A decade and a half after the expedition to Laria, Rylan, Anabelle, and her father have been guiding Tergara to new heights. Unfortunately, the Captain from that mission, Liam, does not share their goals. He and his followers are seeking to wrest control away from the traditionalists like Annabelle's father. This new movement's goal will transform Tergara into the capitol of a new empire based on military strength. But the traditionalists will do everything in their power to prevent this transformation.