Alyse, born to a family of the Political class within the centrist Society of Bakura had been brought up with a degree of privilege afforded to her through her family's standing within the Political circles of the Planets governance. For the best part of her early life she had been brought up with the understanding that she was being groomed for a position within the political circles, until it was revealed to her following her 16th that the reason for her family's long held standing in governance had been due to its allegiance to a secretive cult known as the Cult of Locura.
In the wake of the revelation, Alyse had been brought before a Gotal Force user by the name of Locura. Whom had saw that the young teen harboured a latent Force potential that he would help her realise, promising her greater power and an enhancement of her Family's status. Accepting the offer, though mostly out of her own inquisitive nature for learning, rather than looking to improve her family's stance - Alyse learned the ways of the Force from the perspective of the Dark side, learning that power comes from passion and strength of will.
Despite her constant reluctance for outward displays of power by resigning herself to become a slave to her emotions, Alyse continued learning to wield the powers of the Force under the instruction of Locura - yet much to her mentor's ire opting to favour the more subtle means of manipulation rather than outside displays of raw power. Her mentor's patience could only hold out for so long, his plans for exploiting his student's raw potential for his plans to claim the Sith Throne for himself being stalled for too long, forced Locura to play his hand.
After Locura made a direct attempt on her life, and left her for dead. Alyse later returned to the cult's temple, having now realised the deception and misguided nature of the dark side cult under the flawed influence and leadership of Locura - vented her wrath upon those who had threatened her life, bringing down the temple and the false prophet in flames - before retreating back into the shadows to correct the mistakes of the wayward cult and to to seek out those loyal to the true Sith.
Average and unassuming in presence, Alyse does not fit the general stereotype of the Sith - though in good physical condition, she does not have the bulk associated with those constantly engaged in heavy physical activity. Rather, she possesses a slender lithe figure, often using her sharp tongue and intense expressions to accentuate the dark presence she possesses through the Force, this expressing itself outwardly with a self-confident and focused poise that is often mistaken as part of her upbringing within the fringe's of Bakura's Aristocracy.
Her expressions can vary quite significantly, although more often than not, she prefers to adopt a calm, expression that reflects little of is running through her mind, or even betray any of her feelings. The majority of her emotive expressions emanate through Alyse's eyes, having been brought up to maintain a level of personal restraint that is based more upon the expectations of the family as part of their stature.
Alyse approaches life in a far more clinical, rational manner, taking into consideration the long term objectives and aims of the ideals and Doctrines contained within the Book of The Sith, rather than working only to achieve short-term gratification from subduing or crushing those that stand in her way. Alyse is often seen as cold and rarely inclined towards displays of outward emotion, beyond those that serve a particular purpose - even the anger that often characterises the actions of her "kin" only appears when she considers it an appropriate means of response: particularly in light of violence or the threat of, being directed towards her.
As a consequence of this penchant, Alyse also tends to be something of a long-term planner, and possesses unusual patience in waiting to achieve her aims, something that perhaps had been instilled through her family's legacy within the Governance of Bakura. This particular tendency has even led to moments where she has seemed inclined to demonstrate mercy when there is no need for it, since she does not believe in taking life without very specific cause, lest the death of the person concerned have wider ramifications than might initially believed.
In that same vein, she is generally not inclined to dismiss the lives of others quite so quickly as her fellow Sith, considering everyone as a potential resource rather than a being that exists simply to be dominated or destroyed. The majority of those relationships in which Alyse does engage are formed purely on the basis of mutual benefit. Alyse is particularly driven with regards to seeing her plans through, and has little time for those that are not capable of providing assistance in some form. When encountering others, despite appearing amicable at first, Alyse can at times be abrupt and her mannerisms will often betray a certain impatience for their dealings to be concluded, so that he can proceed to the next stage of her endeavours. And, as a consequence, comes off as an extremely private individual, and will protect both that with a far greater zeal than she will under any other circumstance.
Alyse has a great respect for personal autonomy, and for those willing to take their destiny into their hands and thus determine their own path, even should the individual concerned lack the Force Sensitivity that is valued among the Sith. To a certain extent, this may very well explain her reluctance to take life unnecessarily, since each individual life snuffed out thus destroys all the potential that person may have had, which she considers to be a waste, and extremely distateful. However, whenever there is a clear indication that the individuals in question are beyond any potential use, or pose a direct threat to her own well-being, only then will she disregard said lives.
