27 year old, Male, Chagrian
Mal grew up as the eldest son of a merchant family. Splitting his time growing up between schooling and travelling with his father through the galaxy. Though, young, he realized he didn’t like the merchant life. He spent most of his time with studying and keeping the ship clean between ports.
As the confederate systems began taking control of worlds, the Veggas family had to find new trade routes, sometimes neutral worlds that were less policed. While traveling to the more remote worlds, Mal began to see the darker side of the worlds. He’s use to Champala, where even the poor are well taken care of. Seeing the poverty of the galaxy made his world view change. He began to see how others could be mis-treated. Slavery, homelessness, begging, and conning were all around him. Mal could not understand how the Galactic Republic could allow such mis-use of people.
In his early teens, the family visited A NEUTRAL WORLD to trade goods. While setting up at a bazaar, Mal had to return to the ship to retrieve a datapad, that keeps track of inventory. While in the ship, he heard a noise and looked around. In a corner of the cargo hold he saw a young Mirialan, hiding behind some boxes.
He called out to her, startling her. With some trepidation, he approached her. After some time, he discovered she was a slave, who had managed to escape. Having come face-to-face with such a young & innocent slave made him realize something. It was time to fight such injustice to people in the galaxy. And the first change would occur now! He offered to hide Leshan on the ship until they left, and keep her hidden, fed, and safe until they reached Coruscant.
They visited a couple planets before reaching Coruscant…Mal would sneak Leshan on and off the ship in the different spaceports, to give her a chance to stretch her legs and see the galaxy. Eventually, they made it to Coruscant, and Leshan left out on her own to find her way. Mal stole some credits to give her, so that she take care of herself for a short time at least.
Afterwards, Mal began to study law and politics. He did not like the way the Republic let many of their worlds allow poverty and slavery. He vowed to get himself in place to represent these people in the Senate, hoping to amend laws so that the people had a better life.
While learning Law, he’d occasionally go with his father to visit worlds still. Learning the ways of different people, as well as trying to see how better to help those in need. On one trip, he saw a slave rebellion, and was unable to help. Not only did the laws not allow it, but he had no skills in fighting. Knowing that some cultures were militant or others showed respect for great hunters, and being able to use a weapon may help in negotiations with those people, he decided to learn how to use a rifle for marksmanship and hunting.
Mal has since been on many hunting trips, honing his ability to shoot his rifle. As well as law school and holding local offices on Champala. With his platform of helping the poor and repressed, he has quickly made his way up in offices, and spent time as a Junior senator. While on Coruscant, he even came across his old acquaintance Leshan, whom he found out was studying to be a Jedi. And though a few years apart, he tried to keep in touch with her. He’d seek her out at Senate functions that had Jedi present, trying to not only keep a feel on the politics of the Senate, but also of the Jedi and how they responded to it.