Tnsumi Shine was born a long time ago to parents long forgotten, on a world now unknown to most people. He was an average kid, and got along ok with his older brother, Rainer Shine, though a fight here or there were commonplace. His older cousin, Kukem, and his family had migrated to Agamar, but they saw each other every once in awhile. It was also through Kukem that Tnsumi originally met his friend from Agamar, Chains Brevik.
A few years down the road, Imperials raided the young boy's house and killed his parents, then kidnapped him. Rainer Shine left the world behind to find his younger brother, but to no avail.
Tnsumi escaped the Imperials' grasp with a little skill and a lot of luck, to find himself, an 8 year old child, in the middle of a large universe with no where to go, and no one to contact. With no knowledge of how to do very much of anything, Tnsumi wandered until he landed himself a position as a Bounty Hunter for the Bounty Hunter's Guild six years later. He enjoyed his stay there, and made many friends, above all else one in particular, Yoichiro Miyaguchi. He rarely spoke of this time in his life, and very few people even knew it happened, save his Kabal-mates and those he trusted with unyielding faith, as he was not proud of having to kill for a living.
Several years passed until Tnsumi finally found himself old enough to apply for the Galactic Empire as a pilot, and he found himself saying goodbye to his days as a hunter, deciding to try and settle down into a steadier job instead. Through his time in service, Tnsumi played many roles in the Empire, and held many ranks and positions. He began his term of service fresh from the academy at the rank of Flight Corporal in the Imperial Navy's Second Assault Fleet, Delta Wing, under the tutelage of Baron Adliger Urial. Roughly half a year later he was given the opportunity to run Gamma Wing at the rank of Flight Officer onboard the Victory Star Destroyer I Immortal. It was several months later that he finally became an officer at the rank of Ensign.
His time in the Navy would come to a premature halt, though, when he was dishonourably discharged from military service in the Galactic Empire. While he was working part time for Imperial Intelligence, he was placed on a mission so secret, not even the Emperor knew. He was to capture the renegade, Justin Armstrong, and during the mission Tnsumi had decided the best way to succeed would be to turn himself into a traitor, and thus stole the very Victory Star Destroyer I he was onboard. The mission, unfortunately, ended in failure when Justin caught on to Tnsumi's plan, and fled. Naval High Command had finally caught up to Tnsumi, and decided his punishment would be death.
However, this punishment was superseded by Lord Admiral Frank Bach, the man who put Tnsumi on the mission in the first place. Instead, he took up service in COMPNOR, where he started in the Imperial Intelligence division. His time there as an agent was even shorter than his Naval service, when he took up the task of running the Imperial Secret Service, known for ages before as Majestic 12, or MJ12 for short.
The Service flourished under his command for several months, and Tnsumi found himself getting closer to one particular woman, Isabelle Turner, until he inexplicably disappeared from the face of the galaxy. The only thing he left behind was the public knowledge of his death through a final transmission, and a student of his known only as Intrepid. Intrepid took command of the Secret Service for roughly two months until a severe accident resulted in the Service being dismissed from active status. This was overshadowed when Tnsumi, just as strangely as his disappearance, returned from beyond the grave, and was transferred to Task Force Delta. Intrepid was not heard from again for years, and many believe that both men were in fact one and the same.
Task Force Delta
He became the Executive Officer of the unit, where he helped shape it into the elite fighting force of the Empire, employed in many different missions across the galaxy. When the rank structure of the Empire was changed, Tnsumi was given clearance to keep the rank of Flight Officer, now much higher, at the class of Warrant.
As the first Warrant Officer of the Galactic Empire, and the only one to exist for some time, Tnsumi took it upon himself to become the unofficial Imperial Sergeant Major, helping maintain standards and discipline amongst the Enlisted Corps. He continued to do the job to the best of his ability, even declining a return to officer status twice, in favour of the position he now held.
Black Forest Day
During this time Task Force Delta, and more specifically, Tnsumi himself, were placed on a mission that to this day still causes ripples throughout the galaxy at the mere mention of it: The Kashyyyk Massacre. Tnsumi and his men were dropped onto the planet to investigate growing suspicion of the Wookiees and their involvement with both Tenloss Syndicate and the New Anzat Order. After finding many of the suspicions to be well founded, Tnsumi had no choice but to order the mass execution of every living, breathing person on the planet's surface, be they Wookiee or not, for willing collaboration with the enemy.
It was roughly a month later that Tnsumi once again found himself in an awkward position, where his superiors felt him ready to become an officer once again. And, once again, he declined the promotion, favouring his role amongst the enlisted ranks. Through this, he was promoted to the highest achievable enlisted rank, Chief Warrant Officer, which he then used to begin training the Enlisted Corps in what the Empire was lacking for a very long time: drill.
This continued on for several months until an event caught Tnsumi completely off guard. On a regular flight through Corellia and onto Coruscant, Tnsumi disengaged his hyperdrive motivator, but when the blue tunnel of hyperspace started retracting into starlines, they had a curious yellow tint, and the dark, quickly growing sphere of a gravitational well began to loom ahead.
No one knows exactly what happened to Tnsumi. The ship he was onboard had collided with Corell, the system's sun, but there were no eyewitnesses to view the catastrophe. News of his "death" spread quickly, and with no body to be found, he was listed as KIA, and given a proper funeral by his government. Curiously enough, it was after his disappearance that he showed up at the Imperial Meeting, not only as an attendant, but as the Master-of-Ceremonies, displayed as a holocube. How, or even why, this happened, is still a mystery to many, including those who attended.
Rluso K Dark
Rluso K Dark first appeared several months after the disaster which had supposedly claimed Tnsumi's life. He quickly found himself joining the Galactic Empire, and found it to be his second home, and for good reason.
He entered the Imperial academy and his time there was quick and fierce. So fierce that Rluso ended up being marked as the first person to ever gain a demerit while still a recruit, due to conflicting beliefs with his instructors. Nevertheless, he proved to be exceptionally intelligent, scoring high on all his exams. Unfortunately, his final grade came out as a 94%, just 1 point away from Honours, which yielded a promotion to Crewman, and this never sat well with him. He always wondered from then on if it was his fault, or something else at play.
Once he finished the academy, he ran into Major General Joshua Chamberlain, and though a long discussion with the man, the truth finally came out. Rluso sat bewildered at what he was remembering, and what he was seeing, as for the first time since he could remember, he lifted his helmet off and tossed it aside.
Rluso's True Identity
It was revealed that the Directorate of Imperial Intelligence, and in particular, Alexander Fel, had decided that they required Tnsumi for a more "unique" role within the Empire. Several hired technicians tampered with the navigational unit of one of Tnsumi's Y-Wing BTL-A4 Longprobes, the Imperator Lex. Back at Corell, Tnsumi decided to eject first, and ask questions later. His body was thrown from the cockpit of the Longprobe as both decelerated in a burst of quazi-speed into realspace. Tnsumi was flung in the opposite direction of the ship as his body was subjected to tremendous pressure, cracking his helmet and shattering glass across his face, and damaging most of his body. But his fate was far better than the ship, which was caught in the gravitational pull of Corellia's sun, Corell, and swan diving deep into the molten gasses below.
