The Bright Star leaves Tinrispace and, after refueling from the sunshine, passes into the Phlogiston bound for – it is thought – Grayspace. Not four days later however, the ship emerges into a Crystal Sphere in the midst of the Elven Armada. Moz gives the order to bring the ship around and blaze back into the Phlogiston and they manage to outrun a ship giving chase. Some 80 days later, the Bright Star emerges into the crystal sphere known as Refuge – precisely what Moz had been hoping for, an Arcane trading community.
(During the eighty days, Moz has formally taken Ismek, and Gray as apprentice thieves and is instructing both of them as well as Lumbie in the arts of fighting.)
Eight hours later they set down aboard the moon of Refuge where they spend the next four days on Shore Leave. Leading the party into the spaceport, Moz asks for directions and basic information at a run down shrine/temple of Celestian and meets Father Harn Coppergate, a crippled priest of Celestian…as well as his adopted Aasimar daughter Aika Coppergate, who longs to sign on to a spelljammer and reclaim her celestial heritage. Over the next few days, Moz manages to negotiate the sale of much Tinrisian dwarven wine and the crystal skulls to the Arcane – and purchase a small spelljamming vessel (a Wasp) as well as several spelljamming helms, to bring back to the Ilfandrazenaren Trade Guild. Meanwhile Brother Joshua is exposed to sushi and rice wine before accompanying Ismek, Gnimish, and Elwood on a flitter voyage to the surface of Below, the closed Arcane world that Refuge orbits.
Both Gray and Lumbie, curiously, remain aboard ship most of the time the Bright Star is in port, still adjusting to freedom.
Ultimately, one of the arcane assists Gnimish in learning the basics of spelljamming as he will be piloting the Wasp back to Tinrispace as part of a convoy with the Bright Star and several Arcane vessels. Aika is offered a position aboard the Bright Star by Captain Mozdanhorzon and the ship lifts.