Following political dissent back in Gigerdian space, the GF sends in a cruiser along with military personnel to find out about the loyalties of the Peace Station's Gigerdian crew. After conducting some surveys and tests, the military personnel brand Kyle Gigerdi as a troublemaker, and place him under arrest. Mad Gigerdi is also told about his role in the future of the Gigerdi Federation, since he turns out to be a direct heir to the throne due to Emperor Ogaitinsha's worsening condition !
Kyle and Mad Gigerdi argue over Kyle's alleged unloyalty, but do not reach an agreement. Emperor Ogaitinsha dies, and Mad Gigerdi is sent to Gigerdi Prime for the inauguration ceremony.