Starfleet may be an elite corps of peacekeepers and explorers but every so often, a bad egg slips through. Rejected and disillusioned officers who have grown tired of Federation dogma. So the borders of Federation space finds itself at the mercy of one of it's own vessels, formerly the USS Ithica, a Prometheus Class tactical escort now flying under the banner of pirates who claim freedom from all but the two constants in the universe, Death and Gravity.
Captain L'n'dzy "Lindsey" of Z'ylar -- Commanding Officer -- Female Xenexian
Born in the savage and barren lands of Xenex, L'n'd'zy followed in the footsteps of her people's savior, the Starfleet Captain Mackenzie Calhoun, in joining Starfleet. She proved herself in the division of intelligence, working undercover in a cell of Terran Imperial Starfleet spies until she was caught and tortured. When she was finally free, it was as a jaded and brutal pirate Captain. Born again as a double agent, she led a mutiny against the captain of the Ithica to claim the vessel as her own.
Nausos -- First Mate -- Male Orion
A disgraced member of the Orion Syndicate, Nausos is a deeply spiritual man who prays daily to his ancient ancestors. A student of history, he has done his best to reclaim the technology of the Orions who once rivaled the Fersarians of the First Federation. Captain Lindsey gave him the opportunity he needed, offering him a home and ship in exchange for his contacts and underworld knowledge. The two became fast friends with deep respect and loyalty to one another.
Tosk -- Operations Officer -- Tosk
Bred to be the perfect prey for a race of ritualistic hunters from the Gamma Quadrant, the Tosk known only as Tosk came through the Bajoran wormhole with no past other than the hunt, traveling from ship to ship, eluding the hunters that pursued him with religious fervor. His mind is genetically enhanced with knowledge of dozens of forms of ship technology. He signed on with Captain Lindsey for protection, sick of running day in and day out.
Doctor Algol -- Medic -- Male Human
Once a Starfleet medical officer injured in battle against the Dominion, he left out of disgust at Starfleet's hypocrisy, seeing it as war mongering while preaching peace. His views and assignments to various remote bases with his crippled leg cost him his family but he found a new family with Captain Lindsey, tending to her crew and their prisoners where he thinks he can actually do some good.
Hiyar -- Tactician -- Male Ferasan
A graduate of the Klingon military academy, Hiyar joined in order to become a warrior that the galaxy would fear but found himself ignored and spat on by the Klingons around him. No matter his skill with a blade or his claws, he was never put in position where he could gain the honor in combat that he so desired. Captain Lindsey gave him that chance during a raid on the Klingon supply depot where Hiyar expected to live out the last of his days. He killed his commander and swore his loyalty to the pirate crew.
V'kayl -- Quartermaster -- Female Human/Romulan
As a young and idealistic woman, V'kayl sought a career in Starfleet but found herself facing nothing but roadblocks due to her Romulan mother. Despite never having been anywhere Romulan territory, Starfleet was cautious of any potential spies, forcing her to claw her way into enlisting as a clerk thanks to her gifts with numbers and eidetic memory. But with no chance of promotion and superior officers blaming her for every problem, she left in disgust, eventually coming upon Captain Lindsey's crew where she found respect for her talents without suspicion of her heritage.