|Born||Year 55 (BCGT)|
|Languages||Fluent: Ewokese, Galactic Basic, Hapan, Mando'a|
Limited: Binary, Huttese
|Quote||"When you can't make them see the light,|
make them feel the heat."
LodeCorp Mining, Year 21-22
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 is one of three Marshals of the Blue Star Dominion, Waadas'alor of Clan Dael'mor, Governor of the Sevetta sector, and Patriarch of Clan o`Cuinn. Tomas is best known for founding and running his own organizations, primarily the Gree Trade Authority, Sevetta Conglomerate and Blue Star Dominion, at different times between Year 15 and Year 22 (CGT). 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 dismissed from the organization at the end of Year 14 (CGT). He has also served as a Theater Commander and third-in-command of the Resistance and as Deputy Secretary-General of the Galactic Alliance.
- 1 Biography
- 2 Supplemental Information
- 3 Service Record
- 4 References
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
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.
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.
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 one hundred and fifty-five billion civilians and creating over one 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 the 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.
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 two 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).
The Opportunity of Gree
- "I know you're familiar with the ancient Rakata Infinite Empire. The Gree predate them by eons."
Tomas settled in the Gree system, accepting a position with the local Gree Enclave government as a security consultant to update the system's defenses from years of neglect. He immediately set himself to designing and overseeing construction on a series of shield networks and anti-orbital weapon platforms on each of the system's 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 construction infrastructure on Gree IV, promoting increased immigration, tourism, and intersystem commerce..
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 attacks, formed around the former Black Sun Imperial-class and Victory-class Star Destroyers. Supporting these fleets was 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 served as customs checkpoints, an advanced warning system, and the initial line of defense against pirates or other would-be invaders. Each of the platforms was supported by a Corona-class frigate and sheltered 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 when the ViskCor News Network posted propaganda against the syndicate.
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 twenty-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 (CGT), 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 (CGT), less than twelve hours after his capture. 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, traveled 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 tibanna gas; 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.
Command in 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 operating 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 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 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 worlds - his deal cost only a single system and had taken two sectors away from the Imperial Union, removing 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 sector. 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 a 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).
Focusing on the Clan
- "I came to tell you that your people can expect to be busy in the next few months. A war is coming."
- "You must be new in this galaxy. There's always a war going on somewhere, always has been, always will be. It's why Mandalorians have never gone out of business."
After his departure from the Galactic Alliance, Tomas felt content that he could focus solely on himself and his Mandalorian clan, Dael'mor, including the clan's holdings in the Homon and Sevetta sector. Chief among the required work was the removal of an alarming number of empty skyscrapers and barracks in Homon, abandoned when Black Sun had pulled out of the system, which Tomas contracted to Dhar`ghul Khrog's Kerdos Company for two hundred and thirty million credits. After his project was completed, however, Dhar`ghul disappeared from the galaxy under mysterious circumstances and the Kerdos Company suddenly under new management. No evidence has tied Tomas to the disappearance of the ex-Morgukai, though plenty of rumors circulated in the following months. To further develop both of the sectors, Kez Aak's Endless Endeavors was contracted in a job estimated to be worth over five hundred million credits. Tomas also bankrolled the Amitus Corporation and acted as their Chief Financial Officer, but departed their organization after only three weeks due to unpublicized reasons.
