Paige descended upon the snow-covered mountains in her biplane. It was, of course, capable of everything an actual biplane couldn't do, but Paige had a fondness for weapons and vessels based around Earth history. Her pilot, Bill Wald, was a fugitive from one of the Calvan prison worlds who had joined Paige. He had been born on Limal, which was why Paige had brought him on this mission. As she stepped out, a hologram of herself, colored to look like her, appeared in her seat to confuse the Imperials. Ensign Nicole saluted and followed her. "Milady, we have already begun the trek," she said. "The 2nd was stranded on a mountaintop and left there to perish. The 3rd was killed in an avalanche. The 5th mistook each other for Imperials and killed each other." Paige rolled her eyes. "Any sign of the Sliak Marr?" Nicole sadly sighed. "No, ma'am. The 2nd was getting close, but they lost their way. We also fear the natives may be protecting it. Suppose that-" But Nicole's thought was cut off when a huge beast jumped on top of the assembled soldiers. "WHAT THE HELL ARE THEY?!" screamed Paige. "I DON'T KNOW!" cried Nicole. "RUN!" ordered Paige. The monsters flashed a glare at them, then ran up the mountainside. Paige turned to Nicole, her face contorted with rage. "Give me a plasma blaster," she ordered. Nicole handed her a small gun. Pointing it at the mountainside the creatures had gone up, Paige fired three blasts at it. Howls could be heard in the distance, suggesting that Paige had hit her target.