Name: Safefta i-Mnaeha Pardek
Species: Romulan/Vulcan hybrid
Date of Birth: July 14th, 2346
Place of birth: Mnaeha, Romulus.Appearance
Eyes: Dark Green
Safefta's hair is white/grey prematurely due to the trauma of her torture at the hands of the Tal Shiar when she was younger. As a result of said torture, she has a nasty network of scars over her body. These are green rather than pink due to her copper-based blood. She has a lithe build, lean but strong. She has a V-shaped ridge on her forehead and pointed ears.
Tattoos: Not a tattoo, but a brand of her house crest burned into the front of her right shoulder.
Mother: T'veah Pardek, Vulcan, Deceased
Father: Suran Pardek, Romulan, also Deceased
Significant others: None.
Safefta's parents- Suran Pardek and T'Veah
Safefta is usually described as withdrawn, skittish, and silent. Her dedication to duty is about what keeps her going forward, and she never has been known to skirt any of her responsibilities. She often appears devoid of emotion, or even sad the majority of the time.
Her life and losses have given her her own share of demons to fight, and she doesn't always hide it perfectly. She feels she's exhausted the use of counselors and doesn't care to rely on them any longer. Her general nature doesn't interfere with her duties, so there's no issue with upper command about it.
She has her small amount of friends. She has difficulty showing it, but she cares deeply about them and would give her life in a heartbeat for any of them.Backstory
Safefta Pardek was born on Romulus to T'veah and Suran Pardek. Her mother was a Vulcan spy that had defected from the federation. Unbeknownst to their daughter, the two were terrorists. They spent most of their time in secret plotting and scheming, while on the outside appearing to raise their daughter normally.
Safefta played by herself for the most part. Because of the stigma attached to hybrid children or 'tainted blood', she was rather ostracized by other pure-blooded Romulan children. Bullies were common, and she often felt angry as a small girl at her parents for being two different species.
Romulan tradition has all children evaluated for worth and strength until the age of twenty. At any age, if they are not considered strong enough, they must fight another youth of a similar age to the death (from which point they are considered worthy for their lives). Safefta, due to her lineage, was put into such a match at age eleven and obviously came out as victor.
She did attend the Romulan academy and despite the 'disadvantage' of her mixed lineage, she did well.
When she was a bit older, Sixteen or seventeen, she along with her two parents was captured by the Tal Shiar. Someone had tipped the agency off at last about her parents activities. The damage they had done to the Romulan empire was inexcusable, although not extremely devastating. She was separated from her parents and was tortured for the purpose of extracting information. She knew little to nothing about what they wanted and so was held for an inordinate amount of time. Her parents died under interrogation after information had been extracted (their deaths were shown to Safefta as a way to cause her severe psychological distress). Safefta's hair turned prematurely white a month after the torture started.
Had the Tal Shiar not, after a time, realized that Safefta was innocent, they would have killed her as well. Since she was innocent and they could not return her to the general population of Romulus, pity was taken on her and she was exiled across the neutral zone. It was from there that she came to join starfleet.
Starfleet academy was extremely difficult for Safefta, and she was worried that she would be unable to complete it. She was always however a bright student, and she gave her 100% the areas assigned. She passed most of her exams well. Her first assignment was to the USS Discovery as an operations crewman. As she rose through the enlisted ranks and transferred back and forth between the Gettysburg, the Gibson, and the Discovery, she gained experience in operations. Despite this, a few years into her enlistment she made the switch over to the Sec/Tac department. Career
USS Discovery - Ops Crewman
USS Gibson - Ops Petty Officer
USS Gettysburg - Security/Tactical Cadet
USS Discovery - Security Ensign
USS Phoenix - Security Ensign