|Born||Year -14 Day 27|
|Affiliation||The Jedi Order|
|Prior Affiliation|| Tion Hegemony|
Born on Corellia in Year -14, Rann Halcyon spent most of his childhood in the city of Tyrena. He enrolled at the nearby CorSec Academy, where he performed excellently, but was constantly held back by his tardiness. Most of the time - instead of attending class - Rann was actually participating in Swoop races. He would later develop a reputation for being a skilled pilot. Unfortunately, Rann was eventually expelled from the CorSec Academy.
By the time he was sixteen, not long after being excluded, Rann began working on a refuelling station near Corellia. This allowed him to work on piloting and repairing vessels and played a big part in helping him to advance his skills. However, he was paid scarcely and his superior would treat the crew unfairly - even cruelly at times. Rann quickly grew to dislike his employer.
During Year 3, the Raptor Pirates stormed the Corellian system and seized the station. Rann escaped capture by commandeering the only available ship in the station's hangar bay, a Z-95 Headhunter. The Raptors, however, soon dispatched ships to destroy the fleeing fighter.
Rann spent the subsequent hours trying to outmanoeuvre his pursuers, but was unable to make an escape because of the Headhunter’s inability for interstellar travel. This caught the attention of the Raptor Pirate leader, PaulDaJedi. Quite impressed with what he had seen, Paul ordered his vessels to cease firing and extended an invitation for Rann to join his organization. Feeling he had no other choice, Rann accepted the offer and became a Private in the Raptor Pirate's Navy. Rann went on to complete various missions with the Raptors, rising up through the ranks over the next several years.
One of Rann's most successful missions occurred while he was on a scouting assignment. The sensors of his ship alerted him to the presence of a Carrack/S-class Light Cruiser; commanded by a nearby smuggling group. Under the orders of PaulDaJedi, Rann ordered his fighter group to disable the shielding protecting the Carrack – and, ultimately, to capture it. An intense battle followed, with various fighters flying from the Carrack to defend the prized vessel. After a long fire-fight, the defending fighters were annihilated, and the Carrack was captured. As a result of the victory, Paul promoted Rann to Executive Officer of the Raptor Pirates Navy - and awarded him his very first ship; the popular YT-1300, Infinity.
After serving with the Raptor Pirates for over two years, Rann started to feel morally conflicted as he considered the choices he had made. While on a raid in the Sullust system, the Raptors were to capture a local station, much like the one that Rann worked in prior to joining the pirates. The station was owned by a small, close-knit family, and met fierce resistance from the crew. The family’s father attacked several of the pirates before he was subdued along with the rest of his family. As the Raptors obtained whatever loot they could, Rann was ordered to execute the entire family - including the children. Rann ordered the family onto his YT-1300, helping them to escape. He turned them over to the New Republic, who – he later discovered - relocated them.
Officially AWOL from the Raptor Pirates, Rann joined the mining operation, Nikklon Mining Incorporated. It was there he developed a close friendship with the owners, Jeff Corbin and his brother Typhon Corbin. During this time, Rann oversaw mining and construction operations, performed system scans, and participated in overseeing infrastructural development on several planetary bodies.
The Birth of a New Government
In Year 9, with income ever-increasing, as well as the end of the Dellalt Conflict, Nikklon Mining Incorporated announced its formation of a new government, Tion Hegemony. Because of his dedication and service, Rann was appointed as one of the Vigos of the new government, and was initially assigned a small planet to govern.
New Anzat Order War
Tensions between the Tion Hegemony and the New Anzat Order soon became heated. Responding to the Dellalt Conflict, Tion Hegemony decided put an end to Wilhelm von Ismay's reign. Troops were dispatched to Maldrood, the location of the New Anzat Order's headquarters. With help from Mandalore, Rann and his comrades fought in several campaigns against the New Anzat Order. Rann personally oversaw the arrest and capture of many Anzati forces. Finally, on Day 141 of Year 10, an armistice was signed, ending the war.
Trials of a Jedi
Several months after the war, Jeff Corbin discovered he was a Force-sensitive and stepped down as Lord Hegemon of the Tion Hegemony to pursue his life as a Jedi. It was at this time that Jeff Corbin requested the Jedi Council test other members of Tion Hegemony for sensitivity. Jedi Master Terak Falcor arrived at the Dellalt system and tested multitudes of personnel - including Rann. It was concluded that among the ones tested, Rann was the only result which turned up positive. Rann requested he take a break from the Tion Hegemony to train as a Jedi.
As time went on, Rann increasingly started to become more attuned to the Galaxy around him. Finally, the time came for Rann to build his own weapon. He returned to Corellia to construct it. Seeking out and finding his old Swoop, he stripped it of its throttle and used that for his weapon’s hilt. Following several weeks of intense concentration and reflection, Rann activated his constructed saber and gleamed as a long beam of silvery energy protruded from the hilt.
Rann was recommended by his trainer to participate in the Jedi Knight Trials to become a Knight. The most challenging of these was the Trial of the Spirit. He had visions of his fellow Jedi combating Typhon Corbin and other members of the Tion Hegemony. He was forced to choose a side. Rann maintained his calm and neutralized attacking members from the Tion Hegemony. After this test, he was dutifully appointed the rank of Jedi Knight.
After his Knighthood, the Tion Hegemony joined the infamous Imperial Union; a move which was heavily frowned upon by the Jedi Council. Rann choose to become a fully-fledged member of the Jedi Order, and resigned his title of Vigo in the Tion Hegemony. A new life had begun.
Over the years, Rann has trained several Jedi Padawans to Knighthood. He continues to serve in the Jedi Order, operating with both Jedi and non-Jedi personnel. He has dedicated his future to the Jedi Order, and simply wishes to help it continue to grow – hopefully one day triumphing against the Galaxy’s darkness.