Name: Threlf’all Borealis (nee Rand), uses Rand
Class: Jedi Consular-Sage
Home Planet: Dantooine
Eyes: Pale blue
Marital Status: Married (Secret)
Relatives: Aquerple Borealis (Wife)
Other: Threlf’all is a direct (but very distant) descendant of the Jedi Exile, Mirrah Nova and Atton Rand. Over time, as the result of a family dispute or something similar, the Nova-Rand line decided to drop the “Nova” from their name.
Distinctive Features: Right side of face and parts of body badly scarred due to an accident in childhood. Injury impaired her strength and mobility for most of her life. Is still advised to avoid close-combat or overly strenuous activity. Healing is aided by her force abilities.
Threlf’all Rand spent most of her early life bedridden and housebound after her old childhood friend Azkedellia pushed her off a moving speeder, leaving her permanently scarred. Born force sensitive, Threlf’all was set to become a Jedi and complete her training on Tython, but she needed time to recover from her injuries, not just of her body, but of her mind. Threlf’all spent her time reading, writing poetry and creating art. She became quite well known amongst her friends and neighbours for her creativity and positive outlook, despite her misfortune. A lover of all things natural and spiritual, in part fuelled by her force sensitivity, Threlf’all craved pursuits of the mind and aimed to bring perfect balance to her life. It was through this spirituality that she bonded with Republic Soldier Aquerple Borealis, who was training on Dantooine at the time. Threlf’all was captivated by the Mirialan and was inspired by her strength. Threlf’all was delighted when Aquerple came to visit her one day, and the two of them knew their paths were now intertwined. The two eventually became lovers, despite Threlf’all’s knowledge of the Jedi code, and when Aquerple proposed to her she accepted happily. In a bittersweet twist of fortune, the newlyweds were unable to spend much time together as Threlf’all was declared well enough to start her Jedi training, and Aquerple was assigned to her next post. Parting was difficult, but the couple promised to stay in contact as often as they could.
Due to Threlf’all’s injuries she required permanent care. The Rand family employed Hyzynthlay Vanes, who came highly recommended from noble families on Alderaan. At first, Hyzynthlay was only interested in a professional relationship with Threlf’all, who was always incredibly friendly and kind to her, but over time the two developed a friendship. Threlf’all was briefly placed in an awkward position when Aquerple arrived on the scene, as she felt she would have to choose between her two closest friends, but Hyzynthlay and Aquerple settled their differences. Unaware of Hyzynthlay’s true identity as an Imperial Agent, Threlf’all kept very few secrets from the woman who had cared for her, including her relationship with Aquerple. Threlf’all was distraught when Hyzynthlay left, leaving only a very vague letter explaining why, and she promised herself that she would seek her out once her Jedi training was completed, and she, Aquerple and Hyzynthlay would be reunited once more.
Threlf’all is a very calm, collected individual who is also very optimistic, tending to see the positives in any situation. Suffering misfortune of her own made Threlf’all value helping and caring for others and dedicates herself to ensuring others’ wellbeing. Despite Threlf’all’s calm demeanour, however, she will not hesitate to seriously hurt someone who harms those she cares about. Threlf’all is often perceived as whimsical and perhaps even a bit zany, but her motivations and goals are clearly grounded in reality. Threlf’all hopes that she and Aquerple may get to settle at some point in the future (possibly on Mirial) and be a family, starting with searching for Hyzynthlay.
Tomorrow’s notes: I love the name Threlf’all – it’s taken from a little-known 18th Century poet, Jenette Threlfall (her poems and hymns are beautiful). I studied her work in my final year at University and it was through these poems that Threlf’all the character formed. Threlfall’s poems often have a religious focus, and this is what inspired me to make my Jedi Consular deeply spiritual and a lover of nature. I was very inspired by this woman, and I hope that her works continue to be recovered.
I never tend to go for “squishy” mage-like classes so Threlf’all’s fragility was a new direction for me in terms of character creation.
Threlf’all and Aquerple were created almost simultaneously – the one compliments the other perfectly, the yin and yang. They just seemed a perfect fit, and so it was.
I’ve never made a character with as calm a demeanour as Threlf’all. She’s not laid back as such, but she is the cool head in a heated situation. Difficult and very different to roleplay for me – I’m not exactly that level of Zen.
I thought it made sense for the Consular to be related to the Exile in some way, as both are/were unsually strong in the force.