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Commander Varaan

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“Nothing unreal exists.”

Kiri-kin-tha's First Law of Metaphysics

Commander Varaan, a Vulcan, is the Strategic Operations Officer on Deep Space 26 as part of the Andaris Task Force, as of stardate 239402.21.

In 239204, he had returned to the USS Atlantis after a long period as a Deep Cover Operative for Starfleet Intelligence. He was assigned as Officer of the Deck and Intelligence Liaison, and as of 239205.25 he was also the Chief Engineering Officer. He was then reassigned as the Chief Intelligence Officer on the relaunched USS Apollo-A, as of stardate 239207.13. He was the Chief Engineering Officer on the USS Triumphant, as of stardate 239209.22, and of the Darwin as of 239211.23. He was then the Executive Officer on the USS Darwin-A, as of stardate 239307.23. He was previously also the former CEO and First Officer of the USS Paladin (237902-238111), former First officer of the USS Steadfast-A (238304-238308), and former commanding officer of the USS Atlantis (238111-238209).

Varaan's primary drive in life is engineering, and has been for over half a century. The interest started in his youth, and has guided his career choices. He has deviated into the Intelligence field several times, both in and out of Starfleet, but somehow has always returned to Engineering. The Advanced Starship Design Bureau (ASDB) recognizes Varaan as one of the top minds in Starship Architecture and Systems Integration. Varaan has either been involved in or led teams that designed such starship classes as the Cutlass class Carrier for Starfleet, the Crossbow Starfighters, both the Brendan class Escort and the Cobra class starfighter jointly designed with Admiral Krieger, and the Shendarin class Science vessel contracted by the Vulcan government. He is routinely consulted by the ASDB on various projects, and was offered a permanent position there, but for some reason that he is unwilling to share, he would much rather continue his life journey on randomly assigned Starfleet vessels.



  • Full Name: Varaan
  • Race: Vulcan
  • Gender: Male
  • Date of Birth: 233001.06
  • Age: 66
  • Telepathic status: T5
  • Place of Birth: City of Khir Ahl, Kir province, continent of Na'nam, Vulcan
Varaan's birthplace, the City of Khir Ahl, on Vulcan


  • Height: 1.86m
  • Weight: 86 kg
  • Tattoos/Body Modifications: E.A.R.S.
  • Build: solid
  • Face: elongated
  • Voice: rich baritone
  • Hair Color: Black
  • Length of Hair: Short
  • Eye Color: Blue
  • Skin Tone: Light
  • Birthmarks, Scars: none
  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Traditional Vulcan robes
  • Handedness: Right
  • Eyes: narrow
  • Mouth: straight
  • Arms: normal
  • Legs: normal
  • Poses: often stands with hands clasped behind his back; will raise his left eyebrow when something he deems interesting has happened or is said
  • Carriage: Walks with purpose
  • Shoes: In uniform: Standard Starfleet boots; Off duty: Traditional Vulcan pull-on shoes (slipper-like but with firmer bottoms)
Traditional Vulcan robes


Varaan is a "by-the-book" type of Starfleet officer, and prefers to follow established Starfleet protocols whenever possible. He is also partial to working alone or in very small groups, unless such groups are composed primarily of other Vulcans.

  • Quarters: Standard Starfleet quarters - fairly spartan, but with several strategically placed candles used during meditation; several knick-knacks (momentos) from his life (while on Steadfast-A, it was Deck 8 - room 0912; Paladin, it was Deck 5 - room 1250; Atlantis, it was Deck 3 - room 0310; Apollo, it was Deck 12 - room 0425; Darwin-A, it was Deck 7 - room 0822, then 1137)
  • Favorite Room: does not have a favourite
  • Mannerisms: often stands with hands clasped behind his back; will raise his left eyebrow when something he deems interesting has happened or is said
  • Physical Limitations: lost hearing (see below), uses prosthesis (E.A.R.S.)
  • Temperment: exceptionally even
  • Habits: often seen with a PADD in his hands; will go long periods without sleep, then meditate
  • Religion/Spiritual Devotion: Attempts to follow the Vulcan way of Kolinahr

