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USS Veritas
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Geoffrey Teller
Position Chief Engineer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Species Human
Gender Male
DOB 237101.01
Age 25
Birthplace Tuckerberg, Archer IV
Writer ID V239509GT0
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Diplomacy Ribbon
Good Conduct Ribbon
Peacekeeper Service Ribbon
Explorer's Ribbon
Innovation Ribbon
Silver Lifesaving Ribbon
Legion of Merit
Extended Service Ribbon
Purple Heart
Captain's Commendation
Department Chief Ribbon
Silver Star
Joint Meritorious Unit Award
Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal
Tholian Campaign Ribbon

Awards
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TOSMA
Russ Bar
Luminary Award

Badges
25th Anniversary
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Donor
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Awards Ceremony Nominator Elite
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SFMJ Author
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Host with the Most
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Lieutenant Commander Geoffrey Teller, a Human Engineering Officer is serving as Chief Engineer aboard the USS Veritas.

Personal Stats

  • Full name: Geoffrey John Teller, also known as GJ/GoodJob Teller.
  • Date of birth (Age): 25
  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair color: Red
  • Eye color: Green
  • Height:: 1.65m/5'5"

Family

  • Parents: June (Human, F) and Franz (Human, M), both missing and presumed deceased when transport ship was lost in an ion storm 5 years ago.
  • Siblings: Sarah, elder sister. Currently a holoartist living in Armstrong City on Luna, married to Sandra T'leth with children Franz Jr. and Charlotte.
  • Spouse: None
  • Children: None

Personal History

Born on Archer IV, GJ Teller's early life was a pleasant one in the streets and parks of a major Federation colony. His parents, refugees from the Dominion War, re-settled on Archer IV to provide their son with a chance at a peaceful life. They soon found that GJ had a penchant for disassembling any piece of technology left unattended, and by his sixth birthday he could usually reassemble them without major calamity. His father, a transphasic welding specialist for the local shipworks, encouraged an eager minded child by having him sit within incomplete hulls and tracing where complex systems would be laid out or how welds would hold the vessel together. After apprenticing at the yards and becoming one of their youngest certified techs, GJ earned the nickname 'GoodJob' for the constant high standard of his work. After his parents untimely death, GJ decided he needed a new direction in his life and applied to Starfleet Academy. While his innate problem solving and mechanical skills were a huge boon, some of the more advanced and subtle disciplines were a constant challenge and GJ often feels he still has a great deal to learn. He still feels raw about the death of his parents and can't help but hope that somehow, they're still out there.

USS Veritas

Geoffrey Tellers Starfleet career began as an Engineering Ensign aboard the USS Veritas in 2395, where he was assigned fresh out of the Academy. His first deep space assignment quickly put his talents to the test as he participated in a rescue operation to recover a stranded away team on the Shoals colony of Havley's Hope. Of note, two members of the team would become personally significant to Teller in the short term. The first, his new department head and Chief Engineer, Lael Rosek, and the second, Doctor German Galven, an Ensign and Teller's first roommate. As Teller slowly settled into life aboard ship, he began to learn the craft of Starship engineering from his boss and the humorous side of Starship life from his roomie. Unfortunately, these relationships were short lived as, less than a month after being assigned, almost half the crew of the Veritas (Rosek and Galven included), were transferred to the severely damaged and understaffed USS Montreal. This proved to be a pivotal moment early in Geoffrey Teller's career.

With the unexpected staff changes aboard ship, Ensign Teller was promoted to Acting Chief Engineer as tensions with the Tholian Alliance exploded into armed conflict. Just as he received this unexpected increase in responsibilities, he was joined in Engineering by Wil Ukinix, another recent Academy graduate who would go on to be one of Teller's closest friends and most trusted colleagues. The two rapidly established a rapport which was tested as the Veritas was called to locate and then scuttle the USS Artemis. The mission itself was successful, but a severe injury as he was evacuating the doomed ship left lasting physical and psychological scars that Teller would continue to wrestle with long after the mission was over.

With his injuries barely healed, Geoffrey Teller was again pushed near breaking by the sudden evacuation of the USS Veritas as it was embroiled in a trap laid by the Temporal Integrity Commission, crippling the Veritas and stranding the crew on the tropical moon that would come to be known as Limbo. For the next several months, Geoffrey Teller struggled against the elements, dwindling supplies, lashing heat and oppressive sun as he, along with Wil Ukinix and the rest of the Engineering team, fought to build and maintain an infrastructure for the marooned crew. As weeks turned into months, a physically and psychologically exhausted Teller made a critical breakthrough in Fourth Dimensional Thinking with the assistance of Wil Ukinix that lead to a desperate rescue plan which would save the crew and the ship by the narrowest of margins.