Skills and Abilities
Alyse was born with a strong connection to the Force, that lay untapped and dormant for the majority of Alyse's youth. Until her induction within the Sith cult, and the following tutor ledge under Locura. Alyse had always possessed a raw and untapped potential,something that the instruction by the "Sith Prophet" had allowed her to become cognisant of and shown her the means to tap into her raw potential.
Whilst aware that she possesses strength that many of her former fellow cultists sorely lacked, Alyse is under no disillusion that she still has a long way go before she is able to harness her full potential and finesse her control. She is conscious that in comparison to the abilities that had been touched upon within the dark tomes, her abilities would be considered mere parlour tricks to a truly powerful Sith.
Much like her differing temperament to the stereotypical Sith, Alyse avoids open displays of her power, preferring to keep her abilities hidden focusing at first on subtle manipulations to bend events to her favour. However, when pressed either through direct conflict or attempts on her own well being, Alyse would not hesitate in using her connection to the Force to kill those that would threaten her.
During her initiation and training under Locura, Alyse was coerced into fashioning her own lightsaber, yet despite learning to bleed and corrupt a kyber crystal to her will, the kyber had only been partly bent to her will, resulting in the emitted light to carry a reddish purple hue. Finding that unlike many of the cultists, Alyse was lacking in outright malice and anger, with her personality being much more reserved and clinical than those of her peers.
Whilst the use of her lightsaber has been kept strictly for private training and ceremonial purposes only, Alyse is not fully adverse to wielding it whenever she has deemed it necessary, often concealing it on her person. Yet despite the rarity of her lightsaber's use, Alyse is capable in swords play, owing to part of her school education, she was instructed in fencing, to a level of fair competency. Even through she wouldn't be winning any championships, she could still hold her own.
As part of her upbringing Alyse was afforded a strong educational background, although not by any means a genius, she is a bright and intuitive learner. Strongly inquisitive with regards to learning more about the unknown, Alyse has learnt to respect the opinions and wisdom of those who are more knowledgeable than her, despite this she would often question the teachings offered to her, more out of her nature to challenge the status quo, rather than accepting it as pure gospel.
Similar to her education, Alyse was afforded the opportunity to learn the basic fundamentals of interstellar flight. Whilst she is by no means possessive of the skills of a fighter pilot, she is able to fly solo with relative proficiency to safely navigate her way across the galaxy.
Despite her upbringing and family's societal standing, Alyse has very little material possessions that she could really call her own, despite the fact that she has a small but healthy balance of credits within her holding accounts. Much of her family's assets and wealth are tied up within her father's estate.
However following on from the incident within the rouge Sith Cult, Alyse had found herself cut off from her parents, her actions being perceived as being an act of betrayal against the Sith Order established by Locura - leaving her only with her personal accounts and effects that comprise of her ship, data pad, Force suppressing pendant as well as a few minor trinkets. Though she had found herself taking refuge within her family's abandoned and run down estate located on the outskirts of Bakura's capital city Salis D’aar.
Alyse was born to a small but influential family on Bakura, and although they were not especially wealthy or powerful, the family name seemed to have held onto an unusually favourable standing in the planet's society. Whilst many have speculated that the Ti'Varnus' family standing within the governance of the Centrist Planet's political class has been little more than generations of nepotism, there had been talk that the name Ti'Varnus had reached further back into the lost history of Bakura - some speculations claiming that it had extended back to rise of the Ancient Sith Empire, where a Sith Master had once carried that name hailed from the planet. Yet, the truth to any creditable claim of lineage has been forever lost to the passages of time and left forever as nothing more than a family legend. For as far back that the family records would reach back, prior to the clone wars, it had transpired that the various generations of Ti'Varnus had been seated within a position of the Planet's governance.
Alyse was brought up in a way befitting someone of her supposed position within Bakura's upper circles, in a way that could be considered to have been spoiled by her relatives. Often left without a parent to watch over her, Alyse's moral and educational upbringing was left to a number of tutors and favourites of her father. However, not wanting to displease the young governor's daughter, these lessons were mostly for show and the child was often allowed to do as she wished - within reason, tales of the Dark Wraith often being spun whenever the young girl had grown too unruly to bring her back into line.
