Edge of the Nerd Force
Nelvaanian, "The Gale Warrior"
Specializations: Protector, Shien Expert, Force-Sensitive Emergent
Brawn 6, Agility 2, Intellect 2, Cunning 2, Willpower 3, Presence 2
Wound Threshold – 20
Strain Threshold – 17
Soak – 6
Force Rating – 3
Skills: Athletics 1, Cool 1, Discipline 1, Lightsaber 4, Mechanics 1, Ranged (Light) 1, Resilience 1, Vigilance 1
Talents: Balance, Center of Being 1, Conditioned 1, Dedication 2, Djem So Reflection, Falling Avalanche, Force Protection 1, Force Rating 2, Grit 3, Heightened Awareness, Improved Reflect, Indistinguishable 1, Parry 2, Reflect 2, Saber Throw, Shien Technique, Sleight of Mind 1, Stalker 1, Street Smarts 1, Touch of Fate, Toughened 3
> Enhance (basic power w/Force leap control and range upgrades)
> Move (basic power w/2 range upgrades, 1 strength upgrade, and attack w/object control upgrade)
Weapons: Glyder Crystal Lightsaber x2, Throwing Dagger x2, Nelvaanian War Shield, Warspear
Armor: none/Jedi battle armor (+2 Soak and +1 Ranged and Melee Defense if worn)
Gear: lightsaber maintenance kit, load-bearing gear, long range comlink, modular backpack w/2 pouches (not normally carried, contains Jedi combat armor), spacer’s duffel, stimpack x5, utility belt, white bantha-fur cloak (acts as thermal cloak)
On the planet of Nelvaan, there used to be a mysterious and powerful tribe known as the Ceriads. But, in one night, monstrous warriors carried in the talons of great grey falcons reduced the Ceriad Tribe to little more than twelve individuals and hundreds of smoldering huts. These warriors were in fact Trandoshan slavers, looking to capture a little-known canine race and pass them off as Shistavanen slaves. One of their captures was the infant Herdor Ceriad, the long-awaited and prophesied son of the Ceriad chief. But to the Trandoshans, he was just another piece of merchandise. That is until Jedi Master Kit Fisto raided the slavers’ base and freed all of their slaves. Unfortunately, all the other captured Ceriads had been sold off, leaving Herder alone. Fortunately however, Fisto recognized that the infant was Force sensitive, and took him back to Coruscant for Jedi training.
Since returning to Nelvaan, Herdor has been busy. He, along with Durnan Tora, built and founded the new tribe of Ceritora on the banks of a crystal-clear lake. While mostly hanging up his trappings and role as Jedi (aside from his lightsabers, which he is never apart from willingly), Herdor has begun an effort to establish a proper government on Nelvaan. Using his Jedi training he has adopted the identity of the “Gale Warrior,” a warrior who’s will bends the very breath of the world to his command. He offers his protection to any tribe who joins the Ceritora Alliance, a loose council of allied tribes led by Durnan Tora (who has recently become chief of Ceritora). The banks of Ceritora Lake are lined with the banners of tribes who have joined the Alliance, as a symbol that, for the first time in Nelvaanian history, multiple tribes support and protect each-other.
*Nelvaanians are born in birth pairs of one female and one male, with the number of birth pairs ranging to one (common) to six (extremely rare).
Herdor has always been exceedingly strong, and that is evident in his appearance. He is very muscular, which is evident even through his body’s coat of coarse, light blue fur. His hair-like mane, once pure black, has recently acquired streaks of white as he advances into Nelvaanian middle-age. His eyes are pure black, and he has a small scar on his left cheek (an injury from his kidnapping as an infant). As per Nelvaanian custom, Herdor is tattooed with various geometric spirals, mostly on his chest and arms. He has particular pride in these tattoos, as he was the last to receive them before the Ceriad Tribe’s brood of bruise-leech crawlers were lost.
Rating – 50
Emotional Strength – BRAVERY
Herdor is and always has been fearless. He is the first to charge into battle and the last one out. Death is not something he fears, and protecting those he cares about is more important than his own life to him. It is with this unerring courage that he lead his strike force and even inspired his clone lieutenant Si to resist Order 66 and escape Coruscant with the rest of the strike team. More recently he has used his courage to inspire the warriors of Ceritora, and they view him as a god of war carving a path through any who would oppose him.
Emotional Weakness – ANGER
When Herdor was being considered for Knighthood, one fault was brought against him: his anger. In the heat of battle or when pushed to his limits, Herdor has been known to fall back on his ferocious rage born of years of loneliness and feelings of abandonment by his people. It doesn’t help that since he has left the Order, he has begun to view anger less like something to be avoided and more like a tool to be used cautiously. While channeling his anger has certainly made him a greater combatant, it edges him ever closer to the Dark Side. Evidence of this is the way he reacts to someone harming a member of his family. As soon as he knows his wife or one of his children has been harmed, he immediately become very agitated. In truth, he fears ever losing them and becoming alone once more. And as we all know, fear leads to anger…
Herdor has spent the better part of ten years building and maintain the peace of the Ceritora Tribe and the Ceritora Alliance. He is the champion of the people of Nelvaan, their “Gale Warrior.” He has a duty to the people of Nelvaan now, and while he may have taken that duty willingly, it is an obligation all the same.
Herdor’s family with Kirey has only grown over the years, and the two of them have no intention of stoping its growth anytime soon. Herdor is a husband and a father, roles that require his attention and energy on a daily basis. Exhausting? Yes. Thankless? Far from it.
While it has been years since Herdor has heard from, let alone met with, a member of his old strike force, he remembers them all fondly. He keeps a backpack in the loft of his family’s lodge that contains his old Jedi battle armor and holopics of all his old allies. In particular Herdor misses Si, as their departure from each-other was rather abrupt. Whenever they stop by, Herdor asks visiting Bothans if they’ve heard news about any of his old comrades, and secretly the former Jedi misses his squad and their adventures. Dealing with Nelvaanian predators is fine and all, but it’s nothing compared to assaulting a weapons lab on Mullinist.
Extended Family/Clan -
Herdor is now a husband and a father of eight (soon to be twenty). His love for his family drives most of his actions these days, as does his and Kirey’s quest to reform the Ceriad Tribe. In all likelihood the two of them will have to wait until their children have their own spouses to officially reclaim the title of tribe, but they are willing to wait. Herdor has been alone for most of his life (if not physically then socially), and he never wants his children to ever feel alone.