Paarus Zalbac

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Paarus Zalbac
Position Operations Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Bajoran
Gender Male
DOB 236501.19
Age 36
Birthplace Bajor

Ensign Paarus Zalbac was an operations officer aboard Amity Outpost.

Character Profile


  • Full Name: Paarus Zalbac III
  • Nicknames: Zal
  • Race: Bajoran
  • Date of Birth: January 19, 2365 (Stardate: 236501.19)
  • Place of Birth: Jalanda City, Bajor
  • Hometown: Jalanda City, Herdikspool provence, Bajor
  • Age: 36
  • Gender: Male
  • Pronouns: He/Him/His
  • T/E Rating: 0

Physical Appearance

  • Height: 5' 9"
  • Hair Color: Brown
  • Hair Length: Short, usually buzzed sides
  • Facial Hair: Beard, usually shaved
  • Eye Color: Brown
  • Skin Tone: Lighter complexion
  • Build: Muscular/bulky build
  • Handedness: Right-handed

Personality & Mannerisms

  • Mannerisms: Extrovert, efficient, Type-A individual, planner/taskmaster, sarcastic, stubborn
  • Temperament: Opened-minded and smart but not quick-witted, frank/direct in conversations, sensitive and wears his feelings on his sleeve
  • Mental Difficulties: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Tomophobic (fear of medical procedures), Nosocomephobic (fear of hospitals/medical centers)
  • Habits: Coffee, picking fingers nails/cuticles when nervous/bored
  • Hobbies: Cycling, cooking/eating foods from other cultures, weight lifting, fine arts, music/live theater, science fiction novels, Bajoran Soaps Operas, Stellar Cartography

Beliefs & Attitudes

  • Religious Ideology: Agnostic/non-religious - generally thinks religion is used by the powerful to bend the weak to their will
  • Likes: Coffee, salty snacks, close friendships
  • Dislikes: Passive-aggressiveness, religion, Cardassians
  • Drive & Ambition: Driven to develop his skills in computer science, extremely interested in artificial intelligence and synthetic life
  • Proudest Moments: Graduating from Starfleet Academy, Working with his father to help Bajor join the Federation, Getting married
  • Greatest Fear: Medical Facilities and Procedures

Family Relations

  • Father: Medo Zalbac Jr.; born 2329 on Bajoran colony, Free Haven
  • Mother: Medo Lludyth; born 2325 on Bajor, Herdikspool province
  • Siblings: Medo Llongan; born 2368 in Jalanda City, Herdikspool province, Bajor
  • Spouse: David Paarus (Human male) - born 2364 on Earth, Minnesota
  • Children: None
  • Pets: Cat, Ruth Bader Ginsburg (adopted 2389)

Personal History

Early Life

Born at the end of the Cardassian Occupation, Zal was raised in Jalanda City in the Hedrikspool Province on Bajor. His mother was a member of the Ih'valla D'jarra and came from a long line of painters, sculptors, and musicians. Zal's matriarchal family lineage had been well documented back to the 8th century. He has a Bajoran Earring created by a distant relative from the 8th or 9th century that has been passed down as a family heirloom for generations. His mother was an incredibly devout follower of the Prophets. It was her greatest wish for Zal to become a Vedek and follow the Prophets.

Zal's father was a member of Ke'lora D'jarra who was raised off-world on the Bajoran colony of Free Haven. He was a mysterious figure and was loosely involved in Zal's life growing up. He was a member of the Bajoran Resistance. His father hid his affiliation with the resistance in an effort to protect Zal's family from the Cardassians. A few months before the official end of the Cardassian Occupation, Zal's father disappeared. It was assumed that he was captured and killed by Cardassians, but it turns out he left Bajor to help support the Free Haven colony.

Life during Bajoran Reconstruction

The difference in castes between Zal's mother and father was a cause of great friction among Zal's extended family. As a consequence, Zal didn't know much of his aunts, uncles, or cousins although Zal was close with his maternal grandfather. Zal has a younger brother who does not remember much of the Occupation. Growing up during the Bajoran Reconstruction was tough for Zal and his brother. Without Zal's father being present, he was left to be reared in the strict Bajoran faith of his mother. Under the Third Bajoran Republic, Zal's family received a general stipend for living and was rationed food. His mother, who did not inherit the artistic skills of her family, struggled to make ends meet. As a result, Zal grew up impoverished and without a ton of prospects off-world.

Starfleet Academy

Zalbac studied Communications and Operations and minored in computer science. He had applied to the Academy primarily to get off of Bajor as he did not see many opportunities for him under the Third Republic of Bajor during the reconstruction. He was not the most studious of students and often relied on the sympathy from his professors about his Bajoran ancestry to get through some classes. He excelled at his engineering courses and enjoyed building things with his hands. Zal also enjoyed his computer science and programming courses. At one point, he had considered joining the Daystrom Institute and building a career in studying synthetic life. He did not enjoy his diplomacy classes. He was once set up with a Cardassian cadet to simulate how to find common ground, instead, the encounter ended up in a brawl. This nearly ended Zal's tenure at the Academy.

Federation Career

Starfleet Commission

Cronological Dates

  • 2365: Born on Bajor at the end of the occupation.
  • 2368: Brother is born
  • 2369: Father disappears as the Cardassian occupation on Bajor ends
  • 2383: Left Bajor for Starfleet Academy on Earth
  • 2387: Graduated from Starfleet Academy
    • School: Starfleet Engineering School
    • Major: Communications/Operations
    • Minor: Computer Science/Programing
  • 2388: Recruited by his long lost father to work as a communications specialist with Federation Special Envoy to Bajor (spends 2 years traveling between Earth and Bajor)
  • 2389: Adopts a cat, named Ruth Bader Ginsburg (named after a favorite historical figure, an ancient Supreme Court Justice from a nation-state in Earth's pre-unification period)
  • 2390: Lands computer systems analyst post at Federation HQ in Paris
  • 2391: Met husband, David Paarus while on assignment in Paris
  • 2397: Married David in a small ceremony on Earth
  • 2398: Transfers to Starfleet to achieve his dream of going into deep space to explore strange new worlds; desires to continue a career in developing computer systems on starships

NPC Listing   ·   Amity Outpost Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
Chief of Mission
Rivi Vataix
First Officer
Wil Ukinix
Harrison Blackwood
Chief Sci Ofc. & 2O
Robin Hopper
Civilian Scientist
Samantha Richards
Chief of Operations
Nathan Richards
Asst. Chief of Ops
Scotty Reade
Engineering Officer
Charlena Vanlith
Chief of Staff
Keehani Ukinix
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Dep Chief of Mission
Vaje Kizat
Chief Medical Ofc.
Jansen Orrey
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Medical Student
Ikaia Wong
Chief Counselor
John Carter
Asst. Sec/Tac Chief
Rebecca Iko
Sec/Tactical Ofc.
Kaito Moore
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Sec/Tactical Ofc.
Torvi Ylvor
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