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Leland Bishop
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Diplomatic Attache
USS Victory
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Species: Human (Terran)
Gender: Male
Born: 236809.11
Age: 28
Birth Place: Boston, Earth


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Ensign Leland James Bishop - USS Victory.


Lieutenant Junior Grade Leland Bishop is currently serving as a Diplomatic Attache aboard the USS Victory.



Appearance

  • Full Name: Leland James Bishop
  • Race: Human (Terran)
  • DoB: 236809.11
  • Gender: Male
  • Height: 5'10"
  • Weight: 70 kilos
  • Hair Color: Light Blonde
  • Length of Hair: Short, with longer bangs.
  • Eye Color: Right - Blue, Left - Green
  • Skin Tone: White
  • Birthmarks, Scars: None
  • Serial Number: MM-999-943
  • Build: Very slim.
  • Face: Almost always serious, his eyes crinkle a bit when he's being sarcastic.
  • Mouth: Wide and expressive.
  • Arms: Very graceful arms and hands, though he rarely shows much on his face, he talks with his hands a great deal.
  • Carriage: Ramrod straight.
  • Poses (Hands/Gestures, Feet/Legs, Torso/Head):
    • hands always moving
    • taps foot when impatient
    • tilts head back and closes eyes when exasperated or deep in thought. Difficult to tell which.
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Conservative but form fitting clothes. Usually in blacks, whites , and grays.
  • Shoes (When Off Duty): Usually boots
  • Handedness: Right
  • Telepathic Status: None. In fact distrusts most telepaths and empaths, thinks of telepathy as a "crutch."
  • Languages known: Federation Standard (Fluent), Japanese (Conversational), Klingon (Fluent), Vulcan (Conversational), Ferengi (Basic), Cardassian (Conversational), Romulan (Basic).


Personality and Manner


  • Quarters: Located adjacent to the Diplomatic Guest quarters on Deck 3. Slightly larger than normal crew quarters to accommodate a small, personal office space. Tends to be cluttered, with lots of boooks and files scattered around. Admiral Nibble's tank is in Leland's bedroom to the right of his bed.
  • Office: Formal and organized. Features subtle hints at Starfleet military supremacy (antique phaser collection, military starship schematics framed, and a changeable, framed map of the territory of whichever species he's dealing with).
  • Favorite Drink: Whiskey and soda.
  • Favorite Food: Favors traditional earth cuisine. Fancies himself a better chef than he actually is, though he has some talent.
  • Habits: Leland's hands are constantly on the move, unless he's making a point... At which time he either folds them in front of him or clasps them behind his back.
  • Mannerisms: Often exasperated when others offer opinions on his area of expertise. Tends to be wordy and pedantic when explaining himself.
  • Religion/Spiritual Devotion: An Atheist, and rather evangelistic about it.
  • Hobbies and Pastimes: Loves history and is often seen reading in his spare time. Cooking. Fish keeping. Collects antique cameras and is an avid photographer.
  • Likes: Being a contrarian. Has a secret romantic streak and watches romance vids when no one is looking. Admiral Nibbles.
  • Dislikes: People who abuse their authority. Species who tend to be militaristic (Klingons especially, but this extends to most warlike species such as Andorians and Cardassians). Peas.
  • Ambitions and Goals: To shape Federation policy on a large scale. To eventually find someone he can open up to besides his fish.
  • Achievements in Life: Graduated second in his class at the Academy (kind of irks him). Student teacher of diplomatic relations at the Academy.
  • Disappointments in Life: The maiming of Jonathan Cumar for which he holds himself responsible. Secretly worries he may have a drinking problem.
  • Temperament: Thinks he's far more charming than he actually is, but IS every bit as smart as he thinks he is. His social awkwardness when not engaged in an official capacity will often lead people to wonder how good a diplomat he could possibly be... However when "on the job" Leland is remarkably efficient and persuasive.
  • Mental problems (complexes and phobias): Desperately competitive. Has a great fear of rejection so his brusque manner is designed to keep people at a safe distance.
  • Physical Limitations: Two differently colored eyes as a result of a head trauma suffered during the Klingon raid of Lookout. Otherwise nothing notable. Although he is perhaps one of the worst shots with a phaser in Starfleet history.
  • Strengths: Brilliant tactical and astro-political anylist. Considered by many at the Academy to be a worthy successor to Spock in time.
  • Weaknesses: Argumentative with his peers (and superiors, at times), arrogant and sarcastic socially.

