Emer, Odani

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Emer, Odani
Career Occupation
Engineering Officer
USS Sheridan DD-4086
Time on Site:
Longevity Medal 0
Biographical Attributes
120 lbs
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Sandy brown
Shoulder length
Soft and husky
United Federation of Planets
Ishtar City, Tozhat Province
Familial Relationships
Emer Baatrys - Shopkeeper
Emer Teeran - Hover vehicle engineer
Status of Parents:
Married, alive and well
Emer Lysandra (San) Sister, age 22
Marital Status:

Personal History

Raised by her parents and her grandmother, a resistance fighter named Emer Marthen who passed away when Odani was 17, stories of the Cardassian occupation were the soundtrack of her formative years, and often the stuff of her her nightmares. Her father owns and runs a shop that specializes in rare Bajoran artifacts, which brought a myriad of species from all walks of life through his doors, exposing young Odani to different cultures and ideologies from a very early age. Before opening his shop, Emer Baatrys was an officer of some rank in Bajoran intelligence, and more than artifacts were brokered at his establishment, though he managed to avoid detection.

Odani's mother Emer Teeran, a hover vehicle engineer, noted Odani's inherent natural talent and interest in all things mechanical, and happily nursed her daughter's gifts, taking her along to work as often as possible. By age 10, Odani could disassemble and rebuild all the technology in her mother's repertoire, and Teeran struggled to find a way to help her daughter grow beyond her own knowledge and experience.

That prayer was answered when a young Starfleet officer named Shae Newsom, an engineer aboard the USS Anubis, entered Baatrys' shop while on shore leave and struck up a conversation with then teenaged Odani. They spent the next several days together wandering Odani's city, discussing subspace geometry, temporal mechanics and warp design, and Shae saw the girl's potential, introducing Odani to the idea of enlisting in Starfleet.

After Shae departed, Odani became sullen and rebellious, and the following summer Odani took off without permission along with two of her closest friends. Together they sought out places still left in ruins by the Cardassian occupation, sleeping in the skeletons of destroyed buildings and trading on Odani's skills at repairing technology or playing the harp to feed them. Odani kept a detailed journal during this time, a chronicle of all she saw and felt. At the end of their unauthorized odyssey, they met several family members of Kira Nerys, Odani's childhood idol, in Dahkur province. who reported the runaways to the authorities. They were taken home, to the relief of their frantic parents. Upon returning home, Odani was met with a strong reprimand from Shae via subspace communication, warning her that any further rebellious acts could seriously damage Odani's chances of entering Starfleet. Odani took Shae's warning to heart, but she could not forget the sight of the devastation left behind by the war, and vowed to do her part to make sure it never happened again.

The friendship between Odani and Shae continued, and Shae continued to mentor Odani, who found the remaining years of school challenging and her peers judgmental and critical of her plans to leave Bajor. Odani was tempted to take the leaving exam early and enlist in Starfleet, but Shae convinced her to stick it out and graduate with her class so the Academy would see she was disciplined and principled. To her great relief she was accepted at Starfleet Academy and three days after graduating from school, Odani left Bajor for Earth.

Odani marveled over the next four years at how right Shae had been; it took every bit of her discipline and self-will to make it through the grueling Academy curriculum , though there were times she was so enamored of what she was learning and studying she wished her time at the Academy would never end. The sense of camaraderie and shared destiny that bonded the cadets and their instructors imparted a sense of family and purpose. Exposure to the wealth of engineering knowledge contributed by so many alien cultures changed Odani's way of thinking about everything, and she began to find the inner peace the Prophets encouraged

She also began to see new possibilities for future technologies, particularly warp design, and her instructors encouraged her interests and helped her to formulate a plan for her career that would take her there. With their help and the friendships she formed at the Academy, she is moving forward to the next stage with newfound confidence and a better understanding of her own people's place in the universe.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Engineering, Communications Systems Technologies
Academy Minor(s): Warp Design, Transporter Theory
Hobbies and Pastimes: Collector of star charts, (especially obscure star systems). Odani loves music and plays the Bajoran harp. Odani often reads the journals of Bajoran resistance fighters.
Short-Term Goals: To bring pride to Bajor and her family through her service in Starfleet
Long-Term Goals: To attain the rank of Chief Engineer on a starship, and eventually, starship design
Personality: Odani is at her very core a calm, soft spoken, friendly individual who prefers being away from the spotlight and listening instead of speaking. Though she can be very headstrong she's also very adaptable and direct, and prefers the cold hard truth over sugarcoating. Goal oriented and ambitious
Sense of Humor: Odani laughs easily and enjoys most humor, as long as it's not at the expense of another
Phobias: Odani can sometimes be xenophobic when encountering new species due to her people's history
Likes: Animals, nature. Odani is very devoted to Bajoran religious teachings and holds Bajoran history and culture in high regard
Dislikes: Mindless chatter
Pet Peeves or Gripes: When people mispronounce her name (it's 'oh-DON-nee')
Bad Habits or Vices: While attending the Academy, Odani developed a penchant for coffee until it became a near obsession, she's trying to cut back
Achievements: Odani speaks five languages: Federation Standard, Bajoran, Cardassian, Romulan (all three dialects), Vulcan, Klingon (passively)
Disappointments: Applied for an internship at the Bajoran consulate on Deep Space Nine before entering the Academy, but she was turned down because of her brush with the law when she took off with her friends
Illnesses: The usual Bajoran childhood illnesses
Strengths: Focused, driven, adaptable
Weaknesses: Odani is a worrier, especially regarding her family
Fears: Being captured and tortured by enemy combatants
Prejudices: Cardassians
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Traditional Bajoran garb
Distinguishing Features: Numerous scars from childhood scraps which she has opted not to have removed, as she considers them badges of honor and cultural tattoos that tell the story of a post-Cardassian childhood on Bajor. A set of ridges graces her nose, as is customary for a member of her species
Pets: Bex, a tribble
Friends: Shae Newsom

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: The death of her grandmother, who was the spiritual matriarch of the family
Best Time: A trip she took to Starbase Alpha with friends while on a break at the Academy
Most Crucial Experience: Working with her mother repairing hovercraft and other small craft/technology
Role Model: Kira Nerys

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 21308.01 – 21709.05 Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Engineering Officer USS Sheridan DD-4086 21709.05 Midshipman Midshipman
Engineering Officer USS Sheridan DD-4086 21710.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 1

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