Karina Riley

Name Karina Riley

Position Family Member

Second Position Translation Specialist

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Orion
Age 28

Starfleet Profile

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11"
Weight 125
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Green
Physical Description curvy and well toned. Like most females of her species, she is a dancer with a dancer's body.


Spouse First Lieutenant Sean Riley, SFMC
Children Ian, adopted Bajoran, Age 6
Father Unknown
Mother Unknown
Brother(s) Unknown
Sister(s) Unknown
Other Family Unknown

Personality & Traits

General Overview Like most female Orions, she has the body of a trained dancer. Unlike most females of her species, however, she has no desire to use her femininity to manipulate males to her whims. She takes a special pheromone blocker that prevents her from doing so, but she hardly needs it, as many a young man has fallen hopelessly in love with her just because of her looks.
Strengths & Weaknesses +Loves her husband and son
+Trained martial artist
-Once a year for a period of about a week, she loses complete control of her inhibitions due to the Kha'Ran, the Orion mating cycle.
Ambitions To be a good wife and mother, and raise her son so he turns out just like his father.
Hobbies & Interests Dancing, Martial Arts training with her husband, Languages.

Personal History Karina was found at age 4 in the cargo hold of a derelict Orion freighter by the USS Bach. Subsequent attempts to locate her family were failures, and the Bach's Communications Officer and his wife decided to adopt her, as they had no children of their own. She grew up in San Francisco, on Earth. Her mother, a linguist for the Starfleet Diplomatic Corps, homeschooled her. She had an affinity for languages, and by the time she was eighteen she was fluent in Klingon, Andorian, the Ferengi Trade Language, two dialects of Romulan (Rihannsu Common and Rihannsu Prime), Talarian, and learned Bajoran once the Federation made contact with them after the Occupation. She decided to go into hospitality as a vocation, and ended up as a bartender at the Officer's Club at Starfleet HQ on Earth. After hearing his story secondhand from a friend of hers, the two started dating, and it wasn't long before they were married. They forewent a honeymoon so he could stay on duty, but a year after they were married, his CO ordered him to take leave. They went to Bajor, and while there they were robbed by a young street urchin. Sean ran the child down, but after seeing that the poor kid was starving they took him in and fed him. Karina fell in love with the child, so Sean, wanting to give her the family she desired but unable to do so, asked his CO to use his influence to have the boy adopted. It went through rather quickly, due to the Bajoran Council of Ministers having trouble providing homes and shelter to the large number of orphans on the planet. The boy had no name, so Sean named him Ian. When Sean was promoted to First Lieutenant and transferred to the USS Arcadia, they followed him. Karina, though a civilian, found employment with the Diplomatic Mission on board the ship. She also helps out in the Ship's Lounge.