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Lieutenant Commander Korrath

BASIC INFORMATION

Character Name: Korrath

Position: Chief Intelligence & Strategic Operationss Officer

Species: Klingon

Gender: Male

Age: 43

Height: 6 foot 5 inches

Weight: 250 pounds

PHYSICAL DESCRIPTION

Korrath is built like most Klingon males. He is tall and broad shouldered. He carries himself with confidence, although this isn’t to be confused with over confidence. Like most of his race, his emotions can easily be read from his body language, although this is something Korrath is aware of. His physical size mixed with his species, often creates feelings of intimidation in others, something Korrath actively tries to avoid, although, it is something he has used in the past to get an advantage.

Korrath’s hair is long and black, which whilst on duty, he keeps tied back, as without, its thick and burly.

PERSONALITY OVERVIEW

Korrath is not your atypical Klingon, as much as he hates to admit it. He was raised for the majority of his life on Earth, where his Father was forced to adjust his son’s upbringing to ensure that his son was able to adapt to Human society. His Father was old, wise and had lost the Youthfulness traits of always hungering for battle. He still believed in honour and the importance within his culture, which he imparted to his son. Korrath was raised on a mix Federation and Klingon cultural values. He was raised valuing, family, age, wisdom, loyalty and honour. Although, to begin with, he had a very troubled upbringing, dealing with his highly volatile emotion, thirst and hunger for battle.

As such, Korrath grew up, with his share of incidents, suffering heavily from anger management issues. An issue that was resolved with his taking up martial arts. He studied the various Human forms as a youth and even taking lessons from his Father regarding the Klingon Martial Arts. By the time he was 15, Korraths anger issues were tempered by his new found hobby and he found conforming to Human rules much easier to stand.

When it was necessary, he had to travel back to Qo’noS, a place where he was ridiculed by the younger Klingons, although this soon stopped, when he demonstrated he was with honor.

During the Dominion War, Korrath saw more than his fair share of death and destruction. He lost many friends and others he respected. It was here that he truly lost his thirst and hunger for battle and blood. The War took its toll on him, like it did so many others.

FAMILY

Korrath’s Father, Torgath raised him from a young age. His Father was one of the many Klingon Ambassadors to the Federation. Torgath spent his long life as an Ambassador, serving his Empire in this role.

Korrath’s Mother died when he was very young. Her death was the result of an assassination, carried out by one of Torgath’s rivals.

HISTORY

Korrath’s early life began on Qo’noS however, that soon changed with his Father’s ascension to become the Klingon Ambassador, he moved to Earth with his parents. Arrangements were made for him to attend Human School, which was disastrous in the first few years.

In a subsequent move to a different school he was fortunate enough to have a sympathetic teacher who began teaching him martial arts to curb his anger issues. The Martial Arts became a big part of his life, practicing for hours everyday after school and even at weekends. After the initial weeks of this training, his anger subsided, learning a lot about respect.

His life became a lot easier after that, he developed friendships and bonds with his school friends, as people actually liked him. He wasn’t the perfect student, nor the most intelligent, but he worked hard, earning himself slightly better than average grades during his schooling and his abilities in the Martial Arts grew enormously, including learning the basic’s of using a Bat’leth. By the time he was 17, he was extremely proficient in various Earth Martial Arts, including being very proficient with a Bat’leth.

When he was 17, his Father assumed he would want to return to Qo’noS to join the Klingon Military Academy. In-fact, Korrath surprised his Father, asking him to assist him in gaining Entrance to Starfleet Academy. His Father agreed, pleased his son had chosen to be one of the few Klingons to become Starfleet Officers.

Starfleet Academy
His Father being a Diplomatic Ambassador, used his influence to gain his son access to the Academy Entrance Exam. He passed the exam in the top 25% of his group. The Academy Commandant had reservations about accepting Korrath and request a meeting with Korrath.

The Commandant agreed to allow Korrath entry into the Academy. His First Year was eye-opening, cultivating his interest Xeno-Linguistics.

His subsequent years at the Academy put Korrath into his element, focusing on his interest in Security Division, learning the various Starfleet procedures involved and the tactical systems of starships and various other additional courses.

During his final days at the Academy, things with the Dominion began progressively getting worse, prompting Korrath to take additional courses regarding the Dominion.

At the end of his Academy days, Korrath was assigned to the Galaxy Class, USS Venture as a Security and Tactical Officer. The Venture was at the forefront of the action during the Dominion War, leading to 2 promotions in position and rank during his time on the Venture, By 2374 he was already a Lieutenant and serving as the Chief Security and Tactical Officer. He received several commendations during his time on board the Venture, saving his Captain and First Officer’s life on numerous occasions.

He saw much conflict during his time on the Venture, conflict that as much as he enjoyed, he saw people that were his friends get hurt and even lost their lives. Initially, this had been a struggle for him, but after having discussions with people he respected, his Captain and the Executive Officer, he was much more able to handle these emotions.

At the end of the war, he spent another 5 years on the Venture on exploring the Gamma Quadrant. His Captain, put him in for a transfer and a promotion.

Korrath was transferred to the USS Excelsior, serving as the Chief Security and Tactical Officer and Third Officer.

He spent 2 years at the Academy, teaching Martial Arts, Klingon & Romulan History and Xeno-Linguistics. Being a teacher taught him some valuable lessons about being an educator/teacher. In 2387 he was requested to rejoin the Fleet in an a more active capacity.

As per his transfer request, Korrath was given the opportunity to serve on New Bajor, a colony established in the Gamma Quadrant. His role began with assisting in the setting up of the base, developing the Starfleet duty roster, including working with the new Security Officers to ensure that Security was setup and running perfectly. Although when he started he was unofficialy the Base’s Executive Officer, he was officially given the title by Admiral Adislo in recognition of his hard work.

Korrath accepted the transfer, as Chief Strategic Operation Officer and Second Officer of the Immense Class Station, serving under Captain Lanniefelysa Merefica. His role was diverse, including the role of Tactical Officer. He was on the station when he Dissidents launched their final desperate attack which resulted in the death of Captain Merefica. He was promoted to First Officer, but he wasn’t happy. As a Klingon, his feelings around the death of Captain Merefica were very strong.

He had respected and admired the woman and her death was without honour. He could shake the feeling nor was he able to do anything about it in terms of finding her justice. The people responsible had been caught and the dissident movement on the Diogaran people disbanded. Thus, not being able to correct how he was feeling, Korrath requested a transfer.

SERVICE RECORD

2369-2373: Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2373-2380: Ensign, Security and Tactical Officer, USS Venture
2380-2385: Lieutenant, Chief Security and Tactical Officer, USS Excelsior
2385-2387: Lieutenant, Instructor, Starfleet Academy
2387-2388 Lieutenant, Chief Security Officer, New Bajor
2388-2390: Lieutenant Commander, Executive Officer, New Bajor
2390-2394: Lieutenant Commander, Chief Strategic Operations Officer, Diogara Station
2394-Pres: Lieutenant Commander, Chief Intelligence Officer, USS Olympus

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