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.
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.
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.