Arkany grew up on an impoverished planet with higher gravity than the common standard, giving her a squatter body shape than most of her colleagues. On her home world she dreamt of space and weightlessness, of flying and of starships.
To escape her home, she tried to get into engineering but a combination of a lack of aptitude and an abundance of attitude prevented her from qualifying. Instead, she ended up running tugs and space lifters from an orbital space station. From there she moved into working on Launch Bays for mercenary ships and eventually became CAG.
Despite her height, her colleagues are terrified of her and she runs her deck with the same attitude that used to cause her problems.