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Bell Zettifar

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Name: Bell Zettifar
Type: Jedi Padawan
Species: Human
Homeworld: Chandrila
Gender: Male
Born: 250 BBY (750 GC)
Died: —
Hair Color: Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 1.78 meters
Weight: —
Skin: Dark

DEXTERITY 3D
Brawling Parry: 4D
Dodge: 4D
Lightsaber: 8D+2
Melee Combat 4D
Melee Parry 6D

KNOWLEDGE 3D+2
Alien Species 5D+2
Bureaucracy 4D
Bureaucracy: Republic 4D
Cultures: 5D+1
Languages: 4D
Planetary Systems: 4D
Scholar: Jedi Lore 6D+1
Streetwise: 4D
Survival: 5D
Willpower: 6D

MECHANICAL 2D
Astrogation: 4D
Beast Riding 4D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D
Starfighter: 4D
Starfighter: Vector 4D+2
Starship Gunnery: 3D+1
Starship Shields: 3D+1
Space Transports: 4D

PERCEPTION 3D+2
Bargain: 5D
Command: 5D
Con: 4D
Hide: 3D+1
Persuasion: 4D
Search: 4D
Sneak: 4D+2

STRENGTH 3D
Brawling: 5D+1
Climbing/Jumping: 4D
Stamina: 4D
Swimming: 4D

TECHNICAL 2D
Droid Programming: 4D
First Aid: 3D
Lightsaber Repair: 7D
Medicine 4D
Security: 6D

Special Abilities:
Control: 6D
Absorb/Dissipate Energy, Accelerate Healing, Concentration, Control Pain, Detoxify poison, Emptiness, Enhance Attribute, Hibernation Trance, Reduce injury, Remain conscious, Resist Stun, Short-term memory enhancement, Super leap, Enhanced Speed

Sense: 5D
Combat Sense, Danger Sense, Life Detection, Life Sense, Magnify Senses, Receptive telepathy, Sense Force, Sense Path

Alter: 4D
Injury/kill, Telekinesis

Control and Sense
Farseeing, Lightsaber Combat, Projective telepathy

Control and Alter
Accelerate another’s healing, Control Another’s Pain, Return another to consciousness, Transfer Force, Induce tranquility

Control Sense and Alter
Affect mind, Enhanced coordination

Sense and Alter
Dim another’s senses

Force Sensitive: Y
Force Points: 5
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 12
Move: 10

Equipment: Jedi High Republic Era robes, utility belt, lightsaber (5D), Ember (Charhound)

Background: Bell Zettifar was a human male Jedi Knight during the High Republic era. He was the Padawan of Jedi Master Loden Greatstorm and served at the Elphrona Outpost.

Bell Zettifar was a human male born in 250 BBY on Chandrila. At some point, he was identified as Force-sensitive by the Jedi Order and apprenticed to the Twi’lek Jedi Master Loden Greatstorm. Zettifar trained as his Padawan for multiple years. They were stationed at the Elphrona Outpost along with Jedi Master Porter Engle and Jedi Knight Indeera Stokes.

At some point, a young charhound appeared at the outpost’s door with an infected wound. Stokes treated the wound, Engle fed her, and Zettifar named her Ember. Greatstorm allowed Ember to stay after declaring that the Force had brought them a new team member as his way of sidestepping the Jedi Order’s rule against forming attachments.

In 232 BBY, Zettifar visited the Jedi Temple on the planet Tenoo after he and Greatstorm were invited to teach the Jedi Initiates over at the outpost for a special class, to which he brought Ember along and piloted a Jedi Vector to their destination. Upon their arrival, the three of them were greeted by Jedi Master Zia Zaldor Zanna and some of the younglings, Kai Brightstar, Lys Solay, and Nubs. Enthusiastically, Brightstar approached Zettifar with so many questions about being a padawan, though he was interrupted by Ember, who jumped out of the Jedi Vector. Zettifar then introduced his charhound to the rest of the group, with Ember breathing out fire in excitement.

Master Zanna then invited the two guests for a tour of the temple, though Zettifar denied the invitation, wanting to take Ember for a walk after their long flight instead. Brightstar took the two to the temple’s training field, where Ember could run around freely.

