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- "I am tied to Tython and Shikaakwa... My mother and father... I can never satisfy both... Never satisfy either. Bound to both by duty... Torn by duty..."
- ―Tasha Ryo
A Force-sensitive Twi'lek of the Ryo Clan, Tasha Ryo was the daughter of Baron Volnos Ryo of Shikaakwa and Je'daii Temple Master Kora Ryo, archmaster of the Great Temple of Knowledge, Kaleth. Upon coming of age, Ryo was trained in the ways of the Force by the Je'daii Order on the planet Tython, one of nine planets in the Tython system which made up the Settled Worlds. Preferring to use her Force skills rather than any weapons to defend herself, Ryo achieved the rank of Journeyer within the Order. Throughout her life, Ryo constantly struggled with her duties to the Order and the demands of her father, who wished she would join his criminal empire on Shikaakwa.
While saving her father from an assassin within his own fortress, Ryo recieved a vision of a mysterious man named Xesh, a Force Hound of the Infinite Empire, who would crash the Rakatan ship called the Devourer near the Rift on Tython. The surge of deaths associated with the crash alerted all Je'daii to the foreign presence on the world, as well as stirring a Force storm that would rage across the entire planet. Sensing the disturbance through a vision while fighting off the Devaronian killer, Ryo was decided to follow the vision to where ever it may lead in order to maintain balance in the Force.
At the crash site, Ryo met fellow Journeyers Sek'nos Rath and Shae Koda, both of whom had experience similar visions. Searching the wreckage of the alien ship, the trio discovered an escape pod carrying the stranger known as Xesh. Preparing to defend themselves, the Je'daii were shocked as Xesh's Forcesaber easily cut through Rath and Koda's durasteel blades, while his Force powers overwhelmed Ryo's. Despite the setback, the three Je'daii's combined mastery of the Force outmaneuvered Xesh and Koda was able to take the Forcesaber from his grasp. Unarmed and winded, the Je'daii forced Xesh deeper into the Rift towards the dangerous Abyss of Ruh. While tracking the Force Hound, the three Je'daii experienced hallucinations brought on by the dark energies inside the Abyss. Ryo spiraled into depression when her fears of disappointing her parents were brought to the surface through the strange effects of the Abyss.Finding hope with the help of her allies, the trio was able to locate Xesh as he battled a saarl. When Rath's distraction only antagonized the beast, the group was forced to flee deeper into the cave. Making a final stand, Ryo and her allies attempted to hold off the beast but were unable to turn on the Forcesaber she had confiscated from Xesh. At the urging of her fellows, Koda relinquished possession of the saber to Xesh in hopes that he would activate it and kill the saarl; however Xesh took the weapon and abandoned the Je'daii to their fate.Unbeknownest to the journeyers, Xesh had stayed behind to watch the them fight. Ryo was hit by the saarl's lightning, but Rath came to her aid. When only Shae was left standing, Xesh then spontaneously aided her against the saarl, ultimately killing it. Weeks later, after Xesh was subdued, the three journeyers recuperated at Mahara Kesh. Tasha visited Xesh in his prison cell, requesting permission to look into his mind. The Twi'lek bore witness to Xesh's memories of the Infinite Empire and his upbringing.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Tasha Ryo was very talented in the Force especially in the use of Telekinesis. When a talented assassin was sent to kill Volnos Ryo, she was able to detect his presence through the Force, saving her father in time. While fighting the assassin, she was also able to deflect his shots using her bare hands, right before disarming and knocking him down. She was also proficient with Force Push, which she demonstrated against Xesh. She, unlike other Je'daii Journeyers, didn't use any weapons besides the Force itself.
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 2: Force Storm, Part 2 (First appearance)
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 3: Force Storm, Part 3
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 4: Force Storm, Part 4
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 5: Force Storm, Part 5
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 6: The Prisoner of Bogan, Part 1
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 7: The Prisoner of Bogan, Part 2
- Star Wars: Dawn of the Jedi 0 (First mentioned)
- "Blaster"—Star Wars Insider 138 (Indirect mention only)