Member No.: 1,562
Joined: Nov '10
Name: Pok Kurchak
Homeworld: Ragna III
Languages: Yuzz, understands but has difficulty speaking Galactic Basic, and Shyriiwook
Faction: Galactic Alliance
-- Alignment: Good/Light side of the Force
-- Branch of faction: Galactic Alliance Army
-Hair Color Light brown, almost blond.
-Weight 280 lbs.
-Type of build 2.5 meters tall, highly defined and muscular.
-Facial hair, eye color, etc Black eyes.
-Clothing: Needs no clothing because of the fur which covers his body. Wears pauldrons and a shield shaped chest piece which are tied by leather belts. Also wears a large leather belt across his body from his left shoulder to his right hip. This larger belt is kitted out with pouches for storing items and possessions, and holds a leather duffel bag against the Yuzzem's back. It also has two extra strong carabiners which dangle from the right hip, as well as one on the chest. These are used for clipping weapons to the belt if necessary, or alternatively as belays.
-Markings/Scars: 2 scars across the left side of his torso, and 1 small scar on the right side of his muzzle. Also wears two hoop earrings in his left ear.
-Anything else of importance:
-Likes/Dislikes: Enjoys music immensely, as well as history and military history. He also enjoys hiking and climbing. Also a simple creature who takes pleasure in little mundane things and sights.
-Social/Unsocial: Very sociable, especially to individuals who are genial in response. His manner towards a person will swiftly change to one of dislike and hostility should they be unfriendly in response to his outgoings.
-View on Life/others: "Words are the expression of our minds. Music is the expression of our souls." - Pok Kurchak.
-Beliefs: Strong belief in freedom, both personal and political, as well as an acute sense of honor.
-Opinion on other factions: The Empire is an organization of slavers and murderers who are fit only to be devoured. This opinion often manifests itself in aggressiveness towards imperials or those who affiliate with them, and sometimes violence. He cannot bear the presence of imperial sympathizers and will convert them of their wicked ways or hurt them. He gives no mercy to imperials. That and that the Jedi are keepers of the peace.
-Emotional traits: Tends towards extremes in his emotions. His emotions also change very rapidly. He can be quite friendly towards you, but a word out of place can cause great anger and affront to him. A little thin skinned.
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History: What little could be gathered of Pok Kurchak's days of youth is very little, though of major significance to his views of the galexy and of others.
Born into slavery in an Imperial Remnant mining encampment, he was used as a beast of burden, a manual laborer. He hardly ever recalls his days of slavery, though sometimes he will recall anecdotes of his tribulations. He was raised by his father, an old Yuzzem named Yogwari, as his mother died in a savage attempt to kill a slaver who struck her beloved Pok. The little Yuzzem was horrified to watch as the one who bore him and protected him was shot dead. She had the satisfaction, however, of taking her quarry with her.
Pok's life with his father was a brutal one, as if his owners did not treat him harshly enough: Pok's father was extremely hard on him. Though the young Yuzzem may not have known it at the time, Yogwari loved him greatly, and desired that his son be safe and submit to their masters so that he might avoid harm. When the youngling stepped out of line, he would not only be punished by the slavers but by his own father as well, as a lesson on how to stay alive. His son became a very bitter individual over this, seeing how all of the other Yuzzem would resist the slavers when they could and kill them, he did not understood why his father would not do the same. He never realized that his father had managed to stay alive for a very long time this way. When Pok was in his teen years, Yogwari fell ill and was left to die in by the slavers, at which point he explained his ways to his son. Pok, having now come to an understanding with his father, gave up much of the bitterness and hate he felt towards his only surviving parent.
It was not to last. When Yogwari finally succumbed to his illness and died, Pok's hatred for his father was converted into loathing of the slavers for whom he blamed his father's death, as well as his mother's. On his seventeenth birthday he himself led an uprising which slew many slavers, an in the end freed the many Yuzzem who they captured.
Hitchhiking on transports, the freed Yuzzem colony went to Courusant itself, requesting that they be given justice and that the slavers be hunted down by the New Galactic Alliance. In response the Alliance posted the surviving slaver's data in the criminal archives, and a hunt ensued to ensure no more Yuzzem would be taken hostage by the thugs. For their achievements, the Alliance commended Pok and several other prominent Yuzzem in the colony.
Made restless by his excursions, Pok joined the Galactic Alliance army, and began to carve out a beautiful career as a heavy support trooper. His mission was to strike down the best the enemy had to offer, as well as their tanks and other vehicles. He accomplished this with a gigantic heavy repeating blaster cannon, the weight of which would cause even the strongest pair of human knees to buckle. He once acquired a small rocket launcher which he used to great effect, though he lost the weapon in the thick of battle against the armies of the Sith.
One of Pok's greatest achievements (and one which he is most proud of) was destroying an imperial AT-AT. As the story goes, he managed to load an air speeder full of thermal charges before locking its gears and sending it careening into the death machine's neck. With its head separated from its body, the war machine became quite useless.
During his time in the military, Pok began to rue the fact that he was quite uneducated due to his life as a slave, and he began to take advantage of the military's educational programs. Once he had learned basic elementary studies, he became very interested in planetary biology, as well as physics and ballistics. He studied planetary shielding, as well as environmental hazards and education. He also tried to become more cultured, and began to go to plays and orchestras. It was at an orchestra on Courusant where he fell in love with music, and was soon taking lessons in one of the wind instruments used there. Because of his maw, he could not properly play many of the wind instruments, being forced to pick one in which you blew through a tube to operate the device. This was more easily done than champing down upon mouthpieces, etc.
Pok Kurchak has currently risen through the ranks of the Galactic Army to the position of Lieutenant, and his future career as a guardian of justice may see him rise higher still.
Item(s): Weapon and Utility belts which strap across his body, armor plates.
Weapon(s): Heavy Repeating Blaster Cannon, Heavy Blaster Pistol, Ulu, Thermal Detenators, Sticky Grenades.
Ship: B-Wing Starfighter
Vehicle: Light Assault Land Speeder
Force Sensitive?: No
Lightsaber Form: N/A.
Force Form: N/A.