(I thought that Velerc had taken charge of the New Empire after getting no contact from the Sith. And I think I implied that the New Empire believes Virul to truly be dead now, and doesn't know about Andirrul.)
"Understood. If our ship is unable to escape, would you willing to take our crew aboard, and escort Alriana to Christophsis? I only ask because our ship lacks the weaponry to survive a New Imperial attack without its hyperdrive." Komad replied.