Crew Biography For
Chief Engineering Officer
||April 12, 2351
||Zekk stands at 6'1 and has an athletic and well built physique. He has brown eyes and brown hair, which he keeps cut relatively short. Zekk sports a number of scars on his back from his previous time as a Maran AMAC (Advanced Maran Assault Commando.) Despite being 35 years old, Zekk looks much younger due to his excellent physical health and very strict exercise regime.
||Mother: Ven Alana
Father: Desh Alana
||Zekk Alana was born to Maran Naval Officers Ven and Desh on the Maran ship, Star Fury. Ven is Zekk's mother and Desh, his father. Both Ven and Desh were a bit older when they had him and thus Zekk was their only child. Ven was the ship's chief engineer and Desh the ship's MCAO detachment leader. Zekk was a happy child and spent a good deal of time with his mother in engineering. He grew up around all manner of equipment and found the inner workings of a starship very interesting.
When he was 13, the Star Fury was decommissioned, causing his parents to split up. Ven was re-assigned to the carrier Solar Dragon and his father to a MCAO base near the border of the Maran Republic. Zekk split his time between the Solar Dragon and spending time with his father. Although while spending time with the MCAO troops, Zekk begin to take a liking to the physical aspect of it all. He enrolled in the Junior MCAO Corps and spent a great deal of time training throughout the rest of his teenage years. He still kept up on most of his engineering interests as well.
Zekk enjoyed many sports as a child. He was the first to try something new despite the dangers that it might hold. Zekk has a way of putting people at ease nearly right away. He can come off as very charming when he wants too, he has a habit of charming almost too many people at once.
When Zekk turned 18 he decided against joining the Maran Naval Academy and decided instead to join MCAO. During his training period, Zekk showed exceptional skill at demolitions and covert operations. After his initial training period, Zekk was assigned to a border colony that came into frequent contact with N'Firri pirates. During a raid, Zekk managed to use his engineering and demolitions knowledge to successfully set off a chain reaction that destroyed the attacking frigate after beaming torpedoes into key points.
This action brought him to the attention of the elite AMAC's (Advanced Maran Assault Commandos.) Zekk was inducted into the AMAC core and underwent extreme physical and mental training, honing him into an even deadlier warrior. At the age of 22, Zekk was given his own AMAC squad. He and his squad was assigned to the RMS Indomitable. While on the Indomitable, Zekk began a relationship with a man under his command named Tarris Loh.
Although he and Tarris got along fine, it was generally against orders to date someone whom you commanded and after the Generals in the AMAC command found out about it they gave the two a choice. Tarris could transfer to another squad or Zekk could step down as a squad leader. Tarris chose to transfer to a different unit. For a time they were able to continue their relationship until Tarris was killed an attack by Maran and Vosh insurgents.
Although Zekk was upset, he didn't let it affect his work. Zekk and his squad were quickly earning a name for themselves; they were often called the "Darkest Knights" because of their quick and nearly silent approach to enemies.
Not soon after that incident the Indomitable was sent to help the Vosh quell an uprising of fanatics who had managed to capture several ships that were under construction in the massive orbital complex. Zekk's Darkest Knights were one of the first to beam over to one of the hijacked ships.
They were able to secure the vessel after a long firefight and took over the controls, using the ship to help subdue the other vessels. During the exchange the bridge was hit by several torpedoes causing an explosive decompression, Zekk's armor protected him from the decompression but two of his commandos were killed in the explosion. Although they were successful in quelling the uprising and getting all the ships back under Maran Naval control, Zekk took the loss of his two commandos hard.
He found solace in a Maran Naval counselor named, Amara, that had been assigned too the Indomitable. Although their relationship was rocky at first, mainly because Zekk saw her as weak, that changed when she managed to keep step with him through an entire AMAC conditioning exercise a feat that was nearly impossible for those that hadn't trained for it. Eventually, Zekk and Amara would develop a romantic relationship.
Two years into their relationship, they got married and Zekk was has happy as he had ever been. This wouldn't list, a fanatical section of the Maran government that was calling themselves the "Black Hand" was able to secure ships and personnel and started what looked like a civil war. They took control of the Queen's chambers on Maran and held her hostage.
The Darkest Knights and several Maran Knights were dispatched to enter the building and secure the Queen using any means necessary. After a long and bloody fight, they found themselves in the throne room. Zekk and his commandos, as well as several Knights managed to secure the queen and take out the terrorists. As one was about leap through the window, she took off her mask and revealed herself to be Amara.
Zekk was crushed, Amara took advantage of the moment and shot him point blank, giving herself time to get away. Zekk has not heard from her since. After that, Zekk couldn't stand being around the unit that he could have gotten killed. Despite the fact the fact that The Directive (the Maran Intelligence Agency) cleared him, he retired. Zekk entered Starfleet Academy in the year 2378.
||Zekk thoroughly enjoyed his time at the academy. He focused mostly in engineering; something that he had set by the wayside when he joined the AMAC's. He was a fast study at most Starfleet systems and enjoyed tinkering with everything that he could get his hands on.
Socially, Zekk loved the different cultures he was exposed to while at the academy. He even worked closely with the security department and held several classes on Maran martial arts techniques. Zekk graduated near the top of his class.
||Zekk was first assigned to the USS Cardinal as a damage control officer. Zekk enjoyed the time on the small Nova class vessel, exploring the galaxy was even more rewarding then the combat filled life of an AMAC. During a mission to map a new nebula, the Cardinal was attacked by several Orion Raiders.
They boarded the ship, with Zekk's guidance they were able to fight the Orions off. Zekk managed to create a massive photon burst with the ships main deflector, destroying one of the raiders and heavily damaging the other one. After this incident, Zekk was promoted to Lt. JG and given the position of Assistant Chief Engineer.
Zekk spent the majority of his career aboard the Cardinal, overseeing several key refits. He was among the crew that survived an encounter with a Breen battleship, his quick thinking and engineering skills were credited to be a major contribution to why the Cardinal survived.
In late 2386 the Cardinal was performing a survey of a gas giant when an ion storm struck. Zekk managed to hold the ship together but the Cardinal took heavy damage. With the captain dead and the XO in a coma, the chief engineer assumed command and turned the department over to Zekk. With Zekk's help they managed to limp back to Starbase 386 where the Cardinal was declared a lost cause.
Due to his actions, the recovered XO and the chief engineer both recommended him for a transfer to the USS Babylon as the ship's chief engineer.
He spent only a few days on the Babylon before he was transferred again to the newly commissioned USS Bismark, a brand new Legacy class ship to help work out the kinks in the new vessel.
||Zekk is laid back and takes a causal approach to life. He enjoys new challenges both in his personal life and his professional one. He has a very open mind and enjoys experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. Zekk has spent most of his time in the Maran AMAC's, having just recently joined Starfleet, because of this he is still getting used to interacting with humans...especially those that are arrogant or consider themselves better then anyone else
|Hobbies, Interests, Misc
||28 March 2011