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USS Arrow
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Position Medical Officer
Rank Lieutenant Junior Grade
Species Efrosian
Gender Male
DOB 237010.25
Age 30
Birthplace Lyrin Province, Efros
Writer ID A239809A11

Lieutenant Junior Grade Ar'Gorvalei is currently serving as a Medical Officer aboard the USS Arrow.


  • Full Name: Ar'Gorvalei
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Efrosian
  • Languages Spoken: Federation Standard, Efrosian
  • Current Rank: Lieutenant Junior Grade


  • Height: 5'8"
  • Weight: 160 lbs.
  • Hair: White, Shoulder-Length
  • Eyes: Pale Blue
  • Build: Athletic
  • Facial Hair : None
  • Mannerisms : When standing at rest, tends to cup hands over navel; when sitting, will form triangle with fingers, with point resting below lower lip.
  • Handedness : Left handed
  • Taste in Clothing (When Off-Duty) : Vestments of an Efrosian warrior-priest



  • Mother: Ull’Chuna (nee Ky-)
  • Uncles: Ky-Tyras and Ky-Donelei
  • Siblings: Ull’Corvas (younger half-sister)


  • Randal Shayne - Ar'Gorvalei respects Captain Shayne, but does not always know how to read the oft-times irascible commanding officer.
  • Maz Rodan - The first member of the Arrow crew Ar'Gorvalei got to know after being assigned to the ship, the two have worked closely together on a number of missions. Ar'Gorvalei has come to appreciate the first officer's sense of perspective and unique experiences.
  • R'Ariel -
  • Jacin Ayemet
  • Connor Dewitt
  • Quentin Collins


  • Strengths: Exceptional sense of smell, good hearing, good memory.
  • Weaknesses Nearsighted, has lost his sense of direction.
  • Likes: Spicy food (but can only tolerate it in small amounts)
  • Dislikes : Chaos, warm temperatures, humidity
  • Fears: Being out of his depth, losing people in his care, not being in control of himself
  • Quirks: Steeples fingers when thinking
  • Hobbies: Myths and religions of other races, singing, music (including Earth rock ballads), Efrosian martial arts

Personal History

Ar’Gorvalei was born in the rural province of Lyrin, on the Efrosian continent of Tybol. He is the eldest of the two children of his mother, Ull’Chuna. Like many Efrosians, he did not meet his father, who had separated from his mother and moved on before Ar’Gorvalei was born. He was raised by his mother and his two uncles, Ky-Tyras and Ky-Donelei. His maternal grandfather, whom he also grew up around, was a renowned warrior-priest, one of the traditional leaders of the Efrosian tribes.

Ar’Gorvalei’s mother was a music teacher, and Ar’Gorvalei received vocal lessons. His uncle Ky-Tyras worked as a technician and his other uncle Ky-Donelei is involved in food distribution.

From an early age, Ar’Gorvalei had an interest and talent for medicine, knowing almost intuitively what ailed a creature or person. His warrior-priest grandfather, a great healer himself, encouraged Ar’Gorvalei, although the boy did not consider joining the priesthood. When Ar’Gorvalei was in his teens, his mother took another lover, and his younger sister Ull’Corvas was born. Around that time, Ar’Gorvalei took part in a camping trip in the frozen north.

Ar’Gorvalei and a friend became separated from the group, and wandered into an area of unstable ice. The two fell into a crevasse, and Ar’Gorvalei’s friend was killed in the fall. Ar’Gorvalei has strange, disjointed memories of being cared for by a tall, beautiful woman (who was perhaps also a ball of blindingly bright light) in a city made of crystal. He was found sometime later by the camping leader, delirious with a broken leg but with his wounds bound. Whether his fragmented memories of that time were real or hallucination, Ar’Gorvalei did not know, but it did set him on a new path: he followed his grandfather’s footsteps and entered the priesthood.

Passing the initiation trials was grueling, but helped prepare him for his studies at the S’skotomz Seminary. All the while, he sought answers to his vision, but even in the great record-library of the seminary, Ar’Gorvalei found few clues.

Ar’Gorvalei excelled at the medical arts, the martial arts and meditative practices of the Efrosian warrior-priests. When he completed his studies, Ar’Gorvalei was encouraged to seek answers elsewhere, and so he enlisted in Starfleet Academy.

While attending the academy, Ar’Gorvalei studied xenobiology, focusing on human and Andorian biology, and pathology. He also studied the comparative psychologies of several races. In addition, during his time at the academy, he also developed an interest in the music of other cultures, particularly Earth, and has attempted learning different instruments, although he still prefers singing.

