Kallo Jath is the pilot of the starship Tempest, having served in that role since its early prototype days. He narrates the Andromeda Initiative's introductory briefing to the ND1 Nomad and Tempest vehicles.
Background[edit | edit source]
Kallo Jath was born on Sur'Kesh, where he was pushed towards a lucrative but dull bureaucratic career with Parohe Aerospace. Kallo became more interested in flying the starships he was meant to be cataloguing. He eventually left Sur'Kesh for formal pilot training and joined Parohe's competitor as a test pilot. Parohe Aerospace's fervent disparagement of Kallo piqued Jien Garson's interest and in time, Kallo was recruited to join the Initiative's Tempest design team, where he test-flew early prototypes.
Having invested so much effort in designing the Tempest, Kallo was the only member of the Tempest design team to make the trip to Andromeda so he can bear witness to how the Tempest fared when in active service. He sees Andromeda as a new and exciting place, where he hopes his race can leave behind the stereotypes of the Milky Way. When speaking to Pathfinder Ryder, Kallo expresses loneliness at the disappearance of the salarian ark.
Mass Effect: Andromeda[edit | edit source]
Kallo first meets Ryder shortly after the latter assumes command of the Tempest. He has an abundance of stories about the ship's construction and its designers, as well as opinions on present crew, although he inevitably tries to rein in his blabbermouth tendencies. As a salarian, he can also give basic information about his race.
During the exploration of the Heleus Cluster Kallo and engineer Gil Brodie bicker about the modifications Gil has been making to the Tempest. Kallo believes that Gil is disrespecting the planning and effort his team made to perfect the design of the Tempest while Gil believes that his redesigns are necessary to adapt to the problems of the Pathfinder's mission. Ryder can side with either Kallo or Gil.
Eventually, Kallo offers an olive branch to Gil by offering him the Tempest's schematics that he committed to memory. Gil and Kallo find common ground in appreciating the artistry of the Tempest's design and working together to innovate the Tempest.
Kallo has a more cordial relationship with fellow bridgemate Dr. Suvi Anwar, and even calls her his best friend sometime after the Eos vault's activation. When Suvi received news reporting improved planetary conditions, Kallo becomes excited and attempts to persuade Ryder to revisit the Prodromos outpost there. He reasons if he was the one who created a thriving new community in a brand new galaxy he'd want to check back, as a sort of "almost vacation". Suvi claims he'd have more to look forward once the beach and waterslide are installed, though Kallo goodnaturedly thinks she's just kidding.