Lieutenant Shantic Romaes

Name Shantic Romaes

Rank Lieutenant



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Tue Sep 26th, 2017 @ 1:49am

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Bajoran
Age 31

Physical Appearance

Height 5'9"
Weight 163lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description At a distance, nothing really stands out about this particular five foot nine inches, one hundred and sixty three pounds Federation officer, but when you look closely, the details show. He wears his brown hair short and well kept; his eyes show warmth and passion. His uniform is always in pristine condition, no creases, no dirt. His boots are constantly shined as is his earring which he wears on his right ear as a symbol of his faith in the Prophets, and as a link to his past d'jarra. Most significantly in terms of appearance, he has five clear creases on the bridge of his nose.

Family

Father Shantic Tal (Deceased)
Mother Shantic Kial (Deceased)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Romaes is a friendly man and deeply religious. Well-mannered and talkative, he is able to put even the most intense of people at ease. Laid back and care free off duty, his attitude changes the minute he dons his uniform. Serious and concerned only with duty, he is an experienced, efficient and popular leader among his men, commanding the utmost respect. He is passionate about his beliefs and anyone who questions the will of the prophets is liable to receive the most painful of tongue lashings. Finally, battle hardened after the trials and tribulations of the Dominion war, Romaes is a confident tactician who finds defeat extremely hard to take. With his parents long since dead and no other family of his own, Romaes is, essentially, married to his job.
Strengths & Weaknesses Romaes' strengths include being a strong tactician, a talented diplomat and having a strong, guiding faith in the prophets. When he is given a task he performs it at 110% and will become completely engrossed in it until it is completed.

His weaknesses include being too friendly, sometimes being too popular and having to live up to quite a reputation.
Ambitions Since achieving his ambition of following Ro Laren into Starfleet following the Dominion War, he has been helping the Bajoran Militia to convert to Starfleet. He has held a few postings in the Fleet and now desires to ensure the security of the Federation with his Bajoran people as a major part of the galactic alliance.
Hobbies & Interests Romaes enjoys socializing with friends and enjoys playing the Terran sport of Soccer in the holodecks along with Raquetball. Food is a passion of his and he enjoys nothing more than cooking for his friends and colleagues. He shares an interest in literature and archaic Bajoran music forms.

When he is in a particularly energetic or frustrated mood, Romaes has been known to play Anbo Jitsu and Parrises Squares.

Personal History Born to the Shantic family in the year 2356 in a small farm house in the Kendra Province, Romaes was the only child of Tal and Kial. The Shantic family were one of just twelve families allowed to retain their land during the Cardassian Occupation, on the condition that all crops and produce were given to the Cardassians. As a result, the family were seen by many as collaborators. Underground however, the Shantic family helped only long enough to guarantee their sons future. When he was just three years old in 2359, Shantic Romaes and two other children from his village (Klein Jenia and Klein Sandar) were escorted from Bajor on a transport ship with only Kial Shantic as a parental influence – the Klein parents joined Tal in the Bajoran Resistance.

Almost two weeks after leaving Bajor, the transport arrived at its destination, the planet Betazed, deep within Federation space. The Shantic and the Klein children kept in regular contact with their families via couriers and whilst their family members struggled against Cardassian oppression, the three children received Federation schooling and were brought up to hold true to the Bajoran faith whilst also believing in the ideals of the Federation.

When the children reached the very young age of 16, Jenia and Sandar opted to remain on Betazed and continue schooling with a view to becoming members of Starfleet. Romaes, had other ideas. Seeking to find his mother and father once more the young Bajoran returned to Bajor in 2372.

When the he reached Bajor, he met up with his mother and father and discovered they had been members of the Shakaar Resistance cell. They had been responsible for bombings and even assassinations of Cardassian occupiers. Finding this hard to accept, Romaes joined the Bajoran Militia, working to protect Bajor in a way that didn't involve terrorism.

On Romaes’ 21st birthday, he found out that when the Cardassians finally withdrew from Bajor after over fifty years of occupation, his parents had been captured and spent a large amount of the time he was on Betazed in a Labor Camp. By his own admission, despite having very little experience of the Occupation, Romaes developed a deep hatred of the Cardassians.

As a member of the Militia, he served on Bajor until late 2373 when, just before the outbreak of the Dominion War he transferred to work aboard Deep Space Nine as a member of the Stations security personnel under Constable Odo.

When DS9 was evacuated of Starfleet personnel in early 2374, Romaes remained behind with all of his Bajoran colleagues. Much to his anger Romaes was now working with the same people who had imprisoned his parents and killed countless more Bajorans. Thankfully, just months later, the station was returned to Federation hands after the success of Operation Return. Romaes saw out the remainder of the War on Deep Space Nine. He was soon promoted to First Lieutenant (and eventually Major in 2378), Romaes assumed a position as one of several Military Advisors to the Provisional Government, dealing with all matters to do with the Militia. He had built up quite a reputation over the few years he had served and had a lot of support from his superiors.

In 2382, Bajor finally became an official member world of the Federation. With that membership came the disbanding of the Bajoran Militia. Romaes humbly requested commission into Starfleet and when confirmation came through in late 2382, Major Shantic Romaes became Lieutenant Shantic Romaes. For the first six months of his new career as a Starfleet Officer, Romaes oversaw the successful integration of the remaining Bajoran Militia forces into Starfleet, not an easy task for anyone to undertake. In mid 2384, Romaes assumed the role of Chief Tactical/Security Officer aboard the Excelsior class USS Livingston. Shantic excelled in his role aboard the Livingston, being a part of two successful first contact missions and the rescue of a stricken Cardassian Freighter in the Velos System, all sandwiched into a three year mission of exploration.

In February of 2387, Lieutenant Shantic Romaes was reassigned to the role of Strategic Operations Officer under Captain Khalil Faroun El-Amir aboard the Ambassador class USS Prestige – a fitting name for an aging lady. El-Amir and Romaes immediately gelled, and Romaes quickly became a trusted member of El-Amir's senior staff. He underwent the necessary training to become a command officer and in 2388 he had been due to transfer to the USS Scorpio but, whilst travelling aboard the USS Melbourne, the ship became embroiled in the Borg Attack on Starbase 900, travelling via Iconian Gateway to the Delta Quadrant. When the Gateway was destroyed and the Melbourne succumbed to her wounds, Romaes and several survivors were put into service aboard Diogara Station. With no official duties yet assigned, the Lieutenant began to get to grips with the many geopolitical situations, races and areas that would now be part of his role as a Strategic Operations Officer. It was aboard Diogara that Romaes was hunted down by the new commander of the Starship Equinox and be offered the role of Strategic Operations Officer for the patched up Sovereign class vessel.
Service Record 2373-74: DS9 Security Detail (Bajoran Militia) – Second Lieutenant
2374-75: DS9 Security Detail (Bajoran Militia) – First Lieutenant
2375-78: Provisional Government's Militia Advisor – First Lieutenant
2378-82: Provisional Government's Militia Advisor – Major
2382-84: Starfleet Command Bajoran Liaison – Lieutenant
2384-87: USS Livingston, Chief Tactical/Security Officer – Lieutenant
2387-88: USS Prestige, Chief Strategic Operations Officer & Second Officer - Lieutenant
2388: USS Melbourne, Acting Strategic Operations Officer - Lieutenant
2388: Diogara Station, Unassigned - Lieutenant
Pres: USS Equinox, Chief Strategic Operations Officer - Lieutenant