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Dalien Brock was a male Human born of two Je'daii Masters, whom reluctantly trained as a Je'daii Journeyer of the Je'daii Order with his sister, Lanoree, before fleeing after having killed Skott Yun, another Journeyer. After faking his death, he joined and a led a sect of the Stargazer cult, a cabal of fanatics dedicated to finding a way to leave Tython system and to reach the stars of their ancestors by all means.

BiographyEdit

Early lifeEdit

The youngest child of Je'daii Master Brock and his wife, Dalien Brock grew up on Tython with his sister Lanoree at the Temple of Science, Bodhi. A Force-sensitive Human male, Brock was permitted to reside on Tython and pursue studies to be a Je'daii. Because their parents were instructors at the Temple, Brock and his sister were encouraged to express themselves through art. Brock was fond of drawing and painting, but eventually began to shun the Force and stopped his pursuits and instead turned to history, studying the ancient cultures of Tython and pondering the stars. During his childhood, his grandfather passed down a well-used blaster pistol, which Brock would cherish and hold on to throughout his life. When he came of age, Brock joined his sister at Padawan Kesh to study the ways of the Force before setting out on their Great Journey together.[1].

Great JourneyEdit

Reaching adolescence, Brock set out with his older sister away from Bodhi on foot to begin their Great Journey. The pair traveled first to Qigong Kesh, the Temple of Force Skills, surviving encounters with hook hawks and silik lizards along the way. There, they trained under Master Ter'cay, who took them to the Silent Desert, using Force telepathy to communicate with the pair, though Brock was unable to hear Ter'cay in the Force. Traveling next to Stav Kesh, the Temple of Martial Arts, they were attacked by a flame tygah. Brock attacked the creature himself with his blaster pistol without any reliance on the Force, causing his sister to intervene when his blaster misfired. Arriving at Stav Kesh with burns from the assault, the two trained with Master Tave, first learning about breathing and its importance to fighting. Throughout their training, Brock continued to retreat from the Force despite his sister's attempts to promote its use. When he successfully landed a strike on Tave without using the Force, his sister attempted to warn him that Tave had allowed it to instill confidence, not because the Force was weak.[1]

In one incident, when Master Kin'ade led a training session that required the Journeyers to fight while deprived of their physical senses against the Darrow sphere, Brock ended up shooting wildly with his blaster, injuring his sister and putting other Journeyers in danger, before he was knocked unconscious by Kin'ade. After the incident, Kin'ade, and the Brocks were all asked to give their accounts of the event to Temple Master Lha-Mi. On their last day at Stav Kesh, a group of Journeyers, including the Brocks, were asked to fight one other. Brock thought he had beat his sister but was ultimately knocked back with a Force punch, ending the fight. Before their departure, Lha-Mi warned Lanoree to be wary of her brother, saying that Dalien was growing increasingly unstable and dangerous.[1]

The Brocks then traveled to Anil Kesh, the Temple of Science, growing further apart with every step. Along the way, they crossed the Moon Channel unescorted, working together to survive attacks by a gelfish swarm and a sea serpent. Upon arrival at the Temple, Brock relished the fact that his sister felt sick due to the Force Storms caused by the Chasm, which lay beneath the temple. While Lanoree studied at the Temple, Brock went to the Riftlands with Master Quan-Jang and nine other Journeyers to retrieve samples for the laboratories. However, Brock fled into the Abyss of Ruh, forcing Master Quan-Jang and other Je'daii to give chase and retrieve him. Returning to Anil Kesh, Brock confronted his sister and another Journeyer, Skott Yun. Yun attempted to arrest Brock, but the disillusioned young man shot and killed Yun and escaped. His sister in hot pursuit, Brock fled across the Red Desert and into the Old City where he faked his own death in the depths below the ancient city. Lanoree found only his bloodied, shredded clothes, leading her and the Je'daii to believe Dalien had been killed, just as he had hoped.[1]

