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Lilith Delcroix
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Biographical Information
Race Hapan (infected with Mirialan Plague)
Homeworld Unknown Regions
Mother Amelia Delcroix
Father Elenar Delcroix
Marital Status Married
Spouse Stephanie Barefoot (current)
Ankha Natanaele (widowed)
Siblings None
Children Sinclair (cloned)
Artemisia (adopted)
Rapier (adopted)
Born Year -8 Day 177
Quote "Make profit, not war."
Physical Description
Gender Female
Height 1.68 meters
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Amber
Political Information
Affiliation Vorsia Companion
Tion Hegemony
Title Sovereign Countess
First Lady
Positions Sovereign of Vorsia Companion
Prior Affiliation Sienar Fleet Systems / S.W.A.T. Industries
Hapes Consortium
Trade Federation
House Soyak-Ikron
Avance Coalition
Dark Skies Gearworks
House Valeo
Royal House James of Hapes [1]
Dael`mor Logistics
Black Sun
Awards
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Signature
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"Stand in the ashes of a dying world, and ask the ghosts if honour matters. It is all we have left."

Lilith Delcroix (regnal name Countess Lilith I of Vorsia, full legal name Lilith Delcroix-Barefoot; born Year -8 Day 177) is a stateswoman, aristocrat and renowned artisanal starship designer with a reputation spanning the galaxy. She is the sovereign of Vorsia Companion and the First Lady of Tion Hegemony.

Lilith was born in the Unknown Regions of the galaxy into a noble family with Hapan ancestry. She left her home due to a series of complicated and unfortunate events and several months following the arrival in the known galaxy she became a member of the Black Sun. After being allowed to leave the crime syndicate Lilith became a full-time Retainer in the Royal House James of Hapes, where she served for two years and then created the Dark Skies Gearworks company with the help of Cait Catra. As the company established itself Lilith connected with neutral governments and became part of House Soyak-Ikron of the Avance Coalition.

In Year 14 Lilith closed down her company and transitioned the business into Trade Federation as a nationalized company. During her time of service she held a number of different positions until she left the government in the first months of Year 16. Lilith briefly served in her ancestral home of Hapes Consortium but returned to corporate life as the CEO of Sienar Fleet Systems which later became S.W.A.T. Industries. The business venture ended in Year 17 and in Year 18 Lilith became part of Tion Hegemony.

Contents

History

Little flower

Despite carrying the child and giving birth, Amelia Delcroix was not struck by motherly love as perhaps would have been expected. Amelia’s passion was work and politics, she was not very interested in raising a family but having an heir was a useful tool in the web of nobility. House Delcroix struggled to have a child for many years, so when Amelia became pregnant it was a joyous occasion. The joy, however, lasted only until the birth because Amelia did not wish for a girl. In contrast to the mother, Elenar, the father was delighted to have a child. Lilith was named after wild lilies, the most common flower in the estate’s gardens and part of the House crest. The day Lilith was born was 177 of Year -8. Amelia would have had the girl raised by maids and servants, and so Elenar took it upon himself to care for Lilith in her earliest years whenever time allowed him and did his best to make up for the lack of mother’s affection.

As a child of nobility, Lilith was pampered by luxury and everything she needed was provided. To an outsider it would appear as the perfect way to grow up, however much was expected from her since very early age and if it wasn’t for her father, Lilith would not know the love of a parent. To no surprise, over the years Lilith grew much closer to Elenar than to her mother. Since the time she could walk and talk, Amelia was trying to have Lilith educated in manners of nobility and expected nothing less than perfection. Education of young noble women involved more practical lessons as opposed to academic. Manners and etiquette were of importance, including how to curtsey and how to mix with the other noble Houses.

Lilith hated all of it. Learning how to dress and dance, or being told about the Code of Chivalry and Courtly Love was a waste of time in her young eyes. She had no desire to mingle with the pompous nobles and more than once stormed off in middle of an important event. The academic and business classes she preferred a lot more. It led to many arguments between her and Amelia. Besides her father, Lilith was close to only one other person; Jacqueline de`Lorraine. She was a year older than Lilith and they attended lessons together. Lilith called her Jack because when she was younger, she had difficulty pronouncing her friend’s full name. House de`Lorraine, Jack’s family, were of similar political standing and neighbours to House Delcroix. There was very little rivalry between them and nothing interfered with the friendship between their children.

Although they had almost opposite personalities, Jack and Lilith grew inseparable and spent most of their free time together. It was common for them to spend as long as days in home of the other, though Lilith was more frequently visiting Jack in their home because she didn’t enjoy being around Amelia when Elenar was away. Unlike Lilith, Jack was happy to follow the more traditional lessons of what young noble woman should be, while Lilith did everything she could to get out of them and spend more time learning what she enjoyed. She took full advantage of her father’s kindness, there was little he denied to her and often excused her from the practical lessons; to the frustration of Amelia. She cared less about what her daughter wanted and more about Lilith’s rebellious behaviour reflecting on their family’s reputation.

Born to rule

"The burden of failure is the most terrible punishments of all."

The dissension between Lilith and Amelia began to escalate after Lilith’s fifteenth birthday. A she grew older, much of her views were changing and she was even less accepting of the traditional image of young noble woman her mother wanted her to be. Elenar was not happy about the dispute between his wife and daughter; it was burdensome enough to run a noble House without worrying why Lilith wasn’t often home. His demanding position made it difficult to take care of both his family and responsibilities. In attempt to diffuse the situation and spend more time with Lilith again, Elenar decided to end the practical lessons and teach his daughter in duties of an heir in addition to the business classes. Like every other noble House, Delcroix estate held sessions for the citizens to bring forth their troubles and requests. Lilith was allowed to attend those sessions officially, and occasionally offer council or made minor decisions herself.

Amelia did not want Lilith to be their heir, but as the firstborn and only child, it was her birthright. While each House was able to select their heir from their children or relatives, succession laws of Nobility specified the first child was born with the right so Lilith would eventually inherit everything since Elenar did not plan to have another child with Amelia. House Delcroix remained strong and united to the public eyes, but in private the family and its vassals were torn. As the Head of House, Elenar held all the authority and had more supporters than his wife; though he hoped if Lilith could prove herself to Amelia, their family could be united again. For Lilith it meant a whole new world of politics and business. She knew their family was governing a city with villages and in extension the whole system with other noble Houses, but she had little idea about how much work it involved and how much influence her father really had on lives of so many people.

Elenar was highly regarded and a just ruler, wherever they went the people treated him with respect and Lilith had a distinct impression it wasn’t simply because of their noble status, but because he earned it. It was very inspiring for teenage Lilith and she wanted to be like her father. Much of the governing work involved talking to the right people, arranging contracts and writing reports. Wellbeing of the population was the primary concern, House Delcroix had to make sure shops were supplied, working people were treated fairly, and the living conditions were adequate. Public issues and security also had to be addressed and taken care of. Lilith quickly discovered a talent for making connections and putting them to use, securing her place among the noble elite.

Lilith was not a fan of bureaucracy; it was often in the way and slowed down progress, at least in her opinion. She ended up bending the rules more often than she should and occasionally disregarding them entirely. It was not looked upon favourably by the older generation of the more traditional nobles and business class, but she was well received by the younger people and lower classes. Majority of the other Houses always put themselves above their people, but Lilith had a different approach. There wasn’t much she could have done about other cities throughout the system, but young and idealistic, she wanted to remove poverty from House Delcroix region. Her proposals were often turned down because they would decrease the profits of the higher classes but she was not afraid to argue her point and did not stop trying.

Growing thorns

"When you are walking through hell, keep walking."

After several months Lilith learned how hard it was to keep up with personal life with so many responsibilities, sometime she had not seen Jack for weeks at a time because of travelling from world to world when meeting other noble Houses, or just being engrossed with work. It was hard to deny she missed her friend’s company the longer they spent apart. After she realized the feelings she felt were more than friendship it didn’t take long for Lilith’s confession. Jack was hesitant at first, her parents were trying to set her up with men from other Houses for some time to increase their political influence as was common among noble Houses, but soon they began to explore what a relationship had to offer.

The relationship was kept secret for almost a year before they decided to reveal it to their parents. Lilith’s parents reacted better than Jack’s family. Elenar had no objections with Jacqueline, and was glad his daughter was happy. Amelia surprised Lilith by not objecting either, though for different reasons than happiness. She hoped if their Houses combined, they could have bigger political influence in the Hall of Houses. Not all of Jack’s family were unhappy; it was mainly her parents that did not agree because their daughter entered into a relationship without their permission. They did not dislike Lilith personally, but their ambition was to marry Jack into higher standing House than Delcroix. They did not prevent Jack from seeing Lilith but did not hide their displeasure either. It was enough to cause disagreements between the young couple; Jack was always close to her family and did not enjoy their disfavour.

The difficult private situation did not however excuse them from their responsibilities and duties. Lilith had to attend a long diplomatic trip on behalf of her father that would take her away from home for over a month, she hoped the time apart would give Jack the chance to work things out with her family. When in the last week Jack stopped answering her holocalls, Lilith began to worry something had happened. Upon her return Lilith discovered that in her absence, Jack’s parents convinced her that she would be better off with someone else to help their family. To further Lilith’s shock, Jack was courted by a man from one of the more prominent families. Furious and confused, Lilith interrupted their dinner in de`Lorraine city. Seeing her lover in arms on another was heart-breaking, it consumed her with jealousy and hate. Without a second thought she attacked the man, catching him by surprise with a blow to the head. It didn’t stop there, when he fell over Lilith kicked and punched, oblivious to Jack’s screams.

