" I am Jago Aurios Pulastra! Son of murdered parents, their legacy redeemed! Jedi of a Broken Order, the embers now ablaze! And you! Cannot! STOP ME!"
- - Jago Pulastra
Jedi Master Jago Aurios Pulastra was a member of the Yavin IV Jedi Praxeum, a well respected Jedi Master on the Jedi High Council, and a leading pilot of the elite starfighter group, Dragon Squadron. Initially one of the more unknown members of the Praxeum, Jago nonetheless came to be known as a vital component in its military and its government, continuously lending aid to his friends and allies without a moment's hesitation.
The son of unknown parents, Jago was raised as a space pirate, eventually leaving that life behind him when he found that he had latent Force Sensitivity. Through training on Coruscant, Jago became a Jedi Knight, eventually leaving the Temple there due to unfortunate events to come to reside on Yavin IV. It was on Yavin that Jago became the wisened, battle-hardened, yet still characteristically-optimisitic Jedi Master that he is today. A reknown fighter pilot, rather handy with a lightsaber, and with a deep understanding of the mysteries of The Force, Jago has grown into a respected member of the Praxeum, fitting in easily with the family-like bond that formed between all there.
Nearly killed in a battle above Anobis, Jago subconsciously fused his Life Force with The Force itself, tying his power to it in a connection that few could rival. While his Force Power increased exponentially, Jago also found that drawing too much on the energy would leave him drained, weary, and, ultimately, could kill him if he used it too much. Learning to master this new control over The Force, Jago evolved into a more mature adult, giving up his life of thrill-seeking and adventure to set his mind to doing what was best for all involved, no matter the cost.
Childhood to the Teenage YearsEdit
Jago's earliest memory (and his only memory of his parents) is that of a freighter passage from Empress Teta to Corellia. Due to this, Jago believes that Cinnagar may have been his original home, though in truth he's not sure.
During this trip, the freighter came under assault from pirates operating within the Deep Core. The corsairs boarded the civilian vessel and, in the short action that followed, killed Jago's mother and father.
The pirates captured Jago and several other passengers and crew, putting them to work or selling them as slaves at various stops along their journeys. Jago, only an infant, was watched over by the pirates' Captain, Cid Tereus, for some time. Under his watch, and part of his tutelage, Jago grew, knowing only the pirates' corvette, the Andromeda Whisper, as his home. This would be his home for the next fifteen years, spent in the care, and service, of the pirates and their Captain.
He learned of many things under the Captain's watchful eye: marksmanship using rifles, carbines, and pistols, melee combat through the use of fist, stun batons, and vibroswords, how to be an effective gunner using the corvette's turbolaser turrets, navigation through deep space, and many other talents, chief among them being the art of persuasive speech and rhetoric. This talent saved the young man's life many times whilst he worked among the bloodthirsty crew, talking his way out of possibly deadly situations, and, when that wasn't an option, blasting anyone or anything that got in his way. However, the Captain made sure that he was protected, for Jago had a hidden power: for some reason, he could "see" things before they happened, making him a valuable tool for a pirate: any pirate who was able to predict how any attack would turn out before going through with it would be a very succesful buccaneer indeed.
Unbeknownst to Jago, these visions were the first hints at his affinity with The Force.
However, in these years, Jago never forgot his parents, nor the fact that it was the Captain himself who had killed them. Hidden beneath reverence and respect for that man was a burning hatred and lust for vengeance. When he finally turned sixteen, after years of killing innocents, pillaging settlements, and raiding luxury yachts, freighters, and other civilian vessels, Jago took his chance, killing the Captain inside his cabin. The crew, disorganized after the loss of their leader, immediately submitted to the murderous teen when he demanded to be set down on Corellia, his original destination 15 years ago. There, he hoped to find some clue of who he was, some semblance of who his parents were, and to see what he was supposed to do with his life.
Unfortunately, dealing in death was all Jago knew. Upon arriving on Corellia, his reputation had already preceded him, and he was approached by a local crime lord to be hired as a mercenary. The pay was good, it offered Jago a chance to travel to parts of the galaxy he had never been, and it provided the young man with a ship: a tool he could use to travel and find information about his past.
