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Lieutenant Tara Neprem

Name Tara Neprem

Position Chief Operations Officer

Rank Lieutenant

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Trill (joined)
Age 28
Spoken Languages Federation Standard, Trill, Trill Guardian Dialect
Permission Level Department Head
Clearance Code Neprem Gamma 82

Physical Appearance

Height 5'4"
Weight 125lbs
Hair Color Auburn
Eye Color blue
Physical Description Tara is a slender woman with wavy hair that is usually kept in a long braid. Though short of stature, she is not short on personality, willing to speak her mind when the moment calls for it. when not in uniform, she tends to dress in drab, grey colors. Though she left the Caves of Ma'kala, at heart she is still a Guardian, keeping elements of the lifestyle with her, even after being joined. Any Trill, join or unjoined, would recognize her as a former Guardian by the way she carries herself.


Father Pel
Mother Miina
Other Family Sage, Great Pyrenees mastiff

Personality & Traits

General Overview Though soft-spoken, Tara is a very straightforward individual who is serious about her work. Not one to go out of her way to socialize, she would much rather be crawling around the ship fixing things. She's always had trouble forming lasting friendships due to her social awkwardness, but since being joined she's starting to come out of her shell.

Tara Dalma was born and raised in the Caves of Ma'kala, taught to be a Guardian like her parents before her. But she wanted more than a life in the caves, and more than anything she wanted to be joined, so she left the caves in search of a path that would earn her a symbiont. After a traumatizing attack on DS10 where she was stationed, Tara was forcibly joined with a dying symbiont that didn't want her. This coupled with her training as a Guardian caused a divide between her and her symbiont. Sometimes her personality is properly blended, but sometimes the zhian (or soul) of Neprem takes over, almost like an alternate personality. She can communicate with the zhian of her symbiont as though speaking with another person. As a result of this unconventional joining, she has trouble distinguishing her past from that of her past lives. It's not unusual for her to refer to their past lives as her own, even going so far as to refer to herself as a male when talking about Arjin's life.

She's also having something of a sexual identity crisis. Neprem's last host was male, and though Tara herself is straight she now finds herself attracted to women.

Past hosts-
Arjin: Loves a good laugh and does whatever he can to make Tara have some fun. In life he was always cracking jokes, but now he spends most of his time filling Tara's head with innuendoes and dirty limericks to make her laugh.
Kareel: A motherly figure who does what she can to break up the bickering between Tara and Arjin.
Strengths & Weaknesses Tara is focused, but she can become single-minded in her tasks. She can become a bit spacey if she and her symbiont are in disagreement over something, sometimes to the point of being incapable of making decisions. She's an excellent Engineer, a wonder at blending Starfleet technology with outside technology.
Ambitions Tara's only ambition was to be joined, her driving force for all her achievements, but now that she's joined she simply wants to find peace within herself. After that, the sky's the limit.
Hobbies & Interests Tara rarely takes time for herself, she loves working and tinkering. Sometimes she can be a bit of a workaholic, but when she does take time for herself, she can often be found curled up with a good book or playing her piano. She meditates regularly and occasionally indulges in Arjin's (Neprem's last host) love for unhealthy foods.

Tara owns a Great Pyrenees named Sage.