Kensington relives a scene from his past: the events that led to his expulsion from the Luftrittern academy. After that, he goes through a series of episodes in which he is not quite himself. First, he is a Jupani witnessing the "Boomer" being dropped on Himar. Next, he is a Savanite (yet not one) pilot of a great walking machine known as a Titan, pursuing some Vartan raiders, and finding that his machine fails to work as soon as it crosses the treshold into the "Himar Pit". After that, he is an Imperial Naga commander of a ship capable of traversing the stars, witnessing a failed expedition to Sinai, and making orders to check other planets in the system for possible life. Then, he is an elderly Vartan, Doctor Shreega, taking part in the creation of the Progenitor in a way he had not expected … by having his own brain serving as the Progenitor's first "meal".
At this point, the visions become more rushed, as he is briefly an armored warrior who has failed to defeat the Progenitor now much larger and who becomes its prey as well. He then becomes an Eeee child who is sacrificed to the alien "god" … and lastly he becomes a Korv corsair named Kensington, entangled in black vein-like tentacles that are invading his body and mind, and submerged in a red gelatin which was once the brain-mass of the Progenitor.
Regaining his senses, Kensington rips himself free of the intruders, then hacks his way through the chamber where the remains of the Progenitor can be seen. He finds Zoltan and frees the Vartan to the best of his ability, then heads for what's left of the Progenitor, armed with the memories of the doomed Vartan scientist … and a pair of sharp metal blades.