The Licenian Crusade
First Officer of the Star Heron
Lao appears to be a young, pretty man who, at least in public, defers to Lady-Captain Evelyn Lin in all things.
Lao is technically the Captain of the Star Heron, as Lady-Captain Lin owns a goodly number of ships. The Star Heron, however, is the ship that Lady-Captain Lin is currently aboard, and so he is relegated to second in command.