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CAPT Vertiax- Commanding Officer, USS Odyssey
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================================================================== I. PERSONAL STATISTICS ================================================================== FIRST NAME: Vertiax SURNAME: -- CURRENT RANK: Captain CURRENT BILLET: CO, USS ODYSSEY SPECIES (EXTRACTION): Medusan GENDER/SEX: male (personality) AGE: 100 Standard years POB: Medusad (Medusan homeworld) PARENTS: Vertia and Aronax of Medusa (currently both residing on Medusad) SIBLINGS: none SPOUSE: none CHILDREN: none HEIGHT: 50 cm (containment unit), 1.90 meters (holo-image) WEIGHT: -- HAIR: brown (holo-image) EYES: dark-brown (holo-image) SKIN TONE: fair (holo-image) BLOOD TYPE: -- RELIGION: Neoplatonism CITIZENSHIP: United Federation of Planets LANGUAGES: Medusan (native), UFP Standard, Klingon, Orion ================================================================== II. EDUCATIONAL BACKGROUND ================================================================== A. Academic Institutions Attended: ---------------------------------- -- Collective Schooling on Medusa Prime -- Star Fleet Academy B. Service Schools Attended: ---------------------------------- -- Advance Office Training -- SF Command Training C. Qualifications: ---------------------------------- -- Astrophysics -- Astrogation -- Diplomacy D. Star Fleet Academy Record: ---------------------------------- Professional Major: Astrogation Professional Minor: Astrophysics Reprimands: - Commendations: - Athletics: -- Activities: Member of AAI (Advocates of Artificial Intelligence) ========================================================================= IV. OFFICIAL STAR FLEET RECORD ========================================================================= Born on Stardate 26710501 on Medusad and raised with an intense curiosity about the rest of the universe. Soon (by Medusan standards anyway) abstract philosophical theories about life and creation were not enough for him anymore and Vertiax applied for Starfleet Academy in SD: 27300901. Among his fellow students the "hovering tea kettle" who interacted with humanoids by means of a speech synthesizer and holograms was a novelty. Although Medusans had been given honorary ranks in Starfleet as emergency navigators for the last two-hundred years, a Medusan cadet was still an extremely rare sight. In Vertiax´ own words, "I never excelled in sports but did a decent enough job on the helm to be called Ensign afterwards." Soon he would be called more than just Ensign. Vertiax capitalized on the unique way Medusans naturally perceived the universe as a road map of energy patterns and gravimetric lines both as a navigator and an astrophysicist. His physiological state (or lack there of) allowed him to perceive stellar phenomena in a way no humanoid or sensor could. His robust ethical convictions qualified him for command. Soon LT Vertiax was conducting science missions under his own responsibility. LCDR Vertiax was leading small science teams and away missions. Commander Vertiax was First Officer of large research vessels and later CO of his own smaller ships. After being promoted to Captain Vertiax commanded the USS COCHRANE on her mission to survey the last unknown sectors in the outer rim of the Milky Way galaxy. The next logical step as Admiral Subek of Vulcan phrased it, was to assign Vertiax as Commanding Officer of the USS ODYSSEY the first ship to conduct a large scale exploration of M81. C. Medals and Commendations ---------------------------- Einstein Medal of Science Cochrane Award of Deep Space exploration 2x Prism of Command ========================================================================== V. SKILLS PROFILE ========================================================================== Trained astrophysicist and diplomat and natural-born navigator; According to Vertiax the Medusans read space time like a road map. A skilled Medusan could navigate a ship without artificial means but of course technology makes the process much more practical and speedy. Vertiax possess only the minimum tactical training necessary to pass the Captains exams. Known to prefer assignments with a minimum risk of tactical situations such as dedicated science missions. If that is not possible, he will surround himself with officers skilled in space warfare, would likely let his current XO take effective command of the ship in battle ========================================================================== VI. RECENT FITNESS REPORT ========================================================================== ALLERGIES: None INJURIES: None DISABILITIES: None IDENTIFYING MARKS: None ========================================================================== VII. PSYCHOLOGICAL PROFILE ========================================================================== Soft-spoken, calm and patient with a dry and sometimes self-depreciating sense of humor, wisdom is the term that comes to ones mind when listening to Vertiax. ========================================================================== VIII. CURRENT RECREATIONAL INTERESTS ========================================================================== Music and philosophy of the Federation ========================================================================== IX. MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION ========================================================================== Medusan "facts" (non-canonical): Medusad is a hot class Y world much like Mercury in the solar system. The Medusans evolved in the ionized upper atmosphere rather than on the planets partially molten surface and take nourishment from the fluctuating energy patterns. Genders in the physical sense do not exist but are recognized based on personality by humanoid scientists. Medusans propagate when two individuals merge their energy matrixes to produce a new unique matrix. The offspring's name is usually an amalgamation of the names of the parents. Since the Medusans are beings composed of energy they do not have technology of their own like other species, no cities, no technology, no starships. Instead Medusans evolved into beings of pure intellect favoring philosophical debates, poetry and a form of subatomic music incomprehensible to corporeal beings. Astronomy was also a favored subject as the Medusans have the inborn abilities to read gravimetric lines and to travel on them through empty space although no faster than the speed of light. First contacts with the Federation ended in disaster as the sight of the Medusans drove the Federation ambassadors mad and afterwards killed them. The Vulcans were the first to be able to establish meaningful communication with the Medusans. Dr. Miranda Jones who some time after the events of "Is There In Truth No Beauty?" married Ambassador Kollos is regarded as sort of a national hero on Medusad as the person who brought Medusans out of their isolation. As non-corporeal beings the natural lifespan of a Medusan is theoretically infinite. Still, surprisingly many Medusans (usually those who have lived in excess of a millennium) decide to "dance with the sun". They travel to the star of their home system and enter the sun's corona where their energy matrix disperses and merges with the sun, effectively ending their accident. Whether this "suicide" is a real physiological need - the Medusan equivalent of old age, the result of depression or a social custom is not yet clear to members of other species. Medusans rarely if ever discuss this aspect of their society with aliens. Medusan Insanity: The sight of a Medusan renders any Human mad, and soon afterwards causes death by massive organ failure. This is still true in the 28th century although a limited antidote existed for the last twenty years. If administered early enough it will prevent the fatal organ failure although the victim still needs to be confined to a psychiatric ward for at least several months to fully recover mentally. Many survivors develop Medusaphobia - an intense fear of Medusans that lasts for the rest of their lives. Some prankster I medical research named the newly- developed antidote Persenite after Perseus who slew the Gorgon Medusa and the name stuck. Appearance: Since their contact with the rest of the Federation intensified, Medusans have taken up the habit of confining themselves to containment unit that are aesthetically pleasing to most humanoid eyes. A box of filigree metalwork surrounds a crystal prism that in turn holds the energy matrix of the Medusan. The glowing energies can still be seen but now have a calming rather than an insanity-inducing effect. Neural interfaces allow for two-way audio communication and a sensor array allows the Medusan to experience at least an approximation of physical sensory input (think Geordie's visor). Currently Sotal Industries on Vulcan is the Starfleet contractor for production of these units. The containment unit is able to effectively "disguise" itself as a humanoid by means of a built-in holo projector. When on duty Vertiax usually makes use of this option and appears as a tall, bearded human male in Captains uniform. Rumor has it that the appearance of the hologram ( known as the Mask of Agamemnon) is based as much on the legendary Starfleet officer and diplomat Conrad Veld in his younger days as it is based on any ancient Greek hero.