|Atton "Jaq" Rand|
|Chronological and political information|
- "So, uh, how long have you been a Jedi? Must be tough, you know... no family, no husband..."
- —Atton to the Exile.[src]
Atton Rand, nicknamed "Jaq," was a pilot who helped the Jedi Exile defeat the Sith Triumvirate. He joined the Republic military and fought loyally under Revan in the Mandalorian Wars. He defected to Revan's side when the Jedi Knight became the Dark Lord of the Sith. While under Revan, he was put through intense combat training to make him an effective Jedi hunter. His job was to capture Jedi so that Revan and his acolytes could attempt to convert them into loyal Sith by means of torture, manipulation, and on pain of death. However, when a female Jedi prisoner revealed that he was Force-sensitive and that he would likely be subjected to such treatment himself, he went into hiding.
While working as a smuggler, he met up and fell in love with the Jedi Exile. He traveled with her and aided her in her search for the lost Jedi Masters, albeit begrudgingly. She likely freed him from his past and trained him as a Jedi.
Atton's first encounter with the Jedi Exile, who walked into his holding cell area in her underwear, left him instantly attracted to her. After she helped him escape, Atton commented that it must be tough considering how she was not allowed have a family or husband. Though he planned to separate from her and her entourage the minute he got the chance, Kreia's blackmail forced him to stay with her, using his respect for her as a tool. Slowly, his attraction to her grew, and was pleased when she considered him an asset because of his Echani training and also as an expert at slicing. His attraction for her went so far as to ask Bao-Dur if he had any chance with the Exile, though the Zabrak offered no comment. He became concerned for her safety, warning her about what could happen in the Jekk'Jekk Tarr, even giving her some kolto and continuing to keep an eye on her and her welfare.
Things became complicated for Atton when the crew landed on Dantooine and the Exile found her prospective Padawan from years before, Mical. Their relationship, though completely friendly, filled Atton with jealousy, causing Atton to lash out at Mical whenever he simply offered to help. When the bounty hunter Mira joined the crew of the Ebon Hawk, she first noticed Atton's close attention of the Exile and Mical, and even coming close to figuring out his secret.