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Career Occupation
Tactical Officer
USS Philadelphia, NCC-66053-A
Time on Site:
Longevity Medal 0
Biographical Attributes
1/2 Vulcan, 1/2 Romulan
5' 9"
Eye Color:
Hair Color:
Auburn brown
Medium length, with bangs
Husky and calm, with inflection closer to Human than most Vulcans
United Federation of Planets
Krilost Mining Colony, Romulan Star Empire
Familial Relationships
Subcommander Neltran
T’Lenna (85)
Status of Parents:
Mother currently living on Vulcan
Father is deceased
Marital Status:

Personal History

Forty years ago, the small Vulcan-crewed Star Fleet vessel Sh’Neloth was captured by Romulans in an unprovoked attack. The ship was taken into their space, where the crew was forced to labor on the mining colony of Krilost. The conditions on the colony were harsh, and the Romulan overseers merciless. Several Vulcans were executed for refusing to work, attempting to escape, or merely on the whims of the overseers.

The chief overseer, Subcommander Neltran, was a particularly arrogant man. He took a liking to a young Vulcan, T’Lenna, and made her his consort. At first T’lenna refused, but Neltran “convinced” her with threats and promises to treat her fellow Vulcans better.

For a year, T’Lenna remained his consort, but when she entered pon farr, she became pregnant and the Romulan lost interest in her. She had a daughter, who she named T'Lari, after her mother. T'Lenna attempted to raise the child as well as she could in the harsh work camp, but had neither the time nor the resources to give her a proper education as a Vulcan. T'Lari was wild, and her mother’s attempts to instill discipline and logic in her were only partially successful.

When T'Lari was ten years old, Neltran was offered a promotion off the miserable work colony. There was a problem, though: the Vulcans. Especially his former consort. T'Lari’s lineage was no secret to the Vulcans, and her birth was a source both of shame to the Romulan and a potential reason for blackmail. As the work camp wasn’t producing as much dilithium as it had, he convinced his superiors to close the camp, and allow him to execute the Vulcans.

A sympathetic guard informed the Vulcans, who determined that they had to escape. Several days later, when the shuttle arrived to pick up the Subcommander, the Vulcans seized their mining implements and staged a rebellion. Several were killed, but they overwhelmed the guards. T’Lenna and her daughter were put aboard the large shuttle, but not before Neltran intervened. It was his former consort who fired the shot that disintegrated the brutal Subcommander. With that, the remaining Vulcans escaped. Of the original complement of 30, less than half remained, along with the half-Romulan child.

Fortunately the shuttle had a cloaking device, and by the time the Romulans figured out what had happened, it was too late. The small ship made it back into the Federation.

T’Lenna took her daughter to her homeworld, where she belatedly began to learn what it truly meant to be Vulcan. T'Lari struggled with her lessons; the anger she felt was always just below the surface. She grew better at disguising it, keeping at least the veneer of being a respectable Vulcan on the surface, but it was a struggle and she didn't always succeed. She was at a complete loss when it came to the telepathic abilities of Vulcans. She was unable to control her thoughts during mind melds, and even mentally injured a fellow student when she lost control. For this reason, she refused to further study telepathy, believing it to be too dangerous for her.

T'Lari did prove to be an excellent study in other regards. She learned the Vulcan martial art of Suus Mahna, and quickly became adept at it. She found that the martial art gave her some of the peace that she lacked, and felt more centered as she progressed. She also had an inherent talent for strategy and tactics that made up for her lack of progress in emotional control. While she did make quite a bit of progress, it frustrated her, and that frustration was itself frustrating. Her instructors noticed. How could they not?

As she graduated, she looked ahead to her future. T'Lari did not feel at home on Vulcan, and never had. With this in mind, and her mother’s blessing, the young woman decided to seek a career in Star Fleet. Perhaps among the more emotional races she could find some measure of acceptance.

T'Lari easily passed the entrance examinations for Star Fleet Academy. Unsure of which field to enter, she was convinced by a recruiter into pursuing a career in Security. This proved to be a mistake. During a training session where she was expected to “arrest” a suspect, T'Lari allowed herself to be goaded by insults into punching the man. She broke his jaw.

This incident put a black mark on her record, earning her a suspension. Now feeling ashamed (and feeling ashamed for feeling ashamed), she decided to leave Security and pursue a field less risky: Tactical. She excelled there, her strategic mind able to find solutions that others didn’t notice. She was also an excellent shot with ship’s weaponry and rarely missed with either phasers or torpedoes.

Things were going well for the young officer - too well. After graduation, she was assigned to the USS Nile, an older cruiser patrolling the Federation-Cardassian border. Several years passed, and she earned a promotion to Ensign, then Lieutenant (JG). The young half-Vulcan was feeling a bit more centered and self-confident. Of course it couldn’t last.

