Knights of the New Republic
q’Aleane Ren (925 points)
BL 39 lb; Basic Speed 7.25 ; Basic Move 7 ; Dodge 10.
TL: 11 .
CF: Alpherideis (Native) ; Taris ; Yuuzhan Vong (Alien Culture) .
Languages: Basic (Native†) ; Bocce (Native†) ; High Galactic (Native†) ; Huttese (Native†) ; Miralukese (Native†) ; Yuuzhan Vong (Accented†) .
Templates and Meta-Traits
Jedi Knight Template (p. User) ; Miraluka Racial Template (p. User) .
Absolute Direction (Hyperspace Navigation; Accessibility (Hyperspace Only) (+3); Costs Fatigue (+1); Force) ; Ally (Master Tahl; 150% of starting points; 6 or less) ; Alternate Form (Visible Eyes; Cosmetic; Force; Illusory; Low Signature; Specific (+5)) ; Ambidexterity ; Appearance (Beautiful; Androgynous) ; Breath-Holding 4 (Breath Control; Costs Fatigue (+1); Force) ; Charisma 2 ; Crushing Attack 5‡ (Force Push; Cone (variable) (+5); Costs Fatigue (+1); Double Knockback; Force; Increased Range (1/2D Range only) (x10); Reduced Range (x1/10); Requires Gesture; Variable) ; Cultural Adaptability (Xeno-Adaptability; Force; Preparation Required: Weakened Without Preparation (need preparation when dealing with new cultures for the first time) (10 minutes); Requires Reaction Roll) ; Damage Resistance 10 (Force Barrier; Ablative; Costs Fatigue (+1); Force; Force Field; Hardened (+3); Reflexive) ; Dark Vision (Force) ; Detect§ (Force Sight; Force) ; Detect§ (Sense Life; Force; Vague) ; Detect (Vongsense - Detects YV and their biots.; Rare§; Gadget/Breakable: DR 16-25; Gadget/Breakable: Size -7 or -8; Gadget/Can Be Stolen: Can only be taken by stealth or trickery; Vague) ; Empathy§ (Force) ; Energy Reserve 5 (Force; Abilities Only) ; Energy Reserve 10 (Force Channeling; Shared (special); Special Recharge (energy bleeds away at 1 pt/10 sec)) ; Enhanced Parry 3 (Fencing Lightsaber; Force; Only for Form 3: Soretsu) ; Eye of the Storm¶ (Force Deflection; Accessibility (Only with Lightsaber Form) (+2); Costs Fatigue (+1); Force; Light Side; Requires Ready; Requires Will Roll) ; Force Alter 4 ; Force Control 1 ; Force Perception ; Force Sense 1 ; Force Sensitive ; Healing (Greater Heal Others; All Mammals‡; Force; Light Side; Xenohealing (All Carbon-Based Life)) ; High Pain Threshold ; Independent Income 1 ; Jedi Rank (Knight) ; Language Talent ; Legal Enforcement Powers 3 ; Legal Immunity 3 ; Lifting ST 4 (Force) ; Mind Control (Mind Trick; One sense‡; Force; Requires Gesture; Sense-Based (Hearing) (One sense); Suggestion) ; Mind Reading (Accessibility (twin only) (+8); Force; Sensory; Telecommunication; Variable) ; Mind Reading§ (Force Translation; Accessibility (Spoken Thoughts Only) (+3); Cosmic: No die roll required; Force; Multiple Contacts; Reduced Time (+1); Sense-Based (Voice) (One sense)) ; Mindlink (q'ayla; 1 person; Force) ; Modular Abilities (Dark Side Lore; Dark Side; Dark Side Lore (+2); Force; Trait Limited: One specific trait) ; Patrons (Master Shaper Aaf Rin; Equipment: no more than starting wealth; 6 or less) ; Patrons (Master Zatoq; 9 or less) ; Penetrating Vision 2 (Force) ; Photographic Memory ; Precognition (Foresight; 1 minute§; Accessibility (Only while Meditating) (+3); Force; Preparation Required (1 minute)) ; Regeneration (Channel Light; 10 ER/Sec; Accessibility (Only while at peace) (+3); Active Only; Energy Reserve Only; Force; Light Side; Nuisance Effect: Gain Light Side Points; Temporary Disadvantage (-15)) ; Regeneration (Focus Emotions; 1 ER/Sec; Active Only; Alternative