Allies & Adversaries

Ventik Corliss

Corliss is a character I'm playing in the Threat of the Empire game in the Campaign Center. This is my first experience with the d20 version of Star Wars, but my second run-in with the RPG (I played the old West End Games version some time back). My boss let me borrow all his Jedi-related stuff so I could get a better feel for their personality and training. Hopefully I can be "jedi" enough for this game. Enjoy the character.

Vital Statistics

Male Zabrak Jedi Guardian 1; Init +0, Defense 13 (+3 Class); Spd 10 m; Vitality/Wounds: 13 (d10)/16; Attack: +3 melee or +1 ranged; Saving Throws Fort +7, Ref +2, Will +4; Size M, Force Points 2 (Dark Side 0); Reputation +1; STR 14, DEX 11, CON 16, INT 14, WIS 13, CHA 11; Special Abilities: Deflect +1.

Equipment: Lightsaber (2d8), Ion Gun Pistol (3d6; Stun DC 15), All-Temperature Cloak, Comlink, Credit Chip (100 standard credits), Clothes.

Skills: Computer Use +4, Craft (Lightsaber) +5, Jump +3, Knowledge (Jedi Lore) +4, Listen +4, Sense Motive +2, Spot +5, Treat Injury +2, Tumble +2, Speak/Read/Write Basic, Speak/Read/Write Zabrak.

Feats: Alertness, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (Lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Weapon Group Proficiencies (Blaster Pistols, Simple Weapons).

Force Skills: Enhance Senses +3, Telepathy +3.

Force Feats: Sense.


Corliss was born and raised (for a time, at least) on the cold world of Obroa-Skai. Though not particularly welcoming to some races, Corliss' Zabrak family found the world appealing. He spent much of his childhood like many others, though he devoted as much time as he could to study in Obroa-Skai's expansive library -- until his force abilities were discovered and he was brought to the Jedi Academy to study under Jedi Knight Dimwai Miin - a Twi'lek.

All seemed to be going well through the years - Corliss was even able to visit his home on occasion. The rising separatist movement disturbed Corliss and Master Miin, but there was little they could do outside the Council's mandate to them. Thus, Corliss continued his Jedi training to become a protector of the Galaxy.

On hearing of Chancellor Palpatine's rise to power and being granted emergency powers, Miin thought it prudent to return to Coruscant to allow Corliss to take the final test to become a full Jedi. Unfortunately, the pair was ambushed before they could depart their present location. Corliss watched his mentor succumb to his wounds and knew that the only way to put a stop to this in the future was to escape. Corliss did so reluctantly, never able to strike down even one of the assailants. Six standard months later, he remains a hunted Jedi, struggling to avoid the Darth Vader's Inquisitors.


Corliss strives to remain level-headed in any situation, but he feels he failed to protect Master Miin and is responsible for his death. He can be brooding at times, fearing failure for a second time. He strives to follow his Jedi training, but could very easily strike out in anger should he encounter his mentor's murderers.


Corliss stands nearly as tall as a Wookie and mostly near-human features. His skin is a tan coloration with blotches of gray in random patterns and his eyes are a bright yellow. His head is covered in vestigial horns - which he keeps covered with his cloak.

He dresses in neutral colors such as light tan, brown, and gray, with black boots. His lightsaber is kept hidden beneath his cloak along with a stun blaster.