Jago ran several operations for this crime lord, Scur Ja'aldaan, including spice running, extortion, sabotage, murder, grand theft, and several other more shameful and illegal acts. All the while, Jago detached himself from his work; As far as he was concerned, the jobs he did were impersonal to who he really was: it was just business. So, while he committed horrible, horrible crimes in some cases, he tried to lend a helping hand wherever he could to the less-fortunate, and tried to complete his jobs through the most minimal loss of life possible.
Eventually, Jago grew fed up with being the muscle of Ja'aldaan, and announced that he would no longer work for the crime boss. Furious that his best agent would resign just like that, Ja'aldaan committed the worst act possible: he ordered that the head of Jago Pulastra be brought before him.
Jago escaped his would-be assassins, taking many of their own lives in the process, and carve
d a swath through the Corellian underground crime syndicates until he reached Scur himself. Unyielding to his pleas for his life and begging for forgiveness, Jago killed Ja'aldaan, setting himself free from the crime lord's hold over him.
News of his exploits travelled fast, and soon, many people in the galaxy had heard, and wanted to buy the services, of Jago Pulastra. Most legendary among his mercenary career was the mark he had left at Ja'aldaan's death bed: a painted Willow Tree in a dark, forest green. Jago had born the same tattoo on his upper left arm since he was born, and now he made it his symbol, his namesake.
He was 18 at the time. For the next four years, he would work as a pilot-and-gun-for-hire. Few would truly know who he was, only that he was as enigmatic as he was efficient. During this time, he threw away his old name: he was Jago Pulastra, the son of two prominent Jedi Knights in exile, no more. He became The Green Willow: one of the most feared and respected mercenaries in the galaxy.
The Green Willow, Ace of The GalaxyEdit
"Because I'm a damn good pilot, and sometimes I have to remind The Galaxy of that fact."
- -Jago Pulastra, at the age of 21, claiming his title of Ace
After his victory over Ja'aldaan and his twisted, Corellian crime syndicate, Jago began wandering the galaxy, fearing that Ja'aldaan's friends and allies would seek retribution for his death. Always on the run, he bought passage from planet to planet, his only possessions being his clothing and his two blaster pistols: a DC-17 hand blaster, found on one of his many expeditions in Corellia for the crime syndicates, and an SE-14r Imperial Repeating Pistol, taken from the body of a former Imperial Officer that Jago had killed for Ja'aldaan.
Constantly without safe refuge, fearing attacks from all sides, Jago was most surprised when he was c
ontacted by several groups all at once, including the CSF and criminal elements from Coruscant, CorSec, and various other security, criminal, and mercenary forces across the galaxy. All had heard of the exploits of The Green Willow, and they were offering top-credit to pay for his services.
So, during these next few years, Jago became a gun for hire. Though he usually only did contracts for Security and Defense Forces, even doing a few stints for the New Republic, Jago would, really, take any job that he thought fit his ideal of justice and paid well.
From the money that he accumulated through this work, Jago was able to purchase his trademark starfighter when he turned 20: a Green-and-White Dodonna-Blissex RZ-1 A-Wing Interceptor, with his Green Willow mark painted on the outside of the left tailwing. He poured countless amounts of credits into updatingand tuning this craft. While most of the upgrades were functional, such as various tunings to the twin J-77 Event Horizon engines, the addition of 360-degree rotating guns, an increased missile payload, a larger power source to supply more energy to the weak shields, guns, and engines, a better navigational and targeting computer, and body work that provided for tighter turning, quicker climbs and dives in gravity-environment, and better aerodynamics when operating in atomospheric conditions, some upgrades were completely aesthetic. Chief among these was the implementation of the all-wood interior, something that gave him a feeling of home while out in deep space.
The Green Willow, the spacecraft, became a known sight in the Inner Rim and deeper into the galaxy, and was usually seen fighting on the side of pro-Republic forces. Wiping out piracy groups, Imperial remnants (though not necessarily The Remnant), and organized crime groups, The Green Willow gained a reputation as a fighter that not many would tangle with, and many skilled pilots, including many who formerly made up the elite of the Empire's TIE Squadrons, met their demise at the guns of Jago Pulastra.
