NCC - 75001

Petty Officer 3rd Class Aurangzeb Ameen

Name Aurangzeb Ameen

Position Communications Specialist

Rank Petty Officer 3rd Class


  • 28 Mission Posts
  • 3 Personal Logs

Last Post

Fri Jul 21st, 2017 @ 9:43am


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 18

Physical Appearance

Height 6'1" (185.4cm)
Weight 180lbs (81.6kg)
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Brown
Physical Description Aurangzeb's willowy stature is complimented by an imperceptibly toned physique. The black, messy, unkempt curls of his hair are relatively short, accentuating the youthful qualities of his face. Aurangzeb's lips are full and pouty, usually drawn upward in a quirky grin, revealing a dimple in the pocket of his right cheek. His teeth are impeccably cared for, untarnished and bleached white. His eye color--a muddy brown--is often mistaken for black due to their stark contrast with the richness of his mocha-pigmented skin, which is soft and supple to the touch.

Aurangzeb adorns a tasteful gold hoop, aligning the gentle curve of his left nostril. During special occasions, he may swap this piece of jewelry for something more ornate. Coupled surface piercings angle the defined adonis belt of his pelvic area, near either hip bone. Aurangzeb wears a small, garnet bindi and participates in the tradition of applying henna body art during special occasions and celebrations.


Spouse Not Applicable at this Time
Children Not Applicable at this Time
Father Rajesh Ameen | 55 years of age | Professor of linguistic anthropology (tenured) at the University of New Delhi.
Mother Sandip Patel 58 years of age | India's diplomatic attaché to Earth's world governing organization.
Brother(s) Commander Dara Ameen | 28 years of age | Chief Security & Tactical Officer on board the Defiant-class USS Gallant, NCC-69852.
Sister(s) Not Applicable
Other Family Not Applicable at this Time

Personality & Traits

General Overview Aurangzeb is pleasant, articulate, and compassionate whilst being detail and task oriented. Characterized with a mousey disposition, Aurangzeb is exceedingly soft spoken, whose speech has intonations of an Indian accent. Occasionally prone to sarcasm and cynicism, he is an idealist with strong moral convictions about right and wrong, good and evil, and remains courageous about these ideals; among which are the sanctity of life, galactic peace, universal education, elimination of poverty, and the unifying principles of the Federation. His behavior and mannerisms are affable and socially apropos. Aurangzeb places a high premium on good manners and does his best to avoid confrontation. Surprising to many, he has an inherent need to be liked by others and seeks recognition of his efforts and accomplishments.
Strengths & Weaknesses Idealistic and free spirited, Aurangzeb's personality is atypical of the usual brusqueness of an engineer. Uninhibited, outgoing, and personable, his disarming sense of humor helps him to make fast friends. Extraordinarily patient and empathetic, Aurangzeb strives to remain categorically diplomatic and urbane, both in speech and action, preferring first and foremost to listen. He doesn't lose his temper often, choosing to focus these energies on assessing the situation to offer the best solution.

Loyal to a fault, and at the cost of his own wellbeing, Aurangzeb will invest the entirety of himself in the care of his friends and family. It's easy for others to take advantage of his kindness, leaving him vulnerable and emotionally compromised. Aurangzeb is quick to shut others out when he perceives a line has been crossed and will hold a grudge for some time. Aurangzeb doesn't always think before speaking, his playful sarcasm often misinterpreted for condescension. He can be quick to apologize, even when there's nothing to apologize for.
Hobbies & Interests Aurangzeb has a keen appreciation for the arts, yet prefers photography and watercolor above all other media and is honing a developing appreciation for music. He enjoys a veritable number of literary interests and journals regularly. An avid outdoorsman, Aurangzeb likes swimming, four wheeling, snowmobiling, skiing (downhill and cross country), snowshoeing, camping (all seasons), backpacking, fly-fishing, canoeing, kayaking, rock climbing, hiking, and mountain biking. Aurangzeb generally prefers games of chance and forms of recreation requiring an above-average amount of physical exertion (e.g.: water polo, field hockey, and football); he's been known to engage in these activities on a purely social level yet enjoys those of solitude, as well. He enjoy's a quiet game of cribbage or solitaire and participates in a daily exercise program to stay in shape. Aurangzeb enjoys the company of friends and family and drinks during social or special occasions and celebrations.

Personal History Pre-Starfleet Service

On February 14th, 2375 in Agra India, Aurangzeb was the second child born to Rajeesh and Sandip. Experiencing severe hemorrhaging during a difficult childbirth, medical staff were forced to complete a full hysterectomy on Sandip moments after she'd delivered Aurangzeb. The couple had not anticipated this complication, desiring at several more children. However, with this no longer an option, Rajeesh and Sandip poured their complete being into raising Aurangzeb and his older brother of almost ten years, Dara.

