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February 20, 2017, 03:48:47 PM

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Character Study Nil Spaar
« on: February 20, 2017, 03:48:47 PM »
Every now and then you have a character that is oppressed and a product of that oppression. They either rise up and make themselves better beings...then there are beings like Nil Spaar.

 "You have never faced an adversary like us. Your wars are decided by the death of a tenth of a population, a third of an army. Then the defeated surrender their honor and the victors surrender their advantage. This is called being civilized. The Yevetha are not civilized, General. It would be a mistake to deal with us as though we were." ―Nil Spaar

Nil Spaar was born in 32 BBY in the Koornacht Cluster on N'zoth. Growing up in isolation from the rest of the galaxy due to the density and navigational hazards of Koornacht Cluster Spaar like the rest of the Yevetha believed they were the only intelligent life in the galaxy and came to revere the space immediately around N'zoth as sacred as the cradle of life, calling it the All- to symbolize how to their views it was all there was, this fed their xenophobia to almost supernatural levels. N'zoth was a harsh unforgiving world of desert, wind storms and baking heat. The Yevethan culture mirrored this and death was so common it came to be worshiped after a fashion, becoming a cornerstone of their culture. When coupled with the fact that Yevethan birth casks were nurtured in blood of a sacrificed Yevetha the species came to see Death as vital to life and blood took on a religious significance as well as cultural. Spaar might well have remained typical of his species and done nothing of note had it not been for the arrival of the Galactic Empire. With their superior numbers and technology the Empire quickly subjugated the Yevetha, though it was an excessively bloody conquest with the Yevetha only pretending to capitulate to await the perfect opportunity to wet their dew claws on their master's exposed necks - although they never felt at ease over them like they did with other slave species they enslaved the yevetha for their unrivaled technical abilities. Still as ruthless as the Empire was, their Imperial overlords saw the Yevetha as barbaric in the extreme, vicious and many of the garrisons members were disturbed by the Yevetha's infatuation with death and blood. Ritual and honor killings were so commonplace that imperials felt these creatures were more dangerous than any they had enslaved and kept the world under very heavy guard with three mobile shipyards and a standing fleet with full planetary garrison.

Nil Spaar suffered this in silence, helping organize resistance cells and mastering all Imperial tech they could get their claws on. Slowly they built in overrides to the Imperial Ships and doors of the shipyards. After Endor with the Empire disintegrating into civil war all but a minor skeleton crew of the garrison and ships were withdrawn to help with other trouble spots in the crumbling Empire. Receiving an order from Ysanne Isard herself the last of the garrison was to be evacuated and moved to the Core. N'zoth was to be abandoned, but the Imperial commander feared what might happen if the Yevetha discovered the pull out now that there were 3 Yevetha for every 1 Imperial at N'zoth. Spaar's cells discovered the truth and infiltrated the ships on cargo vessels. Using the Override codes and accompanying the commandos himself Spaar arrived on the Intimidator and in a lightning strike seized control of the bridge and gunnery stations on the sparsely crewed SSD. Spaar now introduced the Empire to the YEVETHAN way of making war. While the horrified crew watched Spaar had the Intimidators turbolasers annihilate the fleeing Imperial garrison- including ALL their families. When the commodore protested that they were unarmed Spaar hauled him to his feet declaring that the Imperial as well as ALL non Yevetha were vermin in his eyes and used his dew claws to open the commodore's throat. Spaar was not on a path of conquest, nothing so trivial. The Yevetha were now to begin the path of genocide to 'cleanse' the All of vermin.

