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Joseph Karlson

Authored by Hjortur Ingi
Biographic Information
  • Position: Police Commissioner on Oed V
  • Rank: Civilian
  • Species: Human
  • Weight: 100Kg - 220lbs
  • Height: 1.95 - 6'4"
  • Age: 68

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Character Biography

Jósef Karlson, pronounced Yosef. Born and raised on earth. Served In the Marine Corps for thirty Years. He’s currently the Head of the Oed V Police Force.

Aliases/Nicknames and who knows him by those names
General Karlson- Starfleet and Marine Officers, Veterans of the Dominion War
Joe - Close Friends and family
The Chief Venator - Marine Corps
WamwI’- (Hunter in Klingonese) - Klingon Soldiers

Timeline

Year Event
2328 Born on the August 9th.
2346 Enlists in Marine Corps.
2348 Graduates as 2nd Lieutenant.
2350 Arrests Colonel Harrington - Meets Neema Veyo.
2351 Promoted to 1st Lieutenant
2353 Marries Neema Veyo, June 17th.
2353 Leifur Josephson-Veyo is born, on November 27th.
2356 Promoted to Captain
2360 Nilani Josephson-Veyo is born, on March 2nd.
2364 Promoted to Major
2365 Finds Tal’lia
2363 Timor Josephson-Veyo is born, On June 10th.
2366 Adopts Tal’lia
2367 Reassigned to Earth.
2370 Promoted to Lieutenant Colonel
2372 Fights in the Klingon-Federation War
2373 Promoted to Colonel
2373 Dominion War Starts
2374 Promoted to Brigadier General, XO of the 3rd Marine Division
2375 Promoted to Major General, CO of the 3rd Marine Division
2378 Promoted to Lieutenant General, CO of the Marine Operations Corps
2380 Honorably Discharged after 32 Years of Service
2382 Captured and experimented on by Operation Terra Potentis
2389 Hired as the Head of the Oed V Police Force
2392 Made Governor of Oed V
2393 Resigns as Governor and Leaves Oed V
2394 Returns as Head of the Oed V Police Force

Physical Appearance:
Very tall and extremely muscular with large hands and feet Joseph is an imposing figure to behold. He has the kindly face of a grandfather. Slight wrinkling and greying of the temples show aging where otherwise it wouldn’t be noticeable. His size and rather youthful appearance for a man in his late sixties are fairly unnatural even for someone who’d stayed in great shape for their entire adult life. The reasons are unknown to all but a few.

Background
A headstrong and a remarkably intelligent child with virtually superhuman willpower Joseph was capable of doing just about anything he set his mind to. At the Age of six, he started learning boxing from his mother. At the Age of eight, he’d learned practically all there was about mixology from his father. At Ten he was fluent in five languages including Vulcan and Klingonese. When he turned twelve he’d mastered three different instruments practically on his own. From the ages of fourteen to Eighteen he worked his mind and body to prepare himself for the future. He was already the tallest person in his class so he decided to become the biggest as well. His mother started training him in Marine Hand-to-hand and he started studying for college whilst simultaneously attending Upper Secondary School or Senior High school. He Graduated College and his Primary education at 18. He enlisted in the Starfleet Marine Corps immediately after graduating. At the same time as he went through the gruelling Marine training in Britain, he attended The Institute of Criminology in Cambridge Where he gathered an impressive portfolio and finally graduated with a PhD in Criminology and a Masters Degree in Criminal psychology. After he finished his Basic Training he qualified for Special Operations training. He went through the Military Police Course and graduated at 22 with several degrees and accomplishments under his belt. He was chosen by the Admiralty Board to become an Officer after acing the Potential Officer Course. He was assigned to the Military Police Special Investigative Task Force.

