Rydell, Alexa

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Alexa Rydell
Career Occupation
Chief Medical Officer
USS Yeager, FSC-28018
Biographical Attributes
125 lbs
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
short, cut to about chin length. sometimes pinned out of her face with nice pins
Angular, Athletic
Pale. In basic training a lot of people called her "china doll", though the nickname became more affectionate once she started excelling in field medical training.
firm and no-nonsense, though can be uncharacteristically soft and gentle when comforting patients
United Federation of Planets
Santa Rosa, California, Earth
Familial Relationships
Nathan Rydell
Joanna Stewart-Rydell
Status of Parents:
Alive and well, continuing their professions on Earth
Marital Status:

Personal History

Early Life

Alexa was a bright, outgoing child who loved to run and climb and explore. Her mother, a teacher, and her father, a medical lab technician, had trouble keeping up with her. Their daughter's tendency to fall into, out of, and off of everything worried them greatly, but Alexa never came out of it with anything worse than cuts, bruises, and an above-average amount of broken bones. Her frequent visits to doctor's offices, rather than lending her a fear of medicine, instead instilled an intense curiosity.

Soon, the bright and outgoing little girl grew into a fiercely intelligent teenager, who still liked to have adventures, yet identified more strongly with adults than other teenagers. Alexa built strong relationships with teachers, university students, anybody she thought was interesting or could teach her something. On weekends she hiked, biked, and climbed rocks, and over the summers she picked up extra biology and first aid courses. Despite her parent's fears, she never expressed any loneliness.

Enlisted Career

At age 18, with the Second Federation/Romulan War on the horizon, Alexa enlisted in Star Fleet. She told her parents she wanted to do something useful with her life. Secretly, she hoped that Starfleet would be the place where she would truly belong. Her parents knew better than to try and stop her. Alexa trained as medical technician and emergency field medic and was placed aboard a starship.

Alexa's time as an enlisted crew member took her from the Romulan War to the Borg Invasion, from recruit to Crewman, and changed her in ways she is not happy with. If anybody asked, Alexa would say that the time was mostly a blur of chaos and broken bodies, and doing the best she could to keep people alive, and often failing. Outsiders have said that biggest change in Alexa occurred following the death of her mentor, Petty Officer 3rd class Andrew Smith. The two of them were in Engineering treating a patient who'd fallen from an upper level. The ship was hit, and a plasma conduit exploded. Smith suffered severe burns to his face, throat, and chest. Alexa, who'd stepped aside to put in a call to sickbay, took only minor splash burns. Following the incident, Alexa became withdrawn and isolated, throwing herself into work, pulling double shifts, and doing her best not to talk to anybody.

Departure and Return

In 2405, Alexa received an honorable discharge and returned home. Her service record noted her performance on the job as "exceptional". Her father got her a job at his lab, which she was grateful for, but did not enjoy. She had difficulty adjusting to civilian life. She would often stay inside all day, doing nothing but eating, going to work, and lying in bed. She felt incredibly anxious and depressed. At the urging of her parents, she sought counseling, which helped the panic attacks and the nightmares, but didn't help her adjustment issues. After a year, Alexa decided to return to Star Fleet. Though part of her didn't want to, a stronger part of her knew that there was only one place she would be comfortable: standing in between innocent people, and the cruelty and callousness of the universe.

She decided to enroll in Star Fleet Academy, feeling that her perspective as an enlisted crew member was something needed among the ranks of officers. She did very well at the academy, though being earthbound during another Romulan conflict was very emotionally difficult for her. At the Academy she felt out-of-place, though she did manage to make friends with her roommate, a 25 year old doctor. While she occasionally encountered clashes between what she was being taught and what she had experienced, she was academically successful. Following graduation, Alexa served her midshipman-ship in Starbase Alpha's medical division. Following her promotion to Ensign, Alexa was assigned to the USS Austin.

Early Officership

On the Austin, her past experience and focus led her to excel as a medical officer. She took over as Sickbay gamma shift leader. Her high standards and precision led the trauma teams she worked with to become even more skilled and efficient. Notes in her personnel file from her CMO on the Austin credit her as a “valuable resource”. One particular incident that was noted was that Alexa, even though she was off-shift, crawled into a jeffries tube, cutting her hands knees and broken plastic and metal, to help a crewman who’d become trapped. The crewman still died, despite Alexa’s efforts, but her actions were still noted as “above and beyond the call of duty.

