Place of Origin: Betazed
Played by: rottenemu
Mayterial is fit. She sports an athletic physique and is able to remain rather feminine despite her rather masculine work history of dragging crates around in different cargo bays. She isn't afraid to flaunt her female attributes if she feels it will serve her in getting towards her goals. While running scams she can therefore often be seen walking around in skinny dresses and other revealing outfits. On her own ship, however, is an entirely different story. She wears what is easy to walk around in (and at times run away and duck for cover in). Usually consisting of baggy jeans with an abundance of pockets and a tanktop which normally haven't seen a reclamation unit is some time and are covered in grime and dirt from her boat. Sometimes she wears a pair of sunglasses or coloured contacts to obscure her rather outspoken black Betazoid orbs.
Mayterial is an easy going and life loving woman. She likes living on the edge and occasionally hang down the side a bit. Her friends and acquaintances call her May. She likes to drink and stands her match against anyone willing to take it to a competition. Under all those layers of misguidance and happy-go-lucky lurks a meticulous and analytical mind. She has honed her skills in deception and misdirection; as such she scours the many Starbase lounges and planet-side bars to get what she wants. And May always gets what she wants, or May will most certainly get very angry.
Mayterial was born into a pre-arranged marriage on Betazed. Her parents, Jade and Casdian, were bonded at an early age and kept to traditions. She was an only child and lived quite happily through her childhood. Mastering her inherent empathic skills as well as being curious into other fields of interest from an early age. Her father was a Starfleet officer and he tried his best to educate her on some of the more simple matter/anti-matter theories.
In her early teens her homeworld was invaded by the Dominion during the ongoing war between the United Federation of Planets and their allies in the Alpha Quadrant against the Dominion, hailing from the Gamma quadrant. Her world changed during those years as lines were crossed that could not be undone. Everything the Betazoid culture had stood for was thrown into the wind as they fought for their freedom against the superior armed forces of the Dominion. During this time she lost her father to the occupational forces, later it turned out that he had joined the rebellion and that their method of fighting was to blame for his untimely demise.
Following those traumatic events her youth was not regular and she was starting to rebel against her mother as her teenage years kicked in. At the age of eighteen that all culminated in her packing up and enlisting into Starfleet. Mayterial attended Starfleet bootcamp in 2381. The two years she spent there were mostly filled with late nights and synthehol induced blackouts. She mastered many skills, very few of them related to actual Operations onboard a Federation Starship, but she did get through. Even though she had to sleep with one of the instructors to get there, she was assigned to the USS Gemini as a Boatswain's mate.
As she was working on the Gemini she had already forgotten all about the ideals she once had. The glamour of rebelling and running away from home had worn off and even though she still wanted to see the universe she slowly started to realise that Starfleet was not going to be the way she would get where she wanted to go. It was during a particularly memorable shoreleave that she got into contact with Meghan. A hustler and scammer that had her hand in supplying those officers and enlisted in Starfleet with wares that might not be fully appropriate for Starfleet personnel. It started out innocently enough, with spices and alcoholic substances, but quickly enough it got out of control.
It took two years for someone to catch on and another half a year to build a solid case against the smuggling ring. She was arrested, together with Meghan and some other top level smugglers.
It was two years she spent in prison, she was found guilty of smuggling, owning illegal substances with the intention to sell and multiple counts of blackmail. The sentence was initially going to be ten years in the penal colony but through a plea bargain she was able to get out of most of those years. During her time there, however, she learned some valuable tricks and gained knowledge she wouldn't have even gotten close to if she would've remained in Starfleet. During her time there she tried to stay under the radar, having been granted a place in Aukland due to her invaluable information leading to even more arrests in the case built around her companions.
It was 2387 when Mayterial stepped out of the penal facility a free woman, so to speak. She had no chance of returning to Starfleet, she had very little luck in finding a job on Earth. That was until the Hobus supernova. Then suddenly there were a great many civllian freighters looking for capable personnel, in order to capitalise on the demand created by the gigantic disaster. Never one to shy away from an opportunity she 'hitched a ride' away from the lush green and blue planet and into the black unknown.
The four years that followed were interesting to say the least. She put herself in the market as a Jack of all Trades, she helped many different colonies, occupied by many different species, with mundane work around the house or facility they were running.
During her years doing jobs here and there she came back into touch with Meghan. They had merely been partners in the business sense but their individual predicament following their mutual incarceration kind of forged a deeper relationship. Finding it more profitable to scam their way towards success, rather than taking menial jobs, they almost fully concentrated all their efforts in that field. With it they were able to gather a nice bit of gold pressed latinum. Their scams, forgeries and other non-legit business grew further and further. They took good care to not let it blow out of proportions though, and covered themselves in thick layers of false persona’s, so they could keep their cover as a legitimate business duo.
In 2391 the duo scammed their way into the comforting seat of a Freighter ship, which Mayterial remains the self-proclaimed captain of until this day. Having won the SS Fawkes in a game of poker with an Orion Slave trader by the name of Landau. In the end it was her free life against the freighter. The deck was stacked fully in her favour, of course, and she obliterated Landau. The SS Fawkes, so named only after she had acquired it, was officially registered back with the UFP after she returned to friendly space.
The years thereafter both Meghan (now her first mate) and she spent most of their time evading her Orion Syndicate tail and try to make money on the side. They called themselves freelance merchants, willing to transport anything you like anywhere you like at reasonable rates. Mayterial made sure to keep the business clean and didn’t accept any smuggling runs, even from the old people she used to run with.
Due to a smuggling scandal in 2395 she lost her entire crew. Meghan had been unable to let go of her old ways and even though Mayterial faced a hefty fine, which is yet to be determined, she was acquitted due to the testimonies of her former first mate and basically the entire crew. They had orchestrated the entire thing behind her back after she had refused to get back into that trade. She didn’t want to run the risk of losing what she had built up. In the captain’s chair of her old, trustworthy rust bucket she had finally found what she had been looking for her entire life. A home. A purpose. Freedom.