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Lieutenant Commander Kahla

Name Kahla

Position Chief Security & Tactical Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Klingon
Age 30

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1''
Weight 208
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Standing just over six feet in height, Kahla is a physically impressive specimen of the Klingon species. She carries herself tall and proud, unbent even by the weight of shame carried through the years, her dark brown eyes set with determination; her expression stern and resolute even in the face of conflict.

She has the characteristic physique of a warrior, solid with muscle and moving with the easy grace consistent with a trained and tried predator. Hair, thick and curly and in shades of brown and black, is often left to flow freely down her back, decorated with frippery and hard-earned trinkets of war.

Most notable is the nasty scar that slants its way across her face, from left temple to the bottom of her right ear.


Personality & Traits

General Overview Strong, proud, and with the typical Klingon behaviour, Kahla is far from a simpleton.

Along with physical strength, she has a surprising intellectual curiosity -- mostly for tactics and warfare, but it is not uncommon for her to take part in simpler exercises such as recreational reading (romance being above all her favourite), and she has a steady hand for drawing when the creative mood strikes her.
Strengths & Weaknesses Physically capable, Kahla is an adept warrior on the battlefield and a terror to anyone who opposes her -- or those she respects. Fiercely loyal and protective, and with a great knowledge for warfare and tactics, she is a formidable opponent who strives for absolute perfection in everything that she does.

The downside is that she also possesses the infamous temper of a Klingon. Only through long hours of spiritual reflection and meditation is she capable of controlling her volatile nature. Physical exertion is also an outlet which she uses frequently where allowed, training with all manner of weapons and fighting styles.
Ambitions There can only be one ambition for a shamed Klingon: the pursuit of honour.
Hobbies & Interests Her hobbies vary accordingly to her mood; when she would like peace, she will read or study the art of warfare to further improve her knowledge of it. When in a dangerous mood, she will exercise on the holodeck or meditate in her room. Most often though, she will commit herself to her duty as security officer.

Personal History Born on the homeworld of Qo'noS, Kahla was privileged to have grown up in as large and influential of a house as that of K'mpagh, with an all too typical childhood that was otherwise unremarkable. Yet the honour of her house was not to last. Her father, a politician of questionable morals, was subsequently accused of being corrupt in her early years of adulthood. It was for this reason that the House descended into madness, becoming a remnant of what it once was.

During the time of this, Kahla had struggled to escape the confines of her household and to establish herself as a reputable warrior of the Klingon. She had been well on her way to doing so until her father's corruption had brought shame and dishonour to her house -- and to herself. As a result, she was assigned the lowest station possible in the Klingon military, becoming a pariah among her peers... And the beloved of one officer.

Once demoted, she was transferred to the IKS wIH mup, serving among its security crew. The ship at the time was led by a Captain Vagh, son of Ro'gar, whom she became fast friends with out of purview of the crew, a friendly relationship which slowly extended to becoming illicit lovers over the four-year term served together.

At the end of those four years, Kahla found herself transferred elsewhere, serving on a patrol boat along the Romulan border. The vessel, named IKS la'SIv, was ordered to eliminate a small Romulan colony that supposedly held a spy with critical intel to undermine Klingon operations in the sector. This colony was young and susceptible, with families and children, and Kahla was among those who stood in challenge of the order, demanding to see the evidence of this supposed security threat. The captain could not -- or would not -- release the information. He ordered the colony eliminated and the crew complied, leaving in wake of the destruction a mass of bodies. Inspecting the remains of the colony revealed nothing of evidence about a spy or any security risk.

It later came to be revealed that the colony's destruction had been but the piece to a larger plot by the High Council, with the la'Slv its pawn, and the captain a willing player. Kahla and others challenged him and ultimately failed, with the result that those who survived were arrested and were to be sent back to Qo'noS for trial and punishment.

Fate intervened, however. Hearing of what was to come of her, Vagh intercepted the prison transport and liberated Kahla, though it meant now they both were essentially defectors of the Empire, criminals to be hunted down and killed. So they did the only thing they could: the pair sought asylum with the Federation, brought aboard the USS Takomoto thanks to its captain, Commander Piotr Nolokov, who was a fresh-faced graduate unaware of the political turmoil this would cause to an already tentative alliance.

Vagh and Kahla sat for two years in political limbo, until such a time that things had settled enough for Kahla to be allowed to enlist with StarFleet, beginning a new life for herself -- and without Vagh, who could not bear the shame of their actions. He returned alone to Qo'noS, leaving Kahla devastated.

Kahla returned to the USS Takomoto as its Chief of Security, and for seven years she served the eventual Captain Piotr Nolokov, until tragedy had struck once more and the ship found itself destroyed by the Borg, a few survivors remaining who now assist in the rebuilding of Diogara.

Service Record IKS maQmIgh - Tactical Officer

IKS wIH mup - Security Officer

IKS la'SIv - Chief of Security

USS Takomoto - Chief of Security