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|name = Zajah Adetera
|name=Zaijah "Zarick" Adetera
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|homeworld =Zonama Sekot
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|species = [[starwars:Near-Human|Near-Human]]
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|gender = [[starwars:Sexes|Male]]
*[[Zarex Adetera]] (grandfather)
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|height = 5'8
*Ghomjah Adetera (father/deceased)
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|eyes = Gray
*[[Haiye Adetera]] (mother)
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|skin = Dark
*[[Gourah Adetera]] (brother)
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|affiliations = [[Potentium Order]]
*Allen Stonesoul (cousin/deceased)
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*Gram Aeon
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*Hanumi Takakura
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|apprentices = *Erif Xeltenat
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*Steven Renfew
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'''Zajah Adetera''' is a Near-Human raised on Onderon. He is a knight and a pilot of the [[Potentium Fighter Squadron]] on [[Zonama Sekot]] and a former serviceman of the Imperial Navy. He trained within the Potentium Order and adopted their philosophy, extensively carrying out assignments to defend the planet from outside and inside peril.
   
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== History ==
'''Zaijah Adetera''', sometimes going by the moniker '''Zarick Adar''', is a Near-Human born on Arkania and raised on [[Onderon (Galactic Unity)|Onderon]]. He is a pilot of the unsung [[Potentium Fighter Squadron]] on [[Zonama Sekot]] and a former soldier of the [[People's Galactic Alliance Forces|PGAF]], the military branch of the [[People's Galactic Alliance]]. Prior to military service and introduction to toxic warfare in the Galactic Core, he trained within the [[Potentium followers|Potentium Order]] and adopted their philosophy.
 
 
 
 
== Part 1 ==
 
 
===Onderon===
 
===Onderon===
Environmental instabilities on Arkania caused many of its inhabitants to leave the planet behind. Zaijah's parents, Ghomjah and [[Haiye Adetera]], settled on Iziz, Onderon as a decent environment to raise their child, despite a few societal inconveniences. While growing up on Onderon, he became acquainted with common violence and the law, an example of which was when he and a group of delinquents formed a gang they called the "Bomb-Star Clan." Before the group's formation, they and many others were regularly terrorized by criminals running amok. As a group, these youths brutally punished criminals, clad in black uniforms shrouding their appearances. Their charismatic founder, a human named [[Daniel Morosun]], led them on these escapades. Members nicknamed Zaijah "Zarick" as they became familiar, finding it more appealing and urban.
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Environmental instabilities on Arkania caused most of its inhabitants to leave the planet behind. Zajah's parents, Ghomjah and Haiye Adetera, settled on Iziz, Onderon as a decent environment to raise their child, despite a few societal inconveniences. While growing up on Onderon, he became acquainted with common violence and the law, an example of which was when he and a group of delinquents formed a gang they called the "Savage Stars." Before the group's formation, they and many others were regularly terrorized by criminal activity. As a group, the youths punished criminals, clad in black uniforms shrouding their appearances. Their charismatic founder was a human named Daniel Morosun, who led them on these escapades.
 
The gang eventually roused the authorities. The Onderonian Royal Guard tried to identify who the members were, though the gang eluded them well, only operating at night. However, the gang was compromised by a double agent during a special operation outside the guard tower, against the crooked Royal Guard Commander. The gang spent their days at the detention grounds paying for their transgressions. Free on release of good behavior, the public regarded them as thugs, and in reaction, the young men opted to better themselves. With his sights set, he traveled with his father to many systems and became accustomed to unique environments and cultures. On Kashykkk in particular, they braved the deadly territories of wild beasts while collecting raw components with which they later conducted beneficial experiments.
 
   
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Zajah and the gang eventually roused the authorities. The Onderonian Royal Guard tried to identify who the members were, though the gang eluded them well, only operating at night. However, the gang was compromised during a special operation outside the guard tower against the crooked Royal Guard Commander. The gang spent their days at the detention grounds. Free on release of good behavior, the public regarded them as thugs, and in reaction, Zajah opted to better himself. With his sights set, he traveled with his father to many systems and became accustomed to unique environments and cultures. On Kashykkk in particular, they braved the deadly territories of wild beasts while collecting raw components which they later conducted beneficial experiments.
   
 
=== Mother ===
 
=== Mother ===
As time progressed, Zarick became more versed in his education and even discovered his latent abilities in the Force. His mother once asked him if he was interested in training as her Padawan, though he refused because of his indifference toward Jedi matters, even though he leisurely studied a number of Jedi holocrons and possessed enough knowledge to undertake their lifestyle. Haiye was the only Jedi who intrigued him; not only was she an assertive negotiator on the job, she was also a gentle soul who cared for all forms of life, especially botany and exotic flowers. On one fateful night, Haiye was summoned by the Council to accept a dangerous mission, aided by a team of Knights, against [[Sith]] starfighters hovering over the planet. Haiye proved to be a keen pilot against tactical star fighters, as her strong perception in the Force ensured her team's survival.
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As time progressed, Zajah educated himself plentifully and even discovered his latent abilities in the Force through his mother. She offered to train him, which he refused, indifferent toward Jedi matters. However, his mother was the only Jedi who intrigued him; not only was she an assertive negotiator, she was also a gentle soul who had a penchant for botany and exotic flowers. On one fateful night, Haiye was summoned by the Council to accept a dangerous mission, aided by a team of Knights, against Sith starfighters hovering over the planet. Haiye proved to be a keen pilot against tactical star fighters due to her strong perception.
   
