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|NAME = Dekas
 
|NAME = Dekas
 
|SHIP = [[Denali Station]]
 
|SHIP = [[Denali Station]]
|RANK = Lieutenant
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|RANK = Lieutenant Commander
 
|PIPSTYLE = PIC
 
|PIPSTYLE = PIC
|POST = Head of Infrastructure Development
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|POST = Chief Engineer
 
|COLOR = Gold
 
|COLOR = Gold
 
|SPECIES = [[Aurelian]]
 
|SPECIES = [[Aurelian]]
 
|GENDER = Male
 
|GENDER = Male
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|PRONOUNS = He/him
 
|BIRTHMONTH = 11
 
|BIRTHMONTH = 11
 
|BIRTHDATE = 22
 
|BIRTHDATE = 22
 
|BIRTHYEAR = 2369
 
|BIRTHYEAR = 2369
 
|BIRTHPLACE = Tropics of Aurelia
 
|BIRTHPLACE = Tropics of Aurelia
|IMAGE = JGDekas.PNG
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|IMAGE = DekasBLTAvatar.PNG
 
|AUTHOR = J239802D12
 
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'''Lieutenant Dekas''' is currently serving as '''Head of Infrastructure Development''' on '''[[Denali Station]]'''
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'''Lieutenant Commander Dekas''' currently serves as '''Chief Engineer''' of '''[[Denali Station]]'''
 
 
(He was an Engineer aboard the '''{{USS|Juneau}}''' before the move to the station, and still does Engineering as part of his job.)
 
  
 
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* '''Height''': 6'4 (1.95m) If his head feathers are pointed all the way up, he ''seems'' to be about a foot taller than he is because his head feathers measure roughly 9-12 inches. But his feathers don't 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 by an inch or two depending on the year. It gives him the appearance of much taller than he is, but it's not his base height.
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* '''Height''': 6'4 (1.95m) If his head feathers are pointed all the way up, he ''seems'' to be about a foot taller than he is 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''': 146lbs (66.3kg)
 
* '''Weight''': 146lbs (66.3kg)
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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.
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* '''Eyes''': Bright, icy blue.
 
* '''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.
 
* '''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. He only binds his wings in EV suits and small spaces.
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* '''Uniform (on duty):''' Basically the average uniform, but non-constricting on arms and wings, there are multiple style choices depending on his mood. He's been tempted by the version of the uniform with the skant, but as an Engineer, he's a bit nervous that a skant might cause more problems with his range of motion while working. One day he'll try it out.  
* '''Taste in clothing (off duty):''' Feminine, or non-conformist in some capacity. He does sometimes choose pants, but more often he prefers a skirt, usually short or mid-length. Rarely long. He normally puts a small pair of shorts underneath them for the sake of keeping everyone else comfortable with him. And sometimes it's cuter that way. His shirts also tend to be cropped higher. Colorwise: If he's choosing colors to complement, he goes into deep reds, purples, greens, blues, and reddish browns. But he also knows he wants to have a good time and isn't afraid of candy colors that might clash. Sometimes he even wears interesting patterns. It depends on his mood. There's always a means of keeping the wings freed, and that often entails an open back. This style choice has caused small amounts of confusion from some people due to a lack of comparison of his race. This doesn't bother him, he'll just shrug and correct it. Sometimes he'll even just shrug without correction, people figure it out eventually, and he's not necessarily overly attached to the masculine identity as a concept. The daily use of clothes in personal expression without practical use is something his Aurelian family finds odd and quirky. It is the closest thing he has to a guilty pleasure.  
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* '''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:''' Formal, but whimsical speech patterns. Peppy energy. His vocal range is a little higher, and when he's really excited there is a noticeable increase in the musical intonations. His accent is strange and pleasantly melodic. His singing voice has a large range. He can sing soft lullabies, or belt out music that sounds like a rock power ballad if he wants. And his singing voice is very beautiful, if odd, so it sounds actually pleasant when he does either one. Albeit, it might be shocking to hear him do a rock song if you haven't before because of who he is. But he can do it and enjoy it immensely. Good to note that his accent is fairly minor these days. It's still there to a degree, but enough people made comments about finding it hard to take him seriously that he practiced a more palatable accent. It's his default way of speaking now. If you get him drunk enough, however, his much thicker accent comes out almost full force, and he sounds a bit like he could break into a musical number at any point. It is a pleasant accent, but it is a bit silly if you're not used to it.
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* '''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.
 
* '''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.
  
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* '''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.
 
* '''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:'''
 
* '''Goals:'''
** To do what he can to continue to deserve his Lieutenant promotion, and any promotion he may get in the future. Also to do his best at his job as Head of Infrastructure Development, 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.  
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** To do what he can to continue to deserve his Chief Engineer promotion, and his subsequent Lt. Commander promotion as well. Plus any promotion he may get in the future. Also 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.  
 
