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Rank: Lieutenant Commander 2410 SF O-4.png
Title: Chief of Operations, Deep Space 9)
Race: Vulcan
Gender: Male
Affiliation: Starfleet (Starbase Operations)

Senka is the chief of operations and second officer of Deep Space 9.



Senka, son of Sovek, was born on January 21, 2355 (Star date 32998.7) in the city of T'Krev, Shanaikar, Vulcan. He is an only child. His father, Sovek, was a security officer aboard the USS Rutledge under the command of Captain Benjamin Maxwell and was killed during the action on Setlik III in 2362, during the Cardassian conflict of that time. His mother, T'Haniah, was a researcher at the Vulcan Academy of Science, a specialist in xenobotany. Upon learning of her husband's death, she took Senka, now 7, to the remote jungle world of Travasa near the edge of known space to conduct scientific research as part of a medical team exploring the medicinal properties of a certain type of newly-discovered root native to that world. They spent the next five years on that world, and Senka gained formative experience in an off-world environment among non-Vulcans.

They were on Travasa when news came of the fall of Earth to the Borg and the subsequent destruction of various inner worlds of the Federation including Vulcan itself. T'Haniah, like many, was dismayed and stunned by those tragic events which culminated in the loss of her ancestral home world. Yet, she was determined that she and her son accept the new order of things, and she sent him to the Vulcan colony of Evana at the age of 12 in 2367, so that Senka could complete his training in the Vulcan mental disciplines and advance his training in both formal logic as well as Cthia (reality truth), the Vulcan philosophy of emotional mastery. His studies progressed in good order, and his mother and he alternated visits between Evana and Travasa on a set schedule. Things might have proceeded indefinitely, except that his mother's transport was ambushed and destroyed by Orion raiders in the Dreval system in 2375.

Senka completed his early studies, and at the age of 30, enrolled at the recently founded University of T'Planahath, named for a matriarch of Vulcan philosophy and founded on the colony of Fendasa, a major population center of displaced Vulcans. He studied biology and xenolinguistics and proceeded to take a doctor of philosophy degree in xenolinguistics, followed by a medical doctorate (M.D.) from Sarek University on that same world. He completed his studies in 2407 at age 52 and worked as a doctor at various hospitals, moving on when Borg encroachments or ambitious, violent fringe groups made living conditions untenable. He served at colonial hospitals, philanthropic charity clinics, on small, independent freighters and transport ships, and on a number of independent space stations, usually as the medical officer and occasionally filling in as a linguist and translator. After years of unstable working conditions, promised pay that often never came or came in lesser amounts than his agreements and contracts specified, and working in places where medical ethics were not adhered to by colleagues and occasionally by superiors, Senka decided that Starfleet was the most logical outlet for his medical talents and his desire to work in a stable system that valued ethics. In 2420, he completed both a Starfleet officer's training course as well as a Starfleet medical procedures and protocols course, both of which he completed with distinction.

Today, Senka bears several characteristics that are possibly explicable by his background and only to an extent by the events that took place as a result of Locutus and the Borg. First, he is unbonded. His parents did not follow the tradition of bonding their child at age seven. Also, while possessing a rigorously logical mind and displaying the emotional control expected of the average Vulcan, he does not display any unconscious racial chauvinism concerning the behavior and thought patterns of less logical species. His childhood years away from Vulcan have given him insight into the ways other species make their way in the universe, even if their sometimes seemingly irrational methods of thought and behavior are not suitable for him. While he holds himself to strict standards of ethical and logical behavior, he also adheres to a central tenet of Surak stated in the oft-quoted expression, "infinite diversity in infinite combination."

Personal Life

Note: this information or what follows should not be known IC without appropriate roleplay to find it out. As of Spring 2437, Senka has three children: Sain, aged seven, and twin daughters T'Haniah and T'Ris, aged about 18 months. Sain is his son by his first marriage to the Vulcan-Betazoid Emily Williams, and he fathered the twins with his second wife, the Vulcan BDF navy reserve captain, T'Kela.

