Telemachus Rhade is the descendant and genetic reincarnation of Gaheris Rhade. He was commander of the Tarazed Home Guard. Telemachus was descended from his great, great, great, great, grandfather, Gaheris' family, who had joined Sara Riley in the colonization of Tarazed. He married Jillian Rhade and soon became commander of the Alliance fleet. Telemachus has on some occasions been known to introduce himself as "Telemachus Rhade out of Majorum by Rhade". Traditional Nietzschean naming conventions state that the mother's name appear before the father's, in this case that would mean Telemachus' mother's name would have been Majorum.