Name: Talia Fel
Nickname: Old Woman
Position: First (Executive) Officer
Place of Birth: Trill
Hair: Deep brown, appears black in most lighting
Weight: 140 lbs
Languages: Andorian, Bajoran (Modern), Betazoid, Borg (Familiar, not fluent), Cardassian, Dominionese, Federation Interlingua (High and Low), Ferengi, Human (Chinese, English, German, Greek, Japanese, Latin and primary derivatives), Jem'Hadar, Klingonese, Risan, Romulan, Trill, Vulcan
Marital Status: Single
Physical Description: Talia is a young, healthy Trill woman, having lived a life groomed for eventual joining. Shoulder-length wavy auburn hair frames her slightly exotic (for a Trill) features: a strong feminine jaw, almond-shaped emerald eyes, and markings unique to her bloodline. While most Trill have distinct spots running down their sides from forehead to ankle, Talia's seem to blend together into long, intricate, intertwining lines, echoing the flowing speech of her species. It has been said that this particular feature is a sign of the purest blood dating back many millenia. Talia's skin is a gentle silky white, accenting her very dark markings even more than they would have normally. Despite these delicate features, Talia is very physically fit, proficient in the Federation's standard self-defense as well as the traditional Trill forms. She is lithe and slender, her fertile curves visible but kept slim by her active lifestyle.
Psychological Profile: The Fel symbiont has a long history of level-headedness, and Talia is no exception - her outstanding work ethic and insight led her to achieve several doctorates before she was joined, and with the benefit of Fel's extensive experience and knowledge, has made herself well known as a diplomat and counselor to many prominent figures in Federation politics. However, there are chinks in Fel's millenia-old armor. The symbiont's impressive age has gifted it with the ability to nearly completely overtake its hosts, so that very little of the host's original personality can remain. Although this is a natural result of having so many chances to interface with different hosts, it can result in a special brand of megalomania, as well as going against all the joining stands for. Fel is on Trill's watchlist, though the symbiont's history has not, as yet, given them significant reason to worry.
Family History: The host, Talia, formerly of the Ran clan, comes from a line of successful hosts dating back to nearly prehistory, comparable to Fel's longevity and success. The clan is small and rigorously controlled, allowing it to police itself in terms of genetic, mental, and social appropriateness. For hundreds of years, each member of the clan has served an important role in the Trill way, and despite being one of the smallest clans, holds an extraordinary amount of power and sway.
Recorded hosts of the Fel symbiont, with accordant profession and relevant notes:
(?-1943) Fel is a relatively unknown symbiont, having several hosts before Jahn.
Jahn Fel (M) (1943-?) Trill explorer thought lost
In 1958, Fel was thought lost in the unknown regions of the Beta quadrant. Fel returned in 1993, with a new host, Gira. It is unknown what transpired during this time, or how Fel acquired a new host. Fel's experiences as Jahn and subsequent publicity as Gira launched the symbiont to the forefront of Trill culture.
Gira Fel (F) (?-2009) Famous Trill mystic (Unknown cause of death)
Ten Fel (M) (2009-2102) Successful CEO of several Trill corporate entities (Natural death)
Magnus Fel (M) (2103-2285) Highly acclaimed Trill performer and activist (Natural death)
Castian Fel (M) (2285-2286) Host proved unsuitable
Indra Fel (F) (2286-2344) Starfleet Ambassador, Captain, and other roles (Fatal illness)
Hionne Fel (F) (2344-2364) Trill politician (Fatal stabbing, politically motivated)
Harken Fel (M) (2364-2374) Starfleet officer, (KIA Dominion War)
Talia Fel (F) (2374-2375) Starfleet officer
Talia, formerly of the Ran clan, was groomed for leadership nearly from birth. She excelled in student government, public speaking, and other leadership-based endeavors during her schooling. In university, she was President of Students, dealing directly on a daily basis with the highest tiers of staff on the students' behalf. Such was typical of a Ran. At 22, and almost immediately after secondary graduation, Talia joined Starfleet. Over the next six years, she established herself as an outstanding diplomat, on the fast track to becoming a prominent ambassador and possibly politician, but after joining with Fel, chose a rather different career path.
Official Starfleet Records
*USS Artigas A (KIA)
*Various posts under high ranking Starfleet officials
None - Talia's many successes before transfer to Tesla were attributed to her superiors.
Hobbies: Dom-jot, Hockey, Springball, Velocity, reading, watching bad dramas on the Net
2362 - Enters University
2365 - Graduation
2368 - Secondary graduation, Starfleet enlistment
2374 - Joining with Fel symbiont, assignment to Tesla