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|Lieutenant Commander Irina Pavlova|
Lieutenant Commander Irina Pavlova is the Chief of Security on the the USS Eagle
- 1 Stats & Appearance
- 2 Relationships
- 3 Family
- 4 Early Life
- 5 Starfleet, 22nd Century
- 6 Immortality, at a High Price
- 7 Rescue
- 8 Starfleet, 24th Century
- 9 Present
- 10 Abilities and Disabilities
- 11 Recent Service
- 12 Medical File
- 13 Hobbies and Interests
- 14 Unusual Possessions
- 15 Educational and Professional Timeline
- 16 Career History Mini Timeline
- 17 Career History
- 18 Awards/Service Ribbons
Stats & Appearance
- Full Name: Irina Pavlova
- Race: Human/Terran
- Gender: Female
- DoB: 214401.05
- Chronological Age: 252
- Physiological Age: 27
- Height: 1.67 Meters
- Weight: 98 Kilograms (appears as 52 KG)
- Hair: Light Brown
- Eyes: Gray (red flecks in the whites)
- Skin: Light
- Build: Slim but densely muscled
- Religion: Atheist (formerly Russian Orthodox)
Irina had an extremely close friendship with Dimitri Popov, a neighbor boy in her apartment complex growing up. The two were inseparable and were closer than siblings all through their childhoods. Out of school they both enlisted in the marines together and were only separated when Irina was hand-picked for a long-term exploration mission on the USS Columbia. Dimitri is the father of Irina's daughter Katya.They were unofficially married over a long-range comm relay with plans for a real ceremony on Irina's return.He died of old age in 2232 waiting for Irina to return and was clearly long dead when she finally made it home.
Grace was the Chief Medical Officer on Irina's first ship, and is Katya Pavlova's godmother.
Katya Pavlova was born on April 2, 2170 and went into cryogenic stasis on November 11, 2171. While Katya slept during the entirety of Irina's 219 exile, she did age in stasis at a vastly reduced rate, emerging at the physiological age of 4 instead of two. Initially behind her age group developmentally upon awakening, Katya has caught up quickly and is now an extremely bright 9-year-old, though one raised with some very odd values by her highly unusual mother.
AJ and Irina met as soon as she was transferred back to the Embassy from the Atlantis. For reasons unknown their brief meeting created sparks and those sparks led to a relationship between the two women. After a passionate courtship Irina and Aurora were married, but AJ was tragically murdered on their wedding night.
Jazmine Snow: Jazmine was given up for adoption at birth, Aurora went to see her after her mental breakdown. After Aurora left Jazmine's home life spiraled out of control and now she is broken but ever determined to be in Starfleet like her mother. Jazmine meant more to Aurora then anyone will ever know and AJ regretted giving her up for adoption. With her mother dead, Jazmine is now under Irina's care as an adopted daughter.
Irina's Greag-Great-Great (many, many greats) Niece, descended from her sister Liliana.
Kai'la was encountered on Mercadia III by an away team from the USS Excalibur. Upon learning of advanced technology and the existence of aliens, Kai'la was given the choice of a memory wipe or removal from her planet as a Prime Directive violation. She chose the latter and was adopted by Major Irina Pavlova, then the Excalibur's Marine Commandant.
With the death of AJ still less than a year behind her, Irina never expected to find happiness again, but at her commanding officer's wedding she thought she may have. Irina and Aria started dating, and despite her best intentions not to, Irina found herself quickly and suddenly falling in love.
Irina and Aria dated for 9 months, and then while away on shore leave to Bajor they eloped suddenly and had a hasty though traditional Bajoran ceremony. Irina takes her vow "to protect" extremely seriously.
