At the hangar, Zolph runs into Maesterus for the fourth time, where he is using the Force to keep the Blazing Manta from leaving. Maesterus gives Zolph a deal: if he surrenders to Maesterus and helps him, he will let the Blazing Manta leave; if not, they fight and if Zolph loses, the ship goes with the station, hoping that will get him to help him out. Zolph once again decides to resist. However, things go a lot differently than their previous duels; in those encounters, Maesterus was more than match for a Zolph, but this time, he's evenly matched. Maesterus is quite pleased with how far Zolph has progressed since he lost his arm. As a reward, he decides to show Zolph something that he hasn't shown him before: what he looks like without his helmet. Zolph is a bit shocked when he realizes that he is somehow biologically related to him, and that he's a Forceless. Maesterus blows the lid open: he is a distant ancestor to Zolph. Zolph is both shocked and annoyed at the same time; shocked that a distant ancestor would still be alive in this time, and annoyed that he waited to tell him this in any of their earlier encounters. Maesterus would have told him sooner if he had just cooperated with him. Zolph also calls him out on what happened to Dynn. According to Maesterus, they actually planned to give her a simple cybernetic arm, but they apparently gave her the Forceless arm without telling him, and he is angered when he learns what happened to her. Zolph is very baffled by this turn of events, but as their discussion is coming to a close, Belluzub busts into the hangar, knocking Maesterus against a wall and rendering him unconscious. Curiously, unlike other Forceless, he doesn't have his will robbed from him, yet he no longer accepts the Forceless possessing him.