Lazarus Davis

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USS Constitution-B
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Lazarus Davis
Position Chief Science Officer
Rank Lt Commander
Species Human
Gender Man
DOB 2364
Age 36
Birthplace Pennsylvania, Earth
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“It may be better to be a live jackal than a dead lion, but it is better still to be a live lion. And usually easier.”

Lazarus Long, co-opted by Lazarus Davis

Lazarus Davis is currently serving as Chief Science Officer aboard the USS Constitution-B. He often finds himself at odds internally: the inherent conservatism of a scientist juxtaposed with the pointed irreverence of a creative mindset. Lazarus' personality profile has correctly identified him as an agent provocateur, but he wishes the file would emphasize his good-natured attitude, as the term can carry a negative connotation. Lazarus is easy to get along with, and thinks unique experiences of all kinds are the spice of life. His sense of humor is dry and deadpan, which can make him hard to read. He can appear adept in social settings, but stumbles more often than perhaps most do and can be a bit garrulous at times.

As of 240001.14, Lazarus Davis is Missing In Action, and presumed to be inhabiting an alternate quantum reality when he switched places with Azura Ada.

Appearance


En route to confront a subordinate for endangering the crew with an unsecured specimen.
  • Height: 5' 11"
  • Weight: 175 lbs
  • Hair: Reddish dirty blonde, cut short on the sides with loose curls on top
  • Facial hair: reddish full beard, kept trim
  • Skin Tone: Fair, some freckles
  • Eyes: Grey
  • Build: broad shouldered and muscular, but not cut
  • Distinguishing Marks: tattoo on the inside of his right wrist, a non-traditional music score that looks more like abstract art
  • Voice: melodious, rich, and deep baritone
Design inspiration for Lazarus' tattoo

Relationships


  • Parents: Derek, 56, a pipe fitter; Rita, 56, a naturist
  • Siblings: Anissa, sister, 29, on Earth - a graduate student, studying epidemiology
  • Connections: see below

Queen: Lazarus' wife, a Linarian expat he met on Xatrac City. The two colluded to a sham marriage to allow Queen to break a contract that doomed her to a life of wage slavery. However, in time, they have grown to first respect, like, and maybe even love each other.

Ravenna Carter: Fellow science officer aboard the USS Constitution-B. The two bonded quickly after Ravenna's arrival and subsequent work on their first mission together. Ravenna is Lazarus' best friend on the ship, and confidant.

Davy Jones (2364-2395): Childhood friend from Earth. The two of them were closer than brothers during their formative years and beyond. Jones was a major positive influence on Lazarus, always encouraging him and pushing him to be a better person. Lazarus is a bit lost without him.

Background


Lazarus “Juice” Davis was born Justin Davis. At the age of 16, after surviving a harrowing medical trauma, he felt that his purpose in life was renewed and thus gave himself a new name – borrowing from a biblical story of a man resurrected. His friends, however, still call him by his nickname: “Juice.” His parents oscillate between Justin and Lazarus. Lazarus went through high school and his undergrad experience because it was what he was supposed to do, but the aforementioned medical trauma during his undergrad helped Lazarus realize that life is precious and perhaps too short to simply go with the flow. Against the objections of his parents, Lazarus pursued a PhD in cognitive science where he explored his interests in psychology and effects of media use.

After his time in academia, Lazarus found himself empowered like never before. He chased a dream that seemed so improbable before - a doctorate! - that he then felt like he could tackle anything. So he enrolled in Starfleet Academy. He found the experience equally rewarding and challenging. Learning to be a science officer was a fun, new challenge. After being so steeped in the social sciences, having a chance to learn so much about the physical sciences was exciting. Plus his expertise as a research psychologist offered some unique affordances as a science officer. Much like how a chemist could aid the Chief Engineer refit the warp drive to run on something other than dilithium, Lazarus' understanding of the humanoid cognitive systems could prove beneficial to the ship's medical practitioners, as well as first contact missions, and understanding alien communication.

The distinction between clinical and research psychology is opaque at times. In fact, there's plenty of friction between clinical and research psychology because clinical psychology focuses on treating abnormal minds, whereas research psychology is heavily focused on understanding and describing nominative conceptualizations of the mind. Lazarus is solidly a researcher, with no medical aspirations or abilities (beyond the Academy basics). A medical doctor, counselor, and a scientist are coming at the topic of the mind with radically different lenses and with fundamentally different goals. But that's the beauty of it: together, the different perspectives may form a greater whole than the sum of their parts in terms of understanding the mind. These opportunities excite Lazarus.

In his spare time, Lazarus is a songwriter and composer, as well as an avid music listener. His view of music history is genealogical in that he sees a clear lineage in his musical preferences to a series of late 20th century Earth musicians and composers. Lazarus also dabbles in writing holoprograms that live between typical holonovel-conventions and art.


