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USS Atlantis
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Esa Kiax (Formerly Darkkdust)
Position Communications/Operations Officer
Rank Lieutenant
Species Joined Trill
Gender Female
DOB 237009.16
Age 26
Birthplace St Thomas' Hospital - London, UK
Writer ID A239511ED0
Service Ribbons
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon
Legion of Merit
Innovation Ribbon
Explorer's Ribbon
Joint Meritorious Unit Award

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Voyager Medallion

25th Anniversary
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History Team Member
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Player Achievements
A face for the name
Data hound
Take a deep breath for me
Detail oriented
It takes two
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Press F to Honor
The Paldor Caregiver

Lieutenant Esa Kiax (Darkkdust) is the optimistically cheerful, cake obsessed, Trill Com/Ops Officer aboard the USS Atlantis. Esa is the 7th Host of the Kiax Symbiont.

Personal Profile


  • Height: 5' 8" (172.72cm)
  • Weight: 152.1 lbs (69.0 kgs)
  • Hair colour: Dyed Ocean Blue (Naturally Brown)
  • Length of Hair: Shoulder Length
  • Eyes: Grey
  • Build: Average
  • Poses (Hands/Gestures, Feet/Legs, Torso/Head): Often slouches when sat down, except in the presence of superiors; When standing, she often favours one leg or the other, most likely due to her muscle atrophy.
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Light, patterned summer dresses or jeans and leather jacket.
  • Shoes: Shin high leather boots. Variety of colours and styles to fit almost any ensemble.

Miscellaneous Details

  • Voice: Smooth, well-spoken. Upper-Middle Class british accent. (Think Keeley Hawes' portrayal of Lara Croft in Tomb Raider: Legend)
  • Vocal range: Soprano - C4 (261Hz) to A5 (880Hz)
  • Handedness: Ambidextrous
  • Telepathic status: T0


Personality & Mannerisms


Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Outdoorswoman: Enjoys sitting in trees (especially in Hyde Park), Rock Climbing and Hiking, both mountaineering and forestry.
  • Musician: An avid percussionist, Esa is an exceptional kit player, well versed in a wide range of musical styles, but gravitates strongly toward Jazz and Funk.
  • Programmer: Continuing the Darkkdust tradition; Like her father, Esa enjoys programming, especially new subroutines to make her life, both on and off duty, easier.
  • Cake Aficionado: When off-duty, Esa has a significant passion for sampling every type of cake the galaxy has to offer. Her dessert of choice is the classic Victoria Sponge.

Likes and Dislikes

  • Likes:
    • Sweet Things: Not only is Esa a strong advocate for Cake, she can easily be swayed by many other forms of dessert, especially Vanilla Ice Cream Soda-Floats.
    • Vivid Colours: As demonstrated by her choices in hair colour throughout the years, she deeply enjoys anything with particularly vibrant colours, be it art or
    • Musical Theatre: Esa is a big fan of Late 20th to Early 21st Century musical theatre, a love of which she developed throughout high school after performing in several staged productions.
  • Dislikes:
    • Opera: Though technically a form of theatre, Esa could never really get on board with the style of the music, and as such has little time for indulging in opera from any worlds.
    • Bitter foods and drinks: Due to her particularly sweet tooth, Esa tends toward the repulsed end of the spectrum when it comes to things with a particularly bitter taste. Will avoid coffee unless it's very sweet.

Ambitions and Goals

Esa one day hopes to make her way to Chief Operations Officer, beyond that is still a bit of a stretch for her abilities. From a non-professional standpoint, having a large network of people she can call friends from all races and walks of life is a personal endeavour for her.

  • Habits: Bites fingernails when thinking hard about things.
  • Mannerisms: Quite often known to over-gesticulate when explaining something. Will unintentionally use quite complicated words when doing so, sometimes in the wrong way, which can confuse those she's talking to.
  • Religion/Spiritual Devotion: While not particularly religious in any sense of the word, she does think that the Bajoran devotion to the Prophets is a neat idea. Having some higher being watching over you can be a comfort in those most difficult of times.
  • Ambitions and Goals:
  • Achievements in Life: Silver Medal for Team GB in Women's Skeet at the 2392 London Olympics; Played Elle Woods at high school in her final year production of Legally Blonde.
  • Disappointments in Life: Not being there enough for her younger sister, who sadly washed out of the Academy. Esa blames herself for her sister's failure.
  • Temperament: Calm and Collected, though can have a tendency to become unaware of her surroundings when working on a particularly difficult task.
  • Mental problems (complexes and phobias): Irrational fear of dying from asphyxiation.
  • Physical Limitations: Slight muscle atrophy in her legs. Makes lifting heavy objects difficult. If left untreated may lead to the loss of motor functions.


Sparsely decorated, but a large LCARS programming console built into a desk runs perpendicular to the room's orientation that serves to divide the living area from the bed. Sofas and large squashy beanbags occupy the remaining space. Opposite her bed is a replica 21st Century Pearl Reference acoustic drum kit, which serves to keep her entertained when she's off-duty.


