At approximately 2 AM, February 10th, 3287, a routine sweep of Markus Aleksandr's personal vessel found several critical errors on board, warranting a response from Atlas' A.S.S. (Automated Sentry System) to investigate. On board, the body and core of the known-synthetic and Praetor of the Atlas Empire was found destroyed and disfigured beyond repair. Officials disclosed that an unidentifiable Shifter was also found dead in the same chamber. Investigators conclude that both individuals had terminated each other in a struggle. Atlas officials have declined any comment at this time, and it is unknown whether a usable backup of the Praetor's consciousness exists.