Title: Doaba Ke'demii - The Diary of a Young Comradette Author: Ewok Poet Genre: Angst, friendship, family, "romance" Characters: Bunch of OCs (see below), Tendra Risant (Legends character) Timeframe: 5 ABY to 3.5 ABY Rating: PG Length: 36 entries. ~42K words. Updates every ten days. Summary: A teenage girl living on Sacorria in the turbulent times between the battles of Yavin and Hoth attempts to figure out herself and others. A/N: Doria Vorr is the protagonist of The Black Star and The Blind Chart the Stars. The Black Star begins with Doria’s graduation from FAIS and her blunt statement that she has no ambitious or dreams. Well, this is how it came to that. This story follows her from the death of her father Elesandre to the evening before her graduation. The subtitle is a pun on a famous one, yes - but in no way meant to be disrespectful. It symbolises being trapped and being apathetic about it. In a way, it's an exact opposite of my last year's DDC, where the protagonist didn't know how to handle his freedom and, well, many other things. This is also a good idea of how an average Sacorrian youth was indoctrinated at the end of the Empire's reign. Expect some pretty warped takes on reality as it is. Double indoctrination, anyone? E-book: To be available once there is a sufficient number of entries and once I've finished making some other kriffin' e-books. What does DDC stand for? DDC stands for "Dear Diary Challenge" and it's a long-standing tradition on this message board. A character has to keep a diary for one year and update twice a month, or more. You can read more about it here. Important All my fics take place in a shared micro-universe that does not contradict anything that happens before the Sequel Trilogy and is therefore canon-compliant. If you have not read anything I have written before, you're more than welcome to, though it's not obligatory. Ask whatever you want to know - I will be happy to help! And flattered that you're interested! Links to "help files" - My OCs (original characters) - My fanon entry on Sacorria Links to related works, listed chronologically: - Forever Away from Home - Midday Darkness // The Light Is Me, I Am The Light - Letters Never Sent - The Black Star - My short stories *If there is anything new in this shared universe, this list will be updated* Dramatis Personae Comradettes: Doria Vorr – The narrator of this diary. 17 when it starts, 18 when it ends. Last year student at the First Agricultural Institute of Saccorata. Orange shirt. Desperately trying to fit in, in more ways than one. Fan of podracing and the podracer named Jax Novo, from Corfai. In her own description, has “poodoo after too much vegetables” eyes, “boring dark” hair, “is afraid she could split in two” because she “looks like a Class G cargo container”. Born in 14 BBY. Maris Inesedam Vorr – Doria’s mother and, as of recently, a widow. Custody at the Museum of Corelllian Sector History in Saccorata. Lost her mother one year before she lost her husband. Her father died when she was really young. She distrusts anything that loves her unconditionally.* Former Miss Golden Grains (which she never wanted to be), a good catch for any fellow widower, but not interested in relationship. Reddish hair, green eyes, pale skin and “won’t split in two”, as per her daughter’s words. Was an orange shirt. Born in 44 BBY. Gredda of R’vanye – Doria’s seven years older friend and a spark of sanity. Lead engineer and supervisor at Agricultural Appliances Research Institute of Saccorata. Specialises in lasers. She worked as Elesandre Vorr’s mentee, quickly ended up supervising him and the rest of her department. Occasional guest lecturer at Saccorata Tech. Tan fur, yellow-brown eyes, tall for a Drall. Wears a single black star on her necklace. Was a red shirt. Born in 20 BBY. Duchess Branna of R’vanye – Gredda’s aunt and the leader of the R’vanye clan, the matriarch of the R’vanye family proper. Never married, does not want to talk about her past. Semi-retired gemmologist who is