To solve the quandary of the bio-encrypted data drive, one of the techs proposes a simple test. But the Commander doesn’t approve–at least until a greater force makes him change his mind.
The last one to face the tribunal is Assam. Expecting nothing from him, the tribunal may have finally discovered what they were searching for.
The tribunal shows Sly a troubling video wherein Memyselfandi appears to betray Sly in order to save his own neck.
Valdor Extancious, Chairman of the Cognoscenti, draws Memyselfandi into the tried and true tactic of divide-and-conquer.
Cassie is interrogated by a tribunal of specialists. The more Cassie tells them the more they believe she is lying.
The five strangers who arrived in Aspire were not only strange—they could very well be dangerous—so they had to be dealt with accordingly.
Empty and unknown, The Sea of Opacity remains a mystery. No one who has ever tried to cross it has lived to tell the tale!
Skirling technology proves to be useful not only to the Skirlings but also to a resourceful Memyselfandi.
The Skirlings treat Cassie, Sly, Memyselfandi and Assam to a bountiful feast replete with traditional song. But a tragic misunderstanding turns the festivities dark.
As luck would have it, the Skirlings chance upon Cassie, Jet, Sly, Memyselfandi and Assam. But their reputation as hostile warriors seems unfounded when they provide a tour of their encampment and invite them to an exquisite banquet.