Born: 59 BBY, Tatooine
Species: Tusken Raider
Eye color: one-eyed
Brawling Parry: 5D
Melee Combat: 5D+1
Melee Parry: 5D+2
Projectile Weapons: 5D+2
Command; Sand People: 6D
Beast Riding: 4D+2
Born Survivors: Sand People are raised in the desert and tempered by it, making them capable of surviving in environments far tougher than most species can. This gives them a bonus +2D to all Survival checks.
Dry: The Sand People manage their water use because of the arid environment they come from, only requiring 50% of the water that most species require.
Technological Distrust: Stories from ancient Storytellers of the Tusken speak from a disaster on Tatooine long ago, the Tusken had made there living under the surface of the planet and returned as survivors to the desert. As a result Tusken distrust High-Tech and get a strong survival feeling of unease around it.
Masked: Due to their harsh environment, Tusken Raiders always go masked and robed to save every drop of water. This has become almost religious to them, as they cover themselves at all times and do not show their faces except at very special times such as marriage and child birth.
Equipment: Gaffi Stick, Robes, Breath Mask, Cycler rifle (5D damage)
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points: 2
Dark Side Points: 1
Character Points: 4
Description: A'Yark, previously known as K'Yark, was a female Tusken Raider tribal leader. She was the daughter of Yark and the adoptive sister of K'Sheek, which made of her the aunt of A'Sharad Hett. A'Yark was known as Plug Eye, by the settlers, and moisture farmers in the area. The warrior had only one eye; the missing eye was covered by a red crystal.
A'Yark was born the youngest of six children. When three of her siblings died, her father abducted K'Sheek, who was nearly an adult when A'Yark's family took her in, and it was A'Yark who was granted the privilege of teaching K'Sheek the ways and words of the Tusken Raider, with her also learning how to speak Basic from K'Sheek.
Yark allowed both A'Yark and K'Sheek to learn the ways of the warrior guessing correctly that K'Sheek would learn the Tusken ways faster and defended his daughters from criticism.
When they were older Sharad Hett joined the Tusken Raiders, and married her sister. Life went on as it were, with her adopted sister disappeared during a sandstorm and her father died, she took a Tusken Raider named Deen as her spouse and gave birth to children.
When Jabba the Hutt began to incite war between the Humans and Tuskens of Tatooine as a way to sell off his stock of antiquated blasters, the fight claimed the life of her eldest son who was six cycles old.
Her tribe as well as others followed Sharad into battle against the Hutt. During the battle she lost both her spouse and her brother-in-law. With her believing that Sharad's son had disappeared (unaware that he was taken into the Jedi Order, but later became the Sith Lord Darth Krayt over a hundred years later) . A'Yark, a widow with only two children left, hadn't originally sought the role of War Leader, but when no one else rose to take the mantle she did.
Losses continued after that incident, losing not only another son but one of her eyes as well (taken by an infection from a wound she received.) She replaced the missing organ with a crystal that was a gift from Sharad, which led to the settlers calling her Plug-eye.
She saw how the loss of a mightier tribe of Tuskens, killed by Anakin Skywalker, affected her tribe, leaving behind only her village. A'Yark tried to raise the morale of her Tribe by example and later by daring exploits. This backfired due to Orrin Gault and the Settlers' Call Fund.
Seeing the Force in action
After a disastrous raid A'Yark's group retreated to The Pillars. She then heard from a youngling that two people were riding an animal through the dunes again. She ordered the others to start while she went out to deal with the intruders.
A'Yark took position on a dune and saw two humans, a girl and a woman, both riding dewbacks. Then, a bearded man riding an eopie arrived and pulled the girl from her dewback. The woman's dewback tripped, flinging her off. The beast was about to crush the woman, but it suddenly stopped just short of her. After seeing this unnatural occurrence, she took cover behind the dune. She needed to know what was the cause of what she had seen and who did it. She didn't believe it was the man, who she named Hairy Face, since she saw no reason for him to put himself at risk for either of the women.
Believing that the woman had tried to tame the wilderness of Tatooine since she was on a mountain Dewback in the dune region, combined with the Tusken raiders' view that living beings only helped themselves, A'Yark believed that it was the woman who performed the feat she saw. She then resolved to kill the woman, but before she could, she felt a tremor in the sands. Realizing that it was one of the Sarlacc children was waking up due to what happened earlier. Knowing the human could be found again and believing that this might be what they need to regain their defiant spirit, she decided to head back to her tribe to share the information.
Comet Run Day battle
Later she led an assault on Dannar's Claim, in the beginning the Tuskens had the upper hand, but after the intervention of Ben Kenobi and the raising of the Settlers' Call Fund alarm, the members of her raiding party fled. The members of the Fund pursued and massacred them at Hanter's Gorge. Among the casualties was her son A'Deen, who she tenderly built a stone pyre for. Learning that the bearded man had known Hett, through the discovery that he had a lightsaber, A'Yark allowed the man and the woman to pass by her lands unharmed.
Following a later skirmish with a Krayt Dragon, Orrin Gault, who was badly injured, was forced to help A'Yark repair a stolen water vaporator for her people to survive off of.