|January 13, 2355|
Talakla, Kardi'naln Continent, Fruna
|Fruna'lin (Erikardi, Katajo'ar, Tantanan), English, Haliian|
|2376: Academy Graduate|
|2381: Battle of Havras|
|2384: Combat Action|
|2384: Battle for Deep Space Five|
|None on Record.|
2369: Melara University , Ekal, Ator Continent, Kenara
|2372: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, First Year Cadet|
|2373: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, Second Year Cadet|
|2374: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, Third Year Cadet|
|2375: Starfleet Academy, San Francisco, Earth, Fourth Year Cadet|
|2365 - 2366: Scientist's Family Member, FS Talri, a Fruna'lin Science Ship|
|2377: Ensign, Science Officer, USS Galaxy|
|2378: Associate Professor of Physics, Melara University, Ekal, Ator Continent, Kenara|
|2379: Promoted, Lieutenant j.g., Science Officer, USS Galaxy A|
|2379: Promoted, Lieutenant, Chief Science Officer, USS Galaxy|
|2381: Transferred, Assistant Director of Singularity Station Alpha, Federation Research Station|
|2384, March: Transferred, Lieutenant, Science Officer, USS Galaxy|
|2385:Promoted, Lieutenant, Chief Science Officer, USS Galaxy|
|Orin Kara'nin is a geologist specializing in ice and ice formation, currently based at the K'ederata University in Talakla, Fruna. In 2354, he and Zalan Unadan, who at the time was a public relations officer for Emit'an Industries, conceived a child, Cutter Kara'nin.
Cutter is not a Kardian name. He was named after a type of Terran naval craft, which is the favored sea vessel of a friend Orin's, Oreias Carneiro. However, it is close to a more common Kardian name, Kutar.
Cutter was raised by his father, Orin, in Talakla. Because his father was a professor, he spent quite a bit of time around academia. He also developed an interest in music, taking up the Kardian instrument, the donala, though this interest never became more than a hobby.
In 2365, Cutter accompanied his father, Oreias Carneiro and two more of his father's colleagues on a scientific expedition studying cryovolcanism in a nearby stellar system. This was Cutter's first extra-system travel.
At the age of 11, Cutter left his father's care for primary schooling. He was accepted to math and science magnet school on Kenara, the second M-class planet in the Frunan system. From there, he moved on to Melara University , where he majored in Astronomy and Physics.
During his tenure at Melara, Cutter developed a friendship with Zan Lanaka, an archeologist, and Arkedi Nitelrajek, a linguist. The three of them are connected in three criminal incidents. The first is an account of breaking and entering, into the Melara observatory, housing the 80 cm optical telescope. The second is an account of vandalism, cited as destruction of terrain in a national park. Three years after this incident, Zan Lanaka gained legal permission to excavate remains of a tomb buried beneath the park. The third incident is an arrest for public brawling on Sorangi, a planet outside of the Fruna'lin sphere of influence. Also involved in this incident was Saul Bental.
Cutter was accepted into Starfleet Academy in 2372, where he furthered his research in astronomy and cosmology. In 2377, he was assigned to the USS Galaxy under command of R.E.L Price.
During his station there, Hirogen marauders attacked the Galaxy and transported a large number of the crew to an alien planet to serve as prey to the Hirogen hunters. Cutter was among these crewmen. During this incident, he was attacked and his left wing was severely injured. Ultimately, the Hirogen were defeated and Cutter was able to receive medical treatment before his condition became serious.
When the Galaxy returned to dry-dock for extensive refits, Cutter returned to Melara University as an associate professor of Physics. By this time, Arkedi Nitelrajek had obtained a professorship of linguistics at the same institution.
In 2379, when the Galaxy was relaunched, Cutter returned as Chief Science Officer. Shortly after launch, the Galaxy encountered the USS Defiant, thought lost in 2268. The ship had become inhabited by an extra-dimensional intelligence. When the Galaxy's crew interacted with this intelligence, they were faced with nightmarish imagery and put through severe psychological trauma.
Shortly after this incident, the Galaxy was visited by known rogue, Harvey Mudd, who brought aboard a number of androids that seduced the crew using pheromones. Cutter was noted to have locked himself in his quarters for the duration of the incident with a single android.
During the mission to the Gryphon asteroid mining colony, Cutter and Arkedi and Zan, who had joined him on the Galaxy, were trapped in the main colony when it was opened to space.
