Hunt for Valeria,
Era of Rebellion,
Plots, Schemes, Etcetera,
Victories and Losses,
Having to Say You're Sorry,
You Can't Go Home Again,
A Dash of Pepper,
The Market Revisited,
A Day at the Races,
Call Me Ishmael,
Keeping Up Appearances,
The Tea Party,
Her New Job,
Locker Room Mentality,
Affliction, Wrath, and Need,
Fault and Forgiveness,
The Nerf Herder,
A Gift Horse,
A Second Chance,
Comfort Zone Lost,
The Secrets We
Body and Soul,
Far From Alderaan,
Bargains and Bargaining Chips,
A Series of
The Ant Hill,
Questions and Answers,
Are You Doing Here?,
Get Out of
A Cold Duty,
En Route to
Duel on Esseles,
In the Tank,
The Ugly Truth,
A Day Long Remembered,
Beware of Nexu,
The Two Doctors,
Services No Longer Required,
End of the Beginning,
Fall of Arden Zevrin,
Dressing for Duty,
A Dress for a Droid,
Feels Like Ten Years,
Fresh Commando Blood,
Calm Before the Storm,
Rain of Death,
The After Party,
Vengeance is a Bitch,
The Walking Dead,
Succeeding at Succession,
The Board is Set,
The Pieces are Moving,
We Come to it at Last,
The Shattering Truth,
Don't Mess with the Grand Moff's Wife,
The Show Must Go On,
Get Out of Jail Free Card,
Woe Unto Chandrila,
A Late Shower,
Deep in the Grey,
A Not So Ordinary Mandalorian,
Shuffling the Cards,
Five Little Ducks,
Claudius and the Angry Inch,
The Hidden Family Pet,
Beneath Still Waters,
A Brief Encounter
Kiley was born on the planet Zolan in the Mid Rim in Year 8. Her parents were Robert
and Kristen Kiley, who owned a small transport company that held a lucrative
Republic shipping contract. As a member of the Clawdite race, Kerrie grew up
in a segmented minority on Zolan. In addition, she expressed a competitive
nature from an early age that others in her society rarely possessed.
was only five when the galaxy erupted into civil war following the Battle of
Geonosis. The war soon reached Zolan when the leaders of the Clawdite
society pledged their support to the Confederacy of Independent Systems.
They believed that if they helped defeat the Republic, the Confederacy
would liberate their people from the harsh rule of the Zolander majority.
However, her father could not decide which side to support. He wanted to
support his people, but his family's livelihood depended on income from his
Republic contract. In the end, the Republic made the decision for him when
the Galactic Senate terminated his contract in response to the Clawdite support of
the Confederacy. Unfortunately, the news came too late to affect Robert's
decision to support the Clawdites and they alienated
him and his family for their indecisiveness. The Kiley's became a family without a
prospects, Robert and Kristen reluctantly abandoned Kerrie at the monastery
of the Mabari,
an ancient order of warrior-knights. Taking the only freighter his creditors
did not reposes, the couple left the
divided Zolan to rebuild their shattered lives. Normally, Clawdites were not
accepted for training with the Mabari because of the deep seeded
xenophobia that existed on Zolan. However, she was discovered by Cabel
Harn, a respected warrior-knight, who chose to train her. Kerrie trained for thirteen
long years with the Mabari, transforming from a young girl into a woman
before their eyes. By the time she reached the age of eighteen, she had
reached third level mastery of the Mabari martial arts.
powerful warrior, Kerrie's greed got the better of her and she chose to
leave Zolan and profit from the skills she had honed during her training.
This decision did not sit well with her Mabari compatriots. They were highly
religious and had no tolerance for her decision to dirty her hands with the
blood of others in exchange for credits. However, before she could leave
Zolan she had to find a way past the blockade the Galactic Empire had put
into effect to keep the Clawdites quarantined.
vessels that traveled to the surface of Zolan were Imperial transports.
