daughter of Ulic Qel-Droma and Nomi Sunrider
Vima Sunrider was a Human female Jedi Master active in the years following the Great Sith War. A native of the planet H’ratth, Sunrider was the daughter of Jedi Knight Andur Sunrider and his Force-sensitive wife, Nomi Sunrider—as a consequence, Sunrider was born with considerable Force potential. However, in 4,000 BBY, when Sunrider was still an infant, her father was killed by thugs on a delivery mission. Sunrider and her mother continued the trip without the slain Knight, delivering a shipment of Adegan crystals to the venerable Tchuukthai Jedi Master Thon on the planet Ambria. Thon took the two on as his Jedi apprentices, and the young Sunrider learned to control the Force in the ensuing years. During her training, Sunrider encountered many famous Jedi Masters, including the Krevaaki Vodo-Siosk Baas and the Draethos Odan-Urr, all of whom predicted that she would become a great Jedi Master. Vima Sunrider grew up in very unstable times, and she was frequently separated from her mother, who went on to become a prominent Jedi Knight, as she was forced to attend to business in a particularly violent period in galactic history. Sunrider was put in danger several times in her childhood—she was nearly kidnapped by a hostile war droid during a clash on Deneba, and was caught in the middle of battles on Ambria and Ossus—but ultimately emerged unscathed.