|Nation||Republic of Cinnabar|
|Service||Republic of Cinnabar Navy|
In 5149 CE he was in command of the aged battleship Lao-tze during the Siege of Diamondia, and then the Battle of the Jewel System. Stickel had a formidable reputation and manner. Daniel Leary was very impressed that the aged battleship managed to launch all 36 of its missiles at the first exchange of the battle; which testified to remarkable standard of maintenance and a crack crew, of which Stickel was justifiably proud.
At the time, Stickel had short iron-gray hair and craggy face; he looked more like an aging bruiser than a respected and senior captain in the RCN. He was a former classmate of James of Kithran.
Despite his gruff manner, he respected Leary, and invited him to his club.6:Ep