Name: Zane DravvadSpecies: HumanGender: MaleAge: 27 standard yearsFaction: Order of the SithSympathies: While his allegiance primarily lies with the Sith, and by extension the Confederacy, he also holds some admiration for the Jedi ideals. He believes that while their intentions are good, their methods are misguided.Rank: Sith LordOccupation: Zane became a researcher due to his fascination with the ancient history of the Sith and has devoted much of his time studying old texts and searching for lost relics of the Order's past.Skills: Thanks to his constant travels, Zane is fluent in many different spoken languages, making it easy for him to communicate with different species. He is also skilled with technology, able to repair and maintain his own equipment as well as hack into security systems. However, his lightsaber skills are at a basic level at best and he focuses exclusively on Form VI, with heavy emphasis on the use of Force abilities. To compensate for this, he took the time to become skilled with blasters to use as a surprise attack.Force Abilities: While his saber skills are not the most impressive, Zane holds a very deep connection to the Force and dabbles in both the Light and Dark side. His Telekinesis is exceptionally powerful and is his most often-used ability, whether to manipulate the environment or directly against an opponent. He will often supplement his Telekinesis with powers such as Force Grip and Force Deflection and can also use it to suspend himself above the ground, although he cannot actually travel like this.
Zane uses his Force abilities to attack not only physically but mentally as well. He can reach out and gaze into the thoughts of others to glean information or plant negative emotions in order to distract his enemies, whether subtly through a Mind Trick or directly through Telepathy. He can also protect himself from attempts from other Force-users who might try to do the same to him.
He possesses a heightened Force Sense and Psychometry, which is useful when he is exploring distant worlds for artifacts. He is also skilled in Force Stealth and Force Cloak in order to better conceal himself when the need arises.Equipment or Weapons: Zane carries the same lightsaber that he built during his time as a Jedi Padawan, meaning that the blade is blue as opposed to the more traditional red blades used by Sith warriors. He also has a rig strapped to his left arm that will push a 12 Defender Microblaster into his hand when triggered, although this is mostly used as a last resort. He also carries a rebreather and grappling spike launcher on his utility belt, as well as maps and other survival tools.
One of Zane's more unique pieces of equipment is a highly modified Dark Eye probe droid that he affectionately calls Spot. While it does not have any weapons, Zane has replaced its stealth armor plates with sealable compartments, one of which contains a folding manipulator arm. Its primary use is to accompany him on expeditions and record video logs and collect samples for future research.Appearance: Zane stands at around 5' 10" and dresses in the traditional black robes of the Sith with a dark green sash tied around the waist. Underneath, he wears a weave armor tunic for added protection. His hair is long enough to be tied back in a ponytail and unlike other Sith, he chooses not to wear a mask. This exposes his brown eyes, which are slightly lighter due to his use of the Dark Side of the Force.Personality: While most view the Sith as ruthless and bloodthirsty, Zane is actually a rather pleasant and open person. He embraces his emotions, viewing them as a vital part of his being and his connection to the Force. As a Corellian, he is often sentimental and dwells on fond memories when they surface. He is perfectly willing to work with others and in fact, feels that the Order of the Sith is lacking in the teamwork department. On the other hand, he is also very pragmatic and will not hesitate to take a life or fight dirty.Home Planet: CorelliaHistory: Zane's Force abilities were discovered at a very young age and he spent quite a bit of his childhood experimenting with them, along with his close friend Elara who was also Force sensitive. The two were eventually discovered by a passing Jedi recruiter and taken to Coruscant for training.
Zane's time at the Jedi Temple was not an easy one. He found the quiet environment of the temple to be stifling and while he excelled in his Force studies, he struggled to keep up with the other younglings in lightsaber training and became the object of ridicule from his fellow students. Because of this, he often found himself feeling homesick and lonely, yearning to go back to Corellia's green pastures. But thanks to encouragement from Elara and his instructers, he persevered and passed the trials to become a Padawan.
As the years went on, however, it became clear that Zane's background made him ill-suited for the Jedi lifestyle. He often found himself in intense arguments with his master over many matters such as the forbidding of emotional attachment, the nature of the Dark Side, and how much was too much. To him, the desire to protect something or someone was not a bad thing and in fact, could be beneficial to a Jedi. However, his master would have none of it, constantly emphasizing that attachment would lead to fear and eventually the Dark Side.
