Bran Maro

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Bran Maro
Position Science Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Trill
Gender Male
DOB 236812.26
Age 29
Birthplace Alpha Centauri IV
Writer ID O239506BM0

Ensign Bran Maro is currently serving as a Science Officer onboard the USS Apollo-A specializing in Linguistics and Cultural Xenology.


  • Height: 1.76 Meters
  • Weight: 70 Kilograms
  • Hair: Dark Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Build: Slight

General Information

  • Parents: Brynna Karaz and Kaihl Baradza
  • Siblings: Junil Karaz and Zana Baradza (half-siblings)
  • Date of Joining: 238909.22
  • Dates of Birth: Bran 236812.26 | Maro 236903.01


Bran Karaz was born on Alpha Centauri IV on Stardate 236812.26 to unjoined parents, his mother Brynna was a comms specialist in the entourage of a Trill ambassador, his father Kaihl was a Starfleet pediatrician. The relationship ended when his father was deployed to a hospital ship to support the Federation's war against the Dominion. Bran continued to live with his mother, where his diplomatic upbringing revealed a talent for learning alien languages. Moving to frequently in his early teens he became an ardent supporter of Federation Ideals, dreaming of one day attending Starfleet Academy. He finished his primary education at a Terran Academy Prep school with peers across the Federation. He graduated with good but not impressive grades.

Advised to delay his application, he received an invitation from his father on Trill, who had since retired from Starfleet and joined The Guardians. Believing his son to be an excellent candidate for The Joining with a particular rambunctious young Symbiont, Bran arrived to find himself scheduled for testing with only a few months to prepare. Unsuccessful as it was, years of preparation to join Starfleet had trained him to be a desirable candidate. Ultimately, his language fluency, ambitious curiosity, and psychological compatibility seemed to suitably impress the Commission.

The Symbiont, Maro, had never left the Caves of Mak'ala. In fact, Maro was younger than his first host and could barely control his excitement to see the Galaxy and all of its diverse people and cultures. The Joining was indeed a good idea for both parties and Bran Maro knew that nothing would stop him from his destiny going where no one had gone before. Returning to San Francisco to apply only felt right and with the additional drive, spacial intelligence, and confidence, he passed the entry exam with flying colors. He studied Xenology until at the end of his first year he was badly smitten with a Vulcan classmate named T'Pera and he started studying psychology to impress her. The relationship ended as quickly as it began, reaffirming the Symbiosis Commission's ascetic idealism. Nevertheless, Maro's fascination with the mind and love of culture propelled him towards a degree in Counseling. Ultimately he dual majored in Counseling and Science, graduating with reasonably high marks. His ultimate dream was to make first contact, meeting and documenting alien cultures never dreamed of with Maro's eternally burning curiosity spurring him on.

Temporarily assigned as Station Counselor at Starbase 118, he only served on one mission but his fluency in Romulan aided in the liberation of the hijacked Galaxy Class USS Narendra. For his actions, Maro was awarded his first service ribbons for Peacekeeping and Diplomacy. After only a few months Maro found himself aganin reassigned now to the USS Apollo-A as a Science Officer. Having dreamed of exploring the Delta Quadrant since he watched the Voyager's return to Earth as a child, he couldn't have been more ecstatic; Project Full Circle was the fulfillment of Starfleet's reason for being. Nevertheless, the Ensign was left wondering just who pulled the strings that allowed him to achieve the goal of several decades, if not several lifetimes, less than six months out of the Academy...

Service History

Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
Cadet First Class 239506.19 Graduated Starfleet Academy Counselor
Ensign (239506.19) - (239509.25) Starbase 118 Ops Counselor
Ensign (239509.25) - (Present) USS Apollo-A Science Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239506.19
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 239507.21
Starbase 118 Ops
"This was a mission accomplished with a minimum of bloodshed despite very dangerous circumstances. Because lives were spared the Romulans are open to diplomatic discourse..."
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Diplomacy Ribbon 239507.21
Starbase 118 Ops
"You were put into a difficult situation negotiating with the leader of the Ocala. And you made some hard decisions that ultimately allowed us to capture him without hurting him...."
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Legacy Ribbon 239511.10
USS Apollo-A
"In order to recognise the crew for their efforts in getting the Apollo launched and contributing to its ongoing legacy"

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