sometimes invited for this or that assessment. Member of Corellian Academy of Science and Arts. Brown fur, black eyes, very tall for a Drall, close to 150 cm. Wears a necklace composing of twelve little black stars. Was a red shirt. Born in 64 BBY. Kutuya of R’vanye – Duchess Branna’s much younger sister and a mother of three – the twins Gredda and Tessar and a far younger son, Ebe. Mathematics professor at FAIS. Same fur and eye colour as her sister, but much shorter, with the build more similar to the one of male Dralls. Was a red shirt. Born in 50 BBY. Tendra Risant – Doria’s schoolmate. Daughter of a government legislator who studies and lives with the Katisver family in Saccorata. Occasionally frowns over her voluptuous figure or, in her own words, her “Centerpoint Station build”. A red shirt, started school one year earlier. Google her name to see her as an adult and imagine her younger, slightly less stylish and slightly overweight. Born in 14 BBY. Legends character. Nola Katisver – Government legislator and a friend of Jhorn Risant ever since their school days. Takes Tendra Risant in during her studies at FAIS and helps her decide what she really wants to do in her life. Mother of Jan Katisver, who goes to the same class with Doria, Tendra and the others. She gave Doria her "signature" red boots. Was a red shirt. Born in 40 BBY. Admiral Gordi Gauree – Currently the only Human female on a high position in Sacorrian military, has her own Imperial Star Destroyer, Arcadia, and is obsessed with possible scenarios of a malicious Rebel attack on the Corellian Sector. Larax Antilless – Maris’ eccentric aunt who eloped with a Selonian to Vagran. Slightly unintelligent at times, loves attention, has a good sense of style, pretty much no sense for having sense otherwise, often talking nonsense. Was a white shirt that advanced to a yellow shirt, former life model and clothing designer. Born in 65 BBY. Yola Inesedam (née Antilless) - Maris' mother, Larax's older sister, Doria's grandmother. Born in 70 BBY, died in 1ABY. Zana Da-Yurk – Has been going to school with Doria and Jan since the very beginning. Dim-witted, humble and calm. Angleberry blonde, much like Tendra Risant. Born in 14 BBY. Karlina Trindello (née Yaihe) - Actress, former child star, wife of Yvar Trindello. Gladiola Porkley – Roko Porkley’s wife, Porky’s mother. A stay-at-home mother since the family moved to Saccorata for a more “simple life”. Likes Doria enough to put up with her. Kaya Malokio – A young Galactic Basic and Progressive Imperial Literature teacher at FAIS. Deems Doria an anti-talent for writing. Born in 24 BBY. Orderina Taika - The winner of the Grotlo county writing camp scholarship. Not referred by her name in the story. Pantareah "Pan" Steurpa - Xenobiology teacher at FAIS. Loves to engage her students in hands-on projects, especially those related to ecology. Doria is her favourite student. Comes from a line of biology professors, her mother, Trudee is one and her grandmother, also called Trudee, taught the students in my other story. Born in 30 BBY. Lumia doi Lucé - Maris' second cousin, living on Xyquine II. Born in 48 BBY Ada Migroona - A famous and talented singer, Mol Migroona's older sister. Mentioned only. Mol Migroona - A so-and-so singer and a socialite, Jax Novo's girlfriend. Mentioned only. Diva Alovera - Half-Theelin podracer and team mate of Kiino Taue in Meh-nardee. Roula of Pelayn - Dean of SUPAS in Sublata, from the Pelayn clan. Born in 64 BBY. Grandia of Pelayn - CEO of ProSper, the company that makes Saygo speeders. Prime Comradette Ysne of Nar'cees - The leader of the artificial Nar'cees clan from Curheg. blasetreegoatAU aka Dede - Doria's first HoloNet buddy. Art student. Aya Kerrsen - Doria's neighbour and friend, a lawyer in the Square Building in Dorthus Tal City. Sadolina Kerrsen - Aya and Kirdo's mother, a civil engineer. Iris Galsoonoon (née Vorr) - Elesandre Vorr's older sister, Doria's aunt. A huge fan of pseudo-science and the works of Seegmon D'Fraud. Born