Lieutenant Lazurus Stevens is the protagonist of The Fifth Vortex: Ehactora's Story and Falcon Outpost. Formerly a member of the UMS, he turned to smuggling along with his friend MSGT O’Neal. He is responsible for activating the Fifth Vortex.
MSGT O’Neal - Stevens and O'Neal are good friends, having served on the UMS Poseidon together. Although their relationship is not expanded upon, they seem to compliment each other quite well.
Ehactora's Shame - Stevens does not encounter this Skaarj Warlord until traveling to various locations on Na Pali via the Fifth Vortex. Stevens awakens and duels Ehactora's Shame, eventually defeating (but not killing) him.