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Lieutenant Commander Nealas Yvex
Name Nealas Galin Yvex M.D.
Position Chief Medical Officer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Physical Description||Nealas is by no means big and imposing. She is a small lithe woman that focuses most of her physical exercise on speed and agility. She has recently started to incorporate dance into her routine. Her long hair is usually kept loose, except when unbound hair would give her problems during her duties. She always has a hairband on hand to prevent this. While on duty she usually wears a white lab coat over her Starfleet uniform. She feels it emphasises her role as a caretaker over that of a military officer. When not in uniform she prefers to dress in dull, unassuming clothes, in an attempt to keep from drawing too much attention to herself.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||As Nealas tries to consolidate her past personality with her present consciousness she finds that it's difficult to strike a balance. This creates a disconnect between her professional and her private persona. On the professional side of things she is systematic, logical and calm. She feels there is little room for error in her field of work and strives for perfection in herself and those she surrounds herself with. On the flip side the more creative, free spirited side of her gets satisfied outside of the medical offices (although sometimes it creeps its way beyond the sickbay doors as well).|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Nealas' biggest strength is her broad spectrum of knowledge. Her Symbiote's past experiences have made her quite capable as a combat medic in the field. Her time preparing for the symbiosis committee has made her ability to focus and concentrate on tasks before her strong.
One of her pitfalls is that she can come off very strongly and is often seen as arrogant and blunt by her peers. Which also gives her some problems with her bedside manner. She is trying to mitigate this with experience and knowledge from previous lifetimes but finds it difficult to incorporate it into a situation that she approaches in a very technical manner. Her short time with the fleet also makes it difficult for her to stick to protocol.
|Ambitions||To learn everything there is to know about frontier medicine and eventually settle down and get a position teaching what she knows to new, up and coming, doctors from across the Federation.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Ever since joining with the Yvex symbiont Nealas' interests broadened. Before the joining she had a single focus and that was to impress the committee. All her leasure time and effort was put into the Vulcan martial art Suus Mahna. She keeps developing her skills to this day.
More time, however, has been taken up by other interests. Like musical theatre. One of the previous hosts was a very accomplished performer and some of the interest rubbed off. None of the innate talent did, though. Nealas doesn't have a great singing voice. This doesn't stop her from using it, however. Mostly in the privacy of her quarters and the holodeck.
She has also gained a fascination with card games, a hold over from one of the very first Yvex hosts that spent his entire life on a freighter, visiting strange planets and their port cities. Mingling with the local workers and playing all kinds of (usually gambling) games. Sometimes the urge comes up to place innocent bets on things, and she's suddenly fairly good at estimating odds.
|Personal History||Nealas was born of a love and marriage between Erlin and Meria Galin. Both of her parents worked for the Symbiosis Institute. Neither of them was joined with a Symbiont and were in charge of relatively menial tasks. From early on the expectations for Nealas were high and every aspect of her upbringing was geared towards increasing her chances of enrolling in the Symbiosis programme. Throughout her childhood she was never doing good enough in Academics, Sports nor the Arts. The bar was set enormously high for Nealas and to this day there are moments when she has trouble coping with this part of her history.
Nealas was not a social child. Her one and only goal was to impress the Symbiosis Commission with her accomplishments. She worked hard and was able to enrol into a very prestigious boarding school. It was on a planet at the heart of the Federation, light years from her home. Earth. If she was to impress the Symbiosis Commission she felt she had to stand out. She left her home planet and got on the shuttle to the school. There she spend all of her time studying. She didn't socialise beyond what was convenient during projects or classes. The only time she was not elbow deep in books was when she was scheduled to participate in physical exercise. It was here where she was trained in the Vulcan martial art of Suus Mahna by the resident Vulcan science professor.
During her time there she only visited home twice a year. After six years there she used the connections she had made and her excellent academic record to enrol into another very prestigious institute of medical learning. This time her thirst for prestige took her to Betazed Prime. She finished her basic medical training after six years, where there was a big mix between practical and theoretical knowledge. It became clear that she was lacking empathetic skills, especially in contrast with the Betazoid population surrounding her. During her time in medical school contact with her family worsened further. In her last year of Medical school she didn’t come home, citing coursework as an excuse. She graduated top 10 of her year and felt she had built enough of a case to apply to the Initiate programme.
After being accepted into the programme at age 24 Nealas realised that she needed to double down on everything she had done so far. The road that laid ahead was stricter than anything she had experienced up until that point. With 5000 competitors yearly for 300 symbiotes the competition was gruelling, even the slightest misstep could be used against her and strike her from the programme. Despite all of that it was the first time in her life that she felt at home. She was an initiate, a milestone that was difficult to attain for anyone. She was back on her homeworld and with her parents working for the Symbiosis commission she was able to move back home. Even so it didn’t do much in the way of mending the bonds that had withered over the past twelve years. Most days she was already gone before breakfast and she didn’t come home in time for dinner.
In 2387 the Hobus star went supernova. What followed was an era of political unrest in the Alpha quadrant that matched the Dominion War for impact. Nealas knew that it was during this time that her entire life’s work was coming down to the evaluations of a field instructor. A make or break part of the initiate programme. Despite all the unrest in the area the commission still choose to send her to Starbase 31, where she would be evaluated under Dirin Yvex for three weeks.
After eight days however a Romulan rogue faction decided that SB31 was a tactically attractive target and a small task force was send their way. There was very little forewarning of the attack, when the alerts started blaring and the people rushed to their battlestations Dirin insisted that Nealas retreated to the safety of the civilian shelters. Nealas refused, stating that her medical training would be invaluable in the hours to come. Dirin gave her a medical case and told her to stay out of the way and follow orders from anyone in a uniform. Dirin told her that things could get really messy and he wouldn’t want her to get in the way of them as they tried to sort it out.
