T'ango
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Lieutenant T'Ango has been assigned to the Officer Exchange Program with Starfleet and has been sent to Federation Outpost 112 in the Gateway Sector. T'Ango is a Lieutenant in the Dosadi Imperial Marines.


Attributes
Rank : Lieutenant
Department : Dosadi Marines -Raider Teams
Major Area : Weapons
Minor Area : Medic

Race : Dosadi (1/16 human)
Home Planet : Dosad (T'Elesh)
Gender : Female
Age : 27
Height : 5' (1.5 m)
Weight : 154 lbs (70 kg)
Hair Length/Color : Tan/Cream colored fur with black highlights (similar to a Terran cougar)
Eye Color : Blue
Languages Spoken : Dosadi, Standard, Klingon (poorly)


History
T'Ango was born into an unusual family. Dosadi are not normally able to breed with humans, but back in 2269, her great-great-great-grandmother, a Marine, met and fell in love with a Starfleet engineer on the Officer Exchange Program. Against advice, the two met with a xenogeneticist in Marseilles, France, and they managed to produce four offspring, eventually leading to T'Ango. Her family has a strong tradition of service in both the Imperial and Federation militaries.

She grew up on both Dosad and Earth, spending time at her family homes in T'Elesh, Dosad, and Leyburn in North Yorkshire, England. She traveled extensively on both planets and in Buenos Aires, Argentina discovered a love of salsa dancing and particularly for the tango, inevitably leading to her nickname 'Tango'.

Upon completing her ritual testing for adulthood at age 16, T'Ango joined the Imperial Marines and worked her way through the Imperial Military Academy at Dalen, earning dual degrees in xenology and mechanical engineering. Graduating at 21, she spent a year on fleet duty leading a battlegroup (about the size of two platoons) of infantry. Seeking a bigger challenge, she entered the training program for the Raider Teams and specialized in weapons and medic training.

She has earned several decorations for valor during five years of duty with Raider Team 2 and has an extensive honor tattoo around her left eye. She earned her Warrior Pendant at age 18 and still proudly carries the scars down her back from that event. Raider Team 2 maintained a very high op tempo throughout both allied and enemy territory including missions in Federation, Romulon, Cardassian, Sindareen, and Klingon space.

Most recently, Raider Team 2 was discovered by a child in their AO. Refusing to kill the child, they elected to bug out instead. Surrounded, the team was wiped out, leaving Lt. T'Ango as the sole survivor. When she arrived at OP112, she still had a large red weal and missing fur down her left leg and a small chunk out of her right ear – wounds received in that battle. She prefers not to discuss this incident.

Her team destroyed, she was assigned by the Dosadi High Command to the Officer Exchange Program in the hopes that she could both learn from the Federation special forces and regain her mental balance as an operator. The Federation believes that there will be considerable value in learning from her experiences, especially those missions in Cardassian and Sindareen space. They, of course, have no knowledge of Team 2's missions in Federation space.

She is not mated and has, since the loss of her Team, withdrawn considerably from her friends and family.


Notes of Interest
T'Ango is an avid dancer and singer, and enjoys ancient popular music and dance styles. She feels it compliments her martial arts training (Hakkoryu Jujutsu, Wing Chun Kung Fu and Escrima) as well as being plain old fun. She is a highly skilled knife fighter and is never without several on her person.

Normally a bold officer with a zest for any combat and a dramatic flair, the events leading to the loss of her team have left her more hesitant and somewhat withdrawn. Her personal slogan has always been 'Qui audet adipiscitur' (Who dares, wins) but she has now found herself plagued by self-doubt. Her family and friends all hope that her tour with Starfleet's SEALs will return her to her normal personality.

She enjoys reading, any form of music, and Japanese calligraphy (hitsuzendo).


Family
Mother : S'elen (48, bard)
Father : Commander Delos (47, Dosadi Flight Leader, ISS Lorenthian Battlegroup - MIA)
Brother : Coralo (22, farmer in Leyburn, England)
Cousin : Va'Tek (27, Major, Korat (Dosadi Imperial Intelligence Service)