Vross and Uriah visit Rosemarie on her deathbed, who appears to be nearing her end. Rosemarie is not in a lucid state and mistakes Abel for his Grandfather.
Rosemarie laments about Mara Vross’s fate, murmuring about how she “pursued the wrong whispers and was drawn into the wrong battles”
She then spoke on how Nariah was obsessed with “completing Albin’s quest”, although he ultimately was unsuccessful. No details divulged around what Albin’s quest was
Albin is survived by a close friend, Nex, in the shipyards of Opus Mecharius, a large forgeworld in the same sector as the Lehaine Estate.
Entourage mindful that they have several threads to follow.
Gratia and Skitari take a lighter out to the relay station the signal from the safe was traced to. They discover unsanctioned tech – an Astropath in an Astropathic cocoon in a meditative state, used to relay messages.
Gratia and Skitari request the cargo bay is made ready for zero grav, so that the station can be captured and landed in the cargo bay.
Marinus reads further into Selah’s journal, discovered stories of Albin. Marinus uncovers new information mentioning Neesha – the alien xenologist contact, who was apparently also known to Mara. Selah had uncovered that Neesha’s grandma was involved with Albin to some extent.
Rosemarie Lehaine passes away.
Her funeral is held weeks later on the estate with the Vross’s joining the procession.
At the wake, Marinus scouts for potential matches for Abel, and identifies 3 potential candidates:
The Astropath is recovered from the relay station and taken to medbay
A new crack crew is successfully recruited from the Lehaine system to replace the losses suffered in the failed warp travel and battles with The Alliance
Skitari recieveds a warning from an old ghost during a turbulent warp jump- Primus Theta should not be trusted.