Rank: 4th Year Cadet
Position: Operations Cadet Trainee
Age: 21 years Terran Standard
Hair: Brown and curly
Height: 5' 9" and fit
Rexus is usually seen in public with well kept hair (since his curly tussles are unruly otherwise) and attention to detail thanks to his ex-girlfriend's experimentation with him and personal fashion. If not in uniform, he will be sporting fine clothing of the newest seasonal styles. If he is not smiling his familiar cheshire smile of puckish grin, he's probably brooding.
Rexus has evolved over the past year on Kepler. Originally, Rexus was an unsure geek with a habit of talking real fast and feeling unsure of his position or authority. His vast pessimism was only matched by his ability to accept his lousy luck, though not without some grumbling and whining of his own. He did however, make a point to talk to people and try to connect with them in some way.
Nowadays, his interactions with his coworkers, superiors, and friends have brought him out of his shell and made him more confident of himself. Rexus still rambles on and he is more aggressively social. One can find him talking, flirting, and joking with people in the Promenade, his work office, and the Treehouse Lounge. He is full of energy and ardor, and has developed a terrible habit of chasing skirts far too often.
Rexus is generally honest, though usually tempered with vagueness on the specifics, such as names of the involved. He is no stranger to debate and will gladly play the role of devil’s advocate just for the fun of it. He generally takes things in stride, though he does have a temper when provoked.
Behind a console, operating Operations or Tactical Stations, he is more than confident. He is very proficient with modern technology and keeps in touch with his Academy friends through the Relay. Originally he played games and ran holographic simulations in the Holosuites. As he gained more friends, he has expanded his activities. One can find him at the Gym doing Cardio, Yoga, or Boxing, but most of his free time is spent on Deck Eight. He frequents the various eateries with friends and coworkers and almost any night of the week he will be in the Crazy Ei8hts Ultra Lounge or the Treehouse Lounge.
"Throughout his high school life, he placed 'very advanced' in the Intramural Wargames during his enrollment in the Future Cadet Corps." This single set of high school credentials have been disastrous for the young man's life once he embarked on an enrollment into Starfleet Academy. Angosians are non-violent intellectuals, the Spokar family are pretty much hereditary computer programmers, but much of what the average Federation layman knows of Angosia are the "super soldiers" of Penal Colony Lunar V, assuming that everyone from that system are genetically and chemically modified myrmidons. The Intramural Wargames are virtual, computer driven simulations of the typical Angosian Remote-piloted machines of war, not actual boots-on-the-ground-guns-blazing wargames. The Future Cadet Corps, while sounding very marshal and prestigious, is more or less a JROTC for kids that play far too many video games. Consistently, because of his resume and much misunderstanding about his culture, and despite his slim build and obvious non-aggressive nature, his requests for studies in Science or Operations have been shuttled to the Security/Tactical field. As much as he does not want to be part of Sec/Tac he won't transfer out, getting into Starfleet as a non-member species was hard enough, and he doesn't like making waves. So as much as he grumbled about it, he stuck to it.
He stayed at Campus for his Freshman year, then transferred to the Research Vessel, USS Resolution, as a Cadet Trainee with studies under the Assistant Tactical Officer for his Sophomore year. After 12 months there, he boarded the Ares-class USS Eclipse with transfer papers to the Regula-class Outpost, Kepler Station. Taking three months to get there, the USS Eclipse docked at Kepler Station, delivered supplies and hardware, and transferred Cadet Spokar to the mercies of Kepler Station for the second half of his Third Year.
- 2384: Joined Starfleet Academy as a Non-Member Species, entering the Tactical track as Cadet First Year
- 2385: Cadet Second Year, transferred to the Constellation-class USS Resolution as Tactical Trainee
- 2386: Cadet Third Year, transferred to the Regula I-class Kepler Station as Security and Tactical Trainee
- 2387: Cadet Fourth Year, migrated studies to Operations Trainee
Service on the Kepler
[Arrival of the Eclipse] It has been a particularly difficult first week for Rexus. The ranking officers have seen fit to bring both wings of Sec/Tac to snuff, a measure that Rexus is woefully unprepared for. The physically underwhelming cadet now must join a rigorous Physical Training Regimen led by SWO Ditonio, former Starfleet Marine. After which, he attends holo-transmitted lectures from the Academy and serves his shift under the watchful eye of the Assistant Chief or Gunner's Mate. Later in the evening, he trains in Holographic Combat Simulation with Petty Officer First Class Maidali. He has very little free time.
[Eat Drink and Be Merry] Rexus had been ordered to Escort Captain Knox of the USS Sagan and his family to their quarters. After which he was assigned to "babysit" the two teenaged children of the Captain. Nothing of note happened.
[Attack of the Giant Orange Floaty Thingy] Was not on duty when the event happened, but held guard over Jad Raynar, occupant of the Brig due to his commandeering of a Station shuttle. Struck up the beginning of a friendship with the Suspended Marine Officer and facilitated a short meeting with Jad and Maxine Gaius.
[Freud's Hostage] Was rudely interrupted by the Dalliance's explosion and took it upon himself to make contact with the closest member of Command. Found a Sanitation Engineer name Vyrs and crawled into the innards of Kepler to get to the Arboretum where he found that the Commanding Officer, the Executive Officer, and her teenage roommate were stolen by Bajoran Terrorists. Finding Indigo, Violet's pet gecko, he made his way up to the Treehouse Lounge where he rallyed the crew of the Dalliance. Rexus soon joined with the other Senior Officers and joined in the multi-staged attack to take back the Station and rescue the Command Team and Violet.
