USS Zeus NCC 80211-A


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Mon Dec 18th, 2023 @ 10:44pm

Ensign Ashlyn Ek

Name Ashlyn Ek

Position Chief Flight Control Officer

Rank Ensign

Character Information

Gender Male
Sexual Orientation Pansexual
Pronouns He/Him
Species Human
Age 21

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10
Weight 165 lbs
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Green
Physical Description Ash's green eyes are like two emeralds sparkling in the sunlight. They are bright and piercing, yet also warm and inviting. Their vibrant green hue changes depending on the light, sometimes appearing more teal and other times more forest green. Overall, they are truly captivating and a defining feature of Ash's appearance.

Ash's hair is long, with a natural dark brown color that adds depth and richness. However, Ash's love for self-expression through his hair leads him to dye it in various bright and bold colors frequently. Ash's hair is dyed in an eye-catching blend of purple and pink, with subtle hints of black that give his hair a unique and edgy look. Despite the length of his hair, Ash takes great care in maintaining it, ensuring it is always healthy and shiny. With his ever-evolving hairstyles and colors, Ash is constantly experimenting and pushing the boundaries of self-expression.

Ash has several tattoos, each a little more silly or intricate than the next and telling a unique story of his life experiences. His most recent and favorite are two rubber duckies tattooed on the inside of his left-hand hand's middle finger. The larger rubber duck represents his brother, Mat, while the smaller following just behind the first represents him. In addition, his nose and ears are pierced, and he has a few body piercings, which add a touch of edginess to his appearance.


Father Jannik
Mother Wilma
Brother(s) Mathias "Mat"

Personality & Traits

General Overview Ash is a friend who brings a lot of personality to any group. Ash is a foul-mouthed rabble-rouser, unafraid to speak his mind, and tends to be very vocal about his opinions. While this can be overwhelming initially, it's easy to see that Ash's heart is in the right place. He is a true friend who is always there for his friends when they need him. Ash has a very dominant personality, meaning he often takes charge of situations and tends to be the leader in his friend group - this is both a blessing and a curse, as it can sometimes lead to clashes with others with strong personalities. However, Ash always manages to find a way to make things work and is usually able to bring everyone together in the end. One of Ash's most admirable qualities is his loyalty. Ash is a friend who will always have his friends' back, no matter what. Ash is the type of person who drops everything to help a friend in need, and he will never turn his back on his friends. This kind of loyalty is hard to find, and it's a quality that makes Ash an invaluable friend. Finally, Ash is a perfectionist. He has high standards for himself and those around him and continuously strives to be the best he can be. While this can be frustrating at times, it's also a quality that makes Ash a great friend. He cares deeply about the people in his life and wants to see them succeed, which means he will push them to be their best selves. All in all, Ash is a friend who brings a lot to the table and is a true asset to any friend group.


Personal History Ensign Ashlyn Ek, who is affectionately called "Ash" by those closest to him, is the youngest member of the Senior Staff aboard the starship. He recently graduated from Starfleet Academy's distance learning extension on Starbase 100, where his instructors described him as a bright and gifted pilot. Ash's natural talent for piloting small crafts from an early age is evident in his instinctive, ingenious, and courageous maneuvers behind the helm. It has been questioned by many whether Ash's position as Chief Flight Control Officer on the Vesta-Class USS Zeus was earned through his skills as a pilot or his Starfleet lineage. He is the son of Commodore Jannik Ek, Starfleet's Deputy of Personnel Management, and Commander Wilma Ek, Starbase 100's Dockmaster. There are speculations that he got the prestigious posting due to nepotism over more experienced line officers. However, it cannot be denied that Ash is competent and dedicated to his profession. Ash is a friendly and outgoing person who expresses himself openly. Though he is inexperienced in life, Ash is quick to offer an opinion and challenge the status quo, especially when he's passionate about an issue. Still, his quick wit and sarcastic humor often have a way of de-escalating a situation.
Service Record 2679: Born, USS Helios
2692: Starfleet Preparatory Academy, Starbase 100
2696: Starfleet Academy, Starbase 100 (extension)
2700: Commissioned the rank of Ensign
2700: Assigned Chief Flight Control Officer (CFCO) of the USS Zeus

About the Writer

Discord little.rome
Real Name(First name only) Rome

Introduction Post

Intoduction Post [Start Scene]

Moored at Starbase 100, the dormant Zeus hung in the zero-gravity atmosphere of the station's inner shell. For months, the old Vesta-class starship had been present at the station, but nobody knew why it had been brought out of mothballs. The mere presence of the ship generated a constant sense of curiosity among the station's inhabitants and guests. This curiosity only increased when Starfleet's Corps of Engineers began working on the ship, coming and going at all hours while the vessel's interior underwent some transformation. The rumors and gossip circulating about the refit were wild and speculative, and everyone was talking about it.

The recent graduates of Starfleet Academy's distance learning extension on Starbase 100, known as Class of 2700, were particularly interested in learning more. Ensign Dok expressed his surprise when Ash claimed to know nothing about it. "What do you mean you don't know anything about it? Surely, your dad must have mentioned something!" Dok lamented while rubbing the bulbous flap of his Ferengi ears. Ash shrugged and quipped with a grin, enjoying Dok's dramatic reaction to his statement of ignorance.

"He's not said a word," Ash replied, "It's all been rather hush-hush."

Dok expressed disbelief, "An antique sitting in drydock for months and the son of one of Starfleet's ranking officers onboard the station knows nothing? I'm calling BS."

Ensign Jasmine Lief interrupted Dok, "Ugh, could you lay off! You've been bugging Ash about this for weeks. If he says he doesn't know, he doesn't know. Have you ever considered that even if he did know, he might be unable to tell us?"

Dok was outraged, "Why wouldn't he tell us? He's our best friend!"

Ash laughed, "She didn't say that I 'wouldn't want to tell you,' but that I 'couldn't.' You know, Starfleet regulations and all." He glanced between them as they walked the upper promenade of the merchant hub. "But, honestly, I don't know. It is curious, though."

Ensign Criss towered over the junior officers as it became his turn to join the conversation. "Curious about what?" he asked.

Ash responded to the Caitian's question by saying, "It has been a while since the academy hosted a cadre on the station."

Jasmine disagreed, saying that it was not unusual.

Ash replied, "I suppose you're right, but our cadre is the only one to be hosted in the last four years. And you heard Commander Klune mention during her commencement speech how special our cadre is."

"We're pretty special," Dok boasted, adjusting his uniform tunic collar with too much pomp. The group of four chuckled before Ash said, "That's true, but our group was relatively small and probably the most diverse."

"Mind you, we started with a class of 20," Criss countered. "And ended up with six," Ash added. "They quickly weeded out the low performers. But what you may not know is that they weren't dismissed from training - they were sent back to Earth to complete their training. Also, did you notice that we are from different divisions with different specialties?"

"You sound like everyone else speculating," Jasmine chided. "But you're right, and I have a feeling we'll soon find out why the ship is here and what part we're meant to play."

Ash nodded. Commander Klune had ordered their cadre to stay on station, and none had received their duty station assignments yet. If Ash were a betting man, he'd wager everything on their future deployment having everything to do with the Zeus and its future mission, whatever that may be.

"Anyway," Ash shook off the ominous feeling of the unknown as they rounded the corner and arrived at their destination. "Let's not dwell on what ifs and could be's. We have just graduated and become Ensigns of Starfleet. Let's go celebrate the last four years - drinks are on Dok!"

Ash, Jasmine, and Criss entered the Orion bar arm-in-arm while Dok quickly followed, whining the entire way.

[End Scene]