Could it be that Bocce has had a bad run-in with the Kaagan-Vas? Maybe. Well, actually, yeah, that seems pretty obvious from Roka and Ril’s conversation. On the plus side, you WILL see the incident they’re referring to later in this very story arc. It has something to do with him losing a game of backgammon to them. Man, is that one intense high-stakes game of backgammon.
FYI, it’s not really backgammon. Although that would be funny. No, the real story is a tiny bit less funny, and by “tiny bit,” I mean “not funny at all.”