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Sunday, 28 June 2020 - 3:32pm
Lieutenant JG T'Amar
Position Assistant Chief Operations Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Hair Color||Ashen Brown|
|Eye Color||Cognac Brown|
|Physical Description||Average height and weight for a Vulcan female complimented by a slender feminine frame with customary rigid posture. Shoulder length ash brown hair often pulled back into a ponytail. Olive toned skin accentuates cognac brown eyes which pierce through the stoic expressions and poise. She refrains from touch and personal contact with others, as it is strongly linked with intimacy and telepathic sensitivity. She refrains from wearing long-flowing or bulky robes, preferring form-fitting clothing made of softer materials.
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||T’Amar subscribes to the teachings of Surak and ceremoniously places the principles of logic at the center of her personal, intellectual, and professional pursuits. All her thoughts and actions are filtered through discipline and self-mastery; tools with which she cultivates the fruits of harmony, tranquility, and unity; the telos of Vulcan existence. The teaching and practices of Surak have enabled T’Amar to secure an exterior facade which contains baser passions and trenchant emotions. Little guidance on emotional maturity has left T’Amar emotionally stunted, unable to find resolve amid negative and base emotions bottled within. She has limited knowledge and understanding of sarcasm, ridicule, and duplicitous personalities and can observe no value or purpose by their employ. She struggles to find intimacy and connectedness outside of the relationship with her spouse.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths:
Objective: Logic provides a framework through which T’Amar can identify the crux of any situation devoid of emotional attachment and personal bias. She has a keen eye for detail and is observant of her surroundings.
Pragmatic: Although abstract theory is important for innovation, it remains a simple thought or an ethereal wish without realistic application.
Knowledge Domains: Programming, Mathematics, Software Engineering, Starship Resource Management
Partial Telepath: Fully telepathic with her bondmate, she is capable of melding telepathically by touch, however, finds the experience unnerving, excruciatingly overwhelming, and scandalous.
Emotionally Stunted: Experiences a variety of feelings, both positive and negative, triggered by people and events around her. She, however, lacks the mechanism to find resolution and alleviate the burden such emotions stir within her.
Disconnected: Often feels isolated and alone, even when surrounded by people. Although knowledgeable of social norms and customs, she is blindsided by the nuance and subtleties required to build strong and meaningful relationships, especially the sharing and caretaking of emotional burdens.
Narrow-Minded: Pragmatic, operating from rigid and well-defined rules and regulations. Decisions and actions are based one evidence based research. Although capable of “out of the box” thinking, such considerations are made in crisis situations and as a last resort.
|Ambitions||Vulcan ambition can only be truly understood from an existentialist perspective. Satisfaction is the byproduct of attending to the responsibilities of the present moment. From within this context, T’Amar experiences satisfaction in characteristics of loyalty, commitment, and perseverance in all roles and responsibilities.
|Hobbies & Interests||Music: Intrigued by cultural expressions of music. Amateur musician with moderate skill on both the Ka'athyra and Eruh, a chinese folk instrument.
Sha’Mura Klashausu: A modified practice of the offensive martial arts, focused on balance, stretching, meditation, and personal health.
Philosophy: Subscriber to Logic and the teachings of Surak; has also found intriguing concepts from Earth’s Buddhist Philosophy.
Strategy: Finds satisfaction in ‘games’ which practically employ logic and calculated strategy.
|Personal History||T’Amar was born in the city of ShiKahr on Vulcan. At birth she was given the name Vakh Wi Datorik (Awidat) which translated to Federation Basic, encapsulates the spirit of “bold yet prepared,” a reflection of her parent’s future plans for their only child. Her mother, a tenured professor at the ShiKahr Academy, instilled the value of knowledge and education as the basis for all action; while her father, a government agent with the Ministry of Security. She was placed in the ShiKahr educational center and introduced to the cultural heritage of the Vulcan people at a young age. She was regarded as a proficient student by her teachers and displayed a talent for mathematics.
