Thursday, May 16, 2013

Star Trek Week: Troi and Guinan

Ship's Counsellor Deanna Troi

Deanna Troi was a half-Betazoid, half-Human Starfleet officer. Under the command of Captain Jean-Luc Picard, she served as ship's counselor aboard the USS Enterprise-D. As a half-Betazoid, Troi was capable of extra-sensory empathy, but was incapable of reading aliens with brain structures dissimilar to Humans and other Betazoids, such as the Breen and the Ferengi. Like most Betazoids, Troi had telepathic abilities; due to her half-Human heritage, however, the range of her telepathic abilities were limited compared to full-blooded Betazoids, and could usually only read the thoughts of other Betazoids, most notably her mother. Troi's empathic skills made her an important asset to the Enterprise and often came in handy when dealing with hostile races. Since she could usually tell if others were lying, she repeatedly proved herself invaluable in many suspenseful situations.

Awareness    3   Coordination 3
Ingenuity     3     Presence  4
Resolve        4    Strength 3

Good Traits (8)

Psychic Training

Bad Traits (-8)
Code of Conduct-Professional Ethics (minor)
Emotional Complication-Former Relationship with Riker (minor)
Obligation-Starfleet (major)
Obligation-To her patients (minor)
Weakness-Telepathic abilities very limited, mostly empathic feelings, and some non-human species were unreadable. (major)

Skills (22)

Convince 4 (Area of Expertise: Negotiation)

Knowledge  4 (Area of Expertise: Psychology)
Marksman  2
Medicine 2
Science 2
Subterfuge 2
Survival 1
Technology 1
Transport 1

Story Points 12
Tech Level 7


Guinan was the mysterious bartender in Ten Forward, the lounge aboard the USS Enterprise-D. She was well known for her wise counsel, which had proven invaluable many times. She was an El-Aurian, a race of "listeners" who were scattered by the Borg. Q, however, once suggested that there is far more to her than could be imagined.

Guinan came aboard the Enterprise-D in 2365 at Captain Picard's personal request. Guinan and Picard shared a long-time relationship, which, according to her, went "beyond friendship and beyond family", although she also claimed to have only met Picard after boarding the Enterprise.

Awareness  3      Coordination 3
Ingenuity  4        Presence  6
Resolve  4          Strength 3

Good Traits (5)
Feel the Turn of the Universe

Bad Traits (-5)
Insatiable Curiosity
Obligation-The Enterprise Crew (major)

Skills (24)
Athletics  2
Convince  5
Craft  3

Knowledge 5
Marksman 5
Subterfuge 2
Survival  2

Story Points 9
Tech Level 7

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