Alive but unconscious, Tnsumi's fate was in the hands of the cold void around him as his MAGCON field slowly lost energy. Alexander, however, had been planning on Tnsumi's quick reflexes, and was already at the site to pick him up before disappearing into the darkness. Over the next several weeks, Fel and his team patched him up and fixed him as best they could, and then got to work on their own plans. Tnsumi's mental state was suppressed, his memories and identity locked away deep in the far reaches of his mind, while a new one was reconstructed. A neuro-suppressant was placed in a helmet designed specifically for him, which was used unbeknown to him to be the eyes and ears of the Directorate in the deepest reaches of the Empire.
He became Rluso K Dark, a man who's identity was founded upon that very helmet, for to him, it hid the massive scar crossing his face from the accident, which he now believed was the cause of his entire family's death. Their work done, Alexander Fel dropped Dark off on Tatooine at Mos Eisley Spaceport, with nothing more than a few credits and an old Longprobe to work with. He made a final edit of Rluso's mind to remove the last few weeks from existence, and then was gone.
Unfortunately for Tnsumi, his revelation would not sit well with the higher ups in the Empire, who were content with their cover story that the man was long since deceased. After several scuffles broke out in relation to this news, Tnsumi found himself incarcerated for the second time in his life, this time to hide the truth.
His staunchest supporter and best friend, Jamie Walters, was similarly placed under arrest for not only his support of his friend, but because of the new public knowledge that he was in fact, and had been for some time, a Jedi. With a plot laced around this involving an attempt to overthrow the Emperor, based on a sting operation by Alexander Fel, the two were placed on an Imperial Lictor-class Dungeon Ship and shipped to the core worlds for public execution.
This would never come to pass, however, because of the meddling of a single Bounty Hunter whom had decided enough was enough. Yoichiro Miyaguchi had also gotten wind of this little transfer, and was ahead of the game. With his modified Matrion Transport, the Master of Darkness, the man intercepted the ship during a scheduled drop from hyperspace and engaged with all weapons blazing at the Imperial's engines. His ship's identification was being transmitted as a known pirate ship of the parts, and the Imperials retaliated with little hesitation.
Yoichiro worked his way onto the Dungeon Ship with his Lambda Shuttle, the Star One, and found Tnsumi and Jamie with little resistance. the exit, however, was somewhat more difficult, and Jamie had sustained a mortal head wound. Carrying their friend back to the ship was a feat in itself, and as they exited and jumped to hyperspace, the Master of Darkness breathed her last sigh of life as the reactor went critical.
New Anzat Order
Tnsumi was dropped off by Yoichiro, as per his request, on the planet Agamar, so he could pursue some studies. Throughout his life he had always claimed to make the impossible possible, and the recent events, alongside speaking with Jamie at length about the Force, began to make him think otherwise of what he always figured was coincidence. By focusing himself on performing several very basic Force-related tasks over the next few months, Tnsumi found to his surprise that he had potential.
Unfortunately, this training was cut abruptly short when a disturbance during his meditation made him realize Yoichiro was in trouble, and so without delay, Tnsumi packed up and left Agamar for Anzatan space, intent on helping his friend out. As he traveled he found himself constantly having to do redundant Force-related tasks just to keep himself caught up with the basics, causing those around him to look on in suspicion, while those who knew more about the Force regarded him as careless.
His arrival was too late, as Tnsumi learned from reading several recounts of the incident in what used to be the city of Tali'ah. Yoichiro was struck down after dealing a crippling blow to the Ministry of Security and levelling the city around him. He also learned that Jamie's memory was still not fully returned, and his best friend at times couldn't even remember him.
Royal Anzatan Fleet
Nevertheless, after a month of looking through old bank accounts and interest rates, Tnsumi cashed out his emergency funds, and proceeded to join the New Anzat Order under the Royal Anzatan Fleet, led by Admiral Carl Tagge. He ended up frequenting Ord Anzat a lot while off duty, eventually meeting a girl by the name of Anya Veila-Turner. There seemed to be a spark between the two, however it was prematurely cut short by her unexpected death, which saddened many in the Order. Overall, Tnsumi was expecting a quiet, peaceful place where he could simply do his job, unlike what he found in the Empire, but to his disdain, trouble seemed to follow him like a plague; a plague named Erich Rommel.
Tnsumi, known for his patience and understanding, tried to remain calm through the constant jabs and bickering the Guard Captain made, but it eventually culminated to not only being called in front of Grand Admiral Vincent Strife Antaria, but when the Captain refused to settle the matter logically, the both of them were demoted. This was the last straw for Tnsumi, and when the now-Lieutenant returned the next day seemingly resolved of all anger towards Tnsumi and uncaring about the demotions, Tnsumi snapped, not being able to take the smug teenager's cocky attitude anymore.
Over the course of the next week, Tnsumi was constantly pushed by the Lieutenant, making him delve deeper into anger and rage, until one night he exploded, drawing deep into the Dark Side and nearly killing the child then and there. Something in the back of his mind stopped him, however, and he fled into an indefinite leave of absence to seek out the Jedi Knight Quatos for counselling.
Quatos helped calm Tnsumi down, and told him to refrain for using the Force for the time being. His inability to control his anger around the Lieutenant was hampering his training and making it difficult for him to focus, so it was better for him to let it go rather than struggle. However, the wheels of fate were already turning, having been provoked by the Dark Side outburst, and Tnsumi began to have strange visions of what he could only explain as witches, followed by intense scenes depicting what was unknown to him at the time as the death of his family and his childhood kidnapping. These visions subsided after a few days, but burned into his mind was a driving urge to journey to Dathomir, the planet of the Nightsisters.
It was during this time that Tnsumi, by this time having taken up a side job as the bartender for Ord Anzat, began seeing Claven Deleon in the station more often. Despite Erich's consistent badgering of the two of them, or perhaps because of it, they ended up together for a brief period of time, however went their separate ways with nothing in particular keeping the two close.
Anzatan Peoples Guard
Returning to active duty, Tnsumi found himself in great conflict with Fleet command, and after a vicious exchange of words, he resigned from the Fleet, not caring to withstand the same treatment he had been pushed through in the Empire years ago. Instead, he turned to his one ally, Jamie, and took up a post in the Anzatan Peoples Guard as a Captain, under the command of Major General Lartize Denze.
His work with Jamie would be cut short, however, when Jamie was implicated in actions bordering treason, and Tnsumi was found guilty alongside his friend. Both were placed under arrest and sent to a prison on the planet of Anzat, while their case was reviewed.
