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I think I played very briefly a version of this, but Stargate SG1 flavoured.
How about a Trianii?
https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Trianii/Legends
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Funny you should mention the trianii, because they've come up before. They are a perfectly fine race to play, but they are quite similar thematically to the Cathar, with the wiki even going so far as to point out they are commonly mistaken for cathar. Ultimately you are free to go for it, but might find yourself in direct competition with somebody if I decide against taking two characters of similar alien types - bit like a Duros and neimoidian, if a little less directly related.

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Name: Fria

Species: Arkanian

Gender: Female

Age: 19

Homeworld: The frozen planet of Arkania in the Perave system

General Background: Born and raised on Arkanian, Fria was raised in a kind but racist home. For some reason Fria does not have the pure-blood appearance of her parents, and though this was never stated out loud Fria got the impression that her very existence as an imperfect Arkanian was something to be ashamed of. She has a younger sister that she barely remembers, as she ended up leaving her family home to train in the ways of the Jedi. And when that didn't work out she fled to the outer rim where she wandered about taking odd jobs to survive. Eventually she was able to join the Jensaarai, finding an accepting balance of philosophical views about the force and life.

Personality: Fria is a introvert trying to be the popular girl like her family! She is more accepting of those that are not genetically superior Arkanians but was still raised to thing that Arkanians are the ideal. She tries to be upbeat and encouraging to her fellow Jensaarai apprentices, preferring rejoice in their shared goals and achievements rather than condemn them for their differences (the sort of thing she really craves from others). The idea of a philosophy that you can work towards perfection by improvement is personally appealing to her. Her positive assertation is very much a tool for hiding her fear that she will once again be abandoned for not living up to everyone's perfect standards.

Force and Order specific background: Former Jedi Youngling - Discovered as force-sensitive at a young age, Fria studied at Jedi Master Arca Jeth's Praxeum to one day become a Jedi knight. After displaying much more emotion than is befitting a Jedi, her teachers arranged to have her face her emotions in the frozen wilderness of her planet. The expectation was that she would purge the allure of the dark side or die. But having already become accustomed to being looked at with shame. Fria fled her planet. She does not believe that anyone really missed her. But after about a year of wandering, she was found by Gorga of the Jensaarai and accepted as an apprentice.

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Weapon: Light Whip (just seems too interesting to pass up)


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Welcome Homestar! Arkanians often are the guys you love to hate, so not a bad choice. But only counts if you're a four-fingered pureblood!

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Name Miamar Draedi

Species Trianii

Age 22

Gender male

Homeworld Triani

Description Miamar is a tall drink of grey fur. Aristocratic azure eyes view the world inquisitively. The Trianii rarely wears clothes, apart from a worn leather toolbelt, unless there's a practical need for it, or Rasa Anim makes him. His body is lean and toned, as part of his personal philosophy.
In combat it's almost like he's dancing

Personality Miamar is the most friendly person you'll ever meet. Genuinely inquisitive about other people and cultures, he can usually get a decent read on people too. He likes to ask questions about everything, a trait which his master Ner Th'gan can be irritated by. Indeed some of the younger apprentices joke if he turns to the dark side, it will be because Miamar asked why too many times.
Philosophically he believes you can't have a healthy body without a healthy mind, and vice versa. He doesn't believe isolationism is the way to go, which is a problem when his master is a part of the movement for it.
A fatal flaw can be his curiosity. If something he's interested in, grabs his attention, Miamar can make some poor decisions.

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Miamar was born to a pair of smugglers. Life was quite chaotic for the family, and they moved around a lot. It was mostly a happy life, and Miamar never really realised his parents were criminals, being very young.
Unfortunately his parents got into hock with some very bad people. At the age of 14, Miamar learned the hard truth his parents. They weren't traders as he thought, but criminals now with bounties on their heads. Miamar was in a lot of danger just by being there.
He was left with friends one day,, and his parents said they would be right back. A few hours later he was given a message from them. He read it to find out they left for good. They said they had to leave them, as the last port they had been at, they had a very close call with a bounty hunter. They realised though they loved Miamar very much, they couldn't keep him with them.
Miamar was inconsolable for weeks, before he realised his patents had sacrificed much to protect him, and the best way to honour that, was to live the best life he could.

