Windos Helkin Tarentae
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This character is no longer in use, for the character that replace him see Solari.
- "And thus Krath created the universe in the palm of his hand."
- ―From Windos' "Book of Krath"
Windos Helkin Tarentae is a scholar and a preacher. He grew up following false religions and teachings. Upon discovering Krath, the one true god, Windos sought out the Dark Brotherhood where he finally found his place in the universe. His life is a tale of tragedy and triumph, light and dark.
As he aged Windos relied almost entirely on the Force but after a vicious and nearly fatal, battle with a group of Yuuzhan Vong he found himself in a foreign body which has left his connection with the force severely limited, and struggled to adjust in order to serve his clan to the extent he had before. Toward the end of life, he recovered his Force ability but was later killed in the conflict known as "the Rift" on Koros.
- 1 Character History
- 2 Miscellaneous Descriptions
- 3 DJB Facts
Windos was born to Van Helkin and his wife Cynthia on the 1st of Elona, 47 BBY in the Fobosi District on Coruscant. He was baptized the very next morning by a priest of the Flames of Umate. Later that year his family moved to The Works, where his father had substantive holdings in a large production factory and also regularly traveled to the Senate District on less than legitimate business. His mother was a modest woman, who busied herself helping to teach and care for homeless children of The Works. He had an elder brother whom had died in 49 BBY.
Van Helkin, having spent his life working his way up from nothing and placing a high value on education, sent Windos to the best schools available on Coruscant in hope that he would attend the Diplomatic Institute. Windos always found himself being repressed in school; seeking but never finding challenge.
In 29 BBY at the age of eighteen, Windos accepted his father’s wishes and enrolled in the Diplomatic Institute. However he felt uneasy there, questioning if he wanted the life of a politician, and after only half a year’s study, Windos dropped out. After hearing his father lecture him for many hours, he reluctantly enrolled in the Coruscant College of Law where he studied for the following three years and received his Bachelor of Laws mid way through 26 BBY.
Windos could not shake his feeling of unease and decided against a career in law, instead sought answers. At the age of twenty one he traveled to the Manarai Mountains where he was once baptized. The priests of the Flames of Umate welcomed him with open arms. For the first time in his life Windos felt as if he had found his place, seeking answers to unanswerable questions. Naturally his father was furious with his son’s waste of a good education.
Joffre Pemberton, the priest that had personally baptized the young devout many years earlier, decided that Windos need more responsibility and gave him guard duty on top of the many hours of prayer he already practiced. Windos loathed his time walking the grounds of the Monument Plaza but endured it, still holding onto the hope of pleasing the inner spirit.
Mid Life Crisis
In 22 BBY, approximately a month before the outbreak of the Clone Wars, a terrorist threat was made on Monument Plaza which forced local security to evacuate everyone, including the Flame of Umate who saw the protection of the plaza as their job. He took the ejection as a sign and, having not found fulfillment, decided to leave the Flames behind and once again seek answers.
Windos spent the next year and a half drifting on various freighters avoiding the conflicts that engulfed the galaxy and in 20 BBY found himself on Empress Teta where nearly 4,000 years earlier the Krath Cult had taken over the planet.
During his time on the planet he found two texts that took his interest, one was an ancient leather bound book written in a language of unknown origin. The second was a script of the tails of a magician-god which had been told to the young Keto cousins who latter started the cult in his name.
Windos became obsessed with the story of Krath and believed that he was an all powerful being that had once created the universe. Every day he would try to decipher the leather bound book, convinced it was a bible of some sort that could teach him the secrets of all existence. The secrets of the text never revealed themselves and Windos was beginning to give up on everything, including life.
Late one night, while Windos gave a last ditch attempt to read the tome, a mysterious figure lurked in the shadows. The figure knocked Windos out, bound him and sowed him aboard his ship.
The Dark Brotherhood
Windos never found out who had kidnapped him, even so he quickly accepted the Dark Brotherhood. He quickly achieved promotions within the structure, finding his niche within the order named after the patron God. He was originally assigned to House Cestus which was promptly closed after being over run by undead creations.
Windos struggled with the added responsibility but soon found his feet, forcing those under him to strive to become the best that they could be and gave them a helping hand at every perceivable occasion.
He soon found himself taking on a large project for Spears Tarentae at the Shadow Academy helping to restructure the institute and upgrade its systems. Windos juggled his dual responsibilities with ease, earning many accolades in the process even achieving knighthood, but hungered for a higher position within the Clan structure.
Feeling a sense on ambiguity and heeding a need for new responsibilities, Windos followed promises of leadership opportunities to Clan Arcona. Though he resented turning his back on his home he stuck with his new clan through a Great Jedi War and made a number of allies he still hold dear to this day.
Though he was never granted a position of power within Arcona, Windos learnt a great many lesson and hastily returned to Tarentum after hostilities has settled down and transfers were once again permitted by the Master At Arms.
On his return, Windos took up any portfolio he could, the elderly man taking on his old position of Tetrarch of his battle team. Though his position remained the same and many of his old allies and friends remain, the clan had largely changed. His original house had reopened, the clan leadership had completely changed and his unit had largely fallen to inactivity.
