The Gigerdi Alliance's new exploration vessel, the GAS Exploreison visits the Peace Station as a large operation to muster out most of the station's personnel is underway. The ambassadorial staff of the station discover a previously hidden note from the father of the Peace Station Project, the first Hemmoian ambassador of the station - Mr. K'ags Oiduts. Lydia's and Nix's professional relationship also now shows signs of something much deeper, but clearly due to official constraints the two cannot proceed further.
Nix Balmorra is also informed that the GA is interested of starting a process to better its' somewhat distant relations with the Bacterians. This process unknowingly leads to the Daglian Conflict/Third Bacterian War in the future, but at this time the GA cannot possibly fathom the consequences of the process.