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Lieutenant JG Elarius Corallin

Name Elarius Corallin

Position Chief Medical Officer

Rank Lieutenant JG



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Wed Sep 23rd, 2015 @ 12:42am

Character Information

Birthplace Catulla
Gender Male
Species Catullan
Age 54

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11"
Hair Color purple
Eye Color blue
Physical Description The first thing people tend to notice about Elarius is his purple hair; it's really hard to miss unless meeting him someplace dark. The answer to the first question they think of when they see his hair is yes, all the rest of his body hair is purple, too (Although maybe they don't ask it in quite that way). He has fine, symmetrical, patrician features, marred only by a faded scar on the tip of his nose. He is tall with broad shoulders and a strong build, but it wouldn't hurt him to hit the gym a little more often.

Family

Spouse Chaime Satillu (divorced)
Children None known
Father Soruban Elarius
Mother Tanee Corallin
Brother(s) none
Sister(s) none
Other Family none worth noting

Personality & Traits

Demeanour Elarius is soft-spoken and quiet, so much so that some people think he might be a complete doormat at first, but he is far from that. He's assertive and not afraid to speak his mind, and he's persuasive enough with his words that, even if he doesn't get his way, it's hard to deny that he made a point with his arguments. He distrusts authority, thanks to his upbringing and his past activities, and he's not particularly fond of taking orders, either. Compassionate and attentive, he is an understanding and caring physician who takes great pains to see to it that his patients get the treatment they need and are treated with dignity they deserve.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Elarius is a highly competent and talented physician, dedicated to his patients and to the ideals of his profession. He is well-educated, idealistic, good under pressure, has great determination and brings great compassion and empathy for others to his job. He's also creative and adapts well to new situations and challenges.

Weaknesses: He rankles under authority, dislikes bureaucracy, abhors violence, and isn't fond of the military. Outside of the sick bay, he's somewhat of a mess; disorganized and somewhat absent-minded. Although trained in the use of phasers, he generally refuses to use them unless allowed to "lock out" any setting above standard stun. The only case in which he'd reconsider this policy is if facing a phaser-resistant enemy intent upon harming his patients.
Ambitions To serve out his time in Starfleet and get a new ship, then return to the work he was doing before being drafted.
Hobbies & Interests He enjoys travel, touring on hovercycles, mixing soft drinks, playing the kabottin (Catullan instrument similar to a violin) and reading philosophy. He is a regular practitioner of T'ai Chi and a Qigong. He is always reading the trade periodicals to study up on new medical technologies and techniques. He can fly and do some maintenance on older warp-capable ships (2310 - 2360's).

Personal History Elarius was born on Catulla in 2340, during the time of Cwabalatu, when one of the planet's moons eclipsed the other; an event that happens two to three times a year. Children born under Cwabalatu are traditionally said to be great servants of the public interest and trust; peace officers, teachers, ombudsmen and the like. A great many of these children depart Catulla to join up with Starfleet and thus serve the Federation, as well as their homeworld. Elarius was not one of those.

When he was six, Elarius had a sustained bout of Candaician Hemorrhagic Fever thanks to some unscreened passengers from a freighter stopping by his father's pub. When the holistic healers on Catulla were unable to do more than alleviate some of the symptoms, Elarius' father took him to Johns Hopkins Hospital on Earth for treatment. CHF is normally fatal in children under ten, but Elarius had some of the best care available, and managed to recover with few long-term effects.

When the time came to choose preliminary training towards his vocational path at age 13, Elarius decided to study healing and medicine. Unfortunately, while Elarius proved adept, he was also impatient. When he turned 20, he departed his studies at the Mikawain Academy of Healing Arts on Catulla and went to study pre-med at Stanford University on Earth, believing that he needed to expand his repertoire and that psionic healing techniques were limited in their application.

From pre-med to med school and a fellowship in naturopathic medicine and accupuncture, and an internship at Cedars Sinai, Elarius excelled at everything he learned; and graduated in 2366 with honors. He took his residency in the ICU of San Francisco General, and completed his second fellowship there in Xenopathology in 2369. While there, Elarius got drawn in by some cultural practices he found intriguing, like T'ai Chi and Qigong in Golden Gate Park, and hanging out at an old-style soda jerk in the Mission district.

In the third year of his residency (2371) Elarius was contacted by a fellow student from Stanford who had joined an organization called Hospitallers Ambulent -- A modern-day descendent of Médecins Sans Frontières. The doctors in this organization bought up large freighters and traveled to systems that had been devastated by war, disease or poverty, and offered them medical treatment and humanitarian aid. Among the places HA operated were Bajor, the Cardassian Demilitarized Zone, the Archanis Sector and several other hotbeds of military activity. Elarius was soon given command of his own ship, an Antares Class freighter that was equipped with several dozen decommissioned EMH units bought from the Federation.

