Petty Officer, 1st Class T'Kal

Name T'Kal

Position Nurse

Rank Petty Officer, 1st Class


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Last Post

Sun Jan 26th, 2020 @ 12:02pm

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Vulcan
Age 45
Date of Birth 15 January 2216
Place of Birth ShiKahr, Vulcan

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 6"
Weight 140 lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Influenced by various human cultures, T'Kal abandoned the usual bowl-cut of most Vulcans in favour of long black hair, which runs down to her lower back, with side-swept bangs in the front. Her ice-blue eyes tend to catch people's attention.

T'Kal is otherwise of average height and weight. She makes an effort to remain in good physical condition, and it shows.

Family

Spouse Sten (age 47)
Children T'Mir (daughter, deceased, but would be 21)
Torik (son, deceased, but would be 16)
Solan (daughter, age 2)
Father Von (deceased)
Mother Meni (deceased)
Brother(s) Strav (younger brother, deceased, but would be 38)
Sister(s) T'Lan (younger sister, deceased, but would be 31)
T'Paala (younger sister, age 24)
Other Family None left alive

Other Relationships

Friends Petty Officer 2nd Class Archana Chang (roommate, age 25)
Enemies/Rivals None known

Personality & Traits

General Overview T'Kal is friendly and will always lend a helping hand if asked, even off-duty. She generally prefers her solitude when off-duty though, and usually resists attempts to socialize, despite her roommate's best efforts.

She is very diligent and will insist that superior officers follow her medical advice.
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Quirks +Very smart
+Years of experience in providing medical support on starships and colonies
+Very well read

-Resists social interactions
-Misses her family

Quirks: Has a sense of humour and enjoys making mild jokes, especially with her superior officer.
Ambitions T'Kal has found her calling in life, providing assistance to those in need through the nursing profession. She would one day like to become Head Nurse on some remote colony world.
Hobbies, Interests, Likes, and Dislikes Absent her family, T'Kal prefers solitude. She likes reading or listening to music in peace. Occasionally, she'll also enjoy a movie, which her roommate tries to turn into a social event.

Languages Known English and Vulcan are the only two languages she speaks fluently. She understands many other Earth languages to some degree (spoken and written), as she prefers to enjoy literature, music, and film in the original language if possible. Some languages she understands include Arabic, Mandarin, Japanese, French, Spanish, and Hindi. She cannot speak these languages at all.
Medical profile T'Kal is in relatively good health. Never any broken bones or serious illnesses. Only traumatic injury was the birth of her youngest daughter. She has been told she cannot bear more children.

Personal History T'Kal was born in ShiKahr, Vulcan in 2216. Her father was an anthropologist in one of ShiKahr's academic institutions and her mother was a junior politician in the planetary government's legislature.

Following her father's guidance, as a girl she studied cultures from around the Federation and became fascinated with that of Earth. Despite its unified government, Earth had resisted becoming a monoculture, priding itself on its diversity. She read books from all over the planet and consumed Earth media with gusto. She also became fascinated with Starfleet, whose mandate was increasing the Federation's knowledge and diversity, while offering humanitarian assistance where necessary.

Her mother influenced her to use her knowledge and fascination for the betterment of others. The humanitarian angle intrigued her, and thought she could do great work as a nurse aboard a starship. T'Kal decided that, after her first Pon Farr, she would go to Earth, live among humans for a time while seeking an education in nursing, and then enlist in Starfleet.

At age 22, when her first Pon Farr manifested, T'Kal was bonded with a man named Sten. She became pregnant with her first child, a daughter she named T'Mir. After T'Mir's birth, the family moved to Earth, where T'Kal enrolled in the National University of Singapore. Sten was a stay-at-home parent during these busy years. Four years later, she'd earned her Undergraduate degree in Nursing. Diploma in hand, she enlisted in Starfleet and took an eighteen-month course on the unique elements of being a nurse aboard a starship. She was stationed aboard USS Palatine (NCC-0511, Newton-class) with the rank of Able Crewman. Sten stayed on Earth with their daughter.

At age 29, T'Kal took leave from Starfleet and returned to Vulcan, where she met Sten for their next Pon Farr. She got pregnant and later that year gave birth to her second child, a son named Torik. They returned to Earth, as Sten had developed roots there, and T'Kal decided to extend her furlough and earn a Graduate degree in Nursing from the University of Leeds. The married couple also decided that, as they had done their part to replenish the population, they would limit the number of children to two.

When she returned to Starfleet, T'Kal was promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class and posted to the Deneva Colony and then to USS Tesla (NCC-0601, Ohio-class). She loved assisting colonists, and was glad whenever the Tesla put into orbit of a colony so she could help the locals.

In 2254, when her next Pon Farr hit, she did return to Earth to meet Sten (their lives depended on such a union), but followed through with their decision not to conceive. Their children, 14 and 7 years old at this point, had moved to Vulcan to attend boarding school. While on Earth, she managed to secure official certification with the Earth Medical Board was a Nurse-Practitioner, affording her more responsibilities. She was next posted to the Alpha Eridani II Colony, now a Petty Officer 1st Class.

When Vulcan was destroyed by the madman Nero, Sten and T'Kal were still offworld. However, their children could not be evacuated in time. Devastated, T'Kal took leave and spent it with her husband. They helped their fellow survivors establish the New Vulcan colony. When their Pon Farrs hit again in 2261, they decided it was in their species' best interest to reproduce. However, despite being relatively young for a Vulcan, T'Kal's pregnancy was not without complication. Their daughter, Solan, was delivered surgically, and T'Kal's uterus suffered sufficient damage that she was told she could not have children again.

After spending time raising her newest daughter, she felt the need to return to space. With Sten's reassurances and agreements, she returned to Starfleet, accepting a position under Dr. Jane Sinclair aboard USS Legacy (NCC-1800, Constitution-class).
Education Record 2238-2242: Undergraduate degree in Nursing, National University of Singapore
2242-2243: "Nursing Aboard Starships" Program at Starfleet Medical
2246-2248: Graduate degree in Nursing, University of Leeds
2254: Certified as Nurse-Practitioner
Service Record 2243-2245: Nurse, USS Palatine NCC-0511 (Able Crewman)
2245-2248: Parental Leave followed by Furlough for Education
2248-2251: Nurse, Deneva Colony (Petty Officer 2nd Class)
2251-2254: Nurse, USS Tesla NCC-0601 (Petty Officer 2nd Class)
2254-2258: Nurse-Practitioner, Alpha Eridani II Colony (Petty Officer 1st Class)
2258-2261: Leave to be with family following destruction of Vulcan, followed by Parental Leave
2261-present: Nurse-Practioner, USS Legacy NCC-1800 (Petty Officer 1st Class)