Background (Summary): We know virtually nothing of the man code-named “Hunter.” He was first identified as part of Ardun Kothe’s Strategic Information Service strike team, but SIS records obtained since contain no record of him; presumably the data was erased. Hunter attempted to obtain the Republic “Shadow Arsenal” weapon (see operational reports) and has since distanced himself from the SIS organization while retaining his cover identity as an SIS agent. He has successfully worked to increase tensions between the Empire and the Republic. He may be responsible for SIS acquisition of the mind control codes used on Cipher Nine. The technology and operational methodology used by Hunter link him to a theoretical “outside influence” that has been operating within Imperial and Republic space for several centuries. This organization possesses espionage training and extensive resources, but its motivations are unknown.
Personality: Although capable of demonstrating charm and charisma, Hunter exhibits numerous antisocial personality traits when doing so presents no disadvantage. Hunter’s lengthy tenure as an SIS double-agent also indicates a high capacity for deception. This combination suggests deeper psychological turmoil.