**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:''' Nurturing. Ferociously loving. Forgiving. Kind. Apologetic when applicable. He has a good sense of humor, and he is outrageously gentle and strives to embody the essence of unconditional love, and also to embody the simpler meaning of his name "Ardent Passion." So he loves people and things passionately. Whether someone accepts it as truth or not, you can guarantee that he will never lie about his feelings on the matter.  
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* '''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 and lead by example.
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* '''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:''' Short answer is “Gay/Queer" and “Polyamorous." The longer answer is that those things are still true, he is those things. But those things involve a lot of nuances in his own life that he’d explain if prompted, and open-mindedness about exceptions to them because he’s not strictly bound by any of his preferences just because the preferences exist.
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* '''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 is a strong spiritual believer in The Great Pho'nix. A being he and most Aurelians consider a being made of warmth, passion, creation, and love in all She creates. He feels a strong connection to nature, the elements of air and fire, the sun, and the stars above. When he's feeling particularly spiritual he has two simple necklaces he might wear to show it. The first is one with a sunstone gem carved in the shape of the sun. He got it on Earth during the academy, made him feel connected to the Pho'nix even so far from Aurelia. But he also has a necklace with an Aurelian design carved into a piece of Au'rin crystal, an Aurelian crystal that refracts rainbow colors in sunlight. Similar to the sunstone in meaning, but more connected to the feeling of "home" as an aspect of the Pho'nix rather than just a general connection to Her.
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*'''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:''' Fluent in: Tropical and Formal Aurelian dialects, plus two other Aurelian dialects, and of course Federation Standard. Conversational in: Three more flock dialects, and Vulcan. Has very basic beginner's understanding of: Klingon.
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* '''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.
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** '''He's fluent in:''' Tropical and Formal Aurelian dialects, plus two other Aurelian dialects, and of course Federation Standard.  
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** '''Conversational in:''' Three more flock dialects, and Vulcan.  
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** '''Has a very basic beginner's understanding of:''' Klingon.
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** '''Interested in learning:''' some Denobulan because of Yael, and 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.
 
* '''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:'''
 
* '''Dekas specific traits:'''
** The aforementioned "Marvelous!" It's not always exclaimed, but often it is. He will say things are going marvelously. It is simply his favorite terran word. He finds it feels natural in his voice to say it, and it accurately expresses how he feels about so many things. Because he thinks so many things are simply marvelous!
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** "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 has the quirk of being in love with everyone. He's platonically and familially in love with his friends and family. Sometimes he falls in love with someone's energy, or a little bit in love with them. Sometimes those people are near strangers. He's a hopeless romantic. Most often, his romanticism will fade, but his love will not. He might have started with a feeling of romantic toward a person, but unless it's cultivated, it will likely fade to platonic. And still, the love remains. It will always remain. Perhaps on occasion, it is loving the idealized version of someone in his head. But it doesn't change that he loves them. And it won't make him stop loving them if they show beyond the ideal. So yes, in some capacity, if he cares for someone, he's also mildly in love with them. It is related to his Aurelian sensibility of being loving, but the way it presents in him is very much a Dekas thing. Because not every Aurelian is that strong about the love giving. He’s a special case.
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** 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.
** Tendencies to first name people. And introduce himself without his rank. As in he will say "I am Dekas." rather than "I am Lieutenant Dekas." And unless he's unsure of someone's preferences, they're the captain, or he considers a situation particularly formal, he will often switch back and forth between someone's rank and someone's preferred name because it personalizes people to him. He never wants to forget that above rank everyone is a person first.
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** 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 an extrovert who adopts introverts into his friend group with reckless abandon.
 
** Extremely restless when he has free time. If he doesn't have anything to actively do he has a tendency to pace around a lot. Holds a tension in his body that he doesn't really know what to do with sometimes, and has trouble acknowledging it lest he acknowledges why the tension is there. And while it is a slight bit better with the move to Denali Station, he still has a hard time staying asleep in his quarters at night. The pacing is very prevalent when he can't sleep. The room is a lot bigger than the one on Juneau, and significantly emptier until he can figure out how he'd like to decorate it.
 
** Because of his extremely loving and nurturing personality, sometimes he unintentionally says things that border on therapy thoughts. Aurelians are strangely good at that. But one of the reasons he chose not to follow a caretaker/healer role like that as he could have is because he's aware enough of his own specific traits to understand that he personally would risk getting a little too close to a situation. He has the kind intentions of a healer, but a heart that is possibly too tender to be one in the official senses. He's more than happy to be the very loving friend someone talks with to figure out they might need therapy. And he'll cheer them on in their therapy journey with an actual counselor!
 
 
** 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.
 
** 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.
** He has accidentally found himself keeping up with various gossip around the station and knows random things. This is at least partially because, as the only Aurelian currently on the Station, he is in Lower-Decks gossip circles to varying degrees. And he keeps up with some of it, but in the process also ends up hearing other things. So don't be surprised if he randomly mentions gossip. He's nosy.   
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** 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.
 
