After surgery, Alex was discovered to have some sort of alien tech gauntlet attached to his right arm. Once we were healed up and ready, the group headed out to the station. We return to find the Pirate ship a hive of activity as they replace their engine.
Blue sector is a little less populated than the last time we were hear but we head to Akhmed’s. He tells us of the explosion on the pirate ship that rocked the station and then we proceed to dicker over the goods we retrieved. As we are preparing to leave Ahkmed’s a knock on the door reveals that Li Kung, the second in command of the local crime syndicate, arrives to talk to Ahkmed. It seems he is there to talk to us about the exploding pirate ship. He thinks it is us and is here to threaten us into some sort of deal with supposed video proof of someone doing an EVA and sabotaging the ship. He then mentions a Sector Z club that he should open since Pierce mentioned it to some pirates. Apparently she came to a bad end due to it.
He asks for us to do him a favor at some point later in return for his silence. He doesn’t matter what happens as long as the station isn’t harmed or his people. He buys us dinner at the Hotel and we have a quiet conversation about details on the station. We find out a little about what the agreements are between the crime organizations, pirates, navy, etc. He says he will send any contacts to us through encrypted means with a pass phrase – “Red Hair”.
Once back on the ship we talked to Mike about what happened. We mentioned the blackness that we found on the Kronen ship which worried him. He mentioned that we found the location of the machine race and might be able to communicate with them. They appear non hostile but their “homeworld” is more a colony. We find out Mike has a private berth on the Station – Bay 47, and we can courier things to him that way. The Doctor also managed to decipher the function of the Kronen Drugs.