Christopher Johns

Petty Officer Christopher 'Soup' Johns is currently serving as an Operations Officer aboard the USS Gorkon.

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Christopher 'Soup' Johns
Full Name Krištof Thierevich Yanovna
Position Operations Officer
Rank Petty Officer First Class
Species Human
Gender Male
Age Late Twenties
Birthplace Saint Petersburg, Earth
T/E Rating 0
Awards & Service Ribbons
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Awards ServiceRibbons PurpleHeart 2011.jpg
Awards ServiceRibbons Explorers 2011.jpg
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Purple Heart
Explorer's Ribbon
Gold Lifesaving Ribbon
Orion Syndicate Service Medal
Legion of Merit
Project Capstone Ribbon
Maiden Voyage Ribbon
Warp XV Drive Pioneer


  • Height: 6'1" (185cm)
  • Hair Colour: Brown
  • Hair Length: Short, Mop Like
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Build: Athletic/Lean
  • Telepathic Rating: T0/E0
  • Cyrillic Full Name: Криштоф Тхиеревич Ыановна
  • Diminutive Name: Krzyš
  • Affectionate Diminutive: Krzyšhka


  • Likes: Food (especially pelmeni), quiet cello music, warm coffee, rain, open fires, dancing.
  • Dislikes: Overly seriousness, being ill, inflexibility.
  • Hobbies: Reading, running, dancing, playing music, skating.
  • Demeanor: Jovial, cheeky, happy, trusting, playful, quietly intelligent.
He hates knowing he did his best, and it wasn't good enough. If he didn't do it right, he'll try again until he does.
Seems to have two personalities - outgoing, robust, and funny - moody, dismal, and distant.
Has secrets. Hides them well.
Strong-minded, sometimes misunderstood, very protective.
Strives for a sense of simplicity with a childlike wonder of space.
He believes in strong friendships, deep love, and the benefits of having a good bath.
Can put his heart in the wrong place. Is learning slowly.


Immediate Family

Years in the building, through one lifetime or another, the small family of the t'Sienelis clan residing on the USS Gorkon.

Llaiira t'Sienelis

Daughter: Valesha and Chris' daughter, born 239907.24 after a harrowing journey into the universe. Born beautiful, with soft Romulan ridges on her forehead and miniature ears cresting in small points like her mother's, under a thatch of wavy chestnut hair like her father's.

Valesha Sienelis

Partner/Wife/Ailhun: A friendship formed over "years" within the dreamscape of the Skarbek. When they awoke, they realized that wasn't the case, and the connection they believed they had didn't exist at all; it was only a result of being within reach when they fell to the dream machine. Missing their presence, the two began anew, forming a new relationship based on their experience, and moved ahead. He finds her blatant, feisty attitude and shameless sassy nature hilarious, and relishes every opportunity to provoke it. They professed their love for one another and spent shore leave together in Russia after finally realising their long-hidden love following a close encounter with her maker. The couple became engaged on 239612.14 and married 239808.07. They are expecting their first child.

Taeval ir-Jhianhre tr'Sienelis

Brother-In-Law: Valesha's twin, the younger by a matter of minutes, residing on the Gorkon as a Physician Assistant with his daughter, Mirra.

Mirra ir-Jhianhre e-Llhranak t'Sienelis

Niece: Taeval's daughter and Chris' future dance student.

The Yanovna name is grand in his homeland and throughout the galactic stage - a combination of centuries-old money, a corporation of vast power and influence, and not inconsiderable political influence. Chris has distanced himself from his family in recent years, due to several revelations he isn't proud of. Because of this, among other factors, he likes to use the Federation Standard version of his first name, Christopher, instead of Krištof (Криштоф), and to distance himself from his familial legacy, he uses the surname Johns - the Latin form for his mother's maiden name "Ivans".

Nyura Yanovna Ivans

A warm and kind-hearted woman, with sweet affection for all of her children, and a dedicated career as a decorated Prima ballerina assoluta. Highly educated and incredibly intelligent. Passionate dancer. Heir to Yanovna Holdings, and daughter of Yanov Yanovovich Ivans, she chose not to pursue the family line and instead passed the dealings onto her husband, son and daughter. Her wants for Chris are carefully balanced between wanting him to live his own life but come home to realise his potential as a professional dancer.

Thierry Oleksandrovich Ilyin

A self-made billionaire in his own right, Thierry's roots were never humble. He is strong-willed, capable, and fiery, with a sharp mind for business dealings, although his kill switch tactics blur the line between financial gain and family matters. His relationship with his children is measured affection — loving one moment, kept at arm's length the next — and his relationship with Chris is no different. Driven by power, his shrewd attitude means he never reveals his full hand to anyone.

Elisaveta Thierovna Yanovna

The Director of Enterprise in Yanovna Holdings, Elisaveta is set to take the top seat upon the (eventual) retirement of their father. She has similar traits — shrewd, tactful, measured, charismatic — but a little softer around the edges. Chris and Lisa were close as children and adults, up until he left for Starfleet Academy. They maintain regular contact — Valesha being a favourite of Lisa and daughter Ana.


