Darca Nyl was a Human male mercenary who, after falling in love with a woman named Teril, retired and settled in the Outer Rim Territories. His wife died in childbirth, and Nyl devoted his life to raising his son Neas. However, Neas was killed one day in 32 BBY by the Dark Jedi Lycan, who escaped from a Jedi starfighter that crashed on Nyl's farm. Nyl was given a lightsaber from the Jedi who died in the crash while taking Lycan to the planet Coruscant for trial. Nyl buried his son and swore vengeance on Lycan. He burned his home and everything he had, beginning his hunt two days later.
Nyl pursued the Dark Jedi for months across several worlds. On each, he was mistaken for a Jedi and drawn into the problems of locals, which he resolved. Finally, on Molavar, he confronted Lycan, drawing the Dark Jedi into a trap he had set. Nyl killed Lycan and was ready to die himself in the cave-in he caused, but, driven by visions of his dead family, he escaped. Inspired by the good he had done over the course of his quest for revenge, he decided to become a traveling do-gooder, aiding those who could not help themselves.
Over time, Nyl joined the Alliance to Restore the Republic
and helped to train its spies
. After training accidents that resulted in death, Nyl was dismissed from the Rebellion and fell into a sullen, solitary existence. He was roused from it by the arrival of Rebel spy Wyl Tarson
, who recruited him for a mission to Ahakista
in 0 ABY
. While Nyl was able to determine that Tarson was not actually working for the Rebellion, he was rejuvenated by the ability to battle the Galactic Empire
. However, the mission went sour, and after escaping a lightsaber duel
and Darth Vader
, Nyl vowed vengeance on Tarson, who he was certain had betrayed the mission. (Read more…)