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Revision as of 03:59, 22 July 2021

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Ensign Kivik

Ensign Kivik is a J'naii junior Science Officer, currently serving aboard the USS Veritas.

Character Biography

Basic Stats

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  • Full Name: Kivik
  • Race: J'naii
  • Gender: Androgynous (ne/nem/nir)
  • Place of Birth: Th'orem, J'naii
  • Date of Birth: 236609.07 (31)
  • Telepathic status: T0/E0

Family

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  • Marital Status: Unattached
  • Parents: Nerun, Altik
  • Siblings: Jasken (older), Weir (younger)

Presentation & Physical Features

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  • Height: 1.57 m (5'2")
  • Weight: 55 kg (120 lb)
  • Build: Slight, androgynous
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Length of Hair: Short
  • Eye Color: Hazel
  • Handedness: Right
  • Voice: Mid-Range, ungendered

Personality & Mannerisms

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  • Mannerisms: Curious, studious, excitable, nervous
  • Temperament: Level-headed, non-confrontational
  • Mental Difficulties: Lieutenant JG Ikaia Wong suggested that Kivik may suffer from Anxiety (undiagnosed)[1]
  • Habits: WIP
  • Hobbies and Pastimes: WIP

Beliefs & Attitudes

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  • Religion/Spiritual Devotion: Atheist
  • Likes: WIP
  • Dislikes: WIP
  • Ambitions and Goals: WIP
  • Achievements in Life: WIP
  • Disappointments in Life: WIP

Fashion & Style

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  • Quarters: WIP
  • Off Duty Dress: Typical J'naii garb (jumpsuit)


Personal History

Early Life

Korten Research Institute on J'naii homeworld.

Kivik was born, like all J’naii, from a fibrous husk which combined and nurtured nir parents’ genetic material, in 2366 - the second child sired by Nerun and Altik. While the ritual may seem odd to some humanoid species, it is quite normal on J’naii.

Kivik’s family lived in a recently-established city on the planet’s southernmost continent, Th’orem. Recent technological advances had made this possible, as the region’s climate had previously been considered uninhabitable. As such, the city was a hub for scientific pursuits - research, development, and education.

Nerun studied planetary science - geology and climate - and Altik worked as an administrator for the local chapter of a global scientific academy, Korten Research Institute. Kivik’s older sibling, Jasken, had travelled to the J’naii capitol, on J’naris (the planet’s smallest, but most-resource-rich continent) to work in politics.

The 'Enterprise Incident'

The USS Enterprise-D over the J'naii homeworld

In 2368, when Kivik was only two, the USS Enterprise visited J’naii following the discovery of a nearby Null Space pocket[2]. The situation quickly became a global sensation, as the Federation found themselves embroiled in a scandalous incident involving Commander Riker and a J’naii pilot. Jasken was present for the trial of Sorel (the pilot), working as a junior secretary for Chief Minister Noor. In the years following, as Kivik grew up, Jasken would often recount the story when visiting. Kivik was fascinated by the tale of the visiting aliens, their strange ‘gendered’ society, and how the J’naii responded to the incident.

Education on J'naii

Once Kivik had completed nir secondary education, in 2382, ne continued with their studies at the Korten Institute, following in nir parent’s footsteps. Ne studied Biology and, over five years, attained a Principal Degree (equivalent to a Masters) in the field. Ne worked for several years, travelling around the planet, as part of a research team studying local organisms.

While travelling, Kivik developed an interest in the differing regional cultures of the J’naii and, upon returning to Th’orem, enrolled once again at Korten Institute, studying Ethnology - a niche subject on J’naii. After graduating with a second Principal Degree, Kivik graduated in 2394. After a few more years working on J’naii, a unique opportunity was presented.


