Yogan Yalu

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Yogan Yalu
Position Helm Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
Species Trill (Joined)
Gender Male
DOB 236204.15
Age 35
Birthplace Sarajevo, Earth
Writer ID D238804DS0
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“I am walking on a tightrope, arms outstretched, like an acrobat with no safety net. Suspended between heaven and earth, winds blowing while I try to keep my balance. Any little mistake, I fly.”

Mira Awad, 21st century Earth singer



This article uses standard naming conventions for Joined Trill. Yalu, the symbiont's name, replaced the host's family name Verso upon Joining. The Joined individual is correctly referred to as Yogan Yalu.


Yogan Yalu (né Verso, born 15 April 2362) is a male joined Trill officer in the Federation Starfleet, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant junior grade and serving as helm officer aboard the USS Resolution.


Vital Statistics

  • Full name: Yogan Yalu
  • Race: Trill (Joined)
  • Date of birth: 15 April 2362
  • Place of birth: Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Earth
  • Age: 35
  • Gender: Male
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Health: View medical record

Appearance

  • Height: 200 cm
  • Weight: 137 kg
  • Hair color: Light brown
  • Length of hair: Short, pointy
  • Eye color: Blue
  • Skin tone: Fair
  • Birthmarks, scars: None
  • Legs: Two
  • Build: Large, sturdy
  • Carriage: Informal, balanced
  • Taste in clothing: Dresses for cold weather; prefers long shirt sleeves and trouser legs
  • Voice: Tenor
  • Handedness: Left (right-handed prior to being joined)
  • Physical limitations: None

Personality

Yogan Yalu's personality is a complex amalgam of personalities–that of his former unjoined self, Yogan Verso; that of Yalu, the symbiont to which he is joined; and those of the symbiont's previous hosts. Like all joined Trill, Yogan underwent years of training to ensure that, once joined, the symbiont would complement, not overwhelm his own personality.

Yogan is an innate idealist, and possesses a nearly inexhaustible optimism. His belief that all people are inherently good occasionally causes conflict in his professional life; he struggles to understand why good people suffer. He dislikes the constraint of arbitrary rules, and tends to support creative thinking and the rights of others to do as they please. He tends to give the benefit of the doubt whenever possible. Yogan struggles to accept challenges and criticisms as opportunities to better himself; rather, he can take them personally and become mired in self-doubt. Yogan wants to be liked, and avoids conflict if he can, preferring to adjust himself rather than risk confrontation with another person.

Since joining, Yogan's symbiont and former hosts have influenced his personality, creating a more extraverted, pragmatic, and social individual, but also one prone to impulsive decisions, cynicism, and a flair for the dramatic. He is proud to have been selected for joining, and he thinks often about how his memories and experiences will influence Yalu's future hosts. He also wonders whether he measures up to his predecessors. That Yogan is a joined Trill is not a secret, but he prefers to discuss it only with those he trusts.

  • Temperament: Positive, balanced; not prone to wild mood swings or extreme emotions
  • Quarters: Shared with Etan Iljor, not super personalized
  • Favorite place:
  • Habits: Bites his lip when deep in thought; prefers to refer to fellow officers by rank instead of name or honorific; Mishears things often
  • Religion or spiritual affiliation: None
  • Hobbies and pastimes: Betazoid literature (particularly the psychodramas)
  • Likes: Betazoid psychodrama novels
  • Dislikes:
  • Preferred foods:
  • Preferred drinks: Raktajino; Yogan Yalu does not drink alcohol
  • Fears:
  • Ambitions and goals:
  • Achievements:
  • Disappointments:

Personal history

Early life and education (2362–2381)

Baščaršija, Sarajevo, Yogan Verso's birthplace and home from 2362 to 2372
Grodor Regional Municipality, Yogan Verso's home from 2372 to 2381

