Seddk Vock

Authored by James Sinclair
Biographic Information
  • Position: Chief Medical Officer on USS Asimov
  • Rank: Lieutenant
  • Species: Vulcan
  • Weight: 189 lbs
  • Height: 6'5"
  • Age: 44

Character Biography

Parents: Risek (Mother, Star Fleet Vice Admiral, CO USS Kilimanjaro) Mo’thal (Father, Theoretical Physics Professor, VSA)
Siblings: Keddes (Twin Brother, Star Fleet Engineer)

Education:

Vulcan Medical Institute - PhD - Medicine (emphasis - Exobiology), PhD - Virology, MD - Infectious Diseases
Star Fleet Academy - Medical Officer Orientation; Advanced Training - Emergency Medicine, Advanced Trauma Management
- Surgical Suite, Surgeon Certification

Languages Known (F = Fluent, no accent; PF = Partially Fluent, accent noticeable to native speaker; P = Passable, Can convey moderately complex ideas, Can read / write, accent discernable and minor errors in grammar; P2 = Passable, Can convey simple ideas and emotions, Can read /write with effort; P3 = Can convey simple ideas, cannot read / write without assistance; L = Limited, can recognize less than 25% of spoken words, cannot read / write):

Federation Standard – F
Vulcan - F
tlhlngan Hol - PF
Romulan – F
Bajoran - PF
Antican - P2

Service Record:

Star Fleet Academy
USS Pasteur - Medical Officer
USS Dresden - Chief Medical Officer
Star Fleet Academy - Advanced Medical Officer Course, Command Course
USS Asimov - Chief Medical Officer

Awards and Citations:

Vulcan Science Academy - Infinite Diversity in Infinite Combinations Medal for work in Exobiology and Cross-Species Transmission Vectors
Campbell Award - For multi-disciplinary actions taken aboard the USS Pasteur
Prantares Ribbon - For actions above and beyond the call of duty in saving the crew of the USS Pasteur

Biography:

Seddk Vock was born on Vulcan, one of two identical twins. His brother was named Kaddk. Their mother was a Starfleet Security officer and their father was a faculty member at the Vulcan Science Academy specializing in warp theory.

The twins were raised in a highly structured environment encouraging education, particularly in the sciences. Both excelled at their studies, and performed almost identically in all area until their teenage years. Then it was noted that Kaddk was especially strong in the Engineering - type fields; while Seddk excelled in the biological sciences. Logically, it was appropriate to begin specialized study for each brother. This took them away from each other for the first time. The separation was difficult for both at first, but each adjusted and continued to perform well in their studies.

Seddk was selected by the VSA to study medicine at age fifteen, not an uncommon occurrence when a student shows aptitude. His brother was selected as well, and was admitted into their Engineering program. Seddk attended the Academy until he was thirty-two, earning the Vulcan equivalent of a human P.H.D in Medicine with an emphasis in exobiology, P.H.D. in virology, M.D. in infectious diseases. His dissertation was a research paper on the genetic similarities between cross-species viruses and a gene therapy- based immunological solution to prevent cross-species transmission. It was well received by both his peers at the VSA and the medical arena as a whole. Upon the completion of his studies, he was asked to join a Federation endeavor to assist with controlling a virulent plague that had been missed by transporter protocols and now infected a Starfleet vessel, the medical ship USS Pasteur.

Seddk joined a medical and science team who boarded the USS Magdalene, an Oberth-class Science vessel assigned to aid the stricken ship. The virus on board was causing rapid organ deterioration in the organs of all species on the ship. A side effect of contamination was that the crew also suffered from debilitating hallucinations and paranoia, resulting in them sequestering themselves away from all other living creatures. This caused them to not seek medical support, or become violent if someone tried to force them. The away team was forced to stop evacuations and decontamination on a mass-scale, and instead had to take time to remove people individually. This resulted in a time frame that was projected to take days. Casualties were expected to be as much as sixty percent of the Pasteur’s crew.

Seddk, as he was not Starfleet personnel, stayed on the Magdalene to monitor the medical team sent to the Pasteur and coordinate medical data for analysis. As he was monitoring from the safety of the Magdalene, he saw an young Starfleet ensign tear a hole in his EV suit, exposing him to the rampant contagion on the vessel. Seddk tried to coordinate an evacuation of the Ensign, but the virulent nature of the virus sweeping through the Pasteur had activated containment protocols that the Commanding Officer of the Magdalene would not relax. Seddk, knowing that the young man would eventually die if he did not receive medical assistance, donned an EV suit and went aboard the Pasteur. Unable to locate the person, he went to the ship’s sickbay. He contacted his brother via subspace communication. Seddk had formulated an airborne sedative some years before, but did not know how to disperse it within the Pasteur. With his brother’s assistance, he managed to access the ship’s ventilation controls via the sickbay’s infection control protocols, and he spread the sedative through all sections of the ship. He alerted the Magdalene to begin ship wide decontamination and medical evacuation, and then found the Ensign and carried him himself back to safety. Due to his actions no fatalities were had, casualties were kept to a minimum, and the ship was saved.

Upon the completion of the mission, Seddk was approached by the captain of the Pasteur. She thanked him for his actions, and then asked if he would be interested in a position within Starfleet. Seddk was somewhat puzzled as to why she would ask that, and she replied that he showed the temperament in a crisis that Starfleet looked for in it’s officers. She also told him that she would personally recommend him if he decided that this was a path he wished to take. He returned to Vulcan and met with his family. It was decided by all that this was a logical next step for him, especially considering his areas of study. After they had completed their discussion, his mother took him aside. She looked at him and, in a very un-Vulcan moment, told him that she was proud of him and for what he did on the Pasteur. His puzzled look caused her to explain herself: “My son, you are about to encounter a myriad of experiences that no amount of training in logic and reasoning can prepare you for. The individuals you will serve with are emotional, irrational at times, and make decision based on feelings as much as logic. Do not be quick to dismiss these actions. I have seen irrational decisions make for the most appropriate responses in more situations than not. I simply want you to know that you will be effected by these individuals. But know that the effect will be; for the most part, something positive.”

Seddk arrived on Earth a month later. He attended Starfleet Academy for two years to learn the basics of Starfleet Operations as well as receiving advanced training, at his request, in Emergency Medicine and Advanced Trauma Management, deeming it a necessary skill set if he were to be aboard a star ship. Upon completion, he was commissioned as a Lieutenant Junior Grade and assigned to, by special request, the USS Pasteur. He served aboard the ship as the Assistant Medical Officer for a year before being promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to the USS Dresden as the Chief Medical Officer.

On the Dresden Vock made a reputation for himself in being professional, efficient, and creative in dealing with the unknown. The ship responded to a distressed vessel, and it was soon apparent that some of the female passengers were ‘feeding’ of of the synaptic energy of the male crew, leaving them in a coma-like state. After some of the Dresden crew were affected, Lt. Vock developed a way to ‘feed’ the women using a neural stimulator. This allowed them to subsist long enough to get to their home planet where more palatable food was available. He was also able to reignite the effected neural pathways in the men affected.

While his stay was on the vessel was cut short, he left with a solid performance review that garnered him selection to the Advanced Medical Officer Course at Star Fleet Academy. Finishing in the top 1% of his class, and expressing a desire to return to the fleet, he was sent to Star Fleet Command Training. His successful completion there resulted in his being assigned to the USS Asimov as Chief Medical Officer.

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