Jes'tula Tor'dok is a star wars roleplay character, who has a long spanning career of piracy and terrorist activities towards many groups (especially the Hutts). He has gained a lot of respect over the many years he has flown under the pirate flag.
- This is a novelized version of the life of this character. The beginning is the background and has not been roleplayed in the world. Parts of the rest may have been slightly changed to ensure a global consistence.
Jes'tula Tor'dok was born in slavery, his mother being a slave to a semi-powerful Crime Lord in his estate on Ryloth. As soon as he could walk and talk as all sentient life, he was put to work, namely being a cleaning boy or an errand runner.
Jes'tula bore no ill will to the Crime Lord. He was well treated for and never was abused, seeing him as more of a father figure than anything. Eventually Jes'tula became of an age where he and his mother were transported to Mos Entha where they did the exact same jobs as they usually did. One day, at the age of 16, Jes'tula was accompanying his master's personal barge as it went through the streets of the desert space port. One of his master's rivals decided to lay an attack on the barge, killing the Crime Lord. Jes'tula survived, but now had no idea what to do.
He was stuck on the streets, forced to learn how to take care of himself for once. It was very difficult. Many of his scars and wounds are from these days as mistakes were made, gangs were joined, and he got into a bad sort of crowd. He would not see his mother for long spans of time. At first she thought he was dead, but when another man who claimed the deceased Crime Lord's assets sent her on some errands, she discovered otherwise. Every time, Jes'tula would have some change in his life, new gang, new scars, or new friends.
Eventually the city would get too hot for him, and a man gave him an unwilling way out. Offered a drink at the age of 20, Jes'tula was drugged and shanghaied aboard a Pirate Ship.
Becoming a PirateEdit
He awoke aboard a vessel, already far from his home and was pressed to work immediately. Starting as just someone who cleaned the ship and learning the trade of piloting, mechanics, and many other star traveling skills that he could.
There was also raiding, stealing, plundering, scavenging. He'd learn those quick. Wasn't much of a change from his old life on the streets, but this time he didn't have to worry about stepping on many toes deep out in space. Or so he thought...
The Twi'lek's captain raided a few merchant ships in sith space. Got a good haul of information and supplies from them, which the Republic would buy off them. However, suddenly the Sith Empire was upon them as a capital class ship jumps in near them and declares they surrender and prepare for boarding or they would be destroyed. The crew waited for the sith troopers to board their vessel and then ambushed them. It was the captain's plan, and as he waited aboard the bridge the failures of this plan were evident over the comms as screams and death rang through the ship's halls. Sp the captain went into hiding on the ship, sealing himself in one of the smuggler's holds. The High Authority of the ship that boarded the pirate vessel was Darth Rowe. Jes'tula was aboard the bridge, ready to pilot the ship away when she came in, quickly grabbed him with the force, and slammed him down away from the piloting controls. She'd stand over him, ignited saber close to his face and demand where to know where the captain was. At first he'd claim he didn't know where the captain was, and so she burnt out his eye with that saber. In his screams, he revealed to her what she wanted to know and then would be left there as she went off in pursuit of the captain in his hiding space. The lethan then crawled his way over to an emergency escape pod and would eject himself out into space. During the time of him crawling away, the sith took what they wanted, which included the captain and undocked from the ship. Jes'tula barely had time to eject from the ship before the sith capital ship opened fire at the pirate vessel, destroying it.
He sent out a distress beacon and laid in wait for the next passing ship to pick him up. Luckily for the pirate, it was a merchant vessel. He immediately thanked them and offered his services aboard the vessel. Over time, he became a leader and voice to the crew and started a mutiny, gaining him his first ship he was captain aboard, at the age of 25. Over the course of the next six years, Jes'tula would grow in reputation and infamy, new experiences, scars, women, enemies, allies, deals. It'd shape him to what he was destined to become.He returned to Mos Entha every now and then, getting into trouble more and more at his home-city. One instance got him almost eaten by the famous sarlacc, but instead he resisted against it's tendrils and he lost his arms in the process. A traveling grey jedi saved his life, at the expense of Tor'dok's pain. He'd cut at the stubs that were once the lethan's arms and even them out with his torso, as well as have the lightsaber immediately cauterize the wound to prevent him from bleeding out. He'd then drop him off by a medical facility. Unable to pay for cloned limbs, Jes'tula went ahead and paid for cybernetics.