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Miamar as a kid, tries to learn what he could. This wasn't always easy, as the family he was with was poor, so he had to help out by working. Low paid stuff like cleaning, waiting on tables, manual labour, that sort of thing. At the age of 16, he had his first proper job. A porter for an archaeological expedition to a remote part of the planet.
Despite his excitement on getting to do something cool, when Miamar actually got there, a sub zero feeling inside of him, washed all that excitement away. Although he didn't understand it at the time, that was his force danger sense kicking in. Thinking it was just nerves, Miamar ignored it.
The site was the forgotten tomb of an almost equally forgotten king. When the party entered the tomb, the entrance sealed itself behind them. Worse still, it looked like the tomb was actually part of a much larger complex. So the party split up into a trio of teams. Inevitably disaster was to follow. The complex was highly trapped. People died in droves. The head of security went crazy and started killing people, until she was suckered by a double trap. Miamar doesn't know how he survived it, and the sole survivor at that, but when Ner Th'gan and others broke in, and disabled the traps, Miamar was grateful. He did notice Ner Th'gantaking something from the tomb, asked what he took. Ner, sensing Miamar's potential, smiled and invited him to come along and find out. The defender took him on a roundabout trip, so Ner could judge Miamar more thoroughly. It would be easy to leave Miamar being on one of the stops they made. Told Miamar enough to keep him curious. Finally NerTh'gan told him the truth, judging him a candidate for apprenticeship. He told Miamar he was a force sensitive, and that he could train Miamar if he wanted to, but he'd have to abandon his old life. The prospect of new knowledge and self improvement was all the incentive Miamar needed.
Initially he flourished under his structured learning. The Socratic way Ner Th'gan conducted some lessons, helped Miamar develop his own answers.
He was also trained by Spereia Stropia, in things that Ner felt she did better than him. Miamar got quite close to her, as she reminded him a lot of his own mother. She also introduced him to Gorgo, another influence on the young Trianii.
He was popular amongst his fellow students too, ready to help them out if they asked. Miamar always had a kind word, or encouragement for them.
As the years went by Miamar had more and more questions. He wasn't always satisfied with the answers. It wasn't until his early twenties he realised he fundamentally disagreed with Rasa in her views on isolationism. He innocently shared his views with his fellow apprentices, which irked Rasa, and required an intervention from both Ner Th'gan and Spereia Stropia on his behalf.
He felt that the only way the Jensaarai would grow., would be if it went outside. Yes there would always be bad things and people, but that was the price for the wonders of the universe. Miamar wants to go out, and become the version of himself.

