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|Race||Anzati (formerly Falleen)|
|Born||Over 200 years ago|
|Affiliation||Eidola (Year 8 - Present)|
|Rank|| Second in Command|
Princess of Huruk-Rah
|Prior Affiliation|| Starsign Shipyards (Year 6 - 8)|
Eidola (Year 5 - 6)
Order of Krath (Year 5)
Jedi Praxium (Year 4 - 5)
Outrider Trading (Year 4)
Galactic Empire (Year 2 - 4)
An Anzati female, Syn (pronounced sin) is an Eidola pirate best known for her ownership of the heavily modified YT-510 Solitaire, the fastest starship in the galaxy, and for her ransom of an Imperial Executor in exchange for a personal Super Star Destroyer.
Her earliest public records place her in the Imperial Navy of the Galactic Empire in Year 2, where she rose to the rank of Captain and served on Naval High Command prior to her resignation following the removal of Emperor Charon. After reportedly working covertly with two different pirate groups and an assortment of Charon loyalists, she used the considerable wealth and reputation she had accumulated as a widely-regarded middleman to take control of the Rachuk sector and found two production companies there: Starsign Shipyards and Starsign Mining. After several years of providing a variety of YT freighters to the public at low costs, she abruptly sold both companies, as well as all of her real estate within Rachuk, and returned publicly to the Eidola pirates, with whom she remains allied today.
Until being diagnosed with the Metamorphosis Plague in early Year 14, she occasionally made formal public appearances at significant galactic events as leader and representative of the royal Falleen clan Huruk-Rah.
Syn was raised as a Human on the neutral world of Qat Chrystac, the sole adopted child of a man and woman known as the Becketts. They chose not to reveal her adoption or its circumstances, either publicly or to Syn herself, and so she was raised without knowledge of her true parentage. Characterized by a series of misdemeanors and arrests, her youth was not a considerable source of pride. As Imperial rule had thus far failed to extend to such distant reaches of the galaxy, her homeworld was undeveloped and relatively uneducated, and thus the limited public education system failed to keep her mind occupied. She turned instead to theft and crime, but this, too, ultimately failed to provide the challenge for which she had hoped. Yet that came to an abrupt end when she tried her hand at the largest theft she had ever planned, and was subsequently discovered and apprehended.
With her adoptive parents in league with the local authorities, she was given no choice but to join the military, and so, at the assumed Human age of 18, she was shipped to the Imperial Naval Academy on Obroa-Skai, thus beginning what would soon become a lengthy and illustrious career within the Imperial Navy. It was at this time that she adjusted her surname to "Becket," in an attempt to distance herself from the parents who had sent her away. There are no reports of any subsequent encounter with the Becketts, who most likely relocated to an unknown location at some point, and are believed to have passed away due to old age since.
The Galactic Empire
Although she resisted substantially to such a dramatic change in lifestyle at first, Syn began to discover her talents, as well as a more productive outlet for her need for challenge and constant activity, while within the Navy. She rose swiftly through the ranks, assigned as fleet fighter commander in a squadron of TIE Interceptors, then commanding a Dreadnaught Heavy Cruiser, then a trio of Carrack Cruisers, and finally a Victory-class Star Destroyer of her own as she was promoted to the command staff of the Second Assault Fleet, the Navy's famous offensive fleet. She spent much of this time managing a private ship rental service during her free hours that was renowned for targeting the poor and taking in only minimal profits while trusting her personally acquired goods to strangers. This launched her career as a respected middleman among the galactic trading community. Following her additional work in handling all Naval personnel assignments and starship logistics over a two-year period as an officer, she ultimately received a position on Naval High Command as a highly-decorated Captain in charge of coordinating with all of the fleet commanders as Naval Chief Communications Officer, and frequently filled in for the other Naval commanders during their leaves of absence. During her time as an officer, she was also charged with overseeing the Empire-wide Tactical Essay Contests, leading Navy meetings, helping to develop Naval Academy course material, and administrating the Imperial holonet and various newsgroups and mailing lists.
