The team rapidly find themselves on board an Aeon charted star ship, heading for Mars. Sweeps of the packets indented rout have found no trace of either group that escaped from Boltzman industrial Launch systems. Mars is currently on the far side of the sun from Lunar so the voyage is quiet. The Paint hours is a small ship, it has room for 20 passengers, but the team are the only ones on this run. The captain is use to doing ‘special runs’ for Aeon and doesn’t object.
As the the Painted Horse begins is planned deceleration, it detects an anomoly. A fregither, unrepsonsive to hails, which is heading towards Mars on a fatal course. With the vessels high acceleration and Mars’ thin atmosphere it could cause incredible damage if it impacts. Though the Captain assures the team this is unlikly as the Chinese Fleet patrols in Mars orbit are likly to blow it up first.
The out of control ship is a Federated States of America registered merchant ship the FSMSS Freya. Concerned that this is connected to the Huang Marr conspiracy the team decide to board her….