Lieutenant Commander T’Rani

T’Rani is a Starfleet officer and serves as the Chief Flight Control Officer of the USS Odyssey. Originally she had not planned to join Starfleet, but when she saw the horrors of aftermath of the Dominion War, she had decided to join to make a difference.

History

Early Life

T’Rani was born on Vulcan in 2351, both her parents and older siblings were all members of the Vulcan Science Academy. It was already determined that she would follow in their footsteps to attend the prestigious institute. When she was a child, she would chase ch’kariya’s out of her mother’s vegetable garden. She found spending time in her mother’s well-presented and maintained garden amiable, especially when she meditated.

When she was ten years old, she had the fortunate opportunity to attend a lecture at the Science Academy, given by Ambassador Spock. During the lecture, she asked several questions regarding his tenure under the command of Captain Kirk. She found the entire experience fascinating. Without her parents’ knowledge, she spent several weeks reading the historical archive in regard to Ambassador Spock’s earliest achievements while with Captain Kirk.

T’Rani, as it was naturally assumed, excelled well in all of her studies and was given a position at the Vulcan Science Academy. Most her work was around research and she varied her fields of interests for some time. While at the academy, she had the opportunity to train as a pilot. Feeling that it was an opportunity that would be illogical to miss out on, she undertook the qualification and was noted as being quite a natural pilot.

While assisting one of her professors on an expedition to Betazed in 2376, shortly after the end of the Dominion War, T’Rani was astounded at the devastation the planet had sustained during its short occupation. Reflecting on this trip for some time, T’Rani eventually concluded that her work at the Academy was not enough. The famous phrase she had heard Ambassador Spock say at his lecture so many years ago resonated in her, the Vulcan idiom of the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few. Her needs were insignificant compared to those lives that were lost to save her liberties. There were still millions who were desperate to be helped. After meditating on it, she eventually decided to resign from the Science Academy and applied to join Starfleet, much to her parents disdain.

Early Career

T’Rani found her application was quickly accepted and she passed the entrance exams with ease. Knowing that her skills were best served in becoming a pilot, she focussed her efforts on this as well as taking several courses in the sciences. Eventually she graduated Starfleet Academy and went onto serve on the USS Triton.

USS Triton

Fortunately for T’Rani, she developed a close rapport with one of her instructors, Commander

Ensign T’Rani, 2386

Cambil. When Cambil was offered a position on the Luna-class ship USS Triton, she took T’Rani and two other formally graduated cadets with her. They ended up forming the ship’s bridge gamma shift crew. T’Rani was the ship’s new gamma shift flight control officer. It was a position she worked hard in and impressed her superiors, especially Captain McCallister.

At the end of 2386, when the ship was heavily damaged and the crew were being re-assigned, Cambil put in a request to keep T’Rani as the crew moved to take on their next big challenge.

USS Odyssey

Being under the tutelage of Triton’s former assistant chief flight control officer, Lieutenant Tremt Hunsen, T’Rani had developed her piloting skills further. As such she was recognised with this and offered the position of assistant chief flight control officer on board the brand-new USS Odyssey. Before the ship was launched, she returned to Vulcan to undergo the pon farr with her mate, S’Tefe. The two were married, however it was discovered that due to unusual increase in the chemical imbalance of her pon farr, T’Rani was not able to conceive children. Not willing to attempt any medical procedures to correct the issue, T’Rani returned to her work immediately. S’Tefe, who was a former colleague of hers from the Vulcan Science Academy, joined her on the Odyssey to become a teacher for the children that would be on the ship.

Lieutenant T’Rani on the USS Odyssey

In 2389, she was made acting chief flight control officer when Lieutenant Hunsen joined Captain McCallister on a year-long mission off the ship. When Hunsen returned to the ship with the captain, he was made chief engineer and McCallister, under the advisement of his first officer, made T’Rani chief flight control officer with the rank of lieutenant.

Several years later, both S’Tefe and her attempted to have children again when he underwent his pon farr. Once again they were both dissatisfied that they did not conceive a child. Instead, they decided to focus their efforts on their careers instead. S’Tefe had also taken on a duel role on the ship as a civilian specialist.

By 2399, T’Rani had remained on the Odyssey, achieving the rank of lieutenant commander in this year.

Service Record

Start End Rank Role Assignment
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Cadet Freshman Grade
Cadet First YearStarfleet Academy
23832384
Cadet Sophomore Grade
Cadet Second YearStarfleet Academy
23842385
Cadet Junior Grade
Cadet Third YearStarfleet Academy
23852386
Cadet Senior Grade
Cadet Fourth YearStarfleet Academy
23862387
Ensign
Gamma Shift Flight Control OfficerUSS Triton NCC-80106
23862388
Ensign
Assistant Chief Flight Control OfficerUSS Odyssey NX-80000
23882389
Lieutenant Junior Grade
Assistant Chief Flight Control OfficerUSS Odyssey NCC-80000
23892397
Lieutenant
Chief Flight Control OfficerUSS Odyssey NCC-80000
2397
Lieutenant Commander
Chief Flight Control OfficerUSS Odyssey NCC-80000