Fleet Admiral James “Rook” Mirtoh

Commanding Officer – Starbase 25



Sex: Male | Race: Human | Home Planet: Earth | Age: 34 | DOB: Unknown

Height: 6'1" | Weight: 210 LBS | Eyes: Green | Hair: Red


Service Record:


Completed Starfleet Academy, Tactics (Minor in Alien Species).

Completed Starfleet Academy, Psychology (No Minor).


Previous Mission Records:


  USS Ghettysberg - 2 year stint (Assistant Tactical Officer/Head Tactical Officer)

  USS Ghent - 2 year stint (Ship’s Counselor)

  USS Washington – 2 year stint (Head Tactical Officer, Executive Officer)

  Director, Defense Response Force, Independence Fleet

  Starfleet Command – 2 years on Earth – Assigned to Special Project – Classified

  Current – Far Point Fleet Commander, Starbase 25



Background, History and Personality


James was born on Earth 34 years ago to Michael and Heather Mirtoh. With no family inclination to travel among the stars (Michael was a famous Cultural Anthropologist and Heather was a Psychologist), James was the first in his family to take an

interest in interstellar travel. Much to his parent's chagrin, he left his Scottish homeland at the age of 18 to join the Starfleet Academy in San Francisco. James took an immediate interest in tactics, alien species (probably due to his father's profession) and psychology (due to his mother's), having his strongest grades in those classes. James earned the nickname Rook because of his strength with the pieces of the same name on the old style Earth chessboard he always carried with him. Having won many tournaments while at the academy, the nickname stuck with him even after he left.


Rook's first assignment was assistant tactical officer aboard the USS Gettysburg, which he served for 3 years. After that assignment, he returned to Starfleet Academy for continued training in Psychology, after which he was assigned to the USS Ghent as the ship's counselor. Missing the action at tactical, James soon grew restless and decided to accept a position aboard the USS Washington as the ship’s Head Tactical Officer.


Within a month, James had been promoted to Lieutenant (jg), and soon after the Ship’s XO, Commander Nolram, was transferred. Then with the launch of the USS Chesapeake (and much of the ship’s senior crew with it), the surprise of his life came when James was offered the Executive Officer position aboard the Washington, which he accepted graciously. Several months later, the commanding officer of the Washington, Robert Seldon recommended to Fleet Command James’ promotion to Captain. After another year or so of service as Deputy Director of the Defense Response Force under Admiral Dragonetti, James accepted a promotion to Rear Admiral and Director of the Defense Response Force.


Rook was later took a position at Starfleet Command, where he was assigned to Special Projects. In his spare time, he taught Tactics, Hand to Hand Combat and Psychology to cadets. Recently, James was contacted by his old friend Brit, and asked to take command of Far Point Fleet. Rook accepted the position. Just before his transfer to Earth, James asked Marie Gage to marry him. She accepted.


James is known for his calmness under pressure and his almost exclusive interests in Chess and old Earth Asian Martial arts styles of hand to hand combat – specifically Aikido. Despite his interest, he was never asked to teach combat at Starfleet Academy, but he took a strong interest in those types of classes. He is fairly attractive but somewhat shy around women, except when he is dealing with them on a professional level - such as a psychologist to patient. Otherwise, James is a quick witted strategist both in personal relationships and in Chess, and is always ready to offer an optimistic view or a smile.




Combat, Close: 100
Combat, Ranged: 75
Command: 95
Computer: 45

Diplomacy: 70

Engineering: 30
Helm: 30

Intelligence: 15
Medical: 20
Navigation: 20 
Physical Fitness: 40
Psychology: 90 
Science, Life: 20 
Science, Physical: 20 
Science, Social: 50
Security: 25
Social: 20

Subterfuge: N/A
Survival: 20
Tactical: 100


Further Reading:


Rising to the Occasion

Psych Ops

Visits to Rook’s Parents 1

Visits to Rook’s Parents 2

Visits to Rook’s Parents 3


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