Petty Officer 3rd Class Rao Komasch

Name Rao bem Komasch

Position Computer & Communications Specialist

Rank Petty Officer 3rd Class


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2021-11-07 11:18

Character Information

Op Code Name Daedalus
Personal Quote "Sometimes, the wheel needs reinventing."
Overview A kind and jovial fellow who is always ready to ask how something can be improved. Stubborn and persevering, he is loath to give up on a problem to the point of sometimes missing the forest for the trees once he has decided on a particular route to solving it.
Gender Male
Species Tellarite
Birthdate 21 November 2392
Languages Tellarite, Federation Standard

Physical Appearance

Height 1.93m (6'4")
Weight 285 lbs.
Hair Color black
Eye Color gold
Physical Description Rao cuts an imposing figure. He is darker of skin, tall, broad, and muscular. He has well-kept but wavy hair, a meticulously trimmed beard – by Tellarite standards.


Parents Ms. Kannas lask Dejarat, Civil Engineer & Mr. Ranj bem Komasch, Inventory Manager
Sibling(s) Trask, Breddes, Haral, and Glint

Personality Rao is excited to learn new things, go new places, and solve new problems. He has some measure of stubbornness marbled with impatience. He wants to get to his goal as quickly as possible but can very easily become bogged down in hyperfocus on a particular solution beyond the point of needing to consider a better one. To his credit, he is remarkably clever and often hits on important insights that can result in ingenious and novel solutions – especially in a collaborative environment.

Rao's choice to enlist in Starfleet seemed impulsive to anyone who knew him, and no one ever expected it of him. While it seemed sudden and out of character to his friends and family, he took to the structured environment like a pig to mud and has flourished. He is a stickler for protocol, but his impatient excitement can from time to time see him forget himself.
Hobbies & Interests Rao is an amateur holonovelist and keeps a template program with him at all times that allows for even novices to create a basic scenario – it contains pre-configured, customizable personality matrices, locations, narrative flow parameters, and everything one might need to make something decent to have fun with. He has created many custom overlays for the program and is currently in the process of writing his first full-length holonovel in his spare time.

Personal History Rao was born the second-eldest of five children. His mother is a civil engineer who oversees the planning, construction, and maintenance of municipal waterways, aqueducts, storm drains, and sewers in a mid-sized city in Tellar Prime's southern hemisphere. His father is an inventory manager for the city's public works department, where the two met.

With parents as busy as theirs, Rao and his brothers and sisters spent a good deal of their childhood with their grandparents on both sides. His mother, Kannas's parents lived in the city near their home, but his father, Ranj's parents lived some 160 kilometers outside the city in a rural community, and maintained a farm where they created hand-crafted bedding with no synthetic or replicated fabrics or fibers.

Rao absolutely hated the countryside and the outdoors, and he was even more irked when made to help stuff pillows with plant fluff. But despite his irritation at the distance from the amenities of the city, his grandparents could always win him over with the great jars they always kept full of three different kinds of melon chunks, and he loved to spend time inside with them and his siblings, playing games and reading stories together.

More than anything, Rao loved school. He loved to learn, and he loved to challenge his teachers to give him more information. On more than one occasion, his teachers had to hold up a hand and say, "I'm sorry, Rao, but that's beyond the scope of this class." This hunger for knowledge led everyone in his life to expect that Rao would accept when he was offered a position to study at Tellar Prime's most prestigious university.

And he might have. If not for the fact that a lifelong friend, Jatt, sent him a message. Jatt moved from Rao's home city to another Tellarite world during their second year of secondary school, and the two had not seen each other in person since then. But Jatt had decided to enlist in Starfleet and had been offered the chance to enter the program with a buddy, who would be guaranteed the same training and the same first assignment at the Starfleet Technical Services Academy on Mars.

Much to everyone's surprise, Rao took the opportunity to join Starfleet with Jatt, and the two reunited on the shuttle to Mars. Within days, they had begun their training as computer technicians.

Rao excelled at the Academy, as did Jatt. The two were inseparable. And they would likely have remained so if Rao had not attracted the attention of the Commandant. Due to his outstanding performance in training, Rao was offered the chance of a lifetime – to participate in special training at Starfleet Academy in San Francisco, on Earth.

At first, Rao intended to decline in order to stay with Jatt. Jatt, however, was quick to point out that Rao would be a fool if he did not accept the offer. With Jatt's blessing, Rao received special intelligence training at Starfleet Academy, and on graduation he was granted a two-year post in the operations department on the USS Gral.
Service Record Graduation, High School, 2410

Recruitment to Starfleet Technical Services Academy, 2410

Recruitment to Starfleet Academy special intelligence training program, 2413

Graduation from Starfleet Technical Services Academy, 2414

Qualified, Computer Technician
Granted the rank of Crewman

USS Gral, 2414-2416

Assigned to position of Computer and Communications Specialist
Advanced to the rank of Petty Officer Third Class, 2416

USS Joshua Norton, 2416-Present