Eventually she was pulled away by the security guards; the man was unconscious and injured but alive. Jack did not react the way Lilith would have expected, she was afraid and angry with her. The last time she saw Jack was watching her leave after being slapped. Lilith was then taken away to the guard stations where she had to wait for her father to arrange her release. On the way home Elenar did not talk but Lilith was sure of his disappointment, although he still comforted her when she broke down crying. The heartbreak was more painful to Lilith than the political ramifications that were sure to follow the assault. The news spread quickly and Amelia was far from sympathetic, blaming Lilith for failure of the relationship and making sure she knew how much it was going to cost her family in Credits and favours to keep her from facing the courts. Whenever member of noble House was jailed for any period of time, it reflected badly on their House and lowered their standing. Something Amelia was more concerned about than her daughter.

Raising star

"Not a lot of people know what it feels like to be depressed, in your heart. They understand, everybody understands, for a while. Then they want the sad little girl to do something she knows she can't do, move on. So after a while they stop understanding. They send the sad little girl away. You gotta learn to hide the depression, practice smiling in the mirror. It's like putting on a mask."

For several days Lilith barely spoke to anyone. She didn’t leave their estate while the news of her violent outburst was a hot topic in the system. Without any friends to speak of, and her best friend and lover refusing to talk to her, Lilith felt terribly alone. The hardest thing was to find motivation to do her work. She never experienced depression before and it struck her hard. Elenar continued to support her and when she returned to her duties, Lilith continued to prove her intellect and grasp on management even in her time to grieving. It could not, however, make up for what she lost. The success mattered little when she couldn’t share it with the person she wanted to; week by week the heartbroken young Hapan grew more distant from her home until everything simply felt as a job she had to keep doing.

Feeling trapped, Lilith didn’t see a positive future in her home and decided to leave the system. She knew it was a great risk trying to reach the known galaxy through uncharted space but she had to try. Elenar was sceptical of Lilith’s decision but realized she would have a better chance of success with help than if he tried to keep her home. He knew how stubborn his daughter could be and didn’t want her to run off with a stolen ship. Lilith was given one of the long-range reconnaissance vessels from the House Delcroix fleet and an experienced crew who also wanted to reach the old galaxy left by their ancestors. Leaving her home was the first time Lilith acted irrationally because of failed love life, but it wasn’t going to the last.

The trip through uncharted space wasn’t without its difficulties, even with experienced pilots they couldn’t be sure the next hyper-jump wouldn’t end up in middle of a star or an asteroid field. Lilith often argued with her pilots about the next destination, occasionally she felt sure about where to go, almost as if guided by something but convincing the pilots was the harder part. After two weeks of stressful huper-jumps and dodging asteroids, they have found first signs of civilization; a very old trading space station on the edge of the unknown regions. There Lilith met Harlynn Kinn, the first person from the known galaxy. Lilith never heard of Mandalorians before and so was intrigued by the young warrior. After a night of being introduced to the local drinks, the two became friends and Harlynn agreed to help Lilith reach the Core Worlds.

Using the starcharts in Harlynn‘s ship, HWK-290 “Caia Caecilia”, reaching the Core World was a matter of refuelling and getting used to several days in hyper space. Something Lilith never experienced before and it was making her sick. The short hyper-jumps through uncharted space were stressful, but in a much different way. After seeing the first planet-wide city, Lilith was in awe. She didn’t think such a thing was possible and immediately was intrigued by the administrative nightmare it had to be. The pilots who accompanied Lilith from the Unknown Regions accomplished their task and left to find their own fortunes. Harlynn, however, remained. Soon Lilith also found that in the known galaxy, she was just one of many and her family name didn’t mean anything. Harlynn was more than helpful when it came to showing Lilith how to create HoloNet profiles, obtain ID cards and most importantly set up a Credit account. The currency from Lilith’s home-system held no value in the Core Worlds, leaving with little values to trade. Fortunately they were able to sell the vessel from the Unknown Regions to an interested collector.

The Core Worlds were different from what Lilith expected and was used to from her home. Everything from fashion to technology was strange and new. She didn’t waste any time and first few days studied the local politics, culture and city districts. When she was satisfied with where to start, Lilith spent most of her Credits on fashionable and business clothing. Harlynn encouraged her to find some work, showing her all the governments and private companies looking for people constantly but Lilith wasn’t interested to work at the bottom, she wanted to make it on her own. Her career began by frequenting night clubs, bars and strip clubs. With her talent for making connections, it didn’t take for Lilith to start obtaining contacts with businesswomen that came to the places after work. It also had an unexpected side effect. Lilith developed a taste for alcohol, especially Corellian Whiskey and still feeling heartbroken about Jacqueline, she was happy to find comfort in arms of other women.

Lilith travelled a lot around the city and between planets in the system, setting up meetings and negotiating contracts on behalf of many different companies. She made contacts with manufacturers, mining corporations and traders among others, becoming the link that brought them together in profit for all involved. The bigger the deals, the more she was paid for arranging them. It was during that time when Lilith met Ninian DeLayn. She could not remember the meeting or Ninian’s name after waking up in her ship after a night of heavy drinking. The following morning was very awkward and confusing for both of them, but it was the start of a very long friendship. The reckless life style continued but the alcohol, women and night life was taking Lilith down a path she did not anticipate.

Roots of underworld

"At the top of the game you play by different rules."

Without her mother’s scrutinizing gaze and responsibilities of a noble, Lilith found freedom she has not experienced before. She could do anything she wanted to without worrying what her family would think; her social standing was solely in her own hands. The places that enjoyed Lilith’s patronage as a regular customer were not visited only by legitimate business folk, some of the less reputable bars had more exciting atmosphere. Harlynn did neither encourage nor approve of visiting them, she was a mercenary but not a criminal; Lilith unfortunately did not change her mind easy. It slowly began to put distance between them but Lilith was too invested in her own needs to notice. The longer she spent with people from the society’s underworld, the more she wanted to experience it. Though she was not certain yet the risks would be worth the rewards.

When her name became fairly known among local business she attracted the eyes of a smuggling ring that wanted to use her connections. She unknowingly accepted her first not-so-legal job during a night out. One of the ring’s lieutenants was a charming woman who drank, danced and flirted with Lilith. They eventually ended up in a conversation about smuggling and how difficult it would be to transport products from a certain company without their administration noticing. Lilith was intoxicated, feeling good in the woman’s company and all too eager to brag about her connection to said company. She theorized how certain pilots could be bribed to stash cargo in their speeder trucks and how easy it would be to alter warehouse records since their security had holes. To her it didn’t seem difficult at all. The woman was pleased and offered Lilith a sum of Credits to make it happen. She then gave her delivery instructions, paid for the whole night of drinks and left.

The following day Lilith spent the entire morning sobering up and contemplating the last night’s conversation, or what she could remember of it. She read the instructions left in her datapad over and over, tempted by the relatively easy, but risky profit. With her income she lived comfortably enough in a rented apartment and she still had her own ship, but she knew it wouldn’t get her far anytime soon. In the end she gave in and convinced herself that nobody would come to harm if some of the products would get misplaced. The old HWK, which technically belonged to Harlynn, could have used some repairs and she would be able to furnish her home better. She left for work somewhat nervous, but focused. Just as she predicted, certain pilots were happy to accept extra Credits and did not ask where the cargo came from. She had to pay the bribes from her own pocket but knew if everything worked out, her investments would be returned many times over.

By the end of the day she had a rented speeder truck full of smuggled cargo and was on her way to the delivery location. The woman who hired her at the bar was already waiting, as if she knew Lilith wouldn’t be able to resist. The cargo was quickly loaded into a waiting truck and Lilith returned home with a fuller bank account. Satisfied with the first job, she sensed it wasn’t going to her last. Over the next few days Lilith enjoyed spending the Credits, it was rather easy to get used to not worrying about finances. It was something she missed about her home where her family was wealthy. When all the extra funds were gone she wanted more and sought out the woman who was her sole contact with the smugglers. After performing more jobs of similar nature Lilith began to fully enjoy her independence; she dyed her hair purple and opted for a rougher look with her clothing whenever the situation didn’t require something more formal. Eventually she became very confident in her abilities, perhaps too confident and decided to set up her own operation.

An art gallery seemed like the best cover and so Lilith rented a small shop with the extra Credits she made. Before long had her own business. In her free time she enjoyed to dabble in art ever since she came to the Core Worlds. It was one of the things she had to learn at home, and consequently a thing she hated in her youth but it was enjoyable when she was able to do the art in any way she wanted. The gallery was opened with her own artwork and designs, which she did not expect to sell; she merely could not have an empty gallery and pass for legitimate business. A hired assistant was dealing with the art deals while Lilith focused on obtaining cargo to smuggle disguised as art and finding buyers. At first she paid no attention to the art sales but when she was asked to resupply the gallery because it sold out, she was rather surprised. The steady clientele made it easier to hide cargo, but it also made Lilith question if smuggling was the only way to achieve her goals.

However before she could leave it all behind and focus only on the art, someone else was going to decide her future. One night at one of Lilith’s favourite clubs a mystifying woman set her eyes on her charismatic and playful personality, later revealing herself as a Dark Jedi. Lilith, who only heard about the Force and never saw someone who could manipulate it, was fascinated by it. Oblivious to the manipulations, she was drawn to the Dark Side aura and fell into a trap of deceiving assurances; eager to believe the attraction she felt could have been love. Without realizing it Lilith became very submissive and dependant on the relationship. The Dark Jedi changed Lilith’s personality, beguiling her with false hopes and promises.

The Family

"A balance of fear and love is acceptable."

Using her hold on Lilith, the Dark Jedi woman convinced Lilith to leave the Core World behind and follow her into the galaxy; they left without much notice as soon as Lilith’s assets were liquidized. Their destination was unknown to Lilith until they met with Ourtai Ol`inesh, only then it was revealed that the Dark Jedi was on her way to join the Maurari Force sect, which was part of Black Sun. Lilith was sceptical at first to be part of the then-largest crime syndicate in the galaxy, mostly because she knew only what she heard about them in the Core Worlds, Black Sun had a ruthless reputation. Nevertheless, she trusted the Dark Jedi to keep them safe. After some discussion with Ourtai, Lilith was accepted as the only non-Force Sensitive Aspirant so she could serve beside the Dark Jedi, her Mistress.

