SyndelCharacter age (in Empire Standard years):
35 (7 Ouranii years)Character sexuality:
Bisexual, Switch (submissive preference)Height:
Ouranii Physical characteristics:
The Ouranii are a humanoid species, their smooth skin generally ranging in color from pale white to a dark blue, almost black pigmentation. Their hair coloring tends to be darker, but red or even white hair is not unknown among them. Their eyes are generally metallic in coloration, from dark silver to brilliant gold. Their most distinguishing characteristic is their partially prehensile tail, and they are generally taller and sturdier than most other species, owing to the heavier gravity of their homeworld. They also have dual vocal chords, which gives their voices an ethereal, echoed quality.Planet of origin:
Ouran, sixth planet of the secondary star in the Kanaan Binary SystemCrime:
Three counts of premeditaded murder, Illegal possession of a deadly weaponGuilty or innocent:
Guilty by associationLikes:
Exercise, remaining true to her Aklat(more info below)Dislikes:
Stupidity and ineptitude, breaking faith with one's AklatTime served:
Syndel takes life as it comes. She can be hard and stoic when needed, passionate, or accepting. This is part of her Aklat.History:
All Ouranii are identified by their Aklat at birth, and their training begins early in their lives. Syndel came from a father of the warrior Aklat, and her mother was of the servant Aklat. This led her into the training of bodyguard, a position which she was taken for by the Llasarii at the equivalent of 19 years old, as the Empire reckons such things.
As part of her duties, she was one of the very few Ouranii to ever experience travel across the stars, and her particular position was part of a security detail for a Llasarii ambassador to the Empire. The Llasarii were negotiating for membership in the Empire, and she and her ambassador were on one of the many worlds of the Empire for that task, but as only an Ouranii bodyguard, most of the details were not her business. She was grateful for the opportunity to see more of the galaxy than most of her kind, however, and so did not question such things.
But one particular trip proved to be her downfall. She had stood patiently and alertly outside the office door which the ambassador and his guests were using, when she heard the screaming. Well trained, she knew better than to poke her head inside the door unless she was commanded to do so, but then came the gunfire. She spun and drew her own weapon, but it wasn't needed. As she entered the office, she found the ambassador standing with a gun in his hand, standing over the bodies of the three representatives of the Empire he had been meeting with.
She didn't know what had transpired, but she doubted the ambassador had been in any danger. But it didn't matter. He spun on her, and began shouting in anger. He told her to wait in the office for him, and tossed his gun to her as he walked out the door. Syndel had no real experience with the ways of the Empire, and so she did as she was bid, waiting for the ambassador's return. Instead, she was found by the local authorities, in a room with three recently dead bodies, and the murder weapon in her own hand.
As it turned out, the ambassador was the one who had called the authorities, insisting that Syndel, in her capacity as his bodyguard, had gone mad and murdered the Empire's diplomats. In truth, some in the Empire no doubt saw through the ruse for what it was, but the Llasarii were not comfortable with the terms the Empire was offering them. For the Empire's part, they were not yet ready to go to war with the Llasarii openly. So the Llasarii offered Syndel as their token of contrition, and the Empire accepted.
In spite of her protestations of innocence, she found herself facing the full brunt of the Empire's judicial wrath. Her trial was swift, and her punishment decided with almost no deliberation. She was found guilty of three counts of murder, and her punishment was carried out swiftly. And now she finds herself destined to spend the rest of her days seperated from her people on The Cooler.Other info:
The Kanaan Binary system has three habitable planets. Kanaan itself anchors two of them, Ulant and Kantri, while Ouran orbits the companion star, Kysos. Kantri is home to the Llasarii, the dominant species in the system. Many generations ago, the Llasarii discovered and conquered the technologically inferior races that shared their system. The denizens of Ulant are even more unkown in the Empire than the Ouranii, as their world is the garden planet of the system, and they are kept ever in labor in providing foodstuffs for the system.
Ouran is a heavy gravity planet rich in heavy elements and metals that the Llasarii find valuable, but the Ouranii have a much greater degree of autonomy on their homeworld than might be expected, given the disparity in the gravity wells of Ouran and Kantri.
The Ouranii are a deeply spiritual people, and their beliefs focus upon the tennants of the Aklat, loosely translated as caste. The greatest taboo in their society is to break faith with the Aklat. Almost anything else is permissible, or at least forgivable, but the Aklat is everything. If one member of an Aklat brings dishonor, it is seen as dishonoring the entire Aklat. The complexities are more complicated than that, but difficult to follow for outsiders. Members of different Aklats are not forbidden from having relationships, and no stigma is placed upon such mixing, though it isn't the most common occurance. But it can create even more complications to keep track of, as any child born to parents of different Aklats is then a member of the combination of those two Aklats. As an example, a child born to parents of the warrior Aklat and the healer Aklat would essentially be a member of a combat medic Aklat. The combinations can occasionaly be very difficult to fit in with Ouranii society, but some way to fit such children in is almost always found.
There are a great many Aklats on Ouran, but the lowest of these is the warrior Aklat. All members of this aklat share the burden of shame that their race was defeated and conquered by the Llasarii so long ago, leading to their subjugation. The acceptance of the world as it is has helped keep rebellion among the Ouranii to a minimum over the generations. The fallout from this is that, while most Ouranii are prepared to take life as it comes, some of them still look down upon the warrior Aklat for its failure.
The name Ouranii is what they are called by the Llasarii, because with two complete sets of vocal chords, it is virtually impossible for any outsider to speak their native tongue. As a consequence of their virtual slavery to the Llasarii, the Ouranii are all taught to speak at least two languages, and they are generally adept at learning new languages, thankfully.
As a consequence of the nature of their homeworld, the Ouranii are quite strong and sturdy. Their circulatory and respiratory systems are more efficient, their musculoskeletal system is also more efficient, with higher percentages of quick-firing cells and naturally reinforced bone structure. They are also much more tolerant of heavy metals than other species, but this all comes at the price of a ferocious metabolism that requires a greater degree of nutrients than many species. This means, among other things, that without proper diet, Syndel would die of starvation much faster than most.