Esa Kiax

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USS Chin'toka
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Esa Kiax (Formerly Darkkdust)
Position Assistant Chief Operations Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Species Joined Trill
Gender Female
DOB 237009.16
Age 28
Birthplace St Thomas' Hospital - London, UK
Writer ID A239511ED0
Service Ribbons
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Legion of Merit
Innovation Ribbon
Explorer's Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Medical Science Ribbon
Captain's Commendation
Maiden Voyage Ribbon
Diplomacy Ribbon
Scientific Discovery Ribbon

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Neelix Award
Voyager Medallion
1-year Member

25th Anniversary
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History Team Member
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To Boldly Go
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Captain's Citation
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Player Achievements
Gateway to the Expanse
Still Tongue, Big Ears
One Short Day
Elementary, My Dear Ambassador
These things happen
Impossibly Good Condition
This is Not a Drill
Can't Contain Me
Into The Lions Den
The Paldor Caregiver
It takes two
Subspace Communicator
Press F to Honor
Detail oriented
Take a deep breath for me
Data hound
A face for the name
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Lieutenant Commander Esa Kiax (Darkkdust) is the optimistically cheerful, cake obsessed, Trill Com/Ops Officer aboard the USS Chin'toka. Esa is the 7th Host of the Kiax Symbiont.

Personal Profile


  • Height: 5' 8" (172.72cm)
  • Weight: 152.1 lbs (69.0 kgs)
  • Hair colour: Dyed Ocean Blue (Naturally Brown)
  • Length of Hair: Shoulder Length
  • Eyes: Grey
  • Build: Average
  • Poses (Hands/Gestures, Feet/Legs, Torso/Head): Often slouches when sat down, except in the presence of superiors; When standing, she often favours one leg or the other, most likely due to her muscle atrophy.
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Light, patterned summer dresses or jeans and leather jacket.
  • Shoes: Shin high leather boots. Variety of colours and styles to fit almost any ensemble.

Miscellaneous Details

  • Voice: Smooth, well-spoken. Upper-Middle Class british accent. (Think Keeley Hawes' portrayal of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Legend)
  • Vocal range: Soprano - C4 (261Hz) to A5 (880Hz)
  • Handedness: Ambidextrous
  • Telepathic status: T0


Personality & Mannerisms

Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Outdoorswoman: Enjoys sitting in trees (especially in Hyde Park), Rock Climbing and Hiking, both mountaineering and forestry.
  • Musician: An avid percussionist, Esa is an exceptional kit player, well versed in a wide range of musical styles, but gravitates strongly toward Jazz and Funk.
  • Programmer: Continuing the Darkkdust tradition; Like her father, Esa enjoys programming, especially new subroutines to make her life, both on and off duty, easier.
  • Cake Aficionado: When off-duty, Esa has a significant passion for sampling every type of cake the galaxy has to offer. Her dessert of choice is the classic Victoria Sponge.

Likes and Dislikes

  • Likes:
    • Sweet Things: Not only is Esa a strong advocate for Cake, she can easily be swayed by many other forms of dessert, especially Vanilla Ice Cream Soda-Floats.
    • Vivid Colours: As demonstrated by her choices in hair colour throughout the years, she deeply enjoys anything with particularly vibrant colours, be it art or
    • Musical Theatre: Esa is a big fan of Late 20th to Early 21st Century musical theatre, a love of which she developed throughout high school after performing in several staged productions.
  • Dislikes:
    • Opera: Though technically a form of theatre, Esa could never really get on board with the style of the music, and as such has little time for indulging in opera from any worlds.
    • Bitter foods and drinks: Due to her particularly sweet tooth, Esa tends toward the repulsed end of the spectrum when it comes to things with a particularly bitter taste. Will avoid coffee unless it's very sweet.

Ambitions and Goals

Esa one day hopes to make her way to Chief Operations Officer, beyond that is still a bit of a stretch for her abilities. From a non-professional standpoint, having a large network of people she can call friends from all races and walks of life is a personal endeavour for her.


Sparsely decorated, but a large LCARS programming console built into a desk runs perpendicular to the room's orientation that serves to divide the living area from the bed. Sofas and large squashy beanbags occupy the remaining space. Opposite her bed is a replica 21st Century Pearl Reference acoustic drum kit, which serves to keep her entertained when she's off-duty.


  • Marital Status: Estranged
  • Children: None
  • Parents
    • Father: Celeg Darkkdust (Joined Trill)
    • Mother: Zahara Darkkdust (Née Sartoris)
  • Siblings
    • Elder: Christoph Darkkdust (30)
    • Elder (In Law): Hannah Striker (30)
    • Younger: Erin Striker (24)


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Esa met Maddi during the early days of their tenure at the Academy. The two formed a solid bond of friendship throughout this time and were overjoyed to be posted together on the USS Atlantis, hoping that they could make a real difference to the crew of their new ship. After an accident that endangered Maddi's life, she and Esa finally revealed their true feeling for each other. After several months of being together, the pair decided to take things to the next level and proposed marriage to each other.

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Esa was born on Earth while her father was working on assignment to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on the Intrepid-Class Development Project. Naturally, the family decided to stay put in the Sol system during her early developmental years, eventually leading up to her schooling in London.

While at school, Esa met Erin Striker, who quickly became one of her best friends. Through this friendship, both families grew close, with Esa’s older brother eventually marrying Erin’s older sister. Sadly, mere weeks after the wedding, Erin’s parents were killed in an accident on the starship they were serving on. Heartbroken, Erin sought refuge in the comfort of her newly extended family, asking to be adopted into the Darkkdust family, who accepted without hesitation.

