The Federation sends Commissioner Sleer to Mecron II in order to investigate the various irregularities discovered in the mining operation on that planet. Belkov, the head of the mining unit, has hidden a large consignment of crystals aboard his orbiting space station. But Avon and his accomplices are also after the crystals, assisted by one of Belkov's erstwhile colleagues. Written by
Christopher M. Buckey
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Look, d'you realize the problems I had setting up this entire mining operation? Theirs is a very ancient civilization, you know.
I didn't come here for a history lesson.
It is relevant!
[Belkov shows Sleer a crystal necklace in a glass case
The Mecronian high priests used these as a symbol of their power. Now there is a legend about the feldon necklaces. A chief once stole one, the gods became angry and struck him down. Of course, the gods' anger was merely an electrical storm in which a hunk ...