Laira was born on Alderaan to Crown Princess Faith of the Royal House of Organa and Alor Draco Vereen alongside her twin brother Theodosius. Laira was the first-born of the two, and grew up living in the Palaces of New Aldera and the Mountain Palace of House Organa under the safety of their walls and guards. Much of her childhood was spent split between learning her two cultures, the proper and noble Alderaanian heritage of her mother and maternal ancestors, and the rugged, war-like Mandalorian culture that had come to define her father. Even at a young age she was stubborn and headstrong, fiery and temperamental throughout her childhood, making her parent's lives difficult.
She was educated at the Crevasse City Collegium for Young Ladies where she received her primary education, supplemented by winters in the Juran Mountains with the shamans of Clan Vereen and her Father learning the ways of Nature, Mandalorian Culture, and being trained in the Force alongside her twin brother. She is notably more intelligent than her father, having done well in primary school and having gained a formal education well beyond that of her father, though the professors and educators struggling to reign in her independent and headstrong personality throughout her time there. The shamans taught her how to control and sense the Force, how to maintain balance within the Force, though like her father she never picked up Telekinesis. Draco and the others were careful not to introduce her to the Dark Side, however she was taught about it, how it felt when one called upon it, how to resist its pull when it offered so much of what she would want, what it meant to the Clan to find the balance in the Force, why the Dark Side and Light Side were important and what they represented.
Laira has struggled with her identity for several years, having difficulty understanding her place as the Heir-Apparent of the Throne of Alderaan and the daughter of a Mandalorian Warlord who had laid down his sword relatively early in his life. In contrast with her mother and father, Laira did not settle into either role presented to her and instead went off on her own path, choosing the life of a spacer as her own for her youth in hopes of seeing the galaxy, meeting new and exciting cultures and people, and living a little more dangerously than either of her parents would like. Her fierce independence caused her to leave her trust-fund untouched for the most part, barring the occasional vacation or outing, and live off the means she was able to earn on her own.
With her father's help, she established a few alter identities, receiving several well crafted false identities and the paperwork to support them as best as could be provided to allow her to live as she desired without the stigma of her parent's legacies shadowing her wherever she went. Although most of her time is spent away from Alderaan, she occasionally attended royal functions and visits with her family.
Rather than return home from her adventures after the Battle of Thyferra, Laira remained with the newly formed Resistance. She became an active member of RESINT and the Jedi Remnant aligned with the rebel movement. She undertook several missions alongside Firemane associate and part-time girlfriend, Elpsis Kerrigan-Alcori
, and with RESINT operative Cato Fett
where the princess felt she became mentally unstable. In the hopes of settling her mind and growing as a leader and a warrior, she redoubled her commitment to the Jedi Remnant, adopting a life style inspired by the New Jedi Order. As a Jedi, Laira has flourished into her own, turning away from the Crown she was born to bear and taking up the role of a Jedi, first and foremost.
(+) Physical Prowess: Laira was raised as the daughter of a Mandalorian Warlord, and thus is in excellent physical condition from years of training. Luckily for Laira, her beauty takes after her mother other than her bright red hair.
(+) Piloting: Laira took a knack for flying. She had a gift for the skill and developed over her teenage years as something she enjoyed greatly, having the reflexes and talent to be a natural in the cockpit.
(+) Survival Training: Laira enjoyed hunting with her father as a young girl, and alone as a teen. She is more than capable of surviving for weeks at a time on planets like Tatooine, Hoth, or Vendaxa without supplies.
(-) Head Strong: Laira is stubborn and brash, and is unlikely to seek or accept help, even in dire circumstances. She is willing to take heavy risks to prove she can stand on her own, and she often seems ungrateful for assistance she does receive.
(-) Flirt: Laira has a thing about enjoying attention from most sources to the point she will actively engage in conversation and flirt with those around her, act coy and coquettish with strangers and friends alike.
(-) Telekinesis: Like her father, Laira is unable to harness Telekinesis very well. She is limited to very basic uses, and even then only very small objects such as pens or pencils with significant effort and concentration.
