Every world has its oddities and Belsan V is no different. Kurt knew this all too well. Captain Altair warned him of the unique customs on Belsan V all visitors must abide by. Kurt was ready to leave his old life and start anew on Belsan V. Everything he cared about back home was gone.
Kurt lost his family to an automobile accident. It sounds like a page from yesteryear. People don’t die in auto accident anymore. People don’t drive autos anymore! People travel by transport tubes back home. But Kurt took his family to an amusement park. His wife and son wanted to ride an old fashioned automobile and Kurt gave his family what they wanted. The ride went smooth until a throttle stuck, accelerating the vehicle until it hit a wall. Too bad the ride didn't have airbags like the real thing did back in the late 20th Century.
Now Kurt wanted to start over on a new world hoping to forget all the pain. Captain Altair handed Kurt over to the authorities so Kurt could be modified to fit into Belsan society. Kurt called them the clay people. They looked like they were made of clay from what Kurt saw. He had no idea what he would look like after the transformation. When the lab tech held a mirror in front of him he was so happy. He was a beautiful clay woman, ah, Belsan woman. He was told his name is Irina. He was certain he would make friends fast with his new body.