STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
|Position:||Chief Medical Officer|
|Assignment:||USS Artemis, EX-11000|
|Time on Site:|
|Full Name:||Robin Elisabeth Mayfair|
|Height:||155 cm (5 ft. 1 in.)||Weight:||54 kg (119 lb.)|
|Hair Color:||Amethyst. Her unusual hair and eye colors are a result of the genetic modification done to her as a child|
|Hairstyle:||Pixie cut. Robin keeps her hair fairly short, and is mostly concerned with keeping it out of the way|
|Complexion:||Sandy beige skin, a natural tan. Robin has a few freckles still left over from childhood|
|Voice:||Resonant, musical. She has a slight southern US accent, though she’s not from Earth|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Birthplace:||Iota Tau IV|
|Mother:||Sonjia Mayfair (née Donovan)|
|Siblings:||Rashelle (31), older sister|
The colony world of Iota Tau IV isn’t one of the Federation’s shining lights. Rugged and dry, it has little in the way of natural resources that can’t be obtained elsewhere. It isn’t strategically valuable. It isn’t on any major trade routes. All of that suits its citizens just fine. They want little to do with the Federation and the small colony exists at a mid-22nd level of technology.
Robin Mayfair was born into a successful family of ranchers and farmers. She was a bright and energetic girl at first, but as she grew older her family noticed that she was losing her memory. She had no energy. Her bones were growing brittle, and she began to suffer from frequent fractures. And then the seizures started.
Her parents were increasingly desperate. The colony’s doctors had no idea what was happening, so they reluctantly took her off-world. On a Federation world with access to late 24th century medicine, a diagnosis was made: Turean’s Syndrome. A very rare genetic disorder that caused a progressive breakdown of the victim’s DNA.
The Federation doctors had worse news. There was no treatment, no cure, even with their technology. Robin was going to die a slow and painful death before she was 16. The only possible option was a near-complete resequencing of the girl’s DNA, one that would rewrite her at a fundamental level. It would require technology that had long since been outlawed in the Federation.
Her parents refused to accept that. Traveling to Adigeon Prime, a neutral world where such technology wasn’t illegal, they submitted Robin for treatment. The genetic damage the disease had already caused was substantial, and they were told that the procedure was far more involved than most of the work they did and would require some “questionable” (in other words, augmented) genetic material. It was also risky and would result in unforeseen changes and side effects. Moreover, they couldn’t simply ‘reset’ Robin to the way she was before she became ill. The problem was her DNA. She would be different, but she would live. Her parents agreed.
Robin began to recover quickly, but she already showed signs of the changes. Oddest, though least important, her hair and eyes turned a shade of purple. Her intelligence increased greatly, along with recall and reflexes. Her personality changed, and she grew stubborn and sometimes distant, as if she couldn’t relate to her family anymore.
The Mayfairs didn’t care. They had their daughter back. They returned home, a year later, with a bright and healthy purple-haired six-year-old.
The family settled back into their normal life, or tried to, but Robin wasn’t happy anymore. She explored constantly, sometimes disappearing for days at a time as she traveled cross-country for no reason in particular. She spent hours staring at the sky. The brief time she had been in space had made a deep impression on her growing mind, and she wanted more. As she grew older she wasn’t interested in the family business at all, and was bored in the colony’s limited school system.
At age 15 she asked if she could leave on the next merchant ship to visit the colony. Her parents flat-out refused, in part due to their knowledge that the genetic alterations had made Robin physically weaker and less robust than an average Human. She would stay, and she would settle in as a rancher as her family had done for generations.
Never one to take ‘no’ for an answer (at least not since the treatment), Robin made the decision to leave. She knew she would never be happy on Iota Tau IV. She wanted to see the stars again, visit the places she dreamed about. She stowed away on the next ship, the SS Triple Seven, a merchant vessel owned by a retired Starfleet officer. Captain Miguel Cardon wasn’t happy two weeks later when he discovered the teenaged runaway, but he understood wanderlust and the need to explore. It was in the core of his being as well. Because of this (and because the Triple Seven wasn’t due back at Iota Tau IV for three more years) he decided to let her stay. Robin agreed to work for her passage.