Eventually, Tnsumi served out his sentence and was released, coming to find that the Guard had changed slightly during his tenure in the prison facility. Major General Denze was gone, fleeing under charges of treason, and in his place had returned General Natmiel Bakhtor, who placed Tnsumi in charge of the Second Battalion at the rank of Major. The Battalion, previously known as the Black Watch under command of Major Darlington, was renamed to the Loyalist Battalion, to signify that loyalty, above all else, is all a soldier can rely on in the heat of battle.
Tnsumi served as the Commanding Officer of the Battalion and it grew successfully under his leadership. When military command decided to merge the First and Second Battalions together, Tnsumi kept his position as Commanding Officer, now in charge of a much larger unit. This would continue for several more weeks until he was promoted to the position of the Second in Command of the Anzatan Peoples Guard at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel, for his work with the Battalion.
Not long after his promotion, Tnsumi had the pleasure of running into a new journalist for Courier Communications by the name of Adri`ana Salvatore. She was attractive and interesting, but he could easily sense something deeper about her, intriguing him greatly. Before he knew what was happening, he found that he had fallen for the woman, and felt for the first time in many years relatively happy when she was around, which only intensified when she joined the New Anzat Order. When he had to move to the front lines for a week tasking with the Guard, he came under contact by enemy fire, and thinking of returning to her was the majority of what got him through it alive, let alone unscathed.
Unfortunately, fate was particularly twisted when it came to Tnsumi, and upon his arrival he could feel a great black hole in his stomach form, as Militia Colonel Javon Calton strolled into his Ord Anzat establishment, hand-in-hand with Adri`ana. He tried not to let his feelings show, continuing to serve the patrons in the bar as per usual, but it bit at him piece by piece.
It was a week later that he finally confronted Adri`ana, letting everything out for her to hear. He already knew what she was going to tell him, but it stung nonetheless to hear the words attached to her voice, explaining that she was seeing Javon. However, rather than let her see it upset him, he tried his best to make sure she understood that he wanted what was best for her, and not himself. He was angry at himself for putting her in such an awkward situation, and left the bar with her behind, trying to get away from thinking about it by working on paperwork instead.
Some time later at night, he was returning to the bar with paperwork in hand, and feeling relatively better, when he stumbled across the Regent, Wilhelm von Ismay, abusing his position of authority over Adri`ana, and Tnsumi stood stunned, unsure what to make of it. After telling Wilhelm to leave her alone and getting Adri`ana safely out of the bar, he turned to find Wilhelm openly trying to shoot him. His reflexes kicked in as he dove across the bartop, escaping out an access hatch in the kitchen.
Enraged by the complete lack of respect for his own position, Tnsumi would not stand for living through further corruption, and immediately rallied together anyone he could to remove Wilhelm from the position of Regent. The push was almost successful, Tnsumi's good name being marred time and again, and Adri`ana being hurt deeply in the wake of Wilhelm's petty attempts to save face, until in the aftermath, a well-planned diversionary announcement effectively swept the debacle under the rug, saving Wilhelm's position for the time being.
Finding this unacceptable, Tnsumi departed to take some time and think, pursuing a recent fixation with the planet of Dathomir. What he found brought his entire life back into perspective, as the nightmares about witches, the burning houses, and the surrounding backgrounds all fell into place. He learned of his young life, of his first home, and most importantly, of his birthright as a Shine.
Return to Corell
Taking in the morbid truth was tough, and Tnsumi knew it would be the most difficult thing he would ever have to come to terms with. According to his family line, the Shine family was innately linked to the Force, having gone back for dozens of generations. More importantly, the Shine family was filled with martyrs, each generation having to step up to the ultimate sacrifice for the greater good. With this information Tnsumi knew that his life, which should have been extinguished years ago, was putting more people in danger the longer it lasted. He wasted little time debating what he had to do, heading to the system of Corellia to finish what should have concluded on the surface of Corell years ago.
During his flight to Corellia, he made one final transmission from his ship, the YT-2400 Grey Eagle, to Adri`ana, explaining what he had done, what he had learned, and what he had to do. his eyes burned with grim determination as he sent the letter directly to her, leaving the ship's cockpit and moving into his living quarters to try and slip away into meditation. It was the last time the Grey Eagle, or Tnsumi Shine, were heard from for some time.
Incidentally, time flows like a river, and history repeats. Once again not long after Tnsumi's disappearance, the individual known as Intrepid appeared within the Lyran Union, encased fully in a majestic flowing cloak of midnight black, and wielding two solid gauntlets upon his arms. At first people could not understand how no matter the angle, the inside of his hood could never be seen through the shadows, though the mystery was revealed to be a jet-black metal faceplate used to cover his features.
Intrepid was immediately placed in charge of the Lyran Navy at the rank of Rear Admiral, but it was not long before he was promoted to the rank of Admiral of the Fleet, due to his unyielding intelligence reports on anything General Secretary Alexander Fel or Supreme Commander Mekum Campbell requested. It was due to Intrepid's talents from the shadow realm that the Lyran Union unearthed the traitor Ronald Kovani, who had been feeding information to the New Anzat Order about the new government.
To some, it came as a complete surprise; to others who remembered Intrepid from days long gone, they had suspected it from the beginning. During a conference with the media regarding the political situation between the New Anzat Order and the Lyran Union, Intrepid publicly removed his faceplate and lowered his hood for the galaxy to see. His personality was vastly different, and his voice and eyes seemed colder, but there was no denying that standing before the crowd was Tnsumi Shine, alive and well, in body if not in soul.
This immediately led to several key people beginning to ask questions to him, which only wrought confusion as Intrepid truly did not believe he was Tnsumi. As far as the galaxy was concerned, this was an entirely new person. However, the constant barrage of questions began to make Intrepid question himself from time to time, though he never let it get in the way of his job.
This all changed in the course of a few weeks, when Intrepid was inadvertently reunited with Adri`ana. While at first she seemed like nothing more than another person spreading doubt, he found that somehow, there was something about her that was affecting him, causing him to act differently. A nightly stroll through the snowy city with her culminated into him beginning to seriously question his very existence.
Vowing not to forget her, Intrepid found himself making plans to visit Ord Anzat, where he ran into her once again. She seemed distressed at his random appearance, and it bothered him greatly, until he accidentally injured himself and was taken to the medical ward.
He awoke to find Adri`ana standing by his side, but before he could explain further about the images burning in his head, Erich barged in demanding to be let through. The conflicting memory inductions overloaded Intrepid's synoptic nerves and they began to shut down one by one, as his body went into cardiac arrest. Adri`ana and the doctors removed everyone and immediately began work on reviving the man.
They were successful, albeit barely. However, when the man awoke a second time, the eyes looking back on the world were forever changed, the past two months since the first bar incident essentially having never happened to him.
Tnsumi Shine had returned.
But Intrepid had not left; nor had the memories Intrepid had made while in the Union. When Adri`ana finally revealed to Tnsumi what had happened to him in the last month, he realized that not only was it all his fault, but he willingly caused her to suffer. This revelation caused him to snap, plunging into a coma and essentially giving up on any will to live, while Intrepid attacked him from the inside, slowly killing him off.
