Aquaman goes on a vision quest in the desert with Swamp Thing's help, and is led by Atlan through Poseidonis' past, and learns about the role of a king and how to deal with his power.
Aquaman continues his search for a way to reverse his transformation, wondering a desert where he comes upon his father Atlan who agrees to help his son. Aquaman then awakens under water here he is attacked by several warriors who speaks ancient Atlantean who have mistaken him for Kordax. However the fighting is stopped by former king of Atlantis Orin who invites Aquaman to talk with him in pursuit of answers. Orin then advises Aquaman to observe the coming battle where he will learn the answers he desires. He then observes the aftermath of the battle with Kordax losing his arm by his mother's order, before questioning him and reawakening in the desert with the green tint gone from his skin but his hands still webbed.