|Title:|| Chief Engineer|
|Date of Birth:||16/04/2406|
|Place of Birth:||Dahkur Province, Bajor|
|Affiliation:||Democratic Republic of Bajor (Navy)|
|Parents:|| Vehia (mom) (deceased)|
|Siblings:|| Audus (brother)|
Funoa (sister) (deceased)
|Played By:||Dwayne (The Rock) Johnson (pic)|
Biran is a tall hulk of a man, good looking too, or so he is told. Standing at just over 6'4, and weighing in at last measure at a whopping 245lbs. Not an ounce of fat on him either, well ok, maybe one or two here and there. But for the most part, he is a muscle machine. Obviously a body-builder in his spare time, his arms are as thick as some people's legs. His dark hair, what little there is of it, is cut close to his head, more like stubble than hair. His only noticable facial feature are the nose ridges of his species. Upon his right ear is a simple chain-linked earring adorned with a single jewel of blue sapphire.
In contrast to his hulking form however, is his voice. Biran is a soft spoken man who seldom raises his voice, and in a crowded room he is easily drowned out by the ambient noise, making it difficult to hear him sometimes. But make no mistake, beneath that massive chest is a set of lungs that can bellow when need be. You best just hope you are not the focus of it when it comes.
Kadn Biran was born the oldest child of three to his parents Vehia and Tuzn. His younger siblings were, Funoa, his sister, and Audus his brother. The family grew up in the Dahkur Province, his parents were simple farmers, but due to the soil conditions left over by the occupation and the Borg war, farming life was hard and only afforded them the basic neccessities of life. Only Biran's younger brother Audus, a rebelious sort with a bit of a temper, was one to complain though, he had a wish to run off and join the Bajoran Militia at an early age, he wanted to explore the galaxy and fight off enemies. Unlike Biran himself, who was an extremely kind hearted soul, he couldn't hurt any living creature, even those that may have stumbled upon the farmland and eaten some of the crops. Everything and everyone has a purpose on this world, he would say.
When Biran was twelve, his sister Funoa and her school classmates were invited to the Dakeen Monastery as part of a field trip of religious exploration. Biran's mother, Vehia, went with the group to assist and act as chaperone. On the return flight however, their shuttle crashed in the Kola Mountain range, there were no survivors. It was determined that pilot error was the cause of the crash, the pilot had run this shuttle trip so often he would doze off at the controls out of the repetitive boredom. This time however, he wouldn't be waking up again, neither would any of his passengers. The loss of Vehia and Funoa devastated Biran's father, Tuzn, who renounced his faith in the Prophets and turned to drink to bury his sorrows. It was up to Biran to care for himself and his brother. Audus, however, was very unsettled by the loss and lashed out in anger, eventually running away to find his own path. It wasn't until years later Biran learned Audus had joined the Bajoran Militia, just like he always talked about. The military life calmed Audus, and although the two brothers don't speak much, they do keep in touch. To this day, Biran's father Tuzn still lives on the family farm, but nearly all of the farmland has been sold off, Tuzn just tends to enough to pay the bills, and keep himself fed.
Driven by the events of his mother's and sister's deaths, Biran spent every free moment at the nearby shuttle port. He worked odd jobs on the weekends, mostly manual labour and grunt work, something his farm-raised body was used to, and good at. But, one of the engineers at the shuttle port, Wysh Licun, noted Biran had an aptitude for mechanical things, and it wasn't long before he had Biran help him out with basic shuttle repairs. While Biran had skill at it, and he learned a lot, engineering wasn't his ultimate desire, Biran needed to fly.
When Biran graduated from grade school, and with the sponsorship of Wysh Licun, he applied to the Bajoran Defense Force Navy. He struggled with some of the academics, excelled at engineering, but much to his chagrin, flying was hard for him. He perservered through his first two years, slowly improving, but it wasn't until his third year that he had a breakthrough, all thanks to one instructor, Lt Cdr Aokn Eis. Something in the way Lt Cdr Aokn explained things, she strayed away from this is /how/ you do things and instead focused on this is /why/ you do things. She clearly had a love for flying, and it showed in how she teached. Biran too, slowly changed from a 'need to fly' to a 'want to fly', and soon was near the top of his flight-training class. Biran spent most of his free time at the gym working out, his farm-boy physique carried over nicely to the body-building craft, and it wasn't long before his boyhood form turned into the hulking man he is today.
By his fourth year, it was clear Biran also had an aptitude for leading and instructing those junior to him. It was often suggested, by those who didn't know him of course, that those that followed Biran did so because of some inate fear of his sheer size, but any who really knew him, knew him to be a truly gentle and compassionate soul, and maybe a bit of a charmer too. His new love of flying also carried over as his squadron, a group of senior and junior cadets, soon began to break, and in some cases, shatter records held by earlier school flight squadrons made over the years. At the behest of Lt Cdr Aokn, Biran remained at the Defense Academy and took an extra command course to hone his new found leadership skills. Graduating with a degree in flight, a minor in engineering, and command certified, he now awaits his first assignment. Will it be a joint assignment aboard a Starfleet vessel, or perhaps on one of the newly minted BDF starships. The choice was not his to make, he only knew, he wanted to fly.
- 24. Starfleet Commendation Medal
- 26. Unit Excellence Ribbon
- 19. The Unit Commendation Medallion
- Command Ribbon
- Pilot Ribbon
- Exploration Ribbon
- Foreign Service Ribbon
- Letter of Commendation
- Sep 1, 2426: Enrolled Bajoran Military Academy
- Sep 3, 2427: Second Academy Year - Major Flight, Minor Engineering
- Sep 2, 2428: Third Academy Year - Rose to top of Flight Class
- Sep 4, 2429: Fourth Academy Year - Made Flight Squadron Leader
- Jul 1, 2430: Enrolled in Command Officer Training - Bajoran Military Academy
- Nov 15, 2430: Graduated Bajoran Military Academy - Ensign
- Nov 17, 2430: Assigned to USS Pathfinder - Officer Exchange Program
- Dec 23, 2430: Appointed acting Chief Engineer - USS Pathfinder
- Apr 11, 2431: Promoted to Sublieutenant
- May 22, 2431: Appointed Chief Engineer - USS Pathfinder
- Oct 26, 2432: Awarded Unit Excellence Ribbon for efforts at Rakhar
- Mar 6, 2433: Promoted to Lieutenant
- Sep 7, 2433: Awarded Exploration and Foreign Service Ribbons
- Sep 9, 2435: Transferred to Deep Space 9 (TDY)
- Oct 17, 2435: Transferred to USS Beagle
- Oct 18, 2435: Appointed Chief Engineer - USS Beagle
- Mar 14, 2436: Awarded Starfleet Commendation Medal
- Mar 14, 2436: Awarded Letter of Commendation