Durst Haldane

Petty Officer First Class Durst Haldane

Age: 12 (equivalent to human mid-20s)

Sex: Male

Race: Kainan

Height: 6'6"

Weight: 230 lbs.

Languages Spoken: Kainan, Standard, Klingon

Fleet Rating: Security Mate

Specialties: Tracking and surveillance, hand-to-hand combat, search and rescue, hostage rescue

Physical Characteristics: Powerfully-built with broad shoulders and a deep chest, he has an unusually high pain threshold but will not give in to it even well beyond that limit. ("A Kainan does not scream _in_ pain; only _at_ pain.") He has a thick tawny coat, brush-like tail and dark markings around muzzle and ears. His face appears more dog-like than his partner's - until he smiles. His canine teeth were ripped out when he refused to let go of a Rukakon he'd sunk them into and after recovering from his other injuries, he opted to have them replaced with duranium implants rather than regrown natural teeth. Very few decide to continue a confrontation after he bares them in warning.

Personality Profile: Stoic, courageous, and extremely tenacious. He can be relied on to remain steady and determined under pressure and is an excellent marksman. Off-duty he is the more laid back of the pair and relates easily to members of other species.

Special Note: One of a hunting pair of Kainans, sworn companions who will die before they will betray or abandon each other. The two are cousins who have shared a bond since early childhood and are so close that they sometimes appear to have a sort of private telepathy. While nothing can match their devotion to each other, the fierce loyalty characteristic of their race extends to the fellow SEALs they regard as pack.

Combat Arts Mastered: Dalraw (Kainan grappling), Mok'bara, Vargstig, Shorinji Kempo, Aquatic Aikido.

(writer: bookdragon)