An invitation from Sir Willard Vorstaten leads the Travellers to Rakken-Goll, a dying cattle town in the middle of nowhere. Instead of the expected job offer the Travellers find a lonely young man desperate for offworld visitors. Sir Willards residence is comfortable and he is generous; perhaps the Travellers will enjoy some downtime at his expense? Perhaps he might be a useful contact to cultivate; who knows where his duties as a noble will take him next? Events around Rakken-Goll overtake the Travellers plans.