A civilian vessel flashing Belt transponder codes moves to intercept the Lucky Business carrying the crew and their prisoner as they decelerate out of Empyrean Sail propulsion and move into orbit around Raka. That ship doesn’t respond to attempts to communicate, but does open fire once the two vessels are close enough to do so.
Shiv returns fire, lightly damaging the hostile ship and allowing the Lucky Business to safely escape and land at a Navy cosmodrome. Rubel Mian is taken into custody, and the warrant is paid in full.
The familiar face of Shoan Sen (from scene 3) in the unfamiliar garb of the Cleric caste approaches the crew as they make their way back to the cosmodrome…