Dramatis Personae:  Colonel Wullf Yularen, ISB strategist and Naval Intelligence liaison. Pirate Queen (identity unknown), leader of the Veiled Sorority. Ms. Venlana Sipal, Zann Consortium staff. Doppelgänger Scarpa Flek, Melitto hunter and guide, based on The Wheel.  Station ISB Officer, The Wheel. Scazio, The Wheel, Underworld fence contact. Kresen, Wheel infochant Baroness Chelsea Trevanion, Imperial Ambassador to The Wheel.