Atticus Jetaime, was created by Sith on Telos IV. He is an albino human, though colored his skin to be "normal" much of his early life. He now wears his true skin, even though many see this as being a Sith. Atticus is a balanced force sensitive that recently followed the ways of the Potentium...calling himself an "Ashla." However, after splitting with his alter-ego, Morpheus, he is once again calling himself Jedi. His path to his current state of being was a chaotic one indeed.
Atticus was a pawn from the very beginning of his life. A Sith by the name of Darth Aatos had a vision of a powerful Dark Lord taking over the planet Telos IV…many years in the future. Aatos decided that he would put this path into motion. He used altered genes from Ancient Sith and implanted them into an egg that was taken from the Dark Jedi, Lady Raven. When the boy, Atticus, was born, Aatos gave him up for adoption to a merchant couple - Morpheus and Sarah Jetaime. Not much is known of this time in Atticus' life, except that Sarah died young and left home at the age of 15 to explore the galaxy.
Atticus traveled for many years and did not seek a path with the force until he was much older. Again, much of this history is unknown. Atticus himself has said that he spent much of that time in isolation…self teaching himself meditation studies…which could explain his expertise in the area of the mind itself. He also used chemicals to pigment his skin to hide his Albinism (he feared it made him look like a Sith).
Atticus, the Jedi
"I am strong in the lightside of the force, Lucas..the Sith can never turn me."
— Atticus Jetaime, Jedi Knight
At the age of 40, Atticus came upon Master Jerico Yost of the Shadow Jedi Order. Jerico took an interest in this man and trained Atticus himself. Atticus rose quickly to Knight, and the Master for training a young padawan named Diakonos Delcon. During his time at the Shadow Jedi Order, Atticus made some close friends…Diakonos, Cyclone McLeod, Pandora Regent, Lucas Atlantis and his closest friend, BelMakor Speedwell.
It was on an expedition back to Atticus' homeworld, Telos IV, that he, Diakonos and Cyclone found a crystal, strong in the force, that was believed to be the heart of Telos. They were intrigued and brought the Jedi to Telos IV to rebuild. During that time, Atticus met his first wife, Jedi Master Krystal Giove.
The Birth of Morpheus
Little did he know, a young Sith by the name Natalie Sin was also on Telos with a Sith faction led by Dark Lady Sage. Natalie was trained by a follower of Aatos himself…it would be Natalie who would make sure Atticus met his fate and become the Dark Lord of Telos. Her first attempt was simple…trick the pregnant Master Giove into turning Sith to save her "child." Once turned, Giove (now Lady Seryl), told Atticus that she would kill their unborn baby if he did not turn is well.
Atticus fell, and then became Lord Morpheus of the Sith. He was a cruel Sith, but intelligent... often disagreeing with his superiors in how the Sith could best rise to power. He believed that the Sith should only kill if it was strategic... that power could be won through manipulation, not obliteration. Seryl grew wary of him, and turned her sights on their daughter, Sabintha, who was quite strong in the force. Seryl's madness and belief in Sith Alchemy led her to attempt the murder of Sabintha. This drove Morpheus back to the light…and Atticus took Sabintha from the Sith to raise her with the Gray Jedi.
Gray Jedi and Death
It was during his reform that Atticus took one of his best students, Lyon Phillip, and formed the Gray Jedi. Lyon was one of the few people who truly understood Atticus. With the creation of their Gray Jedi Order, Atticus felt that he finally had found his own path.
But Natalie did not give up. She left to study alchemy…but while she was gone, something unexpected happened. Sabintha was a young woman of 18 now and went off on her own to explore the galaxy, much as her father did before her. Atticus was 70 yrs of age, though his features did not show his age. He had married the ex-sith Sage and they had formed the Gray Jedi Order. But Sage left him for the Mandalorians. A depressed Atticus felt alone in the world.
It was at this time that he found out, through Koji Starr, that Lady Raven was his biological mother…and her blood was poisoned by Smooka the Hutt. Atticus agreed to a blood transfusion to save his mother and during the procedure, something malfunctioned. She would die if Atticus did not give ALL his blood to her. Atticus made the choice…he would die to save her. And so, Aatos' plan was foiled…or so was thought.
Morpheus, Dark Lord of Telos
"Xoza Shadow, never before has there been someone as strong with the darkside as me. I will destroy you and your little friends."
