Hender Saik Duval
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AllegianceEmpire vector Empire
Occupation13th Emperor
RelationsAtticus Obellan Duval (father)
Hesketh Duval (son)

Hender Saik Duval was the 13th Emperor of the Empire from 3132 to 3182.[1]

Hender ascended to the Imperial throne at the age of 22, making him the youngest Emperor yet crowned. He was a cautious man, and his initial actions on the political stage reflected this. He continued the large-scale renewal of the Imperial military that began in 3104 with the establishment of the Facece Military Academy, leading to the development of the Imperial Courier in 3145, the first Imperially-funded ship design to appear in several centuries. With initial trials suggesting the Courier would exceed expectations, more funding was devoted to spaceship design.[2]

In 3163[sic], only a few days before Hender's death at the age of 72, his grandson Hengist Duval was born. Their similarity in looks and manner in Hengist's later years were such that some claim Hender's spirit had already passed to Hengist. After Hender's death, his son Hesketh Duval succeeded him.[3]


  1. Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0159, Achenar system
  2. Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0150, Facece system]
  3. Galnet - The Reign of Emperor Hengist Duval
Preceded by Title Succeeded by
Atticus Obellan Duval Emperor Hesketh Duval