Welcome to the Imperial Archives! The main source of information in the Galactic Empire. Be sure to check out the Editing Protocol before making new pages or editing articles. If you need help feel free to contact the Archives manager at archives@swc-empire.com !

Nikai Tonnak

From Imperial Archives
Jump to: navigation, search

forum_read.gif This article has been an Imperial Archives featured article.

Nikai Tonnak
Biographical Information
Race Kiffar
Homeworld Kiffu
Mother Abani Tonnak
Father Kanem Tonnak 
  • Anabelle Nah`utal (Divorced)
  • Casten Maziel Waryn (Partner)
Siblings Nidu Tonnak
Children None
Born CGT Year -23, Day 231 (40 years old)
Imperial Service
Branch lkBSCqv.png
Imperial Army
Positions Current:
  • Legionary
Prior Service Imperial Security Bureau
  • ISB Agent/Sector Liaison

Imperial Army

  • Legionary
  • 2nd Legion Signals Officer
  • 1st Brigade Commanding Officer
  • 2nd Legion Commanding Officer

Imperial Academy

  • Recruitment Officer
  • Training Officer

Imperial Information Service

  • Writer
  • Archivist
Awards 8633_tonnak.png

Nikai Tonnak was a High Colonel serving faithfully in the Imperial Army before retiring in late Year 18. Prior to that, the Kiffar was a member of the elite ranks of the Imperial Security Bureau. Beyond normal duties, Nikai was a correspondent for the Imperial Information Service, a diplomat and politician within COMPNOR's Coalition for Diplomacy, and a Training Officer with the Imperial Academy.

Personal Information


Nikai acing his Army physical examination.

Physical Appearance

  • Age: 40
  • Height: 6'0" feet
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Body Type: Athletic/Muscular
  • Eye Colour: Hazel
  • Hair: Light Brown, styled up mostly
  • Skin Type: Light, abnormal for Kiffar
  • Tattoos: Visable qukuuf on arms and upper torso

Nikai is male Kiffar who stands at approximately 1.8 metres and with 75 kilograms. Due to the natural physique of the Kiffar people, and the nature of his militaristic duties, Nikai has an athletic build with nimble features. Looking at the man, one cannot easily see his racial tattoos, or qukuuf., as normally seen on the faces of the Kiffar. As is custom, his tribe chooses to place their markings in the extremities primarily; however many have qukuuf on the torso proper and back. Unnatural to his kind, Nikai has fair skin with light eyes and hair due to being from a tribe with an ancient history of living in cave systems.



Tonnak Pride

Nikai as a young boy.

Nikai was born to Abani and her husband Kanem Tonnak, the chief of Clan Tonnak, on Year -23, Day 231. Their first child, Nikai was raised with the expectation to one day lead the tribe. From an early age the young Kiffar joined his father and other men in the wildlife hunts. The young warrior-in-training showed great aptitude for the hunting of wildlife. Due to Kiffu's rugged and varied terrain the many fauna had evolved to have very tough exteriors and tendencies. The hunters had to work expertly together to take down even a single beast. Life on Kiffu certainly wasn’t easy for the Tonnak tribe.

Besides the hunt, Nikai learned skills from his mother. From utilizing local herbs and roots to cooking, Nikai's parents wished to fully prepare him. During some of his many early hunting trips Nikai would gather various plants to bring back to his mother – some poisonous, some deadly and some lifesaving. Over time through trial and error and his mother’s advice, Nikai learned how to most greatly utilize Kiffu's plant life for his benefit. From crafting poisons to remedies, he learned he both had an aptitude for domestic and militaristic life.

Abani and Kanem’s second child, Nidu Tonnak, was born when Nikai was 10. Despite being the second, Abani and Kanem treated both children as equals and held both to the same prestige. The Tonnak tribe was proud to have a strong son and daughter to carry them into the next generation. Nikai grew protective of his younger sister, overly so some would say. His parents had instilled the idea of family before all else into the young Kiffar’s head. Throughout the rest of his childhood he grew with his skill of hunting as Nidu grew into the skill of womanly duties. It was expected of them.

