Leader of the autonomous nation of Phezzan, Adrian Rubinsky worked behind the scenes to manipulate both the Free Planets Alliance and the Galactic Empire to further both his own ambitions, and those of the Earth Cult--or Terraist movement.
After the annexation of Phezzan, Rubinsky spent years in hiding, using his hidden connection and resources to launch attacks upon the Empire. However, he was suffering from a malignant brain tumor and by tracing medicines for this Paul von Oberstein was able to locate and arrest him on Heinessen. At this time Rubinsky was believed to have less than a year to live, however he refused food and eventally disconnected his own life support. It was only then discovered that he had planted bombs across Heinessenopolis and that the termination of his brain waves activated a transmitter hidden in his body, triggering them. Thirty percent of the city was destroyed by the resultant fires, killing over five thousand people and injuring over half a million.