Even notwithstanding Captain Jelena Marchenko has Starseer potential, such as telepathy and telekinesis, she has grown up feeling ostracized by the Starseer group. She longs for an possibility to show that she deserves a spot amongst them.
When an ancient buddy of the household suggests up, seeking transportation to the site of an historical Starseer relic, Jelena believes this may well be her opportunity to show herself. If she helps Abelardus get well an artifact that’s critical to the Starseer group, perhaps she’ll eventually be invited to be part of.
But as soon as they are on their way to the site, she starts to question what Abelardus plans to do with the artifact—and if he even has the appropriate to dig it up. Further, she wonders why it’s been left alone for hundreds of years. Is there a reason no one tried to get well it earlier than? And is it price risking the lives of herself and her crew to win the respectable regard of strangers?