Still on New Omaha, the crew was still recovering from their Reaver encounter. Gale was unconscious, his arm and leg braced, was sleeping in his bunk. Butch, Markus, and the Capt, their wounds stitched and bandaged, were resting in their respective quarters. Hart had bagged Mikki in cryo and, after patching up the crew, was in town, helping the Doc with her wounded in town. Shylock sat in his cabin plotting horrible revenge against Magistrate Simmons of New Omaha, hiring “convincers” to show up and explain his position vehemently in order to either get repayment for the “stolen” ship or punish the magistrate for his audacity.