|StarBase 118 Ops|
|Sera (Sa'Ers-a M'Lyr'Zor)|
|Birthplace||Jia'anKahr, Lyr T'aya, Vulcan|
Lieutenant JG Sera is currently serving as an Engineering Officer at StarBase 118 Ops.
Appearance / Vitals
- Height: 1.79 m (5' 10.5")
- Weight: 65 kg (143 lbs)
- Hair: Dark Brown
- Hair length: Mid-back, slightly wavy
- Hair style: Parted slightly off-center, pulled back into low chignon - of late a little less polished than usual
- Eyes: Blue
- Build: Slim/Athletic
- T/E Rating: T5
- Portrayal: Cobie Smulders
T'Rel - not her favorite individual
Soven - has not seen in years. Not missing, just no one would ever tell her where he went to.
Kesh - The middle child; very charming
Vanik - The youngest sibling; irreverent, but nothing escapes his notice
Lt. Meidra Sirin - New found cousin and claimed daughter of D'Vik
D'Vik - Has stepped into her father's role since he disappeared.
- Relationship Status: Unbonded/Single
- Parents: T'Rel (mother), Soven (father)
- Siblings: Brothers - Kesh, Vanik
- Additional Relevant Family Members: Cousin - Lieutenant Meidra Sirin, USS-Gorkon | Uncle - D'Vik
Sera’s worldview up until leaving Vulcan to enter Starfleet Academy was incredibly insular even to mainstream Vulcan’s standard. This was due in part to her rather unorthodox upbringing within a remote clan (Lyr Zor) that could trace back their origins and their allegiances to well before the time of Surak. Her clan is isolated by remote geography in the Southern hemisphere, Jia'anKahr, within the Lyr T'aya region, is an ancient walled city abutting the Vuldi Gorge; and does not make a habit of welcoming nonmembers.
The ancient Lyr Zor, once spoken of in fervent whispers, were secretive, martial in nature, and were utilized by some Royal Houses as spies and assassins, if the price was right. They were one of the last clans to at least outwardly adopt Surak’s teachings and, even then, did not open themselves to outsiders. Much of the clan’s social customs, behaviors, and hierarchy are still unknowns even in modern day, and this is just how the clan wants it.
“Misdirection is the key to survival. Never attack what your enemy defends, never behave as your enemy expects, and never reveal your true strength. If knowledge is power then to be unknown is to be unconquerable.” - Denak M'Lyr'Zor, Follower of Tellus
Sera found the prospect of continuing in the family business to be less than a desirable future for herself. That coupled with an engagement to a boor of a male which her mother insisted upon to bring greater power and prestige to their family within Clan Lyr'Zor, caused Sera to consider her options.
The exact details of the catalyst which spurred her application to Starfleet Academy is not something that Sera ever discusses with anyone (except for that one time), as it is a most private and frankly distressing event she has little desire to recount. Needless to say, after her pre-marital bond was dissolved, Sera abandoned her family and community and fled to Shir'Kahr for the express purpose of learning the required Federation Standard and taking the Starfleet entrance exam.
Sera generally acts in a manner consistent to a typical Vulcan, to most non-Vulcans anyway. However, do not be fooled. She can be a most inconsistent creature at times...it just happens. She's been meditating; it's a work in progress.
Social interaction is an illogically intuitive process in Sera's mind, and outcomes of this inherently fascinating process have been mixed. This does nothing to stop her from continued attempts, as more research and experimentation must be performed.
She “enjoys” understanding how things work, and that extends from ship systems to those she serves with. That desire for dissecting things to achieve complete understanding is what drove her to declare as an Engineering major...that and she was not about to go into Security or Tactical even though she obtained higher aptitude scores in that arena because, you know...reasons.
|Lt. Commander Dekas|
personal and professional
Currently serving as Head of Infrastructure Development on Denali Station
Everyone’s favorite scarlet feathered engineer! Dekas has proven to be a stalwart friend to all he meets. His Aurelian culture is on full display as he interacts with all those he has an opportunity to engage with, and Sera counts herself fortunate to work and associate with him. His presence during her first duty station helped make the transition from academy cadet to functioning Starfleet Officer most agreeable. Although perhaps not a Vulcan sentiment...Sera will miss his colorful plumage and optimistic outlook on life that is uniquely Dekas.
personal and professional
Engineering Officer currently serving on Denali Station
One tends to create a bond with another when both experience out-of-body experiences together. Kettick and Sera got an opportunity to play dress-up in an alien holosuite program which didn’t require their corporeal bodies to participate. Sera finds Kettick’s thought processes fascinating and finds his presence most acceptable. Once Sera’s secret got out (in her defense she had skipped meditation), Kettick informed her that if ever another need for a champion arose, he would volunteer. Indeed.
Fun Facts and Trivia
- She only learned Federation Standard to join Starfleet. However, she is going to figure out idioms if it...ends her?
- Sera willingly tries new things in a most un-Vulcan-like manner. This includes food and drink, activities; just about anything, really.
- Sera is a TERRIBLE swimmer; in fact, she makes a much better rock in the water, TBH
- Doesn't draw any attention to it, but Sera is QUITE skilled in hand-to-hand unarmed combat, and her lirpa skills are killer.
- Sera cannot wink. It is now a work in progress.
- Has a digital Federation Standard "Word of the Day" calendar. - How do you think she came up with the word "perfidious?"
Fashion & Style
- Off-Duty Dress: Usually wears something Starfleet Issue. Pulls from Human/Terran fashion for formal events...because. However, will wear appropriate Vulcan/clan attire from time to time.
- Quarters: standard issue, however surprisingly cluttered for a Vulcan. Many empty spaces are filled with dissected equipment or devices under construction.
- Prized Posession: Grandmother's meditation robe (due to the most unusual colors) 
Lyr'Zor Clan Colors/Wardrobe
The colors adopted by the Lyr'Zor clan (blacks, greys, and whites) do nothing to dispel their rather unsavory reputation of shadowy dealings and purportedly distasteful continuing practices. Heads subtly turn and bystanders step back when a Lyr'Zor-ian walks by. Lines are sharp, silhouettes are cut closer to the body than in popular Vulcan fashion, which favors earthy tones and long flowing lines. Even scandalous pleating is used from time-to-time just because...they do what they want.
|Starfleet Service Record
Awards & Service Ribbons
|Awards and Service Ribbons|
|240001.28||After the New Year's celebration, Sera finds the down slope of inebriation to be not as 'fun' as had imagined||I & D (Incision & Drainage) Part One |
|239911.20 - 239911.25||Sera sings at a karaoke bar (series - ongoing)||Who knew Karaoke was a Vulcan word meaning "To Suffer"? |
|239911.13 – 2399.11.19||Series in which Lt. Sherlock asks Sera for a favor. The Game ensues…||Life is more 'fun' if you play games |
|239905.28 - 39906.02||The water contamination saga series||Just a normal day on Shore Leave |
|239904.02||Sera tells a 'joke'||Laughter is the best Medicine? |
|239903.05||Sera drags Ensign Aratta off the bridge||It's all a Matter of Perspective |
|239902.20||Sera showing off her engineering chops||Would a Colorful Metaphor be Appropriate in this Instance?|
|239901.31||Replicator Sabotage||Dill of the Day|
|239901.18 - 239901.29||Holosimulation series||Unacceptable|
|239812.28||Sera's very first sim||Break A Leg|
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