Born Muaahh Wuaahh - son of Master Tyvokka, Jedi Master of legendary status who sat on the Jedi Council during the Stark Hyperspace War. Muaahh Wuaahh became known as Mantis Grebe, due to suspicion of danger to his life. Tyvokka had a family back on Kashyyyk that he had kept secret from the dark side of the force and to the Jedi council witch held him in such high esteem. It was his belief that should some kind of information be leaked out about his family it could somehow be used against him. The dark side hand their hands in almost every political and constitutional thing happening, even when it came to the infiltration of the Jedi council through Count Dooku. Dooku was a Jedi Master who fell to the dark side of the Force and became a Dark Lord of the Sith
Tyvokka was a Wookiee Jedi Master of legendary status who sat on the Jedi Council during the Stark Hyperspace War.
"You... make me proud... Plo Koon..."
―Tyvokka's dying words
Tyvokka was a rare Wookiee Jedi, and even rarer, a Wookiee Jedi Master who was one of the most
respected members of the Council. Tyvokka carried with him a yellow curved light saber.
He possessed advanced precognition skills and was a patient master to even his most frustrating Padawan,
Plo Koon. The pair remained friends and partners after Plo Koon’s ascent to the rank of Jedi Knight,
and Tyvokka continued to encourage his former apprentice to seek membership on the Jedi Council.
Tyvokka with fellow Jedi Master Yoda, Dooku, and Dooku's Padawan Qui-Gon Jinn. As the head of the Jedi team dispatched to Troiken, Tyvokka displayed his ability as a negotiator by holding together the representatives of the Stark Commercial Combine, the Trade Federation, and the Galactic Republic. In an attempted political power grab, Stark tried to kill the Federation and Republic representative. Tyvokka and the rest of the Jedi team fought off attackers, calling on Viceroy Nute Gunray to lend aid with his battle droids. In a fatal error, he commanded his droids to kill them all, making the droids fire on everyone in the room, fatally injuring Tyvokka. Upon seeing this, Qui-Gon slashed down the droids to try and save him. Unfortunately, it was too late for Tyvokka.With his dying words, Tyvokka issued orders to Plo Koon to distribute to the remaining Jedi:Adi Gallia was to protect Senator Valorum, Master Qui-Gon Jinn and his Padawan Obi-Wan Kenobi were to disable the computer virus that Stark infected the Republic fleet with, and Plo Koon was to rally the Republic forces to squelch the conflict before the Senate lost its nerve. Finally, Tyvokka expressed his pride in his former apprentice, as well as his wish that Koon take his seat on the Council, and became one with the Force. Plo Koon followed through with his former Master’s wishes, and rallied the troops to victory ending both the Fifth Battle of Qotile and the Stark Hyperspace Wars. Tyvokka’s empty seat on the Jedi Council was then filled by Plo Koon.
But this is not where this story ends, because where one ends another begins.....
Tyvokka had a family back on Kashyyyk that he had kept secret from the dark side of the force and to the Jedi council witch held him in such high esteem. It was his belief that should some kind of information be leaked out about his family it could somehow be used against him. The dark side hand their hands in almost every political and constitutional thing happening, even when it came to the infiltration of the Jedi council through Count Dooku. Dooku was a Jedi Master who fell to the dark side of the Force and became a Dark Lord of the Seth.
Fearing that such information about his family could compromise the safety of them Tyvokka only reveled this to one person, that would be Plo Koon. Plo Koon often spent months at a time training as Tyvokka’s Padawan on Kashyyyk learning the ways of the force and learning the combative skills of the Wookiee. It was during these months that Plo Koon discovered Master Tyvokka's secret, his family.
Tyvokka wanted to pass down, as many wookies do, the art of war and the art of being at one with nature, to his only son. Mantis Grebe, whom was named after and ancient animal as to further avoid the detection of being a Wookiee by not having a traditional wookie name. Tyvokka, although never mentioned anything to Plo, it was obvious that he loved his family very much and wanted nothing but safety for them, and for his son to learn the ways of the force. Tragically although a wookies lifespan is on a average 600 years, Master Tyvokka was cut down in the prime
of his life at the rip age of 520, but till after he had a son.
Grieving his Masters death Plo had the unfortunate duty of reporting back to Master Tyvokka's family the terrible news. Upon arrival to Kashyyyk Plo was met by Tyvokka's wife whom appeared to already know something was wrong. Reportedly, Wookiees had a strong bond with the Force, and surely this was no coincidence Plo meeting her there. As Plo approached Tyvokka's widow she began to growl sadly for her lose she knew what Plo was there for, and she had something for Plo Koon.
A box, and within that box was a message written in the hand of his master,.....
if you are reading this it must mean that something terribly wrong has happened to me. I am proud that
you have cast your stone into the water. This is where your ripple will start, and finish. The beginning, the middle
the end, in the end there is no death there is the force. Plo, my dear friend I humbly ask you to do one last
thing for me. Should I have fallen unable to resume my place my only regret is that i will never be able to show
my son Mantis the ways of the force. I ask that you train him, and do not tell anyone that you are doing this. As
you know the secret of my family is one i hold dear to me for the sake of their own safety, so it is with caution
that i ask you to take him on as your secrete apprentice. I know that you will do your Master proud.
