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Commander Titus Livius Drusus

Name Titus Livius Drusus PhD

Position Chief Science Officer

Rank Commander


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Magna Roman
Age 42

Physical Appearance

Height 185cm
Weight 78kg
Hair Color Brown
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Titus is of average build and height for a Magna Roman and maintains his physical fitness. He has a heavy brow above a strong aquiline nose and thin lips that have a tendency to curl into a bit of a snarl when he is thinking. He wears his hair shortly cropped in the usual Magna Roman style.

Family

Spouse Tullia Isatis
Children A son (Marcus, 16) and daughter (Helena, 9)
Father Marcus Livius Drusus
Mother Claudia Galerus
Brother(s) Gaius Livius Drusus
Aulus Livius Drusus
Sister(s) Marcia Livia Drusus
Other Family Given his family’s position on Magna Roma, Marcus has a plethora of aunts, uncles, cousins, second cousins, great uncles, great aunts and hangers on.

Personality & Traits

General Overview Although Titus isn’t a typical Magna Roman, he is still driven by a deeply-seeded sense of duty and honour. This drives him to succeed at all costs and this single-mindedness can sometimes come across as arrogance.

He carries himself with the same pride of his people and projects an air of authority and command whatever he is doing.
Strengths & Weaknesses His single-minded determination, intellect and natural warm charisma are his greatest strengths.

His weakness is his temper, which can be very short during high stress situations. This, coupled with the pride of his people, has often ended friendships over the years.

Titus has a fear of transporters. This is decidedly unusual in a Starfleet Officer, but he quickly learned to control his fear while at the Academy. Still, to this day, if given the choice he will avoid using the transporter.
Ambitions He has always been driven by a desire to command a starship of exploration. His heroes are the great explorers of Federation history – people like Jean-Luc Picard, Atish Khatami and James T. Kirk, who Titus regards as more of a Roman than many Magna Romans.
Hobbies & Interests Titus is naturally curious about pretty much everything, so he enjoys learning about new things. He is fascinated by other cultures and likes to learn as much as he can. When he’s not working or reading, he is very fond of indulging in holosuite programs, particularly the classic Magna Roman secret agent adventures of Iacobus Catena.

Personal History Titus is the oldest son (and heir) of Marcus Livius Drusus, who is a prominent member of the Magna Roman Senate.

A curious child, he grew up dreaming of exploring the stars and discovering new life and new civilisations, rather than battle and glory like most Magna Romans. He was adept at martial arts and excelled in military studies, but his heart and mind always yearned to be an explorer.

As soon as he was of age, he applied to Starfleet Academy. This isn’t remarkable among young Magna Romans as most aspire to enter the service. Usually, however, they want to be great warriors for the Federation and so aim for the belligerent arms of Starfleet or the UFP Marines. Titus wasn’t a typical Magna Roman, though, and entered on a scientific track.

At Starfleet Academy, Titus studied to become a science officer. He majored in Exobiology and minored in Anthropology, but showed aptitude at a range of other disciplines. He also had a mind toward commanding a starship someday, so undertook some tactical courses as well, though these were not his favourite. He performed well in these courses, thanks in part to his education in the Magna Roman education system, which places a lot of emphasis on martial subjects. In 2370, he graduated from Starfleet Academy with honours and was assigned as a Science Officer to the Galaxy-class USS Venture.

Titus’s service on the Venture was uneventful, but it did give him field experience, which was crucial for his next posting. In 2372 he was offered the chance to apply for a position in the Exobiology Department of the Daystrom Institute. This was a rare honour, but the Chief Science Officer on the Venture was pleased with Titus’s work and recommended him. He took the opportunity and was successful in his application.

In 2373, while he was at Daystrom, he was ordered home to Magna Roma by his father, who had arranged a marriage for him. Among the patrician families of Magna Roma, marriage is still used for political advantage. Despite having some misgivings, it never occurred to Titus to not fulfill his duty so he took some leave and returned home. The marriage of Titus to the oldest daughter of Tullius Isatis secured a major alliance between the couple’s fathers that led to them both achieving the consulship the following year.

Of his new wife, Tullia, Titus had no strong feelings. They both entered the marriage willingly, seeing it as their duty, but over the following three months while Titus remained on leave, the pair grew close. They developed a solid bond built on respect and affection, if not love. Before Titus returned to Daystrom he learned that Tullia was pregnant. Nine months later, a son was born.

As was expected, Tullia remained on Magna Roma to raise the child. Although Starfleet permits families to travel with their officers and crew, it was highly unusual for a Magna Roman (particularly an heir of a major house) to be raised anywhere but on their homeworld. As a result, Titus continued to pursue his career off-world, but Tullia remained on Magna Roma to raise young Marcus.

