Lieutenant Korrath

Name Korrath

Position Chief Security

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Klingon
Age 41
Homeworld Qo'noS

Physical Appearance

Height 6'2
Weight 224lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Korrath is tall and muscular by any human standard which is mostly due to genetics like others of his species, however his physical fitness is maintained by exercise and martial arts training. To initially meet Korrath he can seem to be intimidating by virtue of his size but this isn't the case. His hair is long, but kept tided back to keep in line with Starfleet regulations.

Family

Significant Other N/A
Father Ambassador Torgah Klingon-Federation Ambassador
Mother Ursa, Daughter of K'Jar

Personality & Traits

General Overview Korrath is not your atypical Klingon, as much as he hates to admit it, not because he wants to be, but because he wishes his race would be more open minded, as he is. He was raised for the majority of his life on Earth, where his Father was forced to adjust his son's upbringing to ensure that his son was able to adapt to Human society. His Father was old, wise and had lost the Youthfulness traits of always hungering for battle. He still believed in honor and the importance within his culture, which he imparted to his son.

As such, Korrath grew up, with his share of incidents, suffering heavily from anger management issues. An issue that was resolved with his taking up martial arts. He studied the various Human forms as a youth and even taking lessons from his Father regarding the Klingon Martial Arts. By the time he was 15, Korraths anger issues were tempered by his new found hobby and he found conforming to Human rules much easier to stand.

When it was necessary, he had to travel back to Qo'noS, a place where he was ridiculed by the younger Klingons. Korrath soon learned not to let this affect him. His beliefs were the same as other Klingons, with some additions from his upbringing on Earth. Honour, his father had taught him, comes from a variety of areas, including working as an Ambassador to one of your closest allies.

To meet today, Korrath isn't what people would expect. He is friendly & kind but he takes his job very seriously, sometimes too seriously, but its a trait he inherited from his father. His Father took his job extremely seriously and showed his passion for his job. In a lot of ways, Korrath is his Father.
Strengths & Weaknesses Korrath is an excellent strategist, having spent the majority of his studying Martial Arts, focusing on the subtle techniques of the movements. Along with his studies of the Martial Arts, Psychology was a vastly interesting subject to him, not one he could lay claim to be an expert on, but he understood body language, the use of psychology in diplomacy. Like most Klingons, Korrath believes strongly in loyalty and honor. He is fiercely loyal to those he serves with. Whilst for the majority of Klingon's, follow the dictates of Honor can cause problems, especially with a human/Starfleet Society, Korrath's father showed him there are ways to live with honor and not pick a fight wherever there seemed to be one.
Korrath knows that his temper can still be an issue, without the proper management. He also recognizes what his other flaws are and especially his lack of knowledge of medical knowledge
Ambitions Having been raised slightly differently from his brethren, Korrath just wishes to excel in his given field and only move up to Command his own starship when he is ready.
Hobbies & Interests From a young age, Korrath developed a keen interest in Martial Arts, studying Kung Fu (namely Jeet Kune Do and Wing Chun) and eventually the Klingon arts, including the use of a Bat'leth. Having studied the martial arts for over 20 years, Korrath has practically mastered them, but with daily workout rituals that include the practice of his martial arts skills.

Aside from that, Korrath has a keen interest in Psychology, History and xeno-linguistics, having taken additional language classes during his time at the Academy to include, Romulan, Dominionese and Cardassian. His Father always considered his choice of languages to learn very interesting, considering all 3 of the peoples that spoke the language had been enemies of the Federation and Klingons at some point in History.
Languages Federation Standard, Klingon, Rihannsu

Personal History Korrath's early life began on Qo'noS however, that soon changed with his Father's ascension to become the Klingon Ambassador, he moved to Earth with his parents. Arrangements were made for him to attend Human School, which was disastrous in the first few years.

In a subsequent move to a different school he was fortunate enough to have a sympathetic teacher who began teaching him martial arts to curb his anger issues. The Martial Arts became a big part of his life, practicing for hours everyday after school and even at weekends. After the initial weeks of this training, his anger subsided, learning a lot about respect.

His life became a lot easier after that, he developed friendships and bonds with his school friends, as people actually liked him. He wasn't the perfect student, nor the most intelligent, but he worked hard, earning himself slightly better than average grades during his schooling and his abilities in the Martial Arts grew enormously, including learning the basic's of using a Bat'leth. By the time he was 17, he held Black Belts in Kung Fu disciplines of Jeet Kune Do and Wing Chun, including being very proficient with a Bat'leth.

When he was 17, his Father assumed he would want to return to Qo'noS to join the Klingon Military Academy. In-fact, Korrath surprised his Father, asking him to assist him in gaining Entrance to Starfleet Academy. His Father agreed, pleased his son had chosen to be one of the few Klingons to become Starfleet Officers.

His Father being a Diplomatic Ambassador, used his influence to gain his son access to the Academy Entrance Exam. He passed the exam in the top 25% of his group. The Academy Commandant had reservations about accepting Korrath and requested a meeting with Korrath.

The Commandant agreed to allow Korrath entry into the Academy. His First Year was eye-opening, cultivating his interest Xeno-Linguistics.

His subsequent years at the Academy put Korrath into his element, focusing on his interest in Security Division, learning the various Starfleet procedures involved and the tactical systems of starships and various other additional courses.

During his final days at the Academy, things with the Dominion began progressively getting worse, prompting Korrath to take additional courses regarding the Dominion
Service Record USS Venture
2373-2375
At the end of his Academy days, Korrath was assigned to the Galaxy Class, USS Venture as a Security and Tactical Officer. The Venture was at the forefront of the action during the Dominion War, leading to 2 promotions in position to Chief Security And Tactical Officer. He received several commendations during his time on board the Venture, saving his Captain and First Officer's life on numerous occasions.

He saw much conflict during his time on the Venture, conflict that as much as he enjoyed, he saw people that had become his friends get hurt and even lose them entirely. Initially, this had been a struggle for him, but after having discussions with people he respected, his Captain and the Executive Officer, he was much more able to handle these emotions. As a Klingon he knew how he was supposed to feel but he didn't. This was a huge struggle for Korrath on the Venture.

Cardassia Prime
2375 - 2378
His assignment to Cardassia Prime was the most challenging of his career. He was assigned to the Starfleet Detachment that had been assigned to assist and supervise the Cardassian people. Cardassia's political infrastructure had been severely crippled. This left Korrath responsible for policing and security and also to assist the Cardassians in restoring their own police force that wasn't military led but led by the Civilian Leadership.

In the 3 years Korrath had achieved most of what he was instructed to do. The majority of the policing was now being done by Cardassians. Korrath requested to take up a teaching position at Starfleet Academy.

Starfleet Academy
2378-2392
Korrath returned to the Academy teaching Martial Arts, Klingon & Romulan History and Xeno-Linguistics, security operations and Advanced Tactical Systems. Being a teacher taught him some valuable lessons. Korrath soon realised how much he enjoyed teaching, freeing young minds and moulding the next generation of Starfleet. It was here that he met Diantha Novius. Diantha was a very closed person when not dealing with her students, but Korrath could see the pain and hurt she was carrying. Determined, he got to know her, even finding himself attracted and falling for her. He could see how scared she was that he was able to get under the barriers she had raised. In 2386, he realised Diantha had left. Clearly all that that had transpired had only served to scare her. He carried on his teaching for the next 4 years before being asked to take up a posting suited to his experience.

USS Langport
2392-Pres
When the transfer came in, Korrath was very happy to going back into Active Service. The Langport was in a need of a First Officer and with a small shortage of experienced Officer's Korrath was selected for the position