The doctors could not understand the sudden change, however Adri`ana took it upon herself to risk her own life to do everything she could to break through the barrier, getting to Tnsumi and trying to get him to fight back. At first he was reluctant, not wanting to live with the knowledge of what he had done. But when Intrepid finally turned his assault on Adri`ana directly, Tnsumi's basest instincts took over, and he finally fought Intrepid back, pushing deep into his own strengths until in a brilliant flash, Intrepid was erased from existence by Tnsumi's hand, never to return.
While peace finally began to blanket Tnsumi's mind and put him at ease for the first time in years, he knew that he could not return to the Order after all he had caused. No matter how he struggled against the decision, he knew that his only place left in the Galaxy was the Union, and with a heavy heart, he slipped away into the night, leaving Ord Anzat behind.
However, Balfron was not as welcoming as Tnsumi would soon discover. While he had intended to rejoin the ranks and assume Intrepid's old position and work with the Navy, Alexander would have nothing of it. With his newest creation destroyed, once again thanks to Tnsumi, he had the man immediately arrested, tossed deep into the jungles of the planet, and left to die by the wilds.
Survival of the Fittest
But after everything Tnsumi had been through and everything that he had done, he had no plans on dying any time soon. He came close many times from the strange creatures, fauna, and flora surrounding him, but while the cuts, bruises, and scars built up across his body, his grim determination only grew brighter. An entire month of wandering the jungles and surviving on nothing more than what he could hunt passed, when the wail of an engine roared above Tnsumi, and the ramp of the Grey Eagle descended, beckoning him aboard.
He did not hesitate, and was surprised to find Mekum behind the controls. Mekum had learned of what Alexander had done to Tnsumi, and after finding the Grey Eagle in a hidden hangar of the Union, made haste to the jungles, searching every square foot until finally stumbling upon Tnsumi.
With Tnsumi secure on board, the two departed from Dolomar, and never looked back.
Return to Order
Tnsumi and Mekum did not stay in one another's company for long. While Tnsumi saw that Mekum looked and acted much like his late friend, Jamie, he also knew that the change in attitude meant Mekum was nothing more than another of Alex's little playthings, or experiments, and felt little connection to the man. Their first stop was Coruscant, where Tnsumi dropped the man off to search for his own future, while Tnsumi continued on to Anzatan space. He had made several communiqués to the Regent, and the rift that had formed between them was sealed, which meant Tnsumi once again had a home to return to. It was also through these talks that Tnsumi learned about what had happened during his month in the jungles, particularly about Adri`ana and Javon.
A month in the jungle surviving on raw guts alone will change a man. And this news was the last straw that Tnsumi needed. It was at that moment that he vowed by the Force itself that no matter what happened, Javon Calton's untimely demise would be swiftly dealt by Tnsumi's own fist, or an extension thereof. He would not cast a final breath until Javon's was long since spent, and he would not rest until he personally brought the news to the woman. He would care for another human being never again.
His journey down the dark path was complete.
Tnsumi's life from this point on, unbeknown to him, was ticking away down to mere days. The Force, which had already corrupted his mind, began to corrupt his very sanity, and his perception of the world around him changed dramatically. Soon, people seemed to be acting differently, speaking in tongues, and talking behind his back, working on something that he concluded was against himself. The more he thought on it, the more convinced he became that the galaxy was out to get him, and the worse his condition became, until he began uttering random rants to anyone who would listen about this supposed group of people out to find him and kill him in his sleep.
He didn't last long, and this culminated into a confrontation with Lord Protector Deran Strife who tried to help the man. He would not listen, however, and soon began speaking out against him, saying he was in on the plot the whole time, working against Tnsumi. The Lord Protector discharged Tnsumi of any ranks and titles he had once held for the Order, but Tnsumi was long lost at this point, the Force within driving him to believe he could only do one thing to quell those against him.
He took it upon himself to end his own life, and this time there was no second chances; no last minute changes; no miracles. Tnsumi Shine plunged into the Star of Twanton, fully believing that he had won against the evils of the universe that were sent against him. He died alone, cold-hearted, and weak, not even realizing how easily he had let his life slip through his own fingers.
Freed from the clutches of his body, Tnsumi found himself with an extremely clear mind. He had become one with the Force, wielding an ornate flowing robe of almost ethereal light, yet was still attached to the mortal plane for some unknown reason. He wandered the stars for months, learning more about the Force as he traveled in obscurity, even learning that he was a father to a son 16 years of age, Jason Ramius. He eventually found the young boy working on the Banrock Station, in Magic's Bar & Restaurant. After reaching out to him in Jason's dreams, Jason became adamant on fixing whatever situation it was that bound Tnsumi to the mortal realm, and eventually linked up with Adri`ana to set out finding answers.
During the several months that Jason was wandering the galaxy with Adri`ana, Tnsumi did everything he could in his power to teach Jason about the ways of the Force. He was already highly attuned to the Force from his bloodline, and he took to the training quickly. It came at the perfect time too, for several months into the search Jason inadvertently confronted Alex in a small outpost in the outer rim. Tnsumi was impressed with how fast Jason had learned, and more so with how he stood up to Alex in a quiet, strong manner. Even when Mekum Campbell arrived to complicate the situation Jason remained cool, though Tnsumi was confused by the change in his friend's demeanour. Nonetheless, Alex seemed to react favourably to this, and beckoned Jason to follow him to find out the truth to everything, which Jason readily accepted.
Again, Tnsumi followed close behind as Alex brought them onboard the Fifth of September and made a journey even deeper into the outer rim. Their trip ended at a small moon far from civilized space, where a simple facility had been constructed. For some reason, the facility seemed familiar to Tnsumi, almost beckoning him to explore it, and he moved into it immediately.
Throughout the corridors he found himself remembering bits and pieces of being in the facility before, such as the table he had been bandaged and healed on before becoming Rluso K Dark after the Corell incident. He also found small labs, where the mention of MJ12-Lenneria, Jamie, and Mekum could be found in vials of blood samples. Tnsumi made a mental note to look into those later as he hurried to where he sensed Jason and Adri`ana in conflict.
He arrived to find a small room with a large cylinder, his own body encased inside it in stasis, still wearing his tuxedo shirt and pants from Ord Anzat. At first he was confused about what he was seeing, but as Alex was explaining the flash drive to Jason, he remembered speaking with Alex about it at length when he left the New Anzat order, and about the clone body they would use to keep his original from being damaged. As he thought on this new development, understanding now why he had been anchored to the mortal plane, Jason connected with him through the Force, telling him to use the flash drive while Alex was distracted. Tnsumi didn't quite understand how that was going to work, but tried anyways, placing his hand firmly on the device. His vision became dark and suddenly, his ethereal form disintegrated, leaving nothing behind but darkness.
