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As he iarrives at Starbase Borasekbam, he runs into Juhwang Sebin and introduces himself to the other new recruit. An ensign, Hak, arrives and gives them forms to fill out to determine their role in the Space Forces, he finishes with seconds to spare. The three focus on the newcomers, a tall person and a teenager girl accompanying them. The investigator introduces themselves as Special Investigator Yi and their assistant Kim Min. Yi tells everyone in the room to come with them as the investigators lead them to a hanger as the ship they are going to the, the Haetae, is being filled with supplies. Yi has Min explain that the mining colony of Norandol in the Fortress Sector is under siege from the neighboring Phoenix Empire and Sun Clans after wind storms on the planet unearthed Gate Crystals, crystals used to power star drives on spins to let them travel through gates. The investigators say they are to deliver aid as the Space Forces are to busily. When they receive word that the Haetae is ready to depart and Sebin requests they and Jee be sworn in. However Yi says someone on the ship will do it. After Sebin and Jee fill out more paperwork and get their military idies, they head to the Haetae. The cadets are impressed with the ship and board. After boarding, a lieutenant takes Yi and Min to their quarters as Hak takes the cadets to Quartermaster Yang for uniforms and supplies. After getting what they needed, Hak starts to take them to their bunks and to meet the other two cadets, but decides to take them to a view port after an announcement says they will go into a gate soon. Sebin and Jee watch in amazement as they go through the gate.
After exiting the gate, Hak takes him and Sebin to meet the other two cadets. They find one, Euna, in the bunks, but the other, Namkyu, is in the rec room. Hak has Sebin and Jee change before having Captain Chaewon swear to two in. On the way to the office, They meet the captain and swear in, while his swearing in goes smoothly, Sebin's is interrupted by an explosion before it even starts and the captain orders everyone to their battle stations. Sebin, Jee, and Hak go into the corridors and run into Euna and Namkyu just as the security barricades close. Hak tells the cadets to return to their bunk until further notice and to contact lieutenant Han-gyeol if they have questions. They reluctantly obey and return to the bunks. Soon after they elect Namkyu leader and Jee hacks the security cameras to find that the captain and auxiliary commander are. The group tries and fails to contact anyone and Jee says all cameras are offline and an intruder alert has been triggered. Euna grabs a blaster she smuggled with her as Sebin transforms into a tiger. The brace themselves as the door opens. The door opens to reveal Min, who is staying down the hall from them, holding a blaster to the cadets as Sebin reverts to human form. The cadets explain how they hacked into the security system and found no crew as well as failing to contact anyone. Min says she could not contact anyone as well and they set out to find someone. The group runs into Yi along the way, who confirms that it is sabotage and they pass unconscious crew members as they reach an elevator. Jee gets it operational and they head to the bridge. Before the doors open, Sebin tells Min and Euna to cover them. He and the others watch as Sebin transforms into a tiger and the group sees a larger white tiger among the unconscious crew. They relealize Sebin knows the saboteur by the way they were talking to the tiger as Euna fires a flashgun. The saboteur leaves and he and the others interrogate Sebin on their relationship to the tiger. Sebin says he is their uncle Hwan as Namkyu confirms that the crew is all alive. Min blames it on her luck as Yi orders her to escort Sabin to the holding cells for interrogation.
He and the rest of the crew take cover in the medical bay and open fire when Hwan rips the door out of the wall. They stop when Min talks them into standing down and accept Hwan as their new captain. After Hwan requests Sebin track down Yi, Sebin requests the cadets accompany them. Hwan allows Jee and Euna to go but has Namkyu stay behind. After sending a mercenary named Six to join the group they set out. As they find Yi heading to the bridge, which Hwan has an ambush waiting, Sebin has the group split up with them and Jee going one way and Euna and Six, who said their name is Rokuro, go the other way. As they find video of Yi looking through a locker, Sebin and Jee head their to find no one there and Sebin falls through a hole in the floor and passes out.
He meets up with Ruruko and Euna after Sebin is taken out by a trap Yi set. The three find Yi's office and they stun the special investigator upon entering. After Sebin fakes sending a message to Hwan, the group sets out for the captain’s office. They enter after surrender their weapons to the mercenaries guarding the office. After entering the office, Sebin has him hack into the security feed as Min's charm wears off on him. Sebin then turns into a tiger and tries to subdue Rokuro, who fires a blaster at their leg, and Euna, upon revealing the charm wore off on her earlier, melts Roruko's weapon with a concealed blaster. Roruko says they are with them as they feel Hwan has gone to far. Sebin tells the group about their connection to Hwan and that Min is a fox spirit being blackmailed by a shaman Hwan brought with him. Sebin tells Jee to try and get a message about their uncle being on board to the Space Forces High Command as they, Roruko, and Euna. Search the bridge. Before the others leave, Roruko tries and fails to get Uchida to turn on Hwan. The three return just as he sets up the message. Sebin starts to type it out when they hear a noise outside the office. The group manages to send it out just as they realizes the mercenaries are trying to break down the door. Sebin notices a vent in the ceiling and the group manages to pry it open and get inside. Euna enters first followed by Jee, Rokuro and Sebin. Sebin says to make their way to the engine to keep Hwan from jumping after exiting the gate. Along the way they learn that the escape pods are being guarded and when they reach the engine Sebin smells eight mercenaries.
Sebin has Roruko join them in taking out the guards as Jee tries to hack the security robots and Euna acts as a sniper. Sebin leaps down and transforms as they are stunned by blaster fire. Rokuro and Euna follow suit as he gets the security robots to fight for them. However the atmosphere in the vent turns off and Euna pushes him out before it seals off. After taking out the mercenaries, Euna is cut free and lands just as Jee opens the hatch to the engine room. However Hwan speaks over the intercom, saying how Sebin will be branded as a traitor to both the Space Forces and their family. The four head into the engine room and become startled when the door does not just as a blast goes off, realizing to late they fell into a trap. While the other get away unharmed, he is injured and unconscious, but still alive. He comes to and heads to the engine room. He finds that the gate crystals still have some power and offers to drain it, but also finds that Hwan has disabled the escape pods. Sebin has him get the escape pods back up before draining the crystals.
He and Min watch over Sebin for three days while they are unconscious and fill them in when they wake up. The captain complements him on his sabotage skills. He, Min, and the other cadets say their goodbyes to Sebin as they face a tribunal.
Jee is a small and skinny teenager with black hair and dark eyes,
Jee is a friendly child.
- Computer Skills: Jee is skilled at computers, being able to hack into a security system and override an elevator that has been hacked.
|Thousand Worlds series|
|Book:||Dragon Pearl | Tiger Honor|
|Main Characters:||Kim Min | Juhwang Sebin | Bae Jang | Juhwang Hwan | Kim Jun|
|Secondary Characters:||Haneul | Sujin | Sena | Captain Hye | Lieutenant Hyosu | Lieutenant Ju-Won | Manshik | Nari | Security Officer Seok | Kim Seonmi | Juhwang Matriarch | Baik Jee | Euna | Namkyu | Special Investigator Yi|
|Minor Characters:||Bora | Areum | Byung-Ho | Chul | Eui | Eunhee | Gyeong-Ja | Hae | Lieutenant Commander Ju-Eun | Lieutenant Seo-Hyeon | Woo-Jin | Yong|
|Supernatural Species:||Fox Spirit | Dragon | Tiger Spirit | Dokkaebi | Shaman | Ghost | Celestial|
|Related Content:||Yoon Ha Lee | Rick Riordan Presents | The Initiation|