Robin threw herself into her new duties. She went from fixing meals and cleaning cabins to working in engineering before settling in as an assistant in the ship's small medical bay. Her augmented intelligence helped her absorb knowledge very quickly. She read everything she could, packing in years of education about science, history, literature, and the greater galaxy that she had missed growing up in her isolated farming colony. Cardon regaled her with tales of his adventures in Starfleet, of fighting in the Dominion War as a young ensign, of commanding a powerful starship. She was utterly captivated by the stories, and when the ship was in port she filled datapads with stories of famous Starfleet officers like Kirk, Sulu, and Sisko.
By the time the ship was due to return to the colony Robin had decided that she never wanted to go back. Her place was in the stars. Her interests were in medicine, but she felt that being a nurse rather than a doctor fit her better. She wanted to help people directly, and growing up on a farm meant she wasn't squeamish. Besides, even in the 25th century there was always a shortage of skilled nurses, and she'd be able to find positions on numerous ships. Cardon was more than happy to write a letter of recommendation to Starfleet Academy, and his word carried great weight. Robin took the entrance exams and passed despite her lack of formal education.
Captain Cardon had urged her to keep her abilities secret, to dye her hair and pass as ‘normal,’ but Robin wanted to be above board with everything. And she did feel some resentment at being told that she wasn’t allowed to serve because of something her parents had done to save her life. So she noted on her application that she was genetically enhanced… and hired a lawyer when the inevitable refusal came. Her advocate, a Vulcan named Voric, made a strong case that there was precedent, and that automatic denial of the application was a violation of Robin’s civil rights. The admissions board (reluctantly) agreed and allowed her to attend.
Her classmates weren’t kind. Many resented her, feeling she was a ‘cheat.’ There was still considerable prejudice against augments both in Starfleet and the greater Federation, and Robin was forced to confront it. She did make some friends, though, especially among non-human cadets who cared very little about trivia like genetic engineering or the different types of humans.
Earth was something entirely new. She'd never been to a place so big, with so many people. Robin spent every moment when she wasn't in class, on assignment, or studying seeing the planet. She was constantly begging to borrow transporter credits from her fellow cadets so she could visit the famous places of Earth.
Robin found that she made a top-flight trauma nurse. She was calm in a crisis, could make snap decisions without hesitation, and had a terrific bedside manner. Her sunny and caring personality helped her patients feel at ease, and doctors appreciated her ability to anticipate their needs. Upon graduation with a Masters in Nursing with a specialty in Emergency Care and Treatment she was eager for her first assignment. The stars were waiting.
Attack on the Borg Megasphere
Fresh out of the Academy, Robin was shipped out to Pioneer Station with a group of recent graduates to await her first assignment to a starship. Unfortunately events in the greater Federation were moving quickly, and she arrived only to find a fleet preparing for battle. The Borg had unleashed a incredible weapon, dubbed the "Megasphere." Capable of constructing Borg vessels and possessing unbelievable firepower, it was a threat the Federation couldn't ignore. And the Star Fleet ships assembling needed personnel for the coming battle.
To her own utter surprise, Robin volunteered. She was assigned to the USS Artemis, a new Vesta-class Explorer and one of the most powerful and advanced ships in the Federation.
The battle did not go well from the first. Several ships were lost early on, and even the Artemis was battered. Robin, assigned to the ship's sophisticated Medical Complex, did her best to treat the growing numbers of wounded while the decks shook from repeated impacts. She had no idea what was going on outside, but the Artemis had taken point in a dangerous (and borderline suicidal) drive towards the heart of the Borg lines. The ship took the combined firepower of numerous Borg probes, giving better than she got and destroying many... but nothing could hold out for long against that sort of barrage.
