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Lieutenant Torrna Maliya

Name Torrna Maliya MD

Position Chief Medical Officer

Rank Lieutenant


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Bajoran
Age 37

Physical Appearance

Height 5'6''
Weight 165 lbs
Hair Color auburn
Eye Color grey-blue
Physical Description A woman of considerable looks, and a strong stature. Posessing of a toned physique, she stands at a medium height, with slightly layered, shoulder-blade length hair. She sports the typical ridges on her nose, with the rarely seen V-shaped ridge between the eyebrows.

Family

Father Torrna Antosso (formerly Varro Antosso) - deceased
Mother Torrna Lyrra - deceased
Sister(s) Torrna Lyrra - deceased
Other Family Cousin: Commander Marta Valeris - USS Ulysses, XO, Major Marta Ti'An - Bajoran Militia, Vedek Marta Livna - Vedek Assembly

Personality & Traits

General Overview A brilliant physician, specialised in combat medicine, general surgery and virology. She posesses vast medical knowledge that supplant her specialization knowledge, and she isn't afraid to let it show. On the other hand, the Hipocratic Oath, the Nightingale Pledge and the rest are often ignored or thrown aside when it comes to Maliya, as she calls herself the healer of the body, the counselors she considers the healers of the mind. She's got a sarcastic sense of humor and approach to life, and will mince no words when she has an opinion, and considers herself the higher authority when it comes to things medical, so orders from superior officers will often go disobeyed. She will do whatever is in her power to save her patient if she thinks he has a chance, but she will not torture the injured if he has no chance, she'll give him a dignified passing.

When off duty, and in non medical situations, she will participate in social events, but getting anything more than sarcasm from her requires gaining her trust and understanding the background she comes from.

She is all in all an emotionally scarred woman. With the early death of her family, and the mindset she'd adopted after their deaths where it was 'kill Cardassians, kill some more Cardassians and then some more' and then seeing good soldiers die in the Dominion War when she was the medic they sent down to the fields to try and patch people up, Maliya become very friendly and accustomed to death.

As such her ability to soothe her patients and be the 'nice doctor' went out the drain. It doesn't help that she is at times too honest for her own good, and barely capable of lying, so she is not the most fondly remembered officer.

Her personal life is pretty much a mess aswell, having maybe two or three friends all together in life. She hasn't had a romantic partner, a proper romantic partner so long she can't even remember if and when she did actually have one. The closest she'd gotten to it in the past few years was Drake Lashmore, but what with the Roanoke debacle, and Maliya having to leave that was dead in the water before it even began. The whole one night stand with the younger Lashmore having more of an impact than she'd like to admit notwithstanding, it just fuelled her desire to be away from all those events.

She's had some dalliances here and there, more often than not stepping on people's toes in the process. So now she's trying to sort herself out. She's not a devoutly religious Bajoran but she is a believer in the Prophets and what they have done for her people and the Alpha Quadrant.

Following her return to the Fleet after the Roanoke incident, she felt in limbo as much as she was until she was taken on by Doctor Gordon Hill from the Special Diagnosis Unit at Starfleet Medical. Hill was renowned for brilliance aswell as suspected insanity.

Maliya found stability in working with the unit. But it was short lived as the blast from the past came knocking, completely unsettling her newfound equillibrium.

Languages: Bajoran, Cardassian, Federation Standard
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths
Having been trained in old Bajoran healing techniques and herobology having expirience as a field medic along with the standard starfleet medical training, Maliya posesses a vast variety of medical knowledge and experience. As an intuitive healer she gets results, albeit not in the most proper and by the book ways at times.

Her combat knowledge is too vast for her liking, but with having grown up as a guerilla fighter and then having received combat training by Starfleet, Maliya is a formidable combatant who keeps in regular shape both mentally and physically for combat.

She is a good reader of people and can 'smell lies' miles away. This comes from the latent Bajoran ability to read people. She's a quick thinker and can readily step 'out of the box' if things need to be done. When people get used to here sharp tongue, they will find Maliya to be a good and resourceful leader though she would never admit that to the public. She's a deeply honest woman who has problems keeping her peace and lying, which is both a strength and a weakness.


Weaknesses
Being numbed out to death and pain, Maliya will not even blink if she is forced to take a life, she will just do it, without it getting to her even in the slightest. However deaths of innocent people weigh heavily on her and she often has nightmares about thise incidents.

Speaking of nightmares, she has them in fairly regular intervals, sometimes medication helps her but sometimes they can be taxing on her, which reflects on her by a lack of sleep and subsequent paleness and bags under her eyes.

