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Wed May 1st, 2019 @ 2:34am
Director Benice Gyce
Name Benice Gyce
Position SCIS Station Chief
|Hair Color||Chestnut Brown|
|Physical Description||Gyce is a Bajoran with prominent nose ridges, a gold ceremonial earring on her left lobe, and luckily no facial scars, given her past in the Occupation. She is however, toned in the upper body, even though she has a slight lanky appearance.
Her uniforms are always pressed, and she almost always wears the tactical vest instead of the duty jacket.
There is a limp when she walks with her cane. And given she never appears ashamed of it, she has probably gotten used to needing the cane for the rest of her days.
Gyce also has a Cardassian glyph on her right shoulder, from being interred in a Cardassian-run Internment Center in the Kendra Province. In Cardassian, the glyph translates as, "Undesirable" with the Cardassian written numbers: 12-354-68.
|Spouse||Commander Tienn Iteela - Second Officer, USS Cassini|
|Children||Gyce Claims Tienn's children as her own.
Hobbie - Male Infant
T'Ree - Female Infant
Jaina - Female German Shepard
Kelassa - Female German Shepard
|Father||Benice Jorah (Died in the Kendra Province Massacre)|
|Mother||Benice Pyrna (Died in the Kendra Province Massacre)|
|Brother(s)||Benice Dohl (Died in the Kendra Province Massacre)|
|Other Family||On her side: None
On her wife's side: Many
Personality & Traits
|General Overview||Driven is what best describes her. She has built in this need to save the galaxy complex. One criminal arrest at a time. Such goals often make her irritable when a tough case is in front of her. On the rare occasion, volatile. A coping mechanism for her PTSD/Survivor's guilt from many atrocities of the Occupation of Bajor.
Gyce, like many Bajorans, is also deeply devout though she is private, despite the earring she wears. She also has one of those personalities that is easy to get along with, if not for the fact criminals and the like see her as a cop.
|Strengths & Weaknesses||To say Gyce is loyal would be the same attribute most other officers have. Aside from that, she is also very analytic - a testament to her many years as a Starfleet Criminal Investigation Officer. This trait has also made her a huge team player, and is also patient and observant.
Something folks rarely see in the would-be cripple, is Gyce's ability to think outside the box, and persevere past her handicap. She has been known to beat assailants with her cane in the most gruesome of manners. And she has been known to go without her cane on the rare dire emergency situation (though she's usually screaming for painkillers afterwards).
Overall, her ability to connect with people and to over-analyze is why she is a perfect fit on non-combat ships, and some light-combat postings such as science and medical units.
The most noticeable weakness is that Gyce uses a cane to support a painful nerve-damaged right leg. It, however, does not deter her as much as people would think it does. Though it does make her slower than others. And sometimes she may feel a bit awkward when she notices people staring at her.
Her calm demeanor is not to be taken at face value. As much as her religion teaches her forgiveness, she still has a lot of rage from that time in her life that she's twisted in the form of a need to catch all the bad guys she can. A PTSD/Survivor's Guilt mechanism of hers that has gone unnoticed, because most assume she's just a workaholic.
Another, less noticeable failing of hers, is Gyce's stubbornness. She cannot let a wrong go. Some might say it is a path to tunnel vision and exhaustion.
|Ambitions||Gyce would like to have a family, but she has killed so much in her past, that she does not feel right about trying to obtain that.
However, one found her with her wife. Tienn Iteela, the two eloped two years earlier and now the fates seem to desire to keep them separated.
|Hobbies & Interests||Gyce loves working on cold cases in her spare time. Catching bad guys using her noggin is one of few things that make her feel empowered.
Swimming is something she does more as hydrotherapy than a hobby or interest. But it keeps the docs off her case. And to keep the docs from further annoying her with her weekly visits, she is doing yoga every morning and night.
Sex with her wife is also a major outlet for her too.
|Personal History||Gyce was born in 2350, into the farming caste in Kendra Province on her homeworld of Bajor. Her parents were owners of a kava farm and vineyard. So too, was she and her brother raised to plant and grow them. When her brother Dohl was born, she was also excited to be a big sister and soon was having to protect him, whenever Cardassians came to her village to raid supplies.
