Dekas

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Dekas
Position Counselor
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Species Aurelian
Gender Male
Pronouns He/him
DOB 236911.22
Age 31
Birthplace Tropics of Aurelia
Writer ID J239802D12

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Lieutenant Commander Dekas currently serves as the Chief Counselor on the USS Ronin

Stats


  • Full name: Dekas
    • (Name's meaning: "Fire that Ignites the soul" or "Ardent Passion".)
    • (His given name is actually Daekas, pronounced as a 3-syllable "Day-eh-Koss". New people tripped up on it enough that he altered it to Dekas early on in his Starfleet career, and hasn't gone back. It's usually said like "Deh-koss", but he has introduced himself with "Day-koss" before and answers to that, too. His family has even made the easy switch to calling him Dekas, and now "Daekas" is used more like middle naming him to get this attention. Or with certain fond maternal tones if it's his mom. The name is unisex.)
  • Place of Birth: Tropics of Aurelia
  • Gender: Male+. He's kind of a guy? But not exclusively. He's not concerned by people's tendency to associate him as strictly masculine because that side is part of him. But he also spiritually pays extra for the "divinely feminine" channel in himself, and that is a distinct element of his gender that goes beyond being "male" in his case. He likes he/him pronouns because they sound like humming, and he thinks they're beautiful for that reason. Essentially, he's sunshine, emotion, and love incarnate. He's passion and compassion in a body. The way he experiences himself is something that's recognized as unique within his flock, and it's an extremely fluid gender identity. He is just as quick and happy to answer those who see him as just about anything with no need to correct it because all of it feels correct to him so long as it's done with respect and love. But it's not something that he openly says unless prompted because he doesn't feel the need. It's not his main concern for the time being. He can simply be Dekas, whatever that means to people, and that's good enough for him.
  • Race: Aurelian
  • DOB: 236911.22
  • Telepathic Status: E0+ / T0

(He has a small degree of ESP, most Aurelians do as an adaptation to better their communication needs. He can't read minds, and he can't fully interpret emotions every time, but he does have an easier time of it than someone without ESP. It is at its most effective when he's emotionally balanced as the interpretation of the ESP intake is heavily intuition-based. It does make him aware of energy out of the norm on occasion. Such as the concept of ghosts or spirits. It also makes him very in tune with the nature around him. He can often tell if a plant is unhealthy even if it doesn't look it to anyone else.)

Appearance


  • Height: 6'4 (1.95m) Not including his head feathers. If his head feathers are pointed all the way up, he seems to be about a foot taller than that because his head feathers measure roughly 9-12 inches. But his feathers don't technically count toward his actual height exactly as feathers are more like hair growth comparatively, and he can rest them against his head a little bit to decrease height if he so chooses. They also fall out over time during molts and sometimes grow back shorter or longer by half an inch. It gives him the appearance of being much taller.
  • Weight: 136lbs (61.7kg)
  • Wingspan: 17 feet (5.18m) when his wings are fully spread out. His wings are also sizable enough to reach down the majority of his back with the addition of long feathers. The top curve of his wings is a little above his shoulders when folded against his back.
  • Feathers: The majority of his feathers are bright red, but some of the feathers on his face and torso are also white, his tail feathers are blue, his head crest is a full rainbow of colors including a few purple feathers. His wings also include a veritable rainbow. So in a word? Colorful.
  • Eyes: Bright, icy blue.
  • Build: Lithe. Svelte and elegant. Semi-athletic. He’s a lot stronger than he looks. But it's mostly lean muscle, so it makes any musculature more toned than big. Tall by humanoid standards. Depending on stress levels, and what's going on around him, he does put on a little extra weight in the belly and thigh areas sometimes, but it's rarely all that noticeable when he does, and it's quite flattering on him.
  • Uniform (on duty): Basically the average uniform, but non-constricting on arms and wings, there are multiple style choices depending on his mood. Most often these days, he goes for the skant version of the uniform, unless safety reasons require otherwise. He finds it's easier to put on, and he feels more himself in it.
  • Taste in clothing (off duty): Feminine, or non-conformist in some capacity. Sometimes wears pants, but often likes wearing a skirt, usually short or mid-length. His shirts also tend to be cropped higher. He tries to complement his bright feathers with darker, cooler, or more neutral-toned clothing. But he also likes to have fun and isn't afraid to clash colors or wear interesting patterns when it so pleases him. His choices have confused some people about his gender before. He's not concerned about it, they figure it out eventually. His Aurelian family thinks the choice to wear clothes is quirky, and wearing them is the closest thing Dekas has to a guilty pleasure.
  • Voice: Peppy, whimsical speech patterns. His voice is a little higher, and when he's really excited there is a noticeable increase in the musical intonations. His singing voice is fantastic and has a large range. He can sing soft lullabies, or belt out music that sounds like a rock power ballad. He masks the extent of his talking accent around most people. Because it is so uniquely musical, he was once told his natural accent made it hard to take him seriously. He somewhat insecurely took it to heart until it became a habit. If you get him drunk enough, however, his much thicker accent comes out almost full force.
  • Notable details: Everything about him. His appearance is vibrant and far from subtle. Once he starts talking he's even less subtle, if that's possible.

