STAR FLEET PERSONNEL COMMAND FILE
|Assignment:||USS Dauntless, CA-1553|
|Height:||180 cm (5 ft. 11 in.)||Weight:||75 kg (165 lb.)|
|Eye Color:||Brown eyes|
|Hairstyle:||Short in the traditional Vulcan Style|
|Physique:||Athletic and slender|
|Complexion:||Fair Skinned with a faint green tint|
|Voice:||Commanding yet smooth, and calm.|
|Affiliation:||United Federation of Planets|
|Status of Parents:||Married and living on Earth. Talok is a diplomat with Starfleet, and T’Prynn is a sculptor.|
|Siblings:||Salok (71) A member of Starfleet Security, Sitok (64) In the Vulcan Congress, T’Kin (57) works in Starfleet Medical, T’Lara (50) Vulcan painter.|
|Marital Status:||Married to Sareck|
T’Kiha was born on Vulcan and raised mostly by her mother. Though her father was around, his career as a politician on Vulcan required a great deal of time and commitment. As a result, T’Kiha never really got to know her father, but viewed his work as important and imprinted on her a dedicated work ethic. T’Kiha’s early years were the same as any Vulcan’s; she learned the standard meditation techniques and Surakian philosophy, and the importance both held for all Vulcans. Around this time, T’Kiha was also promised to the Vulcan Sareck as a bride, something that would be a constant source of difficulty through out her adult life.
The serenity of her childhood was interrupted when her father earned a position in Starfleet’s diplomatic core stationed on Earth, which complicated T’Kiha’s life dramatically. Being use to a controlled and orderly society caused her to view human behavior as primitive and bizarre. She tried to fit in with her peers, but it never seemed to go well, the human kids often viewed her behavior as strange and humorous; though they never meant any harm. However, T’Kiha grew to dislike humans and spent most of her time with the other alien species and fellow Vulcans.
While the move was not a welcome change initially, it did provide T’Kiha with certain privileges through her father. Though he left the responsibility of raising their children with his wife, Talok believed it was in the children’s best interest to travel with him when the situation allowed. T’Kiha and her siblings were able to travel to a multitude of different planets and learn about many cultures as a result, something they all enjoyed immensely. This privilege also provided one of the most important events of T’Kiha’s life. On one such trip when T’Kiha was still fairly young, her father’s transport was attacked by a Romulan Warbird and boarded. The Romulans were there to abduct Talok in regards to his mission. While they searched the vessel for Talok he hid T’Kiha in one of the ship’s ventilation shafts for her own safety. While hidden, T’Kiha witnessed the fighting between the Romulan and security forces. The violence freighted her and made her feel weak and vulnerable. Luckily the Romulan forces were held back long enough for more Federation forces to arrive. Even though T’Kiha and her father weren’t harmed, the event forever left a mark on T’Kiha- she never wanted to feel that vulnerable again. Her response was to learn some form of self-defense ultimately choosing the Suus Mahna. When she got older and the trips with her father became more frequent she began to see herself as her father’s bodyguard, but thankfully no event similar to the Warbird incident occurred.
T’Kiha’s early life remained fairly uneventful after the incident with the Warbird. Once she finished her primary education on earth she desired to move back to Vulcan to enroll in the Science Institute since the Sciences were her strongest subject and she felt it was only best to pursue a career that utilized her natural talents, but she couldn’t bring herself to leave her family. Her disclosed reason was because the experience to travel with her father could not be rivaled and provided ample contacts for her to start her career in Starfleet, but she was actually attempting to avoid her marriage to Sareck who by this time had begun asking T’Kiha to return to Vulcan so they could be wed; however, the real reason she didn’t want to leave was she continued to worry about her father as the Warbird incident was all she thought about when he travelled.
While she did remain on earth, her trips with her father were infrequent leaving T’Kiha with plenty of down time. So, she enrolled at university on earth to help her further prepare for the Vulcan Science Academy. While her time at the university was originally seen as something to simply pass the time, T’Kiha found the experience stimulating and productive. Her professors also enjoyed having her in their courses, as Vulcans attending university on earth were still fairly rare. She also warmed up to human colleagues a bit more, but she found interacting with humans to be a pain.
