Knights of the Old Republic: Schism
The heir to a dark destiny
The earliest memory he has was on Degobah, He would play in the swamps as is common for a child Nautolan. He doesn’t remember why he was on Degobah, how he got there or even his name but he does remember his parents and the native Nautolan language they taught him. His short memories as a child are happy ones, but they were very short. One day he was out playing for few hours but suddenly got the feeling that something was wrong so he headed home, but what he found there was not a happy memory. His parents lay dead on the floor in front of him, the sight brought him to his knees. Confused and scared he ran blindly into the forests of Degobah. After three days had gone by he became weak and exhausted. an unknown creature was hunting him, he was hiding in a swamp as the creature drew closer. it jumped into the swamp after him, he tried to run but it got his leg and he could no longer walk. as he lay there on the shore of the swamp, the creature slowly came closer to him. He saw a large stick just out of his reach. He reached for it but it was just barely out of reach but he kept trying. As he concentrated harder and harder he felt it without touching it. Just before the creature jumped at him he pulled the stick to him by merely willing it and uses it to push back the beast. During the struggle he noticed a shadow behind the beast. a yellow beam of light extended from the shadow and swung into the beast and then the beam disappeared. as the shadow approached him he passed out from the blood loss. He awoke on a ship in orbit. He explored the ship until he found a human woman in the pilots chair she turned around and asked him how he was feeling but he had no response since he didn’t speak galactic basic. The nautolan child was confused but the woman made him feel welcome and safe. The woman treated his leg and gave him some fresh clothes. The ship landed on a purple planet known as Dantooine. on there way off the ship he noticed the hilt on her waist, it looked familiar to him. the woman presented the boy to a room full of people in chairs they spoke as they looked at him with a serious look. Another nautolan entered the room, he and the woman took him outside to a large body of water. the other nautolan took him under the water and spoke to him in nautila to him. he asked him where he was from and what his name was but the boy was so young he didn’t know his name or home world. they spent the next few weeks teaching him galactic basic, the woman would check in on him quite often. after two and a half weeks he could speak simple galactic basic, and for the first time him and the woman had there first conversation together. She asked him where his parents might be, he started crying and told her he found them laying dead on the ground at Degobah. The woman shocked for a second then said to the boy “My name is Asolka Dakaar, whats your name?”. The boy replied “i dont think i ever had one”. Asolka then told him"i will call you Raynne, i think it suits you". Asolka then explained to him how she was a jedi master and that she wanted him to be her first apprentice, when he asked why she told him how she saw him pull the stick to him, “it takes great concentration to use the force like you did, i see potential in you young Raynne”. Raynne spent the next 10 years of his life training be a jedi knight. Now at thirteen years old, a young adult for nautolans, became a very dedicated padowan of the Dantooine jedi temple and good friend of fellow padowans Relek Whitter and Justin Orz. One day while training with a fellow padowan named Justin Orz, Asolka interrupted there practice and told Raynne about a mission they have been tasked with. They were to seek out a near by dark jedi on Dantooine and try to turn him to the light or eliminate him if necessary. When they arrived at the location Raynne felt a very familiar feeling, even tho this was his first time near a dark jedi. The dark jedi appeared and attacked them. The dark jedi used lighting and grip during the fight but he was still no match for them. Asolka knocked the saber out of his hand and held her saber to his neck. his dying words were “i can sense your guilt Asolka, he will find out he is strong in the force”. Asolka then finished him, Raynne asked her what the dark jedi meant by that but she only said that it was only a trick that didn’t work. Raynne knew she was lying and it bothered him. Over the next year Raynne realized that he can use the darkside of the force. he practiced it out of curiosity, it made him stronger. One more year later Raynne used meditation to envision the past. he went back the the day they fought the dark jedi, hoping to see into the mind of the dark jedi he ended up seeing into Asolkas mind. He only sensed a lie a very old lie that was eating away at her, and the reason she has fear when she looks into Raynnes eyes. Raynne confronted Asolka and asked her “what have u been hiding from me” she replied with “the same thing you’ve been hiding from me young padowan, ive seen you practicing the powers of darkside, but im the one to blame”. she continued “I am the one who killed your parents Raynne, they were sith, thats why the darkside is so familiar to you, you were born with it. it was my mission to eliminate them. I planned eliminating you as well but i just couldn’t kill a child. I thought i could turn you from your dark path but I now know that i cant save you, only you can”. After finding out that his happiest memories are with evil people but his master who was supposed to be the good in his life has been lying to him all his life, he truly did not know the difference between light and dark anymore, it was all just gray. Now fifteen years old, an adult for a nautolan, tired of having his life decided for him he left the jedi order with Relek Whitter and Justin Orz, who also wanted to get away from the order. they hopped on a ship to Tatooine. The captain of the ship asked Raynne what his name was, he answered “Raynne”. The captain then asked “whats your surname Raynne”? Raynne then for the first time made his own decision about his future and answered “Mancor”. And from then on his destiny is his own.