Akeelah D'Sena

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Akeelah D'Sena

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Akeelah D'Sena is a Security Officer on the USS Constitution-B. She is Rodulan from the Idanii racial group. She appears rather distant and sometimes even arrogant unless she is with other Rodulans. Due to an incident during an away mission in November 2393, she has lost control of her legs and depends on a wheelchair to get around.


Stats

  • Full Name: Akeelah D'Sena
  • Race: Rodulan - Idanii
  • Date of Birth: 233511.14 (63 years)
  • Place of Birth: Rodul
  • Gender: Female
  • Pronouns: She/Her
  • Telepathic status: T4-6, NR (Non-readable entity; four-lobed brain, still readable to T5 and T6) - If Akeelah can read a 4 lobed brain depends on her personal state of mind in that moment and the other's ability to block her out
  • Distinctive Feature: Use of manual wheelchair


Appearance

  • Height: 5'10 (ca. 178 cm)
  • Hair Color: Brown, curly
  • Hair Style Duty: Loose unless otherwise ordered
  • Hair Style Off-Duty: Loose
  • Eye Color: Completely black (Sclera, iris and pupils are black)


Family

  • Marital Status: Engaged to Jack Gard (not stationed on the Constitution)


Relationships
Name Description
Drosa&KelarD'Sena.png Drosa D'Sena
  • Mother
    • Scientist

Kelar D'Sena

  • Father
    • Artist
Wraya and Ianey D'Sena.png Wraya and Ianey
  • Brothers
    • Twins 34 years old
Jenia D'Sena.png Jenia
  • Sister
    • Deceased at age 10
Kajiimage.jpg Talia Kaji
  • Counsin
      • First Cousin: Ben - Son of Talia
      • Aunt: Adriana Kaji - Drosa's sister, mother of Talia Kaji
Jack Gard.jpg Jack Gard
Tabitha Gard.png Tabitha Gard


Background

Akeelah 6 years old

Akeelah was born on Rodul, as first (and unplanned) daughter of Drosa and Kelar D'Sena, a Scientist and an Artist during the Occupation of Rodul by Klingon Forces, in the war between the Klingon Empire and the Cardassian Union. During that time her parents did not work in their jobs but did everything to keep their small family safe.

Life had been hard on them, but it did not take long any more, because after the first couple of years of Akeelah's life the Klingon occupants were forced to withdraw from the planet. From then on, not only the D'Sena family but everyone affected by the war, began to rebuild their lives. A story that Akeehla would hear about all through her life.

Akeelah grew up as an only child until she was 15 and was rather spoiled with attention, that has then been divided between her and her sister Jenia. She did not appreciate that and got into a lot of trouble to regain the attention of her parents. She was a rebellious child in school and at home just for that purpose and enjoyed that she got what she wanted.

One day she and her then 10 year old sister went to the mountains, as they wanted to enjoy the snow and Akeelah ignored the warning signs and words of her parents. She wanted some fun and her Jenia wanted to be daring and bold like her big sister. Everything happened too fast and after slipping and losing her footing on the ground both of them slid down the mountain on snow and ice for a while until Akeelah found something to hold on to. But as she looked around to find her sister, she only heard a sharp scream and saw the small body fall over the cliff.

Her parents grieved but said it was an accident. Akeelah though did not think so, instead was convinced that it was her fault, as she had ignored the signs that her sister was too young to understand. From that moment on, she began to did not only read the rules, but started to follow them religiously and changed her life completely. And no amount of words spoken by her parents could change that. Rules gave her comfort, even though they would not bring her sister back.

When Akeelah finished her academic time it took her a while to figure out what she wanted to do with her life. She tried to follow her parents footsteps with years of assessment in both arts and science and several other professions. While Science was most interesting to her, it was not exactly what she wanted. When her parents announced that they were becoming parents again, Akeelah was so worried that she would harm the new babies as well, that the memory of the stories came back into her mind.

Starfleet had freed her planet from the occupation and with being military it would have rules to follow. She did not know yet in which direction she wanted her studies to go, so the basic training would give her a chance to figure that out. Her decision was made and she was accepted to Starfleet only weeks before the birth of her twin baby brothers and left as soon as possible.

During her first year she decided to major in security with a minor in science to honour her mother. And after graduating from the Academy she was transferred to the USS Potemkin as security officer. During her time on the Potemkin she did good work and climbed up the rank ladder. After being promoted to Full Lieutenant she was offered the position as Chief of Security, which she accepted. She worked hard and did not have many personal contacts on the ship and continued to climb up to later be promoted not only to Lieutenant Commander but Second Officer.

