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Masana Tide

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Name: Masana Tide / Ninth Sister
Type: Inquisitor
Species: Dowutin
Homeworld: Dowut
Gender: Female
Hair Color: None
Eye Color: White
Skin: Brown

Brawling Parry: 4D+2
Dodge: 4D+1
Lightsaber: 6D+2
Melee Combat: 4D+2
Melee Parry: 4D+1

Intimidation: 4D+1
Planetary Systems: 4D
Scholar: Jedi Lore 3D+2
Scholar: Sith Lore 4D+1
Survival: 4D
Willpower: 4D+2

Repulsorlift Operation: 4D
Space Transports: 4D
Starfighter Piloting: 4D
Starship Gunnery: 4D

Command: 5D
Con: 4D
Forgery: XD
Gambling: XD
Hide: 4D
Search: 4D
Sneak: 4D

Brawling: 4D
Climbing/Jumping: 4D+2
Stamina: 3D

Lightsaber Repair:5D+1

Special Abilities:
Stamina: Dowutin have great stamina due to their frigid homeworld of Dowut. They automatically have +2D in Stamina and Survival: Cold.
Vicious: Dowutin innate viciousness frightens other creatures, giving them a +2 bonus to indimidation.
Long-lived: Dowutin have life spans in excess of 500 years.
Force Skills: Control 5D, sense 5D, alter 4D+2
Force Powers:
Control: Absorb/dissipate energy, accelerate healing, concentration, control pain, enhance attribute, Force of will, rage, remain conscious, remove fatigue, resist stun.
Sense: Combat sense, danger sense, life detection, life sense, life web, magnify senses, receptive telepathy, sense Force.
Alter: Telekinesis.
Control and Sense: Lightsaber combat.
Control and Alter: Force jump.

Story Factor:
Inquisitorius: Trained by Darth Vader in the ways of the Dark side of the Force Inquisitors command as much fear as they do respect, both from those within the Imperial bureaucracy and from those they hunt. Inquisitors have the power to commandeer any required Imperial military forces, and officers are expected to obey their orders. Inquisitors are charged with investigating reports of possible Force Sensitives and may capture, coerce, or kill those individuals.

Force Sensitive: Y
Force Points: 1
Dark Side Points: 5
Character Points: 10
Move: 10

Equipment: Inquisitor armor with elaborate helmet (+1D vs damage; atmosphere filter, low-lite vision, voice-activated comlink; together the armor and helmet give Fourth Sister a frightening visage giving her a +1D modifier to intimidation skill checks), double-bladed lightsaber (5D)

Background: A Dowutin from the planet Dowut, Masana Tide was a Jedi Knight of the Jedi Order. In 19 BBY, Darth Sidious enacted Order 66, a directive in the behavioral modification biochips within the Galactic Republic’s clone troopers to wipe out the Jedi. Tide was one of the few survivors of the event, however she was captured by Sidious’ Galactic Empire and was tortured until she cracked. Indoctrinated into the teachings of the dark side of the Force as part of the Empire’s Inquisitorius program, she was given the position of Inquisitor and retitled as the Ninth Sister.

That same year, Ninth Sister was trained alongside the Seventh Sister, Fifth Brother, Sixth Brother, and Eighth Brother by the Grand Inquisitor in the Inquisitorius Headquarters on the planet Coruscant. They soon fell under the command of Darth Vader when Darth Sidious introduced the Inquisitorius to Vader, who continued their training in the ways of the dark side. During one training session with Vader, the Sith Lord took out the Ninth Sister’s left eye, as a lesson of loss.

Sometime later, the Ninth Sister accompanied Vader to the planet Cabarria, in order to investigate claims that an individual had utilized the Force and a lightsaber to get out of a fight within one of the planet’s bars. Before entering the establishment, she read Vader the report from a datapad. She questioned Vader on his presence for the matter, as there had been many recent Jedi reports that had turned out as misjudgments. She exclaimed that she should have been the one checking it out and sending back a report. Vader told the Ninth Sister that she should be pleased with his assistance and in their following trade of words, she deduced that Vader was there in case they got lucky and found a Jedi.

Vader told the Ninth Sister to remain outside the bar unless he called upon her, and the Sister quietly stated her thoughts that Vader was a “sadistic monster.” Once Vader entered the bar, a family of bounty hunters known as the Chas attacked the Dark Lord. They had taken a bounty on Vader unknowingly placed by someone from the very heart of the Republic Executive Building on Coruscant. They set off an ion grenade to disable everyone weapons but their own and destroyed his lightsaber, leading Vader to contact the Ninth Sister to request her to bring him her lightsaber. However, the Ninth Sister ignored the call, blaming the ion pulse for frying her comm.

