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Selene Arden

Betazoid Female


Character Information

Rank & Address

Lieutenant Commander Arden


Chief Science Officer


Selene Arden

August 7th, 2358 (Age 43)



Selene Arden’s journey traces from the serene landscapes of Betazed to the vibrant halls of Starfleet Academy, where her inquisitive spirit and unwavering dedication transformed her into an esteemed astrometric specialist.

With a Ph.D. in hand, she ventured through diverse research centers, contributing her expertise to advance long-range sensor arrays and unravel subspace anomalies. Her legacy was solidified during her tenure at the Tharsis Research Station, where she stood undaunted in the face of neglect and adversity. Commander Silas Crowe’s arrival breathed new life into Tharsis, and together they faced its tragic end with courage.

Her deep respect for Captain Crowe and her unyielding loyalty led her to the USS Blythe, where she embarks on new cosmic explorations as a Lieutenant Commander and astrometrics specialist.



Selene Arden embodies a rare blend of unwavering intellect and empathetic grace. Her insatiable curiosity fuels her pursuit of knowledge, while her compassionate nature draws others to her.

A true scholar at heart, Selene’s dedication to unraveling the mysteries of the cosmos is matched only by her commitment to her colleagues.

Resilient and resourceful, she navigates challenges with a calm resolve, and her bond with Commander Silas Crowe serves as a testament to her loyalty and unwavering spirit.


Early Life

Born on the serene planet of Betazed on August 7th, 2358, Selene Arden’s destiny was seemingly entwined with the cosmos from her very first breath. Growing up on her homeworld, she was surrounded by the natural beauty and telepathic culture that Betazoids were known for. Her early years were marked by an insatiable curiosity, a trait that would shape her path in the years to come.

Academic Life

Starfleet Academy (2377 – 2381)

Enrolling at Starfleet Academy at the age of 19, Selene embarked on a journey that would propel her beyond the confines of her own world. Her initial years were spent delving into the core curriculum, immersing herself in a diverse range of subjects that included mathematics, physics, and xenobiology. Her dedication and exemplary performance made her beloved by teachers and her peers.

During her junior year, Selene’s passion for astrometrics and planetary sciences truly flourished. She conducted in-depth studies onboard various research vessels, immersing herself in astrometric research, data analysis, and celestial mapping. Her innovative work caught the attention of her instructors, and she was appointed as a research assistant on a project that involved studying spatial anomalies in the Delphic Expanse.

As she entered her senior year, Selene’s focus sharpened even further. Her thesis work on the correlation between gravitational anomalies and subspace phenomena garnered high praise from her mentors. Her efforts were rewarded with the rank of Ensign yet only marked the beginning of her unwavering academic dedication.

The Pursuit of A Ph.D.  (2381 – 2383)

Selene’s path to expand and share her knowledge was impressive she worked on the development of advanced sensor arrays at the Daystrom Institute, and her insights into subspace anomalies were crucial in optimizing long-range sensor arrays on the USS Newton.

The completion of her Ph.D. marked a pivotal moment in Selene’s journey. With the rank of Lieutenant Junior Grade, she stood on the precipice of her career, armed with knowledge and enthusiasm. Her journey had taken her from the serene landscapes of Betazed to the vibrant halls of Starfleet Academy, where she had evolved into a dedicated scientist with a hunger for exploration.

Advanced Research (2383 – 2401)

Various Research Projects & Starbase 371 (2383 – 2398)

After completing her post-graduate studies, Selene embarked on a journey that took her to diverse research centers and space stations. There, she leveraged her expertise in astrometric and planetary sciences to contribute significantly. Over several years of voyaging between these research hubs, Selene’s dedication and accomplishments earned her a promotion to the rank of full Lieutenant.

Her journey reached a pivotal point when she was offered the esteemed position of Senior Researcher within the Delphic Expanse Anomalies Studies Division at Starbase 371. Immersed in the mysteries of this captivating region of space, Selene’s inquisitiveness and diligence continued to shine. Her commitment to unraveling the enigmatic phenomena led to further recognition, and she was soon elevated to the rank of Lieutenant Commander.

