PhD Quantum Biology
Five years ago, Anne was involved in an accident after using illegal engine mods to enter uncharted space. She has no memories of the six months following the accident, but timing
suggests her misadventure has something to do with the clandestine cold war between the alien Prac and the human Centrists turning white hot.
Slice is a Praxis War Council Airforce officer--rank-eqivalent "Captain". He spent most of his service fighting the Prac's other enemy--Mysterious and violent entities called the "Light"--under the command of the now Prime Commodore Etone Miasetto. During his sixth year of service Slice was captured by the Light and lived as a POW for a year and a half. After he escaped he was placed on indefinite medical and chose to accompany his High Commissionaire(Blunt Trauma) as a war hostage to facilitate a diplomatic connection between Humans and Prac.