He went on to become an MTAC operator at Caldari Constructions and was later named "Employee of the Month". The reward for this distinction was a mechanical pocket watch. As he prefers things he can fix himself, Heth is reportedly quite fond of this memento.
Tibus Heth rose to prominence in YC110 via an uprising at the Caldari Constructions facility in the Piak system. His actions, especially the publicized scene of Heth braving Home Guard fire to rescue a wounded comrade, generated a lot of support from the rank and file Caldari. To everyone's surprise, the incident ended when Xavier Black, an agent of unknown affiliation, secured control of Caldari Constructions and appointed Tibus Heth CEO.
Following the Malkalen catastrophe later that year, Heth's particular brand of anti-Gallente patriotism fanned the flames of war with the majority of Caldari corporations pledging themselves to Heth's new Caldari Providence Directorate, effectively making Tibus Heth dictator of the Caldari State, a position he then used to institute a series of reforms intended to bring the Caldari back to a meritocratic society.
The Minmatar Elder attack on the CONCORD headquarters in Yulai created an opportunity for Heth to initiate a massive invasion of the Federation with single-minded intent: the recapture of Caldari Prime. Subsequently, Caldari Prime became a bubble of Caldari territory inside Federation space.
Following events in YC111, Heth collected data regarding former Gallente president Souro Foiritan and his successor Jacus Roden, as well as the movement of Ishukone Corporation ships, personnel, and assets with respect to the Intaki system. To this he added his own notes and questions outlining suspicions of an intricate conspiracy involving Foiritan and Mens Reppola, Ishukone's CEO. Heth believed Intaki was used as a way to funnel Gallente spies into the State with Ishukone's help; that Foiritan's resignation from the presidency was a distraction; and that Jacus Roden subsequently took over as the most powerful man in the Federation because he was plausibly clean of the Intaki affair.
Despite knowing the implied level of insanity such a conspiracy would suggest, Heth nevertheless considered it plausible due to his past contact with the Broker.
Heth considers himself a citizen first and foremost above being leader of the State. As such, when it comes to his health, he desires no preferential treatment and prefers to visit the same doctor who treated him during his years working for Caldari Constructions.
In YC112, his physician, Dr. Yoshun, diagnosed him with Exotic Tissue Sedimentation, or Derj's disease, as a result of exposure to augumen when Heth worked for the company. Although not likely to be terminal in Heth's case, the disease had reached stage three, which prevents Heth from being able to clone due to deposits which had formed around his neural tissues. Should Heth attempt to clone, there would be a strong probability of permanent and irreversible neural damage. A likely worst-case scenario would be that the new body would simply never wake up.
Following this diagnosis, Heth ordered his aide, Jinyo, to arrange for a dedicated personal physician for himself to manage regular checkups and tests. He also ordered an investigation into Caldari Constructions' use of augumen in building materials during the prior decade. The knowledge of his disease also spurred Heth to gather the most loyal, incorruptible officials and investigators to him so he could begin burning out what he considered "weakness and timidity" which has grown like an infection within the State.
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