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Lieutenant Commander Riah Amberlyn

Name Riah Melida Amberlyn PhD, DxVM

Position Assistant Chief Science Officer

Rank Lieutenant Commander

Demographic Information

Character Summary Riah is a young (relative to her El-Aurian longevity) 51 year old woman, who has served in space for almost 30 years, first as an xeno-zoologist for the Bajoran Anthropological Research Foundation, (joined Starfleet) 3 years in Academy, 2 years on the Science Staff of Starfleet Academy, then 7 years as a science officer aboard two vessels stationed out of DS-9, and finally 2 years as the Chief Science Officer aboard the research vessel, USS Cortez. She is delighted to have been assigned as Assistant Chief Science Officer on Starbase 38.
Species El-Aurian
Gender Female
Sexuality Heterosexual
Age 51

Physical Appearance

Physical Description Attractive, slender, physically fit and active. Riah's short blonde bob frames a pretty "girl next door" kind of face. She wears little or no makeup, no jewelry, and is not overly self-conscious of her appearance. Her bearing is casual and relaxed.

Build Thin
Height 5'5"
Weight 130
Hair Color Blonde
Eye Color Blue


Partner(s) none
Children none
Parents Ardor Amberlyn, PhD, Astro-Physicist (retired Starfleet)
Siblings none
Other Family none

Personality & Traits

General Overview Riah is quiet and soft-spoken individual, however, she should not be characterized as shy. She is an eager conversationalist and possesses at sly sense of humor. She is self-confident and not easily intimidated, tactful, and not quick to anger. While not fearless, she is able to take considerable risks to pacify an insatiable curiosity. Riah possesses a phenomenal eidetic (visual) memory. As with all El-Aurians, she is a lorekeeper.

Psychologically, she is stable and has an above average tolerance for stress.

She is honest and frank, speaking her mind, and not threatened by others who believe differently than she. Friendly and witty, she makes friends easily and is extremely loyal to those close to her.

Riah is an avid reader and an accomplished and published writer, with numerous professional articles and treatises within her fields of study. She is also a poet and an artist.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:

Virtually a photographic memory
Highly intuitive and resourceful
Extensive knowledge and experience as a zoologist
Very committed to animal health and welfare


Impatience with bureaucratic minutia
Low pain threshold
Struggles to hide her fear of heights, flying, and the dark
Ambitions To be the top of her field as a xeno-zoologist, as well as continue to develop her command skills.
Hobbies & Interests She is a poet and an artist. She is a well-respected contributor of professional articles and treatises in her field of xeno-zoology and xeno-veterinary science. She enjoys martial arts and yoga. Regularly engages in meditation. She is owned by a cat named Ceti.

Personal History El-Aurian
A humanoid species originating from the El-Aurian system, El-Aurians appear to have an awareness that supersedes the normal flow of time and space. In 2265 the Borg launched a major attack on this species, assimilating all but a handful. The survivors scattered throughout the galaxy, finding homes amongst many species. In Riah’s case, her parents settled on the planet Andea in the Mercid System. El-Aurians pride themselves on being a race of listeners, and appear to have a form of limited empathic ability. Externally, the El-Aurians are physically identical to Humans, in structure and even the range of racial phenotypes. The only significant physical difference between Humans and El-Aurians is in the aging process, as the extremely long-lived El-Aurian lifespan covers many centuries. El-Aurians of note: Guinan.

Riah's father joined Starfleet as an astrophysicist and spent 50 years in service to the Fleet, primarily on Earth. Riah attended university, eventually obtaining a PhD in Xeno-Zoology and subsequently a Doctorate of Xeno-Veterinary Medicine. Following her education, she joined the Bajoran Anthropological Research Foundation. She spent 18 years with the Foundation before deciding to join Starfleet and fast-tracked through officer’s training at the Academy. During the build up toward the 2nd Dominion War, she joined the staff of Starfleet Academy as consultant for the Evaluation and Placement Division of the Academy’s Science and Medical Fast-Track Program. Following the War, she served on various deep space exploratory ventures out of DS-9, aboard the USS Lindberg and USS KittyHawk, both Defiant class vessels specially equipped for scientific exploration. After serving 3 years on the Lindberg, and 4 on the KittyHawk, she was reassigned to the USS Cortez for another 2 years. When the Cortez was decommissioned, she was assigned as the Assistant Chief Science Officer on Starbase 38.

Service Record Joined Starfleet - 2384

2384 - 2387 Academy Cadet
2387 - 2389 Academy Science Staff - Ensign
2389 - 2392 USS Lindberg Science Officer - LTjg
2392 - 2396 USS KittyHawk, Asst Chief Science Officer - LTjg
2396 - 2399 USS Cortez, Chief Science Officer - Lieutenant
2399 - Guardian Station, Asst Chief Science Officer, Lieutenant