Another experience was when he crossed the Hutt, Tiro the Hutt, by preying upon the hutt's shipment of spice. A bounty was set out on the pirate by the hutt which was collected by the pirate himself, regardless of how hard the hunters pursued him. It was during this time he allied himself with Sihivus Verne, Captain Alex Kardel, Kabriel Le'Sanit, and Wing. With their help, contacts and influence, the Hutt Council overlooked his death sentence and made it a simple fine, but not after Tiro himself demanded for his lek'ku, in which he promptly ate. Luckily, the wily lethan made a had made a deal with those who were to cut it off, and instead had them flay his lek'ku. The process was excruciating and left Jes'tula not the same after the incident due to the intense pain of the process. Afterwards, Alex Kardel helped Jes'tula acquire a prosthetic replacement to encase his brain. This event was the reason the pirate lord despises hutts.
Pirate Lord EditWith his new contacts, the lethan formed the "Pirate Council", to which he took the role of "Lord" without any complaints from his fellow council members. Over the next few years he accomplished many deeds which he would have been unable to achieve without the connections he had made during the conflict with the hutts. More scars, more scandals, abductions of influential citizens, instances with the Tetan Empire and the Grand Army of the Republic, alliances with the Revenant Armada, and much more. The Pirate Lord gained business deals in the major trade of ryll, weapons, ships, and slaves.
Over time the Pirate Lord met a young lethan medic\spice dealer named Tay'lyn Vox, whom was under the employment of the Baron Le'Sanit. In time he grew to enjoy her company than just someone to enjoy an evening with. The two became involved for a while, but eventually the relationship ended. There has been no confirmed case as to why.For awhile, he went and stayed upon Onderon, acting as a privateer and mercenary for the Queen Valara Drayen-Kira. He fought as a gunslinger for both sides at the Battle of Fondor, and then dropped off the scene entirely. Many assumed he died, but in truth only Jes'tula knows of what happened during these years.
The First ReturnEdit
In Jes'tula's absence, things went on as they usually do. The Bounty Hunter's Guild went to Sihivus Verne, the Pirate Council went to Vurr Vizsla, the Death Watch Overlord, and Jes'tula's legacy died down.
Jes'tula, at this moment, was in Zeltros space, having been captured and held by an unidentified group. The lethan escaped and returned to the scene on Nar Shaddaa during Sihivus Verne's take over of the Hutt moon. He did his part during this conflict, taking down his fair share of Hutt-aligned individuals before it was all over. After this, the pirate assisted Verne in moving her operations to Coruscant before once again going dark from the scene, taking in a retirement with the spoils he had collected from the war with the Hutts.
The Second ReturnEdit
Jes'tula came back upon the scene slowly, many years later, showing up on Coruscant to find that Sihivus Verne now runs the Black Sun, Cayce Urriah runs the Bounty Hunter's Guild, and the Exchange criminal organization is gaining power. He'd do the occasional job, gaining crew steadily, and regaining credits spent on his lengthy retirement, kept his head under the radar for the most part, and then the conflict at Dathomir happened.
During wartime, Jes'tula makes most of his money. So the lethan hopped on immediately to help out both sides within this conflict, his ship being one of the first to get the Republic forces past the Sith's defensive fleet, and to get them on the planet. This allowed Jes'tula to gain a little bit of trust by the Republic forces, making it so they'll buy his smuggled/stolen goods that he gets past the Sith defenses. However, it wasn't only the Republic that Jes'tula has helped. Immediately he began to help out the Sith and Nightsisters with feeding them information, helping them out with certain missions that wouldn't compromise his relations with the Republic. When the Mandalorians came into the conflict, Jes'tula also jumped up to help them smuggle their goods onto the world. The pirate was keeping himself quite busy during this conflict, and the credits kept flowing in.
One of the more notable accomplishments has been when he rescued the Jedi Knight Shorya Rivas from the Sith base using very unconventional methods to do so. There are many different stories of how the pirate did it, and only he and the Jedi Knight know the full extent of the shenanigans that ensued. Apparently, due to his continued relations with the Sith, it did not incur the wrath of their faction, however it did increase the trust given to the pirate by the Jedi Order.
