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Commander Amaya Lance

Name Amaya Lance

Position Commanding Officer

Rank Commander


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 37

Physical Appearance

Height 5'5"
Weight 129lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Petite, with typically well-maintained appearance and style. Tends to lean into very casual dress when off duty. Has a faintly haunted expression and occasional hand twitching due to PTSD.

Family

Father Travis Lance
Mother Laura Lance
Sister(s) Alaina Lance (Deceased)

Personality & Traits

General Overview Amaya presents as generally poised and professional. A natural explorer in her earlier years of service, she tempered that inner pioneer and scientist with a more graceful command style emphasising friendship and teamwork over hard rule.
More recently, Amaya's mental state has come into question. Having spent over two years receiving rehabilitation and counselling, she is in the midst of a battle to overcome severe PTSD and trauma suffered during the loss of Obsidian Command starbase two years ago. This has left her with moments of anxiety and a crisis of self-confidence.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Has a strong eye for detail and the sciences
+ Deeply compassionate

- Deep-seated emotional trauma
- Timid approach to conflict
Hobbies & Interests Amaya’s passions include reading, singing and dancing. As she loves a good science problem she has been known to spend some of her free time reading up on recent advances and working on her own projects. More recently she has been using art therapy as part of her rehab.

Personal History Amaya is the youngest of two sisters, born to a Federation statesman and his wife on Earth. Her father was a key advisor working with the Federation Council on interior affairs while her mother enjoyed the freedom to express herself artistically. They travelled extensively, spending long stints on Bajor and Vulcan among other worlds.

Both Amaya and her older sister Alaina were thrilled by both the travel and the new places they visited, both of them excited at the possibilities of exploration and the freedom it brought. Growing up and joining Starfleet, both of them excelled in different areas, with Alaina taking a more martial path into the security field while Amaya focussed on knowledge and intellectual advancement.

While Amaya was still just a cadet at Starfleet Academy, she learned that her sister had been lost with the USS Amazon while on routine border patrol. The crushing loss of her sister, with whom she was particularly close, almost led to Amaya leaving her Starfleet career behind her, but was eventually convinced to redouble her efforts into becoming an officer that her sister would have been proud of. Determined to overcome any obstacle and any mystery, she would make sure that Alaina’s legacy lived on through her actions and the discoveries she made.

After taking over command of Obsidian Command in the Loki sector, Amaya served with distinction for several years. However, a disastrous crisis struck when the starbase was struck by a spacial rift and torn out of our universe into a void realm. Over half the crew were killed or lost, with only a small portion surviving and escaping before the starbase was lost. The loss of friends and colleagues, as well as the sense of deep personal responsibility, crushed Amaya's confidence and forced her into psychiatric rehabilitation.

Having been discharged by Starfleet counsellors, Amaya was hesitant to return to active duty status. Taking a role as a remote Academy Dean for advanced cadets, she sought a way to overcome the challenges her experiences had inflicted upon her. Following a six-month stint in this role, Amaya was recalled to Starfleet Headquarters for reassignment back to field duty.
Service Record Graduated Starfleet Academy: 2387
Assigned USS Griffon – Junior Science Officer: 2387-2390
Assigned USS Magellan – Chief Science Officer: 2390-2394
Assigned Obsidian Command - XO - 2394-2395
Commanding Officer, Obsidian Command - 2395-2396
**Medical Leave of Absence**
Returned to duty status - 2397
Assigned USS Athena - Acting Captain - 2398
Assigned USS Edison - Commanding Officer 2398