The ship's shields were penetrated by a Borg plasma blast. Sickbay was breached and several doctors, nurses, and patients vanished instantly before the young nurse's eyes. She was nearly blown out into space before emergency force fields closed the hole. As she regained her senses she realized how close she had come to death, and there were no senior medical personnel in sight. Somehow the newly-minted Midshipman avoided panic and managed to keep working until Engineering personnel arrived, even helping to organize survivors.
While the Artemis had been badly damaged, the battle was a success. The Megasphere was destroyed, though not completely. Robin spent the next few weeks assisting the many wounded. She was haunted by the numbers of dead and wounded. Her first true experience as an officer was a trial by fire, and space was so much more dangerous than her rather romantic views.
The Pathfinder Expedition
The damage to the Artemis was extensive and required many weeks of repair. After a shore leave the Explorer was assigned as the lead in the Pathfinder Expedition, intended to follow the Borg back to the Delta Quadrant as well as find out information about the lost ship Voyager, missing for decades. Robin's temporary assignment became a permanent one as she officially joined the medical staff as a junior officer.
She made several friends during this time such as the redheaded doctor Beka Sydesh (a fierce young doctor with a troubled history) and the Security Lieutenant Eliana McKenna. She was surprised how well she settled into life aboard the ship, and encountered very little bigotry... although there were still a fair number of staring eyes and the occasional comment behind her back that she pretended not to hear.
Weeks into the trip the ship's Slipstream Drive malfunctioned and the Artemis was thrown back into normal space, damaged in the process. The fleet had been scattered. They encountered a Talaxian colony headed by the elderly Neelix. The colony had been recently attacked by the Kazon, and Robin assisted with the wounded. The Artemis helped guide the colonists to their new world before departing.
Robin was promoted to Ensign and continued to show that she was a competent young officer. The Artemis continued its journey through the Delta Quadrant, now forced to stay at normal warp. An encounter with a Kazon scout ship provided the only real danger during this time as a pair of Kazon who had been beamed to sickbay escaped confinement and started a firefight in Sickbay. They were taken down by Commander Braggins and Security, and Robin was uninjured. She found the Artemis was truly becoming a home and even attended social events such as a hiking trip on the holodeck and a Halloween party.
Only a short time after her promotion to Ensign, Robin found herself summoned to Doctor Tyrol's office. The Chief Medical Officer explained that the previous head nurse was being transferred to one of the other Pathfinder ships, and that Robin was being given the position as well as a promotion to Lieutenant (Junior Grade). The young Augment was shocked but determined to prove that she was worthy, and found that she actually did quite well in the job.
Robin's first test under real fire came on a repair station run by a family of Kazon. The Artemis had struck a cloaked mine, damaging the ship and making any hope of Slipstream impossible until repairs were completed. Limping to the station they had been told about, the crew found it seemingly abandoned. Robin was tasked with being the medic on an away team that included Captain Crawford and several other high-ranking officers. They found the family hiding within, and were informed that another faction of Kazon regularly raided the facility for supplies... and would be arriving soon. The decision was made to defend the station.
While she performed reasonably well on the station, the true test came when the raiders arrived. Robin was tasked with assisting one of the primary combat teams, and several team members were injured or killed when the enemy threw grenades into their midst. Only her enhanced reflexes saved her from being wounded or worse. She held up under fire, keeping her cool and treating the wounded even as the Artemis teams finished off the attacking Kazon.
While the Artemis was returning to the Federation, Robin received a subspace message from her sister. Her father was dying. Beka agreed to travel to Iota Tau with medical equipment to operate on Karlos. Traveling aboard the Triple Seven, the two medics reached the colony with days to spare, and Robin saw her parents for the first time in a decade.
Robin and Beka convinced the stubborn man to consent to the operation, which was successful. The young Augment finally was able to tell her parents and sister she was sorry for running away. While there was still some hard feelings on her sister's part, the two managed to at least partially reconcile. Robin returned to her duties feeling better than she had in years.
