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Raan Mason - Created with Midjourney

Raan Mason

Llanarian Male

Character Information

Rank & Address

Captain Mason


Raan Lynn Mason

7th July 2336



Raan’s destiny was written the moment he was born; that one day he would take over from his father and become Premier of Llanaria. Like all best laid plans, they fell to rack and ruin when the situation on Llanaria deteriorated and it plunged the planet into a vicious war. When peace was declared, Raan stood aside as premier-apparent in favour of his sister and joined Starfleet.


At 6’5” Raan is a tall, heavily-built male in the prime of his life. Physically fit, he maintains an active workout schedule designed to build and maintain functional fitness rather than aesthetics. A naturally high metabolism both aids and hampers him, as does his sweet tooth. 

Raan Mason - Created with Midjourney
Raan Mason - Created with Midjourney
Created with Midjourney


Raan’s appearance and bearing suggest him to be a thuggish grunt, and he has used this to his advantage and allowed people to underestimate him. However, he is highly intelligent and adaptable. Born into a high-ranking llanarian family, he was educated as befitting a planetary premier, and taught to analyze situations down to the nth degree. This and a high level of ruthlessness were required to survive in a society based on Machiavellian lines. 

This education was expanded during the brutal war on his planet which saw Raan commanding troops and fighting on the front line. Because of this, he realized that diplomacy does not always work and that sometimes you need a bulldog. 

Despite his appearance, and his habit of not discussing his feelings, or his past, Raan’s emotions run deep. He is not a man who will make outright declarations of affection or love, but instead will perform acts of service, or source well thought-out gifts for those he cares about. He is deeply protective of his crew, even though he knows he will reguarly have to put them in harm’s way, and he absolutely will not ask anyone to do anything he himself is not prepared to do.


Early Life

Raan was born near to mid-summer in the year 2336 in a rare, and highly celebrated multiple birth, to the Llanarian Premier and one of his wives. The eldest of three he was educated from birth to take over from his father as Llanarian premier, but that plan was derailed by his brother, born minutes behind him, Raal.

Jealous and bitter at the favouritism shown to Raan as the eldest, his brother worked behind the scenes to destabilise Raan’s standing in Llanarian society, forming alliances with rival families, including their arch-nemesis, the Valat. 

Aware that he had an enemy in the shadows somewhere, Raan was forced to defend his position as premier on all sides. Playing the game better than his unknown opponent, he successfully defended his and the Mason position, even against a vote of no confidence in his father’s leadership.

Llanarian Wars 2369 – 2372

When his plans failed to yield the results he wanted, Raal led a rebellion that escalated quickly into a short and brutal war on the planet. During this time, Raan served in the military as the rebels tried to overthrow the premier’s government. Quickly discovering that he had an aptitude for war, Raan was promoted through the ranks to general. To secure backing from the second most powerful political family on Llanaria, Raan married Thais Thane to create an alliance in 2371. 

Raal was, eventually, unsuccessful and was killed in the final battle of the war.

Victory, as always, came at a price. Aware that his physical resemblance to his now hated brother was an issue for the Llanarian people, Raan stood aside as Premier in favour of his sister, Illis. The war also taught Raan that the political arena was not something he aspired to anymore; he far preferred theatres of war.

Starfleet Academy

With no role in Llanarian public life anymore, Raan followed his dreams to travel the stars and joined Starfleet.

Starfleet Career

Since leaving the Academy he has served diligently on several vessels, rising to executive officer on the USS Tricerdonia. During his time aboard, he married Ilona Hale in 2395. The relationship however, fell apart within 18 months due to cultural differences – namely the llanarian cultural tradition of multiple marriage and Raan’s lack of foresight that already being married might be an issue for his new human wife. She left him, taking both the cat and their cactus collection. They still speak in a civil (and occasionally not so civil) manner.

Approved for command, he was invited to the Osiris Initiative and assigned command of the USS Resolute.

USS Resolute

USS Manticore & The Manticore Squadron

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2379 - 2383 Security / Tactical Officer USS Canterbury
2383 - 2387 Security / Tactical Officer USS Canterbury
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2387 - 2390 Security / Tactical Officer USS Armitage
2390 - 2393 Chief Tactical Officer USS Armitage
Lieutenant Commander
2393 - 2399 Executive Officer USS Tricerdonia
2399 - 2401 Commanding Officer USS Resolute
2401 - Present Commanding Officer USS Manticore