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Xitra Darkstar was a force sensative human who originated from Mandalore. He was raised to follow the ways of the Supercommando Codex , which favored honor and loyalty above all else. He became an accomplished warrior, though he preferred to plan out missions beforehand. He began as a member of the Mandaorian Guild, where he rose up as a respected general and tactician. As an Exiled Dark Jedi, he was a mercenary who remained largely unknown to most, as he was gifted with the ability to mask his force sensitivity from others who viewed him as a threat or a pawn in their plans.
Early Years (45-44 BBY)Xitra was born during a time of civil war, between the Death Watch and True Mandalorians. His parents were devout followers of the Supercommando Codex, as such they were captured and executed during the war. While the True Mandalorians held the advantage, they were betrayed by Montross, who abandoned the current Mand'alor, Jaster Mereel, in the midst of a retreat. Leadership then fell on Jango Fett, Jaster's adopted son, who assumed the role after shedding light on Montross' betrayal. Victory was at hand, until the Death Watch bribed the corrupt governor of Galidraan, who falsely accused the True Mandalorians of murdering innocent civilians. He immediately alerted the Jedi, who sent Jedi Master Dooku and a strike team to eliminate the True Mandalorians. While they fought valiantly, their efforts were ultimately futile, as the Jedi managed to wipe out all but Jango Fett, who was subsequently sold into slavery. Another surviving member, Aloquar Ordo, formed his own faction that was independent from the Death Watch and the pacifistic New Mandalorians, who had seized control of Mandalore in the aftermath of the war.
Mandalorian Guild (44-26 BBY)
Xitra lived up to the Mandalorian standard, and became a strong warrior at a young age. He became a General and was respected by many.
Operation: Knightfall (19 BBY-1.5 BBY)
The Galactic Civil War
Joining the Alliance
"Been a long time since I've seen another Jedi, especially one who almost rivals Darth Vader in power."
"Yeah, Almost." -Xitra meeting Rahm Kota.
For years Xitra hid, no longer plagued by the Great Jedi Purge. He had no contact with the rest of the galaxy for over 15 years. That was until one of the lookouts reported that they had spotted starships above the planet. Xitra recognized the ships as Republic gunships, though he presumed it must have been commandeered, as by then most republic gunships had been rendered obsolete. Not wanting to risk another suprise attack, Xitra helped gather the troops to prepare for yet another battle. However, before the battle even began, Xitra spotted a symbol on the hull that did not resemble the symbol of the Galactic Empire; it resembled a bird. As the ship landed, Xitra was met by an armored and battle hardened man whom Xitra immediately recognized as a surviving Jedi upon seeing the man's lightsaber. He introduced himself as Rahm Kota, a Jedi Master who had discovered Xitra when he came in possesion of a stolen Imperial file containing his location and information. Upon asking why Kota was here, the aged Jedi explained that Xitra had the skills and experience needed to combat the empire, and inviteded him to join the Alliance to Restore The Republic. At first Xitra was reluctant to join, as his view on war had changed significantly since the end of the Clone Wars. However, he also realized that this was his only chance to avenge his fallen Jedi comrades and to restore prosperity throughout the galaxy. After much contemplation, Xitra accepted. He contacted Aloquar about his joining of the rebels, and quickly packed his belongings and boarded the gunship. He looked forward to bringing peace to the galaxy, and hoped this would allow him to aid in the revival of the Jedi order.
Battle of Kamino,Rahm Kota Starkillermale figure, another clone of Galen Marek, using a cloaking deviceSentinel,Rebel base.
Personality and Traits
Powers and Abilities
Xitra's swordsmanship was almost purely self-taught. He had no formal training whatsover, and started with only training in Mandalorian sword techniques. During his journey to the Sith Academy on Umbara, he used his skill in Force Sight to mimic the strokes and techniques of the acolytes, which he memorized and adapted to. Due to his training in Mandalorian bladework, his skills were unpredicable and wild, which caught many other lightsaber-wielding opponents off-guard. This was also a weak point however, as his lack of knowledge in traditional lightsaber combat made him vulnerable against certain techniques that cannot be defended against without proper knowledge of the seven forms. During his brief tenure under the service of Darth Sidious, he was trained in the aggressive Juyo form of lightsaber combat, which blended perefectly with his Mandalorian swordsmanhip. He later privately studied and developed his own specialized variations of Soresu and the Ja'Kai duel blade style, with elements of Ataru. His training exercises with Count Dooku also allowed him to learn elements of Makashi as well. He highly favored the Shien reverse-grip technique which, when combined with his unpredictable swordplay, made him one of the deadliest warriors of his time, his skills rivaled only by the strongest of Jedi and Sith alike. He was also capable of utilizing the normal grip when needed, such as when fighting multiple lightsaber-wielding foes at once without another lightsaber.
A quick thinker and master tactician, Xitra could easily dominate any foe strategically and physically. He is a master at adapting to situations, which is supplemented by his affinity with The Force. He was also a quick learner, able to use many types of weapons effectively by adapting to their size and shape. As a Mandalorian, he was also skilled in hand-to-hand combatant, being trained specifically to be able to disarm force-users before they can react, and, with rigorous training, to shield his mind from mental attacks.
ArmorAs a padawan, Xitra wore a plain robe worn by most padawan and Jedi Knights. His robe was tan colored with brown boots. During his stay on Concord Dawn he was given full Beskar'gam made from traditional Beskar, or Mandalorian Iron, in the modern shocktrooper style. It was blue and dark-gray in color. When having his armor forged, he opted for a lighter version of the armor with a sealed body glove in order to provide maximum mobility. It was because of his armor that he was able to survive his encounter with General Grievous on Boz Pity, during the attack on the Jedi Temple, and during his brief duel on Kamino. His helmet had a HUD (heads up display) and could be sealed to allow him to breath underwater and in the vacuum of space for a medium length of time, and had breathing filters to compensate for air contamination. His helmet also had a built in comlink for long distance communication. It provided good protection, its only weakness being the thin visor that could easily be pierced by a blaster shot. During the Galactic Civil War, he equiped the standard Mandalorian armor and attached a Dur-24 wrist laser to his right glove, using it to attack enemies from a distance when needed.
LightsaberIn his lifetime, Xitra owned 3 lightsabers. His first one he crafted as a Padawan had a blue crystal from Ilum, and had a silver hilt made from Durasteel. He utilized his lightsaber while training with Mace Windu, and during the Battle of Geonosis. He lost his first lightsaber when his starship crashed on Concord dawn, where it was smashed to pieces. After he went back to Couscant, Xitra constructed two new lightsabers both made from Mandalorian Iron. One of them had a curved, blue hilt and a curved, katana-like blade. The other had the same blade with a blue color, and a hilt with the same design and color as his first lightsaber. He used these two lightsabers for the rest of his life up until his death. Both had survived the explosion of his cruiser, albeit damaged and no longer functional, and were found drifting in space by New Republic Pilots. They were then given to the Jedi and put in the temple as an aritfact.
Behind the Scenes
- Xitra Darkstar is a character in Clone Wars Adventures.