Rise of Kiffu

When Nikai reached 18 years of age, his father decided it was time for his son to obtain leadership experience. Chief Kanem stepped down provisionally with Nikai's first action being to declare war on the rival Nabovu tribe. Both tribes had been at odds for centuries with the Nabovu claiming the former's land. Nabovu was a tribe of fearsome warriors, even by Kiffu standards. It seemed for far too long the Nabouv dominated nearby tribes with Clan Tonnak resisting on more than one occasion. With the young leader's unique tactics Clan Tonnak emerged victorious and subjugated the Nabovu. Provisional Chief Tonnak was not an overly violent person, however when the Nabovu were conquered he ordered the subsequent execution of Chief Nabovu.

A few months later Nikai stepped down as Provisional Chief letting his father return to his rightful place as head of the Clan. Nikai grew the courage to speak to his father. An idea, a thought, had been brewing in the Kiffar’s head for a year or so now. He wished to venture out into the stars, to other worlds besides the unforgiving one he was born from. To Nikai’s surprise, Kanem took the news well. He was sad his son wished to leave, but felt fighting Nikai on it would only lead to burnt bridges. He took all the skills he learned and the promise that he would one day bring glory to his people and left Kiffu. He didn’t know where he would go or end up, but that was part of the thrill.


Three words came to dominate Nikai's thoughts – the Galactic Empire. He had stumbled across the holocrons that detailed Imperial life and it seemed just like the kind of thrill the Kiffar male was searching for. Join the army, see the galaxy. After floating around the Kiffex system for a few days, figuring out what exactly he wanted, Nikai made the fateful hyperspace jump to Coruscant. During the time aboard his shuttle he combed through many public documents of the Empire, self-teaching himself much of what there was to learn about the galactic government. He also contacted his family back on Kiffu to tell them of his plans, which they seemed to be supportive. It was bitter sweet for those back at the clan, but Nikai was ecstatic.

The shuttle dropped out of hyperspace at the Coruscant system – the most traveled system in the known galaxy. Needless to say, Nikai was rather lost when it came to getting to the planet proper. He contacted traffic control who placed him on a wait list, as the volume of traffic down to the planet was backed up. It gave him more time to study on his own, so he was not complaining. It took nearly two days to finally get the shuttle down to the surface where he was met with customs. After all, he was a Kiffar immigrant. The fiasco with the Courscanti customs took nearly another two days – Nikai was dying to finally make it to the Imperial Academy.

He was alone on a planet with billions, but that mattered none. He had heart, he had skill and he had ambition. Enrolling himself into the Imperial courses, he mastered the subject matter. Even his physical examination was aced due to his youth on Kiffu. Nikai was a diligent and persistent student, working around any barriers that stood in his way – mostly they were language barriers. Galactic Basic, however taught elsewhere in the galaxy, wasn’t a priority in clan Tonnak. He learned well under the tutelage of Captain Luke Winslow.

As quickly as he came, he fully graduated. In Year 15, Day 160 Nikai Tonnak graduated from the Imperial Academy with Honours, a gigantic accomplishment for the Kiffar. He declared that he wished to go into the army; he wished to see the galaxy, to be the fist of Imperial strength. He was no longer Warrior Tonnak or Recruit Tonnak, but Second Lieutenant Tonnak, a fully commissioned officer of the Imperial Army.

Fist of Imperial Strength

Officially a ranking officer of the Imperial Army, Nikai was assigned to the 5th Brigade of the 2nd Imperial Legion under command of Major Bailley Zion and was responsible for operations handed to him by his superiors. This would range from simple exercises both including combat and civil duties to actual combat situations with hostile bandits and anti-Imperial forces. Nikai felt very much as home but still took in his surroundings and learned much of Imperial structure and governance. Sometime into his tenure he met Anabelle Nah`utal. Also a Kiffar, they met on downtime in an offworld bar. Far from their responsibilities of duty the pair hit it off with their similarities and even differences, the two eventually became a couple.

