- Sev Cacherev
- Borsk Fey'lya
- Traest Kre'fey
Sev meets with Borsk Fey'lya and Traest Kre'fey after the Battle of Kamino. They inform him that they would like him to lead the defense of Hapes against an impending Yuuzhan Vong invasion. Borsk then reveals further details about the Vong and their intentions. The Vong are also interested in Kashyyyk. The Yuuzhan Vong plan to lure the New Republic forces to Hapes, while Vong forces from Dathomir launch to attack Kashyyyk. Then when the Republic goes to help Kashyyyk, the Vong forces will launch from Borleias to attack Hapes. That is why Borsk wants Sev to act as a decoy using a decommissioned fleet to guard Hapes while other forces guard Kashyyyk. The decoy fleet will lure the Vong in. By giving the Vong a victory at Hapes, they Republic gains a victory at Kashyyyk.
Unhappy with the plan, Sev releases Bera from her cell aboard Fury on the condition that she help him with his Hapes problem.
Leads to Illegal Counter-Measures.