Feeling a pang of responsibility, Windos agreed to accompany his house summit and a select few house mates on a mission to Samur to retrieve some mysterious shards which held great amounts of power.
The mission was plagued with infighting, open conflict with their sister house, Cestus, and combat with Yuuzhan Vong. Windos fell in combat and was nearly killed; he was saved only by the quick actions of his old friend and student Kazarelth Talismarr.
- "And through Krath, one can live forever."
- ―From Windos' "Book of Krath"
Windos’ wound were substantial, the medical staff informed of Castle Tarentum gave him only a day or so left to live. Not wishing to loose a good friend and asset to the clan, Anshar Kahn Tarentae ordered agents of the clan to obtain a suitable vessel and requested that Sith Bloodfyre make himself available to perform a necromantic ritual.
Gallus Octavius, you young Yridian was abducted from his community and brought to a private chamber within the castle where Windos and Bloodfyre waited. The ritual was grueling for all participants, leaving the Sith Master drained and Windos in a coma in his new body.
Windos’ old body was frozen and put into storage in the lowest level of Castle Tarentum and the Krath remained in a coma for two full weeks. When he finally woke, he found a deafening silence greet him as he tested his connection with the force. This caused Windos to fall into a great depression, feeling as if he wouldn’t be as great an asset to his clan. Finally he decided to test the capability of his body and found that while the Force seemed to have lost him, he was more than physically capable of being able be useful in new, and possibly improved, ways.
His situation changed again in 31 ABY, for in Eden City, Windos endured a scuffle with a drug dealer and recovered his Force power as he neared death. Afterward, he became Aedile of House Cestus, becoming Phylarch under the newly founded Hieros Lokhos ton Taras. The hierarchy was not to last, however, for as Windos became more comfortable with his body, the mentality of Gallus Octavius began emerging and causing Windos to become more irrational and reckless. Windos, in fact, became so headstrong that he desired to take over Cestus, desiring to stop what he believed was a rebellious leadership by K'awiil. The ensuing stand-off led both K'awiil and Windos to the old Cestus Complex, where the banner they had fought over laid.
Windos was more powerful than K'awiil and seemed to gain the upper hand, but at that point the Komturei and clan summit intervened to halt the Rift conflict. Cestus was closed along with its sister houses, and Windos himself was killed by Saitou Tarentae, who had taken no sides in the battle for the banner.
Windos, now possessing the body of a young Yridian; Gallus Octavius, is nondescript. He is a median weight and height and can easily pass through a crowd unnoticed. His body is lean and toned, supposedly the result of several years spent performing manual labor and many hours swimming. His muscles are wiry and move with an uncanny speed.
Having been bald for over three decades, he now keeps his jet black hair cut to a reasonable length, never grooming it and letting it fall as it wishes. His face is chiseled and frames two brilliantly blue eyes. Windos believes that Gallus must have been something of a ladies man prior to their lives collided.
Reclusive, Windos prefers not to be around other people. He feels that interacting with other unnecessarily will distract him from his studies. He can grow very attached to objects he deems sacred and has also been known to fall for members of opposite sex, but has sworn this will never repeat after the death of his fiancé over 40 years ago. Above all else Windos believes in the supremacy of Krath; his one true god.
LightsaberDark Jedi Knight during the Phoenix Crest incident. It had been kept in a secure safe within its former owner's office. Windos is still yet to return this saber.
His first and only attempt to create a lightsaber produced a simplistic silver and grey hilt. There is no switch on the hilt’s surface; instead it reacts to subtle Force manipulations within extremely close proximity. The synthetic crystals housed within the saber’s hilt produce a standard length, violet, blade.
When Windos was elevated to Archpriest he approached Muz Ashen Keibatsu, the Herald at that time, to request he craft a new saber to replace Windos’ poor personal attempt. What he received he considered to be a piece of art, almost too beautiful to be tainted by the gruesome realities of battle.
It was a mainly chrome shaft, with bands of intricate inscriptions and was capped with a majestic red orb and produced a violet blade in homage to his order.
Windos’ host had apparently been something of an expert with a number of ranged weapons and since his recovery, Windos has spent a large amount of time tapping into this inherent skill. He has spent many hours at various gunnery ranges, both owned by Tarentum and civilian outfit.
He has mastered the use of pistols such as the BlasTech DL-44, Merr-Sonn J1 and Bryar Pistol and a number of blaster rifle including the BlasTech E-ll and Imperial "StarAnvil" Heavy Rifle.
Windos coveted the weapon like a child and for a time carried with him at all time in a show of both arrogance and pride.
Windos was awarded a Sapphire Blade for his dedication to helping new members of the clan become as powerful as they could; both as Aedile of House Gladius and the leader of Arcano Signum, which he had founded as a place to allow fresh members to flourish.
Current Positions Held
- Master of Balia Donos.
- Mentor of Shardara Bellamorae.
Past Positions Held
- Aedile of House Gladius
- Magistrate to the Head Master
- Fiction Staff Member
- Tetrarch of Keepers of the Night
- Tetrarch of The Praxeum
- Sergeant of the Keepers of the Night