Nikai had always been a great supporter of physical activity, sports in particular, and was eager when he was approved to manager the Kiffex Hrakons in the Imperial Boloball League. The sport was not very popular on his homeworld, however in his youth, Nikai and his friends would try all sorts of foreign sports. The team had suffered a long bout of defeats and decline but with the help of previous manager and Imperial, Khajan Prax, Nikai pushed the team from dead last to the top five with the season waning.

It was at this time that Nikai met Onasha Katr, whom he had very little knowledge of. The Kiffar sister planets scarcely witnessed the power of the Force, but several of his kind went on to become some of the greatest masters in the galaxy. The former Jedi master, Katr, a Falleen noble, had fallen to the dark side and found refuge in the Empire under the benevolence of Emperor Ndengin. Onasha Katr found her skills utilized within the Imperial Army and COMPNOR. Nikai had cautiously approached Onasha about writing for the Coalition for Progress, and was soon accepted provisionally.

An Imperal Tonnak

The young Kiffar officer was soon promoted to First Lieutenant. His Commanding Officer had seen great progress in his skills and was confidant that Nikai would be suited for a higher paygrade and responsibilities. Soon after being promoted, Nikai was accepted by the Commission for the Preservation of the New Order into the Imperial Information Service, under the direction of Guardsman Daelis Stanov, and began writing for Iron Will.

Nikai became more accustomed to his duties at this time, and also with Anabelle. Their relationship strengthened since meeting months ago. Anabelle would eventually put in her transfer papers from Regional Government into the Army. Nikai had no doubt she would flourish here with their shared heritage. The Kiffar pair began to plan a trip to the homeworld, but this was put aside at the time. It was around this time when his Commanding Officer, Bailley Zion, announced she would be leaving the 5th Brigade for the 3rd Brigade, which had seen decline for some time.

Having now served under his CO for several months, Nikai was offered a spot in an experimental military exchange program. Major Bailley Zion stated that the Kiffar would learn much in this program such as vital leadership skills, a multitude of military operations and tactics, and possibly expand critical interactions between unit members. Nikai saw this as an opportunity to expand his experience and garner directions to take back to his permanent unit. Consequently, leaving would mean going further apart from Anabelle, but they both agreed this would be in their best interest.

The new post was a polar opposite from his last. A harsh frigid world, Nikai would be forced to adapt to his new surrounding. The planet had all manner of new creatures the desert-native had never seen before. Giant beasts such as the ferocious Wampa fascinated Nikai. From the view of his AT-AT the Lieutenant observed herds of Tauntaun, particularly aggressive creatures that remained in locked horned battle for dominance.

Nikai earned more regard from his Commanding Officer and was entrusted with mentoring new entrants to the unit in their initial days. This knowledge helped Nikai when he applied to an open part-time position within the Imperial Academy. Dean Syrialus Dantere offered Nikai the post of Training Officer, along with a few others.

Growing Imperialism

Early into Year 16, Nikai was promoted to the rank of Captain. After serving two months in the military exchange program under the now Lieutenant Colonel Zion, Captain Nikai was ordered to return to his primary sector.

Captain Nikai boarded the Dyvidium and left Corellia accompanied with seasoned Imperial Stormtroopers. These men and women of the Stormtrooper Corps had now seen great expanses of the galaxy under command of their Captain; the strength and cooperation between them grew with this time. Celebrations aboard the ship were short-lived, however, as Captain Nikai soon received a holomessage from Kiffu. His father had perished in battle against a rival clan.

These extraordinary circumstances allowed the man clearance of a short leave to deal with the death. As the Dyvidium touched down on the battled dirt and plains of Kiffu, Captain Tonnak ordered his men to remain behind.

