Fields, Martin

From Federation Space - Official Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
PRC  Personnel - box.png


Martin Walter Fields
Career Occupation
Science Officer
USS Intrepid, CA-1708
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Biographical Attributes
183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.)
81.6 kg (180 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Black, graying
Receding hairline, but still full
Thin, but not lanky or bony
Facial Hair:
Full beard, Ivory
Soothing baritone
United Federation of Planets
Maine, North American Continent, Earth
Familial Relationships
Joseph Fields
Marianne Fields-Rathbone
Status of Parents:
Marianne Fields-Rathbone died Earth, at age 75, survived by her second husband, George Rathbone. Joseph Fields died 6 months after Martin’s birth, when Orion pirates attacked his cargo ship.
Lauren Rathbone (Step-Sister), age 35
Marital Status:
Widower (Sarah Marie Barr- Fields, age 27 at death)

Personal History

Born to a physician and the captain of a merchant cargo ship, Martin grew up on Earth, raised by his mother Marianne. His father, Joseph, was killed only 6 months after Martin was born, when his ship was raided and destroyed by Orion pirates. As such, Martin never knew his father, but found a father figure in Warren Cole, a friend of his mother’s and a classically trained musician. Marianne and Warren encouraged Martin to explore music and the arts, and fostered in him a life-long love of all music, and an appreciation of all the other arts. Some of Martin’s fondest memories are of attending operas, plays, and concerts with his mother and Warren.

Martin graduated as valedictorian from his high school, and then went on to college, where he received Bachelor’s degrees in Voice Performance and Anthropology. While pursuing these degrees, Martin met Sarah, a young biologist, and the two began a relationship that lasted for 3 years, until Martin left for Graduate School. During this time, he also became friends with Warren’s nephew, Isaac Cole, an aspiring xenolinguist, who sparked Martin’s interest in Klingon opera and other non-human musics, and taught him to speak Klingon. Martin and Isaac would continue to be lifelong friends, and have to this day never lost touch after graduation. In grad school, Martin received a degree in Ethnomusicology, writing his thesis on the fusion of folk musics from around the globe that resulted from the unification of Earth. With three degrees under his belt, Martin received a teaching fellowship at the Daystrom Institute, where he had also been accepted as a doctoral candidate. While at Daystrom, Martin was reunited with Sarah, also a teaching fellow, and they immediately resumed their relationship, much to the disdain of the Daystrom faculty. Another 2 years passed, and after 8 total years of school for both of them, Martin received a doctorate in Xenomusicology, and Sarah a degree in Xenobiology. Soon after they received these degrees, the pair was engaged, and ready to wed.

The two were married on Earth during a beautiful ceremony, with Isaac Cole as best man and Warren officiating, and spent the first week of married life in the tropics, before they both embarked on research missions for their work. Sarah was off to one of the planets visited by the Romulans on their route away from Vulcan, to research the subtle, yet critical differences between their morphologies. Martin on the other hand was off to Klingon space, where, accompanied by Isaac, he would travel throughout Klingon colonies discreetly gathering the music of the Klingons, particularly their operas, in order to analyze and preserve them. Both missions seemed safe enough, but tragedy struck. The research vessel Sarah was on was raided and destroyed by a Romulan patrol in the neutral zone, and they never made it to their destination. Full details of the incident were never released. Devastated, Martin postponed his trip, and returned to Federation space immediately to plan and attend Sarah’s memorial service. He then mourned his wife as he worked, wearing black the entirety of his journey, and dedicating each article and recording with a simple “for Sarah”.

During their time in Klingon space, Martin and Isaac traveled on the fringes of Klingon space, staying hidden from Klingon military patrols, and collecting stories, songs, and rituals from the people in the colonies. During this time, Martin began to work on a book about Klingon music, and its important function in the fierce, honor-obsessed warrior society. Martin and relied heavily on Isaac during this period, as he was still grieving Sarah, and was unable to contact his family frequently. Isaac had also taught Martin the Klingon language when they were in college together, an asset that would be invaluable in his work.

After just over 2 years abroad in Klingon space with Isaac, Martin returned to Earth again, for the wedding of his mother to prominent political advisor George Rathbone. From his mother’s marriage, Martin gained a supportive stepfather in George, and a younger sibling, his new stepsister Lauren. He also gained two little nieces, Mary and Lucy, and a nephew, Thomas. All three are very fond of “Uncle Marty”, and look forward to his visits. After the wedding, Martin and Isaac decided to revisit Klingon space, and spent 2 years there, only to be attacked by Klingon raiders on his return, suffering severe burns on his right arm and leg while pulling Isaac to safety, which he chose to keep, as a reminder that sacrifices must always be made. While recovering Martin served as a guest lecturer at the Daystrom Institute for 3 years, and resolved that upon recovery, he would join Starfleet, in order to continue his research in safety, and to promote peaceful, cooperative sharing of culture and information by all species.

