Meanwhile, at the galactic core. . .
Captain Tagon has a new ship.
I'm very happy for him.
His new ship has no onboard A.I. yet. The previous owners wiped it clean.
You know he's not going to let me anywhere near his new ship's computer systems. Not after I stole his last ship and got it blown up.
I didn't go to the trouble of bribing four senators and a judge on Ystre just to give a warship to a friend. I want to attach at least a couple of strings.
So you want mt to go kiss and make up with Tagon, and then spy for you.
"Spy" is such a short ugly word. I prefer "espionage." Those extra three syllables really say something.