Jalana Rajel is the Commanding Officer on the USS Constitution-B. She is a joined Trill and prefers to be addressed as Jalana, as she herself prefers non formality over formalities. She is the seventh host of the Rajel symbiont.
- Birth name Name: Jalana Laxyn
- Joined: 2392
- Telepathic status: none
- ID Number: TR-896-431
- Height: 1.65m (about 5'5)
- Hair Color: Red
- Eye Color: Emerald Green
- Mother: Caline Laxyn, Botanist/Gardener
- Father: Vivan Laxyn, Ambassador
- Brother: Prax Laxyn, Student of Architecture
- Marital Status: In Relationship with Jerome Milsap
|Vivan Laxyn is a Trill Ambassador. When Jalana was young, he already started to prepare her to follow his footsteps, trained her and took her with him to Banquets to make the transition easy for her. He is unhappy about her decision to become a Doctor and does not support her. The relationship was tense and since she left Trill they have not spoken with each other. In 2393 Vivan suffered from a severe heart attack, which led to Jalana visiting Trill to take care of him. In that time they had time to speak and while it will take a while to heal that relationship, they are back to speaking terms and work on their connection together.|
|Caline Laxyn is an easy going Botanist, who thinks that hapiness in life is to live one's dream or at least follow it. Therefore she is supportive of her children, whatever they wish to pursue as long as it makes them happy. She is the voice of reason in the Laxyn Household, but also can have quite a temper if nobody seems to listen to her. In case of the relationship between her husband and Jalana she does not have much success with the reasoning part though.|
|Prax is a lot younger than Jalana and has not shown any interest in Diplomacy ever, so Vivan did not even try to push him into that direction. The age difference between Prax and Jalana has not aways made things easy, but they love each other. He follows his dream of studying Architecture.|
|When Jalana had learned that she will need a mentor to remain in the symbiosis program Viktor Lanius suggested Cayden as logical choice. Jalana did not know any other joined Trill in the vicinity and instead of getting a stranger to her side from the comission she decided to ask Cayden, who agreed to mentor her through her training. Even now after Jalana has been joined she continues her friendship with Cayden.|
|What started as a working relationship when Sundassa was assigned to Jalana's department turned into a close friendship between the women. Even though that Sundassa later left the department to become First Officer has not changed anything between them. Sundassa was the first to hear about Viktor's and Jalana's engagement, while Jalana was the first crew member to hear about Sun's relationship to Jaxx. Sundassa was also the bringer of bad news of Viktor being arrested for murder and accompanied her as friend and doctor to receive her symbiont.|
|Shelther is the big brother of her best friend Sundassa. Jalana met him when he had come to visit his sister on the Apollo. Over time, also thanks to her friendship with Sun, she had also become friends with Shelther. She had attended his promotion to Captain, and only a short time later he was the one promoting Jalana to Commander and handing her the keys to the USS Constitution-B as her own command.|
|During Jalana's visit for Shelther's promotion, Jalana had been curious to see Doyle's Sick Bay. When she arrived there she met Selene, working there as Medical Officer. It had taken only moments before Jalana recognized Sundassa in her, despite the change of hair and eye colour, and the obvious age difference. She learned that Selene had come from the future to change her past but then had gotten stuck here. To not be too obvious she had changed her appearance. While Selene obviously was Sundassa to Jalana, she also learned that Selene is her own person with differences to the Sun she knew. The women stayed in contact and despite the changes and differences became friends, or stayed depending on the view.|
|Although Jaxx was Jalana's commanding Officer a friendship had developed between them. This friendship deepened when Jaxx laid in a coma and Jalana had the task to figure out why and how to get him out of it. She carries one of his secrets as his Doctor since then. Even though she does not serve with him any more, she still considers him a friend.|
|It all had started as a simple 'Bring her to the Bridge', but as things go, that was not the end. During an R&R evening on the Holodeck that brought the crew into an old fashioned Casino Viktor was willing to teach her Poker and she had enjoyed the time at his side. But it took another R&R at the beach of Shinraka, that he asked her out. While spending time with him in a holo-version of his home on earth he confessed that he liked her and she returned these feelings. After Jalana fought with a small fit of jealousy, when she met one of Viktor's old flames on SB 118, Viktor confessed his love to her; feelings she undeniably returned. After being held as hostages during shore leave on Izar they spend time wandering through a forest and watching the beauty of a sunrise, as Viktor surprised her with proposing, she happily agreed. During shore leave Viktor and Jalana visited Earth to get to know his parents, but things did not go as wished. Not too long after when Viktor's mother was on her death bed, he left once more without her, but after his return he was not the same as before. About a week later Jalana got the bad news of him being arrested for murder. Upon trying to contact him, he refused to talk to her and relayed a message of her being free to live her life... without him.|
