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Sat Jan 11th, 2020 @ 9:22pm
Commander Temperance Zachary
Name Temperance Zachary
Position Executive Officer
|Birth Date||14th February|
|Parent(s)||Joseph and Laurelai Zachary|
|Other Family||James Matthews - Uncle/Guardian
Tish Matthews - Aunt/Guardian
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Strengths:
Natural ability to pick up new languages easily
Fear of transporters
|Hobbies & Interests||Music
|Languages||Too many to list|
|Family Relationships||Birth Parents - Joseph and Laurelai Zachary - both deceased
Adopted by her Aunt and Uncle one week prior to her 18th birthday.
|Personal History||Born to parents Joseph and Laurelai Zachary and raised in a small Earth village called Eldheim, Temperance's early life was very sheltered from all things technological. Her family were part of a small group of individuals who had chosen to shun technological advancement and lead a more primative life in favour of remaining detached from the modern world and free from undesired influences to their cultural beliefs.
Though there were plenty of positives that came from a technologically detached existence, life without technology or modern beliefs came at a price. With limited access to medical intervention, death was something that hard to avoid.
Shortly before her sixteenth birthday, Temperance's parents died from preventable disease due to lack of adequate vaccinations and medical care. With no other family in the village to care for her, Temperance was sent to live with her Uncle James and Aunt Tish.
Due to the nature of James' work and the vast differences between their existances, removing Temeperance from the village was something that proved to be difficult. Outsiders were not allowed into the village under any circumstances. Similarly, anyone who left the village would not be able to return.
In the end it was determined that Temperance would leave the village alone.
The modern world was confusing and full of things she didn't understand. With no idea on how to get where she needed to be, or how to navigate the world in general, Temperance quickly found herself isolated, lost and in a world that she didn't understand and a home she could never return to.
On the third day after leaving the village, Temperance met Commander Maci Novak in a small coffee shop. Commander Novak took pity on the lost teen and escorted her to the regional Starfleet office. The regional office arranged for her to be sent to Starfleet Command in San Francisco, where they contacted her uncle and arranged for him to come and collect her.
Having come from a completely non technological village, life on Starbase 412 took a lot of getting used to. While she did enjoy the ability to get anything she wanted, at any time she wanted, there were many aspects of life that she couldn't adapt to as easily, such as transporters.
Her first experience with a transporter had been of someone forcibly holding her so she could be transported to Starfleet Command, an act which resulted in a severe anxiety attack and required medical intervention and sedation.
In the years since she has gotten better at utilizing transporters, but still prefers to travel by shuttle unless it is an actual emergency. The idea of having ones entire body broken down into particles and zapped through space before being reassembled still does not sit well with her.
It was with the gentle guidance of James and Tish that she broke away from her sheltered upbringing and embraced more and more technology around her. She thrived completing her schooling on the Starbase and with the encouragement and guidance of her Uncle, started working on Academy coursework.