Kerrie knew that her only way off Zolan would be to get aboard one of those
ships somehow. For several days, she carefully scouted the spaceport and
watched the procedures the transport crew conducted daily. Finally, it was her
time to strike. Using her martial arts training, she stealthily disabled the
personnel assigned to unload the transport's cargo. Now armed, she boarded
the transport and disposed of the rest of the crew.
evading the Imperial blockade of Zolan, Kerrie moved towards the Core into
the Expansion Region. She settled on Denon, one of the most urbanized worlds
in the Empire. In order to find work on Denon, she constantly maintained an
appearance as a beautiful, young human female. This made it easier for her
to find work as a bodyguard for the wealthy citizens of Denon. She tried her
hand at corporate security and guarding the lives of the rich and powerful,
but in the end, she found herself bored by the lack of action and
excitement. After accumulating a considerable sum of credits, she left Denon
and headed to the heart of the Empire, Imperial Center.
Coruscant, Kerrie had to go through custom procedures that were much more
advanced than she previously encountered. The scanners she passed through
detected the genetic variances unique to the Clawdite species, which set off
a red flag. The elite Coruscant Guard soon arrived and disabled her after a
short fight. When she awoke, she found herself in a holding cell in the
custody of the Imperial Security Bureau. The officer conducting her
interrogation, Captain Arden Zevrin, believed her unique ability to shapeshift
would enable her to infiltrate organizations that catered to an eclectic
range of alien species. Faced with the choice of serving the Empire or
facing execution, Kerrie wasted no time in agreeing to serve the Empire.
underwent a rigorous training regimen that expanded greatly upon the skills
she had already learned during her time with the Mabari warrior-knights.
When her training was complete, Captain Zevrin inserted her into a
Stormtrooper unit under the command of Captain Zev Ordo. She was the only
woman in the unit and found herself the victim of endless taunts and hazing.
In many respects, it reminded her of home. Once again, she was a member of
the hated minority.
Kerrie was twenty-two, she undertook a mission to infiltrate the Black Sun's
operations on Rodia. The Black Sun had begun a profitable operation on Rodia
stealing large quantities of BlasTech weaponry earmarked for the Empire.
Kerrie's assignment was to gather information and
then contact Captain Ordo to begin an assault of the Black Sun compound.
operation on Rodia went well until the Black Sun included her in their
meeting with the corrupt BlasTech official who was providing them access to
the weapons. The Empire had not made BlasTech corporate security aware that
they inserted an operative into the Black Sun. Investigating the matter
themselves, they raided the secret meeting on their own initiative. One of
the BlasTech security guards managed to shoot Kerrie in the chest. As she
fell unconscious, she instantly reverted into her natural Clawdite state.
The Black Sun easily defeated the poorly trained BlasTech security forces
and then they turned their attention to the wounded Clawdite.
Black Sun interrogated Kerrie for hours. First, they beat her. Then, they
tortured her by submersing her head in freezing water and shocking her with
bolts of electricity. By the time her interrogation was completed, she was
near death. The Empire did not launch a rescue mission because an
overzealous BlasTech official reported her dead. The BlasTech operation had
failed miserably and they felt reporting some Black Sun causalities
would help them save face. Disappointedly, Captain Zevrin closed her file on her
and left Kerrie to rot in a Black Sun cage.
Mabari training kept her alive. Somehow she managed to find the will to keep
the fact that she was an Imperial operative a secret during her
interrogation. However, the Empire did manage to shut down the Black Sun
arms smuggling ring on Rodia and she took the brunt of the blame. Broken,
Kerrie used what womanly charm she had left to appeal for mercy from one of
the guards. Once freed, she used her martial arts techniques to kill the
guard silently. Arming herself, she made her way through the Black Sun compound.
On her way out of the compound, she killed each person that had the
misfortune to cross her path. Before she reached the exit, she made sure no
one inside the compound was alive.
convalescing, Kerrie decided that she no longer wanted to spy for the
Galactic Empire. Instead, she outfitted herself for the blood trade known as
bounty hunting. She operated in the Outer Rim Territories, where the
bounties paid more because of their illegal nature. Most of the
bounties she collected resulted in the target's death. Because of this, she
soon realized that she had become an assassin, rather than a true bounty
hunter. To most people, this would have been troubling news, but not to her.
was twenty-four, Kerrie had to cut her career as the galaxy's most exotic
and enigmatic assassin short when she received unexpected news. Her parents
were alive and working as smugglers for the crime lord Gradjaa the Hutt.