In 2375, Hospitallers Ambulent was accused of trafficking information to the Dominion under the guise of providing medical treatment to the needy. This was proven to be true when hyposprays seized aboard several of the HA craft were discovered to have been programmed to encode information into proteins in the immunizations they gave out on war-torn worlds; information on Federation ship movements and supply lines which were archived in the HA crafts' databases. Several hundred doctors, nurses and medical personnel were put in front of a board of inquiry and, because the Federation could not trace the information to any single individual or group of conspirators, all were indicted. However, because medical personnel were in short supply, the board offered them a deal: They could enlist in Starfleet and serve the medical needs of the fleet for twenty years, or they could face trial, which would probably result in life sentences at best or death sentences at worst. The lawyers appointed by HA's management recommended, in the wake of the hysteria following the Dominion conquest of Betazed, that they take the deal and enlist.

What many of the doctors and nurses suspected, but had no way of proving, was that Starfleet had left a nested program in the decommissioned EMH's they'd been given, causing them to fabricate evidence against HA so that the fleet could bolster their ranks of medical personnel with trained, seasoned professionals who had seen some of the worst conditions around. Without proof, however, all they could do was take the deal they'd been offered and make the best of it. Elarius joined Starfleet, and after an accelerated 6 week training program (with his Med School training and fellowships counting towards Academy credits), was commissioned as an officer and assigned to the USS Flamberge, just in time for Operation Return. Halfway through the operation, he received his first transfer to the USS Compagnie, which had taken heavy casualties in the operation. Despite the fact that the Compagnie was falling apart, Elarius acquitted himself well with only three nurses and the EMH to help him stem the tide of the wounded. He'd seen worse.

Elarius was transferred to several starships and starbases during the course of the war, as skilled medical personnel of his caliber were in great demand. When the war finally came to an end, Elarius and many of the other HA personnel tried to muster out of the fleet, or at least transfer to core world positions, but were sternly reminded of the deal they had made. The Federation had not gone public with the deal they'd made, and if they did, no reputable authority would license them to practice medicine, and no civilian medical center would employ them.

After the war, Elarius was assigned to the USS Pitcairn, a Nebula-class starship assigned to picket duty along the former Cardassian border. Settling in for what he believed to be the long haul, Elarius tried to get to know the crew and make a go of having a normal life in Starfleet. After two years aboard the ship, he was made Chief Medical Officer, promoted to Lieutenant (J.G.) and he began an ill-advised romance with the ship's captain, Chaime Satillu; a Risian/Human hybrid. Their marriage was tempestuous at best, and each of them cheated on the other at one point or another. Things came to a head during a tense and heated battle with the Tzenkathi in which Chaime was wounded. Thinking her ill-suited to continue commanding the ship in her condition, Elarius relieved her of command, leaving the ship in the command of her very-inexperienced second officer. Although the ship won its way clear of the battle, and mopped up the Tzenkathi, Chaime angrily demanded a divorce from Elarius. In turn, Elarius demanded a transfer off of her ship.

Elarius was reassigned to the USS Bowditch in 2381. It was little better than being on the Pitcairn because the two ships patrolled overlapping territories, and stopped for leave at the same starbases. So Elarius and Chaime had many opportunities to engage in all the sorts of unhealthy behavior that new divorcees inflict on each other. In 2384, the Bowditch was attacked by a trio of automated weapons platforms left over from the Dominion war. The Pitcairn came out to aid the Bowditch and sometime after the platforms were destroyed, Elarius transported over to visit Chaime. Despite having a very passionate weekend, things soon exploded into their worst argument ever. Wanting to just get the hell away from Chaime, Elarius requested a transfer to Starbase 357, far away from his ex-wife.

Towards the end of his required stay in Starfleet, Elarius was assigned to the USS Tranquility. As he draws near to mustering out, he is both exhilarated and a little frightened at the prospect of what he'll be doing when he leaves Starfleet.
Service Record 2375 - Enlists in Starfleet, commissioned as an Ensign.
Temporary Billets - USS Flamberge
USS Compagnie
Starbase 251
USS Calodosi
Rank - Ensign Position - Medical Officer

2375 USS Arrowsic
USS Evea
Starbase 223
Rank - Ensign Position - Medical Officer

2376 - Assigned to USS Pitcairn
Rank - Lieutenant (J.G.) Position - Chief Medical Officer

2381 - Assigned to USS Bowditch
Rank - Lieutenant (J.G.) Position - Chief Medical Officer

2384 - Assigned to Starbase 357
Rank - Lieutenant (J.G.) Position - Chief Medical Officer

Present - Assigned to USS Tranquility
Rank - Lieutenant (J.G.) Position - Chief Medical Officer