Full Name: Vovnok Okinsawa
Callsigns/Nicknames: “Vov” “Steel Curtain”
Age: 32 Years of Age
Species/Race/Skin Color: Zabrak/Mandalorian/Black & Green
Current Residence: Coruscant
Title(s): Lieutenant General
Professions/Skills: Covert Operations/Reconnaissance
Spouse: Malia Okinsawa (Human)
Children: Johann Okinsawa
Parent(s): (Adopted) Henvrik Vau
Height: 6’ 10”
Weight: 321 Ibs.
Eye Color: Left Eye: Black, Right Eye: Deep Blue
Hair Color/Style: Bald, 9 Horns (5 inches in length)
Body Description/Condition: Robust, extremely muscular in frame. He has black and green skin with the usual stripped patterns on his face. The grey horns on his head are accented with a dark green tip on all nine horns. Feet are fairly large, well toned legs, massive thighs, sturdy hips, Herculean upper body muscles, mighty muscles in the arms. His body is in pretty good condition, still recovering from a war wound.
Facial Appearance: Stately, Confident. Fairly pointed nose.
Distinguishing Features: His left eye is black and his right deep blue. On his head, nine horns stick out, signifying Zabraki power. A blackened scar runs from behind his left ear, down to his right hip (from a fight with a Krayt Dragon).
Pure Black Specialized Mandalorian Armor: Since Vovnok’s Armor was specialized, it was made of actual Mandalorian iron, which can also deflect blaster bolts, making it lightsaber-resistant. To continue on his heritage, Vovnok decided to keep the Mandalorian warriors tradition of decorated their armor to reflect personal accomplishments, clan affiliation, or simply personal preference.
Vovnok’s armor has intricately engraved the faces of his wife, son, father, and their home on the shoulder and arms of his suit. On the back, the symbol of the Mandalorian Clan of Vau is beautifully engraved and platted with Gold. On the left side of his helmet, the rank symbol of Lieutenant General is lightly engraved. Vovnok had his armor permanently painted black, signifying his pursuit of justice. His armor is also fitted with a jetpack, two rocket dart launchers, and two miniature flamethrowers on both wrists.
His helmet serves as the control center for most of the suit's abilities. A rangefinder is attached to the armored helmet. It could track up to thirty targets at one time. A battle computer was installed inside the helmet and allows Vovnok to control the suit's weapons, sensors, and jet pack through verbal commands. The dark macrobinocular viewplate offers a variety of vision modes, including infrared. A pineal eye sensor on the helmet combined with an internal overlay display to provide tracking information within a 360-degree radius.
Motion sensors, an encrypted internal comlink, and a broad-band antenna completed the helmet's devices, all of which are linked to the Vovnok’s weapons and his personal starship. His helmet also acts as an environmental filter system, with a two hour reserve tank providing breathable air.
Clothing: When not in combat but in the Republic’s Base, Vovnok wears a White and Olive Green Camouflage t-shirt with tan cargo pants. When home, Vovnok usually wears a dress t-shirt and casual shorts.
Political and Chronological Information
Allegiances: Republic, Mandalorian
Known Subordinates/Apprentices: Eymaa Do
Known Instructors/Commanders: Various Officers
Squad: Mando’s Finest, Royal Rampants
Rank: Lieutenant General
Spoken Languages : Galactic Standard Basic, Zabraki, Mando’a, Huttese
Spacecraft: Davaab-Type Starfighter “Bes’uliik”
Mannerisms: Very protective, if any disorder or disrespect is done or said in his presence, he sheds light onto the fault.
Habits: When in battle, Vovnok always sings lullabies as if he was singing to his son.
Speech patterns: Speaks with a Mandalorian accent.
Hobbies: Politics, Sightseeing, Smashball
Goals and Ambitions: Vovnok had two goals in life. One was to help the poor, weak, and helpless. This was why he was so attracted to Malia. Two was to fight for freedom. This was also why Vovnok joined the Republic forces.
In his life time, Vovnok really only had one ambition. And that ambition was to be a loving husband and a great father. His family was the number one, most important factor in his life.
Personal Quotes: "Pride is something that you can get easily. Honor is a thing that can only be given."
"Life is short; so live it out to it's fullest extent. So that when you are old, and you look back on your life, you will not be ashamed of what you did."
Personality: Vovnok is a bold, but humble trooper who has many a disaster in his time. Driven to protect and nurture life, Vovnok has a heart for the poor and helpless, this is why he entered the ranks of the Republic. Vovnok was surprisingly kind and humble given the natural ability and aggression shown in more theoretical work.
One of his many faults is his aggressive attitude. He usually can keep it under control, but when it blows, his aggression blows sky high. His aggression never falls on his family, but it usually blows on an enemy trooper.
Vovnok was orphaned from birth and lived in an orphanage just outside the capital city of Mandalore until the age of five. He was thankful to his birth parents for his existence, but he always had a little bit of anger that they didn't keep him. No one knows who his biological parents are, but after Vovnok, at the age of 11, came back from a mission on Gorgon, a high Mandalorian Official named Henvrik Vau.
During his many years as a trooper for the Republic, Vovnok met a great number of people from many planets. On one of his tours in Agon 9, he meet a young human women named Malia, the founder of a local orphanage and got to know her. Every day he would stop by the orphanage, play with the kids, and talk to Malia. After a couple of weeks of visiting Malia, Vovnok fell deeply in love with her. After his tour was over, he went back to Agon 9 and married Malia.
