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USS Hyperion (NX-7438)
|Alias||Sherta, or Kel to those of family or more intimate|
|Born|| 15 December [] |
|Hair, Eyes||Blonde, Blue|
|Complexion||Unblemished, though she sports the classic Bajoran nose|
|Physique||Svelte and fit|
|Sibling(s)||Sherta Korin, and Sherta Prin|
|Out of Character Information|
Clocking in as a tall, cool drink of water at 5’10, this blonde haired officer trains for strength and endurance. With a jaded view on life, a dark wit blends with creative sarcasm… just one blue eyed glance from Sherta leaves you with little doubt that she is determined and goes after her goal with the single minded intent of a vole who has bitten down on a prize morsel and won't let go. .
Hard to get along with? Maybe. Stubborn? Definitely. This moody, audacious non-conformist, is easily marked a maverick.
“When it comes to being obtuse and argumentative, very few species can challenge our friends, the Bajorans.” wrote a counselor of Rakel after a particularly long session that left the woman red faced and second guessing her chosen career.
Profane at times, the feisty Bajoran often calls a spade a spade, and a wicked edge of wit finds marriage with a sharp tongue and the combination can become quite combustible.
A favored theory if an answer is ‘no’, that there is always a loop-hole, and she’s a huge advocate of the Corbomite Maneuver.
As with many of her ilk, Sherta Rakel's rather vague in regards to a suspect past that she's none too proud of, and only through a twist of fate has she risen from activity most would shun to become a confident Starfleet Officer aboard the USS Hyperion.
Collector of rare books, bells and artifacts, a few hint at plunder and a not so pleasant a past from days gone by – she has an affinity for ankle chimes
Quite befitting Sherta, her favorite quote is by a Terran writer: “I thoroughly disapprove of duels. If a man should challenge me, I would take him kindly and forgiving by the hand and lead him to a quiet place and kill him.” – Mark Twain
The Academy was especially hard on a child born into a species known for rebellion, and the Bajoran found it difficult to conform. But with the patience and guiding hands of a few good mentors, she prevailed, even if her scores were not always as high as they might have been. With an 'under dog' syndrome always nipping at her heels, the intelligent beauty was a classic under-achiever, and struggled with her self worth. Thank the Prophets for those who knew what lay within the diamond in the rough and pressed her to excel.
The Cadet Cruise yielded better results, and soon Sherta Rakel began to shine. Ever the fighter, she managed to over come issues with authority over all, with the exceptions of a few bobbles along the beaten path. But hope grew along the horizon, and soon she was speeding along towards a position in Operations.
Her day in the sun dawned brightly when Sherta was finally assigned to the USS Hyperion. And it was here that she finally achieved all that she longed for, and of something to truly be proud.
From the beginning, the ship held Rakel enthralled, and as she worked, she whispered her praise with fingers that danced across the Operation's panels with precision and skill. When it comes to the job, she rarely second guesses herself, so sure of her niche amongst the crew, and her loyalty, is unwavering.
|2387-Present||Operations Officer||USS Hyperion (NX-7438)|
What's more to say... she's Bajoran. That says it all for those of us who know the species and acknowledge how prickly they can truly become.
Though Sherta attended school, it was the one of hard knocks that she accredits most of her knowledge. The opportunity to attend Starfleet Academy came more as more of a surprise, and was fairly thrust upon her in the end. She's multilingual, a definite plus with one whom had so many issues stacked against them.
The family is listed above, though she doesn't often speak of them.
Sherta Rakel is psychologically stable.
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