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Sat Oct 17th, 2020 @ 1:03pm
Subcommander Kaiae t'Lien
Name Kaiae t'Lien
|Hair Color||Dark Brown|
|Eye Color||Pale Ice Blue|
|Physical Description||Attractive and fit, with a thin scar diagonally along her left cheekbone from near her temple to just below her nose/above her mouth and several smaller ones visible on her neck and hands, and long hair that she keeps tightly and intricately pinned up while on duty.|
|Brother(s)||Soren (deceased), Telik (deceased)|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Sociable yet discreet, Kaiae is skilled at phrasing and enjoys wordplay and is skilled at managing and weighing multiple, potentially competing or contradictory requests or agendas and navigating such situations. She has in reality, however, far less patience for fools (and in general) than she is capable of giving the impression she does, something which occasionally slips through to those observing closely.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Kaiae has keen hearing, even for a Romulan; and is capable of intense focus when necessary, but also of simply remaining open to whatever may potentially be observed. As a communications officer she possesses a decent combination of both technical and 'soft' skills, but neither to the degree that a fully dedicated specialist in either would have. As now her parents only surviving child, she is perhaps somewhat more risk-averse than some or when compared her earlier life and career.|
|Ambitions||To someday command her own ship.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Kaiae enjoys word games and puzzles, fencing and knife techniques, sketching, and baking.|
|Personal History||The eldest of the three children of a legal intercessor and a banker, while technically the blood of a noble house runs through Kaiae's veins, the nature of the ancestry is diluted to the point of meaning next to nothing in practical terms - a point her parents had in the forefront of their minds when they encouraged their daughter to pursue her particular specialty within the fleet, knowing that in such a role she would learn to navigate the complexities of competing political (and otherwise) agendas, skills those of even loftier birth she would no doubt one day have to compete against when attempting to rise to higher rank would already possess. Even early in her career as a communications officer, Kaiae founds herself quite often exposed to or entrusted with highly sensitive information well above her rank, and sometimes, with contradictory orders or inquiries from parties such as the Tal Shiar, the Tal Diann, and political and headquarters command officials, as well as those of her own immediate commander; learning to successfully exist within this landscape being every bit as integral to the position as more overtly stated duties such as ensuring proper comm silence under cloak and fulfilling communications censor roles.
During the war with the Dominion, she found herself additionally responsible often for coordination and communications exchanges with other allied ships and their personnel, and for ensuring all parties understood important details or plans that might in some cases vary in interpretation based on cultural or technical context; for a time she even served as part of the Romulan staff aboard DS9, handling communications for the officials assigned. The war would unfortunately lead to the deaths of both of Kaiae's younger brothers, and nearly her own as well - the ship aboard which she served at the time of the invasion of Cardassia was heavily damaged in the final battle and boarded by Dominion forces, leading to the deaths most of the officers and crew aboard and seriously injuring Kaiae herself while repelling the Jem'Hadar and Cardassian forces.
Upon her return to duty afterwards, she has since had a relatively unremarkable service record, attracting neither exceptional praise nor negative notice, as is often the safest route to a long and successful career.