|Syntari “Syn” Bastiayn|
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Syntari Bastiayn is a Krath Adherent and the former apprentice of Shikyo Keibatsu. A member of the Night Hawks, she has earned the title of Mystic while in service to Clan Naga Sadow and has sworn what loyalty she has to House Marka Ragnos.
Note: Due to the "life saving efforts" of Naga Sadow's resident "doctor", Calenhad, Syntari suffers from amnesia that effects the bulk of her memories. Very little of her early years remains intact, while her time within the Brotherhood is essentially non-existent; what is recorded here is only assumed to be the truth.
...we will be a bastion against an open and lacking world..." -- Bastiayn family motto
Syntari Bastiayn was born in 10 ABY on the planet Umbara to parents in one of the highest castes. The daughter of Celeste Bastiayn, the matriarch of her clan, she was raised in typical Shadow People fashion with the traditional values of treachery and schemes. She would spend her formative years from her birth to 25 ABY shrouded within the secrecy of her mother's clan. Despite her traditional upbringing Syntari was noted as having a distaste for the usual secrecy and schemes of her species' world, and up until she was fifteen years old she would quietly bear such tutelage at her mother's knee.
When Syntari was fifteen years old the world she knew would come crumbling down around her. The quiet life she had lead would go up on flames when, to her mother's shame, she was put on trial and convicted guilty for multiple murders. One of the victims would be her own father, an Umbaran of questionable social status, while others would be revealed as peers who were no younger than the fifteen year old Syntari herself. The cause of death? Umbaran records do not say. (Her own would say, "gruesome", and nothing more.) The conviction of guilty would result in her being banned from the planet and her name wiped from all Umbaran records; despite this, she would carry on the name of Bastiayn and would be the first of her clan in centuries who would venture outside of Umbara's atmosphere.
Unbeknownst to Syntari, this incident would awaken her connection with the Force, though later family records would indicate that Force sensitivity was considered a sickness, and such members would be often quarantined or sent away.
Dark Jedi Brotherhood History
The request from Cyril Omega, who had remained MIA for the majority of six years, turned out to be a turning point in Syntari's life. The reasons behind Cyril's abdication remain unknown, as Syntari was not privy to the details of her friends' desire for freedom. The result of her aid in this is also unknown; whether Cyril lived or died was never clear, and Syntari would never have a chance to find out. Instead the Umbaran would take Cyril's place within Clan Naga Sadow and it is there that she has remained to this day. Her life in the Clan would be filled with betrayal, heartbreak, a never-ending thirst for knowledge and the power she had lacked throughout her life, and ultimately a craving for revenge she wold never have. These events have culminated in the events of the current age, which encompasses her recent medical intervention and resulting memory loss.
Not long after arriving in Naga Sadow space Syntari Bastiayn would gain the attention of none other than Shikyo Keibatsu. Her apprenticeship to the then-Herald would be an interesting one, as his various duties as Herald would interfere with her training and result in delayed ascension to Knighthood. She would proceed to spend the better part of a year "languishing", she would later say to friend and ally Mirus Hi'ija, following a quick ascension to the rank of Huntress. In her words she would spend "an ungodly amount of time laboring in the Archives, striving to learn the skills he wouldn't teach". Despite not displaying a penchant for secrecy previously, it is Syntari's apprenticeship to Shikyo that would teach her the secrecy she hadn't learned before; her time beneath his tutelage would also sharpen the distaste for authority she already possessed. What the Keibatsu taught her is unclear, and with her memory loss, Syntari herself will never know what her former self learned in her early days as a Sadowan.
Of note, Syntari used to brag about her apprenticeship to Shikyo, however it didn't take long for her to quiet down about the details of her apprenticeship. Chief among a variety of reasons was a paranoid desire to avoid unwanted attention, something she never cared about prior to her apprenticeship. As stated, amnesia has taken her memories of Shikyo's tutelage, and today she doesn't question where she learned her skills, nor the identity of her teacher.
The Dark Crusades and Other Wars
Although Syntari did participate in the Dark Crusade she can no longer remember her achievements during that time, and lacking the medals for achievement she does not claim participation. She is unsure of her participation in other wars, though she does possess medals that suggest she had honorable achievements up to the Twelfth Great Jedi War. Her memories do not help in this matter, as she remembers nothing.
After the "life saving efforts" of Calenhad, Syntari spent several months languishing aboard the ships the Clan currently occupies, keeping mostly to her quarters and speaking little. If ever anyone inquired as to her comings and goings she would simply walk away from the Clan members she had once called allies, unable to recognize names or faces or even where her loyalties were cast. Curiously, Syntari seemed to lack an interest into her former life and instead invested her time in rediscovering her Force abilities; her talents now seem to be turning towards skills which would make her unseeable, talents suiting a member of the Dark Jedi Brotherhood.
Briefly, at the behest of Rollmaster Tasha'Vel Versea, Syntari turned her sights on becoming a Blackguard for Consul Bentre Stahoes, while her enemy Calenhad guarded Consul Ashia Kagan Keibatsu. Due to an emotional breakdown, the Umbaran did little with the title of Blackguard and subsequently vanished, leaving Bentre unguarded and requiring new Blackguard to be chosen in her stead. Some months later she was found a wraith of her former self, having nearly starved herself to death. Presently she has rejoined the Clan, but as Syntari doesn't have a history of sticking around, it remains to be seen if she will stay a permanent member of the Clan that she has called home for so long.