<USS Banshee> Bio - Cyanah Kaelyre

  • From: "Sarah Stewart" <cyanah@xxxxxxx>
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  • Date: Wed, 22 May 2002 23:33:39 -0700

Biographical Profile ? Kaelyre, Cyanah
General Information
Name: Kaelyre, Cyanah
Rank: Ensign
Position: Assistant Science Officer
Assignment: USS Banshee
Pertinent Data
Gender: Female
Species: Delosian
Height: 1.52m
Weight: 42.7kg
Hair Color: Red
Eye Color: Green
Age: 40 (developmentally equivalent to 20 Terran years)
Birthdate: March 17, 2338
Family Information
Shael-Asarrah (Life-Mother): Kaelyre, Ryssah
Tyr-Asarrah (Guide-Mother): Kaelyre, Trallah
Lah?Shael-Shrah (Older Sister, Same Life-Mother): Kaelyre, Dheerah
Lev?Tyr-Shrev (Younger Brother born from Guide-Mother): Kaelyre, Faelev
Shcharev (Father): Quelyn, Nurev
Marital Status: Single
Service Record
237408.22 ? Entered Starfleet Academy
237805.05 ? Graduated Starfleet Academy
237805.09 ? Assigned as Assistant Science Officer, USS Banshee
Cross-Reference: Delosian Society
The Delosians follow matrilineal matriarchal descent patterns within a
female-dominant class system. An upper-classed Delosian marital unit
consists of two women who may or may not select a male to conceive a
child with. The woman that actually bears the child is referred to as
its ?Life-Mother,? and her Life-Partner (Shael-Celes) is the child?s
?Guide-Mother.? The child?s father has no part in the rearing process,
but receives a sizeable stipend from the upper-class female pair that
chose him from the breeding pool. The breeding pool is selective, so
only males with desirable genetic traits are eligible to father
children. When a female child is born, she is raised by the female pair
in the natal dwelling, but a male child is only reared within the natal
structure until age ten when he is evaluated for genetic desirability.
Suitable breeding males are sent to the Silver Bow schools, boarding
school-like environments run by women and older breeding males, where
they are given intellectual and cultural educations. Unsuitable males
are fostered out to a male couple for an apprenticeship in a vocational
Because of the stringent class difference between Delosian men and
women, the Human concepts of sexual preference are nullified. It is the
norm on Delos to be homosexual; heterosexual men are rare because of the
inaccessibility of women, and heterosexual women are slightly less rare
proportionally because they have access to a greater pool of
heterosexual males. Homosexual couples constitute over 99% of marital
units on Delos, and although heterosexual unions are now legal, the male
partner in such a couple does not gain any of the rights of the upper
class. The female partner in a heterosexual union loses some of the
status afforded to her by her gender simply because she is looked down
on by the rest of the nobility. The most important male in Delosian
society is the Queen-Consort (Ellah-Charev), whose sole duty is to
provide a female child for the Queen (Ellah) and her Life-Partner. The
Queen-Consort is selected from the pool of breeding males when the Queen
wishes to have a child, so any Delosian male can hope to attain this
prestigious status.
The reverence of females was apparently caused by an Extinction Level
Event (ELE) that occurred on Delos approximately ten thousand Terran
years ago. At least seventy-five percent of the population was killed,
so the survivors began to uplift females for their reproductive
abilities. After a few generations, females became the intellectuals of
the society, while the men would do the dangerous manual labor to
prevent the females from being placed in peril. As a millennium passed,
femininity continued to be elevated and the women associated with the
men less often, and eventually it became abnormal for a female to be
sexually attracted to a male. Even so, the act of conceiving a child was
held to be sacred and respected. Women began to marry each other because
attractiveness and intellect were equated only with femininity.
Consequently, the males began to form marital units as well for support
and sexual satisfaction. When two women decided that they wanted a
child, they would search out a male with the most desirable
characteristics, and reward him with a large sum of money in addition to
the honor of fathering a child. After two millennia, the Delosian
monarchy decided to codify these traditions for the good of the
population as a whole. Now, after over six thousand years of selective
