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USS Artemis-A
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Talos Dakora
Position Chief Intelligence Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
Species Betazoid
Gender Male
DOB 236601.29
Age 35
Birthplace Medara, Betazed
Writer ID O238811CD0

SIM ARCHIVE


TALOS DAKORA
Lieutenant Commander Talos Dakora is currently serving as the Chief Intelligence Officer aboard the USS Artemis-A.



STATS


  • Full Name: Talos Aven Dakora
  • Race: Betazoid
  • Date of Birth: 236601.29
  • Age: 35
  • Place of Birth: Medara, Betazed
  • Gender: Male
  • Telepathic status: T4/E4



APPEARANCE


  • Height: 1.91m (6'3")
  • Build: Athletic
  • Hair: Light brown
  • Tattoos: Many, including his Marine unit insignia on right forearm and a stylized flame design on his backside purportedly in honor of his mother.
  • Carriage: Brisk, with Purpose.
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Talos picked up a bad habit of wearing tacky Hawaiian shirts and cargo shorts from a Risian Marine he'd served with in FORECON and it stuck. He isn't very concerned with fashion.
  • Handedness: Right (He has learned to operate most weapons systems ambidextrously through training.)


FAMILY
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FATHER

VOSTRO DAKORA

  • AGE: 71
  • OCCUPATION: Betazoid Ambassador to Alvania.
MOTHER

LEERA DAKORA

  • AGE: 41 (at her passing in 2374)
  • OCCUPATION: Civilian Architect.
BROTHER

HANEK DAKORA

  • AGE: 33
  • OCCUPATION: Starfleet Engineering Officer
HALF-SISTER

ADARA BENTLEY

  • AGE: 34
  • OCCUPATION: Starfleet Science Officer
  • Daughter of Vostro


RELATIONSHIPS
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COMMANDING OFFICER | FRIEND

Addison MacKenzie
In the months and years since their admittedly rocky introduction involving a misunderstood Horga'hn on Risa, Talos believes he has mostly managed to earn MacKenzie's respect. Over the course of a half-dozen missions where he always seemed to find himself on MacKenzie's team, Talos has never been left wanting by her leadership skills. Despite the occasional flirtatious line tossed in her direction, Talos sees her as a sort of role model. After a harrowing ordeal escaping captivity together on an old Maquis Raider, Talos might've even dared to call them friends. Whether or not that would survive her transition from his XO to his CO remains to be seen.

2XO | FRIEND

Yogan Yalu
During the Excalibur's mission to Cytarix V, Talos' consciousness was swapped into Yogan's body and vice-versa. The unique combination of Betazoid telepathic receptiveness and Trill physiology resulted in many of the memories shared by the Yalu symbiont being retained by Talos when they were returned to their normal bodies. Shortly after, Talos learned that a complete copy of his memories were left behind and would live on with Yalu. After a lunch spent bonding over what they had experienced and a mutual appreciation of cheeseburgers, Talos looks forward to expanding their friendship despite the strange foundation it was built on.

COLLEAGUE | ROMANTIC INTEREST

Adriana Morgan
Talos met Adri while on leave just before his transfer to the Excalibur. A free-spirited Betazoid like himself, she and Talos found themselves thoroughly entangled shortly after they first met. Mutually interested in one another, the pair kept things casual, until just when it seemed that they might be poised to take whatever they shared to a more official level, Talos was transferred to the Artemis and Adri stayed behind.


PERSONAL HISTORY

Talos was born to Vostro and Leera Dakora on 236401.29. The son of a Betazoid political attaché and an architect, Talos Dakora enjoyed a normal upper-middle-class Betazoid childhood with his younger brother Hanek. From an early age he possessed an intelligent and inquisitive nature; a desire to know not only what and how things happened, but why as well. This became a problem as his Betazoid telepathy developed, as Talos was often scolded for 'listening' in on the thoughts and emotions of others without their permission. Growing up Talos was very close to his mother, owing largely to the fact that Vostro was often off-world on various diplomatic expeditions for long periods of time. In 2373, Vostro and Leera unofficially separated (an uncommon thing in Betazoid culture.). The reasons behind the split were not openly discussed, but shortly after, when Talos was introduced to his half-Terran sister Adara Bentley who was already a few years old, he was able to put two and two together.

In 2374 Talos' life changed forever. When the Federation forces defending Betazed were defeated and the Dominion descended on the planet, the Betazoid people were left to fend for themselves against an occupying Dominion Army. Fortunately, due to the Federation efforts elsewhere, the Dominion presence on the planet was never more than the minimum required to maintain a hold on the strategically important world. Limited food supplies, as much of their resources were recycled by Dominion forces for war-time use, and other hardships faced by the remaining citizens of Betazed gave birth to a resistance movement. Leera Dakora became involved and, over time her skills as an architect proved useful to the ongoing insurgency. Unfortunately, her participation was discovered by the occupying force and Leera Dakora was tortured and killed by Jem'Hadar enforcers in response. Talos, only 8 years old at the time, and his younger brother Hanek witnessed it all.

