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Tomas o`Cuinn
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Biographical Information
Race Cyborg
Homeworld Charubah
Residence Woldona system
Spouse Unknown
Children Unknown
Born Year 55 (BCGT)
Languages Fluent: Galactic Basic, Hapan, Mando'a
Limited: Binary, Huttese
Religion Manda
Quote "When you can't make them see the light,
make them feel the heat."
Physical Description
Gender Male
Age 74 (chronologically)
43 (physically)
Height 1.85 meters
Weight 200lbs (90kg)
Eye Color Blue/Green
Hair Color Brown/Grey
Political Information
Political Standing Neutral
Former Galactic Alliance
Former Imperial Union
Affiliation Dael'mor
Amitus Corporation
Citizenship Trade Federation (level 1)
Titles Huangdi of Homon
Warden of Woldona
Current Positions Chief Financial Officer, Amitus Corporation
Governor, Homon system
Governor, Woldona system
Chief Executive Officer, o`Cuinn Enterprises
Patriarch, o`Cuinn Family
Past Positions Deputy Secretary-General, Galactic Alliance
Theater Commander, The Resistance
Governor-General, Gree system
First Grandmaster, Gree Enclave
Chief Executive Officer, Gree Trade Authority
Advisor/Director, CorEx
Governor, RZ7-6113-23 system
Governor, Antmuel system
Governor, Tilnes
Governor, Rennokk
Marshal, GenoHaradan
Director of Indoctrination, Black Sun
Chief Operations Officer, Hyrotii Corporation
Intelligence Officer, Black Watch
Training Sergeant, Cuy'val Dar
Prior Affiliation The Resistance
Gree Enclave
Gree Trade Authority
LodeCorp Mining
Gree Mining Authority
GenoHaradan
Black Sun
Hyrotii Corporation
Awards Black Sun: Numerous rewards for loyalty and dedication
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New Republic: AwardsNewRepublic.png
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"This is my face."
— Tomas o`Cuinn to an unknown individual, regarding his helmet


Tomas o`Cuinn (pronounced /toʊˈmɑːs oʊˈkwɪn/) is a well-known businessman and industrial specialist with extensive galactic interests, strongly focusing on starship trafficking and planetary development. He currently serves as Chief Financial Officer of the Amitus Corporation, Governor of the Homon and Woldona star systems, Chief Executive Officer of o`Cuinn Enterprises, and Patriarch of the o`Cuinn Family. On a personal level, Tomas is also a veteran sabacc player, having both won and lost fortunes while playing the high-stakes game. He originally gained widespread recognition for his highly-advertised trading career along with galactic notoriety for his public position with the Black Sun crime syndicate before being forcefully retired from the organization at the end of Year 14 (CGT). Tomas is best known for his leadership and ownership of the Gree Trade Authority, a trade conglomerate that was based in the Gree system, between Year 15 and Year 18 (CGT). After the dissolution of the Gree Trade Authority, he served eight months as a Theater Commander in the Resistance along with two months as the Deputy Secretary-General of the Galactic Alliance, concurrently, before resigning both positions.


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Biography

The Mandalorian Training Sergeant

"You're the best in your field—the best soldiers, tacticians, sappers, communicators, survival experts. I picked you personally because I want you to train the best commandos in the galaxy. You'll have everything you need, whatever you want, except one thing—home. This is a top-secret project. You'll not tell anyone where you're going and you'll not leave Kamino, ever. As far as your friends and family are concerned, you're already dead."
Cuy'val Dar leader, recruiting his men
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Tomas, left, training the clone troopers on Kamino
circa Year 30 (BCGT)

Per the earliest relevant records, Tomas o`Cuinn, 20 years old, served as the youngest of seventy-five Mandalorian members of the Cuy'val Dar - Mando'a for "Those Who No Longer Exist" - which was formed to train the clone commandos for the Galactic Republic on the watery world of Kamino in Year 35 (BCGT). For close to ten years, Tomas and the other members of the Cuy'val Dar served as training sergeants for the elite clone commandos of the Grand Army. These battle-proven sergeants taught the ten thousand commandos in a variety of ways, including teamwork, infiltration methods, demolition techniques, assassination and much more. Along with imparting their combat prowess and tactical skills, the Mandalorian trainers also included their cultural customs and way of life, believing it important that the clones know of their heritage - especially since their genetic template was a prominent Mandalorian - despite objections from the Kaminoans. When the Confederacy of Independent Systems launched attacks against the Galactic Republic in the Sumitra and Centrality sectors in Year 25 (BCGT), the previously secret clone troopers were revealed and organized into the Grand Army of the Republic; this newly organized army was immediately deployed in response to the attacks. Thus begins the Clone Wars. With their contract ended, many of the Cuy'val Dar departed Kamino and returned to their former lives, though a few remained to train future generations of clones; Tomas was among those who left.