Promotion and Acting Chief Medical Officer
While the Artemis was undergoing repairs and refit in the Utopia Planitia shipyards after its grueling Delta Quadrant trip, Robin was shocked to find herself promoted to full Lieutenant and made acting Chief Medical Officer. The fleet was having problems with recruitment and retention after the devastating battle with the Borg Megasphere, and medical officers were being spread thin. Captain Crawford told her the truth of why the Augment was posted to the Artemis... the Captain and First Officer had dealt with Augments before. A former Chief Medical Officer (as well as another crew member) had turned out to secretly be genetically enhanced and had gone on a killing spree before being put down by Crawford and Braggins. Robin, despite her lack of strength and stamina, wasn't trusted by Star Fleet and they wanted her somewhere she could be watched... and dealt with, should the need arise. Robin was shocked but grateful that she had been told, and was honored by the trust being placed in her.
Academy Major(s): Medical (Nursing), specialist in Emergency Care and Treatment. Currently holds a Masters degree and is a licensed Nurse Practitioner.
Academy Minor(s): Astronomy, Biology
Hobbies and Pastimes: Reading, music. Robin is an accomplished guitarist, preferring acoustic but able to play electric very well. She has a very good singing voice, and was in the Academy Chorus. She prefers playing and listening to late 20th-century rock and roll but also has an interest in the Bluegrass of her ancestors as well as Andorian music. Robin is also the quintessential tourist, and every time her ship arrives in port or at a new planet her first thought is about when she can start seeing the sights
Short-Term Goals: To see the galaxy. In a way, Robin has already achieved her personal goals and now is just enjoying the opportunities open to her. She tends to only look as far as the next shore leave where she can see something new, whether it's a busy port or an exotic alien planet. Despite the hard work of serving in Starfleet she almost views it as a vacation
Long-Term Goals: To show that augmented humans aren’t abnormal monsters, potential Khans in the making. She feels the best way to do this is to set an example, to show rather than tell. To this end she makes no attempt to hide herself, and will answer anyone who asks. However, she still does suffer from shyness and doesn’t bring the subject up on her own
Personality: Robin is a wide-eyed, cheerful innocent at heart, an odd combination of genius and county farmgirl. Everything is new to her, and the phrase "Oh, that is so COOL!" was heard by other cadets so often that it ended up being her yearbook quote. Even years after leaving the colony that feeling hasn't worn off. She's strong-willed and very, very stubborn, and if she’s focused on a goal it’s best not to get in her way. She has a tendency to pout if she doesn’t get what she wants. Robin is also very caring and empathetic, and will risk her life without hesitation to help others. She genuinely cares about each patient she sees and lacks the cynicism that some nurses have
Sense of Humor: Silly, somewhat corny. She doesn't "get" edgy humor and doesn't have a sarcastic bone in her body. She understands sarcasm, but just doesn’t find it funny
Likes: Seeing new places, whether it's an alien planet, an ancient city, or just looking out the ship's viewports at a nebula. Reading; when off duty she usually has her face stuck in a datapad. She prefers nonfiction, and is always reading on a wide variety of often trivial subjects. Having access to a ship's library is like a dream. She enjoys playing music and singing for people
Dislikes: Being judged because of her genetics. Being stuck on the ship when something interesting is happening. Cruelty and bullying. Fighting and combat… she’s a decent shot, but only on the phaser range. She tends to hesitate when someone engages her in hand-to-hand, often resulting in her opponent gaining the upper hand easily
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Cynicism. Medical professionals who don’t show caring towards their patients
Bad Habits or Vices: Food. Robin is a voracious eater, especially considering her size. She will wolf down enough food for a 6 foot man, and then go back for seconds. She constantly looks at other people's food like she hasn't eaten for a week, and her friends were always sick of hearing "Are you going to finish that?" She doesn't gain a pound, though she’s not as scrawny as she was when she entered the Academy
