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|Name=Sige (pronounced 'seeg-eh) o'Broin
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|Name=Sige ó Broin (Given name Allora)
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|Position=Counselor
 
|Position=Counselor
 
|Gender=Female
 
|Gender=Female
|Age=30 (Terran Years)
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|Age=34 (Terran Years)
 
|Race=Human
 
|Race=Human
 
|Birthplace=Transport vessel en route to Yabrilla
 
|Birthplace=Transport vessel en route to Yabrilla
 
|Hair=Blonde
 
|Hair=Blonde
 
|Eye=Blue (almost crystalline and sensitive to bright light due to time spent underground as slave labor in mines. She sometimes wears a novel apparatus called “sunglasses”)
 
|Eye=Blue (almost crystalline and sensitive to bright light due to time spent underground as slave labor in mines. She sometimes wears a novel apparatus called “sunglasses”)
|Physical=5'3". Slight but toned and strong
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|Physical=5'3". Slight, but toned and strong.
 
|Education=* Starfleet Academy: Major - Psychology
 
|Education=* Starfleet Academy: Major - Psychology
 
* Starfleet Academy: Minor - Diplomatic Policy and Affairs
 
* Starfleet Academy: Minor - Diplomatic Policy and Affairs
 
* Specialist Skills - PTSD Counseling. Crisis Management and response. Grief Counseling. Several non-traditional Energy Healing modalities
 
* Specialist Skills - PTSD Counseling. Crisis Management and response. Grief Counseling. Several non-traditional Energy Healing modalities
|ServiceRecord=* USS Carl Sagan - Caden Cruise 
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|ServiceRecord=Cadet Cruise: USS Carl Sagan
* IAAF (Intergallactic Aid and Assist Foundation) subcontractor
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* CEO, IAAF
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USS Wolverine- Chief Counselor (private contract)
* USS Wolverine - Counselor
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|Background=Born Allora Rhys, daughter of Gary Rhys (Xenoecologist) and Michelle Rhys (Geologist) who are members of IAAF (Intergalactic Aid and Assist Foundation) a privately funded organization founded by Starfleet Doctor and humanitarian Rowena o Broin.
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CEO- The Intergalactic Aid and Assist Foundation (IAAF)
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|Background=Daughter of Gary Rhys (Xenoecologist) and Michelle Rhys (Geologist) who were members of the IAAF (Intergalactic Aid and Assist Foundation) a privately funded organization founded by Starfleet Doctor and humanitarian Rowena o Broin. Working alongside the Federation, the IAAF assigned them to the planet Yabrillia on the rimward edge of Federation space. The planet was rich with natural resources and inhabited by a matriarchal society of slender silver-green skinned beings. Several years of drought and atmospheric changes had created a major ecological disaster which had driven the Yabrillians from a warp tech people to a more primitive state prompting the Federation to offer help in adapting to the changes while evaluating the cause of the environmental changes with a hope of reversing the effects and restoring balance. Michelle gave birth on the way to the planet to a daughter they named Allora and she was raised amidst the alien race being accepted as one of their own.
  
Working alongside the Federation, the IAAF assigned them to the planet Yabrillia on the rimward edge of Federation space. The planet is rich with natural resources and inhabited by matriarchal society of slender silver-green skinned beings. Several years of drought and atmospheric changes has created a major ecological disaster which has driven the Yabrillians from a warp tech people to a more primitive state prompting the Federation to offer help to the Yabrillians in adapting to the changes while evaluating the cause of the environmental changes with a hope of reversing the affects and restoring balance. Michelle gave birth on the way to the planet to a daughter they name Allora and she was raised amidst the alien race being accepted as one of their own.
 
 
 
> When Allora was 4 the planet was attacked by a hostile race known as the Bothulians. It is this race that has been interfering with the atmosphere of Yabrillia in an attempt to deforest and lay waste to the land making mining a precious metal vital to their existence, Tranispin, easier. The day Allora witnesses the slaughter of her parents, members of both the IAAF and the Federation, and a majority of the higher ranking Yabrillian officials is the last day the child speaks. Under alien tyranny she becomes “A001-Z” and she along with the rest of the inhabitants are made slaves and sent into the mines. She is cared for by a Yabrillian family who knew her parents and who lost their own children. For 6 years A001-Z works the mines, never speaking to her adopted family or her captors who seem to be at a loss on what to do with this strange being as she is unlike anything they have ever seen and the last of the race the Bothulians learn are called “Terran”. Their curiosity about her probably contributes to her survival. Her silence makes her a great observer and reader of people and the energy pulse of the planet core and her contact with the elements being mined make her more sensitive to other people’s energy/emotions.  When she was 10 the Federation liberated the planet and A001-Z met the very person who formed the IAAF and sent her parents to Yabrillia, Dr. Rowena ó Broin. It is this day that she later acknowledges as her “Birthday”.
 
