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Profile Overview

Elbon Jakkelb

Bajoran Cisgender Male

Character Information

Rank & Address

Captain Elbon

Assignment

Commanding Officer
USS Almagest

Born

Elbon Jakkelb

Old United Earth Calendar July 12, 2351 (Age: 50)

Soltok IV

Summary

Tapping into his leadership training as a Prylar of the Bajoran faith and a Starfleet counselor, Captain Elbon Jakkelb serves the crew of the USS Almagest as its commanding officer.  Although Elbon came to Starfleet later than some –following his disillusionment with the Vedek Assembly– he practically grew up aboard the USS Dvorak as a counselor, diplomatic officer, before he committed to the command track.

Personality

Raised in an orphanage run by the Vedek Assembly, in a Bajoran refugee camp on Soltok IV, Elbon came of age amid constant rituals, structures and schedules. This has led to Elbon presenting himself as fiercely independent and yet enigmatic. His mind is an overlapping paradox, as twisted as a time-loop. He can easily hold multiple points of view at once. His default view of the world is strategic. He has a strong belief in social justice; he joined the Vedek Assembly, the Maquis resistance and Starfleet to make the galaxy a better place. He envisions himself as one small link in a greater interconnected chain; nothing exists in isolation to Elbon. Everything is linked. As much as his head prefers the clouds and the big picture, he can see the best in people. Often, he sees good in people that they can’t see themselves. He prefers to believe Bajorans are stupid, before he believes they acted in malice.

His mind is always very loud, always calculating. Analysis comes easily to him, but his analytical thinking is closely linked to passion. He doesn’t wonder about ideas for the sake of ideas. His analysis is always grounded in application and action. He is determined and idealistic about what he believes in. He will never accept good enough. Despite all that determination, his personality is fluid by nature. He recovers from setbacks and he doesn’t get stressed easily.

As a spiritual man, his belief has always come with string. He feels a strong belief in the Prophets, and yet he’s always questioning and seeking in relation to his faith. He enjoys spending time reading religious texts and, secretly, he finds great comfort in ritual. In 2375, when Kai Winn fell in the fire caves and the Starfleet Emissary was welcomed into the Celestial Temple, Elbon lost faith in the Vedek Assembly, but he never lost faith in the Prophets.

Elbon’s first instinct is to put the needs of the many over the needs of the one. In his romantic relationships, he cares little about social convention. He makes his own rules in love. He is a tactile, passionate person, very much in tune with his body and that of his partners. Despite that connection, he doesn’t believe in asking a partner to consider Elbon’s needs before their own. By offering this freedom to his romantic partners, Elbon feels entitled to be immovable as well. Where incompatibilities exist, he believes both partners are challenged to make a choice to stay together, despite the friction, or to walk away. He doesn’t believe in compromise in love; that’s a lose-lose. The rules must be changed to make it a win-win.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2369 - 2374 Prylar Soltok IV, New Eydara
2374 - 2375 Ranjen Bajor, Hedrikspool
2376 - 2377 Rhetoric Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Freshman Grade
2377 - 2378 Rhetoric Cadet Starfleet Academy
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2378 - 2379 Xenopsychology Cadet Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx II
Cadet Junior Grade
2379 - 2380 Xenopsychology Cadet Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx II
Cadet Senior Grade
2380 - 2384 Psychiatry Student Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx II
Ensign
2384 - 2386 Crisis Counselor Starbase 72
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2386 - 2390 Counselor USS Polastri
Lieutenant
2390 - 2392 Counselor USS Dvorak
Lieutenant
2392 - 2394 Chief Counselor USS Dvorak
Lieutenant Commander
2394 - 2397 Chief Counselor / Diplomatic Officer USS Dvorak
Lieutenant Commander
2397 - 2398 Second Officer / Diplomatic Officer USS Dvorak
Commander
2398 - 2400 Executive Officer USS Dvorak
Commander
2400 - 2401 Executive Officer USS Sarek
Commander
2401 - Present Commanding Officer USS Almagest
Captain