- Spouse: Oddas Aria
- Father: Gregori Pavlov, Deceased
- Mother: Tatiana Gutsu, Deceased
- Siblings: Brother Anatoli Pavlov, Sisters Ekaterina and Liliana Pavlova. All deceased
- Daughter: Katya Pavlova, Chronological Age 226, Physiological Age 11
- Stepdaughter: Jazmine Snow, Age 17
Irina was the oldest of four children, and while not the best of them academically, she was always the athlete of the family. From gymnastics in her childhood years to track, polo and rugby as a teenager, Irina was always an overachiever when it came to any test of strength, endurance and coordination. All of her coaches in the various sports hinted at olympic-level talent, if only she would stick with a particular sport long enough. Sadly, Irina usually got bored with an activity far too quickly to truly become world class. It was only the violin and shooting that she stuck with for any length of time. The violin because her father, a violinist in the St. Petersburg symphony would likely kill her if she quit, and shooting because she liked the noise and staying interested just involved increasing distances, reducing time or introducing movement to her targets.
After high school her only real career options were military service or music, and while a talented violinist, she figured it would be easy to maintain her skill while serving in the marines, but once on an orchestra military service would forever be out of reach. She and neighbor Dimitri Popov joined the Earth Defense Marine Corps and attended the academy together. Her marksmanship skills quickly attracted attention at the very highest levels of the marine corps, such that she was pulled from the academy a year early and sent to the newly formed Starfleet Academy for special cross-training as a naval security officer, hand-picked by Commodore Vittorio Moretti, the commanding officer of the USS Columbia for his historic five-year exploration mission.
Starfleet, 22nd Century
Pavlova and Popov by this time were romantically involved, and unknown to either of them, Irina became pregnant on their last night together before Columbia's departure on July 20, 2169, the Columbia's mission not coincidentally starting on the the bicentennial anniversary of man's first walk on the moon. At only 22-years-old and a newly commissioned 2nd Lieutenant, Irina was the only marine on Columbia, and was her chief of security.
Baby Katya was born 9 months into Columbia's mission. Two years later, Columbia emerged a battered hulk on the other side of the Aurix II wormhole, and lacking life-support, Commodore Moretti sent an away team to the only planet in range with even a remote possibility of sustaining life. Katya along with most of Columbia's crew went into stasis, while Irina was part of that away team to the planet Kjenta II, barely L class on a good day.
Immortality, at a High Price
Irina spent 219 years on Kjenta II. The planet, much like the Ba'ku home world, has special properties that affect living creatures on the surface. The away team members all found themselves getting younger, if such a thing was possible, until they stopped at their physical prime. For Irina who was only 24 at the time, she simply remained the same age. Doctor Treng and Commander Lennon, both in their 40s, reverted to their mid 20s. Nobody ever got sick, and wounds and injuries, unless immediately fatal, healed at a shockingly rapid rate.
The away team was stuck on Kjenta II because of another side-effect of the unique planet, which was the heavy ionization layer in the atmosphere that sucked all power from all equipment, to include their shuttles on the way down. Crash landed without working weapons and communications, the away team had to fight off barbaric savage tribes descended from the advanced humanoid species that had, 4 centuries earlier wiped themselves out in an apocalyptic war.
Essentially immortal while on Kjenta II, the brilliant scientist Dr. Treng set them to work on finding a way home. It took almost 120 years, but she finally designed and built an antenna capable of penetrating the ionization layer and sending out a distress signal. The USS Miranda in 2293 responded to that distress signal. For three weeks the Federation ship orbited Kjenta II and through Treng's advanced antenna collaborated with the Columbia survivors to devise an escape strategy. Sadly, nothing they tried could penetrate the atmosphere, and so under orders from Starfleet Intelligence not to leave that monofilament antenna or any evidence of it, USS Miranda fired on the antenna, overloaded its generator (killing six of the Columbia survivors) and left Kjenta.
Another century passed until in 2390 Treng built another antenna, but this time she also built a transporter and converted an old missile into an exit vehicle. Whoever came in response to their distress signal this time would find them prepared, with two escape plans and a very healthy distrust of the Federation. USS Discovery-C, herself badly damaged from the Aurix II wormhole, responded to that distress signal.