 
 
[Dr. ó Broin’s ancestors made a great deal of money in the latter half of the 21st century with research and drug trials on Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) a disease that the o’ Broin family seems genetically predisposed to. Rowena is affected as well, but so far at the age of 63, the drugs developed by her predecessors and medical research labs have kept the degenerative disease at bay.]
 
 
   
 
   
Captivated by the child, and feeling a pang of guilt, Rowena adopts the child whose true name has been lost. She decides to call the child “Sige” after the Gnostic Goddess…”The great silence or void from which all creation sprang.”…knowing that in this child’s quiet world, a great spark of life and creation is waiting to be released…it was just a question of finding the key.
 
 
 
Rowena’s thirst for life and new adventures is infectious: her motto: “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death” is taken from a 20th century musical “Mame” which chronicles the adventures of an orphan who is raised by his flamboyant and free spirited Aunt. In the same vein, Rowena introduces Sige to new worlds/cultures/religions and healing practices. The exposure to a myriad of philosophies helps the child work through her years of pain watching death and destruction. Taking in every experience with an observant eye and an open heart, Sige’s silent world finally gives way and she finally begins to speak at the age of 13. (Sige considers Rowena her Aunt and affectionately calls her “Mame” or “Auntie”)
 
  
At the gentle nudging of Rowena, Sige attends Starfleet Academy at the age of 18 majoring in Counseling and takes four electives dealing with Languages, Psychology (Terran and non-Terran), Diplomacy and Xenophysiology (non-native and non-Terran). Her years of travel, encouragement of free-thought by Rowena, and her intuitive nature proves to be both help and hindrance when it comes to dealing with certain Academy professors and their approach to teaching, procedures
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When Allora was 4 the planet was attacked by a hostile race known as the Bothulians. It was this race that had been interfering with the atmosphere of Yabrillia in an attempt to deforest and lay waste to the land making mining a precious metal vital to their existence, Tranispin, easier. The day Allora witnessed the slaughter of her parents, members of both the IAAF and the Federation, and a majority of the higher ranking Yabrillian officials was the last day the child spoke. Under alien tyranny, she and the surviving children and inhabitants are made slaves and sent into the mines. The “slaves” are fitted with a shard of the Tranispin which married to their biological energy and depending on the circumstances and environment, could amplify great joy or sorrow. Given their conditions, the shard amplifies pain and suffering and was an effective tool to control the slaves. For 6 years Allora worked the mines, never speaking. Her race new to her captors put them at a loss on what to do with this strange being as she was unlike anything they had ever seen. Their curiosity about her probably contributed to her survival. Her silence made her a great observer and reader of people and while the shard held sway over her mental state, the energy pulse of the planet core and her contact with the elements being mined make her more sensitive to other people’s energy/emotions.  
and protocols and even though she graduates with top honors, she feels that a Starfleet career is not for her. Her feelings are changed somewhat on her one year aboard the USS Sagan where she meets the engaging Ships Counselor, (a man who boasts a heritage of African Shamans and
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Voodoo Priestesses) Dr. Adisa Olujimi. Dr. Olujimi recognizes Sige’s gift and encourages her, furthering her exposure to the different and unorthodox. He also appreciates her passion for cooking usually by showing up with a basket of unrelated food items challenging her to create several dishes. The two become lifelong friends. Still, when her time aboard the USS Sagan is done, Sige still feels that she could never fit in Starfleet and she returns to help Rowena as a liaison between the IAAF and the Federation…a position Rowena held but is now pressed to relinquish due to the progression of her disease, the long hours aggravating her condition.
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While in the Academy Sige meets a dashing and charismatic Starfleet Officer, Eric Sartwell who has a promising career as a Commanding Officer. The two have a comfortable relationship though Eric is a bit more demanding of Sige’s time and often complains when she has to travel to other planets/Starbases on IAAF business or to visit Rowena who now lives in her ancestral estates in Ireland. Needless to say, when Rowena becomes seriously ill at the age of 80 Sige breaks off her relationship with Eric and focuses her attention on being with Rowena and taking care of her.
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When she was 10 the Federation liberated the planet and Allora met the very person who formed the IAAF and sent her parents to Yabrillia, Dr. Rowena ó Broin. It was this day that she later acknowledged as her “Birthday”.
Realizing that at one point the disease will render her helpless to express her wishes (and not wishing to put them down in any form, written or electronic), Rowena makes Sige promise that when the time comes (and Sige will know when that is) she is to administer a drug that Rowena keeps in an elaborately decorated box. Her body is then to be cremated the very same day and her ashes scattered in the wind near the ancient ruins of Newgrange.
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On Sige’s 30 birthday Rowena, now 83, dies and her wishes are carried out. For the first time Sige feels the pang of loneliness and embarks on an introspective journey revisiting many of the places Rowena has taken her over the years. After several months she finds herself on the Azeri Starbase feeling as if she’s reached a crossroad in her life and is open to all possibilities.
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|Psych=Despite the difficult and traumatic childhood she experienced Sige is not bitter and is not held captive by it. In fact she is very positive and has what some would call a “bright” personality. She doesn’t see a line between treating the mind, body or soul, so her counseling approach could be considered unconventional and ruffle more than a few feathers in the medical world. Her silence can bring a person “in” helping them to center themselves and allow them to realize that they already hold the answers to questions they think they have as well as make people comfortable enough to talk even when they might feel they don’t need anyone to talk to. Her silence can also be powerful and somewhat unnerving to a few who might mistake it for judgment on her part.
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> Sige is leery of food replicators knowing that it is through the preparation of, gathering over and sharing of food that races truly begin to open a dialogue of trust and relaxed interaction and many times she will have a special gathering to create a relaxed atmosphere where all beings feel welcomed.
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Sige tends to punctuate situations, dilemmas, confrontations with quotes and sayings from other cultures which can be amusing or annoying depending on whom you are but, it’s her way of showing a universal “common thread” that runs through all races and cultures. She seems “unflappable” and almost annoyingly perfect to some, to others she can be brushed off as malleable and not having her own thoughts or able to take a stand. She is everyone’s daughter, BFF, favorite cousin, younger/older sister, becoming what they need when they need it if they want it, or she can be that annoying manifestation of their conscience...the one that reminds them (verbally or non-verbally) what they know they should or shouldn’t be doing. The flip side of all this positive...if she feels she has failed someone, it is a devastating blow. She is her own worst critic. She has her rituals, her “alone” times and her private “break down and cry” times as a means to restore her own balance but if anyone ever came across her during these times they would probably be afraid for her or may even think her a hypocrite.  
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Having knowledge and an understanding of a race or culture doesn’t always mean one has to agree with it and Sige works hard in keeping her emotions in check when dealing with anyone who is brutal, vicious and cruel; those who have their own agenda at the price of others or those who feel indifferent towards others. Fear, despair, anger and violence can be sensed and transmitted so she is careful to try and not telegraph these energies to others in stressful situations even if she is experiencing them.
 