Despite having fulfilled the decade-long training mission, Tomas was far too duty-oriented to take any sort of vacation and, as such, soon accepted a contract on an obscure Outer Rim world; the job consisted of a physical security consultation for the relatively unimportant planet's government. A hideout had been recently established in the natural caves of the planet's mountains and had already proved to be a threat as the enforcers of the newly-arrived criminal organization, known as -REDACTED-, began raiding the lightly-defended towns. The planet's militia was poorly trained and equipped - a far cry from the force required to ensure security and drive the unwanted raiders off of the planet. When the criminal enforcers began to invade and seize control of entire towns, the government sought aid from the Galactic Republic, but, as a non-member, their pleas were all but ignored - largely due to the start of the Clone Wars. When the government, with nowhere else to turn, began offering contracts to mercenaries for their assistance, Tomas o`Cuinn answered the call.


Realizing that a simple consultation was far from sufficient, Tomas renegotiated the contract and set to training the militiamen in combat techniques that would prove effective when harassing a larger and better-equipped force. Over the course of almost a year, the militia learned to operate as small squads capable of rapid movement, using the terrain and darkness of night to engage in unconventional warfare against the overconfident force of organized raiders who, through their shared combat experience and uniquely strict leadership hierarchy, acted almost the same as a conventional army. To demonstrate that their hostile actions would no longer be tolerated and that the militia was capable of hurting them, Tomas instructed them in irregular and psychological warfare such as guerrilla tactics and booby traps. Taught to gather intelligence prior to any operation, the militiamen would strike rapidly at the enemy forces and disappear just as quickly, injuring or killing and sowing confusion among the criminal ranks. Coupling this with strategically-placed booby traps proved effective in decreasing morale and introducing fear into the gang's soldiers, limiting their combat capacity and ending their aggressive advances against the planet's towns.

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Cuinn engaged in jungle reconnaissance
circa Year 22 (BCGT)

As Year 23 (BCGT) rolled around, the criminal force's advance had been effectively stopped, and Tomas switched strategy and worked to turn the militia - now swelling with experience and confidence earned from success - into a highly disciplined and effective military force. Just as the new training regime was beginning, however, -REDACTED- quietly brought in its heavy hitters along with reinforcements to deal with the planet's unexpected resistance to subjugation. A surprise orbital bombardment on the militia's "hidden" training base caught the unsuspecting Tomas off guard, bringing the entire compound down around him and his trainees. Tomas, mortally-wounded from the structure collapsing on him, was recovered by -REDACTED- enforcers. With the knowledge that he had been the source of their troubles on the planet, local -REDACTED- leadership made the decision to keep Tomas alive - only long enough to suffer for his insolence. To this end, his shattered arms were amputated and replaced with basic cybernetic limbs, though they were useless for all but the most basic of tasks. A Lornan implant was installed into his brain to regulate his body's electrical current since it was now incapable of doing such naturally. A cheap ear implant was installed to recover his diminished hearing - they figured he should have to suffer his own screams. His lungs, damaged beyond repair by the chemical asphyxiation and smoke inhalation caused by the bombardment, were removed and replaced with a cybernetic pair. His damaged eyes and other injuries, however, weren't deemed as life-threatening.

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Aftermath of the orbital bombardment

After the string of surgeries and a brief stint in a bacta tank, Tomas was deemed fit to undergo an extensive program of systematic torture, attacking a specific area of the body at a time over the course of several months - always fixed up overnight in a bacta tank for the fresh treatment of pain the following day. This regulated torture lasted for two years, until -REDACTED- leadership decided the expense was no longer worth the continued punishment and opted to turn Cuinn into a trophy, displayed publicly to serve as a visible reminder of what happened to those who crossed them. The most effective process turned out to be carbon-freezing, with the design-intended tibanna gas being replaced with a Mandalorian named Tomas. He would hang on display for three decades, in the carbon-induced state of suspended animation, until the normal turnover of leadership resulted in his transgressions being forgotten and the outdated carbonite figure being removed and discarded. Due to his already-diminished physical condition, such as his almost non-existent eyesight, the standard effects of long-term suspended animation were barely noticeable, though what damage did occur was minimized by his cybernetic "enhancements" and eventually healed with an impressive amount of bacta when he was finally thawed from his carbonite imprisonment.

