The Bet (Ficlet)

The Bet

Takes place between end of Forged Alliances and Rishi

Featuring: Auryyn (DS, Warrior), Vette, Theron sort of.

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It had started as a game. A stupid bet that Vette hard started – and that Auryyn had ended up stupidly taking.

“Come on, don’t hold out on me. I want details,” Vette wheedled, leaning forward eagerly.

She and Auryyn were in her quarters, and Vette had claimed the bed as her seat almost immediately. Auryyn didn’t much care – she was happy leaning against the wall. She scowled at her Twi’lek friend and folded her arms defensively, which only served to elicit a giggle from Vette.

“Please?” Vette pressed, blinking excessively at her.

Auryyn sighed and brought her fingers against her forehead, knowing that she was going to regret this.

“All right,” she conceded, shaking her head.

Vette was not deterred in the slightest and she smirked smugly, leaning back and folding her arms as she relished her victory.

The Wrath rolled her eyes and re-folded her arms before starting pace across the small room.

“He’s…nice to look at,” she said, after a few more moments.

“And?” Vette encouraged, her eyes bright and wide.

Auryyn paused her pacing and raised an eyebrow.

“What do you want me to say? He makes a Republic accent sound attractive?”

Vette snorted and then started giggling uncontrollably. When she recovered, she gave a heavy sigh and then tucked her arms behind the back of her head.

“You know, if I didn’t know better, I’d say you like him,” she teased.

Auryyn turned sharply to face her companion.

“What? Don’t be ridiculous. He makes an adequate distraction, and I enjoy watching him squirm,” she protested, tossing her hair. She wouldn’t meet Vette’s gaze, and she tried to ignore the warmth rising in her cheeks.

Vette raised an eyebrow.

“Uh-huh. Sure you do,”

Auryyn frowned at her friend, who had a finger pressed against her lips as though in deep thought. She sighed and looked up, and then shrugged.

“Anyway, even if you were interested, which you’re clearly not, I bet he wouldn’t be interested in you,” she said with a mock sad smile.

Slightly taken aback by her statement, the Wrath blinked, processing Vette’s words. Vette was watching her intently for the reaction, ready to bolt if necessary. She couldn’t disguise the look of relief on her face when Auryyn merely folded her arms.

“What makes you say that?” she asked, attempting to sound as nonchalant as possible.

Vette shrugged again and shuffled around so that she could put her feet up on the wall.

“I don’t know…Republic SIS Agent goody two shoes and a Dark Lord of the Sith…I mean there’s incompatible, and then there’s doomed and then-,”

Auryyn cut her off by raising a hand.

“I get the picture,” the Sith said coolly.

She turned away, not seeing the smile that spread across Vette’s face as she did so. The smile was quickly wiped from the Twi’lek’s face when Auryyn turned to face her again.

“Aside from the fact that I’m…not interested, I think you’re wrong,” she retorted, her red eyes bright.

“I don’t know – I think I’d still put my money on “not going to happen ever”,” Vette teased.

“Is that a challenge, Vette?”

Vette groaned and then covered her face with her hands.

“I forgot – you Sith always turn everything into a competition. It’s impressive…and exhausting!” she said, allowing her fingers to slide down her face. She rolled her eyes and then sat up properly again. She looked up at Auryyn, attempting to keep a straight face. She was about to speak again, but Auryyn got there first.

“I’ll take that bet,” the Wrath said after a few moments.

Vette’s mouth actually fell open, her eyes wide once again. Auryyn laughed and smirked triumphantly.

“Don’t act so surprised, Vette. I love a challenge, and the tougher, the better,” she stated.

Lost for words, Vette simply stared at her and then shook her head. She recognised that familiar excited glint in her friend’s eyes and she knew there was no way of talking her out of it now. She bit her lip, trying not to think too much about what she had gotten herself into with this. Sighing, she got to her feet.

“Wow…you’re really going to do this. Okay. You’re on,” she said.

Auryyn nodded, though she couldn’t ignore the fact that he heart had started to race.

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Thanks for reading! ❤
There may be more. I’m not sure yet. Forgive me! 

