Captain Tim Starling of the Martonik Galactic Navy. Tim is loyal to the throne. At this point he follows only the directives that are passed down through the chain of command beginning with the King. He is not part of the breakaway group who assume Zashton will be made king, and do the Prince's bidding. He was groomed for Navy leadership since childhood. Until he meets Melinda he never doubts his role in society.