** 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:'''  
 
* '''Aurelian traits:'''  
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** 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.
 
** 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.
 
** 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, "Feathers / My Feathers", "Flame in the sky", and "Six flames." Or "For flame's sake/For Phoenix' sake!" if he's feeling uncharacteristically extra annoyed. Recently picked up the slightly more crass "pluck me" and "get plucked" versions. There are others, but those are the ones he uses the most. He does sometimes swear with terran swears, and sometimes feels like a solid F-bomb encompasses more feelings than most swears. But he tries to keep up a professional appearance and is minimal about that.
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** 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.
 
** 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. I do specify that it is sounds that he mimics and not voices. He might be able to mimic an Aurelian voice to jokingly talk like his siblings or his parents. But humanoid voices? At best he could imitate vocal tics, and alter vocal range to playfully impersonate them, but he can't really do full voice mimics. You will always know that it's him. You're more likely to find him making a perfect combadge chirp, or an accurate phaser sound. Various bird and animal noises that he thinks are fun. Sometimes he uses the sound mimic power to get up to playful, but harmless, avian mischief.
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** 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.
 
** 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.
  
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|[[Oddas Aria|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Oddas Aria'''</span>]], '''Fleet Captain'''<br /><hr>Captain Oddas is someone that Dekas deeply admires and respects. He strives to emulate her strength and leadership in his own ways and wishes to do well enough at his job on the station to make her proud. Dekas also considers her a friend. More than she realizes, most likely. He's very smart and does recognize why someone might label her as 'stand-offish'. But in his mind, it is less 'stand-offish' and more 'stoic and serious'. She is a Captain, and she's gone through a lot. Because of that, he understands the degree of separation from most officers. He takes into account the need for professionalism first and is always sure to follow it as one of the first means of interacting with her under regular circumstances. But not-so-deep-down he hopes to one day gain a level of bond with her that is both professional and simultaneously a genuine friendship from both sides. Not that he doesn't already act that way when given the opportunity, of course. His love for those he considers his friends is pure and unconditional. So as it stands, there is no condition that requires someone to feel the same level of friendship for him to already consider someone a good friend. The Captain included.  
 
|[[Oddas Aria|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Oddas Aria'''</span>]], '''Fleet Captain'''<br /><hr>Captain Oddas is someone that Dekas deeply admires and respects. He strives to emulate her strength and leadership in his own ways and wishes to do well enough at his job on the station to make her proud. Dekas also considers her a friend. More than she realizes, most likely. He's very smart and does recognize why someone might label her as 'stand-offish'. But in his mind, it is less 'stand-offish' and more 'stoic and serious'. She is a Captain, and she's gone through a lot. Because of that, he understands the degree of separation from most officers. He takes into account the need for professionalism first and is always sure to follow it as one of the first means of interacting with her under regular circumstances. But not-so-deep-down he hopes to one day gain a level of bond with her that is both professional and simultaneously a genuine friendship from both sides. Not that he doesn't already act that way when given the opportunity, of course. His love for those he considers his friends is pure and unconditional. So as it stands, there is no condition that requires someone to feel the same level of friendship for him to already consider someone a good friend. The Captain included.  
 
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|[[Kalia Qinn|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Kalia Qinn'''</span>]], '''Station's XO'''<br /><hr>Dekas implicitly trusts Commander Qinn due to her helping to save him from the horrific fate of becoming a Borg drone. She has also only ever shown him kindness. Given the value he places on kindness and compassion, he finds her to have a lot of both and has nothing but good things to say about her. He also spent some time with her and her daughter on Ring 42 during a Shore Leave camping trip and he finds the presence of a well-adjusted family comforting, so that's an extra set of brownie points for Qinn.
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|[[Tomas Falt|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Tomas Falt'''</span>]], ''' Holodeck buddy, Chief Hug Officer, Current XO, "Oh no, he's hot"'''<br /><hr>His first real interaction with Tomas Falt was in a fantasy holodeck adventure where Tomas played a Barbarian called "Varg." And every single time Dekas has talked to him since, he's never failed to find him really attractive. He likes the sound of his accent. He thinks he's exciting and kind. He likes the science background, and the anthropology and subsequent appreciation for history as a result. He recently went on an away mission with him and respects his leadership. Dekas has a bit of a bird crush on him. Just a little one, he's just happy to be friends with him. But regardless, he does find Tomas ''ridiculously hot.'' It's what it is. He's just really hot. Tomas drunk-hugged him during the Award's Ceremony where they were told they would officially be moving down to Ring 42 on Denali Station. It made his heart soar, and it still kind of does when it crosses his mind. But he tries not to daydream too much about hugging him because he's trying to let the crush fade completely to platonic despite his terrible urge to flirt with him.
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|[[Kalia Qinn|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Kalia Qinn'''</span>]], '''Station's Previous XO'''<br /><hr>Dekas implicitly trusts Commander Qinn due to her helping to save him from the horrific fate of becoming a Borg drone. She has also only ever shown him kindness. Given the value he places on kindness and compassion, he finds her to have a lot of both and has nothing but good things to say about her. He also spent some time with her and her daughter on Ring 42 during a Shore Leave camping trip and he finds the presence of a well-adjusted family comforting, so that's an extra set of brownie points for Qinn.
 