Zarick received word of the orbital threat looming above the planet and anxiously rushed off to lend what little support he could provide, worried for his mother's safety, though the Sith starfighters proved a minor threat to Haiye and her strike force. However, the Sith were assisted by Mandalorian mercenaries, cloaked, and packing ion weaponry. Their ion cannons disabled Haiye and her strike force, leaving them helpless, and they could do nothing more than watch the Sith bombard them with blaster fire and destroy them in a fiery blaze. Just arriving to witness his mother's apparent death, Zarick angrily open-fired on the enemy, later accompanied by his father. Eleven of twenty mercenary starfighters were destroyed while the others withdrew. Zarick accomplished his mother's mission and helped keep the orbital threat over Yavin IV at bay.
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Zajah received word of the orbital threat looming above the planet and anxiously rushed off to support his mother. The Sith starfighters proved a minor threat to Haiye and her strike force. However, the Sith were assisted by Mandalorian mercenaries, cloaked and packing ion weaponry. Their ion cannons disabled Haiye and her strike force, leaving them helpless and bombarded with blaster fire, destroying them in a fiery blaze. Arriving to witness his mother's demise, Zajah angrily open-fired, later accompanied by his father. They helped the Jedi overcome the orbital threat over Yavin IV, but not without great loss.
   
   
=== The Imperial Navy ===
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=== Imperial Undertaking ===
[[File:SL_-_Bakuran_Guard_001_001.png|thumb|Ghomjah S. Adar, father of Zarick and former Commander of the Bakuran Royal Guard.]] A few months passed after the incident on Yavin IV. Zarick's father received a job as security for the monarchy on [[Bakura]] and was rarely around to travel with him anymore. It left him alone for a while, but his urges for adventure kept him searching for something new to try. On a hot summer afternoon, Zarick walked around town and came across an Imperial Navy placard on the side of a market building. The poster portrayed the valiance of Imperial troops and a motto interpreting justice that the Empire promised to offer. Though he was aware of the Empire's notoriety, it didn't discourage him from joining. He went to the nearest recruitment center and was screened, then attended the Imperial Naval Academy and furthered his education through the Imperial Naval College where he tackled the basics of combat, naval operations, and drilling.
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[[File:SL_-_Bakuran_Guard_001_001.png|thumb|Ghomjah Adetera, father of Zajah and former Commander of the Bakuran Royal Guard.]] A few months passed after the incident on Yavin IV. Zajah's father received a job as security for the monarchy on Bakura and was rarely around to travel with him anymore. It left him alone for a while, but his urges for adventure kept him searching for something new. On a hot summer afternoon, Zajah walked around town and came across an Imperial Navy placard on the side of a market building. The poster portrayed the valiance of Imperial troops and a motto interpreting justice that the Empire promised to offer. Although aware of the Empire's notoriety, he wasn't discouraged from joining. He went to the nearest recruitment center and was screened, then attended the Imperial Naval Academy and furthered his education through the Imperial Naval College where he tackled the basics of combat, naval operations, and drilling.
 
A few years of basic training served him well within the Imperial Military. He proved to be an exceptional pilot, which the stern [[starwars:Admiral|Admiral]] '''Adrian Ganton''' occasionally applauded him for. Admiral Ganton was a battle-hardened workaholic who lead his squadron on deadly operations, forty light starships or so, against pirate hoards lingering near Imperial-protected worlds, and overtime, the pirates doubled in number. Zarick and the starfleet were bombarded by Black Sun Pirate hoards on one fateful operation.
 
 
He was fortunate enough to survive amongst all the explosions and rains of blaster fire lighting up the void of space. As the battle continued from afar, Zarick drifted while attempting to repair his TIE Oppressor's engine before the pirates could locate and finish him. Repairs were a minor success, and he drifted away in regard to his own life to the closest planet nearby: Yavin IV. Residents below watched the TIE Fighter dock by the river. The local authorities approached as he jumped from the cockpit, recognized his Stormtrooper armor, and escorted him to a holding cell for questioning.
 