The happy time in her early life, as a result, was short lived. And her family would very quickly become part of the millions of Bajorans interred in an internment camp, run by Cardassians. For many years, she and her brother would have to work long, scorching days in a water evaporation center, which would run dry of any moisture before the Cardassians would leave Bajor for good.
Much of the old bone breaks on her medical scans points to a rough, early life. No thanks to the Cardassian labor guards. And as the camps became too overcrowded, the Cardassians eventually released her and her family. But because their farmlands were gutted and barren, Gyce found herself joining the Bajoran Resistance with the rest of her family, as an eager and angry teenager.
Her dreams of getting even with the Cardassians were short-lived, however. The Cardassians killed her family in the Kendra Province Massacre, along with most other resistance cell members of hers. Either the fink knew about her, or she was spared simply because someone thought she was young enough to know better than to mess with the Cardassians again and carry that message to others.
Poverty and determination drove her, however, to continue the fight. Once she had mourned her folks and brother, she hooked up with another resistance cell and continued to slaughter the spoon heads. So by the age of seventeen, Gyce could make just about any type of IED, shoot a goat a mile away, and track their quarry pretty well. She had also amassed a kill-sheet so high, that she to this day, regrets the carnage.
...And then the Cardassians rained a genetically engineered nerve gas upon her village. Most of her cell found they could not walk. And she started having severe pain and similar issues herself. Rather they were Starfleet agents undercover, or just really stupid humans? It is unclear. But she and members of her cell were shifted off-world quietly.
Whatever this secret nerve gas was, it devastated Gyce. For a few months, she wallowed in self-pity, until one day she realized that was what the Cardassians wanted. And every day, for the next several months, she went through the painful stretches, the ridiculous hydrotherapy exercises.
Then, once she was ready to face the galaxy, Gyce decided she would continue to fight injustice, despite the Vulcan doctors telling her that she would never have a normal walk again. So she applied to the Duke University College of Criminology, with the sponsorship of a Federation Intelligence operative she met, undercover, on Bajor (Special Agent John Kirby).
There she would spend the next six years (4 Undergrad, 2 Masters) studying the psychology of criminals, criminal methodology, criminal negotiation, and Federation Law.
Upon completion, Gyce would apply to Starfleet Academy. She would be denied twice and would win her third appeal, pending a strenuous physical test
* Enlisted in the Bajoran Resistance. Six weeks of training certified to fire a rifle.
* Is certified to arm and detonate most plasma-based and firebombs in the form of IEDs, napalms, and shrapnel frags.
* Successfully takes part in the bombing of a Cardassian military compound in the Kendra Province.
* Three weeks later, serves as the unit sniper, taking out five Cardassian military officers in a skirmish along the Yolja River.
* Kendra Province Massacre occurs. Gyce takes time off to grieve the loss of her family.
* Four weeks later, returns to a new resistance cell called Lortah, meaning "Blight. They would raid and bomb Cardassian spaceports throughout the rest of the occupation.
* Sixteen weeks before the Cardassian withdraw of the Bajoran Sector, Gyce and most of her unit, were hit with a neuro agent, designed to rewrite the signaling pathways of the motor cortex. She is the only one that is not fully paralyzed. The result is a discharge from service.
* Admitted into Starfleet Academy, after strenuous physical tests to prove her handicap would not hinder her as a Security Cadet.
* Graduates as an Ensign from Starfleet Academy.
* Assigned five weeks later to the Starfleet Criminal Investigative Service (SFCIS) on SS McKinley.
* Promoted to Lieutenant Junior Grade, and upgraded as a lead detective.
* Promoted to full Lieutenant after successfully closing her one-hundredth case.
* Closes her last case with the SFCIS unit on the SS McKinley.
* Transfers to the USS Roanoke as Security Investigations Officer.
* Promoted to Chief of Security and Task Group SCIS Agent.