The party is in the Halcyon starport which seemed somewhat sluggish. It seems the city supervisor has sealed the dome city’s gates and cut off all communication in and out. He has also put on a looping message warning off “invaders from space” and how they threaten the “security of Our kingdom”. Madness! iZac and Tor began to repair the damage to the Redshift Rapture with the door in cargo bay 2. Tor busies himself pulling up schematics and diagnosing the hyperdrive problem while iZac nearly damaged himself from a ladder fall when he failed to account for misaligned servos while trying to wrench the door open manually with some bolts that were stuck. Kavita left the landing bay to try and find a mechanic to help and Silas decided to accompany her. Tor came to the conclusion that the hyperspace bypass core is fried and needs to be replaced.
Silas and Kavita stop by a port bar and promptly scare off a couple of patrons. While they’re there chatting up the bartender for directions to a port mechanic, a couple of suspicious looking types enter, a synthetic and a dolmyranth. Coincidentally, they are asking around about Tor.
Kavita tracks down the mechanic and she, Silas, and the mechanic return to bay 93. They learn that only a few other ships are at the port and no one can figure out what the city supervisor is up to. With a quick hack into city systems, Tor learns that there are indeed no ways in or out of the city. The mechanic team determines that they can repair the cargo bay doors in around eight hours but end up taking only six.
The party decides that perhaps they should check up on their cryo-hibernating passenger. Kavita determined that it’s a ki’tik hivesovereign and much larger than an average ki’tik. Then, she wakes it. The agitated ki’tik quickly demanded to know if they had reached their destination, Mars in the Sol system. The PCs explain that, no, they are in the Finally system. Ki’kist’ac, as the hivesovereign is known, flew into a rage, threatening to murder the party and take the ship. Silas fired up his silver tongue and talked the ki’tik down. The party agreed to bring the hivesovereign to Mars once the ship was repaired.
Silas and Kavita decide to track down the bar patrons that they offended down seeing as there are so few ships in port. Perhaps they can help with repairs… or perhaps they can pilfer a hyperspace bypass core… or perhaps the crew there is working for the toughs looking for Tor? They come to hanger 19, where the only other civilian ship in port is and all looks quiet. They phin Tor and he cracks the door locks for them. The pair enter the hanger…