Titus returned to Earth and the Daystrom Institute and spent the next three years – including the entire duration of the Dominion War – working as an exobiologist. It gave him an incredible amount of research freedom and he began working on his PhD. His thesis was interrupted and delayed by various projects relating to the Dominion War, which took precedence, but he ultimately completed his PhD Dissertation and had it published in the Journal of Advanced Life Sciences.

Earning a PhD also came with an automatic promotion and a better job title (Senior Exobiologist), but Titus began to feel that he had been static for too long. It had been over four years since his last starship assignment and he wanted to get back into the field. Fortunately, he was in demand and he ended up with his pick of assignments. Ultimately, he chose the Nebula-class USS Archimedes, which was heading into the Gamma Quadrant on a mission to survey biological samples in the B’Aura Sector.

After a year on the Archimedes, he accepted a transfer to the USS Houston, an Intrepid-class ship operating in and around Cardassian space, with occasional scientific missions into the Gamma Quadrant.

He remained aboard the Houston for four years, undertaking various survey missions in the Gamma Quadrant. Then a rare opportunity presented itself. Titus was headhunted by the captain of the USS Magellan, a Galaxy-class ship which was about to embark on a five year exploration mission into uncharted space. Titus instantly accepted the offer of a Science Officer position, excited by the opportunity to fulfill his boyhood dream of seeking out new life and new civilisations.

Just before the Magellan departed, Titus returned to Magna Roma to visit his wife and son. His father, now Proconsul of Nova Anglia, tried to convince him to stay on the Homeworld and take up political duties, but Titus refused. This caused some consternation between the two and their relationship has been strained, but cordial, ever since.

The Magellan’s mission was an extraordinary success, proving to doubters in Starfleet that the concept of a five year mission was still of value to the Federation. The ship made first contact with six warp-capable civilisations and surveyed dozens more primitive societies. It also catalogued thousands of non-sentient life forms in hundreds of ecosystems across scores of planets. And Titus was on the front line of it all. The voyage of the Magellan was the highlight of his life to that point and he has nothing but fond memories of his time as part of it.

When the Magellan returned, Titus was promoted to Lieutenant Commander and, after spending some time with his family and meeting his daughter for the first time, accepted a position as Chief Science Officer on the USS Maturin, an Intrepid-class ship. His work aboard the Maturin disappointed Titus. For a nominal explorer, the ship found itself mostly on patrol and escort duties and Titus found himself more and more frustrated at the lack of any scientific value in his day-to-day duties. Nevertheless, he didn’t complain and took the opportunity to expand his skills by taking on more of a leadership role in the senior staff and undertaking command courses. His time aboard the Maturin steeled his resolve to one day command his own ship and explore the galaxy.

In 2388, he accepted a transfer to the Luna-class USS Oberon, which was undertaking a mission of exploration to the Caliban Expanse. This assignment not only had Titus exploring again, but also came with a billet as Second Officer.

After the Oberon’s return, she went in for a refit and Titus took some time off on Magna Roma, spending time with his wife and two kids. This time, Titus and his father did not clash over politics, which was a pleasant change for him. Although, Titus suspected this was because his younger brother, Gaius, had started to climb the cursus honorum and was serving as an aedile in his father’s old province. Titus suspected that Marcus was shifting his favour from his oldest son to his second son. This troubled Titus, but in the end he decided he didn’t care if Gaius superseded him as heir because another exciting opportunity presented itself.

He was offered a position as Executive Officer. This was too good to pass up as it was the final step before becoming captain of a starship. All thoughts of politics (familial and planetary) fell away to insignificance as he packed his bags, kissed his family goodbye again and shipped out to Galactic South and the USS Montreal.
Service Record 2366 – 2370: Starfleet Academy
2370 – 2372: Science Officer, USS Venture (ENS)
2372 – 2375: Exobiologist, Daystrom Institute (ENS)
2375 – 2376: Senior Exobiologist, Daystrom Institute (LTJG)
2376 – 2377: Science Officer, USS Archimedes (LTJG)
2377 – 2379: Exobiologist, USS Houston (LT)
2379 – 2381: Assistant CSO, USS Houston (LT)
2381 – 2386: Science Officer, USS Magellan (LT)
2386 – 2388: Chief Science Officer, USS Maturin (LCDR)
2388 – 2391: Chief Science Officer, USS Oberon (LCDR)
2391 – Pres: Executive Officer & Chief Science Officer, USS Montreal (LCDR)