Messy was the understatement of the year. The destruction of the Starbase was not far off when an Obsidian Fleet task force was able to get into the fray and fight of the remaining Romulan warbirds. Nealas had been assigned by the assistant CMO of the base to triage incoming patients. Near the end of the attack she was called away from sickbay by Dirin, who had more incoming casualty reports than he had people to send out to them.
The station rocked under constant battering of the Romulan Armada but Nealas had no time to think about it as blood was flowing and she was the one with the dermal regenerator. When the thundering stopped and the red lights stopped flickering Nealas stood in the middle of a shredded promenade looking around herself. This was the first time she saw the scale of the destruction, up until that point she had been focused on saving the people, or in some cases making sure their last moments were not spent in terrible agony. She walked back to sickbay slowly. Beat up and bruised she rounded the corner to walk back into sickbay, she felt the muscle ache sink in as the adrenaline started to ebb away.
What she found however was not a sickbay, it resembled a battlefield more than anything else. Bulkheads had buckled, consoles exploded and the fire suppression system seemed to be offline. Without thinking it over Nealas rushed in, she had to find Dirin, she had to protect the symbiont inside him. She was already digging through the smoke and rubble when the ACMO also returned. She shouted to her, ordering her to wait until the fire suppression teams showed up. That she was risking her life for the minute chance of finding someone on the other side. Nealas ignored the ACMO and kept digging through smoke and rubble. She did find Dirin, collapsed under his desk. Maybe due to smoke inhalation, maybe because something hit him in the head. Smoke was still building and she knew she had to get him out of there. Huddled under a table she checked his wounds, checked him for spinal damage and check if he was still breathing. Somehow he had been able to protect himself from the collapsing sickbay around him. She grabbed him from behind and started to drag him out.
Up until that point Dirin had noted for himself that despite all of her accomplishments there was a distinct lack of passion about her. All of that had changed in the previous hours when they were under siege and he saw that continuation during the instance he came to. What he saw was a dedicated, passionate young woman tending to his wounds and determined to keep him, and anyone else, alive. And in his case she succeeded. She was able to stabilize his condition and get him to proper medical care. For all her years of education nothing had prepared her for this. Frontier medicine. Saving the people protecting the Federation.
Nealas returned to the Trill homeworld and the final year of the initiate programme. During that time she also enlisted with Starfleet. To some it looked like she wanted a fall back plan. To her it was clear she had found her calling, symbiont or not. Dirin had given her a shining recommendation and in 2388 she finished the programme with the promise that she would be granted symbiosis and that she would be placed on the list to await a suitable symbiont.
Dirin never fully recovered from his wounds during the Romulan raid. Thanks to Nealas’ efforts he was able to live in relative comfort for another 9 months before succumbing to the severe damage the incident had caused. He requested that his symbiont would be granted to the woman that saved his life. That he would be honoured to be a part of such a passionate and fiery young woman.
After a short leave of absence following the joining ritual Nealas returned to Starfleet. With her new skills and knowledge and exception was made in her formal education. She took shortened courses for Starfleet, all of which she was able to complete relatively easily due to the knowledge and experience provided by the Yvex symbiont. early 2388 she took up residency aboard the USS Kyushu, where after 18 months she was granted a full Lieutenants rank and the position of Assistant Chief Medical Officer.
Serving four years under the Chief Medical Officer aboard the Kyushu she had developed a rapport with the crew and had settled into her role. She was aboard the Kyushu when it was attacked and destroyed by the Themyscira. The Chief Medical Officer forced her to abandon sickbay near the end of the fight, when all seemed lost, appealing to her urge to protect the Symbiont, promising he would follow shortly behind. She boarded an escape pod and waited for as long as she could but her Chief never arrived. She drifted in space alone in the pod before she was picked up by the USS Arcadia in the aftermath of their encounter with the Themyscira.
|Service Record||2372 - 2376 : Formal secondary education, Amsterdam School of Higher Learning - Amsterdam, Earth
2377 - 2383 : Medicine, Medara Learning Hospital - Medara, Betazed
2384 - 2388 : Initiate Programme, Symbiosis Institute - Leran Manev, Trill
2388 - 2389 : Officer training, Starfleet Academy - San Fransisco, Earth
2389 - 2393: Assistant Chief Medical Officer - USS Akira
2393 - Present : Acting Chief Medical Officer - USS Arcadia
Hosts of the Yvex Symbiont (with gender and primary occupations):
2079 – 2121 : Sarma Yvex (Male – Caretaker of un-joined Symbionts)
2121 – 2176 : Danres Yvex (Male – Private Merchant and Field Instructor to prospective Hosts)
2176 – 2241 : Seline Yvex (Female – Professor in Xeno-biology, Trill homeworld and Field Instructor to prospective Hosts)
2241 – 2274 : Trillian Yvex (Female – Actress, Dancer, Singer, Trill Homeworld)
2274 – 2332 : Jayden Yvex (Male – Author and Sculptor)
2332 – 2362 : Farah Yvex (Female – Counselor on Trill before becoming a Member of the Symbiont Commission)
2362 – 2388 : Dirin Yvex (Male – Chief Medical Officer Starbase 31 and Field Instructor to prospective Hosts)
2388 – Present : Nealas Galin Yvex, M.D. (Female – Assistant Chief Medical Officer USS Kyushu)