The crew of Moya are visited by the Tavleks, a group of battle scarred Renegades. The deal falls through and they kidnap Rygel for a ransom but leave one of their own group behind. The Tavleks have a piece of equipment that is attached to their arm which is their food and weaponry all roled into one. It is also a drug that affects the wearer. The captured Tavlek goes through a period of Cold Turkey with the help of Pau Zotoh Zhaan. Ka D'argo, Aeryn Sun and John Crichton visit the planet to rescue Rygel. It becomes apparent that Dominar Rygel XVI has taken a crystal that is vital for the running of the Leviathan. Tavleks have captured anumber of aliens and ransom them back to their own kind. Rygel makes friends with an alien in his next cell and tricks him into helping him attempt an escape which doesn't go to plan. When the Captain Ka Dargo, John Crichton and Aeryn Sun, they rescue just Rygel and escape back to Moya with the Crystal.