SPOILERS AHEAD if you’re just joining the adventures of the crew of the Ghost. You’ve been warned.
Cynthia joins the crew after a few adventures. She doesn’t immediately mesh but quickly realizes that the crew of the Ghost has something she’s never had. Family.
She grew up trained to be an assassin, then found herself working for a minor crime lord. Through acquisitions and mergers (the violent kind, I mean, crime bosses here) she ends up a lieutenant for Xarrix, head of one of the most powerful criminal organizations in the GC.
She’s Tygran, a race that’s part of the Galactic Commonwealth. The Tygran people are well-traveled and progressive, having established civil liberties and equal rights for droids.
I wasn’t sure about Cynthia at first. I knew she’d show up in future stories, but wasn’t at all sure if she’d join the crew or not. Would she become a big bad? would she eventually buy the farm? I wasn’t sure, but as I was telling the story in Space Rogues 3 her role came into clearer and clearer focus.
I’m really happy with how things have turned out for her.