First Assignment, USS Dauntless

First Mission- Yadalla Prime

After graduating from Starfleet Academy, Martin was assigned to the USS Dauntless, CA-1553, under the command of Nathaniel Lornak. Martin spent his first mission in Sickbay, where with the help of a senior medical crewman, the captain, and Sarah, of all people, he managed to find a cure for a mysterious illness that was plaguing the Romulans on Yadalla Prime. This was accompanied by the shocking discovery that Sarah had done work for Starfleet Intelligence, and she had been working with them when she was killed.

He was awarded the Starfleet Commendation Medal and Leonard McCoy Lifesaving Cross for his work, and was incredibly happy with the impression he made on the captain and crew. However, this did not last long, as Captain Lornak departed the ship for Acamar, his homeworld, leaving Commander Theo Caldecott as acting captain.

During his first shore leave, Martin met his Department Head, Lieutenant Lancepaul Starnault, a bright young man who seemed to have found a father figure in Martin. These feelings were mutual, as Martin considered Lancepaul to be the son he had always wanted. Martin had a great respect for Lance, as he reminded him of himself as a young man.

Second Mission- Celes II

Martin was happy to return to duty after shore-leave, especially on the simple, low-risk mission of transporting an Ambassador and his assistant to Celes II, to participate in negotiations with the Klingons. Undoubtedly, he was surprised when the city of Paris was attacked shortly after Dauntless left Starbase Bravo. The attack was centered on the office of the Federation President, who was killed in the assault. Unable to do anything from their current location, Dauntless was ordered to continue their current mission, under the command of Captain Torgh, a Klingon with an interesting past.

Martin was tasked with collecting samples of copper-based blood from Sickbay, and as he made his way there with two other officers, the ship was attacked, ambushed by a Klingon Bird-of- Prey, and Torgh was kidnapped, along with one of the diplomats. The crew was left under the command of Theo Caldecott. Marty and his colleagues survived the attack with minor injuries, and made it to Sickbay intact. He then witnessed a murder-suicide, right after recovering. To make matters worse, he then combated an outbreak of Rigellian Hydro-flu, along with Lancepaul, Chief Medical Officer Fritz, and two young doctors, Norgin and Sullivan. Martin and Lance were then summoned to the bridge, where, after Martin received an impromptu field promotion to Ensign, they assisted in identifying and retrieving the Captain, in a makeshift escape pod of his own creation.

Third Mission- U.S.S. Apparition

Martin’s next mission on the Dauntless would prove somewhat disastrous. Assigned to the U.S.S. Apparition as part of a skeleton crew, he headed into Klingon space. While initially excited, the mission – a “simple” data extraction from an intelligence base, which was then to be destroyed – was a success only in the most technical respect, as the crew sustained several causalities and the Apparition was lost. Most notably was the loss of Lancepaul Starnault, who had been in temporary command of the Apparition, before leading it into a 3 on 1 fight with Klingon birds of prey.

Sabbatical - Back to Earth

After the Apparition, Martin was left shaken. It wasn’t the first time he had been in a life-or-death situation in Klingon space, but this time there had been more than just his own life on the line. Lance had been almost a surrogate son to him, and he began to suffer occasional flashbacks to his own harrowing shuttle raid. Martin also felt guilty for what had happened to Lance, because he had spent a fair deal of time telling stories of his own exploits in Klingon space, as a younger man.

Shortly after a promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade, meeting Lance’s replacement, and the start of Dauntless’ next mission, Martin briefly went AWOL before resigning and returning to Earth, taking the old saying “It’s better to beg forgiveness than to ask permission” to heart, where he was immediately greeted with bad news. His mother had passed suddenly, shortly before his arrival. He decided not to return to Starfleet, taking time to grieve, and finish his book, though he never tried to publish it.

Initially more than happy to not re-enlist, Martin was searching for teaching or research positions on Earth, but quickly grew bored. His mother's second husband George, and Warren and Isaac Cole were still supportive, and Martin loved spending time with Lauren and her children, but he felt as though there was nothing new or exciting for him to do on Earth, so he decided to reapply to Starfleet Academy, and earn a second chance.