Ability; Energy Reserve Only; Force; Nuisance Effect: May Incur DS Points; Temporary Imbalance; Trigger (Strong Emotions) (Common)) ; Regeneration (Heal Self; Fast: 1HP/Min; Accessibility (Only while Meditating) (+3); Alternative Ability (Healing (Greater Heal Others)); Force) ; Regeneration (Siphon Darkness; 1 ER/Sec; Active Only; Alternative Ability; Backlash; Dark Side; Energy Reserve Only; Force; Temporary Disadvantage (Dark Side) (-15); Trigger (Dark Side) (Common)) ; See Invisible (Vongsight; Accessibility (Only on normally visible Yuuzhan Vong and Biots (Miraluka)) (+5); Gadget/Breakable: DR 16-25; Gadget/Breakable: Size -7 or -8; Gadget/Can Be Stolen: Can only be taken by stealth or trickery) ; Signature Gear 14 (Ship, YV gear and custom lightsabers) ; Special Rapport (Q’ayla Ren) ; Telecommunication‡ (Mind Sending; Accessibility (Only with other Force sensitives) (+3); Costs Fatigue (+1); Dark Side; Force; Variable; Video) ; Telekinesis 7‡ (Move Object; Alternative Ability; Costs Fatigue (only in combat) (+1); Force; Requires Gesture) ; Trained By A Master .
Armor Familiarity (Fencing Lightsaber); Can control the color of her custom lightsabers; Detect “Vergere” Master Crystal; Equipment Bond (Ship); Friend (Master Kopos); Intuitive Repairman (Ship); Meditative Sleeper; One-Way Fluency (Binary); One-Way Literacy (Sith); Spirit World Perceptual Shift; Style Familiarity (Form 3: Soresu); Weapon Adaptation (Lightsaber to Fencing Lightsaber); Weapon Adaptation (Shoto Lightsaber to Fencing Lightsaber); Weapon Bond (Fencing Lightsaber); Weapon Bond (Second Fencing Lightsaber). 
Code of Honor (Jedi) [-15]; Duty (Jedi Order; 15 or less (almost always)) [-15]; Enemy (Sith; medium-sized group, some formidable or super-human; 6 or less) [-15]; Pacifism (Cannot Harm Innocents) [-10]; Secret (Continued Contact with Yuuzhan Vong; Serious Embarrassment) [-5]; Secret (Proponent of Unified Force; Serious Embarrassment) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Close Friends (Travelling Companions, Allies and Patrons); Small Group) [-5]; Sense of Duty (Q’ayla Ren; Individual) [-2]; Sense of Duty (Yuuzhan Vong; Entire Race) [-15]; Supernatural Feature (Force-reflective Hair) [-3]; Unnatural Feature -1 (Force-reflective Hair) [-1]; Unnatural Feature -5 (No Eyes) [-5].
Broad-Minded; Distinctive Feature (Purple Hair); Guilt Complex Quirk ((dark)); Impish; Likes Biotechnology; Personality Change (Curious when attempting to deciper force secrets (dark)); Responsive. [-7]
|Area Knowledge (Galaxy)||(E)||IQ||||17|
|Area Knowledge (Republic)||(E)||IQ||||17|
|Beam Weapons/TL11 (Pistol)||(E)||DX||||14|
|Bioengineering/TL11 (Tissue Engineering)||(H)||IQ-2||||15|
|Body Language (Human)||(A)||Per-1||||16|
|Current Affairs/TL11 (Core Worlds)||(E)||IQ||||17|
|Current Affairs/TL11 (Expansion Region)||(E)||IQ||||17|
|Current Affairs/TL11 (Outer Rim)||(E)||IQ||||17|
|Expert Skill (Xenology)||(H)||IQ-2||||15|
|Hidden Lore (Jedi)||(A)||IQ-1||||16|
|Hidden Lore (Witches of Dathomir)||(A)||IQ-1||||16|
|History (Jedi Order)||(H)||IQ-1||||16|
|Innate Attack (Beam)||(E)||DX+2||||16|
|Philosophy (Unified Force)||(H)||IQ-2||||15|
|Savoir-Faire (High Society)||(E)||IQ||||17††|
|Aggressive Parry (Fencing Lightsaber)||(H)||||14|
|Reflect Bolt (Precognitive Parry)||(H)||||17|
|Timed Defense (Fencing Lightsaber)||(H)||||13|
|Yuuzhan Vong Biotech Familiarity (Bioengineering (Tissue Engineering))||(H)||||12|
* Conditional +4 from ‘Lifting ST’.
