The Orlak are strange plant like beings appear intent to annihilate every Vaslusian world they find. They are winning. With Vaslus under increasing threat of total destruction by its unstable star things are desperate. It is now or never to make peace, but how do you make peace with a civilisation you cannot even communicate with? Follow Relv, who is now a Rear Admiral and battle hardened commander, and Major Del Kelba, a Hebran commando, on a desperate mission behind enemy lines to make peace with the Orlak.