sh'Thane, Tara

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Khasretara Rhenti sh'Thane
Career Occupation
Chief Medical Officer
USS Philadelphia, FF-6053
Biographical Attributes
175 cm (5 ft. 9 in.)
45 kg (99 lb.)
Eye Color:
Slate gray
Hair Color:
Ivory with lighter silver highlights
Slightly longer than shoulder length. Kept down around the shoulders with a slight wave to it. Occasionally worn in an elaborate braid for formal situations
Athletic, lean muscle build with most of her height in her legs though possess pronounced feminine curves
Light blue
Facial Hair:
Soft yet firm; tries to portray a gentle soothing tone for patients
United Federation of Planets
Laibok, Andoria
Familial Relationships
Shelerib ch'Thane, Gheezal th'Thane
Nevrshyru sh'Thane (MIA, pronounced deceased), Valtelas zh'Thane
Status of Parents:
Three out of the four continue to live on Andoria with extended family within the Thane Clan compound outside of Laibok; Commander sh'Thane was the Chief Tactical Officer of the USS Carerra, DD-4037 before going missing. Pronounced dead though no body was found
Belkeval (Keval), brother, age 23 Terran years; Thenshres (Shres), age 13 Terran years
Marital Status:

Personal History

Khasretara sh'Thane was born within her clan's family compound eleven months after her parents solidified their marriage bond thought the shelthreth. On Stardate 18412.06 during a particularly harsh blizzard, one of her father's, Erib ch'Thane, had braved the weather to repair their private power conduit when the storm had caused a blackout during the most crucial stages of the birthing.

Being the oldest child, Tara had responsibilities beyond her years. Many times when her shen-mother was called to duty and her chen-father had lessons to teach, she would be responsible for the infant Keval and eventually Shres. This is usually considered normal in Andorian society.

sh'Thane excelled in primary and secondary levels of Andorian education, showing form an early age an affinity for the medical sciences. Her studies were impeded temporarily when sh'Thane and friend Thirishar sh'Raazh were caught in a cavern cave-in, causing her to sustain sever ice bore burns and the loss of an antennae due to falling rock.

Once the secondary education level was complete at age 18, sh'Thane traveled to Earth and applied to Star Fleet Academy for the first time. Her scores were high on all general tests, but she failed a final exam on hyperspace physics. sh'Thane returned to Andoria and the Andorian Academy to redouble her efforts, attaining a basic medical degree in the process. Two years later, she was accepted into SFA Medical Division.

Tara studied Klingon culture during this time and once mentioned treating a Klingon who had misjudged an orbital skydiving session while in SFA, allowing her an opportunity to learn the basics of the Klingon language

In 2409, Cadet sh'Thane earned first place in SFA's Annual Marathon.

sh'Thane graduated after four years of Star Fleet Medical training in 2410 and was assigned to USS Enterprise, CV-07 shortly after the official announcement of another war with the Romulans. She was involved in the Battle of Starbase 157 by assisting medical personnel with incoming casualties.

Tara joined the Enterprise as it broke off to become the flagship of the newly christened Special Operations Group and their first mission; travel through Klingon Space to Qo'noS in an attempt to persuade the Klingons to join in arms against the Romulans. During this mission, many strange occurrences took place. The discovery that terrorist Midshipman Hurley, who had tried to commander the Enterprise, had implanted a strange device in his one time girlfriend Ensign Beth Way was discovered by sh'Thane and was later turned over to a joint effort between Science and Engineering.

Weeks later into the Klingon mission, an unfortunate accident in Sickbay caused an explosion and the deaths of sixteen Medical personnel. sh'Thane herself was injured in the blast, dislocating an antennae. Due to a misunderstanding in handling Andorian patients, Doctor Gabriel Fairen broke the taboo of touching an antennae with his bare hands. This misunderstanding led to Tara receiving a reprimand on her service record for insubordination when she tried to settle the incident in the traditional manner; challenging a death dual known as the Ushaan between herself and Fairen, although she did not intend to follow through by postponing it indefinitely due to neither officer having children at the time. The act was to merely satisfy Andorian laws as recognized by the Federation.

Upon arriving to Qo'noS Sickbay was still in the process of recovering when the Enterprise was taken into Klingon custody and held within a giant space station christened Kalok-One. With Emperor Kalok's approval special Klingon shock troopers were dispatched on a information gathering mission. These beings were discovered to be not entirely organic in nature and indiscreet in killing any person to stand in their way. In an effort to protect patients and other Medical staff from their assault sh'Thane ended up locked within an examination room with one of these. Just before it attacked and murdered the Andorian, every shock trooper were mysteriously recalled back to the station.

Just afterwards a call came in to Sickbay from the surface of the Klingon Homeworld; Captain Mike Wong had discovered a strange genetically engineered virus affecting a number of the Klingon Council during his diplomatic mission. sh'Thane beamed down directly into the office of Klingon Chancellor Ravka with portable lab equipment. With their combined efforts a cure was discovered using a rare chemical present in Tara's Andorian blood known as chalaka.

For her efforts and helping to patch up an injured General Zakk, Tara was officially made a member of the House of Ravka, part of the House of Martok.