Finally returned to their proper time and place in the universe, Geoffrey Teller and Wil Ukinix, along with Wil's formidable paramour G'var, spent a wild shoreleave in and around the Esperence starbase and soon found themselves caught up in a quest for gold in the form of the Bolian Rose, a near fabled lost currency transport, courtesy of Mistress IA, an Orion pirate who blackmailed them into becoming unwilling treasure hunters. In a desperate moment, Geoffrey Teller invokes the persona of a fearsome pirate Captain, Silas Finley, who would prove to take on a life of his own much to Teller's dismay.

Back aboard ship, Geoffrey Teller and Captain Rosharana Rahman spend time working together on the numerous repairs and upgrades the Veritas is receiving before an unexpected injury exposes an embarrassing souvenirs from Teller's wild shoreleave, testing their personal and professional relationship.

With the ship repaired and back underway, the Veritas is again thrown into danger as they confront the mysterious Mentharian defense system known as 'Sentinel.' For the first time, Geoffrey Teller is placed in command of the Veritas and is faced with enormous challenges as the ship comes under attack by Tholian forces while the Captain and First Officer are cut off and out of contact. It's during this crisis that Teller has his first taste of the awesome responsibilities that come with the Big Chair, along with the dreadful consequences after the mission when he's forced to confront the loss of an officer under his command.

Personality

Geoffrey Teller tends towards humorous professionalism. He's affable, approachable and prefers to engage the people he works with on a personal level. He has been known to take excessive risks to protect his fellow crew members, often to his own eventual harm. Geoffrey has no problem getting his hands dirty and has a completely hands on approach to any project, preferring to be in the thick of it and working 'from the front,' regardless of the difficulty or danger.

  • Geoffrey Teller is quite fond of old wetnavy sea shanties and will take any opportunity to share them, loudly and poorly, with his colleagues and friends.

Relationships

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Geoffrey Teller's first bunkmate aboard the Veritas, the two immediately hit it off and became fast friends in the aftermath of Teller's fist mission, an incident on Havley's Hope colony in the Shoals. They have kept in touch via subspace when possible since Galven was reassigned to the USS Montreal.


Geoffrey Teller's first subordinate after his surprise promotion to acting Chief Engineer, Wil has been a colleague and close friend ever since, with the two working together regularly during their long stay-over on Limbo. Among other notable achievements, they have:

-Scuttled an Odyssey Class Starship

-Hand built a large scale irrigation system for The New Risa Resort & Spa

-Hand built a hot tub for the same encampment

-Taught each other several excellent shanties

-Upgraded a cybernetic prosthetic arm used by Lt. Jg. G'Var


A towering Klingon security officer who formed a deep bond with Wil Ukinix on the planet Limbo, Geoff Teller and G'var's friendship was cemented after the inebriated upgrade of her prostetic arm and their subsequent adventures attempting to recover the Lost Treasure of the Bolian Rose. Stern, resolute and absolutely devoted to her duty and her friends, G'var has frequently been a source of comradeship for Geoff.


Geoffrey Teller's first commanding officer, Captain Rahman has been a regular source of inspiration and guidance who has often given Geoffrey opportunities for personal achievement and advancement. In return for these opportunities and after becoming aware of the Captains personal tastes, Geoffrey designed and built a coffee bar (The Brew Continuum) aboard the Veritas, and hand delivered one of the first cups, along with the first batch of prepared coffee beans, to the Captain herself.


Skills

  • Expert Generalist Engineer
  • Master tinkerer and improviser
  • Solid scrounger, generally able to find, borrow or re-purpose what he needs to get a job done
  • Mediocre carpenter and plumber
  • Expert barista


Medical History

  • Broke 4 ribs and suffered a punctured lung during the scuttling of the USS Artemis.
  • Suffers from acute PTSD related claustrophobia aboard small craft, shuttles and workbees, due to a near death experience after the destruction of the USS Artemis.
  • Dislocated right shoulder in a shuttle crash during the evacuation of the USS Veritas to the planet Limbo, which has popped out once during heavy labor.
  • "Tattoo" on left bicep depicting a stylized USS Veritas ridden by an equally stylized version of Captain Rahman, dressed in early Starfleet era miniskirt and boots.


The Brew Continuum

  • "The Brew Continuum" is a coffee shop originally opened by Geoffrey Teller aboard the USS Veritas which has since expanded to multiple locations across the fleet.


Notable Sims

    • "Eye Opening Power" - 2395 - Young Ensign Teller builds a coffee shop aboard the USS Veritas.
    • "Shore Leave Traditions, Parts 1 & 2" - 2395 - Lt. Jg. Teller and Ensign Wil Ukinix blow off a bit too much steam on their first night of Shoreleave.
    • "The Lost Treasure of the Bolian Rose" - 2395 - A consolidated series of joint posts between G'var, Wil Ukinix and Geoffrey Teller in which the three of them hunt for a fabled treasure. The first book in the Silas Finley Saga.
    • "A Rogue Amongst The Stars" - 2396 - A consolidated series of joint posts between Rosharana Rahman, Kinan Venroe and Geoffrey Teller in which a casual cruise turns into a dangerous game of bluffmanship with a set of pirates. The second book in the Silas Finley Saga.
    • "This isn't my chair" - 2396 - A consolidated series of posts regarding Lt. Jg. Teller's first experience in command of the USS Veritas.

