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Marchion Ro

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Name: Marchion Ro
Type: Warlord / Eye of the Nihil
Species: Unknown Humaniod
Gender: Male
Hair Color: Dark
Eye Color: Black
Skin: Gray

Blaster: 5D
Brawling Parry: 4D+1
Dodge: 3D+1
Grenade: 5D
Lightsaber: 3D
Melee Combat: 6D
Melee Parry: 6D+1
Thrown Weapons: 5D+1
Vehicle Blasters: 4D+2

Alien Species: 4D+1
Bureaucracy: 5D
Business: Nihil Operations 8D
Cultures: 4D
Economics: 3D+2
Intimidation: 8D
Languages: 4D+1
Law Enforcement: 4D+2
Planetary Systems: 5D
Streetwise: 5D+2
Survival: 4D+1
Tactics: 6D+2
Value: 4D
Willpower: 3D+2

Astrogation: 5D
Beast Riding: 3D+2
Capital Ship Gunnery: 4D+1
Capital Ship Piloting: 4D+1
Capital Ship Shields: 4D+1
Communications: 5D
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D+2
Sensors: 4D+1
Space Transports: 5D
Starfighter Piloting: 4D+2
Starship Gunnery: 4D+2
Starship Shields: 4D+2

Bargain: 6D
Command: Nihil 8D
Con: 4D+1
Forgery: 4D+1
Gambling: 3D
Persuasion: 6D

Brawling: 6D
Stamina: 3D+2

Capital Ship Repair: 4D
Capital Ship Weapon Repair: 4D
Droid Programming: 3D+1
Droid Repair: 3D+1
Path Engine Repair: 7D
Security: 4D

Special Abilities:
Force Resistance: Ro is resistant to Force powers that utilize the Sense skill, and receive a +3D bonus to any Perception or control rolls made to resist these powers. Any Sense powers used against him that do not grant a resistance roll have their sense difficulty increased by +10.

Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 4
Dark Side Points: 18
Character Points: 12
Move: 10

Equipment: Blaster Rifle (4D), Loden Greatstorm’s lightsaber (5D), Transparisteel Rod (STR+2D) Transparisteel Eye of the Nihil Helmet, sleeveless white tunic, Dark leather jacket, Arratan wolf skin fur cloak, black pants, Acceleration Gloves (Brawling+5D), Vibro-stars (STR+3D), mechanical arm with injector, ear cuffs.

Background: Marchion Ro was the name assumed by a humanoid male who held the title of Eye of the Nihil during the High Republic Era. Like his father, who held the position of Eye before him, Ro was the leading member of the Nihil marauder group. Because of Ro, the Nihil grew to be a significant threat to the Jedi Order and the Galactic Republic in the galaxy, and the raiders came to revolve around him. During the High Republic Era, he communicated with spies in the Republic to learn of their next moves. Ro also manipulated the Nihil into doing multiple missions so as to achieve his own goals.

Around 232 BBY, Ro dispatched a Stormship in hyperspace to intercept a freighter known as the Legacy Run. His actions resulted in them colliding, causing an event in which several fragments of the freighter emerged out of hyperspace and struck various astronomical objects in realspace. Following the event, Ro tasked his Tempest Runners with conducting various missions, but hid their true nature from the Nihil. When two of the Tempest Runners failed their respective missions, Ro asked one of them, Kassav Milliko, to intercept a transport carrying the Legacy Run’s flight recorder in the Kur Nebula. Unbeknownst to Milliko, Ro sent the Weequay and his Tempest to their deaths in the subsequent Battle of Kur.

Ro also tasked the other Tempest Runner, Lourna Dee, with kidnapping a family, residing on the planet Elphrona, to be used in ransom, but hid the fact that he sent the Twi’lek there to attract the attention of the Jedi and potentially capture one of them. When Dee and her Tempest successfully captured Jedi Master Loden Greatstorm, Ro informed the latter that he had plans for the captive Jedi in the future.

Ro later sought an individual known as Elder Tromak, wishing to learn about the location of the two halves of an ancient relic. His journey took him to Trymant IV and Quantxi, before finding one piece of the relic on Vrant Tarnum.

The man who used the name Marchion Ro was a long-limbed male member of a sentient species with long, dark hair, black eyes, and slate-gray skin etched with silver markings, along with an angular physique. When Ro took off his mask, his physical appearance would leave the impression of a “predator” on the Tempest Runners. As the leader of the marauders, Ro felt he was the only individual who saw the full potential of the Path engines. He was initially worried about the threat the Jedi Order and Republic posed to the Nihil, going so far as to suggest that the Nihil cease operations to maintain a low profile.

Ro considered Mari San Tekka the closest thing he had to a family left, but also despised how much he relied on her for hyperspace routes as her death would cause the Nihil as a whole to lose their biggest advantage over ordinary marauder gangs. Thus, he was secretive about the true nature of the Paths a secret from the rest of the Nihil, including the Tempest Runners. He would go so far as to shock her in her medical pod repeatedly and cause her to have a seizure in order to receive vital information on the Paths as quickly as possible.

Ro did not believe the Nihil needed to know information about his past, including information on his homeworld and original name. In order to maintain the Nihil’s secrecy, Ro would go so far as to sacrifice one of his Tempests, a third of the Nihil, to do so. He hid his true intentions from his subordinates until after the events he planned out had transpired. Following the Battle of Kur, he had a more confident appearance and he later grew a light beard on his cheeks. Ro believed that the road to achieving a goal did not matter if the intended result would be achieved regardless. He viewed everyone and everything as a tool to be used to achieve that goal. Though Ro saw people as tools, he entrusted his own mask to Krix Kamerat, who reminded the Eye of his own childhood.

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