USS Vesta

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Lieutenant JG Rufus Marocain

Name Rufus Marocain

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Kainan
Age 15 (equiv to human mid-20s)

Physical Appearance

Height 6' 3"
Weight 190lbs
Hair Color Black/tan/white
Eye Color brown
Physical Description Strong, lean and powerful with broad shoulders and a deep chest. Of mixed heritage, he has the wolf-like look of northern Kainans but the slimmer build and whip-like tail typical of Kainans from the southern and desert regions. His fur is black with reddish tan markings. When serious or angry, he can look quite intimidating or even menacing. However, when he's relaxed and among friends, he seems fairly mellow and approachable.


Father Howan
Mother Morwen
Brother(s) Marc, Raul, Ulf
Sister(s) Arly, Baffa

Personality & Traits

General Overview Keen, intuitive, and capable of intense focus. Like most of his kind, he is trustworthy, brave and loyal to a fault, especially to those he considers pack. And in his opinion, Starfleet is the ultimate pack. Also like most of his kind, his personality can be described as the Federation First Contact survey put it: 'digital'. 'On-duty', he's extremely focused, dedicated and on-task. 'Off-duty' he's fun-loving, friendly and generous with a touch of southern charm, and can sometimes be a real 'party hound'. Moreover, he can switch from off-duty to on-duty mode in a heartbeat.
Strengths & Weaknesses + can be relied on to remain steady and determined under pressure and is an excellent marksman
+ keen sense of smell - with a sense of smell 40 times greater than a human’s, he's a good tracker and can detect approaching or hiding intruders unless they have disguised their scent extremely well
+ very fast both in reaction/reflex and land speed, especially for short bursts
+ acute hearing and due to the ability to orient their ears can pinpoint the origin of a noise with a high degree of accuracy
+/- tendency toward protectiveness and can 'go wolf' on those who threaten members of his pack or a person in his care, especially a child
- somewhat far-sighted and less likely than most humanoids to pick up on a static detail or grades of color.
- visual cortex highly attuned to motion, resulting in reactions that can seem ADHD to humans and a near compulsion to chase anything small and fast-moving
- due to cultural and physiological differences can sometimes has difficulty expressing himself to non-Kainans
- naturally communal, he does not do well when isolated
Ambitions Fly the best, fastest ships in the universe
Hobbies & Interests coursing, Dalraw (Kainan grappling), skeet shooting, handball

he loves all forms of fast transportation as well as enjoys games of skill, especially ones that challenge hand-eye coordination

Personal History Kainan society is organized primarily on family groups, known as dens, and extended family, known as packs - although that term is often stretched to include whole communities, or even the whole of Kainan society. Females typically birth 2-3 pups at a time and it is common for the children of littermates to be raised together and for unmarried aunts and uncles to help in raising them. Despite, or perhaps because of, the importance of family, Kainans view marriage as an arrangement strictly for producing offspring and it is contracted for the span of time necessary to raise them to a certain stage, usually 5 - 7 years, with options for renewal.
Rufus was born from the first mating contract of Howen and Morwen and raised in the Marocain pack. From an early age he loved racing and showed early skill as pilot. Upon reaching maturity at 7, he applied to Starfleet Academy and was accepted in the Flight program.

He excelled in the program and initially served as a fighter pilot attached to the USS Bonhomme Richard. His natural instincts and ability lead to commendation for his actions during skirmishes with pirates. He was promoted to Asst Flight Control Officer where he showed skill both at the helm and in potential for leadership in the department. His skill not only in his chosen field, but in using his keen senses to assess the people and environment encountered on away missions, recommended him for a position on the USS Vesta.
Service Record 2384-2388: Starfleet Academy

2388-2390: fighter pilot Bravo squadron, attached to USS Bonhomme Richard

2390-2392: Asst Flight Control Officer, Bonhomme Richard

2392-present - Flight Control Officer, USS Vesta

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