Liaka Atala comes from a proud family of Twi'lek freedom fighters. Her father perished fighting the droid armies of the Separatists in during the Clone Wars and her mother died over a year ago in a raid by the Empire. From a very young age Liaka joined the struggle, first as a runner and messenger, but later as a pilot. She drove small speeders to get messages between cells of freedom fighters, and later whatever combat worthy vehicles the fighters could get their hands on. Airspeeders mostly, but also a rare starfighter or two.
Her mother fell in a surprise raid that wiped out most of Liaka's cell of fighters. Unlike so many others, Liaka survived. She was running towards an airspeeder, hoping to give her allies some cover from the air, but never got so far. She was knocked unconscious by a large explosion and found in that state by the Imperial Stormtroopers. Liaka is almost certain one of their numbers betrayed the group, and is determined to find out who it was and exact justice.
Like the rest of the Twi’leks captured, Liaka got a fair trial. Or so she was told. She never saw the inside of a courtroom. She was simply informed that the Empire had found her guilty without a shadow of doubt. To be honest, she couldn’t really fault their logic. Even if she had been given her day in court she wouldn’t have expected any other result.
She was sentenced to 20 years of hard labor at an Imperial prison camp. Before she was shipped out she heard through the grapevine in the prison that many of the Twi’lek freedom fighters captured in the raid would be executed. Apparently those who had actually been captured with weapons had been sentenced to death. She and a few others who had been unarmed were sentenced to do hard labor instead, and would be scattered to several penal colonies. Which really was a death sentence, for all intents and purposes, since not many would survive 10 years in the conditions awaiting them, let alone 20.
Type: Belief - Freedom
Liaka fought as part of the resistance movement on Ryloth because she wanted to free the planet. Now that she's been sentenced to 20 years of hard labor in an Imperial penal colony she will do whatever it takes to escape. After witnessing the suffering in the camp she has come to hate the Empire with a renewed passion and will strive to rid the galaxy of the scourge that is the Emperor and his cronies. The best chance to do so is clearly to join the Rebellion and help restore the Republic, which she now sees as the only hope for a free Ryloth and a free galaxy.
Liaka's father is long dead, and her mother is presumed dead after the raid that destroyed her group of Twi'lek freedom fighters. She does have a younger brother (Elemar) and an even younger sister (Uala). Both should be safe with Liaka's relatives on Ryloth, and she will do anything to make sure they stay safe.
Liaka is certain that one of the Twi'lek freedom fighters from her cell betrayed the group to the Empire. She doesn't know who it is, but she is determined to find the traitor and make him pay the ultimate price. The traitor might make a move himself if he hears Liaka has escaped the prison camp and joined the Rebel Alliance. Especially if he or she is still working for the Empire...
Once she joins the Rebellion she is likely to have split duties:
As an officer it is part of Liaka's duties to see to the well-being of the soldiers under her command. She is devoted to her men and will do what it takes to ensure that they perform the mission they need to undertake in the safest possible way so that casualties are avoided, or at least kept to a minimum.
Type: Combat Victory
The duty of every officer is ensuring that the mission they are assigned is completed. Liaka is a competent pilot and wants to prove she has what it takes to both take on the Empire's finest personally, and lead others to victory against the forces of the Emperor.
Height: 1.78 meters
Liaka Atala is a tall and graceful Twi'lek female with slim build. She is considered very attractive, even for a Twi'lek, with smooth teal-colored skin and soft zebra-patterns on her lekku. When not in her flight suit she tends to wear form-hugging clothes, an old pilot's jacked and cargo pants.