“The supreme art of war is to subdue the enemy without fighting.”
Lieutenant Arek Ketteik is currently serving as a Tactical Officer aboard the USS Resolution.
|STATISTICS|Full Name Arek Kase Ketteik Nicknames Species Kriosian (metapmorph) T/E Rating T0/E3 Date of Birth 233408.21 Age 64 Place of Birth Hong Kong, China Gender Male Marital Status Single (Never Married) Children Kasra Ayna Ketteik, 5 (Adopted daughter) Current Assignment USS Resolution Current Posting Tactical Officer
|APPEARANCE|Height 5'10 Weight 157 lbs Build Muscular, Athletic Hair Color/Length Neck length, thick, wavy, Blackish brown Eye Color Bright blue
|MANNERISMS|Voice Warm, soothing baritone
Arek Ketteik was born to parents Osa and Breten Ketteik on Stardate 233408.21 in Hong Kong, China during one of his family’s diplomatic visits to Earth. Though he grew up on Krivos, he often visited Earth with his parents and younger sister, Nirea. However, at age 7, he showed signs of metamorphic abilities. He was taken from his parents to be raised in a royal village and trained in various subjects, including handling of his empathic gifts.
As a child, Arek showed a strong interest in various martial arts forms and as he became older, developed a fascination with various melee, hand, and large weapons. This led to him joining the Krivos planetary police force, driven by a desire to seek justice for the victims of violent crimes. However, the stress of his job causing severe depression, which all led to him questioning his calling.
At his partner’s insistence, he visited the ancient Temple of Akadar, seeking clarity and renewed purpose. During his time meditating and communing with the spirit of Akadar, he felt a strange drive to leave his homeworld and seek his purpose elsewhere. It was then that he recalled his visits to Earth, leaving for there to explore a possible new career path.
Upon arriving on Earth, he took a job as a night watchman for a civilian tech company where he met Jason Lim, a components engineer who dreamed of joining Starfleet to work on warp engines. After two years at the company, both applied to Starfleet. He and Arek majored in Security and Tactical.
However, during his cadet cruise, his crew came upon a freighter damaged in a pirate raid. While rendering aid to the freighter crew, he came across a 3-year-old Napean girl, the only child aboard, whose parents had been killed. His paternal instincts kicked in and he cared for the girl while attempts were made to track down living relatives. When none were found, he became her legal guardian and eventually adopted her as his own. Balancing parental responsibilities with his duties, he finished his cadet cruise and graduated from the Academy. Shortly after, he received his first posting aboard the USS Kepler, bringing his adopted daughter with him.
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Arek is an outgoing, friendly man whose top priority is the well-being and safety of those he loves. Though he has difficulty expressing affection toward those he does not know well, he does so easily with family and close friends. He prides himself on comforting friends and loved ones when they are upset. Laughter is important to him and helps him to cope with life's more serious moments. He has a great sense of humor once he feels comfortable around someone. Those who know him see a different side of him. He is loyal, determined, playful, ambitious, and even romantic. He doesn't like negativity lingering in his personal or professional relationships, so he forgives easily and tends to accept others as they are.
Despite his practiced self-control, he can become very agitated when those he cares about are threatened. Also, he struggles with showing pain because he feels it means showing weakness. Though he wants connections and relationships with others, he is reluctant to let others in completely and doesn't let people see how much he's struggling. This also means that he struggles to trust others fully.
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