Sebastian von Nex
|Sebastian von Nex|
|Mother||Karla von Nex|
|Father||Solomon von Nex|
|Born||Y -9 D 12|
|Prior Affiliation||Jedi Order, New Republic|
Sebastian von Nex was born on the planet of Kiffu. His father Solomon was a noted diplomat and his mother Karla was a government official who emigrated to the planet. Both held time-consuming and demanding jobs, so it came as somewhat of a surprise when they learned that they were expecting a child. They decided that a child would change their lives for the better however and Karla went on to have a healthy son, Sebastian.
Through his mother, Sebastian was raised with conservative values and traditions. His parents were fair but strict and he would often learn the hard way what was and was not acceptable in not only their household, but the galaxy as a whole. He quickly adapted their conservative lifestyle and tried to balance it with his family's more peaceful and quiet life on Kiffu. He was clearly his father's son as he quickly grasped the basics of persuasion and manipulation, capable of tricking his parents into giving him what he wanted at even the youngest age. Later he would learn that there was more to this gift than merely charisma.
When Sebastian reached the age of nine, his parents decided to leave behind their quiet lives on Kiffu and move to the bustling capital of the galaxy, Coruscant. Sebastian was hesitant at first, but even as a young boy realised that he could never reach his full potential on Kiffu and that his future lay elsewhere. They hired a shuttle and relocated to their new home in one of the middle-class districts of Coruscant. During their time spent on Kiffu, the Galactic Republic had been reformed into the Galactic Empire by Hiram Drayson, so the Empire would be all Sebastian ever knew. Amazed by the grandeur and beauty of the enormous city, it is then that Sebastian decided he would one day work for the Empire.
Time for Change
When the young Kiffar turned fourteen, he was taken on a hunting trip on a nearby planet by his uncle. He had never hunted before, but was confident in his ability to hold his own in the woods. With surprisingly accurate aim, Sebastian managed to hunt several Hawkbats alongside his uncle. Each time he took aim, a strange sensation came over him, as if he could heighten his senses simply by concentrating. Their lack qucikly ran out however as bandits heard the nearby laser bolts and ambushed the pair. Despite his uncle's best efforts, Sebastian was wounded by a blaster shot to the shoulder and his uncle could do nothing but carry him to the nearest village and pray as a fever took hold of his nephew.
The local villagers had few resources at their disposal and were unable to help Sebastian, so they turned to an outsider who had stayed with them for some time. The man, dressed in black robes with his face shrouded in shadows, calmly approached the sick boy and stood by his side, silent. He leaned forward and whispered to Sebastian. "You are special, little boy. You can control things using nothing but your mind, can't you? You and I share something in common." After these words, Sebastian lost conscience and when he awoke, his wounds had been completely healed and the man was gone.
Once he was old enough, Sebastian enrolled at the Imperial Academy. He was finally one step closer to fulfilling his dreams and was assigned to his Training Officer, Colonel Draelor Nah`utal. During this time and with guidance and support from the Colonel, Sebastian learned the art of hand-to-hand combat, the use of ranged weapons and developed a more strategic way of thinking. He learned how to secure positions and remain undetected, something he wished he had known before he was attacked. He was an exemplary student and excelled in most of his classes thanks to the discipline he had been raised with by his parents.
During a conversation after class, Sebastian finally revealed to his Training Officer that he was Force Sensitive. Colonel Nah`utal, a Sith Lord, discretely informed his Dark Lord, something which drew the attention of a high-ranking member of Imperial Intelligence, Elvira Falston, who would play a large role in Sebastian's future.
Due to his excellent results and his Force Sensitivity, Chief Falston suggested he be used as an operative for an undercover operation, which was eventually approved by the Director of Imperial Intelligence and Falston became his handler. Sebastian was given a new identity and took on the name of Orion Trent, dropped off on a backwater planet by an Imperial shuttle and left with nothing but his orders. After a long journey leading him to several different planets and following countless traces, he finally came in touch with a Jedi and was brought before the Jedi Order on Ossus, where he was accepted as an Initiate and the operation, dubbed Operation Black Light, could truly begin.
Within the Order he trained under Grandmaster Thragg Craghorn, gathering intelligence which he fed back to his Imperial superiors by sneaking out of the temple at night and transmitting it through his datapad. Gradually he realised the Jedi were far too inactive and isolated and his handler approved a transfer. He abruptly left the Jedi Temple, bought ticket for a transport shuttle and left for Republica, capital of the New Republic. It wasn't hard for him to pass the NRI background checks, coming from the prestigious Jedi Order, and was inducted into their officer school, where he once more excelled due to his past training at the Imperial Academy.
Upon graduation, he was assigned to the Centurion Battlegroup and offered a place with the Knights of the Republic as a Knight Captain. There he once more started gathering valuable information, although it had become more difficult to avoid being noticed as he was constantly surrounded by others, unlike with the Jedi. Sebastian, known only as Orion Trent by the Republic, bided his time and served the Republic like any other officer. Using the resources provided to him by Imperial Intelligence, he acquired a dungeon ship as his personal flagship and named it the Atropos. After several weeks of careful planning and preparing, the operative invited one of the highest-ranking officers in his battlegroup, Naval Captain Kayllin Laws, onto the Atropos. It was there that he ambushed Laws and quickly overpowered him through his superior physical training and use of the Force. Once the target had been subdued, he was locked away and Sebastian set course for Coruscant, disappearing into hyperspace. It would take three days for the New Republic to realise what had happened and by then it was already far too late.
Return to the Empire
Laws was delivered into the hands of Imperial Intelligence and Sebastian was debriefed, finally able to take on his true name again. Director Falston, who had taken over as head of the intel agency during Sebastian's absence, helped reintegrate him back into the Empire and had him sent back to the Imperial Academy for a refresher course. On the day of his graduation with honours and receiving his officer commission as Lieutenant in the Imperial Army, he was approached by a robed individual, much like the one who had saved his life in his younger years. He had been invited by Darth Virsunas, the Dark Lord of the Sith himself, to visit him on Korriban, where he would be trained to become a true Sith. And so, Sebastian departed once more, only to return more powerful than ever.