[Honey I'm Holme] Kepler Station had fallen through a rift in the time/space continuum taking Rexus five months into the future. Contacting his family on Angosia, he was less than thrilled to find that his father and sister didn't care and his mother only wanted to ask some questions so she could write about time-crossed lovers. Once the Endeavor docked, Rexus met Violet's father, Harrison Matthews, and said some more than public things about his daughter. One misunderstanding led to another and just when Rexus thought everything was going alright, Violet dumped him and Harrison threw him into a couple of bulkheads. Intent on giving Violet some space, he focused more on becoming more mature and less foolish, relying more on Cassiopeia Yale (his and Violet's mutual friend) to help him through.
[The Donkey's Brahe] Lieutenant Reynolds takes the Cadets from the docked starship Endeavor and Kepler Station on a routine training cruise with the Wallace-class Patrol Boat Harbinger. Grumpy and emotional from his last few days, Rexus is less than social in his interaction with the other young trainees. Immediately, he and Zach Eastman begin to chafe each other. Rexus also steals a hypospray during a tense moment and it leads to a dangerous altercation with a flirty and violent co-ed by the name of Hana Gable. He eventually confesses to Bianca Shallen and the command crew, who intend on dealing with him after the cruise is over. However, in the confines of the cadet bunkroom, trouble stirs as they youngsters play a quick and dirty game of strip poker, including some embarrassing dares. The Harbinger runs into a stealthed satellite, prompting Reynolds to order Rexus and a few others to attempt to investigate. It turns out to be a trap and together with Phoebe Paean, they manage to disarm it and get back to the boat. Finding out that Cassi, Rexus' civilian friend has been injured during her away mission, he finds he has issues with dealing with his emotions.
[The Fibonacci Man] Back on Kepler, Rexus attempts to make amends with himself and his friends. After a quick lesson in dancing with Dex Maidali, he gets some psychological counseling from Hide Shimura, and visits Violet. Agreeing to remain friends, Violet accepts his little keepsake. Checking in on Cassi, Rexus suggests they hang out together, which leads to including Violet, Zach, Bianca, Phoebe, Phillip, and Kirsten. Some awkward moments occur between Cassi and Rexus, which leads to Cassi running away to the safety of her room. The young Angosian tries to bring Violet to help console the doctor, but they fail. The next day, after Violet tries to console Cassi and is rebuffed, Rexus suggests they stop pressuring Cassi. Not capable of heeding his own advice, he pushes too far in his affection of Cassi and things get awkward. The young cadet is given official work as a gopher during the investigation into the disappearance of Commodore Blake. During duty, Rexus helps take down a petty thief with Kirsten Santos, but takes some damage. Later, a holographic mock battle with Phillip Sheridan in command brings some perspective to Rexus' enjoyment of his Tactical midshipman position. Rexus volunteers his background in holograms to interrogate Holly O'Malley, Blake's holographic wife. He finds some inconclusive evidence, but makes a promise to drop by and see the hologram every so often. Catching Cassi after work, he shanghais her into helping plan Violet's 20th birthday party that was missed during the time/space shift. After inviting a small platoon of friends, they manage to surprise Violet and wish her a happy birthday.
[Fleming's Stratagem] Rexus calls home and merges the holodeck to the security feed of Kepler to get a virtual walkaround of the Station. A very embarrassing conversation with his mother and sister unfolds and the young man remembers why he left home. A later call to his father reveals that Rexus is not expected to make a career out of Starfleet and is to come home after reaching the rank of Lieutenant. A bit off balance, he looks to his friends Violet and Cassi to help him feel better through simple talk. He visits the holographic wife of the missing Commodore Blake and delivers a gift to help ease her loneliness, an image of her husband.
[Schwann-upmanship] The Cadets are given the task of escorting alien Trade Delegates and possible spying on them. Rexus spends some social time with the new medical technician Taylor Lawson and his friends Cassi, Violet, and Hideyoshi. After drinking with Hideyoshi, an awkward moment is averted by the appearance of Captain Perry, who hijacks the two into a smoke break in one of the cargo bays. Suddenly, the overzealous cadet has signed up himself and his fellow cadets into a rigorous revamp of the Trade Delegation schedules and proceedings. This is not found enjoyable by anyone and stress levels increase. Everything comes to a climactic end when Rexus is pushed out of the line of fire by Captain Perry, who is severely wounded by the Breen Assassin. The young man manages to get the Captain to sickbay, and is found to be injured himself. Upon recovering, he attempts to help the investigation but is hampered by his wounds. Depressed, he is rebuffed by his crush, Violet, declares he is over her, finds some solace with Cassi's advice, and soon falls into the arms of another woman.
[A Tiny Oversight] Lots of Drama. (more to come later)
[The Cabinet of Doctor Cuvier] Rexus gets laid. A lot. (more to come later)
[Vakil's Specialty] Rexus is plagued by the Oratti virus incident and suffers nightmares. (more to come later)
[Maxwell's Dozen] Rexus argues with girls. (more to come later)
Father: Haccordus Spokar, Assistant Director of InfoDyne (Vice President), a Technology Provider
Mother: Infinia Spokar (nee Granar), former Secretary at InfoDyne and a Novelist for Intergalactic Harlequin Books, currently an InfoDyne Executive of the Bajor and Expanse Regions
Younger Sister: Rahzda Spokar, currently in Secondary Schooling on Angosia III