Nurse Nancy Gable

Nurse Nancy Gable is a nurse assigned to Federation Outpost 112.


Department: Medical
Rank: Nurse/ Lt.
Major Area of Study: Medicine
Minor Area of Study: Pathology and environmental science

Race: Human (1/8 Klingon)
Place of Birth: Cape Winston
Home Planet: Sherman's Planet (SermanyuQ in Klingonese)

Age: 36
Height: 1.71 m (5' 7")
Weight: 58 kg (128 lbs)
Hair-color: Black
Eye color: Brown
Complexion: Black
Physical Description: Easily passes for fully human, but although lacking any trace of the forehead ridge typical of Klingons, she has somewhat exotic-looking features due to her mixed heritage. Slim and athletic, usually moves with a determined gait.


Sherman's Planet was originally on a disputed border between the Klingon Empire and UFP, and settlers from both established bases in different areas according to the terms of the Organian Peace Treaty. Originally, the two sides kept their distances (or actively sabotaged the other's efforts), but the difficulties of developing a stable and sustainable farming ecology on the planet eventually forced a degree of cooperation. Over time this interaction resulted in a small number of hybrid children. Nancy's grandfather was one such child and because the Klingons unequivocally rejected him, he and his decendents remained among the human colonists.

Nancy grew up near the space port connecting Sherman's Planet to Starbase K-7. The only child of a shuttle pilot and a crop scientist, she originally considered becoming a pilot, but eventually developed a greater interest in biology. Her original major was in ecology, but she was too gregarious to stick with a career that involved a lot time in the lab or isolated on field stations.

She had begun exploring other fields when a plague struck Sherman's planet, killing millions. Most of those of mixed race proved either immune or successfully fought off the virus - a fact that eventually lead to a genetically engineered vaccine. Gable was among those who contracted the disease but survived. Unfortunately, her mother did not and her father died shortly afterward in an alcohol-related crash. A large number of her friends, including her lover, Simon Aroyo, also perished. She buried her grief by answering the overwhelming need to care for the ill since her survivor's immunity and her training in biology allowed her to suppliment the decimated nursing staff in the city hospital.
However, once the crisis was over, she found that she couldn't stand the idea of staying on the planet, surrounded by painful memories. In the aftermath of the Dominion War, Starfleet was recruiting and she signed on, becoming a nurse, but otherwise closing the door on her past.

To everyone she has met since then, she is a woman who entered Starfleet to get away from life on a poor backwater planet. For the most part, she has been able to start over, making friends and establishing a new life for herself.

Notes of Interest

Hobbies: running, kick-boxing, botany, knitting

Personal Traits: Most people would describe her as feisty and out-going. She tends to speak her mind, although usually it's tempered with humor (albeit frequently sarcastic humor). Very capable and good in a crisis, she has extremely limited patience with whining.

Family: Deceased

Her mixed ancestry gives her greater endurance, a higher pain threshold, and greater immunity (as well as a bit more of a temper) than most humans. Being part Klingon is in her medical record, but she generally does not disclose it otherwise.

(writer: bookdragon)