This was a pivotal moment for Talos. One that, in many ways, influenced the man that he would become. Eventually, Betazed was liberated and the orphaned Talos and Hanek went to live with their maternal grandmother until the war ended and they could be reunited with their father. Talos never forgot the feeling of utter helplessness as he watched his mother taken from him and vowed to do everything in his power to never feel that way again. As soon as he came of age, Talos enlisted in the Starfleet Marine Corps, hoping that he could do his part to ensure that atrocities like his never happened to anyone else.

PROFESSIONAL HISTORY

After his enlistment in the Starfleet Marine Corps, Talos rose through the ranks at a slow, but steady pace. His innate tactical sense and a strong desire to constantly learn and improve himself separated Talos from the rank-and-file.

Through hard work and determination fueled by his own personal experience, Talos managed to gain a spot in the SFMC's prestigious 1st Reconnaissance Battalion Force Recon Company (FORECON). He served on various ships and bases throughout his 7-years as an enlisted Marine, participating in numerous direct action and reconnaissance missions with FORECON. In 2391, Talos was selected as part of a Starfleet Mustang program and was admitted to Starfleet Academy, where he focused on mainly HUM-INT, direct action tactics, and Counter-Intelligence.

First Deployment:

After graduation, Talos went on to serve on several ships before his seemingly promising career took a turn. In late 2395 Talos went A.W.O.L. from his duty post on the Columbia. His formal deposition explaining his dereliction of duty may be requested from Starfleet Intelligence by his future Commanding Officers but a brief summary is included here. In late 2395, Troyan Bentley (Talos' half-sister Adara Bentley's teenage brother.) went missing after getting mixed up with drug smugglers out of Tilanna V. Talos claims to have left his post in order to locate and return Troyan Bentley to his family. Once Bentley was returned to his family, Talos turned himself in to Starfleet Security and was stripped of his commission and was placed at a disciplinary assignment at the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards.

Disciplinary Actions:

Talos maintained good behavior and had no recorded issues during his time at the Fleet Yards. After serving 1 year of disciplinary assignment, Talos happened to bump into Colt Daniels, someone he'd worked with in his past assignments. The Veteran Intelligence Officer, believing Talos deserved a second chance, was able to pull some strings and get Talos assigned to administrative duty at Starfleet Intelligence. Talos began the long path to restoring his commission and eventually was able to regain Provisional Ensign status during his time at SFI HQ.

In late 2398, Talos' request for full reinstatement was approved, pending an audit of a Starfleet Academy Final Exam. His rank restored, Talos found it difficult to find assignments on a ship or base, given his history. For reasons unknown to him Fleet Captain Kali Nicholotti was willing to accept his request for transfer and allow him a final chance to prove himself. He was assigned to the USS Resolution as an Intelligence Officer in 239810 where he witnessed the destruction of the ship from an approaching shuttlecraft on his official day as a member of her crew.

Talos and majority of the Resolution's crew, including the senior staff were reassigned to [USS Excalibur-A] after an investigation by Starfleet Command.

Aboard The Excalibur:

Talos adjusted to life aboard the Excalibur quickly and in a matter of weeks found his niche in the ship's Intelligence apparatus. In addition to serving as a general Intelligence Analyst, Talos was also tapped to serve as Fire Team Leader of the Intelligence Department's "Direct Action Group" (D.A.G.).

After several months of reliable performance, Talos was eventually promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade. A few months later and after proving himself a valuable member of the crew, he was made Acting Chief of Intelligence, a position he held for several months.

Serving as ACIO, he immersed himself in the Excalibur's Intel department, getting to know each of his Officers and how to best utilize their individual strengths.

After several missions and nearly a year after joining the crew, he was promoted to Lieutenant and his status as Chief was made permanent during a joint shore leave celebration with the crew of the USS Arrow.

He remained the Chief Intelligence Officer of the Excalibur until he and the majority of the Senior Staff were transferred to the USS Artemis-A

Transfer to the Artemis:

In early 2400, Talos was one of the Officers selected to Transfer to the USS Artemis-A under Commander Addison MacKenzie, his former XO. Still serving as Chief of Intelligence, the smaller ship and fewer dedicated Intel personnel required an adjustment period, but he intends to make Artemis Intelligence a valuable asset to his ship and the Sector as a whole.