Senka's Various Relationships

There are a number of people with whom Senka has developed close and valuable professional relationships and personal friendships. A sampling would include:

  • Alynn Astor-Cross (the current chief of Starfleet Medical),
  • Tenek Seryl (currently assigned to Deep Space 9, including Tenek's previous host, Moriah Seryl),
  • Kainon Essa (now the commanding officer of the Bajoran Defense Force Reserves)
  • Aliyah Carey (a physician currently assigned to Deep Space 9 and known to Senka since her first days as a nurse)
  • S'var (currently on assignment to the Starfleet Core of Engineers)


Some in the previous list have mentored Senka. Others not yet mentioned are less close to him personally, but deserve mention because of the effect they have had on his career. These would include:

  • Adam Richard Cross II (Currently the commanding officer of Deep Space 9, an officer who has served as a commander of Senka's on multiple occasions and for more than half the Vulcan's present career. When it comes to Starfleet operations, how to get things done on the ground, and why myriads of things in the fleet work as they do, Senka considers Cross one of the most knowledgeable people he knows).
  • Samuel Jamison Riley (currently assigned to Spacedock. Riley was Senka's first ever department head seventeen years ago aboard T'Sahehn's Enterprise. Since then they have served across multiple postings in multiple rolls. They don't always see eye to eye, but Senka knows he can rely on Riley's advice when Riley opts to give it especially as a fellow medical officer further advanced than Senka in the service).
  • Dawson Jonathan Starr (Currently the second-highest ranking member of Starfleet. Senka took note of Starr as the person two of his other mentors and friends credit with their best instruction. Unfortunately, most of Senka's interactions with Starr have, due to various mistakes of Senka's, had to be less than pleasant. Still, he does not hold any of this against Starr and hopes to someday have illuminating conversations about Starfleet matters that don't include the Vulcan's own errors. As of today, this is still pending).

These lists don’t include everyone Senka respects or works well with, but they hint at his experience given his time thus far in service.

RP Hooks

Note: you can use these as ooc guides if you want to start a new interaction with Senka. The following are good conversation topics or rp hooks if someone wants to do something:

  • Vulcan history and culture
  • Making holoprograms
  • Any kind of medical mystery or discussion
  • Current Events
  • Other cultures and their practices
  • Other cultures’ foods and beverages

Service Record

Date Rank Entry
December 4, 2434 2410 SF O-4.png Assumed duties as Executive Officer, USS Pathfinder
March 9, 2434 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander o-4
January 17, 2430 2410 SF O-3.png Transfered to USS Pathfinder (NCC-91890) as Chief Medical Officer.
October 31, 2429 Demoted to Lieutenant (O-3) following findings of gross endangerment by Judge Advocate General's office;
Transferred to Starfleet Medical Division with intact URL certification;
Assigned Chief Medical Officer, USS Wethesa.
March 21, 2429 2410 SF O-4.png Promoted to Lieutenant Commander (O-4).
December 11, 2428 2410 SF O-3.png Transferred to USS Wethesa (NCC-90210) as Executive Officer;
Reassigned to Starfleet Border Patrol.
August 16, 2427 Reassigned: Chief Medical Officer, Deep Space 9.
August 5, 2427 Ordered to stand down at conclusion of TDY Assignment aboard USS Exeter (NCC-74243);
Unrestricted line officer certification granted by commandant of Starfleet Academy;
Ordered to report to Deep Space 9 for further assignment.
May 2, 2427 TDY Assignment, Commanding Officer, USS Exeter (NCC-74243).
December 4, 2426 Assigned to Starfleet Academy, Sol System, for Unrestricted Line Officer training.
May 3, 2424 Appointed Chief Medical Officer of Deep Space 9.
September 13, 2423 Promoted to Lieutenant (O-3).
June 17, 2423 2410 SF O-2.png Transferred to Deep Space 9 as Medical Officer.
September 10, 2420 Assigned USS Enterprise (NCC1701-G) as Medical Officer.
September 4, 2420 Inducted into Starfleet as Lieutenant Junior Grade (O-2).


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  • Gamma Quadrant Exploration Ribbon
  • Letter of Commendation (***)
  • Science Certification
  • Letter of Reprimand
  • Staff Corps Officer
  • Medical Equipment Certification
  • Transporter Certification
  • Medical Triage Certification
  • Unrestricted Line Officer

