5'10" (1.78 m)
- "There is one lesson you've yet to learn. How to become one with the Force!"
- ―Cin Drallig
Cin Drallig was born in 16 BBY on the planet Lavisar where he was raised by his parents. During his adolescence, the young boy discovered his deep connection to the Force. Because of Drallig's rebelliousness as he grew older, his parents sent him to the Raithal Academy at the age of fifteen. After graduating from the Academy, Drallig continued to serve the Galactic Empire in the years following. During his time in the Empire, Drallig participated in several different missions and even crossed paths with New Republic hero Han Solo around 9 ABY.
By this point, however, Drallig had grown tired of serving the Empire and soon ran off and joined a circus to use his abilities to make money. Over the next two years, Drallig's skills improved and he became known in some galactic circles. By 18 ABY, his act led to members of the New Jedi Order finding the circus performer and recruiting him.
After years of service and attaining the rank of Master, Drallig was appointed as a lightsaber instructor and passed down his skills to the next generation of Knights. Eventually, Drallig's skills progressed to such a level that when the position was open, the High Council elected him Temple battlemaster. Overseeing the other instructors in the academy, Drallig trained many students, eventually earning the nickname "the Troll" and "the Swordsmaster".
Stationed on Coruscant throughout much of his career[source?], Drallig taught the basics of lightsaber combat to hundreds of students, including such virtuosos as Owen Kenobi and even the older Kyp Durron. At some point, Drallig was introduced to the contentious and troublesome Initiate Serra Keto. Envisioning the great Jedi she had the potential to become, Master Drallig crafted her into a living weapon, tempering her aggression into her skill with a lightsaber. Keto's rebelliousness eventually subsided to a degree, and she went on to become Master Drallig's most accomplished apprentice.
Personality and traitsEdit
- "Let's be careful because if they turn on when you're doing this..."
- ―Cin Drallig
He also claimed to be able to speak and understand Droidspeak.
Powers and abilitiesEdit
- "Duels are like a chessgame played at a thousand miles an hour."
- ―Cin Drallig
Cin Drallig became an extremely skilled swordsman during his time as a Jedi. During the Yuuzhan Vong War, Master Drallig acted as one of the New Jedi Order's battlemasters, making him one of the Jedi's leading lightsaber combat instructor's and top swordsmen. Drallig was a master of every style of lightsaber combat which lead to the nickname "the Swordsmaster".
In addition to his mastery of lightsaber combat, Cin Drallig was well-trained in the use of the Force. The Jedi Master was also proficient in the use of telekinesis, able to move objects or deflect incoming attacks and projectiles, and to throw his lightsaber with extreme accuracy.