Master Chief Dan Mulcahy
Retired from the Imperial Navy, now Chief Engineer of the Avalon
The Master chief is a near living-legend in the Imperial fleet services. He served with distinction for a quarter century on board the flagship ‘Osiris’, rising to become the highest-ranking non-commissioned officer on board. An engineering specialist, he is rated to work on pretty much any starship component or system in existence. In addition the Osiris’ frequent diplomatic assignments have given him a political nous beyond that expected of most NCOs. When the Osiris was moth-balled after the battle of Nienna the master chief met the same fate. Retirement did not sit well with him and he joined the Marine Corps after only three weeks of civilian life. He opted for ground assault and served with distinction – rising to Lance Sergeant over the next decade. He commanded a dropship through countless assaults. On retiring a second time he was made a Baron for services to the Imperium. If civilian life did not suit him the nobility was completely anathema. He started drinking heavily and eventually ran away from his new life. Since then he has worked on a few free traders and tries not to draw attention to his past or his title though his drinking has continued. He was hired by Commander Nelson on Palique to serve as engineer aboard the Avalon.