Lieutenant Ian Acainus
Name Ian Pandiar Acainus
|Physical Description||At five feet five, Ian is on the short side for most humanoid races, but rather average for someone from his homeworld. All of his one hundred and thirty pounds is muscle. His black hair is worn a little longer than a Starfleet officer’s but not overly so. It is naturally wavy, falls over his ears and touches his collar. His topaz eyes are larger than a human’s and have a feral appearance.
His uniform is a pair of charcoal gray slacks, with a black stripe on the outside leg, a black form-fitting shirt and a khaki colored jacket with his rank pips on the shoulder. He has two pips on each shoulder indicating that he is an Akadian Sub-Lieutenant
|Other Family||His biological family is unknown.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Ian was an orphan on a world where the family is very important and determines social status, influence, even what profession one can go into. He was abandoned when he was a mere infant, which has affected his outlook on life. Not being part of a family made him, in the eyes of his people, part of the lowest caste.
He was in an orphanage until he was eight when he was adopted by a family with close ties to the Shinobi. He spent ten years with them which gave him a unique skill set and their philosophy and way of looking at life affected his personality.
He is loyal and committed, with a sense of justice a hatred of bullies or those who take advantage of others and a strong moral compass. It also made him cunning and even, under the right circumstance a bit duplicitous
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Physically, because he is an Akadian he is about as strong as a human female. However, he is quite a bit more agile and dexterous, about on the level of a world-class Olympic athlete. He also has excellent hand-eye coordination. Like Vulcans and Romulans, he has a copper based blood system and is susceptible to the same disease and conditions they would be.His feral eyes give him a unique appearance.He is also able to see in the dark, as long as there is some light source (he couldn’t see in a cave as an example), almost as well as he can in the day.
He is highly intuitive, which means he tends to be good at gut reactions, but he is not good at analytical skills, hard sciences, or higher math as an example. He’s good at reacting on the fly, or thinking well on his feet, but, he’s not so good at overall planning. So, if you find yourself in a situation where everything has gone to hell and you need to get out, he’s your guy. If you want to not be in that situation, because you’ve planned everything out down to the nth degree, he probably isn’t your guy.
He has a strong moral compass, but he doesn’t always follow all the rules, which can be a plus or a minus.
He is a very strong empath, and a moderately strong telepath. That means that he has to keep up a strong mental shield around him, to keep from being overwhelmed by people’s emotions. He can easily read surface thoughts or intentions, but to read anything deeper, he has to touch someone. But, he isn’t strong enough to read thoughts that people that are too deep or they want to keep hidden. Like other telepathic beings, he isn’t at least under most circumstances, going to try to read people’s thoughts without their permission.
He is unfamiliar with the Federation culture and to a certain extent the language, which means he sometimes will make inappropriate comments, or cross up his idioms.
|Ambitions||There is a lot riding on the success or failure of the officer exchange program and Akadia becoming part of the Federation. There are lots of questions, concerns, and obstacles standing in the way and Ian wants to be able to navigate through all those things with honor.
On a persona level, he would like to find someone or someones to settle down with.
|Hobbies & Interests||Hobbies and interests: He is a good poker player, not because he cheats by reading people’s minds (he’s competitive, but not that competitive) but, because he’s good at reading people’s tells, he has an excellent poker face and he bluffs really, really well. He also enjoys and is good at darts, pool and other sports that require good hand-eye coordination. Another interest of his is staff fighting.
|Personal History||Ian was born on November 1, 2337, on the Terran calendar. He has often imagined that his father came from one of the families that sit on the Ruling Council, and that might be a possibility, but no one knows for certain, because he was abandoned and left on the steps of an orphanage, in the city of Madean, one of the few cities on the equator. The first eight years of his life were tough because of the status of those with no families. He was adopted by the Acainus family when he was ten. They were a typical middle class family, which meant they well off but with little power. One of the reasons for that, was because of their close ties to the Shinobi, a group similar to Terran Ninjas. He spent ten years with one of their cadres and picked up a unique skill set.
Those skills made him a prime candidate for the Intel track at the Akadian Academy, and he did take a few classes, but he knew almost as much as his instructors and he quickly grew bored. In fact, he almost washed out. But, one of his professors saw a potential in him because of his gift of gab and his ability to think on his feet So he transferred to the diplomatic school.
He started his career on the WTA Storm, which was more of a patrol vehicle that did little exploration outside their known territory or with people they had dealings with before. He was there for eighteen months before he was promoted to Sub-Lieutenant and was transferred to the WTA Vanguard, which was a true exploration ship. A year ago, that ship made first contact with the USS Enterprise. It was a chance encounter, but one that opened up possibilities.
Akadia is interested in joining the Federation and the Federation is interested in having them become a part. The official reason is because it is a planet rich in natural resources that need protection, but there are those, on both sides, that would like to exploit the relationship.
An officer exchange program has been started and Ian is one of three officers that have been sent to Federation vessels.
|Service Record||2355-2358 Akadian Academy
2358-2360 WTA Storm
2360-2363 WTA Vanguard
2363 Present USS Defiant