- Full Name: Hsina Amman
- Race: Human
- DoB: 234602.25
- Age: 43
- Gender: Female
- Father: Hussein Amman (Iraqi)
- Mother: Sopho Dedru (Greek)
- Siblings: Brother Uday Amman (59 – bum), Sister Nuri Malaki (55 – police detective), sister Samira Amman (suicide at age 15 when father was killed, would be 52)
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 220
- Hair: Black
- Eyes: Brown
- Skin: Tanned
- Build: Muscular/Strong
Hsina was born in Iraq to an Iraqi father and a Greek mother, the youngest of four children. Hsina's farther was a police officer in Baghdad, and was killed in the line of duty when Hsina was only 6-years-old. Her mother, a medical doctor, raised Hsina and her siblings until Hsina was 13, at which time she literally slipped and fell down a flight of stairs, to her death. At that time, Hsina was the only minor child, her sister Nuri the next youngest was already 23-years-old, and a police officer like their father.
Hsina was taken in by brother Uday, who was something of a nut-job, but a very tough nut-job who made his living as a professional boxer and an amateur drunk.
While Hsina's upbringing was disjointed and unconventional, she remains very close to her two surviving siblings and while always a social misfit, was also always an exceptional student. She graduated from high school at age 16 and college at age 19, receiving a full scholarship to USC for her masters, and a full scholarship to Oxford for her doctorate, where she then served for 17 years as a professor and later department chair and assistant dean. Like most archaeology professors, she was always very active on digs, and is one of the leading scholars on the poorly understood ancient race known as the Preservers. Her claim to fame was deciphering the mysterious Preserver written language by finding its "Rosetta Stone", the discovery made in all places in a previously undiscovered temple in ancient Iraq, barely 160 miles from her birthplace.
Hsina's achievements in her field are due in no small part to her exceptional memory, which allowed her to recall clues from books read years before and piece them together for that "a-ha" moment in which she realized that an ancient sumerian poem was actually coordinates on an equally ancient Sumerian map. One of those mysteries who's answer had been staring scholars in the face for centuries.
Contrary to what her resume might suggest, Hsina is no bookworm. The combination of her tumultuous childhood, extreme height and being raised by a brother who was a professional boxer, Hsina couldn't help but come out slightly odd, 51-50, playing slightly short of a full deck, etc. She is beyond fanatically fit, with her exercise routine more masochistic than merely fanatical. At 6'1" she is extremely strong, a trait she got from her mother and shares with her brother, who is 6'5". She is proportional for her height, with a definitely feminine build, but one subjected to masochistic workouts to produce a body that would make most Klingons jealous. Also like her mother and brother, she is freakishly strong, easily out-muscling the vast majority of men. Her height, massive build and stern countenance are often intimidating to people who do not know her well, and even to some who do (the whole she's crazy thing).
Hsina has no fear. This is not a heroic, courageous kind of no fear, but more a mentally defective, death is merely the end and of she likes pain kind of no fear. The kind of no fear that put her in the hospital when she was mugged at knife point in London and attacked the mugger with her fists, breaking the muggers arm, jaw and four ribs, but getting stabbed three times in the process.
In addition to her unhealthy lack of fear, Hsina also has a very unhealthy prejudice against certain professions and generally dislikes regulations that she sees as silly or unnecessary. Its not that they are silly or unnecessary, just that she sees them that way, and quickly decides that they don't particularly matter to her. Thus far she has been reasonably lucky and nothing has gotten her into too much trouble, as very few men complained when she would use the men's restroom 50% of the time, just using whichever is closer rather than caring for what she considered stupid segregation. Her disdain for rules extends to a disdain for bureaucracy and bureaucratic professions, which she considers one step above a prison sentence and wonders what kind of spineless insectoid weasel would ever consider a career as a file clerk, secretary or what-not. She's smart enough not to outright insult such people when they are in a position to cause trouble, but its always quite a struggle.
Hsina frequently takes unnecessary risks and participates in extreme sports to center herself. When such activities are not available she tends to drink heavily, and never that synth nonsense.
Finally, while Hsina is unbalanced and not quite right, she is very good at hiding it. She actually suffers from a genetic disorder that makes her completely psi-null. She has absolutely zero psionic potential where most humans have some, and while that means she can never learn some of the mental disciplines like walking on hot coals and the like, it also prevents empaths and telepaths from getting any reading at all, though a Vulcan mind-meld, which is a direct physical connection will get a reading, but only if done intrusively as she is incapable of consenting as that involves opening up a part of the brain that simply doesn't work.
2346.02.25 Born in Mosul, Iraq 2352.09.30 Father killed in action 2359.03.04 Accidental death of mother
2362.06.10 Graduated Nineveh College Preparatory High School two-years early 2365.06.21 Graduated Baghdad University, BS Major Physical Anthropology, Minor Geology 2366.12.13 Graduated University of Southern California, MA Archaeology/History dual major 2369.12.11 Graduated Oxford University, Ph.D Archaeology – Dissertation on the Preserver Language, which Hsina decoded for the first time 2370.02.04 – 2381.01.23 Oxford University Professor of Archaeology 2381.01.23 – 2387.08.10 Oxford University Assistant Dean of Ancient Studies, Department Chair of Archaeology 2387.09.01 – Present Starfleet Academy, BS Major Applied Mathematics, Minor Temporal Physics
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