Ragarri, R'Kaar

From Federation Space - Official Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
PRC  Personnel - box.png


R'Kaar Ragarri
Rkaar headshot.png
Career Occupation
Chief Medical Officer
USS Philadelphia, NCC-66053-A
Time on Site:
Longevity Medal 0
Biographical Attributes
Eye Color:
Green (optical implants)
Hair Color:
Dirty Blonde
Pulled back
Facial Hair:
Short mane
United Federation of Planets
Familial Relationships
K’Taar Ragarri
K’Tiir Ragarri
Status of Parents:
Jadaris (Adopted brother, 36)
Kirtaar Ragarri (Deceased 2403, 44)
Marital Status:
Rkaar body.jpeg

Personal History

R’Kaar was born on Cait in 2363 to his Caitian mother and father, K’Tiir and K’Taar Ragarri, but when he was only a few years old, his parents work took him to the planet of Cestus III. His parents, both geophysicists, were planetary surveyors as well, and worked with the Gorn, who were sharing the planet with the Federation. However, when Jadaris was abandoned by his parents, due to Jadaris being born on the Federation side of Cestus III, R’Kaar suddenly found he had a brother who was younger, and bigger than him. However, both of them got along quite well, as Jadaris went into baseball with R’Kaar, though the latter also went into philosophy in his spare time from his studies. Once he was old enough, R’Kaar’s parents encouraged him to apply for the Academy, given a number of the Ragarri family had served in Starfleet’s Science Division. However, on his first try of the entrance exam, the exam staff found that he had established a deep connection to pacifistic Caitian philosophies that pushed away from their shared heritage with the Kzinti. The proctor of the exam encouraged him to explore that side of his culture, despite failing to achieve the goals necessary for the exam. His parents, who were keeping an eye on Jadaris, arranged for him to return home to the rest of the family. There, R’Kaar learned about his family’s heritage, though the black sheep of Kirtaar Ragarri was also taught about.

When he was nineteen, he applied for the University of Cait to pursue a philosophy degree, but a chance encounter with a Vulcan doctor awakened something inside of R’Kaar. The young Caitian found his choice of a degree to be selfish, and began to embrace the selfless side of pacifism that the Vulcans embodied, blending two philosophies together. He started taking classes at the university in biology and medicine, though his geology upbringing gave him the leg up on math and physical science. At twenty however, he returned home to his parents, as Jadaris was preparing to enter the Vulcan Science Academy, and R’Kaar didn’t want to leave his parents alone. K’Taar however, insisted R’Kaar retake the entrance exam to Star Fleet Academy, which he did, and passed. The examiner found that he had the mentality of a medical officer, given his practical portion of the exam, to test his fear, found that he was willing to take a life if doing so would save the lives of others. That crucial test of pacifism that Star Fleet could handle, was what got him into the Academy. He didn’t want to leave his parents, but R’Kaar also didn’t want to disappoint them, so he traveled to Earth, and began to study the surgical specialization of a Medical Officer.

Given that R’Kaar missed the Borg Invasion by a year, he didn’t have to deal with any academic interruptions from external sources, but it was also that year he had an accident. During a required LCARS Programming course in his first year at the Academy, the EPS conduit near the computer lab where he and his lab partner overloaded. R’Kaar pushed his partner away as he heard the blast go off, but the console exploded in his face, and blinded him. Despite losing his eyesight, R’Kaar still wanted to continue going through Star Fleet Academy, so Star Fleet Medical accommodated him. He received ocular implants that he had to learn to use during that year, and he was held back a semester by order of the Chief Medical Officer, so he could adapt to his vision and recover from the shock. It was during this recovery phase that he began to pursue music as a means of centering his mind and letting go of his trauma. When he graduated, he told his parents of the accident when he briefly returned to Cait for the celebration. His family wasn’t too fond of cybernetics, but they accepted them, as his mother told him, their distaste was for those who willingly upgraded, not those who used them to replace what was accidentally damaged.

