|Birthplace||New Sheras, Andoria|
Ensign Jona ch'Ranni, an Andorian, is currently the helm officer aboard the USS Columbia.
- Full Name: Jona ch'Ranni
- Current Rank: Ensign
- Race: Andorian
- Date of Birth: 237110.04
- Place of Birth: New Sheras, Andoria
- Gender: Male
- Telepathic status: T0/E0
- Height: 6'1"
- Weight: 180 pounds
- Hair Color: White with the barest touch of gray highlights
- Eye Color: Ice blue
- Spouse: None
- Children: None
- Father: Spel th'Ranni (History professor on Andoria)
- Father: Vorka ch'Ranni (Helmsman in the Andorian Guard)
- Mother: Mir zh'Ranni (History professor on Andoria)
- Mother: Nota sh'Ranni (Linguistics expert in the Andorian Guard)
- Siblings: None
Jona spent his youth on Andoria but developed a taste for Terran cuisine and culture despite his traditionalist parents' objections. When he applied to Starfleet it was against the wishes of all four of his parents. This has led to a somewhat strained relationship with them because of their ongoing disapproval. Jona displays a natural ability at piloting and served for a year aboard an Andorian dilithium freighter to gain experience before attending the Academy. His hobbies include playing three-dimensional chess and reading Andorian and Terran historical novels. He is eager to learn and gain life experiences. He can be somewhat clumsy when nervous but covers with humor even in serious situations. Jona is fluent in Graalen (Andorian), Federation Standard and Klingon and has intermediate ability in Bolian.
|Awards and Service Ribbons|
- 237110.04: Born on Andoria in the city of New Sheras to a coupling of two history professors and two officers in the Andorian Guard
- 239006.01: Signed on to serve aboard the Andorian Merchant Marine vessel Verlaxi, an Andorian dilithium freighter, to gain flight experience
- 239110.01: Entered Starfleet Academy
- 239510.17: Graduated Starfleet Academy with a major in Helm/Navigation and minor in Communications/Ops
- 239510.20: Assigned to USS-Columbia (NCC-85279) as Helm Officer
Stardate 239510.17 - Ensign Jona ch'Ranni - "Call Me Ensign Jojo"
I'm offically an ensign in Starfleet. I can't believe it! That final simulation was intense. Commanders Delano and Mei'konda had us on this holographic ship and everything went haywire. There was a ship that appeared on sensors and then there were these spider-like bugs that were feeding off the energy from the warp core. We had to abandon ship and head for the alien vessel. It was so real I almost forgot it was a holographic test. Looking forward to news of my assignment. The admiral says the duty postings will be available within the week. You know which ship I have my fingers crossed for! I tried contacting my charan but he refused the transmission. One day I hope to heal the rift with my parents.
Stardate 239510.20 - Ensign Jona ch'Ranni - "Leaving Tonight"
Not in my wildest dreams! Well, maybe my wildest dreams. I never thought I'd get my first choice of assignments! I ship out for the USS Columbia later today. They are on the way to a remote sector - the Sagittarius Reach - so my transport needs to leave right away to catch up with them. I can't believe I get to pilot the Columbia. I've been following every article on the FNS about her refit and now I get to fly the thing! Awesome!
Stardate 239510.26 - Ensign Jona ch'Ranni - "Missing in Action, Part I"
I got called up to helm duty during alpha shift. Normally that wouldn't happen except most of the senior officers are gone on an away mission. The scuttlebutt around the lounge is that the captain is missing and they've mounted a search and rescue mission for him. I hope he's okay.
Stardate 239510.30 - Ensign Jona ch'Ranni - "Missing in Action, Part II"
We received troubling news from the surface of the planet. Some unknown woman responded on Commander Ezo's comm. I hope its not one of the suspected Augments. They are no doubt a nasty bunch if the historical reports are to be believed. We have only just now re-established contact with our away teams. Commander Thoran ordered the ship into the planet's atmosphere as a show of strength. Less than a month on the ship and I'm already piloting the thing into a planet's atmosphere! I can only imagine what the ship must have looked like from the ground ... like some celestial chariot rumbling across the sky. Can't wait to see what's next.
Stardate 239511.29 - Ensign Jona ch'Ranni - "Arrival at Dehner Base"
We finally made port at our first official stop in the Sagittarius Reach: Dehner Base. The captain and XO and a few science types are going over for an initial visit and I've been asked to ferry them down in a shuttle. I'm interested to learn more about the personnel here. The captain seems to have a curious dynamic with the lead scientist - Sellards, I believe. Not quite what you would call mortal enemies ... but close.
Stardate 239512.13 - Ensign Jona ch'Ranni - "Vexa zh'Lev"
I've been getting to know one of the scientists here at Dehner Base. Vexa zh'Lev. I can't describe her. She's amazing. Such a gorgeous young Andorian girl ... and brilliant too! She's researching the Galactic Barrier which is perfect for her focus on energy fields and their interactions with biologic matter. We have a date tonight at the bar. If I can just avoid embarrassing myself and pay attention to the conversation instead of acting like a bumbling, lovesick flyboy ...
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