“We're getting reports of landings in the surrounding farmland. They need a base there. They have no other defenses.” — Alín
A second front has opened up with the enemy making landings from an orbiting ship. Knowing that the Silent Ones always begin their assaults in population centers, Barca begins organizing the evacuation of civilians to the Suma, their newly completed starship. Saruk is sent to hunt down and destroy the enemy landers before they can establish a foothold.