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Fri Apr 30th, 2021 @ 10:40am
Position Medical Officer
|Hair Color||light brown|
|Physical Description||Lyras is of average height and built for a Vulcan, except that his hair is lighter than one might expect and his eyes are blue.
He professes Vulcan strength and mental ability, including mind meld and empathic skill.
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Lyras is an only child who was raised by just his mother. He has no idea who or where his father is.
His Vulcan name is lesh zherka hasu which means "being who carries emotion"
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Lyras's main strength is that he's able to identify with his patient's feelings and emotions. While generally cool and distant, being as is expected of him as a Vulcan, he's able to offer a smile and a hug where they are needed.
His main weakness is not knowing where exactly he comes from. He doesn't know who his clan is as his mother refused to elaborate. He also sees his ability to understand emotion as a weakness as it made him an outsider all his life.
As a medical officer, and due to his background as a Vulcan, Lyras refuses to use a phaser unless he absolutely has no other alternative. He will carry one, but will not use it. Instead, he has been trained with a Terran Ka-bar knife since his academy days. He is well trained and knows how to expertly use it. His instructors at the academy in his original timeline felt that if he wasn't to use a phaser, he needed something else to defend himself with. And, having been trained with Vulcan traditional weapons since he'd been a child, a knife was the most logical choice.
|Ambitions||Lyras has no other ambition but to be a good doctor.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Though his main interest is medicine, Lyras enjoys spending time outside. Contrary to most vulcans, he actually does know how to swim and enjoys being in the water.
|Personal History||Born in 2218 on the outskirts of Kir'shara, Lyras grew up knowing only his mother and some of her family members. His mother always told him how his father was space faring and had left before she could tell him she was with child. She never told him the truth: his father was a Romulan defector with whom she had a brief affair before he moved on.
A happy child, Lyras always had some trouble containing his emotional outbursts and often engaged in fights with peers in order to defend his own honour and that of his mother. Though Vulcans are quick to profess emotionless and acceptance of others, Lyras soon learned otherwise. As an outsider he had to fend for himself, though he quickly proved to be quite an intelligent child with a keen interest for healing.
Even after a fight, he would stay to offer assistance and this attitude earned him a place at the Vulcan Science Academy. Not wanting to stay in a place which shunned him however, Lyras applied for Starfleet Medical.
Soon after his graduation from the academy, Lyras found himself assigned to the USS Ishimura as medical officer. After a year he had proven himself to be competent enough to take up the role as senior medical officer, serving directly under the ship's chief medical officer.
Along with several others of the crew he was trapped in the transporter when the Cloud Creature attacked the ship and sent it adrift. In 2395, he was rescued by the crew of the SS Mary Rose, where he spent several weeks in a coma.
Eventually, after the departure of Doctor Lhaes Sommers, he would take up the reigns as the ship's most senior doctor, the civilian equivalent of Chief Medical Officer.
However, realizing soon that his medical knowledge was falling short, he decided to head to Starfleet academy for a few months to brush up on his skills and revalidate his license. When he was done he was granted the rank of ensign, as this had been the rank he held when he disappeared with the Ishimura. It was then he decided he should repay his debt by serving Starfleet rather than return to the civilian vessel.
Not long after leaving the civilian vessel to return to Starfleet, Lyras discovered that he had been living a lie; that his mother had lied to him. His father was not some unknown Vulcan, but rather was Romulan instead. He does not, however, know who his father is and so far has not expressed interest in exploring the Romulan side of his heritage in terms of finding any surviving family.
After a brief service on the Nogura, Lyras found himself transferred to the USS Orion. Here he seems to thrive, especially after meeting Nurse Javn Dahrk. He is clearly enamoured with her, but he is unsure how to behave. Feelings of love and friendship are unknown to him.
During a mind meld gone awry, Lyras accidentally forms a permanent bond between himself and Javn. He feels extremely guilty about having done this without her consent, though he does have no regrets. Especially since Javn seems to accept that this has happened.
|Service Record||2244 - Medical Officer - USS Ishimura
2245 - Senior Medical Officer - USS Ishimura
2395 - Ship's Doctor (CMO) - SS Mary Rose
2395 - Spent several months at Starfleet Academy to revalidate license to practice
2395 - Assigned to USS Nogura - medical officer
2396 - Reassigned to USS Orion - medical officer