Personnel File Number 2387.02.1456: Doctor TKara
Post: USS Ares
Assignment: Medical Doctor
Home Planet: Vulcan
Height: 5' 4
Weight: 135 lbs
Date of Birth: 07.11.2359
Birth Place: Earth
Eyes: Medium Brown
Hair: Dark brown, long; straight
medium sized, pointed ears, green blood, and all other features
characteristic of a full blooded Vulcan; left eyebrow is prone to arch.
Marital Status: Widowed
Father: Schandel (Deceased)
Husband: Satog (presumed dead)
TKara was born on Earth while her father, Schandel, was
serving as an Ambassador for Vulcan. She is the youngest of three
children. The family lived on Earth while Schandel served in
interplanetary politics. TKaras childhood was filled with many visits
to Vulcan, and often she would stay with her grandparents on Vulcan for
long periods of time. Even though she was born on Earth she always
viewed Vulcan as her homeworld. Especially since her education was
still done in the Vulcan manner. She was taught by her parents and also
received formal training on Vulcan.
Schandel and TKara had a special relationship as she grew
up. They would often meditate together. As an Ambassador, Schandel had
a busy schedule, but he would always make time for his daughter. As a
child, TKara would come up with many games for the two to play and he
was always willing to do whatever his daughter came up with. Schandel
never discouraged TKaras creativity, and was actually quite proud of
it. He knew his daughter would go on to do many great things in her
life. As TKara got older, their play time turned into discussion
time. TKara enjoyed their long nights of discussions about philosophy
or politics, or whatever they wanted to discuss. She admired her
father and valued his counsel.
came from a long line of scientists. Her grandparents from her
mothers side were both Vulcan scientists, who were well known for their
research in Dark Matter and singularities. Her mother, TMarahoi, also
obtained a degree in science. Both of TKaras siblings decided to
pursue careers in the sciences as well, so when it became time for
TKara to decide what to do with her life, science seemed the logical
TKara attended the Vulcan Science Academy majoring in
biology. She met Satog her freshman year and the two became good
friends, and remained close throughout the years. Her junior year was a
difficult one as she found out that her father had been killed in a
shuttle accident. This was devastating to her as she had always had a
close relationship with her father. The rest of her family seemed to
cope with the news in their own way. Her mother decided to join
Starfleet, her sister graduated from medical school and began her career
as a doctor, and her brother joined an archeological research vessel.
Everyone seemed to be coping well, but her.
was having so much difficulty dealing with the death of her father that
she began to lose control over her emotions. TKara did not feel she
could bother her family with this fact as she did not want to burden
them with her emotions. She deferred a semester of school and went to
train with a Vulcan master at a Vulcan meditation temple. Over the next
few months she learned new techniques of how to control her emotions
and built confidence in herself and her abilities. She learned to let
go of pain and anger and gained balance once again.
next semester she returned to the Vulcan Science Academy. The only one
who knew of her break from school, and the reason behind it, was Satog.
The two had become very close and TKara felt like she could tell him
anything and he would not judge her. He was supportive of her and
helped her through any problems she had. At the completion of her
junior year, Satog graduated and accepted a job on a research vessel.
TKara knew she would miss him, but she was proud of him and knew he
enjoyed his work. She obtained her degree in biology at age 21, and
then continued at the Vulcan Science Academy to get her medical degree.
in med school her nephew contracted a serious illness. This made
TKara feel helpless. She wanted to be able to do more, but she wasnt
even a doctor yet. She helped her sister in any way she could through
this difficult time, and their mother took a leave from Starfleet to
help out as well. After a few tense months, the doctors gave her nephew
a good prognosis. He was responding well to the medication and
although he would have a long haul of treatments hed have to endure, in
the end he would be free of the illness and be able to live his life
was inspired by her nephews doctors and nurses and decided to go into
pediatrics. She graduated from med school at age 24 and was ready to
start her career as a pediatrician. Her sister, TKrista, had also been
inspired by the ordeal with her son and decided to open up her own
practice that was geared toward helping families with ill children. Her
practice would also have a whole floor dedicated to research and
finding better cures for illnesses, especially ones that currently
require long painful treatments like the one her son went through. The
two sisters talked about working together. TKara liked the idea, but
since TKrista wasnt ready as of yet to start the business, TKara
accepted a job at a local vulcan childrens hospital.
TKara worked at the vulcan hospital, Satog returned to Vulcan from his
four year research assignment. Over the years they had kept in
contact, remaining quite close. Satog accepted a job as a biology
teacher in the suburbs about an hour from where TKara worked. The two
reunited and their friendship developed into something more. Six months
later they bonded and became husband and wife. It was at this time
that TKrista began her practice and TKara left the childrens hospital
to work with her sister.
and Satog were completely bonded to each other, mentally, physically,
and emotionally. Their wedding ceremony had connected them and they
were truly one. However, about six months after their wedding things
began to change. Satog began working with a professor named Surlac. As
he did this TKara could feel Satog slipping away. He became
increasingly distant, and she could sense him becoming colder and
darker. His logic slowly faded away and was replaced with confusion,
hatred, and anger. TKara could not understand this change. It was as
if this professor Surlac was taking Satogs control and replacing it
with negative emotions. The longer Satog worked with Surlac, the worse
he got. After a while TKara barely saw her husband. He was always off
researching something or training with Surlac.