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|[[John Kendrick|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''John Kendrick'''</span>]], '''crewmate'''<br /><hr>Dekas thinks that John Kendrick has absolutely marvelous vibes about him and would like nothing more than to gain his friendship as time goes on.
 
|[[John Kendrick|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''John Kendrick'''</span>]], '''crewmate'''<br /><hr>Dekas thinks that John Kendrick has absolutely marvelous vibes about him and would like nothing more than to gain his friendship as time goes on.
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|[[Kiran Han|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Kiran Han'''</span>]], '''Former Marine Major, current Commander, friend, and someone to coax a smile out of'''<br /><hr> There is a fondness there for Major Han that he's not sure how to describe. Prior to his assimilation crisis, it was simply that Major Han was someone he felt safe around and found pleasant to talk to. Things that are still true to now. But there was something about the surprising gentleness that he showed toward him while in the midst of his assimilation, that the fondness did increase. Even wearing ''literal'' Marine Armor, he risked himself before it was fully sure the anti-assimilation medicine would work completely. It's a different flavor of fondness than what he has for the medical staff about it, but just as strongly rooted. A personal goal for Dekas that came out of it is the desire to make the very serious Han smile around him at least once in a while. Really smile. He understands that the seriousness is as much a natural thing as it is something of an element to being a Marine. But he also wants to be someone that he can remove some of his ''metaphorical'' Marine armor for. Because Kiran Han is his friend. He wants him to feel like he can be Kiran Han, and not just Major Han all the time.
 
|[[Kiran Han|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Kiran Han'''</span>]], '''Former Marine Major, current Commander, friend, and someone to coax a smile out of'''<br /><hr> There is a fondness there for Major Han that he's not sure how to describe. Prior to his assimilation crisis, it was simply that Major Han was someone he felt safe around and found pleasant to talk to. Things that are still true to now. But there was something about the surprising gentleness that he showed toward him while in the midst of his assimilation, that the fondness did increase. Even wearing ''literal'' Marine Armor, he risked himself before it was fully sure the anti-assimilation medicine would work completely. It's a different flavor of fondness than what he has for the medical staff about it, but just as strongly rooted. A personal goal for Dekas that came out of it is the desire to make the very serious Han smile around him at least once in a while. Really smile. He understands that the seriousness is as much a natural thing as it is something of an element to being a Marine. But he also wants to be someone that he can remove some of his ''metaphorical'' Marine armor for. Because Kiran Han is his friend. He wants him to feel like he can be Kiran Han, and not just Major Han all the time.
 
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|[[Katrina Pelley|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Katrina Pelley'''</span>]], '''Nurse, Instant friend, someone special and worth knowing.'''<br /><hr>Nurse Katrina Pelley was there when his assimilation happened, and there when she absolutely saved his life from that assimilation (alongside Doctor Vihn). He adores Nurse Pelley. He would help her with anything that she needed if she asked. He's also planning on giving her a massive, full-winged hug once he's healed. Because as much as the doctor helped as well, he wants her to be aware of how big of a role she played too, how deserving she is of his gratitude. And how amazing she is to him. He has trusted her with his life and would do so again in a heartbeat.
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|[[Katrina Pelley|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Katrina Pelley'''</span>]], '''Nurse, Instant friend, someone special and worth knowing.'''<br /><hr>Nurse Katrina Pelley was there when his assimilation happened, and there when she absolutely saved his life from that assimilation (alongside Doctor Vihn). He adores Nurse Pelley. He would help her with anything that she needed if she asked. He's also planning on giving her a massive, full-winged hug once he's healed. Because as much as the doctor helped as well, he wants her to be aware of how big of a role she played too, how deserving she is of his gratitude. And how amazing she is to him. He has trusted her with his life and would do so again in a heartbeat.  
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|[[Tomas Falt|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Tomas Falt'''</span>]], ''' Holodeck buddy, Chief Hug Officer, "Oh no, he's hot"'''<br /><hr>His first real interaction with Tomas Falt was in a fantasy holodeck adventure where Tomas played a Barbarian called "Varg." And every single time Dekas has talked to him since, he's never failed to find him really attractive. He likes the sound of his accent. He thinks he's exciting and kind. He likes the science background, and the anthropology and subsequent appreciation for history as a result. He recently went on an away mission with him and respects his leadership. Dekas has a bit of a bird crush on him. Over time, it has fizzled into a more manageable crush than when it started. And mostly he'd like to be really good friends with him. But regardless, he does find Chief Science Officer Tomas Falt ''ridiculously hot.'' He'd think so even if the crush faded completely into loving, but platonic fondness. It's what it is. He's just really hot. Tomas drunk-hugged him during the Award's Ceremony where they were told they would officially be moving down to Ring 42 on Denali Station. Honestly. It made his heart soar, and it still kind of does when it crosses his mind. But he tries not to daydream too much about hugging him. 
 
