With a keen intellect and an eye for the unexpected, Sebastian forged a reputation as an effective combat leader during the latter stages of the Cardassian Border conflict, earning himself a promotion and command of the Nogura. Ruthless and calculating with a keen strategic eye, Farrell is a strong willed man with an air of authority that comes with being a natural born leader. He is proud to be commander of the Nogura and will stop at nothing to forge the finest crew Starfleet has seen.
- Height: 5 Foot 10
- Weight: 140lbs
- Eye Colour: Green
- Hair Colour: Brown
Standing just shy of 6 feet in height, Sebastian is athletically built and prides himself on his fitness levels. Despite approaching only his fifth decade, his hair is beginning to show signs of greying which is why he keeps it, and his beard, relatively short and well groomed. Seb’s fitness regime includes regular visits to the gym, sparing sessions with various members of the crew and leading jogging sessions to maintain fitness levels. His beautifully smooth skin and youthful complexion is down to his skin care regimen, not that anyone else on the crew would know as he’d never tell anyone.
Beneath the uniform, Seb has a twelve inch scar on his back, running from the lower left to the upper right of his torso – a physical reminder of a lost battle with the Cardassians in the Minos Korva Sector during the Border conflicts.
Sebastian Farrell is a man that commands the utmost respect from his crew, usually thanks to stories of his service during the Border Wars and also from tales of people who have served with him and seen the man up close. He has a vast knowledge of Starfleet and its time over the centuries since its formation and fancies himself as a bit of a historian.
His service during the war taught him that even the most respectable people can either trade allegiances or tuck tail and run and as such, he often has difficulty trusting foreign powers, which can hinder his diplomatic skills. But, never the less, this proud man has been part of 12 first contact missions and has helped to negotiate no less than 5 different trade pacts and diplomatic treaties. He is firm and direct, not believing in molly coddling people and as such, he pushes his officers to get the best out of themselves.
Away from the uniform, Seb is an engaging man who is easy to get on with and loves to make friends. He is a ladies’ man and is known to flirt outrageously with women he is attracted to, providing they are not subordinates. One downside to this popular guy is his fierce desire to keep his private life exactly that – private. His inability to trust or rely on anyone else for help often results in things being more difficult than needs be.
A talented tactician with a good command head on his shoulders, Seb is ideal to be around in a crunch situation. His links to people at Starfleet Command keep him well versed in current events and details of a strategic nature and aide him in his role on the Nogura. His appreciation for science and nature could do with some improvement however, having never really developed an interest in them during his career. Despite his flaws, he is a competent diplomat when required, but that is only after he gets over his trust issues. Most importantly, he knows and acknowledges his flaws and is working to address his weaknesses.
When off duty, Seb has a regular fitness regime that takes up over an hour each morning and night. He likes to socialise with those on the crew as he believes it is essential to develop a good rapport with the people under ones command if they are to not only respect their senior officer, but be prepared to give their life for them if required.
Annual Starfleet Performance Review
Rear Admiral Dina Novelli, Minos Korva Sector Commander
Sebastian Farrell has shown, time and again, a distinct lack of regard for his own career, instead choosing to sacrifice promotion and plaudits in a bid provide stability, sincerity and success to the personnel aboard first the Ahwahnee, and later, the Boadicea. Having twice turned down the opportunity of a command of his own, Sebastian only accepted promotion when it was made clear to him that he might not be offered the chance again. Whilst I am sure he understands that his actions may not have endeared him to many in the Admiralty, he deserves credit for sticking to his guns. I suspect that waiting for a ship like the Nogura was an incredibly wise choice. Sebastian served the crew of the Ahwahnee admirably and will be missed by Captain Gor. However, what is the Ahwahnee‘s loss is my gain as I am certain that the Captain (and by extension, his crew) will become an integral cog in the Starfleet machine going forward in the post-Cardassian War era. I feel safer knowing that the Nogura is out there, serving our interests, and has such a capable commander at the helm. One day, when the time is right, the Admiralty will gain a highly promising officer. For now, the people of the alpha quadrant can sleep soundly knowing that Captain Sebastian Farrell is there to protect them.
At forty-six years of age, Sebastian is far from a Starfleet veteran but has a wealth of knowledge and experience to draw upon nonetheless. His journey to the Nogura began in 2322 when he was born at Earth’s Spacedock. Whilst not exactly a planned pregnancy for Darius and Corrine, when Sebastian arrived he was welcomed with open arms, with his father in particular devoted to his young son. Once the Exeter left Spacedock, it was Darius who stayed home to look after his son whilst his wife returned to duty and it was probably this that resulted in the somewhat strained relationship with his mother that would develop later in life.