Hobbies and Pastimes

  • Likes to play kal toh
  • Studying technical journals and manuals
  • Likes to keep physically fit as well (jogs whenever/wherever he can)

Likes and Dislikes

  • Likes:
    • Solitude and Meditating
    • Complex technical and engineering problems
    • Stellar Cartography
    • Starship design
  • Dislikes:
    • Terran humour
    • Illogical situations
    • Boisterous and energetic people who want to socialize
    • Inefficiency

Ambitions and Goals

Being a Vulcan, Varaan has no "ambitions" or goals beyond successfully completing his Starfleet career. He has no ego, so "ambitions" are beyond him.

Personal Achievements and Disappointments

Varaan's greatest personal achievement, he would tell you, would be the conception and successful birth of his daughter, T'iana. Being Vulcan, he has no disappointments.


Personal History

Full Article: Varaan Personal History



  • Marital Status: Married

T'lani is a graduate of the Vulcan Science Academy, and a scientist currently involved in the space sciences (astrophysics, cosmology, astronomy, etc). She works with Varaan's father on the Vulcan Science Council. She is a beautiful woman (even Vulcans can appreciate asthetics), and very intelligent. Their union had been arranged when they were children, but they truly love each other (as close to love as Vulcans get).





  • T'iana (dob: 238107.09) - the eldest child of Varaan and T'lani, T'iana was conceived when T'lani came to visit Varaan during a period of shore-leave for the USS Paladin. Their daughter was born while Varaan was on mission, and so he missed being there. He had never met his daughter until he returned to Vulcan before taking command of the USS Atlantis.
  • Torin (dob: 239405.02) - the most recent child of Varaan and T'lani was born on Deep Space 26 while Varaan was stationed their as a Strategic Operations Officer, and his wife as a civilian astrophysicist. Varaan's son was named after his first friend, Torin Jamar, and Randal Shayne, Isabel Pond and Admiral Renos were asked to be "godparents."


Mother: T'mol - liaison between the alien ambassadors from sectors 001 through 100 to the Vulcan government.
Father: Solath, son of Myrek - revered Astrophysicist on Vulcan, and a board member of the Vulcan Science Academy.


While a member of the USS Paladin and USS Atlantis (2379-2382), he got very close to Dr. Jennifer Catherine Greene, Jefferson Nariah, and (his "best friend" on board) Torin Jamar.

Since the first day that Varaan had stepped on board the Paladin, Chief Warrant Officer 3rd Grade Phillipe Marquette has been the rock that Varaan has leaned on in Engineering. Seen as something between a father-figure and a brother, the Chief has been a solid supporter of Varaan's. The two men share a very friendly and unique relationship, something Varaan has found hard to do with all except a few. The Chief has the utmost respect for Varaan, even though his running commentaries would often be seen by outsiders as inappropriate between an enlisted man and an officer. But Varaan doesn't mind. In fact, Varaan sees the familiarity in the banter as an elevated communication style - two people in sync enough that simple words and phrases can carry complex meanings. There is no other being in the galaxy that either man would trust more. the Chief has followed Varaan through transfers on more than one occasion.

After being alone for so long as a deep cover operative within the Par'tha Expanse, Varaan's return to "normal society" and the Starfleet "mainstream" has revealed that all of his old acquaintances and shipmates from the past have moved on in one way or another...except one. Commander Marcus Dickens, who was a fresh faced Ensign when Atlantis originally launched in 2382, had returned to Atlantis upon the relaunch in 2391. While calling their relationship a "friendship" might have been pushing it, Dickens was the closest thing to a friend that Varaan had. Unfortunately, Marcus went MIA during a mission when they were both assigned to the USS Apollo-A.

Varaan met Randal Shayne when they were both assigned to the USS Apollo-A, though they were hardly more than acquaintances and shipmates. It was only once they had both been reassigned to the USS Triumphant, and had to endure a shuttlecraft journey of weeks to get from the first vessel to the second, that they both began opening up and a friendship started. It is still in the infancy stages, but both men seem to be benefiting from it.