Eventually, the family was forced to withdraw from the fight as their ray shields would eventually run out, and Vader had begun killing the patrons of the bar to prevent the family from attacking him. As the assassins fled the bar, they held the Ninth Sister at blaster point until family member Ramat Cha acquired and started up a speeder bike. After the family escaped, Vader arrived and accused the Ninth Sister of attempting to have him killed. The Ninth Sister told Vader that she had not been the one to place the bounty, suggesting to Vader that one of the other Inquisitors may have done so. Vader used the Force to take her lightsaber and ordered the Ninth Sister to remain outside the bar until he returned from dealing with the bounty hunters, stating that he would kill her if she attempted to flee. Vader then piloted a nearby speeder, chased down, and interrogated the Chas family. He used the Ninth Sister’s lightsaber to kill Ramat and Bhada Cha, but spared their daughter Chanath Cha.

The Ninth Sister then traveled with Vader back to Coruscant aboard his personal starship, when their transmitter was jammed, halting their ability to send clearance codes to the surface. This caused Coruscant’s defenses to mobilize and fire missiles at their ship. The Ninth Sister was unable to shake them off, so Vader took control of the ship. They were hit by one of the missiles, and they managed to crash land on Coruscant. Vader then ordered Ninth Sister to stay with the ship whilst he dealt with the matter at hand. Vader uncovered Imperial colonel Barokki as one of the individuals who placed the bounty on him, and executed him and four others in front of the other high ranking Imperials.

n 18 BBY, a large group of Imperials was sent to the planet Mon Cala, also known as Dac, in order to assist Darth Vader in an investigation, seeking to discover whether a possible Jedi had been influencing King of Mon Cala Lee-Char’s negotiations. Arriving in a Lambda-class T-4a shuttle, the Ninth Sister, Vader, the Sixth Brother, and the Tenth Brother landed in Dac City. Alongside the three Inquisitors, were fourteen Purge Troopers, a specialized force of stormtroopers who worked alongside the Inquisitorius.

Upon their exiting of the ship, Ninth Sister was confronted by the king’s Chief of Security, Gial Ackbar. Ackbar asked of their business and Ninth Sister gave him a writ that legally protected the Inquisitors from harm. Ackbar told her it was an outrage and she told him to take it up with Vader as he departed from their ship. The Mon Calamari continued questioning the Imperials for their business on Mon Cala, until Vader explained to him they were searching for a possible enemy of the Empire on Mon Cala. Ackbar denied the possibility but as he said that, a shuttle carrying the Empire’s ambassador to the waterworld, Telvar exploded, killing all on board. Vader and the Inquisitors passed Ackbar and walked down from the landing pad.

The ambassador’s death prompted Governor Wilhuff Tarkin to send Imperial forces down to Mon Cala. As Imperial TIE fighters, the Mon Calamari Guard began defending their cities, and the Battle of Dac City begun. The Inquisitors, Purge Troopers, and Vader struck down the Mon Cala troops present on a landing pad and secured the area. Ninth Sister asked Vader where they were to go next and he told her that they were heading to the city’s palace. She then asked him if why they would find the Jedi there, to which Vader said they were there for Lee-Char, hoping they could obtain the Jedi’s location from him.

After slaying several more guards, the group entered the palace where they found Lee-Char. Under Vader’s command, the Ninth Sister used the Force to attempt to extract the Jedi’s location from the King. Before long however, a school of large creatures rose through the sea level, generating a wave large enough to rip through the city. The other two Inquisitors attempted to hold it the water, and Vader joined them, but the wave was too strong. The Ninth Sister and the others were swept away and Vader fell into the waters below.

The Ninth Sister survived the wave, as did the Inquisitors and all but two of their troopers. They took an Imperial submarine and found Vader in the ocean’s Great Ungeness Trench as he fought a large squid-like creature. Vader asked of Lee-Char and the Ninth Sister said they didn’t know but then told him that she had obtained the Jedi’s location. They set a course for the location immediately.

