"Delivering the inevitable, one trigger at a time."
Born as Julian Solo, Julian Valentine is a non-Force-sensitive Human bounty hunter from the manufacturing planet Corellia. Born on Corellia, Valentine would later enter the Imperial Academy at Mytus VII, serving with distinction. He turned to desertion after he served during the Mandalorian-New Order war. Once he fled to Hutt Space he became a hitman for the Red Ravens and later an uncontracted bounty hunter.
He made his permanent residence in the Undercity of Nar Shaddaa, owning a variety of specialized ships for the capture of his various bounties. He is sponsored by Jaeger Solutions and holds a wealth of notoriety in the criminal underworld.
Julian's life is not far unlike many of the denizens of the galaxy - he has suffered from the wars of other men. The fires of war that flare up across the stars has engulfed countless planets, and Julian has experienced the battlefield first hand as a child. With the Jedi and Sith waging their religious wars, Julian had grown up as an innocent bystander of their actions. His house had collapsed during a conflict, with his mother perishing in the debris while he and his sister were able to make it out.
As the years rolled by, and so did the war, news came to Julian and his sister. His father, who worked abroad in the Roche System, had died when two powers struggled for the resources the asteroid field held. Julian and his sister would go into their local foster system and become separated during his sisters adoption. Julian took it upon himself to investigate, a catalyst for his future career. At the age of fourteen he had squirmed his way into the offices of the adoption agency, learning that his sister had been taken to Coruscant and now lived under a new name.
There was a twang in his heart, Julian was well and truly alone. He spent the rest of his teenage years at a chapter house for troubled teens. When he was nearing sixteen he knew he would soon be left out on the street to care for himself, and he grew a resentment for Force Users. Had it not been for their war he would not have lost his family. The other boys in the home were talking about some Imperial military in the Outer Rim looking for soldiers, and so with two others he signed up.
Julian was shipped to the Tingel Arm with a one way ticket for the Naval Academy on Mytuss VII. During the 80 day Army Recruit Course he took part in physical training, weapon handling and shooting, first aid, drill and field craft. The training was challenging and had been designed to prepare him to be a soldier in the New Order. He gained a sense of achievement, purpose and confidence during basic training, and on completion of the course felt justifiably proud of what he had achieved.
During the Invasion of Dromuund Kas, he was deployed to locate the enemy and develop an intelligence picture through patrolling and surveillance. He was also assigned to provide security for other units and agencies through the same means. Once the enemy was located, and after air, artillery, and naval bombardment, he fought the enemy at close quarters with rifle, machine gun, grenades, anti-armour weapons and bayonet by day and night. He was tasked to seize or hold ground from the enemy. But the Mandalorians were better, smarter and more well-equipped. The stormtrooper armada was no match.
During the fallout of the failed invasion, Julian second-guessed his place in the military. The adrenaline thrilled him, but the terrors of war was not something he appreciated. He began to resent orders, and soon enough, he ditched. Julian and a handful of other deserters took the next refugee ship off of Mytuss VII before the New Orders ultimate and inevitable destruction. Julian moved around working as a small-time gun-for-hire. Providing security at nightclubs and cantinas and the odd shipment runs where pirate activity was at an all-time high.
Valentine tried to wrap his head around the politics of the Red Ravens but they had been too intricate, and he never gave it enough thought before he completely ditched trying to understand. Lysle seemed to hold ultimate power over the Ravens yet he was only the Vice President, the true President of the Ravens, the Red Raven herself, Sigourney, had only been seen by the upper echelon. Valentine did not even know who she was or what she looked like, only that if people thought Lysle was dangerous, then they had another thing coming when they met her.
In time the Ravens could never last. Lysle vanished, as did Sigourney, and soon with unreliable leadership the entire criminal empire began to crumble and collapse, but not before Cryax Bane had made off with a full pocket. A power vacuum had started and criminals groups had exploded across the galaxy, the Hutt Cartel and Zann Consortium had made a return, alongside new groups such as the Black Tie Syndicate. Yet in time these would all fade too.
The fallout provided the bounties necessary to keep working, and with sponsorship from the ATC as well as Guild membership into the Bounty Hunter's Guild, Valentine was never depleted on bounties to claim. He quickly rose to the top of the ladder for his tenacity and unorthodox methods of fighting and capture. In time he began to gain problems when his operations became too big, too unwieldy. A number of independent Hunters began stealing his targets and he was losing out on money drastically.
Then thunder struck. His ship was shot down over Nar Shaddaa, destroying all his assets. He was brought to the hospital but quickly departed, knowing the authorities were coming for him. By the time he made it back to his apartment it was too late. Not only had a former rival showed up with a deadmans trigger, but a squadron of local authorities had come to arrest him. Ultimately Valentine had escaped, but now a wanted criminal on Nar Shaddaa, and a homeless bounty hunter, Julian Valentine must climb back to the top of the tree if he ever hopes to succeed.
Julian is calm and thoughtful when the time calls for it. He can be cocky and arrogant too, putting himself in less-than-desirable situations. He finds a hard time showing concern about his friends. When in battle he is typically angry but collected, though he can be overly-confident in his skills. Julian proves to be friendly and highly intelligent but also impulsive. His quick thinking earned him the respect of many fellow stormtroopers during the New Order invasion of Mandalorian territories.