Background


  • 236809.11 - Leland Bishop born in Boston, Mass. Earth to Randall Thomas Bishop and Abigail Rose Taylor-Bishop.
  • 237002.13 – Leland moves off-world to Ceres IX (known as “Lookout”), a Class M mining planet near the borders of Klingon Space. His father is assigned as a diplomatic liaison with the Klingon Empire to facilitate trade negotiations.
  • 237310.01 – An unidentified group of Klingon pirates attacks the Lookout colony. Investigations after the fact reveal no links to any formalized military action by the Klingon High Council. The incident is written off as an “unsanctioned and regrettable act of hostility by insurgents” by the High Council. UFP response results in some trade minor trade sanctions that last into the next year. Both Leland's parents are killed in the attack.
  • 237402.03 – Leland moves back to Earth to stay with his Aunt and her husband in Brooklyn, NY. The family already has three children and is on the lower end of the economic scale. Leland devotes himself to his studies in an effort to better himself and live up to his parents hopes for him.
  • 238105.16 – Leland befriends Jon Cumar, a local boy one year younger than himself. Cumar begins to develop a strong “hero worship” of Leland.
  • 238710.06 – Leland gains acceptance to Starfleet Academy after pursuing preliminary studies in Inter-Species relations and Xeno-Diplomacy.
  • 239110.21 - Leland graduates with honors, second in his class behind T'Var Helling. After spending two weeks on Duronis II, He transferrs to the USS Victory as Diplomatic Attache.

Service History


Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
001-Cadet4th-Teal.jpg Cadet 4th Class 238710.06 - 239108.15 Starfleet Academy Counseling Major/Science Minor
002-Cadet3rd-Teal.jpg Cadet 3rd Class
003-Cadet2nd-Teal.jpg Cadet 2nd Class
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Ensign 239110.22 - 239201.05 USS Victory Diplomatic Attache
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Lieutenant Junior Grade 239201.05 - Present USS Victory Diplomatic Attache

Mission History


Shore Leave

  • Leland boards The Victory for the first time and meets with Lt. Cmndr Eerie, Lt. Cmndr Sharpe, Commander Nugra, and Lt. Cmndr Mannin to recieve clearances and accomodations.

Leland let out an inward sigh at the Science Officers comment. It was his lot to be misunderstood, apparently. He only hoped that his crew would begin to see his worth when his particular skills were necessary.

  • Leland attends awards ceremony on Duronis II and reunites with Ens. Jon Cumar
  • During this period, Leland also meets Peters, Murphy, Sevo, Santucci, Stevens, and Shedet.

Choices - 239111.10

  • Commander Nugra briefs the staff on thier upcoming mission. A Cardassian Galor-3, The Nuvek, has been lost in the Tempest while testing a new slipstream drive.
  • During the briefing, Leland argues for caution as the possibilty exists that Tholians may be involved in the dissapearance. Nugra is receptive to his comments while Lt.Cmndr Sharpe is critical.

Again the hostility from Sharpe... Had roving gangs of diplomats beaten him up as a child?

  • Leland is assigned to the diplomatic team consisting of himself, Nugra, Sharpe, and Cmndr. Alucard Vess.
  • The Victory makes port at Starbase Echo in the Tempest Sector. Leland and Santucci meet Legate Jarin, the Cardassian envoy who will assist them in thier search for The Nuvek (and who happens to be the father of the ship's Gul).


OOC Story Hooks and RP Notes


This is an OOC section provided for anyone who is interested in Simming with Leland and looking for a way to incorporate him into your writing. A quick note: Leland is prickly and more than a little arrogant - His writer is not! I'm happy to write with anyone, anywhere, anytime. But do be aware that Leland is a challenging person to get to know and tends to challenge others he interacts with. Please do take a chance on him! He's worth it!

Story Hooks:

  • "A Diplomatic Solution": This is the most obvious way to run into Leland, of course. He is a diplomat after all... Things to note: Leland takes a very hard line during most negotiations preferring a "peace through strength" approach. This could make him useful if you want a foil for another, more peaceful viewpoint.
  • "Tough Love": If you need someone to tell you some hard truths about your character, Leland is very insightful and tends to shoot very straight about things if he can (i.e: Outside of diplomatic duties).
  • "Drinking Buddy": The stresses of his duty posting and past childhood demons tend to lead Leland to the crew lounge quite often for a drink. He's often sitting alone reading if anyone is interested in conversation.
  • "The Man You Love To Hate": If your character needs a rival or just someone who generally annoys them, Leland can serve that function. PLEASE NOTE: I don't want this to be ALL Leland means to the ship, so use this option sparingly please... That being said Leland has a great distrust of any alien species with a more militaristic bent (Klingons, Andorians, etc.) so if you need someone to bicker with, he's your man.
  • "The Chewy Nougat Center": Maybe you like a challenge? At the end of the day Leland is not a bad guy. His snarkiness and general arrogance are more a product of his past than anything else. My goal is to see him grow. If you don't mind chiseling away at him for a bit, he could develop into a surprisingly good friend or romantic interest.

