Logan, thanks for pointing out the revan book, however i have already read it and in fact much of the later story is based around it. I like your idea of a devaronian/sullustan but is it not possible to make the duros change armour in appearance.2da? I will think about changing kaila's name when I have the time, unless someone is strongly against it.
RedRob, I know that is a huge set of coinsidences, however I can assure you that I didn't copy kailas name(maybe it's my subconcious acting up
.) I confess that the builder droid idea stems from RoR but as you said, Dustil/Jek/HK/Yaru is just coincidence.
EDIT: does anyone know how to make a party member into the temporary PC (like with mira in the jek jek tar?)