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Commodore Phoenix Lalor-Richardson

Name Phoenix Lalor-Richardson

Position Commanding Officer

Rank Commodore

Character Information

Gender Female
Character Quote ed' i' Seldarine! - By the Gods
Species Erisian
Age 28-2369 9th Eri (May)
Cabin Assignment Deck 17- Cabin 01-W-O

Physical Appearance

Height 5f9
Weight 135lbs
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Blue/Silver
Physical Description Fit and slender, Phoenix works out each day, running or holodeck programs. She now practices sword play so one day she can defeat her brother and father.


Spouse Captain Mattias Richardson
Children Elizabeth Liselle Lalor - born 29.11.2396
William Kenneth Lalor - born 29.11.2396 - Their father died before they were born.
Tristi - Ward
Father Morian Lalor, King of Hiran, High Lord as of 2379
Mother Kiana Lalor, Queen of Hiran, Wife of Morian- High Lord's Lady as of 2379
Brother(s) Pallas Lalor, Heir to Hiran-Twin to Phoenix,King of Hiran as of 2379
Kyian Lalor, 3rd born
Sister(s) Miran Lalor, 4th Born- Living with Phoenix.
Other Family Uncle: Gregio Lalor, High Lord (Deceased)
Aunt: Jirana Lalor, Wife of Gregio, Widow.

Malakai Starr (Brother-in-Law)
Kara Starr (Sister-in-Law)
Ezri - Daughter of Kara, Niece

Personality & Traits

General Overview A quiet, watchful person, Phoenix puts forth an image of graceful calm even under pressure. She has endured a lot in her young life and she trusts only a few people. She does not make friends or intimate connections easily and sometimes once the relationship has run its course she severs the connection.

Phoenix fits the mould of 'The Idealist'

Quiet, reflective, and idealistic. Interested in serving humanity. Well-developed value system, which they strive to live in accordance with. Extremely loyal. Adaptable and laid-back unless a strongly-held value is threatened. Usually talented writers. Mentally quick, and able to see possibilities. Interested in understanding and helping people.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:

Strong willed

Does not suffer fools

Is willing to be taught and learn


Her anger at her family.

People abusing others causes her to loose her cool.

Can be taken advantage of if approached the right way, she is learning how to spot those people.

Her sister is her main weakness. She will do anything to protect her.
Ambitions To live her life to the fullest, to one day help her people join the federation, as long as women are given equal rights. To give her sister a proper life and a better education then she herself received.
Hobbies & Interests Horse back Riding, dancing, singing, writing letters, Chess. Since joining the federation Phoenix has grown to enjoy games and activities such as Kal’toh and fencing

Character Background

Personal History

2369 9th Eri (May) -Born to Morian and Kiana Lalor, Penelope and her brother Pallas were born on a cold blustery night. Unexpected was the birth of twins, and even more so was the fact that Penelope was born first. Being female and born first was a curse Penelope would have to bear. She grew up watching her brother Pallas get all the attention and praise. Watched him be feted while, she kept to the shadows and helped her mother raise their younger siblings Kyian and Miran. Her future was already etched in stone. Or so the people believed.

At age 10 she was betrothed to a distant cousin and her training in the art of running a house increased while her brothers learned about flying their ships, and ruling. But it was all about to change.At their 16th birthday celebration, Pallas, for let us be honest the part was just for him, insulted another king"s son and they fought a duel. But Pallas stabbed the man in the back, killing him dishonourably. Penelope watched her fiance die by her brother's hand and knew her father would have to kill Pallas now. So she stepped from the shadows and made her brother a deal. She would take the blame. And he would when he ruled, allow her to live out her life in peace without being seen as a pawn. Pallas agreed. They set the scene. Penelope' dress was torn, and Pallas slapped her around a few times and then he returned to the feast. She followed 15 minutes later, staggering in tears pouring down her face.

