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Character Profile

Gem I'laan
Jedi Knight
Member:  Gremlin (Claire Mackie)
Base Membership Officer
Elstree Base
Character Name:  Gem I'laan
Costume Type:  Jedi
Species:  Lorrdian
Jedi Knight
Lightsabre Color:

Character/Costume Description

As a Lorrdian, Gem is a master of
'kinetic communication' which helps
her interpret body language and
mimic culturally specific patterns of
speech. Combined with her
connection to the Force, this allows
her to understand with a great deal
of clarity what others are feeling
and thinking - an extremely useful
asset for a Jedi - and she can use
her subtle communication skills to
soothe conflicts. She is often used
as a diplomat as a result, although
she much prefers being assigned to
deal with investigations into crimes
or other nefarious dealings.

She is wearing a generic Jedi
costume which is based around the
Simplicity 5840 pattern, with
significant input from a variety of
tutorials on the main RL forum and
enthusiastic advice from the KJO
members of Elstree Base. More
information about the outfit and
accessories, including my reflections
on the process of creating a RL
costume, can be found in the
comments beneath each picture on
Flickr. The comments can be seen
by following this link -
/ - as they did not appear when I
uploaded the images as requested
to the fields below.

One point - I must apologise for the
creases on the tunic! I am just back
from Celebration Europe II, where
the photos were taken by members
of Elstree Base who had been
supporting my build. The outfit had
been packed away in a suitcase so it
was very crumpled and the creases
simply didn't drop out. I was
staying in a budget hotel which
didn't have an iron available for
borrowing, so I was unable to make
it look as smart as I would have
preferred. Rest assured, if I'm
cleared it will be ironed for future

Finally, I'd like to answer one
question you may have - why does
Gem have a purple streak in her
hair? She has a Zeltron great-
grandmother. Unfortunately for
Gem, the purple streak is all the
genetic inheritance she received
from that background!

I hope you've found this information
helpful. If you require anything
more, please don't hesitate to get in
touch with me. Thank you!


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 Close-up, torso


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