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Portia is Ursus' executive officer in 7360. She is described as being a "tall, powerfully built Sagittarian woman".
Following the capture of Captain Morgan, Lieutenant Troy and Ensign Dalton by the Cult of the Serpent, Lieutenant Colonel Athena boards Ursus with Captain Hecate and three other Warriors from Fourth Squadron. After a brief exchange with Portia, Athena convinces her to lend ten Ursus crew members to Athena's rescue operation, entering the Pit (RH: Armageddon).
- The name "Portia" is from the Latin term porcus, meaning "pig."
- As with the inclusion of Tybalt (of William Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet), Portia may be a nod to the heroine of Shakespeare's The Merchant of Venice.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 193.
- ↑ Hatch, Richard; Christopher Golden (1997). Armageddon. Byron Preiss, p. 194.