Name: Sergeant Hume Tarl
Brawling Parry: 5D
Repulsorlift Operation: 4D
Blaster Repair: 4D
Force Sensitive: N
Force Points: 2
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 6
Equipment: Stormtrooper Armour (+2D vs Physical, +1D vs Energy, -1D to Dexterity), E-11 Blaster Rifle (5D), Utility Belt, Comlink
Description: Hume Tarl was a Human male from the planet Corellia, who served in the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps after graduating from the Academy on the world Corulag. Tarl joined the stormtrooper unit Tempest Force around 2 BBY, and later participated in the assault on the Rebel CR90 corvette Tantive IV as a part of the Galactic Civil War, a conflict between the Rebels and the Empire. Sometime after 0 BBY, Tarl, now a sergeant, was posted in Corellia's Coronet City, where he was helped by a spacer who captured Dina Whisper, one of Tarl's informants whom he suspected of betraying him, and disabled a small black market. After six years in Tempest Force, Tarl took part in the Battle of Endor in 4 ABY, where he fought against both native Ewoks and Rebels seeking to destroy the Empire's Death Star II. Tarl survived the battle, and years later, he was interviewed by the journalist Cindel Towani for her work Portraits of the Galactic Civil War, released in 41 ABY.
A Human male native of the planet Corellia, Hume Tarl trained to be a stormtrooper of the Galactic Empire's Stormtrooper Corps in the Academy on the world of Corulag. Tarl later joined the Stormtrooper Corps's Tempest Force unit in 2 BBY, at the time of the Galactic Civil War, fought between the Empire and the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Around two years later, in 0 BBY, Tarl participated in a raid alongside members of the Imperial 501st Legion on the Rebel CR90 corvette Tantive IV when the corvette was in the Tatoo system, which resulted in the capture of key Rebel leader Leia Organa.
Service on Corellia
Sometime after 0 BBY, Tarl, now a sergeant, was stationed on his homeworld in the city of Coronet. During his work in Coronet City, Tarl came to suspect that Dina Whisper, a female informant of his, was selling sensitive information to the Rebels.
Deployment and fighting on Endor
During the course of six years with Tempest Force, Tarl saw action on the worlds of Kashyyyk, Marcelan Prime, Sarko, and Aurimaus, as well as other obscure locations. Due to the Empire's construction of the massive Death Star II above the Forest Moon of Endor, Tarl and Tempest Force were deployed on the moon for nine months, during which Tarl was occasionally on leave at the world of Annaj. Besides the Imperial presence on Endor, the moon was also inhabited by Ewoks, short hairy bipeds, which Tempest Force's survey teams had discovered during their thorough surveys. To Tarl, the Ewoks seemed to be afraid of the shield generator bunker Tempest Force was posted to defend, and they did not bother the Imperials.
In 4 ABY, Tarl and Tempest Force shined up their plastoid Stormtrooper armor and were deployed aboard a hangar in the Death Star for the arrival of Emperor Palpatine, who was the supreme leader of the Empire. Shortly after returning to Endor, the whole of Tempest Force was put on high alert due to both the disappearance of a speeder bike patrol, and the knowledge that Rebel agents were on the moon. Tarl was later present when one of the Rebels turned himself in to the Empire, and watched as the Rebelâ€”who was actually important Rebel member Jedi Knight Luke Skywalkerâ€”was taken by the Imperial Sith Lord Darth Vader before being transported to the Death Star aboard a shuttle.
A day after the Rebel was captured, Rebels forces attacked, with a Rebel ground force attempting to knock out the Endor shield generator bunker, which protected the Death Star via a deflector shield. This would then enable the Rebel fleet in orbit to destroy the now unprotected Death Star. Tarl and Tempest Force captured the Rebel ground force members after they had infiltrated the back entrance of the shield generator, and Tarl himself exited the shield generator while guarding the captured Rebels. The Ewoks then attacked, and Tarl watched as the Rebelâ€“allied Ewoks cut down Imperials one by one with arrows, knives and axes. Stormtroopers chasing Ewoks ended up in pitfall traps filled with spikes while Ewoks wielding blasters obtained from fallen Imperials killed other stormtroopers. Sergeant Tarl managed to survive the fighting, though the battle ended in a Rebel victory, with the Death Star destroyed and Emperor Palpatine and Vader both killed.
Years later, Tarl was interviewed by the journalist Cindel Towani and told her of the events that happened on Endor. In the interview, Tarl expressed his disgust at how the Rebels, who had by then formed the New Republic, did not count the Ewoks' massacring of Tempest Force as an atrocity. Tarl's interview was included in Towani's work Portraits of the Galactic Civil War, released in 41 ABY.
Personality and traits
Tarl remained vague when the spacer asked him about the specific details regarding Whisper, and was later strict with the spacer, threatening the individual with charges of treason if the black market assignment did not go according to plan. Tarl also considered Tempest Force as one of the finest legions in the New Order, and thought Annaj was only interesting for those who had been stationed on the boring moon of Endor. Tarl thought he and Tempest Force were protecting their Emperor during his stay on the Death Star, and during the arrival of Palpatine, his eyes were drawn to the Emperor even across the hangar.
When Tarl saw Skywalker, whom he thought was short, the sergeant did not recognize that the Rebel Jedi was Luke Skywalker. Tarl also figured that even though Skywalker informed Vader he was alone, there had to be more Rebels on the moon as one Jedi could not take out an entire biker patrol. After capturing the Rebels in the shield generator and hearing that the Rebel fleet was failing in their attack, Tarl and Tempest Force believed that the Rebellion was doomed.
The stormtrooper considered most natives beggars or thieves. However, initially Tarl reckoned that the Ewok natives were not like most natives, and as they were not causing problems, would not have to be excised from around the generator. He also thought that the Ewoks were afraid of the shield generator. Tarl did not find the Ewoks who slaughtered his legion cute as the rest of the New Republic did, and had not thought they would be a problem until the Ewoks attacked the Imperials. He also thought the directors of the holo-thrillers depicting Ewoks should admit that they were paid to tell New Republic lies as they made the Ewoks look cute in their works. Tarl questioned why historians loved to talk about Imperial atrocities, but did not count the slaughtering of Tempest Force as one. As an Imperial stormtrooper, Tarl wore a set of white stormtrooper armor and wielded an E-11 blaster rifle.