UPON THE ASTEROID N'TALA, ESCAPE POD 01 CRASH SITE
Perdante Dareva and Salvatore Caraway exited the escape pod that had landed them, a bit wounded but still alive, upon the asteroid of N'tala. It was not a very unique or noteworthy chunk of rock, except for being inhabited by sentient aliens called the Mal. However, the first being that Perdante saw was a cute little girl, who could not have been more than ten years old. She was rushing over to the site where their escape pod had made its inelegant final descent.
"H-hi," Perdante said timidly. "Did you come to check on us? We're fine."