We pick back up a few months later on August 19th, 2516
August 19th, 2516 – After a few months of odd jobs, the crew find themselves near broke and bringing a cargo to the Eavesdown Docks on Persephone. The job comes with the promise, from Carmine, of an introduction to his boss should things go well. The crew is awakened by an explosion and the ship powering down. Zeke has sabotaged the ship, set the galley on fire, and escaped in the shuttle, leaving the crew to die in space. Dr. Chan was murdered during the escape. It takes some work, but they manage to save the ship and power it back up and resume their trip. An investigation reveals that Zeke has been corresponding with a Shepard Saddler for months. The simple minded mechanic has been convinced that the crew is beyond salvation and he must leave them to repent of their sins before he dies.
August 21st. 2516 – The Hasselhoff limps into Eavesdown and makes their deal, looking for new work and a new mechanic. They bring on a young mechanic named CK and hire on a doctor, as well. CK gets the ship running and Larson reaches out to an old contact from his mercenary days for work. Chest Rockwell hooks them up with a job on New Dunsmier on Beaumonde. They take on passengers, including Han Soo Lau, for a substantial sum and secrecy, has something to do with Carmine’s boss.
August 23rd 2516 – The Hasselhoff departs Persephone and is pursued by two ships who insist they turn over Han Soo Lau. They disable the ships in a short fight and plot their course for Beaumonde.
August 27th 2516 – Tequila finds food missing from the galley and begins questioning the passengers, leading to a confrontation with Ruben Lasky, who turns out to be a wanted criminal. He tried to take a hostage and steal their shuttle, only to discover it was already gone. He was trapped in the shuttle bay and forced to surrender or be sucked into space. The crew runs into Tohoku Class cruiser I.A.V. Magellan and turns Lasky over to a Commander Harken, who was going to fine the Hasselhoff for some petty violations until he scanned the indent card of Captain Larson.
September 7th , 2516– Arrive on Beaumonde, meat the GBA and learn of the Queens.
September 8th, 2516 – The crew robs the Queens bagman and show up to a high stakes poker game on Queens property. After the game, Larson and CK are taken prisoner.
September 9th, 2516 – CK is released with a ransom demand to get the Captain back at dawn. The crew meets the bulk of the Queens organization in the desert in a showdown that results in the decimation of the gang. Han Soo Lau somehow turns up having commandeered the Queens ALST and aids in the capture of the Queens leader, Farook Bulsara.