Aglisse 2b is a warm garden world with two and half million inhabitants. One of the riches of the Mayaran system is that there are three primary worlds, equidistant from each other but sharing the same orbit, makeing them all ideally habitable. While bothe Aglisse 2a and b are smaller than Mayara (Aglisse Prime) itself they are more dense, and more metallic overall. The entire arrangment is the result of solar system engineering by some ancient spacefaring species. There are still ruins on all three worlds.
The world itself is held for the Duchess by Lord Askira and Lady Calibar, with the Duchess also having a substantial estate. Kaluga dominates most of Aglissa 2a, more industiralized than either of the other two planets.
The Thousand Blessings is moored at Aglisse 2b's highport, the engineering team doing repairs, clean up and a thorough system by system diagnostic. TXR protocol after such an incident requires a second TXR sign off and the Duchess dispatched a courier to the closest TXR field office one jump away which will then move on to the Imperial Throne with a report.
When you disembarked you discovered that the three crewman who were ejected in escape pods were in fact, not gone. Their bodies were found in Kaluga's quarters and Kaluga himself and the only two retainers he brought with him are instead missing. The Duchess declared him a traitor and summoned half her starfleet to Aglisse 2b. Kaluga is known to have nearly as many ships as the Duchess. The rebel fleet, too, may likely get involved. Imperial reinforcement is weeks away at best.
Lady Calibar is serving as your host, all of you are staying in her magnificent city palace, not far from the lowport and its connecting elevator to the highport.
Aglisse 2b is in the middle of the enormous annual Flame Tree Festival and the city itself is celebratory, the Duchess not having yet publicly announced Kaluga's treachery.
Allevard: It's been three days so far of running back and forth as the crew does its work and you supervise and do the inevitable paperwork in advance of the arrival of the TXR rep. The invitation for a private dinner with the Duchess arrived only an hour ago. You both have been too busy to speak directly, of course. But now you are arriving at the grandiose suite of rooms occupied by Lady Bai and the Princess. She requested this meeting, telling you she had important information about the incident to convey. You arrive at the door only moments ahead of...
Robynne: You've spend what little time you can on the ship, assisting, as well as pursuing the mystery of your hack with Terci. But, like it or not, this is still a PR mission and that part of it is your purview, so you've had to attend one gathering of minor nobility and Lord Askira has promised for you to see his horses up close and personal as well as to see them race in the festival. Bai asked for some time with you, but didn't mention that the Captain would be here also.
Bai: Just what have you been doing these past three days? Xuan is her usual restless self but you can't keep her corralled all the time. Jun informs you both that your guests have arrived and that security has been established.