Hailed for his regular combat skills on land, Jago was seen as a divine figure in space and the skies: unbeatable, he was called. A HoloNet report on famous mercenary figures dubbed The Green Willow and its pilot the 'Ace of The Galaxy', an honorific that Jago doned in good humor.
This, however, was no laughing matter to the many that met their demise with The Green Willow tailing their own craft. Jago was respected, but feared. Even those he worked for commented on his amazing tenacity and seemingly cold-blooded attitude towards outright murder and destruction. To Jago, however, it was not that he didn't care: every life he had to take in the pursuit of living was just another mockery to him in a world that had defined him as a killer when all he wanted to do was live in peace. Jago never made his hits and killings personal, and thus, never fell to emotions such as anger, vengeance, and rage.
In fact, in battle, Jago was described as having such a sense of calm around him that he seemed to be able to move faster then his opponents, as if he were reading their minds and knew exactly what they were going to do. Once again, this was Jago's Force Powers, untrained as they were, making themselves known through the ability of Battle Precognition. This ability, though unknown to Jago, saved his life on many accounts. To him, he had thought all along that his experiences had just honed him into a superior fighter pilot, which was true as well: the Force supplemented his skill, not the other way around.
Jago was 21 when his Force Powers began to truly make themselves known: stationary objects flying across rooms and shattering when Jago was frustrated, his physical abilites amplified when his life was threatened, allowing him to run extremely fast, jump several stories at once, and survive pains and injuries that would normally kill a regular human, and one startling experience where Jago actually sent a bolt of lightning out of his hand at an escaping mass-murderer on convict, stopping the Devaronian's heart in an instant.
Knowing that something was different about him, and getting advice to seek wisdom and knowledge from the rebuilt Jedi Order, Jago once again turned his sights to the Core Worlds, towards Coruscant, to find the answers that eluded him. His mercenary days, as far as he was concerned, would be put behind him, but his past was not something he could just throw away ...
A Mercenary No MoreEdit
As much as Jago wanted to put his previous life behind him and move forward, there were elements about that life that made it impossible for him to do so. On his way to Coruscant, to seek information about the Jedi Order, Jago encountered someone he thought he'd never meet again: Sabine Durnol, a girl he had fallen in young-love with back when he was merely a pirate Captain's slave. She, too, had been a captive onboard the Andromeda Whisper, although while Jago had gotten preferential treatment due to his abilties and ties with The Captain, Sabine was treated as little more then a cook and maid, and, when they felt like it, the pirates' way to relieve their more base urges.
The day Jago had killed the Captain and had forced the pirates' vessel to land on Corellia was the day Sabine had escaped as well. They had stayed together for some time, having grown close while in captivity, but parted ways soon after when Sabine was taken in by a family in Coronet City.
He had never knew what happened to her, but his chance meeting with her on his way to The Galactic Center told him most of what he needed to know. Sabine had left her home on Corellia and, through many illegal actions and pursuits, had acquired her own CR90 Corvette, which she had then turned into a pirate vessel and used it to raid shipping in the Core Worlds, much like her captors had done all those years ago.
Sabine had been ordered by an undisclosed patron to bring the body of Jago Pulastra, dead or alive, to him. Throwing away every feeling she had ever had from him, as well as the fact that, were it not for Jago she would have most likely been a pirate slave for most of her life, Sabine had tracked down The Green Willow as he made his way near Chandrila to reach Coruscant. Knowing that his A-Wing alone was no match for the heavily-modified warship, Jago powered down his vessel at Sabine's approach, confused and wounded at her betrayal, and allowed himself to be captured.
While onboard the White Angel, as Sabine had named her vessel, Jago went through his final manifestation of Force Power: whilst surrounded by pirates inside what was to be his cell in the cargo bay, their weapons drawn at him, with no hope to escape, a powerful wave of raw Force Energy exploded out from Jago, knocking down (and knocking out) most of the corsairs. Jago, unsure of what had just happened, or how to handle it, proceeded to then draw his own blasters and fight his way through the remaining pirates to get back to his starfighter and escape.
