Vakai has human like short spikey hair. He is five foot and eleven inches tall. Average built but quick and strong. He enjoys fishing, bowling, baseball and football. His favorite food is sushi, pizza and tacos. Enjoys going for runs at dawn, to enjoy the sunset and view the stars. His strengths are his foster family, reading, quick learner and motivated. Weaknesses, impatience, insecure, and quiet. Dislikes long, boring conversations, golf, dishonesty and extremely dislikes wasabi. His valuables are a Romulan datapad filled with information, notes, and letters from his biological parents; but also filled with memories with his foster family. An IDIC trinket, reminder that he can do anything, become anything, the choice is his and his alone. Portable Tal Shiar Training VR temple devices.
Vakai is a Romulan Male, who was born on Romulus and secretly brought aboard a Tal Shiar warship by his parents, Detom, his father and Votreel, his mother. His parents had both been Tal Shiar agents for a long time, long enough to know that a lot of the tasks they do, were for the good of the Empire but caused great harm to the Citizens of the Empire, harm that they do not wish their son to endure. So much to say but simple fact is, his parents found a way to sneak him to Earth, leave a note and a few valuable items, where he would be raised by a foster family, learn Earth traditions and become a much different kind of Romulan. Then, when Vakai became of age, learned everything from what his parents left behind, he sent his application to join Starfleet, to make a difference.
His biological parents left him a Romulan Datapad with all of his information such his entire medical check up after he was born, with every detail, his name, his parents, everything, as well as notes, letters, and educational material about the Romulan Empire, Tal Shiar, Tal Shiar’s viewpoint on the Federation, everything. They wanted him to be prepared for the rough road ahead of him.
The IDIC Trinket is an odd thing for his parents to have, but they wanted him to have it, for him to learn of its meaning and to understand that he can do whatever he wanted, and be anything he wanted, the choice was his to make and no one had the right to make that choice for him.
The Tal Shiar Training VR temple devices are something that the Tal Shiar are fond of. As they are said to be, placing them on the temples and activating them puts the user into a dream state, where his eyes closed and everything he sees is completely virtual. But everything the user did, he learned and could use it in the real world. His parents left these to him to learn how to defend himself, how to detect whether he is being spied on or not, and also help him build up a defense against interrogation. His parents feared that the Tal Shiar will quickly find out that he is on Earth and will monitor him, see where he goes…and then try to recruit him for Espionage, either willingly or forcefully.
When Vakai grew up on Earth with his foster family, he grew up wondering why he was there, why he didn’t see other Romulan children and why he was abandoned. Over the years, these questions troubled his mind, and got him into trouble in school a number of times, least up until he reached the age of fourteen. There, his foster parents gave him the Romulan Datapad and left him alone to read, and he read it over the weekend, up to the morning when he had to go to school, and didn’t sleep a wink. All his questions were answered and he wanted to know more, so he kept reading. He quickly learned his species’ own language, and with his questions answered, school was no longer an issue, in fact he started to play football and got really good at it.
Vakai spent most of his life becoming a quarterback for his High School’s team, but as soon as he turned eighteen, more information on the Romulan Datapad unlocked for him, and a hidden compartment of the datapad also opened, revealing two temple nodes. He learned what they were from the new unlocked files, and what his parents warned him about and wanted him to be prepared. So every day after school and practice, he spent the rest of his time with those nodes on his temples, conducting Tal Shiar training. Months after training, he graduated from High School and turned down a scholarship to be a quarterback at one of the best colleges in Northern America; to join Starfleet, in hopes to make a difference, but also in hopes to find his biological parents and tell them that he loved them and thank them for giving him the freedom of choice and to prepare him for the future.
Vakai spent his years at Starfleet Academy until nearly a few months before graduation he was assigned to a Training Vessel for more hands on experience. As the Training Vessel headed for the Klingon Border to broaden those experiences for the Cadets, the vessel was then attacked and captured by a Klingon named Vok. Lieutenant Patterson, Cadet Ryker and Cadet Vakai managed to escape capture, hide their lifesigns and elude the Klingons until they achieved their goal, which led to leaving only five Klingons left on the Bridge, where the three of them retook the ship and got the rest of the crew back from a habitable, which Vok had transported them to. Upon returning back to Starbase Bravo, the Cadets graduated and became full fledged Starfleet Officers.
Vakai and Ryker on the other hand, were given special assignment to the Task Force 93’s Hazard Team, Delta Squad. Their first very mission is to get into The Triangle and infiltrate the Hunters of D’Ghor, gather intel and get out. Upon doing so, they needed a ride and that ride happened to be the USS Vesta itself.
(The Archanis Campaign)
During the Campaign, Vakai Commanded the Delta Squad of a Hazard Team under Task Force 93. Their first mission led them to Meronia III after being dropped off by the USS Vesta. Upon arriving on the planet, Delta Squad’s first task was to eliminate the threat of D’Ghor Raiders that were trying to raid the colony. With training and patience, they were able to eliminate the D’Ghor raiders on the planet and use their transport to locate and land on a planet that had a D’Ghor Camp inside The Triangle. Unfortunately there was no vital information at the camp but Vakai discovered that they had been sending large files to some where outside the system and once they had cleared the camp of D’Ghor Klingons, they took the transport and headed for the destination that the transmissions went to, only to find a D’Ghor Outpost. Once they arrived at the Outpost, they were able to devise a plan to eliminate their ability to use their communication systems, but they were also able to eliminate the Klingons on board, grab the intelligence that they hoped to be important, and steal one of the two D12’s that was docked at the station. They had also rigged the outpost’s reactor to overheat, and overload, causing the station to be completely destroyed, which the team was far away enough in the D12 from the blast.
