Nadia, Li

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Li Nadia
Career Occupation
Security Officer
USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Biographical Attributes
173 cm (5 ft. 8 in.)
58.5 kg (129 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Long, tied in a single braid down her back
Slender, strong. Despite her stature, she has a commanding presence
Lightly tanned
Mid-alto; pleasing to the ear, but also brooks no disobedience
United Federation of Planets
Prophet’s Landing, a Bajoran colony on the Cardassian border
Familial Relationships
Li Jamis
Li Harah
Status of Parents:
both deceased
Li Faran, brother, and Li Jaxa, sister; both deceased
Marital Status:

Personal History

Li Harah and Li Jamis had both been officers in the Bajoran Militia, serving until Bajor joined the Federation, when they transferred to Star Fleet. Throughout the Federation/Romulan War, they served aboard the Starship Potemkin, and were impressed by their fellow crew, especially they’re captain, Nadia Ambrose. She was a strong woman, and when she died on their last mission of the war, the entire crew was devastated. Harah and Jamis retired from Star Fleet after the war, settling down at Prophet’s Landing as farmers, taking the family trade back.

When they had their first daughter, they saw a strength in the newborn’s eyes, a strength that reminded them of what they had lost in their friend, and so they named her Li Nadia, in her honor.

Nadia grew up as a normal child – happy, carefree. Her parents gave her everything she needed, remembering their friend. However, they did teach her about honor and loyalty, about strength in all its forms. Physical wasn’t difficult to teach – they did, after all, live on a farm – but she also was shown strength of character, strength of will. In all, she was a typical farmer’s daughter – strong, yet innocent.

It couldn’t last.

When the Dominion invaded at the start of the First General War, Prophet’s Landing was one of the first planets to fall. They were harsher here than in some places, using the colony as a food producer, and the colonists as expendable labor. Harah and Jamis kept thinking back to the original Occupation, realizing it could be worse, but laboring under it only to its conclusion, knowing that the Federation would come for them. And eventually they did, despite the years it took.

As the Dominion was forced out of system, though, they executed a scorched earth campaign on the colony. They destroyed everything in their path, in order to deny it to the enemy. They swore that the planet would never produce its own food again. They destroyed equipment, poisoned fields, burned grain, destroyed villages. Decimated populations.

By the time the Dominion was driven out, a bare handful of the colonists were alive. Some had died during the occupation itself. Most, however, were executed on that last day. Nadia had only survived by being hidden in a cave as the battle began. However, her parents had gone back out looking for their other children, and had never returned.

Nadia’s heart hardened that day. She swore revenge on those who had done this, swore that she wouldn’t rest until she had found justice for her family’s death. She finished her teenage years with this hatred burning in her, until she finally found what she was looking for.

The Maquis.

A Bajoran man approached her one day as she was in the marketplace of Kran-Tobal. He seemed to know how she felt, how she burned with anger. He offered her release, offered her a chance to find that revenge her soul longed for. He offered her a place at his side, and she took it. The man simply called himself Lucifer.

For the next six years, as the Federation and the other powers fought their wars and had their issues, Lucifer’s plan came to fruition. He called it “Morning Star,” and planned to unleash their collective fury directly on the Cardassian homeworld. To that end, they recruited many scientists, all of whom helped him to build weapons and delivery systems for his vision.

However, as scientist recruitment dropped, Lucifer started getting desperate. He burned with such hatred that his plan was all he could see. He started kidnapping scientists who wouldn’t work with him willingly, forcing them to work. Then he stopped asking them to join, and simply took what he wanted. Nadia could see what was happening, and started examining her own motivations.

Finally, she realized how far she had fallen. She knew that her family wouldn’t want her to be pursuing this. That despite their anger, even hate, for the Cardassians that did this, they could never condone acts like this. Killing innocent people – Bajoran, Cardassian, Human – it was all murder. And Lucifer’s plan called for genocide on an untold scale.

Kidnapping the Colsos was the last straw for her. She made up her mind to leave, and tried to talk Lucifer out of his plan. But he wouldn’t see reason. He was as blind by his hate as his namesake, as she herself had been years previous. He beat her, and had her locked in a cell, alone.

Three months she stayed there, trying to find a way out, and constantly failing to do so, until the day the Colsos escaped. She threw her lot in with them, then, and decided to do whatever it took to make sure that no more innocents were hurt. She was injured during the escape, and when she finally awoke weeks later to find the Colsos still there, still caring for her, she knew joy and peace for the first time in many years.

After her lengthy recovery from a polaron weapon and multiple organ failure sustained in the escape, she decided that perhaps there was more to Star Fleet than she cared to admit. Her parents had believed in it, her namesake had died for it, and the Colsos lived it. Perhaps it had a place for her, too.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Close-Quarters Tactics, specialization in zero-g and low-g
Academy Minor(s): Alpha Quadrant Military History, Forensic Investigations
Hobbies and Pastimes: Reading, chess, fencing, springball
Short-Term Goals: Find a place in the wider Federation now that she’s been disillusioned of her Maquis standing
Long-Term Goals: Stop “Lucifer” from enacting his plan to destroy Cardassia Prime
Personality: Stubborn, decisive, headstrong. She’ll most often pick the straight-forward way to tackle a problem, but will always consider other options, especially if the direct route is exceedingly dangerous or difficult
Sense of Humor: Lacking
Phobias: None
Likes: Strength: physical, mental, strength of principals, strength of character
Dislikes: Cardassians, Romulans, but also indiscriminate hatred: she hates only those that have hurt her people, who enjoy doing that to innocents. She’ll give you the benefit of the doubt, at least now
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People who don’t understand the importance of knowledge in any encounter
Achievements: One of the few survivors of the Prophet’s Landing massacre, escaping from the Maquis after her imprisonment
Disappointments: Being unable to save her family, being unable to realize that her family wouldn’t want her to hold on to her hate like she had
Illnesses: A lingering weakness of her lungs from the weapon that nearly killed her in her escape
Strengths: Strong-willed, intelligent
Weaknesses: Stubborn, sometimes refuses to admit she’s wrong
Fears: That she’ll never get past her hate and fear
Prejudices: Older Cardassians and Romulans, those that participated in the War
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Pants and a loose blouse; allows for flexibility in case of trouble, and also allows her to be comfortable in any event
Distinguishing Features: A scar across her right eye; a “gift” from Lucifer
Pets: None
Friends: None; Aitrus and Samantha Colso are the closest thing she has to friends now

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Losing her family on Prophet’s Landing
Best Time: Living on the colony, working the farm before the Dominion came
Most Crucial Experience: Her reexamination of her life, when she let go of her hate and realized what it was that she needed to do
Role Model: Her mother; Li Harah was a forceful woman. She knew how to get her way. However, she also had a core of gentleness about her; she could soothe the angriest beast back to docility. She would fight for anyone, defend them to the death, if they were being wronged.

Career History

Stardate 20907.07 - Graduated, Star Fleet Academy
Stardate 20907.07 - Promoted to Midshipman. Assigned to, USS Dauntless BC-1553
Stardate 20909.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal, USS Dauntless BC-1553

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