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Grose was a Federation section leader who served on the flagship of the Fifth Legion during the Intergalactic War. Towards the end of the encounter, they crashlanded on the hidden planet Sardos. Grose quickly subdued the population while his superior Colonel Astrid discovered the matter/energy transformer system which allowed them to create anything out of basic materials. Astrid created Moloch but later tried to destroy him. At Moloch's instruction, Grose sealed Astrid in a sensory deprivation tank as punishment. Since Astrid's second-in-command, and the two pilot captains and brigade commander who also outranked him, had all met with "accidents", Grose assumed command of the survivors of the legion.

Grose used the legion's only remaining ship to import convicts from Kalkos as new recruits. He then lured Servalan to the planet by exaggerating the strength of the legion and pretending to offer to serve her. When Poola erased the log of the Liberator passing through the barrier, Grose carried out Moloch's instruction to hand her over to his men. After wining and dining Servalan, he demonstrated the matter/energy system to her and then revealed his true intention: He was using it to create duplicates of her ship and would soon have a large enough fleet to challenge her Federation. He and his deputy Lector had hoped to use a scan of her pilots to have Moloch to prepare a computer programme so the ships could be piloted by voice command. Although they had proved unsuitable, his men had also captured Tarrant who provided them with the necessary skills. On Moloch's instruction, he handed Servalan over to his men as well.

Grose and Lector captured Avon and Dayna when they were found in the computer room. Grose had Lector torture Avon for information, since Moloch was refusing to share the details obtained from Tarrant, and Dayna eventually admitted they were from the Liberator, which Grose knew as Blake's ship. Tarrant, Vila, Doran and Chesil then arrived and Lector was killed. When Tarrant was briefly distracted by Doran killing two troopers, Grose tried to shoot him but Tarrant was alerted by Dayna and killed him. (C: Moloch)

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