Yusanis

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Yusanis is a fictional Echani general and senator initially developed by BioWare for the role-playing game Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic and then further developed by Obsidian Entertainment for its sequel Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords. He sponsored the development of renowned Echani advances. The married Yusanis had an affair with unmarried Jedi Arren Kae, and together, they conceived an illegitimate daughter named Brianna. He also had legitimate daughters with his wife.

When Kae joined Revan and fought against the Mandalorians, Yusanis entered the war to order to continue being with Kae. After Kae presumably perished in the Battle of Malachor V, Yusanis became despondent towards his family, and he entered politics and became a politician.

During the Jedi Civil War, Darth Revan aimed to destabilize the Echani planets. He had an Echani senator assassinated, and Yusani discovered this. Yusanis sought to alert authorities to it, and Revan slew him.

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Yusanis was the most famous of Echani warriors, fighting against oppression and villainy until encountering Darth Revan. Discovering that Revan had killed an Echani senator, Yusanis attempted to tell authorities but fell to the powers of the Sith Lord despite his own impressive abilities and the cortosis weave inherent in all Echani vibroblades.

— In-game description of "Yusanis' Brand", Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Yusanis sponsored many of the advances the Echani people are known for. Produced in his honor, these forearm shields are unmatched on the battlefield.

— In-game description of "Yusanis' Dueling Shield", Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic

Commentary from Brianna[edit]

Brianna

He [Yusanis] left our family to serve in the Mandalorian Wars. But his choice was not because of battle.

He went to join my mother [Arren Kae], one whose movements and spirit matched his. His only desire was that they fight together, side by side, for as long as there were enemies amassed against them.

— Brianna bint Yasanis, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Brianna

I never saw her [Arren Kae's] face, and she did not return from the final battle of the war. She died in the battle that shattered Malachor V, and her body was never recovered.

My father [Yusanis] returned from the Mandalorian Wars and did not enter battle again. He entered politics, a caste where one's battles are fought through words rather than action.

— Brianna bint Yasanis, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Brianna

The fact that our father [Yasanis] chose battle is not shameful, but that is not the reason he went to war.

He went to war to be with the one he loved [Arren Kae], but not the one he had pledged [married] himself to. He was disloyal.

I am the mark of that disloyalty. It is said that such things run in the blood, and I have fought long to prove that this is not so.

That is why I am different from my [half-]sisters. Yet I am pledged to them and Atris, and I would die before betraying them.

— Brianna bint Yasanis, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Brianna

He [Yusanis] was slain by Revan in the Jedi Civil War when Revan sought to destabilize the Echani worlds. Revan succeeded.

— Brianna bint Yasanis, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords
Brianna

Because when my father [Yusanis] returned from the Mandalorian Wars, he walked as you [the Jedi Exile] do now. There was something wounded inside him.

He did not speak of what had happened there. And with us, he was silent. Changed.

When I look upon you, I see in you an answer to a question I have searched for all my life. And that is why I tell you this now.

I do not believe you to be the monster Atris made you out to be. I believe your choice was my father's choice, and it was just as difficult.

— Brianna bint Yasanis, in Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords

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