Family. Honour. Profit.

"It is a vast criminal syndicate…its influence felt on every planet from the Core Worlds to the Outer Rim. Black Sun has existed for hundreds of years, and embedded itself in the very fiber of the galaxy. The resources at its disposal are almost limitless. The soldiers under its command number in the tens of thousands. The ignorant even call it the most powerful force in the known universe."

While it is not public knowledge what happened after his carbonite frame was discarded, Cuinn eventually emerged as an officer for the Black Sun crime syndicate. While his history with the syndicate was shrouded in secrecy, many of the details have been released since his expulsion from the organization in Year 14 (CGT). Originally recruited as a small-time enforcer, Tomas quickly worked his way up the ranks by producing results through sheer dedication and a hands-on work style. Most of his earned salary went towards improving his cybernetics, gradually returning the range of physical capabilities he'd enjoyed decades before. Of his career in Black Sun, what is known is that he is a veteran of both the Woldona VII and Malicar II development projects, constructing homes and jobs for more than 155 billion civilians and creating over 1.05 billion credits in additional monthly revenue for the syndicate. He also fought against the United Rebel Front during the Battle of Axxila, securing complete control of the Ciutric Sector. He also served as the Chief Operating Officer of the (now defunct) Hyrotii Corporation for some time, providing assistance to his good friend Rexan Vyrim during a period of increased raw material requirements. Cuinn personally re-wrote the Black Sun Code of Conduct, expanding its coverage and refining the format for an increased understanding, along with designing the entire training program that turned inexperienced recruits into knowledgeable and efficient members. He served as middle ground between the Family Council and junior members, handling various personnel issues and relaying council orders throughout the chain of command. Near the end of his career with the syndicate, Cuinn was the highest ranking officer and headed up the ("Indoctrination") Recruitment and Training division, while also working as an intelligence officer and senior member of Black Watch.

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While serving as a Black Sun enforcer, Cuinn was rumored to regularly consume glitteryll

Shortly after the Black Sun takeover of Xanxus Drol’s company, The Guild Bank, in early-to-mid Year 14 (CGT), Cuinn publicly sold off hundreds of the seized assets for vastly reduced prices compared to the market standard at the time. Cuinn's sales, even at reduced pricing, resulted in a net profit of almost 2 billion galactic credits for Black Sun. He was rewarded with a portion of the profits and an extra promotion for his role in the affair along with quickly accomplishing the massive amount of additional work without issue. The overwhelming number of sales and unusually low pricing also helped to build his public presence in the trading community.


His proven loyalty and dedicated work ethic were rewarded numerous times by both Dark Prince Banquo Knox and Dark Princess Cait Catra. Despite a career demanding nothing short of respect, one of Alexander von Ismay’s initial moves as the Dark Prince usurper was to force Cuinn out of the syndicate on the 354th day of Year 14 (CGT). Alexander followed this by blacklisting and declaring Cuinn an enemy of Black Sun on the first day of Year 15 (CGT).


GenoHaradan

"Few among the galaxy have ever heard of the GenoHaradan. They never see us, never know we are there. They do not even know we exist."

Soon after his expulsion from the syndicate by the usurper, Cuinn partnered with the GenoHaradan paramilitary organization, along with contracting the Mandalorian clan Dael'mor, to seize control of the Gree system from Black Sun. Due to the internal confusion due to Alexander seizing the throne, the syndicate's soldiers in Gree were unaware that Tomas o`Cuinn, Cait Catra, Niobe Asha, and Nyarlathotep Alaks were no longer members of Black Sun, resulting in the rapid detainment and deportation of all syndicate forces from the system. With the non-violent removal of enemy troops, the defensive emplacements, and military equipment invested in by Black Sun were easily re-purposed for use by GenoHaradan. When the expected counterattack failed to occur, control of the system was turned over to the newly-established system government, the Gree Trade Authority. It turned out that the leadership of both the Blades of the Prince and Black Watch was gutted by a paranoid Alexander attempting to consolidate control.


In exchange for their assistance and continued support, the local government agreed to allow GenoHaradan and Dael'mor to operate freely out of the Gree System. Syndicate leader Alexander von Ismay posted a news article informing the galaxy that the system was a gift to the leadership who had handed him his throne.[1] Later on, Alexander would contradict himself and state that the gifts had actually been stolen, declaring a select number of GenoHaradan and Dael'mor members as enemies of Black Sun.[2]


Gree Trade Authority

"I know you're familiar with the ancient Rakata Infinite Empire. The Gree predate them by eons."