Ar’Gorvalei had a few brief, romantic relationships during his time at the academy, and a human roommate who nearly drove him crazy but also taught him a lot about humans.

Ar’Gorvalei believes in moderation in all things, and rarely drinks; even then, only small amounts. He has recently discovered a liking for spicy food, although he does not yet have much of a tolerance for it.

Service on the USS Arrow

Ar'Gorvalei was assigned to the USS Arrow, a Saber-class starship serving in the Alpha Isles, on Stardate 239809. The ship came under fire from a Ferengi cruiser, and Ar'Gorvalei reported for duty to Captain Randal Shayne while treating the commanding officer following damage to the bridge.

On Stardate 239811, the Arrow was assigned to a routine survey mission of the Chi Ceti system, when anomalous solar gases fry the Arrow's EPS grid, forcing a systems shutdown to prevent the Arrow from exploding. All hands are forced to evacuate. Ar'Gorvalei evacuated in a shuttlecraft, which crashed on the dark side of a Class M world with a long rotational period. Helping his injured crewmates to a nearby base camp, Ar'Gorvalei and First Officer Maz Rodan found their injuries to have been contaminated with a strange fungal infection, which was slowly spreading. Ar'Gorvalei nearly died attempting to find a cure, but was saved by the planet itself, using the corpse of a cadet killed in an escape pod crash.

On Stardate 239902, The Arrow came to the aid of the planet Mercia IV, which was about to come under attack by the Sheliak Corporate, which was planning to use a banned metagenic virus weapon to destroy all life on the planet. Ar'Gorvalei and Jacin Ayemet developed a genetic code to neutralize the metagenic virus. An infiltration team led by Captain Shayne boarded the Sheliak vessel and introducing the neutralizing genetic material, but not before becoming infected with a "stealth virus" spawned by the metagenic virus's demise. Returning to the Arrow, Ar'Gorvalei worked to find a cure for the stealth virus, but not before succumbing to the illness. The Arrow, having badly damaged the Sheliak ship, negotiated its safe departure from the system in exchange for data which led to a cure.

During a test of the new Proteus detachable slipstream drive on Stardate 239906, the Arrow was sabotaged and flung outside the galaxy, while its captain and intelligence officer were kidnapped. The experience somehow wiped out Ar'Gorvalei's directional sense, the sense by which Efrosians are able to navigate their surroundings, even without sight. Despite being unable to find his way around, Ar'Gorvalei accompanied an Away Team onto a mysterious Way Station, through which the Arrow was able to return home and retrieve its missing officers.

Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet 2394 - 2398 Starfleet Academy
Medical Cadet
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Ensign 239809.27 - 239902.02 USS Arrow
Medical Officer
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Lieutenant Junior Grade 239902.02 - Present USS Arrow
Medical Officer
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239809.27
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Captain's Commendation 239811.08
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who performs their duties with exemplary skill that surpasses the ordinary.
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Gorn Campaign Ribbon 239811.08
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who participates in a conflict against the Gorn.
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Explorer's Ribbon 239811.08
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who participates in the discovery of a new planet, region, or species.
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Purple Heart 239902.02
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who sustains injury in the line of duty.
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Silver Lifesaving Ribbon 239902.02
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who has saved the life of another member of Starfleet.
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Medical Science Ribbon 239906.03
Randal Shayne
Awarded to recognize members of Starfleet who participate in, and successfully find a cure to a deadly, infectious disease which threatens to infect an entire planet or crew.
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Innovation Ribbon 239912.30
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who distinguishes him or herself by the innovative application of science or technology to resolve a dangerous situation.
Awards ServiceRibbons Explorers 2011.jpg
Explorer's Ribbon 239912.30
Randal Shayne
Awarded to an individual who participates in the discovery of a new planet, region, or species.

NPC Listing   ·   USS Arrow Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
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Commanding Officer
R. Shayne
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First Officer
N. Hobart
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Mission Specialist
C. Waters
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Chief Engineer
C. Dewitt
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Engineering Officer
L. Michaels
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Chief of Security
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Security Officer
E. Zerva
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Chief Medical Officer
T. Ohnari
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Medical Officer
R. El'Heem
J. Ayement
R & D Specialist
M. Rodan
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Science Officer
D. Kay
Science Officer
V. McClellan
Chief of Intelligence
A. MacKenna
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