Aquaman goes to the Dreaming City in the Himalayas to enlist their aid, leading him to a confrontation with their ruler: Ocean Master!
Ocean master struggles with the aftermath of his deal with Nero, when his staff slips from his hand while he sleeps causing him much anguish.While Aquaman and Dolphin continue their journey to the next city while discussing Dolphin's murder of the High Seer and her feelings of love for Aquaman, which Aquaman shrugs off. The two then arrive at Himalayas to find the next lost city (Dreaming City), as admiral Strom as Ocean master reveals his presence having caught Aquaman's grappling hook on his staff sending an energy attack through it. The two then begin a battle until separate by an avalanche with Aquaman abandoning Orm to save a falling Dolphin.
Meanwhile Strom seeing the result of the battle Strom attempts to flee in a ship only to be stopped by a unseen assailant who completely covers him in snow. Aquaman and Dolphin are then met by a couple who ask of their relationship with ocean master and they are invited inside a cave through a holographic wall. Once inside the city, they are incapacitated by Ocean Master who reveals that the Dreaming City is in fact his. He then places them in a torture scenario in which will eventually end in both their deaths.His plan is foiled however when a ship comes flying in, with the pilot being none other then Garth back from his own journey.