Lieutenant Junior Grade Amiri Aldana
Amiri is a medical officer I have not joined a sim with yet. For now I am just putting hir here for fun. Amiri is a hard working, well educated doctor in many varieties of veterinary medicine, as well as xeno-medicine. S/he had both Kazarite and Hermat parents that give hir, hir appearance and gender. Kazarites have a strong connection to all animals non-humanoid and humanoid. They are covered in fur, walk on their digits (like paws) and have a cute prehensile tail. Amiri's fur pattern is similar to a white tiger. S/he is a hermaphrodite and attempts to enjoy hir dual nature whenever possible.
A note on Kazarites: One may note, if they go to “Memory Alpha” that the Kazarite race as it is written on the site is a bit mentally overpowered. However in the interest in avoiding I have chossen to make this character a hybrid with a Hermat, thus one may never know what genetic traits and combinations may emerge from the Kazarite parentage. Thus allowing me to dial back the mental abilities of this individual as I and/or a CO may agree upon.
Primarily on “Memory Alpha” it is not clear whether the ability to “mentally teleport” is supposed to be interpreted as so called “astral projection” of a ghost of one’s self, or if the ability is more like a Nightcrawler-of-the-X-Men-type physical teleportation from one physical place to another. Therefore I have eliminated that ability all together in my character among others.
After graduating from a form of high school s/he took a job at a pet shelter for two years taking care of various pets who were without homes for one reason or another. It was during this time, which s/he developed an interest in the veterinary sciences and a heart for healing and caring for others.
After two years, s/he felt s/he had a good grasp on what it was like to live in the “real world,” so s/he decided to enter secondary schooling with hir parents’ enthusiasm and support. S/he signed up and was easily accepted to a public school, entering their veterinary technician program. It was supposed to be a two year program, but s/he ended up taking three – s/he couldn’t fully abandon the orphans at the shelter after-all.
After graduation, Aldana, was rehired by the shelter as a full-fledged Vet. Tech. S/he worked there for a while longer, but after a while s/he began to feel the call to education again, and soon entered graduate school with an eye to become a full fledged veterinarian.
Graduate school was a little harder than s/he thought, and half-way through s/he was forced to resign hir position at the shelter, one of the hardest things s/he’d ever do up until that point. In addition, in order to complete on time, hir parents also had to hire a tutor, and s/he enrolled in night classes.
Moving back home again wasn’t as hard as leaving the little ones, but it wasn’t easy. S/he found it hard to adjust to hir parent’s rules again, especially after living on hir own for so long. S/he managed, and actually found the lack of responsibilities for food and shelter a little refreshing, and s/he even found that s/he was able to study better and more effectively in hir old den-room and in familiar surroundings.
It took a while, and there were a few bumps, scrapes, and bruises along the way, but with a lot of grace and mercy from hir deity and hir community – not to mention prayer and support from hir family – s/he managed to graduate from veterinary school with honors, and a full D.V.M. Though a year or two “late.”
Learning from hir experiences in the previous years – good and bad – Aldana, now Doctor Aldana, came out of it a changed being, and with a whole new outlook on life. S/he was quickly recruited by the Kazar space program as a physician to care for and manage the health of its employees and explorers. Over time, Doctor Aldana was able to progress through the ranks of the program. Soon s/he was on the developmental team to assemble and create a medical department for a new space exploration organization.
Dr. Amiri Aldana must have really impressed someone, for not long after that, someone in Starfleet approached hir, and invited hir to apply to Starfleet Academy. It took a few tries, maybe a few “favors” – and someone might have had to pull a few strings – but Aldana was finally accepted. Not long after, s/he graduated from Starfleet Academy, on time, from the academy branch on Betazed and with a new M.D.
Dr. Aldana is granted the use of – for lack of a better term – service animal(s). Hir current set is a pair of twin litter-mate canids. Large animals with tall pointy ears, long face, and a long bushy tail. Each being is between 30kg – 35kg. They have medium length dual-coat fur each with their own unique coat-pattern. Sombra is the male with a so-called ‘panda’ coat. He is required to attend Dr. Aldana everywhere; often even surgery. He is accustomed to finding the most out of the way place to be secluded, but he still needs to be in the same room in order to perform his job.
Luna (sometimes Lunna) is the black & tan sable ‘silver’ coat bitch, sister and twin to Sombra even though they look nothing alike. Luna is strictly protective of Aldana, and is a registered security officer trained in search and rescue (SAR/S&R), and cadaver recovery, and even CPR. Luna is fiercely loyal and attuned to her partner. Regardless of her actual duty status, she will obsessively assign herself “guard duty.” Luna is not necessarily required to be with Aldana, but frequently accompanies hir, sometimes in place of Sombra as the situation entails.
Both beings are very loyal, fun loving and gentle. Due to phenomenal communication skills with their handler and average-level intelligence, they are well trained, and – to the pride of Amiri – are completely capable of being fully under control without the use of physical restraints.