Jedi Order Nykoria "Kori" Tallis

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  • Nykoria "Kori" Tallis


    AGE
    ► 30
    SPECIES
    ► Zeltron
    HEIGHT
    ► 174 cm
    WEIGHT
    ► 68 kg
    EYE COLOR
    ► Brown
    HAIR COLOR
    ► Indigo
    HOMEWORLD
    ► Coruscant
    GENDER
    ► Female
    FACTION
    ► Jedi Order
    RANK
    ► Jedi Master (Guardian)
    FORCE SENSITIVITY
    ► Yes
    DISTINCTIVE MARKS
    ► Burns on the left cheek, lips, and forehead
  • Nykoria "Kori" Tallis


    AGE
    ► 27
    SPECIES
    ► Zeltron
    HEIGHT
    ► 174 cm
    WEIGHT
    ► 68 kg
    EYE COLOR
    ► Brown
    HAIR COLOR
    ► Indigo
    HOMEWORLD
    ► Coruscant
    GENDER
    ► Female
    FACTION
    ► Jedi Order
    RANK
    ► Jedi Knight
    FORCE SENSITIVITY
    ► Yes
    DISTINCTIVE MARKS
    ► Purple skin



BIOGRAPHY

  • To those who think Zeltrons are pleasure-seekers, Nykoria Tallis and her family would seem... unorthodox. The Tallises had a family tradition of serving in law enforcement. That path had been laid out for Kori and her siblings from an early age. Their parents taught them everything that the children would need to pursue that career.

    As Nykoria reached the appropriate age, she enrolled at a law-enforcement academy as a cadet. Reluctant to leave her home family behind at first, Kori soon found out that even the academy could be fun. Thanks to her ability to experience the emotions of others, the Zeltron was the heart and soul of any party. Good looks made her popular among peers. Prior training at home (physical or otherwise) also paid off. All in all, she was among the best students, and far from a wallflower.

    However, Kori was keeping a secret—her success was not entirely her own. One of the subjects she was most successful at was forensics. But this didn't come from knowledge, but rather from a latent Force power known as psychometry. When looking at or touching an object, Kori could occasionally enter a daydream-like state. She would see, hear, feel, and relive the memories related to the object.

    To try and get into that state, Kori could spend hours looking at a piece of evidence or touching it. Even that wasn't a recipe for success. The Zeltron didn't know that her "daydreams" were caused by the Force. And she never told anyone about them, afraid that she would become laughing stock. What's worse, sometimes "daydreams" happened against her will.

    As months and years at the academy went on, the secret was harder and harder to keep. Things were going too well, and it had to end up with a disaster. One day, when the cadets were shown a knife of a serial killer, Kori entered a "daydream" without even touching it. The dream was more vivid than anything she had experienced, probably due to the long and bloody history of the weapon. In the middle of the classroom, she yelled and begged for her life, eyes closed.

    The Zeltron only came to when she fell off the seat and hit the floor. She could feel the concern of her teacher and some of the peers, but also contempt and malicious joy—seeing the "poster girl" of the class losing it like that.

    Naturally, the teachers quickly concluded that the Force was to blame. But rumors and suspicions spread, and Kori found it harder and harder to attend classes. For someone who was used to sensing admiration, being exposed to this new spectrum of unpleasant emotions was traumatic. Despite the support of some of her peers, Kori became more distant and reclusive, trying to avoid large crowds. Her "method of forensics" became damaged goods: Kori was afraid of using it again, but "daydreams" kept happening against her will.

    The Zeltron could no longer stay at the academy, and her parents understood that decision. At the age of 19, Nykoria traveled to Ajan Kloss to hopefully join the Jedi Order. Her goal was to quell her "daydreams" and get a fresh start, away from the prejudice she experienced on Coruscant. No stranger to rigorous training, she learned the ways of the Jedi and the Force. Eventually, she would even learn to resist her "daydreams" and, over time, would attain the rank of a Jedi Knight.
  • In the Order, Nykoria became somewhat of a recluse. The reasons were multiple: she struggled with past rejection, tried to catch up with her new peers, and had difficulties isolating herself from the emotions of others. She had also discovered that she easily formed bonds with other people. Thanks to her isolation, she had forged that bond only with her Master. Which made it even harder on her when the Master had to risk his life to save Kori on a mission to Tatooine. Even though Nykoria closed off even more, she was knighted for her actions during that mission.

    Over time, a few random encounters helped Nykoria to get out of her shell again. The Council deemed her ready to go on missions again. It is during those missions when Kori met a few people who'd become her closest friends: Nara Allam, Izel Thral, and Eisa Wex.

