Lieutenant Arnulf Keistler

Name Arnulf Heinrich Keistler

Position Chief Counselor

Rank Lieutenant


  • 25 Mission Posts

Last Post

Thu Aug 17, 2017 @ 7:54pm

Character Information

Gender Male
Species Human
Age 42
Place of Birth Mars Colony
Marital Status Widowed
Sexual Orientation Heterosexual

Physical Appearance

Height 6 ft.
Weight 215 lb.
Hair Color Greying/balding
Eye Color Hazel
Physical Description Arne is balding and little prematurely grey. He has a wide and infectious smile to go along with his gregarious and outgoing personality. He is 6ft tall and a little overweight at 215 lbs, something he’s always struggled with.


Spouse Sonja Keistler (deceased)
Children Hildy
Heinrich (stillborn)

Character Details (Official Use Only)

Security Code Keistler-Zero-Zero-Pi
Security Clearance Level Beta-One
Data Access Level Level 3
Living Quarters Deck 8 - Room 0801
Personal Office Location Deck 11 - Counselor's Office

Personality & Traits

General Overview Warm, kind-hearted, shows consideration and awareness with a strong sense of responsibility and duty, generous, dependable.

Can be overly critical of self, difficulty saying no at times, not overly flexible, prefers to do things in a ‘tried and true’ method.

Those with this personality type are truly warm and kind-hearted, and want to believe the best of people. They value harmony and cooperation, and are likely to be very sensitive to other people's feelings. People value those with this personality type for their consideration and awareness, and their ability to bring out the best in others by their firm desire to believe the best.

They constantly take in information about people and situations that is personally important to them, and store it away. This tremendous store of information is usually startlingly accurate, due to an exceptional memory about things that are important to their value systems. It would not be uncommon for them to remember a particular facial expression or conversation in precise detail years after the event occurred, if the situation had made an impression.

They value security and kindness, and respect traditions and laws. They tend to believe that existing systems are there because they work. Therefore, they're not likely to buy into doing things in a new way, unless they're shown in a concrete way why its better than the established method.
More so than other types, they are extremely aware of their own internal feelings, as well as other people's feelings.

They feel a strong sense of responsibility and duty. They take their responsibilities very seriously, and can be counted on to follow through. For this reason, people naturally tend to rely on them. They often have a difficult time saying "no" when asked to do something, and may become over-burdened. In such cases, this personality type does not usually express their difficulties to others, because they intensely dislike conflict, and because they tend to place other people's needs over their own. They need to learn to identify, value, and express their own needs, if they wish to avoid becoming over-worked and taken for granted.

They are warm, generous, and dependable. They have many special gifts to offer, in their sensitivity to others, and their strong ability to keep things running smoothly. They need to remember to be not overly critical of themselves, and to give themselves some of the warmth and love, which they freely dispense to others.

Personal History Anulf Heinrich Keistler seemed destined for a career in Starfleet from the moment of his birth…aboard a transport ship on its final approach to Mars Colony. His father was a senior civilian engineer who split his time between Mars and Utopia Planetia. Arne cut his teeth hanging out with engineers, technicians and other bureaucrats his parents frequently entertained. As he finished his high school studies, it seemed his acceptance to Starfleet Academy was etched in stone, and ticket bought, so to speak, school of Engineering, of course. Much to the chagrin of his dad, a month later Arne informed his dad that he’d switched his major to Pre-Med.

Arne graduated and immediately enrolled in the Starfleet Academy post-graduate program to begin working on his doctorate in the field of Counseling Psychology. In the spring of 2371, Arne received his Ph.D. and his first posting – an internship back at Mars Colony.

Fall of 2373 saw him return to Starfleet Academy Headquarters, this time not as a student but as the resident counselor to the student body. It was during this time that he met his future wife, Sonja, while hiking in the Sierra Nevada Mountains. With their mutual love of the outdoors, their whirlwind romance flourished and they were married by Christmas…a quick weekend to Vegas and letters home to parents. January of 2375 was marshaled in with the news that he was to be a dad…of twins. He spent the next nine months oscillating between excitement and outright dread, what kind of father would he make. He was there in the delivery room for moment of his daughter’s birth. Hildy, 6 lbs, 04 oz, came into the world red and screaming ready to tackle anything. But then, Arne was dealt the most devastating blow of his young life…his son Heinrich was stillborn and suddenly his wife began hemorrhaging uncontrollably. Before he could even make sense of it all, the doctors were kindly and sympathetically tapping his shoulder and saying they were sorry, but there was nothing they could have done. He watched in almost detached numbness as one nurse took his daughter and left the room in one direction and another covered Sonja’s face with a white sheet and began to roll her off in another direction.

Several months later, he resigned his commission from Starfleet. Stumbling around for a year or so, he finally settled into a new study program…Comparative Religions. A year later, he found himself working for a small mission just outside of San Francisco providing both counseling and spiritual guidance to those who’d been injured in the Breen attack on earth.

Starfleet sought him out in 2378 and offered him a commission and posting aboard the USS Independence. His daughter, Hildy, was two and a half by then, but she never even knew her father. Arne had signed over custodial rights to his own parents, who had actually adopted her a year later. On the rare occasion that Arne even returned to Mars for a visit, Hildy only knew him as a long lost uncle. So he hardly flinched when his posting was to take him to the Raeyan Sector for an indeterminate length of time.

In 2380, he was transferred to the USS Valkyrie. Thinking his career was going to be permanently stuck, he was thrilled when he finally got a promotion and a new posting…as the Assistant Chief Counselor on Deep Space 9. After serving for almost four years, he jumped at the chance to serve once again aboard a ship when he was accepted as Chief Counselor aboard the USS Jericho. His new fiancée was not so thrilled. At the farewell, he casually and cheerfully gave her a hug and a kiss and told he’d be right back.
Starfleet History 2371: Intern Program, Mars Colony

2373: Counselor at Starfleet Academy Headquarters.

2378: USS Independence, Counselor

2380: USS Valkyrie, Counselor

2383: Deep Space 9, Asst. Chief Counselor

2387: USS Jericho, Chief Counselor

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