In 2388, R’Kaar was assigned to the USS Clark, a Centaur-class frigate as a medical officer. For two years, he stayed aboard the Clark before being transferred to the recommissioned Columbus-class refit of the Clark as an Ensign. In 2391, R’Kaar received his promotion to Lieutenant JG, and in 2392, his full Lieutenant pips, as well as a chance to become a Chief Medical Officer. He chose the USS Cape Town, a Defiant-class starship when he was offered the position. However, he eventually transferred to another Columbus-class starship when the Cape Town was destroyed in 2396 by a rogue Cardassian operative that was unfrozen from a pod and believed the Dominion War was still going on. By the time of the Borg Invasion, R’Kaar had turned down promotions on the basis that he didn’t want to be part of a larger ship. In truth, he liked being able to know everyone on the ship by name, and work with a small crew. More people to delegate tasks to, in his mind, removed some of the life that went into maintaining the mental health of the other officers. During the Borg Invasion however, R’Kaar was going through psychology classes at the Academy again, given how he would need to be both CMO and Chief Counselor on smaller ships, even though this would mean he’d likely be unable to be promoted.

But as far as R’Kaar was concerned, the lives of others in Star Fleet were more valuable to himthan even being an Admiral. While he was attending a computer security course however, a proof of concept about hacking into cybernetics was given, and the threat of loss of control spooked R'Kaar. Star Fleet Medical made sure more secure firewalls were uploaded into the implants, but for him, the threat of being unable to control his body and mind because of them remained, which was why he began to study the possibility of cloning eyes. Given that cloning technology was unfortunately not advanced enough, R’Kaar has been unable to regain biological eyesight, but that doesn’t stop him from advancing the science involved as a medical officer.

In 2403, R'Kaar attended the funeral of Kirtaar Ragarri on Cait. Kirtaar was R'Kaar's older brother, but given the latter's status as a marine and love of warfare, the two never spoke. The entire extended family attended his funeral, given his high enlisted rank, but much like R'Kaar his immediate family didn't like to talk about what he did, rather they focused on his death in action, protecting lives. The others who brought up Kirtaar, celebrated him without R'Kaar or his parents.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Medicine (Surgery), Psychology (Taken in 2400)
Academy Minor(s): Geology, Diplomacy
Hobbies and Pastimes: Caitian Music and philosophy
Short-Term Goals: Advancing cloning/regrowing technology
Long-Term Goals: Regrowing his eyes to what they were before the accident
Personality: Vulcan pacifism, calm voiced, tries to make others comfortable
Sense of Humor: Good humored
Phobias: Borg
Likes: Good music and food, pets
Dislikes: Violence
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Cybernetics used for personal upgrading
Bad Habits or Vices: None
Achievements: Mediocre aside from publishing papers like his parents do.
Disappointments: Loss of his first ship as CMO due to unfreezing a Cardassian
Illnesses: Eyesight replaced by ocular implants
Strengths: Polymathy, compassionate
Weaknesses: Slow to defend
Fears: Having his entire body replaced with cybernetics
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Caitian civilian clothing
Friends: Jadaris

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Gaining ocular implants
Best Time: Returning home and being accepted despite his weaknesses.
Most Crucial Experience: Learning that pacifism in Star Fleet means one has to place the needsof others before oneself.
Role Model: His clan’s adherence to the ideals of Cait

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy <date> Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Medical Officer USS Clark 2388 Assigned to USS Clark Midshipman
Medical Officer USS Clark 2390 Promoted to Ensign Ensign
Medical Officer USS Clark 2391 Promoted to Lt (JG) Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chief Medical Officer USS Cape Town 2392 Promoted to Chief Medical Officer Lieutenant Junior Grade
Chief Medical Officer <Columbia-class ship> 2396 Promoted to Lieutenant Lieutenant
Chief Medical Officer USS Philadelphia, NCC-66053-A 2403 Lieutenant Lieutenant
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1

  1. Unless otherwise specified, the information contained in this document is rated CONFIDENTIAL.