______________________________________________________________________________ Cala Sol Rathios BIOGRAPHY FULL NAME: Calamar Luzi Sol Driekas-Rathios AGE: 29 SPECIES: Human HOMEWORLD: Esseles FACTION: United Protectorate RANK: Senator FORCE-SENSITIVE: No HEIGHT: 5"10 WEIGHT: 76 kgs HAIR COLOR: Orange EYE COLOR: Green, flecks of grey STRENGTH: ██████████ DEXTERITY: ██████████ STAMINA: ██████████ INTELLIGENCE: ██████████ WISDOM: ██████████ CHARISMA: ██████████ Being born to a rich family in one of the Houses of the Elders, Calamar Sol Driekas-Rathios III (or, by his own preference, Cala Sol Rathios) was always different to the other kids. From a young age, the freckled boy with the wild orange hair was obsessed with Dejarik and HoloChess, and excelled in competitive Dejarik tournaments. He managed to squeeze these games in around an incredibly tight schedule, taking advanced placement classes in one of the most prestiguous private education systems on Esseles: the Imperial Academy of Calamar. But, in less than a year, Dejarik bored him almost as intensely as it had once thrilled him. Nonetheless, after his successes in Dejarik and his remarkable educational honours, the teenage boy was practically wading through university invitations both on and off world. And yet, he was not convinced. While the offers were at least mildly appealing, he was too young to yet have the applications from the more prestigious universities he was desperate to attend. Despite his best efforts, Cala's parents went ahead and accepted an application on his behalf, certain that their son would excel if given the opportunity to start university far earlier than most students. While Cala already had a shaky relationship with his parents, this was the straw that broke the bantha's back. He ran away with his savings, spending nigh-all he had earned to take the trip to the paradise world of Shella, the home of his cousins, of the little-known House Driekas. At fifteen, whilst on Shella, he discovered his second great obsession: language. Not only did he mull over whatever poetry he could get his hands on (especially the ancient stuff)—he could never have enough of it. Because of this, and because of the vast amount of literature he could not read in it's natural form, he also took to fervently learning as many languages as possible. Countless days were spent memorizing words and grammar, late nights (and early mornings) attempting to simulate the workings of complex alien vocal tracts. Thanks to his obsessiveness, in less than a year, he became fluent in Twi'leki, Huttese, Abdenedo, and pretty good at Rodian, too. (He couldn't shake his human accent despite intense effort and hours of study.) And while he would continue dabbling in language for the rest of his life, the obsession, too, faded. It was then, sometime around seventeen years of age, that he spouted an obsession with politics. An obsession that, unlike all the others, would never fade. He quickly earned his Bachelor's in Political Science with the University of Shella, and given his speed of completion and summa cum laude honours, he was made an offer he could not refuse: the rare opportunity to move to Coruscant, and attend the prestigious University of Coruscant. He pounced on it. Ten years of intense study in the Imperial capital later, and Cala felt ready to be the political figure he had hoped to be for all those years. He turned up to the Esselesian political debates as a complete unknown, and—with help from his near-photographic memory—systematically dismantled each and every of his political opponents in a consice manner, leaving as the shock-frontrunning candidate for the Senate of the United Protectorate. Thanks to this exposure, this success in several further debates, and depite an underfunded campaign, Cala won the election in a landslide. He had now the right to represent his world on perhaps the grandest stage: the Senate of the newly-formed United Protectorate. Cala Sol Rathios: the voice of the Peoples of Esseles. PERSONALITY PRACTICAL SKILLS■■■■■ Slicing■■■■■ Survival■■■■■ Tracking■■■■■ Hunting■■■■■ Leadership■■■■■ Invest. COMBAT SKILLS ■■■■■ Blasters■■■■■ Rifles■■■■■ Misc.■■■■■ Demo.■■■■■ H2H■■■■■ Daggers EDUCATION ■■■■■ Huttese■■■■■ Rodian■■■■■ Twi'leki■■■■■ Tactics■■■■■ Politics■■■■■ Espionage Members of House Rathios were known to be cold and unforgiving, but this was never true of Cala. In general, he presents as kind-hearted, nd confident (although on the inside he is rarely ever as confident as he appears). He is generally a very likeable character, proving brilliant in diplomacy and peace-talks. Furthermore, he truly wishes to be a force for good in the galaxy, impacting the Senate in such a way that the Protectorate is better off with him present. As for less positive traits: when he believes in something, Cala can be frighteningly stubborn. He can also be prone to missing social cues, perhaps a side effect of his savant-like intelligence. Cala also, for all intents and purposes, lacks a sense of humour, and suffers from mild obsessive compulsions, which he suppresses in fear of appearing crazy. Nonetheless, what the young senator lacks in age and wisdom, he makes up for in genius and charisma, able to charm his way into many a deal. LEGACY EQUIPMENTLight Duraplast Armor —Beneath Cala's all-business attire, he dons light duraplast armour covering his chest and back. These are salvaged bits of Ranger Scout Armor given to him by his brother, stationed in the Esselesian Navy. THREAD NAME AND URL — Thread sypnosis.