 
The Jedi sensed doubt growing in the young man, questioning whether he was completely devout to the Empire. They elaborated on the Empire's reputation, its predominant origin, and its goal of bringing Sith rule to the galaxy. With a willful look, he discarded his Stormtrooper armor in response to this. The Jedi hospitably looked after and accommodated him during his stay. Afterward, he and a team returned to inspect the battered TIE Fighter. The vessel received a transmission from Admiral Ganton. Ganton addressed the disloyalty he heard from Zarick over the active transmitter not confiscated by the Jedi, and labeled him an outlaw of the Galactic Empire. Zarick replied into the comm, "Hear this loud and well, Ganton! No longer will I be bound to the deceitful Empire! It shall fall!" He then reached under the cockpit and grabbed a [[starwars: lightfoil|lightfoil]], with which he ignited and violently slashed at the craft until it was reduced to large fragments.
 
 
 
===The "Savages"===
 
Spring soon hit, and Zarick decided to visit the old temple across the river. Six rogue Force-users occupied an old, ruined temple there as their territory. They intended to mug him and dump his body in the river but failed to do so when he fought back, and the gang's leader didn't believe their encounter with him was a mere coincidence. In time, the rogues befriended him and initiated him as their seventh member. They called him "Dusk" because of his blue tunic and dark complexion. As a group, they were nicknamed "The Savages" by local Jedi on account of their hostile actions and behavior. Their leader was a tall, clever Human male called "Neeso," a mysterious master of the Force. He helped strengthen Zarick’s connection to the Force and allowed him time to master basic techniques, then setting up an obscure challenge called the "Seven Trials of Courage" as his final test. All together, these seven rogues fought intense battles with persistent Sith visitors.
 
 
Neeso's group was eventually wiped out after a widespread battle began between the Jedi and Sith invaders. Neeso and Zarick evaded the Sith by setting elaborate traps during their escape. They managed to dust off the minions hunting them, but their strong connection to the Force attracted a Sith Master. She called out to them, enticing in appearance and voice, proposing they join forces with her. Neeso and Zarick sensed plenty of deception in her words to refuse her offer, with which she replied, "Fine. You will suffer the consequences for refusing me!" All three activated their lightsabers and battled furiously, and at the outcome of the three-way duel, Neeso was caught off-guard and impaled by a devastating thrust to the chest.
 
 
Taken by rage, he retrieved his slain friend's lightsaber and charged recklessly at the Sith Master. The intensity of his anger amplified the strength and speed of his strikes, managing to hack off his opponent's left leg and arm. He approached the injured Sith to deliver the finishing blow, but in blinding retaliation, she fired lightning bolts at him. Controlling the currents in his body, she launching him over the cliff stationed nearby to the depths of the forest, believing to have killed him.
 
   
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A few years of basic training served him well within the Imperial Military. He proved to be an exceptional pilot, which the stern [[starwars:Admiral|Admiral]] Adrian Ganton occasionally applauded him for. Admiral Ganton was a battle-hardened workaholic who lead his squadron on deadly operations against pirates lingering near Imperial-protected worlds, and overtime, the pirates doubled in number. Zajah and the fleet were bombarded by Black Sun Pirates on one fateful operation. He was fortunate enough to survive among explosions and rains of blaster fire. As the battle continued, Zajah drifted while attempting to repair his TIE Oppressor's engine before the pirates could locate him. Repairs were a minor success, and he drifted away in regard of his own life to Yavin IV. Before the locals could find his crashed ship, a strange wanderer recognized his Stormtrooper armor, slowly approaching him.
   
 
=== The Potentium ===
 
=== The Potentium ===
Nightfall drew near. Five hours passed since Zarick lied there, burned and unconscious under the trees on a cold, dirt trail. If the Force didn't guide him on his way down, he may have been in worse shape. As he awoke, he spotted a tall figure walking a distance from the abandoned trail. Zarick arose stiffly to his feet and signaled the stranger.
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Twilight drew near. Wary of the tall figure approaching him, Zajah raised his blaster. In response, the man drew his lightsaber, prompting Zajah to rethink his actions; a scuffle with a Force-user wouldn't end very well... The mysterious dark-haired man sensed doubt growing in Zajah, questioning whether he was completely devout to the Empire. They conversed on the Empire's reputation, its predominant origin, and its goal of bringing Sith rule to the galaxy. He asked whether the Stormtrooper wanted to remain a pawn in a large, terrible game. With a willful expression and a new perspective, Zajah discarded his Stormtrooper armor and credentials.
   
The two talked awhile, both seeming unusually calm despite their odd encounter, and a plan was in order. Zarick was carefully lifted aboard the man's ship that set a course into the Unknown Regions, and they touched down on a mysterious planet, but it seemed not a single person was in sight. The stranger helped Zarick to the medical faciity, find it empty as well, and tended the patient's injuries accordingly. The rescuer claimed to be a knight of the Potentium Order. He then escorted Zarick to a spot atop a large hill where other residents sat in discussion. There, he met [[Flint Mokeev|Master Flint Mokeev]], [[Salene Lusch|Magister Salene Lusch]], and Potentium Knight Toad Freck for the first time.
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The two talked awhile and seemed unusually calm despite their odd encounter, and a plan was in order. Zajah followed the man to his ship, setting a course into the Unknown Regions. They touched down on a mysterious planet, but it seemed not one person was in sight. The stranger brought Zajah to the medical faciity where he was tended to by the kindhearted Amaran healer Nina. The rescuer claimed they were knights of the Potentium Order. He then escorted Zajah to a spot atop a large hill where other residents sat in discussion. There, he met [[Flint Mokeev|Master Flint Mokeev]], [[Salene Lusch|Magister Salene Lusch]], and Potentium Knight Toad Freck for the first time.
[[File:SL_-_Memories.png|thumb|Zarick (uppermost) and notable Potentium followers celebrate [[Lanya Windlow|Lanya]]'s birthday ((2009)).]]
 
