Without much in the way of options to change your fate, you open up your planetary assignment and find out what the fates have in store for you: Siltrada 7. One of three inhabited planets in the system, life readings are supposedly so faint that it is believed the sapient species there which once numbered in the tens of billions is now down to less than thirty, scattered across shelters or caves on the planet's two major continents. It is as yet unexamined, but is suspected to have been another victim of the plague of arms races and inherent violence that has so often ended civilizations less advanced than the pacifistic one you have known all your life.

Your flitship and crew will be ready for your departure in the morning, as will those of your friend Anias for her own post-civilization destination.