|Ler Commodore of Vekaiyu|
|Title||Ler Commodore of Vekaiyu|
|Assumed Office||September 26th, 2010|
|Preceded by||Ehjy Nimous|
|Span|| May 4th, 2007 |
to September 26th, 2010
|Previous Title||Ler Commodore|
|Span|| February 1st, 2002 |
to May 4th, 2007
|Preceded by||Selvala McEva|
|Span|| November 11th, 1996 |
to February 1st, 2002
|Span|| October 9th, 1991 |
to November 11th, 1996
|Span|| April 20th, 1987 |
to October 9th, 1991
|Born||January 22nd, 1963|
|Place of Birth||Eldura, Vekaiyu|
|Weight (pounds)||160 lbs|
Vanse Lebivistre is the current Ler Commodore of Vekaiyu. He is charged with overseeing the nation's defense.
Few have served in the Vekaiyun Armed Forces as long as Lebivistre had. He gained recognition in part due to his family background and being related to a long line of gifted military tacticians. After graduating at the top of his class, the young soldier was placed in the thick of several battlefields, where he soon proved his worth. He was promoted to Solike General in 1987, and his success on the battlefield put him in line for another promotion four years later in 1991, to Hejul General, where he was now in command of 5,000 soldiers. Again, his success at this position provided a further promotion to Sipavu Commodore, and many in the Vekaiyun military assumed he would be in line for one of the top spots - Kral Commodore or Ler Commodore. However, he was passed up for the position of Ler Commodore by Selvala McEva. The rejection made the typically hot-headed general furious and, consequently, McEva and Lebivistre rarely got along.
It was not until 2002 that Lebivistre would finally receive promotion to Ler Commodore, by Selvala McEva (who had become the Premier of Vekaiyu following Max Venavle's death), but by then he had inherited an aging and at times dysfunctional command system that presented a series of problems. In addition, the Ler Commodore had become increasingly intolerant with Selvala McEva's policies to the point where the two fought constantly. Still, she couldn't fire him - his efforts at this time in many ways prevented the Vekaiyun Armed Forces from succumbing to obsolete maneuvers and tactics. In 2006, Lebivistre developed severe headaches and severe muscle spasticity in his face, wrenching it into a tight grimace with his right eye squinted. He was diagnosed with a brain tumor shortly thereafter, but it is not clear if the commodore had acquired these symptoms from the brain tumor, as he caught Lyme Disease earlier that year. Regardless, McEva used the opportunity to finally rid herself of him and demoted him to Sipavu Commodore in favor of Ehjy Nimous, who was rumored to be in a relationship with McEva at the time.
When Selvala was deposed in favor of Kral Commodore Ikrisia Levinile, Ikrisia was quick to place Lebivistre back at his post. Realizing the impending conflict between Maxists, Lebivistre ordered the killing of 150 men during his first day of promotion alone. He was stationed in Iruk during the 2010 Vekaiyun Civil War, and was initially distrusting of Yamano Nevikalu, whom he felt was too reckless. As for Ikrisia, he put aside personal differences, having learned from his past service as Ler Commodore. He instead chose to instruct and guide the young Premier. Consequently, he enjoyed more free reign than the Kral Commodore. He, along with the Minister of Foreign Trade, Imanov Risilake, were instrumental in devising a strong trade and military pact among select nations in the Gulf of Itur in April of 2011. Later that year, he headed a program that would later form the Vekaiyu Missile Defense Zone, which protected Skendia from attack during the 2012 Listonian War.
Lebivistre is a hard-lined individual that demands respect from his subordinates. He stresses loyalty and competency over all else, and has gained a well-earned reputation for removing or destroying those whom he believes are working against the Vekaiyun state. This does not mean he holds everyone to the same standards. He will cut people breaks if they have gained his trust. For instance, Ikrisia Levinile has raised her voice at him on several occasions, which merited no response from the Ler Commodore. He is aged, full of wisdom, and respected among the military ranks of Vekaiyu.
Because of his condition - loosely identified as a form of Bell's Palsy - he may appear angry even when jovial. The malady changed his speech patterns and he now speaks in short, staccato grunts and phrases. It is why Nevikalu refers to the Ler Commodore as being "frozen in a bowel movement."
|Main article: Vekaiyu|
|Important Topics: Culture ♦ Unonian ♦ Vayan Catholicism ♦ Veskono ♦ Vulpine ♦ Armed Forces ♦ Military Ranks and Uniforms|
|Government: Kivreskov ♦ Premier ♦ Ikrisia Levinile ♦ Political Parties ♦ Foreign Officers|
|History: Ancient Vekaiyu ♦ The Time of Troubles ♦ Era of Good Feelings ♦ Trade Leagues ♦ Expansionist Vekaiyu ♦ Partitions of Vekaiyu ♦ Imperial Vekaiyu ♦ Vekaiyu Under Max Venavle ♦ Vekaiyu Under Selvala McEva ♦ 2010 Vekaiyun Civil War|
|Important Figures (Past and Present): Ikrisia Levinile ♦ Leina Kivelevov ♦ Max Venavle ♦ Selvala McEva ♦ St. Aiya ♦ Todd Leyuski|
|Sports: Sports in Vekaiyu ♦ Olympic Council ♦ Sport Uniforms ♦ Fifth Summer Olympics ♦ Sixth Winter Olympics ♦ Seventh Summer Olympics ♦ Eighth Summer Olympics|