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Greetings, fellow Enterprising people! I am Dominic Greenwood-Martin of Milton Keynes, in England, UK. I, myself am relatively new to Shadow Fleet, but in all honesty it is brilliant. It's the first Star Trek RP that I have joined in the years that have been RPing on the Internet, and by far the most in-depth, given that almost all of my other RPs are set as a novel-movie-type adventure. All in all, I am honoured to be a part of this fleet.
A little bit about myself. I am a keen reader, writer, possible chef, possible lawyer, all-round nice guy, slight eccentric tendancies, but quite, quite fun.
I am equally a Star Trek and Doctor Who fan. I love both shows and their history.
My favourite Trek ship would by far be the Galaxy-Class Enterprise-D, and my favourite Captain would be, of course, its' commanding officer Jean-Luc Picard, though Kirk, Sisko, Janeway and Archer are all pretty awesome in my mind. (I mean, Sisko is pretty much the Trek universe's answer to Chuck Norris.)
Now a little bit about Taras. The character originated from the long-running Ace Attorney Online role play Endless Time
, of which his father, Mika Cadenza, was one of the original characters.
Mika himself is from a parallel universe to the Trek we know and love. However, the differences in his universe were minor, and not on the scale of the Mirror universe.
Brief origin: Commander Mika Cadenza and the crew of the Intrepid-Class UKS Defiant were involved in a battle with an unknown alien race in the year 2374 when they were forced into a wormhole, taking them to the far-end of the Beta Quadrant, and crashing landing on an undiscovered planet known as Leceil. Mika was the only one left aboard. Most of the crew had evacuated in escape pods during the battle, and the rest had died during it and the subsequent crash.
Mika spent the next 7 years on the planet slowly but difficultly adjusting to life on the planet, as he used the materials avaliable to him to attempt to repair his ship.
On the 8th year, many events happened, some good, some bad, some devastatingly horrific. However, with the assistance of Vice Admiral Kathryn Jayneway, Mika piloted a shuttlecraft into a biological wormhole to return to the Alpha Quadrant. The only problem was - it lead to the Prime Trek universe. Even worse was that he had been sent back to the year 2353, and his body's physiology had been altered to compensate.
With no trace of a Mika Cadenza on this Earth, Mika rejoined Starfleet, and stormed up the ranks... and the rest is modern history.
This is how the character Taras came about. I decided to tie the characters together, given their Trek backgrounds. Essentially, it's all part of the multi-roleplay Cadenza legacy. That I may write a novel about someday.
Thank you for reading this, and hopefully, one day in many years time, Taras may follow in the footsteps of John Kawolsky, Scott Bradley and Alexander Clarke amongst others, to command his own starship in Shadow Fleet.
It's just a positive thought.