Lieutenant Podkayne Luna March, Scientist / Intelligence Analyst

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Podkayne March

Species

Human

Place of Birth Sol System, Luna

Gender

Female

Date of Birth 12 August 2361

Age

27

Marital Status Married

Hair

Blonde

Eyes Grey

Height

1m60 / 5' 3"

Weight 54 kg /119 lbs

Skin Tone

Caucasian

Physique Medium small

Description

Smart enough not to show off - an agreable and happy person most times.

Family

Husband Chance, Haven Proprietor
Son Colin Chance March, born in May 2385
Daughter Tabatha Chance March, born in June 2388
Mother Mary Cavendish - Shop Owner
Father Sam March Shop Owner
Siblings 2 elder brothers, 1 elder sister (Stella), a twin brother and sister

Lieutenant
 

Personal Profile

Traits, Quirks

When embarrassed, her ears go red before anything else. Podkayne may at times abscond herself in deep thought in the middle of a conversation. She loves artistic tattoos and sports three, hardly visible in uniform.

 

Interests

Ancient Babylon, bygone civilizations, divination methods, meditation techniques.

  Hobbies Shopping for exotic trinklets, jewelry and colourful garments. Ice-skating, piloting/driving small civilian craft. Member of KINDS.
Above average 3D chess and Kal'toh player.
 

Ambitions

Unravelling the secrets of the Universe - or at least a few.

 

Likes

Food, wine, friends, massages and cuddles.

 

Dislikes

To see her work or opinions dismissed because of her age. To be tested for her IQ (she always cheats to score only what she decided).

 

Strengths

One highly performant brain.

 

Weaknesses

Insomnia under pressure. Overly exacting with herself and versatile in her intellectual passions. Ill at ease as a public persona.

 

Skills

Born and bred on Luna, she is at home in any space suite and 0-G situation.
One of the few Federation scientists to master the complex Pharosian equations beyond the 7th level. (Current level: 16 out of 27 and climbing).

  Limitations Stubborn and over-achiever, though she is working on it. Not always respectful of the chain of command. Tries to exercise in spurts.
 

Languages

Federation Standard, common Vulcan and advanced basics in numerous dead or current languages.

 

Personal History

Early childhood - Luna

After a few years of travelling around the Federation, the young Sam March and Mary Cavendish found themselves the surprise winners of a lottery. They became space traders aboard their own ship, the SS Sammary.

Twenty years and three children later they decided to settle down and leased a choice spot at Luna's main spaceport. The Bizarre Bazaar thrived on their flair for low cost, exotic curios and trinkets. As the last of the children left home, the March felt that they were still green enough for a new batch. Two were planned, three were born as the last one turned out to be twins.

The toddler grew up on a background of bedtime stories of the Sammary days, surrounded by all sorts of exotic knickknack and travellers. Her curiosity for the universe grew by leaps and bounds while her premature intelligence determined that she had, on all accounts, missed on the whole fun of being one of the family in its SS Sammary heydays.

By the age of 3, young Podkayne could not only read and write, she also knew basic phrases in several languages and would convert currency and measurement units from Federation worlds almost instantaneously. This was considered little more than a side effect of her growing around the shop. As she reached 4, the March were quite surprised to learn from a preschool assessment that she was a 'genius child' slated for an accelerated education curriculum.

It was easily provided in a specialized institute for the next few years but Podkayne was still craving for more. Growing recklessness answered the refusal of her parents to let her go, until her elder sister settled on Mars.

 

Late childhood to adolescence - Mars to Vulcan

Graduating at age 10, Podkayne spent two years on General Studies at the Iverson Institute on Mars, there also receiving psychological counselling to deal with recurrent sleepwalking and other signs of stress.

Soon after turning 12, she won a scholarship for the Vulcan Institute of Sciences where she went on to spend the next 4 years as an undergraduate student in Physics.

The curriculum included a full range of courses: chemistry, astronomy, physics, electricity and magnetism, thermodynamics, optics, quantum physics, nuclear physics, solid state physics. This was completed by extensive mathematics courses (calculus, differential equations, advanced calculus), as well as computer science and programming. Undergraduate students performed tutored research.

On Vulcan, 12 year old Podkayne was immersed among a wide variety of students and scholars. As time went by and her special status faded, she became accutely aware that her gift, left to itself, barely put her on a par with the average Institute student of more advanced species.

She grew highly competitive and the fight for the top left her isolated, her only friend a fellow 'star pupil' and her favourite distractions 3D chess and Kal'toh. She has an inordinate taste and understanding for the harmonics in Vulcan music as well as good practice of the language.

Late adolescence - Daystrom Institute

Upon celebrating a Master Degree in General Physics at 16, Podkayne selected among diverse offerings a choice scholarship at the Daystrom Institute. There, at 18, she obtained a doctoral degree in Theoretical Physics. But long before her thesis was completed, Podkayne felt the old restlessness returning and came to a decision: the only place where she could avoid being pigeonholed, continue to grow while travelling to her heart's content, was Starfleet.

 

Podkayne therefore joined the Academy and 'sacrificed' one year as required to general officer studies, adapting uneasily at first to the mould. Her original background made for a less challenging pace over the ensuing three years, a time that she considers to be her first holidays since the Iverson Institute. She gained two Master Degrees in Experimental Astrophysics and Biophysics.

