Craelia has always been a place for outcasts and survivors, for everyone else had long succumbed to the brutal nature of the planet's weather or been weeded out by the unforgiving culture. Through various means, those that had been selected to crew the newly renamed frigate Sword of Damocles have made their way to this long forgotten world within the forgotten reaches of the Halo Stars. Through bargain or curiosity they now sit among the trusted council of a certain rogue trader. Such a position is not easy but offers more freedom than many of the countless trillions that make up the Imperium of Man could even begin to imagine. Those that chose to wander the palace would find it to be a building of both incredible creation given the materials that were available at time of construction and of simple luxury. Tapestries of purple tells the stories of exploits from the distance past involving heads of previous dynasties while much of the bare sandstone colored brick has been painted over with lovely geometric patterns of all varieties. A rather massive structure some 5 square miles in total area, including a number of the gardens kept vibrant by one of the planet's rivers that cut the palace in half. Either through previous invitation or new arrival you have all been given the most gracious of rooms within the palace of Craelia's capital, attended to by an odd man that kept a dark blue shawl wrapped around his head that is know known to be the Minister of the Interior and almost frightfully polite Navigator. For some of you it is the day that you get back into the action and others it is the first time meeting what is essentially the last family you will ever know. Whatever the case may be, all of your needs have been attended to and any worldly desires that may be present have likely been indulged using the State's coffers. Those days however are long past and it has become apparent from a sharp knocking at your door by one of the many mild-mannered servants that Lord Blackington is expecting you in the meeting chambers for his council.