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Lieutenant Raith Kolani
Name Raith Tyr Kolani
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Physical Description||Raith is of an athletic build and keeps himself in shape. With his brown hair and blue eyes, he is often a charmer. Raith is a man who believes that in his position and that he should lead by example and follow the example set by his senior and superior officers, however, he also keeps reality in check.
He is a Tall slightly muscular man who keeps himself in trim as often as he dares. He has no distinguishing features or scars.
|Father||Tyr Kolani (Deceased)|
|Mother||Elise Kolani (Deceased)|
|Sister(s)||Aria Kolani - Sister|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Raith is a positive man with a great sense of humour, however, he is also a grounded individual.
He has a knack for getting things fixed as soon as possible but also with the most inventive way possible, keeping within the rules. When it comes to his work, he is very committed to doing his job and one day hopes to be in the Captain’s Chair, although he is aware of the job he needs to do to get there.
On his own, Raith is a guarded individual because of the constant control he maintains over his feelings about what happened to his parents and their death of his parents at the hands of the Synth attack on Utopia Planitia.
Raith enjoys his time aboard when serving on duty and loves working with the crew. In his spare time, he enjoys his hobby of Archery and spending time on the Holodeck taking part in a collection of Science Fiction Holonovels, specifically the "Deathstalker Saga.". He also enjoys taking part in other Supernatural based Holonovels. He has also committed himself to investigating the cause of his parent's death, despite this being a classified matter.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Raith's strengths lay in his ability to analyse a problem and try to solve it there and then in the quickest most efficient way possible. However, he also applies himself with plenty of enthusiasm. He is a team player and can also step up to lead personnel and others if the call is made.
His weaknesses lie in when he is confronted with a situation that seemingly holds "no way out" or no resolution to it as this often reminds him of the reason as to why his parents were killed during the Synth attack on Utopia Planitia. This is something he has often tried to work through since their death, but he can find this difficult when faced with a Pressure situation.
|Ambitions||Raith wants to progress through the ranks to one day make it to Command like his parents did before him. He understands that sitting in the Captain's Chair one day will happen but that it will take a lot of work. He also wants to work hard and earning himself a Senior Officer position|
|Hobbies & Interests||Raith enjoys his collection of Science Fiction and Supernatural stories, this coming from the time he spent enjoying reading various books and novels as a child whilst growing up. He also has an interest in Starfleet Ship design and how they work, being knowledgeable about the various classes when he has time to investigate them further. When he has some downtime, Raith enjoys in taking part in his collection of Science Fiction Holonovels, specifically the "Deathstalker Saga” and the “Demon Road Saga”|
|Personal History||Whilst Raith was a gifted child at school, to begin with, he had to work hard to focus on learning and making sure that he graduated in each of his classes with good grades.
His teachers picked up on his enthusiasm but also recognised that there was a depth of talent that wasn’t being tapped, to begin with. He soon found focus for his talent and discovered a drive to perform.
He left all the schools he went to with improving grades. With his parents serving in Starfleet, Raith's course was one set for the stars and he knew that to get there he would have to do his best.
After School and his education, Raith had decided the career he wanted before he was given an option to choose: to join Starfleet. While his parents served on Utopia Planitia, Raith was able to join them from time to time during term time breaks. Spending these breaks working with his father at his assigned Repair Facility, spending time working there on everything from vehicles to small ships.
He also found time to help his mother who was a Facility Administrator, where he learned about Facilities and Systems management on a large site such as Utopia Planitia. After a while of working as an apprentice on-site there and still dreaming of exploring the stars, Raith went on to learn about Starships and Engineering, showing the knack of wanting to know how it worked and if it worked how it could work better. With permission from his parents, Raith applied for Starfleet Academy in 2382 and was accepted.
However, at the end of his third year, he received some very tragic news. Whilst he was out serving as a third-year cadet on assignment to Starfleet Operations on Earth, where he was working on the massive project to evacuate the Romulan population, a tragic event happened.
On April 5th 2385, Raith’s parents were killed during the Rogue Synth attack on Mars. Their respective areas of Utopia Planitia were destroyed by a small fleet of fighters. Watching the attack take place live whilst he was serving at Starfleet Operations, Raith took the toll of their loss hard. This turning point in his life made him more determined than ever to do his best and succeed in becoming a Starfleet Officer and graduating from Starfleet Academy.
