Avander Promontory

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USS Octavia E Butler
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Avander Promontory
Position Executive Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Species Human/El-Aurian
Gender Male
DOB 237801.02
Age 23
Birthplace Lechia, Nova Hibernia
Writer ID O239910AP4
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Player Achievements
Octavia E Butler
What's up, doc?
Avast ye
These things happen
Part of the team
Say What?
It takes two
JOPA Member
What do you want to do tonight, Brain?
Holy dArtagnan!
Back to the past
Press F to Honor

Lieutenant Commander Avander Sambryn Promontory is an officer of the Federation Starfleet currently serving as an first officer aboard the USS Octavia E Butler.


  • Height: 1.8m
  • Hair: Glorious. Also, dark brown
  • Eyes: Golden brown
  • Facial hair: Perpetual stubble, unless cleaned up for an awards ceremony

Family and Relationships

Parents: Alvar Promontory (human), Svanj (Human/El-Aurian)
Siblings: Trake Promontory (half-brother, MIA), Faeying (half-sister)
Additional Family: Grandpa and Grandma Promontory (retired, living on a starbase in the Beta Quadrant), Thrond Promontory (uncle, Starfleet Lt. KIA during fall of Betazed), Endic (El-Aurian grandfather).

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Avander writes home regularly. His older brother is listed as MIA since around the time of Avander's birth, but he recently had a vision while passing through a Nexus-like event.

Avander was welcomed aboard his first posting, the USS Oumuamua where many of the officers became quick friends. He has most often been seen in the company of Jack Kessler, allegedly as part of their chapter of JOPA. That is, until Jack went MIA on a classified mission. Jack has recently resurfaced and is having trouble readjusting. Including in his relationship with Avander. Avander has adopted Katsim Peri as a friend, since introverted officers need extraverted sponsors. He's taken it upon himself to encourage her engagement. Their pets also play together on the regular.


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Personal History

Avander was born and raised on Nova Hibernia, a colony world near the MS system, Bolarus Sector, not far from the Romulan Neutral Zone. His mother taught Semantic Arts at the preparatory academy in the main city (Lechia) and his father spent most of Avander's childhood off-world as a fabrication engineer (NCO) at Starfleet shipyards (Antares). As a boy, he often visited other parts of the Federation as his parents wanted him to get a broader exposure than colony life provided, but Nova Hibernia was always home.

Highlights of his youth included visits from his much older half-sister, Faeying, a counselor, who has spent much of the past few decades working with resettled refugees. Before Starfleet Academy, Avander was on the swim team, but did few extracurricular activities on campus (just two years of ballroom dance and one semester with the cryptographic society). At the Academy, Avander was an engaged student and doing well in classes (see: Transcript) (Major: Intelligence, Minor: Science (a smattering of classes in Genetics and Anthropology), but was less developed when it came to social interactions.

He's eager to please and keen on making his family proud by making a contribution wherever he serves.

Avander and his siblings are 1/4 El-Aurian on their mother's side. They can and do pass for full human in many cases, but still demonstrate similar characteristics common to full El-Aurians. (see: Medical File) Avander has particularly inherited a strong sense of interconnectedness, storytelling, and tradition from his family.

Advice to Avander

Avander has internalized several lessons from his mother and grandfather and distilled their advice into 3 axioms:

  1. It's a big Universe
  2. Learn Everything

Religious Faith

While not exactly a religion, Avander and family members are adherents of Transcendimensionalism which is a set of beliefs in higher dimensions that influence and inspire us.

Classics Education

As his mother was an instructor at his prep school, Avander has a deep familiarity with some particular classics of literature and narratives, including, but not limited to:

  • Shakespeare
  • A narrow and inconsistent band of old Earth music (he knows hits from "Three Dog Night" but doesn't know who the "Beatles" are)
  • Doctor Who (his family told him that this was an old El Aurian story that they told to Earthlings in the 20th/21st century)
  • The Sagas of Winter and Ice from Andoria
  • A children's writer named 'Lewis' (CS and Carroll are conflated here)
  • Surak
  • Chris Claremont (X-Men comics, although his brother is a bigger consumer)
  • 2180's band called "Big Black Sky" who play hard rock sea/space-shanties (actually his favorite band)
  • Flatland: a Romance of Many Dimensions
  • Various cultures' Holy Writ
  • The Captains' Round Table -- a collection of memoirs and stories of Starfleet's greatest captains
  • The poetry of V'rn Mabat'a
  • The Lord of the Rings
  • Sherlock Holmes
  • MoTU
  • The Seventy Maxims of Maximally Effective Mercenaries
  • Cross-comparative Cultural Commonalities