During this escapade, Jago came across Sabine at the very end of his escape route, and, without wasting words, she immediately fired on him, instigating a furious shootout within the small confines of the corvette. Several minutes into the battle, Jago got off a shot that glanced Sabine's right shoulder, injuring her and making her drop her weapon.
Closing in on her, blasters ready to inflict a final blow, he found Sabine on the floor, clutching at where she had been shot, and begging for her life. He had been in this situation several times before: The Captain whom he had killed to set himself free, Scur Ja'aldaan, who had tried to take his life, and now Sabine, the woman who he thought he could trust who had instead tried to capture him for a bounty.
In situations before, Jago had had no hesitations in ruthlessly killing the person he had sought vengeance against. Now, however, Jago found himself lowering his weapons, holstering them, and helping the wounded Sabine Durnol into the medbay of the vessel, treating her wound and ensuring that she would be fine.
Sabine, touched by such an act of kindness from a man she had just tried to kill or capture, vowed on the hospital bed to let Jago go, and would give up her life of piracy and abduction. Jago, too, was shocked at how he had reacted, and thought that it had something to do with the Force Wave he had unknowingly used back in the cargo bay: another piece of evidence of his Jedi heritage. Feeling better about himself, however, for sparing a life rather then taking it, Jago took control of the ship while Sabine notified any of the remaining pirates that Jago was free to go and not to be harmed.
He set the White Angel down on Chandrila, carried Sabine to a MedCenter, and let the rest of the pirates go, all of whom also honored Jago's mercy by renouncing their illegal ways. In Sabine's and his' final moments together, she announced that she did, at one point, love Jago, and was ashamed that she had ever set out to do him harm in the first place. Jago, too, told Sabine that the feelings she felt were mutual, and that he was giving up his life as a mercenary to find out about The Jedi Order, and what his strange powers had to do with them. He then said his parting words, and left. The two have never seen eachother since, but both had made a lasting impression on one another.
Following this short action in which many aspects of his life changed, and old wounds were finally healed, Jago continued on in his A-Wing towards Coruscant. His ability to forgive Sabine her her actions and not give in to his own lust for vengeance, but rather to return her betrayal with mercy and kindness, showed him that he was, truly, a mercenary no more. He had regained his heart that was stripped from him when he was barely a year old, and rekindled it with the fires of love, hope, and kindness.
Finally ready to set his past aside and start anew, The Green Willow left the Galaxy, only to return as a man who had given himself up years ago. Jago Pulastra accepted his name once again, and with it he finally landed on Coruscant to begin his training in the Ways of The Force.
Jago Pulastra, Jedi SentinelEdit
Upon his arrival at the Jedi Temple in Coruscant, the Council that interviewed him for his eligibility for Jedi Training had already heard of him, and deemed his actions as a mercenary to be criminal in nature. As such, their initial decision was to turn Jago down, stating that his actions displayed a desire for vengeance, a need to destroy, and a path that displayed only anger and violence.
Unphased by The Council's decision, Jago pleaded with them for a week straight, returning to their Chambers every day to try and make them see that he was, indeed a changed man, a more peaceful, centered man. After seven days of this display, Jago Pulastra, at the age of 21, was granted permission to begin his training, attaining the rank of Jedi Initiate.
Thrilled, Jago proved to be a capable student, attending his lessons punctually and with a great deal of enthusiasm. However, many of his teachers mistook this eagerness to learn with a desire for dangerous knowledge, and as such treated Jago with caution. One Master refused to teach him outright, demanding that he wait outside of the Training Room whilst he conducted his class.
To this Master's dismay, instead of turning Jago away, it only strengthened his resolve. He stood outside of this Master's class every day, soundless, but also without animosity or a desire for revenge, or even the slightest bit of frustration about the matter. Jago took the Master's punishment as a lesson in Calming His Mind when things didn't go the way he had expected them too.