The next moment, Tnsumi found himself blinking awake inside the cylinder, his essence having been successfully transferred to his original body. The hatch the stasis field opened and as he stepped out, he marvelled at the sense of power rushing through his veins. His time as a Force Ghost had given him access to the Force unknown to most, and without so much as lifting a hand he dispatched Arden with the Force, who had been holding Adri`ana hostage. Next came Michael Tierce, firing at Tnsumi with a blaster. However, the lightsaber he had been given by Jamie prior to his departure was still on him and it ignited in a golden flash, deflecting the blasterbolts and putting one in to the man's midsection. Michael was finished off by Alex, while Tnsumi turned to face Arden. The battle was short but brilliant as arcs of golden Force Lightning swept out from Tnsumi's lightsaber, Arden dancing between them and moving in for the kill. She managed to sweep Tnsumi from his feet after an exchange, but before she could finish the job, Alex quickly dispatched her as well.
Tnsumi shut down his lightsaber, speaking with Alex as they both concluded that it was time to finish The Project. He and Jason were interfaced with the main computer, however a power surge caused the facility's core to begin overloading, and everyone quickly moved to escape. Alex disappeared from the group while Tnsumi, Jason, and Adri`ana made for the hangar and the Fifth of September. When they arrived they saw Alex, a man Tnsumi identified as Luke Edwards, and a woman he would later remember as Mireiyu Corse depart in the ship. A datapad left behind by the woman identified a small mining trawler left behind for them to escape, and Tnsumi quickly found it, allowing the other two to get in before closing the hatch and escaping through the hangar exit.
Behind them the facility's core finally went critical, destroying it and anything else left behind in the building, while they three of them made for the southern polar cap of the moon, where Alex had left a transport for Tnsumi, the Shiney Surprise. As they entered the transport and left the moon, Tnsumi finally had a chance to relax and think about what had transpired in the last year, and where he now stood in the galaxy. He was alive once again, and ready to start a new relationship with his son, teaching him the ways of the Force.
Tnsumi was more than ready to begin his relationship with his son, but something that he was not at all expecting was the renewed relationship with the woman who stole his heart, Adri`ana. Stopping on a small planet in Republican space originally to get supplies to finish the trip back to Adri`ana's ship, the three of them stumbled into a small Night Club by the name of Helljumpers, run by none other than the Turners. At first the both of them were weary of one another, the last year having been somewhat dramatic for them, but they ended up staying on planet far longer than expected. Through talking to her, Tnsumi found that she was slowly but surely warming up to the world again, and her laughter was becoming once again genuine.
The more relaxed she became, the easier he found himself talking and joking with her, which made both of their lives immensely easier. He even managed to convince her to dance one night in the club, and as he held her close, he felt that since all the issues that began years ago, he was finally at peace. However, the peace he was feeling was quickly overpowered when he found himself staring into her eyes as her lips moved up to connect with his, being replaced with a sense of exhilaration and electricity as he returned the feeling.
The day after that connection, he knew that if he could spend even a moment together with her again, he would be able to rest a happy man for eternity, and was quick to put some of his family funds into buying a delicate golden ring. However, he also knew not to take things too quickly, and had it added to his lightsaber as an innocuous gold band around the activation stud, able to be removed for when the time was right. He was lucky for having done so, for that night he had a run in with his old friends Owen von Ismay and Michael Turner. Mike was hardly impressed with having heard about the night's activities, and Tnsumi was quick to point out that his intentions were pure. To his relief, Mike accepted Tnsumi's position, and upon seeing the golden band Tnsumi had, gave his approval for what the man had planned.
It was a couple days later that Tnsumi finally got the courage together to risk his words being rejected. On a particularly cool, clear night outside Helljumpers, he met up with Adri`ana and opened up, handing her his lightsaber. After instructing her how, she unlocked the small golden band that encircled the activation stub and he asked her to marry him, to which she agreed. That moment was to him the real beginning of his second chance, and as they embraced he found himself looking forward to the future the two now shared together.
Turner Securities Limited
With a wedding somewhere on the horizon and the Turner's slowly welcoming Tnsumi into their fold, he decided then was the time to take a new job. His son, Jason, was far surpassing even his expectations, and was now to the point that Tnsumi needed to only check in on him now and then in case he was having any questions or problems, which opened Tnsumi's schedule up considerably.
At first he went with his natural calling, taking up the mantle of Executive Officer of one of the Turner Securities Limited Task Forces, the Shadow Stalkers, as a Captain under Major Deimos Falkenberg. The Task Force, unfortunately, was lacking in numbers, and after both men did everything in their power to try and save it, it was ultimately closed down. The remaining soldiers were transferred to the Helljumpers Task Force, and Tnsumi stepped back, instead taking a much needed vacation with Jason and Adri`ana to Agamar, where both his cousin used to live and he used to train.
They returned after a couple weeks to Hudriel and Tnsumi, rested and full of ideas, proposed several sweeping changes to Michael involving the group. Michael was impressed and appointed Tnsumi the new Commanding Officer of the Office of Law & Justice as a Provost Second Class, giving Tnsumi the controls he needed to supervise and execute the plans he had put into effect.
Almost immediately after Tnsumi was given the go ahead for the work he had been planning it came under scrutiny from James Turner. Tnsumi's project in many ways changed the original designs that James had instituted for Turner Securities Limited and he was fervently against anything that overcame his own work. Countering James and continuously having to make rebuttals took its toll on Tnsumi and he eventually turned towards a close friend to ask for some input.
His friend took it upon himself to speak openly to Michael about the inanity of James pushing back against Tnsumi's changes, however his words were far from diplomatic and Michael was highly insulted, firing Tnsumi on the spot for not keeping his friend from making an outburst. James was openly ecstatic about Tnsumi's removal, having been at odds with the man for some time now, and the proposed project only fuelling things further.
However, Tnsumi gave it some time before speaking to Michael and explaining what happened. Forgiven, he was returned to his position and allowed to keep working, but this only made James more upset. After harassing Michael over why Tnsumi was allowed to return, he explain to James the situation, and James immediately was convinced that it was nothing short of treason, and pushed immediately for branding Tnsumi such.
Despite the opposition to the claim, James's conviction won out and Turner Securities Limited was put on alert to find Tnsumi and take him into custody, but they never found him.
Michael and Owen both knew the claim would pass inevitably, and had informed Tnsumi immediately of it. Tnsumi left his office behind, blending into the crowds of Hudriel and disappearing from sight, however he was not able to get to his son Jason in time, and did not know what had become of him. For two months he kept to the shadows looking for a way to get off the planet but to no avail, until he inexplicably ran into Adri`ana trying to help an Imperial escape as well.
Her cold attitude towards him raised alarms immediately in his head, and it wasn't long until he found out that she was seeing someone else now. However he found himself laughing at the thought rather than being upset. On the one hand, she may very well find the right person for her and settle down. But on the other, far more likely hand, it would end up resolving the same way it had every other time she became involved with anyone; she'd push them away for fear of either of them getting hurt and be right back to square one.
