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02 Nov 2020 @ 12:39pm

Lieutenant Commander Iria Taltos

Name Iria Taltos

Position Second Officer (2XO)

Second Position Chief Engineering Officer (CHENG)

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Humanoid (Isisean)
Age 25

Physical Appearance

Height 4'11"
Weight 98 lbs.
Hair Color Red Auburn
Eye Color Dual colored
Physical Description At under five feet tall her auburn hair is usually the first thing folks notice about her. Though she has been known to dye it because she can. Her eyes are two different colors, her right is light copper-brown and her left is an emerald green in hue. She has a few scars from misadventures and sports that did not go in her favor. The most are small and are of little bother to her. She has no visible tattoos but a few small tattoos that are easily covered by her uniform or other clothes.

**Not known to all as of yet**
Her feline form is that of a red brown turkish angora with golden yellow, bright green eyes.


Spouse None at present
Children None at present
Father Kad Taltos, freighter captain
Mother Lillai Waller
Brother(s) Ryley, 25 (oldest by an hour); Tristan, 25 (older than Iria by 40 minutes); Case, 25 (older than Iria by 30 minutes); Walon, 25 (older than Iria by 20 minutes); Runi, 25 (older than Iria by 5 minutes).
Sister(s) None as of yet
Other Family Various, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents, and extended family. Most of whom she knows by name if not reputation.

Personality & Traits

General Overview She is very playful, prankster fits too well, a daredevil and unafraid of most things. What she is afraid of she rarely admits to aloud (spiders). She is always up for any challenge. She is quiet unless she feels like speaking her mind and she'll either be blunt or she'll quote some random philosophical comment. Greatly enjoys trying new things from sports she's never done, games, puzzles, to playing in various holo-adventures. Iria has nearly boundless energy and is almost always on the move, rarely still for more than a few moments. Her free time is either in the kitchen or involved with one project or another, but she'll drop any plans to pull off a grand prank or spend time with a friend. She is a free spirit giving trust openly but if her trust is broken, the guilty party can expect long term vengeance in return. Iria is protective of what she feels is hers and has a large soft spot around kids.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:
Free spirit

Her bad points:
Protective of what she feels is hers,
Vengeful when wronged/trust broken.

She has bright light sensitivity and various pollen related allergies.

Very limited telepathy, meaning she needs to either be within her visual range of the person to either send or hear thoughts. She is far from an expert and usually only gets random 'loud' thoughts. She can usually send a thought to anyone unless they have trained to ignore other telepaths or they just don't hear her. Using her limited telepathy for extended periods of time causes her migraines that can put her off her feet for days or longer if not properly tended too.

While her eyes are well suited to the darkness the bright lights can give her problems if she does not find focus elsewhere. Which she uses as an excuse to be on the move, it changes her point of focus.

Slightly smaller heart and slightly larger lung capacity than most humans.
Has big soft spot for kids; will take time to make a kid laugh or smile and happily babysit when asked by parent or guardian of aforementioned kid(s).
Ambitions Being the best at her job while having fun doing it. Hopes to find a person that accepts her for who she is and to have a family someday.
Hobbies & Interests Any and all sports from swimming, ice skating, gymnastics, parkour, to name a few. She loves to cook real food, but has only mastered a few recipes, and often listens to a wide range of music from opera, classical, to jazz, punk, rock, j-pop, and others. Has built a working GT Shelby car and is constantly working on a motorcycle for her older brother Runi (who has a tendency to crash and bring back the pieces that are not completely destroyed).

***Her secret hobby is crocheting​ and she is not very good at it but she puts a lot of effort and thought into a project so if she cares enough to give as a gift it means a lot to her.***

Personal History Grew up the only girl with five older brothers, (sextuplets) in order: Ryley, Tristan, Case, Walon, Runi, and Iria. None of them look alike, other than the dark red hair, everyone has variant shades of brown, green eyes. ***Family feline form is a Turkish angora with mismatched eyes.*** Kad Taltos doesn't talk about his girlfriend who left him alone with their six kids to raise himself. He just does his best as a dad. His parents did help when asked but mostly he kept them close by on his cargo freighter.

Kad tended to pick up passengers at random but a few times he agreed to ferry some Starfleet officers because he was going the same way. That's when his kids got interested in the space around them from hearing from the officers' stories. Though after trying to go to the Academy his boys went different directions.

Though before that, Iria already had a knack for fixing mechanical problems, from her time spent following around his engineer. She branched out on her repairs, usually none the worse for wear, but covered in grime.

