Edge of the Empire - Under the Heel
Dak Tavers is Rictor’s father. Head of the Research division of Onderon Royal Engineering, he was initially of his family’s mind that the Empire was just another body in the way of Onderonian independence. After the death of his son Gunther on the Death Star and the subsequent clash with and loss of his son Rictor he fell into despair. He eventually came to see things the way his sons did and realized that the sooner the Empire was able to solidify control of the galaxy and do away with Rebel upstarts, the sooner they would loosen their yolk on Onderon.
He threw in with the Empire and was awarded a position as a Lieutenant in the Imperial Army and serves as the representative of the Empire on the board of Onderon Royal Engineering now