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OUT OF CHARACTER INFORMATION
- Intent: To expand on the special forces division of the Ancient Eye.
- Image Credit: Dawn of the Jedi Cover
- Role: Bellators are elite Special Forces, used as a strike force and protective detail for the Ancient Eye.
- Unit Name: Bellator Forces
- Affiliation: The Matador/Ancient Eye
- Classification: Special Forces
Saber-Pike & Greaves
- Availability: Rare
- Deployment: Limited
- Strengths & Weaknesses:
Force Ability Level: High Knight
The Bellators are handpicked from various military outfits within the Ancient Eye, those chosen have shown high levels of force potential, the ability to think critically and have been shown to have analytical and objective minds. The Bellator program also opts to make use of those with social difficulties. Those that could be described as 'benign psychopaths' whom have entirely a sole focus on pushing themselves to a higher standard.
The Candidates are taken to Caradim, where they are put through a rigorous boot-camp by Tol Varen Militia Warriors under the instruction of the Matador. Over the course of three months in total, the candidates are put to the test in life threatening circumstances, with low sleep and barely any nutrition. They are forced to exceed their physical and mental limits. A total of 70% of recruits either die or are crippled during this phase of training.
Following this, the candidates are pitted against each other; separating into six teams of Gladiators and are forced to train against each-other to in turn teach them to work cohesively, these training exercises include;
- Capture the Flag
- War-Game Simulations
- Sparring Tourneys
The teams are separated into three groups after this and the best from every group are put into separate teams, those remaining are made into a new three teams, then re-drilled through these exercises. The remaining teams are then pitted against each-other in a Gladiatorial Deathmatch, and the last remaining team walks away.
Following this, the four remaining teams are sent to the Pyramid of Ascension on Caradim where they study under the Priesthood to gain better understanding and good-will from the Gods and in turn further attune their powers within the force. The Bellators spend a total of three months here also, learning how to intertwine force abilities such as telekinesis or pyrokenesis into combat techniques.
After this three month period the four teams are taken to Edemar, where they are trained under The Matador and his Promethean Guard in the nature of Lightsaber combat and higher levels of combat prowess. This is not a safe journey and many are injured or killed during this process. Eventually, the sum total of the Bellators remaining submit themselves to a process of ordainment, their armour being grafted upon their flesh and receiving holy orders from the Gods themselves to serve forever under the will of the War-Chieftain Matador.
The Bellators are a feared and renowned group of warriors within the Ancient Eye, serving as a strike force or assassins for the wishes of the Matador. He alone commands them.