The Javon Family is known for their stalwart defense of the Sparnell Confederation and its ideals. Their inherent skills in Shielding Magic have earned them a reputable position within the Sparnell Armed Forces, particularly in planet-bound stationary defenses.
Standing apart from the stereotypical Sparnelli doctrines, the Javon Family believes the Confederation should slow its expansion and focus on defending and better assimilating the planets they have already conquered. This would put them at odds with the leadership of the Sparnell Confederation, particularly Fleet Admiral Valcore Sil, if it were not for the fact an affinity for Shielding Magic runs so strongly within their Family genetics. Instead this stance is recognized as a political attempt to further the Family's own personal power, rather than an effort to undermine the glory of Sparnell as a whole. Javons are often left in key positions at permanent defensive stations throughout the important planets within the Confederation's holdings. The lack of a Javon at Yarva at the time of the SDL's attack is often listed as the reason the planet fell, rather than the Sparnell Armed Forces' single minded pursuit of the Legion's diversionary fleet.
While not one of the most powerful families they wield more influence than most, and this despite the dishonor brought upon their name by the defection of former Commodore Javon Arlise to the Mordena, bringing with her the entire Turncoat Armada. Her continued use of the Family name despite her subsequent disownment remains the only black mark against the otherwise prestigious Family.