Star Wars Force & Destiny
Most definitely a trap
Teas Pilau is a Mon Calamari smuggler/hitman who favours large, loud automatic-fire guns, and explosives.
Teas has no sense of humour; he does not understand the point of jokes, but nothing makes him grin like a huge explosion. He does not interact well with other people.
He grew up on Mon Cala, joining the military as a young squiddie. Something was never right, and about 20 years ago during the Battle of Mon Cala he discovered his life had been missing explosives.
After realising the potential of large amounts of explosives coupled with a heavy blaster rifle, he rose through the ranks quickly, eventually being invited to join the elite Mon Calamari Guard, the unit which protected Prince (later King) Lee-Char.
He did not enjoy the traditional weaponry used by the regiment, instead opting for his loud ‘dishonourable’ blaster and explosives, much to the dismay of the regiment’s leadership.
After the Rebellion was ended, Teas did not function well in a diplomatic role. This coupled with his refusal to carry traditional weaponry led to him being discharged from the Guard with quotes at his court martial appearance such as “Nearly took out our whole unit”, “Told the King to stop being a pushover”, and “Spat at the Quarren diplomat”. He does not like talking about this.
He took his blaster and all the explosives he could carry, spent his life savings on a ship, and started his new life as a free squid. He found not enough freedom nor satisfaction in organised mercenary work, so ended up primarily smuggling and taking on the role of hitman occasionally. He found assassination distasteful, both morally and in terms of challenge, so always tried to justify hits by researching targets, or taking challenging hits that made it worth his while (in satisfaction and credits).
Not too long ago Teas lost his ship and the smuggled cargo it was holding. He does not like talking about this. Events on Spintir revealed a bounty has been taken out on him as a result of failing to deliver the cargo.
With too few credits left to buy another ship of his own, Teas went searching for a smuggling crew to run with. During this time he met Kaveri and Dao, and while they were not smugglers, they were searching for answers about the Force.
Teas had heard of the Force before, and associated it with the Jedi Order. In particular, associating it with how many credits Jedi artefacts can fetch. Accompanying Kaveri and Dao may be more profitable and less risky… but a lot more boring.
Teas accompanied Kaveri and Dao to Spintir following a distress call from a former associate of theirs. On Spintir he found a group of Force-sensitives similar to Kaveri and Dao – Belandi, Gareth’s Character, and Cush’s Character.
He also found many opportunities for his heavy blaster rifle bring long-overdue grins to his face. He likes his new crew.