" We have another week until the arrival of Ulgir's niece," Sivira said, flipping through a stack of papers. " Redlin's offices sent us some citizenship and employment paperwork to sign off on."

William eyed them for a moment, then studied the papers he was being handed.

" It's not very common for Starka to study medicine, is it," he asked, looking at her college history.

" You would know more about this matter than I do," Sivira responded.

He began signing off on what papers needed signature.

" Sivira," he said. " Can you set up a meeting with Eyre for me tomorrow evening? I need to make some arrangements for the formation of an R&D branch in our fleet."