So, let's meet the members of the Nightfire Legacy that I have planned so far.
A Trooper named Garret is first, Merec's father. Surly and with little time for fools he recently joined the Republic's forces on Ord Mantell after losing his wife in an Imperial attack.
Rillian, Merec's half-sister (they share their father) is a Mirialan Consular. Despite being raised in the Republic she does not believe they are strong enough in their fight against the Empire and would rather they take more direct action.
|Kylath of the Nightfire Legacy|
Kylath was Rillian's husband before they separated. He is a Rattataki Imperial Agent though he was working undercover when he met Rillian, and she had no idea of his true allegiance. He will do whatever he feels is in the best interest of the Empire's civilians, regardless of whether the Sith approve or not.
|Tortious of the Nightfire Legacy|
Finally, Tortious is Kylath's cousin via his paternal uncle. He is a Sith Warrior who believes the Sith cannot afford to be so rigorous and conservative in their actions.
So, that's the Nightfire Legacy so far, though I am sure a few more long-lost relatives will appear in the not-too-distant future.
As a player who has spent a lot of time role-playing in other games I really like the idea of the Legacy system. I'm looking forwards to earning some Legacy experience (all characters on my account will now contribute to my Legacy xp bar) and seeing what bonuses I can unlock following the systems full integration in March.
Current rumours suggest the system will unlock new race/class combinations, new customisation options, and possibly even new content. We'll only know for sure come the March update.