Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Airik Tierney

  • Position: Chief Science Officer
  • Species: Ba'ku
  • Gender: Male
  • Age: 215
  • Height: 6'2"
  • Weight: 165 lbs
  • Hair Colour: Dark Brown
  • Eye Colour: Dark Brown
  • Place of Birth: Ba'ku
  • Family:
    Father -
    Mother -
  • Languages: Ba’ku, Federation Standard, Vulcan, Romulan, Klingon, Bynar and Tellarite.
  • Interests and Hobbies: Airik enjoys solitude and introspection. The Ba’ku are a close knit community, but also fiercely introspective. He enjoys reading, running, art and above all else research. He finds an almost art to the science of conducting research.


Airik is a loyal officer with a strong sense of self. His cool emotions make him an ideal scientist, but also a worthy diplomat. He is not openly emotional, keeping his feelings closely in check, though he is not cold or terse - in fact just the opposite. He has a hands off approach to leadership and relies heavily on the strengths of his scientists to inform him for course of action. In psyche evaluations, his resilient psyche functions as well as any normal officer.

Airik possesses a peaceful calm that has been reported as a common trait amongst his people. He is patient and meticulous and makes informed decisions based on as much fact as possible.


Airik is a physically fit humanoid male. Due to metaphasic radiation on their homeworld, the Ba'ku do not age at the same rate as other humanoid species. While physically he is a man in his late thirties, chronologically he is 215. While away from the metaphasic radiation, his body has shown aging at the cellular level, though still slowed.

Due to his prolonged exposure to the regenerative state of metaphasic radiation, Airik was unaware of his medical condition. He suffers from a rare genetic pulmonary disorder that inhibits oxygen uptake into his body. The prognosis is chronic, though not terminal. The treatment is self administration of a steroidal compound orally or subcutaneously. The disorder does not provide any physical limitations provided he has taken the steroid.

In the event he does not receive the steroidal compound most commonly he experiences labored and shortness of breath. He can experience slight vertigo and nausea. In extreme cases, if medical attention is not sought, the Commander can hyperventilate, experience internal hemorrhaging, lose consciousness, and even die.

While the steroid is easily replicated on most worlds of the Federation Airik has taken steps to prevent any absence of a source of the medication. To alleviate the opportunity of not having access he carries a 2 day supply of the steroid attached to his ankle. On away missions he has been known to carry a week or more supply.