[[File:SWRP_-Teen_Zarick.jpg|thumb|Zaijah as a Potentium apprentice.]]
 
   
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[[File:SWRP_-Teen_Zarick.jpg|thumb|Zajah as a Potentium apprentice.]]
   
Life on Zonama Sekot was an opportunity for Zarick to continue his training and unlock his potential in the Force. Toad Freck selected him as an apprentice and taught him the disciplines of the Potentium Code. The hopeful faced a timeless series of trials as an apprentice, one of his most cherished experiences, and reached knighthood before least expecting it. He left Zonama some time after and sought Onderon after receiving a transmission from his father, and the two agreed to meet near their old home. Zarick encountered his younger brother Gourah on the way there, and all three were soon reunited.
 
   
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Life on Zonama Sekot was an opportunity for Zajah to continue his training and unlock his potential in the Force. Toad Freck chose him as an apprentice and taught him the disciplines of the Potentium Code. He faced a timeless series of trials as an apprentice, one of his most cherished experiences. After Toad's demise at the hands of the Sith, a large Rutian Twi'lek known as Gram took him on as an apprentice, teaching him dynamic swordsmanship and strength conditioning. reached knighthood at some point. He left Zonama some time after and sought Onderon after receiving a transmission from his father, and the two agreed to meet near their old home. Zajah encountered his younger brother Gourah on the way there, and all three were soon reunited.
   
===Sith encounters===
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===Conflicts===
Zarick encountered the Sith numerous times as a [[Potentium]] Knight. The elusive Crimson Blade Sith Order swayed Zarick's cousin, Allen Stonesoul, to darkness and pitted the two against each another. Zarick, accompanied by [[Daniel Morosun]], sought to turn Stonesoul from the [[Dark side|dark side]] but without much succession.
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Zajah encountered entities known as Purple Jedi numerous times as a Potentium Knight. The elusive and eccentric Purple Jedi member Sarlo was a frequent adversary for him and the Potentium Order. Zajah, accompanying Potentium Master Nina and Hanumi, sought to put an end to the Purple Jedi's invasive agenda for the planet.
[[File:SL_-_Duel.jpg|thumb|left|Potentium Knight Zarick and his cousin duel for the first time.]]
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[[File:SL_-_Duel.jpg|thumb|left|Potentium Knight Zajah duels Sarlo.]]
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Sarlo, having gained an insatiable thirst for power, nearly fell during the second confrontation with Master Nina and Han entering the fight. However, Sarlo lost his composure over potential loss and blasted lightning at his enemies, only for Nina to redirect the waves and strike him down.
   
Allen, having gained an insatiable thirst for power, defeated Zarick upon their first duel, but nearly fell during the second confrontation with Daniel entering the fight. However, Allen lost his composure over this his potential loss and fired waves of lightning at Zarick only for him to redirect the waves back and strike down the persistent Sith.
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Zajah approached the injured Sarlo not to deliver the death blow, but to save him. However, given losing his composure over his loss, blasted lightning at Zajah, rendering him stunned. Nina finished the task and plunged the weapon into Sarlo's heart, doing away with the infamous Purple Jedi once and for all.
   
Zarick approached the injured Allen not to deliver the death blow, but to save him. Unbeknownst to the fighters, Allen's master evaluated the battle from beginning to end. The man applauded Zarick and Daniel's performance, stepping beside his fallen apprentice whilst igniting his lightsaber. The Sith Master finished the task and plunged the weapon into Allen's heart, declaring him as a failure and eliminating him without second thought. Before they could act, the man faded from the scene, forcing Zarick to withdraw to [[Zonama Sekot|Zonama]] with a heavy heart.
 
   
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===Yuuzhan Vong War===
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The fearsome Yuuzhan Vong made swift progress over the course of two years gaining control of their once claimed planet. Potentium Knight Zajah and his fellow knights vowed to defend the planet at all costs. However, because of the proficiency of the Yuuzhan Vong's organic constructs, major operations against them proved the most trying of tasks. Armed with the knowledge of his past services, Za took up risky operations to thwart the Yuuzhan Vong. Ultimately, he and his fellow knights, along with the council masters and the living will of Sekot, put a halt to the Yuuzhan Vong and their violent overthrow of the planet. In a measure to protect its inhabitants, Zonama Sekot used its hyperdrives to migrate to an isolated location within the Unknown Regions.
   
