“This was an incredibly insensitive lapse of judgement by individuals who violated the core values of our school district. At the time, district leaders investigated the incident and took immediate and appropriate action to discipline the employees involved,” the second statement read in part. “Racism, intolerance, and racially insensitive behavior will not be tolerated by any adult or child in Rim of the World schools. Since my arrival in mid-July, I have been assured that transportation employees have been counseled individually and have undergone racial sensitivity training as a staff.”
In the satrap's palace, the meeting between the leaders of the Empire begins. The group assembled is the Imperial Future Council , IFC, with the goal of planning the future of the Empire. With revelations that two Rebel A-Wing fighters were shot down by the Vigilance before they could escape to report their findings, the meeting is thrown into chaos. There is little trust between each individual present, and a constant jockeying for power. Pandion insists that Sloane bring out the entire Imperial fleet that is in hiding in order to surprise the New Republic when they bring an armada, but in the end, Sloane's idea of sending the Imperial Star Destroyers away so that their ships cannot be detected wins, and with that the space above Akiva is once again clear.