Lucas Rider

From Bravo Fleet
Lucas Rider
Biographical Information
Full Name Lucas Henry Rider
Place of Origin Earth
Species Human
Gender Male
Date of Birth October 9th, 2350
Age 49
Career Information


Rank Captain

USS Discovery NCC-82006


Commanding Officer


Lucas Rider is a highly experienced Starfleet officer and the current Commanding Officer of the USS Discovery (NCC-82006). An experienced officer and a veteran of the Dominion War, since the end of the it he has served on over twenty different assignments, all with distinction and valour. He is known for his fair and strong leadership and high level of skill in managing large security detachments. He has also worked for Starfleet Intelligence on a range of covert operations.


Early Life

Lucas was born in London on Earth on October 9th, 2350; however, he grew up on the move due to his parents’ jobs as Federation politicians. Lucas rarely had time to make any close friends and as such is extremely close to his older sister Laura and younger brother Alfie. Eventually due to their jobs settling down at this time, Lucas’ parents were able to raise their children back on Earth after what seemed like forever touring various Federation worlds for several years. The Rider family were able to move back to their old home and settle in to a less disruptive lifestyle. As a teenager, Lucas enjoyed many forms of sports and became quite a keen and talented athlete.

Starfleet Career

Starfleet Academy & Early Career

Lucas joined Starfleet after he sister joined two years before him. He spent four years at Starfleet Academy studying security and tactical classes while also taking classes in diplomacy and languages. His instructions noted he showed his parents’ flare of understanding political and diplomatic concepts. Lucas was able to combine many of skills and as such developed a talent for decryption.

Following his graduation he was assigned as a security officer on board the USS Woolwich (NCC-61240), a Nebula-class starship. He remained on the Woolwich until 2375 when the ship participated at the Second Battle of Chin’toka. The Woolwich, like the rest of the allied fleet, was lost. At the time of the Woolwich’s destruction he had achieved the position as assistant chief security and tactical officer.

After being rescued in an escape pod by a Klingon bird-of-prey on the edge of the Chin’toka system, he was approached by Starfleet Intelligence to join a special operations team. He joined as an undercover agent and it wasn’t long until he participated in a number of covert missions in to Dominion territory. Once the war had ended, he requested a transfer to return to a security and tactical posting. His commanding officer at the time, Captain Amanda Walker, was reluctant to lose one of her finest officers but agreed to the transfer knowing Lucas craved to return to starship duty.

For the next ten years Lucas transferred from different ships to help with officer shortages and to share his experiences. At one point he was serving as chief of security on Starbase 17, under Admiral L’Tari. A diplomatic conference was held on the starbase in 2382, which was attacked by a dissident faction of the Jontarian race. Rider, while negotiating for the lives of the hostages, discovered the proper cultural practices which led to him gaining the trust of the dissidents in ending a siege on the starbase’s promenade, ending it without loss of life.

USS Collegiate (NCC-77007)

Eventually Rider held the position of Chief Security & Tactical Officer for three years, his longest assignment since the end of the Dominion War. He was assigned on the USS Collegiate (NCC-77007) in 2384 where he once again served with distinction under Captain Carrie Parkshaw. Parkshaw would come to trust Rider’s judgements and opinions on situations and as such both became close friends. Rider would also become close friends with the ship’s chief flight control officer, whom he would later find out was the youngest brother of the man who would go to marry his sister the following year, one Lieutenant Horatio McCallister. While on the Collegiate, McCallister and Rider shared in their joint interest of orbital skydiving and adventure holo-novels. By the end of the year the two men soon found out they would become family through their siblings.

Nevertheless, McCallister soon left the Collegiate due to personal conflicts with the ship’s new first officer, in due course Rider became to feel the same towards Parkshaw’s first officer and put in for a transfer too. He stated his reason as he was unable to serve under an Executive Officer who was reckless in carrying out an away mission. The away mission in question ended with the death of several of Rider’s security officers that could have been prevented if the first officer had listened to the advice Rider had given him. After the inquest in to the deaths, Parkshaw was left without a first officer and one of the best security chiefs she had served with.

