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Gates was briefly confined to quarters by Captain Vellacora when it was discovered he was avoiding assigned duty. From then on, Gates felt he had a score to settle with the captain, particularly in the concern that Vellacora does not respect the contributions of low-ranking enlisted persons among the crew.
During the ship's first mission to the border of the Asparax Confederation, Gates was on the roster to be reassigned to security during a shipboard emergency, on security team 2. At the beginning of the emergency, Gates could be found off-duty in the dining area. (FASA RPG module: Decision at Midnight)
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In the game statistics provided for the non-player characters, Gates had 20% as a numerical rating of loyalty to Captain Vellacora, making it very likely a die roll would side Gates with mutineers and assist them in relieving the captain of command. There is only a low chance a random roll would side this crewman with the captain.
For the purpose of the FASA RPG, this character was assigned a number of attributes to determine the outcome of die rolls.