overviewThe DS is home to Booth Draven and his crew of runaways, and has been under Booth's mostly careful ownership for the last four years. Ownership being loosely defined as, possessing and keeping a thing. The ship hasn't always belonged to Booth, and it's previous owners may not have been exactly complicit in his assuming ownership of said ship. However, over the years, Booth and his disparate but highly skilled crew have made it their own.
It is unknown precisely who built the DS. The Gb coorporation found it floating in space, powerless and completely devoid of crew. A quick examination revealed some surprising secrets, the ship was docked at one of their research facilities and earmarked for further study.Booth had had no intention of stealing the ship when he infiltrated the facility, in fact he had been unaware that the ship even existed, just as he had been unaware of Echo's existence until that day. However, once making Echo's aquaintence, and realising that leaving her to her fate was unaccaptable to him, he needed an alternate means of escape from the facility. Stumbling across the DS during what was now a frantic and much more deadly rescue mission, rather than a slip in and out unnoticed recon mission, Booth immediately seized it as his way off the facility.
Recent developmentsThe latest escapade of the DS crew has seen some astonishing changes in the ship, changes that are sure to have long lasting repercussions throughout the galaxy if discovered.
After relieving a rather notorious pirate of her precious cargo, the crew discovered an unusual crystal amongst the takings. Echo immediately begged Capatain Booth for permission to discover what it was, and Booth agreed as long as she was careful. A series of events later, during which Echo is adamant she was careful, and Captain Booth found himself with a whole host of new problems on his hands.
"This is what I am now." The deep rumble in her head was touched with sorrow and resignation. "There is no going back from a rebirth, but why does my own body fight me? Why do I feel trapped? This is not how it is supposed to be."
The long and short of it is that the crystal turned out to be the "soul" of an entity, that the crew refer to as a "Space Dragon", and had merged with the ship's advanced computer systems. Through the intervention of a woman named Noami, who had taken over the body of their recently dead crewmate, Tokah (Look, I said a lot had gone on ok, just go with it) a deal was struck with the Dragon.The ship has now effectively become the Dragon's body, and the Dragon has become the ship's AI, for want of better terms. Booth has allowed the Dragon control over most of the ship's functions and the Dragon has agreed to accept Booth's Captaincy and become as one of the crew. Booth now has a dangerously unique ship, and yet another set of problems on his hands. This new hybrid of ship and sentient being is the first of it's kind, and considering both of them had been stolen, it is only a matter of time before someone, or someones, come looking to get their property back.