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Thu Jul 20, 2023 @ 1:27pm
Lieutenant Commander Ziq Chura
Name Ziq Chura
Position Chief Engineer
Rank Lieutenant Commander
|Ziq is a short, chubby Bolian. He always wears a smile and is enthusiastic about his work.
Personality & Traits
|Ziq loves life and trys to enjoy it to its fullest. He also loves trying different foods and bakes a gorgeous Victoria sponge cake.
|Strengths & Weaknesses
|Chura is highly intelligent but can lack simple common sense.
His main weakness is his love of food.
|He would like to go back to the academy and teach engineering again later in his career.
|Hobbies & Interests
|Ziq is a massive foodie. He loves to cook and eat.
He also enjoys writing and publishing papers on Engineering subjects.
|Ziq Chura was born in 2309. When he was a week old he was left outside a local hospital on Bularus with a note saying to look after him while his parents were away on holiday.
Due to DNA testing his parents were traced, found and faced prosecution for abandoning a child. Later they were sent to prison for 10 years for their crime.
With this Ziq was placed into the Bolian Child Care system. Unfortunately, he never found a family. He spent the first 16 years of his life living in child care homes, which he often ran away from just to find his own space.
At the age of 16 he was released from the BCC and told to fend for himself. He quickly fell in with the ‘wrong crowd’ and became a regular visitor of the local law enforcement. This group taught him how to manipulate computers and gain access remotely, reconfigure programs to act in different ways and how to override lockouts. Chura began to get into trouble over petty crime, stealing data, transferring credits from peoples accounts and stealing hover vehicles and shuttles.
A few months shy of his 18th birthday, Ziq hacked into the Federation mainframe. Why? Just because it was there and he was bored. He found it amusing to change high ranking Starfleet Admiral’s names or ranks in the database.
Starfleet Security tracked Chura down and he was arrested. The Starfleet Commander in charge of the Starfleet operation was impressed with how the young man had managed to break into the mainframe like he did. Reviewing his local criminal record, it seemed to him that he had a gift working with computers.
The Commander went to see him in the brig and offered Ziq a choice, spend time in prison or put his knowledge to better use and join Starfleet. Chura considered the offer, he had considered joining Starfleet but had no desire too. However, he knew Starfleet would make sure he got the maximum sentence for his crime.
He finally agreed to join Starfleet and the Commander, Commander Clay, sponsored his application into the Academy. Chura began his journey in Starfleet.
Ziq graduated in the top 5% of the Engineering field.
Chura was assigned to the USS Centaur as a Engineering Officer. The Bolian enjoyed his time in the Centaur but was eager for a new challenge when one came up.
The USS Liberty, was a freshly refitted Akula Class, Chura was assigned to the Engineering team aboard. Two years after joining Liberty he was promoted to Lieutenant JG.
In 2335, he was rotated off the Liberty and transferred to the USS Namur, a Freedom Class vessel. This time he was given more responsibility and made Assistant Chief Engineer after having an excellent work rate during his time aboard the Liberty.
In 2337, Ziq was given the unique opportunity of heading back to Starfleet Academy as a member of the Engineering tutor team.
He found his time at the Academy fulfilling but being stuck in the same place for a long period of time wasn't for him. He longed to be back in space and seeing the galaxy.
He saw that the Columbia was looking for crew during a refit so he put in for a transfer request, which was later accepted.
Ziq said his goodbyes to his academy colleagues and friends before heading back to the stars on the Columbia as her assistant chief engineer.
He served as Columbia assistant chief engineer for almost five years. He loved being on board the Ambassador class vessel, one of the most state of the art vessels in the fleet. When they reached Starbase Earhart, the ship's Chief Engineer was rotated off and Captain Winchester asked Chura if he wanted to take the vacant Chief role. The Bolian accepted and became Columbia's new chief engineer.
|2327-2330: Starfleet Academy - Cadet
2330-2333: USS Centaur - Engineering Officer - Ensign
2333-2335: USS Liberty - Engineering Officer - Ensign/Lieutenant JG
2335-2337: USS Namur - Assistant Chief Engineering - Lieutenant JG
2337-2339: Starfleet Academy - Engineering Tutor - Lieutenant JG
2339-Present: USS Columbia - Assistant/Chief Engineer - Lieutenant