Spaar was vital to the success of the revolt on N'zoth but he had not been it's architect, that had been another Yevetha named Kiv Truun. Unwilling to share the light and power, Spaar killed him with his own claws and seized the position of Viceroy of the newly founded Dushkan League. Now seen as the sole architect of the Yevetha's freedom and subsequent control of Koornacht Cluster Nil Spaar became known as the Darama- the chosen one. He used this to full effect expanding and tightening his control over N'zoth becoming it's unquestioned dictator and religious ruler. Knowing that one day he might be challenged by either the Empire or another faction Spaar threw his entire economy and people into a frenzied War production, assisted by the very few imperials left from the revolt as slave labor for the duration of their usefulness. In just over 12 years Spaar turned the Dushkan League from one planet with sparse population, no navy and an improvised army into a 12 world Empire with a fleet comprised of 60 Imperial designed vessels- of which 3 were SSDs and some hundreds of Aramadia class thrustships and a highly fanatical army. The rate and success of this military and economic buildup is actually unrivaled in galactic history in so short a time and with so few worlds. It's worth noting that Leia  Organa Solo commented that Nil Spaar represented more worlds, industrialized power and military power than ANY faction joining the NR- and this was before knowing it's full extent. Meaning the Yevethan's possessed greater industrial and military capacity than the Hapes Consortium or any of the Imperial Sectors that had sided with the NR in the last decade. Spaar was not there to join the NR though, he was there to sow chaos and ensure the NR did not interfere in his plans to 'cleanse' the rest of Koonacht. He just wanted the NR to stay OUT of the Cluster and not interact with them in any way. In turn he would not interact with them. His sincerity in this is highly in doubt as he saw vermin as not only inferior but NEEDING to be exterminated so eventually a Yevethan expansion and Purge outside the Cluster would have likely occurred. Spaar was an expert manipulator, playing on Leia's sympathy for the oppressed and her bitterness against the Empire he manipulated her and the Senate's fears of Leia's parentage into a quagmire to ensure the NR would be paralyzed from acting. He even turned a senator into a catspaw by playing the victim and using the senators distrust of Leia to is full advantage. Satisfied that Coruscant was now in chaos and with his forces fully ready and frothing to be unleashed Nil Spaar returned to his people a hero, taking new concubines for his harem and many young yevetha as blood sacrifices for his harem's birth casks. He also gave the go ahead. With a casual offhand Order Nil Spaar unleashed the Great Purge. Upon every populated world in Koornacht not already owned by the Yevetha the Black Fleet descended like angels of death. Without explanation or any mercy the Yevetha exterminated all life killing tens of millions. Sites were bombarded from orbit, younglings with mothers were thrown into incinerator pits or used for target practice, settlements were 'sterilized' all in complete silence. Cries for help, pleas of surrender and unarmed beings trying to flee were all slaughtered. Of all the millions only ONE survived. A lone Givin TIE Interceptor pilot who nearly perished in his escape before being picked up by NR scouts. Only one Yevetha had been killed in the entire Purge. The holo recordings and audio from the pilot inspired horror in the NR, but little action as the NR didn't want to get involved as it had not been directly attacked itself- something Spaar had counted on. The first battle between NR forces and the Yevetha also was planned by Spaar in a brilliant psychological warfare move who had recordings and a few actual hostages on Yevethan ships beg for their lives over open comms to make NR pilots not fire on the Thrustships. It worked perfectly, unwilling to kill innocents they NR held fire and suffered the Yevethan return fire as a result. With the chaos, only one witness not fromt he NR and a stinging defeat with civilian hostages, Spaar seemed to have ensured the NR's withdrawal. However thanks mostly to Leia's skills as a politician and orator forces were gradually sent to the Cluster- including a last minute assignment of Han Solo. Spaar saw all vermin as weak and bound by their compassion, so he captured Han as a hostage to force Leia to leave Koornacht, in addition at the advice of Dar Bille Spaar faked a recording of an alliance with the Imperial Remnants in the Deep Core. The plans badly backfired on both counts. When the NR did NOT withdraw but rather committed a follow up attack that destroyed one of the Yevethan shipyards Spaar lost his elegance in the blood driven rage of his people, he decapitated Bille- his leading expert on other cultures for his miscalculation and beat Han Solo nearly to death with his own hands after slicing open Solo's pilot in a gesture of contempt and open hatred while having it filmed. He did this in complete silence until the beating was over then said just three words.

"LEAVE KOORNACHT NOW."

Spaar had revealed himself for what he truly was, a bloodthirsty and vicious xenophobic tyrant for all to see. It was the worst thing he could have done. Not only did it stoke the fires of the NR's species who remembered this heavy handed rule of fear by the Empire, but it laid bare the truth of the Yevetha's nature and crimes beyond any doubt. Finally Han Solo was a beloved HERO of the NR, seeing him tortured to threaten Leia caused a 180 degree turn in the NR from non intervention to whole heartedly backing Spaar's utter destruction. The NR fifth fleet was given complete autonomy under Etahn A'bhett to lay waste to the Yevethan war machine until it was incapable of making war.
Nil Spaar now reverted from sneaky to full out psychotic. Ranting and raving about the filth that dared to invade his All he stoked his people to new levels of viciousness, but Spaar was slipping. His Imperial prisoners had over the last 13 years been slowly adding programs to the Imperial designed ships, slave circuits. The Yevetha who copied the designs of the first few imperial ships programs without fully understanding what they were- just that they were needed to work knew nothing of this. At the opportune moment the Imperials would seize every Imperial Designed vessel much as the Yevetha had before them, the NR had also decided the only way to achieve a full and decisive victory was to shatter the heart of Nil Spaar's power- N'zoth. Spaar had even lost his hostages to a combination of Chewbacca and Fallaniasi illusion. When Luke Skywalker convinced the Fallanasi Force users to assist the NR with illusions in battle the final cogs of the machine that would grind the Viceroy to dust were in place.

With the arrival of the entire Fifth Fleet Spaar's Black Fleet was outnumbered 3 to 1. However the viceroy did not know fear or retreat. They were alien to him as with all Yevetha. The Yevetha would LITERALLY fight to the very last whereas any other civilization would hit a breaking point and retreat, that was his logic, because to him that was WHAT being a Yevetha was. Death was part of life, vermin could not be superior EVER to a Yevetha, they existed only to be exterminated. When the Imperial's staged their mutiny seizing the backbone of his entire fleet-not just the ones at N'zoth and leaving only the Aramadia class thrustships the battle's outcome was never in doubt- though the Yevetha did not ever once try to surrender. Every single Yevethan ship down to the last fighter died in the battle of N'zoth and NR casualties were so severe that the Fallanasi could not keep up their Force illusion due to the sheer amount of death int he force.

