Ehanis Tioran

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Ehanis Tioran
Ehanis Tioran - Portrait - Infobox.jpg
Alias Hannis
Species Asari
Gender ???
Age 95
Birthdate June 6, 2090
Birthplace Serrice, Thessia
Current Residence Freedom Falls, Aite
Height 170cm (5'7")
Build Lithe
Hair ???
Markings None
Eye Color Green
Skin Color Pale Sky-blue
Occupation Redrock Agency Mercenary
Relationships Ilyna T'Rea (Sister)
Mian T'Veki (Roommate)
Sioria Felcolus (Friend)
Status Active
Player Gisle
"What you need to concern yourself with is keeping your snark secured and doing your damn job."
Linda S. Vasquez

Ehanis is a young asari mercenary living in Erantha, a small town within Freedom Falls's territory. She worked for Redrock Agency until she disappeared following the rescue mission to save Li.

Appearance

She have a pale sky blue skin color. She has a very youthful face, which wouldn't make an asari's first guess anything but mercenary. Her crests are of the same color and well kept, though with few spots slightly discolored. Ehanis has no facial markings, which might make recognizing her a challenge for someone unskilled in the art of distinguishing asari. She is not that tall for an asari; standing at 170cm / 5'7".

History

Childhood

A daughter of an asari programmer and a former turian combat engineer, she had a quite easy childhood living in Serrice. She lived in the moment as a kid, not really doing well in education – lacking a long-term goal. She had an interest for biotics from an early age, and her father took her to the Range quite a few times – how turians bond with their kids, she figured. At around age forty, she left along with her mother and father to Illium, something which eventually severed her connection with family back on Thessia, including her half-sister Ilyna.

Omega

Like many maidens around the age of sixty, she made her way out to see the galaxy beyond, and made the terrible decision of going to Omega. Her mother understood her, but her father argued against it. She listened to her mother, but it was her father that was right, for it took only days before she had her first close call on Omega after leaving the hotel unprepared for the dangers the gloomy streets on Omega posed. With a great deal of luck and a helpful bystander, she got out of the situation.

One might argue this friend was a mixed blessing, even if her interference saved Ehanis' life, for it was what set Ehanis on the path to becoming a mercenary. It wasn't a lose for the other asari, either, as a partner to watch your back is invaluable as a merc on Omega. Over three decades later, they were still doing that sort of work, but they kept out of meddling with big names and others that would lead to severe repercussions. Just enough to get by – plus a few drinks.

Somewhere on the latter half of 2183, Ehanis got to meet her sister again on Illium while staying at her mother's apartment. It wasn't the best reunion considering what was going in in her sister's life at the time, but in the end, they promised to not let them be drifted apart again. Ehanis occasionally visit her sister's family on Thessia, as well. She stayed with her job, sometimes even getting into arguments with her sister about it.

With the plague and increased gang activity that marked the middle of 2185 – and getting shot after by a little-too-paranoid Blue Suns sentry when on a job near their territory – she decided it was high time to leave that shithole for good. She traveled for a few days around the Terminus Systems, but seeing that she couldn't keep that up in the long-term, decided to try out a town her sister has talked about: Freedom Falls. At least, until Omega went back to how it was before.

Aite

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The new place felt like a vacation at first much more than a new life for her, and that's how she treated it. She let loose, partied, slept with near-strangers, everything the older asari maidens likes to deny that asari maidens do. She may still do many – if not all – of these things, but the tone of her stay here has changed drastically.

Ehanis met a turian woman early on, and the two of them got quite close at one point. Ehanis prefers to keep people at an arms length. Even those she ends up sharing a bed with on one or two occasions. Ehanis has been less inclined to reach out to her lately, for reasons she has not explained.

She, along with Sioria, got interested in the local mercenary company Redrock Agency and decided to apply. However, one of them were close friends with her sister, so her employment has been rocky from the start. Jason always made sure to clear everything with her sister and Ilyna was not going to let her get the really exciting jobs.