Surprised at this reaction, and applauding Jago's pure heart and determination, the Master made up his rude attitude towards the Initiate by spending extra time with him, helping him further his advancement which he had hindered.
Through these extra lessons, Jago learned more about his personality in several weeks than he did in his entire life. He had a deep-rooted sense of morality and justice, but also was unsure of how to proceed in certain instances where his sense of justice clashed with his sense of morality. He was, in fact, a very kind man: generous, even though he wasn't financially blessed, honest, even when his telling the truth got him into trouble, and he formed bonds of friendship quickly and passionately. This trait caused no small amount of debate amongst his teachers, who were afraid his emotional attachments to his friends might lead him to do something rash, but nontheless, he had displayed no traits of zeal or over-emotional outbursts, so it was believed that Jago would handle himself appropriately.
Jago found friendship on Coruscant in the form of two fellow Jedi Trainees: Shalleen Gretha, a human female of Alderaanian descent, and Wesley Pharon, a human male from Dantooine. The trio stuck together throughout their training, with Jago being noted as the "Ringleader" of the pack, a role that Shalleen supported but Wesley, secretely, begrudingly accepted.
During his training, Jago was found to be quite proficient in Force Powers that affected the body, namely Healing and abilities classified as Supportive, such as forms of Force-shielding, Force Speed, and so on. It was unknown why this was so, though it was speculated by some Masters and Knights that Jago's ability to form strong bonds quickly deemed the Initiate to have an overwhelmingly strong connection to The Living Force: a beneficial gift indeed.
At the age of 22, Jago, having put such effort and determination into his training, seeing becoming a Jedi as a way of attoning for his sins of the past, completed the construction of his first lightsaber: an in-ornate silver-colored handle that emitted a bright, yellow blade: the color of the Jedi Sentinels. Shortly after, Jago gained the rank of Jedi Padawan, and was taken on as an apprentice by the very Master who had turned him down the first day he had showed up to class: Jedi Master Anegel Salvor, who bestowed upon him, officially, the title of Sentinel.
Over the next few years, Jago Pulastra would prove himself time, and time again to be an epitome of the ideals of the Jedi. All the while, however, ever since he had begun his training he found his thoughts turned towards memories of his parents: he assumed that they -had- to have been Force Sensitive, possibly even Jedi. Who were they, however? And how come none of the Jedi at the Temple had ever even mentioned them, and had gone so far as to completely avoid all of his questions about his past? In fact, even when accessing the Galactic Databases, as well as the Jedi Temple Archives, to trace his name, Jago found that his, as well as the surname "Pulastra" itself, had been removed, utterly and entirely.
His unknown past, as well as his actions that he remembered all too vividly in his nightmares, served as his inspiration, and from this inspiration arose a determined, courageous, and righteous Jedi.
Betrayal, Sacrifice, and RenewalEdit
"Even if you live, I'll make sure this day is burned into your memory forever!"
- -Wesley Pharon, during his duel with Jago
Padawan Pulastra quickly became known as a selfless, yet somewhat rash, Jedi among his peers. He sought to correct his previous crimes and evil acts through his charitable actions as a member of The Order, and often, he did so with great success. His Master, Anegel Salvor, praised him for his dedication to The Light, yet also was quick to admonish his rather quick-to-action nature. Jago, still quite immature even for his age, heeded these warnings with only one ear open.
It was during his time as a Padawan on Coruscant that Jago's first true test came, and in the form of one of his best friends. Wesley Pharon, a fellow Padawan who was also a late-comer to The Force, came to resent Jago and his popularity, although it was clear to any onlooker that the last thing that Jago Pulastra desired was attention. He was more than content keeping his head down and doing his job ... albeit with what he referred to as, "A little style," along the way. This was clear in his preferred lightsaber form, Ataru, as well as the fact that he out-right refused to take any Academy-approved vessels on assigments, opting for his Green Willow every time.
Wesley desired to best Jago, oftentimes coming dangerously close to gravely injuring him whenever they sparred. Jago took this as his friend just trying to better both of them through rigorous training, and was completely unawares that a deep-rooted hatred had embedded itself in the young Pharon. That realization came far too late for anything to be done about it, and it cost Jago more than he was prepared to give.
