In the year 40,000, all is war. The Koronus Expanse is under attack from all angles by beings that want to destroy all organic matter from the system out of a need for sustenance or merely from spite. Under such assault, the Imperium of Man cannot adequately meet all threats and thus contracts work out to Rogue Traders. In the inside edge of the Expanse, we find one such trader, Faydra Ramirez, standing trial for the crime of Imperial Heresy.
After a swift motion to an acquittal of Imperial Heresy but a conviction for smaller heretical acts, Ramirez finds herself one planet poorer, at great loss to the family fortune. A silver lining appears to Faydra and the crew of the castle-like Brilliant Resolve, when the new owner of the planet contacts her and says she may have it back if she does him one small favor. . .
Phantom from Space Kevin MacLeod (incompetech.com)
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- Axe – Faydra Ramirez. Forty-year-old Lord-Captain of the Brilliant Resolve and current bearer of the Ramirez Dynasty’s Warrant of Trade. After a scandal that eventually saw her family’s prized Garden World confiscated and resold, she’s become increasingly unwilling to compromise her Imperial ideals, even if it means losing a chance at profit. Or being reasonable. A military commander first and foremost, she relies on the expertise of her crew to keep the Dynasty’s accounts ready to fund the return of as many planets as possible to the Emperor’s light.
- Kevin – Herzog Luitger. 50 year old Master of Arms of the Brilliant resolve. Gray-haired and burly, Herzog is a decorated war hero from several campaigns in the Koronus expanse, bringing the word of the Emperor with fire and chainsword. When not serving with the captain, he can be found in the gym building his temple to the Emperor.
- Max – Diannde. Choirmaster Telepathica of the Brilliant resolve. Short and dark haired with unearthly pale skin and a golden bird half-mask gene fused over her eyes and permanently seen with her strange amorphous snake and a bottle of amasec. An artificial witch created by a clandestine organization aboard a void station, Diannde was conscripted for her well crafted powers by the Ramirez dynasty, to whom she serves more loyally than Empire command.
- Josh – Scylla. Thirty-ish Void Master of the Brilliant Resolve. Tall and well-muscled, she hales from a deathworld, where she fully excepted to live a short, brutal and, perhaps, glorious life. Instead, she was conscripted into the Emperor’s military, where she served exceptionally. She was recommended to the Lord Captain for her martial and piloting prowess by Master at Arms Herzog. She has a sick robo-bird named Charybdis.