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LTjg Serah Riley- Communications Officer, Starbase 9

Serah Riley

Lieutenant jg (O-2)

LTjg Serah Riley, Communications Officer, STARBASE 9
	(played by Brian V. Mansur,
I. Personal Data
Full Name:  		Serah Riley
Surname:  		Riley
Given Name:  		Serah
Nickname:		None
Current Rank:  		Lieutenant Junior Grade (O-2)
Current Billet:  	COMM, STARBASE 9
Species:  		Human
Gender/Sex:  		Female
Age:  			26
DOB:  			2237.070
POB:  			Manhattan, Kansas, North America, Earth
Parents:  		Avan Riley and Grace Char-Riley
Siblings:  		Claire (30) Vanille (28) Hope (21)
Spouse:  		None
Children:  		None

A. Physical Description
HT: 			5'5"
WT: 			98 lbs
EY: 			Blue
HR: 			Pink Blond
SK:  			Caucasian
Blood Type:  		O+	
Religion:  		Christian
Citizenship:  		Terra, UFP
Languages:  		English (native)
			Fluency in Chinese, Spanish, Klingon, and Andorian 
				(2 dialects).
			Increasing fluency in Romulan, Gorn, Orion and

II.  Educational Background

A. Academic Institutions Attended
   -- Kansas State University
   -- Star Fleet Academy
B. Service Schools Attended
   -- Star Fleet Communications Officers School
C. Qualifications (MOS/MOCs)
   -- MOC:  Communications

D. Star Fleet Academy Record
Honors: 		*cum laude*
Academic Major: 	Xenolinguistics
Professional Major: 	Communications
Class Rank:  		63/312
Reprimands: 		None
Commendations: 		None
Athletics:		Tennis		
Activities:  		Xenolinguistics Club, St Mary Chapel Choir 
				(San Francisco St Mary Chapel)

III. Biographical Notes

A. Chronology (tabular form)

0-18:  	Lived with family on Earth; attended Terran public schools.

0-20:	Attended Kansas State University.

20-24:	Attended Starfleet Academy.

24:	Cadet Cruise aboard USS NEWTON.  Commissioned into 
		Starfleet as an Ensign (O-1).

24-:	Active duty in Starfleet.

B. Background Summary

Serah Riley is a charming, driven, and extremely kind young woman.  
Vulnerable and sweet, she has an uncanny ability to disarm those around 
her.  Her outward grace and staunch determination, however, hide the pain 
of a haunting loss.  

Since childhood, Serah has felt the night sky stir a wanderlust within 
her.  Wishing to turn that yearning into a productive channel, she applied 
to Starfleet Academy.  Her first attempt was turned down.  But before the 
next round of applications she met a gentleman named Michael Taylor. 
Falling hard in love she put aside her plans in order to attended the 
local university with him.  In her sophomore year, just weeks after 
Michael had proposed marriage, he died tragically in a land car accident. 

Serah mourned deeply.  But with her love gone, she turned back to her 
dream of becoming a Starfleet officer.  This time she was accepted into 
the Academy where she pursued the Communications track.  

Serah has been gifted with an uncanny aptitude for linguistics.  She 
commands a passion to master as many as she can.  Knowing that she will 
be most useful studying the linguistics of the UFP's adversaries, she has 
immersed herself in the both the language and history of the Klingons, 
Romulans, Orions, Gorn, and Nausicaans.  

Although Serah is an attractive young lady, she is currently too focused 
on her career and duties to consider the regular advances.  Deep down, she
feels she is not quite over the loss of Michael.  But she always takes 
time to be with friends.  In her spare time, she practices her singing and 
tennis.  As a devout Christian, she attends worship services weekly 
whenever she is in port and studies privately when she is not.  

