VIZ GLAZGON

Real Name: General Viz Glazgon

Identity/Class: Extraterrestrial (unrevealed race), possibly Reality-791 (almost certainly not Reality-616)

Occupation: General of a large mercenary unit

Affiliations: Leader of the Iforani; Major Eil'gi (Iforani)
    past friendly association with Starlord
(Sinjin Quarrel) and Rora/Ship;
    formerly coerced into allegiance with 
Harith Damyish and Colonel Castonis

Enemies: Harith Damyish

Known Relatives: None

Aliases: None

Base of Operations: An office on the 110th floor of the Iforani headquaters, Holmrig, a planet in the Crynbur Pelago, presumably the Milky Way galaxy, possibly Reality-791 (almost certainly not Reality-616)

First Appearance: (Mentioned) Starlord#1 (December, 1996);
    Starlord#3 (February, 1997)

Powers/Abilities: Glazgon is large, perhaps 9' tall, and likely at least possesses enhanced human strength. He is a skilled marksman and tactician, and is governed by a sense of mercenary honor. He leads the Iforani, a powerful interstellar mercenary unit of uncertain size. 

    His desk and surrounding area can apparently be protected via force field, and he carries a handheld pistol. His office also holds at least a couple secret gunports, within which he stations agents to be able to pick off someone in his office unsuspected.

Height: Approximately 9' tall
Weight: Approximately 1275 pounds
Eyes: Solid white
Hair: None
Skin: None

History

(Starlord#2 (fb) - BTS) - General Viz Glazgon led (and possibly formed?) the Iforani, a mercenary unit of some renown. They were based on the planet Holmrig.

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - The presence of the Iforani and perhaps other reasons also made Holmrig one of the safest places to enjoy the nightlife, as few wished to make trouble in the Iforani's home ground.

(Starlord#2 (fb) - BTS) - Harith Damyish, a Lawgiver on the planet Bovric and secretly one of the telepathic Probiti, obtained information and/or materials on Glazgon that allowed Damyish to blackmail Glazgon.

(Starlord#1 - BTS) - Monitoring Damyish, Starlord (Sinjin Quarrel) and his sentient ship and partnerRora/Ship heard about his plans to blackmail General Viz Glazgon to take care of "Star-Lord," (and to make plans to blackmail to others as back-up).

(Starlord#2 - BTS) - Rora determined that Glazgon was the head of the mercenary Iforani group. Seeking to prevent the secretly telepathic Harith Damyish from uniting with Glazgon and the Iforani in an assault on Carina Prime (in order to take over the entire Carinian Cluster), Starlord (Sinjin Quarrel) and Rora () prepared to travel to Holmrig and meet with Glazgon. The journey would take a couple days.

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) <Either prior to or during Starlord's journey to Holmrig> - Damyish promised the mercenary Iforani leader Viz Glazgon to give him the information he had used to blackmail Glazgon in return for Glazgon capturing Starlord and his ship.

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - Damyish -- who thought Sinjin was Starlord's partner and the ship's pilot -- had his enforcer, Colonel Castonis (or other agents, possibly the Iforani), kidnap Sinindru and Merimarth Quarrel and bring them to Holmrig to use as leverage in case Starlord opposed him. 

(Starlord#3 - BTS) - Damyish's ship landed on Holmrig, and he and Castonis, with the Quarrels, rendezvoused with Glazgon at Iforani headquarters.

(Starlord#3 - BTS) - Rora and Starlord arrived on Holmrig, hoping he had beaten Damyish there and that they could find a way to persuade Glazgon not to help Damyish with his planned coup. 

(Starlord#3 - BTS) - As Sinjin entered the Iforani Corporate headquarters, Rora sent one of her widgets to transport Starlord's element gun to him within the building, so he could get through security screening without his weapon. She further noted that Damyish had landed about an hour before them, and she reasoned Damyish must have stopped somewhere along the way.

(Starlord#3 (fb) - BTS) - Damyish and Starlord sealed a contract for the capture of Starlord and his ship in exchange for the material with which Damyish could blackmail Glazgon.

