Hawkens, Korbon

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Korbon James Hawkens
Career Occupation
First Officer
USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Biographical Attributes
1/4 Betazoid, 3/4 Human
178 cm (5 ft. 10 in.)
72.6 kg (160 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Short, usually looks a bit unruly.
Slender with slight muscular definition
Very light tan
Facial Hair:
Smooth high baritone/low tenor
United Federation of Planets
Small town west of Cambridge, UK
Familial Relationships
James Hawkens
Lena Hawkens
Status of Parents:
Alive, residing in a small town west of Cambridge, UK
Sister - Sister – Kayla, 20. Brother - Quentin – 38
Marital Status:
Callisto Perdo, 17

Personal History

Early Life

Korbon was born in a small town west of Cambridge, England, to James and Lena Hawkens around the time of the signing of the Sendarian Accords. With the Dominon War and First Federation/Romulan War still fresh in his mind, James, a promising young doctor, broke with his family’s longstanding tradition of Star Fleet service, feeling that the organization’s focus was too militaristic. This decision caused a rift to form in his relationship with his father, Jonah. Their disagreement, compounded by Jonah’s disapproval of James’ half-Betazoid wife, left James feeling alienated from his parents. After a particularly tense argument between the two, days after Korbon’s first birthday, James moved his wife and children to the New Berlin colony and set up his own medical center.

When Korbon was eight years old, a Betazoid couple moved next-door, quickly befriending his mother. Around this time, Korbon and his brother began experiencing light headaches whenever the couple visited their house. After some testing, James discovered that a missing gene was responsible for the boys’ condition, their paracortices creating a dissonant feedback when in range of a Betazoid’s latent telepathic frequencies. This meant that, while they were neither telepathic, like Betazoids, nor empathic, like their mother, they could detect Betazoids within a close proximity using the pain they felt.

As a child, Korbon spent his much of his time watching his father work with patients and helping his mother in their hydroponics garden. Colony life was tough on the young boy, but his older brother, Quentin, was always around to protect him. The two boys were very close, often spending their evenings gazing at the stars and making up imaginative stories of great adventures. Korbon had many friends growing up, among them was Vyali Perdo, a young girl who introduced him to Andorian Mint Tea and would later date him for a few years before suddenly moving away from the colony.

Adolescence and the Academy Years

Korbon was 15 when his younger sister, Kayla, was born. At the same time, Quentin’s interest in joining Star Fleet became a driving force in his life and a major point of contention with his father. After many heated moments between the two, Quentin disregarded his Father’s wishes and left for Star Fleet Academy to pursue his dream. At first, Korbon felt slighted by his brother’s abandonment, but the feeling quickly subsided when he began receiving regular letters from Quentin. Each letter caused Korbon’s interest in attending the Academy to grow. James, seeing his youngest son’s newfound interest in Star Fleet, decided to distract him by having him work in the medical center. Korbon was a quick study; picking up various aspects of Xenobiology almost naturally. While James’ plan seemed to work, it also provided him with a bit of frustration as Korbon also began tinkering with some of the medical equipment in an attempt to increase their efficiency. He also hadn't completely given up on his dreams of joining Star Fleet.

Taking a serious interest in horticulture, Korbon began experimenting with local plant species. While collecting one particular plant, he triggered its defense mechanism resulting in a portion of his right arm, from his wrist to his elbow, being permanently stained black and looking almost as if someone had dribbled ink all over his arm. Despite this event, Korbon had considered a career in exobiology. That all changed when his two year-old sister nearly died while his parents were away. He managed to save her, and made a decision to become a doctor.

Six years passed and James, now confident that he had thoroughly convinced his son from joining Star Fleet, was shocked when Korbon announced his intention to leave for the Academy. The two exchanged harsh words, with James making it clear that he saw no value in Star Fleet. However, after seeing that Korbon would not be swayed, he finally allowed his son to leave.

Four years at the Academy seemed to fly by. Korbon seemed to have little free time, but what time he had to himself he mostly spent keeping in contact with Kayla, the two having developed a close bond, similar to the one Korbon shared with Quentin. He did not want his sister to feel the same feelings of abandonment he had when Quentin had left.