Manner


  • Hobbies and Pastimes: Socializing, singing, whistling. Small Engineering projects. Languages. Reading (fiction and nonfiction, but is a particular fan of the romance and fantasy genres). Journaling through personal logs, and physical writing. Fantasy holodeck programs. Flirting.
  • Likes: Helping people, learning new things, show-tunes and upbeat music, also punk and rock music, dancing, art, has a particular fondness for things that glow, flowers, bats, spiders, engineering. Hugs. Affection. When people give him lil cheek and face scritches and tell him his feathers are soft (he is liable to make contented little cooing sounds about it.) Head scritches (Dear god, have mercy on him he will melt if you get that far.) Friendship. Science. Animals. Men.
  • Dislikes: Unkindness. Dishonesty. Cardassian architecture and interior design. (To be clear: He doesn't dislike Cardassian people, he's never met one, and generally gives them the benefit of the doubt. He just thinks their choices in architecture and decor make rooms feel hostile.) The Borg.
  • Positive traits: Extremely kind, loving, honest, enthusiastic, compassionate, encouraging, nurturing, well-educated, curious, fun-loving, passionate, helpful, good listener, has a good sense of humor about him, healthy levels of gratitude, not afraid to ask for help for most things. Fairly confident
  • Negative traits: Perfectionist, Can be a little too personal with people. Impulsive. Struggles with his own toxic positivity. He very easily can tell people to seek out professional help, but in recent months he has anxiety following his own advice. It's a process. He's also low-key insecure about being an Aurelian. He's surrounded by humanoids, and he's even seen more insectoids than avians. So he feels out of place. It's just that he would struggle to admit that.
  • Goals:
    • To do what he can to continue to deserve his Lt. Commander promotion and be the best Counselor he can be for the crew. Plus any promotion he may get in the future. Also, to work on his leadership skills. He'd like to feel like he's contributing as much as he can, helping people in whatever way he's able, and doing what he can to make any place he ends up better than he found it.
    • His other goal is one of self-acceptance and Aurelian pride. This is something he's struggling with. Because he is trying to reintegrate traits that he masked, or pushed out of him to feel "normal." But what he didn't expect was that doing so unlocked a good number of the insecurities he ignored while building up that mask. It's something he has trouble admitting to himself let alone always knowing how to reconcile it. The trauma he's been pushing under the rug doesn't help. But the goal still exists. He wants to love himself again as he is, as he was, and as the person he's becoming.
  • Temperament: Ferociously loving. Forgiving. Kind. Apologetic when applicable. He has a good sense of humor, he is outrageously gentle, and strives to embody the essence of unconditional love. He loves passionately and very genuinely.
  • Values: Love, compassion, gratitude, family/friendship, kindness, honesty, humor, generosity, and forgiveness. He does not expect everyone to share these values in the way he holds them, but he will always try to encompass those things in himself.
  • Orientation: Gay/Queer and polyamorous. Those aspects are very nuanced, though. He's open-minded to the idea of exceptions and is not strictly bound by his preferences just because he has them, and he'd go into greater detail about that if prompted.
  • Spiritual views: He holds a spiritual belief in the Aurelian Creator Being called "The Pho'nix" or "The Great Fire Bird". A being he believes is made of warmth and love for all She creates. It can be likened similar to Buddhism, and slight paganism in that his relationship with certain aspects of nature and life is more than just a simple appreciation. But it is not an organized religion at all. He doesn't often mention these beliefs because many people seem to become uncomfortable if they are not also spiritual. It's not that he keeps it a secret, it's just that people don't ask and it doesn't usually come up. If he talks about it unprompted to someone, then that person is very special to him.
