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Commander B'Elara Mvosh
Name B'Elara Mvosh
Position Commanding Officer
|Hair Color||Dark brown|
|Physical Description||Standing just over six feet in height, B'Elara is a physically impressive specimen of the Klingon species. She carries herself tall and proud, unbent and ever willful, 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.
|Children||While B'Elara once planned to enter into consortship and spawn an heir for the dying House Qortlh, she rescinded on the agreement in order to pursue her own career with the KDF. Thusly, she has no mate or children.|
|Other Family||House Mvosh is made up of many members; aunts, uncles, neices and nephews and cousins; and all their spouses and resulting children.The House is a moderately sized one, tied into the great game of political intrigue with skilled diplomats.|
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Young for a commander, B'Elara is undeniably ruthless, ambitious, and as proud as any Klingon. She is a woman of action, preferring to take a hands-on approach to any task or assignment, and has little regard for the politics and ulterior motives of those who serve under her. For B'Elara, there is only duty to the Empire. Everything else comes second, including her own pursuits and desires.
Socially, she is a keen and willing conversationalist when not otherwise engaged in her duties as a commanding officer. Her humour and wit is quick and jovial, a sharp contrast to the stern persona that is exuded on duty. She has no prejudice toward aliens and tolerates them reasonably well in most social settings, which is a profound opposite to her mistrust of fellow Klingon, especially those who question or doubt her command.
As intellect goes, B'Elara is reasonably described as cunning, using whatever means she must to accomplish objectives. She has a sharp mind for warfare and tactics given her prolonged history with the various conflicts and wars that have happened in her twenty years of service to the Empire, and is utterly fearless with taking risks and gambles.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Physically capable, B'Elara is an adept warrior on the battlefield and a terror to anyone who opposes herself 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. But as much exercise as she performs, nothing seems able to curb her pure zeal for the Empire.
|Ambitions||B'Elara has only ever desired one thing: status. Through status, she gains recognition, and through recognition -- there is power. It is a goal so often denied her, that she harbours a raging resentment which only fuels her passion ever more.|
|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, duel, or meditate in her room. Most often though, she will commit herself to her duty as commanding officer of the IKS Wuv'a'tem.|
|Personal History||As a woman of passion, it comes as no surprise then that B'Elara's personal life has been filled with heated love, fast friends, and spurned enemies.
Her story begins with being born to a disgraced House (later dissolved completely) and whose mother had given her up as a ward of the state, to be raised in an orphanage with no intimate knowledge of the odd circumstances surrounding her abandonment.
This ignorance of her own heritage had eaten away at B'Elara for much of her childhood. A Klingon without a line was no Klingon of worth at all. As a result, B'Elara was forced to fight tooth and nail almost from birth to establish herself as a reputable warrior.
Enlisting with the KDF gave her a sense of duty and companionship that she had lacked in childhood. It also gave her friends, lovers and enemies. She tangled with Krahl of House Mvosh during a 'diplomatic' appeal whilst invasion of the Cardassian Union was happening, and the pair of them fell in love as quickly as they fell apart. Krahl was frightened of B'Elara and her fierce nature, while others -- such as Gor'cha of House Kar -- found themselves enraptured by it.
One man in particular, Vagh of House Qortlh, chose to pursue her in courtship. His line was a failing one, having grown soft over generations, and her warrior blood was hard sought by him. It was not to be, however; much as she enjoyed her time with Vagh, B'Elara was purely dedicated and loyal to her career and the Empire.
|Service Record||B'Elara joined KDF as a youth and has since risen through the ranks swiftly to establish herself as a reputable warrior and absolute loyalist of the Empire. Beginning 2368, she was youthful when first assigned to the IKS mupwl’nach with the rank of bekk, serving under the command of Captain Kroth of House Goradh. The ship was among those to invade the Cardassian Union and remained engaged all throughout the hostilities between the Klingon Empire and the Federation, Cardassians, and Romulans until the true identity of General Martok was discovered as a Changeling.