Content simply to wait and see what happened, Tnsumi departed to continue seeking a way off the planet and immediately ran into Owen. By now Owen was the High Ambassador of the New Republic, and Tnsumi's citizenship was still valid due to his time in the Turner company, and from his situation being kept quiet and swept under the rug. Deciding to see what the New Republic had to offer, Tnsumi agreed to and left with Owen onboard his ship and off towards Republican space.
Tnsumi joined the New Republic, though soon found bigger fish to fry when he was again contacted by Alexander. Alex's plans had begun to swing in motion at this point and the Lyran citizens were sifting through civil unrest. Tnsumi joined forces with Alex as his de facto second-in-command as they broke away from the Imperial Regime, focused on declaring independence from the Galactic Empire and establishing themselves as a sovereign entity. Tasked to leading the military arm of the fledgling group of high-spirited people, Tnsumi brought about numerous reforms under an excruciatingly detailed plan of action he had devised. It was also this time that he found out that his brother was still very much alive and well, having joined the ranks of the Lyran people himself as a pilot. Though Tnsumi never got the chance to formally reacquaint himself with Rainer, he was comforted simply knowing he was there.
Unfortunately, while all seemed well, trouble nonetheless brewed. Mekum Campbell had tagged along with this new development, and tensions rose throughout the group at the highest levels as his continual outbursts and malcontent smeared the face of the Officer's Corps. Tnsumi took to this diplomatically as best he could, many times trying to resolve the issues at hand, but Mekum would have nothing of it and pushed time and again until there was nothing left to do but remove Mekum from his position as an Officer.
This never truly came to pass, however. While in the process of finalizing things with the Defence Council, Tnsumi learned that Alex had recently returned to talks with the Empire. He was willing to sell everything they had fought for in return for quick money, quick equipment, and quick land. Alexander proved he wasn't there for what was right; he was there for the quickest means to power, regardless of whence it came. Realizing that Alex had not changed, Tnsumi did his best to try and convince the man that his actions were ill gotten, while at the same time continuing to hold diplomatic talks with the New Republic. It ultimately failed, however, and Tnsumi had no choice but to resign from his position, his duties to the New Republic superseding those of the Lyran Separatists.
End of an Era
The fruits of his hard work and passion wasted, Tnsumi returned, disheartened, to the New Republic as Mekum took up his old position to continue his tirade throughout the people of the Lyran nation. His son was still missing since last being seen on Hudriel, and he had caught wind that Adri`ana had already been whisked away by yet another man, and was once again engaged. The very friend who saved his neck on Hudriel, Owen, had also turned out to be a Shadow Vigo for Black Sun, and had been compromised at the last moment before his final plans had been put into action. And because of all this, his other friend, Michael, had been implicated and forced to flee the New Republic for Anzat space, where it had been confirmed that Wilhelm von Ismay had recently met his end.
A slight shudder eventually arose from the battle hardened, weary Jedi-to-be, as he set out to continue his training alone, hoping to someday find his son. He eventually did find Jason, however it was too late to do anything, as his son was dead, having essentially committed suicide by destroying his ship from falling deep into the darkness. No one else knew it, but Tnsumi sensed it clearly that when Jason died, he died far from the light, labeling himself Darth Chaos. Everything was falling to pieces, bit by bit, as he struggled to find the meaning of everything that had happened. And yet he continued to try and see the silver lining through it all.
Tnsumi's life was far from over, but the curtain was finally ready to fall on his adventures.
Return of the Jedi
For over a year Tnsumi Shine disappeared from the public's eye as he traveled by himself throughout the galaxy, seeking new information on the trials and tribulations of the Jedi. He adopted the earth-toned robes the Jedi traditionally wore, and over time ceased shaving, having no ties to any military necessity. This culminated into eventually going by an uncommon shorthand of his name, Ness Shine, as he wandered from planet to planet.
It came as no surprise when his random travels finally brought him back to Banrock Station, a location that had been central to much of his past. It was here that he bumped into a young entrepreneur by the name of Nathaniel Durane and his friend, Relena Vercet, who seemed vaguely familiar. Before he could figure it out, however, a Chiss by the name of Hanny arrived in the bar, introducing himself as the brother of the late Deimos. Several people in the bar were intrigued by this and began speaking around Tnsumi, including one woman in particular who was extremely familiar to him.
Tnsumi did not volunteer any information, his features having changed enough with the addition of his beard to not be immediately recognizable., though with some incessant prodding from the patrons in the bar, he eventually revealed who he was. Adri`ana, the woman who had been standing near him, was surprised beyond belief at this revelation, and was taken aback at first. Hanny, having sensed her displeasure through his rudimentary use of the Force, instantly backed her and became negative towards Tnsumi, who left without incident.
Having decided to stick around, Tnsumi returned a few days later and stayed mostly to himself, though the young Nathaniel began a conversation with him nonetheless. Once Nathaniel walked over to continue discussions with Relena, however, Hanny instantly moved in for the attack. He was rude and offensive to Tnsumi, bringing up many points about his past to try and garner a reaction from the older, more experienced man. Tnsumi failed to react the way Hanny wish him to, however, and Hanny became more determined to flush out Tnsumi's true nature.
Nathaniel and Relena at this point both decided to intervene on behalf of Tnsumi, as Hanny had quickly worn out his welcome with the two of them. Nathaniel even went so far as to try and force Hanny to leave, but the brash Force user would have nothing of the sort and tried to send a jolt of lightning into Nathaniel's arm. Before the attack could even be set off, however, Tnsumi was already in action. He forced the lights to shut down and only a slight whoosh could be heard as the jolts of lightning came out of Hanny and harmlessly struck open air. Once the lights returned Tnsumi was holding Hanny by the throat, angry at the young Chiss's actions, and threatened him never to act in such a way again. He demonstrated the reason not to by using the Force to push Hanny away by the throat and into a nearby booth. Lyran soldiers we already en route to quell the turmoil in the bar and Tnsumi took this chance to practice an old technique his son once used by fading into the shadows with an illusion, becoming invisible to everyone. He slipped out unnoticed while the guards escorted Hanny out of the premises and barred him from re-entry.
By the time one week had passed into the next, Tnsumi was once again becoming more of a regular at Banrock Station, which was home to the Lyran remnants. He found himself bumping into Adri`ana on more than one occasion and was happier for it, though the reemergence of her old fling, Coral Dayton, kept things mostly platonic. This would all pale in comparison however, when Tnsumi ran into Alexander and Mekum again. It was inevitable with the two using the station as a headquarters for the Lyran people, but a chance encounter with Adri`ana while the two were in the room caused Alexander to go into what appeared to be a seizure.
