The scene opens with a wine-tasting session between the two men. The wine-tenders are discussing the recent discovery of a new type of gem that can be carried on the ship. The gem, which is the last of its kind, has been discovered by the heavy industry, and the new technology has been developed to carry even larger gem fragments in the future. The two men discuss the discovery of the new gem and how it is related to what they want to find out about. The chairman says that the ship is not destroyed and that the lizard is not present.