Shocked, her father and mother had her hastily escorted to her bedroom where she explained that her betrothed had attacked her, and fearing for her life she had stabbed him in the back. When her father explained the situation to the dead man's family, they demanded punishment. It was deemed that since no one could tell the dead man’s side, that they would merely punish Penelope to the full extent. Which, luckily for her, ended up being tempered by the presence of a Starfleet delegation.

She was taken to the city's arena where she was dressed in commoner's trews and shirt. Her hair was left unbound and her circlet of position was taken and held by the High Lord. She was tied to a pole in the centre of the arena and her shirt ripped off her back, leaving the front modestly in place. Her father whipped her 60 times. Penelope endured the whipping up til the 20th stroke when she heard Pallas' voice from beside her say "Father, you are too lenient on her. Let me do it for you." Her father refused and upped his strength in the strokes, each one being jeered on by her twin. Penelope bit her lip but soon her muffled cries were screams and before the 50th stroke she was unconscious. Before she fell unconscious she saw in the crowd a group of Starfleet officers, and she locked eyes with one of them. A male Humanoid, she would later know as Mattias Richardson. .

Penelope awoke in a federation style medical facility. She had been pulled out of the arena by Starfleet Marine Officers. Her back had been tended too and clean clothes befitting her station had been brought up to the Federation embassy. Pain and anger filled Penelope and she took a deep breath. She met Mattias in person when she was more fully awake, and they developed a friendship. A Close friendship that in later years would grow into a sexual relationship. After weeks of treatment she was released back to her family but Penelope refused to speak to any of them, except to say that she didn't want to be called Penelope anymore. She would take her second name of Phoenix as her first from that day forth.

The day after her release from the federation's medical facility Phoenix took action. She applied to Starfleet. Her handwriting was that of a young noblewoman of her class, the only thing she really knew how to do, other than run a household was read and write in High Erisian. But she sent the letter anyway. Then she packed her belongings. Her clothes, what jewellery she had been given as betrothal gifts and the like. She snuck them out of the castle where she had been born and raised and hid them well. Then she rode her horse to the City' square. What she did next was brave and incredibly stupid in some eyes. But in her own heart she had to do this. Phoenix did not want to be a pawn anymore

Phoenix stood in the centre of the City square and began to speak. People paused and stopped to listen as the princess of Hiran spoke. "People of Erisa, hear my words of truth. The punishment delivered on me should have been delivered on Prince Pallas for his crime of dishonourably slaying a man. He stabbed my betrothed in the back as he struggled to get to his feet. And then allowed me, his sister to take the blame. YES I volunteered but only to save my brother and father the humiliation that Pallas delivered on them both. My father took the punishment too far and my brother who should have been thanking his sister, urged him on. THIS IS NOT the world we women should be forced to live in. WE SHOULD NOT HAVE TO ENDURE THE MEN'S HYPOCRISY IN THIS MANNER! If you want proof of what I say, the captain of the Hiran guard was there as a witness. But I will not stand here and watch our people fail to take advantage of the joys and opportunities offered by the Federation. Erisan should join the Federation with women and men as equals. But it will not happen until all wish it so. I pray that you find your way to that enlightenment one day." She then rode her horse out of the City and headed for the Federation's base. Once there she applied for asylum and it was granted along with her application for Starfleet Academy. She was one of the youngest in that year’s intake. She was given quarters on the academy campus and shared a room with Harmony Litchfield.

Phoenix would spend the next 4 years at the academy studying and learning. She focused on Flight Control and piloting in her second year having loved the adrenaline rush she got from piloting the fighters in training. Those four years were tough on Phoenix, she had to be self-sufficient, and there were no servants to help her out. But she made it. And when she graduated she was sent to the USS Montgomery Scott.

2389- 2390: USS Montgomery Scott, Junior Flight Control Officer, Ensign

When Phoenix arrived on the Montgomery Scott, she ran into Mattias Richardson. again. Even though they had not seen one another for four years, their friendship from before had apparently remained quite strong. After a few months, they began dating and eventually the relationship turned sexual.

