Toord Sylk Caecald is a Viskr whose entire career has been spent within his society's Political Corps, in which he currently holds the title of Proctor of the Faith. Precisely what duties this role entails, or why it is named as such, is not entirely clear to the Imperial Combine.
Intelligence sources suggest that the position of Proctor is roughly equivalent to the Empire's Shard role in function and scope. As such it can be inferred that Caecald has a degree of autonomy rarely seen in the Junta, and that he is likely to be uncommonly well-travelled on the Perseus arm of the galaxy.
In 3745 ELC, shortly after the threat of the Shaeld Hratha became apparent to the Imperial Combine, the Viskr Junta began to collapse under the weight of sustained Shaeld attacks. Proctor Caecald was sent to parlay with the empire on behalf of his people — whose fate the Imperial Combine had unwittingly sealed — making him the first known Viskr envoy in history to approach the Imperial Combine in an official, state-sanctioned capacity (→TRD).
At the behest of Empress Ecoria, Caecald joined forces with Elm Caden and his associates, guiding them into Viskr space where they launched a military strike against the Shaeld-occupied Viskr homeworld, Riishi (→TRD).
The planning of this strike was initially hampered by communication difficulties. Due to there being no formal diplomatic, political, trade, or research links between Viskr and human societies, most translation and interpretation algorithms — on both sides — had been derived from message intercepts, or during downloads from captured technological assets. Because of this both Caecald's own link, and those of the humans around him, struggled to translate back and forth between the Viskr palette of sophisticated tenses and the reduced, simplified selection of tenses used in common Imperial speech (→TRD).
Despite these teething issues Caecald quickly established himself as an astute and unintentionally humorous ally. His cooperation in the Riishi mission undoubtedly allowed Caden and his team to reach and operate on the surface of the planet without being killed almost immediately, and his knowledge of — and technical access to — the Viskr citadel ensured that Caden could reach his objective (→TRD).
At the unexpected termination of the Riishi mission Caecald fought bravely alongside Caden's team, and shortly afterwards he was involved in retrieving Elm Caden and Rendir Throam from a collapsing citadel tower (→TRD, FSS).
During the three-week voyage back to Imperial space, the commanders of the remaining vessels of the Viskr armada decided that Caecald should be their spokesperson in the absence of any of the Junta's leaders. He was placed nominally in charge of the fleet, and tasked with liaising between the ship commanders and the naval command of the Imperial Combine. To that end he has since been sequestered at Fort Laeara (→FSS).