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For alternate reality characters or other characters with the same name, see Kari Eriksson (Live to Tell), Kari Eriksson (mirror) and Kari Eriksson (Pendragon universe).

Kari Eriksson was the second officer and operations manager of the USS Prospect and USS Prospect-A and a member of Special Operations. Her name translated to Kaia in the Jenchum language.

HistoryEdit

Early historyEdit

Kari Eriksson was born on 1 October 2338.

UnknownEdit

Sometime prior to 2367, she served with, and became friends with, Anne Lansing. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

2367Edit

Eriksson served aboard the USS Hope (NCC-57371) prior to her transfer aboard the Prospect in 2367 at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "The Burnt Child")

Eriksson participated on an undercover away team mission to Enip, along with Lansing, Daniel Radke, USS Arlington first officer Vanessa Biondo and several others. The Enipians captured Eriksson and Biondo and killed the rest of the away team, except Radke and Lansing, who escaped into the caves under the planet's surface. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Lady Lazarus") It's not clear when this mission took place, but the author assumes it was between "The Burnt Child" and "Starry, Starry Night".

Weeks later, she participated in an away team mission to Goffan III to determine if the Jenchum Suzerainty were developing subspace weapons. After being separated from the team, she sought refuge in The Painter's workshop. Their attraction to one another was immediate, and The Painter's Thrall activated, putting Eriksson under his spell.

His Thrall brought out her creative side, unleashing painting after painting. He began to grow concerned with Eriksson exhibited violent and quick changes in emotion as well as symptoms like growing faint. The Painter felt perhaps he and Eriksson should break off their relationship; something she didn't want.

Her fellow Prospect colleagues Lansing, Radke, Justin O'Donovan, and George Stratos arrived in an attempt to bring Eriksson back to the ship. They explained to The Painter they were human, not Jenchum, and his Thrall had the potential to kill Eriksson. Instead of living with the thought he could severely injure or even kill her (through no fault of his own), he persuaded her to leave with her shipmates. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Starry, Starry Night")

Eriksson participated in counseling sessions with Radke to deal with the stresses of transferring to a new ship, being held hostage by the Enipians and falling in love with The Painter. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Starry, Starry Night", "Honor Thy Father")

Later in that same year, Eriksson was working a late shift when she discovered an anomaly on sensors, missing Hahn Jun-Seok's birthday party. Closer investigation revealed the anomaly was the USS Artemis, a ship thought lost some three years prior. Aboard the Prospect, Eriksson and chief engineer Michael Greene discovered a way to reduce the anomaly's effects -- by using a coherent graviton pulse to reduce the tetryon emissions from the anomaly -- and beam their trapped away team back. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Lady Lazarus")

2372Edit

Upon the severe damage to the Prospect in 2372 in a battle with the Jem'Hadar, Eriksson was severely injured and spent some time recovering at Deep Space 9 before transferring back to the Hope to take the first officer position. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Directive")

Service JacketEdit

Personal RelationshipsEdit

FamilyEdit

Eriksson had a brother and parents as of 2367. Counselor Daniel Radke recommended she keep in touch with them during the rough time she was having. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Honor Thy Father")

FriendshipsEdit

Anne LansingEdit

Kari Eriksson met Anne Lansing sometime before 2367 when they both served together. They fast became friends.

In 2367, after Eriksson joined the crew, their friendship resumed. Lansing went to Goffan III to help convince Eriksson she needed to break off her relationship with The Painter before the Thrall seriously injured or killed her. In the aftermath, Lansing spent time with her to help her recover. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Starry, Starry Night")

RelationshipsEdit

The PainterEdit

In 2367, Eriksson met The Painter after being separated from the away team in Enika on Goffan III when she sought refuge in The Painter's workshop. Their attraction to one another was immediate, and The Painter's Thrall activated, putting Eriksson under his spell.

His Thrall brought out her creative side, unleashing painting after painting. He began to grow concerned with Eriksson exhibited violent and quick changes in emotion as well as symptoms like growing faint. The Painter felt perhaps he and Eriksson should break off their relationship; something she didn't want.

Her fellow Prospect colleagues Anne Lansing, Daniel Radke, Justin O'Donovan, and George Stratos arrived in an attempt to bring Eriksson back to the ship. They explained to The Painter they were human, not Jenchum, and his Thrall had the potential to kill Eriksson. Instead of living with the thought he could severely injure or even kill her (through no fault of his own), he persuaded her to leave with her shipmates.

He convinced her to take a painting that would remind her of him; she took the first piece she admired, a painting similar to Vincent van Gogh's "Starry Night". She hung the piece in her quarters in a prominent place. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles: "Starry, Starry Night")

Alternate historyEdit

Star Trek: PendragonEdit

In the Pendragon timeline, Kari Eriksson was the commanding officer of the USS Hope through until 2379.

In that same year, after she and her crew attended the commissioning ceremony aboard the new Deep Space 9, she joined Admiral John Greene and Captains Noah Wrightson, Anne Tedesco, Rafe Mahler and Hahn Jun-Seok aboard the USS Advantage to hear about the possible M'Tar influence of the Myhr'an. She and her crew joined the fleet heading towards Myhr'an space to investigate.

En route, she and Commander Michael Greene attempted to figure out why sensors were behaving oddly.

She and her crew were part of the task force facing the a Myhr'an armada at Rhaandaran, working with the Advantage and Prospect-A in combating Myhr'an battle cruisers. (Star Trek: Pendragon: Other Knights anthology: "Gravity")

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