The Disowned Drunkard
Calph has gone through multiple phases of being my definitive main character. She took the position from Ziodus in February 2014, lost it to Pippera in April 2015, and gained it back again in April 2016. Despite losing the status of "PvP Main" to Sage Vhiallia during 4.0 Calph re-earned the title just prior to 5.0, and has maintained it ever since.
Born to a senator and a soldier on Coruscant, the young Calph had numerous paths laid out for her as she was growing up; both parents were very keen for her to follow in their footsteps. Their plans were upset, however, when Calph snuck along to an anti-senatorial rally with her University friends, during which she was subjected to an unknown number of alcoholic beverages. The very next thing she knew, she was onboard a smuggler's freighter to Nar Shaddaa, wearing nothing but a Cantina-dancer's 'uniform'. To make matters even more confusing, the crew with which she had now been signed up with kept referring to her by an entirely different name. Since this incident, having been disowned by her parents and unable to reclaim her old life, Calph started to make a name for herself on the smuggling scene, using her gains to drown memories of her failed past in drink.
The Traditional Master
Miorahna is only my second ever Jedi Knight, created in December of 2015. She swiftly managed to depose her predecessor, Rahnga, who is technically still my longest-serving character still in existence despite being left behind on The Harbinger. Her outfit is additionally my own personal pick for the best outfit which I have ever given to any single character of mine. Since 5.0, she has become the definitive "main backup", being my second-ever character to reach Command Rank 300.
Perceived as very ‘old-fashioned’ by her peers and former students, Miorahna is also commonly described as ‘dedicated’. Notably, when her second Padawan, Vhiallia, disappeared on Alderaan following what would transpire to be an encounter with a Sith Spirit, Miorahna, enlisting the aid of Imperial Intelligence Team Cresh-7, chased her apprentice across Alderaan, Quesh, Mustafar, and Rhen Var before she was finally stopped. Despite having seen two Padawans successfully complete their Jedi training, Miorahna shows no sign of slowing down, having recently taken on a new Ithorian Padawan.
The Rehabilitated Apprentice
Since her predecessor Eirahnos had been left completely abandoned on The Harbinger, Vhiallia was the first character created on The Red Eclipse following my transfer, making use of an Instant Level 60 Character token. Despite having been created solely with the Eternal Consular Achievement in mind, she acted as the "PvP Main" on the Republic Faction during 4.0. Since 5.0, Vhiallia has been left mainly alone due to more time being dedicated to other characters, but is most likely the next in line to receive much-needed attention once Miorahna is fully-geared.
The Tenacious Veteran
Ziodus is currently the longest-serving active character to have been transferred from The Harbinger, and was my Main Character from March 2013 until February 2014. He's mainly kept around nowadays for the rare pets and mounts he possesses which no other character has, and, until Calph started getting involved during 5.0, he was also the only character to have made any progress with Galactic StarFighter, having mastered the most ships at 5. There are currently no plans to progress Ziodus further with his gear than Tier I-level due to Commando DPS being one of my least-favourite specs.
There isn't much that the dogged soldier Ziodus can't claim to have done during his time in the Republic military; his experience ranges from small-scale covert operations to large-scale ground invasions, and he's also been able to take to the skies in his personalised Strike Fighter. As much as he owes his job to it, the war has started taking a toll on him, instilling fears that, due to his numerous campaigns, he is increasingly unlikely to father a child to carry on his family's name. He has made it no secret that he hopes that the various uprisings of rogue Sith, notably the Dread Masters, will result in the Empire eventually acknowledging its faults and brokering a new peace.
The Unbridled Operative
Age: Conflicting reports. Documented age 25; actual physical age estimated to be around 19.
Despite losing the status of Main in April 2016 after a year in the position, Pippera has accomplished the most out of any character of mine during this time. She possesses nearly every single Operation title (only missing out on the Nightmare Power titles and The Eternal Warrior), and was also the first character on whom I discovered a new-found tolerance for PvP when the gear-prices were reduced in Patch 3.3. Since 5.0, despite sharing the best 'main' gear with Calph, Pip has been completely abandoned at 70, and is left with 50% of her gear still being at 220-rating.
