I'm sorry for the double post, but I do have something to mention.
Nobody could learn of this incident unless the crew gets away and I have yet to deal with the crew. Also, Aethasia is a steampunk nation and it does not have television. If anything, you'd have a radio and hear it on that.
Unless there was a reporter on the deck of the Baron's Ego who could radio the news to the nearest station. I'll have to remember to mention that.