Everything seemed to be going Vydor's way, until the Dragon Claw was sent on a rather unusual assignment to investigate a minor incident deep within the Empire's space. That would send Vydor down a path filled with fantastically powerful enemies and extraordinary friends that would obliterate everything he ever understood to be true and threaten the very foundations of the Empire itself.
"All senior staff report to the conference room for mission briefing," came a call over the ship's loudspeaker.
I had been serving on this ship for a while now, but this was our first serious mission since I joined the crew. I did not know why the captain accepted my appointment to his senior staff, but I knew that I must perform beyond expectations if I wanted to stay. Some other senior staff members were unhappy with his cho...