What followed was a veritable bloodbath as Treng tried to take control of the Discovery's away team, ultimately getting killed by those she tried to control. Of USS Columbia's crew, nine remained alive on Columbia herself in deep cryo-stasis while 26 were originally on the surface. At the end of the struggle, only four remained alive from the original away team, two who escaped the planet in the rocket during the power struggle, Commander Lennon who was severely injured just before the final battle, and Irina Pavlova, who had challenged Treng prior to Discovery's arrival and found herself aligned with Discovery's crew more out of necessity than choice.
Following her return to Earth, the other three members of Columbia's away team to Kjenta II were studied, poked, prodded, tested and evaluated. Like the Ba'ku before them, Federation scientists were very interested in how a normal humans were not only alive, but young following 219 years on the surface of Kjenta II. All three later disappeared and were found dead with their organs harvested. Irina avoided that fate only through the intervention of Captain Waltas and Commander Amman of the Discovery-C, who doctored the records on the Columbia so that she was indicated as going into stasis.
Starfleet, 24th Century
Irina was immediately cleared for duty (CPT Waltas and LCDR Amman of USS Discovery-C did some corrective work on her personnel file, making it appear as though she had been in stasis the entire time) and was assigned as a marine on the USS Vigilant. Her adjustment to the 24th century is a work in progress, made more difficult when Vigilant's marine detachment was transferred from the ship and Irina was laterally commissioned as a Lieutenant in Starfleet and assigned to the security/tactical department.
Security/tactical isn't particularly difficult for Irina as it is perhaps the one branch where little has changed over the last two centuries and change. Weapons and shields are more powerful and ships are faster, but the basics remain the same. It is only in computers where Irina has trouble, and in the year since rescue she has become more and more proficient, though a special use profile is required to shift LCARS displays to monochrome due to her complete color blindness.
Since serving on Vigilant, Irina has developed something of a reputation for being sarcastic, a bit hot-headed, and frequently getting injured. Of course, she is always at the very front of whatever dangerous situation is present and usually "On Point", so in a way it is to be expected. She has also shown a rather healthy fear of doctors and counselors, but at the same time a very protective nature over her shipmates. Irina has even managed to make a few friends, particularly Lieutenants Udas and T'Mihn in science on the Vigilant, and later at Duronis Embassy Lieutenant Commander Parker and a renewed and deepened friendship with Colonel Waltas.
Towards the end of her stint on USS Vigilant Irina learned about time travel and how James Kirk traveled back in time to 1968 and later to 1986 successfully. She has since been studying and planning how she can herself go home to 2171. She understood the ramifications, how this might alter the timeline, was torn between her desire to return to her proper time and the understanding of the damage this might cause, but mere days after her arrival at Duronis II Embassy she made good on her plan. With daughter Katya in tow, Irina stole a runabout and came within 20 seconds of reaching breakaway speed (and the point of no return) before Captain Tyr Waltas stopped her. More accurately, she let him stop her, and since then has made no further attempt to return to her own century.
Irina was at the Duronis II Embassy for just short of five years; longer than she'd spent at any other assignment other than her exile on Kjenta II, and during that time has formed many close relationships and overcome many of the challenges she faced as a 22nd century person trying to live a 24th century life. Along they way she was married, widowed and then married again, taken in a teenager from a planet following a Prime Directive violation and seen that teenager off to Starfleet Academy, and has settled down into a happy and almost normal (as normal as life can be in Starfleet) family life with her wife, Commander Oddas Aria and their two daughters, Katya Pavlova and Jazmine Snow.
Despite everything going so well for her, Irina still had many problems to overcome. Recently she has had some serious misgivings about the never-ending cycle of violence and her role in perpetuating that cycle, and has also suffered some minor side-effects of being away from the radiation of the Kjenta star that over 219 years had altered her physiology. What started as an occasional nervous tick has slowly progressed to slight shakes that have started to affect her accuracy. While not necessarily a health problem. per-se, she has also notice the gradual waning of her physical strength. Since that strength was the result of over two centuries in extremely high gravity, living in normal gravity for the last five years, despite Irina's borderline masochistic workout regimen, has taken its toll.
