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Sun Feb 4th, 2018 @ 6:31pm
Lieutenant Louis Rashkae
Name Louis Rashkae
Position Chief Science Officer
|Species||1/2 Human, 1/2 Bajoran|
|Physical Description||Louis is thin and trim, with a wiry strength that isn't immediately visible. The nose ridges on someone with hair as light as his is something of a surprise for most people. He keeps his hair short for the sake of ease cutting it back when it reaches his eyebrows, and maintains a short neatly trimmed beard. When he does not cut it, it has gentle waves not quite reaching the descriptor of curly. His eyes are hazel, but remarkably adaptable varying in shade from green with golden hints to almost chocolate brown depending on the light and his mood.|
|Ambitions, Hobbies and Interests||Louis is most often found with a book in his hand and buried in a tale from long ago. Preferring fiction and fantasy novels to anything else he has a huge collection of books. He also like to sketch, and can sometimes be found in the corner of the lounge sketching his crew-mates or the ship itself. He's embarrassed about his skill but is actually quite talented.|
|Strengths and Weaknesses||A fascination with anything living; plant, animal or alien, caused him to turn towards a career in the sciences or medicine. While initially pursuing being a doctor, he discovered a love for pure research and a streak of laziness in his study habits that were not enough despite his intelligence to get him the marks for Starfleet medical. He is however an avid medical researcher, and often uses his book knowledge to further medical science. Sometimes he gets so deeply involved in his research that he forgets that he needs to do mundane things like eat and sleep. He's been sent to sickbay more than once for having collapsed at his duty station.|
|Family||Mother: Natalia Rashkae
Half-Sisters: Grace Jotun, Anja Jotun
|Pre-Starfleet History||Louis was born in 2355 as the first and most unexpected child of Natalia Rashkae, a Bajoran engineer on the Mauriposa colony science station. She did not know that she was carrying a child at the time of her assignment, and his birth came as quite a shock to the young engineer as she was assisted by the local midwife. His father is unknown, but genetically human. Natalia never told young Louis who his father was, instead she gave him her own surname, and earring. A black crystal hangs from his earring- indicating his fatherless status. On Bajor, this would have earned him ridicule- but on Mauriposa they cared little for that sort of distinction. While he and his mother were not members of the colony, he spent the first 9 years of his life among the dichotomy of pure science and farm life that was the colonies unique worldview.
His ninth birthday brought a shock, they were going to be transferred to the Utopia Colony so his mother could build starships instead of air and water purifiers. It was there, in the shadow of the great starships that the young man learned about what being in Starfleet was really about. He met his first true alien, and had his eyes opened to the world of xenobiology. To explore strange new worlds became the utmost dream of his young life.
While his mother moved through the ranks, the boy began to dedicate himself to reading anything he could get his hands on that was in standard- to the exclusion of his few friends who found this new addiction of his to be boring. He could often be found playing by himself in the gardens/arboretums or experiamenting with things he aught not.
He applied for early entry to Starfleet Academy and was allowed into their Junior scientist program at 16 years of age, allowing him to graduate from the academy at the age of 20. His fascination for all things alien had dimmed, and grown into a more mature- less childlike fascination. Though he's still quite happy for those people of cultures not his own to describe them to him in detail.
He hopped from Starship to Starbase to Planet, all while working on his PhD work in Botany. It was his hope that he could contribute to medical science by creating a database of medicinal s that weren't created by the scientific engine, and so he compiled herbal data from as many of the planets he visited as possible.