|Lhandon Joseph Nilsen|
|Position||Helm, Communications, and Operations Officer|
Ensign Lhandon Joseph Nilsen is a human officer of the Federation Starfleet currently serving as a helm, communications, and operations officer aboard the USS Oumuamua. Nilsen is the third child of Harold Nilsen, a farmer and Moganie Thompson, a social worker, Nilsen was born on Gault, a small farming colony in federation space. Nilsen has a keen interest in rugby and motorsport.
Nilsen stands at 6 feet 4 inches and weighs in at 232lbs. Nilsen has somewhat unkempt brown hair. His eyes are blue, Nilsen's strength and love of rugby makes him one of the larger members of any crew he is on.
Traits & Personality
Nilsen has been described as sociable person, who is easy to get along with. Nilsen enjoys positive relationships with the majority of his crewmates. He enjoys a close friendship with Toxin Arlill, his current roommate and the two after often seen together working on some kind of project. Nilsen is known for the boundless amount of energy he seems to possess.
However despite this, Nilsen is still haunted by an shuttlecraft incident in the academy. This has lead to him sometimes second guessing his choices and to lack of confidence in his own abilities. If Nilsen does make a mistake, he will immediately take steps to correct it, however this can lead to a certain obsession over the mistake and a single-mindedness mindset to correct it.
As a HCO officer, Nilsen is highly competent in his work.
When explaining details surrounding engines or shuttles, he may rely upon references to cars and automobiles from earth from the late 20th century to the early 21st century. This is somewhat of a specialist topic for him however the reference are often lost upon others.
Lhandon Joseph Nilsen was born and raised on the peaceful farming colony of Gault. He is part of a large family with six siblings. His curiosity about the outside world grew as he observed the comings and goings of starships during supply deliveries. As he got older, he discovered a natural talent for operational matters and keeping things organized on the farm, taking on administrative duties, logistics, and managing supplies. This lead to a love of space and as soon as he was able, he signed up for Star Fleet, he heard of the Rozhenko’s adopted son doing the same thing decades ago but was fuzzy on the details. During his training, he excelled in Operations but faced challenges with academic subjects like PHYS101 and BIO101. However, his exceptional operational skills and ability to keep things running smoothly more then made up for this. Lhandon was taking a major in helm and navigation with a minor in communications and operations
However, Lhandon's dreams took an unexpected turn during his second year at the academy. During a training flight in the Kuiper Belt, as part of "Tactics: Combat, Shuttles and Runabouts" his shuttle lost control and collided with another, resulting in a devastating crash into an asteroid. Lhandon escaped with a broken ankle, but the other pilot was left in intensive care for several months. The incident nearly led to Lhandon's expulsion, and rumors spread throughout the academy. In a bid to salvage his career, Lhandon made a difficult decision (read: was forced to) to drop his major in Helm/Navigation and focus solely on Communications/Operations. Though skilled at Ops, Lhandon couldn't shake his deep desire to return to the helm, and he quietly harboured the hope of one day getting to fly again.
Nilsen's current posting is as an Helm, Communications and Operations Officer on the USS Oumuamua
Nilsen's first posting out of the academy was to the USS Oumuamua, there he has been working hard in the lower decks to erase the mark left on his record by the incident in the academy. It was in the 2400 that he met his roommate Toxin Arlill who he affectionately refers to as his "broroomy." On Stardate 240008.03 Commodore Ossa V'Airu invited Nilsen to take the helm station. She was witnessed as saying "That officer didn't make up my mind for me. I believe you deserve a chance." in response to Lhandon's worries about this sudden posting.
Nilsen: You’ve read my file? You saw that crash report? They said…the commander, my old instructor said I should never fly, he said that he’d tell every captain, every XO, every commander that I will ever have.
Any joy that Lhandon had felt was replaced with one of worry as the words of his old instructor started to replay in his head.
V'Airu: (with a brief shake of her head) That officer didn't make up my mind for me. I believe you deserve a chance.
Nilsen enjoys an overall positive relationship with his family and was closest to his younger brother Kieran. Most of the family live on or near the farm, but Lhandon is the first to leave the planet for an such an extended period of time.
However, after Lhandon joined Starfleet Academy, his younger brother Madison left home and secured a role in law enforcement on Deep Space Nine. Lhandon's younger sister Isabella has expressed an interest in following in Lhandon's footsteps and maybe planning to join Starfleet.
