Pretending to evade pursuit, the Touch-And-Go teraports from Yomingan space and random-walks.
As ploys go it is ineffective. The Ambassador does not believe they are being chased, and even if she were watching their elaborate act, she would remain unconvinced.
Yet even the most ineffective ploy can be good for something.
How can they be gone? You told me they wouldn't know we were coming for them.
Sorry sir. Guilty consciences, maybe? From these traces, they're running like they stole something.