Most rosters in the StarBase 118 fleet are filled with members of well-known species – humans, Vulcans, Betazoids, Klingons, Trills. Spiced throughout are the uncommon species, and this series hopes to investigate those unique characters and the writers who decided to explore the strange new worlds of Trek.
from the USS Avandar, S’Acul Aeunalliv, a Caitian
As many forum frequenters know, S’Acul’s writer goes by “Ensign FluffyPants” there, indicating an ease with the role of the character. Yet the decision to write a Caitian was completely random and based upon the desire to write for a character that would be more challenging than a “safe” human. “I went to the ILI and started scrolling down through the names until I saw the word ‘Caitian.’ I had very limited exposure to the species, not much outside of a few novels and the animated series, but I thought it could be an interesting challenge to take on that race in particular.”