Friendships have always come easy for the outgoing young man, who will talk to anyone if they stand still for long enough. He looks for personalities in people he admires or bounces off. The easy friend who will be there for someone in a day, in a month, in ten years - whether they've kept in touch. His family he chooses.

Caedan Nkai

The Chief of the Operations Department, Caedan and Chris have been friends and accomplices in operational mayhem for a number of years. They work incredibly well together, bouncing off one another's natures, and can often be found boogying to some slice of music in the Ops Office.


A Vulcan Chris would say he is close too. If one can. He regularly participates in the games Chris runs with satisfactory enthusiasm, seems to love uttaberry muffins, and can act as a guiding hand for Chris when he's in need of a steadying voice.

Robert Peek

A young Human male with a head full of stars. They attended the Academy training course together, were often seen around one another in and out of classes, earning Rob the nickname "Stew" and Chris "Soup" from one keen-eyed Academy professor.

Sen Baiden

A dependable and loyal Bactarian male, fascinated by Humans and the weird things they do. He spends most of his time trying to convince Chris that Humans have a hibernation cycle, ponders why Humans smack their hands together to celebrate something and thinks the practice of wearing secret pants beneath regular pants is strange.

Personal History

The youngest of five siblings, Krištof (Криштоф) was born and raised in Saint Petersburg, Russia, in a large house on the Neva River. He grew up surrounded by dancers, with his eldest brother, sister and mother as troop members of the Mariinsky Theatre. Chris learned to dance at a young age and is an accomplished, and decorated, ballet dancer. There was an expectation that he would follow his siblings into the arts or professional sports, and for a time, he participated as part of the Corps de ballet, earning Coryphée slots in specific pieces and demi-soloist in others, such as Konstantin Lëvin in Anna Karenina and the role of Puck in A Midsummer Night's Dream. He is also a hobbyist artistic skater, though he has lacked in pursuit of this hobby since his recruitment into Starfleet.

Never really feeling like he belonged in the dancing world, complete with all the drama he couldn't keep up with, Chris set his sights on a higher calling. Refusing to join the ranks of the family firm, and still undecided about his future, he instead opted for enlistment in Starfleet, recruited into the Starfleet Command training school, completing his single year intensive training in 2392. He threw himself into the work and study, graduating from the Academy with Crewman, First Class rank and a posting on the newly launched vessel, USS Gorkon.

He keeps himself in excellent physical condition and uses the holodeck as training for ballet practice. He likes good food, especially flaky pastries, warm coffee on cold evenings, snow, skating, and open fires. He likes reading long novels about strife and tragedy, which contrasts with his happy personality, but there you go. Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy is his favourite book, with the central theme that happiness cannot be built on another's pain. His favoured line from the novel is the opening one, ("Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way.") which says more about his family relationships than he likes to talk about.

During a shore leave spent on Deluvia IV, Valesha was charged with murder, espionage, and treason for crimes committed before she joined Starfleet. Refusing to believe the charges, the situation it threw them into — her escape and subsequent adventures — left Chris in no doubt who held his heart. Unable to do anything but wait, when she returned to the ship she'd been poisoned by a Romulan plant targeted for her specifically. For days as she recovered, he didn't leave her bedside in Sickbay, and finally when they both escaped down to Earth together, she confessed her love for him and he requited. The couple became engaged on 239612.14 and married two years later on 239808.07. They are expecting their first child; a daughter they have nicknamed Rybka, meaning "little fish" for Valesha's passion for deepsea diving.

For now, he is happy riding along the waves of his career in Starfleet, and preparing to become a father. He has less than two years left on his enlistment, and only time will tell if he continues with it.

Service History

Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
Recruit 239106.30 - 239209.17 Starfleet Academy Operations Training
Crewman, First Class 239209.17 - 239302.06  
USS Gorkon
Operations Officer
Petty Officer, Third Class 239302.06 - 239402.27
Petty Officer, Second Class 239402.27 - 239605.01
Petty Officer, First Class 239605.01 - Present
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
Gold Lifesaving Ribbon 239604.27
USS Gorkon
Received for heroic actions of lifesaving proportions during The Njörðr Incident (Gorkon).
Legion of Merit 239607.25
USS Gorkon
Received for actions undertaken during Operation Sea Devil.
Orion Syndicate Service Medal 239607.25
USS Gorkon
Received for actions undertaken during Operation Sea Devil and participated in conflict with the Orion Syndicate on the USS Juneau for Project Capstone in 239701.21.
Project Capstone Ribbon 239701.21
USS Juneau
Participated in 6 phases of Project Capstone
Maiden Voyage Ribbon 239701.21
USS Juneau
Participated in the maiden voyage of the USS Juneau
Warp XV Drive Pioneer 239701.21
USS Juneau
Participated in the Warp XV project on the USS Juneau
Purple Heart 239706.24
USS Gorkon
Received for injuries sustained during the mission to Væron.
Prisoner of War Ribbon 239706.24
USS Gorkon
Received for imprisonment during the mission to Væron.

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