Yogan Yalu was born Yogan Verso in Sarajevo in 2362, the eldest child of Aydam Verso, an agriculture scientist, and Haned Jurea, an administrator in the Trill Diplomatic Corps. The young family lived in Baščaršija, the old town market sector of Sarajevo, and due to Haned's work with the Trill diplomatic mission on Earth, Aydam was the primary caregiving parent during Yogan's young years. Yogan was followed in 2365 by another son, Nedal, and in 2370 by a daughter, Kejana. Initially educated at home, Yogan was sent to a local school starting in 2368, where he experienced the first joys and struggles of being the only Trill child in a community of mostly humans. At the local school, Yogan was educated in both Federation Standard and the Serbian standardised variety of the Serbo-Croatian language, while his native Trill language was used within the home. These early years instilled in him a curiosity about others who were different than he, but also a sense of self-exceptionalism that would take years to grow out of.

In 2372, a Changeling infiltrator bombed a high-level Romulan–Federation conference in the city of Antwerp, which precipitated a coup d'état attempt against the democratically elected Earth and Federation governments. Although the coup attempt failed, Haned and Aydam decided that Earth was no longer a safe place to raise their young family, and they relocated back to the relative tranquility of the Trill homeworld that year. The family settled in Grodor, a provincial town on the foothills of Bes Manev, where Aydam taught agriculture science at the local technical institute. Haned continued working for the Diplomatic Corps, commuting regularly to the capital and often being away for extended periods. Ten-year-old Yogan found it difficult to adjust from the excitement of living in a major urban center on an alien planet to the quiet, pastoral life on the outskirts of Grodor town. Living on Trill did, however, give him his first real introduction to the customs and history of his own people, particularly the practice of joining, which was not discussed openly during the family’s time on Earth. Yogan became fascinated with Trill history and tradition, and with the help and encouragement of one of his secondary school teachers, herself a Joined Trill, he began considering applying to the Initiate Program when he came of age.

In 2373, eleven-year-old Yogan visited the spaceport in Leran Manev on a school trip, and became enamoured of the idea of learning to fly. His parents arranged for him to take lessons in small craft navigation, and by the age of 13, Yogan was able to pilot suborbital craft. He continued his flight training during his teenage years, eventually obtaining the equivalent to a Starfleet Level 3 pilot's certification in 2380.

As a student, Yogan excelled in the natural sciences, including biology and physics, and possessed average capabilities in mathematics and languages. Although he enjoyed reading as a pastime, the humanities were not of great interest to him academically, in particular the visual arts. In 2381, Yogan completed his compulsory education at the provincial school in Grodor, and was accepted into the University of Chi'tar to continue his education at the tertiary level.

University years (2381–2386)

Chi'tar, where Yogan Verso attended University from 2381 to 2386

Due to his high aptitude scores in the sciences, Yogan was encouraged to enroll in the premedical studies program at the University of Chi'tar, to prepare him for a career as a physician. He concurrently pursued a minor in astronavigation against the counsel of his university mentors and advisors. As his studies progressed, the diverging demands of both programs complicated his academic progress, ultimately delaying his graduation by a year.

In 2382, Yogan's mother took an early retirement from the Diplomatic Corps. Although the accepted reason was that she became frustrated with the lack of professional advancement–the most senior diplomatic posts in the Corps were unofficially off-limits to unjoined Trill–Haned's retirement also coincided with the beginnings of small-but-noticeable changes in her personality and behaviour. It would not become evident until many years later that Haned was suffering from an early-onset form of dementia, with which she would be formally diagnosed in 2392.

In 2385, as his university studies neared their end, Yogan applied to be a candidate for Joining. The Symbiosis Commission's evaluation of his application coincided with sitting his university exit exams, and the two combined to produce the most stressful time of Yogan's life to that point. Despite the difficulty of this period, Yogan completed his undergraduate education in 2386, graduating with a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery (MBBS) and a minor in astronavigation.

Initiate period and Joining (2386–2392)

ID photo of Yogan Verso in 2390, from his Initiate file

Yogan's plans to continue on to medical school after university were put on hold in 2386, when he was accepted into the Initiate Program and became a candidate for joining. Required to relocate to the Symbiosis Institute's compound in the Trill capital, Yogan's entire life changed virtually overnight. He adapted quickly to the rigours of the program at first, but as he learned more about the lifelong discipline and commitment required of Joined Trill, his doubts grew. In particular, he had reservations about the authoritative role the Commission played in the lives of Joined Trill, and feared that Joining would result in him losing himself.