It lasted until Phoenix was transferred to the USS Hydra. When they realised there was no way to transfer together, they broke up, but promised that if their paths crossed and they were both available then they would try again.

2390-2391: USS Hydra, Junior Helmsman, Ensign

On the USS Hydra she was accused of assaulting a senior officer. The senior officer, the chief of Flight Control, wanted to get Phoenix into bed but she refused. So he had her arrested for assault and even though it was never proven, she found it on her record. She was then transferred to the USS Talons Wing.

2391-2392:USS Talons Wing, Flight Control Officer, Ensign

The Talons Wing was a different posting. It was assigned to oversee the area around her former home world. Her father, who had succeeded her uncle as high lord, two years after her departure, had started to push for Federation membership, though there had been little or no improvement in the issue of women's rights. They had to undertake many diplomatic missions back to Erisan. This made it very hard for Phoenix who had often to shuttle both Starfleet Personnel and Royal advisers to the Talons Wing.

In late 2391 she was sent to the planet with three other officers to go undercover. But it ended badly and she was reprimanded for insulting a diplomatic envoy. Who just happened to be her baby brother Kyian. Not five months later she was accused of assaulting her twin brother and again this went on her record. This time to make that one true, she left Pallas limping and with a bloody nose. She told the CO to put that on her record and smoke it. He had her transferred instantly to a new position, on the USS Elysium. While also on the Talon’s Wing she came in contact with a Q known as Quinn Henderson. Quinn was chief of Operations on the Talons wing. When it was discovered Quinn was a Q everyone was questioned and looked at closely.

Before she left the Talon's Wing though, she found a stow away in her departing shuttle. It was her 12 year old sister Miran. Miran had run away from home, like Phoenix had, and was seeking sanctuary. The shuttle stopped at Starbase 245 on its way to Phoenix's next posting, where Miran and Phoenix applied for Miran to gain asylum, and Phoenix took custody of her sister. With her sister now with her, Phoenix is very determined to make her life better. To make a home for her sister, and to make sure she gets an education worth more than the one they had as children.

2392 - 2393: :USS Elysium, Chief of Operations,Lieutenant

When they arrived on the USS Elysium, Miran and Phoenix found themselves in a ship where everyone was friendly and happy.

Phoenix found her niche as chief of Operations and managed to handle the weirdness of Admiral Sharr easily enough.

2394 - Lieutenant Commander, Chief of Operations, Second Officer

In 2394 Phoenix was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and made second officer. It was also when Elysium was sent to another Galaxy. In Andromeda she allowed herself to start a relationship with an enlisted gentleman named Ken Waters.

Their relationship was slow due to his not wanting to hurt her and her outranking him. They took their time but eventually became lovers just before they returned to the Milky Way Galaxy.

2395 -Commander, Executive Officer, Chief of Operations

As they left Andromeda, Phoenix was promoted to Commander and Executive Officer when the former XO was killed in mysterious circumstances and Admiral Sharr sacrificed his own freedom to ensure the Elysium and her crew were sent home safely.

2395 - Commanding officer, USS Elysium - Commander Rank

Upon their return, the crew of the Elysium were debriefed and Phoenix was introduced to the new XO. Thinking she was going to be replaced, Phoenix tried to put a brave face on it. She was surprised to be told that she was now CO of Elysium. But she resolved to do her best.

Phoenix continued her relationship with Ken Waters, though it was not an easy relationship. They came from different backgrounds and Ken had a habit of treating Phoenix like she was made of glass. They broke up in July 2395, but reunited in August 2395 after the events of the Mission Face to Face.

2396 - Present CAPTAIN Rank approved - USS Elysium, Commanding officer

10th January 2396 – January 31st 2396 –

Phoenix, along with Gary, Liselle and Aurelia go on a trip to Trill with bad consequences. Phoenix, Gary, Liselle, and Aurelia must survive the prison while they wait for help from Elysium to escape and hopefully shut it down entirely. The other members of the crew work the clues to find out what happened to their colleagues and formulate a plan to save them. But they have a few issues, like the inspection team lead by Commodore Mountbatten who came to investigate the crew.

