Position Assistant Director of Temporal Investigations
|Character Quote||“I wish it did not happen in my time. As do I and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for us to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.”|
|Hair Color||Black (but graying)|
|Physical Description||Varis is an intense, extremely intelligent, and imposing man, but also unpredictable and sometimes volatile. An emotionally intuitive man, Varis has a talent for forming complex psychological profiles and understanding the "why" of even the most unusual events. While intellectually gifted, he has many personal demons, and his eccentricity and unconventional investigative methods sometimes rub his colleagues the wrong way.|
|Children||Robert Calhoun (human male)
T'Ving of Vulcan (vulcan female)
Mackenzie Calhoun (human female)
Talia Daughter of B'Relor (Klingon female)
Melek (cardassian male)
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Robert or Bobby as he prefers to be called is a take no nonsense kind of person. His personality has been honed over centuries of military, law enforcement, and political service. He first began his military career for the United States Office of Naval Intelligence during World War 2. He is fiercely loyal and very often will employ rather unorthodox methods when set the task of training someone or investigating a series of events. Whenever he is asked how he can compare ancient intelligence gathering with the new, he simply replies "It is the oldest of tricks being performed in the newest of ways." He has one major quirk, his passion to have to solve any mystery presented to him. He prefers to wear ancient Earth clothing, suits mainly. It reminds him of his youth.|
|Strengths & Weaknesses||+ Loyal
+ Love for the Military and Starfleet
+ Analytical Mind
+ Thinks outside the box
- Quick Tempered
- Longing for other El Aurians
|Ambitions||Does not admit that he is lonely and his strongest ambition is to meet someone and get married, have kids, etc. That is his only personal ambition. He would also one day like to reunite his people on El Auria. His biggest passion is righting temporal wrongs. He wants to live long enough to see time travel possible and then correct all incursions.|
|Hobbies & Interests||Horseback riding, you will find him on a holodeck whenever he can riding. His favorite trails are on the plains of the US and in the Highlands of Scotland. He also enjoys poker, the occasional cigar, whiskey and wine when he can get them. When he is on a planet that allows Robert enjoys hunting, but he never hunts for sport. He hunts for meat, leather and uses the animal that he kills.|
|Personal History||Not much is known about Varis' early life.
Varis was born on El Auria the El Aurian home world sometime in the mid 20th century. He lived there happily with his family until the Borg came in 2265 an destroyed that planet. He managed to escape the Borg, however, both of his parents were assimilated. Varis then traveled the galaxy as a refugee visiting a number of worlds looking for a place that he could call home. Until he arrived in Federation space, once there he continued to visit new worlds increasingly becoming enamored with the Federation. He spent his time in Federation Space on Earth learning all he can. It is here that he developed his interest in Engineering and time travel. Varis finds the idea of time travel to be a rather intriguing one perhaps it is because his race is so long lived.
It is because of this interest that when Varis finishes schooling he applies and gets a job with with the Department of Temporal Investigations. He spent many a long hour here toiling to restore the timeline after Starfleet Officers such as Kirk, Picard and Janeway fouled it up.
Varis worked for the DTI for about 150 years rising through the ranks to Senior Agent. There were rumors that he could have been the Deputy Director and the Director, but he did not play the political game well. In fact Varis felt that politics had no place in time travel. It is for this reason that he leaves the DTI and enters Starfleet Academy.
While at the Academy Varis did not have many friends as he had this air of superiority about him. He knew all of the answers hell he was alive when the damned warp core was invented. He did make a couple of close friends during his time there, and he keeps in touch with them to this day. Varis graduated the Academy with a dual major in Temoral Mechanics, and Shipboard Operations. He is promptly assigned as an Ensign in the Science Department aboard the USS Pegasus.
While aboard the Pegasus, the ship suffered a malfunction and was thrown forward in time. Most of the crew did not realize the time difference. But Varis knew and he acted. He managed to covertly advise the Captain as to keep the ship from interfering too much in the timeline. All the while he devised a way to get the ship back to it's normal timeline.
In this alternate timeline the Federation had been taken over by the Breen. Varis took the Pegasus back into the past and purposefully overshot the objective time frame by one year. He then devised a method in which the Federation could be warned and it would not break the temporal prime directive. When everything caught up with itself Varis had earned a medal for original thinking and a promotion to Lieutenant Junior Grade.
Varis continued to serve aboard the Pegasus for about five more years all the while earning accolade after accolade. It was at this time that he saved the life of the Vulcan high council from domestic terrorists. He was then granted a promotion to Lieutenant and transfer to the USS Cross to assume the role of Chief of Operations.
After serving a short time on the Cross, Varis returns to his first love... time. It seemed that the current Assistant Director of Temporal Investigations assigned to the USS Elysium had crossed the wrong person. As such they were being recalled in disgrace. The DTI Director, and old friend of Varis' contacted him and one thing led to another. Suffice to say Varis has resigned his second life in Starfleet to return to his first one at the DTI. Now he can fix the timeline and restore all that is proper.
|Service Record||2230 - 2380 - Arrives back to Earth and serves in the Department of Temporal Investigations in many capacities.
2380 - 2384 - Starfleet Academy
2384 - Graduates the Academy Magna Cum Laude with a dual specialty in Temporal Mechanics and Shipboard Operations
2384 - 2386 - USS Pegasus Ensign Science Officer
2386 - Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade and made the Assistant Chief Science Officer USS Pegasus
2386 - 2394 -Assistant Chief Science Officer USS Pegasus
2394 - Promoted to Lieutenant and transferred to USS Cross to serve as Chief of Operations
2395 - Resigns commission in Starfleet. Is appointed Assistant Director of Temporal Investigations aboard the USS Elysium
|Languages||El Aurian, Federation Standard, Klingon, Vulcan, Romulan, Doud|
Medical and Psychological Information
|Medical Review||No unusual medical abnormalities. Varis presents in all ways including medically as a 35 year old human. However, he is over 500 years old.|
|Allergies/Health Issues||None Known|
|Counseling Review||Varis is a bit obsessive particularly when it comes to people who incur on the timeline and get away. Admiral Katherine Janeway seems to raise is ire more than most.|