Ironically Spaar fell from power much the same way as he gained it, by a mutiny on board the Intimidator SSD. Captured by his former slaves Spaar expressed nothing but absolute hatred and contempt for them, despising them utterly as one would roaches crawling over oneself. Even staring death in the face this was his only thought process. There was never any fear, just complete unrepentant hatred of the highest magnitude. Shoved into an escape pod tied hand and foot Spaar was ejected into the chaos of hyperspace to die in absolute isolation never to harm anyone else again.

Spaar was in many ways typical of his species. Xenophobic in the extreme, contemptuous of anything non Yevetha, ruthless and pitiless coupled with arrogance. however he differed in many ways too. He could disguise his xenophobia when it suited him, he was a master manipulator and extremely ambitious willing to commit murder of his superior(ironically the only definition of Murder in Yevethan culture) in order to seize complete control. He would listen to subordinates to an extent and learned what he could of his enemies- though only in regard to how to destroy them. He cared only for himself and the ascendance of N'zoth under his control. When his elaborate machinations failed Spaar much like Professor Moriarty revealed the depraved psychotic he usually kept hidden. He reverted to brutality, intimidation and outright terror- not comprehending that his actions would unite his enemies rather than cow them. With hsi back against the wall at N'zoth's battle and his subsequent capture Spaar displayed only rabid ferocity and hatred. Never once did he ask for mercy because in his mind such a thing was so alien as to not even be able to be comprehended subconsciously. He stands to this day as one of the most evil and cruel villains of the SW universe only falling below Ysanne Isard and Palpatine due to galactic impact, but on the whole is easily their match in intent and psychopathic tendency if not more so, because at least Palpatine and Isard ruled over diverse species that might have been sub human to them but Spaar's version of rule held ONLY Yevetha, every other species was to be EXTERMINATED. This is evil on a level not seen in any other species in SW, even the Vong and Ssi Ruuk ABSORB and turn cultures into theirs via modification or entechment, the Yevetha just kill them all and Spaar was the darkest of them all.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 03:58:58 PM by Lord Xizer »
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February 20, 2017, 04:06:34 PMReply #1

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Re: Character Study Nil Spaar
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2017, 04:06:34 PM »
dang.... i feel bad for the NR now. they didn't have a chance to restore the republic.

Endor
Bacta War
Zsinj
Thrawn
Palpatine/Dark Empire
United Warlords Fleet
Imperial Remnant
Orinda Campaign
Black Fleet crisis
final imperial push
Caamas Crisis
Yuuzhan Vong War

they never had a chance to establish themselves. thus, they were confined to the trash heap. Thanks, Nil Spaar and Dark side associates


this aside, that was a very disturbing character. thank you.

so, when does Delvardus come out?
do you know what really makes me mad? that the NR didn't make as many different SSDs as the empire. they would have won much faster had they done so. it's just not fair. but, if their were more NR SSDs, they would be absolute SUPER-CARRIERS.

but, i'm a member of the PA at heart, and my wish here is to join the ranks of grand admirals... sorry, the elite imperial alignment

February 20, 2017, 04:46:21 PMReply #2

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Re: Character Study Nil Spaar
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2017, 04:46:21 PM »
I am sure that as soon as Xizer has time.

But onto the character study:
It was a very detailed study of a character that I love. An interesting, three dimensional villain, thanks to his backstory. I firmly believe that the Yevetha was seriously underused and were a lost potential.

I hope that now there will be at least a few more DL fans around :D
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February 20, 2017, 07:01:14 PMReply #3

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« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2017, 07:01:14 PM »
I am sure that as soon as Xizer has time.

But onto the character study:
It was a very detailed study of a character that I love. An interesting, three dimensional villain, thanks to his backstory. I firmly believe that the Yevetha was seriously underused and were a lost potential.

I hope that now there will be at least a few more DL fans around :D

Delvardus will be this Saturday night with any luck.

Thanks, he's got a surprising level of detail for a character with only 3 book appearances in all the EU and was fun to write about. He's a very VERY dark character who i think combines the worst aspects of militant Imperial Japan in WWII and radical Islam with the xenophobia and  utter disregard for life- his own or others. I do wholeheartedly agree that the Yevetha were badly underused, I feel that originally Bantam was too scared to go that dark for some time but a lot of their ruthlessness and dark tone of story was brought into the NJO for the Vong. I'm still ticked they were killed of screen and had to share what otherwise would have been a pretty solid trilogy with that pointless red herring side story of Luke's mother. It was one of the draw's next to Jerec to brought me to TR. Nowhere else will you find these magnificent villains in the mod community.
« Last Edit: February 20, 2017, 07:03:21 PM by Lord Xizer »
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February 20, 2017, 07:29:47 PMReply #4

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Re: Character Study Nil Spaar
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2017, 07:29:47 PM »
Personally, I rank Vivsiate above Nil Sparr. Just as sadistic. But much, much colder about it.

 

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