  • Known Languages: While he is fluent in Standard, it's not his first language. It's not even his second or third. It's his fifth fully fluent language and his eighth known language in general. You wouldn't know that though, because he's extremely proficient in learning languages. Linguistics and learning languages are something he really loves.
    • He's fluent in: Tropical and Formal Aurelian dialects, plus two other Aurelian dialects, Federation Standard, and Vulcan (Was only conversational in Vulcan for a while there, but has since practiced with various Vulcan workers on the Station who were willing to help him out in some of his free time, or even during work hours when shifts had multiple fluent Vulcans around and willing, and can be considered essentially fluent in it now).
    • Conversational in: Three more flock dialects, and Klingon (Started out very beginner, but has trouble sleeping and has practiced listening to, reading, singing, and speaking in the Klingon dialect while on the Station, and can now basically be considered conversational as of fairly recently. But he still has a ways to go, especially in the ways of speaking it with Klingons actively before he can be considered truly fluent).
    • Has a very basic beginner's understanding of: Remmillian.
    • Interested in learning: The Station's mysterious language, a Ferengi language, and potentially one of Earth's Scandinavian languages at some point because he enjoys the musicality of those languages.
  • Vocal tics: Prone to making clicking sounds. The clicks increase when he can't remember a word in the language he's speaking. He loves the word "Marvelous!" And says it often. A lot of his sentences have the filler sound, "ah" in the middle of them. And it's pretty common for him to end a sentence with a friendly, "no?" or "yes?" depending on the sentence. His laughter is generally self-contained, involves more of a physical beak clicking or a soft-humored snort. Unless you can get him really drunk, or busting up in hysterics.
  • Dekas specific traits:
    • "Marvelous!" It's not always exclaimed, but often it is. There are equivalent words and phrases in his native Aurelian that mean marvelous, but for whatever reason, he decided the Standard word for it was his favorite version of it. He will say things are going marvelously, or that he thinks someone is marvelous. Because he thinks things are truly marvelous!
    • Dekas loves pretty much everyone. It's not inherently romantic love, it is just love. If he calls someone his friend, he means that. Even if they've only known him an hour. If he says he loves them or loves something about them, he means that, too. He just loves, and it is as true and unconditional as it can be. He's not naive enough to keep those who would harm him around, but his love would not fade. This does leave him prone to being somewhat emotionally personal with people, and it does leave him open to being hurt more if things go wrong. But he truly believes it is better to care and love at the risk of hurt than it is to pretend he feels less. While most Aurelians are very loving in one way or another, Dekas and those like him are set apart in that he took the idea of unconditional love to heart in a way that truly encompasses and expresses it in ways that are unique and specific to Dekas.
    • He is an extremely wholesome person. He hardly has a mean bone in his body, and he doesn't have a dark or tragic background. But none of that equates to being "innocent." He has childlike joy and playfulness. He's primarily an optimist unless he can't be. But it is completely balanced with the reality that he's an adult who isn't afraid to have conversations about adult topics or do adult things or take criticism to grow and be better. Even if he doesn't always understand something right away. He's also distinctly not shy about these things like a lot of people described as "wholesome" are. He knows people might think, so, though, and he finds it entertaining to shock people with unexpected sides of himself.
