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Ensign Riaothren (Ren) ch'Shaorhs

Name Riaothren (Ren) ch'Shaorhs

Position Yeoman

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Chan
Species Andorian
Age 21

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11"
Weight 175
Hair Color White
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Riaothren, or Ren to almost everyone to his parents, is a chan. One of two Andorian male genders, the other being thaan. Because he is a chan, his features are more delicate and refined, or as the less generous outsider might say, feminine. At 5’11” he is shorter than a thaan would be and his body is more willowy. He doesn’t look bulky or particularly muscular, he doesn’t even have what pinkskins would call a six-pack. Nonetheless, he is wiry and his muscles are tightly corded.

His hair is white like all Andorians and worn a little on the long side. It is constantly falling on to his forehead and he has an unconscious habit of pushing it back up. The more flustered he gets, the more he pushes his hair back. His eyes are forest green with a hint of brown in them.

His antennae are on the top of his forehead just at his hairline just above the outside corner of each eye. Those antennae are in motion more than they are at rest.

His hands are long and delicate looking, like a Terran pianist’s hands might be. And he moves with athletic grace. He could wear trendy clothing if he wanted and on some special occasions does. However, for the most part, prefers comfortable to stylish.


Family

Spouse None
Children None
Parents Fathers Ashav ch’ashaoneq 36, Tynoss th’Shaorhs 38
Mothers Thiri zh’zyllir, 34, Pellaos Sh'zerross 40
Other Family Brothers: None
Sisters: Asisho zh’Sharorhs 19, Desyrel zh’Sharorhs 15
Other Family: Various uncles, aunts, and cousins


Personality & Traits

General Overview While Ren’s physique might be slightly skewed towards the feminine side, at least by Terran standards, his personality is, with the exception of his highly protective, (mothering) nature, is quite masculine. He is equal parts artist and warrior. He can paint a portrait that captures not just the physical attributes of a person, but their underlying essence. At the same time, he exhibits his species propensity towards violence. He can have a short fuse, especially when he sees injustice or bullies prevailing, and will jump in to protect a person or right a wrong even if he hasn’t been asked.

He has a strong sense of honor, like most of his kin and he tries to do the right thing and color within the lines, at least most of the time. He loves his family but is somewhat estranged from them because he has no desire to get married and have a family one day. He’s known since he was thirteen that he was attracted to boys and not girls. His parents don’t particularly care about that, what they do care about is that the Andorian race is one that is slowly dying. It was not easy for his mothers to get pregnant and their family of three is rather large by Andorian standards. They would not have a problem with him having a male lover when the time comes, as long as he was willing to consent to raise a family. But he had no desire to do so.

He couldn’t see himself being with a woman. The thought of starting a family, just for the sake of bringing children into the world seems rather hypocritical to him.

That hypocrisy is heightened since his family had recently broken up, the pressure of four different careers and priorities led to irreconcilable differences.



Strengths & Weaknesses Ren’s first course of action when confronted with a sticky situation is to use his charm, a winning smile and his words, but when he doesn’t see that have an almost immediate response he is quick to use his fists.

He has a logical mind and is good at math and science skills that require following formulas and patterns, but in “real life” he tends to fly by the seat of his pants. Sometimes his instincts are good, but he is too inexperienced to be consistently right.

When he became a teenager, like most others that age, he started to think for himself and to question the values and beliefs his parents and other adults have taught him all his life. That was both disconcerting and liberating to him at the same time. But it helpled him to grow up and became his own person.

While by no means a social butterfly, he is hardly shy and easily interacts with almost everyone

While he is no longer totally shaken up and bothered by the death of his charan when he was fourteen, he is still affected by it. For a time he would have a tendency to lash out and get in fights. That was not uncommon in his own culture, but still gave him something of a reputation as a “bad boy” in the wider Federation culture.

Since attending the Academy he has become more disciplined and generally does a good job of obeying the rules and following the chain of command.

In addition to his personal strengths and weaknesses, he is subject to the strengths and weaknesses of other members of his species.