  
Sige appears to have the knack to be there when a person needs her with the comfortable air of a good friend and not a Ship’s counselor, and her presence never feels like an intrusion. She remembers names, birthdays, anniversaries/special events and has the ability to make a person feel listened to, unique and appreciated. I would suggest she treats herself as kindly as she treats others as she sometimes appears to be her own worst critic. Her interpretation of Andevian crustaceans in a sherry crème sauce is not to be missed and her Molten Three Chocolate Trifle with Risa berries is to die for.  
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[Dr. Rowena ó Broin’s ancestors made a great deal of money in the latter half of the 21st century with research and drug trials on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a disease that the o’ Broin family seems genetically predisposed to. Rowena was affected as well, but so far at the age of 63, the drugs developed by her predecessors and medical research labs have kept the degenerative disease at bay.]
  
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'''Starfleet Academy review:'''<br>
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Captivated by the child, and feeling a pang of guilt for her parent’s death, Rowena adopted the child whose true name had been lost. She decided to call the child “Sige” after the Gnostic Goddess…”The great silence or void from which all creation sprang.”…knowing that in this child’s quiet world, a great spark of life and creation was waiting to be released…it was just a question of finding the key.
“Academically sound but would benefit from a more serious focus of Starfleet protocol and established practices.
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'''Dr. Olujimi, Ships Counselor USS Carl Sagan: '''<br>
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“Ensign o Broin’s innate ability to follow her “gut” instinct, sometimes in conflict with Starfleet protocol and procedure, has generally produced a positive and nurturing atmosphere among the officers and crew and she has been able to extend this great sense of calm during some intense diplomatic meetings. She is well liked by the crew though some of the senior officers find her pretentious and her silence…upon occasion judgmental."
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Rowena’s thirst for life and new adventures was infectious: her motto: “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death” taken from a 20th-century musical “Mame” which chronicles the adventures of an orphan who was raised by his flamboyant and free-spirited Aunt. In the same vein, Rowena introduced Sige to new worlds/cultures/religions and healing practices. The exposure to a myriad of philosophies helped the child work through her years of pain watching death and destruction. Taking in every experience with an observant eye and an open heart, Sige’s silent world gave way and she finally spoke at the age of 13.
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At the gentle nudging of Rowena, Sige attended Starfleet Academy at the age of 18 majoring in Counseling and four electives dealing with Languages, Psychology (Terran and non-Terran), Diplomacy and Xenophysiology (non-native and non-Terran). Her years of travel, encouragement of free-thought by Rowena, and her intuitive nature proved to be both a help and hindrance when it came to dealing with certain Academy professors and their approach to teaching, procedures, and protocols and even though she graduated with top honors, she felt that a Starfleet career was not for her. Her feelings were changed somewhat on her one year aboard the USS Sagan where she met the engaging Ships Counselor, (a man who boasts a heritage of African Shamans and Voodoo Priestesses) Dr. Adisa Olujimi. Dr. Olujimi recognized Sige’s gift and encouraged her, furthering her exposure to the different and unorthodox. He also appreciated her passion for cooking usually by showing up with a basket of unrelated food items challenging her to create several dishes. The two become lifelong friends. Still, when her time aboard the USS Sagan was done, Sige still felt that she could never fit in Starfleet and returned to help Rowena as a liaison between the IAAF and the Federation…a position Rowena held but was pressed to relinquish due to the progression of her disease.
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While in the Academy Sige met a dashing and charismatic Starfleet Officer, Eric Sartwell who had a promising career as a Commanding Officer. The two had a comfortable relationship though Eric was a bit more demanding of Sige’s time and often complained when she has to travel to other planets/Starbases on IAAF business or to visit Rowena who retired to her ancestral estates in Ireland. Needless to say, when Rowena became seriously ill at the age of 80 Sige broke off her relationship with Eric and focused her attention on being Rowena’s caretaker while juggling IAAF responsibilities.
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Realizing that at one point the disease would render her helpless to express her wishes (and not wishing to put them down in any form, written or electronic), Rowena made Sige promise that when the time came she was to administer a drug that Rowena kept in an elaborately decorated box. Her body cremated the very same day and her ashes scattered in the wind near the ancient ruins of Newgrange.
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On Sige’s 30 birthday Rowena, now 83, dies and her wishes are carried out. For the first time since the death of her parents, Sige felt the pang of loneliness and embarked on an introspective journey revisiting many of the places Rowena had taken her over the years. After several months she found herself at Azeri Starbase feeling as if she had reached a crossroads in her life. While knowing the mantle of responsibility would fall on her shoulders to run the IAAF, Sige was still hesitant to accept it.
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A chance meeting with a Starfleet Captain leads Sige into a dangerous rescue mission and her eventual assignment to the USS Wolverine captained by Elizabeth Cherenzchenko who basically hired Sige as a private contractor for the position of counselor, a move that, through the years, has frustrated Starfleet and SEPWA.