Then, as he was about to leave, he spied a little piebald fish swimming in the corner of his tank, away from his fellows. The fish was a bit smaller than the rest but seemed to posses a keen intellect. As if it knew it was destined for greater things.

  • "The Bishop Sessions": Are you a Med Officer or Ship's Counselor? Leland provides a wealth of psychological issues for you to play with! Leland is also NOT one of those officers who "hates counselors and doctors" (a common trope for some reason), he kind of likes sitting down and messing with them if he can.
  • "Admiral Nibbles": Come to Leland's quarters and meet the amazing Admiral Nibbles! (Pictured below)

More to come as I think of things!

Relationships


Jonathan Cumar

Jonathan Cumar

Leland's relationship with Jon Cumar stretches back to the age of six, when they met each other after Leland had been relocated to Brooklyn, NY to live with his Aunt and her family. Initially, Leland saw Jonathan as an annoyance, but gradually came to see him as a trusted confidant after having self-alienated himself from other children his age. Cumar's tenacity and positivly offset Leland's natural pessimism and tendency to dwell on the worst.

The two became fast friends and Leland constantly encouraged Jon to join the Academy, hoping that he could carry his one true friend into what he perceived as his destiny in Starfleet. To that end, he studied with Jon non-stop and fostered Jon's natural talent for geography and navigation (Leland himself getting constantly lost). For his part, Leland was aware of the nature of their relationship and sadly, took advantage of it as he was growing up. With few friends to call his own, Leland relied (with ever increasing regularity) on his more exuberant and physically adept friend to defend him in the court of popular opinion.

All of that changed once the two reached Starfleet Academy. Leland's natural gifts for analytics and threat analysis began to overshadow his friends natural piloting aptitude. Leland began to gain in favor with the faculty and he could see himself fast-tracked to a prominent role. In a rare moment of empathy, Leland decided to take his old friend out for a drink. What would follow then would change their relationship forever.... After drinking too much, Leland began to antagonize a table full of Klingons, the resulting attack cost Cumar his arm at the elbow. Now, both men serve aboard the USS Victory together and Leland is forced to begin to pick up the pieces and get over his guilt.

Cadfael Peters

Cadfael Peters

One of the first people Leland met aboard the USS Victory, he was struck by the young Ensigns plight after having watched him being dressed down by a superior officer. Leland has a soft spot for those he sees as being outcasts and (in his mind) Peters fit the bill. He later struck up a tentative camaraderie at the promotions ceremony on Duronis. Will Peters ever accept his dinner invitation? Only time will tell...


Point being, Lee. You made a nice little name for yourself at the Academy. A regular Spock Jr! But... Some people back home in Ops thought you might be a little to big for your britches. “Confidence in his abilities that borders on arrogance” is the phrase they use here... “officious”... “pedantic”... Well you get my drift.

William Strake

William Strake

Strake is Leland's liaison with the Diplomatic Corps in the Tempest Sector. His offices are located in Outpost Echo. Strake recently informed Bishop that his posting to the Victory was seen as something of a test of his ability to "work well with others" (inter-personal relation not being one of Leland's strong suits). An incompetent officer by his own admission, Strake spends more time making shady deals for contraband and berating his underlings than furthering UFP Diplomatic goals in his out of the way little corner of space.


Poo'gh Endilev

Poo'gh Endilev

Petty Officer Second Class Endilev is the great-granddaughter of the Andorian Ambassador Sheras Endilev (Often cited as the instrumental figure in bringing the Andorian Empire into the Federation). Attempting to live up to her families prestigious name, Poo'gh enlisted in Starfleet, first serving in the Science Dept. of the USS Ariel and then getting her chance to join the Diplomatic Corps a little under a year ago. Unfortunately, her dreams quickly turned to nightmares as she was placed aboard Outpost Echo to serve under William Strake. Strake recently transferred her to The Victory under Leland's command. She's cautiously optimistic that anything must be better than serving under her old supervisor.