His antennae provide another level of sensory input. They can detect changes in atmospheric pressure, detect electrical fields and temperature changes. When he concentrates he can single out bioelectrical signals nearby. Among other positives, this makes him difficult to sneak up on, at least if he’s alone.

However, they are not the most effective sensory organ, as they can be thrown off by picking up strong emotions through surges in adrenaline, or teptaline or even detecting overheated equipment. If one were to be cut off it not only would throw off his balance, but it would make him feel very vulnerable like any other species that has lost one of their senses.

He could compensate for that loss but it would take a day or two, and he would not only feel vulnerable, but he would also be. He would need help navigating and walking.

They can grow back, but it does nine months to do so, unless treated, in which case it takes half that time.

They are especially sensitive to touch which on the positive side stroking them can be pleasurable and would even be considered an erroneous zone, but on the negative side, pinching or pulling on them can be very painful. And he doesn’t like just anyone touching them.

Even as a chan, is stronger than a human and like the rest of his species are capable of living rather comfortably in a wide variety of conditions from very cold to very hot. However, he does tire more easily than Terrans and other species after physical exertion and is more vulnerable to phase-pulse attacks. Having a higher metabolism, which means that he tends to eat a lot. Sometimes four meals a day, with a snack thrown in as well.

Because of higher cartilage to bone ratio, it makes it more difficult for him to break a bone than most species, especially humans, but if that were to happen, it would take him two to three times longer to recover and heal.

Intravenous injections are impossible and any injections must be intramuscular

Ambitions See his family reunited, find acceptance from them. Finding true friends and true love. Until that happens he wants to be apart from them. He’d like to join Starfleet when he’s old enough. He’s not sure which track he wants to pursue, but he is leaning towards engineering or operations.
Hobbies & Interests Ren has an artistic bent predominately sketching and painting, but he has tried his hand at sculpture as well. He is proficient, though by no means an expert in Shan-dru-shann, an unarmed Andorian martial arts most similar to Terran Aikido with an emphasis on blocks, joint-locks, and throws. It focuses on using the opponents against them.

He likes strategy games like chess, Go, Kal-toh and Dom-Jet. He also likes writing holodeck adventures and is pretty decent at if for a teenager.

Personal History Ren was born on November 7, 2350, on Andor. His older sister Asish’s birth had come rather quickly just a year after the th’ Sharohs family became a union in 2347. His conception was seen as a blessing as his parents had made several failed attempts to have additional children. His birth was celebrated not just by his immediate family but by the community of New Sheras as well as the Andorian race is a slowly dying one. His younger sister Desyrel was born a year after him and though they tried many subsequent times, they were never able to have children again.

His tharan Tynoss was a member of the Imperial Guard and was a fast-rising star within that military organization.

His charan was an ambassador to the Klingon Empire. While by no means a pacifist, he was more inclined to use his words first and violence second.

His sharan was an artist

His zharan was an engineering officer on board the Federation vessel the USS Yorktown.

Things were pretty normal in the th’Shaorhs family till Riaothren was about nine. Then tensions began to mount as the differences between the four partners continued to grow, x acerbated by their inability to have any more children. For the most part, at least in the beginning, he parents who all did love their children did keep the tension of their unraveling relationship to themselves, arguing in private and behind closed doors.

Perhaps the diversity of their various careers contributed to the gradual demise of their relationship as well, they were being pulled in multiple directions.

Riathtren, or Ren as he preferred to be called, was a sensitive child, at least for an Andorian and he picked up on the friction long before either of his sisters. He was drawn more towards his charan than any of his other parents because they were so much alike. Kindred spirits.

Ashav, who was the only one of his parents to consistently honor his desire to be called Ren, saw his sensitivity as something to be encouraged and molded, his tharan, Tynoss saw it as a weakness that could be exploited, that it made him weaker and less Andorian. He thought that Ashav was encouraging less Andorian behavior and coddling the boy, that he was turning him into a sharan. This only increased tensions within the family unit.