Martin had chosen an interesting time to return to Earth, as the outbreak of the Krynar war provided a new opportunity. Choosing not to re-join Starfleet, he contributed to the war efforts as a civilian, treating the injured as they returned home. Towards the end of the war he decided to focus his efforts on this full-time, eventually earning certification as a combat medic. After the war had ended and the last wave of injured treated, Martin returned to life as an academic.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Anthropology, Xenology, Archaeology (During Remedial Training)
Academy Minor(s): Thanatology, Klingon Studies
Hobbies and Pastimes: Martin enjoys listening to and performing music from many eras, regions, and species, especially human and Klingon Opera
Short-Term Goals: Finish his book on the traditions of Klingon opera, and find a publisher
Long-Term Goals: Find some sort of closure for the death of his wife, and discover what really happened to her research vessel
Personality: Martin is generally warm-hearted, but often comes off as snarky, rude, or aloof. He is also prone to spouting off on random tangents, following seemingly random thoughts to their conclusion, often out loud
Sense of Humor: Martin has a very dry, sarcastic sense of humor, which can sometimes border on dark
Phobias: Martin is terrified of bats, snakes, rats, and spiders
Likes: A true renaissance man, Martin thoroughly enjoys music, art, the theater, and fine food and drink
Dislikes: Martin is not a fan of tight, enclosed spaces, or large crowds of people
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Martin can’t stand people who claim to not like something they’ve never experienced
Bad Habits or Vices: Martin often talks to himself, especially when researching, and occasionally walks out of conversations midway through unintentionally, following a tangent
Achievements: B.A.s in Music and Anthropology (Cultural), M.A. in Ethnomusicology (Ancient Earth Music), PhD. In Xenomusicology (Klingon Music)
Disappointments: Never having any children
Illnesses: No major illnesses to date
Strengths: Martin has a wide knowledge of a vast array of topics, and can connect seemingly unrelated topics through obscure facts
Weaknesses: In terms of practical information, such as starship specifications, or common sense, Martin is lacking
Fears: Martin is afraid of losing anyone close to him, and is terrified that he’ll never know what happened to Sarah
Prejudices: Martin is admittedly biased against Romulans, on account of Sarah’s death
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: High-collared tunics and robes.
Distinguishing Features: Severe burn scars on his right arm and leg, from an incident with a Klingon raid on his ship. The injuries were original treated on a Klingon colony, and Martin choe to keep them after returning to Federation Space.
Pets: Martin grew up with a pair of German shepherds, Gilbert and Sullivan.
Friends: Best Friend: Isaac Cole, nephew of Martin’s father figure Warren, and the best man at Martin and Sarah’s wedding. Isaac also accompanied Martin on his travels to Klingon space, and taught Martin to speak the Klingon language.

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Losing Sarah. Martin often visits Sarah’s grave on Earth, even though her body was never recovered
Best Time: Romancing Sarah during their time at Daystrom. Martin had never been in love before he met Sarah, and he doesn’t think that he could ever love again.
Most Crucial Experience: Most Crucial Experience: Being burned during the Klingon attack on his vessel. It wasn’t fun or enjoyable, but it made him realize that sacrifice is essential to progress, and part of every profession
Role Model: Warren Cole, Martin’s father figure. Warren was and remains a true renaissance man, educated, cultured, and generous to everyone. Martin aspires to be like Warren, and hopes to touch as many lives as Warren has.

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 21407.08 Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21407.09 – 21412.05 Midshipman Midshipman
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21408.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21409.01 Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21409.01 The Leonard McCoy Life Saving Cross The Leonard McCoy Life Saving Cross
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21412.05 Ensign Ensign
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21412.05 Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Science Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21503.10 Sabbatical
Science Officer Star Fleet Academy 21706.14 Completed Remedial Training
Science Officer Star Fleet Academy 21706.14 Midshipman Midshipman
Science Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21706.15 Assigned
Science Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21708.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Science Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21709.01 Ensign Ensign
Medical Officer USS Reciprocity, ES-17413 21709.07 Transferred to the USS Reciprocity Ensign
Medical Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21710.01 Awarded RPGer of the Month Role Player of the Month
Medical Officer USS Beckett, CX-2000 21803.03 Assigned to USS Beckett, CX-2000. Ensign
Science Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21806.03 Assigned to USS Intrepid, CA-1708. Lieutenant Junior Grade
Science Officer USS Intrepid, CA-1708 21809.01 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
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 1
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 4
The Leonard McCoy Life Saving Cross The Leonard McCoy Life Saving Cross 1

  1. Unless otherwise specified, the information contained in this document is rated CONFIDENTIAL.
  2. Please note that familial and historical references to age may be current only to time of retirement.