What changed Irina and her life more than anything else was meeting, falling in love with and marrying Oddas Aria. While Irina had started questioning violence and it's never-ending cycle before meeting Aria, it was after the wedding when she was finally able to start living in the present and for the future, rather than staying stuck in the very distant past.
Abilities and Disabilities
Irina suffers from many side-effects of her long exile on Kjenta II. Kjenta II was a high gravity planet with unusual and harsh light from the nearby red dwarf Kjenta star. She is completely color blind and highly light sensitive due to the complete fusing of the cones in her eyes. She also suffered fairly severe nerve damage to her left side that while mostly repaired, was not and never will be perfectly so. This results in severe cramping of her left hand if she tries to do any fine motor control and for a time made it almost impossible for her to play the violin without significant pain. Irina is also exceptionally strong, the benefit of living 2.2 centuries in almost three times earth normal gravity. She has essentially the same level of physical strength as a strong Klingon or an average Vulcan. Lastly, she is VERY rough around the edges after 220 years living on essentially a post-apocalyptic wasteland of a world. She holds many normal customs in quiet disdain and was sarcastic, borderline insubordinate during a recent inspection of the USS Vigilant.
Irina is an expert sniper, with expert something of a modest understatement. She has perfect hand-eye coordination and is still the only non-synthetic life form to ever be recorded with a perfect 100% marksmanship score on all Starfleet, marine and even Marine Force Recon/Sniper qualifications. Simply put, Irina can hit anything with any weapon so long as she can see it and it is within the weapon's range. She remains the only human to ever, repeatedly hit birds in flight at 500 meters using iron sights with projectile or beam weapons (she can do it with both, unfailingly). While the Federation does not and never did condone assassination, Irina was trained nonetheless to take head-shots at hyper-extreme range; a skill she put to excellent and frequent use on Kjenta II, including an unconfirmed kill at over 5,000 meters.
Her innate and natural shooting talent was reinforced during 219 years on the harsh planet of Kjenta II, where the USS Columbia away team were under constant attack. Irina's verified record was a head shot with a .50 calibre sniper rifle at 3.6 kilometers with a telescopic (optical) sight, while a longer shot at 5.3 kilometers though unconfirmed, would the longest sniper shot ever recorded with a hand-held projectile or beam weapon by an organic life form in any environment, let alone in high gravity.
Strangely and out of sync with her history and branch, Irina is also fairly gifted at math. While she only has the normal 22nd century Marine Academy Bachelor of military science degree, she studied advanced mathematics under the legendary Dr. Lan Ngoc Treng during her 219 year exile on Kjenta II and is essentially equivalent to a bachelor of science in applied mathematics. She also learned, by necessity, basic mechanical, electrical and civil engineering working on the many construction projects geared toward departure from Kjenta II.
After her stint on the Vigilant Irina was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant Commander, and reassigned (and laterally transferred back to the Marines) as Chief of Strategic Operations and after as Chief Tactical officer at Duronis II Embassy and USS Thunder. Upon arrival she was reunited with now Colonel Tyr Waltas, the ship captain who had rescued her from the purgatory of Kjenta II. He again played the role of savior when he prevented her from performing the slingshot maneuver in a stolen runabout in an attempt to return to the 22nd century, and then helped her cover her tracks.
In the time since arriving at Duronis, Irina has felt her grasp on reality slowly slipping away despite the best efforts of those close to her to try and keep her grounded. Whether it was PTSD after more than two centuries on high combat alert or depression finally setting in after coming to an understanding that she will never see anyone from her past other than her daughter Katya, Irina has slowly been descending into madness in the years since her rescue.
Following nearly a year at Duronis II Embassy, Irina briefly reassigned as the Chief Marine Officer on the USS Excalibur-A, and then returned to the Embassy, this time as the Chief of Security.
Soon after her return to the Embassy she married Lieutenant Aurora James, who was tragically killed on their wedding night. Following AJ's death Irina was all-business until her commanding officer's wedding, at which time a single dance with the Chief Engineer led to nine months of dating and then marriage, Irina's third.