On shore leave, she joined a group of friends at a local bar on Beta Cidoni. While she didn’t indulge in alcohol, she did enjoy people’s company, and sat quietly observing the behavior of the mostly human group. But she was noticed by Lt Commander Evan Havel III, a spoiled young officer and the son of the famed Admiral of the same name. Havel was an entitled man who had used his father’s name and connections to move up to a rank far beyond his ability, and had the attitude of someone who had never earned anything in his life.

Havel had a thing for Vulcan women, and started hitting on T'Lari, and wouldn’t stop. He was drunk and used to getting what he wanted and didn’t intend to take ‘no’ for an answer. When she repeatedly refused he kept at it, and she grew more and more annoyed. Her friends tried to intervene but even that wasn’t enough to dissuade the man. Finally, when he grabbed her it was too much.

She broke his arm in two places.

It took two of her friends to drag the young officer away from the injured man, but the damage had been done to both her progress in calming her emotions and her career. She was court martialed and would have been drummed out of the service had there not been witnesses. The admiral certainly had wanted that, but there were limits to even his pull when his son had been the one who had started it. Nonetheless it was judged that her reaction had been extreme and she was demoted to Ensign and taken off the Nile to await reassignment.

T'Lari felt that all of the progress she had made had been stripped away, and considered leaving Star Fleet, but where would she go? All she could do was await her new assignment and hope. But the Admiral was determined to make her remaining career a miserable one.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Tactical (transfer from Security)
Academy Minor(s): Linguistics, Xenocultural Studies
Hobbies and Pastimes: Expert in Suus Mahna (Vulcan martial art, black belt equivalent but not a master); studying other cultures (currently studying Klingon culture); playing strategy games; playing Terran drums
Short-Term Goals: Get her Lieutenant (JG) rank back and move forward with her Star Fleet career
Long-Term Goals: Master her emotions, eventually gain a position with Star Fleet Tactical Command
Personality: Calm on the surface, with the barest hints that she might be more emotional than most Vulcans. Inwardly struggles with mastering her emotions, especially anger. Although she is no more violent than most Star Fleet officers, she can lose control under extreme stress. Has been known to seriously injure people.
Sense of Humor: Slightly sarcastic, her cutting remarks delivered with the calmness of a Vulcan
Phobias: None
Likes: Nature, Chinese cooking, a challenge
Dislikes: Being physically touched without her permission, body odors (she is sensitive to smells as a Vulcan female)
Pet Peeves or Gripes: People who aren’t punctual
Achievements: Graduating Star Fleet Academy despite her setback, taking first place at the juniors Miekalla Province 3D chess tournament (at age 15, the youngest contestant), earning her expert’s level in Suus Mahna
Disappointments: Being unable to master her emotions, and her inability to control herself in several situations that led to the injury of others
Illnesses: None major
Strengths: A deeply tactical mind, rarely misses with starship weaponry and can often anticipate an opponent’s reactions. Speaks several languages including Klingon and Andorian, learns new languages easily and adapts to other cultures. A skilled martial artist who tends to fight defensively.
Weaknesses: Lack of Vulcan emotional control. T'Lari can be pushed to the point of snapping, in which case she can (and has) injure people. Tends to become frustrated more easily than most of her people. Though she has a strong natural telepathic ability, she is almost completely untrained and refuses to mind meld with anyone for fear of injuring them mentally.
Fears: Losing control and killing someone.
Prejudices: Absolutely despises Romulans, though she hides it as well as can be expected.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Mid-length dresses in the Vulcan style. Also has a collection of traditional Terran Chinese women’s dresses with floral or dragon patterns.
Friends: Shionna, crewmate aboard the USS Nile. A carefree individual, Shionna engaged in wild behavior and wagers, and was always trying to get her Vulcan friend to lighten up.

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: Being busted down a rank after defending herself
Best Time: Star Fleet Academy, once she changed majors. It was the first time in her life where she felt she truly belonged.
Most Crucial Experience: Her first early years on Krilost, where she was a wild child and lost out on the early education that would have allowed her to control her emotions.
Role Model: Ambassador Spock, a Vulcan-Human hybrid who sometimes struggled with his emotions as well.

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy xxxxxx.xx Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Tactical Officer USS Nile xxxxxx.xx Midshipman Midshipman
Tactical Officer USS Nile xxxxxx.xx Ensign Ensign
Tactical Officer USS Nile xxxxxx.xx Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Tactical Officer USS Nile xxxxxx.xx Court Martial; Demotion Ensign
Tactical Officer USS Philadelphia 22312.01 Transferred Ensign
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1

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