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Captain Landon Neyes

Name Landon Irelle Neyes

Position Flight Control Officer

Rank Captain


Character Information

Gender Male
Species Trill (Joined)
Age 33

Physical Appearance

Height 5'11" (180cm)
Weight 180 lbs (82kg)
Hair Color Dark Brown
Eye Color Blue
Physical Description

Family

Spouse Commodore Rochelle Andreevna Ivanova
Children Son; Javaan Irelle
Father Re'gan Irelle
Mother Melan Irelle
Brother(s) Tristan Irelle
Sister(s)
Other Family

Personality & Traits

General Overview Landon Neyes is almost always a carefree, bouncy young man who seems to enjoy striking sarcasm in every situation. As a joined Trill he retains all the qualities of his former hosts in a sort of melded personality mingled in with his own. To this end he is extremely skilled in a variety of tasks, and handles a variety of situations differently. Since the Neyes symbiont has been extremely long-lived, the younger and elder facets of his personality often ride against each other, creating a confusing dynamic to many onlookers. One minute he can be extremely boyish and cheerful, while the next he could be stern and focused.
His attitude towards others is decided almost immediately in kind after seeing how they react to his disposition, whether or not he's having a good day. While Landon is very friendly and caring with a genuine desire to help others, he can come off as almost arrogant. The confidence gained from joining with a Symbiont is usually positive, however in Landon's case it has acted as a hurdle he must overcome as he struggles to hold himself to modesty. When placed in a situation in which he feels inferior or less experienced based on his age or rank, the full force of his elder personality comes forward to compensate. He treats all members of a crew on equal grounds, socially, and makes a habit of ignoring rank when addressing someone. The only exception he makes is his Captain, who he addresses with the utmost respect.
Neyes works extremely hard to prove to his colleagues that he is a capable officer, and often goes out of his way to assist in the problems of other departments, especially while a Helm Officer. He takes his job seriously, but does not allow it to interfere with his life, and how he enjoys that life. Conversely, he takes personal relationships very seriously and even small slights against him can be catastrophic to his feelings.
As a joined Trill, Neyes' relationships are often complicated and colored with intrigue. His tendencies are to become interested in someone as a person and then only if they express interest in him does he decide they might be worth some kind of further involvement. Landon is a very soft-hearted boyfriend-type when the moment arises, but usually this is not apparent. During his relationship with Daeryx, his lover from a previous host, Landon was torn by his desire to love the man and his need to put the relationship behind them. There was nothing he wanted more than to be with Daeryx, but it was a doomed flurry of a past lifetime. Rob Lansine was present during these events. Even with the rising suspicion that the Landon host might be gay, which wouldn't raise eyebrows in most societies anyway, he himself is not at all concerned with the issue. Landon's sexuality is not founded on the basis of homosexuality or heterosexuality, but on his heart's ability to love someone.
Strengths & Weaknesses With the merging of young and old, one can hardly blame a sprightly creature like Landon for enjoying an uncharacteristic pleasure. Somehow, somewhere, he developed a fondness for the serene landscapes of nature. Nearly every botanical study he has ever done has proven to be a success, and his green thumb only furthers his enjoyment in this area. Landon, even before joining, had a knack for plants. While it hasn't manifested in his career in Starfleet, there have been rare occasions when he spends some of his spare time in an Arboretum, just sitting quietly. A life in space is full of hustle and bustle, yet this young man finds solace from the chaos of his life in the company of a beautiful landscape.
As a tactical officer, Landon would have been reassigned to temporary duty and moved to a low-security area. He has absolutely no aiming, firing, or shooting ability when it comes to personal weapons such as phaser rifles and hand phaser. On the Intrepid, during tactical exercises, Landon's shots often found purchase against the wall rather than the actual intended target. In contrast, however, Landon is more than capable with small bladed weapons. Whether the task require hand to hand fighting, or throwing, the fury of his blades is rarely mistaken as amateur. His personal favorites are small dueling knives he carries with him. It is rare to find him without a small blade on his person at all times.
Joined Trill are often blessed with gifts that only creatures that experience extreme longevity can enjoy. Landon, being technically 750 years old, is extremely adept at many martial skills. There is no clear identifier of his style of combat, but he is frighteningly agile and incorporates that into his fighting talents. A martial arts program on Starbase 21 once denied his application because he was 'too experienced' for many of the other students. He didn't take it personally, but was disappointed that he would have to continue fighting holograms. While stationed on the Intrepid, Landon and Rob Lansine were marooned on the planet Carida. Rob was taken hostage and in order to rescue him, Landon infiltrated a Cardassian prison camp and disabled half the guards in complete stealth, without using a single energy weapon.
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Personal History Born on the Vista Colony of Cesparia Prime, a wealthy tourist locale for the rich and privileged, Landon Irelle was raised to serve those more fortunate than himself. His parents, Re'gan and Melan Irelle, worked for the Vista Community Centre on an honest wage and without luxury. The two Trill had two sons, the first of which was Landon, and his younger brother Tristan was born on Stardate 238608.24. At an early age Landon was exposed to the personnel and staff of Starfleet ships and Federation vessels, who often took their shore-leave on Cesparia. Fascinated not with their positions, but with the experience they were allowed; to travel in ships across the stars, and away from Cesparia. As much as he loved his family, Landon always felt a longing to explore more than his tiny corner of the universe. Although his parents were humble people, they allowed their son to cultivate his dreams and hope for a better future. Kieran Aquila
Landon attended school with his younger brother as far as they were allowed, as the educational opportunities on a vacation world were few and far between. Raised on the standards of Ferengi principles of learning, Landon was thoroughly versed in business and finance, as well as personal/public relations and staffing. With the lives of families on Cesparia usually leading to following their parent's footsteps in service, it was necessary education for the foreseeable future. Landon's relationship with his brother could only be described as two of a kind. While Landon kept a quiet and awkward stature in his youth, Tristan was a wild force to be reckoned with. They would often play tricks on the Ferengi socialites and commerce officials together, always managing to stay one step ahead. Of course, Tristan was always the mastermind. Later in his life, Landon would shape himself to more closely mirror his brother.