The source of employment was not the only change in Lilith’s life. Without realizing it, she developed almost a split personality. Whenever she was on her own, she was more or less the same independent person, but around the Dark Jedi she was very quiet and obedient. It cost her most of her old friendships, most notably Harlynn who left to fight for Mando`ade because she did not approve of work in crime-underworld or the manipulative relationship. At first Lilith kept to herself and observed others from distance; she might have been accepted into the Force sect but she wasn’t member of the Family until she met one of the Vigos as tradition required. Lilith feared of that moment for two reasons; many hopefuls did not make it out alive and if she had to meet a Vigo, there was only one she wanted to meet with. She was captivated by Vigo Amaranalah Jou from the first moment she saw her and realized who she was. There was aura of confidence and power around the Vigo that the Dark Jedi couldn’t match even with the Force.

Eventually Lilith was summoned to MC-80b “BSS Prosthetic Conscience”, Vigo Jou’s flagship. Lilith had to arrive alone and give up all the items she carried before she was allowed before the Vigo. What happened during the meeting is known only to them, but it changed Lilith’s life. She was no longer an outsider, for better or worse she was part of the Family. It did not take long for Lilith to be accepted by the rest, many of them heard about her artistic skills and began to request designs for their assets. Lilith made new friendships and during that time befriended Jecal Nadrihm and Keyukep Xiuhcoatl, developing close relationship with both. The Dark Jedi, however, kept Lilith on a short leash and so when she wanted to see her friends, she usually had to make up excuses or take detours during her work. She knew if her Mistress found out, she would be furious but to Lilith it was worth the risks.

Within the Force sect, and Family itself, Lilith had a unusual place. She wasn’t able to contribute much because she wasn’t able to manipulate the Force but that didn’t stop her from listening to all the Dark Masters and training as much as she was allowed to when she was on “BSS Vrazi”; her favourite form was training was lightsaber combat with help of Azrakh Raleep. Other times Lilith was sent to complete missions that fit her skillset. She wasn’t involved in any of the criminal activities of the Family, instead Lilith carried out construction projects on behalf of the Maurari. Many of the jobs took her to the planet Kiffex, at the time occupied by Black Sun. Most of the planet’s population was not keen on the Family, but Lilith offered jobs to those willing. The projects required lots of workforce and it was cheaper to hire locally. Over time Lilith gained connections among many Kiffars without a clan and small mercenary groups.

The Dark Jedi did not appreciate how much independence Lilith showed when managing the projects but tolerated it because she understood they had to be completed. Although she still made Lilith’s life difficult in private, especially when she began to grow jealous and paranoid of Lilith’s dedication to Vigo Jou. Lilith still had strong need for the relationship and wanted to make things right with her Mistress. After several months of emotional manipulation, she agreed to leave the Family to show she still wanted to be together, though only if the Dark Jedi would gain permission of the Family Council. She blindly trusted the Dark Jedi to take care of it and did not go to Vigo Jou herself. When the day came, the Dark Jedi arrived to “BSS Vrazi” with her C-3 Passenger Liner and Lilith was told to wait on the Liner’s bridge while the Dark Jedi would get their belongings. The Dark Jedi came back dragging a cuffed person that Lilith didn’t recognise, only his Black Sun uniform. Confused about what was happening, she run out to the docking ports but before she could reach them the ship jumped to hyperspace.

In the shadow of Vigo

"Have you ever loved someone so much you'd give an arm for? Literally, give an arm for."

The period following their desertion wasn’t easy for Lilith, for the first time she had a major reason to doubt her dedication to the relationship with the Dark Jedi. No matter how much in love she thought she was, loyalty came first. It was part of who Lilith was. The Dark Jedi recognised she went too far, Lilith was not as obedient as she used to be and they did not get along well anymore. She left for a time, presumably hoping Lilith would miss her eventually and come around. Unsure what to do or where to go, Lilith consolidated the assets that she has accumulated during her service and looked for a place to settle. She learned that one of her acquaintances, Anakin Aikinar, was selling the controlling structures and cities of a large moon and after some negotiations, she purchased everything from him. The trade consisted of a rare cruiser and a frigate from Lilith’s flotilla, in addition to almost two hundred million Credits. Initial reconnaissance showed that the Vorsia Companion moon was not as organised as Lilith would have hoped. After the first colonisation, the moon was neglected and without proper governance became heavily overpopulated. Each city was governed by a different group, causing high crime and poverty among the struggling people.

Seeing it as an opportunity to fulfil the ideals she wasn’t able to back home, Lilith wanted to make something more out of the moon but knew she would need a united government first. Having little experience with reclaiming cities, let alone entire planets, Lilith turned to her contacts on Kiffex. Some came for the chance to get off-world, others for the Credits. Ironically, the ships Lilith traded for the moon would have been useful as she did not own many ships suitable for the campaign. Neutron Star-cruiser “Ancient Pride” and DP-20c Gunship “Gatekeeper” were the most notable in Lilith’s ownership, the rest were mercenary ships. After they were all fully crewed and plans were laid out, the small flotilla moved to Vorsia Companion. It was only a dozen or so of capital ships and larger freighters but with no organised defence force, there was very little opposition in the orbit and airspace. Lilith had hoped that some cities would simply recognise the new owner, but none of the major population centres did. The first ground target was the city with the only starport on the moon. With the ownership codes for all power generators, the strategy for reclaiming the city was based on cutting off power to all structures and coerce peaceful surrender. Most engagements were limited to skirmishes around the power generators after the first few were cut off. From the start Lilith put herself on the frontlines, against the advice of the mercenary commanders; partly because she did not want to send others to fight on her behalf while hiding in safety but mostly because she was unable to live with the label of a traitor. Lilith’s reason for putting herself in danger was a heart breaking message received from Vigo Jou prior to the campaign.

During the campaign the general population of cities did not put up any fight after the administration surrendered, so when it came to reclaiming the largest and the de facto capital city, Lilith was certain it would be the same. Unable to leave the moon, the city administrators barricaded themselves and their militia in the city’s palace. Lilith was eager to end the fighting and unwilling to listen, which resulted in the bloodiest engagement of the campaign. The mistake cost lives of not only the militia and mercenaries, but many civilians and almost her own. The locals nicknamed Lilith’s force “the Bloodthrone”, a name that she later chose to accept officially as a reminder. The regret and shame Lilith felt that day changed something within her; it broke through the enslavement in her mind, causing her to lose all the remaining affection for the Dark Jedi. When the Dark Jedi returned, Lilith reported her success in reclaiming the moon, pretending she was still in love to the best of her abilities. With the campaign at its end, Lilith proclaimed herself Countess and the Dark Jedi became known as the Dark Countess; she revelled in violently ending remnants of the resistance. One night, when the Dark Jedi was exhausted from long fighting and drunk on hateful emotions of the dead, Lilith took her chance and subdued her with stunt restrains.

In the following days Lilith appointed a ruling Council to oversee the moon on her behalf and the mercenaries that chose to stay became the Vorsian Military under leadership of Admiral Aria Lerann. Unbeknownst to them all, Lilith planned to deliver the Dark Jedi to face Family Justice and come before Vigo Jou for her own judgement, which she did not believe she would survive. In secret Lilith set up her assets to be transferred upon her death and contacted the Vigo; for the second time Lilith was summoned to the MC-80b “BSS Prosthetic Conscience”. Almost immediately after boarding the ship Lilith was taken into the brig where she was held for an unknown period. At that time the thought of dying without actually seeing Vigo Jou was worse than the thought of death itself. Eventually Lilith was taken before the Vigo and other officers of the capital ship. Instead of death that Lilith expected, the judgement was a ceremonial ritual befitting the crime. When asked to offer part of herself, Lilith offered her right arm which was then cut off by Vigo Jou. At the conclusion of the ritual Lilith was unconscious and moved into surgery to receive a cybernetic replacement.

After her recuperation Lilith was allowed back into the Family but had to serve a period of home-arrest with K`ev Cha`bo as her jailor; for the most part Lilith was confined to a cabin on Bayonet-class ship “BSS Hell & Consequences”. It was a challenging time, made worse by very little contact with the outside galaxy but Lilith was determined to prove her worth. Towards the end of the sentence the Dark Prince Corvis Orion announced restructuring of the Family and Lilith was allowed to work for Vigo Jou directly. For the first time in a long time Lilith felt like things were looking up and she found her purpose again, doing what she wanted to do more than anything. Unfortunately things came to an abrupt end not too long after. After completing one of her missions Lilith contacted her Vigo but received no reply. When several days went by without a response Lilith began to worry and spend most of her time waiting by her comm unit or at the Vigo’s empty office. Then days turned into weeks and Lilith began to realize maybe Vigo Jou wasn’t coming back. Nobody knew if something happened to her or why she stopped communicating. Lilith felt like without Vigo Jou there was nothing to live for and was more depressed by the day. When she couldn’t take it anymore Lilith requested permission to leave the Family, not something given often at that time but the Dark Prince was sympathetic to her situation. Lilith left the Family service early in Year 12.

Kingdom come

"Make profit, not war."












From flames to ashes

"Never compromise. Not even in the face of Armageddon."










Commercial politics

"No fate but what we make."

A career in the Trade Federation was not something Lilith planned because she distrusted large galactic governments in general but was convinced by her contacts inside the government to consider it when she closed down her private company. Dark Skies Gearworks left good impression with the Trade Federation leadership in the months that it was contracted for various urban renewal projects. Very different to most people that joined the government, Lilith started in the Directorate as the Director of Recycling. With support from Minister of the Interior Marcus Justilian and using her experience from Dark Skies Gearworks, Lilith established the new Department of Recycling without much struggle. Several of her previous employees also decided to join, while others left to join the Avance Coalition or ventured elsewhere into the galaxy. Working inside government system was nothing like the private sector that Lilith was used to, it took time to adapt to the bureaucracy and working towards one common goal shared with other companies than profit just for her own. It did not take long, however, for Lilith’s career to gain momentum. Focusing on work helped Lilith to overcome the severe depressions caused by the abrupt end of her first marriage. The state of her personal life further improved when she reunited with one of her old friends; Jecal Nadrihm. Lilith was not in the Trade Federation for long but had positive outlook about the government and so she recommended Jecal to join it as well. They did not work in the same Ministries but spent much of their free time together and near the end of Year 14 became lovers.