    • He's difficult to truly offend for any significant length of time. You could be outright mean to him and while it might hurt, or he might need some space to deal with his emotions, he's so forgiving and willing to give people the benefit of the doubt that he often tries to take such things more as constructive criticisms rather than insults. Sometimes he'll take it as something that he can agree to disagree on. He also has a sense of humor so if it's an insensitive thing, he can find a way to correct it or laugh it off. He might not always fully enjoy someone if they're toxic to him, but trying to get him to actively dislike them is almost guaranteed to fail on impact. Callous, icy exteriors, are no match for his super cheery sunshine personality. He's powerful. He might not convert anyone into a fan, but they also won't find him down on their level in any permanent way.
    • Extremely restless when he has free time and struggles to sleep as well as he'd like due to trauma. It's a work in progress to deal with it.
    • He takes secret delight in being the tallest of the senior staff. Because he is the shortest of his Aurelian family, and it's nice to feel tall sometimes.
  • Aurelian traits:
    • Respectfully bowing in greeting, or as a formal goodbye.
    • Rambling about life, history, or interests for extended periods. Aurelians are taught to appreciate and reflect on history and passions and the history of passions sometimes. Their rite of passage is to recall and recite their entire family and flock history in extensive detail. It often takes many hours, up to a few days. So he can be chatty. On the plus side, he thinks people's idea of "long-winded" is child's play, so talk all you like, he enjoys it.
    • Very in tune with nature and elements. He feels more at home in open spaces with fresh air and trees. He is especially fond of rainforests and tropical climates. (Being raised in a tropical rainforest on Aurelia does make him less inclined toward snow, though he's not opposed. He prefers rain, though, and thinks it is good luck.) He loves trees. And flowers. And knows a lot more than you'll originally think he will. But it's a part of life on Aurelia to know how to care for plants and the environment so he's quite aware of things. He has an insanely high ability to tell if a plant is unhealthy and get a feel for why and what it needs because of the way he grew up.
    • Expletives/exclamations referencing fire, feathers, or the Pho'nix. Most common ones being "Flame in the sky", and "Six flames." Or "For flame's sake/For Phoenix' sake!" if he's feeling uncharacteristically extra annoyed or sassy. Recently picked up the slightly crasser "pluck me" and "get plucked". There are others, but those are the ones he uses the most.
    • He has a surprising appreciation for the typically creepy and macabre aspects of nature. He doesn't understand the fear of spiders, bugs, or reptiles, because tropical Aurelians keep absolutely huge tarantulas as pets where he's from among other unexpected pets like large bats that eat fruit, but don't always remember their own strength when taking the food from people. And they have sharp teeth, so it is painful sometimes. But he thinks those creatures are beautiful and baby talks to them as easily as he does the pets he's met over the years from other cultures. Various forms of taxidermy are present in various Aurelian decor as well, and he thinks those things are neat, too. Not that you would know that about him outright unless he told you.
    • Sound mimicking. But not voices. He might be able to mimic an Aurelian voice to jokingly talk like his siblings or his parents. With anyone else, at best he could imitate vocal tics and alter vocal range to playfully impersonate them, but he can't do full voice mimics. You're more likely to find him making a perfect combadge chirp or an accurate phaser sound. Various noises that he thinks are fun.
    • Eye pinning. He can dilate and constrict his pupils at will. Usually a sign of excitement about something or someone he enjoys (platonic dynamics included). Can also signify anger. He doesn't do this one around humanoids as often as he does back home with other Aurelians who understand what it means in context. But if he does do the eye pinning around someone, or toward the warp core and someone happens to catch it, it's on purpose 95% of the times it happens. It's different than natural dilation or constriction with lighting, and it's easy to tell the difference because the pupil movement is a lot quicker if he's pinning. This is something he can do on command, he either makes for great fun at parties or weirds people out with it. On accident. It's not his fault if humanoids don't know it means he wants to be friends.