Service History

First Mission: The fresh-faced Ensign barely arrived on the 'Oumuamua when he was assigned to help with a ship that had gone Missing_In_Action. Looking through potential wreckage with Dr. V'Len and Katsim Peri, they discovered some disturbing leads and then they report to the bridge as some the ship narrowly escaped an ambush by the Zet. After regrouping, Avander goes undercover with Wes Greaves, Dr. V'Len, and Kammus Corelli on to Port Coray. They get in a bar fight and discover a slave ring, liberating some children of the Federation. Back on the bridge, the crew review Tid Bitter (tm) a Zet social media service and, eventually, through a tenuous alliance with the UDP finds more wreckage and a few survivors.

No rest on leave:The Commodore brings the ship to Seytoxal for leave. Avander cannot confirm joining the Junior_Officer_Protection_Association at this time. He also joined other lower decks to check out Port Loray, a sister-station to Port Coray where they also get into a fight with a Constable. Avander worked with Gemma_Flinch to get an intelligence suite set up on deck E. He also joins the Commodore and Katsim for a welcome dinner for the new mission specialist, Etan Iljor. Avander doesn't get much R&R as he's conscripted to assist with an emergency rescue (of a pirate). Avander misses a swim as he and other officers are called to sickbay as they seem to have picked up a rare disease.

Back in Time: Avander helps figure out how they went back in time during the Intrepid Incident and how to get back. He also helped divert a pulsar from destroying a planet.

During shore leave, Avander was cleared of all concerns by DTI.

Nautili Returning to the Gamma Quadrant, Avander had a brief stint with the Conn as he and the crew tried to save the sector from a rogue Starfleet vessel and a star nursery.

Sandbox of Men. Spending most of the mission in subterrain caverns, Avander and others found evidence of Ancient Bajorans in the Gamma Quadrant and discovered a new Orb!

[REDACTED] After the above mission, Avander was recruited by [REDACTED] for [REDACTED]. Consequently, he is now 3 years older than his profile indicates.

Cheydalanga Incident

Promotion to first officer.

Intelligence File Avander kept detailed /Intelligence Files from his missions when he served in that role.

Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
Cadet 2395 - 2399 Starfleet Academy
Ensign 239911 - 240002 USS Oumuamua
Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant JG 240002 - 240006 USS Oumuamua
Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant 240006 - 240101 USS Oumuamua
Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant Commander 240101- 240105 USS Octavia E Butler
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Director of Intelligence
Lieutenant Commander 240105- Present USS Octavia E Butler
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Executive Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 2399
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Captain's Commendation 2400
Awarded for liberating slaves and uncovering intel.
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Starfleet Investigation Ribbon 2400
Awarded for investigating disappearance of Caboto.
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Innovation Ribbon 2400
Awarded for helping divert a pulsar.
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Starfleet Investigation Ribbon 2400
Awarded for investigating paranormal activity.
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Defense of Temporal Flow Ribbon 2400
Awarded for protecting the timeline.
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Explorer's Ribbon 2400
Awarded for Gelvish exploration.
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Denali Invitation Ribbon 2400
Awarded for participating in a race.
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Good Conduct Ribbon 2400
Awarded for keeping a cool head in hot times.
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Leadership Excellence Ribbon 2400
Awarded for taking the conn like a boss.
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First Contact Ribbon 2400
Awarded for a first contact that was almost not a disaster.
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Denali Invitational Ribbon 2400
Denali Station
Awarded for third place finish in Inaugural Denali Invitational.
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Leadership Excellence Ribbon 2401
Awarded for helping lead away team.
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Scientific Discovery Ribbon 2401
Found and recovered an Orb!
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Maiden Voyage Ribbon 2401
Ocatvia E Butler
Launching a new ship
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First Contact Ribbon 2401
Ocatvia E Butler
Met some aliens
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Diplomacy Ribbon 2401
Ocatvia E Butler
Made nice with aliens
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 2401
Ocatvia E Butler
Worked nicely with others

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Commanding Officer
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Executive Officer
Avander Promontory
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Chief of Science
Katsim Peri
Science Officer
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Acting CMO
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Director of Intel
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Marine Ofc.
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Chief Tac. Ofc.
Jack Kessler
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Sec. Officer
Anton Richards
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Chief Engineer
Josh Herrick
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Eng. Officer
Morro Caras
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Eng. Officer
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Chief of Ops
Toxin Arlill
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Asst. Chf. of Ops
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