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Torgh, son of Vargh
Career Occupation
Commanding Officer
USS Dauntless, CA-1553
Star Fleet Registration:
2014022769-070 IVTX
Biographical Attributes
193 cm (6 ft. 4 in.)
115.7 kg (255 lb.)
Eye Color:
Dark green to Charleston green, depending on the lighting.
Hair Color:
Black. Torgh's wavy Klingon-textured hair is naturally course and tends to be frizzy.
Torgh’s hair resists styling. Therefore, he lets it grow long and ties it into a ponytail.
Average to athletic, for a Klingon male.
Facial Hair:
Heavy goatee. Upon close examination of it, an observer may notice some graying.
Deep and silvery. However, the boom in his voice, indicative of his use of “command” tone, increases in force in relation to the urgency of issuing orders. Torgh can speak Klingon and common English.
United Federation of Planets
Familial Relationships
Vargh, Son of Rorak.
Shara, Daughter of Par.
Status of Parents:
According to Torgh’s recollection, Vargh is a Warp Field Engineer and Shara is a Security Guard. They reside on Qo’noS.
Kraf, brother, 54; Mira, sister, 35.
Marital Status:
Before his death, Torgh was married to Anara, Daughter of Trog, now 50. However, his current marital status with her, since their physical separation and his subsequent death, is unclear.
B’Aronna, firstborn daughter, 25; Krin, first son, 22. Torgh’s last contact held that his children resided with their mother within the Klingon Empire, but that was over six years ago.

Personal History

Born into a lower class family, Torgh grew up poor. This proved to be a benefit, however, as it compelled him to literally fight his way to the top to graduate the Klingon Military Academy with high honors along with others, some of whom graduated with higher grades in several subjects. He married while he was in training and had two children.

After the Academy, he served on a number of Imperial ships. Eventually, at a mere 24 years of age, he earned command of the small scout, IKV “Dark Skies.” He led the “Dark Skies” through several engagements, and his superiors decorated him numerous times. Eventually, he achieved the rank of Commander in the Navy. However, he lost the “Dark Skies” in combat. Nevertheless, Torgh and his crew transferred to another vessel during the battle and continued to fight.

SD 20307.21, the Navy assigned Torgh as commander of the light cruiser, IKV Krin, and as group leader of a small task force consisting of the Krin and three scout ships. He commanded the Krin for almost one year before his superiors offered him a role in the Federation-hosted Officer Exchange Program. With the support of his House, he accepted the temporary honor. SD 20409.27, he left the Empire for the Federation. A few months later, however, treacherous Kalok the Infamous seized control of the Empire, became its self-proclaimed Emperor, and thus generated circumstances that left Torgh helplessly stranded within the Federation.

Within the Federation, Torgh served on various starships in various capacities, waiting for years for an opportunity to return home. Meanwhile Star Fleet approved his application for a commission with the rank of Commander, following a series of classes and practical training on Star Fleet protocol and Federation basic law. Ultimately, his service privileges included Commander aboard the USS Enterprise, CV-07, and Captain of the USS Gettysburg, BC-1863. Accessible portions of his official service record—including scenes of his final glorious moments fighting an impossible force of Romulan invaders alongside no one save for his Chief Engineer, Lieutenant Isaac Bohr—clearly documented Captain Torgh, Son of Vargh’s death, SD 20712.25@15:42.

In posthumous conclusion to his participation in the Exchange Program, his superiors arranged for the return of his honors and possessions in lieu of his body. To that end, they assigned Doctor Schwicker to make preparations. The Doctor was surprised to learn that some portions of Torgh’s service record were classified Top Secret. Undeterred, the Doctor researched medical records, conducted interviews, and listened to personal accounts before concluding his epitaph record.

