Dawn of Defiance (Roll20)
Jaayk Tyr was the young, Force-sensitive padawan of Jedi Knight Torhaa Phaa. Phaa fought in the Clone Wars for the Galactic Republic, and later became a duelist instructor at the Jedi Temple in Coruscant. Jaayk Tyr became one of Phaa’s most promising students, showing both skill with the lightsaber and strength in the Force.
One day during training, Torhaa Phaa nearly collapsed when he felt an incredible disturbance in the Force. Tyr felt a disturbance as well, and sensed the presence of Jedi General Anakin Skywalker – his greatest inspiration. Soon, a contingent of Clone Troopers led by Sith Apprentice Darth Vader descended on the temple. Phaa ordered Tyr to flee, but he refused. Soon Vader engaged Phaa personally, killing him with swift and deadly precision. Phaa’s lightsaber landed at Tyr’s feet, and he seized the weapon. Tyr retreated, his escape covered by other Jedi who distracted Vader.
Jaayk Tyr stowed aboard several vessels, eventually hiding out in the wretched Smuggler Moon of Nar Shaddaa. There in the criminal haven he learned to remain out of sight, and eventually felt confident he was no longer being hunted directly. When he heard rumors of a growing rebellion against the new Empire, he eagerly sought out more information. His first lead brought him to the orbital station of Brentaal IV.