We were allowed in to see Venn and his surviving crew. I didn’t get to go through the usual “how are we related” with Venn’s ysoki science officer Scamp. We obviously both knew Venn, for starters. Our rescued ghouls are safely ensconced at the Eoxian Embassy, our ship is ready (?) and we have a new assignment.
The church of Triune occasionally adds a drift beacon in the Vast in Near Space. There is one system AbidarCorp had been surveying when they realized Vakpod has a sentient species on it.
The area in question is orbiting a Class F star. It’s a water world, and the Seli are a race of empathic sea sponges. Who like tech, but hate weapons. There is a space station orbiting Vakpod, where we are to go first. Like the last few trade negotiations met with disaster in Drift Space before arriving in the planet’s watery surface. We are to bring two Brenneri (empathic?) diplomats.
Widget just flew past me wearing water wings, so I guess we are going to Vakpod.