Malia and Vovnok also had a son, Johann. Vovnok loved his son like no other. The bond between him and his son was extremely strong. Tears formed in Vovnok's eyes if he had to leave his family for a mission.
Primary Weapon: X-7 Custom Sniper Rifle
Secondary Weapon(s): A SL-7 Long Range Pistol, Vau Family Sword of Honor, given to him from his father. The two rocket dart launchers and two miniature flamethrowers attached to his armor.
Miscellaneous Items(s): 2 Advanced Med Packs, 2 Frag Grenades, 2 Chemical Load Grenades, 2 Cold Grenades, 2 Thermal Detonators, and a Bright Green datapad.
Not much is known about Vovnok's childhood on Mandalore. The first two recorded evidence of his existance was recorded in a hospital and police archive. The first set of evidence was a hospital birth certificate, saying that he was born in Bralsin. The second piece of evidence was on the police archive. Vovnok one day at the age of 8 stole a large sum of money from a wealthy, local merchant in Bralsin. He was able to sneak into his house, find the code of the safety vault, and slip inside. The only problem with Vovnok's plan was that he left the vaults door open.
The merchant found the door open, looked inside, and saw Vovnok stuffing credits inside a bag twice his size. The merchant grabbed Vovnok and took him to the authorities in the capitol city of Sundari. It turned out that Vovnok was told to do this by a bounty hunter by the name of Yaho Dobi, a Gungan from Naboo.
The police let Vovnok go free when they found Yaho Dobi in the Wo’lia Chunga cantina, unconscious on the floor from too many Chakilian Cocktails. The police reported this event to the Mandalorian Secrurity Board. This triggered multiple events that found Vovnok in the service of the great Mandalore.
After the whole ordeal with the stolen credits blew over, Vovnok was put in an orphanage, which he escaped from an hour after he was dropped off. When the orphanage finally figured out that he was gone, they contacted the Mandalorian Secret Service about the missing child. The search for Vovnok went on for a couple of weeks, but it ended when a night guard found Vovnok sleeping at night in his small barrel of a home.
Bringing him before the jury, the judge sentenced Vovnok with either four years in the Detention Center or be drafted into the Mandalorian Military Academy. I didn’t take long for Vovnok to come up with his answer. Only bringing the clothes on his back, Vovnok and a Mandalorian guard set off for the Mandalorian Training Center, only a couple klicks to the east from Sudari. Once there, Vovnok was knocked unconscious and brought into the compound so that he would know how to escape.
When he finally woke up, found himself in a room with nine other boys, all of them at least five years older than him (15 years old). They too had been either forced or kidnapped.
Training and First Action
Vovnok, now ten years old, then went through a series of brutal test which would then qualify him for further training in the Mandalorian Art of War. Some of these tests included daily torture trials, starvation tests, mental manipulation, and battlefield mock ups which were all done in the most savage way.
Making it past all of these, the final initiation was to fight and kill a starved Krayt Dragon. In the first thirty seconds of the fight, the Krayt dragon had killed off seven of the training boys. As the Dragon slammed one of the unfortunate boys into the wall of the initiation arena, Vovnok closed in on the monster with a dagger. Jumping on top of it’s back, Vovnok plunged the dagger deep into it’s skull.
The dragon flared about, throwing Vovnok off it’s neck. With the tip of its claw, the dragon cut open Vovnok at the ear all the way down to his hip. This gash would prove not to be fatal. Out of the starting 10 boys, only three survived the intiation, and Vovnok was one of the boys who stayed alive and past the initiation. From this point on until the age of 13, Vovnok was trained in the art of infiltration and recon, two things he already was a master at doing.
From the age of 13, Vovnok was assigned to a Recon Squad titled “The Royal Rampants”. This squad was known for its awe inspiring acts of duty such as taking on suicide missions and extracting a POW from a hostile camp, oh, and making back alive. Vovnok first saw action with The Royal Rampants in The Bandomeer Invasion of Gargon. He was deployed after the planet was captured by Bandomeer's forces. He, at the age of 15, with the help of the Technology Specialist “Mapper” from his squad, snuck through the enemies Headquarters and stole vital info for the taking back of Gargon.
Taking the information back to camp, he was hailed as a Mandalorian hero and given his first Mandalorian Ribbon of Honor. Since Vovnok was still an orphan and now, with the ribbon, was in need of a guardian, a high Mandalorian Official by the name of Henvrik Vau adopted Vovnok.
MRITP (Mandalorian Reconnaissance Intensive Training Program)
In the next 4 years, Vovnok was put into the Mandalorian Reconnaissance Intensive Training Program which gave him the best stealth, interrogation, investigation, and infiltration training in the galaxy. In this Intensive program, Vovnok trained by Soldiers and Smugglers alike in Dashomir, Dac, Tatooine, Mandalore, Ord Mantell, Nar Shadda, and Taris.
Throughout the training, Vovnok was instructed by various Republic officers who took a very interested glance at his keen sense of infiltration. Even though his adopted father wasn't fond of having his son being trained by the Republic trainers, he allowed it for a short period of time. These officers told their commanding officers about Vovnok’s brilliant abilities. And then those officers told their commanding officer, who then looked into seeing if Vovnok would join the Republic’s RSF. They, the Republic, did this because they found Vovnok to be a great asset after he was tested.
Multiple times over the course of the 4 years Vovnok was in the MRITP the Republic offered Vovnok great amounts of money to come join the RSF, but he resisted because of his Mandalorion heritage and pride.