The Murgatroid's crew has been referred to as the Empire's Stormtroopers. Only the most disciplined and vicious end up on the Murgatroid. Both discipline and adherence to regulations are rather strict on the Murgatroid; but Imperial High Command doesn't seem to object often as long as the Murgatroid doesn't run out of crew; or at least, conscript troops. Fleet Command often sends the Murgatroid out on intimidation missions, when the top brass want results and aren't too concerned about civilian casualties. The Murgatroid seems to wander more-or-less at random, their destinations and reasons known only to themselves … which puts fear into the hearts of the Empire's subjects. Their death count is legendary.