    Nara first accompanied Kori during a mission to the temple on Ontotho. The two Jedi (and a scout droid BD-9) met a suspicious spacer and defeated dangerous ancient automatons. When the disappearances didn't stop, more Jedi came to Ontotho to assist on a second mission to the temple. Among them was Izel Thral, a member of the insectoid Vratic species. During the second mission the Jedi discovered Sith involvement, and Kori met the ancient nemeses of the Jedi for the first time. But it wouldn't be the last.

    The Zeltron ran into Sith again while investigating suspicious activity on Corsin and during a mission to Batuu (where she was assisted by Nara once more). But the Sith weren't the only enemy Kori faced. She also got involved in operations against Zygerrian slavers (where she had a chance to work with Padawan Izel Thral again) and participated in a kidnapping investigation.

    Eventually, the Jedi Council deemed it necessary to assign a Padawan to Kori. At first, she was reluctant to have Mnoc Quipac—a barely-teenage Jawa who had just gone past the Youngling stage—as her Padawan. However, she did train the kid to the best of her ability, even though she deemed that he still had much to learn. Despite being a reluctant master to the Jawa, Kori soon found herself being a junior combat instructor—lightsaber combat being one of the main areas of her own studies.

    The Zeltron still often left Ajan Kloss for missions that her Jawa padawan wasn't prepared for. She assisted Nara Allam in investigating an ancient Jedi complex, and ran into Eisa Wex again on Brentaal and on Batuu. But the real calling of Nykoria was to deal with the Sith and stop their future attacks. After finding out about another attack on Coruscant, she contacted quite a few Jedi and secured the support of a Jedi Council member. Realizing that her Jawa Padawan wasn't prepared for such a mission, Nykoria had a talk with him about it, explaining why she'd no longer be able to be his Master.

    However, before Kori could properly set off on the long-term mission against the Sith, the Sector Ranger HQ on Coruscant fell under attack. Kori was nearby and came to assist. That ultimately resulted in her narrowly escaping death after a thermal detonator went off nearby. Still, the Zeltron's face was forever scarred by light burns during that endeavor. Shortly after that, the Sith attacked again: this time targetting Ryloth, and bringing a Star Destroyer. Natually, Nykoria rushed to assist the defenders, accompanied by Izel Thral again.

    Those attacks made Kori realize more than ever that the Sith needed to be stopped. Now more than ever, she focused her efforts on the planned long-term mission. On being a guardian of peace and justice, like a Jedi was supposed to be...
  • The events at Coruscant HQ further proved to Kori why she had to be out there and do her part. She started by training Coruscant Security Force cadets and Sector Ranger volunteers on how to handle Force-sensitives. When Nara Allam found an old corvette on Bracca that the Jedi could use, Kori assisted with its repair and recovery, essentially living on the scrap planet of Bracca for a while.

    Around that time, Nykoria ascended to the rank of Master, in acknowledgement to her growing abilities and dedication. That didn't change much in her outlook or attitude. Over time, Kori continued nurturing the bonds she had with her closest friends and allies: Izel Thral, Nara Allam, Eisa Wex. She also made some new acquaintances on Coruscant.

    To top it off, Nykoria secured a berth for the corvette at Fondor. When the Free Worlds Alliance considered the response to Ryloth, Kori sided with those who sought to build up defenses. During one of the many negotiations (one of the points being the funding for refitting the corvette for the Jedi) Kori was captured by the pirates affiliated with the Sith. However... [OUTCOME PENDING].

    When Nykoria received word that Talak Rand needed help with a personal mission (rescuing Trys Aran from Sith imprisonment), Kori and her friends volunteered to assist. However, the mission ended slighlty short of a total disaster. An already weak plan and lack of prior intel were only made worse by the arrival of the Eternal and a Dark Councilor, who forced the Jedi to retreat. At the same time, in a show of Sith cunning, the Jedi Temple on Ajan Kloss was attacked and left stripped of life. Seeing Jedi Masters lying before her, unable to withstand the Eternal's might—and learning later that it was ultimately for nothing, and even harmed the Order—would forever change Kori.


PERSONALITY

Inherently sociable and open-minded, Kori struggles to remain estranged and keep distance from people. Being a Zeltron, she experiences amplified emotions of others and finds it harder to attain peace. Perhaps it is for that reason that she hasn't volunteered to take a Padawan after attaining Knighthood. In the Order, she has been more reserved and reclusive than back in the academy.

