My player Sherman has a character named Coren Fauxly, one of the Gonzagin Emperor’s lord stewards sent to planet Caiphus to remedy a trade dispute. As part of her Owner Aboard lifepath, in her possession is an interstellar hammer called the Inquirer, which she uses as transport as well as for throwing parties for planetside dignitaries. This ship, using the device rules, gives her a +2D to persuasion tests when trying to convince someone of the material benefits of working with the throne. This costs Sherman 3 Rps at burning.
But of course a ship is nothing without a crew. One of the relationships Coren has is her steadfast constable Hest. Where Coren’s words don’t suffice, Hest’s intimidating physique more than make up for them. Another of Hests duties is to manage the day-to-day running of the Inquirer, as well as manage the servants, assistants, and pilots.
What I need to know is how to show the crew mechanically. The crew of a yacht, after all, does not require the blood-bond between a hammer captain and his subordinates to function. Should the Inquirer’s crew even need to be represented as an affiliation? If so, does Sherman need to buy a 3D Reputation with the crew to be its boss? Can that reputation be saddled onto Hest as part of the Kerrn or Stentor rules? Or can the crew of the yacht simply act as colour if Hest does all the piloting and Coren does all the schmoozing?