Kian chuckled at the words. "I imagine that would be very worrying for a parent of a force sensitive." Kian watched as the Jedi transitioned into a new stance. A low guard....perhaps Niman, though Kian was always hesitant to put much stock in reading too much from an opponent's visual style. Kian fought with a low guard, and Niman was not his preferred fighting style.
Kian was expecting another saber attack, but when Ashani struck with a force pull dragging him toward her saber, Kian was surprised to say the least. Kian, had he anticipated the attack, could have used the force to counter, but the surprise attack had worked. Instead of trying to exert the force back, Kian instead drove himself forward, using the force pull to help speed his dive forward aiming to pass under the blade. Knowing that he was once more exposed, Kian slashed his blade back and behind him to try and counter any attack that might come at his back as he passed under the blade.
Kian came up cautiously with his blade held before him defensively and paced to the right side. "Nice move." Kian said smiling as he paced. Then Ashani asked about family and a part of Kian was unsure of what to say.
"I have a nephew Gnost, my deceased sister's son." Kian said his blade slowly shifting side to side as he spoke. Kian considered if he should say more and decided that he might as well. He'd been a private person when it came to his family, but so many years had passed it became easier to speak about it. "I did not begin as a Jedi, I was a member of the Baran Do on Dorin." Kian began. "I married young, had a wife once, Aria." Kian said pointing his lightsaber toward the ground in a low guard as well.
The force attack and low guard made Kian confident that Ashani had switched to Niman. Decided he wouldn't mind using the force himself, Kian raised his lightsaber for a slash and with the force tugged at Ashani's legs before slashing forward with a cut toward the Jedi's left side.
"She died in childbirth....our son, Plo, survived only three days beyond her." Kian said a hollowness forming in his gut at the mention of his past. "I was in a dark place for a time, I couldn't stay on Dorin. The Jedi gave me meaning and purpose in that dark time."
Ashani Kyp | Morteg | Cambria Zadira | Kaito Kiyoshi