Laira is a lean young woman, on the tall side of average height, and on the muscular side of average weight. She has an curvy, athletic frame, with noticeable muscle definition on her stomach, legs, and arms from years of training and hunting in the wilderness alongside her father and the more civilized shamans of Clan Vereen.
Laira bears very few scars on her body, having meticulously healed from injuries and using scar-removal medicines when necessary to ensure her physique remains pristine. The only noticeable scar is on her left arm, just below the elbow. A small pale line where the cloned arm was reattached to her limb is all that remains of her amputation she received fighting the undead.
She has stormy grey eyes like her father, a trait passed down to her by her paternal grandmother, contrasting her fair skin which she acquired from her mother's side. Laira has fiery, straight red hair which she prefers to keep long, sometimes tying braids into it of varying sizes or having it styled with a feathered look.
Most of the time she wears her armor which passes for civilian clothing in normal circumstances, being a form-fitting black one-piece suit that protects against the elements. Since Laira has 'guns' in her words, she likes to pull it and wear it sleeveless to show off her muscular arms and usually keeps it low-cut as well. Over this she may wear a camouflage poncho, a utility belt, and comfortable knee-tall combat boots.
Laira has been raised in a household of Force Users. Her mother being passively empathetic, a trait which Laira developed as well, and her father honed her Force skills from a young age to sharpen her for life in the galaxy. Her focus is Melee combat, and befitting her physique and style, she focuses her skills on speed and agility, using the Force to boost her physical attributes and increase her speed and reaction time while making fluid use of the Force in battle. She can use her skills to alter gravity's pull on her body, but suffers bouts of dizziness and nausea from doing so. Laira is able to alter her state of being with the Force allowing her to phase through solid matter such as walls and doors, but does not allow her to phase her entire body at once. She can manage a single limb, making the process of walking through a wall somewhat arduous.
Having studied under the Jedi Remnant and several unaffiliated Jedi Masters, she has developed a series of the basic Force abilities associated with Padawans, such as simplistic Mind Tricks and create flashes of light, concealing her presence and affinity from others, using the Force to sustain oneself, how to go into hibernation trances to heal, how to direct her body's functions to heal quickly or filter toxins from herself, numb her ability to feel pain, regulating her body temperature with Tapas, allow her to hold her breath for extended periods, and simple tutaminis effects. Laira has built upon these fundamentals with her specialization in speed, dexterity, and manipulating the space around her to compensate for her complete lack of Telekinetic abilities.
Laira has begun learning how to use the Force in more exotic manners throughout her travels. She first discovered her ability to Fold Space when she transported herself and Cato Fett from a facility in Bothan Space to the Outer Rim, though the act stopped her heart from the exertion. She is now able to manage bending space around a relatively small object and instantly transport it to her hands or another location she can see. It requires some concentration and effort on her part. Laira has been practicing self-transportation, but can only manner one or two transitions before exhausting herself and has caused seizures and severe pain in her head.
Her astromech R9-T1, also called Rowdy is her constant companion, helping her repair her ships and acting as her mechanic and copilot in her X-Wing. Rowdy is a mischievous droid with a penchant for pranks, though deep within his grouchy and sardonic personality he is protective of Laira and her friends.
Saeza Bolok'Vang is Laira's Jedi Partner in crime, or her padawan depending on who is asked and how Laira is feeling at the time. Saeza is inexperienced in the field, especially in regards to social interaction, but is vastly intelligent and knowledgeable in many subjects. The young girl is timid and quiet, considerably more so than one would expect from one of her species. She is incredibly loyal, and stalwart in her convictions, adhering to the Jedi Code as best as she is able even through hardships and struggle.
Being an Yuuzhan Vong that is Force Senstive, Saeza was ostracized by her own species and by the younglings she grew up alongside in the Temple. She spent more time with her books and holocrons than with other people until she and her Master fled Alderaan to join the Resistance after the Downfall of the Alliance at the hands of the Sith Empire and First Order. While on the RNS Solemn Purpose she spent time as a Jedi Healer, using her skills to aid the wounded and refugees the ship took in until she was assigned to the Wild Space Jedi under Master B'rahk in order to give her field experience alongside the more reckless Laira Darkhold.
