This short story originally appeared in the Galaxion Flip Book. The story takes place about two years before the start of the main story.

I posted the cover to this short story yesterday, so if you missed it, hop on back and have a look!

One of the nice things about this short story is it gave me a chance to play a little bit with what this mysterious organization “Interplanetary Patrol” was actually like. Also, I got to introduce Hettal (who is mentioned here, but he doesn’t put in an appearance until page 3). Hettal was the Contact Team member that Zandarin eventually replaced, as Aria briefly mentioned to Darvin.