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When seamonsters are hunting you, you don't hide. You hunt the seamonsters. Then you build a bigger boat out of seamonster bones, and you hunt bigger monsters. Repeat until there aren't any monsters left to hunt you.

― Marguerit Maida, Data Downloads


Marguerit Maida (MAR-gheh-REET MAY-dhuh) was a highly experienced mercenary and former member of the Trans System Federation, hired by Paul Torgal to protect the Degasi from pirate raids. Marguerit and Paul did not get along well, they argued a lot about where to set up a habitat, Marguerit wished to go deeper into the sea, whilst Paul wanted to remain on the Floating Island. In the end Marguerit had her way, and they set up habitats in the Jellyshroom Cave and later, the Deep Grand Reef, Paul allowed this to happen because, despite being the captain, he knew that himself and Bart needed her to survive.

Marguerit's considerable level of experience was demonstrated on multiple occasions, firstly was Marguerit wrestling Stalkers and taking their teeth from them by force, she also brought a Reaper Leviathan close to death. Marguerit was last seen clinging onto the Reaper Leviathan responsible for the destruction of the Deep Grand Reef Degasi Seabase, having stabbed a jagged piece of metal into its neck.


Bart Torgal

Marguerit and Bart seem to get along, and it is highly obvious that she prefers him over his father. An example of this is when Maida planned to leave the Torgals while they were sleeping, take what she needed and go off on her own. However, while expressed relief at leaving Paul, she expressed remorse at leaving Bart, claiming "he's not so bad". Whether their friendship caused her to stay is unknown. Throughout their time on the planet, their relationship is further explored, with Marguerit capturing specimens for Bart to study. When Marguerit found a Alien Tablet in the ocean, she gave it to Bart to study, showing that she trusts him. However, when Bart realized that they were infected with an unknown bacterium, she went to extreme measures of capturing specimens for him, although he did not agree with some of her ways of doing so. Nonetheless, the two shared a friendly relationship. 

Paul Torgal

The complete opposite of Marguerit's relationship with Bart, the two shared a hostile relationship. With Marguerit often doing things her own way, and refusing to do things Paul's way. An example of this is when Maida wanted to move to the Jellyshroom Cave, with Paul disagreeing with her multiple times. She was aware of Paul's dislike towards her and Bart's friendship, which she chose to ignore. She also ignored his frantic reactions to her actions, such as bringing back a severely injured Reaper Leviathan on the back of their Cyclops, as she merely stated Bart needed a test subject. 

Relevant Data Downloads

Degasi Crew Manifest: Marguerit Maida

Auxiliary Search & Rescue Mission: Marguerit Maida
Position: Freelance Security Personnel
Status: Lost in space near planet 4546B
Age at time of disappearance: 42

    - Mercenary, born in the Mongolian States
    - Experienced in ship-to-ship and close quarters combat techniques
    - Tours of duty with the Mongolian Defense Force and the Trans-System Federation
    - Dishonorably discharged from the TSF 15 years ago for going off mission (details classified)
    - Emissary Khasar reports Maida was hired to accompany Paul Torgal onboard the Degasi into uncharted space, and defend the ship in case of assault by pirates or rival corporations

Marguerit Maida's Log - Speaking Freely


These conniving, corporate, bourgeois, inbred, incompetent, self-absorbed jerks don't have a damn clue!

The kid's not so bad - he's even useful - but I swear everything that comes out of his father's idiot face is a narcissistic lie. He wants to stay in this cave, his problem. I'm the one doing the heavy lifting. When seamonsters are hunting you, you don't hide. You hunt the seamonsters. Then you build a bigger boat out of seamonster bones, and you hunt bigger monsters. Keep going until there aren't any monsters left to hunt you.

I'm going deeper, I'm gonna find what shot us down, and I'm going to tear its damn heart out.

I've started the prep work. The kid's taught me how to make enamelled glass. I've started stockpiling metal ores to build myself a seamoth. I'll raid the indoor growbeds before I leave.