Background


Dekas was raised in the tropics of Aurelia. He is the youngest of 13 children hatched by Zuka and Daf. It is a lot to live up to, but he's doing his best to make a name for himself in the universe.

Dekas is a clear byproduct of his planet's culture and that culture's lack of conflict with his people and other peoples. He's cautious, but he will give anyone the benefit of the doubt until he no longer can. He knows not every person or group has good intentions. A noticeable majority of the still missing Aurelians can be traced back to his flock and similarly unique flocks. (There is, after all, a reason that most Aurelians seen these days are of yellow or golden-toned feathers.) He sometimes wonders if they're still out there, or if their descendants are, and if they'll ever be found. But much like the rest of his people, he tries to move past it and not look at other races as people who'd do the same as the Orions.

He’s extremely friendly, and always willing to help. Family is important to him, so he tries to find family in the friends he has around him.

He was drawn to Starfleet from the moment he knew about it. And his interest in it only increased when he learned about Aurelia's well-renowned historian Loom Aleek-Om, who left and got the chance to experience the Guardian of Forever by doing so. He wanted to have his own once-in-a-lifetime experience. Despite that, he didn't instantly apply. He didn't know Federation Standard yet, and while he was learning that, he was also expanding his education in the fields of history and linguistic sciences, which is what he thought he'd go into. Even after he had a decent grasp on Standard speech, he felt inclined to at least finish the base education he'd already started and basically earned the equivalent of a Bachelor's degree in History and Linguistics on Aurelia. He had plenty of time to do so. When he applied, he was accepted easily into Starfleet Academy. But he was almost talked out of going during a fight with his sister Koori. In the end, he followed his intuition and his heart and chose to go. Most of his family encouraged this and were supportive. Curious. Excited for him. Koori was supportive enough to not fight him on it again, though she didn't say goodbye when he left. (As of current, their relationship is still a little distant. Better than when he initially left, and she saw him off the second time after his Leave of Absence. But it's not where it could be. They're still working on a new balance.)

Early in his time in the Academy, he got a little antsy taking the Science track courses knowing as much as he did already. Even the more advanced classes were becoming a little too easy. So he jokingly took more intensive Engineering and Ops classes beyond the base requirements, thinking it would be something he didn't do much with after the fact save for minor help on rare occasions. It took a total of two of those Engineering courses for him to realize he truly loved it. Enough to suddenly switch tracks entirely after a semester and a half in the science track without much of a second thought. Four years of prior education were put aside for it. He could be a scientist, he more than has the qualifications. He just prefers the Engineering side of it and would like to stay there. But he can uniquely offer input based on his prior qualifications that not every Engineer can offer.

He was initially assigned as an Engineer on the USS Juneau, then took an LOA for a few months, came back, and was again an Engineer on the Juneau.

The crew has since moved to Denali Station, where his role briefly shifted slightly to being Head of Infrastructure Development, and then to Chief Engineer a few months later. Regardless it switched from Starship Engineering, to more of a civil Engineering job for the time being. But he helps out with more than that, too. Because he enjoys it.

As of now, he's taken on the role of Counselor, because while he still deeply loves Engineering, he felt called to something else and is taking things as they come.

