Ensign Asta Elgin

Name Asta Elgin

Position Assistant Chief Engineering Officer

Rank Ensign


Character Information

Gender Female
Species Human
Age 28

Physical Appearance

Height 5'8"
Weight 160lbs
Hair Color Strawberry Blonde
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description Amazonian build, athletic. She looks nothing like her biological mother, but somehow manages to look exactly like her twin Lysander, who is a spitting image of Kassandra. She's a little bit 'punky' but well within regulations when dressed for duty.

Family

Father John Elgin
Mother Cyril Elgin (Deceased)
Brother(s) Ensign Lysander Thytos (27, a counselor aboard the USS Phoenix)
Other Family Kassandra Thytos, Aunt

Personality & Traits

General Overview Kassandra's temper, but charming and socially genteel. Whip-smart, a little bit of swagger, holds a grudge. Prone to getting hyper focused on any project she's involved in.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths: Smart, dedicated, able to work with difficult people.

Weaknesses: Temper, holds a grudge, is not the best multi-tasker, however can complete individual tasks quickly because of her single-track focus which often helps to mask this weakness.
Ambitions She'd like to design a sentient bio-organic ship.
Hobbies & Interests Gaming, costuming, cooking, and super-modified shuttles.

Personal History Born to a one-time famous pop-star mother, Asta (and her twin brother Lysander) spent the first seven years of his life as part of the Federation’s favorite family with all the glamour and pomp that implied. At seven, her life was turned upside-down when her parents went through a nasty public divorce. Her mother was killed when the transport her father was driving crashed off a bridge. Professional consensus was that it had been an intentional act - their father was convicted of manslaughter and Lysander and Asta were removed from his care.

Their mother’s will had named her sister Kassandra as the twins' guardian, much to the surprise of Kassandra, who had been estranged from her sister since before their birth. Kassandra initially refused to take responsibility for them, citing the fact that she was recovering from an illness that had left her blind. Their teacher, Erik Chen, was determined to keep the twins on Earth where they had grown up rather than shipping them off to Sherman’s Planet to live with their grandparents against their mother’s wishes, so he took them in while he slowly worked on convincing their aunt Kassandra to honor their mother’s wishes. Their aunt was very reluctant to become their guardian, even after the installation of sensor nets that allowed her to effectively ‘see’, and tried to skip out and display behaviors that would get her barred from accepting custody. Finally after a year, Kassandra Thytos was finally convinced to take custody of them.

While there is a great deal of affection between the twins and their aunt, they will be the first to admit that their aunt was not an ideal mother. While never negligent and always present for the twins, she had a decidedly hands-off approach to parenting, never issuing curfews and rules, and expected the twins to make good decisions based on the lessons and advice she gave. Consequences of poor choices were to be borne by the twins, although she’d help them out of any trouble they got in to. Their aunt was also not particularly aware about how her own actions, especially her lack of self-care and drinking, affected the twins.

The twins adapted in different ways to this, with Asta becoming highly independent, able to take care of herself so Kassandra wouldn’t have to, and Lysander becoming a nurturing influence, always looking to take care of his aunt.