A transformative moment occurred during his second year in the program, when he spent several weeks with a field docent, a Joined Trill assigned to mentor an Initiate, demonstrate what Joined life is like, and evaluate his suitability for continuation in the program. Yogan's field docent, Onesa Javo, was an ascetic and survivalist who lived a simple, solitary life in the harsh environment of the Tenaran Ice Cliffs, and was unlike any Joined Trill Yogan had ever met before. Onesa took a special interest in Yogan, giving him both an unvarnished view of the difficulties ahead as well as her unfailing support and encouragement that he possessed what it took to be Joined. It was because of Onesa that Yogan truly came to understand the host's role in elevating the symbiont to the next level.

With a positive evaluation from his field docent, Yogan returned to the compound energized and inspired. Although his final two years as an Initiate challenged him, he persisted, and the Symbiosis Commission approved him for Joining in 2390. Because the number of potential hosts far exceeds the number of symbionts available, Yogan was required to wait to be Joined. Eager not to put his life on hold any further, he applied for and was accepted into a one-year fellowship in critical care and emergency medicine at the university teaching hospital in New Scirapo. This experience reconnected him with his medical training and allowed him the opportunity to reintegrate back into the wider world after four isolating years as an Initiate.

In 2392, the respected politician Eira Yalu unexpectedly died while debating on the floor of the Trill Senate. That same day, the Symbiosis Commission notified Yogan that he had been selected to become the next host to her symbiont, and would need to report to the Institute compound and be Joined immediately. After the procedure was complete, Yogan Yalu–tradition dictates that the symbiont's name replaces the host's family name after Joining–returned home to Grodor to recover and adjust to life as a Joined Trill. Returning to his family home after a decade revealed disturbing cracks in the seemingly happy Verso family story, and Yogan did not remain there for long.

Starfleet (2393–present)

Starfleet Academy in San Francisco, where Yogan Yalu attended medical school from 2393 to 2397

The following year, Yogan began applying to medical schools to continue his studies. Although he received acceptance letters from several schools on Trill and other planets, he ultimately decided to attend Starfleet Medical Academy. He had not seriously considered a career in Starfleet previously; his choice was likely influenced by the memories of his sixth host Auzell, a dedicated Starfleet officer who had lost her life in the Dominion War. Attending Starfleet Academy would also reunite Yogan with Earth, the planet where he was born and lived until the age of ten. While excelling in such subjects as medical ethics, diagnosis, and critical care, he struggled with genetics and surgery, earning a "D-plus" in the latter during his second year. As he did during his undergraduate career, Yogan concurrently earned the credits equivalent to a minor in astronavigation while attending the Academy, and he graduated with an M.D. and a Level 5 pilot's certification in 2397.

In June 2397, Yogan completed his cadet cruise aboard the USS Centris-A, and later that month was posted to the USS Atlantis as a medical officer. His time aboard Atlantis was short-lived; in July, he was reassigned to the USS Resolution as a helm officer.

The Symbiosis Commission contacted Yogan in November 2397 to request his return to the Trill homeworld, so that he could complete zhian'tara, a ritual ceremony required of all Joined Trill. A Guardian, Rohjess Beem, followed up on this communication three months later with instructions, rather than a request, to report home for the ritual. Yogan began preparing for zhian'tara, with plans to return to Trill within the next few monts.

Yalu (symbiont)

Main article: Yalu

Yalu is a symbiont–a sentient vermiform lifeform–who has lived symbiotically inside hosts of the humanoid Trill species. Yalu was born in the Caves of Mak'ala on the Trill homeworld in 2030, and was joined to a host for the first time in 2140. The joining of Yalu to Yogan Verso in 2392 created a new, unique individual–Yogan Yalu. Yalu's eighth humanoid host, Yogan carries the memories of Yalu's seven previous hosts, who include a subspace radio operator, a farmer and artisan weaver, a famous actress, and a member of the Trill Senate.