Academy History


  • Behavior notes: From day one, Dekas was excellently well-mannered and well-researched. He is reported to have been an excellent student, exceedingly friendly and thoughtful. Respectful. Good humor about any social mishaps. And, as one of his teachers once said "Very good at remembering people. Like scarily good. I swear he knows the name of every member of the Academy, and at least one obscure detail about them. He could tell a clone apart if they stood next to their counterpart. I'm both scared and in awe. What have I said that he remembers that I don't? If not for his inability to lie I might have questioned why he didn't go into some part of the Intelligence track. Or maybe counseling. Really sweet guy, though."
  • Grades: The lowest he ever got on anything was a B+, and that was only when he very first started in the Engineering track and was first learning the more in-depth nature of it. This grade went up after a few semesters. The only reason he wasn't at the very top of his classes by the time he graduated was that he wasn't prioritizing being on top. He had social things he wanted to learn and experience and was willing to prioritize those social aspects over only caring about academic things when he felt like he understood something well enough to get by. And the fact is he still essentially graduated with honors even without always prioritizing academics. He's humble and he'll never say it in these terms in a serious manner, but he is a bit of a genius by both humanoid and Aurelian standards.
  • Majors, Minors, & Specializations: Majored in Engineering; Specializations in: Propulsion Systems & Components Engineering. Minored in the Programming specialization, and almost minored in the HCO track around the same time. (The only thing that kept him from outright double-majoring in Engineering and HCO fields was his lack of interest in taking classes in advanced battle strategies. He did decidedly put the extra education that would have gone into that, instead into psychology courses. But he can absolutely be an honorary HCO major for how well he does with Helm, Ops, and Communications otherwise.)
  • Misc. things:
    • Started in the Science career track with the goal of specializations in History and Linguistics, with a minor in psychology, had possible goals of extending it into linguistic xenoanthropology. He had roughly 4 years of extended education on those subjects back on Aurelia prior to joining Starfleet and thought he'd breeze through, learn new things for the slight extension into the xenoanthropology, and the things he was required to know outside of those things to graduate the academy, then take a lot of extra time getting a better understanding of humanoid social cues and culture. But after about a semester, he started getting mentally understimulated. He was learning new things, but not to the extent he would have liked. As some sort of in-joke with himself, he decided to take more intensive Engineering and Ops classes because he "might as well learn something new." It was an accident that ended up being his passion, and somewhat impulsive that he so quickly knew that he'd be happiest in the Engineering track since Aurelians aren't well known for being Starship Engineers. He still loves the sciences he has a degree in, but his passion for Engineering shockingly overpowered his desire to go into those sciences as a career for the time being. His family doesn't quite understand where it came from, but they are supportive of their sweet Engineering boy.
    • He still took some of those extra science classes on the side, is still extremely qualified for a science role if he wanted one, and can happily talk with scientists. Especially about history, linguistics, linguistic xenoanthropology, and in turn related subjects like archeology, and a good amount of sociology due to their frequent overlaps. He doesn't get a whole lot of chances to talk about the fact he knows these things, and it would likely surprise his crewmates who don't know him well yet to know that he's uniquely educated in that way.
    • Other courses he took for fun include: Multiple levels of Vulcan language classes, One level of Klingon Language, and a few other language classes for common Federation languages, and learns more about them in his free time when he's in the mood. He's also taken a high number of varying psychology and sociology courses as it was another thing he'd considered in the academy, and keeps up to date on basic first aid training because you never know when you'll need it in a crisis.
    • Side details: He was in the academy for almost 6 years. He stayed in the academy an extra year and a half by request and of his own volition because he wanted to give a few extra things the old college try before being placed somewhere. That time was also the time he took the most opportunity for more in-depth social things since those intensive Engineering classes among a number of others took up the social time he planned in his brief stint in the science track. And he already knew he was good to go once he was ready.
  • Overall review: "Smart, friendly, vibrant, kinda weird, but lovable... And definitely a huge nerd."

Relationships


Missions & Shore Leaves


Notable SIMS


Missions

Take Me Somewhere Else:

