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|Name:||Suq Reylin EfreyaXan|
|Rank:||Lieutenant junior grade|
|Position:||Assistant Chief Engineer|
|Played by:||Casper Peteus|
|2372-2377: Starfleet Academy, class of 2377.|
|2377-2378: Ensign, Maintenance Engineer, USS Resolve|
2378-2381: Lieutenant Junior Grade, Acting Chief Engineer, USS Resolve
Suq-Reylin-Efreya Xan was the offspring of anEfrosian mother, Reylin Tal Efreya-Xan, and an Efrosian father who, in the Efrosian native tradition, had left well before Suq was born and played no further part in his life. He was the youngest of three boys and two girls. Like all Efrosians, Suq's name follows the first name, mother's name, locative name format. He elected to use the traditional Efrosian name for his town, Efreya-Xan, instead of the commonly used Klingon name, Durn. Both Suq Reylin Durn and Suq Reylin Efreya-Xan are acceptable names.
Suq was the only one out of the Tal Efreya-Xan children that could not stand the cold. He didn’t eat enough to maintain a healthy level of insulation. Though his mother wanted him to be as active as his siblings, the cold was a real danger to Suq, and she was not ready to lose another child. She allowed him to spend much of his time indoors, playing with toys. When he became bored with his toys, he'd take them apart and attempt to combine them to make a bigger, better toy. As he grew older, this habit extended to just about anything that wasn't sealed shut or bolted to the floor. His mother often said the only thing he wouldn't take apart was his space heater.
As he grew into a teenager, Suq found it increasingly hard to maintain relationships outside the household. No one else seemed to have his boundless passion, his fiery blood, or his determination to write his name in the stars. He didn’t know it at the time, but he would come off as obnoxious or as a show off to the children that didn’t feel quite so ambitious. When he repaired the local village's replicator system, and then built a smaller one on his own, it didn't seem to be enough to redeem himself. At some point in his teenage years, he experienced some sort of trauma that left him far more withdrawn than he had been before, and much of his outsider status became forgotten to everyone except him.
When he was 19, a Starfleet expedition crew landed near the village of Durn (or Efreya-Xan) for anthropological study. Suq got into a fight with one of the expedition members, Lieutenant Jonathan Yern, and damaged some of their equipment. He wasn't going to apologize, but the expedition leader, Commander Xerena Yundyn demanded something. Suq repaired the broken equipment and left, not thinking anything of it. Later that evening, Lt. Yern paid the household a visit and praised Suq's handiwork. The praise meant a lot to Suq, having come from someone outside the family. When the lieutenant suggested he enroll in Starfleet Academy and make something of that skill, Suq took it very seriously.
The suggestion brought chaos to his family. Efrosians in general never did trust Starfleet. The majority opinion seemed to back his mother. Still, Suq's oldest sister, Tavana, encouraged him. She believed that if he stayed on Efros, he would die miserable and alone. The way she saw it, he'd at least die happy in the Federation.
Suq decided to make the journey to the Academy. He was promptly disowned, but he left too quickly to face the fallout of his decision. He enrolled in the Academy at the age of 19 with the hopes of getting an engineering degree.
The academy was the kind of structured lifestyle that helped Suq flourish as an individual. He became more confident of his abilities and fought with others less. Still, he didn't always know how to treat his peers. The cultural differences between Efrosians and the Federation were so great that Suq wound up feeling very isolated.
Suq began his time at the academy with a short course in reading and writing, neither of which are generally taught to Efrosian children in rural areas. Suq would continue to work on his reading and writing skills for the rest of his life. Though his reading comprehension is excellent, he always found it difficult to make sense of letters. Starfleet also saw fit to require Suq enroll in a course that would teach him the general expectations and rules of his new culture.
Once his education began in earnest, Suq usually earned good grades. One of his instructors and classmates was Senior Chief Petty Officer William Robert "Billy Bob" O'Connell, and a year spent in close proximity to the paranoid senior chief was enough to interest the Efrosian in conspiracy theories as a hobby. In 2377, Suq graduated with the rank of Ensign at the age of 24.
His first assignment was on the USS Resolve. During that time, he received a field promotion to the rank of Junior Liuetenant. It was a decision made out of need. For some of the Resolve’s voyage, Suq and his teammates were the only ones preventing the ship from falling apart in space. Sometime during this journey, Suq developed the habit of sleeping as a coping mechanism. Suq did not miss the Resolve. He did not like to look at her anymore. It filled him with a sense of panic, fury, and the immediate desire to sleep somewhere secure.
Suq can often be found on forums and in chat channels under the handle majorChocolate. He likes to propagate his own conspiracy theories. He doesn't believe any of them, but loves the idea that other people genuinely do. So far he is responsible for many small yet amusing conspiracies concerning the production and distribution of chocolate within the Federation. He can also be found on anonymous boards inciting flame wars.
Suq was always somewhat of an oddball even after his assimilation into Federation culture. He was always very contact-oriented; he liked to touch people’s faces, hair, and hands, and likes to give hugs or be carried. Most people assumed Suq was a child, both because of his height and his tendency to wear children’s clothes, so he would often act like a child. He enjoyed attention of all kinds, and if he found someone who would tolerate his constant pranking and silliness, he’d latch onto them for life, often offering advice, consolation, and what little wisdom he had. He was always very comfortable with talking about sexuality and the body, and even though he had a cultural assimilation class, he only sometimes remembered to hold his tongue. He felt that the Federation was far too prudish to be healthy.
