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Thu Aug 1st, 2019 @ 9:54pm
Lieutenant JG Halcolm Qolo
Name Halcolm Qolo
Position Chief Intelligence Officer
Rank Lieutenant JG
|Physical Description||Like most Bolian males, stocky is a good way to define Halcom Qolo. He's got broad shoulders, a bit of a belly and a round face. His expression seems relatively warm and friendly. His eyes have a piercing gaze, as if they are burning through whatever he looks at.
Qolo carries the characteristic Bolian scent. Some callously have described the smell as "fishy". Most people connect the faint scent with the ocean. It's a reminder that the Bolians' ancestors evolved from their oceans.
He walks quickly and with a rather unique gait. His skin is a bright blue, uniform in color and without the blue bands some Bolians have.
His voice is relatively high pitched and can go up an octave when he's angry or upset. Many people would not think of him as intimidating at first glance. But there is a fire inside of him, which his piercing gaze can sometimes portray.
|Other Family||Vak Tragg - Cousin
Amlix Tragg - Cousin
Bitorn Tragg - Cousin
Hiaxea Tragg - Cousin
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Halcom Qolo is a typical Bolian. He always has advice, even in fields he's not an expert in. He doesn't mean to be picky, but he can't help it. Like most Bolians, he is extremely meticulous. He appreciates when everything runs like clockwork.
Qolo wants to be the best officer he can be. He expects a lot from his crew, but expects even more of himself. If he feels he's let down the people under his command, it'll bring on heavy feelings of disappointment and sadness. These are feelings he wants to avoid. So he is constantly training, constantly reading and always trying to improve his relationship with the crew.
Qolo has a good sense of humor and enjoys a good laugh. He puts on a stoic front sometimes, for the sake of military bearing. But he's not hesitant to laugh or smile.
Another Bolian trait Halcom shares is his spirit of teamwork. He understands the needs of the many outweigh the needs of a few. He does best working with others.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||Halcom's Bolian nature is both a blessing and a curse. He's a true workaholic. He places the team first. He believes he doesn't have an ego. But his meticulous nature can rub some people the wrong way.
Some might think he's snobby or arrogant, especially if they don't understand Bolian nature. He means well, but can come off as terse or stubborn. He's learned to be better at accepting others viewpoints in a more human way of looking at the world.
Halcolm's Bolian nature helps him blend into setting where humans might stick out. It's easy for Qolo to pose as a tailor, barber or other position a meticulous Bolian would often find satisfaction.
|Ambitions||Halcom wants to be the best officer he can be. He takes his role in the ship quite seriously. He wants to be there for the crew and won't rest at night if he feels like he hasn't done his best. He wants to establish a good working relationship with the crew.
He also knows he's representing all Bolians. It's a big part of what drives his meticulous nature. He's focused on the ship. Part of him wishes he wasn't so deep into his work. He'd love to find a friend, maybe more.
Relationships can be hard for him. It's not easy for him to be satisfied emotionally. His picky nature gets in the way. He'd still like to start a family some day.
Qolo has goals for the future. He wants to command a ship. Everything he does is in preparation for the day he sits in a Captain's chair. The thought lights his drive.
|Hobbies & Interests||Qolo's biggest interest is the ancient Bolian ritual of the Adel'iin. It's an underwater wrestling form of combat that is tied to ancient rituals.
Qolo uses it as a form of martial arts. Nowadays, the Adel'iin is not always tied to its ritual heritage, but is often for sport.
Halcom is also interested in alien cultures. He studies the different races and their attributes. Learning about new cultures is quite interesting for the Bolian. He's fascinated with everything from ancient archeology to language and customs.
|Personal History||Halcom grew up on Bolarus IX in a medium sized Bolian family. They are quite close. Hal is the oldest of his siblings. He had the responsibility of setting an example for his brothers and sisters, some of whom were much younger than him.
His childhood was full of sport and academic studies. The sciences didn't appeal to him as much as it did to other Bolians. He enjoyed history, but was an even bigger fan of technology. Large interstellar ships appealed to his imagination.
He started his adult life flying shuttles from a land-based shuttleport. He was quite an efficient pilot, known for his timely deliveries. He learned a little about basic maintenance, keeping his older shuttle in top shape.
But Hal knew there was more to life than flying shuttles within the Bolian system. He heard the call of the Federation in his mid-twenties.
His start at the Academy was a bit rocky. He had a bad habit of criticizing his professors, some of which he thought of as untidy. Eventually he learned to accept the less precise view of the non-Bolian world.
Halcom's studious nature led to early success in the Academy. After pursuing a dual major in Flight Control and Operations, he was noticed by the Intelligence department. He was offered the chance to pursue Intel.
The classes took up most of his field of study. His professors and the intelligence officers working with them encouraged Halcolm to build his piloting skills. They even helped him get into classes reserved for pilot of a specific major. This cuminated in his senior year when he finally got to take the class "Basic Fighter Operation & Tactics".
Most of Cadet Qolo's classes focused on intense study. He learned about culture, history and their relation to current interstellar events. Intel cadets studied everything from interrogation tactics to foreign languages.
The new field of study provided Cadet Qolo with the challenge he desired in the Academy.
|Service Record||2377-2381 - Starfleet Academy
2381-2383 - Intelligence Officer, USS Knox
2383-2384 - Infiltration Specialist, Alpha Quadrant, Classified
2385-2387 - Assistant Chief Intel Officer, USS Hiryu-A