|T'Mar and Jalana had been serving together for a while years ago on the USS Apollo. Shortly before the ship had been destroyed by the Borg, T'Mar was transferred to the USS Gemini as First Officer. Years later while serving on the Apollo-A T'Mar returned into her life and they picked up where they had left off. When Jalana received her own command she didn't hesitate to make T'Mar her first officer.|
|The first time Jalana met Nugra was, when he had come on board of the USS Apollo, to attend Sundassa Faranster's promotion as her Academy trainer. Jalana had been very curious and had asked him a lot of questions about him, the Gorn and the traditional blade he was carrying with him. Over the time Nugra and Jalana had grown closer and formed a friendship. He is rather protective of her which lead to him storming the Conny when Starfleet Intelligence had detained her and took the ship, to rid the Conny and Jalana of SFI. He also was the one promoting her to Captain and at the same time honoring her with gifting her her very own Vss'Kot blade. Learning of his death has been a tragedy for her.|
|It started with a breakfast as a welcome and has grown into a friendship and later into more than that. It took both over a year to figure out their feelings for each other, but in December 2393 they finally made it official and started dating.|
Colleague, Childhood Acquaintance
|During Jalana's upbringing Jalana has been taken to many diplomatic events by her father. As a child these were boring to her, so she gravitated around other children of the important men and women at these event. Teryn had been one of them, the nephew of Legate Trevok Vehk. They spent quite some time together over the course of childhood and teenage years, with Jalana being about 10 years older than him. They did not quite become friends, because she found his behaviour exhausting, rude and impossible. They met again later when he was transferred to the Constitution as Tactical Officer, much to his dismay.|
Jalana was born into the family of a Diplomat and a Botanist, who always wanted the best for their child. As many other times, when having good intentions, they do not work out as well as thought. Knowing that his position would bring prestige and a good life, Vivan Laxyn started early to do everything that Jalana would one day follow his footsteps. So the girl did not visit schools, but was taught by her father in everything she would have to know for this fate. But Jalana was never really interested in this field of expertise. Already early she wanted to help people in a different way.
It took her quite a bit to finally 'come out' to her parents, letting them know that she wanted to become a Doctor. In contrast to her mother, her father did not like this at all and kicked her out of the house and tried to stop her with his influence, but Jalana stood up against him and followed her dream. After graduation from school and passing the tests of Medical school she enrolled. She knew during her training that she wanted to do more and applied for Star Fleet Academy, to go there after her medical training would conclude.
She had to do the tests for Academy two times and just a week before she graduated from Medical School she got the message that she was accepted. As soon as she had her graduation letter in her hand she left Trill joining Star Fleet.
While Jalana was at Academy she never did regret that step and enjoyed her training, even though it was harder than she expected. During her fifth year she was surprised by a message from the Symbiosis commission of Trill that she was also accepted for taking tests to become an initiate. Finding out that her parents had send her application she first ignored it but then became curious if she could do it. Surprisingly she passed the tests but did not hear anything from the Commission after that. First she told herself, that they had a lot of applicants so it would take a while, but after some time she forgot about it and went on with her StarFleet Medical Training.
In the year 2389 she finally finished the Academy, and was stationed on the USS Apollo. As of Stardate 239104.30 she has been declared Doctor med. by the Medical Commission.
On Stardate 239108.22 Jalana learned that Viktor Lanius had been arrested by Starfleet. He was charged with several murders and the attack on another person, in that progress he had been removed from Starfleet and is now waiting court martial. Jalana has not taken the news well and was moved from her Chief Medical Officer position down to ACMO for the time being.
