URV Tricky Step

CAPTAIN: Neil Shapiro
CHIEF OFFICER: Salma Soban
PILOT: Sofya Rotaru
WEAPONS OFFICER: Oliver ‘Ollie’ Corning
SENSORS OFFICER: Luka Tanning
CHIEF ENGINEER: Yousef Sharif

Transitioning from a cruise liner captain to a starship captain wasn’t much of a transition for Neil Shapiro. The medium was all that changed. After leaving the business on Earth to move to Venus a few years back, Captain Shapiro spent some time converting an old cargo hauler named the Tricky Step into a serviceable, plush pleasure vessel, making runs between Mercury, Venus and Earth. Complete with luxury accommodations, fine dining, and even a gambling deck, the Tricky Step soon garnered a reputation as a comfortable and down-to-Earth transport for the moderately wealthy to enjoy. With some smart moves, Shapiro was even able to attract celebrities onto his updated classic of a vessel, providing him with even more prestige. He might have had to cut out most of the power in his engines to make room for some of the more lavish accessories (like a functional ‘open-to-space’ swimming pool), but he’s more than making up for it in cash.

URV Tricky Step

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