Even with Black Sun incapable of mounting a campaign to retake the system, Cuinn accepted a position with the local Gree Enclave government as a security consultant to ensure that the syndicate would never be able to overcome the system's defensive capabilities. He immediately set himself to designing and overseeing construction on a series of shield networks and anti-orbital weapon platforms on each of the Gree planets whilst simultaneously ordering the fabrication of new defensive and early warning space stations along the system's outer perimeter. His efforts eventually led to the founding of the Gree Trade Authority, a multi-billion credit trade and security company that focused on furthering the system's development. He switched his focus toward rebuilding the infrastructure that was suppressed during Black Sun's lengthy occupation. Using his knowledge from the Woldona VII and Malicar II development projects, he tasked the Authority with developing Gree IV, promoting increased immigration, tourism, and intersystem commerce.[3].


Gree formed numerous naval fleets to defend the system and ensure the safety of all citizens and visitors; chief among these was the impressive Dael'mor fleet to help deter future counterattacks, formed around the former Black Sun Imperial-class and Victory-class Star Destroyers captured during the liberation of the Gree system. Supporting these fleets is a multi-tiered ring of defensive space stations of varying designs, including the Ataturk-class and Golan models I & II, placed in strategic locations throughout Gree. Placed along the outer edges of the system, a ring of XQ1-series platforms serve as customs checkpoints, an advanced warning system, and the initial line of defense against pirates or other would-be invaders. Each of these platforms is supported by a Corona-class frigate and shelters two starfighter squadrons - one comprised of Y-wings and the other of R-41 starchasers - for defense. An Imperial fleet arrived unexpectedly in the Gree system in mid-Year 16 (CGT), prompting the Gree Trade Authority to lock down planetary accesses and deploy its fleets in a defensive perimeter around the planets. The Galactic Empire had dispatched two Imperial I-class Star Destroyers, three Victory I-class Star Destroyers, and one Carrack/S-class light cruiser to the Gree system at the behest and begging of Black Sun's Dark Prince, Alexander von Ismay, due to his inability to muster their own Star Destroyers for such a show of force. While the Imperial fleet was certainly impressive, the Golan stations and Gree's naval fleets would have been more than enough of a match to defend the system. However, the Empire's ships maintained a safe distance from Gree's perimeter and simply flew reconnaissance sorties with a handful of TIE scouts whilst an Imperial Director sent casual threats to Tomas regarding Dael'mor's seized Star Destroyers. Eventually, the Imperial fleet departed, but this event spurred the Gree Trade Authority to open formal diplomatic relations with the New Republic and Galactic Alliance. Tomas knew that the Imperials would return in the future, and in greater number.


After former Underlord Alexander von Ismay was kicked out of Black Sun for petty theft and attempted blackmail, Tomas reached out to the new Dark Prince, Jeor Knight, and the Family Council in an effort to quell the hostilities created by Ismay years before. Negotiations between Gree and Black Sun resulted in improved relations between the groups, as Tomas personally saw to the release of approximately one billion credits worth of Black Sun-owned vehicles that had been confiscated by Gree. Dozens of crates containing various equipment owned by the syndicate were also released to a Black Sun pilot. Forty-two highly-trained operatives in the employ of Vigo and former Dark Prince Banquo Knox, and their rare and expensive equipment, were released from custody after years of imprisonment. Gree also publicly supported Black Sun in the Galactic News System[4] when the ViskCor News Network posted propaganda against the syndicate[5].


Early in Year 18 (CGT), Tomas leveraged a Gree employment opportunity to lure the notorious Varro Belle to Gree. Belle was the inside man in a Tresario Star Kingdom operation that allowed the capture of over a dozen Krath Dynasty officers, the impounding of a reported two thousand and five hundred restricted starfighters, and the seizure of between twelve and thirty thousand crates of various equipment. Belle personally detained Lazarus Kell, the current Emperor of Krath, during the operation's climax, and stole Kell's prized lightsaber. The Krath Dynasty reported their losses two days later, on 17.262[6], and subsequently offered a five hundred million credit reward for his capture. Due to the Galactic Alliance and Krath Dynasty desperately wanting to see Varro Belle in cuffs, Tomas offered the criminal employment in the Gree star system, working construction for the Gree Trade Authority. Since Belle was a highly wanted criminal, he was desperate in seeking neutral employment in the mostly lawless Outer Rim Territories - but, as he soon learned, Gree does not conform to the loose standards of law enforcement common throughout the region. After a few weeks of building trust, along with directly profiting from his labor, Tomas led a team of Gree's most experienced soldiers and detained Belle in orbit of the Gree IV gas giant. While Belle chose to fight back against his arrest, he was quickly overpowered by the cybernetic Mandalorian supported by an elite squad of Abyssin troops. A press release was provided to the galaxy on 18.53, less than twelve hours after his capture[7]. Lazarus Kell, who had secured his release from Imperial Union custody and ascended the Krath Dynasty throne as Emperor, was eager to see Belle extradited from Gree to Krath to answer for his crimes. It was Krath's Lord Imperator Talak Kasra that discussed the extradition with Gree and, upon the successful negotiation, travelled to the Gree system to retrieve the prisoner. After the ordeal was finished, Tomas was overheard as stating that Belle's labor was estimated to have increased the Gree Trade Authority's gross monthly income by an approximate ten million credits.