Afterward, the Doctor remained intrigued with eyewitness accounts that described the pain Torgh suffered during the beaming process of matter to energy transport. It seemed unlikely to him that such a decorated Klingon would suffer, as the prevailing belief maintained, psychosomatic pain, a mere perceived transporter psychosis. In hopes of defending the Klingon’s honor in this regard, and in the name of Medical Science, he sought to determine the cause of his genuine pain.

Based on the evidence found following his posthumous examination—primarily of records—Doctor Schwicker believed that Torgh’s early Tiberian flu infection, his late Levodian flu vaccination, Klingon Augment Virus immunization, and his alcoholism have contributed to factors enabling positive mutative aspects to maintain and cumulate within his genetic structure. As Doctor Schwicker explained: “A persistent effect of esanol on cells is indicated, such sat inhibition of se response of some cytokines occurs even after se esanol is cleared.” In its alcohol-weakened state, Torgh’s immune cells mutated to permit the combination of latent viral materials to enter an endosymbiotic-like relationship within his own cellular structure. This unique circumstance and incredibly rare occurrence thus enabled Torgh’s proteins, specifically pro-inflammatory cytokines, to permit the endosymbiotic-like mutation of his cellular structure while fighting off the original infections. This mutative, adaptive—acquired, if you will—immunity created an immunological memory after the initial response to the original pathogens.

Consequently, his genome became unique in two ways. First, he became chimeric. Second, even his chimerism became unique in that the two sets of DNA were identical, with one set dominant, the other set latent. Though comparative examination of Torgh’s transporter trace and Medical scan never revealed molecular anomalies while he was alive, Doctor Schwicker’s examination of his DNA, via transporter trace backup file, acquired with difficulty, eventually led to a breakthrough when the Doctor first considered the previously unheard of possibility of two identical sets of DNA. Amazingly, he discovered the first of its kind, as protocols had never required transporter technologies to account for such a rare possibility before he made his discovery. Doctor Schwicker calculated that automated transporter protocols would have attempted to separate Torgh at the molecular level when reanimating his matter via streaming data through standard bio filtration mechanisms. He speculated that this might have resulted in excruciatingly painful transport for Torgh, but relatively physically harmless recomposition afterward. Furthermore, he speculated that Torgh might be, as he said, “only half dead.” His original cells were gone, but his latent endosymbiotic-like cellular structure, including a perfect replica of his original DNA, might have continued in the form of a pattern in a transporter’s unpurged pattern buffer. Automated purges usually discarded pathogenic traces separated from active traces. However, working on a hunch, Doctor Schwicker believed that if Star Fleet could find the last transporter that Torgh used, while he was still alive, they might find the best sample of Torgh’s secondary pattern still as fresh as the day he was last dematerialized.

Indeed, when examined, Transporter 1, of the USS Gettysburg, did provide a sample. A relatively small portion of its pattern buffers was cycling in an endless loop because engineers had never programmed transporters with a predetermined response to the previously unknown circumstance that was Torgh’s unique chimerism. As Doctor Schwicker pleasantly discovered, over the course of the last six years, no protocol called for its rematerialization and none called for its degradation, but in the redundancy of erring on the side of caution, all protocols called for its backup and preservation! Thus, equipped with Torgh’s transporter trace, and a viable six-year-old pattern, Doctor Schwicker arranged for an experiment that would attempt to rematerialize Captain Torgh. With the help of transporter technicians, he painstakingly aligned the phase inducers and emitter array with the endless loop in the pattern buffers, until he could override the transporter’s standard safety protocols thus ending the loop and beginning the streaming. With the word, “Energize!” the Doctor stood by as technicians struggled to reconfigure the matter stream during molecular conversion, as new energy powered the only source of matter. Nevertheless, for the first time since SD 20712.18@19:02, the late Captain Torgh, of the USS Gettysburg, BC-1863, rematerialized to life, and without any physical pain because of matter to energy transport.