 

Roll Call: Jenaraa Cadenza, “Ice Queen”

 Name: Jenaraa Cadenza (Jen-ah-rah)

Species: Human

Alias/Titles: The Hero Of Tython*

Class: Jedi Knight/Sentinel

Home Planet: Dromund Kaas

Alignment: Dark

Age: 24

Eyes: White

Hair: White

Marital Status: Married

Relatives:  Dr Archiban Kimble (Husband) Adaraa (twin sister) Jyo’castor’laeda (adopted sister) Cad’kreon’iyrah (adopted brother)

Distinctive Features: Jenaraa’s white eyes and white hair are striking and unusual, and have been the root of some superstitious rumours about her origins.

Jenaraa was born on Dromund Kaas into a prestigious household and was raised along with her twin sister Adaraa. The twins never really got along, despite their parents’ best efforts. Jenaraa was mean and spiteful toward her sister, who was always the more sensitive twin. Their behaviour divided their parents’ opinions, and tension grew.

When Jenaraa’s mother attempted a power play by killing the daughter of a more prominent Sith Lord, she was punished by being forced to give up one of her own daughters to the family. Jenaraa was her mother’s favourite, and knowing this, she tormented Adaraa, teasing her incessantly about the fact she was leaving. Little did Jenaraa know that her father had other plans – he refused to let his wife give up Adaraa and instead took Jenaraa to Csilla, where he planned to leave her with a friend until it was safe to consider bringing her home. Things did not go as planned as he was followed, and he had to abandon Jenaraa to her fate on the freezing world.

Jenaraa would then be discovered by a Chiss family who took her in and raised her alongside their own children, Jocasta and Kreon. Jenaraa adapted quickly to the cold, unfamiliar world and adopted the Chiss language and culture. Despite getting on well with her adoptive family, Jenaraa possessed an icy demeanour and treated everyone coldly. She demonstrated cruel behaviour even at a very young age, and when her new family re-located to Coruscant, her parents sent her to the Jedi order in the hope that they could curb her behaviour.

Jenaraa trained with the Jedi but she continued to be cold and calculating, much to the disappointment of her Masters. Her fall to the Dark Side was inevitable.

With the exception of Jocasta and her family, Doc is the only person who seems to have gotten past Jenaraa’s icy exterior. Jenaraa longs to go home to the Empire someday but knows that her husband would be unlikely to follow, and so she keeps her true desires locked away until the time is right.

Tomorrow’s notes:

Designing Jenaraa was so much fun, and I think it’s the eyes that really make it work. I decided I wanted to do another Jedi Knight playthrough (a few years after my very first one!) and I wanted it to be very different, so I knew she was realistically going to be a Grey Jedi at the very least. She ended up being far more Dark Side than expected and that suited me just fine. What really surprised me about her playthrough was how much fun I had with her romancing Doc. They were so perfect for eachother, and it was a romance I had not completed before (Auryyn and Doc was a definite no-no!) and I was pleasantly surprised. The romance was funny and sweet, and sometimes utterly ridiculous, but it was enjoyable to experience with the right character. Playing a Dark Side Knight was incredibly jarring and every decision felt incredibly “wrong”, but it’s effectiveness in making me feel that way made me want to carry on. If only Jenaraa’s sister had ended up in the Republic instead…she would have fit in perfectly. Jenaraa had the toughest act to follow, as Auryyn is my main and only Knight, (and my fave ofc!) but I’m glad that she was the toon that broke my “no other Knights” rule.

*I asterisked this as my alternative universe canon is still a work in progress, and I’m still deciding what’s-what (hence the vague references to plot points etc, love interests notwithstanding!)

As always, if you’ve made it this far, thanks for reading!