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The two form a close bond of friendship and Sige counts on Lily’s advice and support as much as Lily does on Sige’s and while her interaction with the Chief of Security, Darius Cole, started out prickly, over the years their relationship blossomed as well, leading up to a surprise wedding on Christmas Eve.
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The unexpected passing of Adissa (who had been steering the IAAF while Sige was previously assigned to the Wolverine) caused her to re-evaluate her life to assume the mantle of responsibility for running the IAAF. There had been two previous opportunities that had put Sige in a tenuous situation regarding her future with Starfleet. One, after a particularly shrouded mission that was passed over by the Federation as a conspiracy theory that caused Sige to feel her presence on the Wolverine (as a civilian) made Lily and the crew more of a target of SEPWA and higher-ups with agendas against Lily, and the next, when Sige, during shoreleave, mounted a rescue mission of trapped IAAF workers caught between two warring factions with the aid of the former XO of the Wolverine, Thomas Beliveau and several members of the Klingon house he belonged to. Both situations resulted in deaths and caused Sige to struggle with the question of whether or not she was a help or a hindrance as well as call into question her own doubts about her abilities. Now having returned to head the IAAF after Adissa’s death, Sige has been able to restructure the organization enough to feel that her place, once more, is on the Wolverine.
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|Psych=Despite the difficult and traumatic childhood she experienced Sige is not bitter and is not held captive by it. In fact, she is very positive and has what some would call a “bright” personality. She doesn’t see a line between treating the mind, body or soul, so her counseling approach could be considered unconventional and ruffle more than a few feathers in the medical world. Her silence can bring a person “in” helping them to center themselves and allow them to realize that they already hold the answers to the questions they think they have as well as make people comfortable enough to talk even when they might feel they don’t need anyone to talk to. Her silence can also be powerful and somewhat unnerving to a few who might mistake it for judgment on her part.
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Sige is leery of food replicators knowing that it is through the preparation of, gathering over and sharing of food that races truly begin to open a dialogue of trust and relaxed interaction and many times she will have a special gathering to create a relaxed atmosphere where all beings feel welcomed.
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Sige tends to punctuate situations, dilemmas, confrontations with quotes and sayings from other cultures which can be amusing or annoying depending on who you are, but it’s her way of showing a universal “common thread” that runs through all races and cultures. She seems “unflappable” and almost annoyingly perfect to some, to others, she can be brushed off as malleable and not having her own thoughts or able to take a stand. She is everyone’s daughter, BFF, favorite cousin, younger/older sister, becoming what they need when they need it if they want it, or she can be that annoying manifestation of their conscience...the one that reminds them (verbally or nonverbally) what they know they should or shouldn’t be doing.
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The flip side of all this positive...if she feels she has failed someone, it is a devastating blow. She is her own worst critic. She has her rituals, her “alone” times and her private “break down and cry” times as a means to restore her own balance but if anyone ever came across her during these times they would probably be afraid for her or may even think her a hypocrite. She has learned how to use the shard of Trainispin that is married to her particular life energy and not be used by it. If separated from it for an extended period of time she can become anxious, unfocused and irrational.
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Having knowledge and an understanding of a race or culture doesn’t always mean one has to agree with it and Sige works hard in keeping her emotions in check when dealing with anyone who is brutal, vicious and cruel; those who have their own agenda at the price of others or those who feel indifferent towards others. Fear, despair, anger, and violence can be sensed and transmitted so she is careful to try and not telegraph these energies to others in stressful situations even if she is experiencing them.
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“Ensign o Broin’s innate ability to follow her “gut” instinct, sometimes in conflict with Starfleet protocol and procedure, has generally produced a positive and nurturing atmosphere among the officers and crew and she has been able to extend this great sense of calm during some intense diplomatic meetings. She is well-liked by the crew though some of the senior officers find her pretentious and her silence…upon occasion…judgmental.
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“Sige appears to have the knack to be there when a person needs her with the comfortable air of a good friend and not a Ship’s counselor, and her presence never feels like an intrusion. She remembers names, birthdays, anniversaries/special events and has the ability to make a person feel listened to, unique and appreciated. I would suggest she treats herself as kindly as she treats others as she sometimes appears to be her own worst critic. Her interpretation of Andevian crustaceans in a sherry crème sauce is not to be missed and her Molten Three Chocolate Trifle with Risa berries is to die for!
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“Academically sound but would benefit from a more serious focus of Starfleet protocol and established practices.”
  
