Solstice "Shakes" Vasco
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Solstice Vasco
Natalie Portman
Natalie Portman as Solstice Vasco
Alias: Shakes, Sol, Vasco, Blip
Age: 26
Features: Honey brown eyes, golden auburn hair
Colony: Sagittaron
Rank: Lieutenant (Junior Grade)
Department: Air-Wing
Position: Raptor ECO


Solstice was the third of five children born to Hephaestus and Penelope Vasco. She grew up in the Northern Continent of Sagittaron in the city of Lamina. Despite being in the most 'forward' portion of the colony, the old beliefs still lingered heavily in her home. Just like every one of her other siblings she wore one of the soma braids, made for her by her mother. Her father a Fleet Academy graduate and retired by her tenth birthday with the rank of Commander. Each of her siblings went on to dedicate themselves to the service and so would she eventually as well. She attended the Colonial Fleet Academy on Caprica for a degree in electrical engineering. This took her further into service where she went to flight training and went through IFT and API, the latter in six months. With her scores higher in technical, she chose the ECO pipline and started her training that would eventually lead her to her first assignment aboard the BS Pegasus in 2037 AE as an Ensign. While aboard she was granted the rank of LTJG with the callsign Shakes for several reasons.

After being aboard the Pegasus for three years she was restationed to the Tau Garrison on Tauron in 2040 AE. It was here she would be when Warday came. When the Cylon's attacked, several of the officers were able to get their people out. Amongst them were Solstice and partner, loading up their raptor and taking who they could away from populated areas. It was only when the Cerberus' people arrived upon the surface that they were able to find a measure of hope. Taking up with the Battlestar, her third stationing is now with the BS Cerberus in one of the most uncertain times in the history of the colonies.

Immediate Family

Hephaestus Vasco The driving force behind all his children, Sol's father was of a line of Fleet officers - a retired Commander himself. Sol remembers him fondly as a devout 'liberal' Sagittaron that believed in progress and change. Presumed dead
Penelope Vasco Sol's mother was a dedicated parent who stayed home to tend all five of the rough and tumble children of the Vakos family. It was from her that Sol got her deep religious habits knowledge of the earth. Her mother made for her a new Soma bracelet when she was given her first wings. Presumed dead, Cylon attack on Sagittaron.
Adrastos Vasco Sol's oldest sibling and brother. He attended the CFAB as well for CMC Unknown. Was stationed on the BS Athena.
Thea Adonis Sol's big sister and an LT Viper pilot. Sol's ultimate drive to try something new. Those flyers are just sardine cans as far as she is concerned! Unknown. Viper pilot aboard the BS Asteria
Ionas Adonis Sol's brother in law and constant friend. Despite him not being of blood, the two got along very well. He married her sister in flight training and was able to get the two stationed together on the Asteria Unknown. Stationed on BS Asteria
Kastor Vasco Kastor is the last of the children to have attended school and been assigned. He was stationed on the Cerberus as LTJG CIC - Tactical Alive
Myron Vasco The youngest of the Vasco children and still living on Sagittaron during the attacks. Myron wrote very often to Sol. The two found great comfort in the letters to each other, bridging the gap in their years. Assumed dead with attacks on Sagittaron

Service Jacket

Period Position Station Notes
2031 AE Student CFAB Caprica Entered Academy at the age of 18
2035 AE Graduate of CFAB Caprica Caprica Top 10 of her class. Degree in Electrical Engineering
2035 AE Flight School Flight School 20 months complete with exemplary status
2037 AE IFT and API Raptor ECO specialty Completed with exemplary status as well
2037 AE ENS Raptor ECO - Reconnaissance Battlestar Pegasus (BS-62) Dubbed 'Shakes' and given a promotion to LTJG
2040 AE LTJG Raptor ECO Tau Garrison, Tauron Rescued from Tauron By Cerberus
Current LTJG Raptor ECO Battlestar Cerberus (BS-132) Reassigned because of Warday

Physical Features

On the Grid

Known Associates

Helia_icon.jpg Lieutenant JG Helia "Sunspot" Gryphon: It was quite a shock to see her step out of the Viper after a swarm attack. Having gone through Academy, we split up after going through our piplelines. She ended up a sardine can pilot and myself an ECO. It's good to be working with her again.
Wade_icon.jpg Lieutenant Wade "Drips" Duncan : Likes to talk more than most women. Not a bad sort, good pilot. As always my instinct for evasion has left another in confusion. I think he's become a little more comfortable around me to be honest and it's not so bad in the air wing when you get to know the pilots. Offered to talk to me about troubles. Not sure I really care to relive them.
Psyche_icon.jpg Lieutenant Psyche "Bubbles" Devlin : From what I can tell and all around amazing pilot, willing to do what needs to be done even while injured. I like the woman.
Pallas_icon.jpg Lieutenant Pallas "Spiral" Ellinon: A lech, through and through. Good pilot but the man has a real problem with protocol and words. Colorful is the best way I can put it.
Andrea_icon.jpg Lieutenant Andrea "Hosedown" Demarco: She's not a bad pilot. Though her lack of faith is something to consider. I hope that she can find it again.


Solstice is an INTJ aka The Scientist
To outsiders, INTJs may appear to project an aura of "definiteness", of self-confidence. This self-confidence, sometimes mistaken for simple arrogance by the less decisive, is actually of a very specific rather than a general nature; its source lies in the specialized knowledge systems that most INTJs start building at an early age. When it comes to their own areas of expertise — and INTJs can have several — they will be able to tell you almost immediately whether or not they can help you, and if so, how. INTJs know what they know, and perhaps still more importantly, they know what they don't know.
Portrait of an INTJ here

Recent Logs

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Recent Memoirs

Memoir: Crossing of Paths - The first meeting of PO2 Carmen Beringer and LTJG Solstice 'Shakes' Vasco in the Black Country of Tauron a week or so after Warday.
(carmen memoirs solstice)


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