Commander Raiycaz “Caz” Atherton

Name Raiycaz “Caz” Atherton

Second Position Chief Navigation Officer

Rank Commander


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Last Post

Sun Aug 25th, 2019 @ 10:24am

Character Information

Gender Male
Species 1/2 Human, 1/2 Orion
Age 38

Physical Appearance

Height 188 cm (6.16 feet)
Weight 84 kg
Hair Color Dark/Light Brown
Eye Color Light Blue/Green
Physical Description Caz is tall, handsome and muscular. He takes very good care of himself and is physically fit. His light green skin is softer in tone than most Orion males, given his half human heritage. Likewise, his thick hair is very human-esque and a mixture of light and dark brown in colour. Most times he can appear rather serious looking but on occasion can lend a wide and cheeky smile to those around him.

Personality & Traits

Ambitions Caz’s ambitions are conflicted at the moment. He desires to continue to work his way up the promotion ladder to his ‘own’ command but also wants to start a family with Sovak. At present, their duties keep them on separate postings. For the time being, his duties and career in Starfleet remain a priority.
Hobbies & Interests Cooking, reading, working out, vulcan martial arts.

Family History

Spouse Captain (SF) Sovak - CO, USS Oberth
Children None
Father Lt. (SF) Brogan Atherton (Human) - DECEASED 2257
Mother Mevnisa Atherton (Orion)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family None

Historical Data

Personal History Caz had a much different upbringing than most Orion children are afforded. His mother (Mevnisa) met his father after she was rescued from a slave trade by the Starfleet vessel his father (Brogan) served on. Brogan helped facilitate Mevnisa’s migration to Earth and the two fell quickly and madly in love with each other.

Two years after her rescue the pair were married shortly after Mevnisa learned she was pregnant with Caz. When Caz was born, he was the pride and joy of his father. Both Brogan and Mevnisa were adorned to have started their family. Tragically however, Brogan was killed during the “Battle of the Binary Stars”, leaving Mevnisa both a widow and single parent.

Caz grew up without a father but his mother made sure he ‘knew’ him as best as he could. She raised Caz to be a respectful and productive member of society. Caz was an easy child to mind growing up but the empty void of not having his father, led to him having an instilled hate for Klingons.

Naturally, Caz followed in his father’s footsteps and joined Starfleet. His grades and natural discipline had afforded him an ease through the entry process. His studies focused on that of a combination of navigation and security traits.

Upon graduation, Caz was sent to serve on the USS Hawthorne as a Security Officer. He made his promotion to Lieutenant on the Hawthorne and served with distinction for nearly five years.

His transition to the USS Archimedes saw him achieve a leadership role as Assistant Chief of Security and later on Chief Security Officer. Although his assignment was only four year on this vessel, the formation of his leadership skills were developed. He enjoyed his time on the Archimedes immensely.

During 2284, Caz made a change in his career path and merged into the field of Navigation. His formed ability in security protocols and natural affiliation tactician abilities afforded him an ease in transition to this role. It was during this assignment that Caz developed a close relationship with his Vulcan Commanding Officer, Captain Sovak.

The Oberth, being a Science vessel, saw little to no conflict during the time Caz served. This left him with lots of time to develop friendships with the crew. It was a tight knit group of Starfleet officers and enlistees.

Caz and Sovak breached the professional barrier of friendship to lovers in his last year of service on the Oberth. Although they enjoyed being close to one another, a decision was made for Caz to transfer to another vessel to maintain professional boundaries and continue to advance his career.

A position on the USS Halifax gave Caz an opportunity to continue his navigational and tactical duties as well as taking on the duties of Executive Officer. He got along well with his new Commanding Officer and formed a trusting relationship with his crew. While serving on the Halifax, Caz continued to maintain his relationship with Sovak albeit long distance.

During shore leave with Sovak on Vulcan, Caz received special transfer orders to report to “Project Ulysses”. Although he had reservations about leaving the Halifax, his Captain and crew, Caz accepted the orders without fuss.
Service Record Starfleet Academy: 2271-2275 (Navigation/Security Focus)
USS Hawthorne: 2275-2280 (Ens-Lt) - Security Officer
USS Archimedes: 2280-2282 (Lt) - Assistant Chief Security Officer
USS Archimedes: 2282-2284 (Lt) - Chief Security Officer
USS Oberth: 2284-2290 (Lt-LtCmdr) - Chief Navigation Officer
USS Halifax: 2290-2293 (LtCmdr) - Executive Officer & Chief Navigation Officer
USS Ulysses: 2293-Present (Cmdr) - Executive Officer & Chief Navigation Officer