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Lieutenant JG T'Shan

Name T'Shan

Position Chief Security/Tactical Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Vulcan/Andorian
Age 24
Homeworld Andoria
Languages Spoken Fluent in Vulcan, Andorian, Federation Standard, conversational Cardassian and Klingon, understands spoken Breen

Physical Appearance

Height 190cm (6' 3")
Weight 65 kg (143 lbs)
Hair Color White/Black
Eye Color Amethyst
Physical Description T'Shan's outer appearance is a result of the slight imperfections of her hybrid physiology, research into Andorian/Vulcan epigenetics being somewhat limited by the lack of prior interest. She has patches of vitiligo-like discoloration that run from her nose down to her stomach in mostly symmetrical patterns of pale green. Her hair is thermosensitive, while growing out white from her scalp, will blacken once it grows longer than a few inches and no longer heated by radiant internal warmth, a strange combination of evolutionary phenomena from both her ancestor races. It stays black if short enough, but she hasn't shaved her head since she was a cadet. In direct sunlight her hair will often turn completely white.

She has antennae that are fully functional, though T'Shan often wears them buried in her thick hair to stifle them, as her sharp Vulcan senses are enhanced to an uncomfortable degree by the additional sensory input. Without counting her antennae she is only 5' 10".

Internally her physiology is mostly Vulcan, with several Andorian organs not usually present functioning as backups, much like the vestigial organs of Klingons.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father Commander Rovak - XO, Starbase 51
Mother Shalsirtha Vy'Liin (Missing, Presumed Dead)
Brother(s) Shurlok (Half-brother, Father's First Marriage)
Sister(s)
Other Family Various clan-kin and Vulcan relations

Personality & Traits

General Overview T'Shan is passionate and energetic, but kept generally steady and calm by her extensive Vulcan training. As the child of a Vulcan and an Andorian she feels the best and worst of both; the self-confidence bordering on arrogance, the inclination towards dismissal of others as overly influenced by emotions, and an unbreakable code of personal honor and discipline, though the unbreakableness can turn into a sort of bendiness after a few bottles of Romulan ale.

Her Kolinahr discipline causes her to come across as cold as any Vulcan, and though she acknowledges her emotions, she does what she can to suppress them, and as such will not initiate personal bonds with those she does not know well until they have gained her trust or interest.

She is competitive to an almost compulsive level, and a perfectionist to the highest standards of both her cultures. She manages all this through a cool, unexpressive facade of detached logic.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Heightened senses
+ Vulcan Emotional Conditioning
+ Andorian Imperial Guard training
+ Vulcan Education

+/- Mostly logical
+/- Honorable to a fault
+/- Workaholic

- Unique physiology makes medical care difficult
- Prone to occasional mood swings
- Andorian cultural (bad loser, can be mean, harsh with subordinates)
- Vulcan cultural (critical, dismissive, unresponsive to emotional needs of others)
- Self destructive tendencies
- Substance dependencies
Ambitions Confined to the extremes of Vulcan and Andoria for her youth, T'Shan longs to see the wonders of the Galaxy, and to live Starfleet's credo of exploring new worlds and discovering civilizations. She hopes to escape the stigma and guilt of her tragic mistake on Starbase 51, and one day command her own vessel, though she realizes that isn't necessarily realistic.

While boldly going, she hopes to do the best work she can in the tasks assigned to her, and currently has no long term projects she is working towards beyond her career and assignments.
Hobbies & Interests T'Shan has played Ishinan (Andorian Ice Soccer) since childhood, and has collected all the best holoprograms she could find, knowing forming a team may be difficult while on assignment. Regardless of how well she knows a sport, she will always accept a challenge or institute one where she detects vulnerability from a champion.

She has been known to involve herself in the organization, administration and participation in physical contests of strength and endurance, what some would call a fight club.

She insists she can drink absolutely anyone under the table, and with her physiology, it might be true.

She plays the Amvhuii, an instrument best described as an Andorian digeridoo, and is proficient with the Vulcan lyre, but has not played one since her secondary education.

Personal History T'Shanthosa ko-fu'Rovak Vylanhahr-Liinatlath (or simply, T'Shan) was born in the clan-grounds of the Vylanhahrine on Andoria, where her mother had sought solitude from forces that had pursued her since her time in Starfleet. T'Shan was raised in the traditional Andorian way for almost a decade by her mother, but the day T'Shan turned ten her mother vanished, and she has not celebrated her birth since. She was raised for the next few years by her mother's Clan, until at the onset of adolescence Doctors advised that the girl would need to train on Vulcan with Kolinahr Masters to keep her volcanic emotions in check.

