Ensign L'Ral Ria'ow is currently serving as a Security Officer aboard the USS Atlantis.
- Full Name: L'Ral Ria'ow
- Race: Caitian
- DoB: 236208.17
- Place of Birth: Ferassa (Cait)
- Age: 29
- Gender: Female
- Telepathic Status: None
- Height: 5’2” / 1.58m
- Weight: 100lb / 45kg
- Fur Colour: Very pale grey / Near white
- Eyes: Amber / Gold
- Build: Petite and lithe
L’Ral is an oddity amongst Caitians. Unlike her litter-brother L’Myan (who is a darkish silver colour with taupe-grey stripes) she was born with a very pale coat, so pale in fact that she appears almost white. When contrasted against actual white you can see she is in fact an unusually faint shade of grey and even the dark stripes that L’Myan possess have been muted to the point of being almost indistinguishable from the base colour. Curiously this lightness fades out at the extremities with darker smudges of a silverish slate colour at the tip of her tail and the points of her ears.
She is small, even for a Caitian and holds a relatively unassuming is posture. She has large amber/gold eyes, a pink nose and sculpted features. She keeps the longer ‘hair’ of her head very short for practical reasons.
- Mother: M’Rei (59, Artist)
- Father: R’Maarn (62, Ranch owner)
- Siblings: L’Myan (Littler Brother), L’Ryiw (Sister, 26) L’Meyrn (Brother, 26)
Born on a large and somewhat remote Ranch owned by her father, L’Ral’s childhood was one of wild adventure, natural freedoms and hard graft. Her unusual fur colour meant that going to more populated places tended to get her (and her family) a lot of attention and not all of it was welcome. Thinking that she might be a legendary ‘white caitian’ people tended to try and touch her and as a small child that can be very intimidating.
School held similar difficulties as friendships tended to be more about status than affection and L’Ral soon learned to be sceptical of friendly advances. Her disillusion with other children quickly devolved into school yard scraps where the little ‘white cat’ managed to get a reputation for savagery (violence is extremely frowned upon in Caitian culture). It was soon deemed necessary to remove L’Ral from the local school and give her a home organised curriculum, which suited the ‘wild’ child well and gave her brother the freedom to develop his own independance.
As she grew L’Ral tended to remain at the Ranch, exploring it’s vast acres and enjoying the solitude when not working or doing her remote studies. She loved climbing the more rugged landscape beyond the borders of her family’s land and would often spend days out in the countryside. This, of course, added to her ‘wild’ reputation.
Without other people to worry about and surrounded by her loving and protective family, L’Ral finished her schooling early and continued to work for her Father on the Rai’ow Ranch. Despite being small in stature the years of manual work, school bullying and long adventures in the wilderness, L’Ral is rather more resilient than she looks. Fit, flexible and fast she is a natural athlete and loves tasks of a physical nature.
By the time she was 23 her litter-brother had long left for further studies and her younger siblings were following suit. She was content to remain and continue to help her parents but there seemed to be a number of Caitian families looking to inherit her nearly-white genetics... Now that she was a woman, the number of so-called suitors that seemed to ‘stumble’ upon her home ranch seemed to get steadily more stupid. Even her usually unaccompanied rambles seemed to be more and more disturbed. Now her home was no longer a sanctuary.
Feeling horribly hemmed in L’Ral looked to the stars for escape. She left to merely ‘travel’ intending to simply gather her thoughts... but found that the rich diversity of Fedaration space meant that most people simply saw L’Ral to be simply another Caitian. The relief was immense and for the first time she was able to forge relationships without assuming some ulterior motive was at play (although her suspicions do still play a part in her psychology). She continued to travel until she stumbled upon a recruitment kiosk for starfleet. Immediately she made the decision, feeling that she had wandered enough.
She hopes to forge a sense of purpose that redefines her as more than just a white coloured cat.
- Generally determined and conscientious about her duties.
- Reserved and introverted about people she doesn’t know but has learned that opening up tends to lead to more fun and better friendships.
- Has some boundary issues, doesn’t really like being touched
- Is generally suspicious of any romantic approaches.
- Really enjoys sports and outdoors activities and is always interested in things she has yet to try.
- Not so keen on things involving water.
- Has a cheeky side once unburdened of shyness.
- 2362: Born
- 2372: Began working as a farm hand for her family’s ranch (10)
- 2378: Finished standard school (16)
- 2378: Began working full time on ranch (16)
- 2385: Decided to go travelling (23)
- 2387: Joined Starfleet academy: Major: Security. Minor: Com/Ops (25)
- 2391: Academy finals (29)
|Ensign||239107.02 - Present||USS Atlantis||Security Officer|
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