It was also during her time in the Navy that she met Kosh Naranek, Falleen Lord of Black Sun, during a brief vacation. Although no records exist of significant subsequent contact between the two, much less any expressed public affection, they were married months later, leading the Imperial Security Bureau and the galaxy at large to wonder at the ulterior motives of the arrangement. The marriage did not last long, as the Galactic News Service shed light on an affair in which Kosh had been involved, and she was able to have the marriage annulled, a move which her Imperial peers seemed to fully support, likely due to the Falleen's shady reputation.
However, during the months following her promotion to Captain, an Imperial splinter group known originally as The Core and later as the Dark Empire rejoined the Galactic Empire and ultimately resulted in the removal of the popular emperor she had served throughout the majority of her career, Emperor Charon. It was also during this time that she began to notice a number of changes occurring within her own body, perhaps spurred by the significant stress she was undergoing as a result of her bureaucratic and military work as well as the new regime's questioning of her loyalties. She met with her personal medic for a diagnosis and learned that, in an advanced medical procedure, her DNA had been spliced with that of a Human at an early age to disguise her true identity, perhaps to give her the chance the biological parents she had never known had lacked in a galaxy so consumed with bias against non-Humans. She was a Falleen.
This did not bode well for her as the new leadership of the Empire took a much firmer stance against aliens in the ranks than Emperor Charon's regime had, and the breakdown of her splicing was irreversible at such a late stage and with the relatively limited knowledge of the field. She had been contemplating a resignation for some time, and this solidified matters. She turned her resignation in to Uebles, the new Emperor, along with the rest of the once-magnificent Second Assault Fleet. She then sought out Tembre Fe`ll, a half-Falleen entrepreneur and mercenary with whom she had become closely acquainted after her first marriage had ended, and accepted his standing proposal of marriage. The two were wed on board Tembre's modified Carrack-class Cruiser, the Hangover.
Outrider Trading and the Jedi Praxium
Syn spent the month following her Naval resignation holding down a temporary job as head of the transportation department for a small and unsuccessful trading company, Outrider Trading, operated at the time by Mystiel Raleigh, having rapidly sought out a neutral company in order to avoid being publicly labeled a wanted traitor. She found the work dull and beneath her, and so when the company was sold to the legendary thief, Keir Santage, and enough time had passed that she deemed it safe to move on, she and Fe`ll joined the Jedi Praxium where they led the Naval and armed forces respectively. Within the Praxium she became reacquainted with a number of former Imperials who had made similar career choices, including her old friends, Phryss and Eric Jackson, and were using the Praxium as a safehouse for Imperials fleeing the Empire due to the regime change.
Seven months with the Jedi Praxium had taught Syn that the group had fallen into a state of stagnancy and would be unsuccessful in opposing the Empire to any great extent. And so, she again found herself submitting her resignation, and found work instead in the Order of Krath, at the time a small band of pirates assembled by the infamous Noghri and former Sith Master, Thraken Solo, seemingly as disillusioned with the Empire as she. She spent several months with him, accompanying him on numerous campaigns and assassinations, and the two reportedly became close friends.
However, circumstances eventually led to her departure to the Eidola pirates, founded by Teniel Djo, the teenaged daughter of Keir Santage, where Thraken soon joined her before he himself was assassinated by a H'nemthean named Oilios Katastrefor. She remained with Eidola for a few more months, operating covertly as a pirate, and successfully keeping her affiliation concealed in order to preserve the trading reputation with which she made the majority of her profit. During this period, she was primarily known for a series of public pranks representative of her sense of humour, including the much publicized "sale" of Coruscant, in addition to numerous other planets throughout the galaxy, through a fictitious realty service she had invented with Fe`ll called Galactic Realty. Despite the shady nature of the service, its jab at the Empire by failing to recognize the superpower as a formal government resulted in considerable public support extending even to many of the other governments in the galaxy, and the two partners in crime acquired a sizable amount of money in exchange for their technically meaningless printed certificates of planetary ownership. This behaviour led to an Imperial bounty placed on her head sometime in Year 5, which was removed nearly a decade later.
