The Father's Pride was an CR03 Ilia operated by Von Sprechen Industries. In 2790, the transport's drive system suffered a stabilizer malfunction which forced the crew of three to abandon ship in space suits. Fearing pirates, the crew sent an SOS e-mail from VON_SPRECHEN_IND@CRIUS.NET asking to be rescued. Vel Ricaud responded and found the disabled ship and her crew under attack by two Demon and four Heron of the Chirichan pirate clan. Ricaud rescued the crew and was paid 5,000 CR.