Dossier: Auurora Hale – Shadow of Perfection

“Auurora Hale. Top of the class. Excels in everything, physical, mental and using the force. Any challenges we throw at her, she gets through them like they’re nothing. The perfect Agent. The girl is a damn genius, and frankly, terrifying. It makes me wonder what she’s been through to get like this – she must have seen some stuff. She’s pragmatic to a fault too; except when it comes to Ehrenn Storm. Incredibly dangerous individual – if she were ever compromised, we’d have to rely on Ehrenn to bring her back from the edge and frankly I can’t take that risk…” – Overseer Jaeger’s notes

Name: Auurora Hale

Species: Human

Eyes: Hazel

Hair: Black

Callsign: Lightning

Little is known of Auurora Hale’s life before she joined the SIS. Even though she grew up with Ehrenn Storm and his family, he seems to know as little as the next person about her origins. According to Ehrenn, Auurora appeared on his family’s doorstep soaking wet from the rain and covered in blood that wasn’t her own. Ehrenn’s parents took her in upon the boy’s insistence and she remained with them. It was evident from an early age that Auurora was an incredibly gifted force sensitive and a genius. She found it difficult to make friends beyond Ehrenn and it appeared she had little desire to do so. The two of them originally sought to join the Republic army, but shortly after starting their initial training, they were approached with the prospect of joining the SIS instead. There are rumours that initially only Auurora was approached with the opportunity but she outright refused to go without Ehrenn – not wanting to lose such a valuable candidate, the SIS agreed to take them both. Auurora stuck by Ehrenn’s side and always vouched for him but wasn’t afraid to confront him when she disagreed or when he was in the wrong. They joined a team of six other young candidates, three of which were also force sensitives. Auurora and Ehrenn befriended fellow Agent Meridiia and the trio became inseparable. Auurora and Meridiia defended Ehrenn when it was discovered that his family were of Imperial origin but had defected.

Auurora’s feelings for Ehrenn were evident from very early on, but for a long time, Auurora assumed her feelings were unrequited and although this upset her, she was willing to accept it. However, after joining the SIS, it rapidly became evident that Ehrenn reciprocated her affections, although the two of them didn’t act upon these feelings and even denied being a couple for the longest time to avoid their relationship interfering with their work.

During her time with the SIS, Auurora also discovered that she had an older half-sister, Aureylya, who was part of a senior SIS team. Aureylya and Auurora actually worked together before they realised that they were siblings. Aureylya was initially dismissive and distanced herself from her sister, but Auurora was determined to get to know her and persisted. With a little intervention from Ehrenn and Meridiia, Aureylya agreed to give Auurora a chance, and the two sisters became close as time passed, to the point where Aureylya was directly involved in her niece and nephew’s lives when they were born. 

Despite her audacity and great mind, Auurora was one of the first of the team to fall under the influence of the cursed holocron that they discovered, and as easily the best in the team, she was not easy to take down. Ehrenn brought her around, and when she returned to normal she was incredibly ashamed of her weakness and wouldn’t really talk about it. Auurora encouraged the team to demand answers from the SIS after the mission and created a rift between the other team members and Helyo and Sapphyre, who had other plans for the dark artifact that they had discovered. The team would disband as a result, but the rivalry remained. Unbeknownst to either Auurora or Ehrenn at the time of the mission, Auurora was pregnant, and when the two of them found out, this cemented their decision to leave the SIS entirely. 

Auurora is a highly capable individual but known to be ruthless at times, often encouraging the team to go to any lengths to complete a mission. Perceived as the unofficial leader, her team mates would often rely on her for guidance and answers – whether she would give this or not was another matter entirely. Despite seeming rather cold and calculated, Auurora’s heart is in the right place. Her stand-offish behaviour obfuscates the caring and well-meaning individual underneath.

Tomorrow’s Notes: Auurora is like no other character I’ve ever designed before. At first glance, it’s like, she’s pretty, intelligent and incredibly capable…and then you dig deeper and she’s actually kind of scary. I wanted to put across that she’s a generally good person but she will go to great lengths to achieve her goals, and that she herself doesn’t really see her as a good or bad person, just as existing. She’s a very cynical character and doesn’t really trust anyone or anything in the world – not even herself. She’s somehow perfect, yet flawed – and I’ve never had a character like this. I like when a character evolves organically from a concept, and that certainly happened with Auurora. I wanted her to be a character in her own right, not just “Auuryyn’s mother”, and I think she’s earned that – although understanding Auurora helps to see where August and Auuryyn get some of their aspects from…

PS: Finally settled on a look for her – I like the pigtails, practical but disarming!

