After long browsing through the files, General Jaruzelski, a distant descendant of another famous general with the same surname, finally found a captain with a starship experience. It was Lilianna Zakrzevska, commanding the ground defense unit. Petite, delicate in appearance, and very slim with a long blonde braid, she looked anything but an air force commander, let alone a starship captain. Nevertheless, of all the senior officers whose candidacy lay on the general's desk, her qualifications were the best, and time was getting on.
Therefore, without playing diplomacy, the general called Captain Zakrzevska and said briefly:
"We urgently need the commander of 'Hermash'. You are a volunteer. Dismissed."
Captain Zakrzevska, brought up in a family with very long military traditions, didn't even think to protest. She saluted and within twenty-four hours was aboard the ship with hand luggage and her favorite ferret, Gizia. Now the pride of Polish technical thought was ready to take off.