Hira Darksun was born on Coruscant, during the final years of the clone wars. When the Jedi came to potentially recruit her as a student, her father refused, his mistrust for the Jedi Order making him stubborn on the matter, insisting he could very well instruct his own daughter with his own, limited ability with the Force.
Her entire family was known for military service - her father a decorated commander of the few non-clones in the Republic's army, and her mother a former Jedi Knight who had left the order out of disillusionment and love. Sadly, she died in childbirth, so Hira never got to know her - but she had her older brother still, while her father was often away to fight in the war.
As a child growing up in the higher levels of Coruscant, Hira never wanted for anything. Yet often, even as she only barely learned how to walk and speak, she felt drawn to the temple... her potential, far outstripping her father's, making her innately attuned to the Force.
The night the temple fell, Hira awoke, finding herself crying without knowing why. Still a small child at the time, she couldn't understand that what she was feeling were the deaths of everyone in the temple, as it was razed to the ground. With the rise of the Empire, her father returned from war - a changed, different man, he became a top operative - and eventually, director - of the newly formed ISB.
Hira's older brother, already a teenager, understood the corruption that the Empire was bringing. Often clashing with their father, it was through him that Hira learned about true strength - compassion, kindness, love. But as Hira grew older, her father saw only weakness, and began 'training' her.
Attempting to break Hira and bring her to the Dark Side of the Force, the formerly good and kind man did not hesitate to torture and torment his only daughter, well into her teenage years. Yet a combination of her brother's encouragement and her fading memories of a grandiose temple from her dreams, of endless waters flowing in a fountain, saved her.
Hira was into her late teens by the time her brother found out just what their father had been doing. Furious beyond belief, he organized for a group of his allies to smuggle his sister off-world, with little but the clothes on her back and a beat-up, old, archaic weapon he gave her - with instructions never to draw it until she realized its true weight and meaning. Then, the older rebel went on a mission many considered suicide, to bring his father to justice - nobody heard from him since.
Virtually adopted into a cell of the Alliance to restore the Republic, Hira Darksun was freed from years of torment. Resolute to bring an open hand and mind towards the galaxy like her brother taught her, she became a diplomat of the alliance, guided by the Force and the Jedi Code - the only other gift her brother could ever give her.
Returning from their deep-space operation to find the Alliance in shambles and Yavin IV in ashes, Hira now faces the potential end of the dream she kept alive for so long... And may cause the hatred she kept locked away within herself to come to the surface.
Ambition - Become a Jedi
Faith - The Jedi Code
Compassion - Hatred
Hira is a relatively tall young woman. Her Echani blood makes her look virtually identical to all other women of her family line. For general human standards she is nice to look at, yet nothing out of the ordinary. Like all Echani, her hair is almost completely white with a slight silver tint, while the irises of her eyes are entirely silver.