Dossier: Meridiia Timaeus – Mind Over Matter

The Yesterday Knight Legacy

Background:

Hi there! As I’m going to be posting the backstories/profiles for my alts, I figure I should give some background on them.

This saga centres mainly around Auryyn and August’s parents, Ehrenn and Auurora, and the SIS team that they were part of. The team was a mixture of non-force sensitives and force sensitives. The team was disbanded when the team discovered a “cursed” holocron that divided them and was ultimately their downfall.

I consider their playthroughs of the SWTOR storyline non-canon and an alternate reality where they never joined the SIS. 

“Meridiia Timaeus. I’ve never seen someone with so much potential. A tactical and strategic genius but nonetheless a potent force user and physical combatant. She’s fiercely loyal and dedicated but acutely aware of her deficits to the point where it can become a hindrance. The girl’s incredible – she just needs to believe in herself” – Overseer Jaeger’s notes

Name: Meridiia Timaeus

Species: Mirialan

Eyes: Red

Hair: White

Nickname: Sunshine

Meridiia Timaeus lost her parents at a young age and was raised by her Grandmother, who wished for her to follow in her parents’ footsteps and join the military. Meridiia had no desire to join up, but did so anyway to comply with her Grandmother’s wishes. She was incredibly miserable at the academy at first, and would frequently skip classes. Everything changed for Meridiia when Auurora and Ehrenn rescued her from some of their classmates who were giving her trouble. The three struck up a friendship and became inseparable. Meridiia continued to be nervous and shy, and Ehrenn and Auurora fought most of her battles for her, which often made her feel guilty and that she was relying on them too much. Despite her lack of confidence in her own abilities, Meridiia graduated at the top of her class along with Auurora and Ehrenn and they were approached by the SIS. Meridiia’s brilliant tactical mind made her a valuable member of the team, and she could handle herself well enough in combat despite her own feelings on the matter. When it was discovered that Ehrenn’s family was of Imperial origin and the SIS threatened to turn on him, Meridiia convinced the SIS to back down, even though she was terrified. Meridiia gained a new confidence in herself and her abilities and remained alongside her friends in the SIS.

Meridiia was blinded when the team discovered the cursed holocron, the assignment that would ultimately tear the team apart. The team was disbanded shortly afterward. She joined the Green Jedi on Corellia and continued to lend her strategic and tactical advice to their cause. She remained friends with Auurora and Ehrenn and remained in distant contact with some other members of their team.

Meridiia believes the Storm family to have been killed and is not aware that Auryyn or August are alive.

Timid and shy, Meridiia never really speaks unless spoken to with the exception of the people she is really close to. She has no belief in her own abilities, but she will step up for what she believes is right. She despises public speaking and avoids large groups of people, preferring a solitary existence. Meridiia is braver than she thinks and much more than she appears – she tends to be underestimated, by herself perhaps most of all.

Tomorrow’s Notes: I love Meridiia, she’s very different to my other characters who are for the most part very confident and have a shedload of self-esteem. Meridiia, not so much. She’s the toon that I wanted to root for the whole time and just tell her that she had this and she was doing great. I like that even though Auuryyn’s parents are the “main characters” of their saga, Meridiia is definitely the best of them. She brings out the best in other people, but she doesn’t see it in herself, and that’s what makes her so likeable.

 

Smugg Life

My name is Cad’Kreon’Iyrah  Kreon, please, and you may not have heard of me yet, but you will soon enough.

I was just a small time smuggler, making my way in the galaxy but my dream was to be part of a boyband.

I know, right? I was a Captain of my own starship, had a pretty sweet smuggling gig until things kicked off with the Imps. But my ol’ lass of a ship didn’t make a great audience. I wanted to be heard.

So I rocked up on Ord Mantell – I know what you’re thinking – the planet was nigh on a warzone, what would a singer want with such a place?? But inspiration and talent occurs in the strangest places, my friends. It started out as a small smuggling run, but turned into the smartest move of my career…

 

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I may or may not continue writing Kreon’s boyband antics, but I thought I would post this!

