NAME: Srina Vail Talon
FACTION: The Confederacy
RANK: Apprentice to Darth Metus & Exarch for the CIS
HEIGHT: 5ft 4in
EYES: Silver to Silver-Blue
HAIR: White/Platinum Blonde
FORCE SENSITIVE: Yes
- Honest: Srina is honest to a fault and will always choose soft-spoken truths. She can be very blunt.
- Curious: She is interested and inquisitive about the universe and looks forward to new experiences.
- Perceptive: She has a mature and pragmatic way of looking at things. Srina has a good understanding of herself and of other people. She often sees things that she shouldn’t simply by listening twice as much as she speaks.
- Prudent: Srina is a careful person. She thinks things through and considers all of her options before making an easily avoidable mistake.
- Self-Control: Srina has an extremely strong sense of forced discipline. She can, and must, keep her feelings and actions in check. She is very military minded.
- Intelligent: Not to be confused with wisdom or street smarts but she does excel in critical thinking and tends to pick up different subjects very quickly. She absorbs knowledge and information quickly and strives to remain politically aware.
- Combat Oriented: Srina was raised in a proud culture that focuses on defining themselves through martial arts. They have perfected the combative use of body and mind though they do not retain a passion for warfare. It is actually considered a path to spiritual enlightenment. Mastery of their particular brand of combat is a requirement for every citizen. Their skills are most often employed in the defense of others or as an exercise in willpower—but only a very silly person would underestimate an Echani.
- Honest: Srina can be TOO truthful. She chooses her words very deliberately and occasionally there may seem to be a layer of cruelty underneath the guise of being candid.
- Unforgiving: The Echani way does not revolve around mercy. She struggles not to write someone off for small offense or to think of them as a lesser being due to a lack of fighting prowess. It is a work in progress.
- Perfection Obsession: She was raised to be a perfect copy of every other female in her family and unconsciously strives to maintain that image. Humility is not a strong suit and this mindset can leave a disconnect between herself and others.
- Callous: Her ability to feel seems stunted. Her heart seems hardened and cold. This is a deliberate act because of the emotional highs and lows Echani are prone to. Warriors, even in a time of peace, can’t allow those sort of distractions to influence their decisions.
-Kitchen Nightmare: Srina cannot cook, bake, or even pre-heat an oven properly. Through many, many, trials and errors it has been discovered that she should never be allowed to enter a kitchen unsupervised. Capable of destroying even the most advanced auto-chef she has yet to show any improvement. Thus far she has managed not to burn down Sinner's Well, or anyone else's abode, but there have been a few close calls. There is a rumor running around that her baked goods are so dense they have their own gravitational pull. Eating anything that Srina Talon has had a hand in creating is purely at your own risk. Example.
Srina Vail is a young woman in her mid-twenties. She has a classical Echani look that consists of fair skin and long pale silver-gold hair. Her eyes are the color of cerulean liquid mercury and piercing in a way that can be unsettling. Srina is slender and stunningly beautiful but also possesses a certain toughness due to a relatively stringent upbringing. She has delicately scrolled ears, a sophisticated nose, and perfect teeth. Srina radiates poise and elegance and would never, ever slouch in a public forum.
Srina Talon of House Vail grew up on the planet Eshan in the Inner Rim Territories with her mother, father, four sisters, and one brother. Her father, Raihane Talon, was a highly respected diplomat in the Echani Court that spent most of his days after Larinkáoi ensuring that trade routes in Vorsisalo airspace were kept stable. Her mother, Aeris, was a warrior that had served in the military for at least a decade, but by the time Srina was born the lovely woman had put that career behind her. She had shown an affluence for artistry and made quite a profit from her creations through trade. Srina took strongly after her mother in appearance, nearly identical, as Echani are prone to, whereas the rest of her siblings more resembled her father. They had a pleasant life in a loving home with pristine stone spires by the sea. The water was always warm, the weather always fair, so Srina spent the majority of her younger years playing and training outside with her siblings.
Echani can occasionally be perceived as a scantily clad race of warrior women but the truth is far more complicated. The people of Eshan strive for perfection after their various civil wars and one of their most notable achievements, outside of art and music, is their mastery of martial arts. Every citizen is required to undergo some sort of training in melee combat most would report it being part of their childhood education.
To that end, Srina went to primary school, secondary school, and then finally Larinkáoi when it became possible. She appeared to be force sensitive at a very young age, though considered rare, it wasn’t exactly uncommon. Her gifts were incorporated by the Priestesses into her studies and barely mentioned outside of the curriculum. She worked hard and excelled. Be it physical or mental. Slowly, her future began to take shape and she felt sure that she was on the right path. Most Echani politicians begin by serving in the military and Srina wished to follow in her beloved father’s footsteps. She found value in holding an open discussion and agreed that keeping a level of transparency in the government made Eshan stable. She wanted to ensure that his efforts continued and spread for the betterment of their people.
She was sweet in her younger years. Hopeful, impressionable, and idealistic.
Learning, training, and fighting while being enlisted in Larinkáoi changed her. The lessons made her distant and cold to those that loved her. The dreams that she used to foster slid away like sand through an hourglass as she rose in rank. The more proficient she became in combat the further she moved from being a voice of reason. It was a bittersweet day when her swiftness of foot and calmness of mind led her to become a Spiritseeker. Her friends were surprised, her family, so proud—And Srina, so heartbroken. This was not what she wanted.