Achievements: Passing her Starfleet Academy entrance exams despite no formal education beyond freshman high school at a small rural colony. She spent years studying every subject she thought would be relevant while serving aboard the SS Triple Seven. Standing up for herself and fighting for admission as an open augment instead of hiding her abilities
Disappointments: That the galaxy is more dangerous than she expected. She had a romantic view of space, and it's slowly being chipped away by reality. She has yet to actually lose a friend in Starfleet, and worries that she won't be able to handle it when it happens
Illnesses: Before she was augmented she was nearly killed by Turean’s Syndrome, a genetic condition that causes a slow breakdown of the victim’s DNA
Strengths: Robin's augmentations means she learns at an exceptional rate and has nearly total recall of anything she studies. She has amazing hand-eye coordination. Robin is a skilled nurse and has the ability to work well with doctors, anticipating their needs and orders and being ready to follow them
Weaknesses: Hand-to-hand combat. Despite her augmentations Robin is a poor fighter due to her below-average strength and stamina. This was a source of deep frustration for her at the Academy, as she felt that she should be able to handle herself better. She barely passed her hand to hand classes, and hasn't pursued training since. Robin is also very, very stubborn. Once she sets her mind on something it often takes direct orders to stop her. Robin tends to be deferential to authority figures and doesn’t question them, though whether this is due to some unforeseen effect of her enhancements or due to being raised in an extremely conservative culture isn’t known
Fears: Robin fears failure. Though she doesn’t admit it to herself, she thinks she should be an example of what people with genetic enhancements can be to other humans, and takes it hard every time she screws up. Other people may judge her harshly, but not as harshly as she does herself. She especially takes any criticism by superior officers personally and fears disappointing her commanders
Prejudices: Klingons. Her Academy hand-to-hand instructor Krodicha was a Klingon, and she was constantly berating Robin to do better, calling her “weak,” and putting her through brutal training sessions. Unknown to Robin, it was never personal… the instructor was doing so because she wanted the girl to rise to the challenge. It’s only because of those efforts that Robin even passed her hand-to-hand class… though Krodicha would never admit it. Robin tends to view Klingons through that lens, that they’re brutal warriors who tolerate no weakness in anyone
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Medium-length skirts and blouses. She rarely had the opportunity to wear them on her home world, since clothing was strictly utilitarian outside of holidays. She prefers solid colors over patterns. Dresses conservatively, and is uncomfortable showing a lot of skin
Distinguishing Features: Purple hair and eyes. Robin also appears younger than her actual age and seems to be about 20
Friends: Elisa Thomsen, her last roommate at Starfleet Academy. Delso, a Bolian who took a romantic interest in her while she remained utterly clueless
Referrer: Google search for Star Trek roleplaying forums
Personal Paradigm Shifts
Most Painful Experience: Leaving Iota Tau IV. Though she was never happy there, Robin knows that she broke her parents' hearts when she disappeared. She hasn't even sent a message home, so it's likely that they don't know what happened to her. The more time that passes the more guilt she feels
Best Time: Starfleet Academy. Meeting new people, spending time on a world like Earth that was filled with wonders, seeing new worlds on holidays
Most Crucial Experience: Hiring a lawyer and challenging Starfleet Academy’s rejection of her application based solely on her genetic enhancements
Role Model: Captain Miguel Cardon, formerly of the USS Horizon and now commanding the merchant trader SS Triple Seven. His stories (which were even mostly true) inspired Robin to join Starfleet. Even in his late 60s, he's every bit the ideal captain in her eyes, the James T. Kirk type of swashbuckling two-fisted hero. She also considers Julian Bashir a role model, as he was an augment who served in Starfleet. She’s aware that his career was almost destroyed when his status was revealed
|Service Medals Awarded|
|Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||1|
|Star Fleet Commendation Medal||3|
|Achievement Medals Awarded|
|Role Player of the Month||9|
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