Hudson, William

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William “Bear” Hudson
Career Occupation
First Officer, Chief Tactical Officer
USS Philadelphia, FF-6053
Biographical Attributes
188 cm (6 ft. 2 in.)
91.6 kg (202 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Tousled, short
Facial Hair:
Five-o-clock shadow
United Federation of Planets
Turkana IV
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Both of Bear’s parents are deceased; they died in a bombing incident on Turkana IV
Marital Status:

Personal History

Early Life

William Hudson was born on June 19 on Turkana IV. It was not the ideal place for William, nor for any young child to be raised. William’s parents were deeply drawn in the Alliance, a local gang on the planet. As such, by the age of five, William was taking care of himself while his parents were engaged against the Coalition. Luckily, William had no brothers or sisters. During his first years, William learned very little academic topics, but instead was educated in fighting and the propaganda of the Alliance. William did not like what his life was, but he never had any inclination that anyone had a life that was any different until he was fourteen. When William turned fourteen, a Federation starship contacted the Coalition attempting to look for a place to refuel. The Alliance offered assistance in exchange for a number of weapons. The starship agreed, and allowed William his first look at what life was like outside his bubble.

His life turned in a vastly different direction when he was fifteen. Amongst the ongoing gang law, his parents were killed in an explosion of an attack by the Coalition, in an attempt to overtake a hotly disputed territory, which ended up succeeding. William was there, as a brainwashing ruse by his parents and saw as his parents were killed by a suicide bomber—a young teenager who had willingly given himself for the cause. During the aftermath he was scared forever. First, metaphorically speaking, he witnessed the death of his parents, a particularly gruesome death—even for Turkana. Second, he was struck by shrapnel from the packed bomb, leaving a permanent reminder to him of what the Coalition had done. William was devastated. At first, he was angry at the Coalition, a base reaction which the Alliance was hoping for. Then though, he thought about it. Who was to blame? Indeed, as he thought more and more, he came to the conclusion that both parties were to blame for his parents’ deaths. It was not the Coalition. It was both. It was a stupendous conclusion and one that would shape the rest of his life.

Escape From Home

After he came to the decision, William began to think about leaving Turkana, the only home he had ever known. After a long time, William had a plan. He was going to escape to the surface and produce enough wreckage from below decks that it looked like a ship had wrecked. He would scavenge a transponder and use it to send out a help signal.

For the next two years, William worked on gathering up and hording necessary parts to build a shipwreck. It was a great plan really, but the only thing he hadn’t counted on was being recruited. On Turkana, it was customary for those involved to give their allegiance to a faction as soon as they could. William had feigned off the attacks, saying he was still grieving. In truth though, he could not have thought of a fate which would have been less appealing. He worked night and day, and when he was seventeen, the debris field was ready. During the night before he was schedule to be forcibly initiated, William made his move. He went to the surface, stealthily and pressed the homing beacon… and waited… waited for two days. Then, just as he was getting worried that his rescue would never come, a science vessel away team appeared on the surface not too far away, tricorders blazing. He ran out to meet them, and after the initial displeasure from the crew, and a small stent in the brig, William was welcomed to his new home. This was the happiest day of his life thus far.

Escape’s Fruition

His first days on the Hokaiido were stressful, spending most of his time in the brig for falsely calling a Federation Starship. Though many regarded William with a striking amusement, the Captain took an interest in the young man. After a couple of days, William was released from the brig and given into the Captain’s custody. Many inquiries followed about William. Star Fleet was not clear about taking him from the planet, whether or not it was permitted, but as William argued fiercely for his case, the Captain of the Hokaiido caved and took him in as a yeoman. Finally, things seemed to be falling young William’s way.

William’s time on the Hokaiido passed extremely quickly. He was a quick learner, and an even more avid reader reading everything of all which Captain Thorpe had to offer—which was a considerable amount. When it was all said and done, William was more than caught up from his lack of education before, in fact, many aboard said they had rarely seen one so gifted. The crew of the Hokaiido even gave William a nickname, which he quickly assimilated leaving his old name forgotten in the depths of Turkana. From then forward, he was unofficially known as Bear. Nobody really knew why, nor would anyone ever figure out how William was a bear, but the name stuck. Bear, he was.

Captain Thorpe suggested, in one of his and Bear’s lessons that Bear think about applying for Star Fleet. By this time, Bear had served on the Hokaiido as Thorpe’s unofficial yeoman for a little more than a year. That year had been the best time of Bear’s life. Finally, he felt like he belonged and had a family. This sense of family and brotherhood would stay with him the rest of his career. Bear spent almost all of his time on the bridge, learning how to operate various tasks and even, during the night shift, fly. The first time was an experience. Apparently, the ship had much more sensitive dampers than Bear thought. After the first time, though, things went much more smoothly.

