This is the record of the inquiry of Bear Heroditus of Kempston Hardwick, so that things done by pilots not be forgotten in time, and that great and marvellous deeds, some displayed by the Explorers, some by the Bounty Hunters, and some by the Traders, not lose their glory,  including among other things - what was the cause of their waging war on each other.

Alien Encounters – Bear Investigates

Bear is back at the unidentified station, to hear how CMDR Oddblud got on. He nearly falls found of the social custom in the system – for strict gender separation – by checking in to the Miss Bates hotel for girls rather than the one for men. Once ensconced with a little bottle of something,…