Use Name: Rain
Homeworld: Somov Rit
Born: 1010 BBY (975BrS), Somov Rit
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Blue/Yellow (dark side)
Skin color: Fair
Throwing Weapons: 4D+2
Planetary Systems: 2D+2
Beast Riding: 5D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 3D
First Aid: 3D+2
Force Powers: Absorb/Dissipate Energy, Accelerate Healing, Concentration, Control Pain, Enhance Attribute, Hibernation Trance, Rage, Resist Stun, Combat Sense, Danger Sense, Life Detection, Life Sense, Receptive Telepathy, Sense Force, Telekinesis, Lightsaber Combat, Inflict Pain, Affect Mind, Telekinetic Kill
CREDITS - 5
Knife (Str+1D), Ragged Clothing
FORCE SENSITIVE - Y
FORCE POINTS 3
DARK SIDE POINTS 4
CHARACTER POINTS 6
Description: Zannah, known as "Rain" during her childhood, was a Force-sensitive Human female from the planet Somov Rit. She was recruited to fight for the Jedi's Army of Light during the Ruusan campaign of the New Sith Wars but, after arriving on Ruusan, was separated from the group during a Sith attack and presumed dead. Unbeknownst to the Jedi, she had been saved and befriended by a member of the native Bouncer species called Laa. When the Brotherhood of Darkness later unleashed a planet-wide Force storm, Rain survived by instinctively enveloping herself and Laa with a bubble of Force energy. Not long afterward, the young girl watched as Laa was haplessly killed by Jedi scouts. Stricken with anger and grief, she unwittingly gave in to the dark side and murdered the Jedi. Her display of rage attracted the attention of the war's only surviving Dark Lord, Darth Bane, who decided to take her as his apprentice. Rain cast away the handle of her youth and instead embraced her birth name, becoming Darth Zannah.
Zannah was a Human girl from the planet Somov Rit. Born in 1010 BBY, her youth was spent with her cousins, Darovit, Hardin, and Root, and per the custom of the people of that world, was known by her nickname Rain. Unlike Darovit and Hardin, Rain had not shown any sign of Force potential, so, when Jedi scout Torr Snapit of the Army of Light arrived looking to recruit Force-sensitives to fight in the war against the Sith, he was initially hesitant to take her. Rain did not want to be left behind while her cousins went away with the Jedi, and with assistance from Darovit, she manipulated the Force sufficiently for Snapit to allow her to come along. Rain joined her cousins as they went off-world to partake in the war's final campaign on the planet Ruusan.
Upon their arrival, the Jedi starship was attacked by a squad of Buzzard fighters dispatched by the Sith Brotherhood of Darkness. A hole was blown in the side of the vessel, and Rain fell out to the forests below. The Jedi ship was unable to maneuver in the midst of the attack to attempt a rescue, and so Rain was left behind, with her cousins believing that she had perished. The girl had in fact been saved, her fall cushioned by the back of a green-furred Bouncer called Laa. Rain instantly befriended the creature and spent the next few days recovering from her traumatic experiences with her new companion.
Oblivious to the blood being shed in battles all across Ruusan, Rain and Laa ventured across the countryside together. During the sixth such conflict for control of the planet, the Dark Lords of the Sith Brotherhood combined their power to create a storm of destruction that obliterated the landscape for miles. Rain and Laa were caught in the fallout, but the young girl instinctively enveloped herself and Laa in a bubble of protective Force energy. It was then that Rain realized she was indeed strong in the Force, and hoped to one day become a Knight of the Galactic Republic. To Rain's dismay, however, Laa prophesied that she would instead grow to be a powerful Dark Jedi. Bewildered by Laa's prediction, Rain flung herself off of a cliff in a suicide attempt, but quickly levitated herself to safety after deciding instead that her destiny was not controlled by what the Bouncer saw.
