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Ralin Tell

Authored by Jamie Moore
Biographic Information
  • Position: Security Officer on USS Ogawa
  • Rank: Ensign
  • Species: Trill (Joined)
  • Weight: 160 lbs
  • Height: 6'0"
  • Age: 30
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Character Biography

Full Name: Ensign Ralin Tell


Appearance:
Skin Tone - Dark
Eye Colour - Jade Green
Hair - Shaved

A clean shaven man who others could swear sports the rough stubble of a man twice his age. He is well built, the product of a lifetime of physical ‘work’ and rough living. Off duty, his choice of clothing is practical, typically black, outdoor wear. What relaxing he does do, he does in garb he could fight a war in.


Personality:
Ralin Tell presents as a duty-bound officer while on duty: unflinching, cooperative and selfless. Off duty it becomes obvious that he is deeply pained. Having been ordered to socialise by a former CO, he is not isolationist but by nature remains reluctant to form friendships (here lies character development 101 :D). He is a man resigned to a lifetime of doing all he can to atone for the sins of his host being.


Relationships:
- Family unkown.
- Adopted by Svash (64).


Biography:
Ralin’s known history began around 2370 when he was taken in by Svash, a slaver. He was raised among Svash’s band of slavers aboard the Binder, a converted Romulan prison vessel. The crew consisted of several races but was heavily Romulan, including Svash, and the imprisoned were Reman as a rule. Removed from his practices, Svash would have been a strong father figure in a difficult world, providing for Ralin’s needs and ensuring he was able to look out for himself. However, it was Svash’s responsibility to ‘discipline’ the exploited and Ralin was raised as his apprentice. For his own reasons, Svash provided no education on Trill society and culture. By its nature, the Binder provided little opportunity for learning about the wider galaxy and Ralin’s world provided little motivation to do so.

In 2388, a contingent of the Binder crew were dispatched to collect cargo from within Federation space. They were intercepted and clashed with the Starfleet vessel USS Ishigaki, which routed them. Ralin was one of those to surrender when the confrontation was lost. It was only then, when a Trill office- Elron Tell- was fatally injured, that Ralin received a briefing on Trill society. As the only Trill host available, Ralin consented to the operation necessary to save the Tell symbiote and was joined.

He was returned to stand trial along with the rest of the captured crew but his was declared a mistrial, as he was considered no longer the Ralin who had engaged in his criminality. Instead, Ralin Tell was legally considered a new being distinct from Ralin. In his mind and conscience, however, the distinction was far less clear cut. The outcome of great internal conflict directly after the joining, worsened by Ralin’s total lack of preparation for the process, was Ralin Tell’s abhorration for Ralin’s past.

After struggling to come to terms with the prospect of a lifetime as Ralin and the guilt that came with it, he elected to follow Elron’s footsteps in enlisting in Starfleet. Ralin’s lack of a rounded education meant that this required extensive self-tutoring in which his work ethic was aided greatly by the symbiote element of his being. This process proved therapeutic in reconciling his most aggressive internal conflicts. Trill representatives assigned to help guide him were displeased at this development, seeing it as a bridge to continue the life of Tell’s previous host and a symptom of his inability or unwillingness to forge his own direction. To a large degree, the thing holding him back from entering into a fight directly against the practice of slavery is the fear of encountering Svash and the Binder again. Aside from that, the rational part of him recognises that a position as an officer in Starfleet will allow him to serve and offer aid far more effectively than going it alone on a personal vendetta.


Tell Symbiote’s History:
Lt. Cmdr. Elron Tell - Chief Engineer of the USS Ishigaki until his death at the hand of a Binder crewman.
Alunah Tell - Naturalist and gardener
Prapor Tell - Poet
Kleire Tell - Architect


Medical History:
- Multiple wounds from time on the Binder, treated with a middling level of care and capability. Notably, multiple phasor wounds to the chest, back and right leg, fractures to the collarbone and left arm.
- Trauma stemmed from the joining with the Tell symbiote. Hosts usually benefit from physiotherapy in advance and a lifetime of preparation. Ralin had none. This manifest itself often as chronic pain and rarely as organ issues as the host and symbiote continue to coexist imperfectly.


Psychological History:
- Chronic anguish followed the joining, with Ralin Tell despairing at Ralin’s past.
- Very nearly rejected from Starfleet Academy on account of concerns over his stability.
- Proved his stability to the satisfaction of Starfleet Medical during his Academy years. Despite the occasional outburst and altercation when provoked, he was seen as no more violent than several graduates each year who require a more watchful eye during the early years of their commission.


Educational Background:
- No formal education prior to Starfleet Academy
- Self taught to gain entry to the Academy
- Starfleet Academy security training, alongside wider education with a lopsided focus on basic engineering and emergency medicine.


Career:

Current Posting: USS Ogawa (July 2396 - )

Previous Postings: Antares Ship Yards (March 2395 - July 2396)

Specialises in:
- Hand to hand combat
- Infiltration, in particular navigating criminal cells/underworlds


Passions Include:
- Took up mixed martial arts at the Academy
- Romulan Pixmit games
- Poetry: a class taken at the Academy after learning of the life of Prapor Tell.


Aversions Include:
- Others attempting to minimise Ralin’s transgressions
- Overly spicy food (he has a low tolerance)
- Holo-simulated people

Recent Posts
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Ooc: Apologies USS Ogawa 1 month, 1 week ago View
SB157 Wandering and Musing USS Ogawa 1 month, 1 week ago View
Main sim: Promenade USS Ogawa 1 month, 2 weeks ago View
Main sim: Promenade USS Ogawa 1 month, 2 weeks ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Psych. Evaluation - Counsellor's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 2 months ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Psych. Evaluation - Counsellor's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 2 months, 1 week ago View
Main sim: Promenade USS Ogawa 2 months, 2 weeks ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell Reporting - Chief of Security's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Psych. Evaluation - Counsellor's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
Pre Sim: Breakfast on the Starbase (Anyone feel free to join) USS Ogawa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
Main sim: Promenade USS Ogawa 2 months, 3 weeks ago View
Main sim: Promenade USS Ogawa 3 months ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell Reporting - Chief of Security's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 3 months ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Psych. Evaluation - Counsellor's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 3 months ago View
Pre Sim: Breakfast on the Starbase (Anyone feel free to join) USS Ogawa 3 months ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Boarding Physical - Sickbay USS Ogawa 3 months ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Boarding Physical - Sickbay USS Ogawa 3 months, 1 week ago View
Main sim: Promenade USS Ogawa 3 months, 1 week ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell Reporting - Chief of Security's Temp. Office USS Ogawa 3 months, 1 week ago View
SB 157: Ensign Tell's Boarding Physical - Sickbay USS Ogawa 3 months, 1 week ago View

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