Name: Oppo Rancisis (Deceased)
Rank: Jedi Master
Tier: Middle 1
Background: Oppo Rancisis, an adept strategist and tactician, was a Thisspiasian male who abdicated the throne of his homeworld in favor of becoming a Jedi Master. Offered to the Jedi Order as an infant by his mother, the Blood Monarch of Thisspias, Rancisis was apprenticed to Master Yaddle, training to become a Jedi Knight almost two centuries before the Battle of Yavin. In 186 BBY, Rancisis' sister was killed by terrorists, and he was offered the throne; he declined, instead preferring to continue on the path of the Jedi.
After achieving the rank of Master and being given a place on the Jedi High Council, Rancisis served as one of the Jedi's top military advisors due to his tactical nous. He was also a member of and often led the Council of Reconciliation. Rancisis served the Jedi Council through the re-emergence of the Sith, the Separatist Crisis, and the Battle of Geonosis, and when the Clone Wars began, he became a Jedi General. Along with Yoda, Rancisis spent much of the war on Coruscant, organizing and coordinating Republic forces through the galaxy, such as during the defense of Kamino and the Battle of Zaadja, conferring with Supreme Chancellor Palpatine, and serving on the Council of Reconciliation.
Near the close of the war, Rancisis learned of a Separatist operation on the planet Saleucami; Dark Acolyte Sora Bulq was overseeing the creation of a cloned Morgukai "Shadow Army," which Rancisis feared would prove a match for the Jedi. The Thisspiasian Jedi Master led a team of Jedi and three battalions of clone troopers to Saleucami, and besieged the planet for five months. Rancisis used his battle meditation to aid Republic forces during the conflict, to the point of exhaustion. Sora Bulq used this to his advantage, sending a group of Anzati assassins to slay Rancisis, but the Jedi Master was able to fend them off and defeated his attackers. However, the attack had in fact been a ruse orchestrated by Bulq, who used the distraction to enter Rancisis' chamber unnoticed and stab the Thisspiasian in the back, injuring him greatly.
Rancisis was able to survive however, and would go on to become critical in several Clone Wars campaigns. However, the Jedi Master would receive his end at the hands of Abeloth in the Maw, during the Jedi Council's mission to stop the Force Deity from escaping her prison.
Speed: Low B
Abilities: Extreme Mastery of Form VI and Mental Shielding; Mastery of Form IV and Temple Hand-to-Hand combat; Highly Proficient in Pattern Recognition.
Notable Force Abilities: Extreme Mastery in Malacia and Battle Meditation. Mastery in standard Light side Council Abilities.
Balance = 7. Midichlorian Count = 14,802.
Equipment: Jedi Robes; Oppo Rancisis’ Lightsaber; Utility Belt with: Survival Rations in the form of capsules, a Hush-98 comlink, a Fibercord Grappling Hook and/or a Grappling Spike Launcher, a Holoprojector, a Holomap, an A99 Aquata Breather, a Jedi Beacon Transceiver, a Glowrod, and Lightsaber Repair Tools.
Weaknesses: Rancisis was a good soul with a kind heart, putting innocents and civilians above all else Threatening them or taking hostages could greatly reduce his combat effectiveness. Oppo stayed firm to Jedi dogma, sometimes sticking too greatly to the code and focusing too much on working for the Republic’s benefit. If he could be led to believe his actions were to be done to that benefit, one could get Rancisis to do actions they would not normally carry out.
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