Novall Talon was a Mandalorian Field Commander and veteran of many campaigns during the Old Republic era.
Early years (1081 - 1057BBY)
Novall Talon was born 1024 BBY as Aga Awaud. Aga grew up as most Mandalorian children did in those times, and at the age of 22, decided to venture out of Mandalorian space as a hired Mercenary. It was during this time that the Candorian Plague would ravage a large portion of the galaxy, also claiming the life of Aga's family.
"The Return" (1058 -1000 BBY)
Aga returned to Mandalore in 1058 after spending several years as a hired gun on several fronts. Upon returning, he learned of not only the death of his immediate family but also of the majority of his clan and several other small clans. Being somewhat charismatic, and disgusted at the current state of lawlessness in the Mandalorian sector, he combined his and several other small clans into a central clan called "Talon Clan" that would seek to reform Mandalore and Mandalorian society back into it's technologically and militarily superior versions of the past. Aga dropped his birth name, and assumed the name Novall Talon in 1052bby before being named "Mandalore the Uniter" in 1051BBY
The life Mandalore the Uniter(1051-1000BBY)
Crowned "Mandalore the Uniter" in 1051bby, Novall made it his mission to return the Mandalorian sector back to it's former glory days. However this time, it would be without "galactic conquest" as the underlying reason. Novall set about rebuilding the military and industrial might of the sector, and brokered economic deals and defensive pacts with neighboring systems that were hard to refuse. Novall also levied sector taxes along the Hydian Way trade route, which angered his detractors and brought about fears of reliving "Mandalore the Ultimate's mistakes". A small peace element rose to power during this time, and argued for the Mandalorians to formally join the Republic. These more peace-minded Mandalorians knew that as roving, nomatic clans, the Republic would never see Mandalorians as an organized thread. This mind-set was reviled by the overwhelming idea that if Mandalorians weren't warriors...then they weren't Mandalorians.
Physical appearance and personality traits
Novall Talon was the combination of a Human father and Zabrak mother. His features were almost uncannily human in nature, possessing no cranial horns or the angular Zabrak chin. He had opted early-on in his teenage years to not follow the path most Zabraks did of facial tatoos, however he did retain the high pain tolerance and strong will-power that Zabraks naturally exhibit.
Novall was described as a cold calculator when in battle, and a tough yet understanding teacher when not. Never afraid to get down into the trenches with his men, many Mandalorian leaders were won to his side after he led an outnumbered charge at Mytus 7 and carried the day.
Equipment and weapons
Novall's helmet was slightly different than the standard helmets of his time, and it was often times said that he wore one of the 13 legendary "Master Helmets" passed down from the 13 Mandalorian combat masters during the time of Mand'alor the Indomitable.
Novall wore his late step-father's armor, but over the years had upfit it to suit the ever-changing needs of the battle field. His armor consisted of several different battle modes depending on the type of environment, and method of battle.
Behind the scenes