The search for a Vulcan bondmate began in the years before the Kahs-wan. Elder acquaintances of her parents had revealed the presence of a Vulcan male of the same age. Although removed from the initial conversations, she often overheard expressed concerns about the adolescent named Lyras, and his parent’s philosophical lifestyle. Quelled by mainstream distance education and assurances from the grandparents to raise him within cultural norms, her parents agreed. Awidat and her parents received an invitation to spend several days in Shi'let'theiri to visit the preserve and facilitate a meeting between the two. Her father felt it was a timely trip for her to experience and learn about the desert life on Vulcan, which would aid her in the Kahs-wan.
Awidat was introduced to a variety of plants and wildlife while at the preserve. She was also captivated by archeological artifacts and treasures of her people from ages past. One evening, she observed Lyras practice the Vulcan Lyre, and it struck something within her. She observed passion and felt ranges of emotion within her, both positive and negative. A particular piece even caused her eyes well up with tears. She found music to be evocative and communicative, feeling as though Lyras was expressing himself in some fashion. Even after returning home, Awidat continued personal exploration in various musical traditions around the Galaxy.
At age 11, Awidat participated in the Kahs-wan, a cultural coming of age test designed to pit a child’s personal ethic against the demands of survival. She left the family home early in the morning with only a satchel. The basic education received from the educational center and the skills taught by her father, would be the bulk of information she needed for survival. By dusk of the first day, Awidat had managed to construct a basic lean-to shelter out of desert fauna and geological scraps. The first night was treacherous, intense sandstorms had demolished the meager shelter she had created, exposing her elements. High speed sand had left her worn and bleeding. The second day was spent gathering Ches'lintak, a plant with healing capabilities. The fourth night, she was embraced by loneliness. She felt it’s cold touch and cowered in tears, unable to escape its chilling grasp. By the ninth day, Awidat was hungry, exhausted, and tempted by baser passion. That evening, she was hunted by a wild Sehlat. To escape, she feigned her own death, burying herself in the sand and leaving her clothes down-wind. She returned the tenth day.
Surviving the Kahs-wan was a traumatic and life changing event. Indoctrinated by parents and teachers about the salvific and transcending powers Logic could bring to her life, Awidat was shattered by the loss of a close friend, who did not survive the trial. Indeed, Awidat experienced perseverance and persistence in Logic, but felt undeniably betrayed by the inflated image it had been given by those around her. Buried in the sands of the desert, she discovered Logic for what it was. Logic was a coping mechanism, a philosophy, a tool to confront existential angst, but it was worthless against the fear, paranoia, loneliness, and death experienced in the Kahs-wan. In keeping with tradition, Awidat chose an adult name; one that reflected the lessons learned in the dessert. She chose t’sai ahn’vahr (T’Amar) which translates “Lady of the Double-edged sword” taking logic as a tool, a sword, recognizing it’s strength and destruction.
The family mourned the loss of T’Amar’s friend in cultural tradition, on the day of visitation. T’Amar was conflicted with intense emotions welling inside her. She sought solace from her parents, and received counsel directing her towards Logic. These practices sustained her, but never quelled the intensity of emotion deep within her. The only solace she found was in meditation. Her mind, however, was not quiet. It was filled with passion and raw emotion carried by musical vibrations from memory. She often recalled an expression on Lyras’ face; a simple glance he gave her during a performance. In that moment, authenticity became real and understandable; the unification of It was attractive and she wanted it for herself.
|Service Record||2367: Born in the City of ShiKahr. Primary and secondary education in the educational center.
2377: Visit to Shi'let'theiri to visit Lyras (bondmate) for the first time.
2378: Performed the Kahs’Wan ritual and took the adult name of T’Amar.
2378: First bonding of the mind; occurring each year under guidance and observation.
2382: Entered the Shirkar Academy to study Mathematics, Electronics, Software Systems.
2385: Graduated Shirkar Academy
2385: Bonded to Surev; Joint decision to enter Starfleet.
2385: Entered Starfleet Academy - Major in Operations, Minor in Engineering
2389: Graduated Starfleet Academy - assigned to the USS Nikola Tesla
2390: Promoted to Asst. Chief of Operations, USS Nikola Tesla
2393: Transferred to USS Standing Bear, Chief of Operations.