RP Logs

Log Date Participants
Bajoran Determined to Expose Vulcan Sense of Humor (RP Log) 16 January 2014 Senka, Vaore
Mental Chess with a Vulcan? Good Luck (RP Log) 25 January 2014 Remi, Senka
Vulcan Romulan Fencing: Point, Set, and Match (RP Log) 28 January 2014 Astor-Cross, Senka, Taev
That's Classified (RP Log) 29 January 2014 Astor-Cross, Kainon, Senka
Friendship, Emotions, and Vulcans (RP Log) 30 January 2014 Kainon, Senka
Lunch Break (RP Log) 31 January 2014 Muireann, Senka, Shintu, Williams
A Matter of Pride - Part 1 (RP Log) 03 February 2014 Senka, Shintu
A Matter of Pride - Part 5 (RP Log) 03 February 2014 Senka, Shintu
A Matter of Pride - Part 6 (RP Log) 03 February 2014 Kame, Senka
Imzadi Reunion (RP Log) 05 February 2014 Eilonwy, Senka, Trasera
Slaying the Monster (RP Log) 07 February 2014 Astor-Cross, Kainon, Senka, Sirac, Sorin
My Mind to Your Mind (RP Log) 07 February 2014 Senka, Seryl
Two Betazoids Walk Into a Bar... (RP Log) 10 February 2014 Kainon, Los, Remi, Roana, Senka
Facing the Facts (RP Log) 12 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
You've Got to Start Somewhere (RP Log) 13 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
At Cross Purposes (RP Log) 13 February 2014 Cross, Senka
Goodnight Doctor (RP Log) 13 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Decisions (RP Log) 14 February 2014 Astor-Cross, Remi, Senka
Going Fishing (RP Log) 14 February 2014 Maguire, Muireann, Senka, Stelam
Mind Answering a Few Questions, Doctor? (RP Log) 15 February 2014 Cei, Senka
Translations - Part 2 (RP Log) 15 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Keeping It Routine (RP Log) 16 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Acceptance (RP Log) 16 February 2014 Astor-Cross, Cross, Pryus-Talbot, Senka
A History Lesson (RP Log) 17 February 2014 Giellun, Senka
The Captain in Check? (RP Log) 18 February 2014 Cross, Senka
Toxicity (RP Log) 19 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Just a Physical? (RP Log) 19 February 2014 Senka, Seryl
Unexpected Recollections (RP Log) 20 February 2014 Los, Pryus-Talbot, Senka
An Accident Waiting to Happen (RP Log) 20 February 2014 Astor-Cross, Senka, Seryl
Return to Duty - Part 2 (RP Log) 20 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Monster in Law: Great Expectations (RP Log) 21 February 2014 Cross, Los, Remi, Saunders, Senka
Transporter Training (RP Log) 21 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
On Family (RP Log) 24 February 2014 Senka, Williams
Saturday Stints & Quick Drinks (RP Log) 27 February 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka, Williams, Zeno
I Have Been Dead Before (RP Log) 28 February 2014 Senka, Seryl
On Love and Ovaries (RP Log) 01 March 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Sex, Logic and Gossip (RP Log) 03 March 2014 Fenri, Senka
Living History (RP Log) 04 March 2014 Senka, Williams
It's All In The Mind (RP Log) 04 March 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Out for the Count: Part Two (RP Log) 08 March 2014 Astor-Cross, Giellun, Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Overdue Family Reunion (RP Log) 13 March 2014 Astor-Cross, Eilonwy, Senka, Shintu, Orthen (NPC)
Something to Consider (RP Log) 18 March 2014 Pryus-Talbot, Senka
Just What Did You Think You Were Doing? (RP Log) 18 March 2014 Ava, Senka
Logic and Emotion (RP Log) 18 March 2014 Carey, Senka, Williams
On Christmas and Illy (RP Log) 18 March 2014 Senka, Seryl
Christmas Gifts and Medical Matters (RP Log) 20 March 2014 Senka, Seryl
Defend Yourself! (RP Log) 21 March 2014 Alkris, Senka
Defend Yourself! Aftermath (RP Log) 21 March 2014 Alkris, Senka
On the Menu (RP Log) 24 March 2014 Alkris, Senka
On Screen (RP Log) 26 March 2014 Astor-Cross, Kainon, Senka, Williams
Why Did I Come Here? (RP Log) 27 March 2014 Hunt, Niian, Reijat, Senka, Vrillak
Guy Time With A Lady At The End (RP Log) 28 March 2014 Astor-Cross, Kainon, Senka
The Teddy Bear Drops (RP Log) 30 March 2014 Carey, Muireann, Roana, Senka, Seryl, Xanathos
In Store For Me (RP Log) 31 March 2014 Senka, Tabora (NPC)
You're Relieved (RP Log) 02 April 2014 Astor-Cross, Senka
Family and Promises (RP Log) 04 April 2014 Roana, Senka
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