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Education


Leland James Bishop
Counseling
Commissioned on 239107.23
Andrus Jaxx Liam Frost
Academy Commandant
Starfleet Academy
Training Officer
Starbase 118 Campus
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Academic Transcript - Official Copy
Starfleet Academy Office of the Registrar
Student Name: Bishop, Leland James
Student ID: MM - 999 - 943
Commissioned: 239110.21
Transcript Issued: 239607.11
  • Dates of Attendance: 238710.06 - 239110.21
  • Campus: San Francisco, Earth, Sol Sector
  • Major: Counseling
  • Minor: History
  • Cumulative GPA: 3.79
  • Total Credit Hours: 60
Year 1
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
ADMIN101 Starfleet Operations A 1.0 4.0
DIPL101 General Diplomacy A 1.0 4.0
ENG221 LCARS Programming 1 B+ 1.0 3.3
HIST101 Birth of the Federation A 1.0 4.0
LAW101 General Federation Law A 1.0 4.0
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
ADMIN110 Chain of Command and General Protocol A 1.0 4.0
LANG170 Elementary Klingon A 1.0 4.0
ENG231 Computer Memory and Personnel Interfaces B+ 1.0 3.3
LANG101 Federation Standard A 1.0 4.0
LANG190 Elementary Cardassian A 1.0 4.0
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
PHYS101 Concepts A 1.0 4.0
DIPL200 Hostile Species A 1.0 4.0
ENG232 Replicators, Transporters and Holodecks B 1.0 3.0
SURV101 Starship Emergencies A 1.0 4.0
XEN101 General Xenology A 1.0 4.0
Year 2
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
MATH101 Concepts A 1.0 4.0
PILOT101 Runabouts and Shuttles B 1.0 3.0
ENG233 Sensors, Communications and Helm Systems B+ 1.0 3.3
TAC101 Combat, Unarmed B+ 1.0 3.3
BIO101 Xenobiology Concepts A 1.0 4.0
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
TAC110 Combat, Small Weapons B- 1.0 2.7
SURV110 Environmental Suits and Zero-G Training B- 1.0 2.7
LANG120 Elementary Vulcan A 1.0 4.0
ENG430 Medical Systems and Equipment A 1.0 4.0
DIPL250 Non-Traditional Situations A 1.0 4.0
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
MED101 First Aid and Field Medicine A- 1.0 3.7
ADMIN210 Starfleet Bases and Outposts A 1.0 4.0
LANG270 Intermediate Klingon A 1.0 4.0
XEN170 Introduction to Klingons A 1.0 4.0
XEN107 Introduction to Tholians A 1.0 4.0
Year 3
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
BIO201 General Physiology A 1.0 4.0
PSY101 Terran, General A 1.0 4.0
PSY102 Non-Terran, Major Species A 1.0 4.0
LANG220 Intermediate Vulcan A 1.0 4.0
XEN270 Klingon History, Early History through Atomic Age B+ 1.0 3.3
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
BIO202 Physiology, Major Species A- 1.0 3.7
BIO203 Physiology, Minor Species B+ 1.0 3.3
BIO490 Neuroscience A- 1.0 3.7
PSY111 Two-lobed Interspecies Individuals A 1.0 4.0
PSY201 Terran Development A 1.0 4.0
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
PSY112 Four-lobed Interspecies Individuals A- 1.0 3.7
PSY202 Non-Terran, Major Species Development A 1.0 4.0
PSY211 Terran Personalities A 1.0 4.0
HIST200 Starfleet History A 1.0 4.0
LANG370 Advanced Klingon A 1.0 4.0
Year 4
Semester 1
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
HIST220 The Romulan Mystique A 1.0 4.0
LANG180 Elementary Romulan A- 1.0 3.7
PSY212 Non-Terran, Major Species Personalities A 1.0 4.0
PSY301 Abnormal A 1.0 4.0
PSY221 Terran Gender A 1.0 4.0
Semester 2
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
PSY302 Hostilities A 1.0 4.0
PSY222 Non-Terran Gender A- 1.0 3.7
HIST240 The Cardassian Border Wars A 1.0 4.0
LANG290 Intermediate Cardassian A 1.0 4.0
ANTH101 General Anthropology B 1.0 3.0
Semester 3
Course Code Course Name Grade Credit Hours Grade Points
LANG470 Conversational Klingon A 1.0 4.0
XEN370 Klingon History, Atomic Age through Modern Era A 1.0 4.0
XEN108 Introduction to Ferengi A 1.0 4.0
LANG108 Elementary Ferengi A- 1.0 3.7
LAW250 Federation, Interplanetary B+ 1.0 3.3


SIM Archive


Bishop's first USS Victory post: Victory Assured
In which we meet Leland's roommate: Admiral Nibbles
Meeting the Diplomatic resources of Outpost Echo: A Mirror, Clearly

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