As they reached the location, they caught the Jedi and his six disciples evacuating their refuge, having known that Vader and the Inquisitors were on their way. The group of them scattered, excluding one who attacked the submarine with his blaster. Vader crushed the acolyte’s helmet and they began pursuing the others. Another disciple sacrificed himself to slow them down. The submarine kept going despite this and soon reached Bel City where two more disciples waited to slow the group down. As they marched down the corridors, Vader received a transmission from Tarkin, with a request to capture the King in return for a favor at some later date. Vader acquiesced and ordered the rest of the squad to continue as planned while he went to find the King. The Inquisitors did as instructed and continued to find the Jedi and his last two disciples at a dead end. Sixth Brother cut one of them down and the Jedi came forward to confront them.

After an exchange of words with the Jedi, whom the Ninth Sister identified as Ferren Barr, he revealed that he not only knew that they were all former Jedi but knew the role the clones played in the destruction of the Jedi Order. The Ninth Sister rebuffed all of this saying that their past no longer affected them. Barr stated otherwise, saying that despite their turn to the dark side they were still Jedi underneath. Barr then used a mind trick on the clones, telling them to execute Order 66.

Barr’s mind trick worked and the clones turned on the three Inquisitors. After Tenth Brother was shot fatally in the chest, Barr Force jumped over the fight between the Inquisitors and clones with his acolyte Verla, escaping through the only exit. Wanting to chase after them, Ninth Sister and the Sixth Brother used their combined strength to Force push the clones out of the way, with most of them falling off the deck. As the two began to make their way out, Sixth Brother betrayed Ninth Sister, severing her leg and leaving her behind as a distraction for the remaining clones so he could escape. As the Sixth Brother ran off mockingly wishing her good luck, Ninth Sister swore she would get her revenge on him. However, the Ninth Sister never got the chance as the Brother was killed by the former Jedi Padawan Ahsoka Tano on the moon of Raada during the latter’s quest for power sources for her new lightsabers.

Having survived her fight on Dac, the Ninth Sister was given a cybernetic right leg. Four years later, in 14 BBY, an Imperial Viper probe droid on the Scrapper Guild’s Shipbreaking Yard on the planet Bracca, captured a potential Jedi posing as a scrapper using the Force to save a fellow scrapper. The event came to the attention of the Inquisitorius, and the Ninth Sister traveled to the planet alongside the Second Sister and a group of Purge Troopers.

Halting a train carrying members of the Guild, the Second Sister confronted the passengers. Landing in her TIE/rp Reaper attack lander, the Ninth Sister watched as the Second Sister told the scrappers of the Jedi fugitive and threatened the execution of the whole group if the Jedi was not turned over. As the Purge Troopers took aim at the group, the Abednedo Prauf, whom the Jedi had saved, spoke out, shaming the Empire as a whole for overworking the Scrapper Guild. The Second Sister then stabbed Prauf with her lightsaber, and scrapper Cal Kestis reacted by trying to cut her down with his lightsaber, revealing himself as the Jedi. She blocked the Jedi’s attack and lifted him with the Force, throwing him to the Ninth Sister. The Ninth Sister then held him above a ledge, proclaiming that she found the Jedi, before Cal ignited his lightsaber causing her to drop him in surprise.

Kestis, however, survived the fall and landed onto another train. As he proceeded towards the front of the train, the Ninth Sister, in her ship, shot at the tracks, causing the train to fall. After Kestis was able to find safety on the platform of a Retired Control Tower, the Second Sister confronted him and the two dueled, but he escaped when former Jedi Cere Junda, aboard the Stinger Mantis luxury yacht, intervened and extracted him before the Second Sister could finish him off.

Since the encounter on Bracca, the Second Sister dedicated her time to hunting Kestis while the Ninth Sister struggled to see why she found him so important. After his rescue by Junda, Kestis and the fellow members of the Stinger Mantis crew began a secret mission to rebuild the Jedi Order. This led the Jedi to the jungle planet Kashyyyk in order to seek out the Wookiee chieftan Tarfful. Unexpectedly, Kestis found himself fighting alongside resistance fighter Saw Gerrera’s rebel cell of the Partisans in an assault on the Imperial holding of the planet. After having set up a later meeting with Tarfull, Kestis left the planet and the Second and Ninth Sisters took part in a counter attack to drive Gerrera off-world. The Ninth Sister told the Grand Inquisitor that she did not believe Kestis would return to the world. She was proven wrong when Kestis returned and began climbing the sacred Wookiee Origin Tree, after Tarfful notified Kestis of the presence of an astrium at the top, objects created by the ancient Zeffonian species which Kestis had been seeking out.

From the ramp of her TIE Reaper, the Ninth Sister confronted Cal within a deserted Wookiee village at the top of the tree, expressing her feelings of his return to Kashyyyk. She then proceeded to chase him in her ship, shooting at the Jedi Padawan periodically with the ship’s L-s9.3 laser cannons. However, a member of the endangered Shyyyo bird appeared and attacked the Ninth Sister’s ship, driving it away from Kestis.