Thank you my friend, Tyvokka -
And with that, it began, the ever so diligent honor of training Mantis Grebe into a Jedi like his father before him. and when Mantis was ready Plo Koon gave Mantis his fathers curved yellow saber. And explained how his father had not just died but how he lived, and will live on in the hearts of many people.
As Mantis grew and grew the years took its toll on his Master, and With the death of his Master at the hands of the dark lord's order 66 Mantis Grebe went into exile, hiding to one day return and regain his place with the New Order of The Jedi. Mantis started out as a Padawan under the teachings of Master Daneus Tran on Alderaan, and when Alderaan became over run with imperial forces the Jedi that where there fled to the far reaches of space. Mantis ended up on the moon Yavin 4, where he was taken in as a Jedi knight. Mantis had many padawan's such as Toky Slade
and Gregoss Mills, but after his first two padawan’s both turned to the dark side he grew resistant to taking on another Padawan fearing that his teachings were not as good as his fathers, he wondered whether was doing wrong. As Mantis's position from knight to master came, he was appointed to a seat as a Jedi Council Master of the New Order of The Jedi. Little did he know that this would be short lived.
Tension grew among the ranks of the Jedi, with combat styles being the sole focus of many. One unparticular was Jedi Master Cindy Kellner. She was breaking ranks in the Jedi order demanding her style of training was the best and only way that the jedi would have if they were to survive. As time went on, and tension grew among the jedi of Yavin 4 Mantis Grebe did some investigating into the growing tension. After time and time again, Mantis presented his case to the Jedi Council and time and time again they would reply, 'we are handling that" - Respecting the wishes of the council Mantis agreed to remain silent and continued to investigate more, but the more he investigated the deeper the treachery went. Master Plo had also passed on to Mantis a sense of urgency and as Plo became frustrated so did Mantis. in the face of surmounting odds, and knowing that his actions would ultimately lead to his exile once more Mantis Grebe came forward publicly with everything he had found.
Not only was Jedi Master Cindy Kellner demanding her style be the one and only style she was also working with the dark side of the force creating enemies who would reject her teachings, making them suffer by cutting off all trade routes to there planet, and stifling any rumors of her actions through threats of annihilation. With this information brought to light the Jedi Council in fear of there own trade routes, came to three conclusion that Mantis Grebe was "Sowing the seeds of discontent" - Grandmaster Mindbender Vox. And as for Mantis's punishment was to be removed from the seat which he held as a Council Master for actions unbecoming of a jedi Council Master, and re titled Master at Large.
Disgraced and left with a feeling of betrayal from his fellow jedi whom have fallen as helpless prey to the sith’s plot he moved. Mantis found himself moving from one star system to the next, till one day he found himself in Coruscant where he met up with long time old friend and fellow Jedi Master Victor Brody who was there at the Jedi Praxium academy. Not only was Victor Brody there, but Mantis's old student Gregoss Mills was there, Gregoss had found his way back to the light side of the force. As Mantis entered the jedi academy a familiar voice in the distance called out to him, it was Jedi Master Undala OceanLane, Undala was a promising student of Mantis's, but had left Yavin 4 for reasons of his own, it was comforting to be with so many friends again. Unsure of what to do Mantis set up a store front in Coruscant and did what he knows through years of wookie training to do best. He Built ships for the shipping lanes, for the black sun, for clones, anyone who would offer him work.
Rumor has it that Jedi Master Mantis Grebe still resides in Coruscant, wearing nothing but rages and carrying everything he owns in a back pack. The backpack containing also two light sabers, one his fathers, the other his Masters, Master Plo Koon. Time has taken its toll on this Wookie as the general lifespan is 600 years, Mantis Grebe is now 560 years old, and his fur has almost all turned white.
Many years passed for this tired old wookie and in his time spent on Coruscant he saw danger a foot. Seth were poisoning the Jedi there, and the slums had overgrown the central living areas. Even the middle class area's once nice smelled with the odor of death stick dealers and sewer run off. It was clear to mantis that he had to move on and start a new life amongst the stars. It seemed he was always moving from one star system to the next, always searching never finding. What was it that drove him to move on, never settle down. With imperial forces blockading the route to Kashyyyk he knew he could never go home.
But what was home, swifted away buy his master Ploo at such a young age, his feet never even once had set foot on kashyyyk soil. His name........what was it he knew why it was but , if only he knew his mother. and then .......silence falls again in this old wookies mind as he races to find the answers he grows tied once more. Setting his star ship on auto pilot he drifts to sleep hoping that the next day wont just be one less to his last but closer to the truth. And so he leaves Coruscant, quietly in the night without a person to say good bye to.
During the preparation of his ship, mantis was distracted by a sound, and then a shadow and then a smell. A smell he had not recognized in years. then a voice called out "uncle...?"......"Uncle is that you, it is I Kaffa" as Kaffa approached Mantis said "please step forward my eyes in time have grown weary for this old wookiee". Kaffa entered the light and as he did a monocle was present on Kaffa right eye