Nathan Richards

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Lieutenant Nathan Richards

Nathan Richards is the Chief of Ops on the Delta Quadrant FDC Facility Amity Outpost.

Character Biography

  • Species: Human
  • Gender: Male
  • Hair color: Dirty Blonde
  • Hair Style: Trimmed and Styled, Neatly Trimmed Beard
  • Eye color: Grey
  • Height: 6’ 2”
  • Handedness: Right Handed
  • Build: Toned/Athletic
  • Prosthesis: Gold, Metallic Right Arm
  • Scars and Tattoos: Three, long, parallel scars running across his torso from his left shoulder to his right hip. Large (currently incomplete) phoenix tattoo across is upper back.

JenniferRichards.jpg Jennifer Richards
Mother, Age 54

Born and raised in Big Fork, Montana, Jennifer is part of a long line of "Park Rangers" responsible for the upkeep and protection of the Glacier National Forest. She was always considered one of the 'popular crowd' growing up, with her friendly and bubbly personality. Her parents passed when she was fairly young, leaving her with the responsibility of watching over the National Park. One day while doing work and chores around her home near the entrance to the park, a fire started that nearly took her life and destroyed everything left to her by her parents, were it not for one brave fire fighter.

PatrickRichards.jpg Patrick Richards
Father, Age 57

Born and Raised in San Francisco, California, Patrick grew up in a family full of Starfleet Officers. There was of course the pressure for him to go into Starfleet as well, but he didn't envision a life among the stars like the rest of his family. His dream started at a young age, watching old movies about Fire Fighters. After graduating from high school, Patrick set out to find somewhere he could fulfill his dream. His travels landed him in Wyoming, working as a fire fighter for what remained of the Yellowstone National Park. While on a short vacation up into Montana with some of his friends, Patrick saved the life of a young woman whose house caught on fire just inside the Glacier National Park. A woman who he would one day marry.

BlakeRichards.jpg Blake Richards
Brother, Age 27

The second oldest of the Richards Children, Blake spends most of his free time reading books in his special hiding place within the forest of the National park. After Graduating from high school, Blake attended two years of University to become a Lawyer, but changed his mind, dropping out and returning home to work inside the park full time.

HunterRichards.jpg Hunter Richards
Brother, Age 20

Hunter is the youngest living Richards Family member. after graduating High School and spending an agreed upon year working in the park with his family, Hunter has joined Starfleet Academy and working towards his future career in Starfleet Medical.

SamanthaRichards.jpg Samantha Richards
Sister, Age 24

Samantha, like Blake, spent most of her time reading and studying the forest. She went straight to University after graduating high school, diving deep into Planetary Science with plans to join her brothers in Starfleet once she gains her Masters.

AlexisRichards.jpg Alexis Richards
Sister, Age 12, (Deceased)

Alexis was a free spirited and adventurous child. She looked up to Nathan in everything that he did, wanting to grow up and be just like him.


Name Ship Posting Relationship Status Comments
Wil Ukinix Amity Outpost Superior Officer/Friend "Life in Plastic...It's Fantastic..."
Rebecca Iko Amity Outpost Friends "If I got an aisle with a mess I gotta clean up, I know you'll be showin' up with bleach..."
Ikaia Wong Amity Outpost CMO/Friend/Fun Sucker "Some people think I'm livin' wrong. We live this life but not for long, so I'm gonna be what I want, what I want, what I want, yeah. I'm gonna do what I want, when I want, when I want, yeah"
Robin Hopper Amity Outpost Dating/Close Friend "More than a woman..."
Kivik Amity Outpost Colleague "I'm on a highway to the danger zone..."
Keehani Ukinix Amity Outpost Friends
S'Raga Amity Oupost Roommate/Friend "What's new Pussy Cat? Whoa, whoa, whoa, oh oh"

Personal History

Photo of Nathan Richards during his final year of High School

Early Life

Nathan was born in Big Fork, Montana to Jennifer and Patrick Richards. Nathan grew up loving the outdoors, spending most of his time amongst the trees and rocks of the Glacier National Forest, with which his family was responsible for maintaining and protecting. While his parents hadn't been members of Starfleet, Nathan had grown up hearing stories from other family members about their lives among the stars and it spurred his imagination. He began to dream of a life among the stars, aboard a starship, searching for new life and technology. From then on, Nathan knew he wanted to join Starfleet.

All through his schooling, Nathan kept up on any technical manuals and articles that he could get his hands on to keep track of the advancements in technology and scientific discoveries. It was well within his second to last year of schooling when he decided that he wanted to be an Engineer when he finally ventured out and joined Starfleet Academy.

His interest in Engineering really started when he would spend time with his father restoring antique cars and even airplanes in their spare time. He was always fascinated by what made each and every part work and how they effected everything else. As a final project in his Senior year of High School, Nathan managed to create a scale model of the original Phoenix Warp ship with a miniature warp core that *almost* worked. During his presentation, the output from the miniature warp core overloaded the electrical systems, causing a small explosion resulting in the area needing to be evacuated. Even with the small catastrophe, Nathan walked away with passing grade and was able to graduate.

