Lieutenant Arev

Name Arev

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Stats

  • 11 Mission Posts

Last Post

Sun Jan 17th, 2021 @ 12:22am

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Vulcan
Age 77
Date of Birth 2320
Place of Birth Romulus

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 185
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Physical Description Decent looking, toned, often a stern or worried look on his face. Cosmetic surgery makes him appear to be a Vulcan.

Family

Spouse None
Children none
Father Deceased
Mother Deceased
Brother(s) Deceased
Sister(s) Deceased

Other Relationships


Personality & Traits

General Overview He is guarded, between what happened as a Romulan and at academy. He can be awkward in human social settings. Although he is very fluent in galactic common, he still has a hard time with human slang and indirect methods of wording things.
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Quirks +Very intelligent
+Calm under pressure
+Is very capable in Romulan martial arts
+Computers
+Occasionally he can get flashes of the future or bring elemental essence into existence


-Feels isolated and exploited to an extent
-Won’t talk much of his past
-Occasional uncontrolled “out-bursts” of his elemental nature, especially under stress
-If he were recognized by a Romulan as an elemental a, he might end up on the Tal’Shiar’s radar again and be hunted
Ambitions To somehow find a place in the universe
Hobbies, Interests, Likes, and Dislikes Science of all sorts, but oddly specializing in both computers and floral biology
Engineering on a small scale
Painting
Martial arts from a ‘meditative’ point of view
Hiking
Languages Known Romulan, Galactic Common, English, Vulcan, Klingon
Medical profile Healthy for a Romulan
Psychological Profile Reserved, some bouts of depression, occassional displays of paranoia, over all he is stable and deemed ok to be on duty.
Defining Quotes and/or Character Beliefs “Misdirection is the key to survival, never attack what your enemy defends, never behave as your enemy expects, and never reveal your true strength, if knowledge is power then to be unknown is to be unconquerable.”

Personal History Everything about Saren screams Vulcan to Federation citizens, including his alia Arev, which means desert wind in the Vulcan tongue, but looks can be deceiving...



Saren was born in 2320 on the Romulus home-world. His father was a scientist and his mother an engineer, so he gained heavy interest in both areas as he grew up. When he was thirty, as all Romulans were required to, he joined the Romulan military. There he trained for ten years in all aspects of military culture and afterwards served for ten years aboard the warbird IRW T’dir as an engineer. He then spent another ten years as a science officer on the ship. As he was an average officer and with no military ambitions, he knew he would never rise far in the ranks of the Imperial Navy, so he retired from the military to go work as a research scientist at a prestigious school on Romulus.

It was at the school when the first signs of his elemental nature started to show. He would have various bizarre, but lucid dreams. Occasionally equipment would fail around him, sometimes in spectacular shows of sparks. Other times he might have little flashes of ‘insight’ into a situation or know vehemently when someone was lying.

He often went to the temple of the elements to try and make sense of all the strange feelings and dreams he was having. A priest took interest in him and asked him to join, even just as a basic acolyte so he could continue his science studies.

Saren didn’t know it, but his latest ‘elemental experience’ which had brought down a computer system that the Tal’Shiar has placed a trace program in, attracted the attention of the local agent, who started watching him closely.

At the summer festival of the fire elements, a senior priest who lived on another continent, came to see the festival. When she looked in Saren’s eyes, she knew he was much more than he seemed, he was an elemental, although an unwitting one. Normally there would be signs when an elemental was born, but it seemed that the signs around him had been missed.

She brought him to the temple after the festival and had him tested. It seemed the signs were missed was because he was an elemental of the Archelement. These elementals often arrived without ‘fan-fare’.

That evening, the Tal’Shiar decided that they would extract Saren and see if he posed a threat to the Empire and if not, see if he could be used as a weapon. So, while he was walking home pondering what the priestess had said, he was kidnapped and brought to a Tal’Shiar facility.

For the next two months, Saren was put through all sorts of interrogations, tests, and experiments. Some triggered responses of various natures, others didn’t. One Romulan guard did get hurt once when a computer panel exploded, but that was the extent of the progress of weaponizing Saren. The Tal’Shiar were patient though.

What wasn’t patient was the Hobus star. Saren was being transferred to a different facility when the star exploded. Even though Saren was in a transport with no windows, he could see the blast coming as Romulus started to disintegrate. He closed his eyes, expecting to become one with the universe.

What happened to Saren next he can not put into words. He was in some dimensional pocket it seemed, it was as if he were going through a speed course of what he was becoming, but with no true measure as to whether or not he understood it. Then he stepped out of the dimensional pocket.

He wound up naked on the deck of the USS Landry with a couple of Starfleet Officers pointing weapons at him. They did not seem to be the type of weapons he was used to seeing from his military training. He would later be surprised when it was revealed to him that he was one hundred and twenty-six years in the past.

Knowing he was safer where he was, Saren made a deal with Starfleet Intelligence and Federation officials, if he gave them certain information, he could remain in the Federation. With cosmetic surgery, he was allowed to attend Academy for a year and then enter Starfleet as a science officer on the Landry, as the Captain was already aware of the situation.

He spent the next two years as a scientist and even got promoted for his hard work and made the Assistant Chief Science Officer. One particular project that he excelled was detecting a gravity well that formed out of the blue. The gravity well threatened a nearby colony, but the science team, with the early detection was able to disrupt it.

When the Legacy had the opening for Chief Science Officer, he applied.

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Education Record Romulan Military Academy
Starfleet Academy
Service Record 2335-2340 – Romulan Military Academy
2340-2350 - IRW T’dir, Engineer
2350-2360 - IRW T’dir, Science Officer
2360-2385 – Argellan Science Academy
2385-2387 – Tal’Shiar prisoner
2258-2259 – Starfleet Academy
2259-2261 – USS Landry – Science Officer, Assistant Chief Science Officer
2261-present – USS Legacy, Chief Science Officer