Ensign Bennis is a sharp young cadet stationed on the Battlecruiser Scorpion. The Ensign is from Mitoron, an outer lying world of the empire. Bennis had the marks and aptitude to distinguish herself amongst fierce competition for spots at the academy. Admiral Owden considers her to be a beyond exceptional officer. What impressed Admiral Owden about Ensign Bennis is her ability to anticipate the needs of the superior officer. Like many in the fleet, Bennis had a need to become part of something bigger that made a difference. She also had a need to explore and discover the wonders of the galaxy - a need that would not be filled if she was merely surviving on some little backwater planet.