Samris is a Starfleet Officer and currently serves on the Federation starship, USS Odyssey NCC-80000, as its Senior Assistant Chief Counsellor. He briefly previously served in the chief role before Starfleet Command overrode Captain McCallister’s decision. A former Romulan refugee, Samris turned his life around when he decided only he had the choice to do better.
- Height: 6′ (1.83 m)
- Weight: 134.5 lbs
- Hair: Light Blonde
- Eyes: Blue
- Affiliation: Starfleet, United Federation of Planets (formerly of the Romulan Star Empire)
- Mother: Karinea
- Father: Nerak
Samris was born in 2368 to parents who were loyal members of Spock’s reunification movement. Living in the southern hemisphere of Romulus, Samris lived an almost privileged life where his parents owned a home on the Apnex Sea.
Discovering that his parents were members of the underground movement at the age of thirteen, Samris was not surprised and found himself wanting to learn more about the culture of his distant cousins. As a family, they would quietly share in this interest and do whatever it took to keep their involvement a secret.
When it was public knowledge that the Romulan homeworld would be destroyed, Samris soon found his parents and he on a transport to escape. Being former members of the military, gave Karinea and Nerak that connections to leave with plenty of time before Hobus destroyed Romulus and Remus.
The family would soon find themselves being rescued by the Federation starship USS Bartlett, a Nebula-class starship that was assigned to assist any transports entering the now collapsed neutral zone.
By the time he was seventeen he found himself living in a refugee camp on Draken IV. This change of lifestyle was surprising for the young Romulan teenager. He had spent most of his life among his own kind that were similarly rich but soon found with others that came from all parts of the Star Empire. Eventually the Federation relocated the refugees into permanent homes on the colony, this allowed Samris’ parents the chance to rebuild their lives. Samris returned to school, but this time it was a Federation one.
Samris went to school alongside fellow Romulan young people who were relocated to Draken IV alongside Federation teenagers. Though they were initially welcoming, as he got more settled, Samris found it difficult to get along with his counterparts when verbal abuse was hurled at him and his classmates for being on the Federation world. His studies slipped, especially when Samris would end up getting into fights with those who would mock his own kind. Samris begins to see a counsellor, a human who becomes an almost mentor to the lost lad. Through his sessions, he eventually begins to accept the trauma he had gone through from the relocation. By the time he was nineteen, news reached that Romulus was destroyed by the Hobus supernova. Samris’ parents entered a period of mourning, alongside their friends they had made from those who had come with them to Draken IV. Feeling he needed to do more with his life, Samris was not keen in following in the footsteps of his friends who appeared not to have an aspiration in their lives, he wanted to do more, so instead he signed himself up to work at the Starfleet base as a civilian contractor.
Working on the base for almost a year, doing a range of menial tasks gave Samris the foot in the door he needed to get noticed. Eventually, the base’s counsellor (the one that had helped him when he was younger) saw that Samris had some raw potential and petitioned for their captain to consider Samris’ candidacy to join Starfleet. Finding out that he and his parents were former members of the reunification movement as well as the fact Starfleet was keen to consider potential candidates into their ranks, the captain of the Starfleet base reviewed Samris’ record. Seeing that he had excellent grades from his schooling, he allowed Samris to take the preparatory program under close supervision. Surprised at the offer, Samris graciously accepted, feeling that the opportunity was his way of building a brand new life for himself. Six weeks later he eventually passed the program, giving him the chance to undertake the entrance examination.
Unsure of how to feel about his efforts, his parents were quite cautious about Samris joining Starfleet. Now he was at the age of making his own choices, they felt they couldn’t stop him in wanting to build himself a new life within the Federation, especially as they were doing it themselves.
