"Stormfront" is a short story set in Alliance space in the Paradox universe. It was originally published in PseudoSF in 2004.
Captain Isidore Wyatt, new transfer to the Alliance Fleet from the Terran Space Navy, is still getting used to having engineered aliens for officers when he's called to investigate a possible pirate vessel. Except not everything is what it seems, and these pirates have ambitions above and beyond the norm....
- Isidore Wyatt, Captain
- Branagh Mariengard, Second Commander
- Faisal, Commander
- Lindsey Majors, Lieutenant
- Walthers (find out his first name), Lieutenant
Stormfront can be read for free in the PseudoSF archives, and is also available as a free e-book.