|Crew of the USS Veritas|
- 1 Character Biography
- 2 Personal History
- 3 Professional History
- 4 References
- Marital Status: Unattached
- Parents: Nerun, Altik
- Siblings: Jasken (older), Weir (younger)
Presentation & Physical Features
- 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
Beliefs & Attitudes
- Religion/Spiritual Devotion: Atheist
- Likes: WIP
- Dislikes: WIP
- Ambitions and Goals: WIP
- Achievements in Life: WIP
- Disappointments in Life: WIP
Fashion & Style
- Quarters: WIP
- Off Duty Dress: Typical J'naii garb (jumpsuit)
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'
In 2368, when Kivik was only two, the USS Enterprise visited J’naii following the discovery of a nearby Null Space pocket. 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.
|Starfleet Service Record
Awards & Achievements
|Awards and Service Ribbons|
- Starfleet Academy Transcript
- Dates of Attendance: 239301.04 - 239712.20
- Major: Science - Anthropology
- Minor: Diplomacy
- CGPA: 3.69
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.
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.
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.
|NPC Listing · USS Veritas Crew Manifest · Crew History
- Lieutenant JG Ikaia Wong: Learning Opportunities - https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-veritas/c/mXJysmESvbk/m/_uOvLsdqBgAJ
- The Outcast (episode) - https://memory-alpha.fandom.com/wiki/The_Outcast_(episode)
- Ensign Kivik: Expectation - https://groups.google.com/g/sb118-veritas/c/OOZLsKn0Tlk/m/IuWP_cceAQAJ