During his downtime, Raith analysed the entire incident in records and logs that were available to him, whilst making sure that he made himself to be as invaluable a cadet as possible. With his parents gone, Raith’s only close family left to him was his older sister, who served as the Chief Engineer on the USS Charon, a Luna Class Starship exploring the Beta Quadrant.
|Service Record||Raith performed well at the academy and showed promise early on in his first three years, despite the loss of his parents. Whilst his tutors has concerns about his sate to learn and continue to complete his courses, they allowed Raith to continue, where he showed his increased interest in Starship/Starbase Operations and he chose both Operations and Engineering as his courses to pursue.
His tutors were impressed by his knowledge and speed of learning when it came to learning about new and current starship classes, how they worked and also how their Engineering and Operations took place. When it came to Raith choosing his path, he was recommended that his talents would be best served onboard a starship.
Once Graduating from Starfleet Academy in 2386, Raith was assigned an Operations post on board the Vesta Class USS Palatine under Captain Tobias Rao. He spent four years onboard serving the first two years in Engineering, under the suggestion of Captain Rao.
During his first year, Raith learnt about Engineering procedures onboard, serving first as Engineers Mate and then as a Warp Engine Specialist whilst the Palatine toured on patrol in the outreaches of the Beta Quadrant near the Romulan border. Raith worked hard and made sure that he was a valued young officer on board as the ship was involved in several skirmishes with Breen Raiders. During the various skirmishes, he often found himself using original solutions to repairs on the starship which gained him recognition.
It was during his first year on assignment that the unthinkable happened: the predicted Supernova of the Hoban Star in Romulan space took place earlier than expected. Whilst patrolling the border, the Palatine was one of several Federation Starships that took on board refugees once the event occurred, with the crew taking many of the refugees to Vashti, joining the already organised colony setup by Admiral Picard. The Palatine often made runs from the border to Vashti, allowing Raith to get to know the locals better and begin a learning and understanding of Romulan culture.
During the latter two years of his assignment, he spent time in the Operations Department, during which time Captain Rao noticed a real drive in Raith to climb the career ladder but also to explore the stars and learn more. Moving to the Operations department, Raith cemented his reputation of being an able and capable officer. With the Palatine being re-assigned to a long-range exploration mission in the Gum Nebula, The Vesta Class stopped off at to DS12 for repairs and upgrades.
After four years on duty in the Beta Quadrant, Raith had been lucky enough during that time to learn for the guidance of Captain Rao. Knowing that the young officer had a strong path ahead of him, Roa recommended Raith for the position of Assistant Chief Operations Officer onboard the USS Capitoline, a Vesta Class starship headed for duty in the Alpha Quadrant and also docked at DS12.
Captain Rhae accepted the transfer request and gladly welcomed Raith on board with the starship going through a refit, putting the young officer to work right away. Once the ship was operating in the Alpha Quadrant, Raith found he adapted to the newer systems of the Capitoline quickly and performed his duty admirably as the ship was initially involved in exploration duties in the Alpha Quadrant, before being re-assigned to the Cardassian Border.
During this assignment, Raith found the exploration side of the mission allowed him to find an inner calm he had missed for quite some time and he re-discovered the enjoyment of exploration and discovery again.
It also helped to lessen the blow of losing his parents, despite recognising the fifth year of their anniversary on First Contact day, normally a time of celebration for most.
Raith enjoyed this tour as he gelled with the crew as they continued near the Cardassian border, however it soon became obvious during the tour that Starfleet was reducing its presence in the area and that the Cardassian ships and colonies were soon turning away any support the Capitoline and other Federations starships in the area could offer.
Whilst charting star systems and civilisations, Raith employed his original thinking for repairs and solutions during different skirmishes with the Breen, who had attempted to make claims of territory in unexplored regions of the Beta Quadrant.
The Capitoline was recalled after suffering extensive damage during a battle near the edge of Federation territory as the crew discovered a small fleet of Breen Warships massing for action inside a Nebula.
With the Cardassians reducing their borders and Starfleet moving out ships for other duties, The Vesta Class starship was caught up in a battle with several of the warships. As it turned out, the Breen were massing for an offensive on their former allies to gain ground in the Quadrant itself.
Taking heavy damage as the crew defended several Cardassian civilian transports that were headed for Cardassian territory and unable to defend themselves, Captain Rhae ordered the Capitoline back to Federation space.
Once there, extensive repairs were required to the ship and Raith spent six months working with the crew to bring the Vesta class up to specs and ready to set sail again. With repairs complete, Captain Rhae recommended that Raith look at a Senior Officer position and suggested the Merian class USS Standing Bear. Raith applied for the Chief Operations position and was successful.
2386 - 2390: USS Palatine – Vesta Class – Operations Officer
2390 - 2393: USS Capitoline – Vesta Class – Assistant Chief Operations Officer
2393 – Present: USS Standing Bear – Chief Operations Officer