Tnsumi was unsure what was happening and was just turning to see if he could help when Mekum added erratically, shooting several times at his general direction with unaimed shots. The blasterbolts were quickly diffused with a snap-hiss and the low hum of his lightsaber, deflecting them in a wide arc, impacting harmlessly into the deck plating. The guards were in the room with weapons drawn within minutes, and it was only thanks to Alexander's recovery that they were halted from doing any further damage.
Alexander proceeded to try and win over Tnsumi's sense of curiosity in The Project, as Alexander still yearned to answer the questions left behind years ago when Tnsumi was brought back from the brink by his son. Tnsumi wanted no part in it, however, explaining that all he wanted was peace and quiet, and a chance to rebuild his family. Alex became increasingly agitated by Tnsumi's refusals, during which time Mekum noticed Coral and had the guards arrest him as an enemy to the Lyran people; Coral was now an Imperial General, and a high-profile target for the two of them.
Adri`ana became equally flustered at this point while Tnsumi stood his ground, demanding that Coral be set free for her sake. Alex took this chance to stomp on Tnsumi's feelings for Adri`ana and convince him that they were ill-placed in someone who did not return them to him. He still would not budge, however, by this time in his life having grown far more patient and calmer, with experience and wisdom to guide his thoughts. He was not shaken by Alex's pleas to stop thinking of her and to join him, and eventually this outright angered Alex.
Before Alex could decide on the fate of Coral, Mekum had him removed from the bar and a lone blaster shot could be heard, followed by the dead weight thump of what sounded like a body. Adri`ana reacted strongly to this, cursing Alex's name, but Mekum's return soon saw his blasted now placed squarely between her eyes. Alex saw no reason to keep her around and casually told Mekum to kill her.
Tnsumi's emotions finally emerged at this point as a surge of energy swept through him like a firestorm, causing golden lightning to arc about him as his eyes glowed a piercing blue hue.Despite the display of raw Force power, the cocking of Mekum's weapon stalled Tnsumi's emotions as he realized that no matter what he could do, Adri`ana would not live through it. Feeling defeated, he lowered himself to a knee, telling Alex that he could do whatever he wished should he let her go.
Adri`ana objected to Tnsumi's submission, but Tnsumi would hear nothing of it. She had a future to live, and he would do everything in his power, including submit his own life, to ensure she had that chance to live it. Before she left, though, he told her to seek out the kid and the Vercet woman he had met before, sensing that they both held a large part in the upcoming conflict.
Ghosts of the Past
Tnsumi was drugged and transported to an unknown location by Alex and Mekum. During his time unconscious he had several recurring dreams about one of his friends from before, Jamie. For the most part they were cryptic and shrouded in mystery, leaving more questions than they gave answers. This persisted for close to a week until Tnsumi was finally brought out of his inflicted coma by Alex. Surprisingly they had not traveled at all; they were still located on Banrock Station, albeit a hidden chamber nestled deep inside and away from prying eyes. Alex had Tnsumi at his mercy, yet equally surprising was his leniency. The man seemed to have aged well beyond his years as his past slowly caught up with him, while Mekum remained oblivious.
Eventually Tnsumi realized what Alex had planned, and initially was hesitant to allow him to go through with it. In the end, however, he came to realize that allowing Alex his final wish was really the only option available: Alexander Fel's life, realistically, was about to come to a close whether he liked it or not, and the man wanted to end things on his own terms, and in company he could tolerate. He spoke for days with Tnsumi about the many different aspects of The Project, what it entailed, and its ultimate goals and ambitions, as Mekum stayed watch and grew to further hate Tnsumi for his relationship with Alex.
On the last day Alex sent Mekum to gather the others on Tnsumi's behest, to settle things for good. While Mekum was away Alex lit his last cigarette and thanked Tnsumi for his time with him then, without hesitation, withdrew his personal blaster and calmly placed it to his temple, pulling the trigger. He died instantly and, for what it was worth, at peace with his own part in the grand scheme of things, while Tnsumi lowered his body to the ground in as dignified a fashion he could. It was at this time that Mekum chose to return with Adri`ana, Nathan, and Relena in tow with two guards, finding Tnsumi hunched over Alex's body with the blaster in hand.
Mekum was enraged at the sight of his boss's corpse and fired blindly at Tnsumi, whom deflected the blasterbolts with ease using his lightsaber, but Mekum wouldn not be stopped. He took the others hostage and demanded Tnsumi disarm himself, which he did. He then had them all lined up on their knees and prepared to execute them all one by one. Unbeknownst to those in the room save Tnsumi, Jamie was in the station himself, and was awaiting Tnsumi's signal should anything turn sour. When it did he raced to the hidden room as fast as he could and made it just in time to shoot Mekum Campbell in the back, killing the man immediately. One guard reacted in time and shot Jamie before the both of them were dispatched by Tnsumi, who then tended to Jamie's wounds with the Force.
The crisis averted, Tnsumi started to explain what had happened when the second guard managed to fire off a final shot, mortally wounding Nathan. Nathan fell unconscious and essentially died, though was rescued by Tnsumi's quick actions. This did not come without a price, however, and Tnsumi was physically and emotionally drained. To his surprise, though, Nathan's revival came with the return of his old memories from prior to his accident on Naboo. Tnsumi had always had a suspicion about Nathan and Relena, especially after Alex explained The Project in more detail to him, but he hadn't expected his son's soul to actually reactivate again, let alone recognize Relena Vercet as Acedia Torres.
At this point everyone agreed that more than enough had happened for one evening, and they retired, while Tnsumi prepared to explain to everyone the next day about his understanding of the events that had transpired.
Happily Ever After
The next day brought with it a wealth of information. Tnsumi explained step by step about what had happened with Alex, Jamie, and Mekum, before digging into everyone's parts one by one. He started with Relena, revealing to the group that Acedia Torres had not died, and was more attributable to a case of amnesia, which explained her surname coming from her memories. Relena was already vaguely aware of this, but Tnsumi's lengthy explanation helped her understand more fully that she was who she was, regardless of her past. Compared with Nathan's situation, this was the relatively easy part.
Tnsumi understood what had happened with Nathan, just not why or how. It took Nathan's comment about the speeder that had nearly killed him a year before for the last piece of the puzzle to fit about his son's apparent reemergence. Jason's ability with the Force kept him 'alive' after death temporarily, much like Tnsumi had, and it was just enough time to find a body that would accept him. Nathan's was the match and Jason essentially merged with Nathan, though his side of everything remained locked away until Nathan's nearly fatal shooting. With the new flood of memories would come a better understanding over time of who Nathan was now, but much like Relena he was still essentially the same person.
Finally Tnsumi spoke to Adri`ana about her part in everything. The ring he had given her long ago was still in her possession, and he wanted her to use it. He sensed in her, as he always had, a great strength that many people close to her would need, though it was up to her ultimately for who to share that strength with, whether it be him, Coral, or any other people she may have met or will meet in the future.
