I am now considered a “serf” by the Empire. How flattering. And while I still can’t afford a Clipper, I think I can now buy an Imperial Courier. I won’t, simply because I don’t really have a use for one. A Clipper would have made a really good trading ship.
In similar vein, the Federation Navy has recruited me, despite my refusal of their previous offer. I wonder whether the slavery mission was a test of my integrity.