Sanitatum, Skiv

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Skiv Sanitatum
Career Occupation
USS Callisto, RSV-88001
Biographical Attributes
163 cm (5 ft. 4 in.)
101.6 kg (224 lb.)
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Long, well kept
short in stature, but deceptively strong
Facial Hair:
United Federation of Planets
Tellar Prime
Familial Relationships
Brom Sanitatum
Glorka Sanitatum
Status of Parents:
Marital Status:

Personal History

Skiv was born and raised on Tellar Prime where his grandparents had managed to begin working to solve how to liberate the borg. That was over twenty years ago, when he was just a child. His parents had tried to keep Skiv away from their work due to the dangers that came with it, but a young child Skiv was ever curious and always rebelled as to not knowing something that may one day become vital knowledge. The work was lost as his grandparents didn’t write most of it down, however Skiv did manage to overhear some conversations and at the age of 9, dedicated himself to finding a cure for the borg.

That was where his life started, from there he started getting interested in anatomy and disease, and firstly tried to understand why the borg did what they did. This landed him getting interested in science and medicine, much to his parents’ displeasure as they could see where that was going.

At the age of 14, he had read multiple books on different anatomies of different species, and began to wonder how the borg were able to assimilate such a varied amount of races, yet the result always turned out the same. It was the first step in discovering how to free them from the curse they had been forced to live.

At 16, he said to his parents that he was going to attempt to join Starfleet as a Medical officer. They listed all the reasons why Skiv shouldn’t, but he was just as stubborn as his parents and his goal started to come within reach, and he began to work on his medical training prior to the academy training.

For the next four years, Skiv trained as a doctor, starting as soon as he was at the end of his formal education. As a result of the medical training, Skiv didn’t join the Academy until he was twenty years old, and he was the youngest in his group.

It was then that he learned more about his Grandparents work that had been hidden from him by his parents as it was touched on in a lecture at the Academy, which included their findings along with findings from other medical professionals on redeemed and liberated borg. The only issue was its success rate was low, and so Skiv aimed to find a way to improve the success of liberating the borg so that it could become a more viable option, rather than the current option where survival was low. Over the next four years in the Academy, Skiv learned not only about that, but other medical practices and techniques that he could use in his research.

When he finally graduated, Skiv was assigned to the USS Crusher, a hospital ship, as one of the many doctors aboard. Here he saw a wide variety of patients, but by this point the borg had been declared defeated. His own goal was put on the backburner until two years later, when the news of a new borg threat and he spoke to his CO about a transfer as it was something that would help his research that once again came to light, just as he thought he may never make any more progress.

However, the new borg threat was more than he realised. He was transferred to the Copernicus, one of the ships in the task force in the expeditionary operations and boarded the Magellan for the away team that he had volunteered for. It was stuffy, and though he kept an eye on everyone, someone was turned into a borg toward the end of the mission, despite Skiv monitoring the situation constantly. That’s when the mission was a success and they were beamed away. Being on the Magellan and seeing the damage that it had undertaken, the ship had to return and then was being replaced, when Skiv was transferred to the Callisto effective as soon as the immediate borg threat had been dealt with.

His thoughts were that it wasn’t over, and they needed to get as much information on these new borg and what their capabilities were. Because of his knowledge on the borg, he was transferred to Science, using his medical knowledge to justify working as a xenobiologist and botanist.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Medical
Academy Minor(s): Precision Surgery
Hobbies and Pastimes: Skiv always finds his job interesting, so his spare time is often used looking up new treatments and surgical methods to expand his learning.
Short-Term Goals: To research more about the borg
Long-Term Goals: To find a way to mass-liberate the borg.
Personality: A stubborn and argumentative man, Skiv will always take the other side of the argument, even if he agrees with the person his talking to.
Sense of Humor: Some of his arguments could possibly be construed as insulting, however Skiv appreciates a good burn when he hears one.
Phobias: Failing to do what he set out to do
Likes: Beard Grooming, cats, arguments
Dislikes: Dogs, and pretty much any other animal apart from cats Being cold
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Someone who changes their opinion too quickly without making any points to counter his own.
Bad Habits or Vices: He might challenge something, even if he shouldn’t. He always wants to see every side.
Disappointments: That his parents didn’t let him access his grandparents research.
Illnesses: Skiv has managed to keep himself very healthy, and built up a strong immune system.
Strengths: Efficient, Open-Minded and pays attention to details.
Weaknesses: Stubborn, Argumentative, and for a doctor, bad bed-side manner.
Fears: Becoming the very thing he is trying to save.
Prejudices: those who don’t defend their choices
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Loose fitting, traditional tellarite outfits.
Distinguishing Features: Skiv’s nose protrudes out slightly more than the normal tellarite, but it would only be noticeable to another Tellarite.
Pets: Threx, pet cat.
Friends: Dr. Remus Blithe

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Losing his grandparents and being cut off from their research
Best Time: Learning about his grandparents’ research in the academy
Most Crucial Experience: A discussion with Dr. Blithe about whether it was right to liberate the borg, or whether doing such a thing would be morally wrong, asking whether the borg had a choice. One of the best arguments that he ever had with a human.
Role Model: Dr. Sherkar Gush, Grandmother (on mother’s side) and researcher of borg liberation.

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 22002.13 – 22003.20 Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Science Officer USS Callisto, RSV-88001 22003.20 Midshipman Midshipman
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1

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