Personal InformationName: Sige ó Broin (Given name Allora)
Age: 34 (Terran Years)
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.
- 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
Cadet Cruise: USS Carl Sagan
USS Wolverine- Chief Counselor (private contract)
CEO- The Intergalactic Aid and Assist Foundation (IAAF)
Missions Completed for Azeri Fleet
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.
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
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
Character AwardsThe Purple Heart
Player AwardsRookie Award
Stewart Award - Meritorious Technical Post
Brooks Award - Meritorious Plot Twist Post
Mulgrew Award - Meritorious Creative Subject Heading
Braga Award - Meritorious Action Post
Berman Award - Meritorious Arrival by a Character
Troi Award - Meritorious Emotional Post
Kira Award - Meritorious Adventure Post
Chakotay Award - Meritorious Descriptive Post
Roddenberry Award - Outstanding Post Award
Okuda Award - Exceptional Joint Post (JP) Award