Everyone makes final plans for departure, but disturbing news arrives from the Imperium.
Someone boards the Grayswandir and leaves several of the disc scanners behind.
The scanner is planted but Derek shows it to Jestin first. In return, he is given a contact to meet on Kupakii. Whatever is going on he, and the crew of the Grayswandir are now involved.
Derek works on collecting cargoes and decides to continue towards the Anubian Trade Coalition.
A tour to see the floating city factories give Derek some more info on the local political climate.
Derek learns that the conspiracy that he seems to have gotten involved with is deeper than he thought.
The Grayswandir lands on Boilingbrook. Derek makes his special delivery and finds that it was a "test" of some kind, then finds that the crew is less than happy about getting them involved in something they know nothing about.
The crew starts preparing the ship for its return to normal space.
Passengers and crew all join in to run the obstacle course and there are some surprising winners and losers.
Saahna expands her obstacle course to three dimensions and zero gravity. Dr. Korvusar continues to help.