StargazersEdit

Escaping off Tython, Brock laid low for the next nine years, slowly becoming obsessed with escaping from the Tython system until it consumed his mind. Blocking out the Force completely so that only a void filled his heart, Brock became involved with a little known group known as the Stargazers led secretly by some of the system's most elite business leaders and philanthropists. Hoping to accelerate their plans to leave the system, the Stargazers worked behind the scenes, pulling strings so that Brock would be the public leader of a sect of Stargazers using Gree schematics to activate a legendary hypergate rumored to exist in the Old City. Using the diary of Osamael Or for direction, Brock and his cabal set in motion a plan to create a device that would charge the hypergate so that they could leave Tython. When a member of the Stargazer leadership, Kara leaked information to the Je'daii about Brock's plans, the Je'daii Council dispatched Lanoree Brock to hunt him down and end the threat.[1]

Brock and his sect were operating out of a Dai Bendu temple in the city of Khar on Kalimahr, when Kara informed him that his sister was investigating him. Rushing to action, Brock and his sycophants abandoned the temple and fled to Nox, leaving a bomb behind in hopes of killing Lanoree. Despite his attempts to end Lanoree's hunt, Brock was tracked to Nox, and with the help of the crimelord Maxhagan, Brock was discovered once more. While deep within the bowels of the secret laboratories of Pan Deep, Brock was reunited with his sister as the device for activating the hypergate had been completed. Brock was unwilling to kill his sister, so he left Pan Deep with the Stargazers, leaving one Cathar Stargazer behind to kill his Je'daii sister. Though a distraction from Sana allowed Brock to blind the Cathar, the pair only narrowly survive the Cathar's suicide bomb. Not realizing Lanoree had left a tracking device on his boot, Brock was followed to Ran Dan's Folly, a small mining output on Sunspot, where Brock planned to charge the device in preparation for the hypergate. Though Lanoree attempted to intervene, she was unable to stop Brock from charging his device with a marionium cube. Before departing again, Brock shot his sister in the chest, leaving her for dead as he left for Tython.[1]

Arriving on Tython during a massive Force Storm, Brock's Stargazers lost control of the ship and crashed thirty kilometers from the Old City. Despite these setbacks, Brock delved down into the labyrinth of caves below the city until he located the hypergate and prepared to activate it. Before he could do so, Brock was interrupted by his sister, who attempted to stop him by pushing a memory of them together in their childhood into his mind, followed by images of the horrors she had witnessed from Nox, Sunspot, and Tython during her pursuit. Instead of fleeing, Brock instead attacked Lanoree in a rage, throwing a blade into her palm and hitting her repeatedly. However, with the help of the Force, his sister was able to defeat Brock, using her sword to block his knife attacks. When Brock leaped at the device, Lanoree was forced to kill him, striking off his right hand and lodging her blade in his skull. Sensing his death, Lanoree left Brock's corpse in the cavern as she returned to Anil Kesh. When Je'daii Master Kin'ade returned to retrieve it, Brock's body had vanished without a trace.[1]

Personality and traitsEdit

"Even at the beginning of our journey I feel like a rock in the river of the Force... And slowly, slowly, I am being eroded to nothing."
―Dalien Brock, diaries, 10,661 TYA[src]

Dalien was highly individualistic, priding himself on being his own man. During his time on Tython, he grew to reject the Force, dismissing praise from Je'daii Masters and praise that made reference to the Force. His rejection of the Force led him to be angry when his sister used the Force to touch his mind, and to enjoy the other Journeyers' discomfort at the Chasm. He believed that unlike him, the Je'daii could not be their own masters, since they served the Force and were bound by it. Instead of seeking the Force, he turned to the stars, seeking to leave the system.

Nine years after faking his death, his sister Lanoree Brock noted that he grown taller and thinner, and that his child's sadness had turned into adult bitterness. By then, his hair was speckled gray and he bore a scar on his left cheek, but did nothing about these due to his dedication to reactivating the hypergate.

Power and abilitiesEdit

Though Dalien did not have the Force, his sister noted that his skills had always been in combat. During his Great Journey, he was capable of using Alchaka moves in combat.

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