Her outstanding work and exceptional insight culminated in her being appointed as the Lead Astrometrics Specialist at Starbase 371, a role that underscored her invaluable contributions to the field. Selene’s journey was a testament to her unwavering pursuit of knowledge and her enduring commitment to the exploration of the cosmos.

Tharsis Research Station (2398 – 2401)

However, it was during her assignment as the lead researcher at the Tharsis Research Station that Selene faced her most challenging endeavor yet. The previous Commander, Anthony Witherfield, had seen the station as a dead end, and his neglect led to a deteriorating environment. Selene’s passion clashed with his indifference, and the friction between them was palpable. Despite the adversity, Selene’s resolve remained unbroken. She fought tirelessly to salvage the station, striving to preserve the integrity of the research being conducted.

Amidst the challenges, Selene found a steadfast friend in Dr. Suvak. Their shared dedication to their work and the pursuit of knowledge forged a bond that transcended their differences. Together, they navigated the complexities of Tharsis Research Station, finding solace and understanding in each other’s company.

A New CO & The Demise Of Tharsis

The turning point in Selene’s journey came with the arrival of Commander Silas Crowe. His leadership breathed new life into Tharsis, and his dedication revitalized the station’s purpose. Selene found herself working alongside a commander who truly valued her contributions and recognized the importance of their mission. The experience of the Tharsis Research Station, marked by struggle and triumph, shaped Selene into a resilient and resourceful officer.

As the station’s fate hung in the balance, Selene witnessed the depth of Captain Crowe’s commitment. Despite his best efforts, the station couldn’t be saved from its impending doom. Selene admired Crowe’s casual yet effective approach to leadership, as he guided the crew through challenging times with a mixture of determination and compassion.

The tragic destruction of the station marked a pivotal moment for Selene. She saw in Captain Crowe a leader who was willing to make difficult decisions for the greater good. His actions earned her deep respect and unwavering loyalty. The connection forged amidst chaos further solidified her resolve. She knew that she would follow Captain Crowe to the ends of the galaxy, trusting in his leadership and the bond they had formed.

New Comission: USS Blythe (2401)

In 2401, as a seasoned scientist with a distinguished record, Lieutenant Commander Selene Arden received a transfer order that would see her stepping aboard the USS Blythe. The California-class starship represented a new frontier for Selene, one that combined her passion for exploration with her expertise in astrometrics. Her reputation preceded her, and her assignment to the Blythe was met with anticipation.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2377 - 2378 Cadet Freshman Grade Starfleet Academy
Cadet Freshman Grade
2378 - 2379 Cadet Sophomore Grade Starfleet Academy
Cadet Sophomore Grade
2370 - 2380 Cadet Junior Grade Starfleet Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2380 - 2381 Cadet Senior Grade Starfleet Academy
Cadet Senior Grade
2381 - 2382 Researcher - Sensor Array Development Division Daystrom Institute
2382 Researcher - Ph.D. Dissertation USS Newton - Long-Range Sensor Optimization
2380 - 2383 Junior Astrometrics Professor Starfleet Academy
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2383 - 2385 Researcher - Sensor Array Development Division Daystrom Institute
Lieutenant Junior Grade
2385 - 2388 Astrometrics Researcher Starbase 194
2388 - 2389 Researcher - Celestial Phenomena Studies USS Lexington
2389 - 2391 Researcher - Delphic Expanse Anomalies Studies Division Starbase 371
2391 - 2395 Senior Researcher - Delphic Expanse Anomalies Studies Division Starbase 371
Lieutenant Commander
2395 - 2398 Lead Astrometrics Specialist Starbase 371
Lieutenant Commander
2398 - 2401 Lead Researcher Tharsis Research Station
Lieutenant Commander
2401 Astrometrics Professor - Faculty Member Starfleet Academy
Lieutenant Commander
2401 Chief Science Officer USS Blythe
Lieutenant Commander
2401 - Present Chief Science Officer USS Io
Lieutenant Commander