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Master Chief Petty Officer Apu Barnum

Name Apu Ernest Barnum

Position Quartermaster

Rank Master Chief Petty Officer

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Planet of Origin Earth - India
Age 45
Birth Date 1 April, 2345
Location of Quarters Deck 7, section 11 (behind his office)
Player (for PNPCs) Charlie

Physical Appearance

Height 5' 11"
Weight 181 lbs
Hair Color black
Eye Color black
Skin Color black
Physical Description Apu is wiry but deceptively strong for his size. He generally wins arm wrestling competitions.
He prefers to dress in old US Army fatigues with his rank pips and combadge. Because he is so good at his job, his superiors humor him.
He doesn't smoke, but he carries a cigar for effect.
He has a pet capuchin monkey named Bobo.
Accent Thick Indian accent


Spouse Divorced
Wedding Date Friday the 13th
Children Jerome, Fatima and Indy. They live with his ex-wife on Earth.
Father Alekim Barnum
Mother Padma
Brother(s) Telmar, Zahwe, Jerome, Paul, Mahatma,
Sister(s) Shella, Paloma

Personality & Traits

General Overview Shrewd, observant, always looking for an angle. He is a great reader of people.
He loves to make a deal and is very proud of his 'office' where he keeps not only anything and everything you need, he can often get what you want within 48 hours -- unless the ship is too far from a planet or starbase.

Basically, he is a cross between Apu Nahasapeemapetilon Ph.D., P. T. Barnum, Ernest G. Bilko and CPO Otto Sharkey.
Strengths & Weaknesses Strengths:
Great at finding what you need.
He loves to make deals. He'll trade for unusual items.
Excellent at reading people.
Strong, smart and shrewd.

He is a manipulator, if he can get away with it.
Not always a nice person. He can be grumpy, argumentative and selfish -- which is why he's divorced.
Ambitions To have a warehouse on a planet where he can do what he does on a large-scale basis.
Hobbies & Interests Collecting oddities. Learning as much as he can about antiques. Weightlifting. Bartering. Playing cards.
Languages Standard, Farsi, Arabic, Romulan, Ferengi

Personal History Apu was born in Mumbai, India on April first, 2345. He has five brothers and two sisters, so he learned early how to fend for himself. He spent a good deal of his free time on the streets f Mumbai selling trinkets, playing tour guide or running errands -- all for a credit or two. He learned early the value of money and how to get it.

He got in trouble for bookmaking in school. He was taking bets on the outcome of the national football championship. He managed to talk his way out of it by proving that, although technically illegal, the school had no rules against betting on other teams. They only had a rule against betting on their own team. So, technically, he hadn't done anything wrong. And he donated all his winnings to the school for a new library.

When he got out of school he went to university and got degrees in psychology and business. He had no interest in working in the field, but the knowledge helped him in the career he really wanted. He opened a small pawn shop where her bartered anything and everything. His reputation grew and people came from all over Europe and Asia to get 'rare an exotic' goods from Apu.

Unfortunately, many of his 'rare and exotic' goods were also illegal and he was sent to a penal colony. His wife divorced him, not wanting to have their kids raised with the stigma of a criminal for a parent.

Apu served less than half the time, electing to work for Starfleet as Quartermaster where he could be watched over and where his special skills could be used to benefit the Federation. (He became quite good at acquiring stolen artifacts.)

He still makes deals, if the price is right. He prides himself on being able to get most things within 48 hours -- a week at most -- if he's close to a starbase or planet. He has the respect of the Ferengi who admire him for his skill in business negotiations.

Apu enjoys his reputation and keeps a close eye on what is being sole by whom and where. He has a wealth of information at his disposal and enjoys being the ship's supplier. He is constantly out of uniform, preferring to wear olive drab army fatigues with his rank pips and combadge. But, since he's so good at his job, he gets away with it.

Education Degree in psychology and business management.