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Root is a human mechanic on the USS Mumbai in 2265. (TOSS)

Early life Edit

His birth and early education (if any) are undocumented; his recorded birth date is based on his preferred birthday (23 April) and his apparent age when his identity records were created. (TOSS #10 "Cake")

Root had defective vision (which was unusual, given 23rd century medical technology); he normally wore contact lenses but when scrambling to respond to a red alert wore glasses instead. (TOSS #19 "Condition Red")

Root's full legal name was Rutherford Orlando Orange Trefusis, but everyone called him Root (or so he claimed). (TOSS Dramatis Personae)

Starfleet career Edit

Root attended Starfleet Academy for basic training (not the 4-year officer course) in the early 2260s, including extra zero-gravity lessons. (TOSS #30 "Bactry Anecdote")

In 2264 he was assigned to the USS Mumbai. His duties included monitoring unimportant systems, lugging equipment around, and other menial tasks (TOSS #12 "Environmental Systems", #14 "Zero G", #5 "Printer").

His recreations included video games and martial arts. (TOSS #8 "Synthesizer Crapola", #15 "Earth Humour", #25 "Martial Arts Rhythmic Gymnastics")

Relationships Edit

Root got on well with his colleagues, including his team leader John bet-Orlek. He was a close friend of Devjinder Null.

He and Wheel were lovers since before they joined Starfleet. (TOSS #18 "The Ends of the Earth")

Memorable quotesEdit

"You know, there are times when artificial gravity starts to seem like a very bad idea."
Root is tired of lugging heavy equipment about. (TOSS #14 "Zero G")

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