Escort Two is piloted by Lora Tallstag with Zander Milton assisting. They are heading towards the third planet in the Auroran system, a large gas giant with seven moons. Beatrix Kincade, the leader of the expedition, muscles her way into the cockpit and splits her attention between her job and the banter. Will any of the orbiting hunks of rocks be able to support Auroran colonies? Will the triumvirs force the ship to land on the moons to complete the same surveys that Escort One performed on Auroran Two?