“I’ve been reviewing the family archives,” the Rogue Trader says. “There was a time when the Expanse was more colonized than it is now. We actually owned a valuable world that had plenty of mining opportunity and valuable resources. Over time, we, uh, forgot about the place. Valcente’s Salvation lies in the Winterscale System. It was colonized by Valcente Gilliam some 6 thousand years ago. It’s currently an “unclassified” world.” He hands Vorgen a bunch of maps and star charts. “Go get it back.”
“Oh,” real boss adds. “Since reports have been coming to me saying a lot of you are “Squishy,” your militant has asked to secure more muscle. Looks like nepotism has worked in his favor. The new hire is Astra Xanitov, Blade’s sister, who is also an arch-militant and a PC. She’s got a facial scar and a shock-white hair tied in a ponytail.
Quint eyes her up and goes back to spraying the Jailbait. “Bad luck to have a woman on board.”
“Don’t we have plenty on the lower-” Vorgen starts.
“Ain’t the same,” the Void Master says without looking back. “Patches here is bad news.”