  • "What people need" - (239909.28, After Commander Qinn is injured by a cave in, Qinn is beamed to a medbay, and Dekas takes the lead of the search & rescue operation.)
  • "I hope I don't need a creative catchphrase for this." - (239910.16, Now on the Eagle to do a more in-depth look, and after getting a signal that might be the missing crew, Dekas and the team use the Eagle to expand the search to a different part of the Ring.)
Shore Leaves, Awards, and Promotions
  • "Sibling Rivalry" - (239806.13, Dekas has a counseling session with Counsellor Airik Tierney about the mission on Aturn VII, and his current relationship with his sister back on Aurelia.)
  • "In Fine Feather" - (239811.13, After an LOA, going through a rare Aurelian health diagnosis that kept him away longer, he returns to The Juneau to find he's struggling more than he thought. But he keeps his head up and meets with the new XO.)
  • "Looks like I owe a lot of people a drink." - (239902.10, Ensign Dekas gets graciously promoted to Lieutenant JG Dekas.)
  • "Watch as this JG becomes a full BLT! (Not Clickbait)" - (239905.07, Lieutenant JG Dekas gets shockingly promoted to Lieutenant.)
  • "The Right Person" - (239905.10, Lieutenant Dekas gets the opportunity to be Head of Infrastructure Development on Denali Station.)
  • "To be a 'normal person'" - (239905.14, Dekas flies for the first time in months in the newly minted Denali Station and makes a decision to be more Aurelian.)
  • "Strike the Ground" - (239905.21, Dekas contacts his family after months of silence on his end, and has a nice chat with his mother.)
  • "Vulnerability" - (239909.08, While drunk and flirtatiously dancing with Ashley Yael at Club Mobius after an Award's Ceremony, he finds himself catching some real feelings, and experiencing a little bit of insecurity about being an Aurelian in the process.)
  • "To Think I just got used to being called "Lieutenant"" - (239911.08, Dekas gets suddenly promoted to Lt. Commander and Chief Engineer of Denali Station.)
  • "A blue and gold transition" - (240008.01, Dekas wants to help out, and gets the Captain's approval to become Counselor of Denali Station)
Dekas' Assimilation Arc.
  • "The Careless Version. Part 2" - (239812.21 On an abandoned Cardassian base that's being rewritten with Borg specs and blocking transporters to the ship, Dekas gets jabbed with a Borg injection tube and starts the beginning stages of assimilation.)
  • "Threshold." - (239812.24 Dekas' Assimilation escalates to a peak. And at the moment where he thinks it's all over, and that resistance really is futile, hope arrives in the form of Commander Kalia Qinn.)
  • "Not if. When." & "Be Honest." - (239812.30 With the anti-assimilation drug administered, and the base taken down, Dekas is beamed into sickbay in the care of Doctor Vihn and Nurse Pelley. Dekas goes through the ebb and flow of fear and hope.)
  • "The end of a really long day." - (239901.01 Vihn and Pelley find a solution to the problem and give Dekas a successful dose of anti-assimilation medication and he's finally able to go to sleep.)
  • "The Pit." - (239901.02 Dekas dreams, and buries the pain with the shade of himself in said dream.)
  • "Sleepless in Space: Part I" & "Sleepless in Space: Part II" - (239901.24, Dekas goes to Counselor R'Kala about his sleeping problems, to figure out what to do about them.)

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Awards & Service Ribbon Citations


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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3-year Member 240107.02
USS Ronin
For those who have been members continuously for three years.
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Nebula Bar 240006.30
Denali Station
Awarded to a simmer who has demonstrated great imagination in creating or expanding upon planets, stars, stellar phenomena, and other physical environments and settings, such that these settings create a convincing, descriptive, realistic environment that inspires other simmers or improves the flow of a given plot.

"Ace, has captures people’s attention with his vivid descriptions of Aurelia. its vibrant natural world and unusual technology. This is on top of all his hard work building out Denali Station and Ring 42. We all benefit from being able to write our players in the world enhanced by Ace, and they are a worthy winner. Great work!"

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O'Brien Award 240006.30
Denali Station
Awarded to individuals with the rank of Lieutenant or Lieutenant Commander who assist the ship's command staff by mentoring crew, arranging missions, updating the wiki, and performing other activities critical to the successful operation of our sims. These officers serve as the backbone of their ships and stations, assisting in making simming enjoyable for everyone on board. Named after one of Trek's most devoted and tenacious support personnel.

“Lieutenant Commander Dekas, is an instrumental member of the Denali crew, helping to plan missions, contributing greatly to the Wiki, offering outstanding mentoring to junior members of the crew, helping to make the Discord channel a fun and engaging environment and of course, providing fun, touching, interesting and intelligent sims for the crew to read, whether during missions or while on shore leave.”

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Laudean Commendation 239906.21
Denali Station
Awarded to those who have shown great creativity in many facets of species creation or expansion, including physiological, psychological, cultural, social, and more, and their creativity will inspire their fellow simmers.

"To say that most of the crew had never considered the Aurelian before Mister Dekas came aboard would probably be a safe statement. That said, the care and the thought Dekas, Ace, has put into their background, their culture, and their story has elevated them into a well-thought-out, story that makes us want to know more and weaves them into the larger Star Trek story. For their efforts, Dekas is awarded the Laudean Commendation."

