After their adventures in Regina, Orkin and his Rogues stopped by for a six month refit and shore-leave (plus training time for some sub-groups). Darla’s brain was placed in a battle platform so that she could be mounted on the outside of the ship. Her previous body was shot to pieces by a pair of Ithklur commandos using anti-material guns after she had a homicidal break in reaction to Dr. Nitars suicidal “virus.”
Dr. Roguhu’s holiday festival is held on the planet Zai-5, in the same great gothic hall as last year. The round of toasts and talks is less exciting this year, since you aren’t getting awards and you aren’t any longer on a hostile border.
Dr. Roguhu gives Orkin a stern talking too about his poor political choices in making deals with Countess Ivanna hault Bartoni Gerasimov as well as working for him… he worries about conflict of loyalties.