Ensign Nyka Wyss is currently serving as an Engineering Officer aboard the USS Eagle.
- Height: 5'7"
- Hair: Red
- Eyes: Hazel
- Build: Fit
- Voice: A slight Scottish accent at times.
- Scars: Quite a few. In particular a burn mark on her back right shoulder.
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Childhood and Starfleet Academy
As a child Nyka expressed an interest in music and art. While her brother fought many pretend wars in the woods of her home, Nyka spent most of her time drawing, painting and studying nature. In her teens she won awards for her watercolor paintings and was headed for greatness in the art world. She was known as the quiet one in the family. Slow to anger, and well-mannered Nyka was the child her parents never had to worry about.
Her father owns an antique ship restoration business, and a scrapyard. Nyka and her brother often helped the family business out, and while Nyka was very good at engineering, she didn’t like it much. In fact, she did everything she could to resist getting locked into the family business like her older brother.
All was going according to plan in Nyka’s life. She was a star student, graduated with honors, and headed to Starfleet Academy – not for adventure, but for the cultural experience. Two years into Starfleet Academy, Nyka took a cultural trip to Andoria, and that is when things unexpectedly changed for Nyka. With no explanation to her family, friends, and professors she switched majors from the Science and Art, to Engineering with a minor in Security. Her demure demeanor also took a more confident turn. No longer satisfied to remain reclusive in her dorm, she suddenly had an appetite for staying out late, one-night stands on occasion, and anything that looked fun or entertaining.
Nobody knows the catalyst that changed Nyka from a soft-spoken artist and scientist to an outgoing, flirtatious, troublemaker, but her dedication to Engineering, and improvisational skills in the workplace has outshined the person she used to be.
Alternate Universe Nyka Wyss
Unbeknownst to anyone, the Nyka Wyss that came back from her cultural trip to Andoria, is not the same Nyka Wyss from our universe. The Nyka Wyss currently occupying our space has come from an Alternate Universe on the brink of total destruction at the hands of an insect-humanoid species known as the Xith.
Stay tuned, more information to come as it is revealed IC…
Personality and Mannerisms
- Quarters: Organized chaos. A love of weapons and antique vehicles has made her living space look much like a garage and armory. She dabbles in scrap art.
- Habits: Flirting too much. Andorian Brandy too much. Honest too much. Cigars, not enough. Coffee, but only decaf – a girl has to show some restraint after all.
- Religion/Spiritual Devotion: Sure why not. There must be a method to the madness.
- Hobbies and Pastimes: A bit of a restless soul, Nyka enjoys exploring and experiencing everything the universe has to offer.
- Likes: Humor. Trying new things. Exploring 20th-21st Century Earth music, entertainment, and food.
- Dislikes: People who take themselves too seriously. Pushy people. Complainers.
- Ambitions and Goals: To be useful.
- Temperament: Overall she’s easy-going. Serious about her job. Doesn’t like to talk about her past. Has a goofy side. Can become sarcastic when under pressure. Can become down right vicious when threatened.
- Mental problems (complexes and phobias): Uses humor to deflect uncomfortable topics and hide her true feelings. Fear of being burned alive. Has been known to have intense moments of claustrophobia in certain stressful situations. Suffers from PTSD, nightmares, and a profound love of cats, specifically her black cat, Stinker-belle.
- Physical Limitations: Normal human limitations.
- Combat Skills: Qualified as "sharpshooter" at the Academy Marksmanship Training Course. Hand-to-hand combat is not her forte, however, she makes up for the short-coming by employing gadgets and tech to gain the edge in a fight.
- Marital Status: Single
- Father: Tom Wyss
- Mother: Isla Anam, Scottish
- Siblings: Brother, Kaleb
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Awards & Service Ribbons
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Medical Emergency on Deck Me. (This is the first look into Nyka's Alternate Universe History. The death of her brother Kaleb, and the origins of her scars.)
Emotional Triggers, Part I. (Young Nyka's first love, Sani Ul, and the impact of the Xith in the Alt. Universe.)
Emotional Triggers, Part II. (The loss of Bajor and Sani Ul to the Xith and how it effected Nyka.)
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