Wanting for nothing, Aurangzeb received an upbringing that bridged the principles of modernity with traditional Hindu values. His father was a renowned professor of linguistic anthropology, tenured at the University of New Delhi and his mother was a leading member of parliament until a promotion to India's diplomatic attaché of the world governing body. Although the family home was in Agra, they spent much time between New Delhi, where Rajeesh took seasonal occupancy during the academic year and Paris, where Sandip resided whilst the world governing body was in session.

A quiet and private child, Aurangzeb exhibited qualities contrary to that of his older brother, Dara, who was more outgoing and personable. Unlike his older brother, Aurangzeb received formal tutelage at home instead of attending public primary school. Although there was a significant age gap between the two, Aurangzeb and Dara shared a brotherly relationship, albeit distant at times.

His tutors noted that Aurangzeb possessed a broad intelligence. Propelled by curiosity and intrigue, Aurangzeb exhibited an unparalleled genius for mechanical engineering several years beyond his anticipated threshold of reasoning and understanding.

Rajeesh and Sandip ensured Aurangzeb received a well-rounded education, all facets of which fueled his need for knowledge. Additional to a deep-rooted interest in mechanical engineering, his parents ensured that Aurangzeb was introduced to the arts and active in sports.

Shortly after turning fourteen, Aurangzeb started exploring his sexuality, which he'd questioned for several years. Feeling no attraction to women, Aurangzeb explored situations of a sexual nature with peers of his same gender. Like his education, Aurangzeb relished this newfound knowledge, yet never fully invested himself into a relationship of any kind, preferring, rather, to err on the side of scientific curiosity and treat the experiences as if it were nothing more than an experiment to test the boundaries of human sexuality.

At the age of seventeen, Aurangzeb completed his formal education with opportunities waiting at several prestigious institutions of higher learning throughout the world. However, Aurangzeb resisted.

Aurangzeb, having closely followed Dara's Starfleet career, regularly communicated with his older brother, either through written or visual correspondence. Intrigued by his brother's adventures of exploring the unknown and making fantastical discovery's in far off galaxies, Aurangzeb determined that the best way to satisfy his own rampant curiosity, was to follow in Dara's footsteps and join Starfleet.

Impatient, Aurangzeb longed for immediate satisfaction and, as such, enlisted with Starfleet's Corps. of Engineers instead of enrolling in the academy.

Starfleet Enlisted Affairs Division: Recruit Training

In February of 2393 in the company of his parents, Aurangzeb applied for enlistment at the Starfleet recruitment center in New Delhi. Showcasing a reasoning for mechanical engineering, recruiters initially believed Aurangzeb's knowledge was better applied with admission to the academy; however, at the conclusion of the personality examination, it was determined Aurangzeb lacked any definitive leadership qualities to make him an ideal officer candidate. Having passed all oral, written, and physical examinations with a cumulative score of 97.8%, Aurangzeb was ordered to San Francisco to complete basic training.

Recruit training, more commonly known as basic training and colloquially called boot camp, was the initial indoctrination and instruction given to new Starfleet enlisted personnel. Although future officers underwent a similar program, their instruction was completed at the academy while those who enlisted were dispatched to training camps throughout Earth. From March to May of 2393, Aurangzeb was assigned to Camp Pike, the primary training location for high aptitude enlisted personnel.

Although not intellectually stimulating, Aurangzeb enjoyed basic training for its prosaic nature. Finding solace in its regimented structure, Aurangzeb thrived in the environments' strict adherence to order while enjoying the intense physical demands and 'back to basics' mentality.

Unlike his peers, Aurangzeb's personality seemed hardly affected by the environmental stimuli of basic training. Seamlessly adapting to the teaching style, Aurangzeb defined himself amongst his peers, not necessarily as a leader, but as an intuitive contributor who relied on training and a considerable amount of ingenuity.

Testing high in all brackets, Aurangzeb effortlessly excelled through each level of training. At its conclusion, Aurangzeb graduated training third in a class of forty, his family was present to proudly watch the advancement ceremonies.

A brief leave allowed the family to reconnect, an aspect of his training that prohibited any form of communication during the initial training period. Although leave was short, it provided an invaluable opportunity to visit one last time before Dara returned to active duty on board the Gallant and Aurangzeb departed for additional training.

Starfleet Enlisted Affairs Division: Technical Training

In May of 2393, Aurangzeb arrived on board Jupiter Station to start SCE training.