===The People's Galactic Alliance===
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== Return ==
The [[Revenant Armada]], operating under Sith influence, made swift progress in gaining control throughout the Galactic Core. The [[People's Galactic Alliance]], formerly the [[Republic Liberation Forces]], vowed to defend all peoples from one of these many threats. Promising volunteers, one after another, stepped forth to fight for the fate of the galaxy. In his knighthood on Zonama, Zarick overheard the countless exploits of the PGA and its forebearers.
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===Brave New Galaxy===
[[File:P.G.A.F._Recruit_Za'rick_Adar.png|thumb|Nova Squad member Adar holding his MB-2 A1.]]
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After the unnerving waves of violence and destruction subsided between the Yuuzhan Vong and Zonama, Zajah was heavily disenchanted. He bid his beloved comrades goodbye and left Zonama Sekot, given special navigational coordinates from close friend and knight Cobalt. On Onderon, he got by as a vehicular technician, rekindling worn-out repulsorlift vehicles until they were almost mistaken for brand new and selling them for reasonable prices. Great opportunity sprang when he met with his [[Zarex Adetera|grandfather]] and learned of his roaring success as a miner on Adascopolis, Arkania. He and his grandfather regularly linked up on Adascopolis to conduct excavations. The minerals they uncovered in the tunnels ranged from carvanium to pure diamond, which were common findings but of course maintained their commercial values.
   
Though he realized its structure was far from perfect, Zarick adopted the PGA's conscientious stand against widespread disorder. And, having finally witnessed the Marines in action on Bakura for the first time, Zarick sought involvement with the Republic. He left his family and friends behind to join a war unlike any he had ever experienced, armed only with knowledge from his past services as he left. In time, he was interviewed by PGAF Recruiter '''Gene Vaniva''' and underwent basic training for two months. As a sentinel of Nova Squad, he took part in risky operations on [[Alaris Prime]] and [[Nar Shaddaa]] to thwart Revenant intelligence.
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During one extraction under the eastern Adascopolis tunnels, one of the excavators began experiencing failure; the droid overheated as it drilled through layer upon layer of thick crust, and once it reached its final limit, it exploded and set off a dangerous reaction with the nitrogen gas lingering within the tunnels. The blast killed several miners within range. He and his grandfather were saved and treated by a mysterious Togruta known as Xak afterward. Zajah did not set foot on Adascopolis again.
   
==Part 2==
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He then received news of his father's death after recovering and visiting his childhood home on Onderon; his ship was inexplicably gunned down by outlaws in the Outer Rim and sent crashing to a nearby planet. He was grief-stricken, but eventually recovered after finding and reuniting with Gram on Onderon. Together, the two eventually formed a small team of familiar and new faces. They commandeered a freighter passed down to Gram, traversing the galaxy in search of greater opportunity and new adventure.
===Brave New Galaxy===
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[[File:StarCorps_Together.jpg|thumb|Zajah with his friends on Mos Eisley]]
After widespread complications subsided between the PGA and the Imperial regime, Zaijah withdrew to Zonama Sekot and settled down for a while, disenchanted by the heavy waves of drama that circulated his life. He discarded his old moniker and got by as a vehicular technician, rekindling worn-out repulsorlift vehicles until they were almost mistaken for brand new and selling them for reasonable prices. Greater opportunity sprang when he met with his [[Zarex Adetera|grandfather]] and learned of his roaring success as a miner on Adascopolis, Arkania. He, his grandfather, and his father linked up regularly on Adascopolis to conduct excavations. The minerals they uncovered in the tunnels ranged from carvanium to pure diamond, which were common findings but of course maintained their commercial values. Ever since, their riches resulted from productive mining.
 
 
During one extraction under the eastern Adascopolis tunnels, one of the excavators began experiencing failure; the droid overheated as it drilled through layer upon layer of thick crust, and once it reached its final limit, it exploded and set off a dangerous reaction with the nitrogen gas lingering within the tunnels. The blast killed several miners within range. While he and his grandfather were fortunate enough to avoid death, Zaijah did not set foot on Adascopolis again. He eventually recovered from idle grief and returned to practical work on Zonama Sekot. His frequented occupation is piloting in the Potentium Fighter Squadron.
 
   
 
== Personality and traits ==
 
== Personality and traits ==
Zaijah seems relatively laid-back and unaffected by the trivialities of life. A young man of few words, he stands by his principles without dissuasion and typically faces most problems with a practical, no-nonsense approach, letting logic play the melody of truth. Opposing his calm nature is his cold attitude toward [[Mandalorian]]s, claiming the lot of their people were "misfits hiding in shells," and having dealt with the worst of their kind may be ample justification for his biase. The Sith also became an object of his malice during his recruitment into the PGAF on Coruscant.
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Zajah is usually coolheaded and tranquil. Though a man of few words, he stands by his principles without dissuasion and typically faces most problems with a practical approach, letting logic play the melody of truth. Opposing his tranquil nature is his cold bias toward Mandalorians, claiming most were "misfits hiding in shells." The Sith and Yuuzhan Vong also became an object of his malice during the chaos on Zonama.
 
