Star Wars; Diminished Hope
Traya, mistress of shadow
Darth Traya, teacher of Revan, Jedi name: Kreia
Kreia was a blind Human female Jedi Master and a Jedi historian prior to the outbreak of the Mandalorian Wars. She was exiled by the Jedi Council because her students followed the Jedi Knight Revan, a former Padawan of hers, into battle against the invading Mandalorians. After Kreia withdrew from the Jedi Order, she retraced Revan’s footsteps to the Sith world Malachor V, being drawn to its Force echoes. There, she discovered the Trayus Academy and turned to the dark side, becoming the Sith Lord Darth Traya. In the years following the Jedi Civil War, Traya searched for other Force-wounds, and discovered two men who became her Sith apprentices, Darth Sion and Darth Nihilus. She formed a triumvirate with them, intent on destroying the Jedi.
Eventually, Traya was overthrown by Sion and Nihilus, who stripped their Master of her connection to the Force. After having been exiled by both the Jedi and Sith, she held an abhorrence of how both Orders were used by the Force to its own ends, harboring delusions of freeing the galaxy of its influence. Going under the guise of “Kreia” once more, Traya located a former Jedi General that served in the Mandalorian Wars, Meetra Surik, also known as the Jedi Exile. Traya saw Surik as having the potential to bring her purpose to fruition, and took it upon herself to “rescue” Surik and retrain her in her own views. Even as Traya orchestrated a Jedi purge, she continued in her attempts to mold Surik—and those she traveled with aboard the light freighter Ebon Hawk—into her own image.