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Name: Iman Zana

Gender: Female

Species: Rutian Twi’lek

Rank: Jedi Padawan

Date of Birth: 3649 BBY

 

Appearance:

Iman Zana is of a roughly average build for her people, at about six feet tall and weighing roughly one-hundred fifty pounds. Due to her being a Rutian Twi’lek, her skin is a dark blue color. She has a prominent nose and strong jawline, which conveys to some both ambition and motivation. While her eyes are typically calm, they are a cold steel grey color, and often her expression is one of someone that is generally lost in thought. She wears a traditional Twi’lek head ornament above the browline, and her lips have been tattooed permanently black, giving her a distinct look while remaining both understated and conservative. Around her neck is another traditional piece, a large gold and ivory collar that is representative of her Twi’lek heritage.

 

Possessions:

Iman, as a Jedi, carries with her a single lightsaber staff that she constructed during her time as a Jedi Initiate. It is a fairly austere weapon, possessing a green blade and little ornamentation save for the leather that she bound tightly around the grip. She is rarely if ever seen without it clipped to her belt.

 

For clothing, Iman typically wears a pair of reddish-brown leather pants, and a jacket of the same color and material with a sleeveless undershirt worn beneath that is tucked into the pants. The legs of the pants are then tucked into a pair of durable black boots that are roughly knee height and look as if they were meant to be worn in more rough and rocky terrain like Ryloth. Her Jedi Robes are worn when the occasion calls for it. They are dark brown with a hood, and tie off at the waist.

 

As well as her lightsaber, Iman carries another piece that connects her to her heritage, a small and simple Twi’lek dagger that is holstered in her left boot. There is nothing particularly special about the construction, the blade is straight and only about six inches long, and the hilt is carved wood with a pommel that carries perhaps the only ornamentation afforded to it, the symbol of the Jedi Order. The weapon was a gift given to her by a family of Twi’lek on Coruscant, whom she had helped track down and return their missing son. She never uses it to fight, and it is there more as a piece of utility equipment more than anything else, used to cut bindings, prepare food, and other really rather mundane activities.

 

Personality:

Iman, as a Jedi Padawan, has established herself as a firm believer in a pacifist philosophy. To that end, she feels the Jedi, as keepers of the peace, should not be relied upon as soldiers for the Republic, but as a defense against the incursion of the Sith and the Empire. Despite her love of peace and tranquility, she knows that the Sith do not share this philosophy, and so she has accepted that in order for the Jedi and the Republic to achieve peace they must be prepared to make war when they are called upon. In doing so, Iman has chosen to focus on non-lethal and low-lethality methods for dealing with threats to the lives of others and herself, and will only elect to kill if there is no other recourse in the moment.

 

Much like others of her race, she is generous almost to a fault. When meeting people she has never met before she often spends time finding what she hopes to be a good gift for anyone that invites her into their home or offers their time to speak with her. She is a gracious host when she can be, preparing food and a warm space for guests in her small room in the Jedi Temple. Time spent with visitors and good company is time well spent, and she is not one to turn away a visitor when the opportunity arises.

 

Another facet of her generosity is in the time she spends with the sick and injured that are brought to the Jedi Temple. While she is no healer herself, a friendly face and reassuring presence willing to give their time to assist the temple healers, in her mind, shows those who are being cared for, that the Jedi Order is a cohesive unit, with all hands working toward a better more peaceful galaxy. Iman herself is curious about what good she could do with the healing arts, though she will follow whatever path the Force has lain for her. In the end, all she wants to do is help bring light to a suffering galaxy, and represent the Jedi Order as best she possibly can wherever and however she is needed.

 

Skills, Abilities and Talents:

Iman is a woman that is quite average physically. She has lean muscle from the work she has done in practicing the Broken Gate martial art, as well as pursuing the standard physical fitness recommendations for an active Padawan learner. While she is not overly strong, she is not weak by any means, and can hold her own for a respectable amount of time before having to stop to rest. For her age, and her build, she is perfectly adequate, if not just a little bit more cardiologically healthy. It is for these reasons that conflicts, should they arise, should be dealt with quickly lest she physically tire herself out fighting defensively. Should a fight prove to last longer than she is comfortable with she will use what remains of her physical energy to flee from battle to recuperate and plan another method with which to solve issues requiring battle.

 

In contrast to her average strength, she possesses quite good reflexes and speed. While she is no blur, and she is not capable of outpacing those who have dedicated their time to becoming the quickest she is no slouch. This developed in tandem with her study in Form III, as blaster deflection was a heavy focus of Soresu and the quicker one could react to the danger the more likely one would be to not only spare themselves the wound, but their compatriots as well. In a galaxy where the majority of its inhabitants are armed with some kind of blaster, it was a purely pragmatic choice, but one she had enjoyed so far as it has allowed her to continue studying the Jedi arts while also choosing a form of study that allows her to remain calm in the heat of battle.

 

Iman’s greatest ally is her mind. Her connection to the Force is adequate, but where her strength lies is her ability to control herself in the face of adversity. Her faith in the guiding words of the Jedi Code has allowed her a good measure of resilience against fear, anger, and hate. She has a firm belief that the Light can and will help her overcome any obstacle, and that standing not just with the Light, but in the Light is the reason she has yet to feel any pull from the Dark Side of the Force.

 

Biography:

Iman was born in 3659 BBY on the planet Ryloth and raised by her Uncle Radat until the age of nine. His gambling addiction coupled with his abusive behavior prompted her to run away from him, leaving behind the only home she knew for the streets of Lessu. She was freed from his tyrannical treatment, but in the same instance had to accept that she was now homeless and had to scrape out a living for herself on a planet that sold many of their own kind into slavery.

