Seti Kiris

Crew of the USS Constitution-B

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Lieutenant JG Seti Kiris

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Seti Kiris (Federation Basic: [sɛti kiɾɪs]) (he/him) is currently serving as a cosmologist aboard the USS Constitution-B. He graduated from the Academy and was posted to Deep Space Nine as a science officer on Stardate 239602.18. He is a Bajoran from the planet Bajor and was born on Stardate 236711.05.


Statistics

  • Full Name: Seti Kiris (Bajoran naming convention: Family Name, Given Name)
  • Other Names: Kee
  • Species: Bajoran
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: November 5th, 2367
  • Birthplace: Jo’Kala, Bajor
  • Telepathic Status: T0/E0

Appearance

  • Height: 165 cm (5’5’’)
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Hazel
  • Build: Average
  • Birthmarks/Scars: None
  • Handedness: Right-Handed
  • Taste in Clothing (off duty): He wears the latest fashion trends from Bajor. Always wears his earring, a symbol of faith in the Prophets.

Personality

Personality Type: ISFP (Introverted Sensing Feeling Perceiving)

Manners

  • Mannerisms: While he is not one to seek out the spotlight, Kiris can be a real chatterbox once he makes friends with someone. He loves to discuss science, religion, and how his two areas of expertise intertwine. Given his background, he can also be somewhat superstitious and sometimes prudish. Although he is trying to work on it.
  • Routines: Kiris prays every morning and night. He enjoys singing while he works (and thinks nobody is listening).
  • Speech Patterns: High, gentle voice. Kiris has a well-honed singing voice, and is a tenor.
  • Carriage and Posture: Walks without much purpose, and often slumps over a console or desk like he’s trying not to be noticed.

Likes and Dislikes

  • Favorite Book: Akorem’s Collected Works, by Akorem Laan (Edited by Vedek Oram)
  • Favorite Color: Light blue
  • Favorite Food: Klavaatu tart
  • Hobbies: Signing Bajoran hymns, drawing, Prayko, baseball (watching but not playing, inspired by the Emissary)
  • Fears: Making presentations in front of large groups, claustrophobic spaces
  • Pet Peeves: Kiris is pretty easygoing and doesn’t get annoyed by much

Quarters and Workspaces

  • Quarters: Kiris’ quarters are located on Deck 14 in the stardrive section on the USS Constitution-B. He keeps a shrine in one corner of his quarters where he can pray and meditate. A hand-drawn star chart of Bajoran space is framed in his bedroom.
  • Stellar Cartography: Stellar Cartography’s main entrance is located on Deck 9 of the USS Constitution-B. It is Kiris’ primary station, monitoring the movement of the stars in the Marchlands.
  • Subspace Systems Lab Five: The Subspace Systems Lab on Deck 8 is used for more in-depth studies of specific astronomical phenomena using high-power subspace transmitters and receivers as a subspace telescope.

History

Family Background

Seti Kiris is the only child of Seti Vaienn and Seti Aiye. Vaienn was born to two members of the Bajoran clergy. He spent his youth spreading the faith in secret and preserving knowledge so that it would never be lost. He built a network of dead drops and buried capsules that could hide scripture and relics. He snuck into and out of many refugee camps and traveled across Bajor more than most during the Occupation. During its later years, he also become more involved with the Higa Metar cell of the Bajoran Resistance. He would preach to them and helped them get messages to other cells when necessary. He also met resistance fighter Nulo Aiye in the caves the cell operated out of. The two young revolutionaries were soon married and Aiye found out she was pregnant in early 2367 with their son, Kiris.

Nulo Aiye lost her mother in a labor camp and escaped with her father when she was six years old. They joined the Bajoran Resistance. By age thirteen, Aiye was crawling around at night setting up proximity sensors or monitoring Cardassian positions. She learned marksmanship under cover of night and personally killed at least twenty Cardassian occupiers during her time in the Resistance. Her cell, the Higa Metar, played host to a young Bajoran monk named Vaienn. The two married in 2366 and had a son by the end of 2367. Aiye took a back seat in the resistance for the final two years and was quickly made an officer in the Bajoran Militia after the Cardassian withdrawal in 2369.

Childhood

Seti Kiris was born in a safehouse in Jo'Kala in the late hours of Stardate 236711.05. Kiris' very early life was spent living in caves and safehouses across Bajor with his mother and father. He knows of this time only through the stories his parents have shared with him. In the aftermath of the Occupation, both of his parents wasted no time in establishing careers for themselves. Aiye joined the Bajoran Militia as a Captain and Vaienn served the Vedek Assembly as a Ranjen. His family returned to Jo'Kala and settled down after years of action with the resistance.

The only major upset to the family's status quo came in 2373 when Aiye's brother Shon volunteered to defend a glinn from Gallitep. While he insisted it was a matter of principle, that every single person deserved a fair defense, but rumors and accusations of being a Cardassian sympathizer followed him everywhere. Aiye distanced herself from her brother. His client was executed and Shon died a few later destitute and hated. Then came the Dominion War and the events surrounding it. He was far too young to fully understand the significance of the events but has many memories from such a turbulent time. The recovery from the war proved an interesting time to grow up for Kiris and shaped his vision and beliefs to be distinctly different from those of his parents. Although he did certainly inherit their faith in the Prophets.