On a routine mission to Corulag to settle a debate between two Trader's Guilds, Jago Pulastra and Anegel Salvor came to realize that the dispute, which involved the murders of several members of each faction, wasn't started by either group. Rather, a Dark presence had made itself known on Corulag, sowing deception and subtle chaos across the planet. Upon investigating further, Jago and Anegel made a horrendous discovery: Wesley Pharon, Jedi Padawan, had given in to his hatred, his lust for greatness, and had let his strive for greatness become twisted and sickened into a base passion for power. Wesley had fallen to The Dark Side, and had used his new-found powers to manipulate several Guilds and Unions on Corulag to amass himself a fortune of credits through extortion, blackmail, and, when these did not prove enough, homicide. The Guild leaders, ashamed of the deals they had made with The Dark Jedi, began to refuse to pay Wesley. When the money stopped coming, Wesley sought to destroy both Guilds by making them turn on one another through wicked trickery.
Jago was in absolute shock that his friend, a person he had known for a few good years by then, someone he had trained beside, fought beside, lived beside for all that time, could have Fallen so easily. Upon seeing that Jago and his Master had been sent to deal with the situation on Corulag, Wesley Pharon ambushed them in a city street, dealing the Jedi Master a mortal wound early on, the elderly warrior caught off-guard by Wesley's Darkened state. This left only his Padawan, Jago, to fend off Wesley.
Their fight was as ferocious as it was tragic. Brothers-in-arms, turned on one another, battling with their heart and souls behind each blow, with Jago still stunned at how his fellow Jedi had despised him for so long. The duel had lasted only a few minutes when Wesley caught Jago off-guard, knocking his saber away and slicing it in half, rendering the yellow blade useless. Backing the Padawan into a wall, Wesley stood ready to land the finishing blow, giddy with power at his victory, when Jago used his better knowledge of The Force to deliver a telekinetic push to his aggressor's chest, knocking the wind out of him and making him drop his blade. Before either had known what happened, Wesley Pharon's lightsaber was buried into his chest, with Jago holding the hilt.
There wasn't much left for Jago on Coruscant after that. Anegel had died from his wounds, Wesley's blood was on his hands, and, as far as he was concerned, his slaying his friend did not seem to be The Jedi Way, and yet, just as he had done so before he became a Padawan, he killed without hesitation, without thought. Though Jago was disgusted with his own actions, the Council at that point deemed him fit to attain the rank of Jedi Knight, which he wore with far-less satisfaction than he should have.
He needed to get away from the Core, to get away from what he knew, from a lifetime of death and battle, and so when Jago heard that the Yavin IV Jedi Praxeum, headed by (at the time) Jedi Master Ander Tagira, was looking for new students, he glady left his temporary home to stay there. Before he did so, he constructed two lightsabers. Seeing that his Ataru fighting style was reckless, and had cost him his first saber, Jago built one main-blade, using a brilliantly-sky blue crystal as its focus (a crystal he had carried with him from birth, hung about his neck like a pendant), turning the blade's color an almost-beautiful shade of cyan, blazing perfectly with its completely smooth, polished-silver hilt, and a shoto, its hilt a gleaming, midnight black shade, with its light standing in stark contrast, the blade being a pure silver, almost-white in appearance. He began to study the principles of Niman Jar'kai, respecting its ability to adapt quickly to any situation and the insurmountable number of choices it gave its wielder for attack and defense. Before long, he all-but-forgot the finer points of Ataru as he learned the art of the Dual Sabers, blending a bit of a defensive form into his technique to make his variant of Niman Jar'kai to be his own, his personal, individual style.
With his now-personalized weapons, Jago once again took to the stars in the Green Willow, embarking for the Fourth Moon of Yavin, and heading towards his future. It was there that he would meet most of his current friends, become a member of the well-known Academy, and come to find out more about himself in the next two years than he did in the previous 26.
The Yavin PraxeumEdit
"A Jedi's life is sacrifice ... giving up for the betterment of others ..."
