Ristone, Nicholas

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Nicholas Ristone
Career Occupation
Fleet Commander
2nd Fleet
Biographical Attributes
183 cm (6 ft. 0 in.)
77.1 kg (170 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Shorter on the sides with a little more on the top.
Very athletic, muscular shape.
Caucasian, slightly tanned.
Facial Hair:
Even baritone
Familial Relationships
Status of Parents:
Living on Earth. Both are retired.
Jack (KIA during Borg War) *UPDATE* A Jack Ristone from an alternate universe appeared on the USS Avenger. While (as of Stardate 21308.16) Nick and this Jack have not spoken they are aware of each other's presence. In Jack's universe Nick is alive.
Marital Status:
Married to Aloysia Yvette
Eleanor Yvette Ristone, born 21101.08

Personal History

Childhood/Early Life

Nick was born on Earth in a rather large United States city the second child to Robert and Lindsay Ristone. His parents both worked in the civilian field and though they were not opposed to Starfleet they did live their life in a way that kept them independent from it. Robert worked for the local law enforcement agency and Lindsay worked as a doctor in one of the larger hospitals. Nick and his older brother Jack, who were only two years apart in age, were the best of friends and were nearly inseparable throughout their childhood and high school years. 

Upon graduating High school Jack decided to join Starfleet as a medical officer. Jack became the first Ristone to serve in the Federation, something that his family both proud and nervous of. For most of his career, Jack served on the USS Valley Forge though he was transferred off when the ship went to space dock. Two years later Nick graduated high school and rather than follow in his brother's footsteps, followed in his fathers. 

Nick joined the local police force, where he trained and served as a medic on a task force team for the first two years of his time there. Eventually, Nick earned his way onto the team as a fully fledged officer where he continued to work for another eight months. 

During this time the Borg War broke out. Jack, who was serving as a medical officer on Star Base One, was killed in action. Something that would forever change Nick’s life. 

Star Fleet Academy

Upon first hearing the news of his brother’s death Nick turned into a very dark and emotionally cold person. He instantly fell into an angry depression and started drinking and getting into fights just to feel alive. Though he was unable to hide his attitude changes, Nick was successfully able to hide the vices that were moving him closer and closer to death. 

Two months after Jack’s death Nick signed up for Starfleet. This action was not to get his life straight or to clean himself up. Rather, it was to fulfill a thirst for revenge and to feed his hatred. In his mind, he would quickly find himself face to face with the machine based killers whose hearts were as cold as his had become. This, of course, was not the case. Nick was quickly accepted into Starfleet. His previous experience and training made him a shoe-in for the security department. 

Though Nick’s professional life continued to progress without much suffrage, thanks to his previous work and experience in the security field, his personal life was falling to pieces.  Outside of class, Nick was rarely sober and often returned back to his dorm room full of bruises and other injuries from fights and other thrill-seeking methods. 

Nick was confident his life would end in two ways. One, he would die doing something stupid before ever even graduating the Academy or two, he would get his revenge on those that took his brother’s life and in doing so could die in peace. Neither of those two came to pass. Nick’s roommate, a science cadet named Zor Kayzon only remained quiet for so long. Eventually, he intervened in Nick’s life and with his help, along with a few trusted Academy Instructors; Nick was able to begin the process of turning his life around. 

The next fear years at the Academy impacted Nick’s life in more ways than just about anything had ever done in his life. Thanks to Kazyon and the others, Nick’s hatred and coldness had transformed into a love and respect for what the Federation stood for. Nick’s grade drastically improved and the Security Officer ended up graduating in the top five percent of his class. 

USS Sheridan, DD-4086

Upon graduation from Starfleet Academy Nick was promoted to Midshipman and assigned to the USS Sheridan. The USS Sheridan, which is a Sun-Tzu classed destroyer was under the command of Captain Quillian Dramar and Commander James Ralston.  During Nick’s first mission onboard the Sheridan the Destroyer found itself locked under quarantine due to a chemical agent that infected an away team that had visited the Olean Colony. Nick was eventually called on by the Captain to fly a shuttle to the Olean Colony surface to locate and return the ships Chief Medical Officer, who was treating patients on the colony’s surface. The away team, which was led by Ristone, was quickly able to locate the Doctor, Lieutenant Commander Gaelip Princip and return him to the ship. Little did Nick know, he had just met the best friend he would have on the Sheridan. 

