“The spirit lives on creativity and dies in conformity and routine.”
|Lieutenant Commander Tai Ilsam|
Lieutenant Commander Tai Ilsam is the 35-year-old of the USS Veritas under Captain Roshanara Rahman. He previously served as a counselor and a diplomatic officer respectively aboard the USS Blackwell and as a Mission Specialist aboard the USS Braveheart.
He was born to parents Olsam, Mara, and Emix Greyes on Stardate 236203.10 and grew up on Bactrica in a nunnery, as was custom for genderless thirds. Also as was custom, he became a part of a bonded triad when he came of age. However, disaster struck when his partners died in a crash. Instead of performing suicide, as was expected of genderless thirds when their bondmates died, he elected to leave Bactrica and study psychology on Earth. After attending undergraduate and graduate courses at the University of Hong Kong on Earth, he decided to pursue a career in Starfleet as a counselor specializing in grief and loss. Tai enjoys off-duty pursuits of meditation, Muay Thai, swimming, music (plays the Pipa), and painting. After graduating, Tai was posted as a counselor to the USS Blackwell, a ship assigned to the Andaris Task Force, and was later switched to Diplomatic Officer. After the Task Force was disbanded, Tai was transferred to the USS Braveheart where he was assigned as a Mission Specialist and rose through the ranks to Lieutenant Commander.
Full Name Tai Ilsam Nicknames None Species Bactrican T/E Rating None Date of Birth 236203.10 Age 35 Place of Birth Bactrica Gender Genderless Third (Identifies with more with male traits) Marital Status Widowed Children None Current Assignment USS Veritas Current Posting Mission Specialist/Strategic Operations Officer
Height 1.52m (5'9) Weight 72.57kg (160lbs) Build Thin, Athletic Hair Color/Length Short, Dark brown Eye Color Yellow with darker yellow center
Tai is likable and calm on the outside, especially when helping others. He cares so much more for helping others that he sometimes loses sight of himself. This could cause problems in his personal life. The most likely scenario is that he will be so caught up in trying to help others that he will become stressed out when it comes to his everyday life. He is a very open-minded man and will accept friends of all sorts, regardless of their beliefs. All he cares about in a friend is that they are trying to do their best to help the world.
He isn't attracted to materialistic or self-absorbed people. He enjoys most spending his time around creative individuals and people who just generally seem to be full of life. He is very good at understanding people because he has the ability to delve into the psyche and see behind a person's motivations. Despite appearances, Tai isn't a pushover and in fact has the strength of character and will stand up for what he believes in and and he can do hard work for something he believes in.
Many find him very mysterious and elusive. He is molded by his surroundings and incorporates his experiences and surroundings into himself. He has extreme compassion and feels the pain of others. If something is wrong in the world that affects him, it affects him deeply. He takes it to heart and experiences strong feelings regarding the matter.
Strengths Compassionate, artistic, intuitive, wise, musical, caring, respectful, good listener
Weaknesses Overly trusting, often seeks escape in his off duty hours rather than socializing, places the needs of others before his own, pretends to be something he isn’t to fit in
Quirks Doesn’t do one-night stands typically; nurtures his feminine side; very spiritual; shy; takes awhile to fall in love and open up to others; despite being genderless identifies more with male traits and prefers male forms of address; Favorite color is mauve which is often used in decorating his home environment (i.e. his quarters)
Likes Sushi, Seafood, Pernod, holonovels, exploring other cultures and religions, music
Dislikes Bullying, peer pressure, coercion, and blackmail
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