Irina has also become very close to Aria's surrogate family, the Ijos, and hopes to spend many shore leave periods visiting with her family.
Irina's last posting at the Embassy was as the Chief of Strategic Operations for the Embassy and its attached starships, and as her relationship with Aria deepened she has also begun to think about possibly leaving the Marines and switching over to regular Starfleet, mostly on account of a growing wariness toward violence.
One of the Thor's recent mission sent Irina and her shipmates to the one place she never wished to return to; Kjenta II. Irina spent two months on the surface and quickly re-adapted to the high gravity, while rejuvenating in physiological age by three years.
Since their marriage and honeymoon on Bajor, Irina has been (secretly) learning the Bajoran language, and hopes one day to surprise her wife with a trip to Bajor and on arrival, turning off the universal translator and interacting with Aria and the Ijos in their native language.
Oddas Aria, now a full commander, was assigned as Commanding Officer of the Intrepid class starship USS Eagle, and of course Irina was the first to apply for transfer to her wife's new command. On learning of the assignment, Irina finally not only realized, but accepted with the peace of understanding that a ship of her own was not in her future, and that she could seek no higher calling or greater contentment than seeing her wife succeed.
Irina's ordeal on Kjenta II is not listed anywhere on her personal or medical file. That file was edited and doctored by the captain and chief of security of the USS Discovery-C and indicates that rather than spending 219 years on the surface of Kjenta II, Irina Pavlova is reflected as spending those years in cryogenic stasis with her surviving shipmates. Her medical file still shows her height as 5'8" and weight as 118lbs despite an actual decrease in almost 2 inches and an (invisible to the eye) increase of 100lbs, all in increased bone density and muscle density and definition. Her colorblindness and permanently dilated pupils are amended in Discovery's report reflecting damage caused by a fault in her failing stasis tube on recovery. The nerve damage, at least to her left hand and wrist, was somewhat repaired in a surgery in the year 2391 performed by Toni Turner using the nerves of a deceased marine. Since that time, Irina is again able to play the violin, though with considerable pain in the left hand.
Irina has, to date, been extremely fortunate to find sympathetic ears of her commanding officers on the Vigilant and Duronis II Embassy who allowed her to maintain her secrets and continue uploading data from a physical taken on the Columbia in the year 2172.
Hobbies and Interests
While Irina originally joined the marines as a means to satisfy her desire for adventure, her plan at the time was to serve for five years and then return to the obvious career choice of music. It was always expected that Irina would follow in the footsteps of her parents, grandfather, all the way back to her distant ancestor Modest Mussorgsky in the 19th century and live the life of classical music. Everyone in her ancestral line, with a few exceptions, were either composers, conductors, or for the century plus before Irina's birth, members of the St. Petersburg Philharmonic's violin, cello or viola sections.
Irina was badly injured when her shuttle crashed on Kjenta II in 2171 including nerve damage to her left hand that prevented her from playing the violin, however her commanding officer, Admiral Toni Turner, performed a successful surgery in which nerve tissue from a deceased marine was grafted into her left hand and wrist restoring much of the lost control. While playing is painful, Irina gets finds the price a manageable one for the ability to once again play her beloved violin. She spends a lot of time practicing these days, and hopes in the distant future to take a position in an orchestra when Starfleet is eventually finished with her. Irina is no longer world-class, but she is certainly at or slightly beyond the level that could get her a seat in almost any municipal orchestra or chamber group.
In addition to the violin, Irina also knows how to play the related instruments of viola and cello, and is a functional, if uninspired guitarist. Besides the German and Russian Romantic-era music she favors, she is also a fan rock music from earth's "British Invasion" of the 1960s and of many artists and styles influenced by it.
Beyond music, Irina has taken an interest in her wife's native language and has been studying Bajoran.
Finally, Irina enjoys riding her vintage motorcycle and is an excellent cook, knowing mostly Russian, French and British dishes, but now learning Bajoran cuisine with the hope of surprising her sort-of in-laws, the Ijos.
