians within the Trade Federation creating a national society for the Neimoidian species, governed informally from those members of the Trade Federation. Tal Ercrow contacted another rising Neimoidian of the time, Surak Nemoid. Salamku Derov, Tal Ercrow, and Surak Nemoid would in the Neimoidian Inner Circles initial phases form the governing body of the societies organisation as its inaugural 'Tribunes'. Records that remain of the societies hierarchy show the three tribunes, Tal Ercrow as the Tribune of State, Surak Nemoid as the Tribune of Home Affairs, and, Salamku Derov as the Tribune of Infrastructure. The Tribunal would later be expanded with the addition of Martin Oberan, though he would serve in the capacity of a 'voting advisor' on matters relating to security.

Further records obtained from Martin Oberan indicated that a discussion held between Tribune Ercrow and the special advisor had seen consensus on a number of issues, particularly the nature of the Neimoidian Inner Circle itself. The subsequent vote laid to the Tribunal by Salamku Derov at the fourth Tribunal's inaugural session on D15, Y11 saw the motion passed to abandon the welfare project and begin a for-profit organisation passed three to one. The following holo-record attributed to Martin Oberan was attested to be the general sentiment among Tribunal, and perhaps indicative of the future the organisation took, "Well I am not overly happy that all of my money has gone into this, and well, I'm seeing nothing out of it. There isnt a real Neimodian community in the sense of other species.". Salamku Derov's direct role in the dissolution of the Neimoidian Inner Circle was never definitively attributed, and the lack of public or published private records left the issue un-explained, but one telling statement overheard would be testamentary in framing the course even the new organisation would follow, "I find the attraction of purse, that is, the cash sentiment, to be growing less-attractive day, by day. It seems to be, I wonder, a distraction.".

Galactic Technologies(GalTech) and the manifold guises it would operate under, Galactic Naval Technologies and Galactic Vehicular Technologies would be publicly described by Salamku Derov at his financial disclosures hearing on D153, Y12 as, "Un-remarkable, albeit lengthy. It provides no impediment to my accession hearing.". Public record of the organisations dealings were never made widely available, but the organisations longevity attested to its ability to operate as a commercial mechanism for the material advancement of Salamku Derov and his colleagues. Galactic Technologies and all subsidiaries thereof ceased trading on the Galactic Market shortly after D157, Y12. Explanation as to the reason for the organisations closure was never forthcoming, but the accession of Salamku Derov to the role of Director of Dorinian Military Corps on D153 was speculated as the primary cause.

Director 'Droideka' Derov" and Professional Success

Public news records in the form of a Trade Federation News Network announcement signalled the accession of Salamku Derov to the role of Director of the Dorinian Military Corps on D153, Y12. The departure of then Director Daniel Zorg to the position of Minister of Defence was responsible for need to have the position filled. Salamku's work while Director of the company would prove, "an important opportunity to demonstrate the powers that be I am capable of seizing upon their requests and fulfilling them" as he was later noted to mention. It was in this role as a Director that Salamku Derov was noted for demonstrating the germ of the capacities needed to undertake a further role in the Ministry of Production when his talents had, as he was to clarify, "moved beyond acceptable, and toward the exceptional. Of course, we all strive to move towards that, however, it is the case we almost never reach it. Nevertheless, sustaining a position which is close enough to that goal, is what the job is all about.".

The promotion of then Director Daniel Zorg to the role of Minister of Defence was prompted by the rapid resignation of the serving Minister and Deputy Minister of the Defence forces, namely, Drakken Ryder, and Martin Oberan. Salamku Derov had been, up until that point, assigned to the role of Ktil system manager, but the developments in the armed forces had prompted the Ministry of Production High Command to offer the role to then Colonel Salamku Derov. The committe of accession, and the hearing it held several days prior to the accession announcement reportedly suggested to the Director-elect of the need divest himself of his holdings in the Galactic Technologies group. The direct transcript was never released for public review, but the closure of the Galactic Technologies group shortly there-after allegedly bore out the assertion. Much of the work carried out by the Dorinian Military Corps during the tenure of Director Derov has remained classified to the present day. The lack of record, public, or disclosed private details has thus left much of the incidentals unknown, or the subject of guesswork by those outside the High Command. What has been made clear however is that the workload of the Department while under his tenure, and which reportedly continued under his successors, was significant.

The success of the Department of Robotics while under he stewardship of Director Derov was the result of, "An extremely diverse group of individuals capable of exercising their own judgements to engage with, and overcome any series of obstacles with fortitude and ingenuity. If I may paraphrase an old legend, it is very likely that the droids you were looking for, were built by Robert Thorp, Shaidar haran, and, Tarc Drathul .", Salamku was later to acclaim of his colleagues. His leadership of the company lasted until D332, Y12. Towards the end of his leadership of the company, Salamku Derov, in an un-usually frank assessment of the climate which surrounded the galaxy at the time noted, "Our perennial difficulty has lain in the appropriate successions being in place for our nationalised companies. Ministry high command is confident of the situations within the Dorinian Military Corps at this present time, but nonetheless we should be vigilant of our command responsibilities.". Shortly after giving this address at a session of the Production Ministry's plenary group, Salamku Derov was promoted to the first government level rank, of Deputy Minister of Production.

