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   Name:    Raven Darkstar
   Terran age:   26
   Height:   6' 7"
   Weight:   295 lbs
   Species:   Human
   Place of birth:   Black Mountains, Earth
   Languages:   English, Klingon
   Interests:   Holodeck programs featuring severe weather, perpetuating his scary image, and painting.


Education:
2372 - 2376   Starfleet Academy - San Francisco

Service Record:
2375 - 2376   Cadet, Security Officer - Starbase:Sirrus 447
2376 - 2377   Ensign, Security Officer - USS Galaxy
2377 - 2377   Promoted, Lieutenant jg., Security Officer - USS Galaxy
2377 - present   Promoted, Lieutenant, Security Officer - USS Galaxy


Decorations:
    None

Background:
Raven Darkstar was named so after being born during an eclipse. He grew up schooled in traditional Native American Beliefs where he larned an almost obsessive honor code and deep respect for his ancestry.. He was exceptionally large as a teen and found sport in using his strength and stamina wrestling Grizley Bears in the logging communities of Canada for sport and money.

He continued to do so until at 22 he ran into trouble. He was in a bar after a wrestling match when he was attacked by two men, both starfleet officers , sore after loosing a quantity of money. raven reacting in self defense, ended up killing one man and sending the other in a coma. Law enforcement differed punishment to the Tribal Council where it was ruled that Raven should redeem his honor and that of his victims by joining Starfleet in thier place.

He was feared in the Acadamy thanks to the manner in which he came there and by his intimidating size and strength. He Specialized in Security Studies where he used adopted the philosiphies of "Speaking softly and carring a big stick" and "Strength through intimidation." He used his imposing physique and the mystique surrounding him to excell in his field.

He was assigned to intern at Starbase:Sirrus447 well known for being one of the more troublesome ports.He handled himself well, almost too well. Once he broke the arms of two people fighting on the promonade. There is no truth , however, to the rumor that he scalped a Klingon for insulting his mother. His time on the station did however seem to jade him to the good things in the universe. He was becoming more and more like his name sake. A dark star. The captain of Sirrus447, realizing that Raven needed more than station life to become a better, well rounded officer, transferred him to the USS Galaxy in the hopes that being out of the "rough neighborhood" he was currently in would have a more positive effect on him.

In early 2377, Raven was promoted to Lieutenant junior grade. It was his first Starfleet promotion he'd received since graduating from Starfleet Academy. Raven continued his dilligent service on board the Galaxy, and by the end of 2377, he was again promoted to Full Lieutenant.


Personality profile:
Raven is skeptical and cynnical and suspicious of nearly everybody he meets. People seem to fear him and he does his best to feed into this feeling that people will be too intimidated to cause trouble. he is very bright and articulate whenever he can be engaged in conversation which is a rarity.


Special notes:
Physical charachteristics: Rave is heavily scarred thanks to his teenage wrestling bouts. he is also large and intimidating and has on occasion worn cerimonial war paint as an intimidating measure.


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