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Lieutenant Raygi Benyan

Name Raygi Benyan

Position Chief Operations Officer

Rank Lieutenant

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Bajoran
Age 34

Physical Appearance

Height 5’10”
Weight 170 lb
Hair Color Sandy brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Like all Bajorans, Raygi has a set of ridges on the bridge of his nose. He has an almost boyish look about him, with neatly trimmed light brown hair and a clean shaven face. His sapphire blue eyes convey both curiosity and the peaceful serenity of his faith in the Prophets. The silver chained earring on his right ear is also a symbol of his religious affiliation. Raygi is not an overly muscular or built individual, but he does see to it that he exceeds the physical fitness standards for his rank and position.


Spouse None
Children None
Father Raygi Daro
Mother Raygi Grolla
Brother(s) Toh (12 years older, deceased)
Sister(s) None
Other Family Scattered aunts and uncles living throughout Rakantha Province. His cousin Raygi Darvin is a Colonel in the Bajoran Militia.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Raygi is a centered and peaceful individual, a product of his daily meditations. He is slow to anger, and frustrating him is a near impossible task. He has a calmness and serenity about him that he tries very hard to make infectious; he believed in spreading a message of peace and love.

Raygi very much enjoys interacting with his crew mates, both in larger social settings and small gatherings. He tries to stay well-informed on a variety of current topics, both for his personal enrichment and to keep conversation flowing smoothly.
Strengths & Weaknesses Raygi deals very well with others, and is especially skilled at resolving conflicts. He has been told that he missed his calling as a diplomat. Raygi has a strong working knowledge of starship power systems and computers, which suits him well to a career in Operations.

Raygi’s passive nature means that he tends to see things as he wishes them to be, rather than how they actually are; people tend to underestimate him because of this.
Ambitions Raygi aspires to an XO position, or perhaps even Commanding Officer someday. He is aware that he has a lot of growth to do as an officer before he will be qualified, and he is okay with that.
Hobbies & Interests Raygi has a flair for cooking, and he prefers to explore different cultures through their food and drink. He also enjoys performance art, particularly drama. He has been in several stage productions on his postings.

Raygi also dabbles in holographic design. He loves to create programs, the more complex the better. He is currently working on a simulation of the ancient city of B’Hala.

Personal History Raygi was born in June of 2355 in the Bajoran refugee settlement on Valo One, the second of his parents’ two sons. His brother left home to return to Bajor when Raygi was three, so he only knew his brother through the stories his parents told. He was told that his brother died defending their homeland as part of the Resistance. Life in the settlement was sometimes rough, and food and supplies were often scarce. Raygi’s parents imparted their strong faith to their remaining son, and that helped him become a happy and well adjusted child despite the circumstances. The family returned to Bajor in 2369 and settled in Rakantha Province.

Because of the scarcity of resources on Valo, Raygi was somewhat behind in his education when he returned to the home world. With help from some private tutors, he got back up to speed and graduated from secondary school in 2373. Feeling that he owed the home world, he enrolled in the Militia Academy specializing in starship operations. Raygi graduated in 2376 and was commissioned as an Ensign, serving on the vessel Orb of Peace. Raygi stayed on that vessel until Bajor was admitted to the Federation in 2382, by then he was a First Lieutenant. Most of the Militia was absorbed into Starfleet; after a year of training in Starfleet procedures, Raygi was assigned as a Lieutenant JG to the USS Findlay, an Akira class vessel. He served as a bridge Ops Officer until 2386 when he was named Chief Operations Officer of the Findlay. He served on that vessel until his transfer to the Atlantis in 2389.
Service Record 2373-2376: Bajoran Militia Academy
2376-2382: Operations Officer on the Bajoran vessel Orb of Peace
2382-2383: Starfleet training
2383-2386: Operations Officer, USS Findlay
2386-2389: Chief of Operations, USS Findlay
Current assignment: Chief of Operations, USS Atlantis