The Old Baron and her little crew are in trouble. On the run from Grailknight von Juntzt, the Baron was badly damaged. In order to raise the money for the necessary repairs, the team around Sternenreich deserter Gunther von Richthofen accepts a job that turns out to be much more difficult than initially thought.
Governor Talla Ozzynski, who manages the free trading station Pri-C5, operates an ore conveyor station on a moon of Rizon 325 without the knowledge of the Sternenreich, to which the contact has broken off for unknown reasons. Her son also works as a warehouse logistician at this station.
In equal parts, out of fear for her child and out of fear that the Sternenreich will gain knowledge of her black-op, she sends the Baron to see what's going on. The crew around Captain Gunther von Richthofen quickly realizes that it will not be easy to fulfill the mission. The station is refusing communication, the defenses are still active. Something's wrong on the third moon of Rizon 325.
Captain Gunther von Richthofen is a disillusioned deserter. Together with the clone couple Ryder and Hook, as well as pilot and hacker Alyhda, he makes his living on board the stolen and badly beaten Old Baron with mercenary jobs and tries to stay under the radar of the Sternenreich.
However, this proves to be a lot harder than expected and the Reich isn't the only problem the crew of the Old Baron has to deal with. The "Red Rage", a devilish psi epidemic that turns the worst nightmares of the infected into a cruel reality, begins to spread in a mutated form.