 
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|[[Ashley Yael|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Ashley Yael'''</span>]], '''Station's Counselor, new friend, so attractive, euf I've got the feelings, bro. love interest.'''<br /><hr> He met Ashley Yael during the "Web Unbound" mission as they were on the same team. But he really became acquainted with him when they had a really good conversation (and a little cheeky flirt) in the Replimat during shore leave. They made plans to hang out, maybe skydive out of a shuttle eventually. However, during an Award's Ceremony, some feelings were solidified for Dekas after he got absolutely blitzed on alcohol and invited an equally drunk Yael up to his quarters for the night. Which Yael accepted. Dekas feelings solidified in the morning after while he was sober. He really likes Yael, he wants to get to know him and be good friends. And he enjoys the romantic side of it as well. He enjoys all of it. Still a little nervous about counseling, but he's working himself into that.
 
|[[Ashley Yael|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Ashley Yael'''</span>]], '''Station's Counselor, new friend, so attractive, euf I've got the feelings, bro. love interest.'''<br /><hr> He met Ashley Yael during the "Web Unbound" mission as they were on the same team. But he really became acquainted with him when they had a really good conversation (and a little cheeky flirt) in the Replimat during shore leave. They made plans to hang out, maybe skydive out of a shuttle eventually. However, during an Award's Ceremony, some feelings were solidified for Dekas after he got absolutely blitzed on alcohol and invited an equally drunk Yael up to his quarters for the night. Which Yael accepted. Dekas feelings solidified in the morning after while he was sober. He really likes Yael, he wants to get to know him and be good friends. And he enjoys the romantic side of it as well. He enjoys all of it. Still a little nervous about counseling, but he's working himself into that.
 
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|[[T'Lea|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''T'Lea'''</span>]], ''' Science officer, friend'''<br /><hr>Originally Chief Science officer on the Juneau. He helped rescue her after she and Karise Indobri got kidnapped. Then properly got to know her better during the following Shore Leave in the aptly named "Mega-Deck" on The Spike where Dekas, T'Lea, and Engineer from the Grace Hopper Nyka Wyss, got stuck in a Western simulation that started to have thoughts. They sorted it out, thankfully. But he enjoys T'Lea's presence. He thinks she's fun and would like to get to know her better now that she's on Denali Station after an LOA.
 
|[[T'Lea|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''T'Lea'''</span>]], ''' Science officer, friend'''<br /><hr>Originally Chief Science officer on the Juneau. He helped rescue her after she and Karise Indobri got kidnapped. Then properly got to know her better during the following Shore Leave in the aptly named "Mega-Deck" on The Spike where Dekas, T'Lea, and Engineer from the Grace Hopper Nyka Wyss, got stuck in a Western simulation that started to have thoughts. They sorted it out, thankfully. But he enjoys T'Lea's presence. He thinks she's fun and would like to get to know her better now that she's on Denali Station after an LOA.
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|[[Sera|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Sera'''</span>]], '''Close Friend, Fellow Engineer, trustworthy confidant'''<br /><hr>Dekas officially met her when she showed up to an invited fantasy adventure in the holodeck where she played a ranger. He thinks she's funny and is very excited to get chances to interact with her more. He's never been deterred by the idea of Vulcan logic which she seems to exude a lot of. He values her opinions and input. He also thinks she's fun. After they moved to Denali Station they finally found the chance to bond, and with a very simple gesture of taking his hand when he felt vulnerable, Sera gained Dekas' trust in a way many people don't even try to gain. So regardless of what she thinks of him, he considers her a close friend and hopes to be even better friends with time.
 
 
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|[[Kettick|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Kettick'''</span>]], '''Friend, and fellow Engineer'''<br /><hr>Dekas thinks Kettick is a profoundly skilled engineer, and admires the work that he does. He trusts his input. He also thinks Kettick's sense of humor is marvelous. On top of that, he finds a certain kinship with Kettick seeing as they are both people who stand out as "different." It might be easier for Kettick in some ways, but neither of them would ever truly be able to pretend they were anyone else. He wants to learn more about him.
 
|[[Kettick|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Kettick'''</span>]], '''Friend, and fellow Engineer'''<br /><hr>Dekas thinks Kettick is a profoundly skilled engineer, and admires the work that he does. He trusts his input. He also thinks Kettick's sense of humor is marvelous. On top of that, he finds a certain kinship with Kettick seeing as they are both people who stand out as "different." It might be easier for Kettick in some ways, but neither of them would ever truly be able to pretend they were anyone else. He wants to learn more about him.
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|'''Gura, Astronomer'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older brothers. 11 year age difference. He likes to goof around with Gura, they have a good, very playful bond. He also enjoys listening to Gura talk about the science things he's been part of. He has a bondmate and two fledges.
 
|'''Gura, Astronomer'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older brothers. 11 year age difference. He likes to goof around with Gura, they have a good, very playful bond. He also enjoys listening to Gura talk about the science things he's been part of. He has a bondmate and two fledges.
 
