An electron rests on Lana’s nape, programmed to send messages to her brain to alter the way the rest of her body operates. A device designed by Armor, it functions as an electromechanical chip inserted along the cervical spine. Armor creates a group of bionic troopers to eradicate chrilic offspring they failed to contain. Lana finds Cassie and they set out on another mission together.
The festive season begins with human slaughter when aliens venture out of a wetland to a nearby settlement. Lana and a group of young troopers have been recruited by Armor to eradicate a small number of chrilics found on the south coast of Saneris Island. The threat of chrilic reproduction forces Armor to speed the incineration process.