Education

  • University of Chi'tar: Chi'tar, Trill
    • Matriculated: 238107.01
    • Graduated: 238606.30
    • Degree: Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery
    • Major: Medicine
    • Minor: Astronavigation
  • New Scirapo University Teaching Hospital: New Scirapo, Trill
    • Matriculated: 239010.05
    • Graduated: 239111.13
    • Program: Emergency Medicine and Critical Care Fellowship
  • Starfleet Medical Academy: San Francisco, Earth
    • Matriculated: 239307.01
    • Graduated: 239706.07
    • Degree: Doctor of Medicine

Professional history

2393–2397

See Starfleet Medical Academy transcript of Yogan Yalu

2397

Foxtrot Protocol (239706.07 – 239707.12)

Ensign Yalu on duty in 2397

The newly commissioned Ensign Yalu joined the crew of the USS Atlantis mid-mission, during a Freeworlds trade conference on Illara Prime. Initially, he remained aboard the ship, working shifts in Sickbay, while several teams were sent to the planet to attend the conference. Eventually, Captain Jarred Thoran requested that Yalu join a team consisting of Ensign Ilana Ganarvuss, Ensign Lephi, and Marine Captain Kurt Logan, who were investigating the disappearance of the conference's Director of Security. Dr. Yalu hypothesized that the Director had been incapacitated and removed from the premises, and along with the other members of the team, theorized that the Naylari DNA present in the office may have been planted to interfere with the investigation. After a number of inexplicable utility failures, Yalu was paired with Illaran forensic pathologist Eisla Nidhar and tasked with acquiring the spaceport's records, in the hope that they might shed some light on the director's disappearance. While visiting the records office, Dr. Nidhar was attacked by an unknown assailant. Yalu treated Nidhar's injuries and secured her evacuation to a medical facility, then turned over the records to Lt. Cmdr. Serala before being recalled back to Atlantis. Despite the best efforts of the Atlantis crew, the trade conference was canceled after a number of violent attacks and acts of sabotage were carried out by a Valcarian spy.

Shore leave and transfer (239707.13 – 239707.20)

Following the cancellation of the trade conference, Atlantis remained in orbit around Illara Prime for several days of shore leave. During this time, Yogan beamed down to the planet to visit Dr. Eisla Nidhar, who was recovering in hospital following her attack, before spending a half-day as a tourist on Illara Prime. Back on Atlantis, Yogan conducted the onboarding medical exams of several new crewmembers, among them Ensigns Ilana Ganarvuss and Lephi. Barely one week into shore leave, Yogan received orders to report to Starbase 118 at once, as he was being transferred to a newly-recommissioned ship, the USS Resolution. After a few days to pack and tie up loose ends on Atlantis, he caught a shuttle from Illara Prime to Cestus III, where he boarded the USS Majestic bound for Starbase 118.

Unity (239707.21 – 239709.13)

Yalu arrived at Starbase 118 on stardate 239707.21 and shortly thereafter reported for duty aboard the Nova-class USS Resolution. Transferring from the medical division to the command division in the process, Yalu was assigned the duty post of helm officer as a result of his piloting and astronavigation qualifications. Resolution departed Starbase 118 for The Borderlands, a relatively uncharted region straddling Federation and Klingon space. En route, the crew of Resolution discovered a derelict Federation starship, the USS Unity, which had been reported lost with all hands in 2347. Yalu, Commander Adriana Morgan, and Ensign Aeson Del transported to Unity's officers' lounge to investigate a series of visual phenomena that Ensign Del had reported seeing. While there, an alien entity inhabiting Unity sent a single-word message to the away team: exterminate.