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|'''Eris, Astrophysicist'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older sisters. She's Gura's twin. 11 year age difference. She and Gura were nearly inseparable growing up, so they both went into similar fields and often work closely together. As such, Dekas enjoys hearing her talk about her science career as well. Has a bondmate from a different flock of Aurelians with Blue and gold feathers, and one fledge called Zhia'Qi whose feather colors are significantly different from both parents with green, blue, and orange feathers from the mix. Dekas is quite fond of Zhia and finds he relates to the fact that people often double-take when they see her. She's his favorite niece.
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|'''Eris, Astrophysicist'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older sisters. She's Gura's twin. 11 year age difference. She and Gura were nearly inseparable growing up, so they both went into similar fields and often work closely together. As such, Dekas enjoys hearing her talk about her science career as well. Has a bondmate from a different flock of Aurelians with Blue and gold feathers, and one daughter called Zhia-Qi whose feather colors are significantly different from both parents with green, blue, and orange feathers from the mix. Dekas is quite fond of Zhia and finds he relates to the fact that people often double-take when they see her. She's his favorite niece.
 
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|'''Daffa, Musician'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older sisters. Triplets with Koori and Ura. 5 year age difference to Dekas. They're decently close because of the closeness in ages, but he did have a clear preference for Koori, so it never reached that level. However, he loves Daffa dearly and thinks her music is awesome.
 
|'''Daffa, Musician'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older sisters. Triplets with Koori and Ura. 5 year age difference to Dekas. They're decently close because of the closeness in ages, but he did have a clear preference for Koori, so it never reached that level. However, he loves Daffa dearly and thinks her music is awesome.
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|'''Ura, Crystal sculptor'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older sisters. Triplets with Daffa and Koori. 5 year age difference to Dekas. They were fairly close given their closer age range, but because of his closeness to Koori, it wasn't quite as close as it could have been. But neither party is bitter because it's not like it's unusual to have favorites. She supports his goals and loves him dearly, and the sentiment is returned.
 
|'''Ura, Crystal sculptor'''<br><hr>One of Dekas' older sisters. Triplets with Daffa and Koori. 5 year age difference to Dekas. They were fairly close given their closer age range, but because of his closeness to Koori, it wasn't quite as close as it could have been. But neither party is bitter because it's not like it's unusual to have favorites. She supports his goals and loves him dearly, and the sentiment is returned.
 
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|'''Zhia'Qi, Niece, Newly an adult'''<br><hr>Zhia'Qi, "Zhia"(pronounced like "Zjaw", Full name is: "Zjaw-key". Sometimes visiting humanoids call her Jockey in their accent and she is also okay with that) is Dekas' favorite niece. They get along swimmingly and relate to each other on how much they each stand out. And while they are different personalities, they do have a similar sense of humor, and surprisingly similar life goals. She's the daughter of Eris and Eris' bondmate Khess'Qi. She stands out with a very different color of feathers to both of her parents as she is a mixed bird from two differently feathered flocks. She is 20 years old now, newly an adult by Aurelian standards. She can sort of be considered a student as she is picking up fluency in Federation Standard. But she isn't in official university classes yet otherwise as she's considering a Starfleet career, potentially. A lot like Dekas, but in her case, she would prefer to know which college she's attending rather than attending both Aurelian and Starfleet colleges. (Her attention span is such that she wouldn't enjoy going to college twice as Dekas did. Just one is fine, thanks.) She wants to talk to Dekas about it before she fully solidifies her decision as he's the one person she'd trust to say what she needed to hear either way. So for now she's enjoying her life as a cultural adult until she knows for sure where she wants to take things in her career. Dekas doesn't know this yet.
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|'''Zhia-Qi, Niece, Newly an adult'''<br><hr>Zhia-Qi, "Zhia"(pronounced like "Zjaw", Full name is: "Zjaw-key". Sometimes visiting humanoids call her Jockey in their accent and she is also okay with that) is Dekas' favorite niece. They get along swimmingly and relate to each other on how much they each stand out. And while they are different personalities, they do have a similar sense of humor, and surprisingly similar life goals. She's the daughter of Eris and Eris' bondmate Khess-Qi. She stands out with a very different color of feathers to both of her parents as she is a mixed bird from two differently feathered flocks. She is 20 years old now, newly an adult by Aurelian standards. She can sort of be considered a student as she is picking up fluency in Federation Standard. But she isn't in official university classes yet otherwise as she's considering a Starfleet career, potentially. A lot like Dekas, but in her case, she would prefer to know which college she's attending rather than attending both Aurelian and Starfleet colleges. (Her attention span is such that she wouldn't enjoy going to college twice as Dekas did. Just one is fine, thanks.) She wants to talk to Dekas about it before she fully solidifies her decision as he's the one person she'd trust to say what she needed to hear either way. So for now she's enjoying her life as a cultural adult until she knows for sure where she wants to take things in her career. Dekas doesn't know this yet.
 
