Trained in the ways of the Light Side of the Force by Amoné Fayden, Bekk Mag'ra (at that time known as Kieran), was offered a path within the Jedi Order that differed from many of his fellow students; She who was trained by her Father (Vantus Fayden), a former Rogue Jedi with a price on his head. The young Zabrak was taken under Amoné's wing at the mere age five years, due to their obvious cultural similarities.
Bekk Mag'ra knew nothing of Iridonia nor his people before beginning his Apprenticeship under the Jedi Knight; His birth parents had abandoned him on Coruscant and were later revealed to have been lost to the Black Market Slave Trade known to the Criminal Galaxy. Every day that he spent training within the Jedi Academy, he also spent asking questions about other Zabrak and why his Master considered herself Tlestri (Outcast).
At the Age of Ten, Bekk underwent the turbulent growth of his Orat, his craniel bones growing through the scalp which was to signify his coming of age and entrance into adulthood under Zabraki Society; recognizing this, his Master sought special council with her contacts on Iridonia in order to request that Kieran undergo Res Selenoran (The Challenge), a Rite which formally confirms one's place as a Warrior and Zabrak of Iridonia. Over the years, the two had often spoken about this time and Kieran had voiced that he did not wish to be considered Tlestri (A Zabrak who refuses or fails to fulfill Res Selenoran). Outcasts of their People were given less privileges on Iridonia than Guests and Non-Zabrak, barred from the home-world, not to know their true selves.
Accepted under special circumstance, given his status as a Jedi Padawan, and eventually passing Res Selenoran, Kieran Orion was then named Bekk Mag'ra and earned his Jat'i (Zabraki Markings/Tatoos).
Bekk Mag'ra had two very strong relationships within the Jedi Order that stood out above the rest, his Best Friend Kantha Maitri and Motoko Isawa, she who became his Girlfriend in their younger days. While they had been issued their specific Padawan Clans and Bekk was a member of the Dactillions like his Master, they three came together to form their private club which they named Team Rancor.
Together, the three members of Team Rancor would grow well into their adult lives, experiencing life outside of the Jedi Academy as prospective Jedi. Under the watch and guidance of either their personal Masters or ranking members of the Jedi Hierarchy, they would be given assignments to complete under the organization of the Council Members of their branch, consisting of a large variety of objectives in order to help the denizens of Galactic Society in whatever their needs required the Jedi Order.
Eventually however, as they matured and reached their adult years, the three would learn to walk their own paths. Kantha Maitri, a truly gifted Jedi Consular and Miraluka wound up returning to his home-world in order to assist his own people in their studies and understanding of the Force for which naturally guides their kind.
Motoko and Kieran on the other hand fell away from one another as war reached Iridonia and he had felt it was his calling to leave the Order for a time, to take to the support of the Zabrak; he would later learn that she had transferred out to another branch and though they remained in contact, their relationship was mutually set aside in favor of their service to the Galaxy and to the Force.
- The Death of Vantus Fayden.
Former Jedi Padawan, apprenticed to a Council Member of Bekk's branch within the Order, Vantus Fayden was forced into hiding when a price was put on his head and endangered not only himself but also his daughter, Amoné Fayden. Having gone off the grid, for many years he was not heard from, beyond the few secret meetings he and Amoné shared.
As her apprentice and a growing member within the Jedi Order, Amoné eventually decided to involve Bekk Mag'ra who had seemingly idolized the stories behind her Fathers previous history within the Order. Still being haunted by the price on his head, Vantus had reached out to his daughter in the hope of tracking down and eliminating a new criminal ring that had been profiteering off of trafficking and illegal bio-engineering and chemical weapons rackets; So began a five year investigation that would lead the Jedi Knight and her Apprentice across a variety of planets, tracking clues and members of the criminal organization until they eventually caught up with it's leader, his whereabouts being disclosed to the two during the dismantling of a trafficking cell responsible for the abduction and selling of persons on the world ofRakata Prime.
Arriving covertly upon the world of Ansion, the Jedi had reached out to Vantus who seemed adamant to join them for the final push against the man suspected of his infamous bounty and grotesque offenses against civilized society. With the element of surprise, the trio moved to infiltrate the facility, disabling as many personnel as quietly as they could before eventually alerting one of their officers and triggering the facilities alarms. Armed with their lightsabers and Vantus Blaster Rifle, a battle broke out as they fought to reach the syndicate leader, Argo Ross.
During the final moments of the operation, the Jedi seemed to have Argo cornered and about to surrender himself into their custody. Vantus however, having spent so much time outside of the Jedi Order, had lost restraint upon his emotions and during the fight had allowed his anger to get the best of him, fueled and determined to end the mans life, fearing that the criminal justice system on Ansion wouldn't see justice appropriately served.
In Bekk's attempt to talk Vantus down from killing the man in cold blood, Argo Ross produced a secondary blaster pistol from his boot and shot Vantus clean in the back, resulting in Bekk instinctively moving to take Argo's head, ending the mission and so too learning just how quickly and severely ones emotions can influence their actions, as well as the well-being of others, guilty or otherwise.
- Bekk Mag'ra - Jedi Knight.
For Bekk's achievements made in service to the Galaxy and under his representation of the Jedi Order, he was granted the rank and title of Jedi Knight. A day that brought the young Zabrak both great pride yet also remorse for the way that their assignment had ended. His promotion would mark the last day of service within the Order by Amoné Fayden, having witnessed the loss of her Father, it had been Bekk who had led their evacuation and his late Master had been devastated by the loss, later deciding to resign from her position and only informing him after his Knighting ceremony.
In the absence of his Mentor, Bekk Mag'ra would go on to train several young Jedi Padawan, each of them contributing to the Order and serving to help the Galaxy wherever could be managed. Clara Baunes, Zander-Bo Umra, Kyrios Vox and Jago Mirax. Each of these young trainee's would learn from Kieran's experiences, and he too learn from them, to grow into the role of knighthood and find his way to comfortable fulfill the responsibilities expected of the position, in a way; often reminding him of his mentor and wondering how many of his new learnings had been similar to her own. Of the four Students, three of them would make it to Knighthood and Clara Baunes would find her pursuits leading her away from the Order in search of a different life.
Edited by Bekk Mag'ra, 12 December 2018 - 01:29 AM.