Jace Rethal is an ace Oricon pilot of the custom Panther Rigger and one of the heroes of the Golden War. He is a Natural Stratus having an innate understanding of and almost supernatural sense regarding mechs especially Divines. He served on the Joint OriCon/Diasporan Taskforce. During this mission Addax Dawn became his good friend and romantic interest. He is believed to have died during the Final Battle over the sea of Counterweight sacrificing himself to stop an Apostolosian super weapon.