The sooner we get through this part, the sooner you'll be able to get back to balancing life. You could let Beckendorf, Jayhawk, and Elizabeth handle the Baron's Ego while you're shut up in your cabin writing a lengthy report. Then we cut to Elizabeth coming out after making her report to you and the Aethasian Anti-Piracy League makes its miserable way through the sky to find the Scarlet Shepherd.
If the others make their posts long and interesting enough, you might be able to opt out completely until the fight scene. How does that suit you, my dear?