In those five years serving an extended term aboard the mupwl'nach, B'Elara earned recognition for acts of courage and warrior prowess. This rankled her. She wanted a promotion, an officership, but for a female Klingon of low status, that simply was not done. So she did the only thing she could: continue to fight, and establish alliances through the age-old game of politics. Such a chance came during the Dominion War.
Once the Dominion war began, the IKS mupwl’nach was deployed in numerous battles with the minions of the Changelings. Its captain was killed in battle with the Jem’Hadar. He was succeeded by his First Officer Gor’cha of House Kar, with B'Elara as a junior officer. Rumours at this time suggested the pair of them were romantically involved (a likely reason for her promotion to an officer), but no proof was ever offered of their affair and with the dissolution of House Kar during the Dominion War, B'Elara cut contact with Gor'cha. Still, this rumoured corruption and unhonourable promotion rankled B'Elara's peers and there were no few challenges against it.
Despite that, though, she rose to the occasion and left no doubt as to her capability to fulfilling the role, employing ruthless and sometimes violent tactics to override her opposition. B'Elara had always desired a command of her own, the power and recognition of her deeds and sacrifices, and now she had a junior commission, there was no letting it go except through death.
She then was reassigned three times over the next ten years, engaged in minor skirmishes with raiders in Klingon Space. In 2379, she joined the IKS Qup'SoH and was involved in an offensive against the weakened Romulan Star Empire to reclaim numerous disputed worlds, including Khitomer. The vessel was assigned to the defensive vanguard there.
A year later, B’Elara was recalled from the vanguard in order to participate in a two-year exchange program with the Fourth Fleet, a means of knocking her off her command career and a deliberate attempt to sabotage any future promotions. While with the Federation, she made fast friends with a Captain Jared Pittman and his XO, Commander Martha Cain, commanding officers of the USS Galatea. Assigned to exploration, Galatea was a pivotal point in B’Elara’s life, allowing her a blessed reprieve from battle and it helped inspire a fascination with humans she had not before held.
It was this measure of respect and familiarity for humans that lent to the survival of a StarFleet captain two years later, when a Federation vessel attempted to assist with a Klingon colony suffering an unknown disease. Assuming the worst of their interference, B’Elara -- now an XO of Vor’cha class cruiser the IKS Nav’Don -- had the captain and his team taken prisoner by command of the Nav’Don’s CO, Captain K’ven of House T’lanak.
The StarFleet team’s release was arranged after a brief few hours of diplomacy, and the colony granted Federation aid willingly. This was due in thanks to the efforts of Krahl, who B'Elara had a brief but passionate affair with. She used to him to further her own goals, persuading Krahl's House to adopt her. Their strong political influence and sizeable House alliances within the Empire would grant her the leverage to avoid any further sabotage by her superiors. Fortunately though, this countermeasure was not soon needed, as fate had other ideas.
In 2387, the Nov’Don joined other Imperial fleets in a raid launched against Romulan space and remained there with the vanguard, unaware of the brewing rebellion until late the following year that the Nov’Don was recalled to the capital and the civil war sprung upon the Empire. Captain K’ven was among those who were compelled to defect, and he sought to influence others of the crew to do the same. His attempt was only ended when B’lara was driven to kill him, and a coup staged that saw the other traitors likewise killed or arrested.
For her act of 'loyalty', B'Elara was granted command of a relatively old Vor’cha, the ISK Wuv’a’tem, and tasked with engaging the rebellion wherever present in tandem with Federation. This assignment was presented as an honour, but B'Elara and her crew know better: Command perhaps feels threatened by a woman so ambitious, that they slighted her under pretense of honour, granting her the command she dreamed of but with an older ship that scarcely functions. Alongside having to serve with Federation delegates onboard, it's twice a slander to her personal honour -- and insults are not easily forgotten or forgiven by B'Elara.