Verus Theus was born thirty-nine years
before the Battle of Yavin on the planet of Ralltiir. Verus and his twin
brother Calvus were the sons of Davin Theus, a senior manager of the
Cambrielle SolidState Corporation. The childhood of the Theus' children
was comfortable, as their father's wealth enabled them to explore their
early passions; Verus developed an enthusiasm for speeder racing, and
Calvus excelled in his aviation pursuits.
Verus decided to attend the Coruscant Security Force Academy following
to the outbreak of the Clone Wars, receiving the blessing of his father.
The move caused friction between Verus and Calvus, however; with Verus
leaving Ralltiir, his brother was designated the heir apparent to their
father's responsibilities in the SolidState Corporation. Calvus had
little interest in the financial affairs of the company, preferring to
continue his starfighter flights, though he begrudgingly began his
On Coruscant, Verus was assigned as a CSF patrol officer to the Uscru
Entertainment District; the District's location between the affluent
elites and the Coruscant underworld was a haven for Black Sun's criminal
activities. Following a firefight against Black Sun smugglers in which
Verus performed admirably, he was reassigned to the city's
Anti-Terrorism Unit. His focus shifted to locating and dismantling
Separatist cells, and he became well-acquainted with the tactics
involved to defeat small but highly skilled groups of armed opponents.
Following the conclusion of the Clone Wars and the birth of the Galactic
Empire, Coruscant's Anti-Terrorism Unit was merged into the Imperial
Security Bureau. Verus resigned from the unit prior to the merge,
intending to continue his academic pursuits. He enrolled in Coronet
University on Corellia, majoring in the field of sociology. Corellia's
resistance to the New Order provided for ideal case studies of
resistance and protest, and many of Verus' classmates became dissidents
as the Empire continued to exert its influence. Verus himself remained
committed to the Empire's cause; following his graduation, he returned
to Coruscant and joined the Imperial Security Bureau.
Verus was assigned as a lieutenant in the Bureau's Surveillance
division. The young officer was tasked with identifying potential
threats to the New Order's ideals, and many of his initial surveillance
targets included his former classmates. Verus' talent to ascertain and
monitor nonconformist elements led to his reassignment as a captain in
the Investigations branch. Provided with a small team of agents on
Chandrila, he arrested numerous dissenters to ensure the stability of
the New Order.
Following several years in Investigations, Verus was offered a promotion
and position within the Internal Affairs division. To his superiors'
surprise, Verus declined the offer. Having become familiar with the
selfish and treacherous world of Imperial politics, Verus preferred to
remain as a field agent and directly pursue rebel dissidents to the
possible detriment of his overall career. His actions caught the
attention of Brigadier General Storen Raen, a senior officer within the
Enforcement branch that shared Verus' dislike for political posturing.
Raen orchestrated Verus' transfer to Enforcement, granting the young
officer additional resources to combat the growing threat of the Rebel
Verus and his Enforcement team were assigned missions throughout the
Outer Rim, often attached to the Imperial Army and Navy units in each
system and aided by local informants. Now a major, Verus often took to
the field with his team and worked alongside Imperial-friendly alien
groups. His fading xenophobia and non-political agenda drew the ire of
Internal Affairs, though Verus' continued successes against Rebel
insurgent cells shielded him from official repercussions.
As the overall Rebel Alliance increased in strength, Verus was
transferred to the 207th ISB Tactical Unit. Verus served as the unit's
executive officer, providing his expertise on locating and destroying
insurgent cells. A Rebel ambush on Sullust killed the group's commander
and inflicted heavy casualties on the unit, though Verus and the
survivors were able to repel the ambush and capture the defeated Rebels.
Verus and the remaining members of the group were merged into the 317th
Tactical Unit. Verus was assigned as the commanding officer and given a
refitted Nebulon-B Frigate, with the mandate to track and eliminate
mobile Rebel cells. Verus, promoted to colonel, aptly followed his
objective and pursued several Rebel groups that attempted to infiltrate
Imperial core worlds. His quest brought him back to the Darpa Sector,
which was suffering from increasing unrest and sympathy to the Rebel