Starfleet Academy

It would have been an understatement to say that Nathan was excited when he was accepted into Starfleet Academy. His major was of course selected as Engineering with a specialty in propulsion, and his minor settled into Helm and Ops. Proudly, he excelled within both his major and minor fields, with only a few hold ups along the way. One particular evening found Nathan and several of his classmates "commandeering" some of the Academy's training shuttles for a late night race around San Fransisco Bay. With shenanigans aside, Nathan continued to focus on his studies and graduated from Starfleet Academy.


It wasn't long before Nathan received word of his very first posting aboard Amity Outpost. What he hadn't expected was the 6 weeks of travel onboard a Quantum Slipstream Vessel. During this downtime, Nathan had plenty of opportunity to study up on the facilities that Amity Outpost had to offer, as well as the crew and Command. But all of the reading he had done could never have prepared him for the adventures and people that he was going to meet once he arrived.

Going on his first mission, Nathan was pulled into an anomaly populated with many different copies of Amity Outpost's USS Independence-B. After the USS Kitty Hawk launched a probe into the anomaly in hopes of learning more and finding the Independence, the probe was duplicated by the strange effects of the anomaly which resulted in the destruction of many of the Indy-B copies and Nathan being seriously injured. While he was able to recover from from most of his injuries, his right arm wasn't able to be saved and was replaced with a robotic prosthetic.

As part of his recovery and rehabilitation, Nathan was granted access to a McCall Class Long Range Fighter that he had found in Amity's lower sections, affectionately known as "The Cellar." While working on this project, Nathan had help from two of the SRC's most brilliant programmers. The first was Crewman Ygrix, who did not have faith in the project and had even less faith in Richard's sanity and quickly washed all 3 of his hands of the project. The second was Robin Hopper, someone whom Nathan would become quite close with and would call his best friend.

Nathan's second mission, was again something that he would never have expected. What started out as a routine planetary survey for the Betazoid colonization of Idrustix, quickly took a turn as a nomadic, scientifically driven species known as the Trenvonn attempted to purge the planet of a genetically modified bacteria by any means necessary. This included putting the crew of Amity into harms way as their drones worked to rid the planet of the bacteria. Luckily, a diplomatic solution was the salvation of those one the planet, and talks with the Trenvonn for Peace an cooperation were started.

As work on Nathan's project shuttle, The Targhee, came closer to conclusion, Nathan was assigned to accompany Keehani Ukinix back to Betazoid to assist in 'ironing out' some logistical issues that were being faced with the newly reformed Ninth House of Betazed. It was here that he met Kyri Taival and his understanding of Betazoids would be turned upside down.

While being back in the Alpha Quadrant, Nathan returned to Earth to visit his family and fill them in on everything that had happened since he left for the Delta Quadrant. His family was understandably upset upon hearing about the events of his time aboard Amity and reluctantly allowed him to return to the Delta Quadrant. Upon returning to the Delta Quadrant, Nathan was able to attend the New Years Eve party aboard Amity where he happened to arrive just in time to rescue Robin from a terrible night and get her home safely before things got out of hand.

Shortly after ringing in the new year of 2400, Amity played host to several tribes of Hirogen in peace negotiations. The Federation presents in the Delta Quadrant participated in War Games with the Hirogen that opened the door to possible future cooperation between the two powers.

With work on the Targhee finally finished, Nathan and his hard work were selected to assist members of the Betazoid nobility in another visit to the Idrustix colony, where they were pulled into yet another subspace anomaly that took them to a parallel universe where the Betazoid Empire held control over the Delta Quadrant. This was ultimately resolved with everyone returning to their own universe, but at the cost of the Targhee.

Service Record

Nathan's Starfleet ID, 2399
Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet 2395 - 2399 Starfleet Academy
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Ensign SD 239905.03 - 240001.20 Amity Outpost
Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant Junior Grade SD 240001.20 - 240008.12 Amity Outpost
Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant SD 240008.12 - 240011.20 Amity Outpost
Engineering Officer
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Lieutenant SD 240011.20 - Present Amity Outpost
Chief of Ops

Ribbons & Recognition

Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239704.25
Starfleet Academy
Graduation from Starfleet Academy.
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Captain's Commendation 239909.07
Amity Outpost
For Assisting in the Retrieval of a Subspace Antenna for the Escape of the Independence - B during the "House of Mirrors" mission.
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First Contact Ribbon 240001.20
Amity Outpost
First contact with the Paak
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Denali Invitational Ribbon 240011.16
Denali Station
Awarded for participation in the Denali Invitational event.
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Peacekeeper Service Ribbon 240011.22
Amity Outpost
Taking part in joint exercises to secure peace with Hirogen tribes.
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 240011.22
Amity Outpost
Working with Hirogen allies during joint exercises.
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Quantum Reality Service Ribbon 240011.22
Amity Outpost
Participating in a rescue mission within the "Mirror Universe".
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Prisoner of War Ribbon 240011.22
Amity Outpost
Being held captive by the Unified House of Betazed
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Purple Heart 240011.22
Amity Outpost
For injuries sustained in the line of duty during the "House of Mirrors" mission.
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First Contact Ribbon 240011.22
Amity Outpost
Participating in the mission involving the Paak homeworld.
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Recovery Ribbon 240011.22
Amity Outpost
Completed Rehabilitation from Mental or Physical Injuries sustained during "House of Mirrors" mission, with the support of fellow crew
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