Only few months into her service Lilith was awarded the Bronze Seal, one of the highest awards in Trade Federation. Soon after, in short succession Lilith was placed in charge of Trade Federation Library, co-leader of the Art Team and became Headmaster of the Evocati Order. In most instances Lilith’s work often revolved around creating a better environment for the employees and reforming the administration. The progress tended to be slow, it moved only as fast as governmental bureaucracy allowed which to a degree frustrated Lilith as she was used to accept changes in faster pace for the sake of efficiency. Only a co-leader of the Art Team, Lilith mainly left the team’s administration to the Lead Artist at the time. One of her major contributions was completion of a project that redesigned Trade Federation IDs. It was the first major change to the traditional style in many years, but she was able to maintain tradition and modernize it at the same time. The project was highly successful. As the Chief Archivist, Lilith and various members of her team were responsible for organising library files and archives that were not properly catalogued for many years. Internally, it was in desolate state but Lilith had a vision of more sophisticated and culturally significant Library. Unfortunately, it was never finished due to other commitments. Lilith’s work and involvement in Department of Culture as a whole began to unravel the flaws of the Director of Culture office and not always in a manner accepted by the Trade Federation Cabinet.

Beside Culture and her Department of Recycling, Lilith was highly invested in the Evocati Order. At the time she was still new to the Force Sensitivity and saw the Order as a place to expand her knowledge and train in the Force. Recognised for her commitment and administrative skill, Lilith was made Headmaster of the Order which allowed her to work on many reforms with the Inner Circle. It clashed with minority of Evocati members but Lilith did not change her attitude or working style. She believed getting the work done and improving the state of things was far more important than being liked by all. Similarly, Lilith was not able to ignore flaws in the government system that were obvious to her and fought against proposals by several other members of the Directorate that would have been detrimental in the long term. It was not always received well, but Lilith believed she had the support from the Cabinet because the quality of her work and the positive effect it had on Trade Federation as a whole. The Department of Recycling was highly efficient under her leadership. Many urban renewal projects were completed faster than new projects could be planned. Vorsia Gearworks was the first Trade Federation Department to officially extend its services to Galactic Concordiate member states. In addition to Trade Federation sectors, it most notably worked in the Hapes Cluster and Avance Coalition territory. At the time, Department of Recycling operated across more sectors than any other Department, despite its relatively small amount of staff. Although she already had very large work load, Lilith also joined the Department of Justice but it was mostly an overlooked position.

The turning point in Lilith’s career was in mid-Year 15 when proposal for a promotion to Deputy Minister was put forth by the Minister of the Interior. The proposal was strongly rejected by the Duceroy of Trade Federation, a decision ultimately supported by the Viceroy. Lilith’s career began to decline since then and was never to recover despite several attempts. Refusal of the promotion was very demoralizing for Lilith, mainly because all she has done was made out to be nothing. Her motivation diminished which became increasingly noticeable over several months. Believing she had no long term future in the government, Lilith delegated much of her work to her Deputy Director Ithael Slite and was considering resignation from the Trade Federation. However, around the same time the Department of Trade found itself without leadership after its Director’s resignation. It was ironic that Lilith was voted by the Cabinet as the first choice to be put in charge because the Department was highly criticized by her; criticism that contributed towards the rejection of her promotion. Lilith accepted the position, albeit very reluctantly. Part of her saw it as an opportunity to prove she was right and hoped she could work through the Department of Trade into the sought after Deputy Minister position. It did not take long for Lilith to reform the Department, everything from ranks and uniforms to contracts, staff structure and stock management was either improved or changed entirely to benefit the Department’s efficiency and more importantly, the customers that frequented the Trade Federation Market. The workload was much bigger than in the Department of Recycling and the scale of some internal project took months to complete, but Lilith’s ability to see them through was not questioned. Towards the end of Year 15, Lilith took leave from her duties and attended the 15th Anniversary Celebration of the Falleen Federation. She was accompanied by Syn for the event and their brief involvement led to several controversial GNS articles released between Year 15 Day 315 and Day 331. While it affected her personal life, it had no effect on Lilith’s work position. When the Avance Coalition was merging with the Trade Federaion, Lilith was the only Director invited to give a speech during the last public meeting about the merger.

The only difficulty Lilith had during her second Directorship was with her attitude towards the work; she did not enjoy it and saw no change in her long term progression despite all she has achieved. To her, the position was a dead end. In early Year 16, combination of things led to seeking a way out of the Department. Lilith was prevented from resolving an internal issue with staff which made her unable to effectively lead the Department, but what got to her the most was when she found out the Minister of Production never intended to support her for Deputy Minister. It further disheartened her belief in the Cabinet and considerably worsened her attitude. With the help of last supporters in the Cabinet, Lilith was selected for a role of Regional Governor. The newly created roles were established to oversee the development of territory in the South of the galaxy that was acquired during the merger with the Avance Coalition. Although by rank it was higher than Director, it did not help Lilith with her situation. The position had no possibility for progression further and she no longer believed dedication to work would take her anywhere. To date, Lilith considers the Governorship as her worst work performance. In the month and a half, she has done nothing of significance; mainly because she had no motivation to do so. During the year and a half in service of the Trade Federation, Lilith achieved and affected more than the most that served before her. Her administrative skills and ability to get things done were matched by very few. There was more that Lilith wanted to do for the government and more importantly, its people, but she was not able to due to the progressively worsening mood and attitude derived from the circumstances surrounding multiple rejections of her progression. Lilith was officially discharged from office in Year 16 Day 80.

No Rest for the Wicked

"Don't mistake my kindness for weakness."

After the fiasco with the Trade Federation, Lilith returned home to Vorsia Companion with plans to refocus on her family and development of the moon. The first weeks she spent most of her time with Sinclair, not wanting to neglect her daughter anymore. Breaking up with Jecal did not affect Lilith as much as her past breakups used to but she still sought solace with her long-time friend Ninian DeLayn to recuperate both emotionally and physically. When Princess Jessica James found out Lilith was no longer working for the Trade Federation, she invited her to join the Hapes Consortium. Lilith did not plan to work for another large government so soon but was tempted by the idea of working with the Princess again and perhaps rekindle their old relationship. She agreed to join and was officially accepted on Day 100 of Year 16. Lilith completed the Hapan induction academy programs on her way to the Cluster. She travelled with an entourage, including her daughter, as she was worried that her family would become secondary again if she left her daughter on Vorsia Companion. Upon arrival Lilith rented a spacious penthouse on Lorell to accommodate her family and serve as a temporary home while in service of the Hapan government.

Initially things were going quite well. Lilith joined the Ministry of Industry where she could utilize her skills and past experience the most; she also participated in several projects from the Ministry of the Interior. Working within monarchy government structure was different to what Lilith was used to, especially not being on the top levels of it but it wasn’t hard to adjust. Prime Minister Alarendor Cyrus, Lilith’s immediate superior, was easy to work with. In the first month Lilith was sent to help with a project on planet Warerks, where she managed construction of many cities. One of the benefits of working in Hapes was the close proximity of all their star systems, it meant Lilith was able to go back to Lorell every day and spend time with Sinclair. Additionally Lilith spent a day or two each week away from work entirely, using the free time on leisure activities to bond with her daughter or catching up with Princess Jessica, who was busy with the Royal Navy most of her time. It was the closest thing reassembling a normal family life that Lilith experienced in years and she enjoyed it greatly; much more than the work. In the second month the construction project has finished and Lilith was assigned to a production department. The aim was for her to oversee production of weapons and other equipment for the Consortium.

Things changed after fallout with Princess Jessica; Lilith did not like the direction of their renewed friendship and lost much of her motivation to work outside of Vorsia. Lilith never enjoyed leaving her work unfinished but after completing the weapons production part of her assignments, she spoke with King Zayth Kadrim and Prime Minister Cyrus, informing them of her intention to return home. They understood her situation and she was able to leave Hapan service on good terms. Lilith returned to Vorsia Companion with every intention to take up where she left off with the plans she had before joining the Hapes Consortium.

Personal information

Description

"Countess Delcroix, would you have any advice on how to get started with a new company?"
"Leading a company is quite complex, you should start working for someone, work your way up and learn on the way over few years."
"But Countess, you have lead companies without starting at the bottom."
"Yeah, but I never asked anybody how."
- Unknown interview

Lilith is a very pale, small sized Hapan woman with long hair, naturally black but in recent years always coloured various shades of blond. Lilith was born with emerald green eyes but the Dark Side of the Force turned her eyes amber long time ago, something she is quite fond of. Lilith is not very tall for a human and has a slim figure with toned muscles due to regular training. Lilith’s most prominent distinguishing feature is a cybernetic arm; her whole right arm and part of her shoulder was replaced. The cybernetic components were changed many times since the initial procedure and Lilith had at least one major operation to improve its efficiency. Lilith never tries to hide the fact that she has an artificial arm and the cybernetics can be easily recognised by the metallic silver surface with engraved flowery patterns.

For casual and formal clothing Lilith prefers conservative style; in public she does not wear any form of feminine clothing and is most often seen wearing tailor-made three-piece suits with trousers and fitting shoes. When required to wear armour, ceremonially or for protection, Lilith prefers her custom forged ivory Heavy Battle Armour.

The plague sickness

Ever since the Metamorphosis Plague struck the galaxy in early Year 14 Lilith’s health has been deteriorating. For unknown reasons her immune system was not able to fight of the initial strain of the disease and Lilith’s Hapan genome was threatened to become Anzati. Although there have been no reports of fatal transformation from one species to another Lilith never allowed the plague to change her physical appearance due to her xenocentric personality. Vorsian doctors were able to develop a vaccine that prevented the plague from reaching its final stage as long as it is administrated periodically.