Despite her professional success, Alexa remained socially isolated. She made no friends on the Austin, and many people saw her as cold, unfriendly, and perhaps even unkind. At times, it seemed as though she intentionally alienated people, or pushed them away. Though it was never enough to get her pulled of duty, the counselors that did her psych evaluations wrote that she “has few meaningful social or personal connections” and “lacks a desire to connect to other crew members.”

USS Yeager, SC-8018

Following her promotion to Lieutenant junior grade, Alexa was transferred to the USS Yeager, SC_8018 to replace their Chief Medical Officer. As the new crisis following the destruction of Starbase Charlie and Space Station Sierra 18 unfolded, her doubts about whether or not she really should have come back began to return. Still, she did her best to focus on what she was always good at- helping others stay alive.

Alexa's first mission on the Yeager was a rocky one. An encounter with the Krynar led to the ceiling collapsing in Sickbay. She suffered multiple broken limbs, and was trapped in her office, having to be rescued by Security. She did her best even while injured to manage a temporary Sickbay in the Mess Hall, but it was ultimately the arrival of the USS Austin, Alexa's previous ship, that stabilized the situation on the Yeager.

Even though the accident was an unlucky fluke that she had no control over, it acted on Alexa's intense dislike of feeling helpless. She spent most of her shore leave working on restocking the Yeager, and creating back-up plans in case something like that ever happened again. Working alongside Lieutenant Ohmsford, the Yeager's second Medical Officer, Alexa grew to respect him as an equal partner, feeling like she'd finally found an ally in the Medical Department.

Despite all her preparations, Alexa's second mission on the Yeager was worse than her first. While on their way to investigate potential scavengers in the Treranon system, the ship unexpectedly dropped out of warp, injuring a number of the crew. The accident was later discovered to have occurred due to sabotage, but at the time Alexa had no information at all. The ship had no power, and no communications.

As she tried to coordinate the activities of her medics, she got a message ordering that they abandon ship. She made her way to an escape pod with one of her nurses and launched with the rest of her crew to Vandis III, the planet below. On the way to the planet, a blue beam took out most of the escape pods and one of the shuttles, and sent the surviving pods tumbling to the surface.

After regaining her bearings, Alexa met up with the rest of the crew and began assisting in setting up camp. The area they'd landed in was a very hot desert, and heat exhaustion became a primary concern among the crew. As she was reporting to Commander Tarik, a cut-off scream was heard. They and Ensign Olsen went to investigate, and encountered previously undiscovered lifeforms. The lifeforms were shapeshifters, and exercised an unprecedented amount of control over the surrounding environment. The lifeforms repeated back any attempts to communicate verbally with them. Alexa made some headway trying to communicate through drawings, but even that was difficult, and they ultimately returned to camp with no real information about what the lifeform or lifeforms were.

After defusing a situation with a crewmate hallucinating from heatstroke, Alexa evacuated with the rest of the crew to the USS Titan. They returned to Star Base Delta with no real clue what had happened to them, or what they were going to do now.

USS Yeager, FSC-28018

The surviving crew of the Yeager were transferred to a newly redesigned scout ship, also named the Yeager. After some rest they head to the Acamar system, to start hunting down the believed perpetrator of the sabotage of old Yeager. Once they arrived in the system, the ship began experiencing strange unprovoked explosions. In addition to that, Alexa was called upon to treat an engineer who was experiencing vivid hallucinations.

Before the situation could be resolved, the Yeager was called back to the Sol System. The Krynar were attacking Earth. The Yeager made all haste back. Because of its small size, the Yeager largely avoided direct fire, and was able to get very close to one of the motherships. Alexa manufactured modified neural stimulators, designed by Jack Ristone. When she brought them to the Bridge, she learned that first officer Tarik planned to take an away team over to the Krynar mothership. One of Alexa's medics, PO3 Solis Renalla, volunteered to accompany the away team.

After the away team beamed over, the mothership began preparing to jump away. The Yeager followed the mothership through a gravity well, to its home system. When they were able to beam the away team back, they learned that Commander Tarik and PO3 Solis had been killed. Shortly after, the Yeager detected Star Fleet and Klingon ships jumping into the system. Several weeks had passed for the rest of the fleet between then and Tellar, though for the Yeager it had been barely an hour. Fighting commenced between alien ships in the Krynar Home System, and Star Fleet ships. Several ships were badly damaged in the fighting, including the USS Titan, CL-2007, and the USS Oceanus, which was destroyed. The Yeager was able to rescue eleven survivors, putting pressure on the Yeager's small sickbay.

