Formerly a warrior, Tamashi still retains hints of his previously strong body, but it has now withered into a frail shell of its former strength. A tall and gaunt humanoid, Tamashi’s ashen grey skin is lined with pinstriped furrows down his entire body. Sinewy muscle cover his spindly arms and his hands end in deadly sharp claws.
The Pau'an's bald head is rather bony in appearance, with a prominent brow and chin, thin lips and deep orbits. The pupils of his eyes are chillingly obsidian - resting within sunken crimson sockets - and fang-like, razor sharp jagged teeth provide a contrast to his otherwise harmless appearance. His ears are always covered by protective metal ear disks, like all his species, in order to function normally in regular galactic society.
A devout follower of the Church of the Force and pilgrim of Jedha, Tamashi’s spiritual beliefs are reminiscent of the old Jedi Order. Believing that the Jedi will return to bring balance to the Force, his discovery of Clan Odan-Urr has widened his faith and given him a fervent desire to see balance restored through the actions of his new allies.
Tamashi is more committed to a particular code of abstract ethics than he is to his own self-preservation. He believes in a predefined set of rules which universally apply, and he will not break said rules, even if his own death results from adhering to them.
Believing fully that he is on the side of righteousness and drawing strength from that, Tamashi holds high expectations for his fellows that are often unrealistic. Above all else, his cohorts often remark on his holier-than-thou attitude and tendency to preach his beliefs.
Due to an untreatable health condition, Tamashi’s bones and muscles from the waist down have grown weak and dysfunctional and currently cannot support his body without explicit aid from the Force. To circumvent this disability in carrying out day-to-day tasks, he utilizes a hoverchair in its more primitive form to move about.
With his body's betrayal, Tamashi turned to his last remaining asset - his mind. Delving deep into both spirituality and academia, he spent years sitting with gurus and sacred women, visiting mountaintops to see Holy men - as well as immersing himself in one of the galaxies foremost universities.
A learned scholar, Tamashi’s immense knowledge lends to an eidetic memory, fluency in several languages and a wide collection of P.HD’s from the University of Bar'leth. Unfortunately while his mind is able to bear the weight of his endeavors, his failing health limits his overall potential.
Tamashi’s world needs to be predictable. It needs to be ordered and planned, so he instinctively imposes structure on his world. He sets up routines. He focuses on timelines and deadlines, breaking long-term projects into a series of specific short-term plans, and working through each plan diligently.
While not necessarily neat and clean, Tamashi does need precision. Faced with the inherent messiness of life, like a book out of place or a hologram slightly askew, he needs to feel in control. Tamashi’s dislike of surprises, impatience with errors, his routine, and his detailed orientation; as well as the timelines and the structure - all of these help create this feeling of control.
Lacking this discipline, others may sometimes resent his need for order, and Tamashi finds it hard to understand that not everyone feels his need for predictability; they have other ways of getting things done.
Tamashi loves to learn. The process, more than the content or the result, is especially exciting for him. Tamashi is energized by the deliberate journey from ignorance to competence. The thrill of the first facts, the early efforts to recite or practice what he has learned, the growing confidence of a skill mastered — this is the process that entices Tamashi.
This does not necessarily mean that Tamashi seeks to become an expert in his current studies, or that he strives for the respect that accompanies a professional or academic credential. For Tamashi, the outcome of the learning is less significant than the ‘journey’. Unfortunately, if he cannot fulfill his desire academically, he will turn to other methods. In pursuit of quenching his thirst for knowledge, Tamashi will put himself and others in dangerous positions or liaisons to gain access to lost lore and ancient texts.
Rather than fighting on the front lines, Tamashi prefers to lead and support his allies from afar. He will often place himself in the best position to see the ‘battlefield’ in its entirety, in order to provide aid and direction - preferring to remain in a command vehicle far away from action. He will utilize his equipment to discern tactical advantage and use his Perception to make decisions in an attempt to turn the tide of battle. When he makes the wrong decision, it results in the loss of life - his or a member of his group.
To create an advantage, Tamashi will create a Force Meld that links the minds of his allies. This allows Tamashi to enhance their coordination when attempting complex battle strategies or making changes ‘on the fly’. Any disturbance in the group’s emotional state, or disturbance of the Force, will have serious consequences for everyone interconnected.
Tamashi always tries to solve his problems with words first and fists a distant second, using violence as a last resort and refusing to kill unless he has no other choice. Exercising self-control over one's own body and mind is often an integral part of any Jedi's training, and this includes keeping emotions in check and falling back on their martial training only as the very last resort while avoiding unnecessary deaths.
Despite his reluctance to engage in combat, if he is personally forced into battle Tamashi's deep connection to the Force and his species’ high Perception aid him in attempting to keep one step ahead of his opponents, to read into their attacks, and use key positioning to dodge and evade their movements. Unfortunately his reluctance to inflict lasting harm causes him to miss opportunities to put down the threat or jeopardise the safety of his allies.
|Primary Martial Art||None|
|Secondary Martial Art||None|
|Primary Lightsaber Form||Form III (Soresu)|
|Secondary Lightsaber Form||None|