Irina owns a number of relics from her 22nd century life, including a number of weapons issued to her as the chief armory officer of the USS Columbia in 2169, a few specialized projectile weapons from her training as a marine sniper and a number of weapons she has sought out and obtained since her rescue in the 24th century. She also has a vintage Rolex wristwatch from the First World War that is currently on "permanent loan" to Oddas Aria, a vintage Norton 850 Commando motorcycle that she and Oddas restored together and a number of her original 22nd century uniforms which she often wears on special occasions or for important or dangerous duties. This is perhaps due to a strong desire that when her time comes, she wants her body to be found wearing her "proper" uniform.
Despite her affinity for ancient things, Irina's two most prized possessions are the wedding ring that Oddas Aria made for her (complete with circuitry to "check on" each other) and the vintage and somewhat famous violin given to her by Oddas Aria on their first wedding anniversary.
Educational and Professional Timeline
- 2164.06.10 Graduated Yuri Gagarin High School, St. Petersburg, Russia
- 2167.06.21 Graduated Earth Defense Marine Academy, Commissioned Second Lieutenant
- 2168.01.15 Marine Sniper School. Tested out on first day (accuracy rating still highest ever recorded, remained to train instructors)
- 2168.02.10 Marine Force Recon Training, Branch Qualified Recon/Sniper
- 2169.06.13 Completed Starfleet Academy Security Branch cross-training. Promoted First Lieutenant and rated for Starship service
- 2169.07.20 Assigned USS Columbia NX-02 (NX class) as chief of security. Began Five-Year Exploration Mission
- 2171.11.13 USS Columbia lost, presumed destroyed at Aurix II.
- 2171.11.13 Stranded on Kjenta II for 219 years
- 2172.04.16 Promoted to Marine Captain (Posthumously)
- 2190 Rescued from Kjenta II by USS Discovery-C, poked, prodded and studied for two months until with the help of Captain Waltas and Lt. Commander Amman of Discovery her file was edited and she was cleared for duty.
- 2190 Lieutenant, Security/Tactical, USS Vigilant
- 2191 Lieutenant Commander, Security/Tactical, USS Vigilant-A
- 2192 Major, Chief of Tactical, Duronis Embassy
- 2192 Major, Chief of Marines, USS Excalibur-A
- 2194 Lieutenant Commander, Chief of Security, Duronis 2 Embassy
- 2195 Lieutenant Commander, Chief of Security, USS Eagle
Career History Mini Timeline
- 2164-2167 Marine Corps Academy
- 2167-2169 Starfleet Security Cross-Training
- 2169-2171 Chief of Security, USS Columbia
- 2171-2390 Chief of Security, Columbia Away Team on Kjenta II
- 2390 Marine Officer, USS Vigilant-A
- 2390 Lieutenant, Security/Tactical, USS Vigilant-A
- 2391 Lieutenant Commander, Security/Tactical, USS Vigilant-A
- 2391-2395 Major / Lieutenant Commander, Chief of Security, Duronis II Embassy
- 2395-Present Lieutenant Commander, Chief of Security, USS Eagle
|2nd Lieutenant||2169-2171||USS-Columbia||Chief of Security|
|1st Lieutenant||2171-2172||USS-Columbia||Chief of Security|
|Lieutenant||2390||USS-Vigilant-A||Chief of Security|
|Lieutenant Commander||2391||USS-Vigilant-A||Security/Tactical Officer|
|Major||239109.01-239202.16||Duronis II Embassy/USS Thunder-A||Chief Tactical Officer|
|Major||239202.16-239204.10||USS Excalibur-A||Battalion Commander: "Excalibur Knights"|
|Major||239204.11-239207.11||Duronis II/USS Thunder-A||Chief Security Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239207.20-239505.08||Duronis II/USS Thunder-A||Chief of Security|
|Lieutenant Commander||239207.20-239510.31||Duronis II/USS Thunder-A||Strategic Operations Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239510.31-Present||Eagle/USS Eagle||Chief of Security|
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