Payákár is on the away team, and on board the shuttle for the wild ride down to the surface of Ice Planet Nine...
Which means the real action is starting at Spaceswords & Glory, the blog hosting one of the two Humanspace Empires games being run online. If you haven't heard yet, HE is a pulp science fantasy roleplayer by The Drune at ix, reviewed here.
You can read up on everything that's happened so far and follow all the action through the posts and comments.
There's some more general info here, with a brief summary of the second of the two games, Ancient Astronauts._