Peter Crane was a young college student on a core planet. Doing poorly in school and bored with the student life, he became involved in a group protesting the government. Over time, he became convinced the government is lying to the people and oppressing fringe groups, as well as maintaining a secret police and using subliminal messaging to spread propaganda. He is fanatically committed to collecting enough money to fund a revolution against the government, and is convinced the people will rise once an acceptable alternative to the GALP exists. He was eventually arrested for his revolutionary activity, and has now attached himself to the party for protection – and as a possible core group for the eventual organized resistance.