Benna Sh'Shar

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Benna 'Ben' sh'Shar
Rank Civilian
Species Andorian
Gender Shen
DOB 238811.13
Age 12
Birthplace Deep Space 17
Writer ID O238704AT0

"I hate this place. It's a prison for children." - Benna sh'Shar, regarding school.

Born aboard Deep Space 17, Benna "Ben" sh'Shar is the child of Mikali sh'Shar. When sh'Shar was transferred away from the USS Independence-A after losing an eye, sh'Shar asked Luna to visit and make sure her breeding group were taking care of her, which she did very well for some years.

Benna has since grown into an inquisitive, bright, child who desires to be an engineer aboard a starship when she grows up.

She is named after Ben Walker, Luna Walker's brother.

Biographic Information

  • Full Name: Benna "Ben" sh'Shar
  • Namesake: Ben Walker.
  • Age: 12
  • Species: Andorian
  • Gender: Shen (a masculine female)
  • Hair color: White
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Height: 4'5" (138.5 cm)
  • Telepathic status: 0
  • Place of Birth: Deep Space 17
  • Tattoos/Body Modifications: None
  • Skin Tone: Blue.
  • Handedness: Left.


  • Bedroom: Benna's room is dominated by a massive (for her) workbench littered with electronics, soldering irons, schematics, PADDs, and a mountain of carefully organised junk which is mostly broken (for now).
  • Favorite Room: Her bedroom which doubles as her workroom.
  • Mannerisms/Habits: Benna is a bright, bubbly child who is clearly gifted but awkward around people. She also has a profound dislike of school, which manifests in an occasional fear response.
  • Temperament: Benna is kind and friendly to everyone, with the notable exception of her teachers and fellow students. She has a notable distrust of other Andorians, especially children, taking longer to warm up to them.
  • Favourite Food: Icecream (which she knows is a Sometimes Food), and live Shaysha beetles. She just loves the way they crunch.
  • Religion/Spiritual Devotion: Benna was raised in the Andorian spirituality but doesn't really believe in it.
  • Likes and Wants: Due to the influence of Aunty Luna, Benna has a fondness for bad holovids (the hammier, the better!) and movie nights.
  • Dislikes and Fears: Benna hates her school (and in fact, most organised schools) due to the rough & tumble nature of Andorian education. She has been in several fights and has learned to keep her head down (for now). Additionally she, like many Andorians, fears the Dsna’druth, an Andorian predatory beast of mythical origin.


  • Parents: Mikali sh'Shar, zh'Khall (mothers) and ch'Rell, th'Crax (fathers).
  • Siblings: None.
  • Spouse: None.
  • Children: None.

Relationship with Mikali

Benna was basically abandoned to the care of the rest of Mikali's breeding-group, with Luna asked to occasionally dropping by to round out the four. Mikali felt, and still feels, unable to care for her, but... time will tell.

With Benna now well on the way to being all grown up, Mikali is attempting to reconnect with her daughter.


Benna (or "Ben") was named after the father of sh'Shar's friend, and was also given sh'Shar's surname, even though naming was supposed to be a communal activity. This was because, essentially, Mikali browbeat the rest of her breeding group. Fortunately, they were so excited by the news that they agreed to her unreasonable demands.