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Hobbies & Passtimes
====Hobbies & Passtimes====
In his spare time he enjoys playing team sports on the holodeck (he is always eager to learn a new team game from a different planet or era). An avid sports fanatic, Zurib also enjoys cooking, playing Jazz'n'Blues and has an eager appreciation for books and classic literature from around the Federation.=====Sports=====
In his spare time Zuriba enjoys playing team sports on the holodeck (he is always eager to learn a new team game from a different planet or era). Zuriba is an avid sports. His homeworld, Bolarus IX, is largely a water world, and the disparate nature of the most early population centers caused much of the independent cultural development that remains apparent among the various Bolian races to this day. There are no large anchoring continental masses, and as a result the legendary surface storms of Bolarus IX are able to move across the planet's surface unchecked by geographic barriers. As such, Zuriba is an avid sailor and loves sailing in his spare time (either on the holodeck or when on leave). His move into piloting and studying as a helmsman was a natural extention of his sailing catermarans on Bolarus IX. Zuriba also enjoys Bolian Vectorboard, similar in appearance to a surfboard, is an aerodynamic form constructed out of polyduranide and slightly larger than its aquatic forebears. The vehicle is propelled through the air at speeds reaching up to 200 MPH. The rider stays on board using either magnetic boots or polyduranide foot straps, and operates the board through a combination of balance and reaction control thrusters directed via a foot pedal under the lead foot. Vectorboarding is a popular pastime on many Federation planets, though strict ordinances regulate when and where a vectorboard can be ridden. They come in a variety of sizes and colors. At the academy Zuribia was a member of the martial arts club and learned a number of combats from around the galaxy. HoweverHis main combat sport, however, is Modern adel'iin which he practices in tournaments (with the loser going slack to simulate death and signify his surrender to the judges). It should be noted that the custom of completely shaving the head (which Zuriba follows) is a direct result of the rise of adel'iin as a pilot means of resolving disputes. While the practice of challenging another Bolian to a duel beneath the waves is rarely used, it has never formally been outlawed. Having a head of hair is a decided disadvantage when using adel'iin, not only because of the added drag but because it provides an ideal handhold (early adel'iin resembled 'catfights' from pre-warp Earth, with much hair-grabbing). The shaved head has persisted into modern times as a silent message to others: 'I know adel'iin, and can best you.' Zurinda is also a master of tzian'adel'iin (literally 'taking the dispute to the sea' i.e. process of the duel beneath the waves) which is not nearly as formal as the Andorian ushaan, or any similar Terran custom. Rather, it more resembles the simplicity of a Klingon duel: A Bolian challenges another, they immediately head to the nearest deep water with a neutral judge, and fight until one is subdued. In the past, such duels would be to the death, but in modern times it more resembles a tournament bout; the loser slackens and yields their position in the dispute.Where the tzian'adel'iin differs from the Klingon way of resolving conflicts is the frequency (or lack thereof) of its use. It is very rare that two Bolians arrive at an impasse they cannot talk or negotiate through, and invoking the tzian'adel'iin is a last resort - because in actuality, more than half of the Bolians who shave their scalps do not actually know the forms and techniques of adel'iin (this is not the case with Zuriba)  =====Music & Other Passtimes===== Zuriba is a trumpet player and he can often be heard playing "Bolian Blues" from within his quarters.He also enjoys cooking, especially traditional Bolian recipes although because a traditional feature of Bolian cuisine is the use of meat that has been allowed to partially decay, Zuriba's crewmates rarely accept a dinner invite. Contrary to popular belief, the meat is always cooked. Seafood, both raw and prepared, comprises a significant majority of the average Bolian's diet, and on his own world it is said a Bolian can determine the type of fish and location of origin from taste alone. Zuriba's speciality dish is the cooking of an iridescent mussel-like shellfish is a particular delicacy, called a name that translates into Federation Standard as 'shimmershells' Zuriba also excelled as a pilot at the Academy and eventually became a central member of the renowned Nova Squadron flight teambefore going on to serve as a helmsman in Starfleet. Known as being a bit of a party animal, Zuriba's quarters (whether at the Academy or on Starship assignment) often end up being party central where many can be found socialising and having a good time.
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