Re: Background request
Per your request, here was what we could find on your hastily assembled crew.
Isaac was born to Poul and Octavia Clarke on Earth in the eastern seaboard region of the American Republic. Poul Clarke was an award-winning ship architect employed by the Galactic Union Marine Corp. His record showed extended time off-world away from his family.
When Isaac was born, Poul was given a temporary reassignment to an Earth-based GUMMC ship production facility. During the four-year tour, Poul and Octavia raised Isaac together. When the tour was over, Paul shipped off for an extended off-world tour.
Poul's influence on his son must have rubbed off. The records indicated that Isaac pursued studies in mechanical and electrical engineering and achieved high honors.
According to the medical and psychiatric reports, Poul Clarke's absence had a profound effect on Octavia. She suffered from depression and personal anguish until the doctors encouraged her to find fulfillment by working with the charitable organizations. It was believed that this was how she ended up coming into contact with the Church of Unitology.
Her association with the Church alleviated her mental condition. The cancellation of her therapy sessions corresponded with the local parish announcements of her initiation ceremony.
At this point, the records on her became somewhat scarce. There are indications that she sold much of the family estate off to finance her full membership in the Church.
Isaac was selected to a prominent engineering school, but we surmised that he was unable to afford the tuition as the records showed that he instead attended a lesser-known school with the help of scholarships and financial assistance.
After graduating with high honors, Isaac enlisted in the Merchant Marines. He quickly gained a reputation for his resourceful engineering solutions and after two years was promoted to a higher-profile position closer to the major shipping lanes.
There are several inquiries about the location of his father that are logged by his contacts at the GUMMC. Isaac was trying to re-unite with him unsuccessfully for years. It was doubtful that he ever got far in his investigation as Paul Clarke's service record was mysteriously classified by an executive order.
Octavia continued to be a contributing member of her church and managed to purchase a Vested-level title.
Isaac's career stagnated at this point. There are records that he cohabited with a medical officer named Nicole Brennan for a couple of years. The records indicated that she moved out after receiving a promotion and was currently serving on the USG Ishimura.
I could not find anything on her in the time that I had, but Darlton swore by her. She was on the mission with his recommendation. If he thought that she had the necessary skills, who am I to argue?