When Professor Zenmondo at Oxbridge suggested I undergo the transformation into a Twi'Lek, and apprentice to become a Jedi, I was understandably excited! What great new adventures I might have! Such an expanse of unknown territory. What new empathies and emotions I could have as a living breathing creature of sensual and intuitive nature as the Twi'Lek!
Weeks after the mapping and gene recoding had been programmed into my machine, and I had learned to walk and talk properly, I enrolled as Master Zen's padawan's apprentice on the Jedi planet of Yavin4!
|Jedi Master Catherine, Healer, removes a strange imbedded chip in my neck, inoperative,, what did it do?|
|Meeting the Troopers, skilled, funny, rugged and polite, for the most part...|
|Me! Dee'La Sesk'Suri. note the braid of the apprentice on my lekku|
What I know, is with practice in the Force, I can eventually send whole messages,, speak to others and who knows what other mind effects will be possible . . .
|We studied on Ossus one of the many Star Wars Role Play Sims, (SWRP) Apprentices study A LOT, and often. It is not a fast RP from apprentice to Jedi, but it is worth it, I learned SOOO MUCH!|
|We helped Ziva, when searching on a distant planet for a peculiar signal we met up with her grandmother, a long deceased Jedi named Laeli- "there is not death,, there is only The Force,,,"|
|Final stage of studies!and Family day- my parents visit!|
I was a mess as my parents arrived- but the Grandmaster Iria Tuqiri was her typically wonderful self, Catherine and Zen and the others were helpful and pleased to meet them- here is tmy Bio* mixed in with pictures of my parents visit. Mom is Hirani Sesk'Suri, you know,, the famous holovid actress? She really does all those amazing stunts herself! And father owns the HoloVid Company, Sesk'Suri Production Company- they just finished making Star Huntress 4!
DEE'LA'S BIO, with OOC information:
Dee’La’s choice in her Disipline is deeply rooted in her background.
She grew up with the markings of the Plains Clan, with the smooth, light color and markings that are considered sensual and endear the clan more easily to most other Twi’leks. Her father Dinek is a very successful businessman, owner and President of the largest Holo-Video Studio on Ryloth. Her mother, Hirani, is a well known actress of stage and holo-vid, famous for playing roles where strong singing, dancing and acting was required. She grew up taking classes in performance, and excelled. It was fairly clear she would be a successful performer one day, like her mother. Though members of the Sesk’osima, or artist caste, are often poor and subjugated, the thriving Holo-vid business offers performers a chance at wealth, fame, and some sway over public opinion. Dinek works this like a skilled surgeon, Hirani’s fame used effectively in the political “Game of Clans”.
|Grand Master Iria, Knight Atlantis (Twi-sister!) and Master Zen , greeting Hirani and me|
Her father often took her to museums, graveyards, training academies, seemingly to provide depth to a young ‘Lek who was immersed in a world of art and fantasy. She accepted the lessons, grateful for those heroes who had gone before to make a life of luxury even possible on her planet. Dinek had noticed Dee’La ‘s empathy with all things, and an ability to affect people and animals, even objects, with her performances. She could focus on audience, and drive them into a frenzy, or even speed the healing of broken plants, or tame wild animals. He took her on occasion to special workshops, supposedly about famous Jedi , showed her how their talents were used to protect all Ryloth. Testing was done, and her parents consulted on Dee’La’s considerable Midichlorian count. She decided that at the end of her High School studies, she would go to the Academy on Yavin4.
|Mom bestows strange amulets to Iria Zen and me, ancient Twi'lek artifacts? hmmm|
UNKNOWN TO DEE’LA- Her father is one of the 5 Patriarchs of the Sesk’nabsilai , the Twilek Protectorate Order, similar to the Jedi. The Sith hunted them into hiding, just like the Jedi but they survive as an underground order, focused on protecting all the Children of , Kika’lekki, Twi’Lek Goddess, using their blend of Force and Lekki empathy, barely perceptible communication of thoughts images and emotions thru the lekku. The Council of Patriarchs answer to the Sou’Kiva, ArchBishop, of the Primary Practice of “Spirit”. It was she who helped set up Dee’La’s schooling on Yavin4. Dee’La’s father Dinek had been planting the seeds that he hoped would one day see his daughter as a powerful Alema, or Protector on Ryloth.
In route to Yavin4, her ship was taken by the Red Pirates. She and her 5 friends were used as slave labor and pleasure for the pirates, while the other less fortunate were suspended and sold off at various ports. She used her abilities to endear herself to the pirates, who began trusting her, teaching her to cover them while boarding with the deck guns, fly the ship out of range while the others boarded vessels, shoot at ships, and use the teleporters to recover the crew and their spoils. She learned in those two years how to be a decent pirate and how to seem like one, understanding their dogma and doctrine.
When she noticed the ship nearing Yavin4, she masked the true identity of a deep space Republic Colonization fleet, appearing to be an unguarded merchant convoy. The Pirates set up a doomed attack and during the counter-boarding by the Republic Troopers, Dee’La escaped in a pod to the planet Yavin4.
Her considerable talents in public performance, focuses in Force studies affecting sway in opinion, and training in pirate skills, come together in her desire to help all people, to keep the great Balance of Good, as Goddess Kika’Lekki instructs. She might have bias toward her own people, but this is justified in her realization of “The Great Balance” being heavily skewed against Twi’leks.
|Daddy! Dinek is galactic businessman, Envoy to the 'Sou of Spirit, and, secretly more, , , ,|
|Roguish Dad, flirting with Iria and Catherine!|
She seeks a Discipline as Sentinel, able to be combative, or academic, when required. She seeks to use her acting talents to infiltrate, pirate skills to garner information and her Jedi training to “Bring the balance”, as an Investigator.
I had come as a high school graduate toward Yavin, when our ship was grabbed by the Pirate League. Two years later, I was the only member of that crew still alive, and not sold as a slave- they kept me, preferred me,, taught me, accepted me as a pirate. I jumped ship during a fight with Republic Corsairs, near Yavin4. Will they still be looking for me? as friend, or turncoat? Will I join this mysterious organization on Ryloth? Will I even graduate as a Jedi? So close,, so far,, so many adventures!