The Guild of Cyberempathy usurps crime lords on Halna and other worlds in order to finance their operations. Drug and slave trading operations are systematically shut down in these sectors. Automata begin to police in force, in turn leading to a sharp decline in the number of violent crimes. Attempts are made to infiltrate Nepleslian criminal infrastructure, but are only successful in small, limited increments.
Freespacer survivors exodus to Port Hope in Nepleslian space, and north into the Blue Rift Expanse. The Ley Lines network established to this end.
Under the reigns of Koyanagi Mayumi the Fleet is restored and the Motoyoshi Bakufu increases its power adding tribute families from within the population of survivors of Taiie and the personnel of the fleet.
The Tange, one of the tribute families within the Bakufu begins to gain power by concentrating high ranking members of the fleet into its membership.
Motoyoshi Kiyoko becomes heavily influenced by the Tange, who have begun to voice treasonous opinions towards the Empire.
The Fleet proceeds to Pisces Station to confront its commander about the treatment of Taiie survivors. Thanks to the involvement of Kessaku Irim a potentially volatile situation is adverted.
After the UOC was forced to send its Star Army of Yamatai military ships and equipment, the UOC's ability to protect itself is severely diminished. This causes an explosion of piracy, as vengeful Yamataian loyalists and opportunistic Nepleslians prey on UOC shipping.