Given how her species stands out and is regarded by the wider galaxy, Saeza often wears an Ooglith Masquer, disguising herself as a Sephi or Eldorai given her pointed ears. She prefers to wear Jedi Robes, usually over an MN-B Infiltrator suit and the J1 Utility Belt containing her lightsaber, tools, and blaster holster, however in combat she will also wear Type-I Jedi Battle Armor. She was also given Tsais Raugze, the Baton of Redemption by an exiled Shaper on Alderaan when she was Knighted, as a symbol of the hope she might redeem more of their species.
Her droid, Tinker or C1-T3N, is polite and kind natured droid with a knack for making small adjustments and attempting to improve systems and machinery he is left with, much to the chagrin of the other mechanics aboard the Rebel Outcast.
Leo Coburn is Laira's gunner and First Mate, her muscle on the ground, the former Death Trooper makes for a useful companion with a broad spectrum of combat skills. Having left the Galactic Empire and with most of his compatriots having been killed in action since then, he has evolved into the role of a spacer with a heart of gold. Leo finds that this life suits him very well, allowing him to be the hero the Empire always told him he could be. He is loyal to Laira, but has little care for the Resistance, the Jedi Remnant, or politics in general.
Little is known about DT-967's childhood, even he doesn't speak about it much or his time in the Galactic Empire as a Death Trooper and records were not kept on him after his identity was erased. He deserted the fracturing Empire just before its collapse alongside several squad mates where they became freedom fighters until they were recruited by the Resistance to work alongside RESINT. It wasn't long after that he met Laira Darkhold and was deployed as part of her team on the deathworld of Tephrike. Most of his allies perished on the planet while he grew close to Laira, as she struggled with her own issues and he suffered the loss of many of his only friends. When they left, he resigned from RESINT in order to travel with Laira and live away from the political machinations of governments.
He is a tall, dark-maned man with bright blue eyes, with a handsome appearance aside from the scars he bears on his back and chest, as well as three long scars on his face. He has a lean build. He prefers to use pistols in tight enclosed spaces, mainly the Renegade 557 and Shatterbeam pistols, using the Eradicator Blaster in close quarters battle or A295 Longblaster on large battlefields. Though he usually doesn't wear visible armor, he will sometimes don his old Death Trooper armor when he feels it necessary.
Leo kept his K11 Seeker Droid, Jester, with him when he deserted the Empire though the Droid had to be memory wiped and its core programming heavily altered in order to do so. The once jovial droid now has not had enough time to develop a true personality and is largely robotic still, though Leo hopes the droid develops similarly to his original state.
Jedi Master B'rahk is the Temple Master of the RNS Solace of Conviction and the Jedi Commander of the Wild Space Jedi Forces aligned with the Resistance. The mighty whiphid warrior also acts as a Resistance officer bearing the ultimate authority over his small taskforce. More importantly, he is Laira and Saeza's Jedi Master, responsible for their training and overseeing their operations. B'rahk is their ultimate superior and mentor for both girls, taking a harsh hand to their training when necessary but has proven his willingness to come to their aid, even at the cost of himself. It is his desire that they be prepared for the cruel reality of the galaxy and their duty as Jedi within it.
B'rahk spent his life fighting, and has adopted a militant view on the Jedi Code after many years of fighting Sith since the end of the Gulag Plague. He radiates conviction and calm, even in the heat of battle, however his proactive nature and belief in decisive action to protect the people of the galaxy has had others call him a warmonger. As Temple Master, B'rahk does not believes it is his responsibility to protect the next generation of Jedi Knights, but to prepare them for the horrible reality of endless conflict.
Grey fur has begun to appear in his muzzle and around his eyes, but despite his advancing age B'rahk maintains a lean duelists physique. He wears Jedi Robes, usually over his Type-I Jedi Armor and being a pragmatist he carries a DXR-6 Disruptor as a side arm. He carries a lightsaber with a high-intensity blade able to slash through Beskar and Phrik with relative ease, and a Lightsaber Shoto.