From when the Gree Trade Authority was founded near the midpoint of Year 15 to early Year 18 (CGT), the Gree IV gas giant was the major investment and development project that consumed the majority of Tomas's time and attention. Under Black Sun's leadership, the planet had simply served as a mining platform for tibannagas; under the Authority's management, however, the mining operations were greatly expanded with an emphasis on worker safety, mining process improvements, and employee morale. With an extensive investment campaign into the equipment and training for every mine worker, Gree was able to greatly increase the mining operation's size and, with its own investments and the increasing mine profits, extensively develop the system of interlinked platform cities across the gas giant's atmosphere. Gree IV housed barely one million citizens in Year 15 (CGT), but by Year 18 (CGT), more than ten billion individuals would call the gas giant their home - an increase of ten thousand percent. The planet's economy grew with its population and become one of the largest, healthiest, and safest centers for trade and commerce in the Outer Rim. The success and development of Gree IV also led to the Gree Trade Authority being recognized by the galaxy as the governing entity of the entire Gree sector, surpassing and replacing the Black Sun criminal syndicate.


The Resistance

"So you're with the Resistance?"
"Obviously. Yes I am. I'm with the Resistance, yeah. I am with the Resistance."
"I've never met a Resistance fighter before."
"Well this is what we look like, some of us. Others look different."

Knowing Gree's precarious stance in the heart of Black Sun's territory, Tomas had worked in secret to support and ally his conglomerate with the New Republic. By Year 18 (CGT), the Gree Trade Authority (and it's short-lived successor, the Gree Enclave) had signed a non-aggression pact with the Krath and an alliance with the New Republic, along with a technology agreement granting tier one access to the latter's technology. Despite this, Gree was acutely aware of how little a few powerful warships would matter if the Galactic Empire sent another fleet to their system. Tomas reached out to an old friend, Resistance Commander and former Deputy Director of New Republic Intelligence Cedron Tryonel, and negotiations began regarding a merger between Gree and the Resistance. The result of these talks was the effective closure of the entire Gree conglomerate, with its membership and assets being absorbed into either Dael'mor's or the Resistance's operations.


Knowing that he suddenly had to worry about the entire Imperial Union along with operate on a galactic scale instead of simply in the Gree system, Tomas opened negotiations with Dark Prince Jeor Knight and Vigo Banquo Knox of Black Sun regarding their extensive interest in re-obtaining Gree. While negotiations were unforgiving, eventually a deal was struck to exchange Tomas's holdings in the Gree system for Black Sun's control over the Homon and Sevetta sectors. The 11 billion inhabitants of Gree were once again under the control of the crime syndicate, but their return to suffering was not for nothing as the approximate 165 billion civilians in the liberated sectors were suddenly freed from Black Sun's grasp. While Tomas regretted Gree's sacrifice, he knew that the liberation of two sectors and fifteen times the number of civilians was an acceptable price to pay. On top of this, galactic analysts quickly estimated Black Sun's lost revenue in the Homon and Sevetta sectors as approximately 2.916 billion credits per year and expected the financial experts of the former Gree Trade Authority to quickly capitalize on establishing control of the businesses and income streams. Ultimately, Tomas sacrificed the four planets of Gree in exchange for eight planets - his deal had taken two sectors away from the Imperial Union and removed one of their strongholds in the galactic southeast. The Sevetta sector bordered space controlled by the New Republic, Krath, and The eXiles - Tomas's removal of Black Sun from the sector solved a major security issue for the three Galactic Alliance groups.