Raised with a privileged education, Alyse quickly flourished, highly intelligent and motivated to achieve her own goals by any means necessary, such that while still in her adolescent years she had an periactive role in the government of Bakura, often assisting her father with clerical duties. Learning the ways of power by governance, through the centrist ideals of the Bakura's ruling parties, that had long been supporters of past Sith Empires.
During her initial tenure within the political halls of Bakura's governance, Aylse had taken notice of hushed discussions between her father and some of his aids. Figuring it was perhaps not her place to question her father outright, the young teen continued to quietly observe from a distance, learning to recognise the subtle changes in her father's tone when he was conversing with certain individuals, noting how he would take certain precautions to ensure that the secretive hushed discussions where deliberately kept out of ear shot.
As Alyse approached her 16th, she began to grow increasingly suspicious of of her parent's shady activities. Her inquisitiveness getting the better of her, she approached her father and confronted him about his secretive discussions. Despite the initial rebuttal, it was revealed that the Ti'Varnus family had been long time servants of a rouge branch of dark side worshipping cultists that worked within the shadows of various establishments to bring about the return of the Sith Empire back into Galactic rule, through their anointed prophet Locura
After the initial revelation, Alyse was gradually brought into folds of the secretive cult. Slowly being exposed to its traditions and doctrine, learning that the purpose of the cult was to reinstate the absolute rule of the Sith under the reign of Locura who saw himself as the next true Dark Lord- through the subversion of political influence instilling the virtues of authoritative rule, funnelling of funds and supplies through various fronts, with the greater goal of installing Locura into a seat of power. Whether it was down to her inquisitive nature, or the education and upbringing that she had received, Alyse was gradually being brought further into the cult's inner circles.
Unaware that she had been subversively groomed from birth to accept and embrace the teachings of the Sith, earmarked by the cult's self proclaimed leader, Locura for her latent connection to the Force. An ability that she had long been kept blind to through the use of a Sith artefact that had been fashioned into a pendant that was used to suppress her connection to the Force, until the time came that she would be fully inducted into the Sith Cult.
Swiftly following in the wake of her indoctrination to the Sith Cult, Alyse found herself garnering particular attention from the head of the clandestine cult's temple. A tall, dark and menacing looking Gotal who was revealed to be the self proclaimed prophet of the Sith, going by the name of Locura. Who revealed and opened the young acolyte to her unrealised and latent connection to the Force, taking it upon herself to tutor and guide her in the ways of the Force according to the doctrines of the Sith.
Whilst to begin with her training in the Force focused on the basic manipulation of the Force, using simpler abilities like telekinesis, sense and mental manipulation. Locura was forever pressing the young acolyte to focus on abilities that were outward shows of raw power and strength, fuelled by raw emotion - something that Alyse was hesitant to embrace to begin with, she would only call upon her raw emotions when pressed by the Gotal Sith.
Despite her constant reluctance for outward displays of power by resigning herself to become a slave to her emotions, Alyse continued learning to wield the powers of the Force under the instruction of Locura. Often questioning and challenging the need for overt displays of power instead of the use of subtle manipulations, much to her mentor's ever growing ire who seemed to become increasingly focused on having his student exploit and use the raw potential through brute strength.
Such was Locura's desire to have his student, give in to her emotions, letting go of her predisposition of rational thought. Alyse would find herself being assailed by Locura's agents, thugs that were periodically dispatched to locations where his student would be training, with the goal to threaten and goad her into acting out on raw emotion. The initial attempts were diffused through Alyses use of mental manipulation, forcing the subsequent attacks to be carried out by conditioned assassins.
The threat against her life, would drive Alyse into abandoning all pretext of her reserved nature and just out right killing the assailants with little to no hesitation.
THE FALSE PROPHET
Such was the desire and longing for power held by the cult's leader, Locura grew impatient with Alyse's reluctance to wield the more destructive abilities of the Darkside - seeking to exploit her abilities to make a move at usurping the Sith Throne. Whilst she had proven herself to be capable to summon fire and lightning with lethal effect, her focus remained on subtle manipulations and observation of those being targeted by the cult. So much was the impatience at the perceived impudence being displayed by the young acolyte, that he saw fit to dispose of her - lashing out and Force choking the teen until she fell unconscious, before leaving her for dead.