After school studies, Iria and her brothers would often question the Starfleet officers on the freighter about their own experiences and then be off playing, once their tales were completed.

Iria was the first to apply for Starfleet and her brothers followed but they dropped out after the first month of courses. It wasn't the studies that Iria was challenged by but the resistance to prank the few bullies after class. She had excellent scores on her work and projects. Several warnings about the pranks also marked her records. Her tendency to not be afraid to speak her mind regardless of what rank they held was also noticed.

Her rank has been a literal yo-yo. Up when she has done well with her job and not many pranks or mouthing off. Down because of pranks, mouthing off, and few refused orders. Far from perfect but willing to do right by her shipmates on most occasions. She has the potential to be a good officer it is just a matter of finding a crew she feels herself with.

***Notes on her race, not everyone knows, the captain does because he has the right to know he will decide whom else to tell officially. While older crew and civilians whom might have had interactions with another Isisean in the past, feel free to PM me and we can point out the traits you would notice for her.

Race: Isisean, original race designated Omegan. (See here.)

Unlike Earth Humanoids, Isiseans are able to manipulate their cell structure so that they can take on feline appearance. This process of cellular metamorphosis it taught to the young at an early age as early as two to four months old, while most species are crawling.

Almost all master it before reaching their teens. Isiseans who do not train as children are less likely to develop their abilities later due to physiological changes between children and adults.

It is not clear how Isisean or Omegan came to have this ability as much of their history was lost when the Isiseans splintered off from the Omegans.

It is believed that long ago both races originated from a felidae ancestry and later evolved humanoid features. Socially conjecture has resulted in this being a hot topic with many debating which is their natural form, Cat or Humanoid. However the majority of the population commonly adopt a humanoid form during their daily lives, possibly to better enable interacting with other humanoids.

The ability to change comes at an early age and is not dissimilar to puberty in Humans. Those who do not train as children are less likely to succeed in developing the ability later in life.

Originally Omegan but split off from the main group as they did not agree with the main group's goals, that being the defeat of Earth and removal of Starfleet and the Federation.

Theses ex-Omegans traveled far and wide dropping off in small groups on various human settlements before a larger group settled in after finding a new home deep in the far reaches of the Beta quadrant. They started calling themselves Isiseans, and left it at that. These people are in general of medium build and are varying in skin tone and color as any regular human. Their eyes are sometimes dual colored (heterochromia iridium) though more often than not they have eyes the same color like most humans. Usually only Isisean with parents having heterochromia iridium will get it as well but it usually skips generations. What makes these folks different from humans is very slight differences, very slightly smaller hearts, larger lung capacity. Telepathic neural pathways in their brains. They are naturally telepathic with each other and can hear thoughts of others with in these restrictions. Either within visual sight of the person whose thoughts they are meant to hear, have a connection of emotional sort from concern to love even hate if the person is considered an enemy. Otherwise they would not hear the thoughts unless there was extreme volume in the thought. Most are bright light sensitive. Their hearing is almost as good as a Vulcans. Their sense of smell is very strong and often leading to allergic responses to various pollens, pollution, and the like.

In general most Isisean are playful curious folks that want to enjoy life, living. Intelligent and often capable of interesting creations but they don't often keep with their inventions. Some having tired of the rather tame existence, began traveling again some choosing to smuggle aboard star ships after riding in on various freighters to starbases. Being a ship's cat having adventures with being able to come and go coming and go as they please.

That is what sets the Isiseans apart the most, the ability to go from human to cat and back again. The risks are strong though, any injuries that are gained in one form remain when returning to the other. Lose any eye as a cat, it is lost when returning to human form.

The few Isiseans that have left their homes over the years come back sharing tales and traveling stories. Some do not return having either died in a glorious misadventure or just choosing a new life elsewhere.

Some Isiseans have recently begun negotiations to join the Federation, offering their small size adventurous natures along with a generous amounts of miszinite ore among others that they'd uncovered in previous years and have too little uses for. Currently only three have officially gone through Starfleet Academy, the others that have joined ships five to date have remained as civilian additions (mascots with CO knowledge of who and what they are along with those the CO trusts to know).

Additional notes; all is based off of Star Trek: The Original Series episode, Assignment Earth - with Gary Seven and his feline companion Isis. With information taken from the original script, comic books and a lot of guesswork. ***
Service Record Service Record
Star Fleet Academy 15-19
USS Bismarck training ship, first assignment 18-20
USS Sirius 20-22
USS Kindle 22
Starbase Varient 22-24
Transfer to the USS Wyoming 25-present