Greg Auriga

A Heirotus defector and the only survivor of the Hemera, Greg lives in constant fear of being “recovered” by Heirotus. Having played a critical role in John West’s decision to leave the Templar, Greg provides engineering and weapons support for his benefactor’s merry band of misfits in exchange for black market cybernetic maintenance and a really good place to hide.

Naomi Houston

A former Marines Corps Navigator, Naomi handles the Daedalus whenever West has other priorities. Hotheaded and irreverant, Naomi swears like a sailor and is known for making impulsive piloting decisions, with a marked tendency to shoot first and not ask questions later. Her Navigation abilities are a hair above average- Dextroamphetamine and other stimulants induce the “kick” needed to pull the Daedalus into the Terran Veil.

Shannon Israel

The Daedalus communications officer, Shannon picks up languages the way most people pick up song lyrics. A native of the Terran-adjacent pocket universe of Alleste (4.0), Shannon works with West as a means of learning more about galactic civilization.

John West

The first extraterrestrial human to be born on Terra. Home-schooled by Templar, he left the organization in 1997 citing management issues and took the Daedalus with him.

John is an incredibly talented Navigator, having received the gene from both of his parents along with a heaping helping of finely-tuned energy field sensitivity from his mother. A combination of natural ability and years of practice have made him one of the fastest FTL operators on record. He uses this ability to run a freight service, ferrying art and cultural artifacts from the Terran Annex to clients all over civilization, typically returning with heaps of electronics, designer clothing, small arms and ammunition.

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Xand

A pink-haired mechanical genius with a full complement of prosthetic limbs (one “bolt-on,” three high-quality synthetics) and no memory of her first twenty years, Xand is the Daedalus flight engineer. A non-terrestrial human with a talent for software, electronics and languages, Xand finds exploring Terran culture and human sexuality to be an entertaining change of pace from the endless drudgery of routine maintenance.

As her skill set has a broad overlap with Greg’s, one of the two typically stays in Australia to “mind the store” while the other is out providing flight support aboard the Daedalus.

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