Noticing that she had more trouble getting through the situation, she requested to be lowered to Medical Officer to be able to focus on getting better. On SD 239202.01 the request was granted. On the very same day though, she received a call from the Trill Symbiosis commission and was sent to an emergency joining. Since the symbiont would not have survived a longer trip back to the homeworld, she agreed and met the USS Nemia to receive the symbiont. She is the seventh host of the Rajel Symbiont.
On SD 239205.28 she has been promoted to Commander and has received Command over the USS Constitution-B, relayed through Captain Shelther Faranster, which was a big surprise to her. The biggest part of the Apollo crew had been transferred to the Constitution to serve under her in the Talos Sector.
After returning from a time travel mission in 1914, Jalana has been promoted to Captain on SD 239212.31 by Nugra, who came to visit the Constitution. He also honored her by gifting her a Vss'Kot blade, a Gorn dagger, that had an orange gem embedded in to the silver, engraved handle, with the words: "You had once asked me about my Vss'Kot blade and I had explained to you that it is a way that a Captian of a vessel shows their achievements in the service of the leader. I present to you, this hand made Vss'Kot blade, to commemorate your rise to this hallowed position."
Drinks and Food
Jalana is helpless when it comes to cooking. She uses the replicator, because even the easiest meal will either burn or otherwise fail. If using the Replicator she is very eager to experiment and try out new things and does not have any favourite. She still will have to figure out if that changed after her being joined.
Also she has a little problem with alcoholic beverages. Upon trying them she usually starts to cough and hyperventilate, or spits them all over the bar to her own embarrassment. She did not find one yet, that did not cause this effect, although she keeps trying. But usually she just sticks to non alcoholic ones. Her favourite non alcoholic mixed drink is 'Coconut Kiss' a terran drink, but she exchanges the usual cherry juice against Trill Boulan Berry Juice. She learned about this drink during her academy time on Earth, introduced to her by her room-mate so she would not have to stick to water while everyone else had fancy drinks.
Jalana's favourite hot drink is Betazoid Jestral Tea. She learned to enjoy it during the training with her father, to calm her nerves.
When Jalana is concentrating, she bites her lower lip. Sometimes she slightly sticks out her tongue in the progress, though pulls it back as soon as she realizes that she does it.
She takes a lot of things with a portion of humour. She believes that only because she has a serious profession, she does not have to be just as serious at all times. That also shows during duty. But she knows when to be serious.
Jalana does not like formalities and prefers to be on first name basis with everyone. So it can happen that she does use the first name without asking first and also likes when others stick the 'Ma'am' elsewhere and rank and use her name.
Jalana has learned to play the flute on Trill. The Trillian flute is a long wooden instrument with a small moveable wooden attachment, that allows a broad variety of tunes covering several octaves. It is able to be in harmony with various instrument due to this. Depending on the kind of song it can be simple or rather complicated to play. Of all instruments she had been trying as a child this was the only one she stuck to.
Goals and Ambitions
Because Vivan Laxyn wanted his daughter to follow his footsteps to become a Diplomat and one day Ambassador, he is not very supportive of Jalana's choices. In that dynamic, Jalana has the feeling to proof to her father that she can make it, even without his help.
Apria, one of her former hosts had been a Commanding Officer in the Trill Private Service. The experience of course throws shadows onto the way of her own command in Starfleet. She aims to find her own way, not too much influenced by Apria's CO style.
On duty: While the Uniform is self explanatory, she prefers the skirt style and wears it whenever possible. She combines the knee-long skirt with knee high boots. Now that she is not bound to Sick Bay anymore, she wears hair hair either in an up-do or loose.
Off Duty: Jalana prefers skirts and dresses to pants, but wears them as well. Her favourite colour to wear is a dark green, though she likes to experiment with other colors and if they go with her hair. If not for a special occassion she usually wears rather casual or casual chique. Usually she wears her hair loose off duty.
Events and formal events: She will dress accordingly to events when attending these, even if the attire would not be her taste of make her feel foolish (for example special robes or barely covering attire for special occassions on different worlds).