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Master - Ner Th'gan
Style - Trākata
Lightsaber - 2 weapon lightsaber.
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Species: Zabrak
Gender: Female
Age: 20
Homeworld: Iridonia
General Background:
Physical description and personality: Triz Bat Sheva is Zabrak woman standing just over 1.8 meters (6') with tan-orange skin, long platinum blonde hair, and violet eyes. She has a "crown" of ebony horns between her hairline and eyes, with red decorative tattoos on her brow, cheeks, chin, neck, and chest. Uncommon to most Zabrak, she has sparse, black eyebrows. She has a strong physique from constant training and moves with deliberate, smooth, confident motions.
Triz Bat Sheva is strong and determined, almost to the point of being single-minded when her mind is set on a task. Her training has curbed these tendencies to some effect, but not eliminated them. She believes in constantly pushing and testing herself for improvement, a quest for perfection that she can never truly attain. She believes that by moving toward physical, mental, and spiritual perfection she becomes closer to The Force and all living beings, and that by improving herself she is improving life everywhere.
Her intensity can be alarming to some, but it is merely her strong focus that she uses for all tasks. While some relax their mind and open themselves to the Force, Triz Bat Sheva sharpens her mind and embraces the force. If using the Force were a dance, some would waltz; Triz Bat Sheva tangoes.
Force and Order specific background: Triz Bat Sheva was originally trained as a Jedi as a Youngling. She showed early aptitude at physical training and combat, though she drew concern with her internal resistance to obeying the "will of the Force" and quieting her mind. She quickly learned to parrot the philosophies, but did not fool the Jedi, who could sense her independent spirit. Still, they sensed no darkness or fear within her, and she continued her training. When she was apprenticed to a master, the Council assigned her to an Ithorian named Dugong in hopes that the pacifist master would temper the Zabrak's aggression. Dugong utilized the Soresu form, and attempted to use the defensive form to simultaneously allow Sheva to express her physicality while learning discipline, patience, and passive defense. While Sheva did enjoy the challenge of resisting defeat as long as possible, on a practical level she found the form frustrating and restrictive, and found herself much more drawn to the aggressive and effective Juyo and Vaapad styles. At the same time, she began to feel the growing alarm of her instructors, who were alarmed with Sheva's pure enjoyment of combat and feared such aggression would inevitably lead her to the Dark Side. While Sheva did indeed enjoy combat for its own sake, she had no particular love of killing, and was hurt and angered that the Jedi could or would not make the distinction. As Sheva's resentment toward the Jedi's reaction grew, it fed into the Jedi's concern, which increased Sheva's resistance...a vicious cycle Sheva found herself locked in with the Jedi institution itself.
Sheva fought in several battles of the Clone War when it grew large enough that even peace-seeking Jedi such as her master were drawn into the fight. If the Jedi hoped that real combat would temper the young Padawan or 'get it out of her system', they were deceiving themselves. Though her age and inexperience kept her from a majority of the fighting, she still exulted in the combat she did encounter, her aggressive combat tactics often requiring others to come to her aid when she overextended and found herself outnumbered and surrounded. Though everyone was impressed with her skill for one so young, they admonished her for her recklessness...something that had become far too common an occurrence among young Jedi, as far as the Council was concerned.
In the end, there was only one conclusion. Sheva could not allow herself to be molded into what the Jedi wanted her to be, and the Jedi could not stray from their rigid structure to allow for Sheva's proclivities. Dugong showed genuine remorse when he informed her that the Council would not award her the rank of Jedi Knight, and began to offer her other options, but Sheva was at greater peace than she had been since her Youngling days. She felt as though chains had been struck from her body, and she was now free to follow her own destiny. She departed the Jedi temple and began exploring various career options. After finding some success as a pit gladiator for the pleasure and gambling activities of the Hutts, she began doing bounty hunter work for them as well. However, while the Hutts provided a means of survival and activity, she quickly found them loathsome and dishonorable, and began looking into mercenary work. However, the mercenaries she encountered were little better than the Hutts, and Sheva began to long for some way she could hone her skills without plunging head-first into the dregs of the universe. It was then that she encountered Gorga, who was making contact with a former associate while Sheva was present. Detecting Sheva's Force sensitivity, he began speaking with her about her past and her abilities, eventually introducing