Drawoh-Hilzarie, Rocar/Personal History: Starfleet Years

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Rocar Drawoh

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Notable Relationships
Walter Brunsig   ·   Gwen Hilzarie.   ·   Cyrus Webb

  • Gender: Male
  • Position: Commanding Officer
  • Rank: Rear Admiral
  • Race: Ktarian
  • Spouse: None (separated)
  • Family:
    • Hilzarie, Cheliz (daughter)
    • Hilzarie, Xan (son)

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the year 2379

Rocar as a Junior Officer

Having served as an Ensign for two years in the Diplomatic Corps, Rocar overcomes the aprehension he picked up after his experiences as a cadet serving as a field medical officer in the Dominion War. He feels it is time for a change and more active duty. He, therefore, returns to Starfleet Medical and, in 2379, Rocar is posted to Starbase 118 as an Assistant Medical Officer to Dr Yavanna. He arrived on the base in the middle of a Naeveus epidemic, which he and the other medical staff eventually managed to cure. This was done by adapting Borg nanobytes.

Once life had returned to normal on the Starbase, Rocar was part of a small team that boarded a Ferengi vessel and discovered that it was part of their prototype fleet -all equipped with cloaking devices. After a nerve racking moment when everyone thought the Ferengi ship was set to self destruct, Rocar took the helm of the vessel and once disaster had been averted returned the ship to Starbase 118 where the cloaking device was removed and transferred to the Starbase for safe keeping.

Gwen Hilzarie

Times were rarely quiet on the Starbase and shortly after being promoted to Lt. Jg. Rocar was forced to receive his first combat experience on Starbase 118. This was during a terrorist attack on his new home which nearly made him resign from Starfleet. Later that year Rocar became romantically involved with the Starbase's counsellor, Gwen Hilzarie. Although Rocar had thought he could never fall in love again (since the loss of his fiancee at Starfleet academy), the beautiful Betazoid woman managed to prove him wrong. They would eventually marry and remain together for several years until their eventual seperation in 2384. Rocar continued to live a very happy life on the Starbase where he felt fully at home and amongst friends as a junior Lieutenant.

Towards the end of 2379 Rocar was temporarily assigned to the Prometheus class USS Dominance as part of the crew sent on a diplomatic mission to Ferenginar to negotiate with the Ferengi over their development of cloaking technology that Rocar, Hebron and McCall had discovered on a Ferengi ship earlier that year.

the year 2380

Jytzell Fluid & The Corbarian Punishment Chip

Following the successful completion of this mission, Rocar returns briefly to Starbase 118 where he studies a dangerous substance known as Jytzell fluid before once again leaving on the USS Dominance for a three-month tour of duty in the Delta Quadrant.

USS Dominance

During this mission to the Delta Quadrant, Rocar was taken prisoner by a humanoid slave race called the Thiasis. They wanted the doctor's help in preventing a medical condition, which their rulers (the Reptilioid Corbarians) were using against them. The medical condition was in fact an advanced accelerated genetic mutation which turned the Thiasis into the big foot like, hairy, Slothian Soldiers (who were loyal to the Corbarians.)

Forced to violate the Prime Directive, Rocar found a way of preventing the mutations. Although the Thiasis were left with access to information on how to treat the condition, the original device was found by the Corbarians and used to charge Rocar with plotting to overthrow the Corbarian expanse and crimes against their people. These crimes were punished with the insertion of a tiny microchip deep into Rocar's nervous system. The exact effects of this chip are not yet clear and could not be fully studied until the USS Dominance returned to the Alpha Quadrant.

Betazed & the Daris Colony

Returning to Starbase 118 on Stardate 238006.15; Rocar was taken off the Medical Roster due to the Punishment Chip affecting his medical abilities. With most of the Ops staff on another mission to the Daris Colony, Rocar was unable to join the USS Constitution due to the unexpected death of Counsellor Hilzarie's father. Instead he accompanied his partner to Betazed for the funeral ceremonies and tried to support her as best he could. The couple travelled to Betazed aboard the medical ship USS Braveheart, where Roar's old friend Jan T'Yai used her staff and medical facilities to further examine the chip's affect on the Ktairan's Neurology. Eventual treatment was conducted whilst on Betazed by neurological surgeons at the University and although the effects of the punishment chip could not be completely removed or prevented they were counteracted and have been limited.

