Name: Kino Loy
Hair color: Gray
Eye color: Blue
Skin color: Light
Brawling Parry: 5D+1
RepulsorLift Operation: 4D
Computer Programming/Repair: 4D
Machinery Repair: 3D
Force Sensitive: No
Force Points: 2
Dark Side Points: 0
Character Points: 6
Equipment: Prison Clothes
Description: Kino Loy was a human male incarcerated in Narkina 5 during 5 BBY. He oversaw the labours of his fellow prisoners working the day shift in Unit Five-Two-D as their Floor manager.
With less than a year left of his sentence, he organised and led a riot against the guards on Level Five with Cassian Andor, reaching the control room and inspiring a facility wide uprising in a rousing speech that completely overwhelmed the 84 men staffing the entire facility.
Meeting Cassian Andor
In 5 BBY, with two hundred and forty-nine days left of his sentence, Loy was introduced to "Keef Girgo," a new prisoner who would be working in Five-Two-D. Loy explained how the system of tables and levels worked before assigning Keef to his place on Table Five, where he worked alongside Jemboc, Xaul, Taga, Ulaf, Ham, and Ruescott Melshi.
Later, Loy instructed Jemboc to explain their cells to Keef, and the prisoners became interested to know about the Public Order Resentencing Directive, a piece of Imperial legislation enacted in response to rebel activity on the planet Aldhani, which had doubled the prisoners' sentencing. Melshi, however, told Keef that it didn't matter if his number was doubled or even tripled, as the Empire would simply keep them until they didn't want them anymore and that escape was impossible. Loy, angered by Melshi's words, ordered him to stop talking before eventually pinning him to a nearby wall. Loy then returned to his cell along with the others.
Thirty-one shifts later, Loy, along with the rest of his cell block, was awoken in the night by the sound of the prisoner Veemoss stepping out of his cell and killing himself. Loy then ordered the other prisoners to go back to sleep.
Escaping Narkina 5
After Ulaf's health deteriorated because of his advanced age and being overworked, he eventually had a massive stroke. While Loy and Andor were waiting for one of the prison's doctors, Rhasiv, to arrive, it was revealed that Loy had given the nickname "Uli" to the older man. When Rhasiv arrived, and after he euthanized Ulaf, he told Loy that no prisoners had been released since the P.O.R.D. was invoked. This further cemented Kino's sense of powerlessness, persuading him to help Andor escape the prison.
At the beginning of the next shift, Loy told the other prisoners that the rumors concerning Level 2 were true and that no one would be released, which meant that escaping was the only solution. While the prisoners pretended to work, Andor took a wrench and cut a water pipe, as he had attempted several shifts before. This caused a flood. As the guards sent a new man on the floor, Andor used to wrench to halt the elevator, and Loy ordered the other prisoners to attack. While the guards were overwhelmed, the prisoners, including Loy, grabbed tools from their tables to attack them. The guards eventually tried to use the metallic floors to fight back, but the water caused them to short-circuit. Loy and the other prisoners killed the guards and left Unit Five-Two-D.
With the revolt spreading to the other floors, Loy and Andor reached the command center and forced the crew to deactivate the prison's hydro-generators. Loy used the intercom to address his fellow prisoners, telling them that they needed to escape, even if it meant that they had to die trying to take the guards down. Nevertheless, Loy urged the prisoners to help one another. The entire building heard Loy's words, and all the inmates ran to the top of the prison complex, while the remaining guards hid in fear. The prisoners jumped into the sea and swam in the hope they would reach the shores. Loy hesitated, and revealed to Andor that he could not swim. Cassian was inadvertently toppled off the edge into the water by another inmate while Loy backed away from the edge with resignation.
Personality and traits
As a floor manager, Kino Loy was often cold and blunt with inmates and aggressive in his pursuit of efficiency and order within his unit. Loy was very impatient when dealing with incidents caused by inmates under his command, to the point where he would often resort to physical violence. In pursuit of this goal, Loy attempted to cut himself off from his desires and emotions, wanting to remain the strict and orderly floor manager and avoid trouble until his eventual release.
Once it was revealed that no one was actually being released from the complex, Loy finally allowed himself to consider the hope of escape for the first time. During his speech to the other inmates over the intercom, Loy encouraged them not only to do their best to escape but also help other inmates along the way.
Loy was unable swim.