Lieutenant Harper Dane

Name Harper Dane

Position Assistant Chief Engineer

Rank Lieutenant


  • 7 Mission Posts

Last Post

25 Feb 2014 @ 2:47am

Character Information

Gender Female
Species Deltan / Betazoid
Age 28

Physical Appearance

Height 5'5"
Weight 112
Hair Color Black, waist-length
Eye Color Gray
Physical Description Lean with well-defined muscles, Harper has waist-length, fine black hair, that practically defies any attempt to curl and resists knotting. She has expressive eyes that change color, sometimes slightly, sometimes radically. Harper has a strong sense of personal style, though somewhat eclectic, and wears a wide variety of outfits when she's off duty.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Sensual with a well developed sense of humor and fun, Harper lives in the moment and is extremely aware of herself and her surroundings. Having grown up within the Deltan culture, Harper enjoys the intricacies of emotions, sensations, and is in some respects, quite open and frank. For the most part, she is practically fearless and entirely uninhibited.

And yet, growing up on Turkana IV has left a mark on her. She can be evasive when asked about her past and somewhat enigmatic. She fears the kind of cruelty she knew back on Turkana IV and more than anything, the vulnerability that made her easy prey in the horrific months after her parents died.

She enjoys physical activity - and works out every day unless on an assignment. She is tough and capable in a fight, skilled at surviving, and determined to get the job done no matter the cost. She has a strong need to be there in the middle of the action and fears, above all else, not getting there in time.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:

** Highly developed telepath and empath (on Delta, ESP abilities are often used by lovers - to insert images into the other's mind)
** Physical senses are much acute than the human norm - she is highly sensual.
** Highly evolved intellect - capable of easily understanding complex topics such as the spherical trigonometric complexities of space navigation (the same way a human child learns multiplication tables)
** Finely honed survival skills
** Owing to early training and her time in the Coalition, Harper is highly skilled in both hand-to-hand combat and in the use of weapons


** As a telepath/empath, she is susceptible to the emotions of others. While she has a well developed/strong set of personal shields, sometimes, the emotions come through and she must deal with the aftermath.
** Shields sometimes weaken, especially when she's having bad dreams, making her more susceptible to what's going on around her
** Highly allergic to spider venom
Hobbies & Interests Hobbies/Interests:
** Plays piano and guitar (on ship, generally guitar unless she has holodeck time)
** Loves spending time with friends (has very Deltan views on relationships and interactions)
** Loves to dance (is taking ballroom dancing lessons on the Holodeck)
** Works out every day and practices yoga (something she picked up back in her Academy days)
** Enjoys working on holodeck programs - helps design murder mysteries with a couple of her friends
** Loves reading murder mysteries

Personal History Summary:
Born: Turkana IV
Age of 10: Parents are killed in an attack on the medical center where they worked.
Age of 14: Taken from Turkana IV. Her Grandparents financed a rescue operation. Harley is brought to Delta. Begins therapy to help her process everything that happened to her.

Harper has led an unusual life. Her parents were altruistic, dedicated, health-care professionals who lived and worked in places where the need was great, often under fire. Two years before Harper's birth, her parents volunteered for a risky assignment on Turkana IV and it was there that Harper was born. The medical center was open twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, and her parents often worked long hours, leaving Harper in the care of a local caregiver during infancy. As much as was possible, given the location and work schedule, her parents brought Harper up within the Deltan culture, much to her maternal grandparents dismay. To care for her while they were working, her parents hired a gruff Klingon half-breed, named Marvok, to act as a combination bodyguard and tutor; through him, she learned many valuable lessons, not all of which came from books. From an early age Harley possessed an affinity to and interest in music. She made friends among the locals and through those friendships, received an impressive education in survival/combat and street smarts.

At the age of ten, Alliance forces attacked the medical center to execute wounded Coalition members. Her parents were killed during the attack as was Marvok. Harper, who had been with friends at the time, was taken into the Coalition. Her grandparents, on both sides, gathered funds and eventually organized a successful rescue attempt. The decision regarding where to bring her was hotly debated between the grandparents; finally, owing to Daltyn Lau's ambassadorial duties, the decision was made to send Harley to Delta.

At the age of 18, Harper Dane enrolled at Star Fleet Academy.
Service Record Age of 19: Harper enters Starfleet Academy.
Age of 23: Harper graduates Starfleet Academy in the top five percent of her class. Harper is assigned to the USS Berlin as an Engineering Officer. Oath of celibacy waived since she is only half Deltan.
Age of 26: Promoted to Assistant Chief Engineer, USS Berlin.
Age of 28: Transferred to the USS Black Hawk as Chief Engineer

Immediate Family

Significant Other None
Children None

Extended Family

Father Antiel Dane (Deltan - deceased)
Mother Loranna Dane (Betazoid - deceased)
Brother(s) None
Sister(s) None
Other Family (Deltan Side)
Antellan Dane (Grandfather) and Shyune Dane (Grandmother)
-- Antellan Dane is a musician and composer;
-- Shyune is a singer/musician

(Betazoid Side)
-- Daltyn Lau (Grandfather)
-- Larianna Lau (Grandmother)

Relationship Detail

Duty Information

Quarters Deck 2, Room 0205
Data Access Level 6
Security Clearance Beta Two