Sometime later in the same year, the Legacy Run was destroyed in what became known as the Great Hyperspace Disaster and sent pieces of the starship hurtling across the galaxy. Zettifar and Greatstorm were part of the Republic response team sent to the Hetzal system to protect the evacuating civilians. On the surface of Hetzal Prime, the two Jedi confronted a group of security guards preventing a large group of citizens from attaining passage offworld as was ordered by Minister Zeffren Ecka. Zettifar and his master had to fight off a force of attacking pirates and deal with the guards.

In the aftermath of the Great Disaster, Zettifar and his master traveled back to the Jedi outpost on the planet Elphrona. Zettifar continued to be trained by Greatstorm, who worked to help him master controlled descent from a great height with the aid of the Force. Zettifar was unsuccessful in learning the maneuver and had to be saved by Stokes, whom Greatstorm had positioned on the ground in case his Padawan was in danger. Zettifar was embarrassed that he had to be saved, but he then went to eat with Stokes when Engle announced that he was making Nine-Egg Stew. However, their meal was interrupted when the Jedi received a distress signal from the Blythe family. The four Jedi showed up at the Blythe homestead and found that they had been kidnapped. They chased down the Nihil raiders that had captured them, splitting up at one point so Stokes could get a ship and Engle could take care of the enemy rearguard.

Zettifar and Greatstorm recovered the mother, Erika, and defended her as the enemy ship strafed the area. When they pursued the ship into space, Zettifar would leave his master’s side to save the daughter, Bailen, whom the Nihil had ejected into space in an attempt to lose their pursuers. Realizing that using the Force was not about saving himself but saving others, Zettifar finally mastered controlling his descent and saved Bailen.

In recognition of this feat of heroism, Greatstorm declared over comm that he intended to put Zettifar forward to be Knighted by the Jedi High Council and told Zettifar that he would see him after saving Bailen’s father. Unfortunately, Greatstorm did not return, and he was presumed killed in a blast that destroyed his Vector, although Zettifar alone felt that he had survived.

In the aftermath of losing Greatstorm, Zettifar refused to take his vows as a Jedi Knight on Coruscant, being unable to countenance such a thing without his master there to preside over the ceremony. Stokes, therefore, took Zettifar as her Padawan and vowed to continue his training.

Zettifar attended the dedication of the Starlight Beacon with his new master and Engle. Ember also went with Zettifar, and no one had the heart to tell him otherwise in the aftermath of Greatstorm’s supposed death.

In 231 BBY, Zettifar and Stokes were no longer stationed at the Elphrona Outpost. In the lead-up to the Republic Fair on Valo, the pair were tasked with inspecting the new Elite-class vessel, the Innovator, at the Cyclor Shipyards and escorting it to Valo, where it was set to be a main exhibition.

However, a Nihil Cloud attacked the Shipyards to destroy and scavenge the ship. Stokes and Zettifar defended the shipyards, however Zettifar was gravely injured when the Nihil command ship harpooned his Vector and impaled him. He was only saved from the vacuum of space because of Stokes’s powerful display of telekinesis. Before losing consciousness, Zettifar was able to destroy the Nihil command ship.

The timely arrival of Engle and a wing of Jedi Vectors turned the tide of the battle, and Zettifar ultimately survived after being rushed to a bacta tank. After recovering, Stokes and Zettifar escorted the Innovator to Valo in time for the opening of the Republic Fair.

At the fair, Zettifar made the acquaintance of Chancellor Lina Soh’s son, Kitrep Soh, along with the local mayor’s son, Jom Lariin. The next day, he was tasked by Council member Stellan Gios with finding the two boys when they had absconded from a tour of the exhibits.

While Zettifar was searching for the pair on the Innovator, the fair was attacked by the Nihil. The Innovator began to collapse in the chaos and sink into the water. Zettifar saved several people from it and protected both Kitrep and Jom.

Having survived the devastation on Varo, Stokes, and Zettifar stowed aboard a ship headed for the Nihil secret base and, after they arrived, planted a tracker which led a battle wing on Jedi led by Gios to the planet. The Jedi managed to destroy the base, though many Nihil escaped into hyperspace.

