- "Oh, and stop by my bunk when you're off duty, will you? Another "surprise" inspection tomorrow; my quarters need cleaning."
- ―Creeve to Troomis
Captain Creeve was an male Human officer in the Galactic Empire. He was posted to a planet where the locals were poor and willing to do anything for an extra credit, although he found the women to be a little too spirited for his tastes. Creeve was unaware that one of the technicians on the base, Troomis, was secretly a spy for Alliance Intelligence. Troomis' sister had been killed after an altercation with Creeve that had left a scar on his neck, and Troomis was planning revenge on the captain.