A PK ship comes to Katratzi with something very interesting, as we see when Commandant Grayza invites John and Aeryn to her office. "I would like to make an addition to my offer." She hands John an official-looking plastic film with some kind of PK seal on it. "I'll have the kung pao chicken. You want a spring roll?" he asks Aeryn, holding the sheet out for Aeryn to read. "Actually," Grayza says, "they're a pardon from the Supreme Council. No Peacekeeper would dare violate them." John asks if it's true, and Aeryn stares at the films. "It would seem so... However, it is conditional." On not sharing wormhole tech with the Scarrans. Which is such a dumb idea that I couldn't blame them for hunting John down if he did. "What if we give these back?" Aeryn says they'll stay valid; not even Grayza would destroy them after signature. Braca: "I've witnessed them. So have all our principal officers." John lays them on her desk and says he'll let her know.
Two armed and armored Charrid soldiers drag Scorpius, gagging and moaning, down a corridor. John and Aeryn comm to the rest of the crew that Scorpius is on the move. "One riot, well done, hold the mayo...now!"
Sikozu watches a Scarran soldier getting weird with a Charrid officer in the Kalish Command Center, with the Secretary nearby, and tells John they're close. "Your troops compromised the security of the cavern!" and lots of protesting and bitching and whatnot. "This ain't horseshoes, or hand grenades. Now means now!" The Emperor enters, beautiful, Scorpius in chains behind him. "A bargain is struck. However, an agreement requires trust, which thus far has been one-sided. Now, you tell me what else you really want." Aeryn walks over to Scorpius, who has been dropped on a table, spitting and frothing and moaning.