After having driven the Ninth Sister away, the Shyyyo bird began helping Kestis climb the Origin Tree after he tended to one of its wounds. When they were at the bird’s nest, however, the Ninth Sister attacked, injuring the Shyyyo bird and confronting Kestis. Jumping onto the tree, she expressed her desire to kill him quickly, believing him to be an unworthy opponent. The pair then engaged in a fierce duel, the Ninth Sister using just one blade. Kestis was able to slash the visor of the Sister’s helmet, temporarily disorienting her. She then pushed him away as she jumped back. Feeling her visor to check its state, she remarked to Kestis that he wasn’t bad for “trash,” before igniting the second blade of her saber. The two continued dueling, until Kestis was able to slash the Ninth Sister’s right arm. She stood up and used the Force to lift her lightsaber behind an oblivious Kestis, stating that the Inquisitors were trained in special abilities. However, when the blade was ignited Kestis realized its presence and quickly parried it.

The Ninth Sister continued to fight Kestis, expressing her wish to turn Kestis into an Inquisitor through torture like she and the other former Jedi. As she grew angrier, Kestis outmaneuvered her and slashed her in the back. The Ninth Sister continued to advance on him, but Kestis flipped behind her and pushed her with the Force through the branches behind, sending her falling out of the nest, though she ultimately survived.

Whilst atop the Origin Tree, Kestis communicated with Junda back on the Mantis, asking her if she had known the Ninth Sister before the Jedi Purge. Cere responded in the negative, stating that she could only guess what she had been like before. Kestis then discussed the Ninth Sister’s perspective on fighting the Empire and how hopeless it would ultimately turn out. Junda then mentioned her theory that most Inquisitors were former Jedi who had been turned via fear and torture, emphasizing the temptation of giving into absolutes under the suffering caused by the Empire. Kestis acknowledged the possibility of her theory, mentioning the Ninth Sister’s enthusiasm in making others suffer.

When Kestis spoke to Greez Dritus while standing just outside the Mantis on Kashyyyk, Dritus brought up Kestis’ impressive feat in outrunning a TIE fighter. Kestis then mentioned that it had carried the Ninth Sister, a revelation which horrified Dritus who brought up the ramifications of more Inquisitors like the Second Sister coming after them.

Upon Kestis’ return to the Mantis directly after his fight with the Ninth Sister, Kestis sat down with the crew and discussed the results of his mission, believing he had killed the Inquisitor. He talked about how the Second Sister had left the planet and how he had defeated the Ninth Sister. Kestis also discussed the Ninth Sister’s view that becoming an Inquisitor was practically inevitable. Kestis pointed out that Cere’s experience in going through the same scenario that the Ninth Sister had undergone, yet still refusing to join, clearly disproved the Ninth Sister’s hypothesis.

After her encounter with Kestis on Kashyyyk, the Ninth Sister was outfitted with a cybernetic right hand. She continued her work as an Inquisitor. In the time since her fight with Kestis, the Jedi had begun a crusade against the Empire. In 9 BBY, Kestis embarked on a mission to the Imperial homebase of Coruscant, and allowed himself to be captured so his crew could extract confidential information from the Ramsidian yacht of Utapau senator Daho Sejan. After the crew had completed their mission and exited the yacht, the Ninth Sister shot the platform where the crew stood, from a LAAT/le patrol gunship. Backed by two other gunships, the Ninth Sister stabbed the senator with her lightsaber, noticing the senator harboring Kestis. Realizing that he had not killed the Sister, Kestis took retreat as the Ninth Sister ordered the gunships to open fire. The resulting laserfire left Kestis’ crew member Gabs dead, and the Sister killed members Koob and Lizz. In a fit of rage, Cal approached the Ninth Sister and began to dash at her, however a crashing gunship knocked him off the edge of the platform.

Kestis found himself on a different platform, where the Ninth Sister’s gunship had crashed. She exited the ship and the angered Sister had a rematch with Kestis. The Ninth Sister force pushed Kestis back and noted his improvement as impressive. She claimed to sense the pain within Kestis. Cal slashed the Ninth Sister across the chest with his new lightsaber and attempted to use her former name of Masana to connect with the Inquisitor. He reminded her of past life as a knight of the Order. Rushing at Kestis, she attempted to continue her attack to kill him, but was decapitated.

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