Eldria - Geophysicist (Earth Sage)
Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 6:11 am
Weight 200 lbs.
Hair Color Crystalline
Eye Color Vivid green
Eldria is not cuddly. She's a silicon-based life form well covered with small crystals. Oddly enough however, humans often consider her to be 'pretty'.
Her body is consequently heavier than similar sized humans. Although she doesn't suffer from Gorn slow motion, she isn't as mobile or quick moving as humans can be. Her glassen vocal cords give her well articulated voice a unique sound.
It is fortunate that she isn't as dependent upon atmospheric respiration as humans are, especially when she sinks like a rock in water. She isn't ultra-dense by any means, but it takes a major PFD to keep her afloat.
Personality & Traits
Eldria is what might be called an Earth Sage. In Starfleet terms, she would be a geophysicist, albeit by alien technological standards.
A significant part of her nutritional and healing needs are met by absorption of ambient radiation. She can benefit from radiation levels and wavelengths which are harmful to humans. She depends upon small hi-tech devices to render medical aid which your average starship sickbay can't provide.
Her body is exceptionally durable in comparison with humans. She is, however, relatively vulnerable to acid venoms. She's quite strong and packs a (literally) rock hard punch.
Transporter chiefs don't like to see her coming. Transporter filaments wear out a lot faster from the increased burden of sending her through the stream. She hears, "Wouldn't you like to take a shuttle?" rather frequently. After transporter rides and after high radiation exposures, her surface crystals have an phosphorescent glow to them.
Strengths & Weaknesses
+ intelligent, analytical mind
+ in depth knowledge of mineralogy, vulcanism, and natural radioactivity
+ strong fundamental respect for life in general
+ knowledgeable about unusual/valuable mineral deposits in the region
+ has several years experience with Tholian space anomalies.
- largely ignorant of Federation culture
- is sometimes hesitant obeying rules that she doesn't understand.
- is unsupportive of commercial planetary development ( + and - )
- doesn't display a playful sense of humor (although is basically nice)
To learn. Like the Iotians, Eldria's people have an almost disconcerting ability to quickly assimilate new sciences and technologies.
Hobbies & Interests Eldria is a naturalist, quite curious about other planets.
Eldria comes from a race with a small population. Her homeworld is Janus-5. (Sister planet Janus-6 is where Captain Kirk encountered the famous 'Horta' creature centuries before.)
She was captured near Tholian space by unscrupulous merchants (pirates). They immediately set to increasingly severe interrogation concerning unusual dilithium in her possession. Realizing that they could get into severe trouble with Federation authorities for her abuse, her captors had no intention of letting her go after extracting the information they wanted.
Eldria was liberated (i.e. stolen) from her pirate captors by a scoundrel Ferengi named Napoleon. After some interesting adventures, the Federation became aware of her existence and initiated 'first contact' protocol with her and her race.
Technically, Eldria should be an ambassador. However, in her culture, individuals do not represent the whole. The Federation is desirous to receive an ambassador, especially since Janus-5 is radioactive at levels unhealthy for carbon DNA life forms. The first diplomatic step is to develop cultural familiarity. There is no better place than aboard a starship full of highly trained professionals. Eldria was certified as socially and fleet compatible by passing Starfleet's basic officer's training school. She was given the rank of Petty Officer and offered a position on a science vessel in the role of geophysicist.
SS Lynx, Vanguard Fleet - Passenger.
USS Atlas, Pegasus Fleet - Geophysicist.