† Includes +1 from ‘Language Talent’.
‡ Includes +4 skillscore from ‘Force Alter’.
§ Includes +1 skillscore from ‘Force Sense’.
¶ Includes +1 skillscore from ‘Force Control’.
** Includes +3 from ‘Empathy’; Conditional +4 from ‘Mind Reading’ when what the subject is thinking would be useful, not cumulative with the +3 from Empathy, +4 from ‘Mind Reading (Force Translation)’ when what the subject is thinking would be useful, not cumulative with the +3 from Empathy.
†† Conditional +2 from ‘Charisma’ when making Influence rolls, +2 from ‘Mind Reading’ when what the subject is thinking would be useful, +2 from ‘Mind Reading (Force Translation)’ when what the subject is thinking would be useful.
‡‡ Includes Enhanced Parry (Fencing Lightsaber); Conditional +1 from ‘Weapon Bond (Fencing Lightsaber)’, +1 from ‘Weapon Bond (Second Fencing Lightsaber)’.
§§ Conditional +2 from ‘Detect (Force Sight)’ when intentionally seeking anything you can detect, +2 from ‘Detect (Sense Life)’ when intentionally seeking anything you can detect, +2 from ‘Detect (Vongsense – Detects YV and their biots.)’ when intentionally seeking anything you can detect.
¶¶ Includes +2 from ‘Telecommunication (Mind Sending)’.
*** Includes +2 from ‘Charisma’; Conditional +2 from ‘Telecommunication (Mind Sending)’ when you are telling target what to do.
††† Includes +2 from ‘Absolute Direction (Hyperspace Navigation)’.
‡‡‡ Conditional +3 from ‘Empathy’ when you can converse with subject.
§§§ Conditional +2 from ‘Telecommunication (Mind Sending)’ when you are telling target what to do.
|2×||Fencing Lightsaber (Custom; Signature Gear; Weapon Bond; $20000; 2 lb);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Armor ($3000; 15 lb);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Armor Helmet ($2000; 5 lb);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Boots ($120; 12.8 oz);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Gloves ($30);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Heavy Armor ($20000; 45 lb);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Light Hood ($600; 6.4 oz);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Outfit ($580; 3.9 lb);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Robes ($768; 5.1 lb);|
|1×||Jedi Knight Vacuum Helmet ($2000; 4 lb);|
|1×||Vacuum Ooglith (Signature Gear; $10000; 5 lb).|
None: Basic Lift 39 lb; TK Lift 9.8 lb. Ground Move 7 yd; Water Move 1 yd; TK Move 7 yd. Dodge 10.
Light: Basic Lift 78 lb; TK Lift 19.6 lb. Ground Move 5 yd; Water Move 1 yd; TK Move 5 yd. Dodge 9.
[Medium]: Basic Lift 117 lb; TK Lift 29.4 lb. Ground Move 4 yd; Water Move 1 yd; TK Move 4 yd. Dodge 8.
Heavy: Basic Lift 234 lb; TK Lift 58.8 lb. Ground Move 2 yd; Water Move 1 yd; TK Move 2 yd. Dodge 7.
X-Heavy: Basic Lift 390 lb; TK Lift 98 lb. Ground Move 1 yd; Water Move 1 yd; TK Move 1 yd. Dodge 6.
Parry: 14 (Fencing Lightsaber). Block: 8 (DX). Dodge: 8/10.
Eyes: DR 11/2+10; HP 2. Neck: DR 12/4*+11/2+10. Skull: DR 12/4*+11/2+2+10. Face: DR 11/2+10. Torso: DR 12/4*+11/2+10. Groin: DR 12/4*+11/2+10. Arms: DR 12/4*+11/2+10; HP 8. Hands: DR 11/2+10; HP 6. Legs: DR 12/4*+11/2+10; HP 8. Feet: DR 11/2+10; HP 6.