In his first major case, he uncovered information that a high ranking member of the Corps was a spy who had been leaking intelligence for almost a decade to the Cardassian Obsidian Order. Now that the War between the two powers was going on its third year the man finally decided to defect to the other side. Joseph chased the man across the quadrant and finally caught up with him on one of the war-devasted world of Callian III. In the ensuing firefight, he was injured by enemy fire but still managed to capture the Defector alive and mostly unharmed. He received medical attention from a Federation Doctor by the name of Neema Veyo. He is stationed with the Garrison and in the half year that he’s there the pair fall in love. They got married a Year later and had their first Child, Leif Josephson-Veyo.

He fought throughout the Federation Cardassian war and in several of the Galen Border conflicts. After the truce with the Cardassians was formed Joseph finally took an office Job on Earth. he was placed in charge of the Special Operation Command at the Rank of Major.

During the Dominion Cold war, at the rank of Lieutenant Colonel Joseph was placed in charge of Marine Special Operations. During the Federation Klingon War, he created a Special Operations group and took to fighting the Klingons on the front lines. It’s a point of pride for him that during this short war he was on the Klingon High Command’s Kill List.

He remained in charge of this SpecOps group for the first Year of the Dominion War. After several successful operations, He was called back to Marine Command and Promoted to Brigadier General as the Deputy Commander of the 3rd Marine Division. He dutifully served there before being again promoted to Major General after the Breen attack on Earth left the 3rd Marine Division without a leader. He remained in Command of the Division for the remainder of the war.

During a confrontation with Dominion agents sent to assassinate several Alliance Military leaders, Joseph was severely injured in his right leg. This injury resulted in him needing a Cane to walk for several years after. He no longer needs the cane but prefers it in case of potential pains returning.

He was finally promoted to Lieutenant General at the age of Fifty and placed in charge of the Marine Operations Divison. He served as such for two years before finally being honourably discharged. He entered the private sector and went into business with his Brother.

A decade after leaving the Marine Corps he was approached to take charge of the Police Force on the Colony Oed V which he did with glee. He served there for less than two years before a personal reason forced him to retire. He returned not long thereafter this time as Governor, a position he held for a short time before again being forced to retire and deal with Personal issues.

He returned a year later in his old position as Head of the Police Force and currently holds that position.

Military Background
When Joseph turned 12 he had already decided that he was going to become a Marine. He had no intention of being some mindless thug so he dedicated the next six years to training both body and mind in preparation. In that time he mastered 6 different martial arts, 12 languages, several survival skills and Excelled in all of his studies.

He enlisted at the age of Eighteen. He was an extremely successful recruit and displayed an innate capacity for leadership. After finishing basic training he qualified for Special Operations training. There he Specialized as an Expert Marksman. When he finished Spec-Ops training he was qualified to take the Potential Officer Course. After finishing the course at the top of his class he went through the Military Police Qualifiers due to his Collage education in the area of Criminal Investigations. He finally graduated as a Second Lieutenant and was assigned to the MP Special Investigative Task-Force.

During his Second year, he was assigned to investigate a break-in at a Marine Service Depo on Luna that, unbeknownst to him, was a secret Installation for the containment of Classified Intelligence. This led to a conspiracy involving a highly decorated Marine Officer turned traitor Colonel Richard Harrington. Colonel Harrington was the Marine Liason with Starfleet Intelligence. Joseph uncovered that the man had been a spy for the Obsidian Order for almost a decade and had stolen the entire contents of the Intelligence Database making it the biggest Intelligence leak in the organization’s history.

During his investigation into the traitor, Joseph garnered the attention of Marine Corps Legend Colonel Tarmen Tir, an El-Aurian veteran of nearly 150 years of service, who recruited the young Lieutenant into his Special Operations Unit Codename ‘Venators’, colloquially known as the Hunters.

The mission statement for the Unit was “To hunt the Enemies of the Alpha Quadrant” An aggressive statement for an aggressive Unit.
Colonel Tir took Joseph under his wing during their time together and Joseph considers the El-Aurian one of his closest friends and Mentor. He further trained Joseph in matters of tactics, strategy and War and generally mentored him. He was grooming him into becoming the Leader of the Venators. The group was filled with the best and brightest soldiers of the Federation.

