Lieutenant Synak (pronounced 'Sigh-nak') was a Security Officer onboard the USS Ronin. She was ordered to temporarily replace Lt.Commander Danny Wilde as Chief of Security of the Ronin and DS17 while he was being investigated for supposedly leaking classified information about Transphasic weapons. She was murdered on the Rakis planet whilst trying to negotiate with a former Bajoran Occupation collaborator.
- Full Name: Synak
- Race: Vulcan
- Date of Birth: 233006.13
- Age: 55
- Place of Birth: Vulcan
- Gender: Female
- Telepathic Status: T3
- Current Status: Deceased
- Cause of Death: Murder (Vapourised)
- Place of Death: Rakis system
- Height: 5' 4"
- Weight: 120 lbs
- Hair Colour: Black, Vulcan style.
- Eye Colour: Green
- Skin Tone: Pale Olive Green
- Accent: Neutral
- Handedness: Right
Much of Synak's past is clouded in the fog of Starfleet Intelligence. She arrived on DS17 unexpectedly, mere seconds after Danny Wilde was ordered back to Earth for an investigation. Since then she has fallen out of favour with most of the crew, especially Captain Idril Mar, Lieutenant Jack Kolk, and Lieutenant Jhen Thelev. While she protests that she should be a higher positioned member of the crew, she is constantly reminded that while working for Admiral Reardon, she is not playing by Captain Mar's rules, therefore not one of her trusted officers. She has attempted to seize control of ships security on two occasions by non-violent means, and failed each time.
Kolk and Thelev
For a Vulcan spy, she seems to take great interest in terrorising friends Lt. Jack Kolk and Lt. Jhen Thelev. She frequently catches them up to no good and threatens to expose their antics to the ship. While she has not actively pursued them as targets, it seems a case of 'Murphy's Law' that whereever their mischief spreads, Synak is there to catch them.
Max the Cat
She recently speculated with Lt.Commander Danny Wilde after the Galactic Barrier incident that the mysterious Agent 505 - who is noted in Intel circles for using synaptic pattern displacement (Mind Meld) to transfer his personality into that of a feline in order to carry out top secret recon missions - may have stowed away onboard the Ronin in the form of Max The Cat. Little is known about the actual proceedure in question, and Ronin crewmembers joke that Max is actually a Starfleet spy, given that he gets into tricky places. When Danny suggested she try a Mind Meld to see if the legend was true, Synak replied that Agent 505 only disclosed the identity of the feline in question to one person, and that Starfleet Intelligence has been trying to track him down for years, and also that even if she wanted to perform the Meld, she does 'not have the clearance to debrief Agent 505'.
Whilst stranded on the planet known as 'Rakis' with the rest of the crew of the Ronin, Synak's escape pod veered off course leaving her and her team stranded in the polar region. After what looked like a mutiny against her command, she persuaded Sarion, the barkeep of the Double Shot, to shepherd the remaining crew the 3km to the Captain's position. She remained behind the help dig for the escape pod which had been submerged into the sand by a 'Land Shark'. She waited with Ensign Tor Jolan, someone she remembered as being a collaborator with the Cardassians during the Occupation of Bajor. Promising to expose him when they were rescued, Tor vapourised her to keep his secret identity safe.
Response from Starfleet Intelligence
Synak's disappearance is being treated as suspicious, and has dispatched Lt.Commander Edward West to investigate. West is due to arrive at Mars while the Ronin is at Utopia Planitia Shipyards for repairs.