Taryn Cross is a representative of the Terran Confederation's Exploratory Service. In 2669, she was responsible for directing exploration efforts in the Fariss Quadrant of the Gemini Sector, stationing her efforts out of Rygannon Mining Base in the Rygannon System. That same year she was responsible for the discovery of the "Delta Quad" group of systems - Delta, Gamma, Beta and Delta Prime - with the assistance of privateer Grayson Burrows.
By 2701, Cross had achieved the rank of Captain in the Exploratory Service and was serving as Coordinator of the Service's efforts in the Pleiades Sector. She contributed an article entitled "Arming Yourself" in the January 2701 issue of Star*Soldier.