After joining the Resistance on the 85th day of Year 18 (CGT), Tomas spearheaded a reorganization that created several theaters of operation throughout the galaxy, each overseen by a commander who was tasked with developing and organizing their own staff and sectors. Tomas was granted the rank of Theater Commander and command of the Deep Core and Morshdine Theaters, along with the third-in-command position of the Resistance and one of their three seats on the Galactic Alliance Leadership Council. Much of Tomas's work within the Resistance has been withheld from the galactic public, though it is known that he was involved in Operation Unknown Signals, a joint task force between the New Republic, Resistance, and Invid Order in Year 18 (CGT) to respond to several distress calls originating from the Tynna sector. The task force flawlessly coordinated a sector-wide search in an effort to locate the frigates broadcasting their distress and, discovering them consecutively, rapidly dispatched dozens of hostile pirate groups at each of their locations. In the end, the joint operation was able to locate and rescue three of the four troubled EF65 Meridian-class frigates while the fourth was seized by the Exchange. Tomas was credited with just ten bandit kills, though he publicly attributed this to having only a half squadron of A-wings and having spent the majority of his time flying reconnaissance before and during the combat engagements. As a reward for their aid, the Tynnani Defense Force awarded three EF65 Meridian-class frigates to three members of the New Republic for their individual performance, and two of the three voluntarily transferred their ships to the New Republic. One frigate was retained by the New Republic while the second was awarded to the Invid Order for their efforts; the third, intended for the Resistance, was greedily kept by Lahasa Fy despite numerous offers of compensation. Tomas took issue with Lahasa's actions, who had utilized task force intelligence, New Republic starfighters, and fought alongside pilots from all three groups, yet felt no apparent need to share in his reward; Fy left the New Republic not long after.


Eventually, Tomas grew disillusioned with the state of the Galactic Alliance, even after he was appointed to the position of Deputy Secretary-General. The distrust and lack of cooperation between the alliance's member states was a substantial issue in the fight against the Imperial Union, which he had been a member of during his time in Black Sun. He began harboring resentment towards several member groups for their lack of contribution and activity within the alliance, and two of them had even spoken out strongly against him in his early appointment to the Leadership Council. Unwilling to put his energy into any sort of reform, and knowing it would likely fail due to certain inflexible leaders who predated his time in the alliance by more than a decade, Tomas ultimately decided that his future lay in another direction and resigned his posts both within the Resistance and Galactic Alliance near the end of Year 18. He had spent just less than standard year in the positions combined, but felt that he had learned all that he needed to in order to realize that the Galactic Alliance's fight against Imperial tyranny was doomed without serious change. After eight months as their third-in-command, Tomas departed the Resistance on good terms on the 325th day of Year 18 (CGT).


Supplemental Information

Description

"I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe."

Cuinn is a Hapan of standard build standing 1.79 meters in height, rather unimposing and disarming in appearance. Despite being born in Year 55 (BCGT) and being seventy-two years old, his physical body is a mere forty-one years old due to thirty-two years spent in suspended animation. Prior to skin replacement, his torso had worn a half-lifetime of scars from years spent training and fighting. Very rarely will he shed the protection of his custom-forged set of heavy battle armour and helmet, and it is usually worn beneath either a synthetic business suit or Morellian oilcoat. An Imperial-built Nightstinger sniper rifle hangs on his back, held by a sling around his torso while his custom-forged blade hangs from his belt, sheathed on the right hip. To complement the Nightstinger’s range and his sword’s melee, Cuinn carries a pair of modified ELG-3A blasters, one strapped to his left thigh and the other on the rear of his belt.

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Recklessly testing his combat prowess
against a krayt dragon

Cybernetics

"He is a Borg who died last night. You know the term, I'm sure. Half human…half mechanical droid. Yet the man half of him had a soul, or so my faith believes."

Due to his extensive cybernetic implants, he could easily be classified as more cyborg than anything else. Unusually, the majority of these cybernetics are not enhancements but replacements for the physical damage received from events in Cuinn's past. The dermis and epidermis of his chest have been permanently supplanted with synthskin due to extensive second-degree burns and blunt impact trauma. A Lornan implant, the exact model number unknown, resides on his brain stem to regulate the electrical currents in his body while basic ear augmentations have been installed to generate a standard level of hearing. A pair of automated lungs draw oxygen in place of the discarded originals. Military-grade optical implants with customized, commercial-grade software replaced his damaged-beyond-repair eyes, though their only benefit over standard vision is a slight increase in night vision. Most of Cuinn's joints have been augmented with durasteel pins for added durability, albeit at the cost of their overall ranges of motion. The only cybernetic that could fairly be classified as an enhancement would be his custom-engineered arms. The engineering standards and design specifications are not known outside of a small, trusted circle, though public reports suggest that his arm strength and muscular endurance is much greater than it naturally should be.


Trading Career

"The successful man will profit from his mistakes and try again in a different way."