Nick’s time on the Sheridan was filled with much action and experience. During his time there he was forced to shoot his CO, investigate a series of murders, as well as the general other duties required by a security officer. Upon promotion to Lieutenant [Junior Grade], Nick was also named the Chief of Security. A position he held until being transferred off of the Sheridan. 

USS Gettysburg, BC-1863

Quickly after the Romulan Star Empire declared war on the United Federation of Planets, Nick was transferred off of the USS Sheridan, which he had come to call home, and assigned to the USS Gettysburg as the Chief of Security. Along with the transfer also came a promotion to full Lieutenant. 

Despite Nick’s initial discomfort about serving on the USS Gettysburg, the Security Chief soon found his comfort zone again and not only enjoyed working in the larger more advanced security department but also loved serving under the security genius CO Derrick Grant

One of Nick’s first interesting experiences on the vessel pertained to the ship’s first officer, a Halanan woman named Aloysia Yvette. Upon hearing of her boyfriend’s death Yvette fell unconscious and began projecting a psycho-projection of herself, something that was common of her people. Nick had the task of finding and dealing with the sexually charged projection.

Not long after joining the crew the Gettysburg was sent on a mission to prevent or destroy the research of the creation of a biological warfare weapon against copper blooded species. During the mission, the ship was under the command of Aloysia Yvette and Commander John Reynolds. Grant had been off of the Gettysburg for a meeting when it got called away. The mission was unique, to say the least and was only made even more difficult by the fact that a Satarran infiltrated the ship under the disguise of the Commanding Officer- Derrick Grant. 

The crew was forced to fight a two-fronted conflict with a raging mutating virus as well as a murderous alien imposter, however eventually due to the hard work of many of the skilled crewmembers the virus was healed, the intruder stopped, and the ship put back together. Unfortunately, this was not accomplished until after several hundred crewmembers lost their lives.  

As the USS Gettysburg made its way back to Starbase Alpha Nick got better acquainted with Commander Yvette. The woman had a reputation for being an “Ice Queen” but Nick found her nothing short of charming. During the journey back the two had become close, something that only increased after they returned to Starbase. 

Once back in dock Aloysia and Nick’s relationship continued to develop. Nick spent the entire shoreleave at her private estate where they shared each others’ company and eventually entered into a relationship. Their relationship was unique mostly due to Yvette’s species. If a Halana mates with someone, even once, they are bonded for life. Because of this the two took things extremely slowly and developed a relationship based on friendship rather than sexual desires. 

Nick’s shoreleave was extremely productive. In addition to growing close to a wonderful woman, Nick also attended and passed his command certification courses. Because of this, he was promoted to Lieutenant Commander. Nick also got to spend time with family and friends. On particular note was the time he spent with his former roommate Zor Kayzon as well as a former crewmember from the Sheridan, a Vulcan named Tarik. Tarik spent a few full weeks helping Nick develop mental defenses, something the Vulcan had been pushing ever since Nick first met him years ago. During the training, Nick managed to completely block his mind from broadcasting without his consent or knowledge. He also managed to better protect himself from being mentally scanned, especially from species with lower telepathic abilities. 

At the end of the shoreleave Nick was excited to head back to the ship that he had now come to call ‘home.’ The Security Chief was rested and excited to once again be surrounded by his friends and co-workers and continue to make a difference for the Federation he so loved.

Once the Gettysburg was re-launched from Starbase Alpha they were sent on a mission to infiltrate Romulan space to retrieve a piece of sensitive Federation technology. After entering Romulan space the Gettysburg found itself engaged in a battle with the Romulan Star Empire. The Gettysburg, though winning the battle, suffered extreme damage and passed through a strange rift that had opened thus delivering them to a strange location outside of their normal dimension. 

Now in this strange place, the Gettysburg had to fight not only to put themselves back together but also against a strange alien ship. Thankfully, the Gettysburg also made an ally in the Grand Flammarion Confederacy. The GFC allowed the Gettysburg to dock at one of their facilities where they assisted to repair the Federation vessel in record time. The Gettysburg was then able to return to normal space where they found themselves caught in a firefight between a series of Romulan vessels. 

