Coli-nfaran and Klarin-yal have a problem: their clanship's new leader wants to make the Choosaraf into a pirate-hunter instead of a merchant craft, and the hothead probably isn't any good at it. The only way they can save their ship and home is to raise enough money to buy it out from under Daz-Ral. Volunteering as experimental subjects will make enough cash, but why is the job so profitable? It can't be that easy, for so much money...
This never-before-published Kintaran story is set long before Kinahran was even a glimmer in her mother's eyes. It contains implied adult situations and baby Kintarans, and is suitable for teenagers and up.