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"I'm disappointed with you, Kaliyo. You were never a believer, but siding with the Empire?"
"I didn't want to pick a side."
―Kaliyo Djannis and the Wheezer, before Kaliyo kills him[src]

Kaliyo Djannis was a female Rattataki who lived during the Cold War. She was an anarchistic freelance criminal in the Revolutionary Edge Brigade, and according to her CorSec criminal report, she was known to associate with three individuals named Anspi'shel, Nohn Veyaiko, and The Wheezer. Following the Eternal Empire's conquest of the galaxy, Kaliyo journeyed to Zakuul and took up the moniker of an anarchist codename Firebrand.

BiographyEdit

Kaliyo was born on Rattatak but grew disenchanted with the "backward ways" of her people and escaped her homeworld at a young age. She proceeded to find employment as a freelance enforcer and assassin for major criminal syndicates (Exchange, Hutt Cartel) and individual underworld figures (Rholl). She also had persistent links to Brentaal Four anarchist cells (see Revolutionary Edge Brigade) though she maintained minimal activity within Imperial borders.[1]

Cold WarEdit

At one time, Kaliyo was once in a relationship with Doctor Archiban Kimble, nicknamed "Doc".[3]

One of Kaliyo's acquaintances went grave robbing on the Sith homeworld of Korriban. He was lucky to have only lost his tongue to the Sith. Korriban, Kaliyo believed, wasn't "my kind of place."

In the Curovao Bombing, Kaliyo went under the alias of Lisha Tetch,[2] according to Watcher X.

Kaliyo was under the employ of Suudaa Nem'ro during the Cold War, at the same time the Sith Empire dispatched an undercover operative, under the alias of the known pirate, the Red Blade, to secure an alliance with Nem'ro. After the mysterious murder of Nem'ro's lieutenant, Karrels Javis, Kaliyo confronted the agent. The agent introduced her to the Keeper of Imperial Intelligence, who offered to hire her services, which she accepted, though she refused to be called a "servant" of the Empire.

Later on, when Nem'ro became ill, Kaliyo was sent to collect a cure for the Hutt cooked up by her ex-boyfriend, Doc, on a Defender-class light corvette. There, she met the Hero of Tython, a Jedi Knight who would one day destroy the Sith Emperor. While waiting for the cure, she told the Jedi that she thought that Doc was a "worm" and she was "usually worshiped by men beneath her." She wanted to know if there was anything worth eating on this "rust bucket." After the cure was done, she stepped off the ship to take it to Nem'ro, leaving Doc without someone to "help us celebrate."[3]

Kaliyo continued to be an associate of Cipher Nine. Cipher Nine aided her in rescuing one of her old partners, Anspi'shel, from the Exchange though Kaliyo held a grudge against her and may have followed up by selling her out to a local bounty hunter in Nar Shaddaa.

Kaliyo managed to persuade Imperial Intelligence to target her ex-partners. Cipher Nine also aided her in dealing with some of her ex-partners who were seeking her out. These partners include Rholl, Yjal, Ta Tigal, and a bounty hunter called "The Menace."

Doctor Eckard Lokin discovered that Kaliyo has been in contact with the Revolutionary Edge Brigade which is in violation of a number of Imperial regulations. Kaliyo claims that The Wheezer needed her help and that her discretion was in a way meant to keep Cipher Nine out of trouble. Kaliyo claims she only wanted to help an old friend and meant no harm to the agent. To assuage Cipher Nine's concerns, she invites Cipher Nine to come with her to a scheduled meeting with the Revolutionary Edge Brigade. When they arrived, the Wheezer reveals that Kaliyo had been selling the Revolutionary Edge Brigade Imperial secrets; though she claims she never revealed anything about Cipher Nine's missions. When the Wheezer revealed his intention to harvest Cipher Nine's organs in order to bypass Imperial security, Kaliyo was forced to pick a side and helped Cipher Nine fight the Revolutionary Edge Brigade. After Kaliyo finished off the Wheezer, Cipher Nine agreed to keep Kaliyo as an asset but warned her that her selling Imperial secrets couldn't continue.

Second Great Galactic WarEdit

As war reignited between the Republic and Empire, Nine's team was tasked to discover a mysterious third party that destroyed the Shadow Arsenal. Their search took them to Belsavis and Voss, and learned that the organization was called the Star Cabal. Unfortunately, the conspiracy became aware of Nine's attempts to expose them and used their influence to dissolve Imperial Intelligence. Nine's team was drafted into Lord Razer's unit, but Kaliyo arrested due to her criminal record. Despite Nine's pleads on her behalf, Razer would not yield. As Kaliyo screamed promises of revenge, Nine told her to wait for an opportunity.

Sometime later, as the battle for Corellia raged, the Minister of Intelligence, formerly Keeper, secretly sprung Kaliyo from custody as he gathered the remnants of Intelligence to take down the Star Cabal. Kaliyo performed jobs for the Minister and the new Keeper, formerly Watcher Two. Though she received meager pay, Kaliyo stayed for the purpose of revenge against the conspiracy. She later reunited with Nine for the final mission to take down the Star Cabal.