Bear had been playing around with the Academy as an option for some time when he finally made his decision. He was torn though, this was his family, and he didn’t want to leave now that he had found a place that he fit in. Not in the slightest. On the other hand, all of his family and friends, people he trusted explicitly told him that he would have the time of his life at the Academy.

The Academy and Soon After

At eighteen, Bear disembarked the Hokaiido at Starbase Alpha and headed towards his new life at the Academy.

He already passed the entrance examination with flying colors, and had tentatively chosen to study his primary areas at the Star Fleet Tactics Academy. A notable place where he felt he would be able to put his skills to good use. Another motivation for choosing Star Fleet Tactical was that Captain Thorpe was a trained tactician. There he prospered, taking many historical classes, getting a background feel for ship warfare, tactics, flying and everything in between. One had to be versatile in tactics, and Bear was just that. Bear wasn’t just interested in tactics though, he also took other classes trying to incorporate his tactical knowledge with that of other areas. His instructors were amused, but Bear didn’t care, he was going to be a truly interdisciplinary tactical officer.

First Assignments

Four years later, he graduated from the Academy. Fresh with ideas of service, and his mind full of Star Fleet tactics and theory. He headed off to his first assignment, the USS Iroquois, a very small, but steady ship which Bear was quickly transferred from. It was not demeritous, but quite the opposite. Bear was promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, and assigned to the USS Mendel, a much bigger scientific vessel under the command of the former first officer of the Hokaiido. Bear was overjoyed, and went to work. During the next few years, flourished in the field at the Mendel. Just before the war, Star Fleet decided to reorganize their fleet, transferring off many of the senior officers of some science vessels. Bear was transferred to the USS Gettysburg as a Lieutenant and head of the tactics division.

USS Gettysburg, BC-1863

Though he had left his former family, Bear quickly found that he had a new home. Life was not perfect at the start though. Bear was not used to not being in charge of his department, and although he was in charge of the tactics division in the tactical department, he still had to report to the Department Head in the department.

After a short time, though, in the face of tragedy, Bear was given a chance. Reviewed by Admiral Derrick Grant and Commander Aloysia Yvette, Bear was appointed the new head of the Tactical Department.

Shortly afterwards, the USS Gettysburg was plunged into a mission which would shake the crew to its core. Pulled into an interstellar rift and pulled across dimensions, the Gettysburg emerged in a new and alternate universe. During the time that Followed Bear grew closer and closer to the crew, growing to trust the judgment of Commander Yvette and Admiral Grant. In this new land, the Gettysburg found herself in the midst of a conflict with the Frions and a race that had befriended them who called themselves the Grand Flammarion.

After an initial battle with the Frions, Admiral Grant declassified a secret contingent of Intelligence personnel on the ship, and left command of the Gettysburg to Aloysia. The Grand Flammarions allowed the Gettysburg to dock and repair while they waited to hear from Grant and the SFSIS.

Finally, after what seemed like ages, they were able to return to normal space by a gutsy maneuver from their SFSIS heroes. When they returned, they found themselves ensconced in a conflict with the Romulans with a duplicated Sevala on their side. Edging out the conflict, the Gettysburg was able to get an escort back to Federation Space.

USS Nova, BB-106

Once back from their journey, the Gettysburg crew was unofficially disbanded. Bear, as a part was removed from his assignment on the Gettysburg and placed on pending assignment and transferred to Starbase Alpha for a shore leave. Bear did not have a restful shoreleave though. Among the stresses of finding a new assignment, Bear also received a message from one of his former childhood acquaintances on Turkana. The odd thing about this was, that there was absolutely no way that anyone from Bear’s youth should know where he was. Bear intended for the people on the surface to assume he was dead.

Apparently, though, a group of off-worlders came in and offered to help the Alliance. This apparently was still in its infant stages, but things were getting odder and odder for Bear, who found a donated shuttle craft from these people. Before he had more time to devote to the mystery though, he was assigned to a ship, the USS Nova and reunited with his former crew.

During the beginning of the Nova's first official mission, to investigate the presence of Gondwanans-- a group of people from the area the crew called "wonderland" During the mission, Bear found himself on the bridge with some of the other senior officers. Surprisingly to Bear, another relief ship--the USS Philadelphia arrived with some relief crew, including an assigned Assistant Chief Tactical Officer Kyle DeWitt.

USS Philadelphia, FF-6053

Soon after the Philadelphia arrived, Bear began to see some changes. First, an announcement that Commander Yvette, soon to be Captain Yvette was taking control of the Philadelphia. Much to his surprise, in a meeting, Aloysia offered him a position as her First Officer. Thrilled, Bear immediately accepted, transferring to the Philadelphia with a handful of crew, including Trisandra Lunanova and Maya Redding.

The Philadelphia’s first mission was directly involved with the Gondwanan First Contact effort. The flotilla met the Jorypin, one of the ships under the command of the Gondwanans. The Gondwanans, massive creatures which looked like a terrifying cross between lobster and spiders were more than willing to negotiate with the Nova and flotilla.