Starfleet Intelligence

Rider was approached by Captain Walker to return to Starfleet Intelligence. He agreed and ultimately found himself on Romulus. Rider conducted classified missions on Romulus, partly supporting the Romulan dissident movement from a distance as well as performing reconnaissance on the political structure of the Romulan government. At the end of 2385 he was ordered to return to Starfleet Headquarters to be debriefed and given a new assignment. He was temporally assigned as the Chief Security & Tactical Officer on board the USS Indefatigable (NCC-69851), as it was sent to become a support ship to Deep Space 10. He later found out that Walker had pulled in some favours to have him assigned as Security Chief at Deep Space 10.

Deep Space 10

After several months on Deep Space 10, Starfleet had decided to re-assign Lucas once again. This quick re-assignment was becoming quite frustrating for the security officer. He had just set-up a comprehensive security division on the Nor-class station and was finally enjoying his work. While on Deep Space 10, he and his security department were able to arrest a ring of drug smugglers who were trying to use the station as a staging ground into nearby systems. They also arrested several known con-artists that had tried to use fake identities when they boarded the station. For his excellent leadership on these occasions and others, Lucas was commended and honoured with several awards. Even within a short amount of time, Lucas’ security methods and measures are noted to be extremely effective. That said, it was shock for many on the station when he was ordered to join the crew of the recently refitted Galaxy-class, USS Venture (NCC-71854) as its chief security and tactical officer. Lucas had literally less than a week to prepare DS-10’s security department for the change of leadership (particular as three members of his staff were being assigned to Venture too) and outfit the Venture to his security standards. However in five days he made the impossible possible and was ready to join the ship. He left behind one of his protégés, Linus Caldwell, to carry on the work as the station’s new security chief. Before their departure Lucas’ new security measures were tested by the ship’s new First Officer and they proved to be completely effective and passed the test with flying colours.

USS Venture (NCC-71584)

After year under Captain Nathan Hunter on the Venture, Lucas’ brother-in-law asked him to join him on Starbase 378. He would be a security chief again and assisting in dealing with security matters along the Federation-Cardassian border. It was a decent offer and Lucas was starting to wonder if he truly enjoyed being on a starship. The Venture had been involved in many missions along the Federation-Romulan border, but most of them had became routine to the crew. There was no variety in anything they did, so the transfer to Starbase 378 was a welcome change.

Starbase 378

Joining the starbase in 2387, he started to get a reputation for himself as a strong investigator and trained a number of security officers underneath him. Captain McCallister ended up assigning a group of cadets to Lucas as a result of his hard work. He wanted to give him the chance to share with newer recruits what it meant to be an officer. He was approached to teach at Starfleet Academy, but turned the offer down as he wanted to remain in the field.

Deep Space 12

Later on, Lucas would find himself assigned to the Nor-class station Deep Space 12. This assignment became one of his longest and was one he enjoyed the most in a long time.

USS Vesta (NCC-82601)

Eventually he decided to spread his wings and ended up applying to become a first officer. Surprised he was accepted and in 2393, he joined Captain Zack Marshall-Bennet on board the USS Vesta. Even though Bennet and he had only a year in age difference, he formed a close friendship with his new skipper as he mentored in the role of becoming an effective command level officer. The change in his assignment was a welcome one for Rider. He was a natural leader.

USS Discovery (NCC-82006)

When the entire crew in 2399 were assigned to the USS Discovery, a brand new Century-class ship, Bennet questioned Rider why he was remaining with him and not taking on his own captaincy. Bennet felt that Lucas was ready for this, but with the ship heading to the Delta Quadrant, Lucas insisted he remained for at least another year. Only a few days into their mission in the Delta Quadrant, Bennet (who was now a commodore) made Rider the captain of the Discovery. A decision he made after realising he needed to focus on their mission and the fleet he was now leading. Rider accepted the offer and enjoyed his new command.

