|Place of birth:||Klingon planet Qo'nos|
|Interests:||combat, studying mythology, reading, swimming, eating non-Klingon food|
|2374 - 2377||Starfleet Academy - San Francisco|
|2377 - 2378||Ensign, Security Officer - USS Galaxy|
|2378 - present||Promoted - Lieutenant jg., Security Officer - USS Galaxy|
Arel spent much of her adolescence growing up between two worlds. Some years she would go to schools on earth, others she would be schooled on a Klingon world or outpost. She always felt out of place, as she was considered a bully on Earth but weak to the Klingons. When she was fourteen she began attending Klingon school regularly and worked hard to try and pass as close to Klingon as she could.
At age fifteen, Arel met B'rec, who decided to take "mercy" on her, as he called it, and teach her the ropes, such as they were. With B'rec to support her, Arel wasn't picked on nearly as often, although there was an incident when she was seventeen where a rowdy Klingon challanged her to a fight and nearly won, giving her the scar on her stomach with his mek'leth. B'rec was so proud of her that he gave her his mek'leth and made her get a tattoo with the word courage on her back.
sadly, her best friend B'rec was killed only two months later while raiding a romulan outpost. To cope with the loss, Arel went further into her Klingon shell and her father began to worry if this life was really the best for her. He decided that it would be best if she returned to earth to which Arel was outraged.
Arel retaliated by defying her father and joining with B'rec's friends on more raids against the Romulans. After being caught in 2371 by the Federation, her father made a bargain with the judge that Arel would join the Academy and work for at least on tour of duty. Arel was livid with the notion but promised by a blood oath to her father that she would complete her sentance.
The next four years at the Academy were the hardest of her life She found it harder than ever to make friends, her "Klingonishness" earned her the nickname of "Targ" (a Klingon pet) by her peers and she had trouble getting along with people in general. She followed orders well enough but it was easy to tell that she found the whole process distasteful. About the only joy she took from the whole experience was that she had resources to learn more combat and study her myths.
No Unfortunately, her father died about two months before her graduation. Now, having finished training, she is honor-bound to complete her assinment aboard the Galaxy.
In early 2378, Arel received her first promotion to Lieutenant junior grade while serving on board the USS Galaxy.
That said, Arel is sick to death of Klingon idioms and if she hears the phrase "Its a good day to die" one more time she thinks she might have to slay someone. If pushed enough, Arel will definately push back, unless you outrank her (and then even then, everyone has their breaking point)
Arel has a slightly dry/slightly offbeat sense of humor, which shines through from time to time, but only if she likes you.
*Physical Description: Pale skin with dark brown hair and blue/green eyes. Hair is shoulder length, sometimes pulled back,with a couple of little braids.
Distinguishing Marks- Knife scar on lower abdomen, Klingon word "courage" tattoed on lower back.