Zaijah resembles an ordinary human with an average height and an athletic physique due to years of exercise in the military. His hair is tinted a dark-gray, he bears a dark skin tone, facial hair outlines his jaw, and a thin scar extends over his left cheek. The most unusual trait are his eyes, which supposedly allow him to see into the infrared spectrum according to his Arkanian ancestry. His wardrobe includes a variety of clothing while his usual outfit consists of a white [[starwars:Tracker utility vest|tracker utility vest]] with a nametag, a black jacket underneath, white pants, and a pair of black boots. He also sports a silver armband on his right forearm bearing the Potentium symbol.
 
   
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Zajah is a Near-Human of average height and an athletic physique due to years of training. His hair is black and his skin tone is dark. The most unusual trait are his eyes, which seemingly allow him to see into the infrared spectrum due to his Arkanian ancestry. His wardrobe includes a variety of clothing while his usual outfit is a blue short-sleeved garment, a utility belt, dark pants, and a pair of black boots.
   
   
 
==Powers and abilities==
 
==Powers and abilities==
Zaijah is able to repair [[Droid|AI]] technology and standard vehicles at an efficient level based on his studies at Iziz Technical Academy. He was a seasoned combatant on account of military training and has used life-saving survival methods in the cruelest of trials, especially during bouts as an Imperial Pilot and a PGAF Marine. Time as a Potentium follower strengthened his extrasensory perception and helped polish his combat potential with the lightsaber until it became an aesthetic display for those bearing witness. However, due to his recession to a normal life and lack of daily meditation, his connection to the Force has suffered a dramatic decrease and may be severed.
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Zajah can repair droids and standard vehicles at an efficient level based on his studies at Iziz Technical Academy. He is a seasoned combatant due to Imperial training and utilized life-saving survival methods in the cruelest of trials, especially during bouts as an Imperial Pilot. Time as a Potentium follower strengthened his extrasensory perception and further developed his lightsaber skills until it became an almost aesthetic display. However, due to his recession to a normal life and lack of meditation, his connection to the Force has suffered a drop.
[[File:Za_battle_stance.png|thumb|left|Zaijah utilizing an undisciplined battle form.]]
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Although he preferred Makashi as his primary form, he developed his own style while training under experienced masters such as Toad Freck, Gram Aeon, Susallia Arida, Hanumi Takakura, and Master Nina. Zajah also spoke and wrote decently in other languages such as Arkanian and Huttese.
Although he preferred Makashi as his primary battle form, he developed his own wild style while training under experienced masters such as Toad Freck, Salene Lusch, [[Susallia Arida]], Master Hanumi Takakura, and Master [[Nina the amaran healer|Nina]]. Zaijah also spoke and wrote decently in other languages such as Arkanian, Huttese, and Durese.
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[[File:Za's_lightsaber.png|thumb|Zajah's lightsaber.]]
[[File:Za's_lightsaber.png|thumb|Zaijah's lightsaber.]]
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[[Category:Character|Zajah]]
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[[Category:Male|Zajah]]
 
==Equipment==
 
He carries on him a survival kit with some items regarded as sentimental keepsakes. It contains a custom single-hilt [[lightsaber]], a Velmoran energy sword, a DL-2000 blaster pistol, batteries, a datapad, a Potentium armband/holopad, an I.D. card, a viridian crystal, and a canteen.
 
 
 
==Weaknesses==
 
Zaijah's hereditary weakness are his eyes. They are extremely sensitive to intense heat or light and forced him to don a blinder at times. He also has allergic reactions to spice and Sagebrush and would catch a severe case of hives after close contact. Also, as a regular mortal, he is naturally susceptible to injury and the galaxy's most dreaded diseases, no matter what cybernetic convenience he would use to prevent them.
 
 
 
==Trivia==
 
•''The player's SL username, "Savage7Rick," is a direct reference to the character's membership in the "Savages" on Yavin IV.''
 
 
•''He enjoys [[starwars:breakdance|breakdancing]] and occasionally incorporates it into his combat style.''
 
 
•''An alternate version of Zaijah has appeared in a'' Warhammer 40,000© ''role-play sim as a Storm Trooper of the Imperial Guard.''<noinclude>
 
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Revision as of 03:13, April 15, 2020

Zajah Adetera is a Near-Human raised on Onderon. He is a knight and a pilot of the Potentium Fighter Squadron on Zonama Sekot and a former serviceman of the Imperial Navy. He trained within the Potentium Order and adopted their philosophy, extensively carrying out assignments to defend the planet from outside and inside peril.

History

Onderon

Environmental instabilities on Arkania caused most of its inhabitants to leave the planet behind. Zajah's parents, Ghomjah and Haiye Adetera, settled on Iziz, Onderon as a decent environment to raise their child, despite a few societal inconveniences. While growing up on Onderon, he became acquainted with common violence and the law, an example of which was when he and a group of delinquents formed a gang they called the "Savage Stars." Before the group's formation, they and many others were regularly terrorized by criminal activity. As a group, the youths punished criminals, clad in black uniforms shrouding their appearances. Their charismatic founder was a human named Daniel Morosun, who led them on these escapades.