Recalled to Resolution, Yalu maneuvered the ship out of harm's way during a brief firefight with Unity, but doing so left several officers–Morgan, Lieutenant Commander Addison MacKenzie, Lieutenants junior grade Jamie MacNemar and Kudon, and Ensign T'Suran–trapped on the derelict ship. Ensign Del hypothesized that the entity had interfaced with Unity's computer, and Yalu worked with Del and the bridge crew to establish communications with the alien and bring the away team safely home. The crew discovered that the entity living within Unity was a silicon-based lifeform whose natural habitat was similar to that of the nearby Celendi Nebula. Yalu and Lt. Commander Raimy Ambarsan collaborated to disable Unity without alerting the entity, so that it could be safely towed. Meanwhile, a team of officers succeeded in gaining the entity's trust, ensuring that Unity could be safely moved, first to the nebula, and from thence to Starbase 118.

Shore leave (239709.14 – 239709.28)

Resolution returned to Starbase 118 with Unity in tow, and after the crew held an awards ceremony in a holographic recreation of San Francisco, they dispersed for shore leave. The leave was short-lived, however; almost immediately, the crew were recalled to Resolution and told to prepare for an immediate departure on an urgent mission.

Come What May (239709.29 – 239711.16)

Having been recalled to Resolution, the crew immediately departed Starbase 118 for Da'al, a planet in the Borderlands inhabited by a non-violent, warp capable race of the same name. Despite achieving warp drive just over 100 years ago, the Da'al expressed little interest in joining the galactic community, preferring to keep to themselves and their small, but growing network of colonies. Both the Federation and the Klingons had attempted over the decades to establish relations with the Da'al, but were rebuffed each time. For this reason, it came as a surprise when Starfleet received an urgent plea for assistance from an officer in the Da'al military, claiming an incipient Klingon invasion and subsequent occupation. Resolution, despite possessing neither significant diplomatic nor military capabilities, was sent to investigate and help keep the peace.

Resolution was met in orbit of Da'al by a Klingon ship, Targ. Diplomatic overtures were made with the captain, while a series of away teams transported down to the planet and, without warning, a second Klingon ship decloaked and fired on Resolution. With the political situation on the planet unraveling, Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti ordered Yalu to land the ship just outside the government complex in the capital city. Nicholotti took an away team to Targ, while Lieutenant Commander Addison MacKenzie led a separate team to the government complex, leaving Lieutenant Commander Genkos Adea in command on the bridge, with Yalu and Lieutenant David Knight.

With Resolution stationery on the surface, Yalu monitored the planet's communications networks. He and the other bridge officers watched the prime minister attempt to overthrow his own government, and almost as quickly, be rejected by the people in peaceful mass demonstrations. In orbit, the second Klingon ship self-destructed, but not before Targ's captain, Kris, had captured one of its crew, a Da'al mercenary. Fleet Captain Nicholotti, successfully negotiated for the prisoner to be released into her custody, and from there, turned over to the Da'al authorities. With a provisional government in place and the former prime minister under arrest, the Federation offered its support and friendship, while the Klingons determined that the planet and its people were not suitable for incorporation into the Empire.

Shore leave (239711.17 – 239712.13)

With the Da'al situation back in the control of the indigenous government, Resolution departed the region and returned to Deep Space 224 for shore leave and crew rotation. While en route, Yalu received a message from the Trill Symbiosis Commission, informing him that the time had come for him to undertake the zhian'tara, the Trill rite of closure. This news preoccupied him somewhat throughout the shore leave. Upon their arrival at DS224, Yalu was invited to participate in an evaluation/play-through of one of Lieutenant JG Gnaxac's holodeck adventures, along with Ensigns Meidra Sirin and Jana Zicv. At first, Yalu accessed the program's narrative parameters to add unexpected elements, but eventually completed the program successfully with the help of his fellow players. Also while on DS224, Yalu had lunch with Lieutenant Commander Addison MacKenzie, during which they discussed their backgrounds and Yogan discussed his feelings regarding the upcoming zhian'tara.

On the final night of shore leave, the entire crew gathered on DS224's observation deck for a formal banquet. For his exemplary service during the previous mission, Yalu was awarded the Captain's Commendation, and later in the evening, was promoted to the rank of Lieutenant junior grade.