The sights of his homeworld were both familiar yet exotically foreign to Nikai - having been to many different parts of the galaxy and expanding his experiences. Azur was the capital of the Clan's lands and what Nikai found put him in awe. His father had grown more progressive and adopted more extragalactic ideals such as a more centralized urban center and business. A traditional funeral followed the departure of Chief Kanem for the afterlife. Instead of naming Nikai his father's successor, the clan elders agreed unanimously to pass leadership to his uncle, Nahom, until Nikai would return from the Empire.

On Year 16 Day 137, Nikai was approved a special leave from service. Fresh off his recent appointment as 2nd Legion Signals Officer, the man boarded an Imperial transport headed for the Core Worlds. After layers of red tap and a final flash of his rank plaque and credentials, the Kiffar finally made his way to his girlfriend Anabelle, to whom he proposed.

A More Secure Empire

Sometime into Year 16, Nikai once again applied to an opening within COMPNOR in the Imperial Security Bureau. He had applied a couple times before, and all before being denied for various reasons such as inexperience or insufficient qualifications. Since the last time, however, Nikai had been accepted by then ISB-High Colonel Draelor Nah`utal into the Office of Surveillance, which he headed, as a Covert operative.

Nikai's application in Year 16 proved to be stronger and he was offered the position along with a pair of long-time Imperial Navy counterparts, Leeanna Mailhot and Michael Fish. Sometime after his acceptance into the Bureau, Nikai received news from his tribe; Chieftain Nahom, Nikai's uncle, would step down from his provisional role and return it to Nikai, the rightful son. However, Nikai chose to reject his birthright, choosing instead to follow his career with the Empire. This allowed his younger sister Nidu, an accomplished and respected leader in her own right, to step in as Chieftess. More recently, the older brother would urge the new leader to join the Galactic Empire and take advantage of the great advancement the New Order could offer to the clan and planet at large.

Since joining the Imperial Security Bureau, Nikai was promoted to the rank of Major, and then, in time, Lieutenant-Colonel.

The Lieutenant-Colonel had greater freedoms with rank and station within the Bureau, using much free time to see his new fiancée Anabelle. On Year 17 Day 185, some time after Anabelle retired from active service, Nikai met with Anabelle and had a private wedding ceremony. Since then, they have parted ways with Anabelle going into the private sector and Nikai remaining in the Empire, the pair rarely get to see one another.

Nikai was soon elevated to the command ranks and promoted to Brigadier-General; he also took part in several high-profile cases with the ISB and was directly responsible for the arrest and consequential execution of Liam Conrad.

Departure from Empire

Vice and Villany

Renewed Focus



When Chieftain Kanem learned his son wished to leave home, he gave Nikai something he knew would help him. Chief Kanem ordered to unearth a long derelict and colossal ship north of the clan. The Dyvidium, as it was called, had been stuff of legend in Clan Tonnak for generations. Exhumed, the Dyvidium now once again saw light in its halls.

The ship now remains the strongest reminder to Nikai of his clan, and where he came from.

40px-Imperial_Emblemsvg20copy.png Imperial Service Record


Imperial Army

Grade Insignia Rank Time Held (Combine Time) Time Held (Real Time) Promoted by
[T-1] MT-1.png Recruit Year 15 Day 158 - Year 15 Day 160 May 6th , 2014 - May 8th, 2014 Captain Luke Winslow
[O-1] MO-1.png Second Lieutenant Year 15 Day 160 - Year 15 Day 257 May 8th, 2014 - August 13th, 2014 Captain Luke Winslow
[O-2] MO-2.png First Lieutenant Year 15 Day 257 - Year 16 Day 27 August 13th, 2014 - December 26th, 2014 Major Bailley Zion
[O-3] MO-3.png Captain Year 16 Day 27 - Year 16 Day 173 December 26th, 2014 - May 21st, 2015 Major Sorn Davolt