she asked him what he was doing all the time with Surlac, Satog told
her they were working on a way to help Vulcans use their brains more
efficiently and a way to help Vulcans live even longer; and healthier
lives. Even though the idea sounded like a good thing, nothing Satog
told her made sense anymore. The man that she knew and loved became
more and more suppressed under this new psyche that scared TKara. She
was still connected to that piece of him that was still the man she
married and to that piece she held onto as best she could. She did not
know how to help him, but any time she tried to get him to seek help, or
even just take a little break from Surlac, she would be met with anger.
year and a half after their marriage ceremony TKara and Satog shared
in their last Pon Far together. After the Pon Far ritual, he packed his
bags and left, saying that Surlac had a long term assignment for him
for an undetermined amount of time. There was nothing she could do to
stop him. TKara went through the next few months trying to deal with
the fact that her husband was gone, and might not ever come back. She
worked longer hours and when she wasnt working she meditated.
day in the middle of a meditation session, a sharp and sudden pain in
her heart caused her to fall to the ground and clutch at her chest.
Something was just lost; something very dear to her. After a while of
lying in silence she realized just what it was. The last piece of her
husband that she was still connected to was now gone. The last bit of
hope that he would ever return to her, left with it. She knew that
there were only two things that could have severed their intimate
connection: either her husband was dead, or the last bit of the psyche
that was the man she married was snuffed out completely by the newer
darker psyche. Either way her husband was, for all intents and
the news came that the research facility Satog had went to work in had
been destroyed, she was not surprised. TKara had no clue exactly what
they had been doing in the research facility but the news report claimed
that the explosion was likely due to an experiment gone wrong. Several
workers were inside when it happened, and although her husbands body
was not found in the wreckage, he was presumed one of the fallen
workers. It was possible that he was one of the unlucky ones to be at
the heart of the explosion; nothing would have been left of his body.
Over the next several months TKara continued to work and
deal with this news. Although the hope of her husband to ever return to
her was gone, at least she could have some sort of closure now. She
would be able to begin moving on with her life. Soon, she decided that
part of this moving on would have to involve leaving Vulcan. There were
too many things on Vulcan that reminded her of her husband. And
although she loved Vulcan and she enjoyed working with her sister and
helping to heal Vulcan children, she decided that a change of pace would
be good for her. Her mother had done well in Starfleet and was now
serving as the second in command for the USS Indepedence. TKara had heard many stories of her mothers adventures in Starfleet and was intrigued by the thought of joining.
she made her decision to join Starfleet, she applied to the Academy.
Her application was accepted and she began at the Academy in the Fall.
Due to her experience and prior medical degree from the Vulcan Science
Academy, TKara was able to complete her work at Starfleet Academy at a
an accelerated rate. TKara gave as much focus and hard work into each
of her required classes as she had always done when attempting to
accomplish a goal. With TKaras dedication and vulcan characteristics
completing the required work was challenging at times, but never
level of outstanding performance, leadership skills, and ability to
take on anything with persistence and excellence impressed her
professors and the Academy administration. She graduated after just a
year and a half and was given the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade;
skipping the rank of Ensign all together.
graduating, TKara was given an offer to work as an intern at Starfleet
HQ in the political office under Admiral Robert Reid, who had worked
with her Father throughout his political career. During her internship,
TKara discovered a secret organization within the political ranks in
Starfleet who use their position in Starfleet to manipulate
interplanetary politics. Under the guise of protecting Starfleets
interest, they sought their own power and tried to control every
circumstance for their own personal gain. They would even go as far as
selling technology or weapons to enemy organizations if it meant
broadening their own influence in the galaxy.
TKara soon came to realize that her father was actually murdered in
that shuttle accident those many years ago because he discovered the
same secret organization. He had gathered evidence against them and the
secret organization saw him as a threat. Tkara, with the help of
clues left behind by her father, was able to finish what her father
started and took down the secret organization that killed her Father.
the completion of TKaras internship she was promoted to Lieutenant
and for her part in helping Starfleet remove the bad blood within the
political ranks at HQ, she was given the Admiral Janeway Valor Service
Award. Along with the promotion she was given her pick of assignments
among the ships and starbases that were in need of medical staff. After
careful consideration she picked the USS Ares
whos need for a medical doctor seemed desperate to say the least.
TKara felt her skills would be utilized to their fullest and she would
be challenged sufficiently to warrant her decision to join the Ares
a logical one. Although the ship was awaiting new command staff whose
identity were yet to be announced, she had no doubt shed find the crew
and its commanding officers efficient and acceptable.
TKaras interesting background, she views herself as a typical Vulcan.
She values her logic as all Vulcans do, and has learned to control
her emotions before they control her. Even though she has had problems
in the past with dealing with her emotions, she feels she is now able to
keep balance and peace within herself by using her learned techniques
of meditation. She understands that emotions are real and powerful and
that it is important to find a balance between letting them run freely
and completely suppressing them or ignoring them. Both extremes can
cause serious problems as she so painfully witnessed with her husband.
TKara enjoys helping others and especially finds it gratifying to play a role in the healing of others.
leisure time includes meditation, reading, and playing the violin. Her
mother taught her how to play the instrument when she was a young child.
She finds the instrument both satisfying and soothing.
is health conscious and completes a rigorous exercise regime daily,
along with keeping up with her martial art training. She also keeps to a