It did not take much time after the latest promotion that, during land shore, she had been recalled and transferred as First Officer on the USS Apollo-A under Rear Admiral Andrus Jaxx. Though when time came for a Command, she realized that she missed working in Security and stepped back from Leadership. Under Captain Jalana Rajel she moved with the whole Apollo Crew to the USS Constitution and worked in the Security Department.

End of 2395 she was member of a rescue team on Dagorin IV, when part of their away team had been kidnapped by the Orion Syndicate. A hand-to-hand combat with Lazlo, one of the Syndicate members, injured her spine badly, and she ended up in a wheelchair, not able to use her legs. Recovery time was estimated between hours and months. The surgery went well, but something continued to keep her in the chair. It would take until the end of 2398 until she finally stood for the first time. (tbc)

Personal Notes

Drinks and Food
Akeelah prefers non replicated food and drink but adapts to replicated versions while being on a ship unless she has resources to cook, something she enjoys doing. She has a sweet tooth, but indulges only rarely. When it comes to food she likes it really spicy. Doesn't touch Klingon Food or Drink with a 10 foot pole.
Hobbies
In her free time she visits the holodeck, cooks and practices Basotile to keep her mental powers in balance. She also enjoys studying cultures and their law systems.
Personality
Unless she is among other Rodulans she appears distant and sometimes even arrogant. She does not easily make friends or connections to others, but is not actively going out of their way either. Akeelah follows the rules to the dot. If she does not know the rules of something she might feel lost and tries to learn them as fast as possible.

Akeelah in the Sparkle Suit

Most Embarassing Moment

During the stay of the Apollo at SB118, the crew participated in the Festival of Diversity in their own way: With a team exercise Scavenger Hunt. The teams had to fulfill tasks that ranged from drink testing, instrument playing to a special exercise, leading the teams to a space circus, which had been brought in for the Festival. Akeelah's team was the first to face this task. After they had changed into their sparkling circus attire, the crew was recalled to the Apollo, because of an incoming ion storm. Without time to redress, they returned to the ship, and Akeelah to the bridge, much to the amusement of the bridge crew.


Starfleet History

Starfleet History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
STO Ensign Yellow.jpg Ensign 2366 USS Potemkin Security Officer
STO Lieutenant-JG Yellow.jpg Lieutenant jg. 2372 Security Officer
STO Lieutenant Yellow.jpg Lieutenant 2380 Chief of Security
STO LtCommander Yellow.jpg Lieutenant Commander 2389 Chief of Security
STO LtCommander Yellow.jpg Lieutenant Commander 2391 Chief of Security & Second Officer
STO LtCommander Red.jpg Lieutenant Commander 239109.06 USS Apollo-A First Officer
STO LtCommander Yellow.jpg Lieutenant Commander 239205.28 USS Constitution Security Officer
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Orion Syndicate Service Medal 2399
USS Constitution-B
"We all know that we faced the Syndicate more than once and you’d think we get used to it but we don’t and maybe that is a good thing. Starfleet agreed to award you all the Syndicate Service Medal for your efforts, but not only this one, but also the Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal because this particular strand was a bunch of pirates. "
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Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal 2399
USS Constitution-B
"We all know that we faced the Syndicate more than once and you’d think we get used to it but we don’t and maybe that is a good thing. Starfleet agreed to award you all the Syndicate Service Medal for your efforts, but not only this one, but also the Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal because this particular strand was a bunch of pirates. "
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Silver Star 2399
USS Constitution-B
"I may be biased about this next one, but Starfleet HQ has agreed so maybe I am not. To those of you who joined the undercover rescue mission, I am proud to award you the Silver Star for bravery and gallantry in action against the Syndicate."
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Gold Lifesaving Ribbon 2399
USS Constitution-B
"Lives were saved, many lives were saved. So I have a bunch of ribbons for you guys. Cade, Lystra, Akeelah and Jacob, who is not here but still deserves it, receive the Gold Lifesaving ribbon. Thank you for all your hard work in keeping us alive through direct interference and medical knowledge."
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Captain's Commendation 2399
USS Constitution-B
"A Captain’s Commentation goes out to Akeelah D’Sena for taking command of the rescue mission and organising as well as leading the last push to storm Boss’ place. "
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Intelligence Star 2399
USS Constitution-B
"We have an Intelligence Star for every member of the undercover operation, as they participated in a covert operation to protect the security and interest of the Federation."



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Commanding Officer
Jalana Rajel
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First Officer
Edward Spears
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HCO Officer
Maxwell Tannhauser
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Chief Tactical Offr
Atan T'Seva
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Tac/Sec Officer
Lystra
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Security Officer
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Engineer
Rachel Flores
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Cade Foster
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Medical Officer
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Chief Science Offr/2O
Lazarus Davis
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Science Officer
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