Zajah and the gang eventually roused the authorities. The Onderonian Royal Guard tried to identify who the members were, though the gang eluded them well, only operating at night. However, the gang was compromised during a special operation outside the guard tower against the crooked Royal Guard Commander. The gang spent their days at the detention grounds. Free on release of good behavior, the public regarded them as thugs, and in reaction, Zajah opted to better himself. With his sights set, he traveled with his father to many systems and became accustomed to unique environments and cultures. On Kashykkk in particular, they braved the deadly territories of wild beasts while collecting raw components which they later conducted beneficial experiments.

Mother

As time progressed, Zajah educated himself plentifully and even discovered his latent abilities in the Force through his mother. She offered to train him, which he refused, indifferent toward Jedi matters. However, his mother was the only Jedi who intrigued him; not only was she an assertive negotiator, she was also a gentle soul who had a penchant for botany and exotic flowers. On one fateful night, Haiye was summoned by the Council to accept a dangerous mission, aided by a team of Knights, against Sith starfighters hovering over the planet. Haiye proved to be a keen pilot against tactical star fighters due to her strong perception.

Zajah received word of the orbital threat looming above the planet and anxiously rushed off to support his mother. The Sith starfighters proved a minor threat to Haiye and her strike force. However, the Sith were assisted by Mandalorian mercenaries, cloaked and packing ion weaponry. Their ion cannons disabled Haiye and her strike force, leaving them helpless and bombarded with blaster fire, destroying them in a fiery blaze. Arriving to witness his mother's demise, Zajah angrily open-fired, later accompanied by his father. They helped the Jedi overcome the orbital threat over Yavin IV, but not without great loss.


Imperial Undertaking

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Ghomjah Adetera, father of Zajah and former Commander of the Bakuran Royal Guard.

A few months passed after the incident on Yavin IV. Zajah's father received a job as security for the monarchy on Bakura and was rarely around to travel with him anymore. It left him alone for a while, but his urges for adventure kept him searching for something new. On a hot summer afternoon, Zajah walked around town and came across an Imperial Navy placard on the side of a market building. The poster portrayed the valiance of Imperial troops and a motto interpreting justice that the Empire promised to offer. Although aware of the Empire's notoriety, he wasn't discouraged from joining. He went to the nearest recruitment center and was screened, then attended the Imperial Naval Academy and furthered his education through the Imperial Naval College where he tackled the basics of combat, naval operations, and drilling.

A few years of basic training served him well within the Imperial Military. He proved to be an exceptional pilot, which the stern Admiral Adrian Ganton occasionally applauded him for. Admiral Ganton was a battle-hardened workaholic who lead his squadron on deadly operations against pirates lingering near Imperial-protected worlds, and overtime, the pirates doubled in number. Zajah and the fleet were bombarded by Black Sun Pirates on one fateful operation. He was fortunate enough to survive among explosions and rains of blaster fire. As the battle continued, Zajah drifted while attempting to repair his TIE Oppressor's engine before the pirates could locate him. Repairs were a minor success, and he drifted away in regard of his own life to Yavin IV. Before the locals could find his crashed ship, a strange wanderer recognized his Stormtrooper armor, slowly approaching him.

The Potentium

Twilight drew near. Wary of the tall figure approaching him, Zajah raised his blaster. In response, the man drew his lightsaber, prompting Zajah to rethink his actions; a scuffle with a Force-user wouldn't end very well... The mysterious dark-haired man sensed doubt growing in Zajah, questioning whether he was completely devout to the Empire. They conversed on the Empire's reputation, its predominant origin, and its goal of bringing Sith rule to the galaxy. He asked whether the Stormtrooper wanted to remain a pawn in a large, terrible game. With a willful expression and a new perspective, Zajah discarded his Stormtrooper armor and credentials.

The two talked awhile and seemed unusually calm despite their odd encounter, and a plan was in order. Zajah followed the man to his ship, setting a course into the Unknown Regions. They touched down on a mysterious planet, but it seemed not one person was in sight. The stranger brought Zajah to the medical faciity where he was tended to by the kindhearted Amaran healer Nina. The rescuer claimed they were knights of the Potentium Order. He then escorted Zajah to a spot atop a large hill where other residents sat in discussion. There, he met Master Flint Mokeev, Magister Salene Lusch, and Potentium Knight Toad Freck for the first time.

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Zajah as a Potentium apprentice.


Life on Zonama Sekot was an opportunity for Zajah to continue his training and unlock his potential in the Force. Toad Freck chose him as an apprentice and taught him the disciplines of the Potentium Code. He faced a timeless series of trials as an apprentice, one of his most cherished experiences. After Toad's demise at the hands of the Sith, a large Rutian Twi'lek known as Gram took him on as an apprentice, teaching him dynamic swordsmanship and strength conditioning. reached knighthood at some point. He left Zonama some time after and sought Onderon after receiving a transmission from his father, and the two agreed to meet near their old home. Zajah encountered his younger brother Gourah on the way there, and all three were soon reunited.