Tomas o`Cuinn is one of the most well-known and successful traders in the galaxy. His trading career began with the sale of a Nu-Class Attack Shuttle, which was gifted to him, to Leah Asalah on the 331st day of Year 13 (CGT). He immediately adopted a profit-based business model and used the liquid capital from his initial sale to jump start a starship trafficking business, purchasing derelict vessels for a fraction of their value and restoring them for profitable resale. Since then, his trading business's public records indicate that he has earned more than fourteen billion credits in net profit. Cuinn’s quarterly business reports, however, suggest he has made almost twice that amount. Whatever his actual income, the number is presumably vastly inflated due to the widely fluctuating market value of starships and his assignment from Black Sun to sell off The Guild Bank's assets in Year 14 (CGT). As of the 207th day of Year 18 (CGT), Tomas has personally moved more than forty-three billion credits through the Centrepoint Marketplace in over eight hundred individual business transactions. According to public knowledge, his largest and most profitable transaction was his sale of controlling stake in the Gree system in exchange for ownership of the Woldona and Homon star systems, though no public records of trade have been discovered for this transaction.

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A galactic businessman with expensive tastes

Armor & Armament

"My armor insures my victory in hand-to-hand combat."

Though heavily outfitted, Cuinn believes in the value of allies and, as such, has cultivated a highly cohesive unit of veteran Abyssin soldiers, twelve-strong, that work closely with him on various missions. His personal Droideka, nicknamed Ver'gebuir, is his constant companion and bodyguard regardless of location. Due to his age, Tomas' physical dexterity and speed have declined and, as a result, has come to rely on his allies, heavy armour, and cunning to make up the difference.

  • Clone Wars gear
    • Duraplast medium armour, forged in a Mandalorian-style - black armour with bronze trim (wrist plates, shin plates, T-visor); red cape and red kama; bronze mythosaur painted on the chest plates.
    • DE-10 blaster pistol
    • ELG-3A blaster pistol
    • Mullinine knife
  • Modern gear
    • Durasteel (9095-T8511 grade) heavy armour - dark green armour with white trim, Dael'mor crest on right breastplate
    • Custom-forged durasteel (9093-T7511 grade) sword infused with phrik and based on Echani design
    • Nightstinger sniper rifle (Imperial-issue)
    • Dual ELG-3A blaster pistols, modified with shorter barrel lengths
    • Custom-built cybernetic arms (major strength increase & armored hull) covered with synthskin
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Tomas' armour in Year 17 (CGT)


A Matter of Race (Metamorphosis Plague)

"Well let's have a look at you. Hmm. Biped. More or less symmetrical. Far less hair than the last one. Opposable digits. Mostly water hey?"

It is unknown whether Cuinn was personally affected when the Metamorphosis Plague raged across the galaxy in Year 14 (CGT). However, numerous reports from routine security scans have since surfaced with varying results in regards to his DNA. These conflicting scans, all between Year 14 and Year 17 (CGT), have classified him as Amani, Anx, Anzati, Chagrian, Diathim, Gotal, Kaleesh, Mirialan, and Whiphid. While his physical appearance is obviously that of a Human male, Cuinn has said simply that he was injected with an experimental DNA scrambler while working as an operative for Black Watch, the purpose of which was to mask his identity from enemy detection and prevent collection and/or manipulation of his DNA. While this claim isn't likely to be proven anytime soon, there are a number of rumors in circulation about Cuinn's actual race, the most interesting of which suggests that he is actually Clawdite. He has dismissed these rumors as silliness, publicly maintaining that he is simply a true-born Human of Hapan ancestry. At any point, some passive scan data has suggested that Tomas is actually more cybernetic than flesh, prompting further theories that he no longer fits into the confines of any one race - unless that race is cyborg.


