Sel, Zaliel

Sel, Zaliel

Zaliel Sel, c. 2421

Rank Position Service #
Captain img Commanding Officer, USS Brahe TC-875-5309 VSB


Species Pronouns Date of Birth Height Weight Hair Eye
Trill She/Her 55089 / Feb 02, 2378 1.79m 70kg Redish Brown Hazel

Career Milestones

2400 Graduated Starfleet Academy, Sciences Track (Planetary Sciences, Astrophysics)
2400 Assigned to Starfleet Headquaters as an Analyst and Scientific Advisor
2402 Promoted to Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
2402 Completed Advanced Degrees in Astrophysics, Focusing on Subspace Anomalies
2403 Promoted to Lieutenant
2404 Re-enrolled in Starfleet Academy for Command Track training
2405 Promoted to Lieutenant Commander
2405 Assigned to USS Atlas, Chief Science Officer
2409 Promoted to Commander, assigned command of USS Brahe
2411 Completed Masters in Astrophysics
2412 Promoted to Captain, retained command of USS Brahe
2413 Completed Masters in Subspace Theory
2419 Awarded the Legion of Honor for exceptionally meritorious conduct in the performance of outstanding services and achievements
2419 Received PHD in Astrophysics / Stellar Cartography
2422 Temporary demotion to Lieutenant Commander, assigned USS Hyperion as Chief Science Officer
2423 Reinstated as Captain, USS Brahe
2423 Awarded Order of the Grand Nagus, Third Class, with Bars for her command of a mission to prevent the technology to replicate Latinum


Starfleet Academy Graduation AwardPrentares Ribbon of CommendationKlingon War Service MedalLegion of Honor
Starfleet Academy Graduation Award | Prentares Ribbon of Commendation x8 | Klingon War Service Medal
Legion of Honor

Selected Scientific Papers

Publication Year Authors Title Notes
2400 Sel, Z. Oh Be A Fine Geosphere and Kiss Me: The Relationship Between Stellar Classifications and Planetary Atmospheres, a Comparative Study Bachelors’s Dissertation, Starfleet Academy
2403 Sel, Z. Life Beyond the Edge: Examining Extremophiles in Subspace Anomalies
2407 Hadley, A., T’Mil, Sel, Z. Klingon? I Barely Know Her: A Metallurgical Analysis of Klingon Vessels and Their Weaknesses Submitted to Starfleet Tactical (Declassified)
2411 Sel, Z. Lost in Space: Rogue Planets, Their Origins and Fates Masters in Astrophysics Dissertation
2413 Sel, Z. Don’t Put Your Ship in That! Methods for the Early Detection of Dangerous Anomalies Masters in Subspace Theory Dissertation
2418 Sel, Z. Total Eclipse of the Heart Nebula: How Data Corruption Impedes Scientific Discovery, A Collection of Examples, Histories, and Investigations
2419 Sel, Z. Colonial Expectations - Long Range Observations & Close Encounters OR How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Subspace Telescope Doctoral Paper

Biographical Highlights

Prior to commanding the Brahe, Zaliel served as a scientific researcher, programmer, and data analyst at Starfleet Headquaters, where she received several citations for thoroughness, speed, and ingenuity. Showing considerable skill, she was made to supervise and train new officers entering scientifically technical positions, in addition to her normal research and reporting duties. Dissatisfied writing papers for the discoveries of others, Zaliel made several unsuccessful attempts to transfer to an exploratory vessel. Undeterred, Zaliel enrolled in Command School where she demonstrated satisfactory proficiency.

Graduating in 2405, Zaliel was able to successfully transfer to the USS Atlas (Intrepid class) as their new Chief Science Officer. Shortly after her appointment, the Klingon War began and Atlas was deployed to the Klingon Front. During her four years aboard the Atlas, Zaliel participated in over 270 missions directly or indirectly supporting the Klingon War including: Combat Support, Supply Escort, Relief Efforts, and Search & Rescue. For her service and dedication, Zaliel was eventually made Second Officer of the Atlas at the close of 2407.

In 2409, Atlas detected a faint power signature orbiting a P-Class world which would be identified as the USS Brahe, reported missing earlier in the year. Acting under the orders of the Atlas’ captain, Zaliel was placed temporarily in command of the Brahe during the return trip to Regulus. While en route to Regulus, Atlas was ordered to return to the Klingon Front. Zaliel was granted the provisionary rank of Commander, with orders to return Brahe to port and oversee repairs. For her oversight, diligence, and for want of more experience officers, Commander Sel’s rank and position were made permanent in the last days of 2409.

Following the conclusion of the Federation-Klingon War in 2410, Zaliel retained command of the Brahe, a position she continues to hold. Over the intervening years, Zaliel would oversee hundreds of scientific mission ranging from astrological surveys to xenological sampling. Using the long periods away from port to her advantage, Zaliel completed two Masters courses via the Starfleet Distance Learning Program: Astrophysics and Subspace Theory.

