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 STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
 SECURITY RATING 3, CONFIDENTIAL[1]

RETIRED[2]
New
CommanderNew.jpg
Career Occupation
Position:
Strategic Operations Officer
Assignment:
USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Rank:
Commander
Commander
Biographical Attributes
Species:
Android
Gender:
Male
Height:
185 cm (6 ft. 1 in.)
Weight:
90.7 kg (200 lb.)
Eye Color:
Bright green
Hair Color:
Black
Hairstyle:
Standard Vulcan male haircut
Physique:
Athletic
Complexion:
Pale
Facial Hair:
None
Voice:
Baritone
Affiliation:
United Federation of Planets
Birthplace:
Romulus
Born:
18804.22
Age:
33
Familial Relationships
Father:
Jim Groat
Mother:
Rebban
Status of Parents:
Unknown
Siblings:
None that he is aware of
Marital Status:
Single, never married
Children:
None


Personal History

New was an android constructed by a Romulan scientist, Dr. Rebban.

Initially New was an experiment to see if a positronic matrix could be used as the main computer core of a starship. However, certain concerns were raised about an independent AI choosing to contradict the orders given by the commanding officer; or even the AI taking over all functions of a ship and handing that ship over to an enemy rather than sacrifice itself for the empire. Such concerns could not be addressed to the satisfaction of the Romulan Senate, therefore Dr. Rebban took another course with her experiment.

Said course involved creating a body for the positronic matrix and make a complete android with superior strength and intelligence. The experiment was a success, but still the Romulan Senate wanted assurances that the android would not pose a risk to the security of the Romulan Empire. As a result the android, named Nu'Ral by Dr. Rebban after her late son, was to be turned over to the Tal'Shiar. The intention of the Tal'Shiar was to program Nu'Ral to be a spy, with safety protocols installed to prevent disloyalty or tampering.

At the discovery of these intentions, Dr. Rebban enlisted the aid of her primary research assistant (also an agent working for Star Fleet Intelligence), to prevent her newborn "son" from being subjected to the reprogramming. Her assistant, P'tren (a.k.a. Jim Groat), arranged with his contacts in the Federation Embassy to get the good doctor and her son out of Romulan space as quickly as possible. The night before the Tal'Shiar were to take possession, Rebban, Agent Groat, and Nu'Ral left boarded a neutral cargo vessel and left Romulus.

The Tal'Shiar, not being dissuaded, pursued the scientists and their creation. They intercepted the cargo vessel at the border and opened fire. During the attack the cargo vessel managed to get across the neutral zone and into Federation space, but not before being disabled. The three fugitives boarded an escape pod and ejected into space in a vane effort to escape, but the pod was captured in a tractor beam. Just then the Star Fleet vessel that was to rendezvous with the cargo vessel arrived, and seeing the ship in distress and the escape pod in the tractor beam, challenged the Romulan vessel.

The Romulans, not responding, began pulling the escape pod toward its shuttle bay. The Star Fleet vessel, the U.S.S. Minotaur, made an attempt to transport the three from the escape pod, but at the same time the Romulan vessel deployed a scattering field. Only one signal was claimed by the Star Fleet transporters, and Nu'Ral was rescued. Once the Romulan ship had completed capture of the escape pod, it cloaked and entered warp.

With recent political support in the Federation, and rights for AI's being granted in the past, Nu'Ral was officially recognized as a sentient being and therefore not subjected to invasive procedures by Star Fleet Intelligence. However, Nu'Ral was debriefed by Star Fleet Intelligence and then allowed provisional freedom, under the identity of New. Not knowing what had become of his "mother," he requested help from the Federation to find out. This request has yet to be answered.

After years of appeals to Star Fleet and the Federation Council, New became a Federation citizen. Sponsored by a Lieutenant Commander Alexandre, of the U.S.S. Minotaur, New joined Star Fleet. He has distinguished himself well against the Borg in the battle to retake Sector 001. He also proved his worth in the recovery of Borg technology in the PC-963 nebula. He has taken part in many missions since, rising to the rank of Lieutenant Commander and Chief Tactical Officer of the U.S.S. Gettysburg.

New was damaged during the incident at Outpost 10, where Captain Torgh was killed in action. With First Officer Commander Yvette also being off ship, New took temporary command of the Gettysburg, despite the damage he sustained, damage for which he earned a Purple Heart.