Attending Starfleet Academy’s orbital campus on Archer IV, he found his first year one that gave him a lot of insight into the organisation he was joining. Eventually he found his calling and decided he would use his time wisely and wanted to become a Starfleet counsellor. At the end of his first year, he joined fellow cadets to visit Risa. Samris found his time on the pleasure capital of the Federation to be an eye opener. Never before had he witnessed such promiscuous behaviour and he initially found it difficult to deal with the various distractions. Though one night he became highly intoxicated and engaged in jamaharon with a mix group of Risians, Humans and Trill. The next day he found himself lying on a beach without any clothes and in between those he had been active with during the night before. He found the whole incident embarrassing by the time he returned to his hotel room and was caught out by his fellow classmates he had gone to Risa with.
Over the next three years, he ended up spending his time studying on the orbital campus on Mellstoxx III. Ultimately he completed his first four years and was given his degree and graduated at the rank of ensign. Deciding to remain on Mellstoxx III, as he wanted to be assigned to one of the ships belonging to the fourth fleet, Samris took the next four years undertaking more studies as he got his doctorate in becoming a psychologist.
Once he graduated from the academy he was offered the position of a counsellor on the USS Odyssey.
USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)
Joining the Odyssey in 2396, Samris would go on to prove his worth through his work, especially in supporting the civilian population. He found himself working closely with the schools on the ship, one way he wanted to pay back the debt for the counsellor that had helped him when he was a young refugee.
The ship, over the next two years, would have a strong presence along the Romulan border. Being able to help his people in his position made him a valuable asset to the ship. Commander Max Duncan, his department head, became a mentor for him. Through working closely with Commander Duncan, he made a good friend with his counterpart in the diplomatic department. Lieutenant Flemen and he would start to spend some of their off duty time with one another, this friendship blossomed further when Samris was promoted to lieutenant at the end of 2398 and made the assistant chief counsellor.
In early 2399, Samris found himself having to fight the Hunters of D’Ghor when they boarded the Odyssey during the Archanis Campaign. Fighting in almost hand to hand with the Klingon warriors, he did his best to slow them down from attempting to storm one of the shelters the crew had set up for the civilians onboard. During the battle, Samris used his phaser rifle to stop a Klingon from hitting him with his mek’leth. Though he was fruitful in his efforts, the Klingon blade pierced his phaser and the Klingon ended up knocking Samris unconscious. Thankfully, Lieutenant (JG) Jisaraa arrived with hazard team beta and were able to take out the Klingon with several shots from their own phasers. Samris was taken to sickbay for his injuries. For her saving him, Samris found the courage to thank her with a diner. The two over the next few weeks started to become friendly with one another.
Shortly after the success of Starfleet forces in the Archanis Campaign, Samris was back on duty making plans to visit his parents after they had moved to Nepenthe when the ship was ordered to the Delta Quadrant. Unable to visit them, he was forced to wish them well via subspace instead.
Samris was part of the ship’s first mission in the Delta Quadrant when it engaged in rendering help to the Uxali. When Captain McCallister offered to move their population to a safer world, Samris was instrumental in supporting their civilians in adjusting to life on the ship during their short, but brief journey. He went on to lead his department in providing further counselling to the Uxali in coming to terms with the relocation, falling on his own knowledge of what that was like for him when he left Romulus as a teenager.
Only a month later, Samris found himself being promoted, this time in position. Commander Duncan was made the executive officer and Duncan recommended that Samris was made his replacement in his role as chief counsellor. Feeling that Samris had proven himself during their mission with the Uxali, he believed that the lieutenant had the initiative to go far.
|2388 - 2389||First Year Cadet||Starfleet Academy - Earth||
Cadet Freshman Grade
|2389 - 2390||Second Year Cadet||Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx III||
Cadet Sophomore Grade
|2390 - 2391||Third Year Cadet||Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx III||
Cadet Junior Grade
|2391 - 2392||Fourth Year Cadet||Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx III||
Cadet Senior Grade
|2392 - 2396||Counsellor (in training)||Starfleet Academy - Mellstoxx III||
|2396 - 2398||Counsellor||USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)||
Lieutenant Junior Grade
|2398 - 2399||Assistant Chief Counsellor||USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)||
|2399 - 2400||Chief Counsellor||USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)||
|2400 - Present||Senior Assistant Chief Counsellor||USS Odyssey (NCC-80000)||