Service Record

Date Position Posting Rank
2368 - 2369 Cadet Starfleet Academy Cadet Freshman Grade
2369 - 2370 Cadet Starfleet Academy Cadet Sophomore Grade
2370 - 2371 Cadet Starfleet Academy Cadet Junior Grade
2371 - 2372 Cadet Starfleet Academy Cadet Senior Grade
2372 - 2375 Ensign Security Officer USS Woolwich (NCC-61240), Nebula-class
2375 - 2375 Ensign Operative Starfleet Intelligence
2375 - 2376 Ensign Security Officer USS Yeager (NX/NCC-65674), Yeager-class
2376 - 2377 Ensign Security Officer USS Aurora (NCC-72321), Nova-class
2377 - 2377 Ensign Security Officer USS Epimetheus (NCC-74916), Prometheus-class
2377 - 2378 Ensign Security Officer USS Saladin (NCC-74350), Defiant-class
2378 - 2378 Ensign Security Officer USS Renegade (NCC-63102), New Orleans-class
2378 - 2379 Lieutenant Junior Grade VIP Bodyguard Security Officer Starbase 52, Regula-class
2379 - 2379 Lieutenant Junior Grade Security Officer USS Geronimo (NCC-69302), Akira-class
2379 - 2381 Lieutenant Junior Grade Secret Security Services attached to the Governor of Kovar III Kovar III
2381 - 2381 Lieutenant Junior Grade VIP Bodyguard Security Officer Starbase 623, Aurora-class
2381 - 2382 Lieutenant Junior Grade Assistant Chief Security & Tactical Officer USS Newport (NCC-52134), Steamrunner-class
2382 - 2382 Lieutenant Junior Grade Assistant Chief Security Officer Starbase 17, Spacedock Class
2382 - 2385 Lieutenant Chief Security & Tactical Officer USS Collegiate (NCC-77007), Insignia-class
2385 - 2386 Lieutenant Commander Special Operations Field Agent Starfleet Intelligence
2386 - 2386 Lieutenant Commander Chief Security & Tactical Officer USS Indefatigable (NCC-69851), Akira-class
2386 - 2386 Lieutenant Commander Chief Security & Tactical Officer Deep Space 10, Nor-class
2386 - 2387 Lieutenant Commander Chief Security & Tactical Officer USS Venture (NCC-71854), Galaxy-class
2387 - 2389 Lieutenant Commander Chief Security Officer Starbase 376, Anchorage-class
2389 - 2393 Commander Chief Security Officer / Second Executive Officer Deep Space 12, Nor-class
2393 - 2399 Commander Executive Officer USS Vesta (NCC-82601), Vesta-class
2399 - 2399 Commander Executive Officer USS Discovery (NCC-82006), Century-class
2399 - Present Captain Commanding Officer USS Discovery (NCC-82006), Century-class

Captain Rider In-Play

  • As a Task Force 17 NPC, you are free to use Captain Rider in your own fiction writing or if your game (RPG) visits/meets up with the USS Discovery during a mission. The information here is meant as a guide for folks to use this character consistently across different stories, but feel free to take some liberties with her exact characterisation. His rank, position, gender, species, and other mundane details shouldn’t be changed, though. Also, don’t kill him; that wouldn’t be nice.
  • Rider's approach to leadership isn't typical. Even though he has been assigned to many ships and stations, experience has taught him to get to know everyone under his command. As a result of this, if he isn't on duty on the bridge then he is either on the holodeck or in the crew lounge. That said, he does his best to remain athletic as he has got older and on occasions is found in the ship's gym.
  • He has a great sense of humour; he is quick to respond to banter.
  • He has a strong trans-Atlantic accent, every so often his British accent slips through too.
  • As someone with extensive knowledge on a variety of ships, Rider is someone that many officers go to for advice or to hear a story from his various assignments. Those who serve with him respect him in the highest esteem.