— Morpheus, Dark Lord of Telos (upon his journey to the Valley of the Jedi)
Natalie Sin returned to Telos, and learned of Atticus' death. She used her knowledge of sith alchemy to do a ceremony at his tomb... it was their that she rose the pure darkside of Atticus and transfered it into an Atticus clone the Sith had created. Thus was born the Dark Lord Morpheus. But being pure darkness, he was not the Morpheus from years earlier. Gone was the reasoning and planning. All this monster wanted was power ...no matter who he had to kill to get there. He adopted a Sith woman named Nemu as his daughter…an attempt to show him as a caring being.
Natalie watched as her creation spun out of control. He tricked a Teras Kasi Master by the name of Xoza Shadow to take him to the Valley of the Jedi. It was there that Morpheus was able to gain much power, and create a Clone Army of himself. He also stole plans of the old Star Forge, secretly making that above Telos. With the Forge completed, Morpheus used his army to take Telos…throwing it into civil war…a war where thousands died. Natalie felt that the path that led to Morpheus was wrong and against the Force itself. She abandoned the Sith and became a being of true balance…not Jedi or Sith. She left to learn more about these ways…and to try and repent for her sins.
So the dream of Aatros came to pass…but Morpheus' arrogance and lust for power got the better of him. The Jedi rose the spirit of Atticus' lightside and placed it into a captured Clone. Xoza Shadow and the reborn Atticus faced of Morpheus, injuring him and chasing him off into solitude. It was then that Sage betrayed Morpheus and turned him over to the Government of Telos (something that Morpheus actually wanted). In a trial that was deemed unfair, Morpheus was found guilty of treason and sentenced to death…but he was killed in the streets by an angry mob. His body was then burned by an insane Rodian for six minutes straight. Atticus watched this himself and grew depressed at the state of "justice." He then learned that the dark spirit of Morpheus had been seen in the undercity of Telos and sought it out…Atticus allowed Morpheus to join him.
But both were suprised…for the joining of the two extremes seemed to create someone new. He was neither Atticus nor Morpheus…but a sum of the two parts. This led to madness at first as he watched his homeword become destroyed by the fallen Star Forge that he himself created. All the sins that he did as Morpheus and Atticus spun through his mind. His daughter Nemu seized on this and encouraged him to go back to the Sith (Nemu then gave him the facial tattoos that he wears to this day). He tried to return to the old ways of Morpheus…using manipulation to gain power. The Sith fought the empire for the trust of the Selkath of Manaan.
"There is no lightside or darkside…only the force. I seek balance."
— Atticus Jetaime, Imperial Knight
It was on Manaan that the person that would bring the most change to Atticus would be encountered. Talmerith Jael, Empress of the New Galactic Empire, took an immediate dislike to Morpheus/Atticus. And their rivalry would have continued had it not been for an attack made on Talmerith by Atticus' granddaughter Acantha. Morpheus/Atticus came upon Talmerith's mortally wounded body. Without thinking, he healed her with the Force and saved her life. An affair began between the two. Nemu figured the affair out and through a test, informed her father that Talmerith was pregnant. Nemu hoped this news would bring her father back to the darkside but instead it became the final rebirth of Atticus. For the first time in his life, he thought of someone other than himself. He looked at the galaxy as not light or dark…but something in between. That power was not important..family and friends…love…that was true power. In an instant he saw the Sith and Jedi as extremes that have perverted the Force. That they could actually work together if they wanted to.
He knew at that moment he could not be Sith or Jedi. He took the name given by his adoptive mother…Atticus. The memories of Atticus and Morpheus were a part of him, but he was a new man. He took the news of the pregnancy to Talmerith…who was not happy at all. At that same time, Harlan was brought back by Nemu herself…a last ditch effort to win back her father. Talmerith went back to Harlan, but the loss of his true love did not do what Nemu had hoped. Atticus remained determined to follow his new path. Dark Lady Chaos of the Sith ordered that Atticus be considered a traitor (Chaos becoming a true nemesis to Atticus). It was at this time that he met another important woman in his life, Whisper Chastity. The young warrior showed a love and respect for him that he was not used to. Atticus changed even more from this relationship…learning patience and respect for all around him. Talmerith saw the changes in Atticus and trusted him fully. She made him Master Knight of the Imperial Knights. It was here, on Coruscant, that he hoped he could make a difference.
