Some twenty hours after the IR spike of the Macbeth's arrival was registered on Hesperus II, the Durant, a Union-class DropShip, arrived at the pirate jump point to scan for possible intruders but failed to detect anything. The Overlords had moved to the large rocky moon Hesperus V Gamma to hide there, but as a JumpShip the Macbeth would not have been able to move away from the Jump Point under its own power. This suggests it was apparently modified to carry a Lithium-Fusion Battery.
- The Dying Time, chapters 4-5 (PDF edition pp. 39-50; print edition page numbering may differ)