He also rematerialized with minimal mineralized matrix between cells, very little hair, and no clothing, as expected. Though initially weak, he rematerialized alive! Paradoxically, though Torgh died SD 20712.25@15:42, he rematerialized to life SD 20712.18@19:02. Nevertheless, after initial shock, he physically recuperated and regained his strength of character, with something of a new life before him.

Personality Profile

Academy Major(s): Klingon Officer Academy Major: Bridge Command, Starship Helm and Weapons Operation.
Academy Minor(s): Klingon Officer Academy Minors: General Engineering, Basic Medical Treatment, and Security and Boarding Operations.
Hobbies and Pastimes: Training, eating, and drinking.
Short-Term Goals: (1) More than anything, he wishes to renew familial bonds with his beloved wife and children, if possible. He wishes to confer with his father about the possible implications for his honor that his rematerialization to life may have. (2) He needs to catch up on the last six years of “history” that passed by without him. He is interested in the outcome of Emperor Kalok’s coup d’etat. (3) He feels he needs time to sort out his own thoughts and feelings toward everything, especially about what he did in the brief time “after” his rematerialization but “before” his death.
Long-Term Goals: As of yet undecided.
Personality: Serious.
Sense of Humor: Torgh does not possess a sense of humor that he is aware of—at least when sober.
Phobias: None.
Likes: Personal combat training; Klingon fare, such as gagh, pipius claw, and bloodwine; and foreign drink, such as Romulan Ale and Jack Daniel’s Tennessee Whiskey. Torgh also likes women in general.
Dislikes: Torgh hated the Kalok “Regime,” now overthrown; he hates Klingons without honor; and he hates anyone who is dishonest or devious. Torgh dislikes tribbles as much as they dislike him.
Pet Peeves or Gripes: Torgh interprets an indirect approach in communication as dishonest or devious. Such an approach may annoy him sufficiently enough to cause him to clearly express his annoyance in a physical counterapproach. If you have something to tell him, then get straight to the point!
Bad Habits or Vices: Off-duty overdrinking, drunkenness.
Achievements: Torgh achieved the rank of Commander within the Klingon Imperial Navy, ultimately commanding a light cruiser and a small taskforce of scouts. He then achieved sufficient honor enough for his superiors to select him to represent the Empire as an Exchange Officer with the United Federation of Planet’s Star Fleet, wherein he eventually achieved the rank of Captain of one of Star Fleet’s most illustrious starships, the USS Gettysburg.
Disappointments: Torgh hated Kalok and all that he represented, especially his political aspirations and what he did to the Empire because of them. Torgh was particularly disappointed when Kalok’s designs eventually resulted in a political climate that made it impossible for him to return home to Qo'noS or even visit his family. Though battle has overthrown Kalok, claiming his very life, his machinations remain fresh in Torgh’s mind. Nevertheless, Torgh is inconsolably disappointed that he personally was not able to participate in the battles against him. Furthermore, that he has “returned” to life after a glorious death in battle versus a serious Romulan threat produces conflicting concerns.
Illnesses: At four years of age, he suffered a mild case of Tiberian flu (Klingon variety transmitted by the penetrating bite of a Tiberian bat). His primary immune response deployed antibodies that adapted sufficiently to gradually overcome the infection without serious consequence. Subsequent exposures to Tiberian flu, all without Torgh’s conscious knowledge, resulted in his secondary immune response, which deployed appropriate antibodies sufficient to subdue infection without symptom. Before his death, many believed that Torgh suffered from “perceived” transporter psychosis. In addition, Torgh suffers the consequences of his alcoholism, which usually results in regular—twice per week—drunkenness and resultant hangover.
Strengths: Whether alone or as part of a team, Torgh often concentrates his focus on the current task with unrelenting determination. He possesses the genius to quickly and effectively analyze and act on a tactical situation, whether it be a hand-to-hand or a ship-to-ship combat.
Weaknesses: Torgh can be impulsive. If he discerns a clear course of action, then he takes it, sometimes even without conferring with superiors, and sometimes with bad results. Most of the time, however, his impulse is correct, and the end—not always immediately apparent—justifies his means.
Fears: Though unafraid, the sudden and unexpected shrill cry of a tribble can cause him to experience an unwelcome flush of adrenaline, which then aggressively courses through his veins. The same goes for formidable women.
Prejudices: Torgh views Romulans as dishonorable and weak. Pointing to his previous experiences with them as an excuse, he views Cardassians and Gorn with suspicion.
Off Duty Clothing Tastes: Torgh prefers to wear his Star Fleet uniform, within the Federation. If necessary, however, he will wear civilian attire, such as overalls favoring function over form. Within the Klingon Empire, he will wear appropriate civilian attire.
Distinguishing Features: His cranial ridges, from the bridge of his nose to his hairline, make only a subtle appearance. Furthermore, his complexion contributes to this softness. It would be a mistake, however, to misjudge him as soft or weak because of his appearance.
Pets: None
Friends: Anara, his wife. While he renews their friendship from day to day in his mind, he has been unable to renew acquaintance with her for many years since their physical separation and his subsequent death.