Meanwhile, actions of other ships in the fleet resulted in the destruction of the central planetoid of the system, and a spreading anti-graviton wave that would soon destroy it. With the rest of the fleet, the Yeager departed through the recently constructed transwarp gate, towing the Titan with it. After dropping the Titan off at Star Base Bravo, they headed to Star Base Delta for shore leave. Alexa, along with the rest of the crew, was physically and emotionally exhausted.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Field Medicine
Academy Minor(s): Trauma surgery, xenobiology
Hobbies and Pastimes: swimming, running, hiking
Short-Term Goals: to be a good medical officer, and to help other officers perform successfully.
Long-Term Goals: to know that she's where she wants to be in life
Personality: Alexa is cynical, serious, and formal, though she does her best to put on a good face in front of her personnel and the other Department Heads. Often she comes off as standoffish. She is precise, and has impossibly high standards set for herself and others. However, she is also a loyal friend, and a kind doctor and, once one gets to know her, they can see hints of her former outgoing personality shine through.
Sense of Humor: Dark, sarcastic, occasionally bordering on what some might call cruel. She keeps it to herself.
Phobias: Plasma burns. While she has developed the ability to treat them, without difficulty, she feels sick and anxious afterwards
Likes: quiet, successful medical procedures, achieving her goals
Dislikes: failure, feeling helpless, incompetence, sudden loud noises, sand
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Officers treating enlisted personnel with disrespect, Senior Officers acting in ways she views as irresponsible or dangerous
Bad Habits or Vices: started drinking as a coping mechanism for anxiety upon her return to earth. Still used as a way to handle stress.
Achievements: Earned an academic achievement award in high school, graduated in the top 15% of her class at the Academy
Disappointments: Getting a C on her first Academy field medicine test, having her Sickbay destroyed on her first mission as CMO
Illnesses: Nothing out of the ordinary
Strengths: Intelligent, incredibly experienced and focused, calm, good with patients
Weaknesses: sets impossibly high standards, judges people too quickly, focuses on the negative, withdrawn
Fears: Seeing another ship destroyed, failing to save somebody who had a chance
Prejudices: Romulans, high-level officers
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: T-shirts and khakis, her Academy sweatshirt if she's cold
Distinguishing Features: None
Pets: a blue beta fish named Nelson
Friends: Dr. Emma Gold, Alexa's Academy roommate. Dr. Pheral Ohmsford

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: The death of PO3 Smith, and her perceived failure to prevent it
Best Time: Hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada with her mom and dad
Most Crucial Experience: meeting a Starfleet recruiter in a coffee shop while she was doing her homework
Role Model: PO3 Smith, before his death. Now, nobody.

Career History

As Kamble Ross:
Stardate 20803.28 - Graduated, Star Fleet Academy
Stardate 20803.28 - Promoted to Midshipman, Assigned as Medical Officer, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20805.01 - Awarded the Star Fleet Achievement Medal, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20806.01 - Awarded Medal for Role Playing Gamer of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20806.01 - Promoted to Ensign, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20807.01 - Awarded the Purple Heart, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20808.01 - Awarded RPG'er of the Month, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20809.01 - Awarded the Gold Star, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20809.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20812.01 - Division Transfer, Medical to Science. Assigned as Acting Chief Science Officer, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20903.01 - Assigned as Chief Science Officer, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20903.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20903.01 - Awarded the Distinguished Service Globe, USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Stardate 20903.27 - Assigned as Chief Science Officer, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 20904.01 - Awarded RPG'er of the Month, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 20910.01 - Awarded the Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 20912.07 - Division Transfer, Science to Medical. Assigned as Chief Medical Officer, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 21002.01 - Awarded the Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 21003.01 - Promoted to Lieutenant Commander, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 21007.01 - Awarded RPG'er of the Month, USS Pulsar, BB-100
Stardate 21007.05 - Promoted to First Officer, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21008.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Pulsar, BB-100.
Stardate 21105.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21201.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
As Alexa Rydell:
Stardate 21203.01 - Character swap to Alexa Rydell.
Stardate 21203.01 - Promoted to Chief Medical Officer, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21210.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21211.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21212.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21301.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21303.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21306.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21306.01 - 2013 Short Story Content winner.
Stardate 21307.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21308.01 - Awarded Gold Star, USS Yeager, SC-8018.
Stardate 21308.11 - Assigned as Chief Medical Officer, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21308.11 - Promoted to Lieutenant, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21311.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21401.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21404.01 - Awarded RPGer of the Month, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21404.01 - Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21404.01 - Awarded Distinguished Service Globe, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21404.01 - Awarded Purple Heart, USS Yeager, FSC-28018.
Stardate 21502.02 - Player resigned from site.

Contact Information

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