breeding, the Delosian population exhibits a well above-average
intellect and no genetically inherited diseases.
Biographical Synopsis
Cyanah Kaelyre is the second daughter of Ryssah and Trallah Kaelyre,
both girls Life-Daughters of Ryssah. When Cyanah was two years old, her
Guide-Mother, Trallah, bore a son, Faelev Kaelyre.  Cyanah and her
sister were raised ignoring the presence of their brother. At the age of
ten, Faelev was selected as a breeding male and sent to a nearby Silver
Bow School. Cyanah gained interest in science as she grew; Faelev threw
himself into the study of engineering. Dissatisfied with his prospects
on Delos as an engineer, Faelev left for Starfleet Academy by stowing
away on a transport at the age of 30, six years before the Delosian age
of maturity.
As Faelev progressed through Starfleet Academy, he remembered Cyanah?s
interest in science and began to send her communiqués. She met them with
trepidation at first, but eventually began to eagerly await the messages
and reply in kind. Flying in the face of tradition, Cyanah and her
brother cemented their friendship over the next six years. When Cyanah
reached the age of maturity and gained her title as a Lady of Delos, she
found herself growing listless at the prospect of climbing the Delosian
social ranks. She was increasingly intrigued by her brother?s
groundbreaking activities in Starfleet, and she chose to follow his path
to Starfleet Academy where she could exercise her interest in Science.
Cyanah graduated from the Academy in the second quarter of her class
because of her myopic interest in the sciences that prevented her from
excelling in some of the other disciplines. She put all of her effort
into her science classes and only gave classes in other subjects enough
attention to earn the minimal passing grade. Her social life at the
Academy was equally myopic, as she generally only associated with other
scientifically minded women; despite her devotion to her science
classes, she was able to find time for romantic relationships with a few
of them. After graduation, she was posted to one of the new
Nemesis-class starships, the USS Banshee, under the command of Captain
Rhiannon Morrigan.
Cross-Reference: Delosian Physiology
Aging at half the rate of Humans, the Delosian lifespan is twice the
Human norm. Their physiology is especially unique because they show no
outward signs of aging: their dermal cells continue to divide at the
normal adult rate throughout their lives. Because of this phenomenon,
their skin does not lose elasticity and develop wrinkles. Delosian
dermal cells warrant further study due to their remarkable regenerative
properties; this, coupled with their strong immune systems, makes the
Delosians able to heal quickly and ward off disease with exceptional
resistance. Given these qualities, it comes as no surprise that there
have been no diseases of epidemic proportions in Delosian history. 
Medical Profile
Cyanah has a small frame to go with her height of only 1.52 meters, but
she passes all Starfleet physical fitness requirements. She has no
history of illness or any documented cases of long-term medical care,
probably due to the extraordinary Delosian immune system. Her
uncorrected visual acuity is 20/20, and her hearing is slightly above
average. As is normal for her species, she exhibits no telepathic or
empathic ability.
Psychological Profile
Cyanah is a devoted officer, but is easily distracted by something of
more scientific interest than her current assignment. Due to the values
instilled in her by Delosian society, she will respond more eagerly to a
female in a position of authority than a male. This response has been
tempered because of her interactions with her brother, and is not severe
enough to interfere with her ability to perform her duties. 
She prefers to work alone but can function in groups quite well,
provided there is someone else competent to direct the group as she will
not naturally assume a leadership role. Cyanah is slightly introverted,
preferring to wait until others approach her instead of being the
outgoing type. Once someone has initiated contact with her, she is
friendly and respectful until given reason to act otherwise, but still
has a tendency to react more favorably to females than males. Males,
such as her brother, can earn her respect by demonstrating an intellect
that is on par with hers. 

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