The Ferengi leadership on the planet wasn't official, but was seen everywhere. Education, Travel, Recreation and Government were all influenced by the Ferengi populace, which was vast and piercing. The colony on Cesparia Prime was first created by humans, who looked to the Ferengi's neighboring worlds for help in raising a steady economy and growth without mistake. The end result was Ferengi manipulation into control of the colony. Cesparia's rich forests and many hot-springs eventually gave way to Ferengi construction of tourist locations, encouraging Cesparia's original colonists to join in and world as service personnel for these locations, Landon's family included.
Beginning to see the usefulness of earning money to move higher in the financial world, Landon worked at a local shop near one of the hot-springs. Being extremely young at the time, Landon found it difficult to fully earn payment based on Cesparia's laws for employment. The board responsible for overseeing employee's rights was based in the Federation, not on Ferengenar, so Landon was eventually treated fairly in all matters concerning work. He worked for years at 60 hours a week selling trinkets and towels to tourists until he saved enough money to purchase a small atmospheric craft capable of ferrying a small group of people over short distances. Landon immediately left his position at the shop and began a personally owned shuttle company which transported locals from work back to the settlement locations. The fee was small, the ship crowded but comfortable, and it was very popular since very few worker-based transportation options were available. By the time Landon was 22, his small shuttle business had grown to include 6 other small vessels employing nine pilots and six staff responsible for taking care of passengers during the flight. Local vistas paid his company to shuttle their staff on a regular basis, thereby relieving them of the responsibility.

In late 2402 Landon passed his company over to this family to continue operation and was accepted into the Starfleet Academy. His love for flying, even the small craft on Cesparia encouraged him to drive forward and follow his dream of flying into the stars. Within the month of transferring everything to his parents and his brother, he had moved to Earth on the first available transport and settled into California to attend the Academy. Unfamiliar with working among people not driven to survive in a low-income society, Landon didn't make many friends his first year at the academy, and as a result was able to study nearly 100% of the time, except for attending a new game he encountered called Parisi Squares. Eventually Landon joined a team of some of his colleagues at the Academy for the game and began competing. On Stardate 240605.20, Landon Graduated from the academy 4th in his class in flight school and passing his final thesis exam with a 95%.
His celebration was short-lived however, when he returned to Cesparia to visit his family before being assigned to Starbase 21. Landon returned only to hear news that his family was gone. A group of Ferengi extremists had finally had enough of the growing success of the Irelle Transport business and sabotaged their shuttle leaving from one of the moons after a business trip on 240604.16. Their shuttle exploded after leaving the atmosphere 5 minutes into the trip, killing Landon's Mother, Father, and younger Brother Tristan in the process. Landon was crushed with despair, and thus he took leave from Starbase 21 and was unable to keep the company going. After attending his loved one's funeral a week after graduating from Starfleet Academy, Landon shut down Irelle Transports for good. The subsequent loss of his assets left him with nothing but a month's leave from duty, his meaningless fortune, and the memories of the only people he had.
One of Landon's old business contacts, one which Landon had been expressly supportive of, was there two days after the funeral to see Landon. His name was Markus Gren, and he was the first Trill besides his own family Landon had spoken to for any length of time. Apparently since Landon's life was so rich with success and loss, it made him a prime candidate for becoming a host to a Trill Symbiant. Markus encouraged Landon that the bond would immediately instill both meaning and a familial connection spanning hundreds of years to his life. Desperately seeking both, Landon accepted the offer of Markus' help in attaining approval to become a Trill host. The process was sped by Markus' influence and by late 2406, Landon was the host to the Trill Symbiont known as Neyes (Nay*ez). The previous host, Taylor, was killed shortly before Landon's own family on a Starfleet Marine's mission in the Gamma Quadrant.
A few months in recovery from the transformation, Landon became Landon Neyes, leaving his old family name behind. Most of this time in unaccounted for, and Landon refused to file a flight plan for the shuttle he used during that time. Given the fact that he owned the shuttle himself, a remnant of his business, there was no real reason for him to need to. Once he returned from what is largely assumed to be a short leave to bring himself into focus, and to ready himself for a return to active duty, he asked for whatever deep space assignment Starfleet had available. After continuing duty Landon accepted the Helm position on-board the CSS Melbourne in the Confederate Fleet.
Service Record Chief Helm Officer - CSS Melbourne

Chief Helm Officer - USS Intrepid

Chief Engineering Officer - USS Charon

Chief Engineering Officer - USS Charon

Chief Helm Officer - USS Vindicator-D

2XO/Chief Flight Control Officer - USS Vindicator-E

First Officer - USS Vindicator-E

Commanding Officer - USS Vindicator-E

liason & Pilot - USS Vindicator - F