   
 
   
 
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|'''Zaraleek-Om, Childhood friend, Traveler, Psychologist & Sociologist, Unrequited love'''<br><hr>Zaraleek-Om “Zara” is the great-grandson of Aurelia's late renowned Historian Loom Aleek-Om. He's about a year older than Dekas. They met through their mothers being well-known historians within their respective flocks, and good friends. Zaraleek was Dekas' best friend that wasn't family. At some point, Dekas found himself very in love with Zara. He told him so and considered courting him. But Zara is a free spirit and before anything could be acted on, Zara was given permission to study psychology and sociology on Vulcan and left Aurelia for it. Dekas put his focus on getting into Starfleet once he left. During Dekas' recent LOA, Zara was back home for a little while coincidentally, which was nice since it’d been at least eight years since he’d really talked to him. Dekas still loves Zara deeply. But Zara is somewhat emotionally unavailable and has unintentionally toyed with his feelings. He’s always had odd tendencies to return his affections for a short time before cutting him off without warning. They promised to keep in contact this time and he plans to try. Dekas prefers to focus on things in his present situations and relationships. But there are unrequited, unresolved feelings about Zaraleek-Om nonetheless.
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|[[Sera|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Sera'''</span>]], '''Close Friend, Former crewmate, Fellow Engineer, trustworthy confidant'''<br /><hr>Dekas officially met her when she showed up to an invited fantasy adventure in the holodeck where she played a ranger. He thinks she's funny and lovely to be around. He's never been deterred by the idea of Vulcan logic which she seems to exude a lot of. He values her opinions and input. He also thinks she's fun. After they moved to Denali Station they finally found the chance to bond, and with a very simple gesture of taking his hand when he felt vulnerable, Sera gained Dekas' trust in a way many people don't even try to gain. So regardless of what she thinks of him, he considers her a close friend and hopes to be even better friends with time. Her transfer to 118 Ops may make that a longer process, but he does intend to write her when he has chances to do so.
 
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|'''Zaraleek-Om, Childhood friend, Traveler, Psychologist & Sociologist, Unrequited love'''<br><hr>Zaraleek-Om “Zara” is the great-grandson of Aurelia's late renowned Historian Loom Aleek-Om. He's about a year older than Dekas. They met through their mothers being well-known historians within their respective flocks, and good friends. Zaraleek was Dekas' best friend that wasn't family. At some point, Dekas found himself very in love with Zara. He told him so and considered courting him. But Zara is a free spirit and before anything could be acted on, Zara was given permission to study psychology and sociology on Vulcan and left Aurelia for it. Dekas put his focus on getting into Starfleet once he left. They message each other off and on. It's been a while since Zara has tried to respond or start a conversation much more than a short message or two in a number of years, so Dekas isn't sure what he's up to currently. And he didn't really reach out to Zara's family much when he took his LOA in the summer of 2398. Dekas still loves Zara deeply. But Zara is somewhat emotionally unavailable and has unintentionally toyed with his feelings. He’s always had odd tendencies to return his affections for a short time before cutting him off without warning. Dekas prefers to focus on things in his present situations and relationships, and tries not to feel disappointed by a lack of communication from him. But because of a certain degree of confusing flirtations and courtship adjacent actions whenever Zara is around him, there are unrequited, unresolved feelings about Zaraleek-Om nonetheless.
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|[[Quentin Collins|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Commander Collins'''</span>]], '''Chief of Science on the USS Arrow, new friend, Kindred spirit, Friend Crush Friday Candidate.'''<br /><hr>Dekas met Commander Collins while he was visiting for Captain Oddas' promotion to Fleet Captain. And the way Collins spoke and acted hit Dekas with such a sudden and profound dose of serotonin that he was slightly enamored and considering what color to use for a best friend bracelet for him somewhere deep down. Quentin effortlessly revitalized his already high vibrational energy, and Dekas liked the way it made him feel. Essentially he views Quentin as a kindred spirit at first sight somehow, and he can't explain exactly why, just that he feels it. Something about him just speaks to his soul and he wants to be best buds with Commander Collins.  
 
|[[Quentin Collins|<span style="color:#3B1A1A;">'''Commander Collins'''</span>]], '''Chief of Science on the USS Arrow, new friend, Kindred spirit, Friend Crush Friday Candidate.'''<br /><hr>Dekas met Commander Collins while he was visiting for Captain Oddas' promotion to Fleet Captain. And the way Collins spoke and acted hit Dekas with such a sudden and profound dose of serotonin that he was slightly enamored and considering what color to use for a best friend bracelet for him somewhere deep down. Quentin effortlessly revitalized his already high vibrational energy, and Dekas liked the way it made him feel. Essentially he views Quentin as a kindred spirit at first sight somehow, and he can't explain exactly why, just that he feels it. Something about him just speaks to his soul and he wants to be best buds with Commander Collins.  
 
