| Alora DeVeau
“The best scientist is open to experience and begins with romance – the idea that anything is possible.”
- Ray Bradbury
||Alora Grace DeVeau
||Botany & Zoology
||Brown with red highlights
||English, French, Japanese, Vulcan, Betazoid
|Alora stands just over average height for a woman, though barely. Wavy brown hair holds traces of red highlights and is usually kept at a length just past her shoulders. Large green eyes peer out from beneath thick eyelashes and full lips tend to settle upward in a natural half smile. Her speaking voice is somewhere between an alto and a soprano, and her singing voice has a wide range. Her fingers are long and supple, her smile quick.
|Alora tends to be a pretty informal, down to earth person. She's formal when she has to be, particularly when dealing with higher ranked officers, but most of the time she's just...well, her. She loves children and board games, tends to be rather naive and sometimes seems far too innocent for her age. She likes jokes but is bad at making them most of the time. Alora usually tries to look for the best in people and has a temper, though she does her best to keep it under control. When she is sure about something, though, she'll focus on it particularly hard, often times shutting out things around her until she's come to a conclusion or discovered something. She's not particularly brave, but she'll never abandon her post or her friends and she doesn't like to give up easily. Though she was tested for telepathy, she didn't register on any of the tests save for Empathy, though at a very low level. Whether this is due to some innate ability or she's simply is good at reading people has yet to be determined.
|Early Life And Schooling
Alora doesn't consider herself particularly special. She's just an average
person. She was born the youngest child of a French businessman and an
American citizen. They met in Virginia while her mother was attending
the opera and the two struck up a conversation during intermission.
A singer herself, Grace Martin had always aspired to perform on stage,
but had been told by a former teacher that while her voice was good
enough for teaching, it was not good enough for performance. This
judgment stamped out any hopes she might have had.
Two years after their meeting, Etienne proposed and Grace accepted. A
year later they had their first child then moved to Atlanta. Alora was
the fifth and only girl. She and each of her siblings inherited some
sort of musical talent, but Alora was the only one whose voice shone out
from the others. Her mother gave her lessons from the time she was
seven and encouraged her to get involved in theatre. She performed as
one of the daughters in the opera "Werther" when she was just five years
old. Besides singing lessons, she enjoyed dance, piano and guitar lessons as well.
When Alora was ten, her father's business expanded its presence in the
nation state of Japan and appointed her father as the head. The family
packed up and moved halfway around the world to a strange and wondrous
Grace had hoped that Alora would use her talent to continue her studies
in the musical arts. While Alora never stopped her lessons, she had
other passions as well, and didn't see herself as a professional
performer. Science was one such passion, particularly botany an
zoology. After taking exams for secondary school, Alora was accepted to
the Ishikawa School of Science and Technology, first in its class in Japan.
It was there that Alora discovered Aikido. She stumbled upon a group
practising one day after school. She had been looking for the Karate
group, but after witnessing that class she decided to study Aikido.
Currently she is a third degree blackbelt.
As her years of secondary school began to come to a close, Alora had to
decide what to do with herself. More and more she began to pay
attention to the Federation. Finally, she applied to the academy and
It was challenging. Alora wasn't a genius, but she was smart. She
graduated in the top three percent of her class - but a very large part
of that was due to her diligence, hard work, and unwillingness to give
up. That, and lack of sleep, especially since she specialised in Botany
and Zoology with a minor in languages. Summer break? What was that?
She kept busy outside of the academy too with her music and her Aikido
which left little time for other pursuits beyond those.
|The USS Mercury
She managed to survive graduation and has found herself posted to a
starship. It was with great excitement that she arrived at the USS Mercury. Upon that arrival, she was immediately drafted into service without a chance to cool her heels. The mission proved to be an interesting one on 83 Leonis with a strange, alien race. Alora's job was to identify DNA samples
gathered from the site and to compare them to any known species - and whether the race was descended from a more technologically advanced one or if they were pre-warp. This information would determine whether or not the USS Mercury attempted to rescue the aliens for the super-volcano whose eruption was imminent.
The race was discovered to be descended from an ancient one that had thought to have gone extinct two hundred years prior. Captain Kells immediately ordered a rescue attempt. A secondary assignment was that of tracing DNA taken from the research facility located on the planet's surface when it was discovered to be Vulcan. After scrutiny on the part of Alora, it was discovered the DNA seemed more Romulan. Further investigation by her, Dr. Saveron, and Assistant Chief Medical Officer Kotir Arith revealed it to be the work of Romulan war criminal, "The Infernal".
After this discovery, the crew were called upon to aid Starfleet in locating an Iconian Gateway. Alora assisted the team assigned with finding it through 'back door' means, whether they were scientific or otherwise. She enlisted the assistance of her father, whose business connections offered some insight. It offered her enough insight to give her and her fellow crew members. A search led the Mercury to the Nygel system - and the Gateway. When the ground where they stood was weakened by an earthquake, it caved in and sent most of the away team spiraling down a ravine into caverns that wound beneath the surface.