The Spring of 2415 saw the Brahe participating in colonization efforts in the Ponor Sector. Representing the colonial effort was Marc Pradhan, a Colonial Civil Engineer, who was responsible for designing layouts for new Federation colonies. Zaliel and Marc quickly developed a rapport and were married a year later at the ground-breaking ceremony on Idious IV, the first colony they helped found.

For nearly a year, between the later end of 2418 and mid 2419, Marc and Zaliel’s jobs separated while the Brahe was posted to Deep Space 13, a remote facility on the edge of Federation space.

In 2420, the Brahe was placed in Dry Dock for major refits. This gave Zaliel the opportunity to reconnect with her husband and complete her Doctorate in Planetary Science. In 2421, the Brahe was assigned to a year-long deep space exploration assignment.

Immediate Family

Relation Name Occupation Notes
Souce Mallikarjuna-Rakesh “Marc” Pradhan Colonial Civil Engineer
Paternal Ticon Sel Artist
Maternal Fimma Sel (neé Tokkin) Computer Scientist

Medical Status

Physical Health Assessment
Status OK for active duty
Date of Last Evaluation 2421
Evaluator Dr. Tobius Holiday, Medical Officer, USS Brahe
Mental Health Assessment
Status OK for active duty
Date of Last Evaluation 2421
Evaluator Counselor Jove Wright, USS Brahe

Star Trek Adventures Character Sheet

Zaliel_Sel-sta-character.pdf (150.0 KB)


Trait Details
Trill Trill are especially resilient to parasites, as a quirk of their potential to be Joined; Joined Trill are entirely immune to parasitic infection. However, they tend to have strong allergic reactions to insect bites and other forms of venom, which can disrupt their neurochemistry, particularly if they’re Joined. As many of the specifics of Trill physiology — especially with regards to symbiosis — are not widely known, this can result in medical complications.


Attributes embody the character’s intrinsic physical and mental capabilities, when compared across species, and the ways they prefer to approach problems.

Attributes are discussed in detail on page 95 of the Core Rule Book.

Control 10 Fitness 7 Presence 11
Daring 8 Insight 10 Reason 10


Each character is trained in six Disciplines, which encompass the broad roles that Starfleet officers are expected to be proficient within.

Disciplines are discussed in detail on page 97 of the Core Rule Book.

Command 4 Security 1 Science 5
Conn 3 Engineering 2 Medicine 1


Focuses allow a character to demonstrate talent for a narrower set of disciplines, representing specialization and the kind of expertise that comes from deeper study and practical experiences.

Focuses are discussed in detail on page 100 of the Core Rule Book.

Computer Automation Planetary Sciences Astrophysics
Subspace Anomalies Diligence Interspecies Relations


Talents are additional benefits that a character possesses, that define areas of specialty, the advantages of their personal approach to circumstances, and other decisive abilities.

Talents are discussed in detail on page 135 of the Core Rule Book.

Talents Description
Former Initiate (Trill) You joined the Initiate Program, hoping to be chosen by the Symbiosis Commission to become Joined. As there are far more Initiates than there are Symbionts, you were one of the many who failed, but the quality of even a failed initiate is enough for Starfleet to recruit you. When you attempt a Task using Control or Reason, and spend Determination to buy a bonus d20 for that Task, you may re-roll your dice pool. Former Initiate cannot be taken if the character has the Joined Talent — they are mutually exclusive.
Computer Expertise (Science) Whenever you attempt a Task that involves the programming or study of a computer system, you may add a bonus d20 to your pool.
Collaboration: Science (General) Whenever an ally attempts a Task using Science, you may spend one Momentum (Immediate) to allow them to use your score for that Discipline, and one of your Focuses.


Values describe the attitudes, beliefs, and convictions of that character. These are not simple opinions, but the fundamental structure of the character’s morals, ethics, and behavior.

Coming up with Values can be difficult. A guide to writing them can be found in this Star Trek: Adventures Developers Blog entry. Values are discussed in detail on page 113 of the Core Rule Book.

Values Description
All the Colors of the Rainbow Zaliel learned early on that there are many kinds of people and that they need support, compassion, and understanding
Anyone can Have a Great Idea It doesn’t matter what background, skills, or rank someone has: a good idea is always worth pursuing
Shepard Patience and careful guidance are needed when helping inexperienced officers reach their potential
Forgive, Forget Zaliel doesn’t hold grudges or transpose wrongs to others; what happened has happened and now it’s time for healing


Stress is the ability to respond to peril and avoid the worst of it. A character’s normal maximum Stress is equal to the total of the character’s Fitness and their Security Discipline.

Stress is discussed in detail on page 175 of the Core Rule Book.

Maximum Stress: 8


Weapons and other forms of attack, as well as the damage caused by hazards, have a few common traits and values that determine the specifics of how they function. The key elements of a weapon are what type of weapon it is, its damage rating, the size of the weapon, and any Qualities it possesses that influence how it is used.

Weapons are discussed in detail on page 192 of the Core Rule Book. Additionally, you can find a table of weapons on page 193.

Name Challenge Dice Type Damage Rating Size Qualities Cost
Unarmed Strike 2 Melee 1 Knockdown 1H Non-lethal -
Type 2 Phaser 4 Ranged 3 1H Charge Standard Issue