Karrod Niac

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USS Ronin
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Karrod Niac
Position Commanding Officer
Rank Captain
Species Trill (Joined)
Gender Male
DOB 235302.22
Age 48
Birthplace Trill
Writer ID V239509GT0
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5-year Member
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Captain Karrod Niac is currently serving as Commanding Officer aboard the USS Ronin. He previously served on the USS Arrow as First Officer and on the USS Excalibur-A as Chief of Operations.


  • Height: 1.8288m
  • Weight: 89kg
  • Hair: Black (short cropped), black beard. Majestic.
  • Eyes: Blue/Green
  • Build: Stout/Stocky. Broad shoulders, barrel chest.

Personal History

Joining Starfleet at the age of 19, Karrod Morrahn left the Trill homeworld to seek out a life and career of his own after becoming disillusioned by his peoples fawning adoration for the process of Joining. He felt that too many of his peers had given up on the idea of living an independent life and were too obsessed with the slim possibility of obtaining a symbiote. It was a source of tension in his family and ultimately lead to him avoid the homeworld for decades afterwards. He served on several starships and starbases, including the doomed 'Astrofori One' Menthar Corridor diplomatic outpost, all of which were ultimately lost or severely damaged. He routinely came through these situations with minimal injuries and eventually earned a reputation for good fortune and personal fortitude. After the loss of Astrofori One Karrod decided his time involved in deep space duty needed to end and he took a posting at Starfleet Command, living and working in San Francisco on the western coast of Earth's North American continent. After spending two years there, Karrod was beginning to think of retirement from active duty and to aid in his considerations, took his first trip back to Trill.

Almost immediately upon his arrival, Karrod was approached by representatives of the Symbiosis Commission with an urgent request - the Symbiote Niac was dying and would only Join with a Starfleet Officer. Karrod immediately declined but after learning about the Symbiote's background, he begrudgingly accepted and became Karrod Niac. Without the grueling training and comprehensive preparation usually required before a Joining, Karrod and Niac had a difficult time integrating and continue to function with significantly less than an ideal level of balance. As such, Niac has sometimes exerted a significant influence on Karrod's personality and, after several weeks of constant nagging from 'Horvu,' Karrod again volunteered for deep space duty and was posted as the Chief of Operations on the USS Excalibur-A.

In his time serving on the Excalibur, Karrod rediscovered his love for starship duty and developed strong bonds with his colleagues. His relationship with Niac matured and the two have formed an effective, if unusual, partnership. Karrod discovered a love for cooking and fine cuisine thanks to the memories of NIac's first host, Rostil, even going so far as to holographically recreate the restaurant, Bisto Manev, which Rostil had operated some hundred years prior. As he worked under the command of Commodore Kalianna Nicholotti, Karrod quickly became an integral part of the command staff and realized he'd found himself a new, if unexpected, home.

Approximately one year into his service aboard the Excalibur-A, Karrod was tasked with assisting the engineering crew of the USS Arrow with the construction and installation of an industrial replication system known as 'The Forge.' Meant to extend the range and self-sufficiency of the Arrow, Karrod was immediately impressed with the project and worked hand in hand with the Arrow's crew to bring the facility online. After the project was complete Karrod returned to the Excalibur but, unbeknownst to him, he had caught the attention of the Arrow's CO, Captain Randal Shayne. When the position of First Officer on the Arrow became unexpectedly vacant a few months later, Captain Shayne requested Cmdr. Niac's transfer and Karrod's future changed dramatically once again.

It took him some time to arrive in the Alpha Isles but Karrod went to work immediately after coming aboard, bringing with him a renewed passion and enthusiasm. He has worked tirelessly to learn the ship and its crew and looks forward to the opportunity more than he would have expected.

Karrod was promoted to the rank of Captain on 240012.01 but was not informed of that until 240104.15 by Vice Admiral Makisig Corcino.

Previous Hosts

Cmdr. Adriana Morgan - Female, Betazoid, Starfleet Communications Officer - Consciousness was swapped into Karrod's mind immediately after he was posted to the USS Excalibur A due to an encounter with an unknown alien technology with affected the entire crew at random. Although not physically Joined with the symbiote, Karrod discovered upon his resumption of his body that Cmdr. Morgan had left behind a detailed impression in Niac's mind. (Host for Two Days)

Horvu - Male/Ensign/Starfleet Helmsman - KIA - The Shortest joined host in Symbiosis Commission History. (Host for 47 days)

Sencha (Neemail) - Female/Trill Science Institute/Physicist, died in lab accident due to equipment failure, discovered new type of radiation ‘the Sencha Wave’ with her face (Host for 5 years)

Armo - Female/Botanist, head (?)eaten by previously undiscovered carnivorous plant on first offworld expedition (Host for 3 years)

Rostil - Male/Master Chef, killed by rare allergic reaction while sampling new ingredients (Host for 11 years)

SIM Archive

  • A Chorus of Fools - Thew newly joined Karrod Niac reports for duty aboard the USS Excalibur.
  • Piecemeal - Parts One and Two - The moment when Karrod Niac and Adriana Morgan swap bodies.
  • Between Two Trills - Parts One and Two - Karrod Niac and Yogan Yalu discuss their similarities and differences as Joined Trill.
  • Settling Up - Parts One and Two - In which Karrod discusses the fact he has a mental impression of a fellow crewmember in Niac's memory.
  • Cuisine Astra - Part One, Two, Three, Four, Five, Six- Karrod rebuilds the Bistro Manev for a special occasion.

Image Gallery

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First Officer
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Chief Engineer
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CSO & 2O
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Science Officer
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Medical Officer
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