Zettifar was briefly reunited with Greatstorm during the battle, and the two fought against the Nihil. However, Eye of the Nihil Marchion Ro unleashed the Great Leveler, a Nameless beast that fed on the Force. Zettifar and Master Elzar Mann were left shellshocked by the Leveler while the severely weakened Greatstorm was killed – reduced to a petrified husk.

Zettifar traveled on Starlight Beacon as it was towed through hyperspace by the Halcyon and other Republic ships to Eiram. After it arrived in orbit, he went to the planet’s surface to assist with the aid efforts.

Zettifar was present with other Jedi on a Longbeam cruiser as it made its way through the Nefitifi system nebula, searching for the Nihil. He informed his master, Indeera Stokes, that there were no transmissions in the Nefitifi system. The Jedi reached out with the Force and were able to locate a Nihil ship. Bell and the other Jedi boarded it, using rebreathers to neutralize the Nihil’s gas attacks. Zettifar was pleased that he was taking the fight to the Nihil but cautioned himself not to feel vengeance against his enemies. The Jedi proceeded to take over the ship and capture prisoners.

They traveled to Starlight Beacon to drop off the prisoners for interrogation. Bell was tasked with checking the supplies in the medical tower. After that, his master advised him to take some time to recuperate. Zettifar and his friend Burryaga Agaburry agreed to meditate together, but Zettifar wanted first to see his pet charhound, Ember. The group watched as Chancey Yarrow and Nan were taken to a detention cell.

Soon after, refugees from the Nihil attacks arrived at Starlight Beacon. Zettifar assisted with the wounded but started to dwell too much on the pain and injuries. Agaburry took him aside and told Zettifar to take a break before he became overwhelmed. They left the medical tower and went to the observation deck, where Zettifar talked to the Wookiee about his distress at not realizing that his former master had been captured and tortured by the Nihil. The Padawan regretted not trying to do something to rescue Greatstorm. The two padawans went to spar. Zettifar felt something was off on Starlight Beacon during the session but couldn’t place it. Agaburry confirmed the feeling. The docking bay doors opened as they pondered what to do, and Zettifar realized that more refugees were arriving. As the padawans went to help out, Zettifar came across Ghirra Starros, who was leaving the station. He felt she was up to something but could not sense anything with the Force.

The Jedi onboard Starlight Beacon assembled to discuss the attack on Chespea Temple. While most wanted to concentrate on the refugees of the various Nihil attacks, Zettifar suggested the more important task was to figure out what was affecting the Force users on the station.

Several days after the Nihil saboteurs arrived on Starlight Beacon, they met Zettifar as he was giving out rations. He finished his duties and talked to Stokes about investigating the disruption of the Force they were feeling. She told him she would do it and refused his help. He was sent to finish his tasks, such as inventorying the refugee’s cargo manifests. She tried to assuage his fears of losing another master by telling him she would be with other Jedi and she would be careful. He returned to the medical tower and continued to help with patients.

After Stokes was attacked in the cargo bay by a Nameless and brought to the medical tower, Zettifar was horrified that he hadn’t felt his master being attacked through the Force. He stayed with his master through the evening, missing the nightly distribution of rations. Agaburry stopped by with the food and inquired about Stokes. Zettifar said he couldn’t connect to his master through the Force. Agaburry suggested they try to work together, but Zettifar discovered that they still couldn’t access the Force, and it felt distorted and far away.

Zettifar was still in the medical tower when the bombs planted by the Nihil exploded, heavily damaging the station. He tried to calm the patients as the lights went out and emergency power engaged. He tried to contact the Hub but couldn’t get through. He comforted Ember and strategized with Agaburry about their next steps. A droid pointed out that an Eiram medical cruiser had approached the station. Zettifar pondered how to contact it when Agaburry suggested using an LT-16 droid. The droid responded that its transmission range was limited, but Zettifar figured out they could boost it by providing more power. Once the droid contacted the cruiser, Zettifar transmitted a message about the situation on the station. The medical cruiser assessed the situation and transmitted the results of its scan. The padawan was shocked at the damage to the station and learned that it was slowly falling out of orbit. After looking closer at the scan provided by the Eiram, Zettifar determined that the maintenance shafts could be used to travel to other parts of the station.

