|Birthplace||Deep Space Nine|
“Somewhere in space hangs my heart, shaking in the void.”
Lieutenant JG Tahna Meru is currently serving as a Science Officer aboard the USS Gorkon.
- Height: 5'5"
- Weight: 132lbs
- Hair: Dark brown
- Eyes: Dark brown
- Skin tone: Warm brown
- Build: Fit
- Voice: Gentle, softspoken
- Scars: Small scar on her right middle finger from a mishap on her uncle’s farm when she was 10.
- Handedness: Right
- Habits/Mannerisms: Wrings her hands when deep in thought. Frequently fidgets with things around her to stay focused.
- Religion/Spritual Devotion: Follower of the Prophets.
- Mental problems (complexes and phobias): Dyscalculia
- Personality: Optimistic. Somewhat introverted.
- Hobbies and Pastimes:
- Reading: She has a small collection of physical books she studies and rereads regularly, however she typically reads on her PADD for convenience’s sake.
- Botany: She has time spent on her uncle’s farm growing up to thank for her love of plantlife. She cultivates several species of native Bajoran flowers in her quarters.
Meru was born in 2375 and spent her early childhood on Deep Space Nine where her mother was posted with the Bajoran militia, though her family made frequent visits and eventually moved to her uncle’s farm in Bajor's Kendra Province to accommodate her father's progressing disability. Meru had no siblings so she cherished time spent with her two younger cousins on the farm. She spent her spare time reading about distant planets and pestering her mother into letting Meru shadow her on her visits to the space station, solidifying her desire to one day join Starfleet despite her parents' reservations.
Meru has dyscalculia and as a result failed the math portion of the Starfleet Academy entrance exam the first time she took it. She retook it the next year after more intensive study and passed, entering the Academy at age 19.
- Ico Ena - Meru’s best friend. The two met at the Academy after accidentally signing up for Intro Cardassian instead of Intro Cartography. They have a lot in common and were reunited when the Gorkon participated in a mission to rescue Ena and her classmates on Darime IV.
- Megan "Meg" Bendyn - The two literally ran into each other on the Gorkon and found they shared an interest in botany. Meru appreciates Meg’s cheerful demeanor.
- Mother: Tahna Yavarel - Bajoran Militia (retired).
- Father: Tahna Rej - artist.
- Siblings: None
- Uncle: Valis Aleni - kava farmer.
- Valis Tara - plans to inherit the family farm.
- Valis Renas ("Ren") - Starfleet Cadet 4th Class.
|Cadet, Fourth Class||239409.01
|Cadet, Third Class||239509.01
|Cadet, Second Class||239609.01|
|Cadet, First Class||239709.01|
Awards and Ribbons
|Awards and Service Ribbons|
- Phone Home - A conversation with her parents at the conclusion of her first mission.
- Counseling Session, Stardate 239806.29 - Meru deals with the emotional fallout of her time in the Skarbek universe.
- Time to Explore! - Exploring Deluvia IV while on medical leave.
- (Backsim) Shezara: Part 1Part 2 Part 3 - Meru meets fellow Bajoran cadet Ico Ena when they accidentally register for the wrong class.
|NPC Listing · USS Gorkon Crew Manifest · Crew History