As his time on the Resolve changed him, he became more neurotic and less stable. Though he was still childish, he began to display more adult characteristics. He would become a wiser sort of man, more able to connect with others and understand them despite the massive culture barrier. He knew he would never be able to return to Efros, even if the Resolve did make it back, so he began to view his shipmates as family, and treated them as such. He went through much effort to bring his family close together. Every loss carved a new line of grief into his heart, but he never stopped loving his new family. Though he still acted silly at times, he had developed an almost fatherly tendency, especially for officers or crew younger than him or below him in rank, and he became more articulate about the little nuggets of wisdom he carried around.
Suq loved psuedo-sciences and conspiracy theories. The idea that some humans still thought the Earth was flat or hollow was fascinating. His favorite was the one where all the important people in the Federation were actually just lizardmen (apparently not Cardassians) in skin suits, attempting to rule the universe for some nefarious purpose. Like that would ever happen, right?
His cranial plate is a subtle V shape similar to a Romulan’s, as was typical of his entire family. He braids his long white hair at times to keep it out of the way. When he thinks no one is looking, he likes to swish it around like a holodeck character. When performing dirty work that might stain his uniform, Suq prefers to wear tank tops or to go shirtless completely. When relaxing, he loves wearing civilian t-shirts with humorous prints on the front.
He was premature for an Efrosian child and struggled with serious cardio-respiratory illness for a few months after his birth. He was not named until he was a year old in case he died before his first year, in accordance with tradition. He was left with some minor scarring in his lungs. To this day, Suq relies on a preventative-rescue inhaler when doing anything that might involve heavy breathing or exposure to some allergens. Suq must also visit sickbay every five years for repair work on his eyes, or else his vision will degrade.
Suq's airways occasionally become inflamed due to heavy exercise or environmental allergens. Suq can pass most physical tests as long as he has his inhaler. Allergens known to cause Suq to wheeze include pollen from most plants, mold, and excessive dust. Usually, none of his symptoms are severe. He wheezes and coughs in response to most of these allergens, but occasionally alien pollens and molds will stop his breathing up completely. He is not usually the one to make away trips for this reason, but it's possible for him to do so as long as he keeps his inhaler with him.
His inhaler is a simple albuterol-pulmozine inhaler, a widely used and commonly prescribed treatment for asthma sufferers. It does not carry the side effects (shaking hands, accelerated heart rate, etc) that its older cousin, the albuterol sulfate inhaler, carries.
William Robert "Billy Bob" O'Connell
Billy Bob met Suq in 2375. Billy Bob was an instructor at the time, and Suq one of his brighter students. Suq latched onto Billy Bob at first because Suq thought he was attractive and later because the Efrosian thought he was incredibly cool, a real role model. William seemed worldly and experienced, he knew many things that were foreign or unusual to Suq. Suq never really believed in Billy Bob's conspiracies, but was more than willing to entertain them and enjoyed listening to them in-depth. Billy Bob's skill and Suq's creative nature played well off each other during the time. Suq attempted to remain in contact after he graduated, typically over conspiracy theory-related forums and sites. He would often pass on information about what was going on to the older man under his screen name. lost contact with Billy Bob during the Resolve's absence. Suq didn't know where Billy Bob is or what became of him until they met aboard the Theurgy after the Battle of Starbase 84.
Ejek and Suq met when they were both assigned to the Resolve. Suq and Ejek spend a lot of time touching or snuggling one another for purely platonic reasons--Suq's very high body temperature is very comforting to the heat-seeking Cardassian race. Suq spends a lot of time in her office speaking with Ejek and hiding under her desk when he doesn't feel like facing any responsibilities. Ejek is often Suq's voice of reason. Suq will rely on her to plan things that he's incapable of planning.
Vivian was the Chief Science Officer aboard the Resolve, and one of Suq's favorite conversational partners. Her great intelligence and wit made her a favorite of Suq's. He occasionally attempts to surprise her by wedging himself inside the walls of her science lab and talking to her through the walls, attempting to impersonate the ghosts of many famous people, and sometimes his own ghost.
Suq was one of the designers of Martin's prosthetic spine. He worked with the medical department to make her new spine a reality. Though the medical department guided the design, Suq added a few of his own design tweaks to personalize the spinal chord,such as enhancing the material with specific nanofiber mixtures found in some of the alien material scavenged from defeated enemies in lost space. He frequently asks Martin about her back out of concern, and will worry intensely if she is experiencing any back pains.
F'rell is not technically a part of Engineering, but Suq tends to treat her like Engineering's guest star. More than once has her incredible genius saved the ship, and he is very grateful. He acknowledges that she is far more intelligent and talented than he and is comfortable with this fact. He like to tease her sometimes, but ultimately deeply appreciates the alien, and knowing the pain of being unable to go home, he goes out of his way to attempt to make her feel comfortable where she is.
A friend with many benefits, Derik is one of Suq's partners. Their early relationship was passionate and spicy, but as stress began to set in, Suq's requests for more sex diminished, and now he's grown more distant and awkward towards Derik than he had been in the past. Despite this, Suq still values Derik and feels guilty for his distant behavior.
Good Dog. Best Friend.