The group hunted the traitorous Colonel across Federation Space until finally coming upon him a War ravaged Colony. There Joseph led a valiant raid against enemy forces, captured Harrington and the missing Intelligence before the Obsidian Order could capture either. During the attack, both Joseph and the teams Medic were injured and transferred to a nearby Federation Medical Aid station. It was there that he met his future wife, Doctor Neema Lar, A young Trill Doctor working the Cardassian Front. Her swift actions and exceptional surgical skill got Tir’s attention and he recruited her for their team to replace the injured medic. She served as the teams primary Medical Officer.

After the investigation was closed and Colonel Harrington was charged with Treason Joseph was promoted to First Lieutenant and Colonel Tir appointed him as his second in command. After serving in the group for nearly Six years with the Venators Joseph was promoted to Captain and placed in Command of the Group. They fought in the Galen Border Conflict for the first two years of his Command before being reassigned to the Cardassian front.

They served mostly on the frontline of the Federation-Cardassian war until open Hostilities ended in 2166. Joseph was promoted to Major two years prior to the end of hostilities after having led the team with great success for eight years. After the Armistice of ‘67 Joseph resigned command of the Hunters to his Protege, Lieutenant Sybil Freeman who he had groomed to take his place.

After resigning his Command of the Venators he was reassigned to Earth as the Commander of Special Operations. He was promoted to Lieutenant Colonel after Commanding Spec-Ops for four years.
When the Klingon-Federation War started he was assigned as the Commander of Spec-Ops on the front line. During his time as Spec-Ops Commander, he participated in several successful operations against the Klingons. During that time he got a reputation within the Klingon Military and was even placed on the KDF Kill list for the remainder of the War. His reputation as a deadly fighter followed him into the Dominion War and he was widely recognised during the decade as one of the Deadliest Humans alive throughout the Klingon Empire, a reputation he had mixed feelings about.

He remained in Command of the ForwardSpec-Ops Division during the first year of the Dominion War. His battles were highly successful and his casualty rate was the lowest in the entire Division. The most noted act was the Defence of Starfleet Outpost 56b on Alcion IV. He was Sent there to assess their defence capabilities, he was only assigned a small Marine escort for this Mission. The Base was suddenly under Siege by a Jem’Hadar attack squadron, their Starfleet Escort was engaged in Starship so they lost all support. Most of his Unit was killed in the initial surprise attack so he was forced to defend the Base filled with mostly Engineers and a small contingency of Security officers. This has been called his greatest hour as he single-handedly held off an overwhelming force of Jem’Hadar soldiers for twenty hours.

After his grand success during the Alcion defence and his leadership of Special Operations he was promoted to Brigadier General and made the Deputy Commander of the 3rd Marine Division under General Willems. Dominion assassins attacked a meeting of Allied Military Commanders where General Willems was killed. Joseph again showed extreme valiance in defending his comrades and was severely injured for his troubles in his right leg.

After recovering from his injuries Joseph was promoted to Major General and placed in charge of the 3rd Marine Division. He led the Division during the last year of the war with great Valor and distinction. He led the Division during the liberation of Betazed and famously broke protocol to take part in the fight, leading his men to victory. The 3rd Division was on the Liberation front for the last months of the war. His final mission in the war was as Division Commander and General Strategist for the Marine Command during the invasion of Cardassia.

After the war ended he was promoted to Lieutenant General and given Command of the Marine Special Operations Command and was a principal adviser to the Marine Commandant. He served that position dutifully until he finally retired from active duty. He was Honorably discharged in 2380 after 32 years of service.

