Kellin and Naya begin the session aboard the Ranjeet, in prison, while Fayed is being interrogated by XPAC customs officers. Kellin and Naya are released after some formalities, and Kellin’s interrogator hints that it’s for dramatic reasons.
In Rising Water finally reaches New Caledonia, and Kellin, Fayed, and Naya follow the beacon frequency Mabon gave them to find Selig. It turns out that he’s in a giant mobile city that’s currently fleeing an enormous wildfire on New Caledonia’s northern continent. He meets with the PCs, but rebuffs their efforts to get Mabon’s cargo. He explains the unequal treaties and his plans to unify New Caledonia.
As the PCs are discussing their options, a USSF drop team makes a combat landing and surrounds the convoy. Marshall Andre Plantagenet, in charge of the USSF forces in New Caledonia, demands that Selig come to the negotiating table with USec, Copperhead, and syndicate reps from Uttermost. He refuses, and a firefight seems inevitable. Naya and Kellin in particular are sympathetic to Selig’s situation, despite recognizing that he’s purchased weapons from Copperhead.
Plantagenet suggests to Fayed that he go to Eden if he wants to help with this situation. The Grand Marshall is looking for help, whether its in uniform or not. The situation in the cluster seems like a bomb ready to go off. When Plantagenet sees Naya, he insists that the three of them leave immediately, which they do.
Moments later, they’re on their way to orbit, and session 2 ends.