|Liam de Gaillimhe|
|Spouse(s):|| Scott Fack (ex)|
Anne de Gaillimhe (ex)
|De Gaillimhe in 2372, unhappy with their options to protect Scott Fack from the Treaty Killers|
In early to mid 2355, Starfleet Academy second year Cadet Liam de Gaillimhe met Scott Fack, a first year cadet, and the two started a relationship. This relationship lasted until 2357, when de Gaillimhe graduated from Starfleet Academy and was transferred to his first assignment.
By 2372, Starfleet Command assigned the Aotearoa, with de Gaillimhe as commanding officer, to co-ordinate the Starfleet effort against the Myhr'an. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part Two") De Gaillimhe contacted the USS Cantabrian crew when the Aotearoa arrived, and he ordered his crew to defend the Cantabrian while that crew beamed up the remaining prisoners at the Myhr'an internment camp. Both the Aotearoa and Cantabrian escaped thanks to de Gaillimhe's actions. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Two Hit, One Stone")
De Gaillimhe revealed a secondary, covert mission he and his crew were on to Captain Noel Turner, Cantabrian first officer Elizabeth Singh and Scott Fack: to stop the Treaty Killers at all costs. Starfleet Intelligence believed their next target was Fack.
De Gaillimhe came up with installing the tracking device in Fack so his whereabouts could be monitored at all times. When that plan failed -- the Treaty Killers learned of the implant and used it to their advantage -- de Gaillimhe removed the implant and used it as a distraction, flushing it and the Treaty Killers boarding party out of a cargo bay aboard the Aotearoa and into space. With Fack safely aboard the Cantabrian (still proceeding at maximum warp), de Gaillimhe ordered the Aotearoa to drop out of warp to appear to attempt to collect the implant -- the Treaty Killers assumed this was Fack -- and battle the Treaty Killers ship while the Cantabrian made its escape. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "White Flag")
Liam de Gaillimhe and Scott Fack met at Starfleet Academy in 2355 when de Gaillimhe and some friends were playing a game of football (soccer) and Liam unsuccessfully passed the ball, accidentally pegging Scott, passing by, in the knee.
The two had a passionate, but often troubled, relationship.
After de Gaillimhe graduated the Academy in 2357 and was shipping out to his first assignment, he promised Fack their relationship was still on. He gave Fack a single red rose and a passionate kiss, vowing to return in December to accompany Fack on a skiing holiday in Switzerland. Scott didn't see him again until 2372. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Isolation", "White Flag")
Anne de GaillimheEdit
De Gaillimhe met and married Anne de Gaillimhe sometime after 2357 and before 2372. Their marriage eventually ended in an amicable divorce, and Liam felt guilt at Anne's death at the hands of the Treaty Killers. Scott Fack speculated de Gaillimhe's quest to stop the Treaty Killers might, in fact, stem from an unconscious desire for revenge. (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "White Flag")
During the Battle of Deep Space 9 in 2372, de Gaillimhe ordered his crew to destroy escape pods jettisoned from the station in case one or more contained a Founder. Captain Scott Fack and his crew moved the USS Cuxhaven to protect the escape pods. Fack and his crew won the upper hand, "beating the living daylights" out of de Gaillimhe and his crew, according to Noel Turner. Fack supposedly told de Gaillimhe to, "stop giving into his lust for blood." (Star Trek: Pendragon: Other Knights anthology: "Gravity")
- It's not clear what happened to de Gaillimhe after the Battle of Deep Space 9. The "lust for blood" comment is the author's nod towards Angel.
- It's uncertain when de Gaillimhe took command of the Aotearoa, although we would assume it would be fairly recently (circa 2372) as the ship is still experimental.
- Liam de Gaillimhe is a "tip of the hat" to the TV series Angel whose lead character was named Liam, from Galway in Ireland, prior to him becoming a vampire. De Gaillimhe is a slight alteration of "from Galway". His wife, Anne, is a "tip of the hat" to the TV series Buffy the Vampire Slayer whose lead character had the middle name of Anne.