Ensign Lia t’Rehu

Hilea has dark hair and amber eyes. She is young but her eyes give her a harder edge than her years. In very good shape, is muscular but not overly so, with great flexibility. Medical symbol branding on her upper left chest near the left shoulder. It was a warning to others that she was special and should not be touched. She now wears it as a badge of honor, though it is rarely seen.


Hilae grew up on the Rehu province on Romulus. Not a rich town, but prospered enough to be a local area government. Her parents met during a political rally on reunification and fell in love. She spent her formative years learning the balance between what was knowledge ( some forbidden as it was Vulcan heritage), and what was acceptable. They later her parents executed when Hilae had already finished her Officer training and had been posted to a Warbird. The only reason she wasn’t also executed, was no evidence was found to incriminate her while she was away at the Romulan Naval academy. That didn’t stop the Senate from removing her from the Romulan Navy.

Soon after that, the Dominion war started, Hilea was moved to the infantry, known as Death squads. They were filled with the dissident, unwanted, and some downright dangerous people, the Romulan government wanted to be rid of anyway. She actually flourished there, earning a reputation for keeping her fellow co-combatants alive as well as fighting along side them.
When the conflict ended with the Dominion, she was reassigned. A penal colony called Carraya IV. Several installations where on the planet. Her job, to assist with the limited and overworked medical facilities. It was there where she honed her skill in botany. Local plants were picked and cultivated to supplement the meager supplies allowed for their job.

During the next several years. Hilea was once again thrust into the mix. Much of the time, she was fighting in the thick of things, even during some hasty ship encounters during the first battle of Romulus, where Hilea led a contingent of fellow death squad personnel to board and commander a Breen heavy destroyer. A bold stroke that earned her the admiration of the then Romulan Naval Commander.

The Senate even in it’s fractured state, refused to allow any redress of the wrongs committed against her. The Commander did manage to get her reinstated though it was after the war was over before she could take advantage of it.
In the year 2388, after the cessation of hostilities, she managed to get her Decurion rank back, with the provision that she would never rise past the rank of Centurion. She was posted to the ChR Decius, a heavy cruiser in early 2390.

Serving in quiet reserve for just under 4 years. She was astonished to learn she’d been picked for the Officer’s exchange program, until a little digging had uncovered that she wasn’t really wanted back at the end of it. Determined to make the most of it, she packed her bags and headed for Starfleet. Not a moment too soon as she had heard of her former home, the Decius, and it’s struggle against the Reman Liberation Front, now she mourned lost comrades there as well.