Zettifar and Agaburry returned to the main docking bay, rejoining the other Jedi. Elzar Mann sent Zettifar and Agaburry to help calm the crowd in the docking bay. As they did, the station suffered some structural failure, which caused Zettifar to lose his footing. As he steadied himself against a wall, he could feel the heat emanating from it. He realized a problem with the auxiliary power and reported it to the rest of the Jedi. Stellan Gios instructed him and Agaburry to assist with the repairs. As it became more apparent that the station would tear in half, Zettifar vowed to return to the medical tower so he could be with Ember and Stokes. Zettifar returned to the docking bay to calm the passenger trapped there and to check on the status of the medical tower. He returned to work on the auxiliary power systems and stabilized them. Agaburry suggested they go look for Orla Jareni, and they went to the cargo bay. He discovered her desiccated corpse on the deck and called Gios with the bad news. The Jedi Master directed Zettifar to put a containment field around the remains. Zettifar and Agaburry realized that Assek had also been investigating the Force disturbance and continued to search for her. They soon found her husked remains in the cargo bay. Zettifar comforted his friend, who was distraught over the loss of his master.

The two padawans returned to the quartermaster’s office and informed Mann about the deaths of the two Jedi Masters. He quickly devised a plan of action and ordered the padawans to find non-Force users to assist with blocking off parts of the station to prevent the threat from reaching the rest of the Jedi. Zettifar led a group of people to the airlocks and showed them how to close them manually. As he worked, he devised an idea to allow some people trapped at the station to flee. He proposed that people board the ships in the cargo bay and force the doors to open. With the area sealed off, the explosive decompression would be lessened, and the ships could safely depart the station. To prepare for the plan, Zettifar checked the cargo manifests to ensure all excess items could be dumped to increase passenger space. He came upon several ships that were described as carrying live rathtars. He was checking the ships and inadvertently released several of the creatures.

Zettifar drew his lightsaber and started to attack the rathtars, but was blocked by Agaburry. The Wookiee informed him that the creatures reproduced by fission, so it was prudent not to slice them in half. Zettifar was able to stab one through its body, killing it. The rathtars were distracted by an emergency flare and Zettifar and the others could flee the cargo bay, sealing it behind them. He returned to the quartermaster’s office and reported to the Jedi. He also explained his plan for getting some passengers off Starlight Beacon. Gios ordered him to return to the medical tower to assess the situation and devise a plan to rescue the patients. He returned to the medical tower and checked on Ember and Stokes. He then worked on the problem of saving the patients stuck in the medical tower. He realized that if he could separate the tower from Starlight Beacon, the medical cruiser could catch it in a tractor beam and dock with it using one of the internal airlocks that would then be accessible. He contracted Gios and detailed his plan. The Jedi Master thought about how Zettifar had matured during this crisis and predicted he would become a great Jedi Knight. After clearing his plan with Gios, Zettifar constructed a crude bomb, planted it at the base of the medical tower, and sealed the airlocks. The detonation blew the tower clear of Starlight Beacon. As the Eiram moved the tower clear of the station, Zettifar felt the Force returning to him and wondered how the remaining Jedi could cope with the limitations they were experiencing.

After confirming everyone was safe, he called back to the Starlight Beacon to see if he could be of any more assistance. Gios congratulated him on his ingenuity but regretfully informed him that Agaburry was presumed dead after being attacked by a pair of rathtar in the cargo bay. Zettifar took a shuttle from the Eiram medical cruiser and returned to the station, determined to help in any way possible. As he got close, he started to be affected by the Nameless and managed to pull away from the station. He realized if he went back on board, he would become ineffective. He reached out to the station and contacted Affie Hollow, who was working on restoring the escape pods. She asked him to visually confirm the escape pods would not be damaged when launching.

After the destruction of Starlight Beacon, Zettifar landed on Eiram and assisted the Jedi with the final repairs on the desalination plant. He returned to the shuttle and went to search for Agaburry, refusing to believe he was dead.

Sometime after the event, Zettifar was knighted.

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