Seminary School

When he was sixteen, he joined the seminary at his father's urging. He studied religious texts and assisted in services for two years. He proved a good student when it came to theology. But he could sometimes frustrate his teachers and classmates with his constant questions and debates about obscure theological issues. Kiris' natural curiosity and inquisitive nature quickly outgrew the monastery that hosted the school. Vaienn tried to bring his son back in line with what was typically expected of a Bajoran clergyman. And while his faith and love for the Prophets was strong, his mind was stronger. Kiris wanted to explore far beyond where holy texts and ancient tapestries could take him. So, rather than moving on to a major seminary in preparation for a liturgical career, Kiris left the seminary to follow his own muse.

University and the Federation

After leaving the seminary, Kiris applied to the University of Bajore and went on to major in astrophysics. Rather than as a rejection of his previous field of study: faith in the Prophets, he saw studying the universe as an extension of his faith. He took to astrophysics well, although required lots of help getting used to the mathematics at play. Regardless, he impressed his professors and was recommended for a masters program in astronomy. He continued in his studies, but was inspired by his graduate advisor Derzu Krebir to keep his mind open to different possibilities. He made lots of friends in the Department of Cosmology, discussing recent discoveries and their philosophical and theological significance.

As a graduate student, he also assisted in a study of the Orb of Time. The Vedek Assembly and Federation Department of Temporal Investigations agreed to allow the Department of Cosmology to study the orb for several days before it was returned to its home at the Temple of Iponu. Professors consulted the Orb for wisdom and readings were taken. He found the experience enlightening and wrote his master’s thesis on the Orb of Time. However, when Krebir invited him to apply for the doctoral program, Kiris hesitated. He was unsure what to do with his life next and took a step away from his

He spent a year traveling around Bajor and trying to figure out his life without much success. Finally, he found himself in front of a newly-built Starfleet recruiter’s office. He knew what he wanted to do next. His mother was initially upset that he would choose Starfleet over the Bajoran Militia, but she eventually accepted that the limited Bajoran military and planetary government didn’t provide the same opportunities for exploration.

At Starfleet Academy, he studied mathematics and chemistry to supplement his prior education and give him more areas of expertise as a science officer. He graduated the Academy without incident after a quiet four years and was, despite his desires to explore the universe, posted to Deep Space Nine. However, he took to the posting gladly and quickly distinguished himself as a capable science officer. He studied the Celestial Temple in great detail and was even allowed to be part of a runabout crew on a mission to the Gamma Quadrant through the wormhole. He would talk the chief science officer’s ear off about the wormhole as well as many visiting researchers and anyone else who would care to listen.

Temporal Mechanics

After proving his competence in Starfleet, Kiris was reassigned to be a liaison to the Department of Temporal Investigations for seven months. He moved to Earth and started working at their observatory in Greenwich. His prior work with the Orb of Time and his study of cosmology meant that he was well-equipped to investigate temporal anomalies and monitor for any unusual activity. He accompanied field agents for investigations and provided analyses for case files. While he understood it was important work and was happy to obey orders, Kiris never found the work especially satisfying and longed to be assigned to a proper starship rather than sitting behind a desk or taking cramped transports going back and forth between investigations.

Back to Science

His tenure as a consultant with the Department of Temporal Investigations was not a long one. By the second half of 2398, he was eyeing a transfer back to a starship exploring the universe. He was assigned to the USS Outlander as a cosmologist and spent a year there. They studied a nebula that was known for generating spontaneous microwormholes. He also assisted in mapping subspace eddies in Sector 532 and performed several EVA walks to assist with upgrading the Outlander’s navigational sensors. When the Outlander was assigned to patrols in the core of Federation territory, he requested a transfer to a ship somewhere out on the frontier. His wish was granted and he arrived aboard the USS Constitution-B just in time for what seemed to be a very routine survey mission that was really anything but.

Relationships

 
 

Ranjen Seti Vaienn
Father
 

Major Seti Aiye
Mother
 

Nulo Shon
Uncle
 

Doctor Derzu Krebir
Graduate Advisor

Languages

Fluent

  • Bajoran: Learned during his childhood.

Intermediate

  • Federation Standard: Learned at Starfleet Academy.

Basic

  • Cardassian: Knows a few snippets and phrases from working on Deep Space Nine and from the influences of the Occupation of Bajor.


Starfleet Records

Service History and Service Ribbons

Starfleet Service History
Cadet First Class 239602.18 Graduated Starfleet Academy Science Cadet
Ensign 239602.18 - 239705.21 Deep Space Nine Science Officer
Lieutenant JG 239705.21 - 239801.03 Deep Space Nine Cosmologist
Lieutenant JG 239801.03 - 239807.30 Department of Temporal Investigations Temporal Mechanics Specialist
Lieutenant JG 239808.04 - 240008.24 USS Outlander Cosmologist
Lieutenant JG 240008.24 - Present USS Constitution-B Cosmologist
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239603.09
Starfleet Academy
Awarded upon graduation from Starfleet Academy.
Starfleet Investigation Ribbon 240102.07
USS Constitution-B
Awarded for participation in the mission involving the imposter Iotian Enterprise.


Other Starfleet Records

 
 


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