Despite limiting contact with undeveloped planets and keeping distance from newly discovered or uncommon alien species, as a public figure Lilith was not able to avoid contact with new strains of the plague. Lilith has been susceptible to further mutations on some occasions when new species were discovered, most notably Diathim, Togorian, Amani and Mirialan. It has been speculated by Lilith’s doctors that her limited immunity to the plague is due to her upbringing in the unknown regions.

Personality

"Mysterious combination of deep passion, volatile sensitivities, and uncommon vision. Person of rare fragility and unsurpassed emotional complexity. Hell to live with, but worth every moment of the knowing."

Lilith is confident, intelligent, opinionated, sometime very stubborn and often sarcastic. She likes to make decisions, is not easily intimidated by others, and doesn’t worry about what others think of her. When she wants to be she is also charismatic and can be playful. Lilith always strives to be in charge when it comes to her professional life. In relationships, however, she treats her partner as equal and with respect.

In the past Lilith was dependant on relationships, which more often than not were self-destructive. For a long time Lilith believed she could find purpose in life through someone else, without realizing putting such pressure on her partner was unhealthy. It was only after short-lived marriage to Ankha Natanaele that Lilith’s views changed and her demeanour became more dominant, independent and abrupt. However, the numerous mistreatments and heartbreaks left behind emotional insecurity Lilith was not yet been able to overcome entirely.

The values of Chivalry and Honour were embedded in Lilith since she was a child. The nobility of her home-system highly valued them, even if for some it was only pretence. After leaving home Lilith kept those values close at heart, even more so during her time in the Family that was based on similar values. It is important to her to stay honest and keep her word, be it an oath or a trade deal. Lilith takes personal honour seriously and it is one of the reasons she despises espionage.

Drinking is one of the bad habits that Lilith developed as a coping mechanism during difficult times. As much as she wouldn’t admit it, Lilith could be considered an alcoholic and has a slight problem that too long without Whiskey can affect her mood, making her irritable.

Titles and Honours

In the home-system Lilith was Lady of House Delcroix, she did not hold any titles but as part of the nobility she was officially addressed as Lady. After leaving home, Lilith did not make any claims to nobility because she did not believe it would hold any value without lands. When establishing her own noble House on Vorsia Companion, Lilith chose the title of Countess in memory of her father; she was the heir to his title of Count. The official title was amended to Sovereign Countess when Lilith became the sole ruler of Vorsia Companion but it is rarely used in full outside of ceremonies. The proper term form Vorsians to address her as the sovereign is My Liege instead of My Lady; Lilith is not fond of feminizing certain titles. She wouldn’t use Dame instead of Knight or Lady instead of Lord as one of her own titles. This was most notable during her service in Trade Federation when she held the title Knight of Evocati and later Lord of Evocati. In Tion Hegemony, however, Lilith has embraced the title of First Lady.

Despite claim and right to several titles, Lilith does not hold much personal value in them. Outside of traditions and ceremonial requirements Lilith only uses Countess as her title and does not insist on formalities. Similarly, Lilith’s official attire displays very little in terms awards, ranks and other decorations unless the event calls for a full dress uniform. Since Year 18 when Lilith began incorporating religion as part of her daily life she has used By The Grace of Jou as introductory part of her full titles.

Xenocentrism

During the original exodus to the Unknown Regions, many non-human species were part of the migrant fleet but not enough to sustain their population and grow in numbers. Over time those that could not interbreed with humans slowly died out of old age. By the time Lilith was born, only members of the most long lived species were still alive but those were very rare and even hybrids were uncommon. The families with non-human ancestry retained some cosmetic traits at most, such as different skin colour. Before she left home, Lilith only ever met one Falleen on her home-planet, otherwise her exposure to non-humans was limited to holorecordings and books.

The term alien was most often used in scare stories for children and in holofilms where they were generally portrayed as villains, invaders or pirates. Almost as a side effect, this stereotype led to development of xenocentrism that was very widespread in Lilith’s generation. The belief that humans were better than other species was natural for Lilith and so it came as a shock when she arrived to the known galaxy that non-humans were part of almost every planet’s population on some level. In some places, the humans were the minority. Lilith no longer believes in the alien stereotype, but xenocentrism is inherently part of her persona. However, she does have a distinct lack of xenophobia. Many of her friends, employees and colleagues are non-humans; she even finds females of certain species attractive.

Relationships and family

Lilith maintains friendly understanding with many people in the galaxy and cares strongly about welfare of Vorsian and Tion Hegemony citizens, but outside of her private life she is emotionally distant and does not develop close bonds easily. The emotional distance was developed from a difficult relationship with her mother, especially when Lilith was a teenager. She grew up much closer to her father but even he was unable to fully focus on family due to his duties and responsibilities. After many the years of bad experiences, Lilith doesn’t make close friends often and feels the most comfortable in company of those she knows for a long time. Though once she trusts someone, Lilith is very loyal and doesn’t hesitate to offer assistance as long as loyalty and respect is mutual. However, if the line is ever crossed Lilith rarely gives a second chance and can be very stubborn about changing her opinion on someone; especially when she is convinced they are dishonourable or dishonest.

Lilith grew up reading and hearing stories about love and romance and although she has not witnessed it between her parents, Lilith wanted to believe in the idea of true love. The romantic idealism was eventually exploited a woman who has deceived and emotionally abused Lilith. The unhealthy relationship has caused Lilith to become dependent and reliant on the emotional connection to someone. For a long time she neglected other aspects of her life in favour of pursuing relationships. Over the years Lilith was romantically involved with a number of women but did not marry until Year 14. Three months into their relationship Ankha Natanaele proposed to Lilith on her birthday but an unfortunate turn of events turned Lilith into a widow not too long after. Emotionally destroyed Lilith grieved for many months and focused on her career. The short-lived marriage has severely altered Lilith’s approach to relationships. When she dated Jecal Nadrihm during their service in Trade Federation it was a positive addition to Lilith’s life, not the sole purpose.

In the early weeks of Year 16 Lilith has tasked Vorsia Future Foundation to create a child that was mostly her clone, however, Lilith’s DNA was mixed with that of a different woman to mimic the natural process of child development. During the creation, the nutrients and catalyst solutions were altered for faster initial maturation rate; the growth that would have taken around two years for a human child happened over several months. Flash learning was used to provide the child with knowledge a two-year old human would have. Lilith named her daughter Sinclair. After almost a year of courtship Lilith married her long-time friend Stephanie Barefoot on Day 300 of Year 18. Their wedding ceremony was a public event held during Tion Hegemony's Day of Unity celebrations.

Skills

Since young age Lilith was interested in martial arts, mainly in the art of the sword. She was heavily influenced by stories about duels between the Sith and the Jedi and practiced with a teacher or on her own as often as she could. It helped her to stay in shape and get into the habit of exercising daily. Much later in her life, during her time in the Maurari and the Black Sun Lilith trained more vigorously to advance her skills with melee weapons. In the underworld of the galaxy she needed to be able to defend herself and once aspired to be the Spectre of her Vigo. Lilith continued to train in the years following her leave from the Family, becoming an exceptional swordfighter. To challenge herself and to improve, Lilith practices sword-fighting in combination with other weapons; such as whips, shields and handguns. She never had much interest in projectile weapons otherwise. Interest in heavy weaponry made her only averagely accurate but she rarely uses them outside of firing range.

Lilith has innate capacity for mathematics and quick thinking, processing information from graphs and charts made some skills come to her almost naturally. It became evident during her academic studies that she could learn quickly, especially skills around computer operations, though she had trouble focusing only on one thing which stopped her from reaching full potential in her fields of study. Lilith’s negotiating and trading skills became most obvious once she began to be involved with politics and businesses on her home planet; creative thinking helped her to find solutions from different angles. The creativity didn’t show as an artistic talent until Lilith’s late teens when she began to experiment with art. After she used her business experience and art skills together, Lilith was able to use it to amass wealth and connections that would have been unreachable otherwise.

Thanks to her aristocratic upbringing Lilith was often in some position of authority and feels confident in leadership positions. This not only reflects on her ability to command civilian and military teams alike, but also her preference on piloting. Lilith feels far more comfortable on a command bridge of capital ships where she is part of a crew than being in a pilot seat of freighters or fighters. Although a confident leader and successful negotiator, Lilith does struggle with diplomacy. Lilith does not like to pretend and can appear insensitive and tactless; especially when she has to deal with people that she considers to be inefficient. Lilith prefers to be blunt and straightforward but it was not always welcome within higher echelons of governments.

Homeworld

"Truth at any cost."
- House Delcroix motto

House Delcroix was a part of a coalition of Noble Houses that ruled over a system in the Unknown Regions. The Houses mainly consisted of Hapan nobles who left the Hapes Cluster many centuries ago in a search of an adventure and to explore the uncharted space of the galaxy. They did not depart alone; many of their subjects chose to go with them and the migrant fleet carried tens of thousands of people. Their quest took them far beyond the borders of the known galaxy, and by luck they discovered a star system that was not inhabited by any civilization.

Centre of the system was a violent star, the closest planet to the sun was scorn and inhabitable. However two other planets were in much safer distance. The second one from the sun was a large planet with a lavish tropic environment. It had two satellites, one with similar environment and the other was desert and rocks. The last planet was much further from the sun and its environment was mostly cold, only the very south regions were more temperate. After discovery of several ruined small cities, the leading theory of why the system wasn’t inhabited became that the first planet used to be a homeworld to a population that colonized the other two planets that were too far from the sun to be entirely suitable for life. When the sun expanded it destroyed the first planet; effectively ending the life in the system. It took many centuries for fauna and flora to develop on the other planets, their environments became more habitable with the bigger sun.

