Moving through the offline host was easier than expected. The architecture made hard for the patrol IC to get a good line of sight and the general activity level was high enough for Preston to not stand out.
The metaphor of the old temple contained quite a lot of log files. Searching for Veljanov didn’t bring any results – it didn’t seem like they had made official records of abducting a star.
But a search for the last arrival showed, that one person had been taken into the secure quarantain station in the central habitat.
Thanks to consciencous security design, the evacuation plan for the whole structure contained a very detailed map, easily and readily accessible by everyone. Within seconds, Preston had plotted a course that would lead them through the airlock and toward the central structure.
There were cameras slaved to the host, but preston would have to actively tamper with them if he wanted to gain access to their footage…