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

Early life[edit | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 | edit source]

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 quotes[edit | edit source]

"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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