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Jordan Duncan-Court

Human (originally: Rylsanti) Male

Character Information

Rank & Address

Cadet Duncan-Court

Assignment

Cadet
USS Odyssey

Born

Jordan Luke Duncan-Court

9th June 2383

USS Vendetta (NCC-79047)

Summary

Jordan Luke Duncan-Court, formerly known as Jorgeh, is the adopted son of Commander Max Duncan-Court and Master Chief Tobias Duncan-Court. The eldest son, Jordan, was rescued by the crew of the Odyssey when an alien ark kidnapped a large proportion of the adult population, 2399. He became a Federation citizen in early 2400 and later applied to Starfleet Academy. As a cadet, he is a member of the training unit assigned to the USS Odyssey. In mid-2400, the crew changed his identity to protect his (and his brother’s) natural heritage from being killed by the Hazari. Starfleet updated his records to reflect the changes that state that he is the biological offspring of his two fathers. 

Appearance

Jordan is of average size (for a Human) for someone his age. His eyes are very pale blue, while his brown hair has some light tinges. Jordan isn’t someone who wears anything fashionable, but since becoming good friends with Alfie McCallister-Reyas, he has taken cues from him. This includes his hairstyle, too.  

  • Height: 5′ 9″ (1.75 m)
  • Weight: 169 lbs
  • Hair: Brown
  • Eyes: Blue

Personality

A very caring and sensitive soul, Jordan has shown how important relationships are to him since the crew rescued him. Though he was confident enough during the Quirennal crisis and was keen to remain with his adoptive parents, this entire experience has traumatised him. Jordan has tried to stay positive since settling in on the Odyssey

Strengths & Weaknesses

Jordan has shown great strength and eagerness to adjust to his situation and settle into his new life. He has found the stability of his two fathers and new family as a source of strength in coming to terms with the trauma of what happened to him. Wearing his heart on his sleeve, Jordan can sometimes be seen as vulnerable in seeking new relationships and establishing his new life. 

After discovering what the Quirennal’s AI (who was using the brainwaves of his mother) had done by killing its crew, including the children on it, to save him and his brother, Jordan carries the guilt with him. When the opportunity to change his identity was presented to him, he jumped at the chance and was keen to remain ‘Jordan’ and not ‘Jorgeh’. It was almost his way of closing away the pain and focussing on his future. 

Ambition

Jordan’s eagerness to forget his past and focus on what his future could hold him is quite an overwhelming attribute. As such, he has shared his desire to follow in his two fathers’ footsteps by joining Starfleet. 

History

Political Information

  • Affiliation: Starfleet, United Federation of Planets

Family

  • Birth Mother: Captain Jyslanti (deceased)
  • Adopted Father: Max Duncan, Starfleet Commander of the USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)
  • Adopted Father: Tobias Court-Duncan, Starfleet Master Chief Petty Officer of the USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)
  • Brother: William ‘Wylem’ Nathan Winston Duncan-Court

Biography

Early Life

Little is known about Jordan’s early life; his memory from this time is unclear. From what he does remember, he partially recalls his birth mother (Captain Jyslanti) being a caring woman and a devoted mother to him and his brother. 

When the crew of the Odyssey rescued him, he and his brother were taken out of cryo-stasis after they discovered the ship, the Quirennal, drifting in open space in the far reaches of the Delta Quadrant. Described as an ark initially, the crew investigated the vessel and believed they had found the remains of a lost civilisation. Interacting with the ship’s AI holographic/isomorphic projection, based on his mother, the crew discovered that the Ryslanti had sent its people out on these large vessels to ensure they survived. When this took place, the crew were unable to determine. That said, the AI’s determination to proceed with its mission was apparent when it kidnapped most of the Odyssey’s adult population after demanding they care for the children and young people. As the Quirennal possessed advanced technology, even more cutting-edge than the Odyssey, the crew could not initially stop the AI.