Commission for the Preservation of the New Order

Grade Insignia Rank Time Held (Combine Time) Time Held (Real Time) Promoted by
[O-3] ISBO-3.png ISB-Captain Year 16 Day 173 - Year 16 Day 265 May 21st, 2015 - August 22nd, 2015 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
[O-4] ISBO-4.png ISB-Major Year 16 Day 265 - Year 17 Day 38 August 22nd, 2015 - January 5th, 2016 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
[O-5] ISBO-5.png ISB-Lieutenant Colonel Year 17 Day 38 - Year 17 Day 193 January 5th, 2016 - June 8th, 2016 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
[C-1] ISBC-1.png ISB-Brigadier General Year 17 Day 193 - Year 17 Day 241 June 8th, 2016 - July 26th, 2016 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion

Imperial Army

Grade Insignia Rank Time Held (Combine Time) Time Held (Real Time) Promoted by
[C-1] MC-1.png Brigadier General Year 17 Day 241 - Year 17 Day 302 July 26th, 2016 - September 25th, 2016 Lord General Graeda L'Annan
[C-4] MC-4.png General Year 18 Day 124 - Year 18 Day 273 March 31st, 2017 - July 23rd, 2017 Lord General Nathaniel Durane
[O-7] MO-7.png High Colonel Year 18 Day 237 - Year 18 Day 326 July 23rd, 2017 - October 19th, 2017 Lord General Nathaniel Durane


Ribbon Name Date Awarded Awarded by
IABG-H.jpg Imperial Academy Honours Graduate [IABG-H] Y15 D160 Captain Luke Winslow
MID.jpg Mentioned In Dispatches Y15 D233 Grand Vizier Inwe Ventidius
ISM.jpg Imperial Service Medal Y16 D49 Imperial Security Bureau
LOC.jpg Letter of Commendation Y16 D50 Major Sorn Davolt
IMM.jpg Imperial Meeting Medal Y16 D89 Imperial Security Bureau
MIDx2.jpg Mentioned In Dispatches [x2] Y16 D92 Dean Syrialus Dantere
ISM-1.jpg Imperial Service Medal [x2] Y16 D176 Imperial Security Bureau
CMM.jpg COMPNOR Member Medal Y16 D214 Grand Vizier Inwe Ventidius
CISA.jpg Certified Imperial Security Agent Y16 D214 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
IMM-H.jpg Imperial Meeting Medal [H] Y16 D294 Imperial Security Bureau
MIDx3.jpg Mentioned In Dispatches [x3] Y16 D92 Colonel Walter Watts
IRM.jpg Imperial Recruitment Medal Y17 D84 Colonel Walter Watts
LOCx2.jpg Letter of Commendation [x2] Y17 D112 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
CSA.jpg COMPNOR Service Award Y17 D114 Grand Vizier Inwe Ventidius
MIDx4.jpg Mentioned In Dispatches [x4] Y17 D238 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
CSA-1.jpg COMPNOR Service Award [x1] Y17 D238 ISB-Director Daniel Ascarion
ACH.jpg Achievement Medal Y17 D302 II-Director Seele
ISM-3.jpg Imperial Service Medal [x3] Y18 D320 ISB-Director Icarus Carinae


2nd Imperial Legion Signals Officer
Preceded By:
Amne Zailyn
Nikai Tonnak
Year 16 Day 131 - Year 16 Day 173
Succeeded By:
Aves Selanno
Imperial Security Bureau - Kuat Sector Liaison
Preceded By:
Koiaas Sisk
Nikai Tonnak
Year 16 Day 214 – Year 17 Day 241
Succeeded By:
Position Abolished
1st Brigade Commanding Officer
Preceded By:
Wilhelmy Quel-Sara
Nikai Tonnak
Year 17 Day 241 - Year 18 Day 9
Succeeded By:
Vladamiur Veselov
2nd Imperial Legion Commanding Officer
Preceded By:
Nathaniel Durane
Nikai Tonnak
Year 18 Day 124 - Year 18 Day 287
Succeeded By:
Vladamiur Veselov