Fökker had trailed a cultist ship after the rest of the crew disappeared. The cultist ship made its way to Svarogian space where it connected with other Svarogian and cultist ships. That small fleet went to the northern wormhole point where they managed to open a wormhole to the unidentified cluster. Incredibly, the wormhole between Svarog and the unidentified cluster had become a mature and stable wormhole. As the fleet entered the wormhole, an unassuming ship appeared and made its way through the wormhole as well. Fökker followed through as well.
The unassuming ship engaged a Svarogian cruiser in battle and revealed itself to be armed with Svarogian weaponry. In the ensuring chaos, Fökker made his escape and connected with the rest of the characters.
Dr. Agronine took the incapacitated Leyland Sparks to the med bay where he discovered that Sparks had been infected with a heretofore unknown disease he labelled “Etherius Ganjus”. He was able to find an antidote in short order.
Leyland’s blow to Shah Habi sent him into a coma and the crew decided they’d had enough of him so locked him up in the brig.
The crew, now reunited with their ship the SS Smell of Success SS, took off from the planet, narrowly avoided the systems defense ships encircling it.
Dr. Argonine detected a massive gravitational anomaly at the southern wormhole point and posited that it was a wormhole forming at a hyper-accelerated rate. He realized the data he got from this event could change everything and convinced the crew to investigate it.
The ship noticed a cultist ship but managed to stay undetected. They made it to the mineral iceshard field surrounding the solar system and were able to jury rig a system to scan through it. They detected two cultist ships and a Svarogian science vessel around the gravitational anomaly.