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.
Xuan: You've seen Rieva once since she was dragged off, kept now in a security cell in the much more utilitarian spaces below the house. You could not say anything real at the time, of course. She was despondent and offered little more than monosyllables to your code phrases. But you hope for more now, right? After all, the Captain asked Mr. Bezier to be part of her guard detail at your request.
Jek: So, you agreed to the Captian's request on behalf of the Princess to be part of guarding this Rieva woman who, after reviewing your surveillance equipment aboard the Thousand Blessings, you know was not only part of the plot to take the ship, but also the Princess' former guard captain and lover.
When you took charge of her a few hours ago you found she had been recently and brutally beaten. She has surveillance equipment focused on her, of course, but that isn't much of a challenge for you to hack should you wish to ask your own questions. Have you done so?