Hesketh Duval
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AllegianceEmpire vector Empire
Occupation14th Emperor
RelationsHender Saik Duval (father)
Hengist Duval (son)

Hesketh Duval was the 14th Emperor of the Empire from 3182 to 3233.[1]

In 3184, Hesketh sent the Imperial XV fleet to Alioth, a response to Federal President Loric Trander's decision to authorise a force of privateers following the murder of an official named Riley Dain who had been investigating the abuse of permitted quotas in Alioth's gas mining sector. The resulting conflict lasted until 3198, with neither the Empire nor the Federation achieving anything of note.[2]

After a long illness, Hesketh died in 3233 and was succeeded by his son, Hengist Duval. The Senate had been growing in power during Hesketh's long illness, and there were significant tensions around the succession.[3]


  1. Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0159, Achenar system
  2. Data taken from Tourist Spot Beacon 0120, Alioth system
  3. The Reign of Emperor Hengist Duval
Preceded by Title Succeeded by
Hender Saik Duval Emperor Hengist Duval