Tynoss allowed him to pursue his artistic bent but pushed Ren to be more aggressive, more Andorian. His encouragement did not go unheeded. Ren embraced both facets of his personality and became a willing and able student of Shan-dru-shann. He wasn’t afraid of challenges of any kind. He never backed down from a fight and even instigated a few when he saw someone being bullied, even if the person he was going up against was older and bigger than he was.

At the same time h,e embraced his studies and took pride in his art, which he became more adept at.

He tried, rather unsuccessfully at being a mediator between his parents as the tension and friction continued to increase. He saw the writing on the wall long before any official break up took place and did his best to maintain his relationship. At first, unlike his attempt to keep his parents together, that effort did work and he remained close to each of the four.

While he remained close to Ashav and to a slightly lesser extent Thiri his relationship with the other two, especially Tynoss, began to deteriorate. Ren was just pulled into many directions. His sisters who were ironically more compliant fared better, though they too were negatively affected.

Another reason for the growing estrangement between parents and child was that Ren realized by the age or thirteen that he was gay. This was not an issue in and of itself, although incidents of homosexuality were somewhat less than they were with humans, it was pretty much universally accepted. What did become a problem was his stated unwillingness to get married to help father children. His parents, especially Tynoss saw this as an unwillingness to help a dying race, he thought that to deny who he was, just to be a father was rank hypocrisy and he steadfastly refused to do so. Only Ashav supported his position.

Shortly after Ren turned fourteen his parents were legally and officially divorced and went their separate ways. The children too were separated. Ren chose to stay with Ashav, while his sisters both chose to stay with Thiri.

Even though the parents were no longer together and were far too divided to ever reconcile, they were united by their love for their children. However, they did always agree on the best way to rear them, so they would meet every three months to discuss things and allow the kids to visit with each other and each of the parents, even the ones that did not have primary custody.

About a year ago, Tynoss and Ashav got into an argument that started with an undisclosed minor issue that quickly morphed into an even bigger issue from their past. Ashav perhaps goaded into it by Tynoss, challenged him to an Ushaan duel. Tynoss won the duel, killing Ashav in the process.

No charges were pressed while an Ushaan between close family members might have been frowned upon, it wasn’t illegal. However, there was no way that Ren was going to live with the one who killed the parent he was closest to. Harsh words were exchanged and Thirit wound up taking custody of Ren.

Life aboard the Yorktown has not been easy for Ren. He’s finding it difficult to deal with the death of Ashav, which he blames on himself to some degree, he thinks he was the cause of the original disagreement. Getting into, even starting fights may have been acceptable in Andorian culture, it is not within the rest of the Federation and Ren has been getting into his share of altercations since coming on board the Yorktown.

With the Yorktown being diverted on a clandestine mission that will take them into harm’s way she has set the two girls to live with her parents but has asked her friend Commander Anderson to take Ren on board his ship the USS Asger. She thought that ship would be in less danger than her own and that there were fewer other kids on it for Ren to fight with. She felt that Captain Anderson would be a good influence on him.

He was a second father to Ren and took him under his wing, treating him like an adult, even though he didn't act like one in the beginning. There was another teen on the ship as well, an Orion named Hare. They got off on the wrong foot and came close to blows. That was not the last time either. They started as adversaries, but things changed over time and they eventually became a couple. They were together for about eighteen months and parted on generally good terms when Hare went back to his homeworld with relatives and Ren went off to the Academy

Ren's warrior-like Andorian nature made him a good prospect for something in the Security field, while his analytical mind and an aptitude for math, made him an ideal candidate for engineering or science. He had no real interest in the sciences but was torn between the other two choices. So for the first two years, he took courses in both.

Then with the advice of Captain Anderson, he switched to the Command track. Upon graduation, he was selected for an experimental program that placed command candidates with certain Captains to shadow them, as yeomen, for eighteen months as a defacto postgraduate training to give them practical experience.

Service Record 2368-2371 Star Fleet Academy
2371- Present USS Pioneer