- -Jago Pulastra, during one of his many trials at the Praxeum
Life at the Yavin IV Praxeum did not become any easier for Jago, but nonetheless it was there that he turned into the true Jedi Knight he had aspired to be. Between the hustle and bustle of Academy life and simply trying to differentiate from the crowd, Jago managed to fall in with a group of people who would change his life forever. Ever since he saw the notice asking for applicants, the young Jedi knew that he belonged in Dragon Squadron, the Elite Jedi Starfighter Squadron of the Yavin IV Defense Forces. It was there that Jago became close to such Jedi as Ksandra Mallan, Dav Man'Sell, Tyrand Khalek, Ronan Starflare, Bahari Nav, Nathan Malreaux, Alora Malreaux, Shace Aussis, and Ton Phedi, all of whom would become his fellow Squadmates and friends. He flew on their wing as Dragon 13, and, with time, came to treat every last member as the brother or sister he had never had.
Before attending the Academy, Jago really had no semblance of belonging. He had drifted from world to world, system to system, never staying, but never really going anywhere either. Even at the temple on Coruscant Jago had always been apart from the main group, never truly involved or needed. On Yavin IV, however, Jago quickly became an officer within the Yavin IV Defense Forces, a Flight Leader within Dragon Squadron, and a well-respected Jedi Knight who often took time to work on his own abilities as well as those of his peers.
Of course, not all was well during this time, for it soon became the most violent period in Jago's life. Within two years he was involved in at least 4 major wars, fought dozens of battles along the Eastern Outer Rim, as well as over Naboo, Rodia, Anobis, and even Coruscant, and was constantly defending Yavin IV from invading forces. He quickly earned a reputation as a tenacious leader and a recognized military commander, translating his time spent leading mercenary forces for Crime Lords to rallying Pro-Jedi forces to victory over (often) overwhelming numbers. Through his involvement in many different Sector Defense Forces, as well as the Eastern Rim Alliance, Jago attained the ranks of Colonel, Captain, First Lieutenant, Flight Officer, and Flight Leader, assuming most of those titles at the same time, directing troops and starships from the cockpit of his Green Willow.
During this time, Jago learned better mastery over his Force Powers, namely telekinesis and his healing abilities, as well as aiding Jedi (at the time) Knight Dav Man'Sell in Lightsaber Intstruction Courses, proving his efficiency with his own form of Niman Jar'Kai Soresu, and helping to pass down what he had learned. He was a patient teacher and an apt instructor, assisting as many Initiates and Padawans as he could in their studies of the Jedi Way.
Of all those at the Academy, Jago became closest to Ksandra Mallan, a Jedi Master and member of The Council of the Praxeum, as well as his Captain within Dragon Squadron. It was she who had personally interviewed him for his position within the Squad, and it wasn't long before the two had a close friendship, nicknaming eachother almost right away as "Jag" and "Ksan". Their relationship and its pitfalls and peaks would soon play a critical role in Jago's development both as a Jedi and as a person, he often seeing many of the things he went through for her or because of her as "tests" of his adherence to the Jedi Code as well as his own, personal moral compass.
Within time, Jago became an accepted and welcomed addition to the Praxeum, earning his rank of Jedi Knight which he had, at first, thought he barely deserved at all. However, all of who Jago was, everything he ever stood for and believed in, would be put to the ultimate test on a fateful day, in the space above Anobis. It was there that Jago would come as close to death as one could without crossing over. It was there that Jago was Reborn.
Flames of AdventEdit
Behind The ScenesEdit
Jago Pulastra is a character created by Donald Gori for RolePlaying on the JediVsSith Forums. His name bears relatively no meaning other than it being a name that his author has RPed with several times before.
His personality is often based off of his writer, and his backstory is taken from bits and pieces of earlier works, put together and made to fit more into the Star Wars Universe.
Contrary to how many people think Jago's name is pronounced, it is actually said as, "JAY-go", with the stress on the "A". Most people assume it is pronounced "Jag-oh", which he has, IC, taken on as something of a little amusement which he lets pass.