her to the Jensaarai. Here, Sheva found an organization where she could express her connection to the Force without being strangled by restrictions, and she wound up being accepted as an apprentice by Sheysos-ka, feeling a kinship with the woman due to their similar experiences and philosopy. It was also here when she learned about the Great Jedi Purge and the slaughter of her former classmates. While saddened to hear the news, she suspected that the fall of the Jedi had, at least in part, been brought about by their own inflexibility and strict adherence to doctrine. She also learned that the Jedi attack upon the Jensaarai happened the year after she left the Jedi, and was horrified to realize that, had she remained, she might well have been one of the ones sent. Possibly not, as it was unlikely that Dugong would have participated in such an attack, but it still served to reinforce her belief that she had made the correct decision to leave, possibly even been guided by the Force.
Her approach toward the Force tends to use it as a way to connect her on a metaphysical level with her surroundings, enhancing her physical abilities. In combat, she is very intense; she engages with her opponents constantly, never allowing either a moment's rest and always using unexpected or unorthodox attacks to keep the opponent off-balance.
Master: Sheysos-ka
Form: Form VII Vaapad
Lightsaber: Split Saber - Orange blades
RP sample: Sheva stood in ready position, maintaining a one-handed high guard with her orange blade held horizontally above the head and pointed to the side. Her body was half-twisted, with her off-hand swept across and down. Though her expression was calm, energy flowed through her, ready to move her in any and every direction. Waiting across from her was Sheysos-ka, blade back in a one-handed grip, angled forwards with the blade arm held parallel, the other hand held up in a challenge. Her dominant foot was positioned back. Sheva knew she could not wait long; she was expending energy just by standing still, while the Barabel Guardian was conserving her nearly-inexhaustible endurance. She also knew that she was unlikely to physically overpower her instructor. She also could not win on skill alone, as Sheysos-ka was by far out of her league in terms of swordsmanship. She might be able to surprise the older former Jedi at some point, but not while her guard was up and ready. There was only one way to shift the advantage against a superior foe.
Smirking and stretching her neck to pop it, Sheva began an intricate pattern with her lightsaber, stepping forward and feinting quickly to the side while her orange blade formed a continuous loop around her. She use wide, sweeping strokes, inviting the Guardian to try to slip past her guard, though she knew Sheysos-ka would never fall for such an obvious trap. Instead, she used the ploy to step closer, her blades flashing in a tighter pattern as Sheysos-ka's blade shifted positions to guard against a swift attack. This close, the Guardian was forced to engage, to react rather than set the pace of the battle. It still wasn't enough, though...not by far.
On a backspin, Sheva ignited the second blade of her split saber, using it as a double-bladed saber as she initiated Assured Strike technique, light and quick slashes and jabs that sacrificed power for speed and accuracy and trusted the energy of the blade to cause light, draining attacks. Sheysos-ka gave ground slowly, her own Deflecting Slash redirecting the attacks away easily but allowing Sheva to switch position while Sheysos-ka dealt with the onslaught. Shifting to Swift Flank, Sheva twisted the hilts of her split saber, separating them as she moved to attack the Guardian from two directions, nearly single-handedly flanking her. Sheysos-ka engaged Circle of Shelter to protect herself from all sides, and Sheva immediately used Vornskr's Ferocity, raining furious assault from two sabers on a focused point. Again, Sheysos-ka gave ground, but Sheva expanded her attack, flexing with the Guardian to maintain the assault. She felt her opponent's frustration rising as the blows kept coming, and accepted the emotions into herself, fueling them further with her own exultation of the battle, the thrill of bringing the fight to a stronger, more skilled opponent. Closing the emotional loop, Sheva smiled in pure joy, her attacks forming different patterns with different timing, forcing Sheysos-ka to respond as though she were truly facing two opponents, not one.
"You've been practicsssing," commented Sheysos-ka casually, though Sheva felt her tenseness growing. "My teacher requires constant training and dedication," replied Sheva, initiating a series of extended thrusts while keeping one saber back to guard. Sidestepping the thrusts, Sheysos-ka backflipped for more room, wish Sheva in close pursuit. "I sssee that you are trusssting me not to counterattack," hissed the Barabel, pulling her saber into rear block, then forward parry to defeat a two-sided attack. "One might call that 'overconfidencssse'." Spinning with both blades out and low, Sheva swept one blade up and thrust with the other, forcing another dodging sidestep, and answered conversationally, "One might call fighting you in the first place 'overconfidence'. I call it 'sparring'." Nodding, Sheysos-ka reversed the grip on her saber and asked, "Ssstill a virgin, are you?"
