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Ensign Ryan Von Drake

Name Ryan Allen Von Drake

Position Operations Officer

Rank Ensign

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 23

Physical Appearance

Height 5'10
Weight 175
Hair Color Blond
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Average height and average build. Large scar from under the left pectoral down to just above the navel.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Michael Von Drake
Mother Sheree Von Drake
Brother(s) Peter Von Drake
Sister(s) Mika Von Drake
Vee Von Drake

Personality & Traits

General Overview Generally quiet. But has been working on his social skills, which have has varying degrees of success and failure.

In non-social and tactical situations, has the ability to think and react quickly.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Tactical Decision making, ability to think on his feet

Weaknesses: Social awkwardness
Ambitions To become more social. And to become a taijijuan master
Hobbies & Interests Taijijuan. Particularly with the use of the wind and fire wheels.

Personal History Ryan Von Drake was born on the Falkland Islands to Sheree and Michael Von Drake, owners of a tourism and site-seeing company on the island. The third of four children, Ryan was a much more intense and aloof child compared to his two sisters Mika and Vee and his brother Peter. He tended to shun more of the typical beach activities and instead took up various forms of martial arts, predominantly the human practice of Taijijuan and the Klingon practice of Mok’bara. His practice in the former earning him the level of 5th duan in feng huo lun (wind and fire wheels) by the time he graduated the Academy. Although living on an island, Ryan did not much like spending time on boats either. When it came time to help out his family as he got older, he tended to volunteer for more shore duties, like unloading, or helping with docking. Although he did occasionally act as a captain of their whale watching boat. He didn’t mind the actual act of boating, he just preferred to stay on land to practice is martial arts.

Ryan is not a confrontational person by any stretch of the imagination. His intense outward appearance belies a calmness and level-headedness which came as a part of his martial arts training. However, it did not prevent him from becoming involved in one of the most notable confrontations in the recent history of the Falklands. He was just 14, practicing with his feng huo lun rings on the dock, awaiting the return of his father’s boat, when a pair of drunken Klingon brothers, Mobacz and M’Qot of the House of K’Hex, came wandering on to the docks. They spotted the young man with his rings. They approached him, shouting disparaging remarks about his practices. The young Ryan, much to his credit initially ignored the two. As they got closer to the boy, they were confronted by Ryan’s uncle, who had also called the local security force prior to stepping to his nephew’s defense. The Klingons easily tossed aside the older man, who landed in the water. Still, Ryan ignored the two belligerent and obviously inebriated pair and continued on with his ritual. M’Qot, not too thrilled with the fact that the boy was ignoring them, pushed Ryan to the ground quite viciously. Again, Ryan got up and continued, only this time, as the Klingon’s approached again, Ryan swung one of this rings towards M’Qot, slicing open his flask of bloodwine with one of the tiny protruding blades. The angered M’Qot then pulled out his d’k tahq and aggressively lunged at Ryan. He was able to parry the blade aside with this rings, falling to the side under the brute force of the blow.

M’Qot, due in part to his drunkenness, had also fallen. The quicker and sober Human was to his feet first. The Klingon, now in a full rage, flailed wildly in the direction of Ryan, who was able to catch the blade within his rings and disarm the Klingon, and for good measure, sliced at the Achilles heel of M’Qot, cutting in and rendering him effectively immobile. Mobacz, who was initially amused by the confrontation between M’Qot and Ryan, now flew in with his d’k tahq, only this time, he stumbled on the dock prior to reaching Ryan. Ryan quickly wrapped his rings around the dagger wielding arm of the Mobacz, and pulled them tight against the Klingon’s wrist, trapping it. Ryan then threatened to slice off his hand if he didn’t drop his dagger. After a few tense seconds, and the arrival of the local security force. Mobacz finally relented, releasing his dagger. Ryan grabbed both daggers from the dock and walked away.

The two drunk Klingons were arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and assault with a deadly weapon, and as a result were banned from the Falklands for life. Ryan was not charged with anything, as his actions were in self-defense. He was allowed to keep the daggers, despite the protestations of the Klingons prior to their banishment. Thus the legend of “Ryan of the House of Von Drake” was born. Ryan did not much care for the nickname, as his actions were purely in self-defense, and he knew that he would have not stood a chance against two sober Klingons. He also later admitted that if he knew how much of an insult it was to take a d’k tahq, he wouldn’t have done so.

Ryan was always an above average student, and had a fascination with Starfeet after meeting a few Starfleet officers in his hometown. With his solid grades and test scores, he jumped at the chance of joining the Academy. During his time there, he joined the Taijijian club, where he quickly became an instructor, and earning 5th duan in the rings. In many of the hardcore academic classes, he was in the top half of his cohort, but otherwise unremarkable. In his field classes and training, he was almost always in the top 5% of his cohort.

It was at the academy where Ryan began to let go of some of the aloofness and intensity, opening up more socially. He still maintained a very introverted style, and did lack for confidence when the situation required something other than his abilities in martial arts. He would often outwardly question his statements in both his own mind as well as to those around him and often could become prone to nervous rambling. He tried other hobbies outside of his martial arts, but nothing really sticking. His first ever romantic relationship also came at the Academy, with a human female by the name of Crystal Oxley. The two remained together for the better portion their fourth year at the Academy, breaking up amicably, yet still extremely painfully for Ryan. He has attempted to bury that hurt down, but those who know him can see how much it hurt him.

All in all, Ryan has performed strongly at the Academy and projects to be a quality officer for the Fleet. He is fit for duty.
Service Record None as of yet