 

Roll Call: Ster’re Chandeullier, Agent Extraordinaire

“I’m always up for celebrating,”

sterre57 Name: Ster’re Chandeullier

Species: Human

Alias/Titles: Cipher 9

Class: Imperial Agent-Sniper

Home Planet: Dromund Kaas

Alignment: Neutral

Age: 20

Eyes: Blue

Hair: Red

Marital Status: Married/Single/It’s Complicated?/Wine please

Relatives:

Distinctive features: Is usually inebriated

Ster’re joined Imperial Intelligence for the simple reason that being an Agent sounded like an incredibly fun and exciting lifestyle.

Ster’re grew up on Dromund Kaas as the only child of incredibly wealthy parents. Her mother left home when she was 7 years old and she was raised by her father who spoiled her and gave her everything she wanted – and let her get away with anything. As a teenager, Ster’re found everything a bore and sought new ways to have fun. She and Auryyn, her best friend since childhood, got into all sorts of trouble together and the nightlife of Dromund Kaas was everything. Eventually, Auryyn had to trade her life on Dromund Kaas for the Academy on Korriban and Ster’re compensated for her absence by partying more. Despite her party girl life style, Ster’re excelled at her Agent training and somehow came top of the class despite rarely being in attendance.

Ster’re enjoys her work and takes every opportunity to spent time in Cantinas and bars – generally anywhere where there is alcohol to be found. She claims to only be able to shoot well when she has consumed copious amounts of alcohol, but this is yet to be verified (and no one really wants to verify it either way). Ster’re is happy to get the job done and then go and celebrate. Hard.

Ster’re is, despite her lifestyle, very good at what she does and there’s some degree of method to her unique madness. Her decisions often make no sense, but somehow always seem to work out in the end. She is not only extremely good at seduction but she enjoys it – or rather, she used to. Ster’re developed strong feelings for Vector during their time together but has kept them suppressed as she knows she would only end up hurting him. She attempts to distract herself with other flirtations but with little success. When inebriated, she is unable to hide her true feelings. Her marriage on Voss only complicated matters further.

Despite her outlandish behaviour, Ster’re means no real harm and is really all about having a good time; and she’ll always have your back in a fight.

Tomorrow’s Notes: Ster’re was created when I was drunk/hungover and I decided to play her and make decisions as though permanently in that state. I honestly didn’t expect to play her much, but I ended up falling in love with her character. This was my second playthrough of the Agent storyline and it was much better this time, I think because I connected with her more than I ever connected with Hyzynthlay. She’s such a party girl and yet she’s so much more than that, and she’s so much fun to play. Her backstory came later and it’s not overly complex, but I think she’s a character who doesn’t require a lot of back story to be understood. Whilst she may not fit the more epic tones of KOTFE and Eternal Throne, I think when I finally get round to taking her through the expansions, it’ll be something special for sure. 

 

Roll Call 8/8: Justice, Duty, Peace – The Journey of a Jedi Hero

“I only fail when fear controls me,”                                              

Name: Auryyn Storm

Species: Human

Alias/Titles: Hero of Tython, Jedi Battlemaster

The Outlander

Class: Jedi Knight-Guardian

Home Planet: Eufornis Major

Alignment: Light

Age: 21

Eyes: Brown

Hair: Black

Marital Status: Single*

Relatives: August Storm (Brother), Auurora Storm (Mother, deceased), Ehrenn (Father, deceased)

Distinctive features: Has a scar through her right eye – gained as she escaped her home

Auryyn’s force sensitivity became apparent at a very early age; something that did not come as a surprise to her force-sensitive parents, who, as a result of their own experiences with the SIS, elected to keep her at home until she was old enough to decide for herself whether she wanted to seek training with the Jedi or other organisations. The young heiress had a happy childhood surrounded by those she loved, including her older brother August who she was inseparable from. Her father Ehrenn doted on her more than anyone, to which her mother Auurora would often turn a blind eye, aware that she was similar with regards to August.

Auryyn would play amongst the servants of the house and considered them her closest friends, ignoring objections from August who disapproved of her keeping such company. Despite her kind-heartedness and good nature, Auryyn could be stubborn and prone to fits of rage, with her rebellious streak often getting her and others around her into trouble – but she would always be the first to own up to her actions. Even at a young age, Auryyn was bold and brave, unafraid to speak her mind and stand up for what she felt was right and she encouraged her parents’ philanthropic ventures.