(Starlord#3) - As Starlord, Quarrel arrived in a chamber just outside Glazgon's office, where a number of Iforani were stationed. Though they tried to stop him, he used his Element Gun to fight them off until he could reach Glazgon's office. When Starlord entered the room, Glazgon -- flanked by Major Eil'gi and at least 6 other Iforani, each with a weapon trained on Starlord -- told Starlord he had arrived two minutes ahead of his anticipated schedule, then instructed Starlord to holster his weapon. Rora telepathically advised Sinjin to use his Element Gun to throw up an earthen barrier to protect him, but Sinjin refused, knowing that to do so would deplete the earth sealing the volcano on the planet R'ralmis from which his gun drew its materials. Starlord holstered his gun, noting he only wished to talk. Glazgon questioned the topic of the proposed conversation, and Starlord answered Harith Damyish, who he presumed was present. After Damyish and Castonis came forward, Glazgon noted how he appreciated Starlord's coming to them and surrendering quietly; but Starlord clarified he was not surrendering, as his partner was about to create some serious trouble for him. At that point Rora began shooting some of the Iforani's Verteor 250 ships out of the air. However, as the next batch came up from below, Rora was forced to station herself above them to block their passage and "stare them down," leaving her unable to help Starlord. After Glazgon congratulated Starlord's partner's combat skills, Sinjin tried to bluff Glazgon, noting how Rora was in position to destroy the building's heavy-duty Gravifex beams, trapping the fighters underground and leaving him vulnerable. However, Damyish then revealed he held Sinjin's parents hostage, which effectively prevented Rora from taking any action at the risk of the Quarrels' lives. 

    Seeking to try to lesson the odds against him, Starlord offered to reveal the secret of how Damyish could obtain his intelligence, and Glazgon, interested in this secret, ordered Castonis and Damyish to stay back and let Starlord speak. Damyish told Glazgon they could talk later when there were not underlings present, but Glazgon insisted they would talk now; he further ordered Major Eil'gi and the rest of his solders to stand down and wait outside for further orders. Though Damyish warned they couldn't leave Starlord unguarded, Glazgon, who has drawn his pistol, assured him that Starlord would not be unguarded and also noted that Starlord had a reputation for not killing except when absolutely necessary. When Starlord reminded Damyish that the information was going to go out to everyone present, Damyish told Glazgon to send out the men in the hidden gunports, and Glazgon complied. Glazgon complimented Damyish on his resources, as he didn't think anyone outside of the Iforani upper echelon knew about his hidden gunports, but Starlord then revealed that Damyish was a telepath. Glazgon was interested, noting this explained a great deal, but then returned to business at hand, noting he had already captured Starlord and the only problem was the ship. After Damyish explained how he had a contract with Glazgon, to which Glazgon was honor bound, Sinjin had Rora -- who had located Damyish's pod containing the blackmail material amongst the city's tractor-beam guided secure message pods -- send Damyish's material flying through a window and, as expected, Castonis' hair-trigger reflexes caused him to blast it out of the air, destroying it. After stunning Damyish with an air burst, Starlord incinerated the remaining materials. Though appreciating this, Glazgon was inclined to follow the contract and subdue Starlord, until Starlord correctly reasoned that the payment for his capture was to have been the contents of the file, and as the agreed upon payment no longer existed, neither did the contract. 

    Though Damyish argued that the file's destruction was Glazgon's goal, Glazgon considered the agreement void. He then summoned Major Eil'gi to take Damyish and Castonis to detention. Glazgon not only allowed Starlord to go free, but offered to personally transport the Quarrels back to Iolium, as he had business in the Carinian Cluster.

Comments: Created by Timothy Zahn and Dan Lawlis.

    I thought Glazgon was quite an interesting character, and I hope we've not seen the last of him.

CLARIFICATIONS:
not so much.


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Starlord#3, 


Appearances:
Starlord#1 (December, 1996) - 
Timothy Zahn (writer), Dan Lawlis (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)
Starlord#2-3 (January-February, 1997) - Timothy Zahn (writer), Dan Lawlis (artist), Tom Brevoort (editor)


 

Last updated: 06/15/15

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