by Teresa Malo
|One of four children of Naboo art dealers who made frequent visits to the core worlds, Kiré's Force potential was identified early, and she was taken in infancy to the Jedi Temple for training.
Under the tutelage of the stern Corellian Jedi, Dikas Varas, she participated in various investigations from Coruscant to the outer rim, but Kiré is probably best known for the role she played in the Twelve Worlds Resistance.
The Trade Federation, seeking secure bases from which to launch attacks on Republic shipping, occupied a dozen independent worlds in the Hapes Cluster. Acting as bodyguard for the young nobleman Nix Narrat, Kiré was drawn into the conflict, and together with Narrat she helped organize and lead a far-reaching underground resistance movement to the alien occupation.
Arguing for direct military intervention by the Republic - and doing her best to hide her growing romantic involvement with the charismatic Narrat - Kiré found herself stymied by Chancellor Palpatine's advisors, who insisted the Republic's forces were not strong enough to take direct action against the rogue Federation.
While support for large-scale rearmament grew in the core worlds, Kiré and Narrat continued their resistance activities - though Master Varas urged her to be mindful of the Code. After a courageous assault on a Federation battleship cost Narrat his life, Kiré returned to Coruscant where she was rewarded with knighthood - and privately swore she would never again open herself to the pain of losing a loved one. From now on, she would seek peace and fulfillment in the Force.
With the Hapes matter still unresolved, Kiré has begun a new series of missions. Together with the young Alderaanian agent Aislyn Terra, she hopes to establish an intelligence network across the outer rim, to garner more information on Federation movements and technological experiments. What new adventures await her, only time will tell.
Appearance: Height - 1.56 m, Weight - 50 kg, Hair - Brown, Eyes - Brown
Name: Kiré Jurdan
Equipment: Lightsaber (green blade), brown and black Jedi robes, aquata breather,
Skills: Craft (lightsaber) +6, Intimidate +8, Jump +3, Knowledge (Jedi lore) +3,
Force Skills: Affect Mind +4, Battlemind +7, Empathy +7, Enhance Ability +11, Force
Feats: Acrobatic, Exotic Weapon Proficiency (lightsaber), Force-Sensitive, Quick
Force Feats: Alter, Burst of Speed, Control, Force Mastery, Sense
Revised: June 4, 2002.