She's a deeply honest woman who has problems keeping her peace and lying, which is both a strength and a weakness. This often puts people off of her and gets her in trouble with her superiors and colleagues because they can't handle the brutal truth.

Ambitions Once it was to be a proper Starfleet Officer and have a decent career, but upon realizing it was hardly possible, her now day to day ambition is simply to do her job, save some lives if she can. If by some miracle she makes some decent people connections on the way all the better, but she's not really fussed about those.
Hobbies & Interests Dancing, running, reading, catching up on medical works, keeping in shape, staying efficient in her sharpshooting skills and martial arts, hiking, camping.

Personal History Pre-Starfleet:

Born into the dreaded Occupation, as the younger sister to Reyla, and daughter to Lyrra and Antosso. The whole Torrna family was a long line of healers, and as such young Maliya began training as one also. It was unfortunate that at a very young age, all four of them joined the Ornathia resistance cell, and worked dilligently with them. But dedication has its drawbacks, and in a raid Maliya was left an orphan. For a while she forsook her healing and took up arms and combat and trained with the cell furiously, becoming an efficient, and often ruthless soldier.

As the years drew, and the Cardassian-Bajoran armistice was signed, and the Federation came, Torrna had grown up, and decided she needed a break from the cruelty and death, and saw the Federation as a chance of a new life. So, along with her newfound cousin, Valeris, she applied for Federation sponsorship and was soon accepted into the programme.

Maliya didn't have an easy time at the Academy. She was regularly tossed out of classes which involved racial tolerance, especially towards Cardassians. On the other hand she excelled in the Medical Fields and the fields that involved combat, given her prior experience in the Resistance. Unknown to her at the time, she was at the Academy at the same time as Jack Lashmore, whom she would meet years later on the USS Roanoke.

But her past had forever scarred her, and the change was furthered by the atrocities expirienced and witnessed during the Dominion war, into which she was thrust right out of the Academy, on the Medical Ship, the Warsaw.


Starfleet:

She spent 12 years on the Warsaw, seeing through the Dominion War, all the way up to 2383 when she was decomissioned. The one friend that has stayed in contact with her during that time is a joined Trill woman called Annaria Lhinn, who had been a fellow medic on the Warsaw for several years.

And that was when all hell broke loose, again. The Roanoke was soon declared a rogue vessel after she was accused of a bombing of the government building on Trill. Although innocent of the heinous act, due to a lot of bad decisions from Captain Zara Tane, the Roanoke chose to run instead of defending themselves. During the rogue period as they were trying to prove their innocence, each and every officer who served on the ship gained that ill reputation that comes along with having been on a vessel gone rogue.

In the end they DID manage to clear their name and were a part of Starfleet again. Unfortunately, in the meantime Maliya had managed to step on Tane's toes and the latter, being of a very volitile nature demoted her from Lieutenant Commander to Lieutenant, along with a very bad reputation mark via Tane's connections.

At this point Torrna asked for a transfer off the ship. In the end they DID manage to clear their name and were a part of Starfleet again. Evidently what happens on Rome did not quite stay in Rome, if the Captain's husband, whom she shared a one night's dalliance with was asked. Maliya had managed to step on Tane's toes with that act and the latter, being of a very volitile nature demoted her from Lieutenant Commander to Lieutenant, along with a very bad reputation mark via Tane's connections.

At this point Torrna asked for a transfer off the ship. After a time of being in limbo and on various layovers, she wad finally assigned to Starfleet Medical as a research physician with the Special Diagnosis Unit, a position she considered punishment more than anything else. She would only later admit just how much she learned from the infamous Doctor Gordon Hill. Infamous in being brilliant albeit rather insane.

Still it was the only place that would actually have her and put her skills to use rather than let her stew and wait. So it came to be that she spent three years there, not making attachments and only passing acquaintances, which in turn suited the bajoran just fine. She had had it with people and attachments.

The Prophets, however, seemed to have a different idea, when in 2388 they came a knockin' as the USS Southern Cross, needed a Chief Medical Officer. Little did she know whose path that would get her to cross.

Service Record 2369 - 2373 - Starfleet Academy, Medical Training

2373 - 2374 - Medical Officer (Field Medic) - USS Warsaw

2374 - 2376 - Medical Officer (Resident / Virologist) - USS Warsaw

2376 - 2379 - Assistant Chief Medical Officer - USS Warsaw

2379 - 2383 - Chief Medical Officer - USS Warsaw

- 2383 - 2385 - Chief Medical Officer - USS Roanoke

2385 - 2388 - Special Diagnosis Unit, Starfleet Medical

2388 - pres. - USS Southern Cross, CMO