On the 37th day of Year 19 (CGT), Tomas visited his closest ally aboard the Secutor, Dael'mor's Imperial I-class Star Destroyer and flagship, where he was presented with a gift: a lightsaber with a green blade. Having sought to purchase a lightsaber throughout the galaxy for several years, even negotiating to pay up to five hundred million credits at one point in time, he was ecstatic with the gift given to him by Cait Catra. The lightsaber formerly belonged to Mladen Phantom, a Dark Jedi that Catra had defeated several years prior, and kept as a trophy until it was gifted to Tomas. Although he was not afflicted with the force, Tomas was already an avid swordsman and quickly adapted his melee combat skills to accommodate the lightsaber's unique requirements, such as all of the weight being in the hilt. He began training in Form V with a Djem So specialty, focusing on lightsaber dueling despite the obvious disadvantage he'd have against a force user. Djem So also played into the strength of his cybernetic arms, since the form relies on brute force to overpower an opponent's defense. Despite the avid attempts to train with his lightsaber, Tomas' lack of force sensitivity prevented him from achieving anything more than a basic level of dueling skill likely equivalent to that of a Padawan. Later in the year, Tomas struck a deal with his closest allies that net him a new flagship - the clan's Imperial I-class Star Destroyer - in exchange for his controlling interests in the Homon and Sevetta sector, minus the ecumenopolis Woldona VII.
It was revealed near the beginning of Year 19 (CGT) that Tomas had managed to produce more than eight hundred of Black Sun's proprietary Viper-class starfighters over a ten-month period through their negligence over access to the engineering specifications. The syndicate had failed to remove the blueprints from the shipyards in the Woldona system, though an unavoidable backdoor into the shared database system of the shipyards allowed the syndicate to remotely corrupt the engineering data after they realized their mistake. It proved far too late, however, as their error had allowed Tomas to produce more than four billion credits worth of Vipers, valued on the market at five million credits each at the time of production. The market price for a single Viper-class starfighter dropped by fifty percent to two and a half million credits by the midpoint of Year 19 (CGT), however, after a large secondary supply flooded the market and Black Sun itself began to sell the fighters, likely in an attempt to both cash in on the demand due to their financial troubles and to create the appearance that the further release of their proprietary technology had barely affected the syndicate.
After the War for the Hosnian System began on the 195th day of Year 19 (CGT), Tomas quickly dropped his tasks in the Woldona system and set course for Hosnian in his A-wing interceptor. Despite the cramped, two-day trip, he arrived on the 198th day and immediately set to claiming land rights for future sale, securing legal ownership of five grids on Hosnian Prime at the cost of eighteen million and six hundred thousand credits. He quickly sold the land rights to the New Republic for one hundred and seventy-five million credits, netting him a quick and tidy profit of just over one hundred and fifty-six million credits, immediately ensuring that the trip would be profitable. Afterward, the tremendous number of individuals and organizations flooding into the system in their own attempts to profit seemed to affect Tomas in a strange way. It was almost as if he could sense the growing number of people with hostile intent and it overwhelmed his senses, refusing to allow him any time to think or concentrate. He lost control of himself over the next several days but eventually snapped out of it, only to realize that he had hunted down and slaughtered more than three hundred sentients across three of the system's planets, cutting them down with his lightsaber as they had attempted to build basic infrastructure for their respective employers - the Galactic Empire, Mecrosa, and Veilhal Nomads. Torn with grief and regret over his actions, he departed the Hosnian system and returned to Woldona, immediately seeking out a trusted physician to provide a throughout examination and explanation for his loss of control. Even after a substantial number of tests, the doctor simply concluded that one of his cybernetic implants had likely malfunctioned and triggered a psychotic episode.
Near the end of Year 19 (CGT), it somehow slipped into public knowledge that Tomas owned a hidden space station attached to an asteroid deep within the Maw, an unstable and dangerous cluster of black holes located in the Kessel sector. Rumors surrounding the asteroid hideout suggest that it serves as a high-security prison for dangerous individuals from throughout the galaxy, sent and paid for by governments unable or unwilling to contain or execute the deadly parties. Paid handsomely for housing the risky prisoners, Tomas had ironically named the station Shelter and entrusted an unknown business associate with managing the prison for him.
