Lieutenant Taurik

Name Taurik

Position Chief Engineer

Rank Lieutenant

Last Post

Character Information

Gender (Contact Us if incorrect or missing) Male
Species (Species/Species if Hybrid) Vulcan
Age 32

Physical Appearance

Height 6'0"
Weight 159 lbs.
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Physical Description (Body type, Tattoos, Facial features, Hair styles, Outfit habits and if your character has different species physical features to the norm please note them.) Lean and well-muscled, he has little to no excess body fat. He moves with economical grace, honed by years of martial arts practice; his black hair is cut in a feathered style that defies attempts at restraint. As a touch-telepath and a sensitive one at that, he refrains from casual contact. His black, intelligent eyes have an epicanthic fold and miss little. His hands are slender and well-formed though cool to the touch since his Vulcan physiology finds the temperature aboard Federation vessels and stations to be somewhat chill.

When off-duty, he favors the Vulcan style of dress but often adopts warm pullovers, slacks, and boots that favor a limited color palette (black, white, gray) for casual events where uniforms would not be appropriate. The robes he wears show an artistic flair in their design and subtle shading with sleeves that tend to cover part of the hand, thus providing a bit of additional warmth without unnecessarily restricting or inhibiting movement. There is a surprising warmth to the sound of his voice though he rarely, if ever, raises his voice.


Spouse Avarin (Deceased)
Children None
Father Senok
Mother T'Reyn
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None

Personality & Traits

General Overview (Current states of mind, mannerisms, likes and dislikes, personality quirks and traits. Include learned languages if you wish) It has been said that a Vulcan’s inner life is vastly different than what most people see and that is certainly true of Taurik. To most, he will appear to be exactly what everyone expects of a Vulcan -- calm, measured, and entirely logical. Below the surface, in the places few get to go, Taurik possesses a wide-ranging intellect and an almost insatiable curiosity. While he has committed himself to the teachings of Surak and chooses not to be ruled by his emotions, that is not to say that those emotions do not exist to some degree. He meditates daily, sometimes twice a day, and will often play music as part of his meditation -- he is not aware that his feelings are sometimes expressed in that way.
Strengths & Weaknesses (Please have at least 3 of each, these can be both personality and physical. Some can be both a Strength and a Weakness depending on situation.) Strengths:
Intelligent with an eidetic memory. If he sees it, he remembers it.
Organized and disciplined, thrives on challenge and problem solving
Honest and straight-forward, definitely the type who would speak truth to power
Understands that logic is not an absolute, based as it is on underlying assumptions, and because of that, is remarkably willing to listen to another’s point of view, make the effort to understand

Susceptible to cold (temperature in his quarters is the same as on Vulcan and even then, he wears long sleeves)
Very light sleeper
Sensitive contact telepath; as a result, refrains from casual touch
Hobbies & Interests (What activities does your character like doing while off-duty? What does your character have a passion for that may led to an activity?) Plays the Vulcan Lute and violin; currently learning how to play piano/keyboard
Reads widely, sometimes to learn about a subject that has caught his interest, but also as a way of understanding another culture.
Sha’Mura - mostly for mental and physical discipline
Suus Mahna - as a form of self-defense
Neuropressure techniques for relaxation of the mind and muscles
Daily meditation

Personal History (How did your character grow up? Did your character do any civilian jobs or travel before applying to Starfleet Academy? Is your character's species a Federation member? Where did your character attend Primary, Secondary and Tertiary Schooling? Did your character live on their world or live amongst the stars? At what age did they start Starfleet Academy if they did?) 2366: Born in ShirKar, Vulcan
2366: Performed Ten’chara with his intended, Avarin
2378: Participated in the ten-day Kahs-Wan (survival test)
2383: Participated in the Rite of Taloth
2384: Entered Starfleet Academy

Taurik was born in Shi'let'theiri, a predominantly agrarian settlement located in the Vesh'V'ree'lat Valley, near the entrance to the T'Ralor Preserve, on the Han-Shir continent. The preserve is a vast wilderness area containing over 100 nearly extinct species of flora and fauna. His mother, T'Reyn, is a biologist, specializing in botany, who works in the preserve. His father, Senok, is an endangered species biologist who is currently working in the preserve as well.
As a young child, he was taught the Pleenok in the local school where his teachers noted his aptitude for mathematics and interest in technology and steered his studies accordingly. His parents made sure to teach him the Vulcan Lute and an appreciation for the artistic heritage that predated Surak. While he embraced the discipline of logic, detachment from emotion proved difficult for him to master. He found that he needed time alone as much as he needed time with others. He would often take his lute and walk into the preserve, to practice in the undisturbed peace of a natural setting, and to vent the feelings he could not otherwise express.
At the age of seven, he was telepathically mated to Avarin; each year, the two families would meet, observing the custom of Ten'Chara, until it became clear that Avarin and he were inseparable. Together, they decided the path they would follow. They enrolled at the Shirkar Academy and spent the next four years studying, he in Engineering, Avarin in Applied Mathematics. In their last year of studies, the couple informed their families that they had enlisted in Starfleet Academy. This was easily accepted as it had long since been clear to both sides that the couple had no interest in working at the preserve.
At their graduation, Avarin presented him with a violin, in anticipation of their life among the stars, and he presented her with a cello. The day after graduation, the shuttle carrying them back to Shi'let'theiri crashed. Avarin was killed instantly; Taurik felt her death through their telepathic bond. After a period of reflection and withdrawal from society, Taurik elected to continue on. He enrolled at Starfleet Academy the same year.
Service Record (From Starfleet Academy to Joining Pioneer's Crew)(Please include the why for promotions, years, what the assignments are (Ship, station, planet base) and ages.) 2384: ShirKar Academy, Vulcan, Engineering
2387: Avarin dies in shuttle crash - after a period of withdrawal, Taurik decides to continue.
2388: Entered Starfleet Academy.
2392: Graduated in top three percent of the class, assigned to Utopia Planitia Fleetyards
2392: Transferred to the USS Steadfast as Engineer
2394: Promoted to Assistant Chief of Engineering USS Steadfast
2396: Promoted to Chief of Engineering, USS Steadfast
2398: Transferred to USS Pioneer