The team find themselves on a plant of locals who worship and emulate the Tlak'khan but are suffering from a plague. Draga cures as many as she can but the leader, Mek'rod, insists they are the Tlak'khan and follow their ways, but eventually acknowledges the Tlak'khan merely provide them with help. Ec'co comes up with a cure for the plague while the Mar'dan elders summon Da'kyll and his men who tell the Mar'dan to obey them and lure the team into a trap. The Tlak'khan abandon the Mar'dan to the plague and Mek'rod turns against them. The team breaks free only to enter a trap, but the Mar'dan turn against the Tlak'khan and drive them off.