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Bio: Lt. Cdr. Arissa Skaya

PostPosted: Mon Oct 09, 2006 1:15 am
by LCdr Arissa Skaya
Name: Arissa Skaya
Rank: Lieutenant Commander Senior Grade

Biographical Information

Species: Human (Romany)
Age: 28
Height: 5'2"
Weight: 105 lbs.
Hair: Black, long and curly
Eyes: Brown
Previous Assignment: USS Surak Security
Current Assignment: USS Daystrom Science

Personal History

Arissa Skaya was born on Earth, but has never lived anywhere for very long. Her vagabond gypsy parents dragged her all over the galaxy and by the time she was 10, she was one of the best thieves and pickpockets in the quadrant.

Her parents were always in need of money, and when Arissa had a bad fall from a second story, which caused severe injuries to her mobility at the age of 12 she was of no further use to them. They sold her to a wealthy man. Arissa was terribly abused by this man, so she managed to escape his grasp and ran away a year later.

She was then on her own, living by her wits, until she was caught trying to break into the offices of a *Vulcan diplomat in search of a meal when she was 15 years old. She was placed in a juvenile detention facility, where her crippling injuries were repaired.

Arissa was given a choice three years later of remaining in the juvenile detention facility or enrolling in the Academy on academic probation. She decided that her prospects for survival would be much better in the academy than juvenile detention, so she enrolled at the academy. Arissa was a trial and tribulation to her instructors. She excelled in some areas such as sciences, languages, communications, and covert operations, but they despaired of ever teaching her about respect for authority.

After her graduation, Arissa Skaya was assigned to the USS Surak as a communications specialist in Security. While serving on the Surak, several battles were fought with the Armasidans, a devastating race who took over other races as host bodies. While attempting to disarm a booby trap, Lt. Skaya was severely injured, while her best friend, an Ensign Saerak of Vulcan, was killed. She was placed in stasis and moved to Deep Space Delta One, where she underwent grueling reconstructive surgery and many months of rehabilitation. She has now been released back to active duty and assigned to the USS Daystrom as a Science


Arissa Skaya is a young woman who is very difficult to get to know. After reading her history, it is understandable that she does not do well with male authority figures. She has many emotional scars, but still manages to live life to the fullest. She has built many walls and obstacles to protect herself. Arissa does not believe it is a good thing for people to know her too well, because then that would make her too vulnerable. If, however, you can gain her respect, she will be loyal to you until the day that she dies. Arissa can be shrewd and calculating at times. She will use whatever means at her disposal to get the job done. Arissa has a gift for languages. She is fluent in half a dozen languages, and has basics for many others.

*Personal Note:

The Vulcan diplomat's family later was very involved with Arissa's case and she became very close to them. Her best friend, Ensign Saerak was one of the Vulcan Ambassasor's daughters. They, in fact, went through the academy together.


Quantum Physics
Temporal Mechanics

Other Academy Courses
Hand to Hand Combat
Basic and Advanced Encryption Algorithms
Covert Operations
Field Operations
Military Discipline (repeated 3 times, finally passed with female
Intelligence Gathering Techniques and Strategies

Languages (fluent)