in 48 BBY. Trudee Steurpa (II) - Pantareah Steurpa's mother, Trudee Steurpa's daughter. She married a man with the same name as hers. Mentioned only. Trudee Steurpa - The first out of three Steurpa women who worked as a xenobiology professor. Mentioned only. Galah Yaywine - Popular actress, known for the hit holofilm, “Tell Me Later, Tell Me Too Late”. Mentioned only. Born in 20 BBY. Mirayne Maskrel - Doria's Olys Corellisi teacher at FAIS. Near retirement. Mentioned only. GR-13 - Doria's music teacher at FAIS. A GR-series droid. Mentioned only. Comrades: Elesandre Vorr (deceased) – Doria’s father and Maris’ husband, engineer at AARIS. Was the life of the party everywhere he would go, the centre of attention. Not the best worker, but capable of making up for that with his charm. Somewhat lazy. Born in 45 BBY, died in 2 ABY. Mentioned only. Glaunder “Porky” Porkley – Doria’s boyfriend. From a military family. Went to the same basic school in Dorthus Tal City as Dak Gauree and Tendra Risant, befriended the other students once his family moved to the outskirts of Saccorata. Blonde, slightly overweight, member of Progressive Youth. Born in 14 BBY. Geo Antilless – Yola and Larax’s brother. Born in 62 BBY. A daredevil, despite his age. Admiral Roko Porkley – Official in the Sacorrian Freedom Army and the Galactic Empire, Porky’s father. Danyle "Dany" of R’vanye – Kutuya’s husband, mathematics professor at SAIS. Wears impossibly thick spectacles. The students call him Danylirious, because he's QUITE enthusiastic about his work. Tessar of R’vanye – Gredda’s twin brother, with interests completely different from hers. An occasional lecturer at SUPAS, followed Duchess Branna by picking gemmology as his major. Young Ebe of R’vanye – Kutuya and Danyle’s youngest child. A bright, happy-go-lucky dralling. Jhorn Risant – Tendra’s father. A state legislator at the Square Building in the Dorthus Tal City. Wants all the best for his daughter and is a great dad. Jan Katisver – Doria’s friend and Nola and Gunn’s son. Eager to help, listen and provide solutions; but never stopping Porky and Dak from doing whatever they're up to. Gunn Katisver – Jan’s father and Nola’s husband. A househusband, that is. Dak Gauree – Admiral Gordi Gauree’s son and a friend of Porky's and Jan's. Has a crush on Tendra Risant. Does not like Doria. Jax Novo - A podracer from Corfai, former Core Worlds podracing champion. Doria's celebrity crush and idol, rival to Haylo Cipesz. Born in 25 BBY. Lichen Lucé - Aunt Lumia's husband. Mentioned only. Foggo - A "Celestial-channeling Drall healer" whom Lumia visits when on Sacorria. Haylo Cipesz - Jax Novo's rival. Mentioned only. Mundo W'hay - Haylo Cipesz team mate at Verraro Podracing. Mentioned only. Saride - The vice-dean of SUPAS. Ekram - The mysterious person Gredda visits in Sublata. Mentioned only. Flheesooslheesoo Poloomaantee - A Squib HoloNet marketer, trying to sell the same bent fork to everybody. Dr. Bot Fudd - Neimoidian HoloNet scammer. Kirdo Kerrsen - Sadolina Kerrsen's son and Aya Kerrsen's older brother - a civil engineer. Nekolaas Aven'tua - Pantareah Steurpa's boyfriend, professor at Saccorata Tech. Sophronim - The Drall psychologist at FAIS, a fanatical follower of Seegmon d'Fraud's teachings and theories. Haak Gridmatter - Doria's Studies of Progress and Unity teacher at FAIS. Seegmon D'Fraud - The long-living Neti psychiatrist. Mentioned only. Misc: The rest of Doria's class at FAIS, Aurek-10 is listed at the very beginning of this entry. Shorthands: AARIS – Agricultural Appliances Research Institute of Saccorata CESA – Censorship and Education SUPAS – Sacorrian University of Progressive Arts of Sublata FAIS – First Agricultural Institute of Saccorata, a lyceum SAIS - Second Agricultural Institute of Saccorata, a lyceum ST – Saccorata Tech, an university p/u – Progress and Unity. HoloNet shorthand SOPU (jokingly SOUP) - Studies of Progress and Unity Click here and scroll down to “Education” for my notes on Sacorrian colour-coded students.