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~354 BBY (age 392)
160.0 kg / 353 lbs
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Ancient by human standards, Vorsa is more than three-hundred and ninety years old and has spent most of her life in the Jedi Order, first as a scholar and archivist, than as an accomplished military leader. Devoted to the teachings Living Force, she is steadfast and strong in her convictions, she has embraced her role in the ever changing tapestry that is the will of the Living Force.
After possibly many centuries of incubation, Vorsa sprouted from a Neti seed sometime around 354 BBY on the forest planet of Myrkr. She grew up and lived alone, as many Neti did, occasionally seeking out the company of others like her or the creatures who inhabited her homeworld. Though hardly anyone knows anything of her earliest years, some assumptions have been made by Clan Odan-Urr’s historians and chroniclers, such as the fact that her latent Force sensitivity developed significantly during her years on Myrkr and allowed her a stronger link with the Living Force which would influence her future. Vorsa is, to all who ask her about her time on her homeworld, closed off and unwilling to reveal much, though she carries herself with dignity while doing so. She is very private about her past and rarely speaks about the Neti to outsiders, trusted or otherwise.
What is known is that sometime around 300 BBY a group of Jedi arrived on Myrkr with an unknown purpose, likely sensing a strong resonance in the Force. There, the Jedi found the young Neti and brought her back to the Jedi Temple, first on Dantooine, then on Coruscant. This much is known from what is left of the Jedi archives available after the fall of the Empire, and the reemergence of the Republic. Those who know the whole story know that it was the will of the Force that ferried the Jedi to Vorsa. Her destiny, if there ever was such a thing, had yet to be understood, but it was then that Vorsa's life as a Jedi began.
The Jedi Order
Even though she was already in her fifties, Vorsa was little more than a child by Neti reckoning. She had spent most of her time exploring her planet, communing with nature or playing in the woods with the animals and plants, knowing very little of life. She was an innocent child, thus she was deemed to still be of an appropriate age for training in the Jedi Order. They welcomed her with open arms.
Vorsa was never an excellent student, nor was she gifted in any particular area of study. She was average, just like most of her comrades, despite her alien and exotic nature. Many Padawans found her a curiosity and object of admiration early on, as her appearance back then resembled more her natural form than any sort of humanoid shape. Still, she learned quickly to blend in, very soon learning the ability to change her shape into a more human-like form. As years passed, eventually, she had come to look no different from a human, bar the hair and skin tone. With time she came to think of herself as humanoid as well, nearly completely adopting her new look. It was a rare instance to see her in any other form in those days.
Despite her shortcomings, Vorsa excelled at teaching her fellow Jedi, mostly about nature and how to properly care for living things in the wild. But, she was also a slow learner, a trait her species exhibited regularly, especially in areas related to human or near-human relations, biology, psychology. Her own species was vastly alien by comparison and relating to short-lived races seemed an impossibility. Seeing her friends grow old and die was particularly painful as she had grown attached to them over time, but eventually, with study and understanding, she fully grasped the notion that they were one with the Force, and so with her in spirit.
Though her Initiate and Padawan days came and went with several different teachers and masters, once she became a Jedi Knight she looked for a way to be useful to the Order. Not particularly adept at combat, at first, she chose the more natural course and became an archivist and librarian, teaching students, and by extension herself, in many, many fields of study. She always had her head dug into books, holocrons and archive data, vastly expanding her knowledge of the Force and other topics she found relevant. History was a topic that most interested, but also appalled her. There was beauty and wisdom in history, as well as cruelty and fear. Vorsa learned about the wars of the past and the horrors they brought many millions. It pained her that such suffering existed and to think of a future that would involve any.
To her dismay, some two hundred years later, during the Clone Wars necessity required her to leave the safety of her libraries and archives and move her abundant knowledge and skill into the field to fight alongside the Clone troops of the Galactic Republic. That was when it all went wrong.
The Clone Wars
During the Clone Wars, Vorsa found a new purpose, one where her knowledge of history and military tactics would count for more than just theory. She wasn't particularly fond of leading Clones into battle, but it was a necessity at the time. She told herself that it was for the survival of the Republic and that she needed to protect those who had no way of doing so themselves. The war dragged on and more and more Jedi were needed to lead the army.
As a Jedi General, she fought on several major battlefields such as the battles of Kashyyyk, Duro, Coruscant and, most notably, Jabiim. Her encyclopedic knowledge of ancient battles, and studies of tactics and warfare she conducted over the centuries, became a boon to the Order. These were the origins of the general she became nearly sixty years later..
At the time, everything Vorsa knew of life came from books or holocrons, and though she saw the war as abhorrent, she was intoxicated with the opportunities it had presented. She started to matter in the grand scheme of things and, slowly, she became more and more prominent as, battle after battle, the Republic pushed the Separatists back.
Order 66 was issued when Vorsa was negotiating relief supplies for refugees on Jabiim, a recently liberated world whose inhabitants held nothing but ill will towards the Jedi, mostly due to the actions of Anakin Skywalker. Vorsa was chosen as secondary envoy and diplomat in peace talks due to her tact and knowledge of xenosociology at the time. The attack came when Vorsa was in talks with a city official. Clone troopers entered the chamber with the intent to inform her of “an escalating situation”. It was only her superior awareness and instinct that saved her head. She defeated the Clones that attacked her but failed to stop them killing the delegate. Soon, Vorsa found herself hunted across Jabiim.
The Imperial Era
The Jedi Purge
The Jedi Purge left Vorsa's life, and what she knew of the galaxy, in shambles. In all her life the Jedi were a constant, an unmovable point for her to latch onto for safety and comfort, and now they were all but exterminated. Left alone in the galaxy, and facing the horror of Darth Vader's blade, Vorsa sought far and wide to find a home again. She found many places insecure against Imperial prosecution, even such planets as Kashyyyk which was nearly perfect for a Neti to hide in.
Again and again Vorsa eluded capture, but battle after battle her will had been eroded and she simply wanted to root and forget about the galaxy for a time. It was on planet Sullust, where she crash-landed after an intense dogfight, that she nearly met her end. As the toxic atmosphere took its toll on her body, an Imperial Inquisitor confronted and defeated her in combat, leaving her with a large, burning saber-gash across the back. During the fight Vorsa lost her footing and fell to her apparent death into a gaping lava tube. The Inquisitor, himself wounded and dazed by the atmosphere, left the Neti for dead and departed the planet.
It was either luck or the will of the Force that Vorsa survived the fall, though her troubles were far from over. She dragged herself through the deadly tubes for days before finding a fabrication facility and a route to the underground cities. She hid in plain sight, in one of the city's vast gardens and calmly awaited recovery. TBA