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|Name:||Tess Tison (Female)||Date of Birth (Age):||Nov 4, 2365 (20)|
|Species:||Mixed: half human and half unknown||Place of Birth:||Bolmar III|
|Languages:||Federation Standard English||Religion:||None|
|Height:||5' 6"||Weight:||118 lbs|
|Blood type:||O-||Medical Restrictions:||None|
|Other Important Medical Information:||The species of Tess's father is unknown and cannot be traced in the Starfleet DNA Database. From time to time, Tess exhibits unusual abilities, such as healing abnormally fast, or being able to hold her breath for over 10 minutes without loosing consciousness. The full extent of her unusual biological abilities is unknown.|
|Other Identifying marks/Features:||None|
|Tess is a mixed breed girl: half human and half she-doesn't-know-what. Her mother, Kathryn Tison, was an Old Earth Irish girl through and through. Due to financial issues, she headed into space as a 17 year-old-lass, and ended up serving as a barmaid on a rough and tumble mining planet called Bolmar III. One night as she was heading home from work, Kathryn was gang-raped by a group of drunken aliens. She ended up pregnant with Tess. The doctors were unable to figure out precisely what species the father is, which is why Tess has no idea what her other half is.
The tavern owner, Jame McGill (also Earth-Irish), felt obligated to marry Kathryn and adopt Tess as his own. But he was a hard and cruel man, and often reminded Tess that she was not his real daughter. She was treated more like an indentured servant than a family member. Tess was so miserable that at age 14, she hid in cargo loaded onto a on a visiting shuttle craft in an attempt to run away.
She was found unconscious three days later, almost dead from dehydration. The shuttle had docked with an Angolian cargo freighter. The captain, Uchen Farlark, took pity on the poor teen. Instead of turning her over to the authorities, he nursed her back to health, then found her a spot on his crew roster. This as the first kindness that Tess had been shown to her in her life. She remained suspicious for months, but finally began to blossom in a structured and wholesome environment.
Captain Farlark would often talk to Tess about his dream to enter Starfleet's Academy and become a starship captain instead of just a freighter captain. Tess and the captain grew very close over the two years that she was on the freighter. Captain Farlark begain the process to adopt Tess as his own daughter, but tradegy struck before the adoption process could be completed. His freighter was attacked by space pirates and he was killed.
Tess was beside herself with grief for months, and could hardly bring herself to eat or talk. Her health failed and she got so skinny and weak that she could hardly function. Then one sleepless night, Tess remembered the many times that Uchen Farlark had told her of his dream of entering Starfleet academy. She decided that she would do for him what he had been unable to do for himself, and she filled out the starfleet application the very next day.
Her initial application was turned down because she did not have an adequate educational background. She was a bright girl, and incredibly stubborn. So she refused to take no for an answer. She applied the University of Andar Prime, was accepted at the age of 16 as their youngest freshman ever.Tess earned a degree an astrophysics in a mere 2.5 years. Then she went back to starfleet and applied again. This time she was accepted as a cadet.
About the same time that Tess was accepted into starfleet academy, she went to court and applied to have her name legally changed back to her mother's maiden name of Tison, breaking the final tie with the abusive man she had called “father” for the first 14 years of her life.
Also, it should be noted that in addition to the superior intellect, new skills and abilities sometimes surface in Tess's life. For instance, during an unfortunate environmental systems malfunction, Tess discovered that she could hold her breath for over 10 minutes without loosing consciousness. These usual traits are thought to be inherited form her father, who's species and abilities remain unknown. However her stubbornness and determination are most likely inherited from her Irish mother.
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