After a smuggling deal at a wealthy imperial planet goes sideways and the rest of the crew is arrested, Millin Quinoa saves the ship fleeting outside the Galaxy to the Hercules Super-Cluster. Orbiting the strange planet Echo, Phlegra Station looms and he flees there to hide out. He wanders down to "Bongo Joe's Down the Hatch", a notorious smugglers hang out. There he meets a derelict pilot-or so it seems-with a strange tale to tell of extra-dimensional shape-shifter beings.Written by
He was talking to no one in particular, but I felt like it was me he wanted to hear him. I was the choice of audience for the insane. The harbinger of madness that evening had chosen me as his disciple of doom.