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Friday October 27th, 2017 @ 2:56am

Ensign Laura Axinal

Name Laura Axinal

Position Assistant Chief Security/Tactical Officer

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Female
Species El-Aurian (former borg)
Age 126

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6"
Weight 135 lbs
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Laura is a smaller woman, almost easy to ignore. She stands with an odd grace and frequently seems like she is always looking beyond the person that she is speaking to. She has minor scarring on her hands from the Borg implants, and she possesses some visible elements of the technology on her face.

Family

Spouse None
Children None
Father No memory
Mother No memory
Brother(s) No memory
Sister(s) No memory
Other Family No memory

Personality & Traits

General Overview Laura tends to speak only when necessary, and even then she tends to speak in short statements, cutting through social niceties to the core of the issue. She seems uncomfortable speaking to larger groups, and she actively avoids social situations where possible.
Strengths & Weaknesses Laura is loyal to the Federation and possesses an extremely analytical mind. She has excellent memory and recall capabilities and is formidable in close quarters combat. While she is not a perfect marksman, she exceeds the average crewman on the phaser range.

Laura, being former Borg, tends to be harsher and more direct. She has adapted to her "unassimilation" fairly well, but she hasn't quite returned to what would be considered normal for an El-Aurian. She tends to feel uncomfortable or even markedly anxious is large scale social settings.
Ambitions Laura wants to give back as much of her life to Starfleet as they will accept. She feels that they saved her life and wishes to be there as many more lives are saved.
Hobbies & Interests Laura is rather new to the concept of hobbies. She has attempted to distance herself from the Borg in her by adopting something purely artistic: Dance. When she isn't dancing in private, she is training with both close quarters and ranged weaponry as well as fighting unarmed. She has recently taken to frequenting the various lounges and bars to simply observe the teeming masses of humanity, though here she prefers to remain apart as much as possible.

Personal History Laura was born just before the Borg invaded her homeworld. She has no real memory of any of it, as she was an infant when they came for her. She was matured and assimilated, much as the rest of her species. Her first memories came online several years later as a drone.

Laura doesn't actually possess most of her memories as a drone because a memory failure and subsequent wipe of the majority of her implants' memory banks. She remembers only a few days of being Borg before her connection to the Collective was severed. She does remember the pain, the anxiety, the unsurety of it all, however.

Her ship was destroyed by the Federation, and most of the drones on board died with it. A small part of the ship crashed on a nearby planet, and the collective was silenced forever for the 6 surviving drones. 2 went immediately insane and terminated their own lives. 3 attempted to carry out the orders of the collective and find more to assimilate. Laura, then designation Five of Six, wandered aimlessly instead. She found herself at a nearby Federation settlement.

The settlement refused to accept her at first, but she really didn't understand anything except movement. One of the doctors there took notice of this and offered to help her. She assisted in the restoration of individuality to Laura and named her after her own daughter who had been lost in a recent conflict.

After the necessary surgeries to restore her back to her former form (with little of the external implants thankfully remaining), she felt lost. She wandered planet to planet, lending a hand where she could. She picked up a few odd handyman type skills along the way, just trying to find a way to fit in.

She eventually found her way to a monastery where they taught her about inner silence. She stayed there for several years without speaking or hearing a word, just enjoying the serenity of quiet. It was the farthest thing from the Collective, and she found that simple fact comforting.

After 3 years of meditation and various derivative forms of Tai Chi and Yoga, Laura felt that she was ready to face the galaxy at large once again. She enlisted in Starfleet Academy, hoping to give back to the ones that had not only freed her from the Collective but also nursed her to health and took care of her when she had no one.
Service Record 2282 - Entered Academy Majoring in Medicine
2284 - Switch Major to Security
2286 - Took Marine courses, did not enter Marine Basic Training
2288 - Graduated Academy with Major in Security