Cannon, Brande, Thalassar, and Kreeg are off to the arctic in search of Biranha and the Gray Matter. Two fighters find them and Cannon blows them both out of the sky. Cannon and the rest end up finding Biranha and his crew and begin to battle with them. Biranha is about to kill Cannon, when Taras regains control. Kreep takes advantage of the situation to turn the battle in their favor. Biranha and his crew flee with the Gray Matter as Taras battles Kreeg, Thalassar, and Brande. After Taras blaacks out they drag Cannon's body back to the ship. Cannon comes to and realizes what's happened. Cannon sends them back to Muria and heads off to have a "talk" with Taras.