Years of Exploration
In the decade between leaving the Marines and finally settling on Oed Joseph and his wife traveled across the Alpha quadrant looking for adventure and truly enjoying life. Two years after they left Earth the pair was captured by an organization called Terra Potentis. The group believed that genetic manipulation was the future of Federation life and was experimenting with altering fully grown humanoids. Joseph and Neema were chosen for the experiment due to their high intelligence scores and stellar careers. They were experimented on for months before a rescue attempt led by Joseph’s brother and Neema’s mother resulted in them being freed. The operation was planned with the efforts of Joseph’s nephews Baldur, Magnus, Peter, & Adam and there were a great number of participants, including their children, former members of the Marine Corps, and a group of Klingon Mercenaries. The group was destroyed and most of their data was lost but both Joseph and Neema had been successfully altered.

They looked physically younger and were considerably stronger and faster than before. Nearly every part of their physiology could be directly controlled by their now superior neural functions. The scientists hadn’t been pleased despite their success as the operation sterilized the pair and damaged Neema’s symbiont to the point it nearly perished, as such they focused more on Joseph than his wife. They spent six months in physical rehabilitation on Trill, being examined by several Federation Specialists in Genetics and Trill symbiont physiology. Any attempts to undo the changes were deemed impossible beyond curtailing some of the negative psychological effects brought forth by the changes. The scientists speculated that their lifespans had been increased by a significant degree and much of the deterioration that came naturally with aging had been repaired in a way they didn’t fully understand.

A closed Federation inquest decided to classify the details of their changes and put forth that the changes were done involuntarily and using the example of Starfleet Medical Officer Bashir of Deep Space Nine fame as precedent to allow them to function as members of Federation society. The two have never publicly spoken about their ordeal and rarely use their full capabilities.

Joseph’s modifications were considerably more extensive, the leg he’d lost was regrown although he still felt phantom pain requiring the usage of a cane. His muscles and bones are denser than a normal human’s, more equivalent to that of a Klingon giving him strength equal to that of your average Klingon Warrior however he rarely uses this strength and is thusly less capable of performing similar feats of strength as physically stronger species.

His internal organs function at peak performance beyond normal human capabilities and he has higher neurological functions that allow him to control the functions of his body to perform closer to human standard although doing so is difficult forcing him to perform at peak for a full day at least once a month. Two unexpected results of the additional control were advanced healing capabilities and limited protection against telepaths. Both require intense concentration and his protection against telepathy only shields thoughts, empaths can read him no matter how much he focuses which annoys him as before being altered he was capable of at least disguising external emotions for a time.

Joseph dislikes having abilities beyond that which he spent decades cultivating on his own but as a former soldier he still lives by the adage “Never give up an advantage” so he keeps his abnormal and unnatural strength a secret until necessary.

This information is not publicly available. Only Colonial Leadership is aware of his alterations by default. Any details require intense investigation

Police Commissioner
Joseph took over as Police Commissioner of Oed V (Then aptly named Head of Police Force in 2389, nine years after retiring from public life as a Marine General, suddenly resurfacing in public life again. His first year was a tumultuous one, with an assassination attempt on then recently resigned Governor Symon Silvester. Later leading as Acting Governor during the kidnapping of then-Governor Anu Zar and the following riots where the Oed Police managed to dismantle most organized crime groups in the Colony. This was followed by the revitalization of the Oed Police force which had been declining due to corruption and interference from a shadowy syndicate and poor middle management.

There were several incidents over the next decade, high profile murders, rise and fall in organized crime. Extreme disagreements with the purpose of Starfleet Security within the Oed policing structure. Twice throughout the years, Joseph was instrumental in the political banishment of Starfleet Intelligence from the Colony although both incidents were caused by the shadowy organization Section 31 unbeknownst to him at the time, this served to increase his popularity with the populace of Oed as Starfleet was historically unpopular.

Throughout most of his career, he served alongside the Starfleet Security Chief Preston Longstreet, at times adversary, confidant, and later on friend. The two managed to improve relations between Starfleet Security and the Oed Police and later improved the image Starfleet Security had with the Oedians in general.

He spent a year early during his residence on Oed as Governor and although he was moderately popular he personally considered his leadership to be lacking and resigned from his position and left the colony after having lived there for over four years.

