Star Wars: A New Sound
Quick with her fingers on the Halikset and with a med kit.
From the smuggler world of Socorro, Neelo just wanted to get out of the rut her parents had buried themselves into with their failing Cantina, The Juicy Tooth. Cheating at sabacc in the back room and picking halikset on Zhellday nights wasn’t bringing in the extra credits they needed to keep the place running. Neelo attended medical classes held in a propped-up tent at the edge of town with about a dozen other students. They dubbed their tiny university, Do’octre Skull, and the teacher, Jar Tuck, agreed to bail the Juicy Tooth from running into the ground in return for setting up his clinic in the back room. Hard times and shady company, however, sent Jar down a spiraling path of narcotic addiction, and he began demanding more payment under threat of scrapping the Juicy Tooth and leaving Neelo’s family penniless. So Neelo flew off planet. She worked bars, clinics, wherever her skills could make a few credits to send back home to satiate Jar Tuck a few more months. She feels she’s finding her place with Val and the Carbonites. She gets to see the galaxy, utilize her strengths, and the crew is fast becoming her dearest set of friends.