The conflict between master and apprentice came to a head when Zane was about sixteen. At the climax of a mission where he and his master were tracking down a bounty hunter, their quarry threatened to detonate a bomb in a residential area if they did not call of their pursuit. Sensing what he was going to do, Zane used the Force to pull the detonator from his hand and then used choked him to stop him from reaching for another he had hidden on his person. Seeing this Dark Side power in use, Zane's master intervened and the distraction was enough to allow the bounty hunter to blow the bombs and escape in the confusion. Years of frustration and the sensation of many lives suddenly being lost overwhelmed Zane and he lashed out at his master, blasting the older Jedi with a powerful Force Push. Without even bothering to check what had happened, he fled the scene and vanished.
Not long after, Zane was confronted by a Sith scout, who sensed the turmoil in the young Jedi and offered him a place amongst the Sith to learn to better use his abilities. The idea of being allowed to express himself and not having to suppress his emotions appealed to him and he accepted, traveling to the Renaissance to continue his training. After a decade of studying and reflection, Zane has learned to look past the incident and let go of his disdain for the Jedi Order, turning his attention to discovering more about the secret past of the Sith.
Ship Name: The Last Day of SummerModel: JM-5KFunction: Personal shuttleWeapons: Laser cannon x2Modifications: Improved hyperdrive to address breakdown issues, now a Class 1.Background: Since Zane often went on long solo expeditions to distant worlds, he felt that the single-man JumpMaster 5000 was the perfect ship to suit his needs. The name reflects his sentimental personality.
Name: Elara OdaiSpecies: HumanGender: FemaleAge: 26 standard yearsFaction: Jedi OrderSympathies: She is fiercely loyal to the Jedi Order and the Republic. However, unlike some Jedi, she feels that it is possible to bring Sith and Dark Jedi back to the path of the light and views them as tragic figures rather than monsters.Rank: Jedi KnightOccupation: Jedi Shadow. In Elara's case, however, she prefers to try and bring in Dark Jedi and Sith alive so that they can be redeemed rather than kill them.Skills: Elara has trained exclusively in the use of the lightsaber pike to compensate for her size, giving her a unique fighting style. She uses a combination of Form IV and Form V, using the latter's emphasis on parries and counters to supplement the former's flurry of strikes. She is also highly skilled in the Art of Movement.Force Abilities: To complement her fighting style, Elara focuses on abilities that help her in combat, notably Force Jump, Force Speed, and Battlemind. In battle, she will often utilize the Force to put additional power behind her blows. She can also use basic Telekinesis to move objects and has some skill in Force Healing.Equipment or Weapons: True to the Jedi way, Elara only carries the bare essentials with her, such as a rebreather, grappling spike launcher, and other survival necessities. The shaft of her double-sided lightsaber pike can be telescoped for easier transportation and the blades are green.Appearance: At 5' 5", Elara is not a very imposing figure. Underneath her brown Jedi robes, she wears a set of light durasteel plates on her torso, arms, and legs for protection. She has fair skin, dark green eyes, and her blond hair is often tied up in a bun.Personality: While she can come off as cold at times, Elara is respectful to those around her and will gladly assist those who need it. She takes being a Jedi very seriously and her cool demeanor comes from her efforts to suppress her natural Corellian sentimentality, which she views as an impediment to her training.Home Planet: CorelliaHistory: When Elara came to the Jedi temple with her friend Zane, she found it a bit difficult to adjust at first. She was often teased for her small stature, something that filled her with the determination to prove her detractors wrong. Pouring countless hours into her lightsaber training, Elara emerged as an exceptional duelist and eventually received permission to train in the use of the exotic lightsaber pike. However, this specialized training meant that she got to see Zane less often and the two began to drift apart. The last time she heard of him was several years later as a Padawan, when reports came in that he had attacked his master during a mission and turned to the Dark Side.
The news shocked Elara, who had been lead to believe that all Sith were sadistic killers and couldn't comprehend the thought that someone like Zane could do something like that. With her beliefs rattled, she turned to meditation, thinking long and hard on the matter. Eventually, she decided that something must have happened to drive Zane to turn on his master and that there had to be a way to bring him back. With that in mind, she trained harder than ever and was eventually made a Jedi Knight, upon which she embarked on the path of the Jedi Shadow to seek out followers of the Dark Side in hopes to find her lost friend.
Ship Name: FaithkeeperModel: Nu-class attack shuttleFunction: Personal shuttleWeapons: Medium laser cannonsModifications: Troop bay has been converted into an expanded cargo area to hold more supplies. Weapons are controlled by a computer to eliminate the need for a gunner and the twin light laser cannons on the nose have been removed.Background: Elara was issued the shuttle in order to track down Sith artifacts and personnel as a Jedi Shadow. To better suit it for long-distance trips, several modifications were made to convert it from a troop transport to a suitable reconnaisance craft.