Aggressive Parry Fencing Lightsaber (14; 14): 1d-6 cr. Reach C.
Bite (14): 1d-3 cr. Reach C.
Fencing Lightsaber Custom (18; 15F): 3d+3(10) burn. Reach 1,2. ST 3.
Kick (12): 1d-2 cr. Reach C,1.
Punch (14; 10): 1d-3 cr. Reach C.
Crushing Attack Force Push (20): 5d cr (5yd) dbk. Acc 3. Range 10 yd / 10 yd. RoF 1. Rcl 1.
Telekinesis Move Object • Thrust (18): 1d-3 cr. Range 10 yd. RoF –.
Telekinesis Move Object • Swing (18): 1d-2 cr. Range 10 yd. RoF –.
[ Character Sheet | Biography ]
Q’ayla Ren‘s identical twin sister, Q’Aleane was born in 121 ABY on the Miraluka homeworld of Alpheridies. At the age of seven, she was sent with her sister to study on Taris. Possessing, as a Miraluka, an innate and intimate bond with the Force, Q’Aleane excelled in her early years of study as an Initiate. After a successful Initiate Trial, she was selected as Padawan by Master Lucien Tahl next to her sister Q’ayla.
Q’aleane and her sister are an interesting study of contrasts. While her sister struggled with her emotional core in order to attain (or appear to attain) the calm peace most expected of the Jedi, Q’aleane’s natural state is far more reserved at times even bordering on seeming to be an outside observer to her own being. She instead has had to learn to tap and utilize her emotions in order to effectively connect with people and to be able to give her strength enough to interact outwardly in an effective way during diplomacy. Seemingly a deterrent for diplomacy, this learning has actually enabled her to quickly grow into one of the most promising diplomats and scholars among her generation of Jedi.
During her early training and Padawan years, she and Q’ayla often worked together and complimented each other’s style such that it increased the effectiveness of each. Occasionally, her master would loan her out among other masters in order to give the sisters time to grow separately so they would not be forced to rely on each other solely.
Her last mission as a Padawan was one such mission. Attached to a very small diplomatic delegation to Zonama Sekot during the year 121ABY, Q’aleane earned some notoriety in the order. Part of this notoriety came from her quiet effectiveness in dealing with the Yuuzhan Vong that they were there to interact with, part stemmed from two events while there and controversy these seem to have caused for the Jedi Order record keepers.
While there, she was under the tutlage of two Jedi Masters. The first of these Master Zatoq Vantai had had some dealing with both Miraluka and Yuuzhan Vong before and forsaw a potential problem Q’aleane would have dealing with the Yuuzhan Vong who had long in their past been cut off from the force by the very planet they were visiting.
When they first arrived, Master Zatoq Vantai took her to see a Master Shaper named Aaf Rin who through some history not revealed to Q’aleane had become very strong friends with Master Zatoq Vantai. After being briefed on the situation, Master Shaper Aaf Rin agreed to get to know Q’aleane and if possible help her.
Q’aleane spent a month with Master Shaper Aaf Rin and Master Zatoq Vantai in a private enclave with the Yuuzhan Vong Shapers. What happened during this month has been kept private from everyone even her sister due to a secrecy vow required of her by the Shapers. During this month, she spent much of the early month temporarily cut off from the force (an uncomfortable thing at best for a Jedi, a horrific event to a Miraluka). Her quiet endurance seemed to impress the Master Shaper, and consequently the later part of the month, she was taught to attune to a pair of lambents custom grown for her by Master Shaper Aaf Rin and taught to construct her own lightsaber by Master Zatoq Vantai after consulting with Master Lucien Tahl and obtaining his permission.
In a formal ceremony at the end of the month before the Shapers and her fellow Jedi, she finished the construction of her lightsabers which were a true meld of Jedi technology and Yuuzhan Vong biots. With the addition of the attuned lambents, this gave her the same limited vongsense that was first observed by Anakin Solo during the Yuuzhan Vong War and more importantly allowed her to see properly while interacting with the Yuuzhan Vong.
In addition, the experience allowed her to better understand and intercede for and with the Yuuzhan Vong playing no small part in the success of the diplomatic mission.
