Unfortunately for the new Starfinders, meeting with the dead-alive is on the docket, rather than getting bounty pay for the dead-dead. The Eoxian embassy is exactly as DREAMS' intel detailed, the somber architecture feeling very appropriate for the undead. A pair of skeletal attendants greet you as you arrive, and show you to a well-appointed office, more spare than you would have anticipated, feeling like the inside of a mausoleum.
Nor rises from the seat behind a bone-white desk, raising a hand in greeting. He does not offer refreshments, either because no on here needs them and he forgot to offer, or he assumes you would not trust food and drink from his kind. "Thank you for agreeing to meet with me. I'm certain you're aware of the recent interest in the prospecting ship Acreon and the asteroid being referred to as the 'Drift Rock', and I believe you're also acquainted with the dispute between Astral Extractions and the Hardscrabble Collective over both the ship and the asteroid." The is a subtle sarcastic tone, suggesting you fully knows of your interest and activities regarding these recent events. "Both parties are currently awaiting legal arbitration, but the wheels of justice often turn quite slowly. As a result, I have offered my services as a mediator in hopes of finding a solution that is equitable to both factions."
"The first step in this, of course, is learning the specifics of the opposing claims. Reports of your recent endeavors in dealing with some of Absalom Station's most notorious gangs have led me to believe that you might be useful in this undertaking as well. You're new to the Station, you seem to possess a wide range of skills and abilities, and you certainly appear capable. In short, you're perfectly positioned as a neutral third party that could cut through all of the red tape surrounding this issue and get to the heart of the matter."
"Thus, I would like you to go to the Acreon, find out precisely what happened to its crew, and ascertain the value of its asteroid cargo, as well as determine whether this Drift Rock is truly as 'mysterious' as the media claims. I have received the clearance for a party of my choice to get past security and board the ship for the purposes of this inquest." He waits for a minute for you to process everything. "Are you interested in the job?"
Rule Number 12: "A soft answer turneth away wrath. Once wrath is looking the other way, shoot it in the head."