Violence comes to a head. Humanity poises on the verge of open warfare, standing alongside their new allies. Their plan is to attack the main capital, the home of the empire itself but before they can make it happen, the Gellan people fall under attack. The assault appears to be an attempt to commit genocide, forcing the allies hand to rush to their defense.
Meanwhile, Earth faces down the threat of Icarus Rising. The terrorist organization makes their play, bringing everything to bear to destroy the Agency once and for all. Each party moves into position, ready for what may well be the endgame. For the crew of the Leviathan they find themselves facing down their first real interstellar conflict. As the armies massed, the result may well determine the fate of the entire galaxy.