|Crew of the USS Chin'toka|
In 2372, Lephi was born in Ferenginar, Ferenginar. Her father was a moderately successful freighter captain who spent much of her early years off planet, working to earn profit for his now larger family. Her early years were remarkably unremarkable with her hitting Ferengi child milestones at roughly the average ages. Once she began speaking, things were anything but unremarkable. Though she had the natural skills required by Ferengi to excel at profiteering it was obvious to many that her heart was not in it. Her brother tried hard to teach her the way a proper, profit motivated Ferengi was supposed to act, but she was much more interested in what her mother had to say. As she entered the Ferengi learning ages, this continued much to the embarrassment of her older brother who was often picked on for having a sibling that was so markedly different from the rest of the society they lived in. After more than a few subspace calls to their father’s freighter, he was convinced that the best thing for her was to journey off-world with him so she could learn to find her passion firsthand, away from the pressures of Ferenginar and the bad influence that he felt her mom was.
Her Naming Day ceremony came and went without much of the normal pomp and circumstance which suited her just fine. The crew aboard her father’s ship were initially cold to her, and gave her gifts accordingly. As such she only managed to secure a mere one bar of gold pressed latinum once she had sold the gifts for profit at a space station they stopped at.
Early Adolescence and Teenage Years
Heartbreakingly, once she had left Ferenginar on her father’s freighter, it would be years before she returned to her home planet. She had spent her formative years on a Ferengi Marauder surrounded by a crew of ruthless Ferengi who spent all of their time trying to make her be something she wasn’t. This had a profound impact on her into her early adolescence. She began making trade deals behind her father’s back and cutting the crew out of deals. Because of her natural talents in the art of deal making, it wasn’t long before she had a sizable savings stashed away in her quarters. Around the time that she was to be officially recognized as an adult, she sat down with her father and had a heavy conversation, informing him that she was in fact transgender and would be moving forward in life as a liberated Ferengi woman. Her father handled this terribly and kicked her off of his ship at their next port of call, leaving her stranded on Tavela Minor.If it hadn’t been for the fact that she was able to hide her small fortune quite well as she was unceremoniously removed from the Marauder, and the kind help of the Federation member inhabitants, she likely never would have made it off of the planet. Thankfully she was able to secure passage off of the planet and to the nearest starbase where she was able to barter for a ship.
Though her years on board her father’s D’Kora ship had been hard and not at all enjoyable, they had set her up for success now that she had her own ship. From an early age she had been adept at fixing things that went wrong, so now that she owned a Marauder herself, she knew what to do when things stopped working. Once she had found a crew that was willing to work for her, she set course back to Ferenginar, conducting as much business as possible and letting people know that she had gone into business for herself. She would spend the next few years traveling the galaxy and making deals. When an opportunity presented itself for her to join Starfleet Academy after a very successful business deal had grabbed the attention of a passing captain, she informed her crew and made her way to Earth to attend the institution.
Service Record: USS Atlantis
|Please note that these records are from the viewpoint of Lieutenant JG Lephi. For full mission debriefings, refer to the official Atlantis Mission Reports. Level 4 clearance required.|
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|239705.31 - 239709.01||The Atlantis oversees a trade conference meant to promote peace within the Par'tha Expanse.|
Service Record: USS Chin'toka
|Cadet, Fourth Class||239309.01
|Cadet, Third Class||239409.01
|Cadet, Second Class||239509.01|
|Cadet, First Class||239609.01|
|Ensign||239709.01 - 239709.21||
|Lieutenant JG||239709.21 - 239804.25||Assistant Chief Engineering Officer|
|Lieutenant||239804.25 - Present||Chief Engineering Officer|
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|Medical Records||Disciplinary Record|