FIRST NAME: Landry LAST NAME: Belway SPECIES: Human HOMEWORLD: Socorro GENDER: Male AGE: 15 HEIGHT: 5'6" WEIGHT: 120 lbs. FORCE SENSITIVE: Yes FACTION: Currently a member of the Scions of Socorro, though by necessity rather than choice. The Scions are primarily a smuggler's ring, although they are also in opposition to Overlord Xath'rid and his Sand Knights on Socorro. They are the combined remnants of the criminal organizations that once effectively governed the planet--while much of those factions surrendered and now serve Xath'rid, many others banded together both to oppose Xath'rid and to continue their business. The faction is led by Captain Barthos and his second-in-command Lieutenant Varani. RANK: Landry is too young and inexperienced to have any position in the organization, even that of a grunt. Barthos occasionally uses his latent Force abilities as a way to sense traps or dangers. FORCE POWERS: Just Force Sense, for now. Landry has not been formally trained and has painstakingly learned the basics of Sense through trial and error, so his grasp of Sense is tenuous at best. PERSONALITY: Landry is intelligent but very indecisive, as he prefers to go over every option in detail before making any important choice. As such, learning to rely upon the Force in even the simplest sense has been very difficult for him, since he's not accustomed to viewing emotions or gut feelings as actual evidence and is always second-guessing himself. He is incredibly introspective and analytical, and basically every decision he makes and word he says will get turned over and over in his mind until he figures out what was 'correct.' He's also pretty easy to manipulate; since he's not very confident himself, he puts a lot of stock in what other people think and say and often just assumes they're right. He is, however, extremely determined when he zeroes in on a goal, as he has with defeating Xath'rid, and is capable of being patient and playing the long game to achieve that goal. His mantra is 'whatever it takes,' as he's learning to go to whatever lengths for what he wants. WEAPONS: Landry has received some rudimentary training with blaster pistols, but he's not very good with them yet so he typically doesn't carry one. APPEARANCE: Short and slight, and still a teenager, Landry is easily overlooked; in fact, there's not much remarkable about his appearance at all. He has short black hair, brown eyes, and a dark complexion, and he typically dresses casually like the rest of the Scions. Landry is always clean-shaven, as what facial hair he can grow is patchy and he doesn't feel it looks good. He has a bright smile and looks perhaps even younger than he is, but he rarely smiles since he left his home two years ago. HISTORY/BIBLIOGRAPHY: Parvino Belway and Lavinia Cecchetti met in med school on the distant planet of Socorro and began dating shortly thereafter. Both Socorran natives, the two got married and went into practice together around the same time. Socorro was a dangerous place to work and live, but the Belways knew nothing else, and so they moved to a smaller city to avoid the worst of the rabble and tried to keep themselves as free as possible from the rest of Socorro's criminal elements. Medical experts were always in demand, however, so they couldn't avoid it all. They had Landry a few years into their marriage and Matio five years after that, and Lavinia took a more limited role in their partnership upon the birth of their second son. When Xath'rid and the Sand Knights took over control of the planet, the Belways were visited by Lavinia's older brother Wagner, who warned them that Xath'rid was going to be pressing some of the more 'valuable' members of Socorro into his service; this led Lavinia to stop working at all to prevent both of them from being taken, and sure enough Parvino was conscripted into the Socorran military as a medic. With Lavinia unable to work in an official capacity for fear of being taken herself, money became tight, but she managed to make ends meet with a combination of some odd jobs, what money Parvino was able to send back, and the small amount of money she allowed Wagner to contribute. Not long after Xath'rid's ascension and Parvino's conscription, Xath'rid sent his Sand Knights around the planet in search of Force-Sensitive individuals to recruit. Wagner, who was Force-Sensitive himself and had moved away from the capital city of Vakeyya in anticipation of just such a move, figured out quickly that Landry was Force-Sensitive and hatched a plan to get Landry off-planet: he got in contact with Captain Barthos, leader of the newly formed smuggler's ring/resistance force the Scions of Socorro, and promised him that Landry would eventually overthrow Xath'rid if he could escape and learn how to harness his Force abilities. In the meantime, Barthos would be able to make what use of Landry as he could. For two years, Barthos took Landry under his wing. He did his best to shelter him from the rest of the smugglers, as well as training him in certain aspects of the business, though Landry proved woefully inept at subterfuge and not much better with blasters. More importantly, he allowed Landry access to the HoloNet to research the Force, and Landry began to develop his abilities. They found that Landry's danger sense was quite strong, and while Landry was always a little hesitant to share his senses, he gradually started to trust them a little more; for his part, Barthos listened to Landry's premonitions, which wound up saving the Scions on several occasions. It wasn't all fun and games with the Scions, however. As interested as Barthos was in Landry's abilities and potential, he was still a violent and volatile man, and after a couple of beatings Landry learned to make himself scarce whenever Barthos was in a particularly foul mood. On one occasion, Barthos threatened Landry with revealing his family's identities to Xath'rid, just in case he ever had any ideas about leaving the Scions. Lieutenant Varani, Barthos's second-in-command, rarely even acknowledged Landry, except to snap at him whenever he was in her way. Landry usually attempted to avoid the other members of the crew, but it was impossible to stay out of their way completely, and many of them were much less amused by what they referred to as 'Barthos's Pet.' He was witness to firefights and starfights, and several times was close to death when Xath'rid nearly caught up to the Scions. Still, Landry survived and persisted, and even started to make progress toward his eventual goal of liberating Socorro from Xath'rid's tyranny. His biggest step forward came when he took part in a deal with the Sunlance pirates on Eriadu: a large load of spice for an almost-equivalent sum of credits, plus the ultimate prize he had requested from Barthos: a Holocron. He accompanied the mission because Barthos and Varani did not trust Sunlance and wanted a little forewarning if things were to go wrong, and he was able to successfully warn Varani of Sunlance's treachery and save the mission. The Holocron, along with some time on-planet to practice with it, was his reward, and he would be able to continue his self-training in earnest. For some more details on the most important events in Landry's life, see his introductory roleplay.