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December’s Featured Bio Winner!

Lieutenant James is the assistant chief engineering officer on Starbase 118. His career started quite differently with him leaving the Academy with a major in engineering and a minor in communications and operations. He was disappointed that he was first posted to the USS Discovery C as a communications and ops officer when engineering is his main passion. During his time there he was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade. He later transferred to the USS Drake to work as an engineering officer. After working there for a number of months and gaining experience he once again transferred to Starbase 118 to take up the position of assistant chief of engineering.

Outside of work James is interested in reading and Terran history, particularly from the 20th century. He also likes computers and one of his hobbies is using and maintaining old computers. Somewhat of a night owl, James prefers to work on the Beta shift and his daily routine allows for several hours of watching TV shows, reading or conducting research before he goes to sleep, but not before he’s spent a few hours at his own personal workbench. He has a strong love of tea, usually drinking over 10 cups per day!

Lieutenant James’s Bio will be displayed on the wiki’s front page for the month of December. As always, you can find out more about the contest at its wiki page or in its forum. Round 2 is now open, so be sure to drop by and submit your own nominations!


November 2013’s Featured Bio: Lt Cmdr Kaedyn Zehn

The eight host of the Zehn symbiont, Kaedyn Zehn was born Kaedyn Tann on Trill to a Federation diplomatic attache and a Starfleet nursing officer. It was his mother Audzin, now captain of Starbase 235, who had the most influence on young Kaedyn, who followed in her footsteps to begin a career in nursing. Originally a shy introvert, Kaedyn’s life changed when as a lieutenant JG, he was called to serve as the next host for the Zehn symbiont after a runabout accident killed its previous host Jilenna, a Starfleet Marine. Unlike most Trill hosts who undergo a rigorous selection process and training program by the Symbiosis Commission, Kaedyn quickly had to adapt to his new joined life.

 

With seven previous lifetimes of experiences, Kaedyn has since adopted some of the personality quirks and mannerisms of his predecessors, such as clasping his hands together at the fingertips as Dr. Calla Zehn, a clinical psychologist, once did. Kaedyn has also become more outgoing and confident, and his circle of friends expanded to many of his colleagues aboard the Resolution, StarBase 118, and now the Vigilant.

 

Kaedyn had originally planned a career as a research nurse, but those plans changed after the joining gave him new ambitions. While stationed on StarBase 118, he shifted in assignment from nursing to intelligence due in part to the expertise of his previous hosts. He served with distinction, fighting against corruption within Black Tower and weeding out Klingon and Romulan spies aboard the starbase. His current assignment aboard the Vigilant has been no less eventful. Whether it’s been exposing the development of biological weapons or fighting against the threat of the Bluegill, Kaedyn has continued his dedication to saving lives, albeit with a new set of tools and skills beyond those of sickbay.

Lt Cmdr Kaedyn Zehn’s Bio will be displayed on the wiki’s front page for the month of July. As always, you can find out more about the contest at its wiki page or in its forum. Round 1 is now open, so be sure to drop by and submit your own nominations!


October 2013′s Featured Bio: Ensign Alora DeVeau

Ensign Alora Deveau, a human is the science officer aboard the USS Mercury, which is her first assignment after graduating from the Academy. She is recognisable by her striking green eyes and her brown hair has red highlights to it. She has learned several languages including English, French, Japanese, Vulcan, Betazoid, Klingon and Cardassian.

Since joining the crew she has been kept busy. Among some of the duties she has been given, she has worked with one of the medical officers, Kotir Arith to work out what or rather who a DNA sample they were working on is from. She later visited Saveron in the ship’s brig for some insights into the DNA sample’s origins.

Alora comes from a large family and has four older brothers. Her whole family was talented in some way musically but she had a particular talent for it and performed as one of the daughters in the opera “Werther” when she was just five years old. Other related interests included  singing, dancing, piano and guitar lessons. When she was older and her family had moved to Japan she discovered a new hobby – Aikido and eventually became a third degree blackbelt.

Whilst she doesn’t consider herself particularly brave she won’t abandon her post. She usually tries to find the best in people and has a down to earth nature. She is usually quite informal unless the situation calls for it and although she has a temper she usually tries to keep it under control. It is these traits and the focus she displays in the search for answers that makes her an excellent officer.

Ensign Alora DeVeau’s bio will be displayed on the wiki’s front page for the month of July. As always, you can find out more about the contest at its wiki page or in its forum. Round 17 is now open, so be sure to drop by and submit your own nominations!


So, What’s Next For Us?

Here it is folks, hot off the press! The 2012 State of the Federation Address has arrived, and the word is, well… good! The address features a few key points regarding some of the previous years’ goals, and how the Executive Council not only met those goals, but exceeded them. You can almost feel the elation as Fleet Admiral Wolf makes the one surmmizing statement: “This year, it simply feels like a fact of life: this community will sustain”. This seems to be a pretty powerful anecdote, as the world of Starbase 118 has reached a once dreamlike state. The Council, and every member of the community has worked hard to make the our group a force to be reckoned with in the way of PBEM roleplaying. But what does the Address state about this coming year? It’s simple: watch out universe.

Last year, the fleet had it’s challenges to overcome and in some respects, there was a lot of work to be done. The Address not only shows what progress has been made, but it reinforces the fact that the changes made are working in a very powerful way. As shown by the average Ensign Per Ship count, involvement by new members has increased dramtically showing the strength of the training department and its many dedicated officers. This in itself embodies all that the Admiral quoted earlier. New blood to add to the ranks, new creativity and dedication, is what makes it all come together. The goal from last year involving placement of recruits was blown away by as much as 26%, far more than the Council had anticipated. Results like this are clear and concise; everything is running as it should.

So what’s next for the community? Keeping the well-oiled machine… well… well-oiled, doesn’t seem to be the main focus. It’s moving above and beyond current standards that appears to be next on the agenda. With a fully staffed Executive council, goals from each department, and new visions of where the Starbase should be headed, this year should be a rather exciting one indeed. Membership will flourish, new ships will be launched. More space will be charted, and many a first contact will be made with untold new species of alien. Captains and Ensigns alike will surely have their work cut out for them in this shining and ever-growing community as we venture in the 2012 simming season.

Ready to read the address? Check it out here on our website!