After a few months of polishing on the USS Tourville, favourable reviews confirmed her assignment to the USS Poseidon as Physicist.

 

Outer Perseus - USS Poseidon NCC 89515

Doctor March became widely known for the March Translift that solved the crucial problem of ferrying personnel and equipment through the partly collapsed Ventresca wormhole. She started preparing a doctorate in Cosmology under Science Master Sobel, from the Vulcan Academy of Sciences, currently assigned to Starbase Perseus.

Podkayne married Chance, the Fisherman's Wharf owner, through an ancient rite. In May 2385, she gave birth to Colin March.

During a scientific mission, Podkayne March inadvertently triggered the opening of a subspace tunnel part of an old network, sending the Poseidon to the Margosian Sea, 1 000 LY from the OPA.

After a short stint as the ACSO, Dr March was assigned to the role of Intelligence Analyst. Seconded by Etienne Bostock, her best friend and intellectual peer, her orders were to devise a grid of analysis to envisage the high concentration of unusual events in the OPA under new angles.

Podkayne was part of the inaugural journey of the Carrier Group One through the wormhole and lived through the entire series of (mis)adventures that were to follow.

Farlong Reefs- USS Avalon NCC 76262-A

Mid 2386, Podkayne obtained reassignment on the USS Avalon NCC 76262-A alongside her CO and most of the Senior Staff. In 2388 she completed a thesis on large scale matter, gaining a second doctorate in Cosmology from the Vulcan Science Institute. In June 2388, her daughter Tabatha was born.

 

Medical Profile

 

Medical Report

Cleared for duty with orders to report for fitness training once a week.

- Dr Martin Paulsen, USS Avalon

 

Psychological Report

If she has shown willingness and improvement in the area of team work and social interaction, she is by nature a solitary player as exemplified by her efforts to become an interdisciplinary, ie self-sufficient scientist.

A clear mind and sound knowledge of her own shortcomings. Bouts of insomnia still not fully under control. Episods of stress. Follow up sessions should be scheduled regularly to keep her on track. Cleared for duty.

- Counsellor Alejandro Mateo, USS Poseidon

 

Education

General schooling

Luna, Asimov Institute - Mars, Iverson Institute, Advanced Children section

Secondary & Tertiary Vulcan, Science Institute - Mars, Dayström Institute
 

Starfleet

Starfleet Academy and Starfleet Science, San Francisco

 

Service Record

Starfleet Academy

General Officer Training - C1

 

Science Observatory Sudar X

Astrophysics Section - C2

 

USS Pharaoh

Spectroscopy and Particle physics - C3

  Starfleet Science Temporal Investigations Intern, analysis of declassified data - C3, C4
 

USS Tourville

Biophysics - C4

  USS Poseidon Physicist, ACSO, Intelligence Analyst - Ensign / Lieutenant JG / Lieutenant
 

USS Avalon

Physicist, Intelligence Analyst / Lieutenant

Player Awards

Player Awards


 

Service Ribbons

4 Year Ribbon3 Year Ribbon
500 Posts Ribbon500 posts ribbon
7 Year Service Ribbons

1000 Posts Ribbon

 

 

Mission Ribbons

 

USS Avalon

      mission ribbon
    Honeymoon in Farlong
11303.24
All of Our Tomorrows
11301.12
mission ribbon mission ribbon mission ribbon mission ribbon
The Break
11208.07
Anarchy Mine
11206.02
Wormhole Squared
11203.17
Smoke & Mirrors
11112.11
mission ribbon mission ribbon mission ribbon mission ribbon
ABOD-302-II
11110.16
Farlong Reefs
11108.05
Stardust
11106.19
Tutti Fruti
11102.07
mission ribbon mission ribbon mission ribbon Mission Ribbon
Repulsion
11012.31
ABOD-302
11010.31
The Lost Colony
11009.11
On the Road Again
11007.14

Poseidon
Chapman Era

    Mission Ribbon Mission Ribbon
    Winds of Change
11006.16
Apple of Discord
11005.16
Mission Ribbon
Mission Ribbon
Mission ribbon Mission ribbon
Into The White
11003.07
The Darkest Hour
10912.12
Child's Play
10910.17
New Voyages
10908.10

Poseidon
Christopher Era

  Mission Ribbon    
  Terror on Terra
10812.31
Line Error Salvation Run
  Mission Ribbon Mission Ribbon  
The Face of Evil Dark Veil
61128.3
Nova!
60926.2
The Canyon of Heroes
 

Sim Awards

  Conspicuous Service Cross
Citation of Valour
Mission Post Award
  Conspicuous Service Cross
11005.21

Citation of Valour
10801.07

Mission Post Award
Face of Evil 37

 

Fleet Awards

Starfleeet Star Starfleet Star Award
Award
Sixth Fleet Starfleet Star
11101.05 - 11302.04
Sixth Fleet Cluster
60329.1 - 11104.30
Sixth Fleet
Meritorious Unit Citation
11210.31 -
10910.18- 10809.02 - 61111.9
Award
Legion of Honour
Award
Award
Sixth Fleet
Order of Meritous Service
61111.9
Sixth Fleet
Legion of Honour
10910.18
Sixth Fleet Academy Instructor Award
Fleet Academy Instructor Ribbon