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Captain Greaves


Character Name: Mar Greaves

Position: Commanding Officer

Species: Human

Gender: Male

Age: 45

Height: 6 feet 1 inch

Weight: 160 pounds


Tall and slender from years growing up on Mars. Mar has dark brown hair and eyes with slim features, and generally keeps a relatively thin amount of facial hair.


Mar has a highly thoughtful and highly collaborative approach to his work. His childhood living with a plural-parent household with siblings around shipbuilders (who were always working as teams) led him to that. His father Dash instilled mindfulness and thoughtfulness into the young Mar early on. His mother established a sense of order and security, traits he demands he project from himself now. Mar is a talented engineer in a long line of shipbuilders, though he now has little interest in engineering, having found a love of discovery and the stars.

Mar’s youth near to so many family and friends in the harsh environment of his homeworld left him warm and sociable, reliant on bonds to people around him. The losses he faced after the destruction of Mars however, has left Mar fundamentally changed. He now struggles with a tendency to be standoffish and cold and to isolate himself, something stepping into the role of a CO can at times enable.


Tala Greaves, Mar’s mother. Tala is a retired Starfleet officer. Having been off-world during the synth attack on Mars, Tala is one of Mar’s few remaining family. Her duties often kept her away from home, leaving her the most estranged from Mar during his formative years. Tala retired after the synth attack on Mars, the loss of her family weighing too much.

Elana Greaves, Mar’s older sister and only surviving sibling. Elana serves as a diplomatic liaison with the fractured Romulan factions following the Hobus supernova.

Hoen Greaves, Mar’s father. A highly technical civilian shipbuilder with a long family legacy sending ships from Mars to the stars. Hoen was thoughtful and kind, traits Mar kept close and made a part of himself over the years. Hoen was killed during the synth attack on Mars when the planetary defense satellites turned on the planet.

Dash Greaves, Mar’s other father. A botanist and artisan, Dash’s life work was finding and creating beauty in the red surface of Mars. Dash was killed during the synth attack on Mars when the planetary defense satellites turned on the planet.

Gavid Greaves, Mar’s younger brother. Gavid was training under his father Hoen at the Utopia Planitia fleet yards. Gavid was killed during the synth attack on Mars when the planetary defense satellites turned on the planet.

Lydia Greaves, Mar’s adopted younger sister. Lydia was killed during the synth attack on Mars when the planetary defense satellites turned on the planet.

Mar had several extended family who were killed in the attack on Mars.


Mar Greaves was born March 3, 2349 (solar years) to Hoen, Tala, and Dash on Mars, from which he received his name. Mar grew up in one of the old dome cities, Martian Colony 4. One of his fathers, Hoen, fell in a long line of shipbuilders, and Mar spent many years watching ships take to the stars. His life facing the harsh environment of Mars led him to dream of new horizons. As he tinkered with technology and disassembled everything he could get his hands on, he felt he was only biding his time.

During his youth on Mars, Mar developed advancements to the aeroponics system, found a way flood an administrative complex with bubbles and suds from the atmospheric processors after being slighted, and discovered countless methods of subverting security to reach whatever data or resources he needed for his latest pet project. He was a troublemaker, and his parents worked to mold that into something productive. Mar, however, rejected their attempts to draw him into shipbuilding or botany, and much to their surprise, pursued Starfleet. Mar’s mother, Tala, was a Starfleet officer, and her frequent time off-planet had left them estranged, making it a surprise to the family when he followed in her footsteps.

Mar entered Starfleet with a passion for engineering and a love of the stars. He would find new interests, however, discovering that his talent for tinkering, architecting systems, and troubleshooting could apply to a variety of fields. Strategy, tactics, and diplomacy would become a few of his newfound passions, and he would weave them into his career wherever possible. Mar’s hardy nature, having survived the harsh environment of his homeworld, gave him an edge in the academy and allowed him to excel even without a competitive nature. Mar would graduate the command track, once again surprising his family. His two minors settled on operations and diplomacy, leaving him fairly well-rounded.

Upon graduating from the academy, Mar would be thrown into the jaws of war as the Dominion attempted their invasion of the Alpha Quadrant. During these years he would widen his understanding of tactics and strategy, serving as the Captain’s Yeoman, which allowed him much better access to the bigger picture than most fresh out of the academy officers would get. The Alexander would face many engagements during the war, would negotiate the release of prisoners, the security of colonies, and helped bring stability in a galaxy upside down. Four years into his service Mar would experience the loss of the Alexander. While many of his friends and colleagues escaped the burning wreck of their ship, his Captain did not. Mar would carry the weight of those who didn’t make it, the first emotionally traumatic experience the young officer would face.

Following the Alexander Mar would serve aboard the Rhea as a Helm Officer. Here, he gathered himself and rediscovering peace. Following the quiet of the Rhea, Mar would join the post-war reconstruction efforts, using his command experience alongside his extensive shipbuilding knowledge to lead teams in reconstructing colonies and shattered environments on several Federation worlds.

As Second Officer of the Nova Mar would get his first taste of command. A small explorer, he would spend these years charting world on the fringes of Federation space, locating suitable worlds for colonization and refugee resettlement efforts.

In 2385, Mars was destroyed when the orbital defense system turned against the planet. Mar would watch his home burn from afar. With most of his family lost, Mar was fundamentally changed. While great suffering brought about his changes, those same changes would help propel him forward to command. Mar would spend the next years finding his way, leading Strategic Operations and Intelligence aboard the behemoth of a starship, Excalibur. Driven by frustration and grief, he would next step into the shoes of Executive Officer aboard the Freya, giving Mar an opportunity to  wholly escape into his work, which he did.

Serving with distinction, Mar would next be offered command of the U.S.S. Olympus, a state-of-the-art Century-class explorer where he continues to serve to this day.


2366-2370: Cadet, Starfleet Academy
2370-2374: Ensign, Yeoman, U.S.S. Alexander (destroyed during the Dominion War)
2374-2376: Ensign, Helm Officer, U.S.S. Rhea
2376-2380: Junior Lieutenant, Team Lead, Post-War Recovery Construction Operations Division
2380-2382: Lieutenant, Second Officer, U.S.S. Nova
2382-2385: Lieutenant Commander, Strategic Operations Officer, U.S.S. Excalibur
2385-2390: Commander, Executive Officer, U.S.S. Freya
2390-????: Captain, Commanding Officer, U.S.S. Olympus


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