In which Clonak ter’Meulen sees a ghost.
Looks like the separately-published Neogenesis outtake describing part of Daav and Aelliana’s visit with Kamele remains in continuity; it fits neatly into the space left between their last scene in Neogenesis and their first scene here.
The under-construction merc recruitment centre has been mentioned a few times already, most recently in “Shout of Honor”.
Clonak, of course, knows that there’s no such person as “Kor Vid yos’Phelium”, but I don’t know if he’d been kept enough in the loop to guess who his visitors were before he saw them.
“Kor Vid” is one of those Liaden names that sounds odd because it sounds like an English word — in this case, “corvid”, the family of birds that includes crows, ravens, and magpies. I don’t see any obvious implication that might have been intended by the similarity, so it might just be coincidence.