The weaponized virus, however, proved to be contagious to Andorians albeit with an unusual consequence of triggering the shelth, a mating drive. Wong managed to provide a temporary solution to keep Tara from sub coming to its effects until they were extracted from the surface and was able to return to the freed Enterprise.

The shelth continued to plague Tara as she searched for an artificial means of halting it within Sickbay. She was unsuccessful but managed to quell her desires for a mate with the assistance of Captain Wong. In the aftermath the pair mutually decided to begin a romantic relationship secretly from the rest of the crew and Star Fleet.

Soon after returning to Star Base 24, Ensign sh'Thane was promoted to full lieutenant and given the position of Chief Medical Officer on the Enterprise. The promotion was bittersweet as that same night she learned of Wong's assignment as Commanding Officer of USS Dauntless, effective immediately. Mike and Tara spent that night together saying goodbye, possibly for the last time.

Life for sh'Thane continued to spiral downward, as five weeks later her clan requested that Tara return home to Andoria for her mother's funeral after being declared killed in the line of duty. With her family's need coming ahead of Star Fleet, Tara gave up the position of CMO, as she would not be able to perform her duties adequately, and took a personal leave of absence from active service. While returning home, Keval had discovered a letter addressed to Tara from Wong, exposing their intimate relationship tothe family. Keval found this a dishonor to their Andorian heritage and challenged sh'Thane to an honor dual, winner slaying the other on the blade of their ushaan-tor. Tara managed to win the battle against her once beloved brother, but by refusing to make the killing blow was dishonored and abandoned by her family, forbidden from returning.

Afterwards,she spent some time aboard a civilian medical ship, USS Covenant, with her friend and mentor Doctor Richard Kimble to recover and grief over her loss. At the time they had planned on starting an Andorian medical facility together on Earth.

During this cruise the Covenant was called to assist the USS Dauntless in evacuating the planet Tenka, bringing about the long awaited reuniting of Tara and Captain Wong, sealed with a kiss. sh'Thane remained on board the Dauntless for some time after this mission, though never returning to active service.

During the next shore leave, Mike and Tara took a trip to his family home in Taiwan and visited the local market. It was a fascinating experience for the Andorian, who had the chance to discover another part of Earth culture and more about her Human lover's past. The couple then set out on an adventure to Antartica so Tara could enjoy some cold weather while on leave, but the trip was ill fated, as they were soon captured by a mysterious group.

Keval had recovered from the Ushaan dual and had plotted his revenge by selling his sister and Wong to a mad scientist in return for information to aid a terrorist group on Andoria with the goal of severing ties with the Federation. sh'Thane soon became nothing more than an experiment, the scientist using her body to perfect an immoral method of rewriting the DNA of a person so that they became identical to any other species. Tara had become Human.

During their captivity, Tara used the opportunity to confess her love to Mike, stating that she did not want to be with any other. Wong was shocked by this revelation, not expecting it to come at such a time, and was unable to reciprocate the feelings to Tara's heartbreak.

sh'Thane and Wong were soon rescued by a team from Dauntless led by Chief Engineer Komoscov, cementing the friendship with the burly Klingon, but the happy ending was short lived. Star Fleet medical technology had no method to correct the genetic changes in Tara, for the time being she would have to remain in her new Human body. This was another heavy blow to the woman, who felt like she had lost her last connection to her home and heritage.

The Dauntless was then called to assist the planet Vulcan during a quadrant wide crisis that also affected Andoria among other planets. sh'Thane, still recovering in Sickbay, found out that her home planet was in distress and slipped out of her medical care to try a last ditch effort to contact her family. The unauthorized communication was discovered by Security and, in an unfortunate accident, Khasretara sh'Thane was shot by friendly fire and placed in stasis on stardate 21002.24. She was promoted to Lieutenant Commander after declared dead by the medical team.

On stardate 21004.02, while Dauntless was on a supply mission, they were intercepted by an alien force and scanned with unknown technology that produced a mysterious blue light, causing nausea and vomiting in most of the crew. This force however had another affect on the near death sh'Thane, reviving her and returning her Andorian body to an almost untouched state, the only negative side effect being amnesia. She could not remember any event occurring after the moment she was called down to Qo'noS to assist Captain Wong in that ill-fated mission months ago.

It was during this mission Dauntless had came across apparently very powerful beings known as 'the Great Ones' who put the crew up to three challenges; strange machinery that spouted homicidal mechanoids, a possibly hostile confrontation with a Ferengi warship, and a strange genetic condition that threatened to kill everyone on board within a day at least. At the time Tara had thought she found a lead to the condition within a blood sample of an 'advisor' of sorts to the Dauntless sent by the Great Ones, but then one of the more strange incidents incidents in her life occurred.

The Andorian doctor didn't remember very much clearly after taking the alien's blood sample. In fact, the last but fragmented memory she could form was finding herself transported off of Dauntless to Star Base Alpha, thousands of light years away. To complicate matters, she appeared in the middle of their local tavern stark naked. After that, she remembered only waking up in their medical facilities and a barrage of questions thrown at her by both Star Fleet Command and station Security.

