Corporal Tai Kaliso was a allied soldier who hailed from Irohma Island in the South Islands. He joined the Alliance of Nations army after his hometown was wiped out by the Galactic Empire forces. A boulder of a man, Tai's muscular appearance stands in contrast to his quiet, meditative personality. Tai was descended from a long line of men who viewed themselves not just as fighters but as warriors. This lineage molded Tai into a warrior-philosopher with a spiritual view of war that often caused odd glances from his squadmates. However, they liked and respected him, even if they didn't always understand him.