After the Delta Squad’s efforts in gathering intelligence data from Hunters of D’Ghor’s own computers, the team all received promotions. The Non-Commissioned Officers in the team all rose one rank higher, as well as did Vakai and Ryker.
(The Command Training)
After Vakai had shown his Command abilities as Leader of the Delta Squad and as acting Captain of the SS Hornet, Vakai was elevated to Lieutenant and made to return to Starbase Bravo for Command School. After the time well spent at Command School, Vakai was assigned to the USS Centaur under the command of Captain John Carter, who would further instruct Vakai about the responsibilities and duties of Command. At this time Vakai was made Lieutenant Commander for his new Executive Officer role on board the Centaur.
While Vakai was on board, not only did Captain Carter placed Vakai in command of the Centaur on multiple occasions, but Vakai had also spent much of his free time taking exams and studying other resources on Command. After the Centaur had to deal with an ‘Omega’ situation, details of the sort that were kept from Vakai and his team, they were elevated a rank up. Vakai’s responsibilities as a Commander did not necessarily change as he still remained as First Officer on board the vessel.
Unfortunately when the Centaur was on a return home to the Devron Fleet Yards for repairs, the Centaur was attacked by an unknown vessel and Vakai was taken. He was then brought to a Romulan Free State Research Station that was really a Tal’Shiar facility and from there, Vakai was tortured by unusual means. Though thanks to his VR training from the VR Temple Nodes that his parents had left him, he was able to successfully break himself out of confinement and disable the station’s weapons and shields to which the Centaur had arrived and were able to send a rescue team in to save him.
As the Centaur was retreating back to Federation Space with a Romulan Free State warbird in pursuit, both vessels came into contact with a quantum filament that disabled both vessels. Centaur was in worse shape before making a brief contact with the quantum filament so it was completely dead in the water. Vakai made a daring effort to save his Captain by carrying him to Sickbay and get him placed in stasis. But after hearing the news that the warbird’s singularity core is building up to an overload, he took a team over to the warbird to stop such overload and to convince the Commanding Officer that they were not a threat to them or to the Romulan Free State and that they were not responsible for the destruction of the Research Station. Vakai was also able to convince the Commander to help save his crew until rescue ships arrived.
After a period of questioning as the Centaur underwent repairs, a storm was brewing in the Paulson Nebula that at which point, it became the Storm of the Century. When the Centaur was repaired and the crew was cleared of all charges after all evidence pointed that they were one hundred percent not responsible for the destruction of the Research Station, Vakai was given temporary command of the Centaur with a skeleton crew, to go to the Paulson Nebula and close a subspace rift that was near a star system that had a Federation Colony world in it. There was a storm in the area but not as severe, although the subspace rift was making the storm become more severe over time, thus the need to close it was important. So while Captain Carter commanded a Saber vessel with his skeleton crew and led the evacuation of the colony, the Centaur approached the subspace rift and began to analyze it so that they can reconfigure their secondary deflector dish to use to close the rift.
After they had finished analyzing it, an unknown vessel came through the rift that went by the name of Hercules and had suffered damage, as well as having some alien incursion on board. Vakai wanted to go but the temporary ship’s counselor reminded him of his duties as the commanding officer. So Vakai had to sit behind and when communication ceased after the shuttle made it to the strange vessel, he grew worried and stressed. His stress nearly caused an episode of his trauma to manifest but fortunately for him, the ship’s counselor was not really there to see to it that his career ended and helped him prevent an episode from happening. Eventually they will discuss and figure out that stress is the key factor of triggering these episodes.
Once the team was able to deal with the situation on board the Hercules and returned to the Centaur after the repairs were made, Vakai watched as the ship went through the subspace rift and was gone for good. Then he watched as the used the secondary deflector dish to close the subspace rift, at the cost of losing that said dish. But there was no injuries or harm to the ship and crew, so Vakai felt that it was a job well done and made his report up to Command once they had left the nebula.
As soon as the Centaur arrived at the Devron Fleet Yards, the crew was given shore leave for their assistance in closing a rift. As they were part of a larger team that dealt with many situations that the storm has caused, Command still granted shore leave due to their efforts being successful. This left Vakai and Sivol to spend some time at Vulcan together, perhaps to officially be wedded together. Little did they know, Vakai and his former ‘team’ had completed their exams and training that Command has felt that they are ready to take the jobs that they had been working so hard for.
Upon their return to the Devron Fleet Yards from their vacation, Vakai learned that there are several promotions on the way for him and his team…and a surprise for his first official command….
|2395 - 2396||Cadet||Starbase Bravo||
Cadet Freshman Grade
|2396 - 2397||Cadet||Starbase Bravo||
Cadet Sophomore Grade
|2397 - 2398||Cadet||Starbase Bravo||
Cadet Junior Grade
|2398 - 2399||Cadet||Starbase Bravo||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2399 - 2399||Squad Leader||Task Force 93's Hazard Team, Delta Squad||
|2399 - 2399||Squad Leader||Task Force 93's Hazard Team, Delta Squad||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2399 - 2399||Command School Training||Starbase Bravo||
|2399 - 2399||Executive Officer||USS Centaur||
|2399 - 2400||Executive Officer||USS Centaur||
|2400 - Present||Commanding Officer||USS Sovereign||