|Born||045 - unknown (appears 25-27)|
Imperator Vlaana Azleea is the right hand of Emperor Marcus Augustus. She commanded the Terran Empire's forces in their conquest of the NSA worlds. She is the main antagonist of Ground Control II: Operation Exodus.
Vlaana is infamous for her actions on Ariel Prime, where she was rumored to have walked the battlefield in person indiscriminately slaughtering civilians and military alike, NSA and Terrans that got in her way. For this she is also known as the "The Butcher of Ariel".
Vlaana is the Emperor's right hand, charged with bringing Morningstar Prime under Imperial control. There are many such agents in the quadrant capturing other colonies, but Morningstar is the most important and therefore he has sent his most ruthless agent to do the job, even branding her face with his personal mark of favor.
In her mind, she has been tasked by her Emperor with a divine objective all of humanity must be united and those who resist are not worthy of existence. She follows the Imperial decree with an almost fanatical fervor: Give no pardon, no surrender. The end always justifies the means. Few have seen her in person, and of those who have, few still live. To look into her cold, dark eyes usually means that you are about to be executed, unless you are one of her most trusted envoys. Shunning human contact, she mainly commands her forces through two agents, almost as ruthless as herself: Imperial Centurions Cezarus and Dracus. A rumor often whispered among the lower ranks is that Vlaana does not really exist at all, but is a figurehead for these two commanders.
Vlaana is known throughout the quadrant as "The Butcher of Ariel". It is said that she, in an uncommon move, walked the battlefield in person on the colony of Ariel, indiscriminately slaughtering military and civilians alike. Terran Legionnaires even tell tales of her cutting down allied troops if they got in her path, causing all but the most battle-hardened Terran to shiver at the mention of her name. See the attached image, composited from surveillance photographs. It is only 87% accurate due to the fact that Vlaana is very reclusive and rarely seen.
|Ground Control and Ground Control II|
|Crayven Corporation||Cole · Julian Crayven · Murielle Crayven · Reno Crayven · Wallace Davidson · Connor Drake · Enrica Hayes · Sarah Parker · Dwight Thomas|
|Order of the New Dawn||Aegeri · Kila Balor · Delondre · Leoric Hayzer · Magnus · Jarred Stone · Valerius · Galen Yi|
|Phoenix Mercenaries||Cobb · Marc Herra|
|Northern Star Alliance||Jacob Angelus · Antonia Grant · Douglas Grant · Michelle LaCroix · Alice McNeal · Lucretia McNeal · Tai Han Rho · Aranis Warhurst|
|Terran Empire||Marcus Augustus · Cezarus · Dracus · Vlaana Azleea|
|Viron Nomads||G'Hall · Drahk'Mar · Khau'Nir|