- Kyle: "Do we have to play the 'rescue' game again?"
- Jan: "Oh, come on Kyle, I know you get off on killing bad guys..."
- — Jan and Kyle, roleplaying before bed
Jan Ors was a seasoned operative in the Rebel Alliance's espionage division when she met Kyle Katarn, then beardless, while out on a mission. She performed an enormous service for the galaxy by convincing Katarn, then a naive Imperial engineering officer, that the Empire was bad news. Eventually, after Kyle defected, the two were paired up to conduct spying and sabotage missions for the Alliance.