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Sat Oct 17th, 2020 @ 1:03pm
Centurion Nancy Gable
Name Nancy Lursa Gable
Position Chief Medical Officer
|Species||Human (1/8 Klingon)|
|Height||1.71 m (5' 7")|
|Weight||58 kg (128 lbs)|
|Physical Description||Easily passes for fully human, but although lacking any trace of the forehead ridge typical of Klingons, she has somewhat exotic-looking features due to her mixed heritage. Slim and athletic, usually moves with a determined gait.
|Father||Korel Gable (deceased)|
|Mother||Sara Gable (deceased)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Most people would describe her as feisty and out-going. She tends to speak her mind, although usually it's tempered with humor (albeit frequently sarcastic humor). Very capable and good in a crisis, she has extremely limited patience with whining.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+ Smart and capable
+ Not easily intimidated; will fight for her patients
- Far less nurturing than people expect, esp from a female doctor
- Tends to be closed off and slow connect with others due to the losses in her past
Her mixed ancestry gives her greater endurance, a higher pain threshold, and greater immunity (as well as a bit more of a temper) than most humans. Being part Klingon is in her medical record, but like her past on Sherman's planet, she generally does not disclose it otherwise.
|Hobbies & Interests||running, kick-boxing, botany, knitting
Minored in pathology and environmental science and maintains an interest in both
Languages: Standard, Klingon, Romulan
|Personal History||Sherman's Planet (SermanyuQ in Klingonese) was originally on a disputed border between the Klingon Empire and UFP, and settlers from both established bases in different areas according to the terms of the Organian Peace Treaty. Originally, the two sides kept their distances (or actively sabotaged the other's efforts), but the difficulties of developing a stable and sustainable farming ecology on the planet eventually forced a degree of cooperation. Over time this interaction resulted in a small number of hybrid children. Nancy's grandfather was one such child and because the Klingons unequivocally rejected him, he and his decendents remained among the human colonists.
Nancy grew up near Cape Winston, the space port connecting Sherman's Planet to Starbase K-7. The only child of a shuttle pilot and a crop scientist, she originally considered becoming a pilot, but eventually developed a greater interest in biology. Her original major was in ecology, but she was too gregarious to stick with a career that involved a lot time in the lab or isolated on field stations.
She had begun exploring other fields when a plague struck Sherman's planet, killing millions. Most of those of mixed race proved either immune or successfully fought off the virus - a fact that eventually lead to a genetically engineered vaccine. Gable was among those who contracted the disease but survived. Unfortunately, her mother did not and her father died shortly afterward in an alcohol-related crash. A large number of her friends, including her lover, Simon Aroyo, also perished. She buried her grief by answering the overwhelming need to care for the ill since her survivor's immunity and her training in biology allowed her to supplement the decimated nursing staff in the city hospital.
However, once the crisis was over, she found that she couldn't stand the idea of staying on the planet, surrounded by painful memories. In the aftermath of the Dominion War, Starfleet was recruiting and she signed on, becoming a nurse and eventually a doctor, but otherwise closing the door on her past.
To everyone she has met since then, she is a woman who entered Starfleet to get away from life on a poor backwater planet. For the most part, she was able to start over, making friends and establishing a new life for herself. However, she had applied for transfer to Admiral Picard's Romulan rescue effort and when it was abandoned, she resigned her commission. Some might say it was a fit of her flashpoint temper, others that it was some latent sense of honor from her Klingon heritage, and possibly both might be right, but she knew what it felt like to be see everyone die around you with rescue arriving far too late. So she joined others trying to do what they could with what they had left to offer.