It was at one of these events that Auryyn’s life was changed forever. Her mother’s sister Aureylya had come to visit, with the intention to take Auryyn back to Naboo with her to stay for a while – but Auryyn never got the chance when her parents’ former SIS squad mates arrived uninvited and attacked her parents. Auryyn initially refused to leave, but Aureylya, with the help of the servants, managed to smuggle the two of them out undetected via the use of their quarters. Distraught, Auryyn tried desperately to get back inside the building to be with her parents and to find her brother but in doing so got separated from her Aunt. In all of the confusion and the crowds of people trying to get away, Auryyn ended up lost and alone on the streets. She tried telling people who she was, attempting to obtain a way of safe passage to Naboo so she could find her Aunt, but as a young girl she found it difficult to get people to believe her. Despite her privileged upbringing, she was able to take care of herself well enough to survive until she was taken in by a local orphanage. She didn’t remain there long, however, as a few months after her arrival two Jedi Masters came to visit her to discuss her potential future with the Jedi order – and she accepted.

Auryyn’s strong belief in justice, good and helping others made her a great student – she excelled in her physical training, and despite struggling with more academic pursuits, she persevered. Despite missing her family terribly, Auryyn refused to let their loss consume her- she is unaware that he brother still lives and, in keeping with the Jedi code, has not sought to make contact with him regardless.

Tomorrow’s Notes:

Auryyn is based on my Dungeons and Dragons Paladin character and is my main. She’s was my very first character (back when I played on my little overheating-prone laptop!) and is always the first character that I do things with – she was my first Outlander for KOTFE and she was followed by Azkedellia *months* later. She’s definitely my favourite, and that goes without saying (though I just did) and I found her the most difficult to write. She appears as though she’s a typical hero, but she’s far from perfect, which is what makes her a joy to play. She’s flawed – I’ve noticed more and more that she has quite the ego, once remarking to an NPC that they didn’t “need an army, you just need me” and I think it’s brilliant, not to mention hilarious. She also has little to no sense of humour, yet sometimes I’ll pick the humorous conversation option. Why? Because sometimes it reflects just how she thinks. When reuniting with Lana in KOTFE, she asked if she and Koth were a thing – not to be funny, but because she GENUINELY wanted to know, and because that question popped into her head, she said it. She’s a character that doesn’t necessarily think before speaking or acting most of the time, meaning she can come across simultaneously as brash and naïve.

*For a very long time she was the only one of my toons without a love interest (in game or not, i.e, Threlf’all and Aquerple). I didn’t feel like any of the companions were a good fit for her – but when she re-united with Captain Cantarus during the Ilum story arc, something clicked, and I’ve kind of been rolling with that – there’s chemistry there.

I’m interested to see where the KOTFE story line takes her as a character. So far, she’s been able to stick to being good, but it’s getting more difficult…

Roll Call 7/8: Fear leads to Anger:A Sith Warrior’s Journey

“There won’t be a heart left beating,”

                                                      

Name: August Storm                                                                                              AugFF

Species: Human

Alias/Titles: The Wrath

Class: Sith Warrior-Juggernaut

Home Planet: Eufornis Major

Alignment: Dark

Age: 26

Eyes: Amber (Originally brown)

Hair: Black

Marital Status: Married

Relatives: Jaesa Willsaam (Wife), Auryn Storm (Sister), Auurora Storm (Mother, deceased), Ehrenn Storm (Father, deceased)

Distinctive Features: Skin/eye discolouration due to Dark Side Corruption. As the Wrath, August wears signs of his corruption with pride.

 

 

The firstborn son of wealthy parents, August’s destiny appeared to be clearly paved before him. A child prodigy and genius, he grew bored and restless quickly when he ran out of things to stimulate him, leading his parents to constantly find new pursuits for their son. Aware of his superior intelligence, August frequently manipulated others and appeared to take pleasure in doing so. As he grew older, his charm and good looks only augmented his manipulative nature.