When she awoke, Alyse was filled with a desire for vengeance - though this sensation was not one that she felt it should be enacted out of a blind knee jerk reaction, but one borne of calculated wroth. Taking advantage of Locura's assumption that he had been successful in her demise, Alyse retreated into the shadows to bide her time and enact her scheme to bring down the false prophet and those ignorant enough to follow him.
Whiling away the days, months even years, Alyse studied the various tomes and scriptures that she had amassed under her years of tutor-ledge, compiled into comprehensive notes and facsimiles stored within her data pad. Quietly she concealed herself on the outskirts of the capital city, Salis D'aar, studying the dark scriptures and harnessing her own powers and abilities - learning to channel not her raw emotions but her deep seething anger, focusing it with cold calculated intent allowing it to ferment into a stronger deeply rooted rage, as opposed to the short impulsive bursts of momentary anger.
Years had passed, the contents of; the Book of Sith, dark tomes and scriptures poured over and committed to memory. The seething anger and rage that burned deep within had now fermented into a delectable rage, akin to an aged fine wine that was now ready to be uncorked. During the cover of night, whilst the cult carried out one of their dark rituals within the secluded forests of Bakura - Alyse emerged from the shadows to confront the false Sith Prophet
Her wrath was enacted against the disillusioned cult, Locura and his blind followers went up in a blue searing inferno, consuming their flesh and bone until their charred bodies fell from the skies in flurries of snow like ash, as Alyse released her channelled anger upon those that would use her for their own short term gratification.
Those that remained, blinded still by the lies and deceit of the false Prophet saw the act of vengeance as little more than an act of treachery against the Sith, were spared from their ignorance. Knowing that a time would soon come that the presence of the true Sith would be made known to her once she ventured out into the Galaxy. With that in mind Alyse left Bakura to seek out those who were true to the ideals of the Sith, to find the True Sith Eternal.
THE SITH ETERNAL
With the Cult of Locura, rendered into a state of disarray, a power vacuum formed. In Alyse's naiveté she had turned her attention towards seeking out the mysterious Sith order, finding in its current form as The Eternal, lead by a masked figure who though the currents of the Force had lead the young wayward Cultist to the darkest reaches of the Unknown Regions. Upon her arrival on the Eternal's Fortress world, Alyse was inducted into the ranks of the Cultists, finding herself through her connection and potential prowess in the use of the Force, leaning towards the Guardian subsect of the Eternal Order.
Now with a purpose, and access to contacts who shared the common goal of bringing about and exacting the true will of the Force, Alyse ventured back into the realms of the known regions of space - as one of the many foot soldiers and heralds of the coming tides of change that would wash over the Galaxy, after all the Jedi's influence had once again returned the free worlds of the Galaxy back to their state of stagnancy, filled with nothing more than platitudes and careful thought. The young Guardian would do what she could to help spread the Eternal's will throughout the Regions and Rims of the Galaxy to bring it back to it's natural state.
Whilst at first her duties mostly comprised of general grunt work, being dispatched at less than a moments notice to Naboo to assist with the machinations and attempts to curry favour with the local populace for one of the Eternal's proxy branches, 'The Menagerie' infiltrating a fuel refinery under the alias of a construction surveyor, so to happen to just be there to lend assistance on behalf and in the name of the Menagerie after the fuel stores just happened to coincidentally explode. Along with various other tasks that were designed to start sowing the seeds that would allow for the rise and return of a new Sith Empire.
As more time had passed. The greater the circle of peers around her had started to grow, finding a shared passion for the study and exploration of ancient Force worshiping and wielding cultures within an Amaran by the name of Korsak. Along with the chance encounter if a young Blonde Force user in the depths of Courscant, Manuk, who soon after making her own presence known to the fledgling adept of the Force, Alyse would soon come to take Manuk under her wing and guide her into the Path of the Sith Order.
