The Babylon Project

"I always knew you wanted a promotion, Bob. Never knew how badly until now."

Edward MacDougan

Robert Philby was the second-in-command of the EAS Vesta, serving under Captain MacDougan.


In 2261, he and his ship were assigned to the illegal blockade of Proxima III ordered by President Morgan Clark.

During the Battle of Proxima III, Captain Trevor Hall promoted Commander Robert Philby and ordered him to take command of the Vesta after Captain MacDougan refused to engage the White Star fleet of the Army of Light. He proceeded to bring the Vesta into the fight, but only for a short time. The crew of the Vesta "postponed" Philby's promotion and returned command to Captain MacDougan.[1]