A member of the Intelligence Team Cresh-7 before all its members bar her were slaughtered delaying the possessed Vhiallia on Rhen Var, Pippera is a lone drifter. After a semi-botched investigation into an experimental restorative drug on Nar Shaddaa stripped her of several memories from the last few years, she now has a very confused perception of who she is, not helped by a sudden unexplained disparity between her incorrectly-documented age and her actual age. Additionally, she no longer recalls exactly how she came to join Imperial Intelligence in the first place; as a result, she harbours a deep mistrust of the organisation and is keen to avoid any loyalties whatsoever until she discovers more about herself.
The Steadfast Pursuer
Ferok'ia is the only Dark vs. Light Event character of mine to continue in active service, while all the rest have either been forgotten or deleted. The reasons for her continued existence are very simple; I couldn't be bothered to put in the work in 'rescuing' her predecessor Cynare's gear and it was just easier to leave him behind and work instead on Ferok'ia. Since then, she's continued on to become one of my most favourite characters of all time. Since 5.0, Ferok'ia has become the definitive "main" on Empire side, thanks to my focus on and enjoyment 'of' Miorahna causing me to focus on getting them both geared up.
Following her brother, Cynare, to the Sith Academy resulted in a growing rift between the two siblings. Ferok’ia was delighted by the various sights of the torture chambers and experimental laboratories which disgusted her sibling, and she followed her parents in dismissing him as weak. Cynare’s disappearance, whilst initially ignored, eventually drove Ferok’ia to the brink of insanity, and eventually, she was pointed by an unknown entity towards the Avunhoj Insitute, a facility on Dromund Kaas where illegal experiments on Force-Users were taking place. Here, she found her brother transformed into a monstrous cyborg, devoid of all independent and rational thought, and was forced to kill him in a desperate struggle. As a result, she now shares Cynare’s revulsion towards the darker aspects of Sith antics.
The Unschooled Acolyte
The first Light-Side Sith I ever created, Vahnora's path made me realise the potential values of playing a Light-Sided Sith, which then led to future Sith adhering to this path as well. Light-sided Sith are surprisingly very honour-bound, and it makes for a pleasant change compared to the "death, lightning, death!" of more Dark-Sided tendencies. Since 5.0, Vahnora has largely been left abandoned and was the last of the eight "mains" to reach 70, but with the hopeful renewed focus on Vhiallia it is likely that she will benefit from this in the long term via crafted gear.
Starting life as an exceptionally ill-educated slave on Balmorra, the young Vahnora was later rescued from her estate among several of her fellow slaves by opportunistic raiders who were moved by their plight. Rather than be taken to the same orphanages as her friends, however, she effectively 'purchased' by the Avunhoj Institute when she was discovered to be Force Sensitive. Treated by director Ier Sahon as little more than a routine, she was later rescued by Sith Lord Ferok’ia after her own ill-fated mission, and ever since Vahnora has been learning to hone her powers under her new friend’s tutelage.
The Rebuilt Mutineer
Phirella is the seventh Bounty Hunter to have joined the ranks. Although her predecessors rarely managed to secure themselves a 'happy' place amongst my characters - as in I could come up with neither a decent outfit nor a decent personal story - Phi has managed to surpass all of them and is a Hunter I'm actually proud of. Gasp. In spite of this, due to Merc DPS sharing the low-pedestal with Commando DPS, there are no plans to progress Phirella further.
Orphaned in a tram-crash on her homeworld of Corellia, which also badly damaged her face and robbed her of the use of her left eye, Phirella dropped out of subsequently state-funded education in order to pursue petty thievery with the objective of self-funding 'luxury' cybernetic implants deemed not necessary in reinforcing her face during the emergency surgery, such as an actual cybernetic eye. She was soon press-ganged into a gang of pirates who preyed on the Republic shipyards, who forced her to prove her skills with a blaster to determine whether or not she had any value. After becoming one of the more successful 'tax agents' of the gang, she encouraged a successful mutiny, before subsequently disappearing with all of the deceased leader's pilfered wealth. Using the skills she had gained, she turned to the profession of Bounty Hunting to ensure that she would keep moving from planet-to-planet to avoid the wrath of her once-fellow mutineers.