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The Destiny is the first starship created by the Brayburn Society and was the first to find its way into deep space, becoming a part of galactic events far beyond its humble place in the universe. It is also the first warp equipped starship owned by the Society, as it lost its initial engines when it was captured by the Juinah. It was later refit with warp drives, through the generous help of the Gayik'Von, and sent back home to Earth. It's captain was Edmond Clayton, ancestor to Mike Clayton, who was also the founder and first admiral of the fledgling Earthfleet defensive force.