Tsu Vorboccioni Character in Star Wars: Shards | World Anvil

Tsu Vorboccioni

Original character created by the original Wookieegunner (the person for whom Karen Traviss named the ship)
First campaign appearance: Shards of Honor 1.0 "Blood Inheritance"
Final PC appearance: Shards of Honor 54.0 "Shadows of an Empire"

Count Tsu Vorboccioni (a.k.a. Khun Lakhia)

VNY's notes:

No longer disguised as a Wroonian, Tsu is the last surviving member of a House Vormecetti attack on House Vorboccioni, a component family of Great House VorCadriaan. His family seat is on the forested moon of Torak Fell, which could still use some cleaning. He owns a modified yacht named Private Dancer, in which he prefers to do his travelling. Bounty Hunter Jangir Toth might still be counted as an enemy.

Tsu Vorboccioni creeps me out.
Just a little bit.
I like Khun. I trust Khun. No hesitation there.
But the guy you see in the Council of Counts? The one having the quiet chat over on the Serious Vor, Serious Business quadrant of the Capital Season cotillion?
I'm not going to block that guy out of my holodex or anything. I wish him well! But. Given a choice of paths, I'm not going to cross into the field of his attention, either.
- database entry updated Natunda
5 Nelona

Mental characteristics

Personal history

When Lord Danar Vorpadaran needed discreet transport for himself and some Rebel Alliance allies, his cousin Ivan Vorpatril knew just the right ne'er-do-well: Khun Lakhia, a Wroonian smuggler with a successful record despite the moderate bounty on his ship. He flew a modified yacht called the Private Dancer and he specialized in smallish loads.


When Themian Vorhejeron challenged putative Baron's Heir Danar Vorpadaran to a formal duel, it was the brilliant teamwork of Khun and Danar that put "feather clubs" on the weapon choice table.


When disguises were necessary to attend the prenuptial festivities for Mira Vorzaz and Victor Vorkerellin in Mennaa, the capital of Mrlsst, Khun gave Danar his very first lessons on creating a cover identity -- which was the origin of Vance Kerplocken, Scourge of the Spaceways.


When a nightmare of a Galactic Imperial fleet, with a Super Star Destroyer at its core and uncountable vehicular weapons spreading out across the star system, tried to stop the Private Dancer from escaping with critical information for the Rebel Alliance, Khun plotted a survival route that passed his damaged ship in a slingshot maneuver so close to the system's primary that the phrase "Three degrees of safety!" has been thrown around the Tapani Sector ever since as slang for "highly calculated extreme risk".

Khuuuuuuuuuuuun! I can see the hyperdrive, Khun! It's gone, Khun!
— Yeager, in the belly gun on the Private Dancer which was under heavy fire, "Mission to Epsilon Twelve", Star Wars: Shards of Honor

Some things about practiced smuggler Khun Lakhia turned out to not be true.

  • His name was not, in fact, Khun Lakhia.
  • He was not a carefree smuggler.
  • He did not acquire the money for acquiring the Private Dancer (and, possibly, the ship itself) via criminal dealings.
  • Bounty Hunter Jangir Toth was not, in fact, trying to kill this man over an unsatisfactory deal with a Hutt.
  • He was not, in fact, Wroonian at all.
And finally: none of that was what mattered about our valued friend.


Fully human twentyish young man Tsu was the only family member to escape a House Vormecetti attack. To give himself a chance to live, Tsu -- who had fled in his personal yacht, with almost nothing but the clothes on his back -- changed all possible identification on his vessel and faked its theft, then used his college drama club skills to change his physical appearance enough to get more professional help with a more intensive disguise.



Contacts & Relations

  • was dating a Wookiee named Mallatharr during the Band of Shadows adventure
  • Chief Armsmen: Ursula and Kayla, whom he initially picked up at the Purple Gamorrean
  • Species
    Honorary & Occupational Titles
    Currently Held Titles
    Year of Birth
    12693 38 Years old
    Current Residence
    Owned Vehicles
    Aligned Organization
    Ruled Locations

