The newly discovered Muddian “civilization” (we use the word loosely) is joining our Universal Republic. Unfortunately, their system of government is true anarchy. The official method for sending a senator to the Republic is for a Size 3 scout to leave the homeworld under the Senatorial banner. Every ship that leaves Mud under these circumstances gets shot down. Your mission is to escort the next one christened The Dictatorship, carrying a Muddian we're calling “Lupee” from Mud until it can warp out.
The mission is a success if The Dictatorship warps out with Lupee alive. At that point, any remaining Muddians will stand down.
The mission is an overwhelming success if Lupee is conscious when The Dictatorship warps out.