Personal Paradigm Shifts

Most Painful Experience: The “loss” of the Klingon Empire to Kalok’s political aspirations, especially the resultant inability to keep in touch with his beloved wife and children was most painful. Furthermore, his “loss” of an additional six years adds to his pain.
Best Time: His time commanding the IKV Krin, when he led a task force into Gorn space to “liberate” a mining colony.
Most Crucial Experience: Torgh’s service in Star Fleet has taught him that other ways to look at things exist—and he has found ways to integrate some of Star Fleet with his Klingon ways to become a more rounded Klingon.
Role Model: The late Chancellor Martok. Torgh studied him extensively during his Klingon Academy training.

Career History

Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Cadet Star Fleet Academy 20307.21 Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Security Officer USS Titan, CL-2007 20307.21 Ensign Ensign
Security Officer USS Titan, CL-2007 2030.01 Lieutenant Junior Grade Lieutenant Junior Grade
Security Officer USS Titan, CL-2007 20310.01 Lieutenant Lieutenant
Chief of Security USS Titan, CL-2007 20311.17 Promoted
Chief of Security USS Titan, CL-2007 20312.02 Diamond Star Diamond Star
Player Character of the Year USS Titan, CL-2007 20401.01 Annual Citation of Excellence Annual Citation of Excellence
Chief of Security USS Titan, CL-2007 20402.01 Lieutenant Commander Lieutenant Commander
Chief of Security USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20402.08 Transferred
Chief of Security USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20404.01 Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe
Chief of Security USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20405.01 Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal
Chief of Security USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20406.01 Commander Commander
Chief of Security USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20409.01 Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe
First Officer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20411.21 Commander Commander
Sub-Plot Writer of the Year USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20511.01 Annual Citation of Excellence Annual Citation of Excellence
First Officer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20512.01 Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe
First Officer of the Year USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20601.01 Annual Citation of Excellence Annual Citation of Excellence
First Officer USS Copernicus, GSC-9035 20605.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Position Assignment Date(s) Event
Chief Tactical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20612.01 Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month
Sub-Plot Writer of the Year USS Enterprise, CV-07 20701.01 Annual Citation of Excellence Annual Citation of Excellence
Chief Tactical Officer USS Enterprise, CV-07 20702.01 Post of the Month
Commanding Officer USS Gettysburg, CA-1863 20708.20 Captain Captain
Commanding Officer USS Dauntless, CA-1553 21408.22 Assigned
Medals Tally:
Service Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon Star Fleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 1
Star Fleet Commendation Medal Star Fleet Commendation Medal 1
Diamond Star Diamond Star 1
Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe Star Fleet Distinguished Service Globe 3
Achievement Medals Awarded
Image Description Qty.
Role Player of the Month Role Player of the Month 2
Annual Citation of Excellence Annual Citation of Excellence 4

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