Following this incident, New was promoted to full Commander and Second Officer of the Gettysburg, thanks to the efforts of his new commanding officer, Captain Derrick Grant. He then received the Diamond Star for his actions during the Battle for Starbase 157. New was then assigned to the U.S.S. Darwin as First Officer.

This assignment was not to last, however, as he was transferred to Earth after only one mission. There he was reassigned to Sector 001 Security as the Senior Security Analyst, directly under the command of Rear Admiral Derrick Grant, his former commanding officer aboard the U.S.S. Gettysburg.

Technical Information

New has no external device for deactivation (no “off” switch).
New has an active “firewall” that prevents connections to his positronic matrix he does not allow.
New’s positronic matrix can be accessed through a via a fold out panel on the back of his neck. Opened by pressing the control at the base of his skull and opening downward.
Ultimate Storage Capacity: 125 petabytes
Total Linear Computational Speed: 68 trillion floating point operations per second (TFLOPS).
Maximum Lifting Capability (measured): 1,814.37 kg
Maximum Land Speed (flat ground): 75 kph
To date, New has not developed emotions, nor does he seek them.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Tactical, Federation History, Computer Science, Computer Engineering
Academy Minor(s): Tactical Combat, Personal Combat
Hobbies and Pastimes: 20th century Earth science fiction and Japanese animation, starship design, creative writing, reading science fiction, Star Fleet history
Short-Term Goals: Find his parents
Long-Term Goals: Understand the universe
Personality: Typical Vulcan logic. No programed emotions (note: New has been noted to react to certain situations in a way that could be construed as emotional, although he would deny this)
Sense of Humor: None (sarcasm has been noted on occasion, though, again, he would deny this)
Phobias: None
Likes: Interacting with new lifeforms, studying spatial anomalies, piloting, learning
Dislikes: None as yet
Pet Peeves or Gripes: The illogic of humanoid beings (but he is learning to deal with it)
Bad Habits or Vices: Can be arrogant at times
Achievements: Promoted to Chief Tactical Officer
Disappointments: Racial hatred
Illnesses: None
Strengths: Adaptation, organization, computer science and engineering
Weaknesses: Personal/social interactions with emotional beings
Fears: None
Prejudices: None
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Plain white T-shirt with denim jacket and jeans
Distinguishing Features: Appears Vulcan/Romulan
Pets: None
Friends: Lieutenant Sevala

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Being separated from his parents
Best Time: Being allowed to join Star Fleet
Most Crucial Experience: Defecting to the United Federation of Planets
Role Model: Ambassador Spock

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy b. 20305.01 Awarded Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 b. 20305.01 Promoted to Ensign
Assigned to USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Ensign
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 c. 20305.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 c. 20305.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 c. 20305.01 Awarded Borg War Campaign Medal Borg War Campaign Medal
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 c. 20501.31 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 c. 20501.31 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 c. 20501.31 Awarded Night of the Viper Campaign Medal Night of the Viper Campaign Medal
Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20709.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 b. 20804.01 Reassigned to Chief Tactical Officer
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 b. 20804.01 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20804.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Chief Tactical Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20807.01 Awarded Purple Heart Purple Heart
Second Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 a. 20807.01 Promoted to Commander
Reassigned to Second Officer
Commander
Second Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20808.01 Awarded Diamond Star Diamond Star
First Officer USS Darwin, GEC-9000 20808.01 Transferred to USS Darwin, GEC-9000
Reassigned to First Officer
First Officer USS Darwin, GEC-9000 20902.01 Awarded Gold Star Gold Star
Senior Security Analyst Earth a. 20902.01 Transferred to Earth
Reassigned to Senior Security Analyst
Strategic Operations Officer USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 a. 20902.01 Transferred to USS Gettysburg, BC-1863
Reassigned to Strategic Operations Officer
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 3
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 1
Gold Star Gold Star 1
Diamond Star Diamond Star 1
Purple Heart Purple Heart 1
Campaign Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Borg War Campaign Medal Borg War Campaign Medal 1
Night of the Viper Campaign Medal Night of the Viper Campaign Medal 1
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 2

Supplemental Information

Characters Tally:
Name Type Status
Kotram Alternate Player Character Retired
Brak Registered Non-Player Character Retired



  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.