Sky Commodore Est'll called. His forces have completed their examination of the pirate base we captured.
He said that they found a weapons lab, and it looked like the pirates were experimenting with teraport-based munitions.
I'd better have a look at that stuff. I'm a lot more likely to figure it out than they are.
Aaand when I told him that, he offered to sell us the contents of the lab for around twenty times your annual salary.
Hang on. . . I thought we were the soulless mercenaries.