The official Free Quebec view of the tech town of Hudson Wheigh is very different from its reality. Having gained admittance into the town to trade, work, and stock up on supplies, not to mention live a normal life for a little while, you have managed to make a tiny bit of difference to the townsfolk who will ultimately benefit from your expertise.
Killian has saved dozens of lives, including the lives of some very important people, at the hospital where he lent his tremendous skills, and improved efficiency at the local mechanics shop in return for a sharp discount on armour plating for Billy’s Mobile Gun ’bot. Billy himself put in more than a few hours at the repair shop in exchange for some cold hard cash and a place to work on the ’bot. Brenna did a tour of duty on a monstering ship, catching fish, saving the crew from a giant squid, and showing the Hudson Wheighans just what a talented Burster can do at the tiller. And after nightfall, Victor sneaks into the inner city and spends the dark hours racking up felonies for the local criminal element. No biggie.
Squid meat for everyone!