USS Drake

After graduation, Korbon was assigned to the USS Drake, where he served under Thomas Stack, a man he would come to see as his mentor. His Star Fleet career got off to a shaky start when he was asked to take a medical scan of his new CO, Captain Alanna Treborn, to verify her identity. Unaware of the events that had taken place prior to his arrival on the bridge, he scanned her but discovered that her brainwave patterns were now like those of a telepath. Acting on a gut feeling, he kept the data to himself and answered the FO’s questions with an insubordinate tone, coming very close to ending his time in Star Fleet before it really had a chance to begin.

While on shore leave, following his disastrous first mission aboard the USS Drake, Korbon decided to seek out his paternal grandparents, whom he had never met. Taking a shuttle down to Earth, he was surprised to find the pilot to be none other than Captain Treborn. She had a few harsh words with him, reprimanding him for his actions during the previous mission, before handing him a felt covered box. Feeling the urge to resign, Korbon managed to locate his grandparents, who then convinced him to stay in Star Fleet. Shortly thereafter, he was promoted to Ensign. Serving as an Ensign aboard the USS Drake, Korbon participated in a routine away mission to the USS Mendes, a ship that had been missing for some time. Upon arriving, the away team found themselves surrounded by unspeakable horrors. As they searched for the source of the carnage, Korbon experienced a hallucination in which Kayla taunted him; the young girl’s eyes gouged out in a manner similar to the remains of the Mendes’ crew. The idea of losing such a close family member without being able to help them weighed heavily on his mind. Even after successfully returning to the Drake, the image continued to haunt him.

Minutes after being promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade by Captain Treborn, Korbon was shocked when she was transported back to Sickbay, unconscious and pumped full of an unknown poison. Working closely with the rest of the medical team, they managed to slow the poison’s effect on her. However, security teams soon descended on Sickbay and Korbon and his fellow medics were forced to leave, as they were all under suspicion of being the assassin. Though they managed to save the captain and clear the medical department of suspicion, it was Korbon’s first taste of some of the aspects of Star Fleet his father had vehemently objected.

Battle of 157, Love, and Tragedy

Several years passed, and Korbon had just received a promotion to Lieutenant and the position of Chief Medical Officer, when the USS Drake received orders to proceed to Starbase 157. The ensuing battle would later be known as the Battle of 157, and while the Drake was not harmed in initial battle, its position led it to be attacked during the Romulan retreat. Korbon was in the Shuttle bay when the attack occurred, attending to the wounded from a Marine Assault Dropship who had docked with the Drake. During the attack, the unsecured vehicle slid across the room and crushed Korbon’s left foot against the wall.

After recovering and coming to terms with his time aboard the Mendes and his new position as CMO, he spent some time on Starbase Charlie a refit of the Drake’s medical department. While there, he met Lt. Rori Baylis, the lead engineer for the refit. The two were soon involved in a burgeoning relationship and the future looked great.

Then the unthinkable happened. Korbon received word of the violent death of his grandfather. Within the same short span of time, he also learned that the Drake’s captain, a woman he had come to think of as family, was being transferred. Likewise, the USS Drake, the ship that had served as his only home over the years, was also being decommissioned and the crew reassigned to the USS Dauntless.

Utterly devastated by the turn of events, Korbon ended up making yet another serious of poor life choices. Following his grandfather’s funeral, he spent some time drinking with his girlfriend and older brother at a tavern on Starbase Alpha. While there, he happened upon the three individuals who had killed his grandfather, identifying them by his grandfather’s silver pocket watch that they were trying to sell. Angered and giving no thought to his personal safety, he attacked the three men. Eventually, Starbase security broke up the fight, resulting in Korbon being thrown into the brig.

USS Dauntless

Korbon’s release from the brig came at the hands of his new CO, Captain Mike Wong. During the Dauntless’ shakedown cruise, the ship was diverted to Tekna to help evacuate the planet that was suffering tectonic upheavals. Still dealing with anger issues, he managed to alienate much of his staff. Despite this, he managed to organize the ships medical crew in the treatment of the survivors. The ultimate cost of the mission was the lives of 5 million people they were unable to save and the resignation of his head nurse, Kaitlyn Montgomery. The news that Korbon’s family had moved back to Earth, and that Rori was reassigned to Starbase Alpha was comforting, but couldn’t completely offset the gravity of the mission.