The second experience involved her time with Master Kopos Duine and involved the end of her trip. Master Kopos Duine was very much attuned to Zonama Sekot and the Ferroan inhabitants. After her time with the Yuuzhan Vong, she was assigned almost exclusively to Master Kopos Duine (unknown to her, this was primarily due to concerns over what may or may not have happened during her time with the Shapers). While under his tutelage, Q’aleane studied the finer points of diplomacy and picked up the habit of using her illusion ability to go around with her eyes uncovered as she discovered that people reacted differently when they could “look you in the eye.”
Near the end of the mission, she was selected along with 4 others (the two , a long experienced Knight and herself) to receive a gift from Zonama Sekot itself. After a long bonding ritual (several days), she was partnered with a living ship that, thanks to gifts from the Yuuzhan Vong was not only a product of “Zonama Sekot” but also of the Yuuzhan Vong.
While both of these honors are cause enough for controversy, the real controversy comes from what was happening behind the scenes in each. While she was learning to bond with the crystal, Master Zatoq Vantai had consulted with Master Lucian Tahl and a few friends he had on the Jedi Council to get permission to promote her to Jedi Knight in the field as it were. Similarly, Master Kopos Duine had consulted with several of his friends on the council to get permission to make the ship bonding ceremony be her ascendancy to Jedi Knighthood. Q’aleane didn’t realize any of this until both tried to arrange for an acknowledgement ceremony when they returned. That they tried to do it at the same time only started the disagreement. Always one to complicate things slightly, when they arrived (and had set a date for the ceremony), Q’aleane insisted on taking the trials anyway (despite having the requirement waived) as a personal trial.
Because of all this, depending on whom you ask, she was either knighted with her sister in the year 122 ABY, slightly before her sister in the year 122ABY/end of 121 ABY or up to a year before in 121 ABY. Q’aleane doesn’t give a crap except to extend the playful “oldest sister” debate she has going with Q’ayla. The other parties involved have come to terms with it and each just mark when it happened internally at different times but agree it doesn’t matter. The Jedi historians however, have come to the conclusion that she is the bane of their recordkeeping existence.
The time on Zonama Sekot definitely had an effect on Q’aleane. These days she almost constantly appears without a veil, mask or visor and with a set of eyes that are only remarkable in that the iris is a deep purple in color. She also has adopted something of both her host’s ways in that she has very little personal interaction with technology. She has no aversion to it, but she doesn’t go out of her way to keep a datapad, or interact with public terminals or the like. If she even owns a datapad it lies forgotten and unused in a corner somewhere. She does not escew interacting with technology (nor does she worry about interacting with and talking to droids) she just does not often see the need and in general she will tend to miss a technological solution staring her in the face just based on that.
In all she lives extremely simply not having many possessions aside from her lightsabers, a villip she uses to communicate with Master Shaper Aaf Rin and arguably her ship (whom she sees as more of a partner than a possession). Similarly she does not seem to care much about status within the order (the only reason she brings up knighthood at all is to tweak her sister).
She still maintains contact with Master Shaper Aaf Rin and Master Zatoq Vantai to discuss philosophy and theories about how the Yuuzhan Vong can return to the force and discuss ways in which Yuuzhan Vong biots can be integrated into the larger universe and how the larger universe (and it’s technology) can find a place within Yuuzhan Vong society. Master Shaper Aaf Rin is a forward-thinking moderate within Shaper society and while tecnology still makes her uncomfortable in practice, she does find herself curious about it in theory).
Unlike her sister, Q’aleane is focused on diplomacy and rediscovering old secrets of the order. She also is secretly a proponent of the Unifying Force, a fact she has only discussed with Master Shaper Aaf Rin and Master Zatoq Vantai. Master Zatoq Vantai was able to put a name on the theory and himself believes it to be more accurate than the current model.
While she is not a dedicated student of the lightsaber like her sister, she does make use of her sister’s expertise and training to further her own learning and will often spar with her to improve them. Primarily, she uses a variant of Soresu that makes use of twin fencing lightsabers (a skill she learned primarily by fencing against her sister’s Jar’Kai technique). Most of her learning in the area of lightsaber combat has been dedicated to defensive skills; outside of combat, she utilizes them a symbol of status when in negotiations and as a reminder of her time on Zonama Sektot. When attempting to control or resolve conflicts directly, she prefers to make use of more directed force powers.