Aged 18, Esa graduated from Secondary Education with qualifications in Information Systems Development, Electronics and Physics. She had become quite adept at computer programming and electronics, feeding off of the knowledge of her father, and sought to follow his footsteps into Starship Design and Construction. Under encouragement from her parents, Esa tendered her application to Starfleet Academy, where she was accepted to Major in Starship Operations, and minor in Engineering under the Programming discipline. While at the Academy, she found a passion in marksmanship, and ended up representing the United Kingdom in the 2392 London Olympics. From this, she made several successive attempts to beat the academy Advanced Phaser Training Programme record, sadly never succeeding. Despite this, she excelled in LCARS Programming and Systems Architecture and Design, and graduated with a respectable 3.19GPA (2:1) in Communications/Operations and Engineering Programming.

Her Academy training cruise was certainly an eventful one, initially featuring her as the Bridge HCO Officer, however after an accident where one of her fellow cadets was rendered unconscious, she was transferred to the Engineering Station until the mission's conclusion.

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USS Chin'toka

Service History

Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet, Fourth Class 239109.01 - 239207.31 Starfleet Academy
Com/Ops Major
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Cadet, Third Class 239209.01 - 239307.31 Com/Ops Major
Engineering Programming Minor
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Cadet, Second Class 239309.01 - 239407.31
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Cadet, First Class 239409.01 - 239507.31
239511.05 - 239511.19 Starbase 118
USS Centris-A
Helm/Communications/Operations Officer
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Ensign 239511.20 - 239605.30 USS Atlantis
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Communications/Operations Officer
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Lieutenant Junior Grade 239606.01 - 239608.27
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Lieutenant 239608.28 - 239704.04
239704.05 - 239708.31 Assistant Chief Operations Officer
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Lieutenant 239709.01 - 239709.21 USS Chin'toka
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Lieutenant Commander 239709.22 - Current Chief Operations Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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TOSMA 239706.27
USS Atlantis
I have been consistently impressed by Matt’s simming. Each of his sims are well written and always a joy to read. He manages to inject just the right amount of humour without it becoming over the top, and is equally skilled at bringing a tear to your eye with heart wrenching writing, showcasing the entire range of Esa’s emotions. Matt has done a stellar job at developing Esa into an easy to relate to and three dimensional character. Congratulations Matt!
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Neelix Award 239706.27
USS Atlantis
Matt never shies away from getting involved OOC, whether that is using his skills to update our wiki pages, helping a new player get familiar with the wiki or looking after the Atlantis’ achievement system.
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Voyager Medallion 239606.30
USS Atlantis
Lieutenant JG Esa Darkkdust the Atlantis' Trill operations officer has since coming aboard has shown a dedication to a role that is not always easy to be sure just what it is you should be doing. Be it managing power levels, assigning crew quarters, or overseeing the installation schedule of a replacement warp nacelle, Darkkdust embodies what is is to be an operations officer.

Those little details about their job and what it entails are common in their sims adding depth and sense of reality into our game. Being able to imagine the day to life onboard Atlantis is enriched with nearly every sim Darkkdust posts. For these reasons and many more it is my distinct pleasure to present Esa Darkkust with The Voyager Medallion.

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1-year Member 239706.28
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Awarded for 1 Year of continuous membership.
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Scientific Discovery Ribbon 239801.15
USS Chin'toka
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Diplomacy Ribbon 239801.15
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Maiden Voyage Ribbon 239801.15
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Captain's Commendation 239710.03
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239710.03
USS Chin'toka
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Innovation Ribbon 239710.03
USS Chin'toka
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Medical Science Ribbon 239704.06
USS Atlantis
Awarded for aiding in the discovery of the cure for the mystery illness affecting the population of Tibro.
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239612.03
USS Atlantis
Awarded to the entire crew for their close working ties with the Caraadians on Paldor II.
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Innovation Ribbon 239612.03
USS Atlantis
Awarded for her work under pressure and ingenuity shown in preventing Deep Space 26 from crashing into the surface of Paldor II.
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Explorer's Ribbon 239608.28
USS Atlantis
Awarded to all members of the away teams who boarded several ancient Chon space stations looking for clues to bring back the missing Deep Space 26.
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Legion of Merit 239606.01
USS Atlantis
Awarded to Esa for showing exceptional thinking and dedication to her duties in the chaos of Deep Space 26 being stolen.
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Innovation Ribbon 239602.03
USS Atlantis
Awarded to Esa for her quick thinking in using the Initial Programming mode to prevent a dangerous virus from spreading through the computer core.
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Legion of Merit 239602.03
USS Atlantis
Awarded to the entire crew for going above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring that the Atlantis made it back to Deep Space 26 safely.
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239511.19
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.

SIM Archive

USS Atlantis
Sim Title Description Links
The Defence of Kiliak Jo In 2396, Esa acted as a defence attorney for fellow shipmate Kiliak Jo, while on trial for suspected treason. Part 0
Part 1
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Part 3
2392 London Summer Olympics: Women's Skeet Qualifiers In 2392, Esa was competing for Team GB in the Earth Olympics in London. Her performance in the qualifying round was one to be matched, but all was not perfect... Part 1
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USS Chin'toka
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USS Chin'toka Crew Roster

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Commanding Ofc.
First Officer
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Chief Helmsman
Cadfael Peters
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Mission Specialist
Lael Rosek
Chief Medical Ofc.
Elizabeth Snow
Sepulsra Hex
Chief of Operations
Esa Kiax
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Chief Tac/Sec
Toryn Raga
Tac/Sec Officer
Amuro McKnight
Tac/Sec Officer
Kurt Logan
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Chief Science Ofc.
Noa T. Levinson
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Science Officer
Charmaine Ning
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