 

Things changed, however, when his younger sister Auryyn was born. He became incredibly protective of her, although August’s protectiveness did sometimes go too far – he disliked Auryyn playing with those he felt “unworthy” such as the servants and he frequently threatened those close to her, warning them that if they ever (in his eyes) hurt her, he would come for them. Despite his immense fondness for Auryyn, he was also jealous of her due to her force sensitivity and the fact that there were some things she seemed to be effortlessly better at than he was. He envied her relationship with their father perhaps most of all and he began trying to be more like her.

 

August and his sister were completely unaware of their parents’ past as SIS Agents – a past that came back to haunt them. During a charity ball that Ehrenn and Auurora hosted at the Storm family estate, two Sith crashed the party, giving the names Darth Xayide and Darth Nihil – though August’s parents recognised them to be their former SIS teammates the Nix twins. Chaos ensued, and August, reeling from the shock, tried to find Auryyn, searching frantically for his sister whilst his parents battled their former friends. August returned to witness his father’s death and the two Sith quickly turned on Auurora, who in her emotional state became unstable. August ran down to her but he was too late, and she died in his arms, telling him to look after his sister and to be strong. It was then that August discovered his own force sensitivity – he managed to send the Sith flying, much to his and their surprise. Darth Xayide then approached him and asked if he was going to kill them. August hesitated, and Xayide seized the opportunity to manipulate him in his vulnerable state. She told August that she had killed his parents to protect herself and her brother Darth Nihil, and criticised his parents for lying to him. Confused and traumatised, August was tempted by the offer of becoming powerful…and finding Auryyn. He agreed to go with them to Dromund Kaas, where he was raised by Darth Xayide and her lover who later enrolled him in the Sith Academy.

 

August is full of rage and ruthless, but can be disarmingly charming when he wants to be and he even found a humorous side to himself through his closeness with his companion Vette. His love/hate feelings towards his sister have resulted in an obsession with tracking her down – it is unknown how a meeting between the Storm siblings would end. When August met Jaesa Willsaam he found a kindred spirit and the two quickly formed a passionate relationship, although August has since had a relationship with Lana Beniko. August is loyal to his Emperor to the end – as far as he is concerned, he serves him, not the Empire.

 

Tomorrow’s notes:

 

August was a really interesting character for me to play for two main reasons; firstly, he’s my first male SWTOR character and secondly, he’s my first truly evil one. August has been a character as long as Auryyn has – he was her brother in Dungeons & Dragons and in that universe, he reunites with her only to betray her and she ends up killing him. He was a brilliant fit for the Sith Warrior as the Warrior and Knight are perfectly opposed. I was worried that August was becoming way too two dimensional, but I didn’t want to add layers of complexity for the sake of it either – he needed to become his own character independently of his sister, (who, let’s face it, I’m biased towards as she’s my favourite) and the Warrior storyline did that nicely. I like that he shows animosity toward Darth Marr and anyone who tries to tell him what to do that isn’t the Emperor. August isn’t like Azkedellia – he’s ambitious, but within a set framework – he doesn’t want that freedom that she wants. August will hopefully develop even more when I go through KOTFE with him. He might have some good left in him…

Roll Call 6/8: Secrets, Knowledge, Power: A Sith Sorcerer’s Rise to Power

“You have my complete, undivided attention…”

