Nick Sather was a rouge Starfleet officer who for five years time served on a pirate vessel.
Early life and career
Sather was born on board his parent’s cargo ship, the SS Pearl. Growing up Sather was around machinery most of the time and became very skilled in the craft. When he was 18, he entered Starfleet academy to become an engineer. Once graduated Sather was assigned to the cargo ship, the USS Quasar (NCC-M06) under Allen Clark and chief engineer Clause Elberg.
In 2265, less than one year after being assigned to the cargo ship, he made some modifications to the warp drive without Elberg’s permission. This change to the warp drive caused an imbalance, which sent the Quasar into a worm hole placing them in Klingon space. The ship was shortly afterwards captured by a Klingon task force under Commander Kruge (Farragut). His boarding party stole the ship’s cargo of dilitheume, killed several crewmembers, and sent the ship back to Federation space. Sather blamed himself personally for the accident and once the ship docked with a starbase, he defected.
With star fleet behind him, Sather looked for another source of employment. He was recruited by a band of pirates under Captain Seluk, an Orion. He joined the crew as an assistant engineer, but with his indepth knowledge of Starfleet technology and dedication to his new comrades, over the years he was able to become the second in command of the vessel.
Return to Starfleet
In 2270, the crew was hired by the Gorn to steal crates of classified cargo from the First Federation. After a skirmish with the USS Eagle (NCC-956) Sather’s landing party was able to capture his old friend Elberg and the Eagle’s doctor.
But when Seluk planned on using a mind sifter on Elberg to get information he said he didn’t know Sather had a change of allegiance. He turned on his fellow pirates and helped Elberg escape.
After which Elberg allowed Sather to return to starfleet service and come aboard the Eagle’s engineering staff as a lieutenant.