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First Officer Valiyi Uhin

Name Valiyi Uhin

Position Executive Officer

Rank First Officer


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Betazoid
Age 37
Date of Birth
Place of Birth

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6"
Weight 143 lbs.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Physical Description Valiyi leans toward a 'dainty' and slender figure, with delicate features. Her expression, in most cases, will remain placid and inviting, while her posture remains non-imposing and indicative of patience and an open ear. While striding about the ship, she wears flowing layers, but always neat and clean, letting neither the stress of the day or a potential accident tarnish her attempts at a pristine appearance. She will rarely be caught nude, despite the Betazoid cultural views on the matter, as she finds herself viewing modesty above all else around a mixed crew.

Ship Identification

Security Clearance
Office
Quarters
Duty Shift Alpha
Roommate

Family

Spouse
Children
Father Taix Uhin [Age 74; whereabouts unknown]
Mother Kuhi Uhin [Age 73; whereabouts unknown]
Brother(s) Obel [Deceased at Age 22]
2 Unnamed Brothers
Sister(s) Miali [Age 38; Occupation Undecided, Utopia Planitia]
Other Family

Personality & Traits

General Overview As is expected of an officer with a diplomatic history, Valiyi is a highly sociable person, able to strike up conversation and adapt to many situations that call for her expertise. She is well-organized and quick to adapt, if necessary, capable of placating even some of the most ornery delegates. She has a well-trained patience, serene exterior, and a poker face that makes even some of her peers envious. While sitting at the chair, that is exactly how she seems, able to represent both the ship and the Federation as a whole.

For all of her ability to keep cool under pressure and issue commands as necessary, Valiyi's experience does not extend far past the diplomatic realm. She has trained her skills as starship captain, and researched the best battles, but nothing comes close to the field time she would need. The confidence she appears to have in the chair and on the field does not cease, but she defers to experts and senior staff before issuing a command. While this may have an obvious effect on her reaction time and capabilities, she does not see this as a weakness on her own, which could be a potential foresight. Since her retirement from Starfleet, she has only taken this knowledge with her.

When she is not sitting at the chair, Valiyi is a vibrant woman who considers herself 'the epitome of what every Betazoid should not be.' While her abilities as a Betazoid extend to empathy and forms of telepathy, she has honed her abilities to butt out of everyone else's business, on the general. She does not make a habit of nosing into everyone's mind, and will not do so unless given express verbal permission, or if she feels comfortable doing so. She makes every attempt to appear inviting and trustworthy, qualities which she has every intention of having, while battling the stigma that comes with being a Betazoid; that they read and feel everything.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Patient
+ Observant
+ Cool under pressure
+ Confident

- Quick to suggest peaceful solutions
- Dependent on advisement
- Narrow-focused [Diplomacy/Social Sciences]
- Inexperienced
Ambitions To renew her desires in diplomacy and regain her footing.
Hobbies & Interests
Sexual Orientation
Language(s) Spoken

History

Personal History Valiyi was the middle of five children born of the Uhin family of Betazed, who were not traditionally known as being noble or prominent in society. The lack of social obligation to conventional Betazoid society allowed the clan to travel amongst the stars in an old freighter passed down the family line, lugging cargo for whoever decided to take a chance on the small vessel. Life for Valiyi and her siblings consisted of learning about the cargo trade and about those who partook in the family's services. She soon became obsessed with learning all she could from other cultures, so much so that she would not realize her parents were dealing in business that would have otherwise been considered 'unconventional.

Not all was peace and happiness. There were confrontations, the first of which Valiyi witnessed when her father accepted a deal from a member of a race they had not yet encountered. Her parents, jovial folk who loved conversation, found themselves ingrained in a situation that involved 'weapons,' a term Valiyi had then associated with phasers and blades used by Klingon warlords. While she would never determine the true nature of that initial deal, she knew her parents were less than pleased with the cargo they would end up hauling.

It would not be the last of their turmoil either. As the Uhin children grew, so to did the tensions between political powers within the Quadrants. Valiyi would learn of this herself by investigating databases and news networks and keeping herself informed.

