an Alliance operative used heavily during the early years of the Galactic Civil War, Jan Ors was a native of the planet Alderaan. She learned to dance from her mother, who worked as a choreographer for Alderaan's premier ballet company. She learned how to work on starships from her father, who was an aerospace engineer. During a mission aboard the Star of Empire, Jan was captured by the Empire when her cover was blown. Imprisoned without hope, she found an ear to bend when she met Kyle Katarn. Realizing Kyle's ambivalence toward the Empire, she cultivated a relationship with him until he agreed to help her escape from the prison. When they finally escaped, Jan Ors met with Mon Mothma and persuaded the Alliance leader to hire Kyle Katarn as a mercenary and commando. It was rumored that Jan exaggerated Kyle's trustworthiness in order to convince the leader of the Alliance of what she truly felt in her heart. Shortly thereafter, Jan was captured by Jabba the Hutt and held as a bargaining chip against the Alliance, until she was again rescued by Kyle Katarn. She became one of the few people Kyle trusted, and was also one of the few people he could count on to help him get out of sticky situations. The relationship between Jan and Kyle continued to grow, and they became a formidable team of agents. They continued to work together during the era of the New Republic, until Kyle went to Yavin 4 to train as a Jedi. Jan continued to work for the Republic, taking a position on the Alpha Blue team and eventually succeeding Hiram Drayson as the team's leader, until she was reunited with Kyle shortly before the Yuuzhan Vong invasion of the galaxy. It was during the invasion that Kyle first asked Jan to marry him, and his initial reasoning caused her to decline the offer. She didn't want to get married because they might die any day. She told Kyle that she would marry him when they were ready to get out of the military and settle down to raise a family. After Kyle disappeared following the Yuuzhan Vong War, Jan spent much of her free time with Jaden Korr, hoping that his bond to the Force could help her locate Kyle. They found him in the Cloak of the Sith, where he had captured by Daye Azur-Jamin. After they managed to free Kyle and restore Daye to the Light Side of the Force, the group learned of a Force-sensitive Yuuzhan Vong female, and set out to locate her.