Darius was crucial in teaching Seb everything that he knew and taught the youngster to grow into a respectful, polite young man who was determined to succeed in life. It was thanks to the values instilled in him that Sebastian applied to join Starfleet Academy in 2338 at the age of eighteen. He had developed a keen interest in athletics and martial arts from a young age, which had led to a keen interest in strategy and tactics and ultimately, led him to apply to the Academy’s Security and Tactical programmes. Upon graduating with honours in 2343, Sebastian had the entire galaxy at his feet.
With a keen desire to reach the very top, Sebastian followed the journey of the USS Enterprise-C with great interest even as he found his own choices somewhat limited following his graduation – he aspired to be the best and serve with the best, so serving on the flagship would have been a great honour. Alas, he would never receive this honour as, just months later, the Enterprise was lost in battle defending Narendra III from a Romulan attack. His first substantial tour of duty saw him join the USS Atlas (NCC-33122), a Centaur-class light cruiser that often patrolled the border with the Cardassian Union in the years leading up to the Federation-Cardassian Border Wars of 2347-2366. By the time his next assignment came, Lieutenant Farrell had started to earn himself quite a reputation.
In 2352, mere months into the conflict with the Cardassians, Lieutenant Farrell transferred to the brand new, and rather advanced Cheyenne-class USS Ahwahnee (NCC-71620) under the command of Captain Vasoch Gor, where he initially served as Chief Security Officer before his role merged with the tactical division and he took on additional tactical duties on the bridge as the newly designated Chief Security/Tactical Officer. The ship served in the Cardassian conflict with distinction, notably fighting off two Cardassian Galor-class cruisers during an engagement near the McAllister Nebula in 2359.
On the 8th anniversary of his assignment to the Ahwahnee, now Lieutenant Commander Farrell transferred to the New Orleans-class USS Boadicea where he served two three year tours as second officer and Chief Tactical Officer. The Boadicea, another new starship, served a variety of roles as it travelled to some new, remote sectors and the crew made first contact with three new species before, regrettably, returning to the Cardassian front in 2365.
In 2362, the Boadicea operated along the Romulan Neutral Zone for several months in between assignments to both Betazed and Bolarus as they assisted with rebuilding efforts following the war. In early 2363, Sebastian applied to join the Advanced Command and Tactical Training Programme at Starfleet Academy, using his many years of experience to assist him in completing the latest challenge of his career – transferring to the command track. After many hours of work, and even more hours in command simulations, Sebastian passed the course and was reassigned to the Ahwahnee as Executive Officer under his old commander and mentor, Captain Vasoch Gor. Less than three years later, the Ahwahnee fought its most dangerous battle yet as, along with 39 other starships, she engaged a cybernetic race known as the Borg at the Battle of Wolf 359 on stardate 44002. The heavily damaged ship was discovered by the USS Enterprise-D after the battle with only a handful of survivors, of which Seb was luckily one.
Sebastian remained with the Ahwahnee during her refit and, some time later, the ship returned to service. By early 2368, the Ahwahnee joined Captain Picard’s fleet that blockaded the Klingon-Romulan border during the Klingon Civil War. The ship was one of twenty-three assembled for the fleet and was one of the seventeen chosen for the tachyon network. When the network was disrupted by a high-energy burst released by the Romulans, the net was no longer effective in a radius of ten million kilometers around the USS Sutherland. Subsequently, Picard ordered the fleet to proceed to Gamma Eridon at maximum warp, where the fleet would attempt to reestablish the net before the Romulans got there. Once Commander Data of the Sutherland had exposed the Romulan involvement in the conflict, the Ahwahnee was the first to support the Sutherland during the Romulan withdrawal.
During these tense times, Sebastian was identified as a potential candidate for service on the Sutherland as the ships new Commanding Officer, with Starfleet undergoing a rapid rebuilding programme following the conflict with the Cardassians and the battle with the Borg. He twice turned down a command of his own, on both the Nebula-class Sutherland, and also on the Excelsior-class USS Charleston. When it was made clear that he was hurting his career by refusing a command of his own, the promising officer agreed that the next chance he would be offered would be the one he would accept – third time lucky indeed as just two months later, Farrell was offered command of the Galaxy-class USS Nogura which was in the final stages of construction and shakedown. One of the finest, most prestigious ships in the fleet, newly promoted Captain Farrell vowed to assemble a crew that would rival even that of the Enterprise-D herself.