After four years, T’Kiha finished her time at the University but still couldn’t bring herself to leave her father. So, T’Kiha enrolled in a doctoral program in chemistry on earth; however, another problem presented itself. Sareck had again demand T’Kiha return to Vulcan. He felt he had been more than patient in respecting her wishes to pursue an education, but now, correctly, viewed her attempts as a strategy to make him find another wife. Sareck came from an influential family and had become a fairly prominent member in the Vulcan government and felt the treatment he had received from T’Kiha’s family was insulting and deciding to find another mate could hurt his reputation and career. His position also allowed him leverage where he hadn’t before. Sareck, in anticipating T’Kiha’s actions positioned himself to have control over Talok’s post as an ambassador. If T’Kiha didn’t return to Vulcan, he threatened far-reaching consequences for her family. Forced to confront the issue, T’Kiha returned to Vulcan to try and resolve the problem once and for all. She told Sareck she had no desire to marry him, but he wouldn’t listen. Furthermore, he emphasized his patience with her and that he had been very accommodating in waiting and felt it was T’Kiha’s turn to be accommodating in their relationship (though T’Kiha never viewed them as having a real relationship). Eventually a compromise was reached: T’Kiha and Sareck would be married, but T’Kiha would be allowed to return to earth with her family and return to Vulcan after her education was complete. The issue resolved for the time being, T’Kiha continued her education on Earth, eventually earning a doctorate in Chemistry.
After graduating, T’Kiha knew she was expected to return to Vulcan, but since she agreed to return after her ‘education was complete’ she planned to earn a doctorate in Astrophysics believing she found a loophole in her agreement, thus leaving Sareck no choice but to let her stay on Earth. She didn’t, however, ever consider her parents opinion on the matter. Both T’Kiha’s parents, who had known what T’Kiha was doing the entire time, confronted her with her illogical behavior and told her she would not be allowed to accompany her father on his trips any more, due to her behavior and the risk she was placing on her entire family. They also emphasized how irresponsible and wrong her attempts to try and circumvent Vulcan tradition just because it didn’t suit her needs were; concluding by saying they believed her selfish actions were brought on by her unchecked emotions likely caused from being around Humans for too long. Though she strongly disagreed with her parent’s assumptions and thesis, T’Kiha felt she had little choice and returned to Vulcan to be with Sareck.
Surprisingly, T’Kiha found her time with Sareck more enjoyable than not. Though she didn’t love him he did provide adequate companionship. Over time she also agreed with her parents that she had not been diligent enough at keeping her emotions in check and completely restructured on her meditation practices. After a short time T’Kiha decided to seek a teaching position at the Vulcan Science Academy as she had the ability and the skills necessary. She earned a position in the Chemistry program, but soon found herself sitting in on Astrophysics seminars. After a few years she enrolled in the Astrophysics program while maintaining her teaching responsibilities. She would go on to finish the program with the equivalent of a doctoral education in Astrophysics by the time she left Vulcan, fulfilling a twenty-one year old desire to attend the Academy. She also continued to immerse herself with Vulcan culture continuing her studies of Vulcan martial arts. T’Kiha would learn to look back on this time fondly as it was when she truly learned what it meant to be Vulcan and gained a better understanding of her own people. She had also begun to make a name for herself in the field of Chemistry authoring lauded papers including a study of the long term effects of Psilosynine on Vulcans and a working theory involving the use of Isoboramine to help develop more efficient and longer range communicators.
Twelve years passed and T’Kiha was content with her life; however, and somewhat surprisingly, T’Kiha had found herself missing the academic experience on earth from time to time. It seemed she had grown fond of earth’s educational atmosphere. She also missed the travels she had with her father and their conversations. Through these reflections she started to see Starfleet a very noble organization and one that could help her feel she was contributing to the general good of all species. She often spoke with Sareck about traveling or her possibly leaving to join Starfleet like her brothers and father. Sareck while not discouraging was never very open to the idea as he often reminded her that his place was on Vulcan and he felt they had spent enough time apart. T’Kiha began to feel she was at an impasse. She could either abandon her husband to join Starfleet putting her father’s career at risk, or remain on Vulcan and never feel she had fulfilled her potential. Before she could make a decision, fate intervened.
