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- "Your Force powers are no match for mine!"
- ―Alora, to Jaden Korr
Alora was a Lethan Twi'lek female Dark Jedi active during the early years of the New Republic, and apprenticed to the Disciples of Ragnos cult leader Tavion Axmis. In 14 ABY, the cult was on a quest to resurrect the ancient Sith Lord Marka Ragnos. In order to achieve this, the cult needed to siphon Force energies from locations with significant Force nexuses using the Scepter of Ragnos, a powerful dark side artifact. Under orders from Axmis, Alora infiltrated the Jedi Praxeum on the moon Yavin 4 and sliced into the facility's mainframe, stealing a list of such locations. Soon after, Axmis sent Alora to the planet Hoth to gain information on the area. In a former Rebel Alliance base on Hoth, she encountered and fought Jedi Padawan Jaden Korr. Alora again encountered Korr on Taspir III where she was ultimately struck down by Korr.
- "Ah, you must be the saber-wielding troublemaker who neutralized our perimeter guard. Are the Jedi stretched so thin that Skywalker sends children to battle the Disciples of Ragnos?"
- ―Alora, when confronting Jaden Korr for the first time
Alora, a female Twi'lek, was a member of the dark side cult, the Disciples of Ragnos. In 14 ABY, Alora came under the tutelage of the Human female Tavion Axmis, during Axmis' effort to resurrect the Sith Lord Marka Ragnos with a powerful dark side artifact called the Scepter of Ragnos. Alora was tasked by her master to infiltrate Jedi Master Luke Skywalker's Jedi Academy on the moon Yavin 4. After gaining access to the Jedi mainframes, Alora stole a list of locations strong in the Force so that Axmis could siphon the Force energies from there using the Scepter of Ragnos, and then use the energy to resurrect Ragnos.
Soon after, Axmis sent her Twi'lek apprentice to the planet Hoth, with support from the Imperial Remnant, to gather information on the Force energies located there. While they were searching Echo Base, a hideout used by the Rebel Alliance during the Galactic Civil War, a Sith Cultist was sending Alora the information they needed. However, the Cultist was killed by Jedi Initiate Jaden Korr before he could transmit the data to Alora. Alora herself was located by Korr in a hangar inside the base, where she was waiting for the data transfer. Alora engaged Korr in a duel, but fled when she realized she couldn't gain the upper hand. She taunted Korr as she escaped, angered and determined to defeat him should they cross paths again.
Alora would encounter Korr again on the planet Taspir III, while he and the Jedi Kyle Katarn were searching for Rosh Penin, Katarn's other apprentice, who had renounced the dark side and was being held captive in the cult's large facility. Alora was at the facility to ensure that Penin was secure and unable to escape. She was surprised when Korr showed up, and, after locating him, proceeded to lead him on a chase through the facility, taunting the Jedi from various ledges and balconies until she reached the hangar, where Penin was being held. Korr confronted Penin, angered by his betrayal. Seeing his anger, Alora encouraged Korr to slay Rosh and join her and Axmis in the dark side. With telepathic help from Katarn, Korr let his anger dissipate. Realizing that he would not turn, the enraged Alora cut off Penin's arm with her lightsaber and attacked Korr, who eventually struck her down.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "You Jedi are blandly predictable. Tavion thought that turning you would gain us an ally. But since you won't be turned, I guess it's up to me to clean up her mistake."
- ―Alora displaying her overconfidence towards Jaden Korr
Alora was a red-skinned Twi'lek who was extremely overconfident, a trait which she learned from her master. This overconfidence was evident when Korr first encountered her on Hoth, where she remarked that Luke Skywalker was sending children after the Disciples of Ragnos. On Taspir III, the second time she faced Korr, she again taunted him, saying that she had learned many things and called Korr a "sanctimonious fool"; however, her overconfidence failed her and she was subsequently killed by Korr.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "Tavion has taught me many things as well, you sanctimonious fool!"
- ―Alora, when confronting Jaden Korr for the last time
Alora was flexible, agile, and feminine; her acrobatic, graceful lightsaber styles reflected this. She focused on lightsaber combat, becoming skilled in the Fast style of the New Jedi Order and Jar'Kai. She was a very fast learner and picked up all that her master taught her, becoming second only to Axmis in her skills. Alora focused more on the acrobatic and lightsaber sides of combat, becoming an efficient combatant, and did not use dark side Force powers frequently, although she did demonstrate proficiency in the use of Force lightning.
Behind the scenesEdit
Alora first appeared in the 2003 video game, Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, and was voiced by Grey DeLisle. In the video game, Alora is the only character in the game to have a different animation for Force Jump. Her version is more of a forward cartwheel while the standard animation for all other characters is a somersault. She can also perform a unique saber throw, throwing both her lightsabers at the same time and has a different taunt animation, briefly levitating and spinning both her blades. If the player chooses the dark side path in Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy, Alora commends Jaden for killing Rosh. However, Jaden feels the Scepter should belong to him and Alora still engages him in a duel.
A second Alora model and skin exists in the game files and is available for use in multiplayer games, but the code for her alternate appearance to be used when Korr meets Alora on Taspir III is commented out in favor of reusing her primary attire. There are no comments in the code justifying the reason for this and it is easily changed with a third-party modification.
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy: Prima's Official Strategy Guide
- The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
Notes and referencesEdit
- ↑ 1.00 1.01 1.02 1.03 1.04 1.05 1.06 1.07 1.08 1.09 1.10 1.11 1.12 1.13 1.14 1.15 1.16 Star Wars: Jedi Knight: Jedi Academy
- ↑ The Complete Star Wars Encyclopedia
- ↑ Editing
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