Lhandon will try to get a message back home when he can, and enjoys the massive data drop he gets when all of the family will send their messages in one bulk transmission. It goes without saying that his family are proud.
|Harold Nilsen (Father)Harold Nilsen has deep roots in the agricultural traditions of their home colony, Gault. A farmer by trade, Harold has dedicated his entire professional life to the agriculture industry of Gault and was a key player during the dominion war when Gault's reserves were opened up. His reserved and practical nature is balanced by a profound sense of pride in his family's heritage and a commitment to preserving their farming legacy for future generations.|
|Mogaine Nilsen (née: Thompson)Moganie has chosen a career path that aligns with her innate desire to support and uplift others. She has a commitment to improving the lives of individuals and families, mirroring the values of empathy and service that she instilled in her children.|
|Sariah Nilsen (Age 28):
Sariah is the oldest sibling. She is often the one who keeps the remaining siblings in check. Sariah as found her calling as a social worker, following in her mother's footsteps.
|Marcus Nilsen (Age 26)
Marcus followed his father's footsteps and has developed a deep passion for agriculture from a young age, thanks to his father's influence. He possesses a strong work ethic and a deep sense of responsibility, both to his family and to the land he cares for.
Marcus is characterized by his steady and dependable nature. He's known for his reliability, level-headedness, and his ability to stay calm under pressure. He possesses a practical mindset, often approaching challenges with a methodical approach and a willingness to tackle them head-on.
While Marcus has chosen a life dedicated to agriculture, his dreams are simple yet profound: to maintain and nurture the family farm for generations to come, ensuring that the Nilsen Farm survive and the his family always has a home they can come back too. .
|Emilia Nilsen (Age 24)
Emilia Nilsen is the creative and outspoken member of the Nilsen family, known for her passionate opinions and artistic pursuits. She expresses herself through both painting and song. Emilia is an outspoken critic of Starfleet and her concerns can be summarized in five key points:
|Kei'ran Nilsen (Age 21)
Kei'ran is the most mischievous of the siblings and is continuing to work on the family farm. He possesses an infectious enthusiasm for life and a natural charm that draws people to him. His sense of humor is often described as irreverent. Kei'ran remains close to Lhandon however Lhandon is glad to be away from the pranks.
|Madison Nilsen (Age 20)
Madison Nilsen is a member of the Bajoran law enforcement and is currently stationed on Deep Space Nine. In 2399, Madison met and entered a relationship with Elys Varaan, a Bajoran Archaeologist. After this, Madison elected to move full time to Deep Space Nine.
|Isabella "Bella" Nilsen (Age 18)
Isabella's ultimate goal is to become a chief engineer in Starfleet. She possesses a natural aptitude for engineering, often taking apart and reassembling mechanical devices on the farm when she was younger. She has been successful in her application to Starfleet Academy and will be beginning studies very soon.
Friends & Relationships
|Nilsen enjoys a very positive friendship with Toxin Arlill, a fellow HCO officer and roommate.Arlill and Nilsen met when they were assigned as roommate and the two quickly found a number of shared interests. This friendship grew quickly and Nilsen considers Arlill to be "just another brother" and Arlill's wellbeing is often at the forefront of his mind.|
|Nilsen also has a good relationship with most of his crew including fellow HCO officer Simon Vomek with the two finding a shared interest in linguistics and piloting.|
Interests & Hobbies
Lhandon is a passionate enthusiast of sports cars spanning from the late 20th to the early 21st century. This interest significantly influences the way he perceives and describes starships in flight. For instance, on one occasion, Nilsen compared the USS Centris, a Nova class training vessel, to an MX5 sports car—a type of ship that, according to him, could perform sideways drifts around an asteroid field simply by kicking the nacelles out.
The USS Oumuamua is a ship that Lhandon gets on very well with, and she is a ship that likes him back. Lhandon is yet to find a car that is synonymous with the Oumuamua.
When he able to get onto the holodeck, Lhandon's favourite program revolves around a professional drift championship. Within this program, there is a particular mode that engages the player in a thrilling one-on-one drifting competition. In this adrenaline-pumping race, speeds soar above 100 mph, and participants maneuver their cars with utmost precision, sometimes coming within inches of each other. If Nilsen forms a strong bond or friendship with someone, he warmly extends an invitation to that person, welcoming them to experience the exhilarating program,
Lhandon found a passion for rugby after moving joining Starfleet Academy. His height and build made him well suited for the game. He found himself well suited to a forward positioned as a "Prop," with a preference for as the "Tighthead Prop"
On stardate 239706.25, Nilsen collided with another player and suffered a broken nose.
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PAST MEDICAL HISTORY
PAST HOSPITALIZATIONS/SERIOUS ILLNESS
SD 239804.15: USS Conway Medical Facility - Emergency Treatment: Severe physical trauma sustained from shuttlecraft incident: Initial Assessment:
SD 239706.25: San Francesco Medical Facility - Walk in: Broken Nose from Rugby Injury: Initial Assessment:
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FAMILY MEDICAL HISTORY
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