At a commerce settlement, Aeryn, Chiana, Noranti and Sikozu make a deal for a sensor distorter to shield Moya from detection. Construction will take time, though... leaving them stuck there just as Peacekeepers and Scarrans arrive for a secret diplomatic meeting. As Chiana and Noranti try to avoid detection, Aeryn and Sikozu do some spying. Grayza makes the Scarrans a surprising offer to ensure peace... endangering many innocent lives in the process. War Minister Ahkna has some surprises of her own... forcing Aeryn and Sikozu to take action.