Fearing that she would disappoint and shame her family she accepted the calling. A Seeker is a title granted to a specific unit in the military that focuses on flaking and infiltrating. It should have been an honor. She should have been ecstatic. Srina remembered being presented with the synthetic bodysuit armor, with the vibroblade, and a disruptor pistol. She remembered holding the ornate helmet with the amplifier that resonated their screams in such a way that it terrified their enemies. They wrought havoc like malevolent and deadly ghosts in enemy lines.
Srina hated her position. But, she seemed to be good at it. She had her ups and downs but for years she fought and worked to better herself. If this was to be her purpose she promised herself that she would be the best. She used burgeoning force abilities to aid in her battles but truth be told, even with instruction from the Priestesses, she didn’t really understand how these gifts from their bright lady worked. She could feel some sort of connection to something much larger than herself but her instructors insisted that it was the work of the Goddess Nailimisari. It was not her place to question what their faith had given her, merely her place, to use it accordingly.
The young Seeker built up quite a name for herself and fortunately, or unfortunately, certain Elders took notice. Srina returned to her family home one evening to find emissaries of a clan that her family was loyal to waiting. They brought a proposal of marriage. The young woman was very surprised. Unions of this nature were very rare and almost unheard of. Regardless, it was official. To refuse would have gravely insulted the house that offered.
Her father went back and forth with the emissaries on her behalf to no avail. Her equally lovely elder sister Valina even offered to take her place but they simply would not hear it. As hostilities rose Srina eventually decided to take herself out of the equation. She didn’t know the damage it could ultimately do but the two houses could not fight over her if she wasn’t there. Perhaps, her suitors would then move their eyes elsewhere.
She resigned from the military and stole away in the middle of the night in one of the shuttles registered to her name. It was terrifying. She had rarely been away from her family, from her home, but the training she had received buried her fears. She was tired of her every choice falling outside of her control. She had been forced into becoming a Seeker. She would not be forced into becoming a wife and the eventual destruction of her House. The infestation would be small, but the only reason a larger House seeks another is to absorb it. Most of the time the transition is mutually agreed upon. The House seeking her hand was essentially planning a hostile takeover where the Elders and the rest of Eshan would be nonethewiser.
Raihane Talon [NPC] - Father (Echani Diplomat)
Aeris Talon [NPC] - Mother (Artist & Ceremonial Trainer)
Valina Talon [NPC] - Eldest Sister
Nysana Talon aka Tellu Talon [PC] - 1st Younger Sister
Cyprine Talon [PC] - 2nd Younger Sister
Viluy Talon [NPC] - 3rd Younger Sister
Var Talon [PC] - Younger Brother
1.) Dalantus Vectius Eägon - Dalantus of House Eägon is a celebrated Echani warrior that is the bane of Srina's existence. On the surface, he is an exalted warlord with extensive training, battle prowess, and accolades. He is from an old family with deep roots, wealth, and influence. Most Echani would jump at the chance of a marriage contract with someone of that caliber and breeding. Yet, all is not as it appears to be. Srina knows that this man is vicious and bloodthirsty in a way that their culture does not abide from their shared time in Larinkáoi. He lives for the kill, the thrill of it, and enjoys every moment. His desperate attempts to secure her hand in a legal union are less romantic than he would lead most to believe. He has convinced his Elders that between the two of them, through their love, they could produce the strongest Echani warriors in history. The truth is that he seeks a foothold in house Vail so that he can dismantle it and add her family name, wealth, and lands to his own. Being a noble, being respected, isn't good enough for him. He wants everything as far as the eye can see. He operates by twisting the old laws to his favor and by retaining a very charming personality.
Since Srina's departure from Eshan, to protect herself, and her family, Dalantus has sent numerous parties after her. From Sith assassins to his own militia to her own family.
Scarlet Vow [Current Armor-Summonable]
Knight Obsidian Armor [Current Armor]
Terentatek Body Glove - Full resistance to standard telekinetics, pronounced resistance to advanced telekinetics.
SU-03 Hunter Cloaking Device - A lightweight, ion resistant cloaking field made and produced for agents in the field.
SG-1001 "Vishnu" Military Shield - An armor add on protects its user many times over.
Droids (Used to pilot/Caretake/Troubleshoot ship related issues)
Personal Items (Holos/Mementos/Funds/Etc...)
Loronar E-9 Explorer (Basic Ship--No adjustments. Used for travel and living space.)
Seraphim Glass (Viceroy Class Star Yacht)
Obsidian Storm (A/Y-92 "Aquila" Starfighter)
None since leaving her homeworld of Eshan. Before her departure there were many. Srina was a soldier, a warrior, and despite the largely pacifistic views of her people, they do realize that death is a necessary evil. It is unfortunate, avoided whenever possible, but not something that Srina shies away from.
Threads Before CIS vs GE Invasion [Tatooine]:
Threads After CIS vs GE Invasion [Tatooine]:
Threads After the Fall of the Galactic Alliance (TSE Victory):
Edited by Srina Talon, 13 November 2018 - 09:05 AM.