Later on in the day that he rescued the Jedi Knight, as he was taking off from the Republic base in a shuttle, the legendary bounty hunter Silas Ward stowed aboard the ship to collect the bounty he has had on Jes'tula since Sihivus Verne gave it to him over a decade ago. During the struggle, both of the men fell out of the ship while it was still in the atmosphere, and were plummeting down towards the Republic Camp. The bounty hunter got the better of the pirate, and knocked him out in mid-air, and both of the men were saved from becoming craters in the middle of the camp by a collection of jedi lead by Holt Mo'in, a master within the Jedi Order, who sensed their decent. Upon landing, some of the jedi objected to Silas Ward taking Jes'tula, due to his help with saving one of their own, but the Bounty Hunter had his papers and documents, which allowed him to have every legal right to do so. The jedi conceded and allowed Jes'tula to be taken in for a bounty. Jes'tula later was freed by a coalition of criminals and was at large in the galaxy once again.
The Grand Arena Job Edit
Jes'tula Tor'dok arranged an event that gained him quite a bit of wealth and fame once more. He had captured or persuaded various high-ranking officials with various factions within the galaxy, and pitted them all in an arena fight against each other, that the rest of the galaxy could tune-in and watch for a certain credit payment on the holonet.
Notable names were Darth Vrana, Jedi Master Holt Mo'in, Jedi Master Sek'nos Fah, 'Nightmother' Darth Dvasia were all captured for this event by Jes'tula and his various crews. There were also two Mandalorians of fame within this event. Silas Ward, the current best Bounty Hunter in the galaxy, and Akaan'tal Vau, who was the current Mand'alor. Both of them were contacted and paid for their participation, rather than captured, as to not risk the ire of the Mandalorians.
The fight went on, and there was no clear victor, as a collective of Jedi had infiltrated the ranks of the pirates at the arena proper and freed those who were captured, minus the sith who had escaped during the confusion. Jedi Master Holt Mo'in had apparently died during this battle, while everyone else had escaped. Jes'tula spent the next few months on the run from the various groups he had angered, until he had been cornered by those he still had to pay. After much deliberation, he paid them, though only a percentage of what they were actually owned off the overall income from the event being broadcasted to the galaxy.
Later Years Edit
Jes'tula had traveled the galaxy for awhile, rich off the spoils of that event. He went back to what he loved most, which was basic piracy and exploration of Wild Space. During this time, he found himself in a few scraps with those he had crossed in his long career. One of which found him frozen within carbonite. Once word reached out to various criminal enterprises upon the current predicament the lethan had gotten himself into, a group of criminals and pirates infiltrated the facility he was being held at and freed him, expecting reward for their services. Jes'tula begrudgingly gave them all a reward and went on his way, continuing his pursuits and goals.
Along his adventures, he found himself charmed by a rutian Twi'lek known as Niara, who was a dancer at a club within the Coruscant Underworld, and she currently is the person he travels with on his adventures as his partner and reportedly, his lover.
Personality and TraitsEdit
Jes'tula has many traits in which define him as a unique individual in the galaxy.
- Jes'tula has an accent which he has collected over his years of traveling the Galaxy. A blend between mid-equator Ryloth and Tatooine. (Think Hondo Ohnaka.)
- Although he is more chaotically inclined, Jes'tula Tor'dok seemed to believe in a vague but consistent form of honor and respect for certain people, but doesn't play fair when push comes to shove. This morality, however, can be lessened with the proper amount of credits.
- People say Jes'tula has a high sense of humor and likes to show off his jovial side. However others state that he is just insane. and are wary of his humor.
- Jes'tula is a self-taught tactician, but he prides himself in actually having logic when it comes to his endeavors, rather than going on the 'point and shoot' methods that certain other groups adopt.
- Jes'tula's tattoos all have a story to them. The bulk of the tattoo that encompasses his body was put on him by the Witches of Dathomir. One tattoo on his back was burned into him by the sith Lady Malice.
- Jes'tula also had a passion for antiquities, trophies, and relics, personally going after most of his collections himself. His hat is his main prize, given to him by a father figure of sorts. He sports an Archaic Lightsaber at times too, even through it can't hold a charge very well. He also has a few old musical instruments, which he taught himself to play, albeit poorly.