Power can destroy the ties of an entire race. With the Razznians defeated, another battle has come to an end, yet no one feels like a winner. New Lassa is devastated from Chardon using his power in an attempt to save it. Azrom is in shambles from the Razznian armada's surprise attack, leaving the palace crumbling and their people impoverished. Planet Razzna itself has had its surface razed, forcing the population to flee, which leaves a bad taste on everyone's palate. Halfar may have gone too far with his attack. With so many secrets filled with animosity and shame now brought to light, both Azrom and New Lassa must face their own demons. Making matters worse, commerce from all three planets have ground to a crawl, alerting the Dreridians who run the trade organizations. They want compensation knowing none of them are in any shape to comply. To do so, drastic measures would have to be taken.