The crew of The Last Ride reports success to Tir Dron, Duros governor of Cassadine. Tir reveals that he attempted to manipulate them into eliminating Tonovan. Tir now mandates that very act.
Risky has difficulty hearing the death order, and disappears into the red city. As the crew splits up to look for Riskyr, Lan Kai learns much about Del Malvo, the Senate, and the Jedi.