Conflicts

Zajah encountered entities known as Purple Jedi numerous times as a Potentium Knight. The elusive and eccentric Purple Jedi member Sarlo was a frequent adversary for him and the Potentium Order. Zajah, accompanying Potentium Master Nina and Hanumi, sought to put an end to the Purple Jedi's invasive agenda for the planet.

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Potentium Knight Zajah duels Sarlo.

Sarlo, having gained an insatiable thirst for power, nearly fell during the second confrontation with Master Nina and Han entering the fight. However, Sarlo lost his composure over potential loss and blasted lightning at his enemies, only for Nina to redirect the waves and strike him down.

Zajah approached the injured Sarlo not to deliver the death blow, but to save him. However, given losing his composure over his loss, blasted lightning at Zajah, rendering him stunned. Nina finished the task and plunged the weapon into Sarlo's heart, doing away with the infamous Purple Jedi once and for all.


Yuuzhan Vong War

The fearsome Yuuzhan Vong made swift progress over the course of two years gaining control of their once claimed planet. Potentium Knight Zajah and his fellow knights vowed to defend the planet at all costs. However, because of the proficiency of the Yuuzhan Vong's organic constructs, major operations against them proved the most trying of tasks. Armed with the knowledge of his past services, Za took up risky operations to thwart the Yuuzhan Vong. Ultimately, he and his fellow knights, along with the council masters and the living will of Sekot, put a halt to the Yuuzhan Vong and their violent overthrow of the planet. In a measure to protect its inhabitants, Zonama Sekot used its hyperdrives to migrate to an isolated location within the Unknown Regions.

Return

Brave New Galaxy

After the unnerving waves of violence and destruction subsided between the Yuuzhan Vong and Zonama, Zajah was heavily disenchanted. He bid his beloved comrades goodbye and left Zonama Sekot, given special navigational coordinates from close friend and knight Cobalt. On Onderon, he got by as a vehicular technician, rekindling worn-out repulsorlift vehicles until they were almost mistaken for brand new and selling them for reasonable prices. Great opportunity sprang when he met with his grandfather and learned of his roaring success as a miner on Adascopolis, Arkania. He and his grandfather regularly linked up on Adascopolis to conduct excavations. The minerals they uncovered in the tunnels ranged from carvanium to pure diamond, which were common findings but of course maintained their commercial values.

During one extraction under the eastern Adascopolis tunnels, one of the excavators began experiencing failure; the droid overheated as it drilled through layer upon layer of thick crust, and once it reached its final limit, it exploded and set off a dangerous reaction with the nitrogen gas lingering within the tunnels. The blast killed several miners within range. He and his grandfather were saved and treated by a mysterious Togruta known as Xak afterward. Zajah did not set foot on Adascopolis again.

He then received news of his father's death after recovering and visiting his childhood home on Onderon; his ship was inexplicably gunned down by outlaws in the Outer Rim and sent crashing to a nearby planet. He was grief-stricken, but eventually recovered after finding and reuniting with Gram on Onderon. Together, the two eventually formed a small team of familiar and new faces. They commandeered a freighter passed down to Gram, traversing the galaxy in search of greater opportunity and new adventure.

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Zajah with his friends on Mos Eisley

Personality and traits

Zajah is usually coolheaded and tranquil. Though a man of few words, he stands by his principles without dissuasion and typically faces most problems with a practical approach, letting logic play the melody of truth. Opposing his tranquil nature is his cold bias toward Mandalorians, claiming most were "misfits hiding in shells." The Sith and Yuuzhan Vong also became an object of his malice during the chaos on Zonama.

Zajah is a Near-Human of average height and an athletic physique due to years of training. His hair is black and his skin tone is dark. The most unusual trait are his eyes, which seemingly allow him to see into the infrared spectrum due to his Arkanian ancestry. His wardrobe includes a variety of clothing while his usual outfit is a blue short-sleeved garment, a utility belt, dark pants, and a pair of black boots.


Powers and abilities

Zajah can repair droids and standard vehicles at an efficient level based on his studies at Iziz Technical Academy. He is a seasoned combatant due to Imperial training and utilized life-saving survival methods in the cruelest of trials, especially during bouts as an Imperial Pilot. Time as a Potentium follower strengthened his extrasensory perception and further developed his lightsaber skills until it became an almost aesthetic display. However, due to his recession to a normal life and lack of meditation, his connection to the Force has suffered a drop. Although he preferred Makashi as his primary form, he developed his own style while training under experienced masters such as Toad Freck, Gram Aeon, Susallia Arida, Hanumi Takakura, and Master Nina. Zajah also spoke and wrote decently in other languages such as Arkanian and Huttese.

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Zajah's lightsaber.

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