The Gigerdi Alliance hosts a conference aboard the station with the aim of establishing diplomatic ties with a fairly unknown pirate clan leader by the name of Kapu. Kapu has been successful in uniting several pirate clans under his rule, while claiming several peaceful resolutions as his motive. The diplomatic staff of the station have to host several pirate clan leaders on the station as the ambassadors seek a peaceful resolution with the various pirate groups. Later on, a pirate militia group not wishing to participate in the conference cause trouble at a shipping lane near the station, and the security forces aboard the station have to rely on Kapu's help to eliminate the threat. It is discovered that Kapu is a questionable new ally, conducting several rather questionable methods to win over the support of the other competing clans. The diplomatic staff aboard the station ponder about the moral and ethical dilemmas that come with "associating with criminals" with the expense of keeping peace with the pirate clans.