Touch of the dark side
Widespread destruction on Ruusan caused many of the Bouncers to degenerate into a state of madness and transmit images of pain and death through the Force into the minds of the Army of Light's warriors. To end their own suffering, the Jedi charged two of their own, a Knight named Petja and a companion, with the task of eliminating the Bouncers to prevent the onset of full panic within the army. Although Laa had not succumbed to the same madness as her kin, Petja and his fellow Jedi killed her anyway. Rain, who had been riding the Bouncer, was abruptly thrown off her back. Grief-stricken upon realization of what had transpired, Rain unwittingly used the dark side of the Force to break the necks of both men in retaliation for the murder of her friend. She then returned to the body of Laa, crying uncontrollably.
Rain's raw display of anger attracted the attention of Darth Bane, a Dark Lord who had recently abandoned the Brotherhood of Darkness and had been wandering Ruusan's wilderness since. Rain's use of the Force in an act of vengeance, as well as the fearlessness she displayed in his presence, impressed him. When asked who she was, Rain initially gave her childhood nickname, but quickly abandoned it for her birth name of Zannah, since those who had known her as Rain were all dead as far as she was aware. The large man introduced himself as Darth Bane, the Dark Lord who would restore the lost glory of the Sith. Zannah immediately recognized him for what he was, and Bane recognized in her the potential to become his apprentice. When he told the girl that he had murdered many peopleâ€”women and children includedâ€”Zannah confessed that she, like Bane, was a killer as well. She also admitted upon further inquiry that she had received no formal training in the ways of the Force, nor did she possess an understanding of the dark side; however, she told Bane that she was still young, and that she was willing to learn to harness its power from him.
The final battle on Ruusan saw the decimation of both Jedi and Sith armies with the unleashing of Lord Skere Kaan's life-consuming thought bomb, and Zannah and her new Master were among the few survivors. She accompanied him to the caves where Kaan and his brotherhood had made their final stand, and listened as Bane explained the thought bomb's significance. Zannah's cousin Darovit appeared suddenly from another of the caves, and mistakenly believed that she was Bane's captive when he saw them together. Darovit ignited a red-bladed lightsaber and prepared to attack, causing Zannah to explode his weapon-hand with the Force. When Bane questioned Zannah's reason for sparing the boy's life, she stated that killing him was pointless. Zannah and her Master then left Darovit with the thought bomb in the caves to prepare for their departure from Ruusan.
Personality and traits
As a youth, Zannah had short, tousled, dirty blond hair and blue eyes. She grew into an athletically built, left-handed woman of average height, with long, blond curls of hair and eyes yellow with the dark side. She was often looked upon by those whom she encountered in public as unusually beautiful, and was fully aware of her striking appearance. Because of the anonymity required by the Sith, however, Zannah took measures to make herself inconspicuous when necessary. Wearing unflattering clothing and wrapping herself in a Force aura of insignificance were among her methods, though the occasional double-take still occurred. Despite this, she often made full use of her appearance, using her looks to assist her when extracting information from others.
As a child, Zannah was timid and had to be convinced to display her Force ability when the Jedi scout Torr Snapit arrived. She expressed compassion for the Bouncer Laa, as well as deep sorrow for Laa when she was killed. The death of her Bouncer friend drove Zannah to anger, then to murder, and she displayed no mercy to the Jedi for their act. She showed no fear of Darth Bane upon their first meeting, instead admitting that she, like him, was also a killer. With time, Zannah grew in cunning and ingenuity, and Darth Bane became impressed with her subtle and calculating nature, the same methods with which she employed the Force. Nonetheless, Zannah was regarded by her Master as no more than an heir to his Sith legacy.
Powers and abilities
Even as a youth, Zannah had great instinctive control over the Force. She used her basically untrained power to shield herself from the combined power of a Sith-created Force storm, snap the necks of two Jedi warriors, and even to survive the thought bomb when nearly every other present Force sensitive individual was annihilated by it.