Past & Present Associates

"The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for."
  • Allendi Solvan served with Tomas in Black Sun and was the commanding officer of the Blades of the Forgotten Prince. When Tomas was ambushed by a krayt dragon, Allendi brought the full force of the Blades to support him - an act that Tomas has never forgotten.
  • Arika Cavoh is known as one of Tomas' closest confidants and was his chosen successor as CEO of the Gree Trade Authority in Year 16 (CGT). She served as his right hand until personal business called her away.
  • Cait Catra is likely the closest person to Tomas and the aliit'buir of Dael'mor. He served under her in Black Sun and, after his expulsion, eventually followed her to Gree. Together, they formed the Gree Trade Authority and built a home and safe haven in an otherwise-hostile section of the Outer Rim Territories.
  • Jevon Lambright is one of Tomas' clan members and trusted allies, with a relationship spanning back to their days in Black Sun.
  • Kai Oryk is the Mand'alor that Tomas supports and the leader of Mando'ade, who temporarily merged with Gree in Year 16 (CGT). Gree and Mando'ade carried out a joint operation in Year 17 (CGT) while scouring the Chopani sector for forgotten worlds, where they successfully rediscovered and secured the Antmuel star system.
  • Niobe Asha acted as a den mother to the Gree family and is a close friend of Tomas', with a relationship spanning back to their days in Black Sun where he served under her.
  • Nyarlathotep Alaks was a close friend and ally to Tomas during their days in Black Sun and GenoHaradan. Alaks was his strongest supporter in Black Sun and one of the reasons Alexander von Ismay could not cast Tomas out until he took the throne.
  • Rexan Vyrim was a close friend and rumored lover during Tomas' career in Black Sun, but he cut all ties when Alexander von Ismay kicked Tomas out of the syndicate.
  • Samantha Umbra was a close friend and rumored lover during Tomas' career in Black Sun. The two drifted apart after his expulsion, as Tomas founded the Gree Trade Authority while Samantha joined the Galactic Empire.
  • Tatyana Haines was a friend and rumored lover during Tomas' career in Black Sun. During Alexander's paranoid hunt for spies, she was accused of being a traitor and hunted by Black Sun, though Tomas managed to extract her from a hidden research station complex before she could be captured. Unfortunately, it was all for naught as Tatyana died soon after.
  • Victor o`Cuinn is the son of Tomas' brother Kelton and was a senior member of Gree's leadership. His dedication and hard work earned him the trust and respect of Tomas, something not given lightly.


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Tomas during a speech on planetary economics

References

  1. The Sun Will Always Burn (Posted by Alexander von Ismay on Year 14 Day 351)
  2. Black Sun Trade Ban List
  3. Creating Jobs, Building Lives: Gree Trade Authority Sets Economic Records (Posted by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 16 Day 226)
  4. Black Sun - A Modern History Lesson (Posted by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 17 Day 167)
  5. Black Sun's Future in Imperial Union Uncertain (Hacked by Rayus Kestyn on Year 17 Day 166)
  6. Traitors strike from within the Krath (Posted by Ellias Aubec on Year 17 Day 262)
  7. Gree Press Release: Belles Are Ringing (Hacked by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 18 Day 53)


Positions

Current Positions

Chief Financial Officer (Amitus Corporation)
Preceded By:
Position created
Tomas o`Cuinn
19.003 (CGT) — Present
Succeeded By:
Incumbent
Governor (Homon system)
Preceded By:
Unknown
Tomas o`Cuinn
18.110 (CGT) — Present
Succeeded By:
Incumbent
Governor (Woldona system)
Preceded By:
Unknown
Tomas o`Cuinn
18.110 (CGT) — Present
Succeeded By:
Incumbent


Former Positions

Deputy Secretary-General (Galactic Alliance)
Preceded By:
Va`li Owa
Tomas o`Cuinn
18.25418.325 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Unknown
Theater Commander (The Resistance)
Preceded By:
Non-Unique Position
Tomas o`Cuinn
18.08518.325 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Non-Unique Position
Governor-General (Gree system)
Preceded By:
Position Created
Tomas o`Cuinn
15.20318.110 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Unknown
First Grandmaster (Gree Enclave)
Preceded By:
Position Created
Tomas o`Cuinn
18.07518.085 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Position Abolished
Chief Executive Officer (Gree Trade Authority)
Preceded By:
Position Created
Tomas o`Cuinn
15.26718.075 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Position Abolished
Advisor/Director (CorEx)
Preceded By:
Non-Unique Position
Tomas o`Cuinn
17.30818.071 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Non-Unique Position
Governor (RZ7-6113-23 system)
Preceded By:
Position Created
Tomas o`Cuinn
17.07417.244 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Unknown
Governor (Antmuel system)
Preceded By:
Position Created
Tomas o`Cuinn
17.07417.244 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Unknown
Senior Intelligence Officer (Black Watch)
Preceded By:
Non-Unique Position
Tomas o`Cuinn
13.32414.354 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Non-Unique Position
Director of Indoctrination (Black Sun)
Preceded By:
Corwyn Zythor
Tomas o`Cuinn
13.32414.354 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Position Temporarily Abolished
Chief Operations Officer (Hyrotii Corporation)
Preceded By:
Unknown
Tomas o`Cuinn
Y13Y14 (CGT)
Succeeded By:
Unknown
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