For Kahine's cough.
Mira was a young and talented Mandalorian who's gifts of speed and agility were further enhanced by her sensitivity to the Force. The the Force was not strong enough in her for her to be a true wielder of it's power like the Jedi yet it's subtle benefits served her well enough when she needed them. As a new recruit to her home world defense force and Mandalorian Guard it was shortly after completing her training that she was recognized for her potential by agents of the Empire. She met all the necessary requirements of the Emperor as a skilled warrior, young enough to begin proper training, human and some what Force capable. Using a cunning trap the Imperial agent Bendat Trodew captured and drugged an unsuspecting Mira as she was leaving the training grounds one night. She was brought before the Emperor who seeing great potential accepted her as a candidate for his personal guard and gave the word to have her processed and conditioned to serve him. After a short period of what was believed to be a successful mind-wipe and reprogramming Mira was taken to the Imperial Royal Guard Academy on Yinchorr. She quickly advanced even through the fiercest of mental and physical challenges the Academy offered and by the time of her graduation was estimated to be among the top 10 deadliest of it's alumni. It wasn't till 5 standard years later that Bendat Trodew was captured by Mandalor Internal Security and under interrogation revealed that he had kidnapped and removed several Mandalorian Guard aspirants to the service of the Empire. After reporting their findings to higher authorities within the Mandalorian government the leaders of the Mandalorian Guard enraged and disgusted with the Emperor's secret and unsanctioned theft and kidnapping of Mandalorian citizens took it upon themselves to recapture and reconstitute or kill any Mandalorian's that might be in unwilling service to the Empire. Of the seven that became Imperial Guardsman to the Emperor all but three have been eliminated by "project Death Guard" . The Mandalorians finally captured and subdued Mira as well although they lost 22 men and 3 ships in the process. For the second time in her life Mira's mind became the laboratory for physiological experimentation as Mandalorian Doctors tried to break the Imperial conditioning. With little success it appeared that Mira was lost to them and she was to be silently executed per the project's mandate. Mira confused and disoriented by the apparent deceit of the Empire and the constant mental anguish of having her mind toyed with by others was still a force to be reckoned with. Though she was known as a fierce fighter none realized that she had a connection to the Force and finally it was Mira's turn on the stage of life to decide her own fate. Using her superior skills and training and the strategies of a member of the most elite fighting force of the galaxy she escaped her captors on Mandalor and made her way back to the place where she was captured only to avoid being seized by a squad of Imperial Guard already there that had been sent to find, capture and or kill her as well. Seeing limited options that did not end in a life constantly on the run Mira fled to the Outer Rim where she could collect her thoughts and discover the truth about who she was and to consolidate her memories and come to peace with the innocence that she murdered in the name of the Emperor. After arriving to what was considered uncharted wild space Mira learned of a group of pirates that were very selective of their targets and only attacked Imperial forces, slavers, and other assorted scum and villainy. After attempting to track the pirates over the course of a few weeks Mira finally caught up with them when they went planet fall for a terrestrial raid. Mira was stunned as she was able to immediately recognize Ahsoka as a Jedi which although shocking to see in real life thrilled her and proved the fact that anything was possible in life to include her own personal redemption and a real opportunity to make amends for the wrong's she has done until such time as she could find a better direction for her life. Mira sought them out which thanks to her Imperial training was a relatively simple thing to do although convincing a Jedi led band of pirates that specifically targeted imperial assets to take in a member of the Emperor's Elite Personal Guard was another thing all together!