Rhylan Ward

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Amity Outpost
Rhylan Ward
Position Medical Officer
Rank Ensign
Species Half Human / Half El-Aurian
Gender Non-Binary
DOB 235904.02
Age 41

Ensign Rhylan Ward is a medical officer aboard Amity Outpost.


  • Full Name: Rhylan Ward
  • Current Rank: Ensign
  • Race: Half Human / Half El-Aurian
  • Date of Birth: 235904.02
  • Place of Birth: Providence, Rhode Island, Earth
  • Gender: Non-Binary
  • Telepathic status: T/E Rating System


  • Height: 6’0” (1.83 meters)
  • Weight: In pounds or kilos.
  • Hair Color: Green
  • Eye Color: Black


  • Spouse: None
  • Children: None
  • Parents
    • Father: Alan Ward (father, Human)
    • Mother: Maziara (mother, El-Aurian)
  • Siblings: None known


Rhylan Ward was born in Providence, Rhode Island, Earth in the year 2359. Their mother is El-Aurian and father Human, and the unique culture and genetics of their El-Aurian heritage has greatly shaped their life. Rhylan is the only child of their father, but curiously does not know if they have any half-siblings. Their mother, who is currently almost 400 Earth (or Terran) years old, does not discuss past periods of her life with her family, considering it to be disrespectful to the limited time she will have with a human partner.

Rhylan found through genetic testing at a young age that they are likely to live far longer than a human, though it is unknown if their lifespan will match that of a full-blooded El-Aurian. Taking advantage of the promise of a long life - and a long adolescence - Rhylan devoted significant time to academic studies. They earned an MD and PhD in social psychology from Brown University and spent several years practicing medicine. They ultimately found the experience unrewarding, and were regularly bothered by the mistrust of their patients who felt Rhylan looked "inexperienced" and "young" because of their slow aging. Rhylan moved to San Francisco to participate in a fellowship in trauma medicine that was sponsored by Starfleet. It was there that Rhylan decided Starfleet would be an ideal way to practice medicine for those in dangerous and inaccessible parts of the galaxy. They entered Starfleet through the Officer Candidate School for established career professionals. (OOC - for simplicity sake I've simmed Rhylan as a Starfleet Academy graduate in training, but in reality this seems like far and away the most likely route for a doctor to enter)

Despite being very skillful in medicine, Rhylan is hopeless with engineering, tactics, and combat - and has few to no practical skills that don't concern treating patients. Interestingly for a Starfleet officer, they also have a mild phobia of being in space that they are constantly working to keep in-check. Rhylan is friendly and approachable, and always willing to listen to anyone - a point of pride for an El-Aurian, a species known colloquially as "the listeners." But Rhylan rarely chooses to share themselves, so they struggle to make close friends and are often just seen as a "friendly ear."


  1. 232001.01: Event.
  2. 232001.02: Event, etc.

NPC Listing   ·   Amity Outpost Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
Chief of Mission
Rivi Vataix
Chief of Staff
Keehani Ukinix
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Dep Chief of Mission
Vaje Kizat
Act. Chief of Ops
Scotty Reade
Engineering Officer
Nathan Richards
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Chief of Security
Cassian Iovianus
Security Officer
Rebecca Iko
Tactical Officer
Kaito Moore
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Civilian Analyst
First Officer
Wil Ukinix
Strategic Ops & Intel
Rune Jolara
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Harrison Blackwood
Chief Counselor
John Carter
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Chief Medical Ofc.
Ikaia Wong
Medical Ofc/Scientist
Harrison Kiani
Wister Gray
Chief Science Ofc.
Robin Hopper
Science Officer
Cara Veers
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