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|Ross Vaclav Benden|
|Era|| First Interval |
|Affiliation||Federated Sentient Planets Fleet|
|First appearance||"Rescue Run"|
Ross spotted the orange flag on the map of the Rukbat system, which indicated a distress call. When the message was accessed, it was seen that the problem was said to be related to an "unknown organism".
Ross' uncle was Paul Benden, whose tactics he had studied when he was younger.
Ross had taken a lot of gibing during his first cadet year, when his uncle’s victory at Cygnus was telecast as a documentary, and in his third year, when Admiral Benden’s strategy was discussed in Tactics. But, since he’d been raised in a Service family, Ross had learned proper behavior for these types of situations.