'''Hobbies:''' Experiencing new cultures/food/music, Cooking. Tai Chi/Meditation. Organizing social events like a picnic, canoeing, horseback riding and just being around people enjoying their energy, their laughter and their stories.  Sige also enjoys Swing Dancing. Her favorite group is a 20th century Earth band called "Cherry Popping Daddies" and her favorite song is "What a wonderful world" sung by 20th century Earth artist Louis Armstrong.
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|Hobbies=Experiencing new cultures/food/music, Cooking. Tai Chi/Meditation. Organizing social events like picnics, canoeing, horseback riding and just being around people enjoying their energy, their laughter, and their stories.
 
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|MissionsCompleted=6
 
|YearsService=4
 
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Latest revision as of 15:16, 7 September 2019

Personal Information

Name: Sige ó Broin (Given name Allora)
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Rank: n/a
Position: Counselor
Gender: Female
Age: 34 (Terran Years)
Race: Human
Birthplace: Transport vessel en route to Yabrilla
Hair Colour: Blonde
Eye Colour: Blue (almost crystalline and sensitive to bright light due to time spent underground as slave labor in mines. She sometimes wears a novel apparatus called “sunglasses”)
Physical Build: 5'3". Slight, but toned and strong.

Education

  • Starfleet Academy: Major - Psychology
  • Starfleet Academy: Minor - Diplomatic Policy and Affairs
  • Specialist Skills - PTSD Counseling. Crisis Management and response. Grief Counseling. Several non-traditional Energy Healing modalities


Service Record

Cadet Cruise: USS Carl Sagan

USS Wolverine- Chief Counselor (private contract)

CEO- The Intergalactic Aid and Assist Foundation (IAAF)
Missions Completed for Azeri Fleet
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Background

Daughter of Gary Rhys (Xenoecologist) and Michelle Rhys (Geologist) who were members of the IAAF (Intergalactic Aid and Assist Foundation) a privately funded organization founded by Starfleet Doctor and humanitarian Rowena o Broin. Working alongside the Federation, the IAAF assigned them to the planet Yabrillia on the rimward edge of Federation space. The planet was rich with natural resources and inhabited by a matriarchal society of slender silver-green skinned beings. Several years of drought and atmospheric changes had created a major ecological disaster which had driven the Yabrillians from a warp tech people to a more primitive state prompting the Federation to offer help in adapting to the changes while evaluating the cause of the environmental changes with a hope of reversing the effects and restoring balance. Michelle gave birth on the way to the planet to a daughter they named Allora and she was raised amidst the alien race being accepted as one of their own.


When Allora was 4 the planet was attacked by a hostile race known as the Bothulians. It was this race that had been interfering with the atmosphere of Yabrillia in an attempt to deforest and lay waste to the land making mining a precious metal vital to their existence, Tranispin, easier. The day Allora witnessed the slaughter of her parents, members of both the IAAF and the Federation, and a majority of the higher ranking Yabrillian officials was the last day the child spoke. Under alien tyranny, she and the surviving children and inhabitants are made slaves and sent into the mines. The “slaves” are fitted with a shard of the Tranispin which married to their biological energy and depending on the circumstances and environment, could amplify great joy or sorrow. Given their conditions, the shard amplifies pain and suffering and was an effective tool to control the slaves. For 6 years Allora worked the mines, never speaking. Her race new to her captors put them at a loss on what to do with this strange being as she was unlike anything they had ever seen. Their curiosity about her probably contributed to her survival. Her silence made her a great observer and reader of people and while the shard held sway over her mental state, the energy pulse of the planet core and her contact with the elements being mined make her more sensitive to other people’s energy/emotions.


