- Ixtren Wallonis
- Mercedes Harrington
Ixtren goes to Myrkr in order to get living weapons that he might be able to use against the Vong. He also picks up a 'tree leopard' which has the amazing ability to create Force bubbles like a ysalamiri. He ends up naming the tree leopard Max. Max takes a liking to Mercedes and helps her get over her ordeal with captivity and the run in with the Imperials.