Near the end of Year 19 (CGT), the remnants of the Gree Trade Authority banded together to re-emerge as the Sevetta Conglomerate, a collection of companies operating out of the Homon and Sevetta sectors. Mirroring the former organization of Gree, Tomas was appointed as the President and Chief Executive Officer of the conglomerate while each company's leaders became vice presidents and department heads in the overarching organization. DefenStar Ltd. was established as the flagship company for the conglomerate on 19.323, Golan Arms opened on 19.343, LodeCorp Mining re-opened on 20.002, and Golan Construction was acquired and the Zaltin Corporation incorporated both on 20.160 (CGT)
When much of Helen Hawk's holdings were publicly auctioned off in Year 20 (CGT) following her apprehension by the New Republic, Tomas leveraged the Sevetta Conglomerate's substantial financial power to scoop up an Alpha-3 Nimbus-class V-wing Starfighter, an MC-60 Star Cruiser, an MC-80a Star Cruiser, an MC-80b Star Cruiser, and a Sabaoth Destroyer for an undisclosed number of credits. The V-wing was sold to Sirius Cyan for five hundred million credits, while the MC-60 was traded to Robby Rae for a Sabaoth Destroyer and a squadron of B-wings; the destroyer was subsequently resold to Jimmy Roggeman for one and a half billion credits while the B-wings were individually sold to Drax Whittler, Lazarus Grimm, Diabolus`ut Persolvo, and Lorenzas Atticus for a combined two and three quarter billion credits. The MC-80a was sold to Lilith Delcroix for five billion credits while the MC-80b was sold to Esu Kyouto for eight billion credits. The final Sabaoth Destroyer, however, was purchased primarily for the almost six billion credits worth of droids stored aboard which Tomas intended to sell at the next Jawa Swap Meet in Year 20 (CGT). Even with reduced sales pricing of droids due to the increase of supply outweighing market demand, Tomas earned the Sevetta Conglomerate four and a half billion credits of pure net profit from the business venture.
Although the Sevetta Conglomerate's monthly cash flow and net profits year-to-date were both in the billions of credits, Tomas grew disillusioned with running the conglomerate - just as he had with the Gree Trade Authority in Year 18 (CGT). When he was approached by Mand'alor Kai Oryk about the formation of a new Mandalorian government near the mid-point of Year 20 (CGT), Tomas realized that his desire to return to the roots of his culture far outweighed the continued business success he had been pursuing for the past decade. He quietly set to disbanding the Sevetta Conglomerate and bringing Clan Dael'mor, now under the leadership of his nephew Victor o`Cuinn, under the banner of Mando'ade. DefenStar Ltd., Golan Construction, and LodeCorp Mining were closed, while the Zaltin Corporation became a nationalized faction of Mando'ade; Clan Dael'mor assumed ownership and operation of Golan Arms. The Sevetta Conglomerate effectively shut its doors on 20.206 (CGT) and Clan Dael'mor joined up Mando'ade, with Tomas being granted the rank of Ko'verd and a position on the leadership council.
Tomas withdrew from the public eye and focused on his work within both Mando'ade and Dael'mor. Following the defection of CorSec to The Cooperative in Year 20 (CGT), Tomas purchased critical infrastructure on the world of Columus from Jeff Kronn for a small fortune. In the confusion and aftermath of CorSec's officers betraying their Galactic Empire masters, Tomas as able to secure the local population's loyalty and immediately sought to sell his holdings and influence for a profit. Soon after, Urkh Malal purchased Tomas' investment, earning the latter a reported two and a half billion credit profit in less than two months.
When the Jakku system was discovered near the end of Year 20 (CGT), Tomas established an allied coalition consisting of three different groups, which set course to the Western Reaches sector in an attempt to stake their claim. While they arrived barely in time to secure the smallest of land parcels in Jakku, itself, they initiated a scouting mission within the sector due to rumors of another untouched system in the area. When they discovered the Takodana system on the 313th day of Year 20 (CGT), they quickly realize that the Trade Federation had beaten them there by approximately five days. Despite the head start and their colonization efforts underway, the Federation had not yet solidified their grip over the planet and the coalition quickly moved to secure their own land rights on the planet. With the desire to prevent any bloodshed or hostilities with the Trade Federation, Tomas opened negotiations with Duceroy Salamku Derov over the sale of their holdings and the cease of coalition operations on the world. A deal was struck and the coalition walked away with five hundred million credits for their troubles, having handed the Federation their land and intel.
