Name: Akysa Rimora
Born: 59 BBY
Species: Arkanian Offshoot
Homeplanet: Unknown (Adopt by Jedi Council)
Affiliation: Jedi Council
Rank: Jedi Master
- Form III Soresu (Mastery)
- Form VI Niman (Advanced)
Hair color: Blonde
Eye color: Olive brown
Height: 5'9" (1.8 meters)
Weight: 143 lbs (64.86 kg)
Akysa was born on 59 BBY and was taken in by the Jedi Order in infancy. While this practice was well known by the Galaxy, the young girl was brought to the Jedi Academy at Almas, where the unorthodox practice of no age limit was at play.
Due to the unrefined nature of some older padawans and initiates, she decides to take things into her own hands learn things how it was meant to be learned. By her teens, she was devoted to the pacifistic side of the Jedi. This leads to her questioning why peace-keepers need to carry weapons, leading her to avoid lightsabers. Shunning the creation of the legendary weapon prevented her from advancing to Knighthood.
Eventually, mostly from the pressure from her Master and peers, she decide to overcome the problem by studying the lightsaber design and mechanics, pondering ways to alter the traditional weapon. After multiple trial and error of various prototypes - one violently exploded, resulting the scars on her cheek and forehead - she created the device she dubbed "lightparasol," which uses the traditional blade of a lightsaber and alter it into a defensive disk four feet wide in diameter.This had earn her the nickname "Madame Jedi" by many of the Academy, influenced by how female nobility tend to carry an umbrella around. She mostly remained out of combat for the upcoming years, but her time outside the Academy have taught her the value of diplomacy and negotiations, as well as other non-violent methods. As Battle of Naboo drew threateningly near, she - and other Jedis - was forced to learn on how to effectively defend herself from the possibility of another Sith War. She humbly accept that the time will change and learned Soresu to remain in her pacifistic nature. In response to the death of Qui-Gon Jinn, she also picked up Niman for a back-up form, but chose to continue the use of the lightparasol. By 24 BBY, she achieved the rank of Master, gaining her the new nickname of "Lady Serenity." When the Clone Wars broke out, like most Jedis in the Almas Academy, she refused to be conscripted into war, thus avoided being a General and control troops. However, this decision eventually change as the war spread throughout the Galaxy, and she view her actions as a personal movement for the greater peace; and as a result, continue to deny the role of General.
She have an elegant attitude and pacifistic to the core. Her understanding of the Force is expansive as a Jedi Master, almost to the point of her comprehension of lightsaber mechanics. Despite her peaceful ways, when the scenario requires, she proved to be a skilled fighter.
The lightparasol is a specialized device just under a meter long created in the place of a lightsaber by Akysa due to her defensive nature. Like a lightsaber, it utilized a superconducting loop of energy; however, it does not taper to a point like the blade of a lightsaber. Instead, the specific shape generated by the electromagnets is a disk, which spans out perpendicularly from the device's shaft around two feet out. The "blade" is able to withstand powerful shots from most beam weaponry, leaving the only weakness depending on the strength the user to resist the impact.
The shell of the device is constructed from lightsaber-resistant materials of phrik and Mandalorian iron. The main grip at the bottom resembles traditional lightsaber hilt, and another grip appears further down the shaft for support. The last fourth of the device is the heat sink, which releases any feedback in the from of heat.
The interior of a weapon consists of a large powercell to power the device, a relatively large crystal chamber where a pair of small blue and green crystals lay in alternating pattern, its point aimed at the center of the shaft. Nearing the heat sink is coils of starship-grade coolant fluid to aid the resistance against feedback heat. The tip ended off with a round redirection cap.
Due to the large "blade" of the device, the light parasol have powerful gyroscopic force when turned on, even compared to those of an average lightsaber. Great concentration is needed to point the weapon perpendicular to the ground, and if used midair, the gyroscopic effect will cause the user to automatically rotate until the feet faces the ground., unless otherwise controlled. The wielding as one would wield a sword of the device is cumbersome and emits a relatively loud hum as the blue-green disk blazes through the air.
Because of this, the lightparasol is kept as a defensive shield, though when offense is needed, the deactivated device may be used as a truncheon or other bunt-force device; and the unique composition of its metal skin allowed the usage against lightsabers and blaster bolts.