Aspiring Sith scientist
Abilities Str 11, Dex 16, Con 14, Int 19, Wis 17, Cha 15
Special Qualities Determination
Talents Charm Beast, Akk Dog Master
Feats Linguist, Weapon Proficiency (pistols, lightsabers, simple weapons), Force Sensitivity, Weapon Finesse, Cybernetic Surgery
Skills Deception +7, Initiative +8, Knowledge (life sciences, Sith, galactic lore) +9, Mechanics +9, Perception +8, Ride +8, Treat Injury +13, Use Computer +9, Use the Force +7,
Possessions Comlink, Datapad, Pukuota
A soft-spoken, intelligent young woman, Kai Edessa values the pursuit of knowledge above all else. Due to her society’s disapproval of those from mixed heritage, Kai is deeply self-conscious and afraid of being judged. She wants to prove that she is capable of achieving great things, however, and tries very hard to be useful.
Science and medicine are her passions. Outside of the lab, she likes to be in a natural setting where she can encounter and befriend animals. She also has a pet voorpak, Pukuota, who has been her companion for years. With a new setting, and lots of different students, Kai hopes to be able to finally connect with other people.
Kai is the child of a human mother and an Arkanian father. She was born offworld, as the result of an affair (her father had a wife and children back on Arkania). As a wealthy man, he had the means to care for the girl, and brought her back to his home.
However, due to her illegitimate and half-blooded nature, she was never accepted as a member of the family. Arkanians, especially nobility, value purity of the blood above all else. To disguise Kai’s true nature, she was given white lenses to wear. This allowed her to pass as a full sibling to those outside the family.
Without others to interact with, Kai immersed herself in books and study. She learned many languages, studied history and the arts, and always hungered for more information. She found solace in animal companions, having a natural affinity for befriending creatures. Among her favorites were the rare and exotic animals kept in the labs.
One day, Kai was followed to the lab by kidnappers hoping to extort money from her family. In a moment of panic, her innate Force ability opened the cages and rallied the beasts to attack. The technician on duty, Audrec Elysar, witnessed this display and helped her keep her Force sensitivity a secret by claiming he fended off the attack. The two became close friends, with Kai finding a mentor and father figure in the kindly Dr. Elysar.
When her family announced that she was to be wed to an influential Sith nobleman on Dromund Kaas, Kai sought counsel from Dr. Elysar. He put her in contact with an agent, Kaiden Maldoran, who helped fake an “accident” to fool her family and allow her to live a new life. With this chance, she has decided to pursue the rare and ancient knowledge that can only be found at the Sith Academy.