Professional History

Starfleet Academy Transcript

Full Article: Academy Records

Starfleet Assessments and Records

Full Article: Varaan Starfleet Records

Starfleet Medical History

Full Article: Varaan Medical Records
  • Date Graduated from Academy: 237810.28
  • Current Rank: Commander
  • Current Assignment: Deep Space 26, Andaris Task Force
  • Duty Post: Strategic Operations Officer

Starfleet Awards and Service Ribbons

Awards and Service Ribbons
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation
Nebula Bar 237909.20
USS Paladin
Awarded for achievements in exploration. Awarded to a simmer who has shown great imagination when creating new guest races, or expanding on low profile (already discovered) races, or new planets and systems.
Strange Medallion 238102.05
USS Paladin
Awarded to executive officers who perform above the call of duty.
Nebula Bar 238203.09
USS Atlantis
Awarded for achievements in exploration. Awarded to a simmer who has shown great imagination when creating new guest races, or expanding on low profile (already discovered) races, or new planets and systems.
5-year Member 237810.28-238311.19
For those who have been members continuously for five years.
Sarpeidon Award 238301.09
Given to any simmer who has made outstanding contributions to the 118Wiki.
1-year Member 239204.05-present
For those who have been members continuously for one year.
TOSMA 239306.21
USS Darwin-A
The Order of Starfleet Merit and Achievement First Class (TOSMA) is given to members who show great dedication in their behavior, and simming abilities. A candidate for TOSMA regularly contributes good, solid ideas to the plot and character development. They also take the time to edit and proof-read their sims to ensure quality in their writing.
Neelix Award 239306.21
USS Darwin-A
The Neelix Award is given to those who demonstrate extra, out of character, simming devotion. This includes, helping fellow officers who are in need of simming aid, running OOC sims, upkeep of wiki pages, etc.
Phoenix Award 239306.25
USS Darwin-A
The Phoenix Award goes to those Engineering officers who continue the tradition of excellence in the field of engineering.

Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 237810.28
SF Academy
Awarded to Cadet Varaan upon graduation from Starfleet Academy.
Department Chief Ribbon 237907.01
USS Paladin
In recognition of holding the title of department chief for no less than 6 months.
Explorer's Ribbon 239207.16
USS Atlantis
In recognition of Varaan's involvement in the discovery of the Par'tha Expanse.
Explorer's Ribbon 239212.07
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of Varaan's involvement in the discovery of the Dyson Sphere in the Delta Quadrant.
Lifesaving Ribbon 239212.07
USS Darwin-A
Awarded to Varaan for his efforts in saving lives in the line of duty. (Talaxian survivors on Dyson Sphere).
Explorer's Ribbon 239301.05
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of Varaan's involvement in the discovery of the Turisians of Turisan II in Delta Quadrant.
Captain's Commendation 239301.05
USS Darwin-A
Awarded to Varaan for exemplary service and/or honorable actions performed in the course of his duties, on Turisan II.
Explorer's Ribbon 239304.13
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of Varaan's involvement in the discovery of the PR-652 Nanites.
First Contact Ribbon 239304.13
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of the USS Darwin-A's first contact with the PR-652 Nanites.
Legion of Merit 239304.13
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of Varaan's actions in the Borg encounter on PR-652.
Galactic War with the Borg Service Medal 239304.13
USS Darwin-A
Awarded to Varaan who participated in a conflict against the Borg on PR-652.
Purple Heart 239311.02
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of Varaan's loss of left leg while on Numiri installation within Raikenoff's Folly.
Explorer's Ribbon 239311.02
USS Darwin-A
In recognition of Varaan's involvement in the discoveries within Raikenoff's Folly.
Captain's Commendation 239311.02
USS Darwin-A
Awarded to Varaan for exemplary service and/or honorable actions performed in the course of his duties, during the Holo-ween Crisis.



-The Atlantis Incident (2383)-


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