Mauro Wynter is a male member of Clan Odan-Urr. Orphaned by the age of twelve he became a skilled treasure hunter scouring the wastelands of Raxus Prime before learning of his heritage and seeking vengeance for his family off-world. The young Human quickly made a name for himself specializing in finding and trading Sith artifacts and ancient Force-sensitive relics throughout the Mid-Rim.
While looting priceless items from the Tomb of Marka Ragnos on Korriban, the events of the Tenth Great Jedi War overtook Wynter. Detained by forces loyal to the Dark Council, the Human was taken to Antei and interrogated. Released to the custody of the Shadow Academy, Mauro Wynter quickly scoured all available texts and manuscripts his rank would allow. Rapidly rising through the ranks of the Shadow Academy, Wynter began acquiring a personal collection of tomes and artifacts.
As a Professor of History in the Shadow Academy, Wynter was approached by agents of the Inquisitorius and offered admittance to the order. The Human accepted, seeking further knowledge. As part of his Inquisitorius cover, Wynter joined Clan Scholae Palatinae. It was during this tenure that he fought on the side of the oppressors during the destruction of New Tython. This traumatic event forced Wynter to flee and ultimately join those he previously hunted and helped to destroy.
Early Tragedy and Finding Purpose
Zagro Fenn was born under the ominous and bleak spires of the industrial wasteland of Raxus Prime. The once booming and prosperous metropolis world was far past its prime millennia ago, and the recent resurgence of the world due to the exploits of Count Dooku and the Confederacy of Independent Systems had given way to near lawlessness under lax control by the nascent Tion Hegemony and the Imperial overlords.
In 6 ABY Fenn was born to Commander Calus Fenn and a local female named Talindra Djo. The senior Fenn had come to Raxus Prime nearly a lifetime prior as a young soldier of the Umbarana militia forces that had gallantly defended Umbara from the Galactic Republic and her clone armies. Thankful for the assistance the CIS provided to Umbara, the normally xenophobic and highly stratified society allowed several forces to depart for the greater war. The ruling caste, the Rootai, specified that if victory was achieved the families of those soldiers embarked would be elevated to amongst their ranks. Failure was to be relegation to the lowest castes of the Umbaran society.
By the time of Zagro’s birth, Calus had gained command of the nascent and growing community of ex-patriot Umbarans who could never return to their beloved home. Clandestine communications had been established from within the backwater of the Tion Hegemony to the Mid-Rim world of Umbara, but the people on Raxus Prime were a broken and exploited people. Fenn’s mother left for parts unknown and a brighter future in 12 ABY. This abandonment of the loving and caring woman, so different from the manipulative and sardonic Umbarans to which Zagro grew around was a devastating blow. He had once been teased and shunned for acting more like a human than his own kind, Fenn learned to hate his people and pity them while also scorning the human frailty of his mother.
Calus Fenn, by 16 ABY, had all but neglected his son with the dual misery of holding together the factious Umbarans on Raxus Prime and the personal tragedy of losing his one and only love. It was in this year that the senior Fenn decided to gamble his people on a return to Umbara. Allying his few remaining aged veterans and the cream of the next generation of soldiers with local pirates and Black Sun operatives, Calus prepared for war.
Zagro’s solitary and neglected upbringing had a deep impact on the inquisitive and naturally outgoing Umbaran. Without an outlet for his budding social needs or companionship, he turned to reading and study of all the trash heaps of history that is Raxus Prime. During this period, the men under Calus Fenn and local criminal elements boarded transports and readied makeshift warships and prepared to raid Umbara itself. Zagro did not wish his father goodbye, and no words passed between the two men. Only a sad looked crossed both their brows. In later years Fenn would understand his father lost the ability to care for anyone once his mother left and the deep feeling of powerless to protect his son forced the commander’s hand to risk all to return to Umbara and make his mark.
Word finally came two years later in 18 ABY, the mission had been a spectacular defeat. The pirates and Umbaran veterans had been betrayed by Black Sun and turned over to the Rootai ruling council. Recordings of the executions and heads were transported back to Raxus Prime as a grim reminder of the social stigma and intransience of the Rootai for the descendants of her most gallant and patriotic sons and daughters.
The loss of both parents drastically altered the budding Umbaran. With all hope for the future stolen for the remaining women, elderly, and children of the Umbaran diaspora on Raxus Prime, Zagro became extroverted to a degree. He talked to the original Umbarans who came with the expedition and learned their secrets and as much of the past as possible. He also learned to be highly manipulative and cunning as well. Publicly he acted as a caring and ponderous youth who fostered a sense of community. Secretly, he sent younger children and his peers on dangerous scavenger hunts and pick pocketing missions to gather more intelligence and data on a myriad of subjects that Zagro could find.
