|Original post date:||2002-07-28|
|Previous episode:||"The Cash Flow"|
While upgrading the Slipstream torpedoes, the Phoenix-X is attacked by an omni'X named Epsen. The omni'X attempts to destroy RaeLuna, who, due to her heritage, is a natural enemy of the omni'X. Fearing for the lives of the crew, RaeLuna leaves the Phoenix-X and escapes to Illinex city - a large space complex - where she attempts to acquire Shadow Flare's unsuccessful assistance. While trying to capture Epsen themselves, the crew of the Phoenix-X encounter a disruptive quantum singularity power source within the city, which ultimately destroys the east end of the city. RaeLuna is targeted by authorities as responsible for this destruction, to which she gets help from the crew in escaping. Unfortunately her and the crew are captured by the NechRen, who are also not in favor of RaeLuna herself, and bring both her and the crew to their homeworld in the sub-existence. There they are forced to feed a huge Rock Creature. But in an attempt to escape they aggravate the creature and are forced to run for their lives.
- "How do you know RaeLuna?"
"We met once, at a place just like this."
- — Cell and Shadow Flare
- "I never wanted to be an omni-X. It was Telse who summoned the X and requested the power ascendance. He wanted his ship to have me as a weapon."
"I never asked to be Klokian."
- — Epsen and RaeLuna
- Up until this point, and not including the Chapters, this episode was the longest written episode of the series.