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Lieutenant JG Zitla

Name Zitla

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Bolian
Age 23
Languages Bolian, Federation Standard

Physical Appearance

Height 6’
Weight
Hair Color Bald
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description A woman of unusual beauty, Zitla is tall and slender, a contrast to the typically stocky appearance of the male of the species. Her skin is uniformly blue and undistinguished by any striping.

Her only unusual characteristic are her bright blue eyes that reflect the cobalt blood beneath her skin. This trait, which she shares with her four birth sisters is thought to be the result of an environmental quirk that came about due to them being conceived and born on Earth.

Family

Spouse
Children
Father Lix
Mother Einl
Brother(s) Twins: Dallu, Pasu
Single: Aex (via mother's co husband)
Sister(s) Sexxa, Reta, Kensa, Risla
Other Family Other Family – various other siblings via the father’s co-wife.

Personality & Traits

General Overview
Strengths & Weaknesses + Gregarious
+ Team player

- Pedantic
- Confident to the point of occasional arrogance
- Not a natural leader
Ambitions
Hobbies & Interests Zitla has an affinity for the water and hones her svelte physique through swimming on the holodeck, and by dipping into any real body of water she can find.

Personal History Zitla was the first of a set of quintuplets born to Lix and Einl in 2370. As prime figures on the board of the Bank of Bolius they were located on Earth to conduct exchange negotiations on behalf of the Federation.

They were recalled to the Bolarus sector in 2374 as part of the Strategic ‘Bolian Operation’ to manage ongoing negotiations with the Ferengi. Though the Dominion threatened from occupied Benzar it was considered a safer bet and after so many years away the lure of being reunited with their other children and family was strong. The return came none too soon, as Lix later reflected – just a year later the apartment they had occupied was destroyed in the Breen assault on Earth.

Of all her many siblings Zitla is closest to her birth sisters, a result of them being born away from the wider family. That said, when they returned to Bolarus in 2374 Zitla was the leader of a curious questioning team of four year olds who quickly integrated into the wider family (though that bond formed in the first years was never broken).

Oblivious to the wider turmoil at the time, the first thing that struck four year old Zitla was how similar Earth and Bolarus looked, though to her delight there was more water. A few months later when the stormy season came in she realised that in her new home the weather was less temperate and more extreme. It was this early curiosity about the environment that led her to study the sciences.

Life in the body of the family was loud, fun and happy. The myriad of children, aunts, uncles and co-parents that occupied the floating homestead where a constant whirl and there was every opportunity for Zitla to plunge into the ocean at will. That’s not to say that all was harmonious – with so many people, even among Bolians there was the occasional disagreement but for the most part she was able to study, learn and have fun.

It was when she was fourteen that Zitla decided that she wanted to join Starfleet. She studied the options open to her, from the University of Bolius through to the Vulcan Academy, she consulted scientists in the field and Starship captains and through a detailed analysis came to her conclusion.

Zitla remains immensely grateful that she was accepted on her first application, and despite being younger than most of the cadets – growing up in such a close knit community has left her mature beyond her years and this must have shown during the interview process at the reply was a resounding YES!

Though she was sad to leave her family behind Zitla recognised that she was about to become part of a new family of her own making, one that would allow her to explore the quadrants and expand her knowledge of a multitude of worlds. She knew also that her birth family would always be there no matter how far she travelled. Therefore it was with a mix of trepidation and excitement that she left Bolarus to attend Starfleet Academy at the age of sixteen.

The young Bolian was quick to integrate with the other cadets, quick to join the swimming team and quick to make a name for herself in her studies. If any of her tutors had started with any qualms about her they were soon forgotten and at the other end, a cadet, well liked by students and staff alike emerged.

At the end of her fourth year at the Academy Zitla embarked on her cadet cruise. She was thrilled to get that assignment – the USS Vienna were conducting ground surveys on a colonisation project on a planet that had displayed some unusual tectonic activity.

Following graduation and after completing her first posting aboard ther USS Hyperion which saw her promoted to the rank of Lieutenant JG Zitla took a well earned trip to Bolarus to catch up with her family. While she was there she received news of her next assignment - she was to report to the USS Phoenix in dock at starbase Deep Space Five - to serve as the Chief Science Officer.

This was not a big step, or even a giant leap - this was a blindfolded dive into a deep uncharted sea, but fortunately Zitla loved to swim ...
Service Record Starfleet Academy 2386 – 2390
Major – Geology, Biochemisty
Electives – Physics, Astrophysics, Sub Space Mechanics, Chemistry.

Cadet Cruise USS Vienna 2390- 2391
2390 Cdt 1st Class promoted to Acting Ensign

USS Hyperion 2391 - 2394
2391 Science Officer
2394 Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade

USS Phoenix 2394 -
2394 CSO