Publicly announced on D332, Y12, Salamku Derov's appointment to the role of Deputy Minister would signal, "a veritable apogee in my career, and, let us not deny it, wealth to be made.." Deputy Minister Derov humorously declaimed among his colleagues at the succeeding gala ball. As his successor Salamku had recommended the enigmatic, and future leader of two further nationalised companies, Shaidar Haran, which was duly accepted by the Cabinet and announced shortly thereafter on D342, Y12. The nature of Salamku Derov's work while Deputy Minister has greater public record associated with it. Two events marked Salamku Derov's Deputyship which, while the public nature of which notwithstanding, were never clarified in a statement. The first of these were the internal discussions surrounding the Trade Federation's future as a member of the Imperial Union in Y14. That governments cession from the organisation in Y14 not in doubt, the discussions surrounding that decision were reportedly, "Tense, comprehensive, but ultimately in accord". The second such event which marked prominently the almost two year long Deputyship of Salamku Derov was the establishment of the Department of Trade as an element of the "Empire of Trade" doctrine as propounded by the Viceroy and Cabinet upon the Trade Federation's withdrawal from the Imperial Union. The important nature of the "Empire of Trade" doctrine in combination with the Trade Federation's own position in the Galactic economy has left many of the conversations, decisions, and reasons for such unknown to the galactic community at large. Nevertheless, what is clear, is that Salamku Derov viewed his experience in the Trade discussions as vital to his future work with the Department as Minister of Production. This was tellingly slipped when Salamku Derov declared at a meeting of the Ministry's plenary group, "The importance of this project, simply cannot be understated. Our considered approach has mandated the course of action we are currently taking, of course, this is not to change that deviation is necessarily obstructed, but, as an element of our overall execution of the "Empire of Trade", we must be weary of running headlong into unforseen consequences whereby we acted too rashly to see them.".

Serving as Deputy Minister for a considerable length of time, Salamku Derov was appointed Minister of Production on D108, Y14 after the sudden and un-expected resignation of then Minister, Vas Felix.

Personality, Traits, and, Description

The commercial and competitive atmosphere of Neimoidian culture, particularly evident from the nature of the 'Communal Hives' located all over Pure Neimoidia, was only very slightly mollified on the Purse Worlds. The general wealth and power associated with the Purse Worlds, and consequently the individuals who resided there, nonetheless bred an aloof form of competitive wont. However far from the malnourished drones of the plantations and factory workers themselves; the wealthy Neimoidians, either the landowners from Deko Neimoidia, or the moneyed classes from Kuro Neimoidia, were much like all Neimoidians, from the cunning and ruthless breed cascading success from the Pure Neimoidia Communal Hives, or the institutionalised cunning and ruthless breed produced from the 'Grub Hatcheries' of the Purse Worlds, Salamku was therefore well-educated in the arts of Neimoidian commercial engagement and diplomatic manoeuvring.

The exigent details of Salamku's education and life have bred an inverted, yet patient, man. Known for a certain engagement with his peers, he nonetheless maintains a substantial distance from those with whom he is un-familiar. A pawky wit well exercised by the vagaries of experience have left Salamku with very few in the way of friends, indeed, he is known to dislike the use of the term, opting instead for the less-definite "Well-conversationed acquaintance". A sometimes aloof gentleman, his often sardonic nature belies an individual intolerant of failure, and the "manifold vices of society I take my leave from.".

In coherence with much of Neimoidian society, attained from the ruthless and cunning methods by which the grubs of the Neimoidian species are raised, and subsequently their nature bears out, Salamku has no conflict, or is otherwise impeded, towards making his authority felt when he feels that it is required. In his dress however Salamku is often noted for being particularly 'unorthodox' by the standards of his society, a term he is noted to despise. Despite the adornment of his many robes with valuable fabrics, and a notable taste for Tyrion cloth of all varieties; the only noticeable adornments of his professional person with items of extravagance, is the Supreme Representative Mantle of a High-ranking Neimoidian, inscribed with the crest of the Cabinet of the Trade Federation, and a Ministerial Ploov adorning his mitre.

Service Record

Rank Insignia


Promotion Date



Year 17, Day 286


Minister of Production

Year 14 Day 156


Deputy Minister of Production

Year 12 Day 331

Awards and Commendations

Award Image

Award Name

Given By

Date Received



Production Star

Dail Llwybr Gwaed

Year 17 Day 275

In recognition of his dedicated work towards increasing efficiency across the entire Ministry as well as overseeing excessive quantities of NATs without trouble. In his time, the Ministry has expanded in size as well as efficiency, from programs such as the joint MoP-DoL mission protocol, to the recent reorganization, to streamlining the Department of Trade, to making preparations for R&D. There is no one currently serving in the MoP who's spent more time and effort striving to improve the Ministry and for this we seek to honor him. – Nohv Schiller.


Gold Seal

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for consistent and exemplary service to the awarding member and/or actions which resulted in overall improvement of the Federation, "above and beyond the call of duty".


Silver Seal

Jacob Jansen


Awarded when a member performs a great service from any ministry, though not warranting a gold merit.


Federation Star

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for consistent and exemplary service to the awarding officer and or actions which resulted in overall improvement of large sections of the Trade Federation under his control, above and beyond the call of duty.


Distinguished Service Medal

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for extraordinary service in a duty of great responsibility


Good Conduct Award

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for extraordinary conduct within any ministry.


Medal of Robotics - Gold

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for extraordinary service within the department of robotics. This medal is the highest merit of the department.


Medal of Vehicle Engineering - Silver

Jacob Jansen


Awarded to Department of Naval Production members who have not only served dutifully, the needs of the Department of Naval Production by assisting in all facets of Naval Production projects throughout Federation Space, this is also an acknowledgment of consistent exemplary aptitude and self-sacrifice in the performance of their duties.


Operation Seraph

Jacob Jansen


Awarded to any member who took part in operation seraph.


Cabinet Ribbon

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for service within the cabinet.


Directorate Ribbon

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for service within the directorate


Good Conduct Award

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for consistent service within the ministry of production. This medal is not automatically awarded after 1 tour. The right must be earned.


Tour of Duty

Jacob Jansen


Awarded for serving 1 calender year within any ministry in the trade federation

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