Wish

She really got what she wished for when Vasquez wrote her up on the roster for the expedition to Rakhana without talking with her sister about it. That had put Ehanis firmly in the middle a conflict between her sister and the agency, as well as forced Ilyna to be more active in reaching an agreement with her. Both being stubborn in their ways, that may take a while.

It wasn't all great that she finally got what she wished for, however, because that job went to hell fairly quickly. When it seemed to have gone really well, a conflict between the drell researchers and the researcher representing the Council's interests Namira D'Ralis resulted in the researchers shooting her and fleeing the scene. There's few things Ehanis hates more than backstabbing employers, and she wasn't going to let them get away with it.

Another thing that still bothers her about the mission was the terrifying creature that almost ate her whole. She managed to stop it in the last second by feeding it a warp field, causing it to retreat. The item she risked everything for turned out to be worthless, as far as she knows. She was and still is reluctant to talk about it, and Ilyna hasn't heard a peep of it from her. And the drell told her that the 'Rakhana Maw' wasn't a thing, the liars.

Then there's the split-up near the end of their stay there. While it turned out to be a waste of time, she agreed then that Jason was stupid for betting everything on Seriah's lead. She also failed Steve Briggs when she and Nathan had to flee the scene without him. Which they barely did after Ehanis performed the stunt of jumping onto a moving vehicle.

The trip back wasn't smooth, either. They could not bring anything with them and Nathan was too stubborn to follow her instructions, not believing his stupid excuses. At least he got spooked by a the second 'Rakhana Maw' contender, a great serpent living in the rocky maze. The eventually reached their destination and reunited with the rest of the agency's forces who had found a small group of surviving Eclipse mercenaries.

After the timely rescue and extraction by the Siren's Call, she reuined with her sister. The trip home was quite awkward as her sister did not want to leave her out of sight for any longer than necessary.

After the mission, Ehanis and Nathan were rightfully concerned that Steve would seek revenge for being abandoned out there when things got too heated. They were civil to one another the next time they met, however, so she had reason to let her guard down.

Family

Things seemed to have returned to normal after the mission to Rakhana. Ehanis was a little easily provoked by her sister, but that wasn't much out of the ordinary given the two having a lot to work through after the fifty years of silence.

Her mother showed up ahead of Jason and Vasquez' wedding without any warning; it must have been Ilyna who invited her. The matriarch managed to drag her out of the apartment the night before to get her a dress, and helped her put it on the morning after as this was a two-person job. Ehanis did not like it one bit, but her annoyance is probably why Vynira kept at it. Thankfully she was left alone for most of the evening.

Whether things would actually improve between them after this was unclear, and there was not enough time to find out.

Collectors

Receiving the call for help from Vasquez that late November night, she was eager to jump at the opportunity. Redrock needed help this instant, and there was probably not enough time for Ilyna to intervene.

She was wrong in the sense that it would slip Ilyna by, her sister being the job's client. While Ilyna did try to get her to leave, Ehanis ignored her and was still on the ship when the bay door closed and they took off from the Freedom Falls spaceport.

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Skills

Biotics

She's an above average biotic for an asari combatant around the 100 mark, though she's not a very disiplined user of them.

  • Warp: She's willing to use this ability in combat just like any other, despite its painful and destructive effects.
  • Throw: This is the least demanding and easy ability she has, and she'll use it hold someone off when she don't think a warp field will hit its mark.
  • Barrier: She can use barriers to protect herself and knows how to use it even when sprinting, but her barrier training with Ilyna is not going well at all.
  • Stasis: She can use stasis fields on single targets, but the effects will wear off within 2-4 seconds.
  • Telekinesis: Only suited for non-combat use, like space magicking beer bottles across the room.

Weapons

She can use small weapons like pistols and submachine guns, but as she prefers biotics, her accuracy and precision with weapons is not very impressive.

Language

The asari has lived on Omega for a long time, where communication is very difficult as automatic translation cannot keep up with all the obscure languages spoken. She learned enough of the krogan tongue spoken there to converse with Mian without translation.

  • Asari (Native)
  • Turian (Native, Rusty)
  • Galactic Trade Language (Intermediate)
  • Krogan (Conversational)

Equipment

Weapons