This would be Aurangzeb's first time spending a significant time away from Earth and it affected him deeply knowing he was no longer within transporter range of family. Now feeling the almost constant tug of loneliness, Aurangzeb tread the depths of this emotion on a regular basis. He wrote home to his parents and to Dara as often as possible, which was almost a nightly occurrence. Although he would have preferred visual communication, the training program mandated written correspondence only so as to allow the trainees to better adapt to life far from home. They each shared in the bitter feeling of loneliness, yet it was with this intent in mind that they now started to turn to each other for mutual support and comradeship.

Unlike basic training, SCE training was very different. Although the trainees' physicality was tested at regular intervals, more emphasis was placed on education and training; the application of learning. The days were long, with the first six to eight hours committed to classroom instruction, while the remaining four to six hours used to test this knowledge. When a trainee wasn't in the classroom or on duty, they were usually nose deep in their coursework material or pulling practice sessions in the laboratories or holodecks. A superior officer or crewman could quiz a trainee at any time, but most took pleasure in this right of passage when it appeared as if the trainee was most at ease while relaxing.

Once again, Aurangzeb thrived; he enjoyed the fast-paced complexities of the program itself, which were beyond challenging. Unlike his peers, he had a more difficult time in effectively communicating and forming any kind of social bond or friendship with the others. In fact, his peers had nicknamed him 'mouse' due to his quiet disposition. Yet, many were magnetized to his intellectual prowess. And, although quiet, there were those that identified almost immediately with his caring disposition and compassion.

After twenty-eight weeks of rigorous and constant training that required the complete, unflinching devotion from the trainee's, they graduated as crewmen in their respective fields of study. Aurangzeb proceeded through the advancement ceremonies with the highest accumulated grade point average amongst his peers; he received a promotion to Crewman as well as letters of commendation from several instructors.

Unlike basic training, none of his family were able to attend the ceremonies due to other obligations and, although this deeply affected Aurangzeb, especially the absence of Dara, he had little time to stew. Quelling the feeling of loneliness, Aurangzeb received expedited assignment to his first duty station.

Starfleet Enlisted Affairs Division: USS Fearless - Episode 0: Shakedown

On November 7th, 2393, Aurangzeb reported for duty as an engineering crewman on board the USS Fearless, a newly commissioned Defiant-class starship docked at Deep Space 9.

Shortly after reporting on board, Aurangzeb learned that he was the first of the shipboard engineering crew to arrive and was immediately tasked with organizing and prioritizing the punch-list items left to complete prior to the ship's departure from the station. Working hand-in-hand with the stations' engineering crews, Aurangzeb was instrumental in providing the department direction until such time that the chief and assistant chief engineer arrived onboard.

Aurangzeb helped to complete many of the outstanding work orders and went so far as to fine-tune several underperforming systems, one being the maneuvering thrusters, which he helped to adjust with the assistance of the assistant chief engineer. During these adjustments, Aurangzeb took note of a residual power fluctuation, only to learn later on that this same fluctuation had been present in random systems throughout the ship. Volunteering to help investigate the fluctuations, Aurangzeb partnered with fellow engineering crewman Miriam "Miri" Harrington and helped identify all systems where the intermittent power fluctuations had been present. Unfortunately, neither crewman was successful in identifying a source or pattern to the fluctuations and were forced to send their data to the chief engineer for further analysis.

Moving on to other tasks, Aurangzeb helped to prepare the Fearless for its departure from Deep Space 9, scheduled for November 12th, 2393, after which the crew would put the ship through its paces during its brief shakedown cruise.

Starfleet Enlisted Affairs Division: USS Fearless - Episode 1: New Faces, Old Foes

After a brief two month shakedown cruise, the USS Fearless arrived at Empok Nor, a Nor-class station under joint command of a Federation-Cardassian coalition. Empok Nor would serve as a regular port for the crew of the Fearless when not on active duty in the theater of operations. If requested, the crew was also provided permanent quarters on board the station.

In February of 2394, Aurangzeb received a promotion to the rank of Petty Officer 3rd Class and was transferred to the position of Transporter Chief. The promotion ceremony took place at the Kanar Cabaret on board Empok Nor, with Aurangzeb surrounded by all of his crewmates and friends.

(More updates to come as the mission progresses)
Service Record February 2393: Starfleet Recruitment Center, New Delhi, Earth; Sol System. Successful completion of all physical, oral and written examinations with a cumulative score of 97.8%.

March 2393 - May 2393: Recruit Training, Camp Pike - Crewman Apprentice

May 2393 - November 2393: Technical Training, Jupiter Station - Crewman Apprentice

November 2393 - February 2394: USS Fearless, Engineering Crewman - Crewman

February 2394 - Present: USS Fearless, Transporter Specialist - Petty Officer 3rd Class