Late in 18 ABY a culminating point was reached. With all love and feelings of betrayal and loss all but shunted inside, Fenn garnered what would be his defining drive for the future. Scouring Count Dooku’s former headquarters a small cache of documents were discovered, as well as a holocron belonging to a long dead Sith adherent from Korriban. None of Fenn’s band of urchins could activate the device, yet when Zagro held it the holocron activated, calling to him while scaring the Umbaran children away.
Selto Gant, the holocron’s creator, had programed a highly suggestive protocol into the histories and arcane secrets held within. Now, Zagro had the confidant and friend he never had before. Gant told Fenn about the multiple rise and falls of the Sith Empire, the mysteries of the Sith, information on lost technology, and above all else grooming Zagro for exploration and a thirst for power.
The potent mixture of the final loss of all familial ties, a crumbling community on a long dead and poisonous world forgotten by all, Zagro found a purpose. Selto Gand inculcated an urge for retribution for the Umbarans thrust to the galaxy by the Rootai and left to wallow. Outright military intervention and a coup had already failed and cost the life of his father. No, Fenn had his own path that would take decades to put into fruition.
At age 12, Fenn knew he must learn as much information as he could, and turn that information to ultimate power in order to return to Umbara not as the head of a host, but as a singular driving force of change. He would find a way to make such a mark on the galaxy or attain such singular power that he could engage the Rootai and enact the change his father had died for. And to do it, he would have to find all the holocrons and ancient treasure and lure on Raxus Prime, the Tion Hegemony, and within the Mid-Rim.
The Umbaran Zagro Fenn’s later adolescence and early manhood was a period of intense dedication to the craft of treasure hunting and excavation of ancient Sith and Jedi locations spread out amongst the far flung expanse of the Mid Rim. Leaving the decaying Umbaran diaspora community on Raxus Prime as a stow away on a scrap freighter, the greater galaxy became available to Fenn.
The first stop was on Ossus, not far from the environs of the Tion Hegemony. Ossus awarded Fenn a rich hunting ground, here he spent years pursuing Jedi artifacts and learning much from the old library world. Armed with the information gathered here Fenn’s nascent Force knowledge and abilities grew slowly. He made a small fortune on selling these trinkets as oddities to the occasional tourist and spacer that braved the Imperial control to conduct research here. Eventually, Fenn became a locally renowned historian on the traditions of Ossus. Yet, his time here would not end happily.
His exploits had attracted the notice of the Imperial overlords. In the aftermath of the Great Jedi Purge and the rise of the Empire, few could study the Jedi without strict scrutiny and the danger of being abducted and questioned. Hot on his heels, Imperial agents were closing in and the window of escaping an Imperial jail cell was diminishing for Zagro. Fenn was forced to turn over his entire fortune to bribe his persecutors and seek passage on a mining vessel in the employ of pirates to the ancient Sith colony of Malachor V.
Now in his early twenties, penniless, and with only the clothes on his back and no way of communicating with his remaining friends on Raxus Prime, Fenn determined to make the best of it on the backwater of Malachor V near the Outer Rim. Far from the heart of the ancient Sith Empire, Malachor V held many secrets for the Umbaran to discover. The hulking asteroid field that remained of Malachor V was an odd choice for Zagro, as it required great skill in salvage work and deep space mining to find any treasures or relics of note. He plied his trade, and assisted the pirates who stalked the system waiting for any wayward traveler or Imperial survey team that was unlucky enough to trespass in this foreboding system.
Fenn found several artifacts in the debris field, many he turned over to his pirate brethren. However, he was able to piece together a star chart to the Deep Core. This chart would present the location of the mythical planet of Korriban, a Sith stronghold of ancient times. Zagro successfully stole a shuttle from the pirates and slipped out of the Malachor System undetected.
The successful hijacking of a pirate shuttle and the waypoints to Korriban provided Zagro with a sense of accomplishment that would come to a jarring conclusion almost immediately upon reaching Korriban. Entering the system, a myriad flotilla of hostile fighters, capital ships, and landing craft were descending on the Sith citadel world. Taking evasive maneuvers in a slow shuttle proved nearly useless, and Fenn resorted to trying to force a landing on Korriban. Relying on his resourcefulness, for a time the Umbaran was able to evade the hostile creatures and unknown legions of Force users that had waged war on Korriban. Near the Tomb of Ajunta Pall Fenn sought refuge and for a time was able to hide in the ruins and subsist off of the local flora and fauna he could track and kill. Hunting by night and learning the ancient Sith culture and history by day the first few weeks on Korriban passed uneventfully.