Yet whilst at first those early days were often spent in circulation with others loyal to the Eternal, inevitably Alyse would soon encounter the Jedi. First a young Padawan that was scavenging for parts within an abandoned Imperial era facility, that surprisingly was open to the idea of simply discussing the Force, its nature and the two opposing facets. Giving the Sith Guardian an opportunity to allow the temptation to the darkside to seep into the young Jedis mind. But it would seem that any follow up encounters with the Jedi would not be seen with the same light, where during an exploration of an ancient Zeffo temple on Orthono, Alyse along with her fellow Sith would encounter a group of Jedi, who by their actions reinforced her conviction that the Jedi Order was little more than a collection of narrow minded zealots who saw that any deviations from thier idealistic views of the Force should be destroyed.
They judge us to be Evil, for what they fear and fail to understand
THE RISE OF CERYX
The seeds of the darkside had started to take root accross the the galaxy, whilst at first there was only but suspicions of a possible rise and return of the Sith, with the Galaxy wide broadcast, the Eternal revealed himself to the Galaxy, not only to herald the return of the Sith Order, but to introduce himself as the Dark lord of the Sith.
And, whilst the Galaxy's eyes turned their attention to the rise and return of the Sith Empire, Alyse set her sights on matters closer to home. Hearing words and whispers that those that survived the fiery wrath that befell Locura and his deluded followers, had regrouped and continued to draw breath and continue with their near sighted ambitions for self glory and power - lead by the Bakura's planetary Governor, her Father.
Setting into motion a series of events that were calculated to destabilise and disrupt the day to day routine of Bakura, Alyse and those of the Sith she had within her closest circle of peers worked within the shadows of the planet's capital, Salis D'aar instigating riots, manipulating the local wild life to disrupt harvests, along with other actions designed to cause civil unrest - all to draw and distract her fathers attentions away from his flawed plans for power so to deal with the rising domestic issues.
The disruption to the hum drum life of the planet's capital, had a two fold purpose; the first to distract, occupy and draw out her father in to the open, the second was to lay the foundations that change would soon be built upon. After all conflict and unrest brings about change and societal growth, a change that would allow for the Sith Order to gradually take a firm hold over the world.
As predicted and planned, the recent turmoil that had started to spread throughout the capital, had forced her father to play his hand and convene a gathering of those that remained within the fallen Cult of Locura, now named as the Cult of Khar. It was within the dark forests, that had grown over the site of ancient atrocities that the Cult had gathered - it was also where Alyse and her closest peers had made their presence known shortly before the whole sale slaughter of those remaining cultists that chose to remain loyal to her Father.
The cull within the Forest, came to a rather muted conclusion, after Khar had fled from the scene - retreating back to his state residences within the Bakur Memorial Building. Only to find that Alyse had beaten him there, after a brief exchange between father and daughter, Khar would perish at the hands of Alyse - whom had manipulated the Force to induce what would appear to be a heart attack. Once and for all removing all traces of the wayward and deluded teachings of the self proclaimed prophet Darth Locura, and allowing her to inherit her father's position as Governor for the planet of Bakura.
Little time was wasted in bringing about the start of what would become sweeping changes to make way for the Sith Order to firmly seat its control over the planet. The first of such actions was to outsource the running and operation of one of the many over stretched prison sites to the Cadre Corporation, a shell organisation of Darth Malicia and her Children of Alkis - not because they would be capable of handling the day to day running of a prison, but to allow Darth Malicia a steady stream of potential recruits to help build her followers.
Yet there would of course be one problem, being a front for the Sith Orders rising control and influence, manipulating policy and politics for the planet within the shadows was one thing - but having a direct hand in exacting the will of the Dark Lord was another. A predicament that should she be seen and identified out in the wider Galaxy wielding the Force or a lightsaber could jeopardise her position as Bakura's planetary Governor, one that the newly appointed Sith lord would remedy by adopting the mantle and persona of Darth Ceryx
Hey there, nice job so far! The main issue I'm seeing is that there are no more Dark Lords of the Sith, nor anyone with the Darth title. The name and title of Alyse's instructor will need to be changed to reflect that, please. Other than that, it looks fine, so just tag me when changes are made. Thank you! @Topher
Changes made, changed the mention of dark Lord and Darth, over to prophet. Looking to run with the cult she was raised in being one that had gone rogue, with Locuras false claims of being sith prophet etc to usurp throne for himself. Which got cut short when she took her revenge for attempt on her life
Also amended the reputation / level bit that had overlooked as well