CPAJSA Council

Nick Marquette, Head of Council

Cindy Hanwell, Secretary / Treasurer

Jessica Hanwell, Event Director

David Doughty, Costume Supervisor

Jason Baker, Fight Director


Members – Characters


Diana Artz

Desiraye Moonheart, Jedi Knight

Purple Lightsaber

When Desiraye was a little girl her parents noticed she had special powers. She could see things before they happened and had faster reflexes than other kids. She was confused and had nowhere to turn to explain why she was so sensitive.  One day this weird man showed up and no one knew who he was.  He had on a white tunic and a brown hooded robe. Attached to his belt was a short metal tube. He explained that he was a Jedi knight and that the force had brought him to the house. Desiraye was confused and intrigued at the same time. He went on to explain the reason she had special powers is because she is force sensitive. Now her interest was piqued. The Jedi continued to explain that he was there because he sensed her presence and confusion. He offered her a chance to learn to use the Force and control her powers. She accepted even though it meant leaving her home and her parents. She was going to miss them greatly, but she knew she was called to the greater good. So, she followed the Jedi to the temple and eventually became his Padawan. After learning much from her master, they encountered a Sith lord. The evil Sith lord was strong with the dark side of the force. During the battle she was knocked unconscious and her worst nightmare became reality. The Sith lord had killed her mentor and best friend. From that day on she vowed her loyalty to the Jedi and to fight for peace and balance in the force. 


Jason Baker, Fight Director, Webmaster

Ja’En Nexu, Jedi Master

Green Lightsaber

Ja’En Nexu was a Jedi Knight during the Clone Wars. His origins are unknown, being picked up as a child by a Jedi Master after aggressive negotiations with a freighter captain who did not give any background. The freighter crew had nicknamed him “Nexu” because he could “see like the 4 eyed nexu cat”, often reacting to danger before the others knew it was coming. Ja’En was able to escape Order 66 because he was on a secret assignment in the Chiss Ascendancy countering Trade Federation agents looking for allies. He then went into hiding on Copero, a Chiss planet with large shipyards that supplied news from other areas of the Galaxy. After joining the very small human community on Copero and believing he could never return to the Jedi Temple, Ja’En was married and had a son. Sensing strong force abilities in his son, Talon, he started training him as a Padawan.


Krayt Ruh, Sith Assassin

Red Lightsaber

After crashing in a remote area of Tatooine, Tusken Radiers killed all the survivors of a large transport ship including Krayt’s family. The Tuskens sold him to a trader that sold him to the Huts. Growing up as a Hut slave, his hidden force abilities allowed him to easily learn many fighting styles by watching the Huts’ guards, henchmen, and bounty hunters. As a teenager, he used these abilities to escape, killing many of the guards. He immediately hunted down as many Tuskens as he could, killing all he found. His ruthlessness gained him a reputation among the Sand People who began referring to him as the Krayt Ruh (dragon ghost). This allowed an unknown Sith Lord to locate him and take him on as an apprentice and assassin.


Tristan Baker

Talon Nexu, Jedi Padawan

Blue Lightsaber, Blue Tonfa Lightsabers

Talon Nexu is the son and Padawan of Ja’En Nexu. He was born on Copero to human parents but traveled extensively with his father once they realized that other Jedi had survived Order 66. With the influence of other Jedi they have met, Talon is ready to face the trials and become a Jedi Knight.


Robin Betts

Daenvir, Jedi Master

Blue Lightsaber

This guy is so cool, he has two outfits.


David Doughty, Costume Supervisor

Zurstu Eldar, Jedi Knight

Dual Blue and Purple Lightsabers

Zurstu Eldar was born to Clan Eldar on Mandalore and was a Jedi Knight during the Clone Wars. He was known to be an expert tactician on the battlefield (due to his Mandalorian roots), an expert duelist, and master of the Jar Kai variant of Niman. According to witnesses, he seemed to go into a trance when in battle. He was able to escape Order 66 due to him being on his way to assist with the siege of Mandalore in a personal ship. He then hid his force sensitivity, and chose to go back to his Mandalorian roots fighting with his clan as part of the Mandalorian resistance against the empire. He continued to keep his force sensitivity a secret until he realized there were other surviving Jedi and felt a pull to the planet Mirial where he met his Padawan Marlia Jerikko.


Cindy Hanwell, Secretary / Treasurer

Lady Malon, Sith Lord

Red Lightsaber, Dual Red Lightsabers

Lady Malon was found on a cargo ship by Inquisitors. She was raised and trained by them to hunt down and destroy Jedi. She is thrilled with her job.


Ty Lon, Jedi Knight

Yellow Lightsaber, Dual Yellow and Orange Lightsabers


Jess Hanwell, Event Director

Petra Noiv, Jedi Knight

Purple Lightsaber

Jedi Knight Petra Noiv matured in the quiet years before the events of The Phantom Menace. She led a fairly standard life in the Jedi Order and was able to successfully complete her missions and objectives without undue violence. Petra viewed violence as a last resort and strove to lead her life accordingly. In due time, she took a Padawan of her own. She was known for her quiet patience; however, she was never to complete her Padawan’s training. While returning from a solo mission, the commercial transport ship she was traveling on experienced a hyperspace malfunction. The ship vanished and took the lives of all the passengers on it. Petra was listed as dead and mourned by her Order and her Padawan.