Three months had seemingly passed during their time in the rift and the war with the Romulan Star Empire had seemingly reached a conclusion. The Gettysburg aligned itself with the RIS Shadowhawk, which was under the command of a split Sevala, and fought off the enemy vessels. The Gettysburg, under the escort of the Shadowhawk, then began its journey back to Federation Space. 

During this time, Nick proposed to Aloysia Yvette and the two found out that they were expecting their first child, a baby girl.  

USS Nova, BB-106

After the USS Gettysburg returned to Starbase Alpha the crew was granted extended shoreleave. During shoreleave Nick was extensively debriefed by Star Fleet Security Head Quarters about the First Contact he had been a part of. In addition, Nick also met with the family members of fallen security officers to offer his condolences. The most exciting event however occurred when Rear Admiral Derrick Grant stopped by Aloysia's estate for a surprise visit. At first, it seemed like Grant would be offering bad news when he announced that the USS Gettysburg was to undergo an advanced refit and when she eventually launched she would do so without Grant as her Commanding Officer. Grant, however, coupled this bad news with good news by announcing that he had been given command of the USS Nova a Pulsar Classed Battleship and that he wanted to keep as much of the crew together as possible. In addition to that, Grant wanted Nick to fulfill the role of First Officer, a job Nick accepted.  


After the Nova launched and made a small cruise around the Sol system the ship was ordered to Carraya for a conference involving the superpowers from the Alpha Quadrant. The meeting, which was attended by Star Fleet's best vessels, discussed the potential tragic destruction of Romulus and the steps that would and could be implemented to prevent such a thing from occurring. 

Change of Command

After the meeting on Carraya, the USS Nova began her first official mission. Halfway en route to their destination Admiral Grant informed Nick that he and Commander Sevala would be leaving the Nova to accept senior positions in the Exodus Operation. This, of course, was not something Nick particularly liked hearing but he knew his friends' knowledge and skills could be vital in saving the star system surrounding Romulus.

With Grant departing the ship Rear Admiral Thomas Grayson stepped onboard. Grayson, who had a history not only in command but also in the tactical field, appeared to be a capable and competent leader. Nick very much looked forward to getting to know him and his command style better.

Is Anybody Out There?

The USS Nova eventually reached their destination and began to research the sudden appearance of a Star System. The Nova, as well as her flotilla, quickly realized that the star system was inhabited by a group of aliens from the strange alternative world that the USS Gettysburg had visited. The strange spider/lobster aliens called themselves Gondwanan and appeared to operate in a Monarchy. The crew of the Nova immediately began first contact meetings. 

Midway through the meetings, a new vessel joined the Flotilla. The USS Philadelphia arrived with news that Aloysia Yvette, Nick's wife, was to be the full-time CO. 

It was eventually discovered that some members of the Gondwana race experienced a strange mutation that made them much more aggressive. This was especially strange considering the Gondwanan people were extremely peaceful. 

The Gondwanan monarchy agreed to allow the Flotilla to assist diagnose and hopefully cure the mutated aliens. While the details were being ironed out a conical beam launched from a station and struck the USS Nova which rendered it completely dead in the water. The crew was forced to evacuate to various vessels of the flotilla, some Gondwanan facilities, and the newly arrived USS Pegasus. 

Nick was then placed in Command of the USS Pegasus for the time being. 

It was decided that members of the Pegasus would transfer temporarily to the Philadelphia which would land on the planet and begin examining the situation. 

USS Pegasus

While en route back to Star Base Delta Nick was given full-time command of the USS Pegasus, a Light Cruiser. Nick selected Azernal Rin as his First Officer and managed to convince the Senior Staff of the Nova to transfer to the Pegasus under his command. 

Carraya Crisis

During what turned out to be a brief shore leave the crew of the USS Pegasus was recalled and, along with several other ships, ordered to make best possible speed to the Carrayan system to answer a planetary distress call. Ristone was surprised to discover Klingon vessels in orbit of Carraya, seeing as a conflict between the two people were thought to be over. Shortly after the Pegasus was hit with an EMP/Dampening Field type device that left them without sensors, shields or the ability to communicate efficiently. To make matters worse the Pegasus was soon boarded by a group of mechanically altered Klingons. Ristone attempted to use Klingon 'logic' against the leader and challenge him to a fight for the ship. The Klingon however, without honor, simply choked Ristone unconscious. 