When she was 10 the Federation liberated the planet and Allora met the very person who formed the IAAF and sent her parents to Yabrillia, Dr. Rowena ó Broin. It was this day that she later acknowledged as her “Birthday”.


[Dr. Rowena ó Broin’s ancestors made a great deal of money in the latter half of the 21st century with research and drug trials on Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) a disease that the o’ Broin family seems genetically predisposed to. Rowena was affected as well, but so far at the age of 63, the drugs developed by her predecessors and medical research labs have kept the degenerative disease at bay.]


Captivated by the child, and feeling a pang of guilt for her parent’s death, Rowena adopted the child whose true name had been lost. She decided to call the child “Sige” after the Gnostic Goddess…”The great silence or void from which all creation sprang.”…knowing that in this child’s quiet world, a great spark of life and creation was waiting to be released…it was just a question of finding the key.


Rowena’s thirst for life and new adventures was infectious: her motto: “Life is a banquet and most poor suckers are starving to death” taken from a 20th-century musical “Mame” which chronicles the adventures of an orphan who was raised by his flamboyant and free-spirited Aunt. In the same vein, Rowena introduced Sige to new worlds/cultures/religions and healing practices. The exposure to a myriad of philosophies helped the child work through her years of pain watching death and destruction. Taking in every experience with an observant eye and an open heart, Sige’s silent world gave way and she finally spoke at the age of 13.


At the gentle nudging of Rowena, Sige attended Starfleet Academy at the age of 18 majoring in Counseling and four electives dealing with Languages, Psychology (Terran and non-Terran), Diplomacy and Xenophysiology (non-native and non-Terran). Her years of travel, encouragement of free-thought by Rowena, and her intuitive nature proved to be both a help and hindrance when it came to dealing with certain Academy professors and their approach to teaching, procedures, and protocols and even though she graduated with top honors, she felt that a Starfleet career was not for her. Her feelings were changed somewhat on her one year aboard the USS Sagan where she met the engaging Ships Counselor, (a man who boasts a heritage of African Shamans and Voodoo Priestesses) Dr. Adisa Olujimi. Dr. Olujimi recognized Sige’s gift and encouraged her, furthering her exposure to the different and unorthodox. He also appreciated her passion for cooking usually by showing up with a basket of unrelated food items challenging her to create several dishes. The two become lifelong friends. Still, when her time aboard the USS Sagan was done, Sige still felt that she could never fit in Starfleet and returned to help Rowena as a liaison between the IAAF and the Federation…a position Rowena held but was pressed to relinquish due to the progression of her disease.


While in the Academy Sige met a dashing and charismatic Starfleet Officer, Eric Sartwell who had a promising career as a Commanding Officer. The two had a comfortable relationship though Eric was a bit more demanding of Sige’s time and often complained when she has to travel to other planets/Starbases on IAAF business or to visit Rowena who retired to her ancestral estates in Ireland. Needless to say, when Rowena became seriously ill at the age of 80 Sige broke off her relationship with Eric and focused her attention on being Rowena’s caretaker while juggling IAAF responsibilities.


Realizing that at one point the disease would render her helpless to express her wishes (and not wishing to put them down in any form, written or electronic), Rowena made Sige promise that when the time came she was to administer a drug that Rowena kept in an elaborately decorated box. Her body cremated the very same day and her ashes scattered in the wind near the ancient ruins of Newgrange.


On Sige’s 30 birthday Rowena, now 83, dies and her wishes are carried out. For the first time since the death of her parents, Sige felt the pang of loneliness and embarked on an introspective journey revisiting many of the places Rowena had taken her over the years. After several months she found herself at Azeri Starbase feeling as if she had reached a crossroads in her life. While knowing the mantle of responsibility would fall on her shoulders to run the IAAF, Sige was still hesitant to accept it.

A chance meeting with a Starfleet Captain leads Sige into a dangerous rescue mission and her eventual assignment to the USS Wolverine captained by Elizabeth Cherenzchenko who basically hired Sige as a private contractor for the position of counselor, a move that, through the years, has frustrated Starfleet and SEPWA.


The two form a close bond of friendship and Sige counts on Lily’s advice and support as much as Lily does on Sige’s and while her interaction with the Chief of Security, Darius Cole, started out prickly, over the years their relationship blossomed as well, leading up to a surprise wedding on Christmas Eve.


The unexpected passing of Adissa (who had been steering the IAAF while Sige was previously assigned to the Wolverine) caused her to re-evaluate her life to assume the mantle of responsibility for running the IAAF. There had been two previous opportunities that had put Sige in a tenuous situation regarding her future with Starfleet. One, after a particularly shrouded mission that was passed over by the Federation as a conspiracy theory that caused Sige to feel her presence on the Wolverine (as a civilian) made Lily and the crew more of a target of SEPWA and higher-ups with agendas against Lily, and the next, when Sige, during shoreleave, mounted a rescue mission of trapped IAAF workers caught between two warring factions with the aid of the former XO of the Wolverine, Thomas Beliveau and several members of the Klingon house he belonged to. Both situations resulted in deaths and caused Sige to struggle with the question of whether or not she was a help or a hindrance as well as call into question her own doubts about her abilities. Now having returned to head the IAAF after Adissa’s death, Sige has been able to restructure the organization enough to feel that her place, once more, is on the Wolverine.

