Her target was a top-ranking Organisation leader, believed to be one of the Council of Seven, the absolute rulers of the empire spanning criminal organisation. His name was Moryn Kaldo, a K'Ta'Viir humanoid and an immensely powerful psyker. It is unknown what happened to Celeste but the assassination never took place and Celeste went offline and missing for 21 years. What happened to her or where she went is a mystery. Celeste doesn't seem to know and ever since her return, she has never spoken of her past. It is as if she was reborn. But if so, for what purpose and by whom?
What is known is that two years ago she was spotted at a starport on Arcturus 6, where she persuaded an independent scout captain called Kimberley Wells to hire her as a personal bodyguard. COSAFE immediately assigned an undercover BRINT agent called Jeanette Grey, to infiltrate the ship's crew and find out just what happened to Celeste. From the Intel gathered so far, it seems that Celeste regards Kimberley as her master and owner and that it is her duty to protect Kimberley from any harm. None of this makes any sense at all and so COSAFE are content to play a long term waiting game until they know a lot more about Celeste's disappearance and new mission. Celeste is polite and well spoken but is very taciturn and atheistic. She is very friendly towards Kimberley and Julia but is neutral towards the rest of The Ace of Spades crew. She is a natural born killer.
"Get behind me. I'll cover you."
"Target acquired. Centre of the head. Double tap."
Julia Frostorm - Human Bounty Hunter aged 28.
Born on the ice planet of Altair 5 in the Terran starsector, Julia Frostorm did not have a happy childhood. Her unmarried mother abandoned her soon after her birth, placing her in an orphanage. Julia never did discover who her father was and couldn't care less. About two thirds of the children in the orphanage were adopted but it never happened for Julia. She was very much a loner and she was not popular with the other girls or her tutors. She quickly learned to stand up for herself and she wouldn't be bullied by anyone. The other children soon got the message not to mess with her and so left her alone. A friendly counsellor was able to secure Julia employment with the local police force, after the teenager had expressed an interest in a career with law enforcement. After three years of cadet training, in which she excelled, Julia was fast-tracked to detective status. She was very good at her job but she soon became frustrated at the number of criminals who were set free on minor technicalities, or worse still, because of corrupt cops in her department. She stuck it out for three years before resigning. She wanted vengeance, and so she declared war on the underworld scum of Altair 5 as well as those cops she knew to be corrupt. Thus, she became an assassin and soon developed the nickname of "The Ice Lady". She was a cold-hearted killer who showed her victims no mercy. She was very smart and she constantly remained one step ahead of the police and The Organisation, who were both after her blood. What she didn't know and what she never found out was that certain high ranking officials in the police department wanted her to succeed. Not all of them were corrupt and whilst they couldn't officially sanction her actions, unofficially, they often turned a blind eye. After one year, her work on Altair 5 was done and she left planet to spend two more years hunting down and killing criminals on other planets. She could have continued in this role of an assassin but instead she obtained a bounty hunter's license so that she could go about her job legitimately. She still hunted down criminals but she didn't always kill them, unless they had a termination warrant placed on them. Those were her favourite warrants! For three more years she worked on her own and her reputation and bank balance grew.
Two years ago her life took a new twist. A young woman called Kimberley Wells offered her a long term contract to help her track down the killers of her fiancé, Buck Hanson. Julia was intrigued by both Kimberley's offer and the woman. She agreed to her terms and so enlisted with the crew of The Ace of Spades, technically as security chief, but unofficially, still as a bounty hunter. Kimberley gives her a lot of freedom to continue pursuing bounties, which works well for both of them. Julia is rather introverted, taciturn and slow to make friends, although she gets on well with the rest of the crew. She spends a lot of time cleaning and looking after her weapons and the crew have learned it is wise not to touch any of Julia's stuff. She gets very angry if anyone else touches them. Julia is a combat veteran and is highly skilled in the art of killing.
"Dead or alive, you're coming with me. I don't care which you choose, but I'd prefer dead."
"I know I cleaned the goddamn rifle already... but that was two hours ago!"
Jeanette Grey - Human Gunner aged 28.
She was ordered to go undercover and gain employment on an independent scout ship called The Ace of Spades. The captain of this ship, Kimberley Jane Wells, was a person of interest to BRINT. Somehow, Kimberley had enlisted a top secret UFP assassin android, known only as Celeste, as part of her crew. BRINT knew that Celeste had gone rogue and they were keen to know why and to keep close tabs on her. With a false background established, Jeanette was accepted by Kimberley as a new recruit. She took on the role of ship's gunnery officer, a job she was eminently capable of. She sometimes helps out with engineering and piloting duties. No-one on board suspects she is secretly working for BRINT and is still employed by them. However, if The Ace of Spades gets into serious difficulties with the UFP, Jeanette can potentially act as a "get out of jail free" card. This is not something she would do lightly, and only in extreme circumstances. Jeanette has access to full background checks on all of the crew of The Ace of Spades provided to her by BRINT. She is a naturally inquisitive person, so the crew put up with any questions she may ask them. She tends not to draw attention to herself but always acts friendly and easy-going. So far, her orders are to keep the crew under observation, especially Celeste.
"If the two idiots trying to follow me are yours, pull them off; I don't work under supervision. If they're not yours, you won't care if they just... disappear."
"Who me? I don't know anything about it."
Storm Galloway - Human Pilot aged 27.
A person of her considerable talents would not remain unemployed for long and Storm just happened to be in the right place at the right time when Kimberley Wells was hiring crew for her scout ship, The Ace of Spades. The Starfleet's loss was Kimberley's gain. Storm fitted in so well on board, and her piloting skills and knowledge of starship tactics have come in very useful on many an occasion. She is well versed in many combat techniques. She has an extroverted and friendly personality and is remarkably cool under pressure with fast reflexes. She usually takes on the role of the ship's main pilot, with Kimberley acting as her co-pilot. She has a passion for expensive perfumes, which she likes to wear, and her crew members can often smell her long before they see her coming.
"Bandits at ten o'clock. Strap yourselves in folks. This is about to get bumpy!"
"See, I told you I could dodge their missiles!"