Through a series of events to retake the USS Pegasus from Klingon control several good officers lost their lives and the vessel was forcefully separated into two pieces. Ristone took command of the drive section and moved it into transporter range to allow Commander Crawford and her security forces to beam onto the planet and begin their attack. The entire situation however quickly proved to be complicated far further than initially reported. A coup was staged and the Federation forces were forced to quickly leave the area with a quite defeated feeling. 

Chief of Staff - Star Fleet Security

While on shoreleave at Star Base Delta Ristone was approached by Admiral Scott of Star Fleet Security. Nick was offered the position of Chief of Staff for Star Fleet Security and although he had never imagined himself being anywhere other than on a ship for at least another twenty years the opportunity was far too great to pass up especially considering he now had a daughter to care for. Nick took the job and began working for Security Command at once. 

Ristone's work with Star Fleet Security Command proved to be more than a desk job which helped keep Ristone from getting bored. Instead of being chained to an office on Earth, Ristone was sent to be the eyes and ears for Admiral Scott and therefore spent time on various Starbases and ships overseeing high level and sensitive issues and investigations. 

Eventually, Ristone's job required him to be a liaison for a short term on Star Base Delta. Ristone took temporary command of the USS Chin'toka which needed to be delivered to Delta anyway. 

Commanding Officer - USS Pegasus

While on Starbase Delta Nick was reassigned as Commanding Officer of the USS Pegasus by Admiral Thomas Grayson. The death of Commander Ryan Cooper during the previous mission opened the position and Nick was the ideal replacement due to his command experience, battle experience (given the current invading force), and the nature of Cooper's death which left divisions and distrust in the crew which Nick could hopefully solve. After spending some time evaluating the crew of the USS Pegasus Nick was forced to make some difficult decisions regarding the status of some of the crew including senior officers. These decisions included transferring some of those officers off of the ship.

Before Pegasus could launch on her next mission she was quickly reassigned to SOG and sent on a classified mission with a classified crew. The remaining Pegasus crew were reassigned to various ships and stations throughout Star Fleet.

Security Commander (SECCOM) 4th Fleet

Upon the Pegasus' reassignment Nick was promoted back to Captain and given the position of SECCOM for the entire 4th Fleet. Nick, for the most part, operated from Star Base Delta and reported directly to Admiral Grayson the Fleet Commander. 

Nick's first task as SECCOM was to evaluate the crew of the USS Avenger and determine if they could function in their Star Fleet. Nick spent several days interviewing members of their crew and investigating their computer banks to determine if they could be an asset rather than a hindrance. In the end, Nick recommended that they be added to the Fourth Fleet with several former Pegasus Senior Officers filling key roles on the vessel. 

Deputy Fleet Commander and Base Commander 4th Fleet/Star Base Delta

After serving as SECCOM for a period of time Nick was promoted to Deputy Fleet Commander and Star Base Delta's Base Commander in the wake of Commodore Clarke's retirement. At the same time, Nick was promoted to Commodore

As Deputy Fleet Commander Nick worked directly underneath Admiral Grayson in regards to the Fleet's status. 

As Base Commander Nick oversaw the overall status of Star Base Delta. 

Star Fleet Command - Earth

After serving on Delta and with the 4th Fleet for a number of years, Nick transferred back to Earth to work at Star Fleet command. His job was still in the security division, and much of his time was spent at Security Command. However, he was also given opportunities to develop other leadership and command skills during this time.

2nd Fleet Commander

On Stardate 21711.06 Nicholas RIstone was named the Fleet Commander for the Second Fleet.