After waking up from his long time in stasis, Jorgeh (as was his birth name) found it hard to accept the AI’s control of what was happening. This was especially hard for him when it was impersonating his mother. Feeling that his mother would not have taken others as prisoners to care for the young people, Jorgeh refused to try and have any relationship with the AI. Instead, he and his brother built a close bond with Max Duncan and Tobias Court. The two officers were made the carers for the two brothers. They lived together on the ark for over two months and became a close unit. During this time, Jorgeh endured nightmares most nights but was able to deal with them thanks to his two ‘fathers’.  

When they were eventually rescued, Captain McCallister agreed to take all of the children and young people with them back to the Odyssey. However, when the transporters were engaged, the only life signs detected (besides the missing crew) were those belonging to Jorgeh and Wylem. Further investigation discovered that Quirennal’s AI had used its advanced holography and other systems to project imagery of the children and young people who had initially resided on the ship. When the AI had been confronted with maintaining its systems, it had opted to allow for its crew (including all of the other children) to die in their stasis chambers while only saving Jorgeh and Wylem. In his last moments escaping from the ark, Jorgeh screamed at the AI for betraying his mother’s memories and was pleased to leave the nightmare behind him. 

When Odyssey returned to the Federation, Jorgeh and Wylem’s request to become asylum seekers was initially accepted. Duncan and Court had agreed they wanted to adopt both lads as their sons after building such a close bond during captivity. After an assessment by the Federation Displaced Agency, it was felt that the adoption was appropriate, and through this, both became Federation citizens. 

Jorgeh, just like Wylem, attended regular therapy sessions either by himself or with one of his fathers. This helped him immensely in coming to terms with his trauma, but he showed great eagerness in wanting to focus on his future with his new family. He showed significant progress through the friendships he made with his fellow classmates, especially with the captain’s sons, who were of a similar age to him. Alongside this, he became very curious to find out what it would take to join Starfleet. 

Starfleet Career

USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)

In mid-2400, Jorgeh showed great skill and talent in his academics. He flew through all his classes and showed his teachers his ability to grasp every concept at a higher level of thinking. His taste for knowledge was immense; he had become quite an avid reader of most things. Starting to show he could balance his education and social life well, Jorgeh was beginning to have a typical teenager’s life. The stability of his family life and being on the Odyssey had a significant positive impact on his life. When he saw his friend, Alfie McCallister-Reyas, become a Starfleet Cadet, he started to show interest in joining the organisation. Initially, his parents weren’t sure if this was a good move for him early on. Nevertheless, they relented, but his studies would take longer because he was still under a therapist’s care.   

Jorgeh’s application to Starfleet Academy was accepted after receiving a letter of reference from Captain McCallister. He undertook the entrance exam and passed with flying colours. It was decided that it would be best he remained on the Odyssey for now, but he undertook his duties with diligence and enthusiasm. 

In mid-2400, Jorgen’s life was threatened when a Hazari attack group tracked him and Wylem down. Apparently, there was some old contract this Hazari pack had been trying to fulfil for a long time in wiping the Ryslanti civilisation from existence. Taking a gambling move, Captain McCallister made a massive bluff that Jorgeh and Wylem were human. In fact, he had stated they were the offspring of both Duncan and Court. Having to prove this to the Hazari, Doctor Sylvexs created a retrovirus that was used to introduce the appropriate genes into their make-up. A genetic pathogen was also used to alter their Ryslanti DNA into Human proteins.

Furthermore, the crew created an elaborated and detailed backstory, showing that both Jorgeh and Wylem were, in fact, Human. Changing their names, Jorgeh became Jordan and took middle names that belonged to his adoptive grandfathers. Becoming Cadet Jordan Luke Duncan-Court (his middle name of Luke coming from Max’s adoptive father, the famed Fleet Admiral Luke Duncan) was like the fresh start he had desired since he was rescued. Once the Hazari had been convinced he was Human, Jorgeh wanted to keep his new name and his Human DNA. As Wylem and he were so determined with this, their adoptive fathers agreed to it after seeking further advice/thought from Counsellor Louwanna Horin.

Shortly after that, Jordan was involved in the wedding of both Max and Tobias. He served as one of their best men.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2400 - Present First Year Cadet Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx Campus (unit assigned to USS Odyssey NCC-80000)
Cadet