The most prominent noble Houses settled on the tropical planet, dividing it into many governing regions. Other Houses settled on the moons and the cold planet. There was very little military conflict, but it set the political stage for many years ahead. The large colony ships provided the foundations for cities and within the first year, the system had set up its infrastructure and governing system. The Houses formed a collective government, the Hall of Houses, each of them ruling over their region with absolute authority. The biggest, most influential House acted as the sovereign.

Controversy and public image

Lilith prefers to keep to herself but over the years there have been several instances where she was a subject to public scrutiny, appeared on Galactic News Service news or part of her life was highlighted in the media.

One of the earliest instances involved a moon located in the Ord Thoden system. On Year 13 Day 212 controlling structures and cities of the moon, Ord Thoden 1, were listed on Centrepoint Marketplace. The next day Lilith purchased it in partnership with Princess Jessica James of Hapes who was interested to develop territory outside of the Hapes Cluster. The Old Republic government soon declared the moon as stolen property and issued a statement they would re-take it by force in time. Princess Jessica James and Lilith visited the moon personally with two Super Star Destroyers of House James. After a long time in hyperspace, their visit was brief. They decided the moon was too far for any useful development. On their way back, Princess Jessica James contacted the Old Republic government and negotiated a trade. The moon returned to the government and royal shipyards began construction of four Modular Taskforce Cruisers. The high market price of the capital ships in Year 13 made the trade very profitable.

In Year 15 when Veritas Press launched their First Annual Veritas Awards, Lilith was briefly mentioned as the designer of the Golden Award; a 3PO Protocol Droid statue hand-crafted from various precious materials and gems.

Much later in the same year, after Falleen Federation 15th Anniversary Celebration event, Lilith was involved in several GNS articles [2][3][4] initiated by Syn. Lilith does not deny the infatuation during the event and very brief affair with Syn but made no comments about the GNS articles; disregarding them as nonsense and attention seeking. Trade Federation did not release any public statements either and while some suggested Lilith was not fit to be part of the Federation leadership, her position in the government was not affected. The affair stopped to be a hot topic soon after the third, and last, GNS.

Few days before the end of Year 15, Trade Federation Ledger featured Lilith on the cover of Volume 5 Issue 1[5]. The magazine printed an article of an interview with Lilith done by Lannah Yur`cevic, Style Correspondent from Coruscant Picayune.

Lilith’s latest appearance was in early Year 16 during a public meeting held by Navik Ikron and Trade Federation Cabinet. It was the last pre-merger meeting and included the coronation of the King of the Kingdom of Elysia. Lilith was the only Director giving a speech alongside most member of the Federation Cabinet.

Personal assets

Just like many other wealthy individuals Lilith is a collector of rare and hard-to-get assets, though her private collection is a secondary concern to being able to provide for her people due to the Vorsia Companion's independence. Many of the vessels registered under Lilith's ownership are part of Vorsian Defence Flotilla. The small private flotilla is easily recognisable by its white and black hulls, turquoise viewports and a crimson lily, Vorsian and Lilith's personal sigil. All ships are registered with prefix "LDS" (Lilith Delcroix Starship). The following ships are just a few in her ownership.

Capital ships

  • Dreadnaught-class Heavy Cruiser "LSD Lunar Eclipse"

Lilith never really had the intention to purchase Dreadnaught-class vessel due to its rather high price on private market but in late Year 15 in came to her ownership without the price tag. It was offered by Navik Ikron as a prize for winning a competition run by him, opened only for members of the Galactic Concordiate. Despite the very long hyper-trip from Avance Coalition space to Vorsia system, it made a great addition to the moon’s defences. It is not the most heavy armoured ship in the Vorsian Flotilla but in combination with its extensive fire-power and reputation, it was selected as the Vorsian Flagship and rechristened as “LDS Lunar Eclipse”.

  • Veltraa-class cruisers "LDS Before the Dawn", "LDS Darkest Hour" and "LDS Moonlight Gothic"

In late Year 14 Lilith gained information about derelict Interdictor-class Cruiser on the outskirts of the known galaxy. Through her numerous business connections she was able to obtain the ancient vessel and had it delivered to Vorsia. The anonymous manufacturers of Veltraa-Class Cruisers were even harder to contact but eventually they agreed to help repair the defunct ship and sent droids to oversee the operation. With majority of the hull and rooms inaccessible at the time, the ship resided in Vorsia shipyards where it was being retrofitted with modern systems to match the manufactured Veltraa-class. Upon completion the ship was planned to enter service as Vorsian Defence Flotilla flagship under the name "LDS Her Will". The second cruiser of the same class was given to Lilith by her close friend Tex Navos before she died, Lilith decided to name this cruiser in her friend's memory. On Day 250 of Year 15, Lilith obtained her third cruiser from Falleen Federation celebration event. It was named after her companion for the evening Syn. Near the end of the Year, as part of Vorsian Flotilla repurposing the cruisers were rechristened as "LDS Before the Dawn", "LDS Darkest Hour" and "LDS Moonlight Gothic".

  • M-Class Mon Calamari Luxury Liner "LDS Dance With The Devil"

The Luxury Liner was purchased by Lilith for 140,000,000 Credits in Year 12. With no weapon systems, the Liner was not fit for military duty but became the source of employment for many Vorsian citizens. Its numerous decks were renovated with luxury accommodations, shops, restaurants, casinos and other places for leisure and entertainment. Part of the ship is always closed to public, reserved only for Lilith, her family and invited guests. The Liner’s routine routes are only around the northern Trade Federation territory near Vorsia system. Whenever the Liner is required by Lilith for diplomatic travel, its public services are generally closed.

  • Modular Taskforce Cruiser sister ships "LDS Venus Aversa" and "LDS Mars Genesis"

In Year 13 the royal shipyards in Terephon system of Hapes Cluster began construction of four Modular Taskforce Cruisers. At the time the Old Republic government was restrictive about the production schematics of the capital ship but Princess Jessica James negotiated a trade for control of the Ord Thoden 1 moon. Two of the cruisers were then given to Lilith for her contribution in the business deal and the management of their construction. In Vorsian flotilla the cruisers fulfil multiple roles but are mainly used to transport large amount of cargo or smaller ships.

  • Tabder-class Heavy Hauler "LDS Prometheus"

“LDS Prometheus” is easily the largest ships in the Vorsian Flotilla. It was obtained in mid-Year 14 on public market from Aliyah Shee`lil in a trade for expensive technology; over a dozen Heavy Battle Armour sets and A-280 rifles. The vessel serves its intended purpose as a cargo hauler and contributed in several industrial operations around Vorsia system and Trade Federation space, most notably during personal construction projects on Mantesa by Lilith and Jecal Nadrihm.

Frigates

  • Nebulon-B Frigate " LDS Vigo Jou's Revenge"

The frigate was constructed by Olanji Corporation in 4037 (Year 11). It was commissioned by King Jessy James for his daughter Princess Jessica James to accommodate her needs during space travel within Hapes Cluster. It served in the Phoenix Fleet as Princess Jessica’s personal vessel under the name "HJ Enterprise". In late year 4038 (Year 12) the frigate was presented to Lilith Delcroix as a reward for her outstanding services in the Royal House James of Hapes. Since then the ship operates mainly within Vorsia system. It is the most unique ship in Lilith’s fleet due to its macabre and necrotic design. It was named in honour of Vigo Jou.

  • Namana-class Light Cruiser "LDS Last Hour of Sunlight"

The unclear origins of the ship suggest that it was serving in the Black Sun fleet until it was given to Fleur`De Rouge as part of an exchange for captured trader Helena Gladio, although this cannot be confirmed. The unknown original name was changed to “Ankha's Heart” and Fleur kept using it to commit her crimes until her death in Year 14 Day 61. The ownership then passed to pirate Consigliere Syn and in Year 14 Day 122 it was bought by Gilbert Reed for Minerva Umgee, who could not afford the ship on her own and it was held as collateral by Gilbert's company. Later in the same year, Minerva was given a different Namana-class Light Cruiser and “Ankha's Heart” was sold for large amount of Z-95 Headhunter datacards to Robby Rae, owner of FreiTek Inc. He then gifted the cruiser to its namesake, Ankha Natanaele while she was on a trip to Southern sectors. It was rechristened as “AN Tsek” and underwent heavy modifications all designed and remotely managed by Lilith Delcroix, leading to its assignment as the AN fleet's flagship. Unfortunately its new owner did not see the competition.

The cruiser came into Lilith's ownership after the tragic accident of her wife Ankha Natanaele when they were returning from the galaxy's South. Unhappy with the ship's complicated history of dishonourable crimes, causing emotional distress to Ankha and used for misguided shows of affection, Lilith redesigned it entirely again. Majority of the modifications were remotely supervised and done in the Messert shipyards but for the final retrofitting the vessel was moved to Vorsia system where Lilith could overseer it directly to ensure only the core skeleton of Namana-class was all that remained of the original ship. Upon completion it was rechristened to “LDS Last Hour of Sunlight”. Since then the cruiser rests in Vorsia system.

  • Hammerhead Cruiser "LDS Rii Princess I"

A sister ship to Hammerhead Cruiser "Rii Princess II", both named in honour of Princess Jessica James who purchased the cruisers in early Year 12 and gifted one to Lilith. Their collective cost was over 300,000,000 Credits. Initially the cruiser was used by Lilith as one of her transports within Hapes Cluster but was despatched to Vorsia system later that year to join the Defence Flotilla. For two years it was one of the primary cruisers until it was replaced by more advanced vessels. Lilith did not wish to decommission the cruiser and decided it would serve a unique role. The cruiser is often sent on humanitarian missions outside of Vorsia system.

  • Carrack/I-class Light Cruiser "LDS Gracefallen"

A long sought after ship by Lilith. It was bought from Gilbert Reed for 600,000,000 Credits in late Year 14. Lilith often used it as her personal transport around Trade Federation space until it was assigned to Vorsian Defence Flotilla on more permanent basis. Although it is capable of landing on planet surface, it lacks the ability to transport fighters or vehicles, making it less suitable for ground deployment. The frigate primarily operates in space on patrols around Vorsia system. Its long range sensors allow it to coordinate with faster corvettes that can intercept any escaping vessels, giving the Carrack’s Ion Cannons time to disable and capture the vessels.