Cleared for active duty but not for medical practice, Rocar still has to under go two hours of the punishment chip each day, though he could now choose when to take his dosage. Leaving Betazed, he and Hilzarie headed out to join the USS Constitution in the Daris sector where they joined the away team that were examining the mystery of the abandoned Federation colony on Daris II.

Rocar worked out a way of using a starship's deflectors to deionise the planet's atmosphere to allow free transport and communication with those on the surface. However, this also had the surprise effect of killing the zombies, which were posing a dangerous threat to the Starfleet officers. Although an effective solution, the method was not without it's costs as the colony and the planet were both destroyed in the process.

Transfer to the USS Constitution & Promotion to First Officer

Luckily the away team were rescued just in time and returned to Starbase 118. It was here that Captain Hebron personally asked Rocar to join him in permanent reassignment to the USS Constitution which they once again planned to take out on a mission of deep space exploration. Accepting, Rocar transferred out of Medical and accepted the position of Chief Science Officer and the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

USS Constitution

Setting out on an exploratory mission of the Delta Quadrant, the USS Constitution left the Starbase and passed through the Sector 118 wormhole anomaly. Arriving on the campsite planet the crew undertook some shoreleave time before the unexpected discovery of Borg activity in the region. This prompted a call-back of Capt. Y'Shirad by Starfleet command and Rocar was forced to step up as First Officer. In the job for barely a minute, Rocar and the ship found themselves trapped in an area of dead space and in combat with a Borg cube. Sacrificing the Saucer section to dispower the enemy vessel, the USS Constitution managed to survive but badly damaged and reduced to minimum operating capacity. Rocar was therefore then sent with an away team to the recently discovered Constitution class USS Defiant in an attempt to find an alternative power source for their ship which would allow it to break free of it entrapment in dead space.

Whilst onboard the USS Defiant; Rocar's team inadvertently triggered a temporal time loop by positioning a shuttle, the starship, a tractor beam and an energy transfer at the same points in subspace at three different points in time. The result was that the Defiant once again began to drift and Rocar, was lost in time with Ensign Dar. Luckily, both he and the teammates on the shuttle calculated what had happened and soon repositioned everything to join up the energy transfer and complete the time loop.

Given a second chance, the team gathered the energy manually whilst fighting off an encounter with the Borg. Rocar was forced to shoot a young Ensign who had been assimilated and although he knew it was the only humane and command solution at the time, the Ktarian still harbours great regrets. It was then that he discovered a chip in the back of the Borg drones' necks 'similar to the Corbarian punishment chip he'd had attatched to his nervous system. Ripping out the Borg's spine along with the chip he returned the finds to his lab on the USS Constitution for further examination in the hope of solving his problem breaking free of his punishment.

Returning to the USS Constitution by shuttlecraft; Rocar finds the Captain missing on a mission to the nearby Borg cube, then as the Borg cube exploded a shockwave hits the USS Constitution (further damaging the vessel which was scarred by entering the deadspace and lost it's saucer section to the encounter with the Borg). As Rocar was thrown to the deck with Gwen and the rest of the crew, he suddenly proposed to the Betazoid woman against the amazingly bright backdrop of the exploding Borg cube that had triggered of a chain reaction in a set of spatial threads. This massed explosion allowed for an opening in dead space and using the energy they had brought back from the Defiant, Rocar ordered the ship out of the deadspace and back to safety.

Captain Hebron and his away team survived but were all ridden to sickbay, so it fell to Rocar to get what was left of the once powerful starship back home. Crossing the sector 118 wormhole anomaly was not easy; the route was far from calm and the ship's beaten stardrive section took a further battering as she was flung out of the wormhole and did a double forward role, plummeting spectacularly into an asteroid field. This was in stark contrast to the USS Constitution’s torpedo salute departure from the Starbase earlier that year, and Rocar sat with shame in the command seat as the USS Dominance, USS Tiger and USS Phoenix came to their rescue and toed them home.

the year 2381


Back on the Starbase shoreleave was announced; and Rocar spent the time buying new possession to replace those lost on the last mission. This included a brand new Ktarian grand piano: an expensive Ktarian Grand from 2243. He then did some wedding planning with Gwen before they retreated for some private time on the Holodecks. Days later they were interrupted as Rocar received a summons to a preliminary court-martial hearing for the loss of the USS Constitution .

