this man served the Empire as a General in the armed forces during the height of the New Order. He was stationed on Maridun shortly after the Battle of Yavin, and was dismayed to find himself commanding well-heeled officers who preferred to strut around like birds instead of doing actual work. When he encountered Lieutenant Janek Sunber and his troops, Ziering believed that he had finally found a young officer worthy of his position. When Sunber managed to get most of the group under cover after they stumbled into an Amanin takital, Ziering commended his quick thinking. Shortly afterward, Ziering was injured in a separate Amanin attack, and nearly lost an eye when a Juggernaut exploded in his face. This allowed Captain Gage and Commander Frickett to assume control of the compound, which proved disastrous when they were unable to anticipate the attack plans of the Amanin. Ziering's injury required surgery, which prohibited him from regaining control. In the meantime, Frickett was killed in an ambush, and Gage was unable to estimate the true strength of the Amanin attack force, leaving the Imperials with little hope of survival. However, Sunber came up with a plan that allowed the Imperials a chance of survival, and Ziering promoted him to Captain for his quick thinking and on-the-spot ideas. He then approved of Sunber's retreat plans, and was astonished when Sunber's team completed them in half the time.