CHARACTERS OF KALANDAR:
Delya Correen is the typical example of the
refugee one might find hidden among the ruins of Kalandar: quiet,
reserved, partially disillusioned by what life might offer... and
bent on hiding with every mean her identity and her motives.
To pass unobserved is a harder task that one
might think in Delya's case: her blonde medium length hair, deep
green restless eyes and beautiful body more often than not put
her at the center of the attention, especially in the seedy
environments she is forced to attend operating in Kalandar.
Just to defend herself from unwanted attentions
Delya has rapidly developed a bitter and hard shell that she
keeps around her as an armor: she is of few words and of crude
behavior, and she is perfectly able to take care of herself, even
fighting if necessary. Delya often displays a rude, grim attitude
capable of putting even the most obnoxious suitor at this place
(with the possible exception of Nag).
Even when she must not defend herself from
unwanted attentions, Delya Correen is rarely at ease: even with
those she knows and, relatively, trusts, she goes a great length
to remain cold, efficient and concentrated on the task at hand,
swaying all attention aimed at her.
Those who manage to go beyond the puzzlement of
first impact and to get acquainted with the woman (a more
difficult task than it might seem) will understand, though, that
behind the many barriers Delya raises between herself and the
rest of the universe stands mainly a fierce, unstoppable and
almost beastly determination to protect her past and to prevent
even her smallest secret from shedding any light on her person.
Those who have tried to investigate on her have
found themselves lying on the table of a cantina or have seen her
disappear never to return again, and it is for this reason that
those around her take great care not to touch that particular
subject. Curiosity, though, is strong, especially in a place like
Kalandar were a stranger might mean big trouble, so people have
started putting together (after having ensured that she is well
beyond ear reach) a few pieces of the puzzle of her enigma.
Some data about her past have emerged, which
might provide at least a vague idea about who Delya Correen
really is and partial reasons for her stubborn secrecy.
She should be a native of Cinnagar, or at least
of some planet in the empress Teta system, as some minor
inflections of her Basic and a few sporadic journey to that
system would confirm. Moreover, the young woman displays some
very good specific knowledge, especially in two fields: that of
medicine (she easily operates bacta tanks, medipacs and laser
cutters) and that of computer security (she has been seen
effecting cyber connections and raids at the Computer center of
Ghastal that raised the admiration of Fival himself).
Something serious must have happened to the
girl in Nar Shaddaa, where she appears to have performed a
mission of some kind: nothing, unfortunately, emerged about the
woman's aims on the Smugglers'moon except a name,
"Syr'n", that might idenitify a sister or a relative of
Delya Correen herself.
Whatever the past of the young woman holds, one
thing is more than obvious: Delya is not finished with her past
as she would want to. The fierceness with which she protects her
privacy is the most evident sign, but not the only one: many have
seen her jumping at shadows more than once, as if she were
looking for a hidden observer or an invisible persecutor, and
even in isolated or perfectly safe places she seems to act as if
she were under constant observation by some ineludible and
This continual tension, though, is taking its
toll on the young woman's mind, who and more often is trying to
get out of her self-imposed solitude and to establish meaningful
contacts in Kalandar, as if any ties of the present could cast
away those of the past.
Among the few with whom Delya has showed to be
at ease stands Kilgarr, the silent bartender and the Dragon
Spires cantina, with whom she shares long talks made of whispers
and half-uttered phrases at the tables of the tavern. There are
those who believe that maybe Ghastal's bartender knows more than
he shows about the beautiful and mysterious woman, but there are
also those who think that it's just mutual support among two
escapees anxious to erase the remaining traces of their past.
Delya, anyway, seems to enjoy the bartender's company, although
she enigmatically utters from time to time that "he ought to
change the tavern's name".
Young Correen has shown in more than one
occasion an interest in Gothar Palpatine's young right hand man,
Mark Todd. It is possible that after years spent living among
suspicion and fear the woman is attracted by the young pilot's
honesty and rectitude as a moth by the light, but this feeling is
all but unclear, to Delya herself before all: sometimes she is
deeply attracted by Todd, other times she seems to prevent
herself from any development their relationship might have, as if
half of her desired Todd's protection and the other half wanted
to keep the young man the farthest possible from her.
The only one who hasn't noticed anything is, of
course, Todd, who keeps dealing with Delya day by day according
to her mood and to offer his support smiling and ready as he does
with everybody and without asking any questions. Moreover, Delya
is, as every other female creature in Kalandar, in Nag Skarr's
aims. The opposition between the naive and idealistic pilot from
Nebulon V and the cunning, unnerving thief from Nar Shaddaa must
result unbearable to Delya, who finds herself constantly at the
center of Nag's jokes and provocations (the fact that these have
once earned Nag two broken ribs once doesn't seem to stop him at
But not even with Skarr things seem to be
clear: who saw her answer with fuming eyes at Nag's worst jokes
could swear they saw in those eyes a passion barely held and
simulated, and the insistence with which she keeps meeting and
working with Skarr (when she has left and disappeared for far
less explicit observations) make gossips grow.
Whatever the answers to the many enigmas in
Delya's mind and heart are, only one thing is sure: Delya is not
at all free from her past and her doubts. Whether se is an
fugitive wanted by the Empire, a criminal guilty of an
unspeakable crime or the unaware victim of a complicated plot,
the past she would like to forget is pursuing her. And those who
could see her for an instant, alone, and read the fear in her
eyes, would realize how close that past his behind her...
Brawling Parry 5D
Melee Combat 4D+2
Melee Parry 4D+1
Repulsorlift Operation 5D+2
Space Transports 5D+2
Starship Gunnery 6D
Swoop Operation 4D
Droid Programming 5D
First Aid 6D
Medicine (A) 6D+1
Space Transports Repair 5D
Force points: 5
Character points: 10
A Quote: "If I were in you I
would worry about other things... such as the blaster I'm
pointing at your stomach."
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