1st Mission
Serah Riley's first away mission proved horrifyingly traumatic.  Agents 
of the Orion Syndicate abducted her at a backroom conference on 
Telani VII.  While confined on a smuggling ship, she saw a fellow captive 
about to be raped by a over a dozen Orion crewmen.  At great risk to 
herself, she lured in and incapacitated two of them with a pair of 
poisoned hairpins.  She then used the guards' weapons to stun the other 

Shortly after delivering her charge to safety, Serah was kidnapped a 
second time by a rogue Section 31 agent named Captain Blake.  The 
agent first stabbed and then shot her with a modified phaser that 
concealed a transporter beam that relocated her to a hidden shuttle.  
Five days later Serah was mysteriously beamed back aboard the 
LEXINGTON, her wounds almost healed and her memory of the stabbing 
seemily erased.  Serah was awarded the Silver Star for her actions on the 
away mission.  

2nd Mission
Serah's second mission proved no less harrowing than her first.  While the
LEXINGTON ferried Romulan Ambassador Nanclus back to his homeworld, 
Serah found herself the primary suspect in his apparant assassination.  
Bizzarely, during a break in her interrogation, she was confronted by a 
future version of herself and teleported to a group of time traveling 

The Vulcans told Serah that they could only send her back to just before 
the assassination.  They warned her that members of the senior staff may 
have been possessed by an alien entity, so she could not trust anyone.  
On her return, Serah hid the ambassador mere minutes before the attack 
while making it look like he had been killed.  She also set sabotage 
devices so that when a cloaked Romulan warbird intercepted them, it would 
be able to send a signal to disrupt the LEX's shields and beam the 
ambassador to safety.  

Unfortunately, the LEX's Vulcan chief engineer, LT Shaav, found Serah, 
stalked her through the Jeffries Tubes, and eventually captured the 
terrified ensign.  In order to determine what had happened to Nanclus,
Shaav subjected Serah to a to a forced mind-meld.  During the meld, Serah
relived several key life memories including her last days with Michael and
her supressed traumas on Telani VII at Blake's hand.

To Serah's relief and anger, Shaav turned out to have been recruited by 
the known 31st Century time traveler LT Daniels.  By the time of the meld,
Daniels had already approached Captain Rafe, ensured the sabotage devices 
were removed, and then brought the involved parties to meet the hidden 

On being confronted, Nanclus unexpectedly took Serah hostage and beamed 
away to the cloaked Romulan Warbird TERINAX.  There Serah learned that the 
Ambassador had never been in any danger.  The "assassination" had been a 
ruse to destabilize Federation-Romulan relations.  The mastermind was a 
future version of Nanclus himself.  This elder Nanclus and his ship came 
from a ruined Alpha Quadrant.  He hoped to steer the Empire into a war 
that would see Romulus emerge strong enough to deal with the coming 
threats (presumably the Borg and Dominion).  The younger Nanclus, however, 
did not agree with his elder's plan once its full implications had been 
disclosed.  He was further revulsed by his older self's insistence on 
killing Serah who had done so much to further their plans.  

Conceiving a desperate plan to save them, the younger Nanlcus had Serah 
brought to him on the pretense that he would rape and then murder her.  
Already terrorized repeatedly by recent events, the threat of this final 
trauma pushed Serah beyond the breaking point even as Nanclus assured her 
that he would not harm her. The damage to her psyche was only compounded 
when by neccessity she helped Nanclus lure his older self to the room to 
slit his throat.  

Serah knew the older Nanclus was ultimately responsible for her suffering 
in the last 24 hours and thought she could take pleasure at watching his 
death.  She was devestated to realize in that vengeful moment that she 
could never be the same person again.  In an effort to redeem herself, 
she persuaded Nanclus not to torture the guard who had brought her in.  
Serah's compassionate gesture led Nanclus to first try convincing the 
captive Centurion to help him take over the ship and defuse the incident.  

The attempt failed.  Serah and Nanclus escaped using one of the 
TERINAX's armored shuttles.  Once the TERINAX was destroyed and the 
pair safely returned to the LEXINGTON, Serah began her long recovery
process from her first two mission's traumas.  