One day while her father was traveling as an envoy, his ship disappeared. Further investigations were unable to discover any trace of the ambassador’s ship, but all the evidence pointed to the ship being abducted along with the ambassador. T’Kiha knew logic dictated her father could be alive, and she offered to help locate the missing ship, but with no leads there wasn’t much anyone could do. In response, T’Kiha swore she would find out what happened to her father and to do what she could to prevent such an occurrence from happening again. As the events of the rescue from her childhood raced through her mind, her desire to join Starfleet intensified, believing they provided the best opportunity to find out what really happened. So, without a word to Sareck, she applied to Starfleet Academy as a Science cadet and was accepted.
With her father now gone, and Sareck’s real leverage gone as well. T’Kiha saw no reason to stay with Sareck and informed him of her intent to leave and asked him to agree to annul the marriage. Sareck refused and said he would never agree to such a thing, reasoning T’Kiha was acting irrational in lite of her father’s disappearance and that she needed his help now more than ever. T’Kiha again tried to reason with Sareck, but he was adamant. The two never came to an agreement, but T’Kiha informed him she was leaving with or without the annulment and there was nothing Sareck could do to stop her.
Starfleet was a far cry from the academic experience she anticipated. While the intellectual side of the Academy was very familiar from her time on earth, the physical courses were unexpected and quite demanding. T’Kiha found the challenge enjoyable and the chance to push herself was welcome, and she thrived under the stress. She was also surprised to find herself enjoying the comradery the demanding course of study the academy fostered. After another four years of study, T’Kiha finished her time at Starfleet academy and awaited her first assignment.
Academy Major(s): Astrophysics and Chemistry
Academy Minor(s): Biology and Mathematics
Hobbies and Pastimes: Logic games of all kinds, Vulcan Martial arts (Suus Mahna), meditation, swimming, listening to Vulcan music.
Short-Term Goals: To advance in the scientific ranks, get her marriage annulled
Long-Term Goals: To become first officer of a ship, find out what happened to her father.
Personality: Comes off as cold and stern, but is a devoted friend to those she feels attached to
Sense of Humor: Sarcastic, ironic, and dry, but she never laughs
Likes: To be challenged, studying, efficiency, time alone, solving puzzles, philosophical discussions
Dislikes: Disorganization, not following protocol, being inefficient, noisy atmospheres, being ignored.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Acting without thinking, unsound reasoning, dishonesty.
Bad Habits or Vices: Tends to think her way is the only correct way, reluctant to share her feelings, quick to dismiss others.
Achievements: Graduating from the Vulcan Science Academy
Disappointments: Not getting an annulment from Sareck
Strengths: Strong analytical mind, remains calm and not easily rattled, always truthful, great deductive reasoning ability
Weaknesses: Over confident, always truthful, doesn’t trust easily, can be stubborn.
Fears: She would say none, but she fears losing loved ones and giving in to her emotions.
Prejudices: Does not trust Romulans, can be impatient with humans.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Traditional Vulcan robes
Distinguishing Features: Pointed ears, toned frame, warm eyes.
Friends: She had many acquaintances through her life but, being a Vulcan, never had what would be considered a ‘best friend’. The closet thing would probably be her father.
Personal Paradigm Shifts
Most Painful Experience: Her father’s death
Best Time: Time at Starfleet academy and the twelve years she spent on Vulcan
Most Crucial Experience: The attack by the Romulan Warbird and her father's disappearance
Role Model: Her father and Surak
|Cadet||Star Fleet Academy||21404.03||Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon|
|Science Officer||USS Dauntless, CA-1553||21404.03||Midshipman|
|Science Officer||USS Dauntless, CA-1553||21406.01||Role Player of the Month|
|Service Medals Awarded|
|Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon||1|
|Achievement Medals Awarded|
|Role Player of the Month||1|
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