In an Imperial prison cell, mercenary Dirk Harkness and
New Republic Infiltrator Jai Raventhorn are wasting
away, their brains scrambled by a mind probe. Nearby,
Platt Okeefe and Tru’eb plan a rescue attempt,
travelling into the northern mountains of Zelos to find
the Imperial garrison Harkness had been investigating
– and the remains of the novice Rebel group that had
been doing the same. They are startled by an attack from
a Sullustan Rebel – which had been dead for a week. It
seems the corpse has been animated by several parasitic
worms sending artificial signals to the corpse’s body.
Sneaking their way into the valley base, they help free
Jai and Dirk and capture a major into the bargain. Platt
rushes them to Wroona in the Last Chance as Dirk
suggests to Jai that she gives up the New Republic and
become a mercenary.