Genetically engineered using the notes of the late Arik Soong and those who came before him for a role he would later reject, the man who calls himself Primo has led a violent, anarchic existence since choosing his own path. Variously a thief, smuggler, mercenary, murderer-for-hire, and bodyguard, Primo has worked for the Orion Syndicate and anyone with enough latinum to make the task worth his while. As a man with enough blood on his hands that they will never, ever be clean again, Primo has little place in Federation society or really amongst the human race. His few dealings with the Federation have been chases avoiding Federation patrol vessels and, on occasion, as an unknowing pawn of Section 31.
Primo truly came into his own after killing the leader of a small band of Nausicaan pirates while on Farius Prime. Given the option of dying like their leader or falling in line, the half-dozen Nausicaans (Skraag, Krusk, Gurt, Grep, Karr, and Nagk) decided it was better to fall in line. It was difficult at first to keep them in line, but Primo possessed sufficient strength and sheer brutal will to enforce his will over theirs that they no longer question any command he gives them - no matter how suicidal it may seem - and, practically unheard of for Nausicaans, engendered an unwavering loyalty that could not be compromised by latinum (a proven quantity: many of Primo's enemies tried to bribe his subordinates only to be double-crossed). His operation eventually gained the services of a Vulcan woman, Kirvala, whose motives could never truly be deduced but whose scientific acumen proved invaluable to the band.
Based out of an up-gunned ship sporting almost too much weaponry and shielding for a vessel its size to safely operate called the Gurkha, Primo operated as a mercenary during the Dominion War, acquiring pieces of Dominion technology and protecting non-aligned ships during the conflict. As a result of his ship's poor engineering, he was left to drift in space behind Dominion lines after a battle with the Jem'hadar. It was in this state that the Parkston/Pariah found the Gurkha, and after some tense posturing, Primo agreed to work under Captain Navarro - a much better option than being left die from eventual systems failure or a Jem'hadar patrol.