Walt (Talba Karto) Shephard

created by David Carran.

Template: Failed Jedi

Blaster 4D, Dodge 4D+2, Lightsaber 6D+2, Running 5D

Alien Species 4D+2, Intimidation 5D, Languages 4D+2, (SP) Terran: 5D, (SP) Quadrian:5D, (SP) Alderanian:5D, Planetary Systems 4D+2, Survival 4D+2, Willpower 5D, Jedi Lore 6D+2

Astrogation 5D, Beast Riding 5D, Repulsorlift Operation 5D, Space Transports, Starship Shields

Bargain 4D+2, Command, Investigation 5D, Persuasion 5D, Search, Sneak 5D

Brawling 5D, Climbing/Jumping 5D, Stamina 5D, Swimming 5D

Computer Programming/Repair 4D+2, Droid Programming and Repair 4D+2, First Aid 4D+2, Lightsaber Repair 5D

Special Abilities
Force Skills:
Control: 6D+2
Absorb/dissipate energy, accelerate healing, control pain, hibernation trance, instinctive astrogation, emptiness, remain conscious

Sense: 6D+2
Life detection, life sense, magnify senses, receptive telepathy, sense force, shift sense

Alter: 5D+2

Control and Sense:
Lightsaber combat, farseeing, projective telepathy

Control and Alter
Accelerate anotherís healing, control anotherís pain, return another to consciousness, transfer force

Control, Sense and Alter:
Enhanced coordination

Force Sen.?-Yes
Force Points-3
Darkside Points-0
Character Points-15

Lightsaber (5D), robes, bottle of liquor, 250 credits

History from The Powers of Matthew Star
Two aliens from the planet Quadris escape their home world: Matthew Star, the son of the ruling king and his guardian, Walt Shephard. Their planet has been taken over by hostile forces and the prince and his mentor leave for the nearest habitable planet, Earth. Being mentioned in the different episodes we are told that this occurred when Matthew was just a baby and they traveled from one state to another. The show begins 16 years later and we find Walt as a science teacher and Matthew an "All-American" teenager in a small California town.

Their true identities are unknown to all except for some in the government and the agents of the hostile forces that conquered their planet, who still want Matthew assassinated before he can mature and build up his incredible powers to lead a relief force to battle their enemies, thus bringing Matthew the status of hero and king of Quadris. About half way through the run of the show, it changed considerably: adding a new introduction and theme song, and substituting the high school/teenage stories for Walt and Matthew doing undercover governmental work for the USA (which had discovered their true identities and threatened to reveal them if they did not cooperate).

History in the Kilb-iverse:
Some twenty years before the battle of Yavin a series of Jedi ships were sent out beyond the fringes of the known galaxy to explore and try to find other civilizations. It's thought that clone troops aboard the ship wiped out the Jedi's as was Palpatine's plan. In some situations that might have been the case. In the case of the Quadrian Jedi vessel it made a jump into hyperspace and hit a semi-stable wormhole that sent it spiraling out of control and countless light years off course. The matter was made worse when they came out of the wormhole and hit a fluctuating radiation field near the sixth planet in the system. This field killed their sensors, communications and hyperdrive systems effectively rendering them blind. By sheer luck they crashed on the third planet from the sun, the only planet with a habitable atmosphere. Those who survived were rescued by a fishing trolley and via the force's ability to translate languages they were able to converse with their rescuers and told a story about having escaped from a downed ship. Those that survived were taken back to civilization and began trying to work their way into this new society, a society that, at the time, hadn't even developed real space travel beyond their own moon. The Jedi's and their crew drifted around and over time split up going their separate ways. Some died, others married and became a part of the society and others simply faded away never to be seen again.

Talba Karto is a Quadrian Jedi Knight charged with the task of protecting the Quadrian prince Mattau Starr, who was born on Earth. After the death of his parents Talba and Damos raised the boy as his two caregivers and led others to believe that he was a normal person. Mattau was taught the ways of the force and kept safeguarded until such time as Kae' Caballa and the Mutt Squad came to Earth and took the long lost Jedi Younglings home.

Talba returned to find the universe a very different place than the one he left as a Padawan.