Name: Tala Durith
Died: 9 BBY, Jabiim
Hair color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Skin color: Tan
Brawling Parry: 5D
Vehicle Blasters: 5D+2
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D+2
Droid Programming/Repair: 5D
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D+2
CREDITS - 250
Blaster pistol (4D), Imperial Officer's Uniform, Comlink (encrypted), Code Cylinder, credit chip, Blaster Rifle (5D)
FORCE SENSITIVE: N
FORCE POINTS 3
DARK SIDE POINTS 0
CHARACTER POINTS 8
Description: Tala Durith was a female human freedom fighter during the early reign of the Galactic Empire, where she was stationed as an officer on the planet Mapuzo and served as a captain in the Imperial Military. While she initially joined the Galactic Empire with the goal of making a difference, she became disillusioned and eventually saw the Empire for its tyranny. This led to her secretly becoming a member of The Path, an underground resistance movement that helped smuggle Jedi survivors of the Order 66 massacre and other Force-sensitive individuals to safety.
When Obi-Wan Kenobi arrived on Mapuzo while in the process of returning Princess Leia Organa to her homeworld of Alderaan, he was recognized and engaged by several stormtroopers. Tala killed the three troopers with her, before fleeing with Kenobi and Organa. She attempted to help Jedi Master Obi-Wan Kenobi return Organa of Alderaan,taking her through an underground tunnel system while Kenobi distracted their pursuers, but later left Leia to meet with one of her companions and saved Kenobi from being captured by Darth Vader.
Tala later infiltrated Fortress Inquisitorius on the Mustafarian moon Nur alongside Kenobi to rescue Organa from the Inquisitorius. After the successful rescue, Tala and her compatriots retreated to Jabiim but were tracked by the Empire and Lord Vader. In the resulting Imperial attack on Jabiim, Tala was shot in the abdomen by stormtroopers and chose to detonate a thermal detonator when they were approaching to sacrifice herself rather than be captured.
Disillusion with the Empire
During the era of the Galactic Empire, Tala Durith joined up with the galactic-government and eventually became an Imperial officer with the military rank of captain. One day, she was deployed to the planet Garel under orders to round up people that had apparently not paid their taxes. Durith complied and carried out the roundup with the Imperial forces, gathering four families, fourteen individuals including six children, that were Force-sensitive. She then watched as members of the Inquisitorius, the Empire's Jedi-hunting group made up of former Jedi that turned to the Dark side of the Force, executed the families.
Following the executions the officer became disillusioned with the Empire and began working with an underground, anti-Imperial network known as "the Path." The Path operated through a number of safehouses on worlds across the galaxy and helped Force-sensitives and Jedi alike reach the planet Jabiim, where they could get new identities. Durith maintained her position as an Imperial officer as a cover, operating officially at a battery on the Mid Rim mining planet Mapuzo. In her work with the Path, she worked with the operative Kawlan Roken, who had lost his Force-sensitive wife to the Inquisitors, as well as the Jedi Quinlan Vos, who helped younglings reach safety. Durith also maintained communications with Haja Estree, a con artist on the planet Daiyu who posed as a Jedi for profit while also helping Force-sensitives reach the Path.
In 9 BBY, Estree encountered Obi-Wan Kenobi as he was being hunted by Inquisitors and bounty hunters and helped him reach a transport to Mapuzo, informing Durith of a pickup arrangement.