The Shadow of the Force
The Zabrak Captain of the Sundowner
Quroku Vitta lives for open space. The youngest of 13 children, there was simply no room for Quroku on board his parents merchant vessel. At 4 years old, he was traded to a Mon Calamari ships captain by the name of Lir Vitta (from whom Quroku derives his surname). Gruff old Lir raised Quroku to be the perfect ships mate, teaching him every in and out of his ship “Sundowner.” Sundowner is an old YT-2400 star fighter that began it’s career in a time long past under the name “Blue Hope”. After untold owners and scores of repairs, the Blue Hope became Sundowner when its owner realized hardly any of the original ship was left.
Through Quroku’s adolescence, Lir got work for the Sundowner any way he could. From escort duty to ferrying passengers, hauling resources, to the slightly more than occasional smuggling mission. As the Black Hand’s grip on the galaxy began to tighten, it was harder and harder to come by honest work. As the pair was forced further and further outside the law, Quroku began to develop some bad habits. Usually gambling a little more than he had or snagging a small trinket that caught his eye. Lir was disappointed by this behavior, but never once raised a hand to Quroku. Despite these faults Quroku is a steadfast and worthy companion (if slightly unpredictable) and his piloting skills are beginning to show signs of true greatness.
Three days before Quroku’s 19th birthday, the Sundowner arrived on Tark. During the post landing checks Lir was approached by three agents of the Black Hand. The agents began shoving and harassing Lir, attempting to extort him for and spare credits. Quroku saw this from the cockpit, but by the time he got down to Lir it was too late. Lir’s old heart had given out under the strain. The agents just left him on the ground to die.
Quroku’s story begins with the Sundowner in impound, alone in a small town Tarkean bar with no name with two things on his mind…Getting his ship back, and teaching the Black Hand they should have never fucked with the son of Lir Vitta.