Following that incident, and during the Battle of Havras, Cutter, along with three other Galaxy crewmen, Corran Rex, Ella Grey and Curtis Geluf, were stranded on a desert planet for several weeks. While stranded on this planet, the four of them were forced to subsist on the fluids found inside a native cactus-like plant. This fluid seemed to have remarkable effects on at least three of the crewmen. For Corran, it seemed to cure his T'Rex's Syndrome. For Curtis, the fluids made him hypersensitive to sensory information, which ultimately drove him temporarily insane. For Cutter, the fluids had the unusual and interesting effect of allowing him to see approximately two seconds into the future of his own timeline, though such visions were not controlled.
Once rescued from the planet, these precognitive abilities faded, and although fluids from these cacti were obtained and studied, their affects could not be replicated off planet. Nor were there any apparent fields or other planetary factors that could explain this ability.
Arkedi and Zan, during their stay aboard the Galaxy, were trying to conceive a child. However, when Cutter returned from the desert planet, he and Zan initiated a mating relationship that quickly resulted in her pregnancy. The decision was made to not inform Arkedi, who was under the impression the child was his.
Almost immediately following the discovery of Zan's pregnancy, in 2381, a grant proposal, written jointly by Cutter and Dr. Rudra Brahman and a handful of other scientists, was granted by the Federation Science Council. Cutter left the Galaxy to serve as assistant director to the first science station specializing in the study of singularity physics and to lead a research project that would pierce the event horizon and peer inside a black hole.
In 2383, a psychologist, Dr. Virgil Maro, was sent to this station, Singularity Station Alpha, to judge the psychological health of its crew, who had, for the last year, been living on the surface of a black hole. Cutter's experiment, the piercing of the event horizon, was scheduled to take place during this visit. As the sensor arm was being lowered into the singularity, Dr. Rudra Brahman suffered a massive stroke and died. Maro attempted to stop the experiment, but was prevented. However, his actions are thought to have initiated the expansion of a dimensional field trapped within the singularity, which may have created a possible big bang scenario resulting in the destruction of this physical universe and the formation of a new one. Maro, who had fallen to a level of insanity, thought this was a sign of God and fought to left the field continue to expand. In the resulting struggle, Maro was killed and Cutter initiated a collapse of the field, and was irradiated by matter and energy from within the singularity. Much of this radiation is new to modern science, but a significant portion of it, as detected by the sensors of the nearby USS Galaxy, consisted of chronoton particles, which are the particles that transfer temporal energy.
Examinations following the incident show no obvious effects to Cutter's mental or physical health, but it remains unclear what the consequences of this irradiation are, if any.
Currently, Cutter has been reposted to the USS Galaxy as a science officer.
Cutter is extremely intelligent. His name is well known and highly respected within the scientific community, especially in relation to cosmology and multidimensional physics.
This has perhaps caused him to be extremely arrogant and overly confident in his abilities. He frequently places himself above others in intelligence and related abilities and then uses this placement as justification for special treatment or to get what he wants.
In truth, his contributions to the field are highly valued by the Federation science community, and Starfleet Science feels that it is important to allow Cutter relatively free reign in his assignments and resource access, as long as he continues to produce new and important research.
As a result of this external pressure, Cutter has become a workaholic and incredibly intolerant of distractions.
Contrary to desired intentions, Cutter has developed a hatred of alien cultures, specifically humans, during his tenure in Starfleet. He will often refer to humans and other humanoids as ground-walkers and consider them to be generally inferior to him and his native species and their culture. Though this has resulted in a number of verbal confrontations, there have been no physical actions taken as a result of this prejudice.
Serving among humanoids, and perhaps, often being confined to small spaces as a result of serving aboard starships, something which is thought to be psychologically detrimental to members of his species, has made Cutter easily irritable and difficult to interact with.
Hobbies: Physics (Quantum Dynamics and Gravitation and their interface, especially in extreme environments, Multidimensional theory, Warp physics, Dynamics), Astronomy (Cosmology, Star and Planet formation and evolution and system dynamics), Planetary and Stellar System Geology, Archeology, Music (proficiency with the Donala, a marimba-like instrument).
In 2381, Cutter was marooned on a desert planet. For reasons unknown, but possibly due to ingesting fluids from foreign flora or natural planetary fields, Cutter developed the precognitive ability to see approximately two seconds into his future.
When asked about this curious ability, Cutter describes it as 'incredibly annoying.'
