|Spouse||Anabelle Nah`utal (Divorced)|
|Partner||Casten Maziel Waryn|
|Born||Year -23, Day 231|
Director, Chimaera Consulting
|Awards||Various Imperial Awards|
Nikai Tonnak, is a Kiffar male who served within the Galactic Empire. He was most recently the Legion Commanding Officer for the 2nd Imperial Legion. A Kiffu native, Nikai left his homeworld for service in the Empire. Shortly after enlisting he actively participated in functions of the government and civil structures, one such being a former member of the elite ranks of the Imperial Security Bureau. In late Year 18, Nikai retired from active service and founded a private security contracting company, Chimaera Consulting.
|Nikai acing his initial Army physical.|
Height: 6'0" feet
Weight: 165 lbs
Body Type: Athletic/Muscular
Eye Colour: Hazel
Hair: Light Brown, styled up mostly
Skin Type: Light, abnormal for Kiffar
Tattoos: Visable qukuuf on arms and upper torso
Nikai is male Kiffar who stands at approximately 1.8 metres and with 75 kilograms. Due to the natural physique of the Kiffar people, and the nature of his militaristic duties, Nikai has an athletic build with nimble features. Looking at the man, one cannot easily see his racial tattoos, or qukuuf., as normally seen on the faces of the Kiffar. As is custom, his tribe chooses to place their markings in the extremities primarily; however many have qukuuf on the torso proper and back. Unnatural to his kind, Nikai has fair skin with light eyes and hair due to being from a tribe with an ancient history of living in cave systems.
Nikai is male Kiffar who stands at approximately 1.8 metres and with 75 kilograms. Due to the natural physique of the Kiffar people, and the nature of his militaristic duties, Nikai has an athletic build with nimble features. Looking at the man, one cannot easily see his racial tattoos, or qukuuf., as normally seen on the faces of the Kiffar. As is custom, his tribe chooses to place their markings in the extremities primarily; however many have qukuuf on the torso proper and back. Behind this, Nikai has fairer skin than other Kiffar tribes.
Nikai was born to Abani and her husband Kanem Tonnak, the chief of Clan Tonnak, on Year -23, Day 231. Their first child, Nikai was raised with the expectation to one day lead the tribe. From an early age the young Kiffar joined his father and other men in the wildlife hunts. The young warrior-in-training showed great aptitude for the hunting of wildlife. It seemed natural selection and society had worked simultaneously to carve his place in Kiffar society – he was bred for hunting. Due to Kiffu's rugged terrain the varying fauna had very tough exteriors. The hunters had to work expertly together to take down even a single beast. Life on Kiffu certainly wasn’t easy for the Tonnak tribe.
Besides the hunt Nikai learned skills from his mother. From utilizing local herbs and roots to cooking, Nikai's parents wished to fully prepare him. During some of his many early hunting trips Nikai would gather various plants to bring back to his mother – some poisonous, some deadly and some lifesaving. Over time through trial and error and his mother’s advice, Nikai learned how to most greatly utilize Kiffu’s flora for his benefit. From crafting poisons to remedies, he learned he both had an aptitude for domestic and militaristic things.
Abani and Kanem’s second child, Nidu Tonnak, was born when Nikai was 10. Despite being the second, Abani and Kanem treated both children as equals and held both to the same prestige. The Tonnak tribe was proud to have a strong son and daughter to carry them into the next generation. Nikai grew protective of his younger sister, overly so some would say. His parents had instilled the idea of family before all else into the young Kiffar’s head. Throughout the rest of his childhood he grew with his skill of hunting as Nidu grew into the skill of womanly duties. It was expected of them.
Rise of Kiffu
When Nikai reached 18 years of age, his father decided it was time for his son to obtain leadership experience. Chief Kanem stepped down provisionally with Nikai's first action being to declare war on the rival Nabovu tribe. Both tribes had been at odds for centuries with the Nabovu claiming the former's land. Nabovu was a tribe of fearsome warriors, even by Kiffu standards. It seemed for far too long the Nabouv dominated nearby tribes with Clan Tonnak resisting on more than one occasion. With the young leader's unique tactics Clan Tonnak emerged victorious and subjugated the Nabovu. Provisional Chief Tonnak was not an overly violent person, however when the Nabovu were conquered he ordered the subsequent execution of Chief Nabovu.
A few months later Nikai stepped down as Provisional Chief letting his father return to his rightful place as head of the Clan. Nikai grew the courage to speak to his father. An idea, a thought, had been brewing in the Kiffar’s head for a year or so now. He wished to venture out into the stars, to other worlds besides the unforgiving one he was born from. To Nikai’s surprise, Kanem took the news well. He was sad his son wished to leave, but felt fighting Nikai on it would only lead to burnt bridges. He took all the skills he learned and the promise that he would come back and left Kiffu aboard a small shuttle. He didn’t know where he would go or end up, but that was part of the thrill.
Three words came to dominate Nikai’s thoughts – the Galactic Empire. He had stumbled across the holocrons that detailed Imperial life and it seemed just like the kind of thrill the young Kiffar male was searching for. Join the army, see the galaxy. After floating around the Kiffex system for a few days, figuring out what exactly he wanted, Nikai made the fateful hyperspace jump to Coruscant. During the time aboard his shuttle he combed through many public documents of the Empire, self-teaching himself much of what there was to learn about the galactic government. He also contacted his family back on Kiffu to tell them of his plans, which they seemed to be supportive. It was bitter sweet for those back at the clan, but Nikai was ecstatic.
The shuttle dropped out of hyperspace at the Coruscant system – the most traveled system in the known galaxy. Needless to say, Nikai was rather lost when it came to getting to the planet proper. He contacted traffic control who placed him on a wait list, as the volume of traffic down to the planet was backed up. It gave him more time to study on his own, so he was not complaining. It took nearly two days to finally get the shuttle down to the surface where he was met with customs. After all, he was a Kiffar immigrant. The fiasco with the Courscanti customs took nearly another two days – Nikai was dying to finally make it to the Imperial Academy.
But make it to the esteemed Academy did he. He was alone on a planet with billions, but that mattered none. He had heart, he had skill and he had ambition. Enrolling himself into the Imperial courses, he mastered the subject matter. Even his physical examination was aced due to his youth on Kiffu. Nikai was a diligent and persistent student, working around any barriers that stood in his way – mostly they were language barriers. Galactic Basic, however taught elsewhere in the galaxy, wasn’t a priority in clan Tonnak. He learned well.
As quickly as he came, he fully graduated. In Year 15, Day 160 Nikai Tonnak graduated from the Imperial Academy with Honours, a gigantic accomplishment for the Kiffar. He declared that he wished to go into the army; he wished to see the galaxy, to be the fist of Imperial strength. He was no longer Warrior Tonnak or Recruit Tonnak… he was Second Lieutenant Tonnak.
Fist of Imperial Strength
Officially a ranking officer of the Imperial Army, Nikai was responsible for operations handed to him by his superiors. This would range from exercises to actual combat situations with hostile bandits and anti-Imperial forces. Nikai felt very much as home but still took in his surroundings and learned much of Imperial structure and governance. Sometime into his tenure he met Anabelle Nah`utal. Also a Kiffar, they met on downtime in an offworld bar. Far from their responsibilities of duty the pair hit it off with their similarities and even differences - the two became a couple shortly thereafter.
Nikai had always been a great supporter of physical activity, sports in particular, and was eager when he was approved to manager the Kiffex Hrakons in the Imperial Boloball League. The team had suffered a long bout of defeats and decline but with the help of previous manager Khajan Prax, Nikai pushed the team from dead last to fourth place within the league.