It only took a second of surprise and shock at the question. The furious assault hesitated only for the briefest of moments, but it was more than Sheysos-ka needed. The practice blade struck Sheva in the back of the legs, knocking her into the air, then came down on her chest before she landed, slamming her into the ground. As her dual blades clattered away, Sheva was hard-pressed to decide which hurt more: the blades, the landing, or falling for such a simple trick. She lay recovering as Sheysos-ka flicked her blade off, allowing the apprentice to recover and rise to her feet on her own power. "Not that I'm complaining," Sheva stated a bit breathlessly, wincing as she rose and stretched out he hand, pulling her sabers back to her and attaching them to her belt. "I know 'all's fair in combat' and such. But it's unlikely that an opponent would say such a thing in life-or-death fight."
Sheysos-ka's saurian eyes flashed over to Sheva, regarding her intensely for long enough to cause Sheva to fidget. "Know thisss, young one," Sheysos-ka said very seriously. "If it might work, a sssmart opponent will usse it in a 'life-or-death' battle. Alwayss be on your guard." Walking to stand directly before Sheva, Sheysos-ka tapped the girl on the forehead with a claw, enough to poke but not cut. "Focusss..." she hissed. "That ssstyle you usse iss no toy. You mussst focusss...your thoughtsss, your feelingsss, your actionsss. Juyo and Vaapad bring you perilousssly clossse to the Dark Ssside, and leave openingsss in your defencsse. If you do not focusss and maintain absssolute control at all timesss, death will be the leassst of your problemsss."
Flexing her shoulder to loosen it up a bit, Sheva asked, "Why do we assume that the Light Side and the Dark Side are at polar opposites? That each action or thought is either dark or light? Life doesn't work that way, after all, and the Force is Life. Can't the Light and Dark be in balance?" She tilted her head while regarding her teacher, genuinely curious rather than argumentative.
Sheysos-ka's hissing laughter greeted her question as the Guardian shook her head. "I never sssaid they were oppossitesss, did I? That'sss your Jedi training talking." Reaching out a clawed hand, Sheysos-ka brought a training staff sailing across the room to her and caught it, holding it in the middle. Balancing the staff on her open palm, she asked, "What doess thisss ssignify?"
Sheva looked, then sighed. "You're demonstrating balance. Stay in the middle and the staff, a rather obvious metaphor for the Force, will stay balanced. Go too far to one side or the other and it will fall, but that's what I'm talking about! You're treating Light and Dark as opposite ends!"
"Light and Dark are indeed two ends to the ssspectrum," Sheysos-ka nodded, bringing up another claw and holding the staff with both. "Noticsse that I moved both clawsss that time, one toward each end. But I ssstill maintained balancsse. You could do the sssame with a round disssc...you would ssstill need to maintain balancsse. The ssstyle you ussse?" Sheysos-ka choked up with both claws, holding the staff more like a bat. "Tendsss to ussse more Dark Ssside. Aggresssion...passsion...indulgencsse. It can be effective when usssed correctly, in moderation." Sheysos-ka suddenly swung the staff at Sheva's head, stopping it mere inches from striking and causing Sheva to flinch and grope awkwardly for her practice blade. More hissing laughter as Sheysos-ka tossed the staff back toward where it was originally, "Too ssslow, Apprenticsse. Asss I ssaid, usseful, but alsso becomesss unwieldy, awkward, off-balancsse. That kind of attack cannot be maintained for long before it drainsss you and leavesss you open and vulnerable. Sssuch iss the danger of Juyo and Vaapad. Ussse it sssparingly, wissely, or it will drain and consssume you."
Sheva felt shame and anger form within her at letting her guard down and being slow to react. I should know better! she thought irritably to herself. Never let your guard down...especially with this instructor. Rather than try to calm her emotions, she focused on harnessing them, shaping them. Use them sparingly, she repeated to herself, considering the words and how they could be applied. Vaapad used a feedback loop of the dark emotions of both combatants; a Vaapad user embraced her opponent's aggression and fed it back to them. Is that what she means? Sheva wondered. Make sure the energy is balanced in the loops? Or did she mean to use Vaapad sparingly, switching out with Soresu?
Sheva's ruminations would have to wait for the moment, however. Walking back to a position a few feet away, Sheysos-ka ignited her saber and retook guard position. "Again."
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Wow, lots of movement in here. Welcome everybody, glad to see it.

Clearly, I am going to recruit no less than six players given how many great characters are on offer now. In fact, like many GMs before me, I may actually bend my limit a little and recruit a seventh. We'll see. It's always so sad to have to pass up on interesting characters at all.

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