SERVICE RECORD

Last Enlisted Rank Held
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
Staff Sergeant 239502.14 USS Essex 0321 Reconnaissance Marine, Orbital Drop Qualified
Service History as an Officer
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
Ensign 239502.14 - 239503.22 USS Gorkon Security/Tactical Officer
Ensign 239507.25 - 239509.14 Andaris Task Force/USS Blackwell Intelligence Officer
Ensign 239509.14 - 239510.31 USS Columbia Intelligence Officer
No Rank 239510.31 - 239608.15 A.W.O.L. Wanted By Starfleet
Stripped of Commission 239608.15 - 239708.15 Utopia Planitia Fleetyards Site Maintenance (Disciplinary Duty)
Provisional Ensign 239708.15 - 239809.25 Starfleet Intelligence Administrative Duty/Re-processing
Ensign 239810.11 - 239811.17 USS Resolution Intelligence Officer
Ensign 239811.18 - 239902.02 USS Excalibur-A Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant Junior Grade 239902.02 - 239904.28 USS Excalibur-A Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant Junior Grade 239904.28 - 239909.05 USS Excalibur-A Acting Chief Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant 239909.05 - 240002.19 USS Excalibur-A Chief Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant 240002.19 - 240005.19 USS Artemis-A Chief Intelligence Officer
Lieutenant Commander 240005.19 - Present USS Artemis-A Chief Intelligence Officer


AWARDS AND SERVICE RIBBONS

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239502.14
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
Explorer's Ribbon 239902.03
USS Excalibur
Awarded to a person who participates in the discovery of a new planet, region, or species.
Presented for his involvement in the Cytarix V mission, where a new lifeform was discovered. Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti
Legacy Ribbon 239902.03
USS Excalibur
Awarded to an individual who has served during the reactivation and assignment of an existing vessel or installation to a new mission.
Presented for being part of the crew of the re-launched USS Excalibur-A. Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti
Intelligence Star 239905.27
USS Excalibur
Awarded to an individual who participates in a covert operation to protect the security and interests of the Federation or its allies.
Each of you performed admirably during a covert mission where we only had some of the information. I cannot express my pride and gratitude for everything each of you brought to the table. As such, you each have very much earned the Intelligence Star.
Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Good Conduct Ribbon 239909.06
USS Excalibur
Awarded to an individual who shows conspicuous gallantry in the line of duty.
Awarded for his actions during the mission "The One With All Timezones". Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Quantum Reality Service Ribbon 239909.06
USS Excalibur
Awarded to an individual who participates in a mission within an alternate universe..
Awarded for his actions during the mission "The One With All Timezones". Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Intelligence Star 239909.06
USS Excalibur
Awarded for his actions during an intelligence gathering mission to DS K-7. Presented byKalianna Nicholotti
Good Conduct Ribbon 240002.02
USS Excalibur
Awarded for his actions during the mission "The Trouble With Tacos". Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Purple Heart 240002.02
USS Excalibur
Awarded to an individual who sustains injury in the line of duty.
Awarded for injuries sustained during the mission "Hide and Seek". Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Prisoner of War Ribbon 240002.02
USS Excalibur
Awarded to an individual who has been taken prisoner.
Awarded for time spent captured by enemy forces during the mission "Hide and Seek". Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Starfleet Medal of Commendation 240002.02
USS Excalibur
Awarded to individuals who have distinguished themselves with extraordinary bravery and courage, although not to the extent of warranting the award of a Medal of Valour, while not engaged in conflict with an enemy of the Federation. The act or acts of heroism must be particularly notable and involve a conspicuous risk of life, setting the recipient apart from their comrades.
Awarded for his actions during the mission "Hide and Seek". Presented by Kalianna Nicholotti}}
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
None


SIM ARCHIVE

My full directory of archived sims can be found here: SIM ARCHIVE

Featured Sims:

  • Well, Are You? - Freshly Transferred Ensign Talos Dakora encounters Commander Addison MacKenzie holding a horga'hn on Risa.
  • JP - I'll Eat Any Kind of Burger... - Talos and Yogan bond over their love of burgers and the odd experience of being inside each other. It's less sexy than it sounds.
  • Drifting - Surprise head trauma causes Talos to relive Trauma of a completely different variety.
  • If I Only Had The Time - Thrown back in time by a Q, Talos encounters his long dead mother. Things get just a little paradoxical.
  • Should've Gone To Risa - Talos and MacKenzie meet with their mysterious contact at K7. It goes about how you'd expect.



NPC Listing   ·   USS Artemis-A Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
Commanding Ofc.
Addison MacKenzie
Executive Ofc.
Talos Dakora
Chief Tactical Ofc.
Vitor Silveira
Chief Eng. Ofc.
Hallia Yellir
Engineering Ofc.
Salkath
Operations Ofc.
Jaseb Chevalier
Security Ofc.
Savel
Security Ofc.
Kel Solas
Chief Science Ofc.
Jovenan
Science Ofc.
Gnai
Chief Medical Ofc.
Genkos Adea
Medical Ofc.
Gila Sadar
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