|Died||22 BBY, Susevfi|
|Chronological and Political Information|
|Era||Rise of the Empire Era|
|Known Masters||Darth Tyranus|
|Known Apprentices||Female Saarai-kaar|
Nikkos Tyris, later known as Nightsweat, was a former male Anzati Jedi Knight of Old Jedi Order until he fell to the dark side and became one of the founders of the Jensaarai. Serving as one of Count Dooku's Dark Acolytes, Nikkos led the Confederacy of Independent Systems to engage the Galactic Republic and the Jedi, but was eventually defeated by Nejaa Halcyon.
A Force-sensitive Anzati from the world of Anzat, Nikkos was discovered by the Jedi at a very young age and was brought to the Jedi Temple on Coruscant where he would begin his training in the ways of the Force. After passing his Jedi Trials, Nikkos achieved the rank of Jedi Knight during the later years of the Separatist Crisis. When the Clone Wars erupted across the galaxy in 22 BBY, Tyris and two other Knights fell to the dark side after reading ancient Sith documents and becoming disenfranchised with the Old Jedi Order. They believed themselves to be following the Saarai, which meant "True Way" in ancient Sith. Taking the title of Saarai-kaar, Tyris led his "Jensaarai", or "hidden followers of truth" in Sith, and the cult grew strong enough to become a concern for the Jedi Council. Tyris was approached by Count Dooku, leader of the Separatists and the alter ego of a Sith Lord known as Darth Tyranus. Dooku gifted Tyris with a Sith holocron favored by former Anzati Jedi Volfe Karkko in exchange for his allegiance.
A month after the battle of Geonosis, the Jedi Council dispatched the Knights Nejaa Halcyon, Ylenic It'kla, and Desertwind to remove the Jensaari leadership. Attacking them on Susevfi, the Jedi engaged Tyris, Dustrose, and another loyal follower, in an attempt to remove the Jensaari from the war. Recalled as Nightsweat by Jedi It'kla, the Jedi attempted to turn the Dark Jedi from their path, but were rebuffed. As the battle raged on, the other members of the Saarai-kaar fell to the Jedi leaving Tyris alone with Jedi Halcyon. Taking advantage of Halycon's lack of telekinetic powers, Tyris was able to impale the Human on his azure lightsaber. As Halcyon lay dying, he drained Tyris' weapon of its power, and conjured a "fist" of energy. Releasing the energy, Halcyon crushed every bone in the Anzati's body before becoming one with the Force. The release of dark side energies at the deaths of the three Jensaarai leaders collapsed the structure where the rest of the Jensaarai were dwelling, killing all but four of the apprentices. The survivors included the wife of one of Tyris' apprentices, the woman who would later become the Saarai-kaar of the Jensaarai.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
Tyris favored the shien variant of lightsaber combat, holding his azure blade pointed toward the ground by the strong side hand, with the off side hand riding loosely on the weapon's pommel. He moved the blade in a triangular pattern that effectively warded the lower two-thirds of his body from attack. With this unique style, he could deliver lightning-fast slashes and ripostes that could easily split an opponent from groin to neck, while also rapidly rotating upwards to block overhead strikes.
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