Blue Star Dominion
At the beginning of Year 21 (CGT), Tomas decided that it was time for his people to set off on their own again. LodeCorp Mining was once again established on Day 12 to serve as a front organization for the group's activities, though it would come to grow into something much larger. After the fall of the New Republic, LodeCorp established a mutual defense pact with the Rebel Alliance and re-confirmed its commitment against the Imperial Union, later becoming a founding member of the Unity Protocol on Day 127 alongside the Hyporian Commonwealth, Mando'ade, the Rebel Alliance, and Stryker Military Services. The Unity Protocol was a regional defense treaty signed during the War for the Republic to defend the Galactic Southeast from an anticipated Imperial Union offensive. Despite the concern, Imperial Union activity was limited to the sectors of the former New Republic and territory sympathetic to the Resistance in the northern portions of the Outer Rim.
On the 210th day, the Order of the One Sith became fractured upon the betrayal of Morgan Sathel and Kaze Zill, who then turned on each other. Kaze was able to seize control of the Sith world of Venaari, which Tomas foresaw an opportunity with and purchased for three billion credits. A depot station orbiting the world was purchased from Morgan for a hundred and fifty million credits, while operatives were dispatched to bypass and disable the Sith leader Darin Byrch's planetary shield network. While the operatives were en route, however, Darin agreed to exchange the shield network for one and a half billion credits - granting Tomas complete control. He was able to negotiate the resale of Venaari back to Morgan for eight billion credits, netting Tomas more than three billion credits in profit.
The desire to expand led to the establishment of the Blue Star Dominion as a sovereign government of the Sevetta sector and Dagu system on the 21st day of Year 22 (CGT). On Day 80, Dominion Command was established to oversee operations and consisted of Cedron Tryonel, Taranjeek o`Cuinn, and Tomas o`Cuinn.
The Blue Star Dominion participated in the Tolonda Conflict led by the Jedi Order and took part in both the Jedi's Operation ROID RAGE and its own Operation Appropriation. Operation Appropriation was the codename for a covert military action conducted by the Dominion's naval and marine forces to seize and destroy numerous ships owned by the Sith Imperium. With the majority of the Imperium's forces scrambling in response to their late discovery of the Jedi Order's Operation ROID RAGE, Dominion Marshal Tomas o`Cuinn quietly outlined a plan with Sith Fleet Commander Sekou Tau, an independent operative sympathetic to the rebel cause, to launch a clandestine assault behind enemy lines. Calculating that they had a limited window of opportunity to strike, the Dominion borrowed two local Modular Taskforce Cruisers from the Triumvirate Coalition to bring their total in the Tolonda sector to three. Two of the cruisers were dispatched to the Tamra system under the commands of Tomas and Taranjeek o`Cuinn while the third was committed to the Oshora system under the command of Kaze Zill. Each of the warships was manned by several companies of Dominion marines and escorted to the outskirts of their respective target systems by the Dominion Navy, which broke off outside of the Imperium's sensor range in an effort to maintain the cruiser's stealth. Transmitting false IFF codes, each cruiser casually made its approach into the respective system and successfully evaded notice by the Sith. In the early hours of the morning on Day 60, Fleet Commander Tau transferred the access codes of the entire Sith Imperium fleet to Dominion Command, signaling execution of the plan. With much of the Imperium's personnel occupied elsewhere, the vessels in the target areas were either manned by only skeleton crews or unmanned entirely. Dominion marines rapidly executed boarding maneuvers on hundreds of ships in the three locations, quietly subduing the confused and quickly overwhelmed crews before they could raise any alarm and captured the bridges. Tractor beams from the cruisers swiftly moved the occupied vessels into their docking bays while others were flown and docked manually. The Dominion successfully seized over three hundred of the Sith Imperium's ships before the transfer of access codes was noticed and a remote reset command was sent to the fleet, prompting a hasty exit from the system for the cruisers amid the confusion and leaving behind a chaotic embarrassment for the Imperium to wake up to. At least two BFF-1 bulk freighters were destroyed during the operation, reportedly at the hands of their own crew. An unconfirmed report from across the galaxy in the Ottega system alleged that, at the same time as the Dominion operation, an Imperium Mammoth-class heavy hauler was mysteriously destroyed by what local authorities described as a remote slicing attack that exploited its fuel line. Analysts throughout the galaxy have since estimated that the Imperium lost a quarter of their entire naval fleet. Many of the Imperium's lost vessels were later used as target practice and subsequently destroyed by a Rebel task force deployed to the Petabys Conflict Zone during an unrelated operation.
