Roy Jenkins’ ordeals are far from over. Readers might recall the strange case of the Bakunin incident some weeks ago, when his ship flew into a pirate ambush when it exited a jumpgate in the Ceres Belt. Although he managed to drive off the pirates, the ship took serious damage and had to be salvaged by the SevCol Rescue Services. Having lost his ship this way, Jenkins fate seemed sinister at best, but news has arrived that makes his position even worse.
The Mars Union Parliament has ratified the treaty with the Ceres Belt Bedouins. Most parties enthusiastically supported this unique chance to provide for peace and prosperity for the Martian Population. This historic development is only the beginning of a new era in mutual development of wealth and welfare in the Solar System.