In high school, Sven was a gifted athlete and captain of every sporting team. He was recruited by several universities on athletic scholarships but had trouble passing entrance interviews for any of them as he had no actual plans or ideas of what to do with his life post high-school. Ultimately to avoid making a decision he followed his twin sister, Dana into the Academy for Science Soldiers. Sven graduated squarely in the middle of his class, without actually managing to excel at anything in particular. After graduation he was assigned to the CH-1 where technically, he serves as engineer, but he has little interest in much more than playing video games and trying to catch the occasional glimpse of his female crew mates naked.
Tybalt Prince served as a cadet amongst the legendary CH-13 along with Amaya and Chaste. A stickler for the rules, he garnered something of a reputation as a teachers pet and a stick in the mud. These assessments were fair. Tybalt went on to graduate at the top of his class and was quickly promoted through the ranks due to his exemplary service and was eventually given command of his own smartship, the FSS-CH1. Col. Grendel continues to respect Tybalt’s organization, dedication and adherence to policy and as such has allowed him to maintain a crew of rookies, just out of the academy in the hopes that he can turn them into perfect soldiers. The rookies, for their part have lost some respect for Tybalt after seeing the behavior of other crews, most specifically the CH-9.