Lieutenant Colonel Kachiko Bayushi
A former Fleet Security/Tactical Officer, Fleet Intelligence Specialist and Special Operations Infiltrator, this diminutive Marine Officer is soft spoken and understated. Much of her history is incredibly classified (redacted) and she trusts very few with the knowledge of her past.
Kachiko was born is a small suburb of Japan, to Bayushi Gohei, her father, and her mother Oneko. As an only child, she was given the heavy burden of tradition. The Bayushi family is descendent of a proud Samurai family, and has maintained their honor bound traditions since the 1300’s. Since she was the sole child, her parents were also extremely protective of their daughter. During her teen years, she excelled a sports, primarily soccer and softball. She went as far as to make the High School teams, but her father forbade it, saying that sport was not a practical use of her time or ability. In doing this, he caused Kachiko to be ostracized from many of her friends, and her later teen years were not entirely pleasant. At age seventeen, Kachiko applied to Starfleet Academy, gaining entry after her second exam. When discovered, her father was disappointed, and her mother upset. He told her that the Bayushi family was a family of warriors, and she was choosing the life of a diplomat and scientist. He did not try to stop her. Her mother, however, did anything in her power to keep Kachiko from attending, short of violence.
From the day she left to the Academy, they did not speak with Kachiko, even refusing her calls. She was refused entry to her own home during vacations, which broke her heart. Partway during her second year at the Academy, her parents left earth, and she felt as if a part of her had been ripped away and that she would never see them again.
At the Academy, Kachiko excelled at Tactics and Strategy, gaining the unwelcome nickname of ‘Napoleon’ for her skill at tactics and short stature. She was considered rather well trained in the martial arts as well. Using these two abilities, Kachiko was able to get into the Security field, despite her small stature. During her training as a Security officer, she became a target of many jokes and pranks, mainly due to her lack of height and cold demeanor. Soon, when their pranks were mostly ignored, they became rather cruel. On a summer evening, another Cadet placed a string of firecrackers in her locker, set to go off when she opened her locker door. When she did open her locker, instead of exploding in succession, the firecrackers detonated all at once. The door was blown off, badly injuring Kachiko and killing another Cadet. The following investigation turned up nothing.
Twelve days before she graduated from the Academy, Kachiko’s studies were interrupted by a comm from her parents. They informed her that they were coming to Earth to see her graduate. She rejoiced with the news, feeling the warmth that she had been missing for four years. Her joy was short lived, however, when a morning jog the day before graduation was unwelcomely interrupted with horrid news: Her parents were killed in a Dominion Ambush on the convoy of ship’s they’d been travelling with. After receiving the news, Kachiko attempted suicide, but was stopped by her Academy Commanding Officer and a Counselor.
Kachiko graduated the next day, moving directly from the Academy to Advanced Tactical Training. She kept all her personal affairs secret, and all others at an arm’s length. Once she finished training, she was posted to the USS Mercury, her first assignment. Here, she maintained her cool and detached demeanor, keeping others away. After meeting a few outstanding individuals, who soon became her friends, she loosened up somewhat. After receiving the position of Security Chief, the Mercury underwent a series of gruesome battles, and was retired from fleet service. Kachiko spent the next seven months on Terra, taking all of her shore leave as she recovered from the injuries gained from the Mercury’s last battle.
She was then assigned to the USS Proxima under Captain Samantha Lee, which barely endured three missions before being destroyed. During that time, ‘Kachi’ was greeted by a gruesome revelation that nobody should ever have to handle: She wasn’t who she thought she was. Most of her memories prior to entering Starfleet Academy were entirely false, implanted into her brain by skilled telepaths.
Kachiko is a clone, created from the human half of the DNA belonging to a young woman named Alahna, a child of a Cardassian and a Japanese terran, who had become the ‘guinea pig’ for one Doctor Johnannas. ‘Kachi’ was originally created by Johnannas to track down and terminate another one of his runaway ‘guinea pigs’, Doctor Krysteena Meyhienfeldt. Once that task be completed, Alahna would live again, in another’s body.
But Krysteena broke the programming, allowing Alahna’s and Kachiko’s personalities to merge, and Kachi became a new person. She was blessed and cursed with a strong telepathic sense, at first uncontrollable. Under the tutelage of a pair of Betazoids and a Vulcan, Kachi has learned to refine her telepathy into a useful tool, and later into a potent weapon.
Kachiko’s service history after this point in time is largely classified, including several tours of duty as the team infiltrator of Covert Operations Team One. After and since Kachiko was assigned the USS London, she has born a daughter, Reiko; and been married to the Riosa Lor (now deceased).
Then Lieutenant Commander Lor was lost when she was trapped behind a force field on an away mission with a small team of Intelligence & Marines, including her wife Kachiko. The only victim trapped inside the force field, Kachiko and the rest of the team was forced to watch as the statuesque Betazoid was burned alive in plasma, a memory that has haunted Kachiko since. Kachiko took leave with her daughter following Riosa’s loss, and her assignment the USS London was decommissioned while she was away.
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|Chief Tactical Officer||USS Mercury|
|Chief Security and Tactical Officer||USS Proxima|
|Chief of Security and Tactical||Obsidian Colony|
|Chief of Strategic Operations||USS Fairfax|
|Team Infiltrator||Covert Operations Team One|
|Infiltration Specialist||USS Pendragon|
|Chief Security Officer||USS Aquarius|
|Chief of Security and Tactical||Obsidian Command|
|Chief of Security and Tactical||USS Chin'Toka|
|Company Commander||USS Magellan|
|Battalion Executive Officer||USS Ragnarok|
|Battalion Executive Officer||Starbase 185|
|Company Executive Officer||USS London|
|Company Commanding Officer||USS London|
|Company Executive Officer||USS Cavalry|
|Company Commanding Officer||USS Cavalry|