Service History



Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Lieutenant Commander 239905.21 - Present USS Constitution-B Second Officer, Chief Science Officer
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Lieutenant 239707.18 - 239905.21 USS Constitution-B Chief Science Officer
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Lieutenant Junior Grade 239611.13 - 239707.18 USS Constitution-B Assistant Chief Science Officer
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Ensign 239510.02 - 239611.13 USS Constitution-B Science Officer
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Cadet First Class 239510.02 Graduated Starfleet Academy Science Officer

Awards & Service Ribbons


For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Cochrane Award 2398
USS Constitution-B
"Given to those Science officers who have contributed greatly to the advance of science in the midst of their Starfleet career, by staying knowledgeable about their field, participating in the community of science, but most importantly, by placing their knowledge at the service of their ship and its mission."
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O'Brien Award 2398
USS Constitution-B
"The real-life trials and tribulations of the last year have seen several crew members take leave, including members of the sim staff, which left a big hole in the OOC support of our game. One particular player stepped up to fill that hole with not just duty but enthusiasm, and we wouldn’t have the game where it is now without her."
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Nebula Bar 2398
USS Constitution-B
"Our most recent mission started with a very simple premise, and we all know what happened next. In the same way, our simple setting concept - a nebula and nearby dilithium mine - were developed further into a complex location with its own physical laws and limitations."
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Laudean Commendation 2398
USS Constitution-B
"In writing we aren’t bound by the physical constraints of human actors, and the player of Lazarus Davis, took full advantage of that in her creation of the Endaasi, their fascinating culture and their exciting world. She put her heart and soul into these people, and it showed."
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B-Plot Award 2398
USS Constitution-B
"The last year has really seen our Chief Science Officer’s personal life turned upside down, and I can’t wait to see what happens next."
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TOSMA 2397
USS Constitution-B
"She has written the growth of her character exploring his history, relationships and moving towards a senior role in the science department [...] She has involved other characters along the way, with Davis in character asking for advice from senior crew members and providing tags for new ones. She also arranged a number of larger events to get the crew more involved [...] On top of that she has been involved in OOC activities getting involved with staff and being on the podcast team."
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Khan Award 2397
USS Constitution-B
"[T]he hallmark of this character is how much everyone onboard enjoys playing off him. While Skepus isn't blatantly evil, his narrow minded logic and love for the letter of the law [...] provides the perfect opportunity for players to explore their own characters POV with Skepus as a foil. It has been particularly entertaining to see Skepus vs. Saveron showing two very different characterizations of Vulcan logic!"
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Sheathed Sword 2396
USS Constitution-B
For "exploring the impact of seeing trauma to his colleagues and the outpost falling apart about him. [...] Despite the efforts of Sickbay he still has scars, mental and physical, and they appear periodically in his current sims, showing how the injury and trauma affected and changed him.”
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Captain's Commendation 239905.21
USS Constitution-B
Taking command of the USS Constitution-B's repairs and in confrontation with the Syndicate to aid in the rescue of Commodore Rajel.
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Innovation Ribbon 239905.21
USS Constitution-B
Built a system to allow sentient hologram repair teams to functionally operate in multiple places at once.
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Good Conduct Ribbon 239905.21
USS Constitution-B
Repaired the USS Constitution-B using innovative processes with the help of sentient holograms.
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First Contact Ribbon 239801.09
USS Constitution-B
Made contact with Ishar, a member of a previously unknown species and living legend.
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First Contact Ribbon 239801.09
USS Constitution-B
Made contact with Ishar, a member of a previously unknown species and living legend.
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Innovation Ribbon 239801.09
USS Constitution-B
Developed a novel U-T algorithm to communicate with Ishar.
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Innovation Ribbon 239801.09
USS Constitution-B
Established a new network on the surface of Endaasi, by completely re-purposing and reprogramming local drones.
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Lifesaving Ribbon 239707.18
USS Constitution-B
Helping to save people on the floating city of Xatrac on Zeltion IV.
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239707.18
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Render aid to the floating city of Xatrac on Zeltion IV.
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Explorer's Ribbon 239611.13
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Discovery of a new species, the Dream Weavers.
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First Contact Ribbon 239611.13
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First contact with the Dream Weavers.
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Captain's Commendation 239611.13
USS Constitution-B
Initial discovery of the Dream Weaver Incident, and subsequent organization and mobilization of rescue efforts.
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Innovation Ribbon 239611.13
USS Constitution-B
Development of the theory to rescue fellow senior officers from the Dream Weaver's dreamworld.
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Purple Heart 239606.13
USS Constitution-B
Injured during the partial collapse of the research outpost on Gamma Orionis VIb, "for fighting through your injuries, pushing through and still doing your work."
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239510.02
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.


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