However, her surreptitious activities with Eidola insufficient in allowing her to maintain her desired high levels of activity, Syn took her leave in order to found Starsign Shipyards, a neutral and independent ship production company, with a number of close allies and associates from her prior affiliations. Here she enjoyed many years of astounding success as the galaxy's sole producer of the speedy YT-510 personal freighter, providing these and other freighters at a cost so low it opened the market to a significantly wider consumer base than previously known. With the aid of her friend, Tom Servo, she opened Starsign Mining as a sister company to more efficiently acquire the raw materials required for production and further expansion throughout the Rachuk sector. It was not long before she controlled the entire sector, although the Starsign Corporation headquarters tower and the bulk of her factories and mines were located on the world known as Argolfin prior to the galactic reclassification of all known worlds and systems in Year 13 when it instead became known as Oshora III.
Despite Starsign's selective and infrequent acquisition of new employees, the organization consistently experienced an unusually low rate of employee turnover and retirement, and boasted one of the highest average salaries available at the time. While some of the employees were existing associates of Syn, others, such as Olwin Froon and Stack Soto, later went on to make their own mark in the galaxy as prominent members of other organizations and governments.
Although it was for many years unknown and oft-speculated whether connections remained between Syn and the pirate groups of past, after nearly three years heading the mining and ship production companies comprising the Starsign Corporation, she abruptly sold both companies without public remark as well as the entire Rachuk sector that she controlled, and was subsequently spotted in the company of various notable Eidola pirates in the Outer Rim territories. Journalists speculated that she had grown bored of her business success, had burned out, or that perhaps it had all been a scheme to accumulate considerable wealth and power in order to solidify her reputation before returning to her less respectable activities and companions. Regardless of the nature of her motivation, this period marked the first public record of her status as a billionaire.
After several months, her return to Eidola and her previous affiliation with the pirates became publicized, and word spread rapidly throughout the galactic trading community. Her reputation as a trader and respectable middleman was called into question from time to time by newer traders, but accusations were promptly dismissed by the rest of the community due in part to her popularity and influence, and in part to the lack of evidence of any untrustworthy behavior as far as middling and trading were concerned. The activities in which she engaged in her personal time that did not relate to commerce transactions were deemed irrelevant to her trading status.
She has thus far remained affiliated with Eidola since Year 5, primarily known to participate in and frequently mastermind murders, captures of notorious individuals, and the occasional rescue of allies, as well as functioning as an honest middleman for traders with whom the pirates opt to trade legitimately. Many of the older details of her association and specific activities with the pirates remain largely unpublished, but she is frequently seen in the background of Holonet footage and images, and her presence is often mentioned in articles pertaining to some of the group's more renowned activities.
Although it is not a formal rank or position, Syn is coloquially nicknamed Pirate Consigliere by other members of Eidola for her perceptive analysis of situations and clever advice in the pirates' dealings. She formally took on the role of second in command of the pirate group sometime in Year 13, rapidly becoming one of the more public faces of Eidola through her activities and snarky media releases, but publicly claims to eschew positions of responsibility.
Unlike the more elusive pirates, Syn makes no secret of her whereabouts and is known to frequent the planet Ylesia in Hutt Space, where she publicly invites friends and enemies alike to visit and engage her in combat or games of capture, claiming that the majority of her visitors have been permitted to leave safely with a handful of souvenirs. She is commonly spotted in the company of numerous wild creatures, many of which she claims to have bested in combat and domesticated.
Fleur`De Rouge, Gand freelance bounty hunter known for her capture of the New Republic Chief of State, Cheda Quche, in early Year 14 was long suspected of having ties to the Eidola Pirates and Syn in particular, once referring to her as a valuable source of guidance. According to the bounty hunter prior to her death, Syn had secretly been involved in the ransoming process of Quche, which ultimately culminated in his delivery to the Galactic Empire. It is uncertain what transpired between the two associates to create a rift, but only a month after Quche's execution, the Eidola Pirates reported that Fleur had pursued Syn as her next target, and had subsequently been killed on Ylesia. The billions of credits in assets that Fleur had reportedly been paid in exchange for Quche's capture--in addition to a number of her personal assets--ended up in Syn's hands and were later sold to various buyers.
Capture of Executor Seelenote crafted by Syn was released to the Galactic News Service, announcing her capture of Seele, Executor of the Galactic Empire, and demanding a Super Star Destroyer as ransom for his safe return. Further updates revealed that the Executor had been captured on the surface of Ylesia, although none of the parties involved provided an explanation for his presence in Eidola space. According to the news release by the Eidola Pirates, negotiations briefly broke down due to suspicion and mistrust on both sides, but the Galactic Empire ultimately capitulated, turning over one of their prized Super Star Destroyers, which was subsequently called Ragnarok. Footage released from the Eir aura, a personal Sprint-class rescue craft owned by Syn, depicted the Anzati feeding on the Executor, but the pirates' news release described him as in a state of good health.