Finally, near the end of this first month on Korriban, the Umbaran was spotted by Force users and was cornered within the tomb. Armed with a blaster, a dagger, and very clumsy untrained abilities in the Force for a short time Fenn held his attackers at bay. However, the robed assailants easily incapacitated Zagro. He awoke at a base command center surrounded by soldiers, mercenaries, and Dark Jedi. Questioned and tortured mercilessly, in short order Fenn found himself onboard another shuttle departing for space unknown. It was perhaps the darkest moment of the wily and cold Umbaran’s life.
Yet, in this defeat another success rose from the ashes like the proverbial phoenix. The Dark Jedi who had taken him belonged to Clan Scholae Palatinae and were sending him to begin his Force training deep within the heart of the Dark Brotherhood hegemonic holdings, the Shadow Academy on Lyspair.
Trials at the Shadow AcademyLyspair fully intent on learning all he could, dedicating himself to researching the massive assortment of scrolls and holocrons. Months of intense study and learning occurred at a feverish pace where Zagro's acumen and abilities in the Force grew. Soon, his focus and dedication to the pursuit of knowledge and power gained attention of the sitting Headmaster. Fenn took on the mantle of Professor of Assistants responsible for teaching many of the classes of lore within the Dark Brotherhood. Teaching such a wide range of classes allowed Zagro to meet and befriend many members of the Dark Brotherhood and rapidly rose up the ranks and attained graduate maxima cum laude attainment. During his time as a Professor, Zagro was heralded for his ability to proctor the most examinations in the most rapid time of all his peers. It was with the Shadow Academy where Fenn first got his name known to the greater membership of the Dark Brotherhood.
Acceptance to the Inquisitorius and Placement in CSPShadow Academy and his contacts made as a Professor alerted him to further discrepancies and irregularities within certain members of Clan Scholae Palatinae. He kept note of these contacts and the nefarious activities he was alerted to. Not knowing whom to trust, the Umbaran kept his silence while pursuing further intelligence and knowledge within the halls of the Shadow Academy and the avenues and palaces of Antei where the power politics between the Dark Council and the various Consuls were waged.
In time, Fenn’s path crossed that of Lucyeth of Scholae Palatinae. A Grand Inquisitor in his own right, Lucyeth was aware of the corruption that had pervaded the Cocytus System and informed the Umbaran that the Emperor Xen'Mordin Vismorsus-Palpatine himself was looking for discrete aid to tackle such forces arrayed against his dominion. Zagro was initiated into the Inquisitorius and taught the secrets of the order that would aid him in the coming clandestine war waging across the Cocytus System.
Many missions were arranged for the Umbaran to train him in the black arts, yet Zagro refused to specialize in the use of the lightsaber, instead focusing primarily on the offensive power of the Force itself and mastering daggers and bladed weapons that would not give away his presence. This skill would prove instrumental in the coming assassination missions that, along with an extensive body of work, would see Fenn enter the highest echelon of the Inquisitorius. Fenn departed Antei for the cold landscape of Caina.
These missions, and many other classified projects, gained Fenn high regard within the Inquisitorius and attained the rank of Grand Inquisitor. In order to continue his career and search for access to more information and ancient artifacts, Fenn begrudgingly accepted an offer to join Clan Scholae Palatinae. He would continue the clandestine work of the Inquisitorius and further his Force training and martial prowess.
Initial Assignments Within Clan Scholae PalatinaeJudecca, he quickly found a willing master in Koryn Thraagus. With access to the library complex within the Imperial Winter Palace, Fenn's knowledge of the past and arcane arts grew. Finally, reluctantly, Fenn decided to take up study in the Shien form of lightsaber combat. The Umbaran continued to prefer utilizing the Force offensively and defensively and considered himself a true sorcerer. However, he gained a new appreciation for the ancient art and grace of lightsaber work. In time, he became a true master of the art while still preferring his Sith Dagger to dispatch foes at close range. Finally, after much debate and self appraisal, Fenn deigned to take apprentices of his own and teach them what he knew of the Force and the arcane arts. He took on both Drake Starfire and Ulfsark.
Flushed with a new sense of belonging and greater devotion to the organization, Zagro accepted the mantle of Aedile and assisted Kell Dante for a time in establishing House Imperium. Feeling that he was neglecting his studies and research, Fenn resigned his position some time later once a new generation of highly skilled Dark and Gray Jedi took over the mantle of leadership. Fenn was coaxed out of semi-retirement by Delak Krennel to serve as sergeant of battleteam Shadow Guard.