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Ashara Zavros was a female Togruta Jedi Padawan who served the Jedi Order until she joined Kallig and the Sith Empire during the Cold War. However, she aided the Sith Lord Kallig, the future Darth Nox, plans of becoming stronger, which resulted in the deaths of her masters, and thus she felt forced to join the Sith's crew as she could not return to the Jedi Order after what she had done.
Born around 3,660 BBY during the Great Galactic War, she was taken into the Jedi Order at the age of five. Ashara came from a family of powerful Force users, including her ancestor, Kalatosh Zavros, a former Jedi who had been part of Darth Revan's Sith Empire who had died in Darth Malak's bombardment of Taris three centuries before.
During the Second Great Galactic War between the Galactic Republic and the Sith Empire in 3,642 BBY, Ashara had come to Taris to train under Jedi Masters Ryen and Ocera, whose philosophy was that Padawans best learn the travails of using the Force through firsthand experience of the galaxy. Learning the knowledge of the Jedi, Ashara managed to become an outstanding student to Master Ryen and applied the principles of the Code to her satisfaction. However, she was dissatisfied with the situation on Taris, and hoped for an attack against the Sith, because they despised the approach of the Empire.
In Ashara's case, the Masters brought her to Taris for two reasons: First, to teach her compassion amidst the destruction that had occurred there and warn against the dangers of pride and the dark side. Second, to complete her trials by helping to drive a dark ghost from the ruins of a Jedi enclave.
At the same time, Kallig, a recently promoted Lord of the Sith, reached Taris and went on the search of the Jedi, as the powerful Sith Lord learned from Elios Maliss that Ashara was descended to a powerful spirit. In order to defeat Darth Thanaton, Kallig decided to find Ashara and bind the spirit. While Kallig was on the search, Zavros was assigned by Ryen in a team to prepare an attack against the Sith. Kallig needed to get to Ashara, learning of her traits through holocrons. After baiting her, Kallig told Ashara to clear the Jedi Enclave and summon the ghost. However, Ashara couldn't bring herself to do it and alerted the Masters, who then attempted to stop the Sith. However, Ashara's Masters easily fell before Kallig. Ashara was then forced to summon Kalatosh. Her ancestor was not happy being awakened and tried to kill her, only for Kallig to refuse to allow it. He then bound him and took his power. With no way to return to the Jedi after what she had done, Ashara chose to follow Kallig.
As apprentice to Kallig, she still held to her ideals as a Jedi, but served her new master. Their goal was to create a lasting peace between the Jedi and the Sith, and by extension, the Republic and Empire. When her master grew ill from binding too many Force ghosts, she aided Darth Zash in finding a cure. She would see Kallig become Darth Nox and rise to the Dark Council along with the other members of his personal crew.
Personality and traitsEdit
While a capable fighter and knowledgeable of the Jedi Code, Ashara always believed that Jedi should be pro-active against the Sith and that she deserved better. These traits brought her close to the dark side, but even while traveling with Kallig, she tried her best to keep to the Jedi ways.
During her time spent with Kallig, Ashara found many contradictions with the Sith. They claimed to follow their passions but were always at each other's throats with no thoughts of friendship. She even criticized the Empire's xenophobic outlook when the original Sith were not human.
Under the apprenticeship of Kallig, she showed great care for her parents. She also had a four years younger sibling named Asher.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "I was the best duelist in my class."
- ―Ashara Zavros
Ashara was a powerful Jedi Knight, claiming to be the best duelist in her class and even states to have beaten Master Ocera in lightsaber combat. She was a practitioner of the Jar'Kai dual-saber fighting style, making her melee attacks quite fierce and ruthless. She was also known to be skilled with the Force, such as Force Burst, but uses it less often than her physical strikes.
Behind the scenesEdit
Ashara Zavros is voiced by Azura Skye in Star Wars: The Old Republic.
Depending on the choices of the player, the Sith Inquisitor and Ashara may work together to find power bases on both sides of the Empire and Republic that would agree to a truce. If so, this may happen:
Ashara first went to a Jedi Master who advised Padawans but was refused, making her angry and convinced of the Sith Code's sincerity concerning "Peace is a lie". She would eventually find hard line Jedi who broke off from the Order. Though they are hesitant to believe a Sith would work for peace, they believe in Ashara's sincerity.
Ashara can be romanced by the male Sith Inquisitor. She will only progress her Courtship status with the player if the player chooses to make the more rational choices (usually light-sided) than choosing those of malice and cruelty (dark-sided). At some point, the player is given the option to flirt with her, which will begin their romance. If the relationship actually reaches its peak, she and the Inquisitor will decide to get married after the war is over.
- Star Wars: The Old Republic (First appearance)
- Star Wars: The Old Republic: Rise of the Hutt Cartel
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