Born into a Nightsister clan on Dathomir, Adriani "Hush" Ratri has only known pain and loss in her life. She was two when a mysterious metal-clad warrior killed the majority of her clan sisters, with her own mother being wounded during the battle. In an effort to protect and save her daughter, Adriani's grievously wounded mother managed to make it to a shuttle with her. Launching into space, they were pursued by Sepratist droid starfighters, with the shuttle being damaged before it barely made the jump into hyperspace.
Low on fuel and with nowhere to run, Adriani's mother steered the shuttle to hide in an asteroid cluster, powering down everything but life support so that they would not be detected. Setting the ship's systems to send a distress call in 48 hours, Adriani's mother recorded one final message and died of her wounds with Adriani in her arms.
Adriani was found by a passing cargo freighter shortly after the activation of the distress beacon. It was operated by a wealthy couple from Daiyu who took pity on the young girl after hearing the final recorded transmission from her mother. Adopting her as their own, the couple took her to their homeworld and raised her as best they could.
Although the couple were loving and did their best to raise her, Adriani's life on Daiyu was not easy. While she attended a prestigious private school, which also happened to educate children from several high-ranking Imperial families in the sector including that of the local Moff, she never felt like she fit in due to her being ‘different' than the other children. She took more comfort in being alone than anything else. The one exception was her sole friend through school named Osam Dezen, who happened to be the Moff's son. They spent many hours studying together and enjoying each other's company.
With the skill and knack for climbing and navigating the streets and avoiding Imperial stormtroopers just as well as any common street rat, Adriani loved sitting on the rooftop of various buildings and watching the speeders and tiny people and aliens milling about during the evening. She eventually developed a game to keep herself occupied, seeing how well and how far away she could bullseye a target with a paintball gun that her adoptive father had bought for her a few years prior. This proved to be good practice for her eventual admission into the school's biathlon team when she was older, and when Osam invited Adriani to their private retreat each summer as the two would participate in unofficial training exercises on the family's expansive property. She regularly beat Osam, and he marveled at her ability to sense where their targets would be before they actually appeared. For her, it was almost as if she could sense when they would appear.
As she entered her later teen years, Adriani became even more awkward and restless. She regularly experienced strange dreams, and often heard voices where there were none. On more than one occasion objects would break or be knocked over when she waved her hands or became distressed. Her schoolmates labeled her a ‘freak' for this, and Adriani did her best to keep it a secret, even from Osam. Rumors eventually began swirling that she was Force-sensitive.
Tragedy struck one day when she was 17. The Imperial governor, on orders from the Moff, sent a detachment of stormtroopers to her parent's house to detain Adriani. Having been traveling home from school, she saw the Imperial transport and managed to hide by scaling a nearby building and taking refuge on the rooftops. She watched in horror as her adoptive parents were taken into custody. Using her latent abilities, she managed to evade local police and Imperial forces, but was unable to get to the local space port to book travel off-world. It was by sheer luck that Osam found her at one of the lookout spots that she had told him about.
Thankfully, while Osam was from an Imperial family, he couldn't stand to see his best friend hunted like a common criminal and he vowed to get her off-world using his personal shuttle. All was going well until her cover was blown while at a private docking bay at the local spaceport. Coming under fire, and the stormtrooper garrison sent not knowing that Osam was the Moff's son, Osam took a laser blast just before they boarded the shuttle and was killed. Horrified at the loss of her best friend, Adriani managed to board the shuttle and barely made it off-world and out of the system with Imperial TIE Fighters in pursuit.
Lost and with nowhere to go, she eventually wound up at Takodana. There she met a strange alien woman by the name of Maz Kanata, who after hearing her story took her in. She spent years doing odd jobs for Maz, but eventually her yearning for a bigger role in the universe got to be too much. Maz had contacts with the Rebellion, and she managed to ferry Adriani to a safe location for a pickup.
Her abilities and knack for sharpshooting made her an excellent candidate for the commando program as a sniper. Through several years of training, hard work, and missions, Adriani felt she was the best sniper the Rebellion had in its arsenal.
Those who serve with her see her as a guardian angel, keeping them safe from harm at a distance. She still prefers to keep to herself and operate at a distance. While not the most conversational, she works well with any team and has earned her fair share of commendations and drinks at the bar for her impressive skills to bullseye Imperial targets from almost any distance.