About a week later, the Galactic Empire confirmed the Executor's safe return, but denied both the payment of the ransom and the rumoured Anzati feeding. As a result of this series of events, an updated Imperial bounty was placed on Syn's head. Despite the Empire's claims to the contrary, various uninvolved parties have since claimed to have spotted a Super Star Destroyer broadcasting Syn's ownership codes in the orbit of Ylesia, and a satirical press release by Trilon Inc. originated from a Super Star Destroyer called Ragnarok in the Cha Raaba system where Ylesia is located.
Murder of Padme Smith
Syn drew the ire of the Nagatee Kingdom with the murder of their Minister of Industry and duchess, Padme Smith (later Padme Knight), late in Year 14. According to Syn's gloating report, she and fellow Eidolon, the Iridonian Varlathotep Al`Jormungandr Ragnvaldansson, briefly conspired to capture Smith when the Force user agreed to test the Iridonian for Force sensitivity. As soon as Smith boarded, the Iridonian set course for Cha Raaba and unsuccessfully attempted to fight the captive into submission during transit. While enroute, the Iridonian tried to ransom Smith back to her husband, Jeff Knight, as well as her friends and family within the Nagatee Kingdom, but she was turned down. At the same time, rumours reached the pair of pirates that Smith had arranged for friends to intercept her at Ylesia in order to spring her free upon her arrival. Consequently, Syn promptly subdued and slew Smith just outside of the Cha Raaba system. She allegedly paid her Iridonian associate 100 million credits as consolation for the other woman's inability to secure a ransom.
At the end of Year 14, Syn was alleged to have been involved in the theft of two creatures, a Corellian Sand Panther and Kintan Strider, at the time worth nearly 400 million credits. Known to be an avid creature collector, she had purchased an Eopie and a Womp Rat from Belloq Tull, a trader associated with the Avance Coalition through his command rank within The Wraiths. When Tembre Fe`ll, longtime Eidola pirate once married to Syn, arrived to retrieve the purchase on her behalf, he gained access to the storage of the two valuable creatures and absconded with them. Demands to return them to their rightful owner were met with counterdemands by Fe`ll for an exorbitant ransom greater than the creatures' value that was declined. When asked to intervene, Syn refused and denied all knowledge or interest in the theft. However, a later news release of hers depicted the two creatures in her possession and clearly sought to taunt their former owner.
In Year 15, Syn appeared in a filmed satirical news report to announce the theft of 17,000 crates of bacta refills and assorted medical supplies valued at over 5 billion credits from Alpha Medical Corps, nationalized medical provider of the Avance Coalition. Although the report was heavily sarcastic in nature, it strongly insinuated that the Eidola Pirates--in particular a Kel Dor by the name of Tsin Vus--were behind the enormous heist. Although her role in the plot was not revealed in the report, only weeks later, the Medicae-class Nebulon-B Frigate containing the stolen cargo was spotted in the orbit of Ylesia and hundreds of crates had been distributed among associates and trading partners of Syn.
Syn's relationship with the Trade Federation has long been nebulous. She applied for citizenship in early Year 14 and was one of the few to be granted Level 2 despite her criminal history and role within Eidola, due to her impeccable trading record and her status as a reputable middleman. Past ties to the Federation include her previous employment of Olwin Froon, Trade Federation's Regent, while she owned and operated Starsign Shipyards, as well as her subsequent sale of the production company and its datacards to Viceroy Jacob Jansen. Duceroy Nohv Schiller is also connected to Huruk-Rah, the Falleen royal clan that Syn once led as Nathran and in which she remains as princess and elder.