SBA did eventually confirm her identity after some time, but instead of letting it be lost time sh'Thane had taken a very unofficial posting on the station. Along with offering an extra hand to the medical staff, she had used the opportunity to take some Command training courses and brush up on Star Fleet Medical's going-ons and ship protocol in general. It had been a good two months for sh'Thane, all things considered, but once the announcement was made of a gathering on Carraya IV she booked transport with the plan of meeting up with the Dauntless crew en route to the conference.

There on Carraya Doctor sh'Thane was issued new orders to take the position of Chief Medical Officer on the Berlin-class USS Philadelphia, FF-6053, which had been refitted for duty. Their first objective was to rendezvous with the USS Nova where the Command staff was currently serving so control of the Philadelphia could be transferred. Tara served as temporary First Office during the journey.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Medical Science, Biochemistry, Field Medicine
Academy Minor(s): Early Star Fleet History, Klingon Physiology
Hobbies and Pastimes: Running track and field, zabathu riding, reading famous works of literature from the Alpha and Beta Quadrants, three-dimensional chess
Short-Term Goals: Begin taking Mok'bara lessons; read works from Terran literary master Shakespeare
Long-Term Goals: Visiting the Gamma Quadrant
Personality: Like all Andorians, sh'Thane is a passionate person with strong feelings and emotions. She is dedicated to her work and extremely loyal to commanding officers. Off duty, she is friendly but prefers reading alone to conversation in large groups. Her temper can be an issue when provoked but rarely does she escalate to physical violence
Sense of Humor: Dry, slightly coy and sarcastic. She appreciates irony in situations
Phobias: Andorian ice bores and other insects by extension
Likes: Andorian redbat and cabbage stew, literature, running as a sport, the first snowfall of winter
Dislikes: Desert climates, the color orange, being lied to or cheated, working 'Gamma' Shift
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Knuckle cracking
Bad Habits or Vices: Tends to fidget if stationary for too long; antennae wriggle when in deep thought
Achievements: Won first place in the Star Fleet Academy Marathon during her third year
Disappointments: Was denied enrollment the first time applying to Star Fleet Academy
Illnesses: Sever ice bore burns and the loss of antennae during childhood. Hospitalized for three months for treatment and recovery. Contracted Levodian flu during Senior year at Star Fleet Academy
Strengths: Hard-working, physical speed and agility, comprehension of language in general
Weaknesses: Temper, weak understanding of mechanics, occasionally homesick
Fears: Large bodies of water
Prejudices: Somewhat distrustful of telepathy and Orions
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Prefers tunics and loose frocks made of cool Andorian silk
Distinguishing Features: Antennae sprout in the jini style, from the frontal bone of her skull. sh'Thane has a bluish-white birthmark just above her right hip and a small bump in the insole of her left foot
Pets: None
Friends: Lieutenant Vladimir Komoscov, Marine Captain Dregs

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: The loss of an antennae during secondary education. It took four months to regrow, the last month spent back in the Academy resulting in many taunting sessions and hurt feelings from classmates
Best Time: Third year of Star Fleet Academy was a high point for sh'Thane once she won the Academy Marathon. Shortly afterwards her family traveled to Earth for an extended visit, helping to relieve any homesickness the Cadet had at that time
Most Crucial Experience: During her stay in the Andorian medical facility, a young Tara was privy to the medical world up close and personal. Curiosity took over and she became determined to lean all she could from the medical staff
Role Model: Doctor Richard Kimble, a human medical officer working temporarily on Andoria during sh'Thane's hospitalization. He acted as a personal mentor, giving a tour of the facility and demonstrating how medical techniques were used. He made the time spent more bearable for Tara and she has always been thankful for that

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 20807.07 Awarded Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20807.07 Promoted to Midshipman
Reassigned to Medical Officer
Assigned to USS Enterprise, CV-07
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20808.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20809.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20809.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20809.01 Promoted to Ensign Ensign
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20811.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20812.01 Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20901.01 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20901.01 Awarded Junior Officer of the Year Junior Officer of the Year
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20903.01 Awarded Star Fleet Achievement Medal Star Fleet Achievement Medal
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20904.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20904.01 Awarded Purple Heart Purple Heart
Chief Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20904.17 Promoted to Lieutenant
Reassigned to Chief Medical Officer
Chief Medical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20905.24 Leave of Absence
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, BC-1553 20909.01 Awarded Diamond Star
Transferred to USS Dauntless, BC-1553
Diamond Star
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, BC-1553 20911.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, BC-1553 20912.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, BC-1553 21001.01 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, BC-1553 21002.24 Killed in Action
Chief Medical Officer USS Dauntless, BC-1553 21004.02 Revived by Unknown Alien Event
Reinstated Lieutenant
Chief Medical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21005.22 Transferred to USS Philadelphia, FF-6053
Chief Medical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21007.02 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Medical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21012.01 Awarded Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Chief Medical Officer USS Philadelphia, FF-6053 21101.03 Awarded Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
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 2
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 4
Diamond Star Diamond Star 1
Purple Heart Purple Heart 1
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 6
Junior Officer of the Year Junior Officer of the Year 1

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