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Neelix Award 239906.21
Denali Station
Awarded to officers who go above and beyond the call of duty by displaying additional, Out of Character commitment. This includes assisting fellow officers in need of simming assistance, facilitating Out of Character discussions with the crew, maintaining wiki articles, and more.

"In addition to their work expanding our knowledge of Aurelians, Ace is often the first expanding our wiki, jumping into discussions on the Discord, or more - they foster a feeling of camaraderie and belonging that, as a CO and fellow player, I love to see. They are also awarded the Neelix Award, keep up the great work, it makes my job incredibly easier!"

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Sheathed Sword 239906.21
Denali Station
Presented to those to decide to inflict mental and/or physical trauma on their character, and then dive into the resulting emotions and choices in a realistic manner.

"Over the past year, Dekas wrote a beautiful arc detailing his near assimilation, and the physical and psychological effects of the ordeal. This arc provided threads, participation points, and more for those around him as he dealt with these things in a real way - and continues to do so. The plot has been a joy to read and has been one of the things I have looked forward to receiving in my inbox."

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1-year Member 239906.28
Denali Station
For those who have been members continuously for one year.
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Innovation Ribbon 240005.08
Denali Station
For the effort in saving the Station during Annihilation Approaches.
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Awards ServiceRibbons Explorers 2011.jpg
Explorer's Ribbon 240005.08
Denali Station
For checking out and exploring the broken Day/night platforms during Annihilation Approaches
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Purple Heart 240005.08
Denali Station
For getting injured during Annihilation Approaches
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Captain's Commendation 239912.29
Denali Station
For helping to rescue the away team with grace and dignity during Take Me Somewhere Else.
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Good Conduct Ribbon 239912.29
Denali Station
For helping to rescue the away team with grace and dignity during Take Me Somewhere Else.
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Awards ServiceRibbons Explorers 2011.jpg
Explorer's Ribbon 239909.05
Denali Station
For exploring The Mysterious Spire during A Web Unbound
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Maiden Voyage Ribbon 239909.05
Denali Station
For helping to establish Denali Station
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Intelligence Star 239905.07
USS Juneau
For the undercover work needed to succeed during the events of Finders Keepers
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Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal 239905.07
USS Juneau
For efforts to combat piracy in the Wilds in Finders Keepers
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Starfleet Investigation Ribbon 239905.07
USS Juneau
For tracking down the Artifact and the investigation surrounding those efforts in Finders Keepers
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Unity Ribbon 239902.10
USS Juneau
For completing a medical recovery after the events of The Silent Monster
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Recovery Ribbon 239902.10
USS Juneau
For completing a medical recovery after the events of The Silent Monster
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Purple Heart 239902.10
USS Juneau
For getting severely injured/assimilated during The Silent Monster
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Explorer's Ribbon 239902.10
USS Juneau
For the efforts in learning more about Anadasa and the surrounding system during The Silent Monster
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239806.24
USS Juneau
Working with the Jem'Hadar during The Brave Ferengi
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 239806.24
USS Juneau
Finding a peaceful solution during The Brave Ferengi
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239802.02
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.


Service History


More instructions about how to use the service record template can be found at Template:Service Record.
Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet 2392 - 2398 Starfleet Academy
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Cadet
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Ensign SD 239802.02 - 239902.10 USS Juneau-logo.png

USS Juneau

Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant JG SD 239902.10 - 239905.07 Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant SD 239905.07 - 239905.09 Engineering Officer
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Denali Station

Head of Infrastructure Development
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Lt. Commander SD 239911.08 - 240008.01 Chief Engineer
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SD 240008.01-240009.20 Counselor
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USS Ronin

Counselor



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CO
Karrod Niac
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First Officer
Toryn Raga
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Chief Tact/Sec
Kirsty L.Carpenter
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Chief Engineer
Marty Tucker
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CSO & 2O
Alieth
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CMO
V'Len Kel
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Counselor
Dekas
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HCO
Ian O'Connor
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Ops. Officer
Alidar Raedai
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Security Officer
T’Fearne Elaazni
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Engineer
Is’Kah
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Science Officer
Luxa Lorana
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Medical Officer
Quentin Beck
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