 

By the time she was ten she had learned how to eke out a life for herself, traveling through the alleyways and avoiding large crowds except for when she had to try and get food or money. Learning how to pick pockets and locks to steal from those more fortunate was not something she was proud of, but life found a way and she did what she had to do to feed herself and keep herself from ending up enslaved to be sent off to Hutt space.

 

At age eleven, her life changed. In slinking between alleys and shadows, Iman had begun to follow a strange robed visitor to Ryloth. She had never seen a man like him before, but visitors always came with money. Unfortunately the moment she made her move to snatch something from his pocket, he turned around and looked right down at her. It was the first time in a large crowd someone had caught her, and it paralyzed her with fear.

 

What surprised her was the smile on his face, and the offer he extended to her. Something about him put her at ease, made her feel at peace, so she accepted the meal she was given and the condition that she listen to what he had to tell her while she ate. He introduced himself as Raxos, a Jedi Knight that came to Ryloth to search for candidates for Jedi training. To him it was no accident that they crossed paths, and should she want to come with him to Coruscant she could be trained as a Jedi as well. She agreed, and later that day they departed for the Core Worlds.

 

Iman had some trouble as a Jedi Initiate, and from the start showed that she still harbored some of her resentment and anger toward her Uncle subconsciously. She was competitive in learning Shii-Cho and Broken Gate, and often became more aggressive than she should have been. The pivot came when she had her arm broken by a sparring partner, not out of aggression on their part, but out of self-defense for the overt aggression she showed. Raxos visited her while she was in the care of the temple healers and spoke to her at length about the Jedi Code. What she had not learned, or refused to learn out of stubbornness was that on Coruscant, in the Jedi Temple, life was not like it had been on Ryloth. Living in the past was dangerous, and her anger and bitterness were a sure path to the Dark Side.

 

The lesson, though short and to the point, shook her. Iman had been living in the past, and treated even her peers as if she had been in competition when she should have been there to better her fellow initiates just as she was bettered by them. Her success, was the success of the Jedi Order, and their success as well. It was selfish of her to behave in such a way, and it was there that she let go of her resentment, the past that bound her to Ryloth, and found renewed purpose to live in peace and harmony with those around her.

 

With the teachings of the Jedi now resonating in her better than ever, her focus shifted from attempting to one-up her fellow initiates, to cooperating in training exercises, and learning from her mistakes rather than blaming them on others. Iman worked hard, staying physically fit and mentally sharp. She trained in Broken Gate, she learned her lessons in Shii-Cho and Soresu practice, and she even started grasping a better and more accurate control of the Force. She knows she has only just begun, but learning a hard lesson granted her the clarity to see her calling lay with the Jedi, and with making the galaxy a brighter and kinder place.

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Melee Combat

  • Martial Arts: Basic Broken Gate: A basic understanding of Broken Gate, teaching such skills as basic stances and how to apply weapons into the martial art, in addition to basic techniques for the martial art.
  • Martial Arts: Intermediate Broken Gate: An advanced understanding of Broken Gate, teaching such skills as energy preservation, momentum control, and pressure points, in addition to more advanced techniques for the martial art.

Lightsabers

  • Novice Single Saber: A basic understanding of how a lightsaber works, including the skills necessary for building, maintaining, repairing and safely wielding one in combat.
  • Novice Saber Staff: A basic understanding of how a lightsaber staff works, including the skills necessary for building, maintaining, repairing and safely wielding one in combat.

Form I: Shii-Cho

  • Form I - Novice Shii-Cho: A basic understanding of lightsaber combat, teaching rudimentary skills such as footwork, striking, blocking, parrying, blaster deflection, the body's target zones and instinctive Force application.

Form III: Soresu

  • Form III - Novice Soresu: A basic understanding of Form III, teaching skills such as advanced blaster deflection, parries, dodge rolls, momentum control and energy preservation, in addition to learning different defensive patterns.

Stealth and Survival

  • Novice Stealth: A basic understanding of stealth, including how to blend in with crowds and with shadows, in addition to silencing footfalls, picking locks and picking pockets
  • Novice Survival: A basic understanding of nature, including how to locate sources of water, sources of food and shelter, in addition to being able determine future weather through subtle hints of nature.

Enhancement Force Power

  • Force Jump: Regarded as one of the core abilities taught to any Force-sensitive, Force Jump allows the user to enhance their capabilities of jumping, allowing them to jump a longer distance vertically. Most practitioners learn to utilize this skill to cushion their landings to reduce the risk of injury.

Astral Force Power

  • Force Sense: Regarded as one of the core abilities a Force-sensitive simply develops over time, Force Sense allows the user to feel the Force in every living being, including picking up hints about an individual's psyche and their alignment within the Force. Advanced uses of Force Sense teach the user of the basics of danger sense, the ability to sense when one is in danger, as well as providing them with slight precognition in combat.
  • Telepathy: Regarded as one of the core abilities taught to a Force-sensitive, Telepathy allows the user to connect through the Force to speak and give impressions through the Force to allies and adversaries. The range of telepathy itself is theoretically infinite, but the telepath must be within the line of sight of the target to force the initial connection, if the Telepath doesn't share a genuine bond. Thus, communicating with a weak bond becomes increasingly difficult over distances greater than a few kilometers, while communicating with one more consistently used become difficult at approximately 1,000 kilometers. However, the link between those who share a genuine bond is stronger, with close friends and master/apprentices capable of communicating across entire systems, while the link between lovers and close family could potentially have no limit.

Psychokinesis Force Power

  • Force Push: A basic telekinetic ability, Force Push allows the user to release a burst of pressurized air outwards from their palm towards and object or individual to throw it away with excessive force. Due to the nature of this ability, the further the distance between both individuals reduces the effectiveness of the power, resulting in a weaker push. The user can reverse the polarity to pull an object or individual towards them, or in another direction.

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