Born on Ord Mantell, Luis Santiago was the son of a veteran of the Clone Wars, one Cortez Santiago and his wife Ramana. While no where near upper class, they lived well off enough to provide Luis with a thorough education in one of Ord Mantell’s leading schools. An only child, his father wanted him to join the military, either as an officer or as a specialist, but Luis had no interest, or desire to join the ranks of the Empire, leading to several bitter arguments between the two. Against his father’s wishes, he enrolled in a medical school and gained his degree in medicine. Shortly around this time, his mother grew gravely ill with a terminal disease. Despite the best efforts of Luis and the best physicians they could afford, his mother could not be saved and died within a year of his graduation. While Cortez knew that there was nothing Luis or anyone else could do, he almost blamed Ramana’s death on his son. He had spent all those years learning to help people, but why couldn’t he save his own mother? Luis never made peace with his father.
In the following years, Luis found employment, first on his home world, and later on the nearby world of Anobis, where he learned first hand the darker side of life. A mercy doctor sent to help during the first outbreaks of conflict, Luis got his first taste of war and hate. He also picked up a few skills, such as how to smooth out a nasty situation before things got nasty. He also learned how to fire a blaster, although he abhors fighting. Gaining something of a reputation as a peacemaker as well as a skilled physician, Luis traveled from planet to planet, eventually settling down on Junction. However, a scandal with some supposed rebel sympathizers prompted an imperial investigation on his record. Luis was innocent and the matter was eventually dropped, but part of the deal was that Luis would leave his position on Junction. Deciding to take a break, Luis took some of the credits he had stocked up and planned to take a tour of the mid rim before heading back to Ord Mantell to find new employment.
Especially after his investigation, Luis has little love for the Empire, but he disapproves of the Rebellion’s methods of trying to bring about change. About 5.8 meters tall, with dark hair and brown eyes, Luis is slim but well built and keeps up his frame with recreational rock climbing. Besides medicine, Luis has an interest in history, especially anthropology, and has a certain fascination with mechanics. While no skilled technician, Luis has a gadget hobby and is capable of repairing his own equipment. At a fairly young age of 31, Luis has no intention of settling down permanently yet, but certainly wouldn’t mind if the right girl came along.
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