The Saural Inquisition (237912.14 - 239801.29)

The morning after the awards ceremony, the crew of the USS Resolution were recalled to their ship and ordered to depart Deep Space 224 immediately for the Celendi Nebula. The freighter Andalucia was on a trade mission, carrying terraforming equipment to a client on the far side of the nebula, when it was reported missing. On the bridge, Yalu used the ship's navigational sensors to extrapolate the probable course Andalucia took. He and Lieutenant Commander Addison MacKenzie surmised that Andalucia attempted to cut through the nebula to save time. The likely course passed dangerously close to a gravimetric distortion deep within the nebula. Yalu worked with Lieutenant Commander Devon Romjin, Lieutenant David Knight, Lieutenant junior grade Jamie MacNemar, and Lieutenant junior grade Melody Delri'ise to enhance the sensors with a network of probes deployed in a hexagonal pattern about the ship.

Upon Resolution's arrival at the nebula's borders, Yalu used the probe network to pilot the ship through the nebula's volatile gases. He maintained a safe distance from the gravitational anomaly, but its gravity unexpectedly increased and pulled the ship through. The ship transited the anomaly with minor damage, although all of the probes were lost. Surprisingly, the nebula had vanished and in its place was a star system with several planets. Yalu used the ship's stellar cartography database to find known stars as reference points, and discovered that the entire galaxy had rotated one-tenth of one degree. Based on this information, Yalu roughly estimated that Resolution had traveled 200,000 to 300,000 years into the future.

Almost immediately, the crew encountered the Sau, a lizard-like race with little interest in friendly first contact. The bridge crew found wreckage that matched Andalucia and lifesigns of familiar Alpha Quadrant species on one of the planets, and Fleet Captain Kalianna Nicholotti ordered an away team to locate the missing freighter crew. MacKenzie, Lieutenant Commander Genkos Adea, Lieutenant Commander Tai Ilsam, Ensign Aine Sherlock, and Ensign Callium Treetus beamed down to the planet while Yalu and the bridge crew evaded the Sau and took refuge inside an asteroid belt. While the bridge crew worked to avoid an open confrontation with the Sau, Nicholotti fell ill and command passed to Chief Science Officer Lieutenant Commander Iefyr Farrel.

2398

Shore leave (239801.30 – 239802.27)

After Resolution returned safely from the future, the ship made a brief stop at Deep Space 224 to offload some of the refugees rescued from the Sau planet. Most of them, however, had closer connections to the Federation's core worlds, and so remained aboard for the trip to Vulcan. En route, Yalu was contacted by Rohjess Beem, a Trill Guardian, who informed him that it was time to return to undertake zhian'tara, and Yalu began preparations to take the journey at the earliest opportunity. Yalu also took the opportunity for medical and counseling check-ups with Lieutenant Commander Genkos Adea and Lieutenant JG Meidra Sirin, respectively. During these check-ups, Yalu asked invited the officers to participate in his zhian'tara, and both were pleased to accept.

Upon arrival at Vulcan, Yalu held a shuttlecraft training simulation at the Vulcana Regar Orbital Spacedock. Sirin and Ensigns Aine Sherlock and Callium Treetus took part in the training, which simulated landing and evacuation of a crippled spacecraft. Midway through the training, Lieutenant JG Jamie MacNemar modified the simulation, making an impromptu appearance as Queen Arachnia, a fictional antagonist from a 20th century Earth film series. Also at Vulcan, Yalu had the opportunity to meet some new crew members: Ensign Etan Iljor, with whom Yalu was assigned to share quarters; and Ensign Hallia Yellir, whom Yalu helped find suitable accommodations onboard for herself and her pet cat.

The Ties that Bind (239802.28 – Present)

Bind 'dem ties.