  • Marital Status: Married
  • Children: None
  • Parents
    • Father: Celeg Darkkdust (Joined Trill)
    • Mother: Zahara Darkkdust (Née Sartoris)
  • Siblings
    • Elder: Christoph Darkkdust (30)
    • Elder (In Law): Hannah Striker (30)
    • Younger: Erin Striker (24)


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Esa met Maddi during the early days of their tenure at the Academy. The two formed a solid bond of friendship throughout this time and were overjoyed to be posted together on the USS Atlantis, hoping that they could make a real difference to the crew of their new ship. After an accident that endangered Maddi's life, she and Esa finally revealed their true feeling for each other. After several months of being together, the pair decided to take things to the next level and proposed marriage to each other.


Esa and Natalya were acquainted way back in 2391, when a 20-year-old Esa was still in two minds about signing on with the Academy. After a particularly informative chat about Engineering, Esa was influenced to tender her academy application on the Engineering track. The pair were unexpectedly reunited almost 5 years later in Poseidon's.

Events surrounding the trial of Kiliak Jo put a strain on their once friendly relationship, but after Esa was attacked with a memory blanking drug, she lost all recollection of their animosity.




Esa was born on Earth while her father was working on assignment to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards on the Intrepid-Class Development Project. Naturally, the family decided to stay put in the Sol system during her early developmental years, eventually leading up to her schooling in London.

While at school, Esa met Erin Striker, who quickly became one of her best friends. Through this friendship, both families grew close, with Esa’s older brother eventually marrying Erin’s older sister. Sadly, mere weeks after the wedding, Erin’s parents were killed in an accident on the starship they were serving on. Heartbroken, Erin sought refuge in the comfort of her newly extended family, asking to be adopted into the Darkkdust family, who accepted without hesitation.

Aged 18, Esa graduated from Secondary Education with qualifications in Information Systems Development, Electronics and Physics. She had become quite adept at computer programming and electronics, feeding off of the knowledge of her father, and sought to follow his footsteps into Starship Design and Construction. Under encouragement from her parents, Esa tendered her application to Starfleet Academy, where she was accepted to Major in Starship Operations, and minor in Engineering under the Programming discipline. While at the Academy, she found a passion in marksmanship, and ended up representing the United Kingdom in the 2392 London Olympics. From this, she made several successive attempts to beat the academy Advanced Phaser Training Programme record, sadly never succeeding. Despite this, she excelled in LCARS Programming and Systems Architecture and Design, and graduated with a respectable 3.19GPA (2:1) in Communications/Operations and Engineering Programming.

Her Academy training cruise was certainly an eventful one, initially featuring her as the Bridge HCO Officer, however after an accident where one of her fellow cadets was rendered unconscious, she was transferred to the Engineering Station until the mission's conclusion.

Service History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet, Fourth Class 239109.01
Starfleet Academy
Com/Ops Major
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Cadet, Third Class 239209.01
Com/Ops Major
Engineering Programming Minor
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Cadet, Second Class 239309.01
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Cadet, First Class 239409.01
Starbase 118
USS Centris-A
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Ensign 239511.20 - 239605.30 USS Atlantis
Communications/Operations Officer
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Lieutenant Junior Grade 239606.01 - 239608.27
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Lieutenant 239608.28 - Current

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Voyager Medallion 239606.30
USS Atlantis
Lieutenant JG Esa Darkkdust the Atlantis' Trill operations officer has since coming aboard has shown a dedication to a role that is not always easy to be sure just what it is you should be doing. Be it managing power levels, assigning crew quarters, or overseeing the installation schedule of a replacement warp nacelle, Darkkdust embodies what is is to be an operations officer.

Those little details about their job and what it entails are common in their sims adding depth and sense of reality into our game. Being able to imagine the day to life onboard Atlantis is enriched with nearly every sim Darkkdust posts. For these reasons and many more it is my distinct pleasure to present Esa Darkkust with The Voyager Medallion.

Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Joint Meritorious Unit Award 239612.03
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Awarded to the entire crew for their close working ties with the Caraadians on Paldor II.
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Innovation Ribbon 239612.03
USS Atlantis
Awarded for her work under pressure and ingenuity shown in preventing Deep Space 26 from crashing into the surface of Paldor II.
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Explorer's Ribbon 239608.28
USS Atlantis
Awarded to all members of the away teams who boarded several ancient Chon space stations looking for clues to bring back the missing Deep Space 26.
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Legion of Merit 239606.01
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Awarded to Esa for showing exceptional thinking and dedication to her duties in the chaos of Deep Space 26 being stolen.
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Innovation Ribbon 239602.03
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Awarded to Esa for her quick thinking in using the Initial Programming mode to prevent a dangerous virus from spreading through the computer core.
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Legion of Merit 239602.03
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Awarded to the entire crew for going above and beyond the call of duty in ensuring that the Atlantis made it back to Deep Space 26 safely.
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239511.19
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.

SIM Archive

USS Atlantis
Sim Title Description Links
The Defence of Kiliak Jo In 2396, Esa acted as a defence attorney for fellow shipmate Kiliak Jo, while on trial for suspected treason. Part 0
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3
2392 London Summer Olympics: Women's Skeet Qualifiers In 2392, Esa was competing for Team GB in the Earth Olympics in London. Her performance in the qualifying round was one to be matched, but all was not perfect... Part 1
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USS Atlantis Crew Roster

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Commanding Ofc.
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First Officer
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Mission Specialist
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Chief of Security
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Security Officer
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Security Officer
Ilana Ganarvuss
Tactical Officer
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Ast. Chief Ops Ofc.
Esa Kiax
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Engineering Officer
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Chief Medical Officer
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Assistant CMO
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Science Officer
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Chief of Marines
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