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Name: Azkedellia (Az-keh-dee-lee-a) Gale-Revel (nee Gale, Kallig)
Species: Human
Alias/Titles: Darth Nox
Class: Sith Inquisitor-Sorcerer
Alignment: Dark
Home Planet: UNKNOWN
Age: UNKNOWN
Eyes: Green
Hair: Black
Marital Status: Married
Relatives: Andronikos Revel (Husband)
Azkedellia Gale is an enigma – little is known about her before she surfaced on Korriban as a slave. It is speculated that she was a servant to the Rand family on Dantooine when she was young, and was a personal servant to the Rand’s youngest daughter, Threlf’all. It is also rumoured that she was in fact Threlf’all’s half-sister, the result of an affair, though this has never been proved either way. Despite their different statuses, the two became inseparable, particularly because they were both force sensitive. One afternoon, the two were playing a long way from the Rand family farm, and Threlf’all fell down a hole, which led to some old temple ruins. Without hesitation, Azkedellia followed her. It is unknown what the two discovered in the ruins, but Threlf’all emerged without Azkedellia at her side, and Azkedellia was never the same, sweet girl again. Azkedellia became spiteful, selfish and avoided spending more time with Threlf’all than she needed to. Threlf’all was heartbroken at the loss of her friend, but she never told anyone what had happened that day. The pair were out in the gardens one day when pirate slavers arrived on Dantooine, and attempted to take the two girls. Seemingly without hesitation, Azkedellia pushed Threlf’all from the speeder, leaving her once-friend severely injured and bedridden, despite saving Threlf’all from a life of slavery. The next anyone saw or heard of Azkedellia was when she arrived on Korriban. It is unknown whether she remembers much of her past, but it has clearly left its mark in Madness.
On Korriban, Azkedellia met a young August Storm when he intervened to save her from some acolytes who were harassing her. He mistook her for a noble, and was surprised to learn she was a slave. Nevertheless, the two became close. Azkedellia began to develop feelings for August and they appeared to be reciprocated, although August never revealed his feelings. Azkedellia harboured dreams of marrying August and ruling the Empire with him, and was distraught when they were separated for their respective Sith training. However, as she progressed through her training and harnessed her own great power and potential, Azkedellia realised she needed no one but herself. Whilst she still appears fond (enough) of August and considers him a valuable ally, she found love with her companion Andronikos Revel, whom she later married.
Azkedellia craves power, and for her, knowledge is power, and she will do anything to obtain it. She is powerful, ambitious, and can be ruthless and cruel but this demeanour may hide a trace of the kind and selfless child she once was. Whilst she is more than happy for people to serve and worship her, she despises slavery – she appears to take pleasure in the subservience of the elite, perhaps owing to her slave background. Azkedellia found a good friend in Lana Beniko, and she is one of the few people she trusts completely. On occasion, Azkedellia lets he guard down around Lana, and the “good” side of her becomes more noticeable.
Tomorrow’s notes: Azkedellia is an entirely different kind of insane to Lemon. Azkedellia’s name is taken from a character in a fairly obscure TV show, Tinman, based on the Wizard of Oz (I suggest watching it if you like that sort of thing), hence her emerald eyes and general green obsession. It’s such a great name and it sounds very sith-y. She’s the quiet one, the one who no-one suspects until it’s too late. Azkedellia is an evil mastermind, and I love her for it. She schemes, schemes some more and schemes again. Her mind is labrynthian and nothing gets past her. She is by far my most intelligent toon, and it made playing her a real treat. She’s not naïve, though she’s great at feigning it and she’s an enigma (but not for enigma’s sake) making her ideal for her role as a Sith Sorcerer, a guardian of powerful secrets. She plays the ultimate primadonna, but she’s actually very grounded. Her alignment is Dark, but she’s got a fair few light side points thrown in there too, and she was Neutral for quite a while.
She’s a tragic character, when you dig deeper, but she doesn’t wallow in her personal tragedy – it motivates her, makes her want to be more. I was extremely pleased with how perfect Azkedellia was as my Sith Sorcerer. She has layers, and a lot of these I didn’t uncover until I played more of her class story. One of my favourite things about the Sith Sorcerer story was that it allowed her to catch up to and overtake August in almost every way. Yes, he’s my Sith Warrior. But he is bound to the Emperor in a way Azkedellia is not – she has the freedom and the mind to push for more power, to go higher. August has reached his peak. Azekedllia’s reliance on August has all but vanished, but she still uses it as a tool to ensure August’s cooperation. He thinks he pulls the strings, but it’s all her. It’s always been her. And that’s why Azkedellia is amazing.
Azkedellia also gave me my favourite romance in SWTOR, which was super surprising. I hadn’t planned on her romancing anybody (mainly because August) but Andronikos showed up and they just clicked. Originally, she was going to use and abuse him (as he intended to do with her) and it was nothing serious, just fun, but in a very organic way they started to care about one another. For me, it also helped finalise Azkedellia’s breakaway from being in awe of August.
The more I play of Azkedellia, the more I grow to love her as a character. I originally intended August to be my main Imp toon, but Azkedellia stole the show.
If I do ever play through Knights of The Fallen Empire with any other characters, she’s first in line, for sure.