After the Galactic Empire's triumph over the New Republic in Year 21, months of subsequent conflict and territorial changes left thousands of outposts abandoned throughout the Outer Rim. One of these vacated bases, known as Stardew Station, was marked as an unimportant observatory at the edge of the galaxy in low-level New Republic files, yet no coordinates were included. As the combat being waged between the Imperial Union and Rebels dragged on, forces from both sides haphazardly uncovered fragments of intelligence that were carelessly secured and sloppily transmitted. The Information Operations Network (ION), a Rebel-developed intelligence tool, frequently intercepted slivers of the relayed data in an attempt to piece together the information as if it were a puzzle. It was through ION that Stardew Station was first flagged as a location of interest in Year 22 due to the unusual personnel assignments prior to the outpost's desertion; the research scientists attached to the station specialized in interstellar navigation, advanced weapons development, metallurgy engineering, and progressive propulsion technologies. After the location of interested was flagged, it became easier for ION to rapidly process future incoming data relevant to that location and, after a few weeks longer, coordinates for Stardew were ascertained - the Pelgrin sector. A report was automatically generated for review by an analyst, who examined the data and determined that Stardew was worth exploring. A joint task force was formed between two nearby Rebel groups, the Blue Star Dominion and Stryker Military Services, and dispatched to investigate Stardew Station. Warden Kaze Zill was deployed to lead a detachment of Dominion Ghosts as the task force's ground unit, while Stryker's Mika Noris commanded a squadron of elite pilots to provide both naval superiority and transportation. Upon arrival at Stardew's coordinates, the task force fell under immediate attack by a coalition of pirate organizations intent on plundering the station's secrets. While his squadron engaged the pirate vessels, Noris skillfully hacked into the station's control systems, disabling the automated defenses and securing the Ghosts an opening to insert into Stardew. The Ghosts advanced through the station, combating the pirate crew who proved limited challenge for the force users and their disciplined troops. Unsupported by the station's defenses that Noris previously disabled, the pirate armada realized heavy casualties to the superior Stryker pilots. Losing contact with their forces inside as the Dominion secured the station, the pirate remnants disengaged and withdrew from Stardew. Stardew Station played host to a classified research and development program for the New Republic. The scientist's mission was to develop an advanced attack corvette capable of serving as a fleet escort picket ship and long-range patrol craft, along with countering the Empire's formidable DP-20c gunship. While most of the technological research had been completed and verified, the design team had not yet engineered the actual vessel. As the remnants of the New Republic were still reforming into the Rebel Alliance elsewhere in the galaxy, it was determined that completing the development of this ship was best suited to the Dominion and Stryker. Assisted by ION, research teams led by the Dominion's Marshal Cedron Tryonel and Stryker's Jaria Feri partnered to develop the MC-30b Corvette. Working prototypes were assembled soon after completion of the design and the vessel was quickly put into service.
