Ayelet was born on SD 235308.18 in Haifa, Earth. The only daughter of Ezra and Miriam Kadosh, she grew up with three brothers, two of whom later attended Starfleet Academy. Ayelet herself attended Tel Aviv University and worked as a nurse for several years before she joined the service at the age of 31 through Starfleet's Officer Candidate School program. She was assigned to DS17 in 2385.
During the Vaadwaur occupation of the station in 2387, Ayelet was a part of the Federation resistance led by Msafiri Bakari. Following the station's recapture by Starfleet, she briefly served as its acting chief medical officer. She went on to serve aboard the USS Independence-A until its destruction in the mirror universe in late 2388. Afterward, she returned to Earth, where she left Starfleet and took on a teaching position at the University Hospital in Tel Aviv.
|Stats & Service Record
Ayelet is a confident woman who speaks with a slight Hebrew accent, though it becomes a bit more pronounced when she is excited. Despite the hardships she endured during the Vaadwaur occupation, she remains resilient and upbeat. She prides herself on her composure, dignity, and professionalism, and during the occupation, her fellow insurgents called her their shining light in those darkest of hours. Maintaining these traits are especially important to her because she had promised her friend Jennifer Brockton that she would always stay the strong person that Jennifer knew her as. Jennifer herself did not survive to see Starfleet's liberation of the station. Although Ayelet was promoted for her actions during the occupation, she does not like to discuss what happened.
Friends and Notable Colleagues
Deep Space 17
See also: Federation Resistance on DS17
See also: Independence-A Medical Department
|Deep Space 17
Ayelet was assigned to Deep Space 17's medical department in 2385. Upon arrival, she was greeted by Gunnery Sergeant Radi Rais and Staff Sergeant Jennifer Brockton. The first two years of her life aboard the station were mostly routine, although she did live through the Grendellai and Ixvapyan bombings in 2386.
On SD 238706.08, DS17 was attacked by the Vaadwaur in the Second Battle of Eratis. While most of the station's medical personnel had evacuated before the heavy fighting, Ayelet and a few other medical staff stayed behind to treat the wounded during the battle. By SD 238706.16, Starfleet forces were in retreat, and the station had fallen to enemy hands. The medical wing Ayelet was working in was quickly overwhelmed by Vaadwaur, and the other doctors and nurses were slaughtered. Ayelet and a few others were kept alive to take care of the remaining captured Federation personnel. The Vaadwaur Occupation had begun.
One of the patients Ayelet took care of was Radi Rais. During the early days of the occupation, the two bonded over their mutual imprisonment, but Radi was then taken away to be subjected to the chemical brainwashing developed by the Vaadwaur scientist Marari and employed sadistically by the Vaadwaur leader Sedrin. Radi soon emerged as a loyal soldier for his captors.
On SD 238707.29, Ayelet was rescued by Msafiri Bakari. Msafiri took her back to his holdout where she was reunited with Jennifer Brockton. Msafiri, Jennifer, and a handful of Federation personnel who had evaded capture had been conducting an insurgency against the Vaadwaur since the occupation began. Week by week, the Federation resistance did their best to stall the Vaadwaur's progress to regain complete control of the station, but they were outnumbered and outmatched. Ultimately, many of the insurgents, including Jennifer, did not survive to see Starfleet retake the station on SD 238709.19 after Operation Bright Star.
Following the recapture of DS17, Ayelet was promoted from ensign to lieutenant junior grade on SD 238709.19 in recognition of her service to her fellow officers during the station's occupation. As acting chief medical officer of DS17, she worked with Independence CMO Doctor Tenzin Zhou to handle medical duties on the station, which included providing medical care during a violent protest held in response to the remaining Vaadwaur on the station.
Before the Independence departed DS17 ahead of schedule to address an emergency around SD 238711, Ayelet requested a temporary transfer to the ship's medical department to get away from DS17 and the associated bad memories. Her request was subsequently approved by both Captain Sidney Riley and Doctor Zhou.
A Pirate's Life
Ayelet didn't have much time to enjoy her new home as she was soon abducted along with two other medical staff by the Free Trade Union while the Independence was stalled by spatial distortions while en route to the Wheeler Colony to investigate drug trafficking. After being transferred from one pirate ship to another, Ayelet managed to escape, along with Captain Riley and other captured crew members, thanks to the assistance (and subsequent ultimate sacrifice) of FTU pirate Avro 'Oddball' Hawker.
When the Independence returned to DS17 thereafter, Ayelet was introduced to Zeet Tidari, a marine medic and pilot, on SD 238803.07. She also reunited with her fellow Vaadwaur occupation survivor Msafiri Bakari, but Msafiri's animosity towards the Independence crew, stemming from the latter's accusations of sabotage by someone on DS17, created new friction between Msafiri and Ayelet, which they eventually overcame.
During the Independence's next mission to Bilire VI to assist a Romulan refugee colony, Ayelet found herself and other Starfleet away team members the target of mistrust by the colonists as the settlement experienced an unknown plague known only as the Wrath. These tensions later erupted into a riot at the colony's hospital, but the away team was quickly beamed away before anyone was hurt.
While the Independence was docked at DS17, Ayelet sponsored her friend Zeet in a shepherd's pie eating contest held by the Molly Malone's Irish pub. Shore leave, however, was cut short when Starfleet ordered the Independence to track down thieves who stole an artifact from the Bajoran Central Archives. As the ship headed for the Aurona Sector, agents of the Scarlet Brotherhood sabotaged the ship's warp engines, attempted to assassinate Captain Riley, and briefly captured main sickbay. Eventually, it was discovered that these particular Brotherhood agents were actually from the Mirror Universe.
Ultimately, the Independence itself was destroyed during the mission, but most of the crew survived the journey back to the prime universe, including Ayelet with the help of her mirror counterpart.
While many of the Independence crew were transferred to the newly commissioned USS Tiger-A, Ayelet returned to DS17 as an unassigned officer. She was invited along with her fellow Federation resistance members to attend a ceremony in Paris, Earth, where the Federation President was to award the late Staff Sergeant Brockton and Corporal James with the Medal of Honor.
While on Earth, she visited her family and friends in Haifa and received a request from her former professor Dr. Mahmoud Siddiqui to teach at the university hospital in Tel Aviv. After the Medal of Honor ceremony on SD 238812.13, Ayelet remained on Earth, having decided to leave Starfleet. To her surprise, Zeet subsequently chose to seek an assignment on Earth Spacedock so that the two could remain close to one another.
In late 2391, Ayelet excitedly told her friend Msafiri that she and Zeet were engaged to be married, although the two had yet to set a date for the wedding. Zeet and Ayelet subsequently were married in 2393.
Ayelet Kadosh is a retired PNPC created by the writer for Tenzin Zhou/Charles Sampi.
Ayelet eventually become my primary PNPC for much of 2011 and one of my favorite characters to sim. Ironically, she was meant to be only a minor side character for a mission-specific PNPC, namely Msafiri Bakari. However, as often shown in simming, the best laid plans had best be flexible.