  • Arquitens Light Cruiser "LDS Billionaire's Prerogative"

The Light Cruiser was among the newest additions to the Vorsian Flotilla in Year 15. Early in the year it came from the bounty hunter underground of Hutt Space. Its astrogation computer showed the frigate participated in skirmishes on Derra IV before relocating to Vorsia. It is mainly utilized by the Vorsian Military Academy in the initial stages of crew training. Its ability to land and carry fighters and vehicles offers all-round opportunities before the Cadets are ready to finish their training on larger frigates that form the core of Vorsian Flotilla.

  • Sabaoth Destroyer "LDS Corellian Dawn"

Commissioned in Year 14 alongside a squadron of Sabaoth Defender gunships, the frigate was originally used in border skirmishes by The Jensaarai against intruding pirates and privateers before being transferred to private ownership at unknown date. The frigate and its squadron arrived to Vorsia in mid-Year 15 where it was retrofitted to serve in the Vorsian flotilla. The ships were then renamed to “Corellian Dawn” and “Cross” squadron. The frigate is mainly deployed to escort diplomatic vessels or as mobile base for Vorsian Jurisdictional Command. It is one of the very few Sabaoth Destroyers in private ownership.

Corvettes

  • Bayonet-class Light Cruisers "LDS Bloodflower" and "LDS Thorn of Roses"

The light cruiser was purchased for 300,000,000 from Karvainen Kummajainen in late Year 14. Although a small capable warship in its own right, the Bayonet did not fit as one of the primary cruisers in Vorsian Defence Flotilla. However it proved very useful in service of Vorsian Jurisdictional Command, allowing VJC agents to be deployed anywhere on the surface of Vorsia Companion with support of fighters and vehicles if needed. Its relatively fast hyperspace speed made it also ideal for escorting diplomatic vessels. The second cruiser of this class came to Lilith’s ownership at the start of Year 16. It became her mobile operational centre in the Southern Regions of Trade Federation during her Governorship, but it is planned to also enter VJC service when it is no longer required in the south.

  • DP-20c Gunship "LDS Gatekeeper"

Available only in limited numbers for private ownership, the small, agile and heavily armed gunship was traded to Lilith in early Year 12 by Jormungand Gand in exchange for a different corvette. It was one of the few ships in Lilith’s ownership that took part in the initial subduing of Vorsia Companion. On several occasions the threat of its heavy armament was enough to prevent conflict, resulting in the opposition entering peaceful negotiations without a shot fired. Years later, the Gunship continues to safeguard the Vorsia system.

Freighters

  • GR-75 Medium Transport "LDS Miss Leviathan"

"Miss Leviathan" is a modified GR-75 Medium Transport and served in the overthrown Corporate Sector Authority (CSA) logistic fleet under the name "Orion" between Year 5 and Year 10, as far as reports go. In the first month of Year 12 the ship was offered for auction via Centrepoint Marketplace by Orphaea Imperium who stole it from CSA. It was eventually purchased from Centrepoint by Lilith Delcroix for 136,000,000 Credits. The heavy freighter is easily recognizable by its unique engines that are much larger than those of standard GR-75, making it twice as fast in sublight. The heavy freighter is mainly found travelling Trade Federation space, supporting Lilith’s various missions.

  • J-Type 327 "LDS Kaab be Werde"

The light freighter of Naboo design was gifted to Lilith by Mand'alor Kai Oryk in late Year 12. In honour of its origin the ship bears a Mandalorian name that translates to "LDS Sound of Darkness". The ship is reserved for Lilith and her family and although not the official diplomatic transport of Vorsia, it is most often used by Lilith for diplomatic purposes or for personal travel where landing a larger ship would be impractical or impossible due to requirement to dock.

  • Sheathipede-class Transport Shuttle "LDS Profit Margin"

Built before Year 0 of Combine Galactic Time, the shuttle has no recorded date of manufacture. Its service history with Trade Federation is also largely unknown. Prior to Year 15 the shuttle was assigned to Department of Logistics and with other freighters of its class transported new members of the government from starports to their place of service. At some point in early Year 15 the shuttle was re-assigned to Lilith as her personal transport ship. Retaining its original name “Symphony”, it was always docked in Lucrehulk 3210 Battleship “Profit Margin”. The capital ship was named by Lilith and was assigned to her since its construction was completed, remaining with her throughout her whole career in the Trade Federation. The Sheathipede Shuttle was mainly used to travel around planets, visiting various project sites or government buildings. When Lilith was discharged from office in Year 16, Viceroy Jacob Jansen transferred the ownership to her as a token for her services. Lilith renamed it in memory of the Lucrehulk that she used and presently the shuttle serves as official governmental transport for Vorsian officials.

Fighters

  • Belbullab-22 "LSD Prestige"

In the first months of Year 16, the fighter was offered for auction by Allaina Musava on Centrepoint Marketplace. The main bidders were Lilith, Arklari Clise and Tomas O`Cuinn. Over 11 days the price of the ship was raised by 300,000,000 Credits, ending on 404,000,000 Credits with Lilith as the winner of the auction. Although a very excessive price for a single fighter, its rarity made it great addition to Lilith’s collection. Her decision to name it “LSD Prestige” was influenced by the amount of Credits spent. The ship is due to refurbishing when it arrives to Vorsian shipyards to accommodate Lilith’s lifestyle.

Career History

Sienar Fleet Systems / S.W.A.T. Industries

  • Company closed - Y17 D332
  • Company rebranded - Y17 D141
  • Appointed as CEO - Y16 D217


CEO
Preceded By:
Raffael Goschmitt
Lilith Delcroix
Year 16 Day 217Year 17 Day 331
Succeeded By:
Position Retired


Hapes Consortium

  • Retired – Y16 D205
  • Promoted to Rennith – Y16 D186
  • Awarded Project Resurgence ribbon, third Letter of Industrial Achievement and Medal of Construction Silver – Y16 D162
  • Promoted to Nethir – Y16 D160
  • Awarded second Letter of Industrial Achievement – Y16 D154
  • Awarded Hapan Shield Project ribbon, Letter of Industrial Achievement and Medal of Construction Bronze – Y16 D141
  • Promoted to Locargix – Y16 D126
  • Completed Star Home Academy – Y16 D110
  • Completed Robin Hood School of Culture and Social Education – Y16 D104
  • Joined the Hapes Consortium as Lerin – Y16 D100

Trade Federation

  • Discharged from office – Y16 D80
  • Master of Evocati – Y16 D50
  • Regional Governor of Zuma Region – Y16 D36
  • Art Team Lead Artist in Department of Culture - Y15 D346
  • Awarded Tour of Duty 1 Year - Y15 D302
  • Lord of Evocati – Y15 D298
  • Awarded Evocati Service Medal Level 1 - Y15 D297
  • Director of Trade - Y15 D289
  • Awarded Evocati Seal - Y15 D202
  • Judge of Terr'skiar Sector - Y15 D184
  • Awarded Medal of Recycling Gold, Medal of Culture and Identifications Dedication Bar - Y15 D173
  • Headmaster of Evocati - Y15 D65
  • Art Team Co-Leader in Department of Culture - Y15 D62
  • Chief Archivist in Department of Culture - Y15 D61
  • Awarded Bronze Seal, Distinguished Service Medal and Dahtar Award - Y15 D37
  • Knight of Evocati – Y14 D322
  • Awarded Directorate Ribbon - Y14 D311
  • Director of Recycling - Y14 D311
  • Joined the Trade Federation - Y14 D302
  • Signing of the Act of Vorsia - Y14 D26
  • Granted Federation Citizenship - Y14 D17


Regional Governor of Zuma Region
Preceded By:
None
Lilith Delcroix
Year 16 Day 36Year 16 Day 80
Succeeded By:
Paul Luz
Lead Artist
Preceded By:
Torran Forano
Lilith Delcroix
Year 15 Day 346Year 16 Day 80
Succeeded By:
None
Director of Trade
Preceded By:
Tanez Kalrade
Lilith Delcroix
Year 15 Day 289Year 16 Day 36
Succeeded By:
Ted Winner
Headmaster of the Evocati Order
Preceded By:
Alan Arcane
Lilith Delcroix
Year 15 Day 65Year 16 Day 50
Succeeded By:
Position Retired
Chief Archivist
Preceded By:
Otto Kipler
Lilith Delcroix
Year 15 Day 61Year 16 Day 80
Succeeded By:
None
Director of Recycling
Preceded By:
None
Lilith Delcroix
Year 14 Day 311Year 15 Day 289
Succeeded By:
Ithael Slite


Dark Skies Gearworks

  • Company closed - Y14 D282
  • Sole ownership - Y13 D341
  • Co-Founder, Forgemaster - Y13 D185

Dael`mor Logistics

  • Company closed - Y13 D185
  • Director - Y13 D100

Royal House James of Hapes

  • Resigned - Y14
  • Joined the House as Retainer - Y12 D50

Black Sun

  • Retired - Y12
  • Sai-Los (Honourary) - Y12
  • Accepted into the Family by Vigo Jou - Y11
  • Aspirant of Maurari - Y11 

The Force

Genesis

"Everything you have been told is a lie."

While the Force had been a constant presence in most of Lilith's adult life after arriving to the known galaxy, her direct connection has been very limited for many years. She was unable to personally attune to its presence. This had been much to her frustration; despite hours of studying with the Dark Masters of Maurari, and later friends and acquaintances that were sensitive to the force; it had always eluded her grasp. After years of disappointment, she had given up in its pursuit, allowing the grief and suffering which had stemmed from the frustration to subside into nothingness. However, it seemed that as her willingness to move past the elusive connection had finally set in, the Force had very different plans for what would lay ahead.