Nick with his father Robert

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Security
Academy Minor(s): Starship Security Procedures, Marksmanship
Hobbies and Pastimes: Nick likes to play music. He learned the piano as a young man and recently learned to play guitar.
Short-Term Goals: To faithfully serve the Second Fleet
Long-Term Goals: Retire with his wife.
Personality: Very friendly and outgoing, easy to get along with, however, has a very focused serious side that helps him during his work
Sense of Humor: Good sense of humor, but he is better at laughing at jokes, than telling them.
Phobias: None
Likes: Sports. He likes staying in shape.
Dislikes: Alcohol.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Irresponsible Starfleet Officers.
Bad Habits or Vices: work-a-holic
Achievements: Advancing in his career.
Disappointments: Nothing severe
Illnesses: None
Strengths: Undying determination to succeed. Leadership skills.
Weaknesses: Engineering Concepts.
Fears: Relapsing into what he was when his brother first died.
Prejudices: Borg
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Comfortable clothing.
Distinguishing Features: 2 ½ inch scar on right side of the neck. (not visible in uniform) The scar was caused during the Romulan attack on the fleet at Starbase 157 and other than a quick fix to stop the bleeding Ristone never got the scar removed
Pets: None
Friends: Lieutenant Commander Zor Kayzon and Commander Galeio Princip

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: The loss of his brother during the Borg Invasion and the year that followed when Nick became an angry violent drunk.
Best Time: Meeting and falling in love with Aloysia Yvette. Learning the two would be parents.
Most Crucial Experience: During Ristone’s early years in the Academy when the Borg invasion was stopped and due to the help of a few professors Nick cleaned up and changed his life
Role Model: Commander Kenneth Ashby, one of Nick’s Academy Professors. Captain A was the one who pulled Nick out of the slump he was in and continuously worked with Nick to get him on the right track in life. It was due in large part to Captain A that Nick graduated in the top 5% of his class and has been a successful.

Career History

Nicholas Ristone
Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 20306.13 – 20706.01 Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Security Officer USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20706.01 – 20711.01 Midshipman Midshipman
Cadet USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20711.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Security Officer USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20711.01 – 20802.01 Ensign Ensign
Security Officer USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20802.01 Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Security Officer USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20802.01 – 20807.11 Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chief of Security USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20802.06 – 20807.11 Promoted
Chief of Security USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20806.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief of Security USS Sheridan, DD-4086 20807.01 Purple Heart Purple Heart
Chief of Security USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20807.11 – 21002.01 Transferred
Chief of Security USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20807.11 – 20902.01 Lieutenant Lieutenant
Chief of Security USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20809.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief of Security USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20902.01 – 21005.08 Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Chief of Security USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20907.02 Golf Star
Chief of Security USS Gettysburg, BC-1863 20907.02 Purple Heart Purple Heart
First Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21002.01 – 21011.01 Promoted/Transferred
First Officer USS Nova, BB-106 21005.01 – 21109.01 Commander Commander
Commanding Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21011.01 Promoted/Transferred
Commanding Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21105.01 Diamond Star Diamond Star
Chief of Staff for Star Fleet Security Star Base Delta 21109.10 Promoted
Chief of Staff for Star Fleet Security Star Base Delta 21110.01 Captain Captain
Ryan Cooper
Position Assignment Date(s) Event
First Officer USS Titan, CL-2007 20909.12 Assigned
Chief of Security Star Base Delta 21011.01 – 21106.14 Assigned
Commanding Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21106.14 – 21201.12 Promoted
Commanding Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21201.12 Killed in Action
Commanding Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21201.12 Killed in Action
Deceased Star Base Delta 21202.01 Diamond Star Diamond Star
Nicholas Ristone
Position Assignment Date(s) Event
SECCOM Star Base Delta 21201.29 Assigned
Commanding Officer USS Pegasus, CL-2500 21202.01 – 21202.02 Transferred
Commanding Officer USS Chin’toka, CA-1375 21202.01 – 21208.01 Commander Commander
SECCOM Star Base Delta 21208.01 – 21303.01 Captain Captain
Deputy Fleet Commander and Base Commander Star Base Delta 21303.01 Promoted
Deputy Fleet Commander and Base Commander Star Base Delta 21303.02 Commodore Commodore
2nd Fleet Commander Star Base Bravo 21711.07 Commodore Commodore
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 1
Diamond Star Diamond Star 2
Purple Heart Purple Heart 2
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 3

Contact Information

E-Mail: ristone@fed-space.com

  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.