Lieutenant Ashley Kits (U.S.S. Ares NCC-006120)

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|name= Ashley Kits
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|race= Human
|alignment= Chaotic Good
|gender= Female
|height= 5'3"
|weight= 120 lbs
|haircolor= Black
|eyecolor= Amber
|age= 28
|dob= March 30th
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|birthplace= San Francisco, Earth
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|universe= Star Trek (23c)
|occ= Lieutenant
|org=  Starfleet
|figure= Ashley has an athletic physique, and has the look of someone who takes care of themselves rather well.
|setting= Blazing Umbra
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Ashley could be a troublesome officer to have under one’s command. She stays out of trouble for the most part, unless the situation calls for the bending or breaking of a few rules. Then she’ll do what’s necessary, which usually lands her in hot water with her superiors. She’s a hard worker, extremely dedicated. Maybe too dedicated. Despite being an extrovert, Ashley is a workaholic at her core and tends to take few breaks for socializing. When she is out and about, she’s a generally friendly type to be around.

== Special Abilities ==
N/A

== Special Skills ==
Navigation, strategy, and marksmanship.

== Special Equipment ==
N/A

== Background ==
Born to a pair of Starfleet officers, and growing up practically across the street from Starfleet headquarters, it was almost a no-brainer that Ashley Kits would somehow find her way into the service. So it wasn’t really much of a surprise when the young woman applied for the academy after she got out of high school. She was an above average student, though not entirely by talent. She spent the majority of her free time studying, immersing herself in all the knowledge she’d been taught in classes. It was four years of intense work and focus, but she passed with flying colors. Top of her class. She was commissioned as an Ensign and assigned to a starbase near the fringes of Federation as a Tactical Aide.

She’d spend a year at the starbase, before being transferred to the U.S.S. Euphrates. The Miranda class vessel was stationed in the Terran and Vulcan sectors, a mostly peaceful- and boring- tour of the Federation’s core systems. This stint of service lasted 3 years, during which the crew was sent to respond to a distress signal from a stranded cargo vessel. The vessel had come under attack by pirates and the Euphrates was the nearest starship. As it turned out, there were a few more pirates than the Euphrates might have been able to handle. These enemy vessels turned to engage the Miranda class upon its arrival, and it was quickly boarded.

The Euphrates would have been lost entirely with all hands had it not been for Ensign Kits’ going against the Captain’s orders and convincing engineering to reroute all emergency power to the weapons. This act gave just enough power to completely destroy one of the pirate starships and severely damage another. It also just so happened to fool the pirates into thinking the disabled Euphrates was still a threat, and they surrendered shortly after. Thankfully for Ashley’s career, her commanding officer forgot to mention her insubordination in the after action report. Her quick thinking earned her a promotion to Lieutenant, and a transfer to the newly launched U.S.S. Ares. The Ares was a Federation class, a new line of cruisers intended to serve alongside the Constitution class. She was assigned as the Chief of Tactical and moved to the vessel’s bridge crew.

It was on this bridge two years later that the Ares received word of Romulans passing through the neutrality zone and engaging starbase outposts along the border, which the starship made haste to investigate…

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Character approved.