- "I'm just a simple man trying to make my way in the universe."
Tomas is a Hapan of standard build standing 1.8 meters in height, rather unimposing and disarming in appearance. Despite being born in Year 55 (BCGT) and being more than seventy years old, his physical body is approximately three decades younger due to the 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. A DLT-20a blaster rifle hangs on his back, held by a sling around his torso, while a pair of lightsabers hang off of his belt which also conceals the blade of a sheathed knife. To supplement the blaster's mid-range capabilities, Cuinn carries a pair of modified ELG-3A blasters for closer engagements, one strapped to his left thigh and the other on the rear of his belt.
- "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 draws 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.
- "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 resale business has reportedly earned him billions of credits in net profit, though the early numbers are presumably 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). According to public rumor, his largest and most profitable transaction was his sale of controlling stake in the Gree system to Black Sun in exchange for their ownership of the Woldona and Homon star systems, though no public records of trade have been discovered for this transaction. On the 217th day of Year 19 (CGT), Tomas leveraged his status as a reputable businessman in order to steal twenty billion credits from the Aurodium Legion, likely the largest trade theft on known galactic record.
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
- Modern gear
- Durasteel (9095-T8511 grade) heavy armour - chromed finish, Dael'mor crest on right breastplate, Mando'ade Mythosaur on left breastplate
- Two single-bladed lightsabers
- DLT-20a blaster rifle
- ELG-3A blaster pistols, modified with shorter barrel lengths
- Mullinine knife
- Custom-built cybernetic arms (major strength increase & armored hull) covered with synthskin
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 20 (CGT), have classified him as Amani, Anx, Anzati, Chagrian, Codru-Ji, Diathim, Gotal, Kaleesh, Kushiban, Mirialan, Vurk, and Whiphid. While his physical appearance is obviously that of a Human male, Tomas 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.
LodeCorp Mining, President
LodeCorp Mining, Governor of the Homon sector
Sevetta Conglomerate, Chief Executive Officer
Galactic Alliance, Deputy Secretary-General
Galactic Alliance, Representative to the Leadership Council (The Resistance)
The Resistance, Director of the Expeditionary Taskforce
The Resistance, Commander of the Deep Core Theater
The Resistance, Commander of the Morshdine Theater
Gree Trade Authority, Chief Executive Officer
Gree Trade Authority, Governor of the Gree system
Gree Trade Authority, Governor of the Antmuel system
Gree Trade Authority, Governor of the RZ7-6113-23 system
Hyrotii Corporation, Chief Operations Officer
Black Sun, Director of Indoctrination
Black Sun, Black Watch Intelligence Officer
Grand Army of the Republic, Clone Commando Training Sergeant
Awards & Honours
- Legion of Merit
- Distinguished Service Medal
- Civil Engineer Medal
- Expeditionary Warfare Medal
- Joint Operations Medal
- Operations Medal
- Command Ribbon
- 5 Years of Service
- Operation Appropriation
- Operation Corellian Oversight
- Operation Federal Inspection
- Operation King of the Hill
- Operation Kowak
- Operation Shipwreck
- Operation Sithfall
- Operation Wiretap
- Financial Service Ribbon
- Resistance Commendation Ribbon
- Resistance Communication Ribbon
- RMF Mentioned in Dispatches
- Numerous rewards for loyalty and dedication
- Creating Jobs, Building Lives: Gree Trade Authority Sets Economic Records (Posted by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 16 Day 226)
- Black Sun - A Modern History Lesson (Posted by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 17 Day 167)
- Black Sun's Future in Imperial Union Uncertain (Hacked by Rayus Kestyn on Year 17 Day 166)
- Traitors strike from within the Krath (Posted by Ellias Aubec on Year 17 Day 262)
- Gree Press Release: Belles Are Ringing (Hacked by Tomas O`Cuinn on Year 18 Day 53)