On vacation in the sand dunes of Tatooine, only a week after her twenty-third birthday and the first marriage, it seemed the Force had finally decided to manifest itself within the emotionally scarred, yet healing Hapan. Having recreationally hunted the local creatures after visiting the B`omarr Monastery, Lilith had fainted beneath the sweltering heat. While it seemed that the desert environment had caused the sudden collapse, within her brewed something far more unusual. On the following day she felt different, but unable to explain how. Somehow she was more aware of her own emotions and the world around her; she did not like it. Knowing one of her old Force Sensitive friends was in the Tatoo system, Lilith made contact to seek spiritual guidance. It came as a shock to find out her connection to the Force was awakened, or so she believed it happened at that time.

Unsure how to deal with the situation Lilith tried to ignore it at first because she was afraid of the taint of pure Darkness from her past. The Dark side did not scare her, she was afraid what effect it would have on her relationship; Ankha was not fond of the darker side of the Force. Regardless of the path, it soon became obvious she needed to learn how to control her sensitivity. Lilith reached out to the Force groups she knew how to contact, gathering information and discussing with her partner how to best approach the situation. During the first days Lilith simply tried to meditate on her own, slowly strengthening her connection to the Force and practicing new abilities with the lightsaber she possessed for years. Due to the general desire of independence it was more important to first discover her natural powers and worry about philosophical side of the Force later.

Unfortunately, much later Lilith discovered she has been deceived and the Force did not came to her on Tatooine. Unknown to her, the Force has been guiding already her for several months but the information was withheld by Execurus Edun, when she visited Trade Federation Acclamator I-class Assault Ship early in Year 14. When the truth came to light, it changed Lilith's view on what happened to her. She came to believe the pain brought by the relationship with Ankha was punishment from the Force and the despair was a way to set her on the right path. Would she know the truth from the start; she would have surely embrace the Dark Side much sooner. Most likely it would have prevented Ankha from falling in love with Lilith in the first place, and without straying from the darkness the suffering would have been avoided. During the relationship Lilith knew peace, something she lost when it ended. Not wanting to repeat her mistake, Lilith placed her faith in guidance of the Force to find peace once again.

Evocati

"I know that light is not for me."

After accepting position in the Trade Federation, Lilith was invited to join the Evocati Order where she studied under tutelage of Regent Olwin Froon whenever the opportunity presented itself in the busy schedule of a Director. Their training sessions were focused around meditation and channelling the Force for longer periods of time, allowing Lilith to improve her Force abilities. On Year 14 Day 323, when her connection and understanding of the Force was stronger, Lilith was revealed to the Trade Federation as a Knight of Evocati. Unhappy with the overall state of the Order, Lilith soon began to involve herself in its administration. After few months her potential was recognised by the Inner Circle and she was appointed as the Headmaster of Evocati. The role placed her in change of the Evocati Academy, responsible for overseeing training of the Order. It allowed her to work with the Inner Circle directly on reforming the Order into a place of knowledge instead of solely focusing on defending the Trade Federation. Later in the Year 15, Lilith discovered the Force potential within her lover Jecal Nadrihm. She never considered taking an Apprentice before but she was eager to discover the Force alongside her partner and share her understanding of the Force.

As the Headmaster, Lilith was part of creating the Evocati Code. It was something she had to be able to teach to the others and so she began to develop her own teachings of the Code and the Force. In the past her views on the Force have been heavily influenced by the Sith teachings and different views were shunned by the single minded perspective. However, when her sensitivity was discovered she quickly realized she would not be able to embrace hate and anger of the Sith, and blindly follow their Code that would ultimately limit her potential. Personal experience with the Force made Lilith believe that there is only the Dark Side, often referring to the Force simply as the darkness. Though she did not teach her personal believe to the Order at large, instead she supported more open view. After almost a year of training, Lilith was raised to the rank of Lord of Evocati; a title officially recognised by the Trade Federation even outside of the Order. She continued to serve as the Headmaster for many months and although her reforms were not seen positively by all, the work she has done opened way for further changes that transformed the Order entirely. Under the new system, the position of Headmaster was no longer required but Lilith was raised to rank of Master of Evocati. She was discharged from the Order with all of her other positions within Trade Federation only few weeks later, leaving her work in Evocati unfinished.

Force powers and abilities

Lightsaber training

"The ultimate ideal is when the sword disappears altogether. The warrior embraces all around her. The desire to fight no longer exists. Only peace remains."

Swordsmanship was never just a martial art to Lilith; it became a passion of combining grace and lethality. She trained in use of swords since young age, mostly as an interest and to keep fit, but did not come into contact with lightsabers until she was twenty years old. From the first moment she was fascinated by the weapon and very keen to take upon herself the challenge of training in its use even without the Force. It was former Sith Lord Azrakh Raleep who introduced Lilith to lightsabers and helped her to train. She was very skilled with swords but an almost weightless weapon of pure energy behaved like nothing she used before. The beginnings were difficult and frustrating, but eventually she grasped the basics of Makashi Form II. She knew her skills with lightsaber would be limited and wanted to understand the duelling technique should she ever encounter a Force Sensitive opponent.

After her own sensitivity to the Force was discovered, it allowed Lilith to take her skills to a whole different level and more importantly, she was able to study other techniques. With a single crimson blade and a curved hilt, Lilith continued focusing on the Makashi Form to build on what she already learned about the duelling technique. As her life took a different direction, so did her interest in duelling. In the Evocati Order Lilith realized the need for offensive form was redundant and instead became interested to master the defensive Soresu Form III. Lightsaber training continues to be part of Lilith’s daily routine to this day.

When fighting, for practice or otherwise, Lilith does not use Force Powers often as she prefers to rely on pure martial prowess and physical strength. The Force is used more passively to maintain her stamina and enhance her reflexes. Lilith often takes advantage of being underestimated by her sparring opponents because of her size and lithe figure; especially those that duel her for the first time usually don’t take into account her enhanced strength from cybernetics and so do not take into account hand-to-hand combat attacks. Lilith prefers defence over offence in duels, taking her time to wear out her opponent before swiftly ending the duel. The focus on defence applies more so against multiple sparring opponents or in confined spaces as Lilith’s offensive duelling style relies on manoeuvrability. One of the drawbacks of her offensive technique is that it doesn’t work well against large tough opponents that can counter her quick attacks and take long time to wear down.

If pushed far enough or when outmatched, Lilith’s strategy of attack is to unleash a relentless fury of quick blows. The technique has no finesse and could be called barbaric; it only requires strength and endurance. To use it effectively, Lilith has to focus everything on her strongest emotions to be fuelled by the Force. It is very hard to defend against such an assault and can be very quickly overwhelming for an un-expecting opponent. The drawback is that it drains everything from Lilith, which can be dangerous if it fails; more than once she completely collapsed afterwards and it took days to recuperate both physical and mentally.

Force Powers

"The Force is not just black and white, you know. It can't be defined by some codes or certain powers labeled as good and evil. What the Force is... what the Dark Side really is... is freedom."

In the first months, when Lilith’s passive connection wasn’t strong she realized the most natural way for her to attune to the Force was through her own fears and emotional scars. However, attuning to the Force in such a way not only strengthened her connection but also made her remember all the past moments when she felt those emotions. The more she focused, the more painful memories were awakened. It was frightening and the reason Lilith did not did not learn many powers that required her to channel the Force.

Over time and many meditation sessions, Lilith learned how to control the channelled emotions and not be affected by them as much. Tapping into the Force became easier and she could learn more advanced Force Powers. Lilith soon discovered innate ability to sense those emotions in other living beings, more easily in non-sentient creatures at first but later in sentient beings as well. Through the Force, Lilith learned to manipulate those emotions; to make them stronger or to calm them. She also learned how to channel the Force into Force Lighting and how to influence living cells to regenerate and heal. Further understanding of this ability allowed Lilith not only to revive from unconscious state, but to opposite effect, cause the cells to debilitate.

Lilith is very pragmatic with the use of the Force. It is natural to her to use it in her everyday life, ranging from picking up objects with telekinesis to preventing sleep deprivation with meditation. It suits her workaholic lifestyle that the Force can keep her mind and body focused, the longest period without sleep for Lilith was a week. Eventually she always needs natural sleep, though she is looking for a way to improve this ability and extend it to months.

Lightsabers

"An elegant weapon, for a more civilized age."

Lilith was in a possession of a lightsaber since late year 11. The gifted lightsaber was heavily customised and the hilt was curved for better use in Makashi combat form. While a skilled craftsman, Lilith was unable to adequately work with the inner workings of a lightsaber and so she didn't risk damaging the prized weapon. Instead her only modifications were cosmetic. When she began to train herself in Soresu form Lilith desired a new hilt, more customised to herself.

Using the Force she was able to take apart the weapon completely and reuse some of the intricate components and connect them back together with a new crimson crystal. For the hilt itself she chose a heavy-duty model, with a solid hilt, an emitter shroud and a power cell at the bottom. The hilt was covered with interwoven leather wrapping that acted as the grip of the lightsaber. The weapon is always perfect working condition despite looking worn and overly used.

In late Year 15 Lilith began to use dual blades. The hilts were crafted shorter than the previous lightsaber for easier handling. Precious metals form the base of the hilts and their surface was engraved with fine details. Both hilts have been set in bones of primeval predator creature found during excavations on Vorsia Companion. Leather straps were added mainly as a decorative feature. Both lightsabers contain half-synthetic crimson crystals, made out of Vorsian Lowickan and were enhanced by Kell Dragon pearls.

The contrast between fine crafted metal and bones is an artistic reflection on Lilith’s home, Vorsia Companion; representing the industrial expansion of the moon and its natural feral jungle surface.

References

  1. Royal House James of Hapes
  2. GNS: Alma Pirata
  3. GNS: The Safeword is Shawl
  4. GNS: Trade and Crime
  5. Ledger Volume 5 Issue 1
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