The strong resentment only feeds Stax's already rebellious attitude. Along with the nine officers and Stax, the team has ten civilians. A miscalculated Mars Storm wreaks havoc on expedition's spacecraft, the Demios II. At the same time Stax and one of the civilians gets caught in a storm, and come across a powered down alien spaceship.
The alien computer aboard the discovered ship declares Stax as the Overseer, leading to deadly consequences for some of the crew. Through a mishap in the Alien ship's engine, the officers and civilians, along with Stax are taken to the center of a war torn and desperate galaxy.