His True Path
Atticus married Talmerith Jael at their private home where they raise their son. And since the war on Onderon, Atticus has grown skeptical of the idea of an Empire…leaning more toward the Republic. He has formed a new group of force users…the Ashla…hoping to bring all users of the force into a community of balance and understanding. He has also tried to help members of the People's Galactic Alliance see their dream of a Republic in the galaxy become a reality. Although Atticus' persistence to see good in others, even "enemies" of the Republic, put him at odds with certain members of the PGA.
Luckily, due to a fortune he gained as Morpheus on Telos, he is able to focus full time on his path. His current student is Reena Kaji, sister of Evu Kaji (formerly Darth Melanchol). Atticus sees in Reena the innocence and heart that all people should have within in them. He also sees the sisters to have some major significance to his life and the future of force users.
On the year that Atticus turned ninety-nine, a bounty hunter, hired by Dolor and Chaos alike, named Gen Morane injected Atticus with Sith Poison. This unfortunately destroyed the balance within Atticus, making him grow insane. Atticus' old student, Lyon, brought forth Morpheus who helped to find a way to ground Atticus again. Morpheus fell for a Sith named Malicia, and realized that sacrificing that love for Atticus, a true good deed, is what was needed. Atticus returned, pure of light. And for his good deeds, Atticus released Morpheus into a clone to be his own man again. Now they are again separate….the lightside in Atticus and the darkside in Morpheus. But is it really a case of good and evil? Or is there something more…. Atticus accepted to take the position of General for the Ankarres Guard on Talus. Now, with is daughter Jade and son Aidan, the Guard protects the Old Jedi Order that Talmerith is a knight in, run by Master Azlum Grimlock. Since the split of Morpheus, Atticus as lost some of the anger that got him into trouble in the past. He focuses more on family now, and works harder than ever to forge peace in the galaxy. And for the first time in years, has taken on a Jedi Padawan.
Atticus briefly lost his connection to the force while tying to calm down his friend Evu. Evu is able to "drain" the force out of beings...she did not mean to do so to Atticus, but her anger got a hold of her. Atticus slowly got the force back with the help of Talmerith, however he was no longer albino, losing some of the strength he once had. But his connection to visions became even more powerful.
One day, he saw through the force that his death would allow Morpheus to do something heroic - what he did not know. Atticus did not want to die, but he understood the importance of showing the galaxy that even a being made for the darkside, like Morpheus, could make the "choice" to do good things. So, Atticus said goodbye to his great love, Talmerith and went out to find Lady Chaos. Chaos and Atticus fought in Onderon. It seemed Atticus had the upper hand, giving Chaos a swipe across her face (which would leave a scar). However, at the last moment he gave her a burst of force light, doing exactly what he wanted - angering Chaos to the point that his death was inevitable. Chaos let out a force scream and Atticus let it engulf him. Barely alive, Chaos brought down her saber into his torso, taking the life out of Atticus. She gave him a kiss, almost seeming to regret his death. Later, Evu and Serenity took his body to Talus. His body was set afire in New Holstice with the other Jedi of Talus watching on.
Wife: Talmerith Jael
Daughters: Sabintha Jetaime; Jade Jetaime
Step-Daughter: Nemu Jetaime
Son: Aiden Jael
Birth Mother: Dark Lady Raven
Adoptive Parents: Sarah and Morpheus Jetaime
Sister: Divine Slade
Granddaughter: Acantha Heron
Neice: Iria Starr
Ex-Wives: Lady Seryl; Sage
Atticus' gift is with the mind. I can read beings quite well, which makes it hard for others to lie to him. He can use telepathy at great distances and with those who are less proficient in the force, he is able to enter their mind and give them false visions. He can be described as Neutral Good.
He is good with the saber, but not excellent. He makes up for this with his quick wit and mind games.
Atticus is good hearted, but can often act before thinking out a situation completely. He has much faith and hope in the inherent "goodness" of all beings...which is both a strength and a weakness.
He is a shrewd businessman and is quite generous to those who work for him.
Atticus Jetaime (Force Powers):
Many of his powers lie in that of defense.
Force Heal - he became a master of this when his love for Empress Talmerith Jael guided him in healing her from mortal wounds.
Revitalize - he also has the ability to heal himself.
Telekinesis - Atticus always had a command for this power at a young age.
Atticus' largest strength has always focused on the mind:
Force Sense - this is very strong within Atticus. He can use this ability to enter another's mind to help them. He can usually key in to the emotional states of those around him.