However, Kori is like a moldable clay. If she were to be thrust into a different environment, she would eventually adjust to the surroundings. If Kori gets out of her shell, she might become almost her old self (except that she would also keep the teachings of the Order in mind).

The actions of the Sith throughout the Galaxy have made Kori feel compelled to retaliate. During her missions as a Jedi (and a combat teaching stint at Ajan Kloss), Kori has regained some of her past confidence. Especially when many fellow Knights and even some Masters shared her sentiment about the Sith and agreed to her plans. Now the Zeltron is less afraid to be a center of attention once again.

Seeing the Eternal all but wipe the floor with Jedi Masters on Sullust made Nykoria reconsider some of her ideals. She still believes that it is the Jedi who should stand against the Sith. But that requires coordination, strategic thinking, and individual strength. As someone once said: "Without strength, you can't protect anyone, let alone yourself."

SKILLS

    • Trained in hand-to-hand and blasters with her father on Coruscant.

    • Expanded on that training during her time at the CorSec Academy.

    • Trained in lightsaber combat after joining the Jedi Order.

    • Practiced with a blaster to keep in shape.

    • Combat focus: Practiced lightsaber combat with other Knights and even trained novice Jedi. Experienced at deflecting blaster fire.

    • Combat preferences: A mix of styles with unorthodox tactics such as dual-wielding, employing dual-phase split-sabers, and using a sidearm in.
    • Joined the Jedi Order at the age of 19. Had a lot of catching up to do.

    • Initially, her command of the Force was considered "just about average".

    • Prone to form Force bonds with people around her, even against her wishes. May have easier time communicating telepathically.

    • Too gifted at psychometry for her own good; can still get carried away too much.

    • Preferred areas: Telekinesis, self-augmentation, perception. Employed a Mind Trick on multiple occasions.

POSSESSIONS



THREADS

Threads listed in the order they happened to Nykoria.
  1. Path to Order [Chronicle]
  2. My Little Sanctum
  3. The First Steps
  4. Basket Case
  5. Feels Like a New Home
  6. Legends of the Hidden Temple
  7. Unfortunate Duty
  8. Crime Scene [Mission Pack: The Vasser Kidnapping]
  9. Undoubtedly Unlucky
  10. The Beer Hall Putsch
  11. Break the Prideful [Mission Pack: Score to Keep]
  12. Building up a Score [Mission Pack: Score to Keep]
  13. Perspective & Scale [Mission Pack: Taking the Initiative]
  14. Mirial: Gathering Materials [Mission Pack: The Abhorrent Institution]
  15. Whoa, Black Spire Bam-ba-lam
  16. The Hunt Continues
  17. Quelling the Rumours: A Complex Complex
  18. The Jawa and the Zeltron
  19. My Little... Training Ground?
  20. Jedi Arts
  21. Skills to Pay the Bills
  22. Remembrance
  23. When Duty Calls
  24. Don't Feed the Doubts
  25. Where I Go, You Can't Follow
  26. Galaxy in Crisis! [Event]
  27. Battle of Ryloth [Event]
  28. Post-Crisis: Rangers' Day Off
  29. A Favor for a Favor
  30. Extracurricular Activities
  31. You Think You Have Broken Us...
  32. In the Zone
  33. Back to Batuu
  34. A Chancy Corvette [Mission Pack: A Ship of Our Own]
  35. Careful Navigation [Mission Pack: A Ship of Our Own]
  36. Stuck on Bracca
  37. What's Cooking, Scary-Looking?
  38. Force of Nature III [Plot: Takeover of Malastare; unfinished; other threads ended first]
  39. Little "Treasures" [Event]
  40. Springing Lieutenant Aran [Event]
  41. The Cycle Repeats
  42. Eternal Nightmares [Chronicle]
  43. Separate Ways
  44. Letting It Go
  45. An Official Introduction [Mission Pack: The Promise]
  46. Forging Bonds [Mission Pack: Deterrent]
  47. Fondor: Corporate VIPs Rescued from Pirates [Broadcast]
  48. Choose Your Pain
  49. Omne Ignotum Sit Status Malus
  50. Between Two Points [Broadcast Reaction]
  51. Et ex Necessitates Multas
 
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Changelog
  • 26 September 2020: Profile updated: added an up-to-date character picture and the list of threads; split the biography into multiple sections; wrote down the story so far and listed the acquired skills.

  • 27 September 2020: Updated armor and weapons; reorganized skills into a list.

  • 14 November 2020: Added Kori's swoop bike purchased from from her salaries on Coruscant.

  • 19 December 2020: Thread list and ongoing "Guardian" arc updated.

  • 21 January 2021: Thread list and possessions updated.
 
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