Classified (( OOC: This information is not known to any character but Jalana, Sundassa Faranster, T'Mar and Jerome Milsap. )) Since the hostage situation on Izar, Jalana suffered from nightmares, that had only intensified with her almost death during the Iconian Gate Mission and later by the events around her ex-fiancé. Due to those she started to self medicate to suppress her REM Sleep (the phase in which we dream). As REM sleep is where she would rest, energize, process the events of the day or problems this did have an impact on her behaviour and personality. Jalana was constantly tired - which she countered again with medication, it was easier to irritate her in contrast to her known chipper personality, she was not as stress resistant as before and in addition had audio hallucinations. Her friend Sundassa found out about her problems and helped her through the progress of living without the drugs. While this has been a while, in Situations of Stress Jalana still shows signs like shaky hands and the loss of focus for a moment. She abstains from medications as much as possible, to not be tempted.
|2379 - 2383||Medical School||Trill|
|Cadet 4th - 1st Class||2383 - 238906.11||Starfleet Academy||Medical (including Residency)|
|Ensign||238906.11-238908.11||USS Apollo||Medical Officer|
|Lieutenant JG||238908.12-238908.20||USS Apollo||Assistant Chief Medical Officer|
|Lieutenant JG||238908.21-238912.10||USS Apollo||Chief Medical Officer|
|Lieutenant||238912.10-239004.14||USS Apollo||Chief Medical Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239004.14-239008.24||USS Apollo||Chief Medical Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239008.24-239109.18||USS Apollo||Chief Medical Officer & Second Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239004.30-239108.07||USS Aegis (Transition-ship of Apollo Crew)||Temporary First Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239008.24-239109.18||USS Apollo-A||Chief Medical Officer & Second Officer|
|Lieutenant Commander||239102.01-239205.28||USS Apollo-A||Medical Officer|
|Commander||239205.28-239212.31||USS Constitution-B||Commanding Officer|
|Captain||239212.31-Present||USS Constitution-B||Commanding Officer|
|"Slither, Slither in the Night"||The USS Apollo, after dispatching a discovered Borg scout ship to a transport tug, resumes her primary mission to explore the Typhon Sector. Her first mission is to locate the missing USS Nelson and find out what happened to her. Soon, the ship was discovered adrift in space. In an effort to complete it's mission, is facing a double edged dilemma. This mission was Jalana's maiden voyage. She did not have any time to get warm with the crew or the medical staff, before she was thrown into a packed Sick Bay. Because the CMO was part of the away Team Jalana had to fight through this on her own and her time in the Emergency Room during her residency helped her to stay calm and shine within the chaos.|
|"Vantage Point (Summer Blockbuster)"||The USS Apollo was recalled to the Trinity Sector as tensions between the Romulans and Klingons got worse. With tensions flaring, and the threat of an assassination attempt on a high level Cardassian diplomat, the crew must endure a race against time to stop it from happening. Meanwhile the USS Victory departed StarBase 118 heading for the Thracian Alliance. Their encounter would require them to enlist help from the Apollo.|
|Above and Beyond||After receiving word from Admiral Luke Reider that someone was securing the elements to synthesize cobalt diselenide, the USS Apollo was dispatched to investigate the situation. A research station on Quatal Minor was hypothesized to be the base of operations for the manufacturing of biogenic weapons. The crew must uncover what is going on within the walls of the research facility and who is behind the procurement of the weapons. While the Away Team checked on the planet, Jalana was invited to stay on the bridge until she was needed in Sick Bay. It was a new experience for her to be in the middle of the happenings and also her first time to 'have' the bridge, when Captain Jaxx used the quiet time to check on things. After the Apollo made out a visiting Cardassian freighter approaching the planet, Jalana also had her first time in leading an Away Team to check on the cargo of this ship. She found this exciting but was needed in Sick Bay before she could finish her work. The away teams came back and had to be cut off the rest of the crew in quarantine because of a possible infection with a modified version of cobalt diselenide. But not only that was a problem, also that Alan William's heart condition had become worse and she had to proceed with a hear surgery right away. Almost had she lost the Science Officer as his heart gave up, but he got through. It had been one of the closest call she had in her career so far.|
