A problem I've had with some of the Exalted material as of late is that every time something new and shiny comes out, there has to be a reason for why the Sidereal Exalted don't get to have it. This would be okay if the explanation were good, but in too many cases, it feels weak, forced, and assumes the Sidereals are incapable of doing anything - "the Maidens quietly advised the Sidereals to give up their case". "(a blood ape possessing) a starmetal smashfist taken from a careless summoner". When this happens too much, in such a boring fashion, it makes the Sidereals appear more and more incompetent. So here's an alternate take on the "From Then 'Til Now" of the Daystar writeup.
After the Usurpation, in order to ensure the Bureau of Destiny had as many tools as possible for defense of Creation in the void left by the Solars and the absence of the Unconquered Sun's activity, the Sidereals requested an injunction from the Bureau of Heaven, demanding that Nysela permit the Bureau of Destiny to dispatch a Sidereal crew in the event of a major threat to Creation. Nysela fought bitterly against this injunction, outraged at the impudence of the Bureau's de facto leader, Chejop Kejak, but eventually the Bureau of Heaven ruled in his favor. Angered at the 'travesty of justice' on display, Nysela railed against Kejak and 'his cronies' before slapping him across the cheek, leaving a stinging mark.
However, in her zealous and righteous anger, she forgot: That is assault, and the Celestial Lions are nothing if not incorruptible in their defense of heavenly law. Despite their own feelings on the matter, the Lions entered and forced her to stand down. Kejak commented that under the strictest interpretation of the law, her angered comments could be interpreted as rebellious dissent and treason against the Bureau of Heaven. While the words hung in the air, a messenger arrived. The Maidens had convened on their own and agreed - while the Bureau of Destiny's missives regarding threats to Creation should be recognized as legitimate and either complied with or answered for, they had decided that Nysela's position aboard the Daystar was critical to a future event. Kejak listened to the messenger and nodded, pardoning her words and assault.
Nysela, thrilled at the intervention, looked up to see the expression of confusion or outrage on the Chosen of Secrets' face. What she saw was neither; he was smiling, as if his plan had come together. Nysela returned to her post, sullen over having to file reports to the Bureau of Destiny; while the final decision on the use of the Daystar's arsenal remained hers, she had to answer to the Bureau if she refused an order, which sat poorly with her.
In the weeks following the confrontation, rumors spread of a bobbleheaded doll of Chejop Kejak [mentioned later in the Daystar entry] supposedly appearing on her dashboard. While she claims it came from an assassin, and posted the standing offer, even Nysela herself is uncertain of its' true origins. She has attempted to dispose of it five times, casting it to such places as the deepest western oceans, the hottest southern volcanoes, beneath avalanche in the north and even into the Wyld. It has reappeared on the dashboard within days. Kejak claims no responsibility or awareness of it.
Sidebar: Is Kejak That Petty?
It's plausible the doll is a last taunting shot from Chejop Kejak, should the ST seek to make him appear petty for reasons of their own, but more interesting may be alternate explanations. Is the Gold Faction hoping to usurp his authority over the Daystar, using the destined doll to drive a wedge further between the two? Perhaps a Sidereal Akuma hoped to create friction between the Bureaus, posing as an assassin and leaving that to frustrate her. Perhaps it's merely a joke played on her from one of Kejak's subordinates. Or maybe it's merely another rumor that she plays along with. Whatever the explanation, there can be more interesting answers than 'a serious assassin dropped it'.
On Infernal logic:
(4:22:38 PM) Nekomimi Maiden: So I did the only logical thing.
(4:22:49 PM) Nekomimi Maiden: I fell in love with the bad guy and twisted his spine into a pretzel