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Valeria Mordin was born the sixth child of her parents in the fifth province of the Fudi district on one of the moons of Ts'usu... and was very much the middle mouth to feed. Mother was a farmer, while father worked as a currency counter for the local tax collector. Who, in turn, worked for the tax enforcer, who worked for the prefect, who worked for the domo, who actually was allowed to kneel before the steps to the Emperor's Envoy's quarters. Though, with so little to her family and at a young age, she had ambitions. Her mother claimed that they were a family of farmers and coin counters, and nothing more. Valeria disagreed... politely.
She attended classes in schools that were outside her parents wealth by listening outside the windows, though when she was nearly arrested for truancy, her defense was that she was technically attending *A* school. This earned her a smile from the regional prefect. Her enhanced education helped her better herself above what her parents could ever provide, and the envoy of the Emperor himself was present at her graduation ceremony. Though, her parents were not allowed to view the ceremony, due to their low standing. They were, however, allowed to bow and listen. Valeria then graduated into what would be a college on any other world, which prepared her for the next leg of her journey through life: Attending the Academy of Starfleet.
Her longest running service in the Federation was aboard the USS Victory. It was there that the Daughter of Ts'usu found something she was never looking for, which simply proves that destiny and love aren't where you expect them.
Valeria is a flirtatious vixen with a razor wit and has the curves and style to back it up. You wouldn't know it by looking at her, but she's a top-rank science graduate, raking above the salutatorian of her graduating class on her homeworld by one of the largest margins in the history of her academy (Her achievement was not noted, however, due to the circumstances of her attendance). She's an alluring siren of science, who sometimes gets a little too focused in her work.
She's quiet unless she's interested. Keep her talking, and you're in the clear.
Strengths & Weaknesses
Valeria, despite her flirtatious and bubbly personality, is a scientific genius. Her focus to the cause can sometimes cause her to lose sight of the bigger picture, though. She often forgets to eat, or sleep, or duck to avoid incoming fire. She's very quick to make friends, though when the subject becomes herself, she's liable to close like a slammed book.
She's exceptional at making friends, and has a dangerous social skill-set outside of the Science department. She's incredibly well versed in various forms of waging warfare, historical strategies, myths and lore, and seemingly countless fables and such from her homeworld. Some might find her seemingly neverending collection of stories and such a bit intimidating, that's if they work up the courage to speak with her.
Her people are usually overly polite, though in most circumstances are willing to play a long game. Mistakes are taken personally, and can sometimes cause little things to take greater focus then they should.
Hobbies & Interests
Valeria enjoys reading the latest scientific magazines as much as the latest fashion magazines. She enjoys dancing, operating an electron microscope, exchanging fashion tips, polymer dating third rank isotopes, loud music with a killer beat, forensic autopsies, and in her spare time she collects spores, molds, and fungi. That is, when she isn't involved with a project, or teasing the color out of an ensign's uniform.
She enjoys personal interaction, despite her people being normally such a closed and insular people. Though, sometimes she engages in interactions just to see the results. Sometimes, it's all just another experiment.