A Tower of Babel Moment: more in depth on the issue of Parole.
Imagine being embroiled in a solar system civil war. Imagine having to flee from your entire planet, better yet imagine that your planet got blown up, and your inhabited moon got the atmosphere ripped from it by an out of control plasma weapon. Where would you go? What if some of you, understanding the scope of what could happen had already prepared a monster ship and had it ready and waiting for just such an eventuality. However, it was damaged by this civil war too, so you basically had to limp to the next closest place with an atmosphere available. [-MORE-]