However, the amiable relationship with the Federation soured two years later when she captured their newly appointed Director of Trade, Lilith Delcroix. Allegedly, the two formally met as guests at the Falleen Federation's 15th anniversary celebration, which they attended together. They were seen in close embrace over the course of the evening, leading rumours to circulate among the other guests and when Syn took her leave, Delcroix followed shortly afterwards. According to Syn's later remarks to the press, Delcroix chose to follow her to Ylesia of her own volition in order to deliver heavily discounted supplies and to pursue a relationship that Syn claimed to have found undesirable, suggesting that their association at Falleen Prime had been the product of deception and emotional manipulation by the Anzati. Delcroix was disarmed of her prized lightsaber, and was released once Syn received the strikingly low ransom of 200 million credits. Consequently, Syn's Trade Federation citizenship was revoked.
Huruk-RahFalleen Prime prior to the formation of the Falleen Federation. Due to this, she formally became part of the Huruk-Rah, known as the Royal Clan of Falleen. As her parentage remained unknown and no others with a direct blood relationship to her had been discovered, Syn became the heir of the Third Royal Line, thereby inheriting the title of Princess. When Prince Jace Meridan, the clan Nathran (or leader), met his demise at the hands of the Sith at the infamous Battle of Beta one year later, she assumed control of the Royal Clan altogether with near unanimous support from the rest of the clan. She served as the clan's mouthpiece on the Sejm, the Falleen Federation's conglomerate of clan Nathrans and government officials, before this was disbanded by the Federation under King Bisz Aldaris due to significant and recurring political drama, coupled with Bisz's fear of losing support as leader of the government. It was later reestablished by Bisz's successor, King Rick Farlander, in an effort to solidify the bonds between the government and the clans and encourage clan participation in select governing decisions.
She led the clan until her resignation before the Sejm in Year 14, after she became a victim of the Metamorphosis Plague, citing her desire to see the royal clan remain pure of blood. Her chosen successor, Prince Jado Dur`rik, named her Yar'borouh, or honoured clan elder, despite her genetic mutations. She became the second Yar'borouh of Huruk-Rah since the founding of the Falleen Federation, alongside Prince Tholin, whom she had elevated to that position herself many years prior. This was an unprecedented move in permitting a non-Falleen to remain a Huruk-Rah member, justified by her legitimate clan heritage and the unusual circumstances involving the brief galaxy-wide spread of genetic mutation.
Syn was an early victim of the Metamorphosis Plague and announced her diagnosis on Year 14 Day 27. According to her report, one of her medical suppliers contracted the plague at Derra during a routine delivery before inadvertently relaying it to her on Ylesia. Her personal medic, a Huruk-Rah clanswoman named Xylah, diagnosed her shortly after she begin to exhibit physiological symptoms, and she fell severely ill while the plague ran its course. Over a period of several weeks, it resulted in her genetic transformation from Falleen to Anzati. She also learned that the mutation had rendered her sterile and unable to ever conceive, a rare side effect found in fewer than 1% of reported cases.
Abilities and Personality
Throughout her various careers, Syn has been known by employers and subordinates alike as uncompromising and arrogant, but also as highly intelligent and perceptive. The more organized traits may stem from her practice in enforcing regulations and managing logistics in the Imperial Navy. This seems to have served her well in business while she singlehandedly managed all of the construction and production within Starsign Shipyards as well as developing and overseeing the entire sector of Rachuk, but this blunt and controlling personality has undoubtedly garnered her a large number of enemies from which she has thusfar remained unscathed. Her experiences in data management within the Empire also laid the groundwork for her extensive collection of information and intelligence. Despite her often self-imposed isolation, she keeps close tabs on galactic events and is believed to possess a sizeable data collection that spans decades.
Overall, Syn's attitude seems to have become noticeably more laid back and dismissive since spending the majority of her time with the rest of the Eidola pirates, perhaps due to having abandoned so many of her prior responsibilities, although the Metamorphosis Plague cannot be discounted as a factor in her temperamental shift. Her temper is often unpredictable and irritable, and her underlying motives unclear and superficially arbitrary. She seems highly fixated on her own amusement and benefit, often aiding others only in order to demand compensation or favours in return.