Tracey Hanwell

Tu’ath Fla, Jedi Archivist and Librarian

Yellow Lightsaber

Tu’ath Fla served in the relatively peaceful years before the Clone Wars. After her apprenticeship, she traveled on many diplomatic and research missions. As an Archivist, she dedicated her life to preserving the histories of planets both near and far. In her later years she settled in at the Temple as a librarian, cataloguing the results of her research. The last official records show that Tu’ath Fla arranged a research expedition for a group of older younglings about a year before Palpatine became Emperor. The group never reached its destination and was never found. Unofficially, Tu’ath Fla was warned by the Force to alter course and seek shelter on an uncharted planet. She and the younglings built a new life there and eventually learned of the fate of most of the Jedi. Tu’ath Fla continued to train the younglings as best as she could and served as their mentor until her natural death. Never knowing the fate of her Jedi family, she trusted that Balance would be restored to the Force and in the end all would be as it should be.


Curtis Lenker

Darth Diabolus, Sith Lord

Red Lightsaber

Growing up an orphan in the outer rim territories he never really had anyone. He would watch other children get adopted and go off to loving homes. This filled him with rage and hatred. His hate grew until it boiled over into an explosion that destroyed the building in fire and him in anger, fear, and hatred. In the wake of the flame no one survived except him. He was alone again and did whatever he needed to survive. Never realizing the true power, he had within, until one day he was approached by an old man in black robe. The man sat down beside him and began to talk, he said “I know your pain, your sorrow, everything about you, if you listen to me, I can grant you the power you so desperately crave”. The orphan decided to listen as the stranger was just a feeble old man and should not be hard to loot. Little did he know the man was none other than the Emperor, who sensed how powerful this young one could become. The Emperor taught him the power of the dark side of the force. He was given one final task and his training would be complete. As he trained the young Sith he told him about the Jedi and their plans to destroy all he created. The Emperor named this apprentice Darth Diabolus and gave him a final task to complete his training. Kill a master Jedi and a Padawan learner.  And so, he went on his mission. He dedicated his life to serving the emperor and destroying the Jedi scum. 


Nick Marquette, Head of Council

Malcom Tull, Jedi Knight

Green Lightsaber, Dual Blue Lightsabers, Blue Saber Staff

Forward and Reverse Grip Soresu/Shien/Djem So Hybrid (Form 3 and Form 5)

Malcolm Tull, a force sensitive was born on the planet Ringo Vinda into a modest family. He was discovered by the Jedi order at a very early age by Jedi Master Plo Koon. He excelled in his studies and saber skills preferring a hybrid of form 3 and form 5. Malcolm quickly passed his trials and became a knight of the Jedi Order. Unfortunately around that time, a great war came to pass and Malcom was promoted to General during the Clone Wars over the 357th Clone Battalion. Near the end of the Clone Wars, Malcolm was assigned to assist Master Ki-Adi-Mundi from the skies, with securing Mygeeto from Separatist control when the clones turned on him and all of the Jedi. Malcolm was able to dock his Jedi interceptor in the hyperdrive ring and make his escape. After 5 years in exile, Malcolm joined the Rebellion to help defeat the Galactic Empire, but was unfortunately killed on Dantooine.


Andrew Rinier

Darth Maul, Sith Lord

Red Saber Staff

Darth Maul appears in Episode 1 – The Phantom Menace, The Clone Wars, Rebels, and Solo. For more information go to Wookieepedia: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Maul.


Darth Relik, Sith Lord

Red Saber Staff

From unknown regions of the galaxy lurks this dark assassin. Armed with a set of deadly skills and a rage so terrifying he has but one deadly purpose. To turn all that is good to the dark side and slay all those who stand in his way.


Eryka Ward, Director of Social Media

Marlia Jerikko, Jedi Padawan

Orange Lightsaber

Born to human parents and raised on Mirial. She didn’t know anything about the Jedi or Sith, and knew nothing about the Force. She didn’t know she came from a long ancestral line of Force users, as her parents wanted to protect her. However, the Force sensitivity skipped her parents and went to her after she was born. She didn’t know she had these abilities until she unknowingly used the Force to save her best friend from falling off a cliff. She reached out with the Force and awoke her soon-to-be master, Jedi Knight Zurstu Eldar, from his meditative trance. After negotiating with her parents, they agreed to let Zurstu take Marlia as his Padawan. After many years of training and teaching, Zurstu took Marlia with him to find other Jedi. During their traveling throughout the Galaxy, she would construct her orange lightsaber. They would fight together for many years until her death at the hands of a Sith Inquisitor. 


Barriss Offee

Blue Lightsaber

Barriss Offee appears in Episode 2 – Attack of the Clones and Clone Wars. For more information go to Wookieepedia: https://starwars.fandom.com/wiki/Barriss_Offee.