The Federation & Starfleet

While the J’naii had refused offers to join the Federation, citing overwhelming cultural discrepancies, the Federation still maintained relations with the J’naii and a research vessel was returning to J’naii space to study the long-term effects of the Null Space pocket

Kivik met with the lead Federation scientist and arranged to come aboard as a civilian scientific consultant, familiar with J’naii customs and the local area. Following this, Kivik utilised this position to stay aboard the Federation vessel, travelling back to Federation space and applying to the Starfleet Academy, in hopes of attaining a Science Officer posting aboard a Federation vessel to learn more about the myriad species and cultures inhabiting the wider galaxy.


Professional History

Service Record

Ensign Kivik's Starfleet ID
Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet, 4th Class 2393 - 2394 Starfleet Academy Science Major
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Cadet, 3rd Class 2394 - 2395 Starfleet Academy Science Major
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Cadet, 2nd Class 2395 - 2396 Starfleet Academy Science Major,
Diplomacy Minor
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Cadet, 1st Class 2396 - 2397 Starfleet Academy Science Major,
Diplomacy Minor
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Ensign 2398 - Present USS Veritas Science Officer


Awards & Achievements

Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239806.20
Starfleet Academy
Graduation from Starfleet Academy

Player Achievements

A face for the name
A face for the name
It's all in the details
It's all in the details
On the road again
On the road again
What's up, doc?
What's up, doc?


Starfleet Academy

Kivik excelled at the Academy - particularly in program areas related to the Sciences, though ne struggled somewhat in classes related to combat, survival, and piloting.

Ne majored in Anthropology, continuing the educational and career path ne had been on prior to leaving J'naii for the Federation. Ne minored in Diplomacy, as ne felt it was a logical extension of nir interests and competencies.

Kivik's most memorable class was ANTH114 - Avoiding Imposition: Recognizing and Mitigating Cultural Assumptions in Archaeology[3].

Cadet Cruise

During nir Cadet Cruise aboard Starbase 118, Kivik served as Science Officer under the training of Commander MacKenzie and Lieutenant Commander ch’Ranni.

The 'Cruise' consisted of a holodeck simulation set on a new Federation colony with joint Betazoid / Klingon colonists. The Betazed settlers had arrived first and, before the Klingons could land, began contracting a mysterious illness. Additionally, anomylous seismic readings - and the team's discovery of underground tunnels - revealed the involvement of some local burrowing fauna or entity.

As the team split up, Kivik accompanied Commander MacKenzie and the training's Medical Officer, Cadet Taylor, to the colony where they discovered the Betazoids were experiencing rapid and unusual cell mutation. Kivik was able to determine that unusually high levels of typically-weak alpha radiation. The team suspected the colony's water supply may have been deliberately tampered with and set to investigate.

At this point, the Cruise came to an end - the trainers evidently seeing all that they needed by that point to submit their evaluations. Following nir completion of the Cruise, Kivik was assigned to the USS Veritas as a junior Science Officer.


USS Veritas

Kivik was posted to the USS Veritas in 2398. Ne came aboard, via shuttle and met with Captain Rahman and the ship's Operation's Officer, Lieutenant Commander Parker - who welcomed Kivik aboard and assigned nir quarters. During the briefing, Kivik was also assigned to the Endeavour Five mission - an extended archeological away mission to find the remnants of a lost NX-Era shuttle and its crew.

Before leaving, Kivik received a medical examination from the ship's Physician's Assistant, Lieutenant JG Wong, and Security Clearance from the ship's Chief of Security, Commander Kelrod.

The Away Mission's crew consisted of Captain Rahman, Commander Parker, Lieutenant Wong, and three Ensigns: Reade, Thorne, and Kivik.


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Commanding Ofc.
Roshanara Rahman
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First Officer
Sky Blake
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Physician Assistant
Ikaia Wong
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Ship's Counselor
Katy Toliver
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Science Officer
Zhanyt Lafizatar
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Science Officer
Kivik
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2O/Chief Engineer
Wil Ukinix
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Engineering Officer
Scotty Reade
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Operations Officer
Hannibal Parker
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Chief of Security
Kelrod
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Security Officer
Lilith Thorne
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Dipolmatic Corps
Jansen Orrey
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