In 2383, Cutter was irradiated with energy from within a black hole. Much of components of this radiation is unknown to modern science, but consisted of, at least partially, chronoton radiation. It remains to be seen if this radiation has manifested any lasting effects.
Dark blue hair and eyes, thin, tone. Large wings extending from the back, arching, when closed, about a foot above the head and reaching down to the ankle, a 4.5 meter wing span. The wings are white with dark blue tips.
Fruna’lin History and Culture Highlights
Mlintire, the second closest star system at 2.7 light years away, has two terrestrial planets and two gas giants, again with all major terrestrial bodies inhabited. The only M-Class planet, Mlintire, contains no intelligent life of its own, although recent excavations may provide evidence of a civilization that went extinct several million years ago. Niptol, a dwarf star 3.5 light years away from Fruna, is the third major star system. Niptol contains only four small terrestrial planets, of which the most inhabitable is similar to Mars. The last Fruna’lin inhabited star system, Kaya, a binary star system 13 light years away from Fruna has only been settled recently, about 60 years ago, after first contact with the Federation.
Cutter's Father: Orin Kara'nin; Mother: Zalan Unadan; Son: Ako Nitelrajek
Education and Health
The Fruna’lin are also experts in high powered laser technology and solar sailing, as well as construction and enclosed biosystems. Fruna and Kenara boast some of the tallest buildings in the Federation, reaching up to 3.5 kilometers tall.
In 2297, the Federation of Planets initiated first contact with an interstellar sailing vessel, marking the first contact with intelligent extraterrestrial life for the Fruna’lin. Despite the fact that the Fruna’lin had never developed faster than light engines, the Federation felt first contact was justified because of the high technology possessed by the Fruna’lin and the lack of major violent conflict in over 900 years. Warp drive was slowly introduced over the next 25 years. The Fruna’lin inhabited star systems entered the Federation together in 2361.
Fruna'lin are a largely mammalian species. They give birth to their young and care for them with mammary glands. Fruna'lin also have a self-regulated body temperature. Unlike Mammillae and more like Avians, Fruna'lin have feathers, which are most noticeable on the wings.
Fruna'lin also have a very symmetrical hand. They have two opposable thumbs on either side of the hand and four fingers. There are no opposable digits on the foot, although Fruna'lin have two larger toes on either side of the foot that would correspond with the thumbs on the hand.
With the exception of wings, Fruna'lin appear human. The only other difference in appearance comes in colors. Fruna'lin can exhibit a variety of colors in their feathers, anywhere from white to yellow or red to blue or green. Historically, feather color caused social problems like skin color did on Earth.
The shaf'klarik'cho (wing plates) extend from the spine to side of the body. They provide an anchor for the wing muscles, especially the large powerful muscles used on the down stroke. They also provide a socket for the ball joint of the wing. There are twenty bones in each wing, excluding the shaf'klarik'cho: one anchor that connects to the wing plate, three in the upper wing and sixteen in the lower wing. The total wingspan of a Fruna'lin is about four times their height.
The anchor bone, the shaf'tgh, connects to the wing plate in a ball-socket joint. It also connects to the first real wing bone, the jak'shaf, in a hinge joint. This bone is fairly rigidly attached to the last two bones in the upper wing, simply called jak'chaj'le, ancient Fruna'lin for upper wing pair. This pair of bones functions similar to the ulna and radius in the human arm, they allow for that part of the wing to twist.
They connect to the first in a series of seven bones in the lower wing. The seven kaj'shaf'cho bones are all connect to one another using a small round bone, chaj'oyo. These joints give the lower wing semi-rigidity, but also allow it limited ability to curve and twist.
At the tip of the wing, there are two bones that mimic the jak'chaj'le in the upper wing and a small digit that anchors the feathers on the tip of the wing. They are called the kaj'chaj'le and the shaf'swuz. These wing bones, along with most of the other major bones are hollow.
The muscles that control the wings, especially the down stroke are enormously developed, giving Fruna'lin a wider than average chest. Most other muscles are generally not as developed, and are less dense than human muscle. Thus, the average weight of a Fruna'lin is far less than that of a human. Generally, Fruna'lin weigh from 80 to 110 pounds. The flying ability of overweight Fruna'lin suffers.
The Fruna'lin also have the unique ability to detect magnetic fields.
This sense, common to many species native to Fruna, aided earlier evolutions
of the race in their migratory patterns. Two linear regions of large iron
deposits located just above the ear on either side of the head serve as
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