Ensign Kael MacTavish

Name Kael MacTavish

Position Security Officer

Rank Ensign


Stats

  • 3 Mission Posts

Last Post

Tue May 18th, 2021 @ 6:00am

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 29
Date of Birth January 1st, 2230
Place of Birth Somewhere in the Midwest region of the US

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1"
Weight 190 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description As a security officer, Kael's main two priorities are to keep himself in shape and keeping his wits sharp. He keeps his hair short and neat as well as his beard and mustache. A scar on the bridge of his nose is a reminder for him each and every day to be careful who he trusts.

Family

Spouse N/A
Children N/A
Father Fionn MacTavish
Mother Joyce MacTavish
Brother(s) N/A
Sister(s) N/A
Other Family Uncle - Seán MacTavish

Other Relationships

Significant Other(s)/Romance N/A
Friends Lieutenant Talia Jennings - USS Maine - Assistant Chief of Security
Enemies/Rivals N/A

Personality & Traits

General Overview Due to Kael's upbringing, he isn't always the friendliest person, it also doesn't help that for the first 24 years of his life he was very against everything the Federation itself stood for. He learned to be self-reliant and was never one to be willing to ask for help. After working with a Starfleet officer in a tough situation did he open up, seeing what he thought about them was all wrong.
Strengths, Weaknesses, and Quirks Strengths - When Kael is focused on a problem he will throw all of himself behind it to figure out a solution, skilled in hand-to-hand combat, will speak his mind on situations.

Weaknesses - Still tend to figure things out on his own instead of going to others for help, will speak his mind on situations even when he wasn't asked or needed.

Quirk - When Kael is uneasy or nervous he tends to fold his arms over his chest and begins to tap his left foot. Some people will take this as him being irritated or annoyed with someone but it is merely a nervous tick of his.
Ambitions Working with Starfleet to make up for all the stuff he had thought and said about them growing up and repaying the debt to the officer who saved his life.
Hobbies, Interests, Likes, and Dislikes Any and all types of physical sports, having a sparring partner on board to keep his hand-to-hand combat on point, Cooking, Playing Paino, Swearing to anyone that will listen that he will break his family's tradition of naming their child with Gaelic names.
Languages Known English
Medical profile Has broken the bones in his fingers and hands more than once through fighting, and a scar across the bridge of his nose from a knife.

Personal History The second Kael MacTavish finished up his school he jumped at the chance to begin working for his family's shipping operation. He was never all that happy staying stuck on Earth while his father and uncle transported people and cargo out in space. Growing up with limited contact with his father hardened the child giving him a poor reason to be quick to angry getting in fights over the years was just normal for him.

Once he left Earth for the first time he couldn't be happier, freedom from it and the Federation gave the young man joy as he began his career. At first, the jobs were simple. Taking cargo between various colonies, of course, Kael managed to get in a few scraps here and there while unloading the supplies. Which lead to him finding some underground fighting here and there. Life was good for him coming back to Earth very rarely but when he did he used his time to study basic engineering. Figured he could be more useful to his family's company if he could handle minor issues or at least be able to diagnose them.

After a few years of working with the cargo and transporting it to the various locations, Fionn offered his son the chance to work security on the passenger freighters. Security was a poor choice of words Kael was there to just look intimidating in case anyone got any ideas of trying something while onboard. Other than having to shout at a drunken passenger or break up a fight life was simple. Until Kael's last day with his family's business.

That day is still burned into his mind, it was a simple flight with only a handful of passengers. Two of them stuck out, the first was a male constantly looking over his shoulder. Near the back of the passenger section was a female Starfleet officer. She wasn't doing anything weird but the man keeps looking in her direction. Finally, Kael walks over and asks the man if he was okay. He suddenly jumped to his feet and grabbed the young man placing him in a chokehold and pulling a blade cutting him deep across the bridge of his nose. The officer lists her hand and begins to speak with him, standard negotiation tactics. The man wouldn't listen as he went on an anti-Federation rant, how humans need to stand alone and how we can't trust other aliens. Kael heard his words he had spoken like that before, see what this man was doing to him he swore if he survived this he would change he didn't want to end up like this man. The man's hand with the knife was too close so Kael took his own chance, he bites the man's hand and then elbows him with his left arm. The officer charged him and together to two took him down to the ground and restrained him until they arrived at Earth.

Kael learned through their time together that her name was Talia Jennings, a Lieutenant in Starfleet who was returning back from R&R. She thanked Kael for his help but also commented on how his reckless action could have gotten him killed. Kael opened up for the first time that he thought like that guy, he never really liked the Federation or how Humans didn't really stand-alone but seeing what that man had turned into he wanted to change, do something with his life. It was Talia who suggested that maybe he should give Starfleet a shot, if he really wanted to change this could be the first of a good chance at it.

So he did, at the age of 25 he enrolled at Starfleet Academy working his way through the four-year course before being assigned to his first starship, sadly it wasn't the same ship as his friend and reason for joining but he was happy to learn he would be joining the crew of the Legacy.
Education Record Standard Education, a few Engineering classes to assist in repairing his family's Cargo and Passenger freighters.