Personality & Description
Mai got along well with the other children in her village, getting by on her sunny disposition despite her quiet and reflective nature. Upon moving to the Jedi temple she grew more isolated as her lack of confidence in her physical abilities got the better of her.
She is more at home in the archives or in the meditation chambers than anywhere else, though she often practices her swords skills by herself using training dummies in an effort to catch up with her more skilled classmates.
She has thus far been unable to attract the attention of a Jedi master and is beginning to prepare herself for transferring to the service corps if the Council decides it is time for her to move on.
Lately she has been participating in as many lightsaber drills as she can in the hopes of a last chance at graduating. Given the option she would love to travel the galaxy, uncovering hidden knowledge and relics of a forgotten past. Her preferred area of study has always been archaeology and the preservation of culture.
Her best skills lie in meditation and focusing on The Force, though she is better at abilities that utilise awareness over practical use. Therefore she has long since learned to mask her emotions under a calm exterior. Rather than suppressing her feelings, she uses her daily meditations to acknowledge and process them. In terms of temperament, she is a perfect student.
Nevertheless she is quite sensitive to the feelings of others, having an instinctive empathy that is hard to shut off and it often troubles her to see other people in distress.
Similarly, she has maintained a close relationship with her twin despite their living in separate temples. Her sister being in danger and the feelings of others do have the potential to prompt her to reckless action.
Her thirst for knowledge and curiosity is also a danger, as she could be easily tempted into pursuing dangerous relics for the sake of information. Her intentions would always be good ones, but the road to hell, as they say.
Mai is quite slim, with close-set muscle and standing at about 163 cm (5’4”) tall. She has a pale complexion, with some freckles across her cheeks and light brown eyes. Her hair is an amber blonde, cut in a straight bob that brushes her jawline.
Force Abilities & Other Skills
Lightsaber - Mixed. Against blaster-wielding opponents she can do fairly well, but up against other blades she has difficulty doing more than just defending. Her skills are adequate for her rank, but not flashy or particularly notable.
Control - Excellent. She can meditate for hours at a time and slow her breathing and heartrate a fair bit. Her concentration and patience are very good.
Telekinesis - Fair. She can lift a few small objects, or one medium-sized object at a time. Heavier items require a great deal of concentration to move and she would be unable to do so in combat, though she may be able to deflect them to avoid injury. During meditation she can accomplish quite a bit more due to the lack of distractions.
Telepathy - Limited. She is quite receptive to ‘incoming’ messages, but cannot communicate much of herself. The exception is with her sister, where she may be able to get a sense of her health and wellbeing in specific circumstances. Ie. Chiaki is badly hurt/in a great deal of distress. No news is good news.
Psychometry - Not currently. But planned to be her main skill. She studies archaeology and will, when rank and lessons allow, begin to sense the future in dreams to a limited extent.
Droid Repair and Construction - Good. She tinkers with scrap parts and hopes to get her hands on a broken astromech soon to refurbish it. Building a droid would require resources unavailable to her, but with a lot of trial and error and a stack of archive records she could accomplish a basic civilian model.
Mechanics - Mediocre. Her skills with droids help somewhat, but lack of experience is a hindrance. Given a manual, she would be able to read and understand it, but lacks the practical skill.
Pilot - Never had the opportunity. But once she leaves the temple she’ll be capable enough to get by.
Mai and twin sister Chiaki were born on the snowy planet of Carlac, to a single mother who died when they were still very young. They were raised by their loving, if overbearing aunt on a small farm. There they learned how to tend crops, repair droids and communicate with the various species in their village.
When they were six years old they were discovered by a visiting delegation of Jedi, who discovered their Force Sensitivity and took them to the temple. Their aunt often sent them letters, which were intercepted and stored by the Order.
The twins quickly adjusted to their life at the temple, but were soon up to all sorts of pranks and mischief, resulting in their eventual separation. Chiaki now resides at a different temple, but they still sense each other through dreams.