- "You believe you have learned all there is to know about being an armorsmith? You haven't! I know far more than you ever will, but still there are a few lessons I could teach you."
- ―Mol Ni'mai
Mol Ni'mai was a male Bothan master armorsmith who designed the Reinforced Insulated Sheath armor. He lived in a hut in the northern mountains of the planet Dantooine during the Galactic Civil War, sometime after the Battle of Yavin. He was visited by a spacer and fellow armorsmith during this time who wished to learn the secret of crafting the R.I.S. armor. After a payment of 50,000 credits, Ni'mai instructed the spacer on the basics of the armor's construction. Once Ni'mai was satisfied that the spacer had learned the essentials and had seen the spacer's armorsmithing prowess first hand, he gave the spacer schematics for each piece of the R.I.S. armor.
Biography[edit | edit source]
- "Let's get started. I'm going to teach you how to construct my masterpiece invention: R.I.S. armor. This armor has no equal in battle. Everything else is junk compared to this!"
- ―Mol Ni'mai
A brown-furred male Bothan, Mol Ni'mai was a master armorsmith and designer of the Reinforced Insulated Sheath armor. He lived alone in a small hut in the northern mountains of the planet Dantooine during the Galactic Civil War sometime after the Battle of Yavin. He was visited by a spacer and fellow armorsmith during this time who wished to learn how to construct the R.I.S. armor. Ni'mai demanded 50,000 credits from the spacer before he would even begin instructing. The spacer paid the fee, and Ni'mai began by instructing the spacer in the creation of the armor segment, which provided the armor its protection. The armor segment required bones from a woolamander harrower for strength, the hide of a gurk king for flexibility, and for inner protection and warmth, the scales of a great dune kimogila. The armor's appearance layer was next, requiring the feathers of a peko-peko albatross. Once Ni'mai was satisfied that his student had learned the basics of the armor's construction, he told the spacer to craft a complete pair of the R.I.S. boots, which the spacer was successful in doing. Ni'mai considered the boots adequate and rewarded his student with the schematics for the remainder of the R.I.S. armor pieces.
Personality and traits[edit | edit source]
- "Let's see how you did… Bah! Look at these mounting tabs! They aren't even on straight! The flexor matrix has the plasticity of carbonite!"
- ―Mol Ni'mai
Mol Ni'mai was a very arrogant man, believing himself to be the greatest master armorsmith in the galaxy and refusing to even speak more than a few sentences to those of lesser comprehension in the art of armor crafting. When he did find someone he considered teaching, he was very condescending to his pupil and critical of his or her work. He demanded strict obedience from his students. Ni'mai declared that R.I.S. armor was his masterpiece invention and that all other armors were junk in comparison.
Behind the scenes[edit | edit source]
Mol Ni'mai is a character in the 2003 MMORPG Star Wars Galaxies: An Empire Divided. Ni'mai initiates a quest that teaches the player, playing as a spacer, to create the Reinforced Insulated Sheath armor. The player must be a master armorsmith to receive the quest. Mol Ni'mai, the R.I.S. armor, and the quest to learn to create it were added to the game with the Publish 4 game update on November 13, 2003.