Drake served in the defense of Braxis during the Second Great War. She was part of the viking wing sent to distract the invading zerg swarms while the civilians were evacuated. She and her squad landed on the ice outside of the zerg hive cluster, which had tunneled into the cliffside.
The vikings engaged the zerg, and held their own against the oncoming swarm. However, Erik Snabb got overzealous, and shot the snow banks on the cliffside causing an avalanche. The entire squad was buried, and Drake went out of contact with her squad. Burrowing zerg reached her, and killed her. Her dying screams sounded through the squad's comms.
Drake is a possible reference to Scorch the Dragon from the Blizzard game The Lost Vikings 2. Her callsign is Scorch, and her real name is a synonym for "dragon." This coincides with the rest of the viking pilots from the short story, who are also references to The Lost Vikings characters.