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Lieutenant JG Draestrad

Name Draestrad

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Lieutenant JG

Character Information

Gender Female
Species El-Aurian
Age 642

Physical Appearance

Height 5’10”
Weight 150
Hair Color White
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Slim and willowy, with a graceful stride and a still-beautiful face. Her medium length hair is often groomed into elaborate styles.


Spouse Haanlon (believed to be deceased)
Children Reduin, her only son (believed to be deceased)
Father Khaol (deceased)
Mother Mysandre (deceased)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Personality & Traits

General Overview Polite and cultured. A keen observer who is always listening. Even the most introverted personalities tend to open up to her, feeling her to be a kindred spirit merely by her appearing to agree.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Highly Educated. Intuition of a long life frequently helps her. Sees all, comments little. Someone who can be trusted. Surprisingly proficient in diplomacy and etiquette.

Weaknesses: Has no patience for engineering or scientific work. When she offers advice, she expects it to be followed. Doesn’t quite follow the chain of command with the same reverence as her fellow officers.
Ambitions Hopes to see the few remaining El-Aurians colonize a planet somewhere and rebuild their civilization. Though she doubts that’s even possible now.
Hobbies & Interests Terran Ballet, Preserving El Aurian culture, and travel. Also enjoys reading English literature and plays-of-manners

Character Bio

Personal History Draestrad was born in Trivale, El Auria. The daughter of Mysandre, high priestess of Triune temple and her husband Khaol. She grew up in peace and privilege, her mother’s station affording the family a high place in society. Draestrad decided to follow her mother’s path and joined the temple in 1801. After the required thirty years study of religious texts, she became Mother Confessor, a high place in its own right. Listening to people’s struggles and whispered truths, Draestrad found herself taking the confession of a mysterious man. This continued for many years until the man proposed to her in 1913. In a moment of wild abandon she said yes, having never seen his face. The man revealed himself to be Lord Haanlon, Thane of Viridia. The couple married in 1917 in a spectacular wedding attended by the Autocrat herself. And officiated by her own mother Mysandre. The couple tried for many years to have a child, before Draestrad announced her pregnancy in 1969. The family lived in peace until the 2260’s, when the Borg invaded their home world. They boarded a transport and nearly made it out of the system. She heard the call to abandon ship before blacking out. When she awoke, she found herself on Betazed in a hospital, with no memory of who she was or where she was from. Betazoid counselors worked with her extensively, eventually gaining back most of her memories. The guilt and sadness she felt at having survived alone nearly consumed her. But through the experience, she gained an intense respect and interest in counseling, finding it much like being Mother Confessor, but with better tools to assist those in need. In 2278 she enrolled in the University of Betazed, graduating in 2286 with top honors. She being practicing right away, specialising in PTSD and emotional trauma. In 2374, Betazed fell to the Dominion. Draestrad was outraged that her adoptive home had been conquered just as her homeworld had. Seeing the betazoids fight back in such an honorable, nonviolent way moved her. After the occupation ended she signed up to join Starfleet.

Service Record

Service History Joined Starfleet in 2375, graduating in 2379. She assisted in re-integration of the crew of a certain Intrepid class ship into society, before moving to a Starfleet Intelligence facility where she was in charge of counseling agents which had been exposed to traumatic events, usually outside of the Federation. This cemented her respect for what the United Federation of Planets stood for. Although her work here was both classified and subject to the same confidential oath of her normal clients, it is noted that she received special ops and intel training herself. A few vague spots in her service record might indicate that she participated in some reconnaissance missions. She transferred to the USS Pennsylvania with a letter of recommendation from her former commanding officer.