In full dress uniform, Rocar and Hebron attended the hearing in front of three admirals and justified their choices on their last mission. Eventually aquited, the pair were given use of the experiemental ship USS Dominance whilst the USS Constitution would spend the next 6 months being rebuilt. Rocar had been dismissed from the end of the hearing and still wonder how Hebron managed to get them off the hook, but the Ktarian never did find out beause, as he was about to ask over diner, the captain received news that his wife was divorcing him.

Encounter with Soul Vampires

As shoreleave came to an end, Rocar and the others reported to the USS Dominance and they set out on their next mission. No sooner had they passed through the Sector 118 wormhole anomaly did they come across a massive, abandoned and unusual carrier starship. Rocar lead an away team to the strange vessel; here, they soon discovered hundreds upon hundreds of sleeping refugees taken from all races for one purpose - use of their minds. Rocar recognised these very creatures from Ktarian legends as being soul collectors where as others felt they were better described as soul vampires. But the threat was clear. The alien sleeper ship had been seized by this race of telepathic energy beings who had been attracted to the ancient vessel due to the power source of trilithium which offered these being energy and sustanance. These beings had then travelled the galaxy, kidnapping individuals from each race they encountered and feeding off their minds.

Rocar was attacked by one of these energy beings, but his link with Gwen Hilzarie meant the strong telepath and Cura Assanti both managed to rescue him, despite being on different ships. Having only been half consumed the Ktarian then fell under the control of the telepathic beings. They did not have his mind, but they could control his actions. Before this could happen, Rocar's team thought they'd killed the beings by ejecting and firing upon the alien ship's unusual trilithium warpcore. As this happened the possessed minds of all the different sleeping races were freed and throughout the alien ship the sleeping victims of the creatures all awoke and chaos followed as the confused victims wondered where they were and what had happened. Rocar had them beamed to the USS Dominance's cargobays and then returned with the team.

All this would have worked but the enemy creatures were not about to give up and instead, with the loss of the trilithium energy source, they were attracted to and made do with the USS Dominance's diltihium warp core. Since the telepathic beings were attracted to dilithium energy, the USS Dominance's resourceful engineering staff trapped the telepathic beings inside the warp core reactor. However, the creatures soon escaped this prison and spread throughout the ship by taking the memories of the ship's bio-neural gel packs. They then seized the Ktarian's mind, his body was trapped in the command chair and died as his psychological self and mind became one with the USS Dominance.

At this point, Rocar's being entered a new plain 'essentially he was the starship; and yet under the control of the starship's telepathic energy parasites he began to lock out the ship's crew and began to work against his former friends and colleagues. Controlling all ship's systems with a single thought, the Ktarian was at one with the starship and his presence was everywhere, yet his actions were under the control of the telepathic beings. He could erect forcefields to block security, use the EMH to attack others and ever control where the ship went all at a single thought. Being everywhere throughout the ship and having use of the internal sensors he knew all that was going on. But the telepaths onboard the ship's crew joined together to reach the Ktarian, and although this was not enough to combat the enemy's control, it did remind him who he was and as he discovered his Fiancée was pregnant with twins, Rocar's psyche had a desire to once again be who he was and save the ship.

Rocar managed to take the same energy form as the being who had controlled him and purged himself out of the systems, ultimately sacrificing himself to save Ensign Victoria Yladro, by forming an energy cloud of himself infront of the ensign to save her from a phaser blast. This by all predictions would have been Rocar's end; but by chance the bridge officer's had chosen to rip the Ktarian's dead body from the Command chair where it had been joint to the ship and the coma-like biological self had been left fallen on the deck. As the energy of Rocar's psyche was hit byrt the phaser blast if fell into the deck and the mind's energy dispersed until it was guided into the Ktarians former body, where mind, soul and corpse were once again rejoined.

Reuinited with himself; Rocar took some R and R time, but it soon became clear that the Ktarian was in better physical state that he had been before. Biologically his body was the most rested it had been in years; having essentially had a long sleep and rest, where as the mind was greater than it had ever been from the excperience. Feeling fine, Rocar went to the holodeck with Lt.Cmdr Sheriden and had had his first experience of earth football , and then organised a big party for all the crew in his quarters.

