Duncan Decker was born in 2322 on Earth. he became a member of the inner circle in 2345. He was in Starfleet Academy for a year, before being kicked out. He did well enough in all his classes, he was a very promising cadet, but he just didn't act like a starfleet person should act. The TDF quickly asked him to apply to their Academy, which he did. He found it much more to his liking. Soon he was one of their top pilots. This was still the early days of the TDF, they weren't a very well cared for group, highly disdained by Starfleet, and considered by most people to be entirely unnecessary. Starfleet had their own planetary defenses, why do we need this silly little Terran Defense Force? But they stuck with it, and there were always people like Duncan who were perfectly capable, but fit in better in an organization like the TDF. Back then, they still had just mainly surpluss Starfleet ships and weapons and such, plus some civilian- provided stuff. But a group of people in the TDF got together and developed some of their own ships and weaponry. Duncan was involved in the team that designed the original Dragons. not as good as today's model, by far, but it was the original, and it was good. And, it was pure TDF. He had been coming to the Dragons' Lair for 5 years when his team designed the first Dragon (which by the way, Duncan himself suggested they name after the popular TDF hangout). After that, Ray got real interested in him, and they became close. Soon, a number more regulars started getting closer to Ray for various reasons, and so became the first inner circle at the Lair. Duncan has been a member of every inner circle at the 'Lair since that first one all those years ago. He is a Brigadier-General in rank, and also Chief of Operations of the TDF.
Danomar Falcon (pronounced Daynomar) was born in 2313, on Phoenix, a colony world populated primarily by people of Terran and Bajoran descents. He became a member of the inner circle in 2346. He was abandoned by his Cardassian father as an infant. It is not known who his mother was, but Danomar has always believed her to have been Bajoran, and from Phoenix. (In the early to mid-2370s- I forget just what year- he found out he was fully Cardassian, and was so upset he swore his few friends who knew the truth never to mention it, and had it erased from his memory.) He was adopted by a Terran couple, and took on their name, Falcon. One of his best friends growing up was a Terran/Bajoran girl named Cassandra O'Malley.
At age 19, he began working on the Drake as engineer. He became
friends with Ray Doocott, who also worked on the Drake. Ray
worked his way up to first officer of the ship, and soon realized that
was as far as he'd get. So he bought himself a new ship, the Robert
April, and brought Danomar with him as engineer and first officer.
When Ray sold the ship to his crew, Danomar
became Captain. He stopped as often
as possible on Earth and visiting Ray at the Lair. He eventually became
a regular there, or as regular as his business allowed him.
He is still captain of the April, as are most
of the original crew, save one, who was lost in a battle a few years ago.
Except perhaps with Wilson Raleigh. He's not the normal type of person who frequents the Lair. Most are in the TDF, or are merchants on a stopover, some few are in Starfleet (usually cadets fromt the nearby academy--jax was once one of these), sometime someone might just happen in off the street by chance, looking for a place to wait out a storm or just lose oneself in drinking and assorted bar-type activities. There are perhaps a few other types, people looking for information, who've been referred to the 'Lair (and usually Ray in particular) by someone who goes there and knows the people there fairly well.
Wilson isn't any of these. No one there seems to know who he is or just what he does. I know rather little about him myself. In fact, he is a writer. I know this much, but not exactly what he writes. Maybe news, though not for any kind of print, audio, or holo publication I've ever heard of. Maybe fiction, but nothing i've ever read/watched/played. Maybe he's an informant for...someone, but I'm sure I wouldn't know who. Maybe he just writes for himself, for his own enjoyment. Whatever, I know he is a writer.
This doesn't mean that's all he does. He's as good in a fight as anyone
else in that bar, whether with fists, phasers, knives, or what have you.
He can do some fair piloting of a small vessel if he has to. He has plenty
of contacts of his own, outside the 'Lair (evrybuddy does, though).
He never lacks for credits. I don't know where he gets his money...at the
least he has more than enough, at most he could be fabulously wealthy.
Susan was on a merchant ship, which happened to make a stop on Phoenix, and
there she met Danomar Falcon, whose ship the Robert
April happened to be stopped there at the same time. they got
to talking, and he invited her to meet
him on Earth in the Dragons' Lair. She'd never been there, but her parents
had talked about it often enough, so she accepted. Next time her ship was
on Earth, she stopped in, and so did Danomar. They went on a few dates, but
it didn't work out. They remained friends, and she also became friends with
others there, including Ray Doocott, who knew her by way of stories her
parents had told him, especially her father. Then she decided to leave her
ship and join the TDF. Now she's a lieutenant, and a fighter pilot.