Man of War goes to trial to face charges of being a contributer to the death of the citizens of Los Angeles. The Protector's approval rating is at an all-time low. After the first day of trial, a mob of angry humans hold a protest against the superheroes. The Protectors are then attacked by the Regulators, who hold a strong anti-superpower stance. Tanya, aggravated at their assault, uses her sword to slice one of the Regulators.
Story 2: Backdrift
The history of Chalice is explored.