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Kaia

Authored by Miriam W
Biographic Information
  • Position: Engineering Officer on USS Manhattan
  • Rank: Ensign
  • Species: Galdori (Raka)
  • Weight: 9 kgs
  • Height: 90 cm
  • Age: 16 yrs (~33)
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Character Biography

Appearance:
Just under three feet in height, Kaia is unusually tall for her species, and especially tall for a female. Being the height she is, is akin to a human female being something like 6 and a half feet tall.
She is built like all of her species, and appears to be a bipedal cat. Just think Puss in Boots from Shrek, and you’ve got exactly the picture.
Coloring and fur texture for Raka is rather varied, and Kaia herself is tan with lilac-point and short fur.
She is extremely agile, able to leap from the ground at least 5 feet into the air, and thus has no issue reaching consoles and such (she just perches on the edge with her incredible balance)
On her left wrist, she wears something known as an U.R.I., the Universal Remote Interface, which functions as many things, including data storage, a personal Universal Translator, communications relays (it contained the functions of a combadge), remote interface capabilities, a transport beacon for Galdori “Teleporters”, and a complex holographic projection system.
Her right arm stops halfway between the wrist and elbow, but she wears a high-tech prosthesis that imitates a real arm well enough that someone who doesn’t really understand Galdori anatomy wouldn’t tell the difference. The fur covering it is a ‘wig’ made from her own shed fur, which helps hide it.

History:
Kaia was born to Minx and Alira, a carpenter and his mate. The oldest of five siblings born in two litters, Kaia was born without her right hand and part of her forearm. No one is sure why, and all her siblings came out with perfect anatomy. Kaia grew up with a fairly calm, although somewhat scarce childhood, as her parents didn’t quite have the resources to care for five children and send them to school. Kaia spent a lot of time learning in her Papa’s workshop, helping him out with his work and learning to do the work with only one hand. She often had to use her tail or feet to help her manipulate tools and things she was working on, but she managed for the most part. Kaia was a brilliant engineer, even from a young age, and managed to get into the University of Blackwood on an Academic Scholarship based on her brilliance. Blackwood is a school known for their impressive engineering courses and high standards for students, and Kaia graduated at the top of her class at the age of 10 (Human20). At this point, she applied to Starfleet Academy, and her whole family rejoiced when she received her acceptance. Given her species’ short lifespan (just over half that of a human) she was put through an accelerated course of study, graduating in just over two and a half years. During her time in the Academy, Kaia was given a prosthetic hand, which she now uses in her day-to-day work. She joined the Manhattan at age 13, and has been there ever since.

Family:
Kaia is the oldest of five siblings.
Her mother’s name is Alira, her father is Minx.
She has two littermates (Jiru and Hati) and two younger siblings (Asu and Toki).
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Medical and Psychological info:
Kaia was born without a right hand, and is therefore lefthanded. Her natural arm stops halfway between the wrist and elbow, and she wears a prosthetic arm that functions as a normal one under most circumstances.
Kaia’s brain chemistry works differently than that of most humanoids, making her behaviour resemble that of someone with Attention Deficit Disorder. This is perfectly natural for her species though.
Because the Galdori people are a Psychically Empathic species (but that sense is limited to people of their own world), Kaia experiences a chronic case of minor depression due to a lack of the emotional interactivity she is used to among her people. She can keep herself in what looks like normalcy most of the time, but sometimes the feeling of isolation crushes her for a few days and she can’t really function.

Notable Posts:
https://www.star-fleet.com/core/stf1/manhattan/notes/20007/

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