After the Persephone incident the newly minted crew run into a new member and some new jobs. Sci Burner, a male companion joins the crew to expand his client base and for a little adventure. They rob an alliance freighter, Rob a bank, hang out with some comedic pirates, save a rich kid from water gangsters and freelance for a Radical Independent organization known as the Heroes of Serenity.
While working for them, they were given an enormous amount of explosive. The goal was to smuggle it onto an alliance freighter and set it off. When on board though they found families; children and mothers living amongst the personnel. With a change of heart they fly back to the Heroes of Serenity space port, and with the help of some irate Alliance personnel manage board it and set the explosives to detonate. Rolan sustained injuries from this, and would have died if Sci hadn’t patched him up. While fleeing they are boarded by a Alliance anti-Terrorism unit and the pilots brilliant maneuvering allowed them to escape at the cost of his life. With a damaged Barringston flying towards Persephone below, the fate of the Ishtar seemed uncertain.