Psychological Profile

Despite the difficult and traumatic childhood she experienced Sige is not bitter and is not held captive by it. In fact, she is very positive and has what some would call a “bright” personality. She doesn’t see a line between treating the mind, body or soul, so her counseling approach could be considered unconventional and ruffle more than a few feathers in the medical world. Her silence can bring a person “in” helping them to center themselves and allow them to realize that they already hold the answers to the questions they think they have as well as make people comfortable enough to talk even when they might feel they don’t need anyone to talk to. Her silence can also be powerful and somewhat unnerving to a few who might mistake it for judgment on her part.


Sige is leery of food replicators knowing that it is through the preparation of, gathering over and sharing of food that races truly begin to open a dialogue of trust and relaxed interaction and many times she will have a special gathering to create a relaxed atmosphere where all beings feel welcomed.


Sige tends to punctuate situations, dilemmas, confrontations with quotes and sayings from other cultures which can be amusing or annoying depending on who you are, but it’s her way of showing a universal “common thread” that runs through all races and cultures. She seems “unflappable” and almost annoyingly perfect to some, to others, she can be brushed off as malleable and not having her own thoughts or able to take a stand. She is everyone’s daughter, BFF, favorite cousin, younger/older sister, becoming what they need when they need it if they want it, or she can be that annoying manifestation of their conscience...the one that reminds them (verbally or nonverbally) what they know they should or shouldn’t be doing.


The flip side of all this positive...if she feels she has failed someone, it is a devastating blow. She is her own worst critic. She has her rituals, her “alone” times and her private “break down and cry” times as a means to restore her own balance but if anyone ever came across her during these times they would probably be afraid for her or may even think her a hypocrite. She has learned how to use the shard of Trainispin that is married to her particular life energy and not be used by it. If separated from it for an extended period of time she can become anxious, unfocused and irrational.


Having knowledge and an understanding of a race or culture doesn’t always mean one has to agree with it and Sige works hard in keeping her emotions in check when dealing with anyone who is brutal, vicious and cruel; those who have their own agenda at the price of others or those who feel indifferent towards others. Fear, despair, anger, and violence can be sensed and transmitted so she is careful to try and not telegraph these energies to others in stressful situations even if she is experiencing them.



“Ensign o Broin’s innate ability to follow her “gut” instinct, sometimes in conflict with Starfleet protocol and procedure, has generally produced a positive and nurturing atmosphere among the officers and crew and she has been able to extend this great sense of calm during some intense diplomatic meetings. She is well-liked by the crew though some of the senior officers find her pretentious and her silence…upon occasion…judgmental.

                                                                                                ~ Captain Sorin Adrian; USS Carl Sagan


“Sige appears to have the knack to be there when a person needs her with the comfortable air of a good friend and not a Ship’s counselor, and her presence never feels like an intrusion. She remembers names, birthdays, anniversaries/special events and has the ability to make a person feel listened to, unique and appreciated. I would suggest she treats herself as kindly as she treats others as she sometimes appears to be her own worst critic. Her interpretation of Andevian crustaceans in a sherry crème sauce is not to be missed and her Molten Three Chocolate Trifle with Risa berries is to die for!

                                                                                   ~Dr. Olujimi, Ships Counselor USS Carl Sagan


“Academically sound but would benefit from a more serious focus of Starfleet protocol and established practices.”

                                                                                                                      ~Starfleet Academy review

Hobbies

Experiencing new cultures/food/music, Cooking. Tai Chi/Meditation. Organizing social events like picnics, canoeing, horseback riding and just being around people enjoying their energy, their laughter, and their stories.



Years of Service in Azeri Fleet

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Character Awards

The Purple Heart
Issued to characters who are injured during combat missions.

2015 June
Diplomatic Advance Ribbon
Awarded to characters who improves a diplomatic situation.

2012 June
Original Thinking Medal
Awarded to characters for original thinking during a mission. This can be in battle, during a scientific mission or engineering related.

2011 December
2013 September
T'Pol Commendation
Awarded to a character who consistently supports the crew.

2011 September
2012 March
2013 March
2013 June
Distinguished Nebula Star
For significant contribution in advancing the goals of Starfleet, in any field.

2012 December

Player Awards

Rookie Award
For a promising new player. Must be awarded during the players first mission.

2011 June
Nog Award
Encouragement to players whose efforts have been noted.

2012 January
2015 September
Dax Award
Awarded to a player who has continuously helped with the flow of the "standard mission" when splits and inconsistencies have occurred, together with making new players feel welcome on their arrival.

2012 June
2012 December
Harry Kim Award
Awarded to a player who takes an active role in creative areas within the "standard mission".

2012 September
2013 December
Odo Award
Awarded to a player who brings life to the game and whose influence boosts the creativity of other players in the unit they play on.

