|Birthplace||Jalanda City, Bajor|
Ensign Vedic Koleth (Ensign Vedic), Kole to his friends, is currently serving as an Engineer aboard the USS Artemis-A.
- Race: Bajoran
- Height: 1.7m (5'7")
- Weight: 72.5kg (170 lbs.)
- Hair: Brown, curly and unkempt
- Eyes: Brown
- Build: A bit thick around the middle, not in shape
Curious, jovial, inventive, ebullient, and easy-going. Highly intelligent, especially concerning engineering and mathematics. He is lacking in formality and respect. Following orders he disagrees with irks him. He is emotive and tends to wear his heart on his sleeve. Can't resist a good pun. Loyal. Over-confident, sometimes brash. Does not do well under pressure. Sings or hums to himself, when thinking or when stressed. Does not personally find much value in the Bajoran religion and does the rituals out of habit.
Koleth loves music, more specifically musicals. He spends his holodeck time rehearsing and performing classic Earth musicals such as My Fair Lady and West Side Story, and the more comic Andorian ones such as This Is a Long Shuttle Ride for Someone with Nothing to Think About and Under the Cherry Moon. Koleth is also a fan of Earth yoga and swears by it for his joints after climbing through Jeffries tubes. He also tends to drink and eat too much on shore leave.
- Parents: Vedic Koreji (father), Vedic (nee Idre) Reena (mother):
As the youngest child, Kole was close with his parents. After his older brothers left, he was the last remaining male heir to his father's dentistry practice. Their relationship is strained by Koleth's decision to join Starfleet, but they remain as supportive as they can be.
- Brothers: Weuvurn (older brother by 10 years), Highdorne (older brother by 7 years):
His older brothers both left to join the Kohn-Ma, a Bajoran resistance group which continued attacks on Cardassian targets into present day. They are labelled terrorists by Starfleet. Koleth has had fleeting contact with them since they left, due to the secrecy of what they do. He is proud they continued the fight but feels some shame about it, especially since joining Starfleet.
- Sisters: Onnas (older sister by 8 years), Jeeshiri (older sister by 5 years), Fexia (older sister by 2 years):
His three older sisters all have married and become respectable artists (Onnas), politicians (Jeeshiri), or have continued the practice of dentistry (Fexia) after Koleth joined Starfleet. They are friendly with him and he regularly visits with them and his parents on Bajor as shore leave permits.
- Spouse: None
Koleth was the sixth and youngest child of Koreji and Reena, born a few short years after the end of the occupation. His father, Koreji, was a dentist from a long line of dentists and his mother, Idre, was a painter and musician. Both his parents grew up during the occupation, but were lucky, as his father's services were in demand enough that they could have a relatively prosperous life in the southern continent.
His oldest brother, Weuvurn, was born just before the occupation ended and, like many Bajoran children who knew about its direct effects second-hand, was militant. He, and later Highdorne, joined the Kohn-Ma resistance to continue the fight against the Cardassians. This is a source of shame for Koleth's father, but secretly a source of pride for his mother, despite the fact that neither of his brothers have been officially heard from in over two years. They check in semi-regularly with Kole and his parents via short, encrypted comms.
After they left, Koleth's father attempted to get him to take over the family dentistry practice, despite him having little inclination. Instead Koleth, as a sheltered and often isolated youngest child, was intensely curious about machines. Rather than study, Koleth could be found stripping the electrical systems in his home, tinkering with the replicators, and generally being a nuisance. One time as a prank he reprogrammed the replicators in the temple to create spoiled food, which the local priest blamed on the Pah-wraiths, until Koleth's father figured out what had happened and made him apologize.
His three older systers all have married and become respectable artists (Onnas), policitians (Jeeshiri), or have continued the practice of dentistry (Fexia). Koleth, instead, dreamed of joining Starfleet Academy. He had seen the Federation engineers and doctors which came to help after the occupation, and he dreamed of a galaxy of exploration and puzzles to solve. While Stafleet was respected by many families who were more directly involved in the resistance during the occupation, it was thought of as a dangerous and reckless instution by those Bajoran families more rich and sheltered. A strong anti-Federation, pro-isolationist strain of Politics also appeared on Bajor after the occupation, which caused many Bajorans to look unfavorably on Starfleet and those who joined. Initially his parents were against it, especially since his two only brothers had been incommunicado in the resistance, but eventually his mother came around, out of a love for her son. His father did too, although he always gently begrudged Koleth for not becoming a dentist. They and the rest of his family have a loving relationship today.
Koleth joined Starfleet in 2396 as an Engineering cadet. Going from a quiet life on Bajor to the rigors of the academy was a shock to Koleth, but he soon found his way. His incredible intelligence and curiousity made him a standout at the academy, where he earned top marks in every field he studied. However, he lacked discipline and had a habit of not following orders. His jocular, at times goofy demeanor gave many instructors the notion he was unserious, despite his abilities. This conception was not aided by his propensity to disobey orders so as to find unique solutions to problems. Despite this, his disarming nature and self-deprecating humor won him friends among his classmates. He graduated summa cum laude.
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- Captain Proton Will Get You By Tonight – Stardate 240005.24 – Wherein Captain Proton encounters some old friends... and new enemies.
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