Lieutenant Commander Percy Albright attempts to have Miran Lalor sent back to Erisia. Miran Lalor uses her royal rank for the first time on this mission. Commander Garrett Lovejoy made his first appearance. Captain Lalor babysits a newborn much to Albright’s disgust before going on her vacation.

The missing command crew are found in a Romulan prison tortured and barely alive.

In February 2396, Ken Waters proposed to Phoenix Lalor. She accepted but kept it quiet.

In March 2396, Quinn appeared on the Elysium and sent them to Casperia Prime where the crew uncovered a Slavery ring.

In May 2396 - Ken was transferred off the Elysium to Starbase 65 along with the majority of the Flight Control Department. He does not return Phoenix’s calls and eventually it is discovered that Ken died in an explosion on SB 65.

June 2396 - Phoenix was abducted from her home on Earth while on shore leave by the mirror version of her executive officer and her Mirror Universe duplicate is put in her place. This duplicate surrenders the Elysium to the Mirror universe! And Phoenix is tortured and tormented. She is pregnant during this time, but due to the wants of her MU counterpart’s Brother, the children inside her are protected from the torture. The crew eventually free themselves and are sent to Pacifica where they undergo counselling and such. Phoenix’s mother and younger brother are reported dead at this time.

Her Mother and brother are rescued by friendly people on Erisia and arrive on the Elysium a few weeks before Phoenix’s children, Elizabeth and William are born in November of that year.

The family spent the Christmas break on Earth.

January 2397 - Removed from Command.

Phoenix was ‘removed from Command and placed under arrest’ in January 2397. This was a subterfuge and she was actually assigned to a secret mission with several others. Here she came back into contact with her old Lover Mattias Richardson.

March 2397 - Reinstated as Captain of the USS Elysium

After the mission was completed and they had successfully done their job, Phoenix returned to the Elysium, this time with her lover Mattias. They got engaged and chose not to wait long, married in July 2397. They also adopted Tristi, a young orphan they found during their mission.

August 2397 - Promoted to Commodore

In August 2397 Phoenix was promoted to Commodore for her work on the WATCH. Phoenix was not looking for it, in fact she would have been quite content as a Captain. And S’hibs jibes aside about how she would never go on Away Missions again, Phoenix has looked this challenge in the face and is moving forward.

In September 2397, the Elysium was sent crashing into the Circinus Galaxy where they lost a lot of crew. But their family survived. The Commodore now looks towards trying to get her crew home.
Service Record 2385-2389: Starfleet Academy
2389- 2390: USS Montgomery Scott, Junior Flight Control Officer, Ensign
2390-2391: USS Hydra, Junior Helmsman, Ensign
2391-2392:USS Talons Wing, Flight Control Officer, Ensign
2392 - 2393: :USS Elysium, Chief of Operations,Lieutenant
2394- Lieutenant Commander Chief of Operations
2394 - Commander, Chief of Operations, Second Officer
2395 -Commander, Executive Officer, Chief of Operations
2395 - Commanding officer, USS Elysium - Commander Rank
2396 - Present CAPTAIN Rank approved - USS Elysium, Commanding officer
2397- Captain USS Elysium
2397 - Removed from Command.
2397 - Reinstated as Captain of the USS Elysium
2397 - Promoted to Commodore.


2390: Assault on a senior Officer
2391: Insulting a diplomatic envoy
2391: Assault on a visiting Royal personage - both the last two, were her brothers, she doesn't think these should count.

Graduated (Year): 2389
Languages High Erisian- Court Language
Erisan Lower- Language spoken by the common folk
Federation Standard: Still gets things confused like idioms and such
Academy Graduation Year 2389

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