Shortly after receiving a promotion to Lieutenant Commander and becoming Second Officer of the Dauntless, news reached him of the deaths of the CO and Dr. ch’Thane, a member of his medical team. The ship’s crew began investigating their suspicious deaths and later located the two, still alive, in the Antarctic. Being left in charge of the ship while the acting CO went on an away mission to retrieve them, Korbon caught a glimpse into the stresses of command and walked away with a newfound appreciation for the position of captain.

The Dauntless’ next mission led to an encounter with the ‘Great Ones,’ a race of maleficent beings whose only concerns seemed to be toying with the crew. Korbon and his medical department were tasked to come up with a serum to counteract the fits of nausea and vomiting that were affecting the entire crew. They were eventually able to come up with a solution, and when the encounter was over, they resumed their previous mission.

While on shore leave between missions, Korbon had one the newest additions to his team, Dr. Kieran Qal, perform a surgery on him. By severing three small sections of the paracortex, he hoped to reduce or completely remove the pain he felt when Betazoid were nearby. The surgery, while dangerous, was successful. However, instead of leaving Korbon telepathically and empathically mute as he had expected, he was now faintly able to sense the emotions and thoughts of those he touched.

The end of the war with the Romulans came as welcome news to Korbon. However, their next mission took them directly into their former enemy’s territory, straight to Romulus. Stopping off on Amazonia III on the way, Korbon accompanied a group of senior officers and some Vulcan delegates to a remote site on the planet. There they found an ancient artifact that was to be presented to the Romulans as a sign of peace. While on the planet, the ship was over taken by a hostile force, stranding the away team on the planet. They were able to escape the planet using an old Romulan shuttle, and retake the ship by releasing anesthezine gas.

Upon returning to Starbase Bravo, Korbon was in the process of proposing to Rori when he was made of aware of the existence of his daughter. The girl, Callisto, had been born to his former girlfriend, Vyali Perdo, years earlier, months after she had left the colony. Through further investigation, Korbon discovered that Vyali had passed away, leaving him as the girl’s sole caregiver.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Xenobiology and Pharmacology
Academy Minor(s): Botany and Stellar Cartography
Hobbies and Pastimes: Studying new medications, reading, Tai Chi, and trying to improve medical equipment
Short-Term Goals: Adjust to his new role as Second Officer
Long-Term Goals: Prove his father’s ideas about Star Fleet wrong
Personality: Friendly and light-hearted in almost any situation. However, since the death of his grandfather, he has been struggling with his anger, and increased frustration can sometimes cause him to lash out at those around him.
Sense of Humor: Korbon enjoys a good joke from time to time. Growing up in a culturally diverse area, Korbon is familiar with many types of humor from different species, but will occasionally get them mixed up inevitably leading to situations where he is the only one laughing
Likes: Talking to his siblings, Andorian Mint tea (or any tea for that matter)
Dislikes: Being separated from his family
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Being called ‘Sir’
Illnesses: Paracortexical Dissonance Feedback Syndrome (rectified with surgery)
Strengths: Able to recall detailed medical facts from memory
Weaknesses: Easily distracted
Fears: Losing a member of his family
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Jeans and his old grey Starfleet hoodie
Distinguishing Features: Black splotches on his right forearm.
Friends: None

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Death of his grandfather, Jonah Hawkens.
Best Time: Meeting his grandparents for the first time.
Most Crucial Experience: Saving his sister from death due to an allergic reaction to uttaberries.

Career History

Stardate 20705.31 - Graduated Star Fleet Academy, Medical Division, Starfleet Academy
Stardate 20705.31 - Promoted to Midshipman, assigned to the USS Drake, CL-2509, Starfleet Academy
Stardate 20707.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20707.05 - Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20708.04 - Promoted to Ensign, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20710.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20712.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20801.01 - Awarded Gold Star, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20804.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20806.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20807.01 - Promoted to Chief Medical Officer, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20807.01 - Awarded Gold Star, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20904.01 - Assigned to the USS Dauntless, BC-1553, USS Drake, CL-2509
Stardate 20905.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20905.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20906.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20906.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20909.01 - Awarded Diamond Star, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21011.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21012.21 - Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21105.01 - Awarded Diamond Star, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21107.01 - Awarded The Zefram Cochrane Award, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21205.01 - Awarded Role-Player of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21206.01 - Awarded Gold Star, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 21209.01 - Promoted to Commander, USS Dauntless, BC-1553

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