RomulanPlanet of Origin:
Formerly Romulus, now Earth Role:
MedicineCommand Role (if applicable):
Commander, first officerPhysical DescriptionGender:
Slim, muscular build. Dark hair, she keeps it short generally. She’s 5’11”, weighs about 160 lbs. Isha has 4 small tattoos on her right forearm. They represent her mother, father and younger sister and brother. Other InformationOrientation:
See on/offsGeneral Description of Personality:
Isha doesn’t want to forward the stereotypes of what a Romulan is. She loves her people, but she knows they have all sorts of bad rep outside of Romulan space. She wants to honor her people, and she feels the best way to do that is to exhibit the best of her people to outsiders. The passionate, compassionate, clever and simply beautiful parts of her people. This mentality is what has aided her to reach the rank she has in a relatively short amount of time.
She can be stern when she needs to be, but she always tries to be friendly at the same time. She believes in the concept of ‘team’, of doing what one must for the greater good of the group. Or the crew. Even when it’s painful to have to discipline someone, she knows she must. And she will, but in her own style.
Isha can be very charismatic and charming towards others. In fact she often tries to be. In the back of her mind, when she enters a situation involving those that aren’t Romulan.. she already has a hurdle to overcome. And she has, and that’s also part of the reason she has gained the rank she has. Skills Skill 1-
Medicine. Her major at the Academy, but she chose to go the path of command instead. She is well versed in the use of Starfleet medical diagnostic gear, as well as manual medical techniques. While her people were generally xenophobic, she enjoyed studying the medical needs of alien species, which came in handy while she attended the Academy. Skill 2-
She is a very good chef, specifically in Romulan cuisine of course. She rather enjoys preparing travit, one of her specialties. Skill 3-
Pilot. She’s a very accomplished pilot, having been taught at a very young age by her father. While working on the freighter, she was able to expand her knowledge of piloting and moreso mechanical engineering. Though that isn’t as much her strong suit. Once she joined the Academy, she was able to expand her knowledge moreso with Federation ships of all types. History
Isha was born on Romulus in the Kae'raktar Mountains in 2339. She was the first born to T'Rehu (mother) and Lhaes (father), both of whom were merchants. Her father was also a pilot, and he taught young Isha to fly in their transport ship, which was little more than an antiquated and reoutfitted scout ship. Her parents were both patriots, but wanted nothing to do with the military. Unlike Isha’s uncle, Chavek. He was Lhaes’ brother, and was a high ranking officer in the Romulan Military. He would often visit their home and try to convince his brother and sister in law to join the military. And when Isha was born.. Chavek would often speak of the glory of the Romulan military, of how he wanted to be the sort of hero her felt their people needed in that age.
Isha loved listening to her uncle’s stories of war, of how he himself destroyed many Dominion ships during the war itself. Chavek would tell Isha of the great battles, of the heroes it made. Of glory for their people, even though they were aligned with former enemies. But it was of course the Romulan military that carried the major weight of the Dominion War.
So growing up, Isha would often have ‘debates’ with her parents about the military. She wanted to join the military, as her uncle did, and become a hero for her people. As her uncle did (or so she’s been told). But her parents forbade it, and it was a sharp point of contention between them. It got so bad that Isha felt she had to leave her family, her life. So in 2379 she left Romulas to work aboard a Romulan freighter.
It was exhausting work, but it was rewarding work. She saw much of the galaxy (well at least the Romulan territories), and she learned so much about how the universe worked. At this point she could have easily gone back to Romulus and joined the military.. but she respected the wishes of her parents. She didn’t agree with their views, but she respected and loved them enough to not go against their wishes. Even if they would never find out if she did or not.
She served aboard that freighter for 8 years, and while much of the crew came and went, Isha remained. She became one of the leaders of the crew, no matter it’s make up. And then in 2387, everything for Isha changed. Romulus is destroyed by a supernova. She knew there was some kind of danger to Romulus, a natural danger. But they were being assured that it was being dealt with, and really the danger was minimal. This was the word from her government. So Isha never felt the need to perhaps return home, to maybe try and help somehow. To make amends with her parents, whom she hadn’t spoken to since she left Romulus. And now, it was too late for all of that.
She left the freighter she had been working and living on for 8 years, and was allowed passage to Earth. To the heart of the Federation. She remembers her uncle’s stories of glory for her people, how he helped her people. How Chavek was a great hero.. she wanted to do that now. She wanted to help her people in any way she could, to be the great hero she knows she could be for the Romulan Empire.. for the scattered remnants of the now nearly extinct race. And she felt a good way to do that would be to join Starfleet. The former enemy of the Empire, once allied against the Dominion. Isha saw it as her chance to do good.. to make amends for her past foolishness.
There were many against allowing her to join Starfleet Academy.. but a group of Vulcan representatives would vouch for her. Recognizing, perhaps, her passion and want to aid those she can. They saw the logical potential of having a Romulan amongst the cadets.. and the rest of the Council were perhaps taken aback by her passionate plea for a chance. Nothing more. Just a chance.
And once she joined Starfleet, she proved her doubters wrong. She worked to excel in everything set before her. To work through every obstacle that was put in her path, even the occasional harassment and vague hazing. She went on to graduate with honors in medicine, and was one of the better pilots in her class. And after graduation, she had her first assignment. She would be part of the medical staff aboard the U.S.S. Antilles. But her scope was far beyond just medicine, she worked on gaining more of a reputation as a pilot, and in command. She took the command course tests as soon as she was eligible, and seemed to ace them. And with that, she immediately asked for a command assignment, and she got it..