Doctor Daniel Graham

(Player: Christopher Roundy - Chapters 6 to current)
(Player: Nathan Joy - Chapters 1 to 5)

Daniel is part owner of the Polera and the ship’s doctor. Doctor Graham has grown from a stuffy yet competent trauma surgeon to a spacer living on the edge week after week.

Graham keeps the crew alive and well but has no issues diving into the thick of things and causing trouble. When not caught in the middle of a gun fight or firing the ships weapons, Daniel can be found in his quarters practicing his violin.

Dr. Graham’s Logs

Polera Crew Medical Files

Main Attributes:
  • Intellect
  • Sense

    Main Skills:
  • Medicine
  • Galactic History
  • First Aid
  • Rifle
  • Starship Weapons

  • Officer Hughes – Sarech police detective.

Main Gear:

He carries a standard charge rifle and a flechette pistol for combat.

A doctors bag that contains surgical implements, a tournaquet, a portable oxygen mask, a few doses of pain killer and a means of delivery, and a few first aid supplies, it needs to be restocked badly.

A vintage edition Carbon Fiber concert violin, with case. Lightweight and portable. It has a matte black finish and resonates beautifully inside the ship.

An oversized backpack that contains both warm and cold weather clothing, some field rations (old but not yet expired), a folding shovel, a portable shelter, a whistle, two flares, and a waterproof bag

Normal clothing that would blend in on most worlds, a white lab coat, a pair of stylish sunglasses (a gift from his younger brother, he doesn’t usually wear them)

Additional Notes:
Nathan Joy left the game after Chapter 5, however Chris Roundy picked up the good doctor and kept him working hard aboard the ship. Chris was given free will to restat the character and alter the personality within certain guidelines.

Nathan created a new take on the traditional ship’s doctor role. It is also a credit to Chris to be able to pick up the character and fill the shoes Nathan left without skipping a beat.

Character Questionnaire

Give a two or three word description of yourself.

Intellectual, Extrovert, Dependable

What do you perceive as your greatest strength?

My ability to analyze a situation, make a diagnosis, and begin to do what needs to be done right away. I tend to trust my gut instinct. That has gotten me into trouble before, but it helps more often than not.

What is your most obvious flaw or weakness?

I feel the need to help those around me. I have a hard time sitting idly by as someone is suffering. I was charged with aiding the enemy, which led to the end of my professional career. I still practice medicine, just not legally.

Briefly describe a defining moment in your youth and how it influenced your life.

I was in a ship crash when I was 8. I remember hearing the claxons sound, and everybody running all over the place. My father picked me up and we ran to an escape pod. Luckily, my whole family made it, but the pod entered the atmosphere too quickly. It started breaking up, and the heat was incredible. I remember waking up and seeing a doctors face. He said “You’re going to be alright. Hang in there.” I was hospitalized for almost a year after that crash. I made quite a few friends with the staff. They’re the ones that got me interested in medicine.

Who is your most trusted ally and why?

It’s hard to say. Most of the contacts I had before my medical license was revoked now refuse to speak to me. The only member of my family that I can think of would be my younger brother Johnathan. I think if I needed a favor, he’d come through for me. And I’d do the same for him. I helped him out a lot as kids.

Who do you despise and why?

My former commanding officer. The one who got me court-martialed for “aiding the enemy”. I’m a doctor! I’m supposed to aid anyone who needs it! Luckily we weren’t officially at war with anyone, so they couldn’t call it treason. I also lost my medical license specifically because of his report. he’d better hope I never find him on my operating table.

For what would you die for?

I’d die to save a childs life. I’d die to save a colony full of people from some disaster. I’d make damn sure it was the only option left.

Why have you chosen to risk your life as a career?

I have no choice. I can’t practice medicine in any respectable place. My license was revoked and I have a criminal record due to the courtmartial. I want to use my talents to help people, but it seems I’ll have to settle for what comes along. This group is alright. I’ll get plenty of practice at least.

Describe your dreams and ambitions.

It’s silly, but I’ve always wanted to be a concert violininst. To stand in front of an audience and play Vivaldi’s Four Seasons. I’ve never thought myself good enough, and I’m needed more as a physician than a musician. Some day though.

How do you generally treat others?

I try to make others comfortable around me. It’s easier to work with them that way. A hostile work environment promotes inefficiency, and thats something you can’t have in the operating theater. I give respect until they prove themselves undeserving of such, and then I treat them accordingly.

How do others typically react to you?

I’ve been told that I come off seeming like a know-it-all. I don’t try for that, it just happens. I have also been told that people know they can depend on me. I do get more respect when wearing my lab coat than when not, but otherwise I make a good first impression.

When do you consider it okay to kill (under what circumstances)? When do you consider it wrong to kill (under what circumstances)?

Of course in self defense. I also feel that there are definately some people who deserve it, and they usually show that they do from their actions. I don’t like the idea of killing, period. But if I must, I’ll liken it to a cancerous tumor. They must be removed so society as a whole can live.

Killing in cold blood, or strictly for monetary gain (i.e. Assassin for hire) are wrong on a fundamental level. Otherwise I’ll leave it open to a case by case basis.

What is the one task you would absolutely refuse to do?

Help someone design or build a biological, chemical, or genetic weapon.

%% And a few questions from The Famous Pivot Questionnaire %%

1. What is your favorite word? Congratulations.

2. What is your least favorite word? Hopeless.

3. What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? Being challenged intellectually.

4. What turns you off? Narrow minds

5. What is your favorite curse word? Shit.

6. What sound or noise do you love? Rachmaninof’s Vocalise

7. What sound or noise do you hate? Crying children. It’s like fingernails on a chalkboard to me.

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? Concert violinist

9. What profession would you not like to do? Lawyer.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Put down that scalpel, the concert is about to begin.


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