His return eight months later during another criminal incident was followed by considerable change within the Oed Police force. He returned with considerably greater political clout and support from the Colonial services and Earth allowing for a restructuring of the entire service. That included lowering the number of active law enforcement officers by half and increasing support staff, a controversial change brought about in an effort to demilitarize a historically proactive and aggressive police force. With additional support personnel and administrators, the force was preparing for the 25th century, leaving ideals of a post-Dominion war aggressiveness behind and embracing a more modern viewpoint on policing.

Major Crimes Division

During the revamping, Joseph formed a new Criminal investigative division: Major Crimes Division placed under the command of his long-time friend Detective Chief Inspector Pangolin, a man who was one of the earliest members of the Oed Police Force and an original Colonist following the end of the Dominion war.

The MCD was the third iteration of the group to be attempted, with so many organizations being formed around security and Policing around Oed Joseph felt that it was necessary to have an investigative platform directly under his command that could work in conjunction with external agencies such as Starfleet Security, Colonial Customs and Defence Authority, or the Colonial Intelligence Agency as well as any other such group within the Federation. The Division was given headquarters within the Industrial District as a satellite HQ of one of the main Police districts.

Family:
| Mother| Father|
| ------ | ------ |
| Karl Josephson| Maria Johannsdaughter|

Siblings:
| Younger Sister| Older brother.|
| ------ | ------ |
| Melkorka Karlsdaughter| Johann Karlson |

Spouse
Neema Lar, Joined trill, Formerly of the Vayo family.
Children
Leifur Josephsson Veyo
Nilani Josephsdaughter Veyo
Tal’lia Veyo (Adopted)
Timor Josehpson


Grandchildren
| Leifs Children |- |
| ------ | ------ |
| Annabella N| Joseph A.|
| Nilani’s Children| -|
| Audrid (Twins| Joran J (Twins)|
| Timors Child| -|
| Tusan Maria |- |

Grandchildren:
Leifs kids; Annabella N. - 21 years old
Joseph A. - 17 Years old
Nilani’s kids:
Audrid - 13 years old\
Twins
Joran J. - 13 Years old/
Timors Kid: Tusan Maria - 5 years old

His children all took up the Veyo name after their mothers family name by their grandfather’s request.
Leifur his oldest works as a doctor on a federation hospital on Epsilon Scuti II, he is married to a human Nurse, Jessica Veyo and has two children.

Nilani Works as an advocate for victims of criminal activities and is more often than not stationed earth, she has twins with her fiance Dimitri.

Timor the youngest is the only one to follow in his father’s footsteps and is an ensign on the USS Scandinavia, security officer, he has one daughter with his girlfriend the Andorian Engineer Thani.

Skillset
Over Thirty years in the Marines, Ten years travelling the world plus his training as a child has left him with a number of skills and abilities.
Close-Quarter-Combat Expert - 26 different Martial from 9 different races.
Melee Weapon expertise, 7 different bladed martial arts.
Master Tactician & Strategist.
Expert Marksman With most Energy based weapons
Experienced Criminal Investigator
Expert Interrogator
Moderate Pilot - learned through Osmosis
Extreme resistance to most poisons.
Mental Block against Psionic abilities
Mental Block against Empathic abilities

PhD in Criminology
PhD in Criminal psychology
Masters Degree in the Piano, Violin and the Trumpet.
Moderate skill with several other instruments.
Skilled Dancer, Chef, Mixologist.

Decorations and Awards
The Christopher Pike Medal of Valor - For his exceptional leadership during the war
The Legion of Honor - For honourable actions as MP
The Star Cross - For his role in keeping Outpost 56B safe during one standoff with the Jem’Hadar
Starfleet Decoration for Gallantry - For the same as the Cross
And his favourite
The Starfleet Medal of Honor - For holding the Outpost single-handedly for a whole day.
He has also been awarded several honours by other governments such as Trill, Andorians, Klingons, Romulans.

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