3rd Mission
Serah was granted a brief Leave of Absence.  Then she was co-opted by
Section 31's Blake to help rescue Captain Rafe of the LEXINGTON from 
the Klingons.  After that encounter, she was briefly assigned as the 
Assistant COMM Officer, USS HOOD on her return.  Before she could 
assume duties, Mr. Daniels from the 31st Century appeared and took her 
forward in time to restore her personality to what it was supposed to 
have been without the time-travel related traumas.  She was returned 
to almost the same moment she left in the 23rd Century and was 
transferred off ship to her next assignment aboard the USS REPUBLIC.  

4th Mission
Serah's fourth mission took place aboard the USS REPUBLIC alongside her
sister Claire. Due to political interference, the ship's CO was 
transferred off and Claire took command. The REPUBLIC rescued the 
survivors of a hijacked prototype starship and continued on to 
investigate an archeological curiosity on Cornelia Prime. Entering into
a fantasy-like world controled by a malevolant being, Serah once again
faced her worst fear in the form of a horde of phantom Orion men. 
Before they could rape her, she was rescued by the XO, LCDR Scorpio 
Haden. She in turn killed the being controlling the fantasy world.

Serah decided to finish her tour with her sister and began studying 
for a psychology degree with plans to become a trauma counselor. She 
transferred with Claire to the newly rebuilt STARBASE 9 as the 
COMM chief. En route, she met a young Lieutenant JG named Chris 
Hastings. They are currently in a romantic relationship. 

IV. Official Star Fleet Record

A. Promotion History:
2257.213:	Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2258.213:	Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2259.214:	Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2260.213:	Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
2261.061:	Promoted to Ensign (O-1)
2262.155:	Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade (O-2)

B. Service History
2257.213:	Entered 1st Year, Starfleet Academy
2258.213:	Entered 2nd Year, Starfleet Academy
2259.214:	Entered 3rd Year, Starfleet Academy
2260.213:	Entered 4th Year, Starfleet Academy
2261.002:	Graduated from Starfleet Academy; assigned to
			cadet cruise aboard USS NEWTON, NCC-0593
2261.071:   	Finished Cadet Cruiser, commissioned as Ensign (O-1);
			assigned as Comm Officer, USS LEXINGTON, NCC-1709
2261.216:   	Awarded the Silver Star
2262.078:       Awarded Wounded Lion and POW Medal
2262.170:       Assigned as Assistant Comm Officer, USS HOOD NCC-1703
2262.200:       Reassigned to STARBASE 6
2262.210:       Assigned as Comm Officer, USS REPUBLIC, NCC-1371
2263.155:       Assigned as Comm Officer, STARBASE 9

C.  Medals and Commendations
Silver Star
POW Medal
Wounded Lion

V. Skills Profile

Combatives Level II

VI. Recent Fitness Reports

Serah Riley is in top athletic shape.  No physical limitations found.  No 
diseases or conditions found.  She is cleared for active duty.

-- Dr. Asaph 
	Staff Attending, Starfleet Academy

Serah Riley is recovering from a stab wound.  She is restricted to light duty 
for ten days.  

Serah Riley's last two missions have caused her severe mental trauma and 
per the Captain's recommendation, she is granted a 2 week leave of 

--Dr. Posck

VII. Psychological Profile

Serah appears to me every bit the bright, well adjusted young woman that 
her previous evaluated described her.  She is quite popular among her 
classmates, is always encouraging, eager to please, and is pleasantly 
dedicated to seeing the bright side of any situation.  
-- CDR Nicholas Ryan
	Staff Psychologist, Starbase 1

Serah has shown remarkable resilience for a woman who in her first two
missions has been repeatedly assaulted physically and mentally.  Her 
reliance on the staff Chaplain for counsel and her faith have born this 
remarkable young woman through, I believe, the worst of her recovery.
She is eager to return to duty though to err on the side of caution, I 
recommend she be restricted to a subordinate position until she has had 
more time to heal.  
-- LCDR Alyssa Creighton
	Staff Psychologist, Starbase 8

VIII. Current Recreational Interests

Singing, Tennis, Exolinguistics and Exohistory

IX. NRPG Notes

Serah Riley is named for the Final Fantasy XIII character Serah Farron 
and naturally bears a striking resemblance to that character.  Serah's
surname was changed to "Riley" in honor of the United States Army 
post that the author Brian Mansur was once stationed.