By right, I should let Jesse write a capsule for
this character. However, getting anyone in this group to write anything
about anyone is like pulling teeth, so I'll do it myself. Nyah.
Gerkan is the man who set Salix on the path of the Jedi. When B'sye
appeared in order to destroy Salix, Gerkan appeared in order to
help Salix. He instructed him in the most rudimentary battle skills,
skills which saved Salix's life when the time came. Yet that is
all that we really know of Gerkan, because soon after, Gerkan took
Salix from the group of characters to teach him properly in the
ways of the Jedi. I have written many notes on the fate of these
two, and Gerkan's fate is a tragic one. Sick and old, Gerkan succumbed
to illness at the age of seventy-eight. Not even the Force could
cure his ailment. But before he became one with the universe, he
gave Salix four words of advice; "Always remember the balance."
This enigmatic phrase keeps Salix wondering just what exactly he
meant. But Gerkan has given Salix more to ponder than his words;
he has left without completing Salix's training. Many questions
are left behind. Where did Gerkan come from? How did he become a
Master? Was he ever really a Master at all? Salix's drive to become
a full Jedi Knight is followed closely by his desire to answer these
questions. Not even Elyssa can answer them, and if B'sye does know,
he's not saying.