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Full Name: Prynn Tenmei
Species: Human
Gender: Female
Born: 2350
Affiliation: Federation Starfleet
Parents: Father - Elias Vaughn
Mother - Ruriko Tenmei
Sibling(s): none
Marital Status: Single
Previous Assignment: Conn Officer, USS Mjolnir, USS Sentinel
Conn Officer, USS Defiant
Rank: Ensign
Insignia: Image:2370s cmd ens.png

Prynn Tenmei was a female Human Starfleet officer born in the year 2350 to Commanders Elias Vaughn and Ruriko Tenmei. She was named for the late T'Prynn of Vulcan, a friend of both her parents.


Early Career

Tenmei joined Starfleet Academy in 2369. Shortly afterwards, her mother was lost during an action against the Borg, on a Starfleet Intelligence mission commanded by her father. Tenmei knew her mother's transponder code, and she began scanning for it on every ship she served on.

Tenmei's relationship with her father was taxed after the death of her mother. Vaughn distanced himself from Tenmei out of guilt, believing his young daughter justified in blaming him for depriving her of her mother. As a result, Tenmei was emotionally abandoned at a time when she most needed such support. The strain on their relationship would last for years.

After graduation, she was assigned to the USS Mjolnir as Conn officer. Mjolnir Captain Kalena Hoku taught Tenmei the art of surfing, and once described Prynn as being "a bit intense."

Prynn saw action during the Dominion War while assigned to the USS Sentinel under Captain Anna Maria Amalfitano, including piloting the ship behind enemy lines. (SCE eBook: War Stories, Book One)

Deep Space 9

Following the war, in January of 2376, she was transferred to the USS Defiant, berthed at starbase Deep Space 9. In April of 2376 Tenmei piloted the Defiant in defence of DS9 when it came under attack from a trio of Jem'Hadar fighters. Following the battle she spent time at the bedside of a Benzite friend, Monyodin, as he died from untreatable injuries sustained in the attack. She was also nominated for a Starfleet commendation for her conduct in the battle. Tenmei was reunited with her father when he became the new First officer of DS9 in April. The two maintained a strained, but professional relationship. (DS9 novel: Avatar)

Several months later, Prynn served as the Defiant's pilot during a three month exploratory mission in the Gamma Quadrant. This mission was commanded by her father, and as the mission went on the two began spending more time together. (DS9 novel: Twilight)

The reconcilition was short-lived as the Defiant soon picked up Ruriko's transponder code coming from a downed Borg vessel, where they found a still-alive and assimilated Ruriko Tenmei. After the assimilation imperitive proved too strong for Ruriko to resist, Vaughn was forced to kill her to prevent her from assimilating Tenmei. (DS9 novel: Lesser Evil)

Tenmei again refused to speak to Vaughn for the remainder of the Gamma mission. After the Defiants return, Vaughn appealed to Prynn that the last thing he wanted was to be separated from her again. Tenmei accompanied Vaughn to the signing ceremony of Bajor's admission to the Federation, and promised her father that they would meet soon for dinner. In the months that followed, Tenmei cancelled her dinner date with her father on three different occasions. (DS9 novel: Unity)

Tenmei accompanied shipmate Thirishar ch'Thane (or Shar), with whom which she was in the beginings of a romantic relationship, to his homeworld of Andor and attended the sending, or funeral, of Shar's deceased bond-mate Shathrissia zh'Cheen. While on Andor, Tenmei took part in a rescue operation of Shar's mother Charivretha zh'Thane, Andor's representative to the Federation Council, when she was kidnapped by a radical faction. (DS9 novel: Worlds of Deep Space Nine, Vol. 1: "Andor: Paradigm")

In early 2377, Tenmei was abducted by the mind-controlled Jem'Hadar observer, Taran'atar, when Taran'atar hi-jacked the runabout Euphrates and used Tenmei's services as pilot. Tenmei piloted the Euphrates toward the abandoned Cardassian prison on the world of Harkoum and was able to sabotage the ship on the border between the Bajor sector and the Almatha sector. This allowed the Klingon vessel the IKS noH'pach to detect them. Taking Tenmei with him, Taran'atar then commandeered the noH'pach, killing its crew, and used it to destroy the Euphrates. He then piloted the Klingon ship to Harkoum for his rendevous with Intendant Kira of the mirror universe. Taran'atar left the tied-up Tenmei to the Intendent's mercenaries. When the Nalori mercenary Jaid entered the Klingon ship to claim his prize, Tenmei was able to kill him and escape confinement. After saving several of the Defiant's security officers, she found and rescued her father who was about to be killed by Taran'atar. Tenmei and Vaughn were then saved from the destruction of the prison by the mirror universe counterpart of the Cardassian Iliana Ghemor. (DS9 novel: Warpath)

Alternate Versions

During her father's second orb experience, he took on the persona of Eli Underwood, a patient at the same insane asylum as Benny Russell. Like Vaughn, Underwood had a daughter, named Pria, Prynn's representation in that reality, and similarly to Prynn and Vaughn’s relationship, Underwood missed out on much of Pria's life, often away doing business. (DS9 novel: Unity)

Prynn Tenmei's mirror universe counterpart appears in the DS9 novel The Soul Key.



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Prynn Tenmei was a female Human Starfleet born in the year 2350 to Commanders Elias Vaughn and Ruriko Tenmei. She was named for the late T'Prynn of Vulcan, a friend of both her parents.

Tenmei joined Starfleet in 2369 at roughly the same time her mother went missing in action during a confrontation with the Borg during a Starfleet Intelligence operation commanded by her father. Tenmei's relationship with her father was strained for several years. The two achieved something of a reconciliation after Vaughn transferred to station Deep Space 9. (DS9: novels: Avatar, Lesser Evil)

Fan continuities

Star Trek: War Aftermath

Tenmei had been assigned to DS9 as early as 2375 when she overheard a debate between Julian Bashir and Miles O'Brien in Quark's about the truth of the legend of Davey Crockett, which Lieutenant Commander Worf resolved. (Star Trek: War Aftermath Episode 1: The True Way, DS9: "Once More Unto the Breach") She recalled that debate when Bashir and Raul Fitzpatrick stepped onto the bridge of the USS Defiant debating issue relating to a different holosuite program.

Tenmei was none too pleased to be assigned to a mission to rescue hostage of the True Way on Cardassia Prime. Ezri Dax attempted to boost her enthusiasm during the ship's pre-flight preparation. Tenmei was left in command when Vaughn and Dax led missions to rescue the hostages and prevent the assassination of Alon Ghemor. Despite the rocky relationship with her father, she did not relish the possibility of abandoning him if he failed to return in twelve hours. Fortunately, she did not have to carry out that order. (Star Trek: War Aftermath Episode 1: The True Way

External links

Prynn Tenmei article at Memory Beta, the non-canon Star Trek wiki.

This article uses material from the "Prynn Tenmei" article on the ST Expanded wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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