While the Imperial Guard Academy she had attended for her primary education had encouraged her emotions as strengths to draw on in battle, her new Vulcan upbringing aimed to stifle them as vulnerabilities. She was sent to live with her father's family, who like her father, were not aware of her existence until that time.

Her father's family struggled to deal with the willful child who had been raised in the Andorian fashion, until his father's sister, a musician, taught her how to combine her passion with the tenets of logic to create music. T'Shan immediately began to progress towards attaining pure logic, though it would be eventually revealed that it would be nearly impossible for her to do so without years of conditioning.

Once she had concluded her secondary schooling on Vulcan, T'Shan applied immediately to Starfleet Academy, the only dream she had harbored while laboring at her Vulcan studies and emotional conditioning.

Her first year at the Academy was something of a disaster, with T'Shan leaning too heavily into the party scene and becoming involved in a number of embarrassing incidents that almost resulted in her expulsion from Starfleet Academy. Fortunately with some strings pulled by her father, she was able to take summer classes to make up for what she had missed, and in her second year regained her focus and reputation through studiousness and involvement with student leadership. She went on to become one of the brightest students in her class at the Academy, graduating Security Division valedictorian of the class of 2393 with a double major in Security and Operations.

Unfortunately though she was able to refocus her efforts on her duties, she never was quite able to shake her Andorian wild side, and though she was just able to avoid furhter scandal for her off-duty antics for the rest of her Academy career, she found solace in recreational substances that would help to numb her fickle emotions, as well as participation in bareknuckle fight clubs run under the radar by less scrupulous members of Starfleet.

Her first assignment was a year-long assignment to the USS Boron where she served as a Junior Security officer, a particularly tedious assignment given it's position as an Alpha Quadrant Security adjunct. In the year she served aboard, they only responded to a single emergency in their patrol zone, a civilian liner that had suffered an asteroid puncture after a deflector failure. The boredom and inactivity did nothing to stifle her self-destructive tendencies, instead she found herself gambling for extra replicator rations just to keep up with the frightening amount of alcohol it took to put her to sleep. In spite of this continuing self-medication, her physiology meant she was spared the deletrious after-effects that humans would experience, and continued to perform exceptionally, in spite of the relative lack of anything to do. Her first assignment out of the way, T'Shan applied for any and all assistant chief positions she could find, hoping for anything that would get her off the bottom rung and away from the tedium of the USS Boron.

Her next assignment was to the USS Archimedes as Assistant Chief of Security, though it would turn out to be a brief but unusual one, with the ship crashed by one of the many scientists aboard after being overcome by a weaponized Artificial Intelligence. Though she was commended for her efforts to assist in the escape and rescue attempts from the crash, she realized that she could not do her best work in an assistant capacity. T'Shan applied for various department head positions, but was unsuccessful.

Though she was loath to do it, she contacted her father, who was able to offer her the Chief Diplomatic Security position under his command on Starbase 51. Though it was the actual sort of nepotism that nepotism rules existed to prevent, T'Shan was properly qualified, and both she and her father insisted on additional ethics investigation to ensure there was no besmirchment of either. T'Shan was vetted and approved by Fleet Bureaucrats, and joined Starbase 51's staff as Chief of Diplomatic Security.

Things quickly went south, however. Before she had even begun duties with the team, T'Shan met a particularly beguiling young man in one of the Klingon wing's less salubrious establishments, and the two became familiar quicker and more intensely than T'Shan was accustomed to.

As she found out the next morning when she began her shift, the young man was in fact the Regnant Prince of the P'Ryl Communion, a deeply religious state the Federation was attempting to talk out of war with a smaller, newly warp-capable planet that had refused their theological overtures. The Prince was to marry the Governess of the younger world, creating a peace bond that would save them from any future predations by the Communion. When the Cardinal Dukes of the Prince's Regnant Council discovered he had been soiled, the Prince was executed, and the planet immediately bombarded from orbit, extinguishing eight billion lives.

Though it was untenable for T'Shan to remain in diplomatic security or aboard a base as focused on by Federation Command as Starbase 51, her father managed to convince her to remain in Starfleet. There was no official reprimand, but gossip escaped Starbase 51 at slipstream velocities. T'Shan's reputation was in tatters, she could not even arrange transfer as a general security officer. That was until her father advised her of the USS Centaurus, a ship being put together precisely to give second chances to those whose mistakes have been profound but not irredeemable. T'Shan applied, though much of her optimism had by then disappeared.
Service Record 2390 - 2393: Starfleet Academy
2393: USS Boron - Security Officer
2394: USS Archimedes - Assistant Chief Security Officer
2395: Starbase 51 - Chief of Diplomatic Security
2395: USS Centaurus - Chief of Security/Tactical