Dame Melina Makris was a Manticoran citizen and budget supervisor for the Royal Manticoran Astrophysics Investigation Agency.
A political ally of Baron High Ridge, she was aboard the survey ship HMS Harvest Joy when it first passed through the Manticore Wormhole Junction via the Lynx Terminus. During the voyage, she managed to annoy and offend all aboard sufficiently that she was confined to quarters by Captain Zachary. Dame Makris left her assignment to the RMAIA with the fall of the High Ridge government, and her corrupt manipulation of Agency funds was exposed. (HH10)