Service record

Starfleet Service Record
Insignia Rank Dates Posting Assignment
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Cadet, 4th Class 239307.01 Starfleet Medical Academy
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Cadet
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Cadet, 3rd Class 239407.01
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Cadet, 2nd Class 239507.01
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Cadet, 1st Class 239607.01
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Ensign 239706.07 USS Atlantis
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Medical Officer
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Ensign 239707.20 USS Resolution
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Helm Officer
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Lieutenant JG 239712.08


Awards and commendations

See Awards and commendations received by Yogan Yalu
Yogan Yalu in formal attire

Relationships

Family

Aydam Verso

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Aydam Verso

Aydam Verso (b. 2328) is Yogan Yalu's father. He was born in the agricultural region surrounding Grodor town, and received an education in agricultural science. Much of his early work involved improving the efficiency of soil reclamators to increase the area of arable land in inhospitable climates. He married Haned Jurea in 2355 and relocated with her to Earth the following year. After Yogan was born, Aydam was the primary caregiving parent.

Haned Jurea

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Haned Jurea

Haned Jurea (b. 2327) is Yogan Yalu's mother. She was born in the most cosmopolitan city on the Trill homeworld, Leran Manev, and studied political science at university. She had a long career in the Trill Diplomatic Corps, reaching the rank of senior administrator and serving at the diplomatic mission on Earth from 2356 to 2373, and at the headquarters on the Trill homeworld thereafter. She took an early retirement from the Corps in 2382, after which she began exhibiting changes in her behavior and personality. She and Aydam separated in 2390, and divorced in 2392. Later that year, Haned was diagnosed with a degenerative neurological condition, the main symptom of which is dementia. As of 2398, she experiences brief periods of lucidity but is generally unable to care for herself.

Nedal Verso

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Nedal Verso

Nedal Verso (b. 2365) is Yogan Yalu's brother. Nedal is an artistic soul. He is an immensely talented poet and spoken word artist who was beginning to get the attention of cultural movers and shakers on the Trill homeworld. In 2396, seemingly out of nowhere, Nedal decided to end his poetry career and become a Guardian, the monastic community of unjoined Trill who devote their lives to caring for the symbionts. Yogan unsuccessfully tried to talk Nedal out of it, which damaged their relationship. As of April 2398, Nedal is in the final apprentice stage of his Guardian training.

Yogan affectionately calls Nedal 'Neddo,' which Nedal hates.

Kejana Verso

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Sister
Kejana Verso

Kejana Verso (b. 2370) is Yogan Yalu's sister.

Non-Family

Meidra Sirin

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Colleague
Meidra Sirin

Yalu met Meidra Sirin when they served together aboard the USS Resolution. They spent recreational time together during shore leave on Starbase 118 and Deep Space 224, and Sirin counseled Yalu as he worked through some issues with his family.

Selected Sims: Family Ties, Part 1 and Part 2

Addison MacKenzie

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Addison MacKenzie

Yalu knew Addison MacKenzie by reputation when he was a student at Starfleet Medical Academy and she a successful surgeon. Both were assigned to the USS Resolution in 2397. Yalu respected MacKenzie as a physician, and after serving together, he has developed a deep respect for her as a Starfleet commander.

Etan Iljor

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Etan Iljor

Etan Iljor joined the crew of the USS Resolution in early 2398, and he and Yalu were assigned shared quarters.

Genkos Adea

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Colleague
Genkos Adea


Sim Archive

  • An overdue call – Stardate 239706.10 – Newly-commissioned Starfleet ensign Yogan Yalu calls home.
  • Family Ties, Part 1 and Part 2 – Stardate 239707.27 – Yogan discusses the recent changes in his family with the ship's counselor.
  • The old that is strong does not wither — Stardate 239709.30 — Yogan remembers his parents' reaction to his Joining.
  • Bee yourself — Stardate 239802.21 — While repainting the hull of Resolution in a workbee, Yogan recalls his early flight training as a teenager.


NPC Listing   ·   USS Resolution Crew Manifest   ·   Crew History
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Commanding Ofc.
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Addison MacKenzie
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Mission Specialist
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Helm
Yogan Yalu
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Chief Medical Ofc.
Genkos Adea
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Etan Iljor
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Science Ofc.
Hallia Yellir
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Counselor
Meidra Sirin
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