Becoming FirebrandEdit

During the Eternal Empire's conquest, Nine went missing. Kaliyo considered hijacking the Phantom, but later decided not to. In 3637 BBY, she traveled to Zakuul, where she sought to destroy Emperor Arcann's "perfect" society. But no matter what she did, the droids that serviced the Spire always repaired the damage she caused. Afterwards, her attacks got lazy, before Administrator Tayvor Slen, who ran the Overwatch command center, convinced her to sell out, providing her with lodgings and immunity from arrest, in exchange for bombing small targets. This made her an outlet for young Zakuulans who had nothing better to do but weren't keen on bringing down their society, gave her the moniker Firebrand. Kaliyo provided her followers with a rush of adrenaline, earning scars that could easily be healed by droids. Kaliyo even shared a passionate affair with Tayvor, before later waking up from her daydream to resume her terrorist activities.[4]

Joining the AllianceEdit

Two years later, Kaliyo's spotlight was soon stolen by the individual known as the Outlander, after an incident at a droid factory made the Zakuulans more afraid of the Outlander than Kaliyo herself. Later on, the Outlander and Theron Shan approached Kaliyo with a job offer into their Alliance. Kaliyo agreed to help them if the Outlander helped to sabotage the Eternal Empire's droid-run network. After many preparations and planning, they assaulted the Overwatch command center, where they were confronted by Tayvor. After fatally wounding him, she revealed to Tayvor that she used his daughter Alianna to plant explosives around the city, tormenting him as he expired. Kaliyo then revealed that she intended to not only shut down the droids, but kill millions of civilians as well, it was then up to the Outlander to let her go through with it or not. Either way, Kaliyo joined the Alliance afterward. Kaliyo was stunned to find out that a former colleague and member of Nine's crew, the droid SCORPIO, was the legendary Lady of Sorrows, to which Kaliyo joked that she would have melted her down if she knew. Kaliyo decided not to stay on Odessen, but promised to take part in big missions if the Outlander called upon her.

Kaliyo later participated in the Alliance's assault on Zakuul's planetary transmitter, the aftermath revealing the existence of the "GEMINI frequency" which controlled the Eternal Fleet from the Eternal Throne.[5] After identifying the hyperwave relay station controlling the Fleet, Kaliyo advocated slicing the GEMINI frequency to gain control of the Eternal Fleet, opposing Major Aric Jorgan's plan to destroy it, believing it would be wasteful.[6]

Personality and traitsEdit

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Cipher Nine: "Allow me to present Kaliyo Djannis, my loyal and trusted associate."
Peyar Cortess: "Such an exotic young woman…how is it you come to be here?"
Kaliyo: "I slid out of mama's womb and picked up a blaster. Now I'm your new friend's bodyguard. Course, you and me could be friends, too. You've got a nice place here—I could stick around awhile."
―Kaliyo displays some of her wit and charm. — Gnome-speakernotesListen (file info)[src]

Kaliyo Djannis is playful, but extremely manipulative. According to Watcher X and Anspi'shel, mostly everything she says about herself is a lie. Kaliyo even told false stories of her life to Cipher Nine just to keep the agent under her string.

Kaliyo has absolutely no regard for her comrades or "friends" whatsoever. For instance, she tracked her "friend" Anspi'shel just so Kaliyo could sell her and take the bounty on her head, and had even tricked Cipher Nine into helping her. In another instance, she made Tayvor Slen feel special, before robbing him of his valuables.

She also learned how to speak in Kaleesh, particularly in profanities. Eckard Lokin described it as a "rare and admirable skill." She was highly amoral, but even she was disgusted by Darth Jadus's cruelty. As much as she wanted to see Jadus dead, she preferred watching him being humiliated.

Behind the scenesEdit

Kaliyo Djannis is a companion character for the Imperial Agent class of Star Wars: The Old Republic. She is voiced by Tasia Valenza. According to the game's text files, Djannis could leave the player permanently to work for a Vigo of Black Sun; however, this was later removed.

There are several phrases written in Aurebesh on her page at the official site. When translated, they read: "cannibal-demon of the Summit?", "Habitual liar", "last known location Nar Shaddaa".[2]

Kaliyo becomes a companion for all class characters following the completion of Chapter X: Anarchy in Paradise in the Knights of the Fallen Empire expansion.

RomanceEdit

A male Imperial Agent can romance and eventually marry her.

Gameplay alternativesEdit

In Chapter X: Anarchy in Paradise, Kaliyo gives the player the option of destroying the Spire, which grants dark side points. Alternatively, the player can let Kaliyo use the detonator herself, granting dark side points, or convince her to relent, in which she only targets the Spire's droid population, granting light side points.

In Chapter XII: Visions in the Dark, the player can choose between sending Kaliyo or Aric Jorgan to target the GEMINI frequency while the other performs a diversion.

In Chapter 13: Profit and Plunder, if the player had set Jorgan to destroy the GEMINI frequency Jorgan and Kaliyo will end up in an argument the player can choose to forgive, exile or kill Kaliyo even if the player is a Imperial Agent.

AppearancesEdit

SourcesEdit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Codex Entry: "Intelligence Profile: Kaliyo Djannis (Agent)"
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 SWTOR icon Kaliyo Djannis on The Old Republic Holonet
  3. 3.0 3.1 SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic—Conversation with Archiban Kimble: "Healing a Hutt"
  4. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire—Chapter X: Anarchy In Paradise
  5. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire—Chapter XI: Disavowed
  6. SWTOR mini Star Wars: The Old Republic: Knights of the Fallen Empire—Chapter XII: Visions in the Dark

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