After First Contact was initiated William and a number of department heads and scientists from both the Philadelphia and Nova were dispatched to the Jorypin under a crew exchange. The crew exchange started as a complete success, but turned much more bitter when Bear and the others were informed of a missile fired at a research station.

This missle turned out to be the quick end to Bear’s visit to the station. As he soon learned a group of Gondwanans—the described “neos” launched some kind of probe that attached itself to a research station. At that time, Bear did the only thing that he knew how to do, help the Gondwanans.

Later though, the complete story came out. Apparently, the neos were a group of Gondwanans who had been segregated from society because a number of genetic differences. The research station was really emitting an energy field to the surface to segregate the different Gondwanans from the normals.

The effect of the probe though was devastating. It twisted the station out of kilter and caused the energy beam to strike the USS Nova, which disrupted all of the Nova’s systems. The massive ship needed to be evacuated and the team from the Jorypin, Bear included, was recalled to the Philadelphia to help the evacuation efforts.

For the most part, the senior crew of the Nova went to a new ship in the Flotilla under the Command of former first officer Nicholas Ristone at the USS Pegasus, CL-2500.

As the ships were evacuated, the senior officers of the ships decided that the Philadelphia would land on the surface to protect and give asylum to the neos. Additionally, a research team from the Peagsus and Philadelphia would work on the issues. The Philly landed and sent it’s away team, but was forced to return to orbit after finding out very, very little information.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Tactical Theory and Piloting
Academy Minor(s): Physical Chemistry, Command
Hobbies and Pastimes: Bear enjoys playing cards, chess both 2D and 3D, dom jot, and pretty much any other strategic game he can get his hands on
Short-Term Goals: Never look back from Turkana
Long-Term Goals: Command
Personality: Striking, quirky, capable of being serious, but prefers to not on the whole, very caring, but can be extremely stubborn
Sense of Humor: Heightened
Phobias: Squirrels, the little devils just frighten the hell out of him
Likes: Ktarian whiskey, having fun, getting the job done
Dislikes: Sitting still, being out of the middle of things
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Cowards
Bad Habits or Vices: Will bite his fingernails if he is stressed
Achievements: Star Fleet commendations at the Academy
Disappointments: His parents will never be able to see what he had become
Illnesses: None
Strengths: Thinking, sense of humor, able to see the good in most situations
Weaknesses: Can be extremely stubborn
Fears: Failure
Prejudices: Hates cowards
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Enjoys pithy shirts surrounding the areas of science, but really will go for anything which gives him a chuckle
Distinguishing Features: Small scar on his right cheek
Pets: Bear adopted a dog when he was assigned to the Gettysburg, Spyke, a pit bull.
Friends: Bear considered Captain Thorpe one of his closest friends

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Watching his parents die at the hands of his own people
Best Time: Star Fleet Academy
Most Crucial Experience: Being rescued by Star Fleet
Role Model: His friend, the captain of the Hokaiido

Career History

Kiron Hunter
Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 20703.29 Awarded Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20703.29 Promoted to Midshipman
Assigned to USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20705.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20705.01 Promoted to Ensign Ensign
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20709.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20710.01 Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20803.22 Promoted to Lieutenant Lieutenant
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20804.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20807.01 Awarded Purple Heart Purple Heart
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20808.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Engineering Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20901.10 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
William Hudson
Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20906.05 Assigned to USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20906.27 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
Reassigned to Chief Tactical Officer
Lieutenant Commander
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20907.02 Awarded Purple Heart Purple Heart
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20907.02 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20911.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 21002.03 Awarded Gold Star Gold Star
Chief Tactical Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21003.01 Transferred to USS Nova, BB-106
Chief Tactical Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21003.13 Awarded Department Head of the Year Department Head of the Year
Chief Tactical Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21004.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Tactical Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21005.03 Awarded the Order of the Shadowed Veil The Order of the Shadowed Veil
Chief Tactical Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21006.02 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Tactical Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21007.08 Promoted to Commander Commander
First Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21007.19 Reassigned to First Officer
Transferred to USS Philadelphia, FF-6053
First Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21010.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
First Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21101.03 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
First Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21105.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
First Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21202.01 Awarded Gold Star Gold Star
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1
Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal 2
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 4
Gold Star Gold Star 2
Purple Heart Purple Heart 2
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 5
Department Head of the Year Department Head of the Year 1
The Order of the Shadowed Veil The Order of the Shadowed Veil 1

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Supplemental Information

Characters Tally:
Name Type Status
Kiron Hunter Registered Non-Player Character Captain, retired
Rohan Lamarck Registered Non-Player Character Retired
Dave Registered Non-Player Character Emergency Engineering Hologram, retired
Maya Redding Registered Non-Player Character Lieutenant, retired
Maximiliano Tollian Whyte Registered Non-Player Character Vice Admiral, retired
Matthew Pauling Registered Non-Player Character Lieutenant Junior Grade, retired

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