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Fri Sep 18th, 2020 @ 10:37am
Lieutenant JG Anastatzia "Statzia" Liski
Name Anastatzia "Statzia" Mara Liski
Position Chief Operations Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Physical Description||Though physically commanding, the most notable feature is the left leg, which has been amputated below the left knee. The prosthetic--an item of severe contention--is only worn during on-duty hours (and not happily so). Skin discoloration from healing scars mar her right cheek, neck, and temple.|
|Father||Albert Liski, III|
|Mother||Natalka Liski- deceased|
|Brother(s)||Albert Liski, IV
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||A force to be reckoned with, Statzia is not afraid to speak her mind. The youngest of five children, and the only girl with four brothers, she knows how to stand her ground, and will stand toe-to-toe on matters she feels strongly about.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths-
Waivering confidence in her decision skills as an officer
Increased difficulty in controlling her anger
|Ambitions||Statzia was the only one of her siblings not to join the family's junker and repair business, instead choosing to join Starfleet to work aboard the ships she had been raised to take apart for scrap.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Prior to injury-
|Personal History||Anastatzia was the youngest of five children born to Albert and Natalka Liski. Her large, extended family served as junkers and haulers, drifting from one planet to the next spaceport to the next tow ship, only staying in one place long enough to strip a wreckage down for parts before moving on to the next battle wreckage or decommissioned vessel. Six months after Statzia was born, her mother, Natalka, was killed in an accidental decompression when a cargo bay airlock failed.
At the age of eighteen, Statzia chose to part ways with her family at Starbase 74, and took the first shuttle to Earth to apply for Starfleet Academy. Showing a knack for Operations (and after a lifetime of routing pieces and parts of starships, it wasn't surprising), she graduated 27th in her class.
Upon graduation, Statzia was immediately assigned to the USS Mercutio, working her way up to Lieutenant. She was a competent officer, and well liked to her peers.
Statzia's career took a downturn after a scientific mission on a previously-uncharted moon went sideways. During their investigation of geographic formations, a geothermal tremor brought down part of the cave the team was surveying, and Statzia became buried under the rubble, crushing the lower half of her left leg under a boulder. As she regained consciousness, she witnessed one of her team members being torn apart by some kind of carnivorous creature--Statzia's recollection is fuzzy. She remembers the creature digging its teeth into her shoulder and trying to drag her body away, but the boulder securing her leg to the cave floor. She once again lost consciousness.
When she reawakened, there were no signs of her crew being alive. Blood had pooled at various points in the cave, but the bodies were gone, obviously having been dragged out the entrance to the cave. Statzia managed to get her belt off, make a tourniquet on her leg, and managed to raggedly cut 2/3 the way through her leg before the Mercutio Search and Rescue team found her. She had been alone, in the darkness of the cave, for two days.
Upon her return to the Mercutio, Statzia struggled to acclimate to her injury, her prosthetic (which she refuses to wear unless under direct order), and trusting herself--and her crew trusting her. After several verbal altercations, a physical fight, a rank demotion, and numerous reprimands, it was determined that Statzia would benefit from a fresh start on a new crew, and transfer was arranged to the USS Orion.