At some point on the Gelgaris dig her mother died of a massive stroke. Unfortunately she could not pay her respects or be with her father as the next ship was eight months away.
Crane took part in Ramsey's expedition, sponsored by Valerian Mengsk, to the airless world of Nemaka. They were there to excavate a strange artifact. Crane was a more sensitive individual than many of her teammates, visibly spooked by the temple on Nemaka and even having nightmares because of it.