Whether she has genuinely cared about any of her subordinates, coworkers, or associates is uncertain, but she is largely regarded as competent, capable, and direct, in both the areas of business and combat. With regard to galactic politics and drama she is opinionated and speaks her mind, employing wordplay, dry humour, and cleverness to gain support for her thoughts and ideas. She seems altogether disinterested in interpersonal relationships of any manner, rarely seen in the company of friends or lovers. Even her marital status remains uncertain, as does information regarding Fe`ll's whereabouts over the past years, but Syn has not been seen using a surname since shortly after the wedding and the modified Carrack once belonging to her husband has since been re-registered in her name. Despite her apparent lack of emotional attachments, she seems sufficiently capable of understanding interpersonal interactions and emotions in others to effectively deceive and manipulate when it serves her purposes.
Academy Recruit Indoctrination Test
Grand Admiral Tj
Navy Achievement Award
Lord Admiral IWAssassin
Fleet Commanding Officer Award
Lord Admiral IWAssassin
Imperial Academy Basic Graduate with Honors
Imperial Literacy Award
3 Letters of Commendation
Director Naal Soven, Rear Admiral OVERMIND 2x
Imperial Citizenship Award
Moff Correll Aintab
Duty Bars, 2 Years
Commodore Hack Skice
Imperial Service Achievement Award
Rear Admiral Savk
Navy Betterment Award
Vice Admiral Savk
Battle Efficiency Award
Vice Admiral OVERMIND
2 Unit Distinguished Service Awards
Vice Admiral OVERMIND 2x
Battle of Alderaan Participation Ribbon
Vice Admiral OVERMIND
Imperial of the Month
Year 4 Day 41
Veritas PressFirst Annual Veritas Awards (Year 14)
Syn was nominated for three of the six categories by the galaxy at large, and, following a public voting period, won in all three categories:
- Person of the Year: The individual who most affected the events of the year, for better or for worse
- Heist of the Year: Syn's capture and ransom of Executor Seele
- News Headline of the Year: Syn's capture and ransom of Executor Seele
In the News
A public figure in galactic affairs for much of her history, Syn has been featured in numerous news reports and publications over the years. An archived selection of many of these releases is available here in reverse chronological order where possible. Specific dates for Year 5 releases are unknown.
- Year 15
- Trade and Crime
- The Safeword is Shawl
- Alma Pirata
- Who Has 17,000 Crates of Bacta Refills? Not Alpha Medical Corps!
- First Annual Veritas Awards
- Year 14
- Trilon Inc. Press Release
- NEW IMPERIAL ORDER HAS FAILED, SAYS LEADING ARMY OFFICIAL
- The Executor and the Pirate
- Three Girls, One Death
- Up From the Ashes of Despair
- Contra Felicem Vix Deus Vires Habet
- Arcana Imperil
- Empathy from the New Republic
- If you think this has a happy ending, you haven't been paying attention.
- Shocking News!
- Dastardly Villian Captured by Even More Dastardly Pirates
- Year 12
- Year 10
- Is The Galactic Civil War A Fraud?
- Dac Kain, The Damned, New Imperial Order Implicated in Illegal Kidnapping Attempt
- Year 8
- Left Wing Thinkers Dismiss Eidola Rhetoric
- HOW **YOU** CAN GET RICH: Autonomous Collective Anarcho-Syndicalist Communes!
- Year 7
- Year 6
- Starsign Reveals Plans to Donate Earnings
- Eidola Clarifies Bounty Rules After Imperial Killing Spree
- The Occasionally Show with Tembre Fe`ll Episode 2
- Failed Hack Notification
- Year 5
- The Occasionally Show with Tembre Fe`ll
- In Response To Recent Events...A Shakeup
- Sun News Systems: TPA Leadership Changes
- Jury Selected
- Sun News Systems: Jury selection in the Rosom case.
- The Free Alternative
- Egoism Engulfs Renyl Kilgarth
- Hollow Fist
- Year 4
- Asleep at the Wheel
- Galactic Realty #9:Galactic Realty Denounces Galactic Reality
- Galactic Realty #8:Obra-Skai Has New Owner
- Galactic Realty #7:Galactic Realty Unveils Planetary Ownership Database
- Galactic Realty #6:Coruscant Market
- Galactic Realty #5:Aristocracy Restored, Democracy Reaffirmed
- Galactic Realty #4:Polluted Airwaves
- Galactic Realty #3:More From Galactic Realty
- Galactic Realty #2:Massive Hoax - Planets secure
- Galactic Realty #1: In Other News
- In Other News...
- Year 3