When she arrived on Nar Shaddaa, she had a tearful reconnection with her
parents and to her surprise, a younger sister named Kristen after her
mother. Her father apologized for not returning to Zolan to reclaim her, but
they explained how they would not have been able to get past the Imperial
offered her father the money she had saved so he could retire from
smuggling. Her father told her regretfully that he could not accept what he
considered "blood money." Instead, he asked her to pilot one of his
company's freighters, since he could no longer afford to pay his pilots. Her
father was an honest man and justified his actions by only transporting
stolen goods and never weapons or narcotics. Hurt by what she perceived as a
condemnation of her life, she left Nar Shaddaa and never saw her parents
to her father, one of Gradjaa the Hutt's rivals infiltrated his records and
sold his list of employees to security forces across the galaxy. As her
father delivered a shipment of goods to Corellia, the Corellian Defense
Force identified the vessel as a shipment of stolen Huttese goods. They
ordered him to surrender, but he had his wife aboard and could not bear to
see her imprisoned. He futilely attempted to evade the Corellians, which
forced them to open fire. The pursuing Corellian vessels managed to hit the
freighter several times, destroying it. There were no survivors.
bounty hunter who Kerrie worked with from time to time contacted her with
the news of her family's death while she was pursuing a bounty on Thyferra.
Devastated, she immediately traveled to Corellia to investigate what had
happened. She gathered all pertinent information, including the name of the
brash young officer responsible for her family's death. Stalking him for a
period of several days, she made her move when he entered a bar in Coronet.
Once he was sufficiently drunk, she took him to a secure location and
treated him far worse than the Black Sun had ever treated her. Finally, she
killed him, but this failed to satisfy her rage.
became an alcoholic in the weeks following the murder. She spent all of her
money on every type of chemical she could find in order to suppress her
rage. When the credits ran out, so did the alcohol. No longer
self-medicated, she became determined to
fulfill her vengeance. She decided to take it upon herself to kill every
individual connected to her family's death. She nearly succeeded, until she
reached the last name on her list, Admiral Claudius Rodney. Rodney was the
member of the Senate most responsible for terminating her father's contract
twenty years ago. Although it would be difficult to get that close to an
Imperial officer, she vowed to die trying.
studied Admiral Rodney unlike any target she had done before. She learned
that he loved the limelight and was never one to shy away from interviews on
Imperial Holovision. Posing as a beautiful Twi'lek reporter, she infiltrated
the Admiral's monthly news conference while participating in the blockade of
the planet Ithor. When the Admiral was in her sights, she drew a carefully
concealed holdout blaster and shot him in the abdomen. As he fell to the
ground, she began to bash him over the head with her datapad. She was
completely mad with rage. It did not take long for the Imperial
Stormtroopers to subdue her, dragging her away kicking and screaming before they
finally knocked her unconscious.
Kerrie awoke, she found herself inside of a holding cell. This was not as
distressing to her as the fact that she saw Admiral Rodney alive and well on
the outside of her cell. During her brief interrogation, she had no qualms
explaining the role he played in the death of her parents. Although she had
nearly killed him, the Admiral was unwilling to dispose of such a rare
commodity as a Clawdite assassin. Instead, he promised to provide her with
enough missions to fill her bloodlust in exchange for her loyalty and
service. Once again, she chose the lesser of two evils and returned to
service in the Empire.
to the rank of Captain, Kerrie became Admiral Rodney's right hand woman. She
assisted him in a number of capacities, including making sure no assassin
ever got as close as she did. During their assignment to suppress the alien
worlds of the Outer Rim, she proved particularly useful by blending in to
the local population and gathering info. Each person she killed avenged her
parents in her mind, but it did not lessen her rage, instead it helped to
fuel it. The more people she killed, the more she needed to kill. The Empire
eventually rewarded her efficiency with a promotion to the rank of Major.
Now, at age twenty-five, she continues to serve the Admiral in his new capacity as commander of
Imperial forces in the Ringali Shell.