Here's my first take. I greatly appreciate input and criticism. My experience with Star Trek is 4 and a half seasons of TNG and the Abrams movies so there might be some inaccuracies.
First edit, 6/10/15: Added more information about her time at Starfleet Academy, her motivations for choosing her post, more information about her previous assignment, also fixed her rank, she's technically a Lt. Co. Corrected her major and minor.
DeltanPlanet of Origin:
Delta IVRole (Cadet, Officer, Government):
Probability Mechanics, Minor in SecurityCommand Role (if applicable):
Chief of Tactical/Security.Physical DescriptionGender:
I'm not seeing any record of how Deltans age. Going to assume similar to humans, so let's say 30General Description:
Loda is a somewhat small woman, standing at 5'5", 106 lbs, but she's stronger than she appears to be and twice as fast as she should be. Her head (and the rest of the body, minus her eyebrows) is completely bald, but besides this common Deltan trait, her people are nearly indistinguishable from a typical human. Her body is a light tan, her eyes are very dark brown, as are her brows. Her petite form is well displayed by the tight-formed Starfleet uniform she wears, a yellow collar an indication of her station.Other InformationOrientation:
See player O/O's.General Description of Personality:
Loda is a quiet woman, not prone to conversation unless specifically engaged, and even then, might appear disinterested or distant, even if that is untrue. She has an interesting and perverted sense of subtle humor, more inclined to tell jokes that would make you slowly grin than to bust your gut laughing. Even in moments of dead seriousness she usually has a sarcastic or playful lilt in her voice. "Firing all torpedo banks, captain," she might say in a tone that has earned her reprimand for being flippant before, though she takes her role as chief of security/tactical more seriously than most perceive. Every once in a blue moon she has her bad or cranky day; a Deltan, such sexually liberated people, under a vow of celibacy is a recipe for frustration and loneliness and sometimes she can't help but snap at others, especially considering how many people are inclined to take a pass at her and tempt her to break that oath.SkillsSkill 1-
Aikido. She is an excellent martial artist and capable of handling most opponents unless significantly overpowered. Skill 2-
Painting. Loda is an artist masquerading as an accomplished Starfleet officer, and has taken many commissions from the people on board her ship for portraits, usually keeping a copy for herself for very personal reasons.Skill 3-
Calculator. She has an amazing knack for processing advanced formulas and equations in her mind. You know that she's dealing with abstract and theoretical mathematics when she actually has to write down her thoughts.History
Loda Yshtoll, like the majority of her people, was born on their homeworld, Delta IV. The Deltans are not ambitious pioneers of the galaxy and prefer the comforts of their ancestral home, which had been a cultural Eden long before Terrans took their first long glance at the stars. Loda was entirely comfortable living in privilege and wealth with her family, an old clan of Deltan trading barons, until a Federation vessel visited her mother to settle a dispute between her and an angry Klingon captain who erroneously believed the Yshtoll matron to be deceiving him on a matter of a rather large-scale trade the two peoples had undertaken. The renegotiation of the original contract took place aboard the Federation vessel and the young Deltan girl was easily overwhelmed and enamored the romanticism of interstellar travel. Of course, those beautiful security officers and their tight, yellow uniforms were a lure for her too. Not bound by any federation oaths, Loda's mother enjoyed the company of several Starfleet employees during the week-long meeting that mostly took place in orbit of Delta IV. The Deltans were exotic to these outsiders, who were unaware of the subconscious telepathy exuded by Loda's mother, creating inviting images in their mind of her, as her body emitted euphoric pheromones passively into the air around her. Loda's mother was beautiful, but she had a stacked deck, as well.
When she came of age her mother allowed her to enroll at Starfleet; Prodigious as a child, Loda was not perturbed by the difficult Starfleet exams, though she was barred from entry on her first attempt after failing the cultural/racial interaction test, allowing herself to become romanced by one of her instructors, which would have been a violation of the oaths she would be made to swear if she were accepted. The next year, her exams went through. For her cultural test, she was told to enter another room and announce to a foreign diplomat visiting the academy that their wait would conclude shortly, and that they would be escorted to their ambassadorial chambers. A man and a woman of similar attire awaited her but Loda recognized the race as highly matriarchal, and she addressed the woman by her correct title while completely ignoring the man who was merely a personal guard.
The Deltan excelled at Starfleet Academy, choosing to major in Astrophysics. By the time she graduated the main 4-year program with Honors, Loda had decided to pursue a career in Ship Tactical and Security, intrigued by the high level of expertise required to arm, aim and fire weaponry and to maintain shield structure, believing that her gift with mathematics would someday be a great boon aboard a Federation starship... Her memory of those men of women of Starfleet that had visited Delta IV during her childhood, those handsome, brave men and women of security/tactical in their alluring yellow uniforms also helped to make up her mind. With her aspirations and academic excellency she was accepted into a 2-year Command training program, and once again completed it with Honors, obtaining the rank of Lieutenant Commander at the brief age of 25.
Her first assignment was aboard the USS Thunderchild, an Akira-class starship, whose primary assignment was assistance in the terraformation of sub-M class planets. It was a prestigious job- who wasn't thrilled by the idea of creating planets capable of sustaining life?- but boring, and eventually Loda requested a transfer to a commission that might see a little more action before her skills deteriorated. Someday, Loda aspires to be a captain herself, yet she believes that she is not yet worthy, and wants to put in her due before she would ever consider pushing for a role of First Officer. This has been perceived as a lack of ambition or an over-presence of humility by some.