I don't know much Expanded Star Trek Universe but are they any caveats to being a symbiotes first trill? I was going to write a character bio but blatantly making stuff up I know nothing about seems silly
I was actually realy wondering about this too. I was trying to work on the bio from my joined trill and I looked on memory alpha and beta but all the listed symbiotes all had at least a few previous hosts... I guess since there's no precedence, you're free to improvise :)
It kind of implies that a Joined Trill character (for game purposes) is not the first Trill joined with that particular symbiont, otherwise how would a "brand new" symbiont be giving you "lifetimes of stored experiences" (in game terms, one additional trait at character creation)? But this is your character so you decide what his/her bio is.
I think the idea of being a symbiont's "first" could be cool, everything is new and fresh (ever done something that is old and boring with someone who has never done it before (like a new girlfriend or a child)? It's like it's brand new for you, too!).
In a way, you're mentoring/parenting the symbiont ("imprinting" it as it were) and have the satisfaction of knowing that everything you do or experience will live on for a long time within that symbiont, a kind of psychic immortality.
The previously unjoined symbiont could offer a fresh, wide-eyed perspective to a jaded or world-weary Trill.
I was actually realy wondering about this too. I was trying to work on the bio from my joined trill and I looked on memory alpha and beta but all the listed symbiotes all had at least a few previous hosts... I guess since there's no precedence, you're free to improvise
I think I've got a total geeky fan-fiction bio ready to write, but here's another question. How does a symbiote get its name?
I wonder, do unjoined symbionts have there own "society"/social groups/schools (like fish, they are eel-like after all)? Are there symbionts that choose not to be joined with a Trill?
Do symbionts choose their own name or are they named by their parents(s) or by a consensus of their peers or do they choose a name upon being joined for the first time with a host (do they take the surname of their first host, perhaps)?
I wonder if any of the novels have gone into this in any detail?