    So many quotes; so little time
    Vorboccioni: Why did you offer a Reaver your medpack?
    Eleni: It seemed like a good way to say 'hello'.
    — I think these refugees are infected, "Pitch Dark", Star Wars: Shards of Honor
    What're you doing this entire time, sneaky bastard?
    — GM to Tsu Vorboccioni, "Pitch Dark", Star Wars: Shards of Honor
    Yeager and Star Destroyer, sitting in a tree
    K I S S I N G
    — Tsu Vorboccioni, "Wreck of the Iron Tiger", Star Wars: Shards of Honor
    Vanya: Why was this plan discarded?
    Khun: Because no plan survives contact ... with the party.
    — there shoulda been fleeing by now, "Wreck of the Iron Tiger", Star Wars: Shards of Honor
    Khuuuuuuuuuuuun! I can see the hyperdrive, Khun! It's gone, Khun!
    Yeager, in the belly gun on Tsu Vorboccioni's yacht the Private Dancer, currently under heavy fire; "Mission to Epsilon Twelve", Star Wars: Shards of Honor
    Vanya: Izzat turbulence?
    Tsu: It's actually "Khuniance". It's like "turbulence" but a bit different.
    — "Life and Times on Geidi Prime", Star Wars: Shards of Honor Campaign, March 14, 2009
    Tsu: I am Tsu Vorboccioni. "Khun" is what my friends call me.
    Vanya: We usually add, "ya big stuuuud!"
    Eleni: And/or: "What did you do now?"
    Warmaster Lauren Yoesh: {blink blink}
    Vanya: So the long version of that nickname would be, "Khun, ya big stud, what the hell did you do NOW?" But we usually just stick with "Khun".
    — The party Vor introduce themselves, "Life and Times on Geidi Prime", Star Wars: Shards of Honor Campaign, March 14, 2009
    Tsu: I'm looking at you because you have a holoprojector.
    Yeager: Oooo oooo ooo!
    — "Life and Times on Geidi Prime", Star Wars: Shards of Honor Campaign, March 28, 2009
    You have to remember when you ask Vorboccioni for something: he's a Vor genie!
    Danar's player on WookieeGunner's character, Band of Shadows, August 30, 2009
    Tsu: I know how the Station Master's memory is ... gets distracted by ... Benjamins?
    Eleni: ... "Benjamins"?
    Danar: Benjamin Vordollas ... {gives history}
    — wtf, "Band of Shadows", Star Wars: Shards of Honor campaign; Saturday, August 1st, 2009
    What you don't understand is, I have a Force Ability. It's called "Gun Goes Boom".
    — Khun to the guy in the power armor demanding our surrender; Star Wars: "Game of Vors", Saturday, May the Fourth, 2013
    Khun: Do you mind if I do the landing this time?
    Eleni: {upset} We're LANDING?!?
    — There's still a whole buncha bugs in combat reach; Shards of Honor: "Requiem"; Sunday, August 29th, 2010
    Eleni: {in The Voice} STOP, and show yourself!
    invisible guy: {in The Voice} NO. {runs}
    Khun: {stuns the crap out of invisible guy}
    Khun: {deep voice} YES!
    — Invisible guy still got up, but not til after a faceplant in the dust; Shards of Honor: "Requiem"; Sunday, August 29th, 2010
    Tsu: I'm going to do a KitKat Patent Pending Sensor Scan!
    Yeager's player: Noooo!
    Eleni's player: A what?
    Vanya's player: That's where the sensor scan goes PIIIIIIIIING, because every time KitKat rolls that particular kind of sensor scan, he rolls a ONE.
    WookieeGunner: {rolls}
    Vanya's player: JUST LIKE THAT! {points}
    Yeager's player: {sweeps all clone figures flat with one hand}
    GM: Wait! Wait! I have to roll first!
    — Critical failures on command, Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, September 11th, 2010
    Khun: Is everything ok in there?
    Yeager: No!
    Eleni: No?
    Vanya: Hell, no!
    Danar: {hangs over lava pit} No, no, not particularly.
    Burner: {cough} I'm having fun.
    — Concussion grenades over lava; Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Sunday, September 12th, 2010
    You light up his life
    He gives you holes
    — Tsu filks the Yeager Lexics vs Mene Gesserit situation; Shards of Honor: "Requiem", Saturday, October 9th, 2010
    {the hell-walrus fires}
    Yeager: That one's GOT TO GO
    Eleni and Khun: {simultaneously} Working on it.
    — Same inflection and everything; Requiem, Saturday, October 9th, 2010
    VN Ysadora: And I don't think "Count Lod Vorzorad" is a keen idea, either!
    Count Vorboccioni: {giggles maniacally}
    — one of the options is to elevate lYeager Lexis to be a Count; aftermath of "Spatial Relations"; Sunday, March 13th, 2012
    In honor of Capital Season, we have two pitchers of drinks: blue and red!
    — WookieeGunner displays the uniform colors of the Imperium; "Crime and Punishment"; Saturday, March 26th, 2011
    Vorboccioni: {holds up manacles to cameras} And THIS is how VORMECETTI treats those who believe in the rights of sentients!
    — Never arrest a Vorboccioni in public; "Crime and Punishment"; Saturday, March 26th, 2011


    Please Login in order to comment!