“The Horde follows me. I do my best to earn that. Anyone is welcome to test my worthiness in any way they see fit, but they may not live long enough to tell anyone.”
Faction: A broken horde
Rank: Horde Boss
Species: Tuatahi (Kaihuri)
Gender: Doesn’t care
Sexuality: “I like women. I also like the sound of a spine breaking on my knee.”
Relationship Status: Your guess is as good as mine
Force Sensitive: If there’s anything there, she hasn’t tapped into it. (Probably not)
Weight: 286 lbs.
Sex: “Care to look for yourself?”
Hair: Dark brown, nearly black
BIG AND STRONG: Leo is an imposing figure and can very much back it up with immense strength. She’s wrestled a Wookiee into submission and killed her enemies solely by hitting them hard enough with her fist. Even without the Force, she’s got plenty of raw power on her own.
Yet Also Wise: Having been forced to make difficult decision after difficult decision in her time as a rising leader on Halamir, Leo has become smart enough to know that she can lead well, but also wise enough to know that she can’t lead well enough. Nobody can.
Charismatic: Hey, she rallied an entire horde to a single cause, didn’t she?
Influential: With an entire horde backing her, Leo has the power to shake things up on a major level, both politically and physically.
- Overprotective: When those she cares about are wronged, Leo will take care of it one way or another. Many [SIZE=10.5pt]like[/SIZE] this security that she provides, but others aren’t ready to pledge themselves to her that confidently. The lone wolf types may want to keep their distance from the boss or else they may find themselves the cub to a mama bear.
Trusting: Despite what she and her horde represent, Leo sees potential in anyone who isn’t her enemy. This is especially (sometimes only) true for the women she comes across.
Morally Gray: Leo doesn’t necessarily see “good” or “bad,” but rather various avenues to get things done best. Collateral damage is sometimes necessary. It doesn’t mean she has to like it, but it does mean she’s not afraid to get her hands dirty.
Rebel Scum: Hates empires with a passion.
“If I had [SIZE=10.5pt]weakness[/SIZE], I would not be Horde Boss!”
- Cocky: Although she’s wise enough to have humility in her ability to lead, that doesn’t stop her from being all too confident in her ability to win fights, battles, or just about anything. And sure, she’s usually right to have that confidence, but we all know what overconfidence can eventually lead to.
- Lady-Lover: Leo can have a difficult [SIZE=10.5pt]time fighting[/SIZE] women. Not because of any code of honor or anything, just that she’s generally attracted to them. Hurting the things you love doesn’t sit well with the emotions, and speaking of which…
- Emotional: Her passion can often be a strength, but being so attached to her emotional side is rarely a good thing as the commander of a faction. It doesn’t help that her emotions are generally seen as bizarre and unpredictable to most.
Born Leona Rahali, Leo has never been attached to the identity given to her by her mother. Even as a toddler, she would defy all those around her in her home within Halama City on the planet Halamir. The previous Horde Boss, a Sith Devaronian by the name of Valminuk, had her punished at a young age along with several other dissenters who despised the Boss, publicly shaming them and conscripting them into battles as their front line or, in the children’s case, working them in degrading labor.
Those close to her at the time were those who were just as humiliated and defamed by Valminuk as she was, forced to serve in the front lines just as she was. They kept her outburst of rage a secret as they continued fighting together in battle after battle, many of them dying, but there were always more cropping up. The Horde Boss’s tyranny had become more and more evident, while Leo gained more and more support as a war hero, surviving every battle she was thrown into and coming out stronger and harder.
It would become a city-wide event whenever Leo returned from a battle even more decorated than she was. She inspired her younger sister, Veriss, to join her in combat and help to rally more behind Leo’s cause, and soon enough, there was enough support to justify a challenging of the title of Horde Boss. Although Leo challenged [SIZE=10.5pt]Valminuk[/SIZE] to combat, he refused, calling her ways savage and regressive. Eventually, when Leo was nineteen years of age, she earned the title of Horde Boss through sheer numbers and support, and she held a public execution that she performed personally on the man that had made her what she was.
The age of tyranny had come to a close, while the age of freedom and savagery had just begun. Leo led her people proudly, and instead of punishing the dissenters of her rule, she would ask them if they would like to test her worthiness themselves. She never lost a challenge for the next eleven years as the faction she had crafted herself, calling her horde the Renegade Horde, grew in size and notoriety. Any that wished refuge or to defend against Sith or pirates were welcome under her command, so long as they pledged themselves to her.
On her thirtieth year, Leo would see an enormous rise in refugees from the Galactic Alliance territories. The Sith Empire and the First Order had defeated them, and their homes were in terror. She watched and listened to the ordeal as it happened, her Horde growing ever stronger and ever fed up. The Renegade Horde would pledge itself to fight back, and Leo would make sure to do anything in her power to put a stop to the dark side, even if it meant dirty deeds and collateral damage. She wouldn’t sit idly by as people like Valminuk had power.
Tyranny had ended on Halamir, but it still spread across the galaxy like a plague.
“Slay one beast and a bigger one rears its ugly head. The fight for freedom is one that never ends, but we can make the fight for tyranny just as difficult. We will be the bigger beast.”
“...Not convinced of my heroism? Everything stated above is fact! All of it is true, and yet… A hero’s tale omits the less-than-favorable details.
“I have used slaves, it is true. Imperials, mostly. When things needed building, and few were willing to risk their lives in dark tunnels, I used the labor of prisoners and other such captives. And it is true that I kept them for the construction of my own monument. It was humiliation, a showing of power to the Horde. They were to see with their own eyes that the Sith and the Imperials were weak and surmountable.
“I regret it. I was called slaver and tyrant. These were not titles that needed to be related to Halamir. Instead, we give our most vile enemies a choice: Fight for us or die. Some would call that slavery still. I call it fair. They are given their freedom should they choose that they are worthy. They are given a chance, something I never had.
“The Horde will always be a brutal, remorseless entity. No amount of politics or violence will ever change that. Should you take issue with this, go ahead and join the soft flesh of whatever other rebel alliances are making the rounds. They’re the breed of ‘good’ you might come to expect. The same breed that was too weak to fight off the Imperials the last time.
“Need I repeat my comment on the bigger beast?”
“That reality is long gone... The Renegade Horde has been defeated, and I have failed my people. The empires are strong, and the horde has been shamed and broken. And yet, I live. For as long as that holds true, I will continue to make it my life's goal to make the empires of the galaxy suffer. They must be stopped. Even as a disgraced leader, even as an embarrassment to the galaxy, they will pay. Mark my words."