NPC Gallery

  • Aagan Eislas - Son of the 20th House - Betazed Diplomatic Attache

-Father of Sky Blake's daughter, Faith, a fact he was unaware of until Sky contacted him seeking help to get the young woman repatriated into the Federation.

  • F'red - Tholian Warrior Caste - Formerly of the T'kath Tholis
  • Deputy Marshall Lucius Calbert - Colonial Coalition Marshals Service
  • Kifog Wush - Captain Owner of the S.S. Uber
  • Toshi Watanabe & Kumamon - a precocious 5th grader at Paul Scully-Power Elementary School on Ketar V, Toshi and his companion/teddy bear/partner in crime Kuma had a memorable field trip aboard the USS Veritas.


Service Record

Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Ensign 239509.25 - 239601.01 USS Veritas
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Engineer
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Lieutenant JG 239601.01 - 239605.30 USS Veritas
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Chief Engineer
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Lieutenant 239605.30 - 239608.23 USS Veritas
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Chief Engineer
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Lieutenant Commander 239608.23 - Present USS Veritas
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Chief Engineer
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Lieutenant Commander 239610.28 - ?? USS Juneau
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Chief Engineer
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Lieutenant Commander 239609.25 - 239610.24 USS Diligent
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Acting First Officer
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Lieutenant Commander 239610.24 - Present USS Diligent
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Acting Captain

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239509.25
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 239510.26
USS Veritas
"For assistance in maintaining peaceful relations with sentient creatures on the Havleys Hope Colony.'
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Diplomacy Ribbon 239510.26
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"For helping resolve a tense situation between a native species and colonists on Havleys Hope."
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Explorer's Ribbon 239510.26
USS Veritas
"For participation in the meeting of a new species, the tunneling miners of Havleys Hope."
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Innovation Ribbon 239510.26
USS Veritas
"For atypical modification of a transporter system to assist in the evacuation of a stranded away team on Havleys Hope."
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Silver Lifesaving Ribbon 239603.06
USS Veritas
"For saving the life of Lt. Cmdr Sky Blake on the planet Limbo"
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Innovation Ribbon 239603.06
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"For developing a plan to escape temporal confinement"
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Explorer's Ribbon 239603.06
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"For time spent in the Shoals and on the planet Limbo"
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Legion of Merit 239603.06
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"For successfully affecting the rescue of the stranded Veritas crew"
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Captain's Commendation 239603.06
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"For actions related to the scuttling of the USS Artemis"
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Good Conduct Ribbon 239608.23
USS Veritas
"For conspicuous gallantry in the pursuit and apprehension of a suspected smuggler"
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Purple Heart 239603.06
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"For injuries suffered in the line of duty during the scuttling of the USS Artemis"
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Extended Service Ribbon 239603.06
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"For atypical and arduous time served while on the planet Limbo"
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 239603.06
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"For actions which prevented the escalation of armed conflict with the Tholian Assembly"
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Tholian Campaign Ribbon 239603.06
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"For actions involving the military forces of the Tholian Assembly"
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Silver Star 239606.13
USS Veritas
"For conspicuous gallantry while in command of the USS Veritas in combat against the Tholians"
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Operation Safe Harbor Service Medal 239606.13
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"For the successful resolution of a hostage situation involving pirate forces near Esperence"
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239606.13
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"For actions against the Mentharian Computer System Sentinel in concert with Tholian forces"
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Department Chief Ribbon 239606.13
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"For serving as Chief Engineer aboard the USS Veritas for no less than six months"
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239608.23
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"For successful interdiction of illegal narcotics while assisting the CCMS"
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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TOSMA 239606.25
2396 Fleet Awards
"This award is given to members who show great dedication in their behavior and simming abilities."

"Full Citation"

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Russ Bar 239606.25
2396 Fleet Awards
"The Russ bar is awarded to a writer whose knowledge of Trek lore is extraordinary." "Full Citation"
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Luminary Award 239606.25
2396 Fleet Awards
"Given to members holding the rank of ensign, lieutenant junior grade, or lieutenant. For those who show great promise in their future endeavours in UFOP: Starbase 118 RPG." "Full Citation"


Player Achievements

Player Achievements
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Friends in high places
What's up, doc?
Penny for your thoughts
It's all in the details
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A head full of dreams
A face for the name
Data hound
Man on a mission


Character Interaction Achievements

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Time is all relative
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What scientists do
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Claims of the anti-propulsionist
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