Taking Centre Chair to find an A.W.O.L. Captain

Wiser and relaxed, the Ktarian now knew he was to be a father with the woman he loved, but it also became clear that wrinkles were appearing round his eyes and his hair had begun to take a canon gray tint. Soon after the party, Rocar was not able to return to a quiet ship life when once again he found himself thrust into the command chair. This time the Captain had run away from the ship, having kidnapped three female officers in what was a Brikkar adolescence ritual. The irony of Rocar getting old whilst the CO he'd always called “the old man” entered puberty was not lost on the Ktarian but he could not laugh for long. Knowing the Captain was not in control of himself, Rocar was forced to take command.

Although slightly annoyed with the chief medical officer and counselor for not warning him about the Captain sooner, Rocar devoted all his energies to getting the captain back. He dispatched away teams in three different shuttles; himself remaining on the USS Dominance with two other officers. They needed to get the systems back online since Capt. Hebron had locked them out as part of his escape. During this time, Rocar dealt diplomatically with a group of Yukki who wanted to claim salvage rights of the Dominance under the quadrant's interstellar laws. Rocar's eventual solution was trick the chicken-like aliens into running away by telling them it was all a Corbarian test and the two approaching Corbarian war cruisers were coming after them. Although he had gotten rid of the relatively harmless Yukki, and engineering had returned all the ship's systems to full operating capacity, Rocar still had a problem to deal with - the two approaching Corbarian vessels that were not really after the Yukki but coming to confront the Dominance.

When Rocar was a Lt.Jg, Cmdr Fire-claw had been CO of the Dominance and warned never to return to Corbarian space with her starship. Although not in Corbarian space, they were close and their presence and identity had been recognised. A casual warning soon turned into a confrontation when the Corbarians recognised Rocar as one of their convicts; yet realised they had no readings from the punishment chip that should have been active in his nervous system. It soon became clear that the reason Rocar had been able to perform first aid to an injured officer and had not had any punishment nightmare visions recently was since the Corbarian punishment chip had deactivated when the Ktarian's mind had been seized by the telepathic beings and his body died. Eager to re-activate Rocar's chip, the Ktarian was forced to use the Dominance in a game of 'cat and mouse' with the two Corbarian ships.

Splitting the vessel into three sections; they confronted the two ships, irritated them by flying in close on the attack and slowly lead them to a massive ion storm which had been detected into the area; performing what could almost be text-booked as the Rocar manouevere the three parts of the Dominance tricked the Corbarians into being dragged down into the vicious ion storm whilst they escaped, reformed and proceeded to a class-M planet in the next sector to pick up the away teams and the apprehended Brikkar; time was of the essence since the ion storm was on a direct course for that location.

Seeing Hebron's rejuvination in sickbay; Rocar finished up a few duties on the bridge, his last act as CO being to rescue a visiting Bajoran vessel with a religious delegation that wished to come onboard the Starfleet vessel and discuss an issue involving one of their officers. Rocar agreed to let the delegation onboard and then attended a memorable staff meeting where he transferred command back to Fleet Captain Hebron and was relieved to return to his position as First Officer, having received a promotion to full commander. He then began to introduce their next mission of charting gaseous anomalies and spatial ionide build-ups in the sector. After an hour of lecturing and boring the senior staff with science, he was interupted by a call from the bridge where they'd received a distress call from a Vemlin vessel trapped in the growing ion storm.

The Sentience of the Vemlin

The Vemlin were rescued, but it turned out that they were a race of android slaves belonging to the Landaru. One of the few on the USS Constitution who did not regard the androids as sentient life forms, the Vemlin request Federation membership and a court hearing was held. During this hearing Rocar presented the case against the Vemlin. The matter was resolved a little backhandedly however, the Landaru tricked into thinking the Vemlin had been destroyed whilst they were secretly moved to settle on a small planet.


Returning to the Alpha Quadrant the crew transferred back to the newly rebuilt USS Constitution and proceeded to Betazed where Rocar and Gwen Hilzarie were married on stardate 238107.02. The ceremony took place at the Hilzarie family home with everyone, including the Constitution crew, attended in the nude. Later that year, their two children, Xan and Cheliz, were born.

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