He appoints Ridget as his successor just before he passes away.
In the occasion, Pinion is appointed to be chief technician of Kugel's fleet in charge of developing weapons for it.
As he interacts with his new surroundings and gets used to the crew of the Gargantia, Ledo is exposed to some concepts of human society long forgotten by his civilization or at least obscured from its soldiery due to its permanent state of total war against the Hideauze, like entertainment, cooperation and tolerance.
As Fairlock's funeral is held, several dissident ships agree to follow Pinion's plan and prepare themselves to secede from the Gargantia.
Ledo must adjust to the language, culture and lifestyle of the planet, while finding his new purpose in life aboard the Gargantia.
Ali Gallagher for Jed Root, Inc.