Not wishing harm upon their children, both parents would make all attempts to avoid clientele who were too politically aligned, forcing them to take jobs that were of an unsavory nature. This would lead to the death of Valiyi's oldest brother, Obel, who attempted to step in and aid their mother when a small group of Cardassians were not happy with their returned cargo. In order to protect the remainder of their children, Valiyi and her sister, Miali, were urged to join Starfleet by both parents, hoping to keep them as far away from the bad omens they kept stumbling into.

Just as swiftly as they made the urging, both sisters were dropped off on Utopia Planitia, watched over by family friend Linas Soi. At age sixteen, Valiyi would spend much of her time over the next year cramming as much information into her head in order to prepare herself for the Starfleet entrance exam. Her sister seemed more interested in socializing with those around her, interests and goals lying in an 'easier life.'

Valiyi's studies would pay off, being admitted to the Academy in 2365. While she was initially torn between the schools of diplomacy and science, Valiyi would go on to tailor her classes that would complement careers in either field. She absorbed languages as opportunities presented themselves, got to know her fellow cadets, and studied under instructors who imparted their wisdom upon her. It all led to ample recommendations, which in turn would allow her senior year to be spent aboard the USS Rising as aide to the Chief Diplomat. She would remain aboard the Rising upon her graduation, staying long enough to receive a promotion due to excellent organizational skills and a near-unmatched ability to unstick even the stickiest of diplomatic situations.

On recommendation by the Chief Diplomatic Officer, Valiyi was granted transfer to the USS Grendel in 2371, which patrolled the Alpha Quadrant in search of civilizations to ally the Federation to. She would remain in this position until the eve of the Dominion War in 2373, when a confrontation occurred with a Cardassian attack vessel. The confrontation would incur many casualties, including that of the Chief Diplomatic Officer. Such an event would lead to her promotion to Chief Diplomatic Officer. She would remain on the Grendel throughout the war and through the next few years, working to heal the rifts torn between the Federation and the Dominion.

She would find herself transferred once it was decided the Federation's need to cultivate new diplomatic relationships was necessary. The USS Fargo was in desperate need of a Chief Diplomatic Officer who could perform such a task, and Valiyi was up to the challenge. She would spend two years within the position, re-working much of of the diplomatic staff to accomodate more than the normal political rigmarole. A promotion was given to her upon her admirable performance, to Executive Officer. It was an eye-opening experience, allowing the woman to see the reach of a command.

After three years of gaining experience upon the Fargo, Valiyi requested a command of her own. She returned to Earth, taking two years to complete command training, before returning to the stars upon the vessel of her first Command; the USS Nimoy. The Nimoy, a refit Constitution class vessel, would be perfect for the vision of diplomacy and communication she wanted. Unfortunately, it wouldn't be able to keep up with ships that the crew would have to clash with. She was slow, clunky, and was lacking the basic programmings needed to hold her own. The eventuality that the Nimoy would be destroyed only took a year from her initial cruise out of spacedock, leaving Valiyi and the crew rattled and without a ship to continue their mission.

In a mysterious notion from the brass, her crew was taken from her and she was stripped of Command with no reason given. Shaken, she retired from Starfleet, thrusting herself into various civilian diplomatic roles to keep herself busy.
Service Record 2376 - 2379 Starfleet Academy - Anthropology and Diplomatic Relations Paths
2379 - 2382 USS Rising [Diplomat's Aide; Cadet Sr. Grade Tour - Ensign]
2382 - 2383 USS Rising [Diplomat's Aide; Lieutenant Jr. Grade]
2383 - 2385 USS Grendel [Assistant Chief Diplomatic Officer; Lieutenant Jr. Grade]
2385 - 2388 USS Grendel [Chief Diplomatic Officer; Lieutenant]
2388 - 2390 USS Fargo [Chief Diplomatic Officer; Lietuenant]
2390 - 2391 USS Fargo [Executive Officer; Lieutenant - Lieutenant Commander]
2391 - 2392 USS Utanu [Executive Officer; Lieutenant Commander]
2392 - 2393 USS Nimoy [Commanding Officer; Lieutenant Commander/Commander]
2393 - Retirement