His explanation parted with everyone, Tnsumi's final advice was that the future paths of everyone from this point on was their own to make. His time adventuring and traveling was done, and it was now time for him to settle down and relax. His story had taken him from one end of the galaxy to the other and across the full spectrum of the galactic civil war, from the Empire to the Republic and many places in between. But it was finally ready to come to a close after all those years, all those challenges, and all his struggles: his real happily ever after had arrived.
- Flight Corporal [e-4] - Wing Member
- Flight Sergeant [e-5] - Wing Member
- Flight Officer [e-6] - Wing CO
- Ensign [o-1] - Wing CO
- Director [c-4] - Majestic 12 CO
- Flight Officer [e-6] - Task Force Delta Member
- Flight Officer [e-12] - Task Force Delta 2IC
- First Lieutenant [o-2] - COMPForce 2IC
- Second Lieutenant [o-1] - COMPForce 2IC
- Chief Warrant Officer [e-14] - COMPForce 2IC
Rluso K Dark
- Recruit [e-1] - Wing Member
- Crewman [e-2] - Wing Member
- Crewman First Class [e-3] - Wing Member
- Rear Admiral [C-2] - Navy CO
- Admiral of the Fleet [HC-2] - Navy CO
New Anzat Order
Royal Anzatan Fleet
- Lieutenant Commander [O4] - Fleet Member
- Lieutenant [O3] - Fleet Member
Anzatan Peoples Guard
- Captain [O3] - Battalion 2IC
- Major [O4] - Battalion CO
- Lieutenant Colonel [O5] - Guard 2IC
Turner Securities Limited
- Captain [JO-4] - Task Force XO
- Provost Second Class [SO-1] - Law & Justice CO
The Lyran Seperatists
- Lord Admiral [C-5] - Chief of the Defence Staff
- None - Citizen
- Letter of Commendation 2
- Imperial Duty Bars - 2 Years
- Imperial Citizen Award
- 2nd Assault Fleet - Retired
- Imperial Academy Honors Graduate
- COMPNOR Service Ribbon - 1 Year
- Bacta Wars
- From The Ashes 2
- Operation: Warspite
- Member of the Inner Party
Turner Securities Limited
- Turnerian High Command
Quotes & Notable Dialogue
- "I'm the man who can make the impossible, possible."
- "Hey... it's me."
- "Those who have sinned, will answer to my wrath; I will right what is wrong."
Tnsumi Shine: Your Excellency, might I be able to bother you for a moment in pm?
Vodo Bonias: No.
Vodo Bonias: I do not wished to be bothered even for a moment.
Vodo Bonias: Chairman Bach. PM me.
Callandor Keare: Rluso... I don't remember you... who are you?
Rluso K Dark: Who? Who is but the form following the function of what... and what I am is a man in a mask.
Callandor Keare: Ach I can see that.
Rluso K Dark: Of course you can. I'm not questioning your powers of observation, I'm merely remarking on the paradox of asking a masked man who he is.
Tnsumi Shine: [Laughing] Did I mention I love you?
Jamie Walters: Yes and I'd rather you kept that quiet.
Tnsumi Shine: Yoichiro... you're an idiot.
Intrepid: He will be dealt with.
Kavarg Monorus: Ummm... please no PR nightmares.
Intrepid: I assure you, Secretary, that no actions of mine will ever make it as far as a 'PR dream' so much as a nightmare.
Tnsumi Shine: [Muttering] Why the hell have I not seen a single reply to my statement...
Degan Dassa: Because it was smart and well-written?
Arden Lynn: Jedi scum...
Tnsumi Shine: [Calmly Force Pushes Arden into a wall] Your first mistake was assuming I'm a Jedi...
Tnsumi Shine: [Aims his lightsaber at Arden] And your second mistake was trying to hurt those who are close to me! [Launches golden lightning bolts at Arden from it]
Tnsumi Shine: [Speaking to his son's pyre quietly] It's the end of the road, Jason... it's a shame. I wish you could come back someday, as... as a better person.
Tnsumi Shine: [Smiles softly] I'd like that.
Tnsumi Shine: [Places his hand momentarily on the pyre slowly] Goodbye, son.
Deimos Falkenberg: I am sorry my old friend, I truly am... if I had killed the original Coeus, none of this would have happened...
Tnsumi Shine: It's ok. Really, it is.
Tnsumi Shine: We can't undo the past anymore than we can predict with certainty the future. The former is as concrete as the latter is ever-changing.
Deimos Falkenberg: [Sighing] Doesn't keep me from thinking about what should have been.
Tnsumi Shine: The simple truth is, a path not chosen is the same as a path that never existed... no matter how much we look back at the past, we never go back. We can not change what has already happened.
Deimos Falkenberg: I'm not a philosopher, I just have regrets and deal with them like a normal-ish person.
Tnsumi Shine: We all do, but if we let those regrets control our lives, then we aren't truly living. Not in the present, at any rate.
Faison Ka`Marick: [Glancing at Ness] Do you happen to know a... Tnsumi? Tnsumi Shine...? Or are you at all related to him?
Ness Shine: Tnsumi Shine... Tnsumi Shine... now there's a name I've not heard in a long time... a long time indeed.
Faison Ka`Marick: So you knew him?
Ness Shine: [Chuckling lightly] Of course I know him... he's me.
Ness Shine: ... I'm only so much a mystery as one is willing to let me get away with... If no one wants to ask the right questions, who am I to give them the answers?
Adri`ana Salvatore: [Studying Tnsumi intently as they spoke] I'm....I'm not sure what to say, Tnsumi. I feel like there's so much I could say...but somehow the words just aren't there to do any of it justice.
Tnsumi Shine: Sometimes its when you don't say anything that you speak the loudest.
- Tnsumi Shine was hailed as the King of the Enlisted in the Galactic Empire, for his work as a Chief Warrant Officer and the Imperial Sergeant Major, keeping the Enlisted safe, and getting things done for them. To this day there are still old notes hidden amongst the Enlisted stating, "Shine is King Eternal!"
- After joining the New Anzat Order, Tnsumi took up a post in Ord Anzat as the local bartender, rather than the usual droids. During that time, the bar gained popularity and became a focal point for people to meet and relax, until it dwindled back into obscurity after he left.
- Inadvertently, to date Tnsumi has personally known, worked for, or worked with every Turner except for one... on a similar train of thought, he's also (tried to) hit on every Turner female except for that same one, without realizing it. That he never became a member of House Turner is an accomplishment in itself.
- Whether on purpose or by accident it is unknown, but the character of Tnsumi Shine was ultimately written as a Tragic Hero, consistently having everything he ever gained robbed from him in some way or another. Because of this, it would come to pass that he could never truly have a "Happily Ever After" ending and settle down; he was forever doomed to loss and failure.
- After all was said and done, the string of failures Tnsumi faced only made his ending all the sweeter for himself and everyone involved, as his triumph marked the overcoming of years of fruitless endeavors to settle down and really let the curtain close around his life story with grace.