|The Price of Freedom||Izar is the home to the Starfleet Tactical School, and the shore leave destination for the crew of the Apollo. After they arrived, the Apollo, with a skeleton crew, was dispatched to the nearest starbase for a quick resupply, leaving the senior staff and many others on the planet to enjoy some time off. Unbeknownst to them, a group of freedom fighters from a nearby system had hatched a plan to bring attention to the plight of their people. After requesting Federation intervention and being denied, the resistance fighters were desperate. One way or another, they would have the attention they needed... A small group of the Galaran Resistance took the group of Senior Officers hostage as they were sitting for dinner in the hotel own restaurant. Jalana faced her very first hostage situation and not only that, more than once she found herself at the wrong side of the rifle, for wanting to do her job. Helping another hostage who suffered from a heart attack and Cmdr. Tel-ar as he is badly wounded brought her into the position to place demands to the hostage takers and grow beyond the typical line of duty.|
|Gate to the gods||Scans of a region show unusual results, that leads to further investigation. The source of these strange readings is an iconion gateway that is found on a planet somewhere in the countryside, though with a post-warp civilization. This gate shows only one image. The other side is a fixed Gateway too. The crew begins to explore the other side. A civilisation that is far back in time without own technology. The strange readings though remain and they find tools of high tech level and are greeted by the inhabitants of the planet as gods. What happened here? Jalana did not enjoy to be seen as a deity, but it has been a special treat for her, to be able to work with the healer of the village. Going back to the roots of medicine. When after three days those appeared who had been showing up at the village as gods for 50 years the plans to rid the Eridean people from the 'False Gods' is in danger. That is also what the false gods notice and they deliberately poison the mayor hoping she will pass the poison on to the starfleet team. She succeeds to a part. Among the affected was Jalana, who had a strange outer body experience while the poison took over her body. Thanks to her friend and former Assistant Sundassa and Captain Jaxx an antidote was found and the crew (all but one) returned to the Apollo.|
|"Medina Ascending"||On their way to Starbase 11 - the Constitution's new home base - the crew receives a distress call from a freighter. Upon arrival they learn from the Captain of the SS Medica Ascending, that they have been attacked, boarded and robbed of their cargo by unknown aliens. During their efforts to help the Conny crew researches the attack to find the culprits. But things don't add up. Can they find out what really happened?|
|"1914"||During routine patrols in the Talos Sector, the Constitution gets shaken through violently as they are pulled into a surprisingly appearing singularity. Upon scans and research they find out that they landed close to Earth, on June 27th 1914. The temporal rift has closed itself and the ship has been damaged during transfer. Will the crew be able to return to their own time?|
|"Unity"||The USS Constitution receives a distress call that is barely audible apart from the words "They are coming". The call is originated in the Bretaka Nebula from the USS Unity, a deep research ship that is well a known part of history for disappearing over 100 years ago. What happened to the ship? Why have they called out now? What are they doing so far from their Mission area? And who are 'they'?|
|"Cloak and Dagger"||After enjoying shore leave at Starbase 11 the Constitution Crew leaves for a routine supply run. Before they are under way, however, a vessel hails them requesting sanctuary. The passenger is afraid for her life, after she witnesses a conversation that reveals that the recent death of a government official was not an accident or of natural causes. As she wants to leave the planet to find help, she misses her flight and the ship she was supposed to board explodes. Taking an alternative route, she finds the Constitution and does not only reveal the situation, but also that her people are Suliban. Will the crew help? And if so, what will they find out? Who is behind the murder of Junor and the alleged attempt to kill Akana?|
|"What lies below"||A Dokkaran group of the planet Kelan have to leave their home due to the poisoning of the soil putting them all in danger. They ask Starfleet for help to find a new home. Dagorin VI sounds like the perfect planet, but why would signals from a supposedly crushed terrorist group come from the uninhabited system? And what do the Dokkaran know about the reasons of the poisoning of Kelan? And why would anyone track their ships? What lies behind their re-settlement and are they alone on their new home?|
|"Peacemakers"||The Constitution crew is informed that they are moving to a new region of duty for at least a year. Starfleet wants them to leave right away to host peace talks between Hinji and Linara. Both species share the same star-system. For a while that went all well, but the small planets each species are on get crowded, so both species want to expand and colonise the last inhabitable planet in the system. Both believe they have 'claim' and are now on the brink of war. The leaders request Starfleet's help. Can they stop events unfolding to a war of worlds or are they too late?|
|Awards and Service Ribbons|
- During Trill Medical school: General Medicine, Trill symbiosis and problems with symbionts
- During Academy: Xenobiology and Surgery
- During Residency: Emergency Medicine
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