Major Setir D’thols
Current Position: Wing Commander/CAG, USS Devonshire Notable Achievements: Marine Academy (2321-2325): Graduate, Valedictorian Daystrom Award (2351): For advanced theoretical research and design in the field of multi-phasic arrays and emitters. Star Cross (2367): For heroism and conduct above and beyond the call of duty while serving on the USS Princeton during the battle of Wolf 359 after the death of squadron leader. Karagite Order of Heroism (2373): For heroism and bravery in saving the lives of fellow crew members by repelling attackers during the first and second battle of Deep Space Nine. Starfleet Extended Tour Ribbon
|Setir was born in the year 2235 on the El-Aurian homeworld. The first part of his life was a content one or so it seemed to him. He studied hard in school. However, he did not know what exactly he wanted to do or specialize in. Even when he was ready to enroll in the university. Any choices he would have made however in that part of his life were taken away. In 2265 the Borg launched an attack on the El-Aurian homeworld. Setir evacuated along with his family and watched as his world was destroyed.
For the next few years, his family moved from place to place, planet to planet as refugees. Even then the fates it seemed were destined to be cruel. In 2293 he was aboard the USS Lakul with his parents and older sister as refugees on their way to earth. Yet again however disaster struck. A ribbon of energy that has been named the Nexus caught both ships. His family were 4 of the 47 that the USS Enterprise was able to save. A resenting anger and hatred started within him that day. The one thing he kept hearing again and again was about the Borg. Mostly it was in fear. However, as he aged he began to understand more and more. At that point, he made a vow to himself to help rid the universe of the Borg whatever the cost may be.
To that end, he studied hard. He threw himself into the studies of science and combat as much as he could. Though for the later outside of being in Starfleet it was mostly personal defense and martial arts. In 2308 at the age of 85 he enrolled at the best university he could find. He completed his schooling 12 years later in 2320 with a doctorate in Computer Engineering. However, he knew that even with the degree it alone would not help him accomplish his goals.
The one thing he had always been impressed and mesmerized with was the starfighters and their pilots in the Federation. He knew it took dedication and a lot of training to fly them. However, if he could get the chance then he would grab onto it with both hands.
In 2321 he made up his mind and enlisted in the marines. He had asked around and found out that most of the fighter pilots were marines. He was driven in his mindset of joining their ranks and distinguishing himself as a fighter pilot.
He progressed through his training with a fervent intensity. He became known as the bulldog because once he got them in his sights while dogfighting he never let them loose. In 2325 he graduated as valedictorian of his class with specializations in advanced starfighter tactics and starfighter systems design and development. He was assigned to the USS Princeton as a starfighter pilot with the rank of 2nd Lieutenant.
His work life and career were on the move so it seemed. However, his personal life was far from perfect. While he didn’t keep himself away from socializing he never really fully engaged either. He kept everyone at a distance. He enjoyed intellectual conversation, debates in theory, philosophy, history. He also listened to his fellow students and crew members about there histories. Especially the myths and legends of there individual people. Despite the horrors he had seen he still had the El-Aurian penchant for collecting and preserving the stories and histories of other cultures. He would regularly write down all that he had heard to preserve it for future times. Though unknown to almost everyone was his penchant for music. Music had been the one thing in his childhood that had never led him astray. In a better place and time, he might have become a musician and singer. However, these were not better times. Yet he kept up with his practice in the holodecks whenever he could get the time to do so.
While on board the Princeton he began development of advanced systems for starfighters. He went from weaponry all the way to defenses. Especially in the aspect of shields for starfighters. The Borg so far had been able to pass through any defensive measures that any other civilization had thrown at it with relative ease. He thought perhaps that if the shield frequencies and structural values were put into a variance..to phase from one into another that it would throw off the Borg weapons. He got to try his theory though not against the Borg. The USS Princeton had been sent to study a new forming nebulae. It was of a large variety but it was close enough to another star system that it might disrupt the balance of life on the federation colony there.
After the mission, report was sent to Starfleet. His research was asked for and his nuances in shielding were sent out to all science vessels and any other vessel that might be called upon to research possibly hostile stellar phenomenon. A year later in 2351 he was given the Daystrom Award for his research. He found he was enjoying his work and could almost forget his driving hatred for the Borg…almost.
One short year later in 2367 the Princeton was ordered to Wolf 359 to take part in a battle group being formed to repel a borg invasion. They made all haste to the designated coordinates. They made all the preparations that they could. However, it would all be in vain. When the borg arrived it was one ship. One borg cube against an armada of forty Starfleet vessels. The battle was engaged. However it became soon apparent that the forty ships would not be enough. Early in the battle the Princeton took a shot to the engineering section. The fighters tried to form a protective screen around the Princeton. Setir took command of the squadron he was in when the squadron leader was shot down by the borg. With the Princeton crippled and badly damaged the captain gave the order to abandon ship. Setir and the rest of the starfighter squadron waited til the last possible moment trying to keep the ship protected long enough to give everyone the chance to escape. However as the Princeton was destroyed that left them stranded. They had no ship to return to and the nearest starbase was to far away to make it on there own. They shut down all non-essential systems and put power to life support to keep them alive til a rescue came.
Fortunately, his fighter was not one of the ones captured by the borg for assimilation. He was picked up after the battle. The Princeton and most of it’s crew were gone. There was no ship for him to go back to. Though it seemed that was not in the cards at any rate. He was awarded the Star Cross for his heroism and bravery for saving as many as he did allowing the crew to escape the ship.
He was reassigned to the Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards to help with the design and development of new starfighters to fight the borg menace. However, it was deemed that starfighters were too small at that time to make much of a difference. He was placed on the team that was working on plans for the Defiant class starship. He tried to be helpful in coming up with ideas for weapons systems.
He stayed at the ship yard even after the ship design was put into storage as the threat of a borg invasion seemingly diminished. He was assigned as a squadron leader to one of the fighter squadrons that was detailed to protect the shipyard. Then in 2371 he was sent along with the Defiant and a wing of starfighters to Deep Space Nine. There he retained his rank as a squadron leader and maintained the squadron in the defense of DS9.
A year later his squadron proved it’s worth during the first battle of Deep Space Nine when the Klingons attacked. Though not all the fighters made it back, Setir and rest of the squadron were able to keep some of the heat off of the station during the battle.
The following year, however, was to be a fight of a different kind. The second battle of Deep Space Nine came in 2373 when the Dominion attacked. This time, Setir was not able to make it to his starfighter before the Dominion forces attacked. He had kept up on his combat training as it was required for all pilots in case they were ever shot down in enemy territory and survived. He assisted in the repelling of Jem’Hadar forces that beamed onto the station after the shields went down. He fought along side security and his fellow marines. Finally, however, the call was given for Starfleet personnel to evacuate the station. He made his way to the docks and boarded the Defiant to evacuate.
Tarran transferred to the USS Armageddon, a Concord class ship after retaking DS9. He remained on the Armageddon all the way through the Dominion war. Due to many casualties among the fighter pilots and with his own tenaciousness and resiliency he climbed his way from squadron leader to group commander on the Armageddon.