Unfortunately, an Orion by the name of Pasht-Nos, captain of the "Treasure Sprite" had also found the caverns - and the Gateway. Unable to leave the planet, he took captive the two members who had tumbled down to the very bottom - Alora and Roshanara Rahman. Although suffering from serious injuries, he forced the two to work on the Gateway. Together they discovered a panel and managed to pry it open - only to find a piece of the circuitry missing. While the two attempted to find it, the rest of the away team arrived. Harrison Ross entered into a fight with the Orion while the Alora reconnected the lost piece of circuitry. Ross was losing, but a couple of the surviving passengers from the FTS Treasure Sprite pounced upon the Orion and they all were thrust into the Gateway. Of course their good luck ran out with that bit and the cavern began to collapse on them. Fate was kind, however, as Captain Kells managed to get back into contact with them and the team was beamed out just in the nick of time. Up in space, The Mercury had run afoul of a Cardassian ship which had resulted in jettisoning the warp core in an effort to mask their get away. Fortunately, the USS Garuda arrived in time to keep the ship from certain destruction. The away team was beamed aboard while Captain Kells resigned and disappeared.
Although Alora's physical wounds were healed, the traumatic events have left their own mark upon her and she is currently trying to deal with them as best she can.
|236707.10 - Born on Earth (Terra)
|237702.12 - Moved to the Nation State of Japan
|238504.14 - Graduated from secondary school
|238504.15 - Accepted to the Starfleet Academy
|239008.05 - Graduated from Starfleet Academy and assigned to the USS Mercury as an Ensign.
|239008.07 - Arrived on the USS Mercury and immediately worked on her first mission.
|239010.27 - Promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade).
|239101.01 - The USS Mercury is damaged and sent for extensive repairs. Alora transfers to the USS Garuda
|Asno Plito, Paramedic|
She met him on DSX during her shore leave. To be honest, she has the feeling he was just hitting on her.
| Melitta Herodian, Commanding Officer, DSX|
The first and thus far only interaction Alora has had was after a briefing regarding the Iconian Gateway. Herodian asked for her and the rest of the Science Officers' help with processing information. It's not as if Alora was going to say 'no'.
| Kotir Arith, Medical Officer|
The first person Alora officially worked with. The two collaborated as they attempted to determine whether or not a sample DNA was from a Vulcan.
| Aron Kells (or Captain, or Cap'n), Captain|
He seems like a capable captain, but she's not so sure she agrees with his decision in regards to the Manthar situation. Still, he seems nice enough, and she likes the fact that he's not so formal when they are off duty.
|Etienne DeVeau, Successful Businessman|
Alora's dearly loved papa. He's currently one of the presidents of Starconn Intergalactic, a business that develops and supplies technology to various businesses as well as Starfleet. He's supported her decision to focus on a science career since she first indicated interest in it. For hobbies, Etienne enjoys reading and ballroom dancing. He and his wife are accomplished amateur ballroom dancers and have won several contests.
|Grace DeVeau, Domestic Engineer|
Grace always had high hopes for her daughter's music career. Unfortunately, Alora did not agree. A part of her still hopes that some day Alora might see the light. Either that, or start producing some grandchildren. Like her daughter, she still takes music lessons and performs in community productions and is an active member with the Tokyo International Singers.
|Alain DeVeau, Successful Businessman|
Alain was twelve when Alora was born. Of her brothers, he's the most fatherly toward her. While all of her brothers are protective, Alain is particularly so. He's followed in his father's footsteps and is now an up and coming Vice President within the same company. He is happily married with three children.
|Adrien DeVeau, Wild Thing|
The wild child of the family, Adrien's never settled down and there are months where no one in his family hears from him. Like his other siblings, he has a soft spot for his baby sister, but he thinks she can be a little too goody-goody.
|Alexandre DeVeau, Medical Officer|
Alexandre is the only other child of the DeVeau's to have entered starfleet. He currently serves as a Medical Officer. He is a also happily married and has two children.
|Aimé DeVeau, Artist|
The quiet one of the bunch, Aimé has always been the most timid. He is also the one Alora is closest to not only in age, but in their relationship. In addition to his art, Aimé is known among his friends and acquaintances as an excellent cook.
|Mei'konda, Civilian Scientist|
One incarnation of him was her Captain and this new incarnation is now a business partner. She's invested in a ship with him, but she calls him friend as much as anything else.
| Evan Delano, Chief of Security & Tactical |
Half Vulcan, Half Terran, the two are helping each other. She helps him with his Vulcan and he with her Klingon, though she considers him more than just a language partner but also a friend.