Petty Officer 2nd Class Kipp Lak









Name Kipp Lak
Position Yeoman
Rank Petty Officer 2nd Class
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Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 27

Physical Appearance

Height 6'
Weight 190
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Kipp's family originally was from the old Earth country of Japan and later emigrated to the Deneva colony. Kipp has the harbingers of his Japanese ancestors. He has a muscular frame, something he has developed during his physical work and practice with ancient samurai swords. Kipp has broad shoulders and a wide neck.

Family

Spouse Fiancee- Marilyn M'ureth
Children NA
Father Akio Lak
Mother Noriko Lak
Brother(s) Kaori Lak
Sister(s) NA
Other Family

Personality & Traits

General Overview Kipp is an efficient Yeoman. He generally has learned to listen far more than he speaks and never speaks out of turn. He values loyalty above all things and once he is assigned to work for an officer, he will keep faith unless the officer is acting dishonorably. Kipp has a subtle sense of humor, and greatly enjoys word play and the well placed pun. He is, for the most part, an introvert and during his free time he rarely associates with others. He finds children to be enjoyable and can show incredible patience with them.
Strengths & Weaknesses + Quick Thinker
+ Loyal
+ Detail Oriented
+ Multi-tasker
+ Strict code of conduct

- Shy
- Can be perceived as cold
- Strict code of conduct
- Uncomfortable around public displays of affection
Ambitions Kipp's goals are to work for a most honorable officer doing important deeds. He also hopes to one day have a son of his own, to whom he can pass along his family's traditions and lore. He hopes to be able to continue to visit his mother and father on Deneva.
Hobbies & Interests Swordsmanship
Climbing
Reading philosophical tomes
Spending time with family
Gardening
Carving

Personal History Kipp grew up on Deneva, going to school in the mornings and helping on his multi-generational family farm in the afternoons. His father and grandfather worked hand in hand to establish a bamboo plantation and then crafting the wood into tools, containers and works of art. Kipp would also spend hours watching his father and uncle practice kendo. As he grew older, he also learned the way of the sword. His father eventually gave him his own blade, which is his prized possession. After finishing his basic schooling, something he never really enjoyed, Kipp knew he wanted to leave Deneva and seek his own path. His father gave his blessing and Kipp left and spent a year wandering the Federation. He visited a number of worlds, eventually ending up on Earth. He visited his family's ancestral homeland and ended up talking to some distant relatives who were enlisted members of Starfleet. The discussions fascinated him and he eventually joined. Basic training was exciting to young Kipp and he excelled in all of the physical aspects. His introverted personality, however, made him hold back and he wasn't one of the class leaders. However, he was intelligent and generally liked. His instructors thought his organized nature would make him a perfect fit for logistics and he attended C School for that subject.

Upon graduation, Kipp was assigned to the USS Harrington as a Logistics Crewman. Kipp loved being on a starship and the Harrington was a Nebula Class ship, providing lots of work for a young logistics crewman. His dedication and attention to detail eventually led to him being promoted to Petty Officer 3rd class in 2289. At that time, Kipp began a temporary assignment as a Yeoman to the Captain of the Harrington and found that he enjoyed it greatly. When the assignment ended, he knew it was something he wanted to do eventually. When he completed his tour with the Harrington in 2290, Kipp applied for a Yeoman position on the USS Banshee and was accepted.

The Banshee's Captain was named Roger Baintree and Kipp's hopes of a good working relationship quickly fell apart. Captain Baintree was overbearing and abusive with his staff and crew and Kipp bore the brunt more than most. He still strove to give excellent service to the Captain but it became harder and harder. Everyone on the Banshee was thrilled when Star Fleet Internal Affairs began a long investigation, resulting in the Court Marshal of Captain Baintree and a mass reassignment of her crew. Kipp took care to select a brand new ship, the Firebird.
Service Record 2386- 2387- Basic Training and A School (Logistics Management)
2287-2290- Logistics Crewman USS Harrington. Promoted to Petty Officer 3rd Class 2289.
2390-2393- Yeoman USS Banshee. Promoted to Petty Officer 2nd Class, 2393.
2394- Reassigned to USS Firebird.