Vylaa zh'Tisav

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Vylaa zh'Tisav
Position Engineer
Rank Lieutenant JG
Species Andorian (Bish'ee)
Gender Zhen
DOB 237311.23
Age 26
Birthplace L'uvan City, Thara, Andoria
Writer ID C238601TB0
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“This jurry-rigging won't last for long.”

Lt. Cmdr. Montgomery Scott

Vylaa zh'Tisav is currently serving as an engineer aboard the USS Gorkon.

Personal Information

  • Name: Vylaa zh'Tisav
  • Pronunciation: vEYE-lah zuh Tee-sahv
  • Nickname: V to most, Giganta to people she likes
  • Date of birth: 237311.23
  • Species: Andorian (Bish'ee)
  • Gender: Zhen


  • Height: 2.20m (7'2")
  • Hair length: Short
  • Hair color: Naturally snow white, currently dyed raven black
  • Skin color: Blue
  • Eye color: Cobalt blue
  • Weight: None of your business
  • Build: Thin but toned
  • Birthmarks, Scars: Many tiny scars on her hands and forearms, acquired from “tinkering” and other repair-type work but not stopping to see a doctor or at least run a regenerator over them
  • Tattoos/Body Modifications: Both earlobes are pierced a couple of times. Tattoos, but not visible
  • Voice: low contralto
  • Carriage: Saunters, carries PADDs usually in her left hand held against her hip. If she’s carrying a bag with a strap it’s usually over her right shoulder with her right hand grasping the strap near the shoulder with a slight slouch to the right.
  • Physical Limitations: Taller than your average Andorian, so low ceilings tend to result in scraped stalks and forehead bruises.


  • Taste in Clothing (when off duty): Something comfy, like t-shirts and shorts usually one size too big so she can breath
  • Shoes: Fleet issued boots on duty. Barefoot, sandals, or flats when off (her extra height means she rarely wears heels)
  • Mannerisms: Gestures with her hands a lot.
  • Mental conditions: Always has a nagging sense of claustrophobia at the back of her mind since most spaces, even those on Federation ships and installations, are not quite tall enough for her.
  • Dislikes: Crowds
  • Quarters: Coming soon
  • Spiritual Devotion: Agnostic
  • Married: “Open” Andorian marriage, in that her spouses don’t expect her to be a monk while away. Prefers women, about a 4.5 on the Kinsey scale.
  • Temperament: Sometimes comes off as having a “smart” or sarcastic attitude. Generally hard to get mad.
  • Ambitions and goals: To successfully balance her career and raising her children. Even if, for the time being, that means she has to let her spouses raise them. Would like to one day command an SCE vessel.
  • Idols: Montgomery Scott and Sonya Gomez of the USS da Vinci
  • Music: Likes most kinds of music. When working in private likes to have music playing to help her think.
  • Hobbies: Enjoys reading research articles, and not just in her areas of interest. Also likes to tinker with devices to “improve” them. Really, she’ll try anything once.
  • Sports: Andorian martial arts (learned on Andoria), Terran gymnastics and kick boxing as part of Academy physical education requirement. Continues to practice all whenever possible.
  • Favorite phrase: Pink skins are weird.



  • Parents:
    • Tineth ch'Zhalrath - Charan (Father) retired Starfleet helm officer
    • Etharith th'Iviavaq - Thavan (Father) retired Starfleet engineer
    • Athyn zh’Tisav - Zhavey (Mother) Physics professor
    • Ovylaa sh'Shaalil - Shreva (Mother) Proprietress of The Crooked Stalk Tavern
  • Siblings:
    • Sataa sh' Tisav - Shi (older sister)
    • Thyssa sh' Tisav - Shi (younger sister)

(Note: Vylaa is the middle born of fraternal triplets. Due to an extremely rare condition where the egg split before fertilization, the three share 50% of their DNA and are nearly identical, with very minor differences.)

  • Spouses:
    • Sel ch'Rhekriq - Ch'te (“Husband”) administrator for the Andorian Kethi Council
    • Atohriv "Riv" th'Viannis - Th'se (“Husband”) Commander of IGS Phuzh, Charal-class
    • Sallia sh'Ovaarral - Sh'za (“Wife”) sculptor/ stay at home mother
  • Children:
    • Sivaa zh'Tisav & Athyn sh'Tisav - Zhei & Shei (daughters) aka The Twins 3.5 years
    • Thyl th’Tisav – Thei (son) 1 year

Personal History

Born in L'uvan City, Thara, Andoria. She was named for her shreva with a compromise that they change her names spelling to make it her own. Vylaa is the middle of fraternal triplets, thanks to a then new fertility drug called Gemintriol which increases egg release during the shen’s cycle. Unfortunately, Gemintriol did not prove to be the savior to the Andorian population crisis it was hoped to be, as further data collected showed that approximately 60% of all shens are allergic to the drug. It is still used wherever possible.

Vylaa enjoyed school growing up, and was always near the top of her class, and was especially happy whenever she was assigned projects, such as the yearly science projects. In fact, she proved very apt at making things work, and was often tinkering with one thing or another. By the time she reached her 7th year in school, most of her childhood toys had been disassembled and reassembled to see how they worked (and some of her sisters' toys too).

Secondary school was fairly uneventful for Vylaa. Given the fact that both her fathers had been in Starfleet, and one of her mothers was a physicist, it was no surprise that she took classes in the Academy Prep program. Most of her extracurricular activities were in academic clubs like robotics and the math league, where she forged most of her friendships. This helped her keep her nose clean.

Professional History

Service History

Professional History
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
STO Cadet1st Blue.jpg Cadet 1st Class 239904.18 – 239904.24 Starbase 118 Academy
USS Centris-A
Science Officer
STO Ensign Yellow.jpg Ensign 239904.25 - 240001.21 USS Gorkon
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Engineering Officer
STO Lieutenant-JG Yellow.jpg Lieutenant Junior Grade 240001.21 - Present

Awards & Service Ribbons

For award descriptions, see: Awards and Service Ribbons
Awards and Service Ribbons
Service Ribbon Name Date/Assignment Citation
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Starfleet Academy Graduate Ribbon 239904.25
Starfleet Academy
Awarded to those who have graduated from Starfleet Academy.
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Innovation Ribbon 240001.21
USS Gorkon
For delving "into the mysteries of a foreign machine in order to fix it and help the inhabitants of the planet."
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Explorer's Ribbon 240001.21
USS Gorkon
"We stepped foot on a world unknown to the greater galaxy, and came away with a greater understanding of it and its people."
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Defense of Temporal Flow Ribbon 240001.21
USS Gorkon
For safeguarding" the current timeline for the indigenous people on the Rogue Planet."
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First Contact Ribbon 240001.21
USS Gorkon
"As part of our discoveries, we encountered a new civilisation on the rogue world. These initial meetings are fraught with difficulty and risk, and have to be handled with delicacy and respect. Not only did our teams do that, their offer of aid directly led to helping the rogue world back on its way, saving countless lives."
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UFP Medal of Freedom 240001.21
USS Gorkon
"I think I can say that most of us consider the Tyrellian System as our second home. So it was only natural that when the Rogue Planet invaded our system, we did all we could to attempt to safeguard every single planet in the system and its inhabitants."
Award Name Date/Assignment Citation

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