2013 March
2014 March
2015 March
Azeri Commendation
Awarded to a player who has gone above and beyond his/her duties as a member of the Fleet by participating in off-game aspects of the ship's life.

2015 June
Medal of Achievement
Awarded to players who consistently participates in their ship and who better the ship in some manner. It could be through recruiting, providing opportunities for fellow players to get involved more within the game, increases the quality of posting from other crew member, or for exceptional writing themselves.

2011 September
2013 June
2014 June
Fleet Commendation
Awarded to a player who has distinguished himself / herself by outstanding meritorious service to the Fleet.

2014 December

Special Awards

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Shatner Award - Meritorious Anger/Rage/Fury Post
2011 September - "Operation: Battering Ram" - (Robin / Haili) #22690
2013 June - "The master plan" (Robin/Haili) #24865
2014 June - "Fallout" series (Robin/Haili) #25974-25976

Stewart Award - Meritorious Technical Post
2011 September - "Briefing Pt. 1-3" - (Shipwide) #22805-22807
2012 March - "Chitty Chitty bang BOOM" (Therese/Brenda) #24565

Brooks Award - Meritorious Plot Twist Post
2011 September - "Jethro Stibbs: Agent of SCI" - #22632
2011 December - "Nightmare spelunking" - (Robin / Naya / Dawson / Garry) #23079
2014 June - "Brass in glass houses" (Robin/Garry) #26110
2015 January - "Fading Optimism" (Garry/Robin) #26974

Mulgrew Award - Meritorious Creative Subject Heading
2011 December - "Dangerous cows and nifty Parlour Tricks" - (Robin / Dawson) #23203
2012 June - "Hooray for the guys in white hats!" (Robin/Cyd/ Dawson) #23802
2013 June - "I know you're thinking, but think harder!" (Robin) #24852

Braga Award - Meritorious Action Post
2012 June - "Smooth with a side of Deadly" (Robin/Cyd) #23694
2014 June - "Blink" (Robin/Margaret/Marc-Andre/Garry/Therese/Haili) #25870
2015 June - "Exit stage left" (Garry/Robin/Haili) #27091

Berman Award - Meritorious Arrival by a Character
2011 June - "Making new friends...Sige's way" - #22329

Troi Award - Meritorious Emotional Post
2011 September - "Standing so strong, proud and tall" - (Garry / Robin) #22662
2012 September - "Who's Your Daddy?" (Robin/Brenda) #24005
2013 September - "Shoulda, Woulda, Coulda" (Robin) # 25084
2014 March - "Scary but worth it" (Robin/Haili) #25662
2014 June - "The Straw that Broke" (Garry/Robin) #25927

Kira Award - Meritorious Adventure Post
2011 September - "Devil in hiding" - (Garry / Therese / Robin / Haili) #22581

Chakotay Award - Meritorious Descriptive Post
2013 December - "In the eye of the beholder" (Garry/Robin/Brenda/Haili) #25519
2014 March - "Getting to the bottom of it" (Robin/Brenda/Kayla) #25670

Roddenberry Award - Outstanding Post Award
2011 September - "Greater love hath no man" - (Garry / Robin / Haili) #22589
2012 September - "To sleep, perchance to drink" (Robin/Haili) #24044
2015 December - "Failed negotiations" (Brenda/Helen/Marc-Andre/Haili/Robin) #27421

Okuda Award - Exceptional Joint Post (JP) Award
2011 September - "The world looks at you, but does not see" - (Garry/Robin) #22663
2011 December - "Poke the Tiger, get the claws" - (Robin / Garry) JP Series #22935 - #22963
2012 March - "On my mark (Susan/Marc-Andre/Nathan/Dee/Fryn/Cyd) #23497
2012 December - "Time and Eternity" (Garry/Therese/Robin/Brenda/Haili) #24310
2013 March - "Hashing it out" (Shipwide) #24658
2013 June - "Prelude to a rescue" (Marc-Andre/Robin/Brenda/Therese/Kayla) 2 part beginning #24911
2013 September - "Time to face the music...and dance" (Garry/Robin)#25140
2013 December - "The end to a perfect evening" (Garry/Robin) #25281
2014 March - "Up to speed" (Shipwide) #25637
2014 September - "I say meditation you say caffeine" (Kayla/Robin/Brenda) #26331
2015 January - "A little more time" (Garru/Robin) #26797
2015 June - "Regroup, rethink" (Shipwide) #27083
2015 September - "The Parting Glass" (Haili/Robin) #27271


Player Participation Commendation

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Awarded each month to a player who contributes a post weekly for the entire month.

2011 August
2011 October
2011 November
2011 December
2012 January
2012 February
2012 March
2012 May
2012 June
2012 August
2012 September
2013 January
2013 June
2013 September
2013 October
2013 December
2014 January
2014 February
2014 March
2014 May
2014 June
2014 July
2014 August
2015 January
2015 March
2015 May
2015 June
2015 July
2015 September
2015 December