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===== Mission specific important sims =====
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* [http://sims.starbase118.net/posts/POSTNUMBER Title of SIM] - (Stardate and brief description of what happens)
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''Take Me Somewhere Else:''
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* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-denali/c/-Te0eG3z97Q/m/rlhBecK8BQAJ "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.)
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* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-denali/c/rm800h23R9w "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.)
  
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===== Shore Leaves, Awards, and Promotions =====
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-juneau/c/GZrmcPe8D-A/m/uV60-QOdAwAJ "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.)
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-juneau/c/GZrmcPe8D-A/m/uV60-QOdAwAJ "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.)
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-juneau/c/HMciBxoWqZo/m/ZjSMX-aCAQAJ "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.)
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-juneau/c/HMciBxoWqZo/m/ZjSMX-aCAQAJ "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.)
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* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-juneau/c/6c8FCrxvWic "Strike the Ground"] - (239905.21, Dekas contacts his family after months of silence on his end, and has a nice chat with his mother.)
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-juneau/c/6c8FCrxvWic "Strike the Ground"] - (239905.21, Dekas contacts his family after months of silence on his end, and has a nice chat with his mother.)
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-denali/c/xzmNpCQVjSo "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.)
 
* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-denali/c/xzmNpCQVjSo "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.)
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* [https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-denali/c/-BsYBRHcwy8 "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.)
  
 
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Denali Station
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Dekas
Position Chief Engineer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Species Aurelian
Gender Male
Pronouns He/him
DOB 236911.22
Age 30
Birthplace Tropics of Aurelia
Writer ID J239802D12

Medical Records

Service Ribbons
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Peacekeeper Service Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Explorer's Ribbon
Purple Heart
Recovery Ribbon
Unity Ribbon
Starfleet Investigation Ribbon
Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal
Intelligence Star
Maiden Voyage Ribbon
Explorer's Ribbon

Awards
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Laudean Commendation
Neelix Award
Sheathed Sword
1-year Member

Player Achievements
Juneau
Friends in high places
Penny for your thoughts
It's all in the details
Quotable
Commemorative Coins
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Lieutenant Commander Dekas currently serves as Chief Engineer of Denali Station

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.)

(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) If his head feathers are pointed all the way up, he seems to be about a foot taller than he is 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: 146lbs (66.3kg)
  • 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: 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. He's been tempted by the version of the uniform with the skant, but as an Engineer, he's a bit nervous that a skant might cause more problems with his range of motion while working. One day he'll try it out.
  • 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 Chief Engineer promotion, and his subsequent Lt. Commander promotion as well. Plus any promotion he may get in the future. Also 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, and of course Federation Standard.
    • Conversational in: Three more flock dialects, and Vulcan.
    • Has a very basic beginner's understanding of: Klingon.
    • Interested in learning: some Denobulan because of Yael, and 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 has shifted slightly to being Head of Infrastructure Development. It switched from Starship Engineering, to more of a civil Engineering job for the time being. But, like most people who are in the Engineering department, you can't take the engineer out of the person. So he is known to often help out in more direct Engineering spaces as well and considers himself close with some of the Engineers. Because he enjoys it. He's taking everything a day at a time. Finding his place.

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 on things he really struggled to understand. He was all too willing to ask questions for clarifications and get help from classmates he knew understood something better to retain information with understanding. He could have graduated top of classes if he wanted. But it wasn't his priority to be at the top. He was also there to experience what a new place had to offer and to practice understanding and expressing humanoid social cues better.
  • Majors, Minors, & Specializations: Majored in Engineering; Specializations in: Propulsion Systems & Components Engineering. Minored in the Programming specialization, and technically minored in the HCO career track. (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 essentially took all of the other classes required for the major. He can be considered something of an honorary double-major and can fill in at the HCO station when requested. Because save for a more intensive understanding of battle strategizing, he basically majored in HCO as well just for fun.)
  • Misc. things:
    • Started in the Science career track with the goal of specializations in History and Linguistics, 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 little bit 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 taken various classes from the Material Engineering specialization in the vein of nanotechnology and sustainable energy. He's also taken a good number of psychology courses for the sake of curiosity 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.)
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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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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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239802.02
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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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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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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Purple Heart 239902.10
USS Juneau
For getting severely injured/assimilated during 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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Unity Ribbon 239902.10
USS Juneau
For completing a medical recovery after the events of The Silent Monster
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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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Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal 239905.07
USS Juneau
For efforts to combat piracy in the Wilds in Finders Keepers
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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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Maiden Voyage Ribbon 239909.05
Denali Station
For helping to establish Denali Station
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Explorer's Ribbon 239909.05
Denali Station
For exploring The Mysterious Spire during A Web Unbound


Service History


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Starfleet Service Record
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Cadet 2392 - 2398 Starfleet Academy
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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 - Present Chief Engineer



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